FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2018
SCRANTON SCHOOL BOARD STATEMENT
The Scranton School Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting last evening. Board
Secretary Virginia Orr called the meeting to order and presented plaques to President Barb Dixon
and Vice-President Robert Casey in recognition of their service in 2018.
Both Director Casey and Director Cognetti were nominated to serve as Temporary Chair. Mr. Casey
was appointed and called for a motion to nominate candidates for President. Five names were put
forward with Mrs. Dixon becoming the successful candidate. President Dixon then called for a
motion to nominate candidates for Vice-President. Two candidates were named and Mr. Casey was
appointed to another term.
Although the vote was contentious, the Board is committed to continuing its work together. Efforts
to increase efficiencies, improve transparency and secure adequate funding for our District while
maintaining the highest educational standards are goals on which The Board of Education,
Superintendent and all stakeholders must remain united.