Members of Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education were recognized for their work Jan. 9 during the regular meeting of the board.
In honor of School Board Recognition Month, each member received a little gift, and CASD Superintendent Robert Spengler took time to share his appreciation for the board members, their contributions to the school district and their collaborative and open spirit.
Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education met 7 p.m. Dec. 5 for a reorganization meeting before its regular meeting, which followed at 7:15 p.m.
Carol Cunningham, former vice president, was unanimously elected the board’s president. Duane Dietrich, former secretary, was elected vice president. Jason Bashaw was nominated as secretary to fill the spot vacated by Dietrich.
Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education heard from some concerned high school parents at its Nov. 13 meeting, held at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville.
Their primary concerns centered on the girls soccer coaching staff and included allegations of favoritism and unfairness. Several parents shared their personal experiences with the coaches and their daughters’ frustrations with the board.
Two candidates are seeking one spot as a Lehigh County commissioner in District 3, which includes Catasauqua and Fountain Hill boroughs, Hanover Township and portions of Bethlehem and Allentown.
The Press asked the candidates the following question: As a Lehigh County commissioner, how could you help the senior citizens of the Lehigh Valley?
Their responses follow.
AMY ZANELLI (D)
Students from Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road, voiced some concerns at the Catasauqua Area School Board meeting Oct. 10. They alleged a lack of care or attention for them and their peers by the charter school’s administration and insufficient classes required for graduation.