School Board Meeting Highlights
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All motions were approved.
2015-16 Budget Presentations were given by the following entities:
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute - Budget Presentationdelivered by
Sandra Himes, Executive Director, LCTI and Patricia Bader, Business Administrator.
Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit#21 Budget Presentation - Budget Presentation given by Elaine Eib, Ed.D., Executive Director, CLIU and Andrew Lechman, Director of Business Services, CLIU.
Lehigh Carbon Community College Budget Presentation - given by Ann Bieber, Ed.D.,
President, LCCC and Brian Kahler, Vice President forFinance and Administrative Services, LCCC.
The Morning Call recapped the presentations in this article.
Beth Breiner, Coordinator of Educational Technology
Kate Robbins, Parkland High School Mathematics Teacher
Melissa Goldstein, Parkland High School Mathematics Teacher
Lisa Pany, Springhouse Middle School 6th Grade Teacher
Lauren Will, Parkland High School Instructional Technology Coach
Sami Jo Crivellaro, Microsoft IT Academy Teacher
Goals of the program:
• To motivate students to learn while they are developing life-long learning habits.
• To improve student academic performance and growth.
• Develop digital age competencies.
• Enhance teacher effectiveness.
• Improve school efficiency.
WFMZ.com recapped the presentation well with this article.
The Morning Call also did an article about this.
Parkland High School and Middle School summer school dates were approved to be June 29 - August 6, 2015.
Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the Blended Learning presentation. They thanked the teacher presenters for being pioneers in education and leading the way for others to follow as the format incorporating technology tools and online learning resources in classrooms will expand to 24 classrooms next school year. They also thanked Dellicker Strategies for their guidance during the pilot year as well as Kelly Rosario, Beth Breiner, Lauren Will and Tracy Smith for their leadership. Board President Roberta Marcus remarked that she was proud of the team and grateful for their passion.
Everyone congratulated Tony Naradko as it was announced that he will replace Jeff Emig upon retirement at the end of the school year as the District's Assistant Director of School Services for Transportation & Safety.
Next meeting: March 24, 2015 at 8 PM.
Budget Seminar is April 24th.
Foundation Gala is May 4th.