Last night’s East Penn School Board meeting was less than an hour, the shortest of the year and one of the shortest since I joined the board six years ago.
The issue most likely to be of general interest to the community was solving the problem of overcrowded kindergarten classrooms at Willow Lane Elementary. Due to many unanticipated and last-minute school registrations, kindergarten classroom sizes had swelled to 26 kids per class. The district addressed the issue by hiring an additional kindergarten teacher, bringing the average kindergarten class at Willow Lane down to a more reasonable 20.
We also watched a moving video of students sharing the impact individual East Penn teachers have had on their lives. You can watch the full meeting here, with supporting documents available here.