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MNSD School Board Member Resignations Rumored For Tuesday Night

Marple Newtown School Board may be voting to accept two school board director resignations on Tuesday night.

NEWTOWN SQUARE–Two school board directors may be suddenly resigning from the Marple Newtown School Board.

The Board may be accepting two different resignations at Tuesday night's Marple Newtown School Board meeting, informed an inside source in the district.

According to the source, those two members include 2011 elected school board director Jamie Mariano and 2011 re-elected school board director Fred Dewey.

The reason behind the supposed resignations are mostly due to personal reasons, according to the source.

Marple Newtown Patch did not receive a call back from MNSD Board Attorney Mark Sereni.

Last month, the Board reorganized with Kathryn Chandless as the new president of school board directors and Nancy Galbraith was re-appointed as vice president. Along with Galbraith, school board directors David McGinley and John McDevitt had verbally stated they would not be running for re-election next year.

Chandless and school board director Jim Lanzalotto's seats are the remaining two seats up for re-election next year. Should the two school board members choose to resign Tuesday night, that would leave two vacant seats up for grabs for interim school board members in addition to the five, full-term seats up for re-election next year.

Dannytheman January 22, 2013 at 12:39 PM
This is all posturing. By 2 resigning now, the party can appoint people they want and maintain their strength.
Broomall resident January 22, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Suddenly ? Is Freddy "the burger" Dewey running for another office ? If deweys taste buds are for another office , residents should spit him out like a tasteless and classless person! The 2013 local election will become a very informative election on ALL candidates and ALL their supporters' transgressions, both voluntary and involuntary. Bill Clinton's transgressions will seem like a walk in gable park!
JustAnotherTaxpayer January 22, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Dannytheman has it spot on. They did this last year as well. Status Quo politics in a stronghold board. It's a shame that the voters - i.e. tax-payers, the ones who actually pay their salaries and whose children are subject to the decisions of the board don't have a chance in garnering control of this rogue organization.
JustAnotherTaxpayer January 22, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Just to clarify...salaries was referencing the district, not the volunteer board members...they're just pawns.

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