The president of the Pottstown Federation of Teachers says rushing to reopen school buildings this fall puts teachers unnecessarily at risk, particularly in poor or underfunded districts.
Pottstown school administrators anticipated the possibility that Pennsylvania would close schools until the end of the academic year. Now they're ready to begin staged remote learning on April 20.
Six local school districts are among more than 700 designees recently identified by the NAMM Foundation as the "Best Communities for Music Education" across the nation during 2020.
The Foundation for Pottstown Education donated $2,000 to help buy food for the drive launched last week by Pottstown High School Principal Danielle McCoy to feed district families in need.
Members of the Pottstown community turned out in force Sunday, depositing boxloads, cart-fulls, and in at least one case a truckload of food donations to keep school district students fed for coming weeks.
Members of a fifth-grade class at Pottstown Middle School walked for miles on a cold Saturday, and collected a goal-busting $1,600, to support creating a well for water in a North African village.
With four presumptive coronavirus cases now announced in Montgomery County, Pottstown and Pottsgrove school district administrators said they are taking all possible precautions to keep families safe.
Eleven public school districts and education providers across western Montgomery, eastern Berks, and northern Chester counties won more than $2.2 million Wednesday in state school safety funding.