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Uncle Irvin: PTO lawsuit demeans U-CF

09/27/2016 03:12PM ● By Richard Gaw
Filing a civil lawsuit in Chester County court over a squabble in the operation of the Hillendale Elementary school PTO degrades the entire school district, school board and particularly Superintendent John Sanville.
Part of Sanville's job is to ensure peace and harmony within the district's schools. He obviously failed to mediate the problems between plaintiff Kathleen Carmody and defendant Steve Dissinger, Hillendale's principal.
Disregarding the merits of this lawsuit, if there are any, the fact that a lawsuit was filed shows a glaring error of judgment on behalf of Sanville, who is paid hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars and failed to resolve the dispute. It is also a sin that taxpayer dollars will inevitably be spent on defending this suit. The school board should debit these legal costs directly from Sanville's paycheck. Moreover, the suit was filed in July and not made public until Sept. 19.

(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)

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