POTTSTOWN, PA – Not too long ago, one of our wise and revered SavePottstown!! readers made an interesting comment about Pottstown School Board member Thomas Hylton: “He will say ANYTHING to get his way. His ethics are purely situational. If he is in total control, then it’s just and right that the ability to borrow be protected. If he is not getting his way, then he doesn’t want a nickel out there for those who dare to disagree with him.”
Tomorrow night is the regular monthly meeting of the Pottstown School Board and most likely the board will be putting to a second vote its resolution to approve forward borrowing. We wrote about this issue last month and the tie vote that resulted due to the absence of board member Robert Hartman.
As no surprise, in today’s print edition of The Mercury there appears yet another sad and desperate attempt to strike fear and terror in the hearts of the Mercury’s paid subscriber base (Pottstown’s senior voting population).
While we vowed not to comment on paid advertising appearing in The Mercury, we just couldn’t let this mealy-mouthed advertisement pass without a proper (and truthful!) rebuttal.
Isn’t it interesting that only one year ago Tom Hylton was trying to move as fast as he could to spend at least $15 million of our taxpaying dollars for historically-accurate windows and geothermal heating for some of the district’s 40+ year old elementary schools?
But yet now he’s crying a river about how the Pottstown School District is “hemorrhaging tens of thousands of dollars monthly”.
And isn’t it also convenient that within the next few months, the President’s Task Force will be finalizing their recommendations on what to do with Pottstown’s overabundant number of elementary schools…and will most likely require some kind of funding (such as funds available through forward borrowing) to implement their recommendations?
Egad! That means if there’s no money available for task force recommendations…then the school district just might have to keep school configurations as they are now…which means that Pottstown’s taxes will continue to be the 7th highest in Pennsylvania.
Webster’s Dictionary describes a hypocrite as a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
Wow…talk about hitting the nail on the head!