An Equity Lens on School Safety

Equity in the schools requires continual work. And it requires we recognize how racial disparities in the pandemic might influence decision-making about school safety.

8/9/21 School Board Meeting Guide

Masks in schools, crossing guards in Lower Macungie Township, and the district’s anti-nepotism policy were all topics of last night’s school board meeting.

Misunderstanding Masking

Optional masking implies we can make personal safety decisions without considering others. But a contagious pandemic doesn’t work that way.

Reconsidering Masks

A mask optional policy for school in the fall was adopted unanimously earlier this summer. But just six weeks later, we live in a different world– one that requires we consider universal masking in elementary and middle schools again.

7/12/21 School Board Meeting Guide

Optional masking next year– and aggressive denouncements of board members- were the main focus of last night’s school board meeting.

Please Vote on Tuesday

Please join me at the polls Tuesday to vote for Whitney, Winch, Smith, and Bowman for East Penn school board.

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.

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