Multiple sources have informed Columbia Spy that Columbia Borough School Board President Tom Strickler resigned his position at Thursday night's board meeting. The resignation is effective 11:59 p.m. on July 18, 2016. The board voted to appoint board member Cole Knighton as board president, effective July 19, 2016.
Board member Fran Resch also resigned recently. The board appointed Keith Combs to fill his position at Thursday's meeting.
The board also voted to accept the contract to share a superintendent with Eastern Lancaster County School District. The vote was not unanimous due to one absence, one abstention, and one "no" vote. Elanco will vote on the contract at its June 20 meeting.
Columbia Borough and Elanco school boards began discussing joint leadership in April, after Columbia’s former superintendent left halfway through a three-year contract to take a higher-paying job elsewhere, according to an LNP report.