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2 GOP Central Bucks school directors say they’re done


Two Republican members on the Central Bucks School Board said on Tuesday that they were resigning.

The statements came just after that evening’s school board meeting was adjourned and amid conflict about executive session matters being discussed in public.

Lisa Sciscio and Debra Cannon “verbally resigned,” confirmed school board president Karen Smith on Friday. Smith declined to say any more about the matter, citing uncertainty around the action. It remains unclear if, and when, the resignations will take effect. Both women’s terms expire in 2025.

Efforts to reach Sciscio and Cannon were unsuccessful.

During the Feb. 13 meeting, Sciscio maintained GOP board members were not getting all the information about the district’s pursuit of litigation over a more than $700,000 severance package the previous Republican-majority board approved for the district’s former superintendent. Abe Lucabaugh abruptly resigned last November when the board flipped to a Democratic majority.

Sciscio was the only board member who didn’t support having the district’s newly appointed attorney, David Conn, launch an investigation into the legality of the separation agreement. She abstained from that Jan. 13 vote.

Sciscio reportedly accused the board majority of trying to get Republican members to quit.

Smith said that when a board member can’t attend an executive session he or she is encouraged to call the board president, the superintendent or the board’s solicitor to request information on what happened.

“No one is being shut out,” said Smith.

The next board meeting is scheduled for March 12.

Republican Jim Pepper remains on the board.

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