Interesting school briefs in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.
Seems the Manheim Township School District took issue with the newspaper’s reporting of “Assistant Superintendent Tim Williams’ departure as the loss of another administrator ‘in a year marked by controversy’ instead of honoring Williams for his 17 years of service.”
This is rich, coming from the tyrant of the district’s school board: “Board President William Murry said he would not dwell on LNP ‘because it’s not worth it.'”
Here’s a suggestion for the School Board of Directors and elected public servants – do things right for the [people you serve; be transparent.
Then you won’t get “bad press.”
In other news, there’s …
- NOW (3:30 PM) THERE’S AN AGENDA agenda posted for tonight’s 5:30 p.m. Special Meeting of the Columbia Borough School District’s School Board of Directors.
- There’s a new business in Columbia: Provenance of Columbia, will do business at 116 N. 3rd St., Columbia, PA 17512. – Legal Notice at Lancaster Online
- Pennlive reports: “Details leaked of the proposed faculty contract that ended three-day strike at state universities.”
- Why would the details of publicly funded universities’ agreements have to be leaked? Why would this not be proffered openly?
- Anything to win in youth football: “After coach puts adult in the game, youth football team’s season is over” – Pennlive
- Mardi Gras Parade: Rain is forecast for Thursday – “The original rain date for the parade was the 31st but that is trick or treat night so that date will not be used. At this point the parade will proceed as scheduled on Thursday. If rain forces a postponement a new date will be announced via Facebook and local media. The latest forecast has rain ending in the afternoon. Fingers crossed for no rain at 7:00.” – Mardi Gras Parade facebook page
- She bit his arm and took the cellphone – Columbia Police Department’s CrimeWatch post
Seems some folks want to be able to squash, inhibit or curtail others’ rights to speak or express their views, e.g., social media moderators, elected public servants, et. al.. Here’s what Pennsylvania’s Constitution says about government’s limiting or shutting down the press:
“The printing press shall be free to every person who may undertake to examine the proceedings of the Legislature or any branch of government, and no law shall ever be made to restrain the right thereof. The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the invaluable rights of man, and every citizen may freely speak, write and print on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty. No conviction shall be had in any prosecution for the publication of papers relating to the official conduct of officers or men in public capacity, or to any other matter proper for public investigation or information, where the fact that such publication was not maliciously or negligently made shall be established to the satisfaction of the jury; and in all indictments for libels the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.”