The more things change?

The more things change?

The financially beleaguered Scranton School District faces yet another challenge as tax revenue is projected to plunge by roughly $5 million due to the pandemic’s constriction of the economy. That much is new. What’s not is the way the school board dropped...
Hacking democracy

Hacking democracy

Hampered by pandemic-driven social distancing and self-quarantining, both the Scranton City Council and School Board turned to the Internet and meeting app Zoom to arrange legal, open-to-the-public forums. Problems quickly arose though when unidentified hackers and...
Do the math

Do the math

We need to start measuring every Scranton School District budget cut in “Gregg Sunday Pensions.” (Quick answer: there are 27.875 Gregg Sunday Pensions in $2.2 million).
Zipped lips

Zipped lips

Teachers and parents of students at Scranton’s Northeast Intermediate School are looking for answers regarding asbestos cleanup and exposure at the facility. The district isn’t offering many.
Exposure levels

Exposure levels

In the wake of a school closure and student reassignments due to lead- and asbestos-exposure fears, the Scranton School District faces legal challenges.