School Board: Michael Masch
   Michael J. Masch, Penn's executive director of Budget and Management Analysis and assistant to the president since 1996, has been named to the Philadelphia School Board. Mr. Masch, city budget director for former Mayor Edward Rendell from 1992 to 1996, is one of five new members appointed by Mayor John Street and sworn in on Friday, March 3. During former Mayor W. Wilson Goode's administration, Mr. Masch worked for City Council as a senior financial analyst from 1983 to 1991. Mr. Masch said, "if I have a unique ability, it is to help people who are running large, complex organizations to figure out how to realize more of their aspirations within the limits of their resources." One of the first things the new Board was asked to vote on were 25 charter-school applications of which ten were tentatively approved. Other issues facing the new Board are school uniforms and the University-assisted prek-elementary school for University City.


Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 25, March 21, 2000

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