School Board Notes

September 2021

Meetings in Review

Methacton Boost Program

Dr. Kelley Harmer, principal of Eagleville Elementary School, presented the Boost After School Program to the Board for implementation. The after-school program is slated for grades 1 through 4 and will begin in late October at each of the 4 elementary schools. Dr. Harmer shared that this program will focus on reading and mathematics and can have a profound positive impact for students that need extra time and practice.

Students will be invited to participate based on their performance on benchmark assessments and progress in the classroom. The program will run from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will group students based on academic need. Dr. Zerbe shared that the funding for this program will be covered from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) grant at an estimated cost of $131K.

Dr. Harmer is leading this program for the district. He strongly believes that a combination of teacher-direct support and use of Lexia Core5 and Reflex Math programs can help provide the necessary support and practice students need to achieve.

2021-2022 Instructional Calendar Revision

The Board approved a revision to the 2021-2022 Instructional Calendar which makes March 18, 2022 an instructional day for students and staff to make up for the district-wide closure on September 2, 2021 related to the impacts of Hurricane Ida. Click here to view the revised calendar.

All other items listed in the September 28, 2021 agenda were approved.

M Awards

More than 400 Methacton High School students have earned "M" Awards for Academic Excellence for the 2020-2021 school year. These students have achieved a 93% or greater grade point average. Methacton High School Principal Dr. Jamie Gravinese made the announcement at the September 28, 2021 Meeting of the Board of School Directors. Click here to view the list of M Award recipients.

Appointment of New Student Board Representatives

Congratulations to Methacton High School Juniors Serena Fakhouri and Joseph Shaw! The students were sworn in as Student Representatives to the Board of School Directors for a term of two years.

Award of Excellence

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Methacton’s Award of Excellence honorees for September 2021 represent the Central Office and Facilities Department. They are: Karen Mossop, Transportation Supervisor, Jang Yoon, Custodian; Michelle Davis, Pupil Services Secretary; Dave DeHaven, Tech Specialist; Ashley Tornetta, Custodian; and Chris Diliberto, Custodian.

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.

Methacton Education Foundation

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Mrs. Nikki Krelovich, Executive Director of Methacton Education Foundation, presented a check in the amount of $441,120 that represents the generous support provided from the Foundation to the Methacton School District in the 2020-2021 school year. The funding supported the following:

  • Hydroponic Farm Science Lab
  • Methacton CSI: Forensics Chemistry Lab
  • Mental Health Supports: R.E.A.C.H. Program
  • Entrepreneurship Programs
  • Backpack Program
  • Elementary STEM Kits
  • STEM Fish Tank Ecosystems
  • Arcola PCHF Philanthropy Club
  • Pre-K Need-Based Scholarships
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 September progress report for both projects. You can also keep up with the latest on the Arrowhead construction project by visiting and the Eagleville construction project by visiting

September 28, 2021 Regular Board Meeting

September 28, 2021 Regular Meeting of the Board

September 21, 2021 Work Session Meeting of the Board

September 21, 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 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. During the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will be held virtually. 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.