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Spring-Ford Board Notes

News from the Spring-Ford School Board

January 2018

Work Session and Board Meeting Recap

On January 22, Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Allyn Roche, made a presentation in recognition of the Spring-Ford Area Board of School Directors for volunteering their time for the betterment of public education in our community.
Every January, we take time to celebrate and recognize the challenging and vital work the Board of School Directors do on behalf of our students, families and community. A quality public education is a key that can open doors of opportunity for many students. Providing that education takes a team of committed people from educators and staff to parents and administrators. The nine members of the Spring-Ford Board of School Directors are an important part of this team, making informed decisions that direct the course of our public schools.
School Directors volunteer an average of 20 hours each month to complete board work, which includes adopting policies, voting on budgets, approving curriculum changes, choosing textbooks and reviewing hiring decisions to name a few. They take time to learn about the issues affecting public education and to seek innovative solutions. 
The job they do is necessary to ensure our schools remain a pathway to a promising future. Thank them for advocating on behalf of our collective interest, and most importantly, for making the success of our children their priority.
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Spreading Kindness in Spring-Ford

On January 22nd, Dr. Melissa Patschke, Jessica Hauseman, Steven Mest and Brian Aikens, along with students from Upper Providence Elementary School provided a presentation to the School Board on "The Great Kindness Challenge."

 

The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement. The Spring-Ford Great Kindness Challenge is devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible throughout the week. Using a provided checklist of 50 kind acts, Spring-Ford employees accepted the challenge and showed the world that KINDNESS MATTERS!

 

Upper Providence Elementary School students presented each School Board Member with a personalized thank you note.

GKC Presentation

Students speak about the Great Kindness Challenge.

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President, Tom DiBello, receives a thank you note.

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Take Note: Policy Updates

The following policies were approved at the January 22nd School Board Meeting: 

Policy #246 – PUPILS: Student Wellness 

Policy #334 – ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES: Sick Leave 

Policy #534 – CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES: Sick Leave 

Policy #610 – FINANCES: Purchases Subject to Bid 

Policy #611 – FINANCES: Purchases Budgeted 

Policy # 707.1 – PROPERTY: Community Use of School Grounds and Playgrounds 

Policy #707.2 – PROPERTY: Use of All-Weather Track

 

Click here to view Spring-Ford School Board documents.

Spring-Ford Spotlight: Evans Elementary Home & School

In January, the Spring-Ford School Board acknowledged the acceptance of the generous donation from the Evans Elementary Home & School Association in the amount of $5,563.35 to be used for the purchase of 13 iPads, cases and service agreements for the Ram QUEST Program at Evans Elementary. 
Ram QUEST is a class, for grades 1-4, where students engage in authentic learning experiences in which they have to think critically and creatively to solve problems, to inquire, and to explore. Students  ask and answer questions, create plans, experience challenges and engage in trial and error. Students imagine, re-imagine, reflect, re-plan and try again. Students learn to collaborate, communicate, present solutions and manage technology effectively. Twenty-first century skills are developed as students design, implement, innovate, and reflect during their hands-on, minds-on experiences.
The objective of the Evans Elementary Home & School Association is to provide communication and understanding between families, faculty and administration at Evans Elementary School. The Association also facilitates efforts to provide adequate social, physical and educational materials and programs; to meet and enhance the students' educational experience; and to raise and maintain community interest in the educative processes at Evans Elementary School.
Thank You Evans
UPCOMING MEETINGS

Work Session Meeting
February 20, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
Held in the Spring-Ford HS Cafeteria

 School Board Meeting
February 26, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
Held in the Spring-Ford HS Cafeteria

Committee Meeting Calendar

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