Category: WSSD

Why Does WSSD Still Levy a Poll Tax?

Over the weekend we received the $15/year per capita tax that has been levied by WSSD since its founding 50 years ago. Although WSSD calls it a per capita tax, Wikipedia describes it differently, A poll tax, also known as head tax or capitation, is a tax levied as a fixed sum on every […]

WSSD Board Meeting Notes, June 28th 2021

The WSSD board held its usual meeting tonight, the video is available on Youtube and the agenda is available on the website. Lisa Palmer was not present for her last board meeting as superintendent, but Dr. Marseille and the new middle school principal were both in attendance. The […]

WSSD Board Meeting Notes, June 14th 2021

The WSSD school board held their usual meeting yesterday. The video is online and the agenda and documentation is on board docs. The student representative has graduated and Superintendent Palmer was traveling, so the meeting opened with board announcements that they discussed litigation and congratulated the recent graduating […]

WSSD Board Meeting Notes, May 24, 2021

The WSSD board held its regularly scheduled meeting on May 24, the video is available on Youtube and the agenda and documentation is on BoardDocs. The meeting was shorter than average, with only a single, short focus topic. Student representative report SRS received thanks from the AHA for […]

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 […]