Situation Normal... in Penn Delco
Tonight the school board will be meeting in their monthly work session. Normally, at these sessions the board can vote on stuff like personnel issues and what not.
If say, they wanted to get rid of their solicitor, they could vote on it and it would be a done deal.
But thanks to the official notice being sent over late to the Daily Times, I am told, they can't. Hmmmm. I wonder how that happened.
School district sources tell me that ex-super Leslye Abrutyn's old secretary is blaming the newspaper and claiming she received an apology from the head of our ad section for us not getting it in on time.
Yet, as I understand it, it was the ad that was sent in late with no request that it had to be run immediately.
I am told this is the first time in eight (8) years Penn Delco has allowed such a thing to happen.
However it happened it has purchased embattled solicitor Mark Sereni another week to attempt to convince the board of his own invaluabilty and in the untrustworthiness of his perceived enemies.
No doubt he hopes the appearance of a poor work evaluation in the file of CFO John Steffy will help his case. But just how that negative evaluation, apparently written by his former boss, Leslye Abrutyn, got there at this late date remains something of a mystery.
According to my sources, it was just recently added to Steffy's file. Given that Abrutyn resigned months ago you have to wonder if there is dirty work afoot.
In any case, any negative evaluation of any administrator coming from Abrutyn would have to be taken with a grain of salt.
Her own poor judgement allowed her to enter into one of the more bizarre relationships between a school board president and a schools superintendent this county has ever seen.
No doubt her belief that the nature of their relationship was about to get out was one of the things that led her to resign last July.
Anyway, just another day in Penn Delco.
Tonight, as always, should be fun too.
UPDATE: Quick Question.
With the screw-up concerning the late notice to this newspaper, will Mark Sereni be requesting a special counsel to look into this troubling incompetence?