- — Frank Otto (@fottojourno)Thu, Mar 13 2014 22:55:36In Phoenixville Area School Board workshop meeting tonight. Scheduled toget updates on district literacy and language programs.
- Here's the world language portion of her report.
- Eight languages were "accessed" as a part of the district's program to teach languages not currently offered by classroom teachers: Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portugese, Russian and Swedish.
- 18 students particpated in Rosetta Stone programs, according to Palubinsky.
- Finance committee
- — Frank Otto (@fottojourno)Thu, Mar 13 2014 23:19:35Dave Ziev giving finance committee report. For budget, said 86% already tied to salaries, PSERS, debt service, benefits, charter tuition
- The district employed Whitson's last year to run food services. The district was going to have to start a new contract for food services when they hired the company from New York.
- — Frank Otto (@fottojourno)Thu, Mar 13 2014 23:24:06Number of kids buying lunch down in the district. Unsure if it's quality of food or whether fed nutrition regs the in kids off.
- The people who were unsure is the district's administration and board members, just to clarify.
- — Frank Otto (@fottojourno)Thu, Mar 13 2014 23:24:33Basically, if I could buy an apple at school or bring skittles from home, I'm bringing from home. That may be what's happening
- — Frank Otto (@fottojourno)Thu, Mar 13 2014 23:25:34There is also potential of less food portions. Ziev said some athletes may not be getting enough by buying. Just bringing from home.
- — Frank Otto (@fottojourno)Thu, Mar 13 2014 23:32:08Board member Jan Potts also concerned about athletes burning more calories. "I'd say (fed regulations are) one size fits all," Fegley said.
- — Frank Otto (@fottojourno)Thu, Mar 13 2014 23:27:15District changed food services last year to Whitson's. Board and admin exploring potential menu changes. Seeking some parent input
Phoenixville Area School Board Workshop, 3-13-14
The Phoenixville Area School Board met Thursday night and discussed literacy efforts, potential changes to school lunch offerings and, of course, the Purple Perk, among other things.
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