Sunday, August 16, 2009

A new school year approaches

With a little more than a week until our first board meeting of the new school year, here are ten (10) reasons why you should make a point of attending school board and committee meetings:

· Teacher and Support Staff contract negotiations
· Completion of the NHS reconstruction project
· Consolidation of 9th grade into the high school
· Transition of the Alt Ed program to the NHS campus
· In-depth analysis of PSSA results
· 2010/2011 Budget development
· The State’s budget crisis and its impact on school budgets
· Funding the State’s pension plan
· Discussion of a possible elementary building closure
· Expansion of graduation requirements

Each of these topics will likely be a discussion at some point during the upcoming year. You can learn more about these issues first hand by coming to the meetings in person, or you can risk hearing incomplete or inaccurate information by relying on other sources.

Don’t make me get up on my soapbox . . . again.

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3 comments:

Gabriel said...

My work schedule makes it near impossible to attend evening meetings. That means I must continue to rely upon you as a trusted source of what happens at the board meetings.

Thank you William for your continued efforts at educating and informing the public. I only wish more of our elected officials could be as responsive to the public as you are.

I Must Be Living in Jersey said...

Hey G-man, haven't heard from you in a long time. Where have you been hiding?

Gabriel said...

I went back home to take care of some family business. Glad to be back. Thank you for asking.