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EPSD children safety concerns. Are they ignorant or worse?

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An interesting contrast in understanding took place at a recent East Penn School Board meeting during the personal appeals to the Board portion of the meeting. The personal appeals part of the meeting is the time set aside during the meeting for the public to address the board.

East Penn resident John Donches spoke of questionable votes the Board had made showing the harmful actions towards the students and community; while at the same time favoring the administration. The following are the actions and votes Mr Donches was referring to:

1) The illegal burying of hazardous asbestos waste in a hole 26’X30’X4′ deep on the Wescosville Elementary School Property. It is believed this was ordered by the administration, and all Board members with

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“Fair Funding?” Yet another delay

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What’s one more week after all its only for the children. The legislature has been working for a year to develop a “Fair Funding” formula that will better distribute school property tax revenues between the 499 school districts within our fine State. Currently there’s a cost spread for instructing each student ranging from $25,746 in the Bryn Athyn school district, of Montgomery County to $10,628 in Greater Nanticoke area School district, of Luzerne County.

Wow!!! A difference of $15,118 per child. Yeah, you could say there’s a funding disparity! How does our district compare? Well, for 2013-2014 it cost EPSD $14,299 to instruct a student.

There’s been another group running around the state trying to influence the legislators to see how

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Weekly Roundup by State Rep Justin Simmons

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From Rep Justin Simmons

The Truth about Education Funding

When Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed the budget bill on June 30, he passed on another record amount of state education funding. The chart below goes back to 2007-08 and includes the two years that Gov. Ed Rendell supplemented state funding with federal stimulus dollars that were a two-year appropriation designed for that time period and no longer.From there, Gov. Tom Corbett continued to increase state dollars and Wolf could have done likewise without raising your taxes, as he is proposing. Don’t be fooled by his rhetoric. These are the facts about our commitment to education.

The education funding plan put forward by the governor would cater to one area of our state: Philadelphia. In fact, 32

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Do you think it is ok for school administrators to strip-search our kids?

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From the Lehigh Valley Tea Party

Do you think it is ok for school administrators to strip-search our kids?

We don’t.

Recently, the Saucon Valley School District considered updating their policy regarding student searches because it had not been updated in about 10 years. The board’s attorney recommended using the standard text from the National School Board Association manual.

However, after an initial vote to proceed, one of the school board members realized that this policy would actually allow school administrators to conduct strip searches, if they thought it necessary.

How can this be? As it turns out, the US Supreme Court ruled on this issue in 2009. They decided that any given search of a student might violate the child’s 4th amendment

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Another transparency issue? Please speak up

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The EPSB meeting on 6/8/2015 had its share of citizen input throughout the meeting.

Editors note: the video camera is set up right under a speaker in the ceiling and is set to sensitive pickup, the audience however does have a very hard time hearing what the board members say, especially if they do not speak directly into the microphones.

It started when a packed house got up and spoke at the podium against the “Bully” Ballard censure motion. Then when the board members seemed to refuse to use their microphones when they were talking the audience erupted in attempts to get the board to use the microphones. It happened again when the solicitor was answering Ms. Donches question, and not

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PA Rep’s Common Sense Legislation – Protect Good Teachers by Ending Seniority Based Layoffs

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PA House Rep. Stephen Bloom, Cumberland County, just west of Harrisburg has introduced legislation HB805. He says this legislation will protect excellent teachers by ending the process of seniority-based layoffs. This process – sometimes referred to as “last in, first out” or “LIFO,” is not fair for teachers, nor beneficial for students.

Finally there’s some legislation that can help all PA school districts with future funding gaps cope better and allow them to decide on staffing redundancies based on best abilities instead of just seniority.

Also noted is research showing that under a seniority-based layoff system, the more effective teacher is dismissed roughly four out of five times. We need only look to the Pittsburgh Public Schools, where in 2012, 16 “distinguished”

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Tennessee group stops school tax increase

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Dear Editor,

We managed to stop our property tax increase last week here in my Tennessee hometown. The board of commissioners was not only prepared to vote the increase, when I called the County Clerk’s office, to find out my 2016 taxes, she said she was just waiting for the final numbers on the increase. (The vote had not even been taken yet!)

 

I was steamed. A bunch of us got together and wrote an expose in the local paper explaining what happens when the commissioners vote to raise taxes for school “debt service.” Then we explained the sneaky trick of calling for a “substitute motion” to quietly raise the taxes without specifically saying what the money is for. On the night of the

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Wolf’s Agenda Steals from Taxpayers for Public Union Benefit

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By State Representative Daryl Metcalfe

The new governor, Tom Wolf, believes that he has a mandate to increase your taxes after defeating Tom Corbett last year! The old saying of, “Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that man behind the tree,” does not apply to Wolf’s tax-and-spend scheme because he wants a $4.7 billion tax increase that will raise everyone’s taxes.

He proposes to increase your personal income tax by 21 percent and your sales tax by 10 percent, in addition to creating a new tax on natural gas production. His tax-and-spend increases include a new cradle-to-grave approach, taxing diapers, caskets and many other items and services that are not currently taxed. On the budget deadline of June

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