Category: WSSD

Covid Stops Bus 21

WSSD has sent out an email this morning that there will be no Bus 21. Due to the number of Covid cases among transportation workers, they have run out of bus drivers and have been unable to secure a replacement. In other school Covid news, the Economist had […]

Covid Update from the DelCo Times

The DelCo Times has a short article today highlighting the rise in cases among the young. The numbers don’t look good. The positivity rate has risen from 6.3% to 6.8%, the incident rate is 117 per 100k, although the article doesn’t give the units for this number. 117 […]

WSSD School Board, 13 Sept. 2021

The WSSD school board held its regularly scheduled meeting. The video is available on Youtube, and the agenda is available on BoardDocs. Student and Superintendent Reports The board received its first student report of the year, largely covering the start to the school year at each of the […]

Statewide School Masking Order Expected

Gov. Wolf is expected to announce in about an hour a new order requiring universal masking in all K-12 schools and day care. Gov. Wolf should have done this weeks ago instead of waiting for Republicans in the state legislature to act. Instead, our school board has invested […]

Special WSSD Board Meeting

Yesterday the WSSD superintendent sent out an email about a special board meeting on Aug. 2nd (presumably at 7 pm) to discuss mitigation strategies for the return to in-person school in the fall. Throughout the country, Covid rates are rising rapidly, though unevenly. Southern and western states are […]

WSSD Board Meeting Notes, 19 July 2021

The WSSD board held its single July meeting tonight. The video can be seen on Youtube and the agenda is available in BoardDocs. There were no focus topics tonight. Superintendent’s Report The new superintendent opened with a wide-ranging statement. First he spoke about the letter he sent out […]

NPE is not a Great Place to be a Tree

Hopefully the piece last week convinced you that trees provide numerous benefits to the people that use the space around them. This past weekend I took a look at the township’s largest land-owner, the school district. The schools have planted a fair number of trees, but they tend […]

WSSD Superintendent’s Entry Plan

Yesterday the school district sent out the new superintendent’s entry plan. Superintendent Marseille is setting a faster tempo for communicating with the school community than the previous administration with multiple emails this week. Maybe that’s just his first week, time will tell if this pace will be maintained. […]