The county’s highest-taxed school district is in serious financial trouble. Ambridge Area School District passed a proposed budget last night that includes millions in deficits and slashes teaching positions.
More than 270 people attended a Wednesday night budget meeting of the school board that was held virtually due to COVID-19 using the ZOOM video conferencing platform.
The meeting began with a lengthy public comment session that ran much longer than the normally allotted 30 minutes. Many of those in attendance expressed displeasure with the district’s decision to hold a hybrid graduation ceremony that features both live-streaming and in-person components, adhering to COVID-19 mitigation guidelines set by state officials.