Category: WSSD

WSSD Board Meeting Notes, May 10, 2021

The Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board had their regular meeting on May 10th, the video is available online and the agenda and documentation are available in board docs on the school district’s website. It was a long meeting with three focus topics running over 3 hours long. Student representative report […]

WSSD Board Meeting Notes, April 26th

The Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board met on Monday, April 26th. The video is available on Youtube, and the agenda is available on the district website. Student Representative Report April 22nd was Earth Day and the elementary schools had clean-ups (though NPE was not mentioned). SRS cleaned up Little Crum […]

Covid Cases in WSSD

It seems like parents are getting a lot of Covid notices from WSSD lately. But I wanted a more substantial answer, so I plotted the number of confirmed and probable cases by date reported. I’ve combined the elementary schools to get roughly similar population sizes. Even with the […]

WSSD Board Meeting Notes April 12

The WSSD board had a short meeting this month. The video can be found on youtube here. The new superintendent’s remarks start at about 27:30. The student representative talked about the SRS PTO activities and the NPE Reading Olympics as well as the first day of school at […]

WSSD Announces New Superintendent

Defying conventions, WSSD has decided to release good news on a Friday – the new superintendent is expected to be Dr. Wagner Marseille. Dr. Marseille seems to have a broad background as a teacher, coach and administrator currently working as superintendent of Cheltenham School District for the last […]

School Roundtable on Race

Last week the DelCo Times had an article about a roundtable discussion on racism in schools hosted by state Sen. Tim Kearney. The article quotes Colin Woodland of Strath Haven high school about the recent Black Lives Matter Day. “It felt like they were scared of controversy,” Woodland […]

Candidate List for May 2021 Primary

The Delaware County Bureau of Elections has posted their unofficial list of candidates running in the primary on May 18th. The last day to register to vote in the May primary (or switch parties to vote in a primary) is May 3rd. You can register to vote online […]

WSSD Board Meeting Notes, 22 March 2021

The video of the relatively short board meeting is located on Youtube here and the agenda is available on Board Docs here. Opening Announcements Both the board president and superintendent highlighted the need for people to behave responsibly over spring break. They also highlighted the return to 4.5 […]

WSSD Board Meeting Notes Mar 8, 2021

The WSSD held its usual meeting last night. The meeting can be found on Youtube here, and the agenda and documents can be found in board notes online here. Both focus topics concerned the plans to return to full in-person education for all students currently attending as part […]

The Fog of School

Tonight the school board will discuss plans to return many more students to the classroom. Before that starts we should review the current round of return for elementary school students. In February when the board was discussing the return for elementary school students, it was pointed out that […]