All Pottsgrove School District classes are being held virtually today (Tuesday) as full-day sessions. The school board meets tonight. And district free meal pick-ups are scheduled today and tonight at Lower and West Pottsgrove elementary schools.
Anticipating cold weather to come, the Pottsgrove Helping Hands team of volunteers is accepting advance donations of winter coats and related items for a coat drive planned during October.
Thanks to a limited return of special federal funding, the Pottsgrove School District can continue distributing free meals to its students, just as it did in the spring. For now, though, money to cover its costs is available only until Dec. 31.
Pottsgrove School District social workers want to ensure its families receive school lunch benefits for which they may qualify. They'll be available Sept. 12 (Saturday) for special assistance sessions.
All Pottsgrove School District students headed back to classes Monday, albeit virtually. Lower Pottsgrove Elementary parents celebrated the event by giving away needed supplies and fun books.
After more than five hours of discussion, the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors reached a compromise with teachers that sticks with an Aug. 31 school start but gives more time for tech training.
The Pottstown, Pottsgrove, Spring-Ford, Upper Perkiomen, Perkiomen Valley, and Boyertown school districts all will receive unexpected funding from Montgomery County to cover coronavirus costs.
More than three dozen Pottsgrove School District employees, mostly occupying support roles, will be temporarily unemployed while virtual instruction proceeds. More positions are being "monitored."