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School Board Further Preps For Coming Year

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – It’s spring time, and that’s usually when the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors continues its preparations for the coming academic year. As a result, most of what is scheduled on the agenda for tonight’s (Tuesday, May 9, 2017) board meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Pottsgrove High School deals with approving service contracts, acknowledging personnel changes, and keeping an eye on costs.

Directors will meet in the school’s large group instruction room, easily available from its cafeteria entrance. The meeting is free and open to the public. Ample parking is available nearby. The board agenda can be seen online at the district website, here.

Board members are slated to:

  • Consider approving contracts with the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit that would extend district lease agreements for use of the PowerSchool and Schoology learning management system online portals used by students, teachers and parents. The agenda reports a small cost savings for PowerSchool over last year; the Schoology price is unchanged;
  • Approve other contracts for a learning system used by summer- and night-school students; and for occupational therapy services;
  • Award bids for the purchase of art, general, and medical supplies, as well as paper, also at a cost that is shown as lower than the previous year;
  • Handle new personnel items dealing with retirements, leaves of absence, appointments, resignations, and related employment matters for professional and support staffs;
  • Authorize overnight sports camps to be held during August for the high school cross-country, football, and girls basketball teams; and
  • Adopt a new textbook for a new high school course titled “Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics.”

The full board meeting will be preceded by a 6:30 p.m. meeting of its Operations and Facilities Committee, also in the large-group instruction room. It too is free and open to the public.

Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ May 9 meeting):

  • School Board Further Preps For Coming Year

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