Pottsgrove School Board Postpones Special Meeting

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – The decision by the Pottsgrove School District to extend its deadline for submission of parents’ choices for their students’ fall return to education means its Board of School Directors will postpone an earlier planned special meeting that was to have been held Thursday night (July 30).

The district initially announced submissions would be due Thursday, but pushed that deadline back to Tuesday (Aug. 4) to give parents more time. The special meeting was put on the calendar so the school board could discuss, and ultimately decide upon, the district administration’s two-pronged proposal to allow students to return in either hybrid or fully virtual programs.

Board President Robert Lindgren also had vowed the meeting would be held live so district residents could attend.

Neither will happen.

Current state guidelines prohibit as large a gathering as the one directors envision might attend a live meeting. And the extra submission days are expected to generate more data on which, the board believes, it can make a better informed decision. As a result, the special meeting will be held on the Zoom online conferencing platform, and it’s been re-scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The district, on its website, reported a link for public participation in the Zoom meeting will be posted Monday (Aug. 3).

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