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Newcomer top Vote-Getter in East Penn School Board Race

Three incumbents, two newcomers win seats on East Penn School Board, according to unofficial vote counts.

Incumbents , and all won their bids for re-election to the East Penn School Board according to unofficial tallies from last night’s general election.

New kids on the block and won the remaining two of the five seats in contention yesterday. Bacher was the top vote getter in the seven-candidate field, based on the unofficial numbers posted on the Lehigh County election results Web site.

Prior to the May primary election Bacher told Patch that “the struggle to provide high quality schools without placing undo burden on taxpayers is the biggest current challenge facing education and school boards.”

As a parent of a middle school student with a mother-in-law on a fixed income living in , Bacher said he has a first-hand understanding of task in front of school board members.

According to unofficial tallies, the vote totals are as follows:

Bacher, 6718;

Ballard, 6645;

Rhodes, 6316;

Donches, 5108;

Stolz, 4648.

Rob Hamill November 09, 2011 at 08:48 PM
The question was about personel costs, and Ken said that he thought the teacher pension plan was excessive considering the salaries and other benefits. This was when I thought that he might be an OK school director, even though he was running on the ballard(let them go on welfare) and Rhodes(tax increases are natural and inevitable every year) union ticket.
John Belin November 09, 2011 at 11:39 PM
all the wrong people were elected to school board this is the last year i be moving to parkland school district in 2012 a better school district !!
Jim Kahle November 10, 2011 at 12:31 AM
John Belin: Bu-bye! Hopefully Parkland has an adult education program that you can take where you will learn punctuation and grammar.
Reality Check November 10, 2011 at 12:59 AM
Thanks for the laugh!! I'm sure Parkland has NO problems. Have you seen their high school?????

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