Monday, January 7, 2013
A special Tredyffrin Easttown School Board meeting is set for Monday night to determine whether higher taxes might be needed.
It's a meeting similar to one being held in school districts all around Pennsylvania this week. The Tredyffrin Easttown School Board will meet at 7:30 Monday night to consider the 2013-2014 budget and whether board members will think they need to raise taxes more than the 1.7% permitted by the state without a special exception. According to an announcement from the T/E School District: "The School Board will vote on using allowable exceptions to Act 1, the Pennsylvania Taxpayer Relief Act, to raise taxes above the State index of 1.7% for the 2013-2014 school year. If the Board votes to apply for the exceptions, the preliminary budget will be displayed on January 8, 2013 for public comment. The Board will then consider this preliminary …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
As tax questions and a state deadline loom, the Tredyffrin Easttown School Board plans a special meeting.
The Tredyffrin Easttown School District Board of Directors wil hold a special meeting next Monday to determine whether or not it will need to ask the state for permission to raise taxes above the state-mandated limit. The board must decide whether it wants to keep the option open by requesting an exception. It would not necessarily mean a higher tax increase. If the board does not request the excpetion it would not be allowed to raise taxes above the state permitted limit. When the board last met in December the budget estimates, which change constantly, were not firm enough for board members to make a decision and so the special meeting was scheduled. According to an announcement on the T/E School District website: The Board of School …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Both members of the board were elected unanimously by fellow board members.
Kevin Buraks is the new President of the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District and Dr Peter Motel is the new Vice President of the Board. The two were elected by unanimous votes Monday night during the board's annual reorganization meeting. Buraks replaces Karen Cruickshank who served as President for the past two years. Motel replaces Betsy Fadem who served as the board Vice President for the past two years. Win $100,000 for the T/E School District. Click here for details and pass the link on to all your friends and family! Buraks has been on theboard for four years. According to his official biography on the T/E District Website: "Kevin was elected to the School Board in 2009 and is a representative of Tredyffrin, Region 1. He serves on …
Monday, December 3, 2012
After two years at the helm Karen Cruickshank will pass the gavel to a new Tredyffrin/Esttown School Board President tonight.
The Tredyffrin Easttown School Board will vote on a new Board President tonight during its annual re-organization meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday at the school district administration office at 940 West Valley Road in Wayne. The reorganization meeting is mandated by state law for every school district in Pensylvania. In addition to voting for a new board president, board members will also elect a new board vice president who will replace current V.P. Betsy Fadem who must also step down from the position after two years. She is eligible to run to be the board's next President. The meeting agenda is attached to this article as a pdf file.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Tredyffrin Easttown School Board meets Tuesday night.
The Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board will consider the district's official policy on who gets to use district playing fields and other facilities and who gets first dibs on renting the facilities. A policy draft sets priorities for groups from A (School-Sponsored Activities and Student Organizations) to G (For-Profit and Other Organizations) and sets certain requirements the groups who rent space. Students to be honored by board Students from Beaumont Elementary and Conestoga High Schools will be honored during the T/E School Board meeting. The Beaumont students will be recognized for their participation in Peace Day Activities and a bake sale in support of the Lupus Foundation. Conestoga students will be recognized for a Pennsylvania …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Tredyffrin Easttown School Board launches a major push to get Harrisburg 'out of its students' way.'
The Tredyffrin Easttown School Board is launching a new battle in its war on state-mandated standardized tests. After opening its Monday night meeting by honoring (among others) the 35 National Merit Scholar semi-finalists from Conestoga High School, board members turned their attention to the new Keystone Test program and new graduation test requirements being ordered by the State School Board. Get Out of Our Classrooms That's the bottom line message from the Tredyffrin Easttown School Board Directors to the state. The board is also urging the public to put pressure on sate legistlators between now and Monday, November 5 to stop the proposed tests. The 30 day public comment period on the proposal ends on November 5 and the T/E Board is …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Tredyffrin Easttown School Board will recognize outstanding student during Monday's Board meeting.
This is a big night for some of the teachers and students of Valley Forge Middle School as well as Conestoga High School National Merit Scholars. Honors for the two schools are on the agenda Monday night when the T/E School Board meets at 7:30 p.m.. Among the agenda items posted on the TESD.org website: The Tredyffrin Easttown School Board meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the district offices, 940 West Valley Road in Wayne. See the full agenda for the meeting in the pdf attached to this article.
Friday, August 10, 2012
In a complicated, twisted, bureaucratic process, the T/E School Board has said no to a state fact finders version of a new teacher contract...but it's not that simple.
It was an unsual vote for the members of the T/E School Board Thursday night who convened to vote on a teacher contract. The message from the school board's attorney before the vote was basically: 'We can't tell you what's in the proposed contract settlement, but we have to vote on it tonight' The board and the teachers union were not allowed to talk about the specifics of the contract due to a complicated Pennsylvania Labor law that lets both sides vote on the report of the state-appointed fact finder before going public with the details. The Tredyffrin-Easttown Education Association voted to accept the fact finders proposal. If the school board members had also approved the report, the deal would be done, the contract talks would be …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
At the end of a grueling, nearly four-hour, meeting a grateful T/E School District parent does something unheard of.
TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP, PA -- Saying he wanted to express his gratitude for all the Tredyffrin Easttown School District has done for him and his family over 53 school years, David Levine of Devon took out his checkbook and put his money where is mouth is. Unprecedented Gift After several hours of speeches from frustrated students, parents, teachers and board members Levine, the last member of the public to speak, took to the podium to thank the district. Then he took out his checkbook and wrote a check amounting to $100 for each year that he, his wife, and children attended T/E District Public Schools. The grand total: $5,300. Levine told stunned board members and administrators that he is a grateful graduate of Conestoga High School, as are …
Monday, April 23, 2012
The school board meets Monday night to consider several ways to close a projected budget gap, including a new $50 activity fee for middle and high school students.
The Tredyffrin-Easttown School Board will grapple with ways to close a projected budget gap of about $6million when it meets Monday night. Among the proposals is a $50 student activity fee which will be voted on at the meeting and if passed, would be imposed on almost all middle and high school students in the district. Click here to read more details about the proposed student activity fee here on TE Patch. The teachers' union is urging its members to attend the meeting to push for other options. The teachers agreed to a pay freeze for the current school year and do not want to see members demoted as a way of cutting salaries and saving money. The teachers' current contract expires on June 30. Click here to read the teacher's union press…