The Pennsbury school board added two new school directors from a field of several applicants to complete the nine-member board at the public meeting held on Feb. 6.
Filling the Region 2 vacancy created by John Palmer’s recent resignation and appointment to the Falls Township board of supervisors is Michael Pallotta. The Region 3 vacancy that occurred after Nancy Lawson’s resignation will now be filled by former Region 3 school director Howard Goldberg. Both terms will run through November 2021.
Pallotta served as a member of the Bucks County Technical High School Authority as a representative of the Pennsbury School District from January 2015 through 2018. A resident of Pennsbury for more than 30 years, he is an electrical foreman and project manager for Palman Electric. He plans and implements multi-million dollar projects in his current position, and also oversees reviews of operational costs and practices. Pallotta is a graduate of Bristol Borough High School and received his journeyman electrical license from the Bucks County Technical High School.
Goldberg served previously as a Pennsbury school director from December 2005 to December 2013 and temporarily filled a board vacancy from March 2015 to December 2015. His work as a board member included service on the budget, facilities, revenue development, and wellness committees, as well as contract negotiations, curriculum renewal, faculty and administrative appointments, technology upgrades, and expanding public access to board activities. Goldberg is a tax attorney and partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia. He earned his law degree at the New York University School of Law, and also holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Haverford College.
“On behalf of the administrative team, we look forward to partnering with our two new board members, as well as the entire board, to successfully accomplish the district’s annual goals and the strategies incorporated in the recently-approved, three-year Comprehensive Plan,” said Dr. William Gretzula, Pennsbury superintendent.