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Facilities Manager to Start Work Next Week

Robert Whartenby will begin as Bensalem's facilities manager next week.

Robert Whartenby will begin as Bensalem's facilities manager next week.
Robert Whartenby will begin as Bensalem's facilities manager next week.
The Bensalem School Board's pick for a new facilities manager–Robert Whartenby–has accepted the position.

Whartenby, who will earn $98,465, will begin work on Feb. 3, according to Susan Phy, who handles the district's school and community relations.

The school board majority approved hiring Whartenby last week, but district officials said they did not know if he would accept the position as his interview had been some months ago and he was not formally offered the position prior to the board meeting.

Whartenby will be the district's first facilities manager since former Facilities Manager Robert Moseley was charged last year–along with 19 others–in connection with more than $1.5 million school district thefts


P2YA January 28, 2014 at 11:19 AM
I don't know the man's background or credentials, but I applaud brining in someone new (from the outside). I am pleased to see he accepted the position. Hopefully he can change the culture and not become consumed by it. Good luck to him, and to us taxpayers that are hoping for a reboot of this fraud plagued department.

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