Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Incumbent Kyle McKessy won in Region 9 and Andy Block was victorious in Region 8 in the race for Council Rock School Board.
Incumbent Kyle McKessy was reelected to represent Region 9 on the Council Rock School Board during a primary race Tuesday. McKessy and her opponent, Le Sheppard, both cross filed, allowing Democrats and Republicans alike to cast votes for them. McKessy received 72 percent of the Republican vote and 75 percent of the Democratic vote. She received 424 votes to Sheppard's 158. McKessy, a Wrightstown resident, has three children in the district. She has served on the board since 2008; in 2011 and 2012 she was board president. This year, she was elected as vice president. In Upper Makefield, resident Andy Block was victorious in a three-way race for Region 8. Block bested Diana Nolan and Theo Caputi. Block received 733 votes; Nolan received 554…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Le Sheppard will challenge incumbent Kyle McKessy for the seat representing Region 9 on the Council Rock School Board.
Wrightstown residents Kyle McKessy and Le Sheppard will face off in the primary this month to represent region 9 on the Council Rock School Board. Region 9 includes all of Wrightstown and Newtown Township districts 1 and 2. The primary will be held May 21. Both candidates have cross filed. The race is one of four happening later this month for seats on the Council Rock School Board. In Region 3, Edward Farling faces Denise Brooks. In Region 6, Mark Byelich faces Edward Mayer. And in Upper Makefield, three candidates are facing off to represent Region 8. McKessy, the incumbent who has been endorsed by both the local Republicans and Democrats, has served on the board since 2008. She moved to Newtown in 1993 and became a Wrightstown resident …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Diana Nolan announced this week she is running to represent Region 8 on the Council Rock School Board. She will face Andy Block and Theodore Caputi in the May primary.
Upper Makefield resident Diana Nolan will join Andy Block and Theodore Caputi on the primary ballot for Council Rock School Board. Nolan, Caputi and Block are seeking to represent Region 8. The seat is currently held by Paul Anagnostakos, who is stepping down after 10 years on the board. Nolan said her main focus will be lowering spending and keeping taxes affordable. "My primary concern in running for school board is the continual increase in spending and taxes over the past several years that threatens to price many of our residence out of their homes," she said. Nolan is a Holland native who received a bachelors from Holy Family University. A registered nurse who worked at Aria Health Systems, Nolan is the mother to five Council Rock …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Andy Block is seeking to represent Region 8 on the Council Rock School Board. The seat is currently held by Paul Anagnostakos, who is stepping down after 10 years on the board.
Upper Makefield resident Andy Block this week announced his candidacy for Council Rock School Board's Region 8. Region 8, which includes all Upper Makefield voting districts, is currently represented by Paul Anagnostakos, who is stepping down after 10 years on the board. Block, a former Council Rock student, has lived in Upper Makefield since 2003 with his wife and 10 year old son, a fourth grader at Sol Feinstone Elementary. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Patriot FC, formerly known as the Upper Makefield-Newtown Soccer Club. Block, a Republican, has cross filed, and will appear on both the Republican and Democratic ballots for the primary election on May 21. “Representing Upper Makefield on the School Board is a …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Wrightstown resident Le Sheppard is running to represent Region 9 on the Council Rock School Board.
Wrightstown resident Le Sheppard this week announced he is running to represent region 9 on the Council Rock School Board. That seat is currently held by Kyle McKessy, who is running for reelection. Region 9 includes all of Wrightstown and Newtown Township districts 1 and 2. Sheppard, a business owner and digital artist, describes himself as an "open government" activist. He has lived in Wrightstown for 15 years with wife Mary Jane and daughter Maggie, a Council Rock High School North student. "For the past 10 years Le has attended manyy School Board meetings along with most local township meetings to listen, be aware, and express opinions while encouraging all others to do this as well," a press release distributed by Sheppard said. "It's…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Council Rock School Board will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Chancellor Center.
The Council Rock School Board will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Chancellor Center. The agenda includes the following items:
Monday, March 18, 2013
Churchville resident Ed Mayer is seeking to represent Council Rock School Board's Region No. 6.
Northampton Township resident Ed Mayer has announced he will run for Council Rock School Board Director. He is running to represent the district’s Region No. 6, which includes Northampton Township voting districts Nos. 4, 8, 13 and 18. That seat is currently held by Robert Donnelly. Mayer has cross filed; Democrats or Republicans can vote for him in the May 21 primary. Mayer has lived in Northampton Township for 12 years. He resides in the Churchville section of the township with his wife Trish and two sons, Ryan and Zach. Ryan is a graduate of Maureen M. Welch, Richboro Middle School and Council Rock South. He is currently a senior at Hofstra University. Zach graduated from Maureen M. Welch and is now in 8th grade at Richboro Middle …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Denise Brooks, a research director and longtime volunteer in the Council Rock School District, is running to represent Region 3 on the Council Rock School Board.
Denise Brooks, a research director and longtime community volunteer, has announced her candidacy for Council Rock School Board’s Region 3. The seat is currently held by Bernadette Heenan. Region 3 includes Northampton voting districts 1, 11 and 15. Brooks has cross filed, which means Republicans and Democrats can vote for her in the primary election on May 21. Brooks has lived in Northampton Township since 1988. She resides in Richboro with her husband and two children, who are graduates of Council Rock High School South. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Council Rock Education Foundation and the Executive Board of Citizens For Education. Brooks works for LiveWire Research, an online market research company based in …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The agenda also includes an amendment to the board policy on student discipline.
Council Rock High School South is slated to receive a donation of more than $7,000 to purchase 20 iPads for students with disabilities. The school board will formally accept the donation during Thursday's meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Chancellor Center. According to the meeting agenda, John Donohoe has offered to donate $7,580 to purchase 20 iPads for Council Rock High School South students with disabilities. The administration recommends the approval of the donation. This is the second donation the district has received recently for iPads. In January, the board accepted an anonymous donation of $5,038 to purchase iPads for Autistic Support Classes. Thursday's agenda also includes the following items: Click here to view the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Chancellor Center.
The Council Rock School Board will meet tonight for a regular meeting. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the Chancellor Center, 30 N Chancellor St, Newtown. Click here to view the agenda.