School Board Meeting Highlights
The Graduation Date for the Class of 2020 was approved. The date is Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at PPL Center at 7 PM.
The School Board was introduced to 42 new professional staff by the building principals. The Board recessed for 15 minutes to greet them after the introductions took place.
Carol Facchiano gave this Foundation update:
Parkland Staff pledged to give over $29,000 again in payroll contributions to the Parkland Education Foundation for the current school year. The First Ever Foundation Football Tailgate is this Friday September 27th 2019 starting at 5:30 at the Orefield Football Stadium. Tickets are available online here. The Harlem Wizards are coming to Parkland High School November 21st at 7pm. Tickets go on sale starting September 26th at www.harlemwizards.com.
Ga Young Lee is back for a second year as Student Rep to the Board and gave a wonderful report about kick off activities in all schools. Everyone enjoyed meeting the new staff and thanked Pam Kelly and the HR team for all their work in hiring a great group of new teachers. Various board members remarked that the Wellness Seminar held this past Saturday was very well done with wonderful speakers on key issues that parents and teens are grappling with. President Lisa Roth said that the School Board and Administration was selected to present at the NSBA Conference about the Community Advisory Council at Parkland. It will take place in Chicago in April 2020.