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Hladik Resigns from North Penn School Board, Director Seat Open

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Effective Monday, North Penn School Board member Steve Hladik has resigned from his post.

This leaves a vacancy on the  school board, to be filled within 30 days from Monday.

According to a press release, Hladik has served on the school board since 2003. 

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In his resignation letter, Hladik said increased work commitments are requiring more travel out of the state.

Hladik is a lawyer with Partner at Hladik, Onorato & Pearlstine, LLP in Upper Gwynedd Township.

Hladik is the second school board member to resign this year. Rick Miniscalco resigned in April and former school board member Joseph Sullivan was appointed to his seat.

"He has been one of North Penn's strongest advocates. He will be truly missed not just as a fellow board member, but as a true friend. Over the years of working with Stephen, I have come to know him as a capable, dedicated, leader and his expertise in the law and his commonsense management style will be hard to replace," said school board President Vince Sherpinsky.

Residents or taxpayers of the district who desire to fill Hladik's seat must forward a letter of interest, resume, a complete state ethics form and responses to five questions by noon July 7. The ethics form can be found here.

Applicants must answer these five questions:

  • How long have you lived in North Penn?
  • What is your current occupation?
  • Do you have any relatives or family working for North Penn School District?
  • Do you have children attending school in the North Penn School District? If so, what schools and grades?
  • Why are you interested in serving on the North Penn School Board?

All information must be sent to Stephen Skrocki, NPSD Board Secretary, 401 E. Hancock St., Lansdale, PA 19446.

In his resignation letter, Hladik said his 11 years on the board has been in honor. He served more than a decade on the Joint Operating Committee of the North Montco Technical Career Center.

"North Penn is blessed to have such a dedicated board, superintendent, administration, faculty and staff," wrote Hladik. "I treasure the people that I have come to know over these years."

Hladik thanked Sherpinsky and Superintendent Curt Dietrich for their leadership, saying they taught him a lot over the years. He also thanked board members, North Penn faculty and support staff; he especially thanked North Penn students.

"The district's outstanding students ... inspire me daily with their extraordinary achievements," Hladik wrote. "When I look back and reflect on over a decade as a school director, I know that it has been special to be a part of seeing North Penn's outstanding academic and athletic achievements, and watching the district rise to be recognized as one of the best school districts in the country."

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