Friday, November 14, 2008

FLOODGATES OPEN FOR PASD - Board opens up on Kimberton Elementary School project, former staff

For years we have heard rumors regarding the proposed Kimberton Elementary School project, and finally a statement on the investigation was released Thursday evening.

As the following article mentions, a series will be written by Skip Lawrence, and I will post them here.

Check the PTV schedule as they will air the entire meeting.

Board opens up on KES project, former staff

Friday, November 14, 2008 8:11 AM EST

PHOENIXVILLE — Phoenixville Area School District has filed a claim in arbitration against former Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Noyes "for errors and omissions he committed" in connection with the purchase of property for the now-abandoned Kimberton Elementary School project, it was revealed late Thursday.

The Board's action was announced in a statement from the Board of School Directors read out by board president Mark Casaday. The statement detailed the results of the district's investigation of the circumstances of the property's purchase.

The 15-page statement detailed actions and inactions by Noyes, former PASD business administrator Michelle Diekow and others, as reflected in email, correspondence, notes and time-records of the principles.

Diekow was dismissed, the statement said, as a result of her involvement with the purchase. The board is continuing to evaluate the possibility of additional action against her.

The statement argued that Noyes and Deikow failed to keep the board informed concerning activities surrounding the identification, appraisal, and environmental conditions of the property and the terms of the agreement of the property's sale.

For more on the story, be sure see tomorrow's The Phoenix for the next in our series, "State of our Schools."

— G.E. Lawrence

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