The Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board met last night, considering the resignation of Blairsville football coach Ab Dettorre.
Members of the community and football players showed up at last night’s meeting to show support for Dettorre, who served as Blairsville’s football coach for more than two decades.
The board voted 7-2 to accept Dettorre’s resignation. They also voted by the same margin to accept a budget, without a tax increase, of $30.4 million. Some members expressed reservations about the budget, including pay raises for members of the administration.
The board heard from officials from Saltsburg American Legion Post 57, upset over the board’s decision to charge a fee for the use of the Saltsburg Auditorium, in the event of rain during the annual Saltsburg Memorial Day Event. Those officials say the same event has been held for decades and involves members of the Saltsburg student body.
Board officials did not comment during the meeting about the decision to charge the Legion.