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Pennsylvania Senate Bill would mandate “mental health” check-ups for school children!

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This IS out of hand! This could stigmatize and mark a child for life!

What ever happened to Parents Rights?

 

Contact your State Senator now! While you are at it also contact your State Representative!

 

Currently SB 199 would require “mental health check-ups” to be administered by public schools each year to students 6th grade and up!

Here’s the link to the bill:

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2019&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=0199&pn=0156

State Senator Lisa Boscola’s OP-ED on School Funding Formula

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Antiquated Basic Education Funding Formula is Hurting Lehigh Valley Homeowners and Students

Op-Ed Column by State Senator Lisa Boscola

The Basic Education Funding Formula is the single largest education funding stream in the commonwealth’s budget. Until 2014, each year when the General Assembly passed a budget it distributed basic education funding dollars to our school districts based on what they received the year before — regardless of whether the student population grew or shrank. This led to large

disparities throughout the state when it came to where money went versus where it was needed. Some school districts received over 70 percent of their funding for their school programs from the state while other school districts received as low as

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Press Release–David Bacchino announces his candidacy for East Penn School Board

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David Bocchino is excited to announce his candidacy for a four-year term on the East Penn School Board.

Mr. Bocchino was born in Germany and grew up an Army brat. He graduated from high school in northeastern Maryland and holds a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Social Science and Secondary Education from Towson University and a JD cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He practiced law in Maryland for 15 years before moving to Pennsylvania in 2013. Mr. Bocchino has been a resident of Emmaus since October 2016 and while waiting to take the Pennsylvania bar examination in July is working in retail.

Mr. Bocchino served two years of active duty in the Army

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Press Release–Diane L. Schaffer announces run for East Penn School Board

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Diane L. Schaffer

112 Spruce St

Emmaus PA 18049

Home 610.421.8691

Cell 610.533.1719

 

Diane Schaffer, resident of Emmaus, announces her candidacy, seeking the position of school director on the board of East Penn School District [EPSD], on the ballot of both the Republican and Democratic parties.

 

Mrs. Schaffer’s childhood dream was to become a public school teacher. While circumstances put her on a different path, she has always been an advocate for children, and for quality education.

 

After receiving a high school diploma from Slatington High School, Slatington PA, and attending Catawba College in Salisbury NC, Diane Schaffer became involved in numerous ways to express her interest in children and education.

 

In addition to raising two sons, with

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East Penn School District–Parents Be Aware of What is going on!

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Dear LVC Editor,

As Taxpayers in the Lehigh Valley, we should know how our Tax dollars are spent in our schools We have documentation of the Activism going on in the East Penn Schools that our taxes are being spent on. I don’t know about you, but all the dollars I pay to that district are meant for Academic Excellence not Activism. Teachers who are advisors to these Activist Clubs are not paid to be promoting Activism but to teach and prepare our children to succeed in their futures by imparting knowledge and accomplishments in the subjects they are paid to teach and to develop academic excellence on the part of our students. Did you know that Emmaus High School is OFF LIMITS

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Why Millions Of Kids Can’t Read And What Better Teaching Can Do About It

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By Emily Hanford of American Public Media

Jack Silva didn’t know anything about how children learn to read. What he did know is that a lot of students in his district were struggling.

Silva is the chief academic officer for Bethlehem, Pa., public schools. In 2015, only 56 percent of third-graders were scoring proficient on the state reading test. That year, he set out to do something about that.

“It was really looking yourself in the mirror and saying, ‘Which 4 in 10 students don’t deserve to learn to read?’ ” he recalls.

Bethlehem is not an outlier. Across the country, millions of kids are struggling. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 32 percent of fourth-graders and 24 percent

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They’re Called Special Interests for a Reason

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view: full / summary They’re Called “Special Interests” for a reason! Posted by jmrodkey on September 25, 2018 at 10:05 PM )

(Commentary by Ron Boltz)

They’re called “special interests” for a reason. Of course I’m referring to the scores of lobby groups in Harrisburg who often fight against good ideas or good legislation, or push for bad ideas and legislation, depending upon how it affects them personally

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We are saddened to report the passing of Carol Allen

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Carol Allen

We are saddened to report the sudden passing of Carol Allen. Ms. Allen was recently a member of the East Penn School Board. She also was a member of the Lehigh County Republican Committee, and Secretary of the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Association. Carol Allen was an Educator and a Reading Specialist, volunteering her time with various schools.

She will be missed.

RIP

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