School Board Notes

February 2019

2019-2020 School Calendar

The 2019-2020 school year instructional calendar was approved by the Board this month. This calendar includes a pre-Labor Day start with the first day of school set on August 28, 2019.

The Meeting in Review

Unified Sports

Dr. Paul Spiewak, Assistant Principal for Athletics and Activities at Methacton High School, presented the Unified Sports program available through Special Olympics Pennsylvania. The Board of School Directors approved Methacton High School to begin providing the program starting with Track and Field in the Spring of 2019. To learn more about Unified Sports visit the Special Olympics Pa. You can find Dr. Spiewak's presentation here.

Video Surveillance System Recommendation

Dr. Troy Sosnovik, Director of Technology, Safety and Child Accounting, presented to the Board of School Directors a request to engage Access Security Corporation of Warminster, Pa., and ePlus Technology, Inc., of Pottstown, Pa to procure and install Exacqvision Video Management Solution video surveillance system in each of the Methacton school buildings. This approval marked an important step forward to improving the security of all school campuses. The installation is planned to be complete by end of June 2019. Most notable, this system and its related features allow us to connect with local and State law enforcement to best provide a safe environment for our students.

All other items listed on the February 26, 2019 agenda were approved.

Junior Board Representatives

Special thank you to Kayla Tinkey and Jason Nagle for representing Eagleville Elementary as Junior Board Representatives for February 2019.

Award of Excellence

Dr. Karey Kochenour, Acting Principal of Eagleville Elementary School, presented to the Board the Awards of Excellence selections for February 2019 to Laura Ponticello, Third Grade Teacher, and Rita Szczurek, Office Assistant. Both of these outstanding staff members provide support for students, staff and 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.

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Methacton Education Foundation

Mr. Jim Beam, Methacton Education Foundation President, and Ms. Nikki Krelovich, MEF Executive Director, presented a check to Methacton School District for $9,548.48. The award will go toward the purchase of one classroom set of Ozobot EVO Coding Robots for each elementary school: Arrowhead, Eagleville, Woodland, and Worcester. The robots will allow our science teachers to enhance STEM-related lessons and activities in their classrooms.
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February 19, 2019 Board Work Session

2-19-19 School Board Work Session Meeting

February 26, 2019 Regular Board Meeting

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 MHS LGI, and all residents are invited to attend. Committee meetings may take place in the Board Room at the Farina Center, or 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.