School Board V.P. Resigns; Board Adopts Proposed 2022-23 Budget Proposal
The vice president of the Bristol Borough School Board officially resigned last week it was announced at the directors meeting Thursday night.
Mike Poploskie, who was recently voted in as board vice president in a letter to the board dated May 3, said he was resigning as of that date, School Board President David J. Chichilitti said
The board approved Poploskie’s resignation unanimously without providing an explanation or reason for his sudden resignation.
Poploskie told Lower Bucks Source Saturday morning his main reasons for resigning had to do with his leading the Bristol Borough Recreation program.
“My focus right now is to offer more Recreation. And if recreation happens on Thursdays I will miss Board meetings.”
As to the circulated reports of taking, or being offered job working for the school district, Poploskie reiterated a point he’s shared with this publication as recently as March.
He said taking a school district position presents a number of financial challenges for his wife and four children.
Would he be open to working for the school district, he said, yes he would, but again his focus is working on the recreation program.
“I have not been offered anything. I am not against applying for the job that people think is already mine,” he said.
It would be ideal to run recreation and work in Borough, Poploskie said.
Recreation is a full time job and we plan to offer at least 300 days of opportunities for our youth yearly, he said.
He’s been really busy working to get the recreation program and its taken up a lot his time, so I understand the decision he made, Chichilitti said.
We’ll have to reorganize the board and fill the seat, he said.
Anyone interested in filling the vacancy can send a letter of interest to Chichilitt in the care of Secretary to the Superintendent Jennifer Moyer.
In other school board news, directors adopted a proposed fiscal budget for the new fiscal year beginning on July 1 totaling $26,589,297 which includes General Fund and Federal Fund expenditures.
Copies of the Proposed Budget, adopted May 5, 2022, will be available for inspection at the District Administration Building during regular business hours.
Final adoption of the budget is proposed to be taken at the June Board Meeting to be held on June 15, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. at Snyder Girotti Elementary, 450 Beaver Street.
The Board also proposes to adopt all other taxes heretofore adopted under and currently in force, assessed and levied under authority of the Local Tax Enabling Act.