Category: WSSD

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 […]

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 […]

WSSD Lockdown

There was a lockdown at Strath Haven High School this morning. The township police have since announced the lockdown has been lifted and a subject is in custody, Nether Providence Twp. Police now have a subject in custody at the Strath Haven high school. The lockdown is now […]

Hit And Run and Swarthmore Trees

Two short stories today. Yesterday a truck hit WSSD bus 1. Many parents got calls that their children were absent from school (which caused panic) before the SHMS principal sent out an email explaining what happened. The Nether Providence Police are looking for assistance. Hit and Run. At […]

WSSD Demographics

The WSSD demographic study was presented at the school board meeting last night. You can see the report here. The discussion at the board meeting didn’t add much to it, but its on the board meeting video at the 44th minute. It’s great to have this data and […]

School and Sleep

This weekend Ars Technica had a nice review of a new book released this summer, “The Sleep Deprived Teen” about school start times. I haven’t read the book, but the article provides a nice summary of the book’s familiar main points. For instance, here are some of the […]

Surveillance in WSSD

Yesterday the DelCo Times ran a front page story about WSSD’s new student tracking program, With the new school year, Strath Haven High School has rolled out a high-tech solution to monitor students who head out of the classroom when nature calls, or any other out-of-classroom activity. Lindsey […]