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Divisive vote held on issue of SMASD start date

February 12, 2013

Monday's meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors included a vote to adopt an earlier start date for the 2013-2014 school year. Pictured from left to right are board members John Healy, Bryan Chiappelli, Treasurer Cindy FinGado, Superintendent Ann Kearney and President Bob Luchini. Photo by Colin Deppen.

Debate continued to swirl around the St. Marys Area School District's 2013 school year start date at Monday's meeting of the Board of Directors, resulting in a 5-4 vote in favor of the earlier option of Aug. 21, 2013.

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