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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The LuLac Edition #2143, July 31st, 2012
More money out of the Wilkes Barre Area and Luzerne County taxpayer window.
SCHOOL DISTRICT WOES
If you are paying taxes in the Wilkes Barre Area School District like we are, you got screwed again. At a recent board meeting it was reported that the District had a mistake in its reporting of students in its Average Daily membership. Because of that the state will not reimburse to the tune of $67,000. The newspapers characterized it as a glitch. The Superintendent Jeff Namey told the board that it was not the fault of the distract but rather it was a situation where the paperwork that was supposed to be submitted was under the “stewardship” of Luzerne County Children and Youth. This situation was involving children in foster care. Children and Youth, a county agency filled with county employees did not provide the forms to the district. So here we have a county agency not giving the forms to the district and school district employees filing reports without the forms. Hey, why should either entity give a rap, it’s not their money….but ours. If Children and Youth can’t get the proper forms to a district for foster care, just imagine how they screw up a real problem involving the safety of said children!!
New County Council Board Chair designate Tim McGinley.
McGINLEY NEW COUNCIL CHAIR
Tim McGinley will be the new Council Chair of the Luzerne County Council. Supporting McGinley were Eugene Kelleher, Rick Morelli, Stephen A. Urban, Stephen J. Urban, Harry Haas and McGinley. Vice Chair Linda McClosky Houck was backed by herself, Rick Williams, Brominski, Elaine Maddon Curry, and Jim Bobeck. Bobeck had say on many occasions that Houck was a hard worker on the council.
Out of all of the elected board members, McGinley’s political tentacles have the most reach. It will be interesting to see how McGinley will operate with the County Manager Bob Lawton when budget time comes and cuts will have to be made.
Location: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Author of the book "A Radio Story/We Wish You Well In Your Future Endeavors" and "Leges Vitae" "26 Rules of Life" and the new novel, "Weather Or Knot". The blog editor also writes various news articles and columns as well as upcoming literary projects. The blog editor was a frequent guest on WYOU TV'S INTERACTIVE NEWSCASTS when political issues were discussed on the national, state and local level. Currently, Yonki is a weekly panelist on WYLN TV 35's Friday Topic A program. He also appears on the Hazleton, PA. stations Election Night coverage and does special projects and stories for WYLN TV 35's 10PM Newscast "Late Edition".