The gray skies and unremitting rain today set a pretty appropriate note for the start ofGov. Tom Corbett's morning, which brings with it nothing but bad news from a new Qunnipiac University poll. That's because the incumbent Republican comes out at the wrong end of head-to-head matches from each of the three leading Democrats looking to challenge him in 2014. They all lead him by margins of 9 percentage points or more.
Saddled with stagnant tax bases and serving large numbers of low-income and special-needs students, they're struggling to stay afloat in the face of steep cuts in state and federal education funding. But
Tomalis spent several hours in the school district to hear about success on several levels, achieved by a unified effort of administration, staff, students and the overall school community.
The Springfield School Board room held a gathering of federal, state and local officials, including U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, R-7, of Upper Darby, state Rep. Bill Adolph, R-165, of Springfield, township commissioners President Jeff Rudolph, Delaware County Community College President Jerry Parker, and several other school board members.