Tuesday, May 21, 2013
All five candidates in Tuesday's Salisbury School Board primary will advance to the general election.
Four challengers and one incumbent will all advance to the Salisbury School Board general election, according to unofficial results. The five candidates will compete for four seats. Incumbent Mary Ziegler was the top vote-getter overall with 358 votes from Republicans and 281 from Democrats. Challengers Robert Fischer (347 GOP, 255 Dem votes) and Audrey Frick (359 GOP, 261 Dem votes) will also appear on both the Republican and Democratic ballots in November. Challenger Christopher Spedaliere (283 votes) will appear on the Republican ballot. Challenger Chad Gleissl (236 votes) will appear on the Democratic ballot. All candidates were cross filed except for Spedaliere, who ran only as a Republican.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Candidates for Salisbury School Board in Tuesday's primary include a teenage high school student.
Tuesday's primary features a Salisbury Township candidate who may be the youngest person on the ballot across Lehigh County in this election. Chad Gleissl, a junior at Salisbury High School, is one of five candidates running for four school board seats, each with a four-year-term. The school board oversees a $31 million budget and a district that enrolls 1,600 students. Patch sent a questionnaire to each candidate. The responses are posted in their entirety. Click on the name of the candidate to read his/her response. Incumbent Challengers (cross filed) Challenger (Republican) The top four vote-getters on each ticket will advance to the general election. If the same four candidates are the top vote-getters on both the Republican and …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Salisbury School Board approved a 2013-14 proposed final budget of more than $31 million.
Salisbury Township School Board directors will likely raise real estate taxes by 2.2 percent after approving the district's 2013-2014 proposed final budget Wednesday night. The district's budget reflects total expenditures in the amount of $31,398,872, requiring a real estate tax levy of 16.8708 mills. Directors could have elected to take the maximum 2.99 percent tax increase. Salisbury Township School District Business Administrator Robert Bruchak said a $740,000 budget gap was whittled down to $182,838. That gap, Bruchak said, will be covered by the district's fund balance, which currently stands at $2.1 million. "It's not a big hit. We have a healthy fund balance," Bruchak said. "I think we sharpened our pencil and did many things …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Five candidates—four of them cross filed—are running for four seats on the Salisbury School Board in Tuesday's primary election.
Tuesday's primary election features a race for four Salisbury School Board seats with five candidates, four of whom are cross-filed. There are four challengers and one incumbent. Each seat is for a four-year term. The race includes what may be the Lehigh Valley's youngest candidate in the primary—Chad Gleissl, a junior at Salisbury High School. The top four vote getters on each ticket will advance to the general election. If the same four candidates are the top vote getters on both the Republican and Democratic ballots, then the election will essentially be decided in the primary barring any write-in campaigns in the fall. Patch sent a questionnaire to each candidate. The responses are posted in their entirety. Click on the name of the …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Salisbury School Board honored the accomplishments of the high school boys swim team, which won the first state title in school history earlier this year.
Salisbury School Board directors honored a Salisbury High School athletic team that made school history earlier this year. School officials recently honored the PIAA 2A state championship boys swim team. The boys swim team became the first Salisbury High School athletic team to win a PIAA state championship in any sport. The manner in which the Falcon swim team, under the direction of first-year coach Jason Reinhard, won the title will also be etched in school lore. Trailing by one point entering the final event, the 400-meter relay team of Jon Dakota Anderson, Tim Costantini, Garrett Collins and Eric Tatum took the event to secure the gold medal. "That's a movie," said Director of Student Activities Monica Deeb. "What this team has …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Salisbury School Board also hired two sports coaches and two volunteer coaches.
The Salisbury School Board voted unanimously to make the following personnel decisions:
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Mary Ziegler is one of five candidates running for Salisbury School Board in the May 21 primary.
Wednesday, May 1
Mary Ziegler Age: 58 Family: Married, husband is Forrest, 3 children - Jim, Amy, Amanda, 1 granddaughter Alexis Political party affiliation: Republican Tell us about your educational background: Graduate Salisbury High School, Allentown Business School, LCCC classes Tell us about your professional/business background: 40 years at Wells Fargo and predecessors. Chosen as Volunteer of the Year twice in the past 5 years for Wells Fargo/Wachovia. Why are you running for school board? this would be my 3rd term. Want to continue efforts for all initiatives we have started and embark on going forward. What qualifies you to serve on the board? Have served 2 terms on the board, currently serving as Curriculum & Technology Chairperson. Serve as …
Audrey H. Frick is one of five candidates running for Salisbury School Board in the May 21 primary.
Wednesday, May 1
Audrey H. Frick Age: May 16th is my 50th birthday Family: My husband and I have 3 children. Our oldest is a Salisbury High School graduate 2010, our second will be graduating from SHS on June 6th, and our youngest is currently a Salisbury High School junior. We have lived in Salisbury Township for over 20 years, participating in a variety of school activities. Political party affiliation: For the purpose of local politics I do not affiliate myself with any particular political party. I am fiscally conservative and will vote to have our tax dollars be used ways that directly benefit our students. Tell us about your educational background: 1985 Graduate Lebanon Valley College, BS in Economics, cum laude. 2005 graduate DeSales …
Christopher J. Spedaliere is one of five candidates running for Salisbury School Board in the May 21 primary.
Wednesday, May 1
Christopher J. Spedaliere Age: 37 Family: Wife and 3 children Political party affiliation: Republican Tell us about your educational background: I have earned a PhD in Biochemistry. Tell us about your professional/business background: I have 5+ years of experience working in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics. Why are you running for school board? As a parent of STSD students, I am impressed with the direction that the district is going and am excited for the district to continue providing the highest standards of education. My family settled in Salisbury Township for the well-respected school district and the lower taxes (as compared to those of other local municipalities). As school director, I will work to keep taxes low, while …
Chad Gleissl is one of five candidates running in the Salisbury School Board primary on May 21.
Wednesday, May 1
Chad Gleissl Age: 17 (August 17,1995) Family: (Mother: Audrey A. Gleissl / Father: Benedikt H. Gleissl / Brother/s Dennis Gleissl, Markus Gleissl, Martin Gleissl) Political party affiliation: Independent Tell us about your educational background: Current Full Time Student at Salisbury High School. Expected graduation 2014 Tell us about your professional/business background: Have met with many local politicians Justin Simmons, Michael Schlossberg, and Job Shadowed at the Allentown Mayors office. Why are you running for school board? I want to serve my community and help the tax paying residence in Salisbury Township by building a district that will give their students a thriving education to advance them to the future. These children …