School Board Notes

November/December 2021

Meetings in Review

Full Day Kindergarten

Full Day Kindergarten is coming to Methacton School District at the start of the 2022-2023 school year. Plans are well underway to welcome our first class of full day kindergarten students to Arrowhead, Eagleville, Woodland and Worcester Elementary schools. At the voting meeting in November, Dr. Deb Euker presented an update to the Board on the progress made on implementing the program. She shared that all the staff required have been put in place with training and other planning is ongoing.

This is truly an exciting time in Methacton School District. Providing this opportunity to students and their families will create a much stronger family-school relationship and help better prepare students socially and emotionally to succeed with the rigorous academic program. We will be hosting a Full Day Kindergarten Readiness event for families on January 13, 2022 at 7pm in the Arcola Auditorium. Kindergarten registration opens on February 1, 2022.

Swearing in of Newly-Elected & Re-Elected Board Directors

Two re-elected and two newly-elected members of the Methacton Board of School Directors were sworn into office at the Board's reorganization meeting on December 6. Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Rogers administered the oath of office to Ms. Jennifer Cancro, Ms. Liz Drummond, Ms. Marissa Ruggiero Rocco and Mr. Greg Young. The recently-elected members join seated Board Directors Ms. Kim Aubrey-Larcinese, Mr. Drew Maginnis, Ms. Semira Perdue, Ms. Andrea Rees, and Mr. Paul Winters. The new Board also elected Ms. Drummond as Board President, and Ms. Cancro as Vice President. Ms. Drummond and Ms. Rees were reappointed to serve as representatives on the North Montco Technical Career Center Joint Operating Committee.

Ms. Jennifer Cancro

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Ms. Liz Drummond

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Ms. Marissa Ruggiero Rocco

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Mr. Greg Young

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Enrollment Projections

The Board of School Directors in November approved FLO Analytics of Seattle, Washington, to conduct an enrollment projection forecast for the district. Dr. Zerbe explained that, as part of the Full Day Kindergarten program implementation, a third party enrollment projection study is needed to ensure the best use of existing district resources and to help in the planning with our capital projects plan. FLO will look to national, regional, and local trends and analyze district-specific data to prepare enrollment forecasts that take into consideration new housing trends, working environments, and economic factors. FLO’s demographers will be able to produce a forecast and, if necessary, provide options for redistricting in the future. Dr. Zerbe anticipates that a report should be available near the end of this school year and, as such, any data or need for redistricting would not take place prior to 2023-2024 school year.

All other items listed in the November 23, 2021 agenda and the December 6, 2021 agenda were approved.

Recognition of Outgoing Board Directors

Award of Excellence

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Methacton’s Award of Excellence honorees for November 2021 represent Skyview Upper Elementary School. They are: Lou Ann Milke, 5th Grade Teacher; Ed Houseman, Learning Support Teacher; Elma Numerato, Health/PE Teacher; Megan DeLany, Office Assistant; Mary Ann Riesch, Instructional Aide; and, Donna Paton, Assistant Principal’s Secretary.

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Methacton’s Award of Excellence honorees for December 2021 represent Worcester Elementary School. They are: Brianne Hagel, Itinerant Support Teacher; Dona Pendelton, PCA; Regina Shanaman, 2nd grade teacher; Christine Muszynski, Instructional Aide; Brad Dale, Technology Integrator; and, Elise Dioguardi, Instructional Aide.

All of these outstanding staff members provide support for students, staff, and our community. They are valuable team members and we are pleased to share with everyone how much we appreciate their commitment to the students of the Methacton School District.

Jr. Board Representatives

A special thank you to Olu Omiyale and Ryder Yoder for representing Skyview Upper Elementary School as Junior Board Representatives for November 2021. Ryder led the meeting by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Olu delivered a statement on what makes Skyview such a wonderful school.

We also would like to thank Owen Pan and Alex Piergallini for representing Worcester Elementary School as Junior Board Representatives for December 2021. Owen led the meeting by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Alex delivered a statement on what makes Worcester such a special school.

Eagleville and Arrowhead Construction Updates

Fidevia provided the Board with an update on the construction projects at Arrowhead Elementary School and Eagleville Elementary School. Click here to read the November progress report for both projects and the anticipated work for December. You can also keep up with the latest on the Arrowhead construction project by visiting and the Eagleville construction project by visiting

December 6, 2021 Reorganization & Regular Board Meeting

December 06, 2021 Reorganization and Regular Meeting of the Board

November 23, 2021 Regular Board Meeting

November 23, 2021 Regular Meeting of the Board

November 16, 2021 Work Session Meeting of the Board

November 16, 2021 Work Session Meeting of the Board

Board Notes

The Methacton School District's Board of School Directors meets each month. School board work session meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of the month, followed by the regular meeting on the fourth Tuesday (except during the month of December). Regular Board and Work Session meetings typically take place in the Arcola Auditorium, and all residents are invited to attend. Committee meetings take place in the MHS LGI. Meeting agendas are posted to Agenda Manager, and start times and locations are posted on the District's website. Please confirm meeting time and location before attending. Download the meeting calendar here. Watch the meeting video online.