Our Abington School Directors Are Unethical

Our unethical Abington School Directors are at it again!
If you didn’t like Dr Sichel’s $400k contract or the School Renaming…
You really won’t like this!

Friday afternoon November 4th it was revealed that ASD President Raymond McGarry intends to fill the vacant School Director seat with his former colleague Joshua Stein. Below is an unprofessional letter from Mr McGarry to the Abington Township Residents announcing this plan.

You can read the letter yourself directly from the Abington School District website: https://www.abington.k12.pa.us/media/2019/11/Board-Vacancy.pdf

Below is the guiding Pennsylvania State Law regarding replacement of School Directors. We have highlighted the important sentences pertaining to this situation.

Above is the relevant PA Public School law around Board Member Resignations

You can read this exact section of the Pennsylvania Public School Code here: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/uconsCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&yr=1949&sessInd=0&smthLwInd=0&act=14&chpt=3&sctn=15&subsctn=0

Background Information

“Those who do not remember history are condemned to relive it.”

George Santayana
October 13, 2015

Board caught supporting out-of-district candidate

Abington School Board exposed running a candidate for re-election who didn’t live in Abington!

October 13, 2015
October 16, 2015

School Director Resigns

The out-of-district candidate abruptly resigns.

October 16, 2015
January 12, 2016

Board changes policy to appoint new School Director

The Abington School Directors changed long-standing board policy to appoint Joshua Stein to fill this vacant seat. It must be emphasized that Mr Stein worked for Mr McGarry in the County Solicitor’s Office at the time. This important information was not revealed during the nomination process.

January 12, 2016
March 27, 2018

Board attempts to sell naming rights

The Abington School Board attempts to sell the naming rights of our School District behind the backs of Abington Residents.

March 27, 2018
2018-2019

Mr Stupine absent 14 times!

In the past year, Mr Stupine skipped 14 School Board Meetings.

2018-2019
April 1, 2019

Mr Stein withdrew candidacy

Mr Stein announces that he will not be running for re-election.

April 1, 2019
October 29, 2019

Mr Stupine announces resignation

At the October 29th School Board meeting, Mr Stupine announces his resignation from the board.

October 29, 2019
November 1, 2019

Board President announces intention to appoint Mr Stein

The Abington School Board President Mr McGarry announced his desire to appoint Mr Stein to Mr Stupine’s vacant seat.

November 1, 2019

It seems like Joshua Stein much prefers being appointed to the board by four of his friends over putting his name and record on the ballot for re-election.

Our School Board needs ethical independent oversight.

Joe Rooney and Vico Bertogli for School Director

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