Category: Government

Yesterday’s Email From WSSD

I know there are readers of this blog that do not get school emails. Here’s the latest from the school district and township police. The linked Rose Tree Media statement has more substantive information. Dear WSSD Families and Staff, This morning, I learned of a communication that was […]

Petition for WSSD Transparency

Over the last several months I’ve had a number of conversations about our school district. On one hand, I’ve heard from parents that feel the district is on the wrong track or making mistakes that aren’t acknowledged (or that the board doesn’t seem aware of). From board members, […]

WSSD Strategic Plan Feedback Meeting

I attended one of the community strategic planning meetings this week at WSSD. I’m going to mostly comment on the process rather than the plan itself. The plan hasn’t changed since last month’s survey. Whatever you thought of it before is still relevant. It would make sense that […]

Upcoming Elections in 2023

Pennsylvania holds elections every year, alternating between state and federal elections in even years and judicial and local elections in odd years. Usually the process starts with the nominating petition process in February, but the township Dems have scheduled their endorsement meeting for the judicial races unexpectedly early […]

WSSD Strategic Plan Community Meetings

The deadline to RSVP for the WSSD Strategic Plan Community Meetings next week is today. The form to sign up is available here. WSSD Strategic Plan Community MeetingsThe Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, in partnership with Bloom Planning, has launched its Strategic Planning process. As part of this process, we […]

WSSD closed Friday, Dec. 23

The schools have sent out a message the schools are closed due to the expected storm conditions tomorrow. A similar message has been posted to the website. Earlier in the week in anticipation of problems, PECO also sent out an email, There’s currently not any snow accumulation predicted, […]

The Problems Of WSSD Policy 206

Last night the WSSD school board brought forward policy 206: attendance areas and assignment in district for final approval. The new policy 206 would allow the administration to decide to send elementary school children to whichever school they want. The path this policy has taken highlights a number […]