Category: Government

January Covid Update

Staff shortages are starting to bite as Omicron hits Delaware County. The DelCo Times reports that Springfield Hospital is temporarily closing its ER due to staffing issues. Schools across the country are also showing strain from missing staff. Here in WSSD, the school district has started falling behind […]

Crime In Nether Providence in 2021

The Nether Providence Police Department has posted the month by month crime statistics for Nether Providence to their new website. Chief Splain also helpfully answered some questions I had about understanding what the tables mean. It’s great that the police department is making this data readily available to […]

WSSD Schools Closed Again, Slowing Covid Hopefully

The district emailed a little earlier this morning. Good Morning, All Wallingford-Swarthmore School District schools and buildings will be closed today, Friday, January 7, 2022. Operational staff will report as directed for inclement weather removal.  All school activities, clubs, and athletics are canceled. Stay safe.Dr. Wagner Marseille Snow arrived […]

Township Commissioners Sworn In

Yesterday was the swearing in of the township and county officials elected in November. The county ceremony was scaled back due to Covid concerns with many fewer attendants than 2019’s crowded ceremony. Monica Taylor was chosen as chair, and Elaine Schaefer as vice chair for the most diverse […]

WSSD Schools Closed

Phone calls and emails have been going out announcing WSSD schools are closed today due to the possibility of snow. Although accumulated totals for today’s snow do not appear to be dramatic, the timing and unpredictable of this weather track is  less than desirable. WSSD will be closing […]

New State Legislative Maps Released

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission has released new proposed maps today for public comment. You can see the house map here, and the senate map here. The 161st house district, currently represented by Rep. Krueger would lose the eastern part of its current district (notably Swarthmore) and would now […]

WSSD Board Meeting, 13 Dec, 2021

The new school board held its first business meeting, the video is available on Youtube and the agenda is available on board docs. Reports The student representative opened with current events at the schools such as food drives and spirit days. The elementary and middle schools are having […]

Petition For Recognition Of Holidays By WSSD

WSSD is currently reviewing a calendar proposal for the next two years and expects to approve these calendars shortly – possibly at their meeting next week. A group of parents in the WSSD community is circulating a petition calling on the school board to delay implementing the 2023-2024 […]