5/10/21 School Board Meeting Guide

A $154 million proposed final budget was the main focus of last night’s short meeting. Also, a return to in-person board meetings next month.

4/12/21 School board Meeting Guide

Next year’s budget was the main focus of last night’s board meeting, including its implications on taxes and restoring some of last year’s cuts in teachers.

A Case for Keeping Schools Closed

What’s the most persuasive case for keeping our schools closed and teaching 100% remotely? I think it involves the national context, continued uncertainty, short vs. long term thinking, and the quality of education. Here’s why.

6/8/20 School Board Meeting Guide

School in the fall, racism, low income tax relief, the final budget, a new block scheduling at the high school, and special ed achievement were all topics at Monday’s marathon board meeting.

5/26/20 School Board Meeting Guide

Both teachers and administrators have volunteered to take a pay freeze next year to help the East Penn schools. This and other budget news.

5/11/20 School Board Meeting Guide

Increased class sizes, fewer educational materials, and more interest on district debt are some of the consequences of cuts needed to meet the current budget crisis. Get a full rundown on what was covered at yesterday’s school board meeting.

4/27/20 School Board Meeting Guide

The new (and grim) budget reality, a tax rebate program, the East Penn community pandemic response, and a turf field update were highlights of last night’s school board meeting.