To nobody's surprise the Wilkes-Barre Are School Board replaced admited crook Frank Pizzella with another longtime politico, Gary Polakoski, who was nominated by former reformer Christine Katsock. This is not a not a knock on Mr. Polakoski who has served on the Wilkes-Barre Township council for 16 years who works for PennDOT and seems to be qualified. My choice was Harry Haas who fell short of a seat on the board by 116 votes in the last election or any other of one of the unconnected candidates.
Eight people submitted letters saying they wanted to be considered for Pizzella’s seat: Haas, Polakoski, Dr. James Susek, Al Smith, David Rubbico Sr., Peter Gagliardi, Jean Brodie-Druby and Lysandra Caiozza.
I didn't expect this bunch to do the right thing after they reelected Pizzella as board President and they didn't disapoint.
Haas released this statement after the vote. It's a PDF so I can't cut and paste. He promises to be back in 2 years.
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