Schools: Perkiomen Valley
Two of the newest members of the Pennsylvania House, who separately represent residents of the Perkiomen Valley and Upper Perkiomen, received their committee appointments Monday.
Anticipating that coronavirus cases might rise after the winter break, the Perkiomen Valley School District is delaying its Jan. 4 planned resumption of on-site education by a week, to Jan. 11.
The money will be used to buy equipment to assist in career training at Pottstown schools, the Berks and Western Montgomery counties' career and technical centers, and North Montco Tech Career Center.
The state Education Department awarded 10 separate grants Monday to schools or districts in western Montgomery and northern Chester counties, totaling more than $233,000, to be used for student safety.
Investing more money in hands-on education, like that offered by career and technical education programs in western Montgomery County school districts, can return huge dividends, a new report says.
Student Transportation of America, which provides busing services to the Perkiomen Valley School District under contract, will hold a hiring event Friday in Collegeville. It's looking for bus monitors.
Under two separate grant programs administered by Gov. Wolf, the state announced cash awards for 10 local education providers - the majority of them school districts - totaling more than $770,000.
One of the Perkiomen Valley School District's most popular community education classes, its "Behind the Wheel" driver program, returns this fall. There are other offerings too; some live, some virtual, and all entertaining.