Parents and and community members voicing their concerns about the Susquehanna Township school district once again Monday night. However, this time, they met to form an action plan for the troubled district.
Disciplinary actions in the classroom, the curriculum , and transparency from the school board are just some of the things people are worried about in the district. Monday night they broke into focus groups to discuss solutions . Some of which included getting more involved in school board elections, creating petitions, and writing to board members.
” We’re looking to move forward. We’re a strong community. We moved here because of the district and we want to have a constructive discourse on moving forward,” says Bonnie Finnerty of Susquehanna Township
But some issues are now out of their control. Former assistant principal Shawn Sharkey is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. The Dauphin County District Attorney’s office is now taking over that case to find out who in the district knew what and when. And State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced an audit of the district regarding new contracts for two assistant superintendents.
” We’re eager to do something and now it’s coming together and joining as one force because I think that’s the only way its going to have an impact,” says Sandra Nevius of Susquehanna Township
The school district is having a number of its own meetings. One of them is Tuesday night at the Sara Lindemuth Elementary School. People will be given the chance to speak with the superintendent.