From America First to Students First…

There are so many things going on right now in the world, and our community, it is hard to know where to start. I debated even doing a post tonight, with so many in our community bailing out from this week’s flooding. It certainly seems like the roller coaster never ends. But the words IContinue reading “From America First to Students First…”

Mom Panel: #TheOverlooked

This week I was invited to join two incredible moms – Isis Spann and Torlecia Bates – to tell our stories of pandemic learning and how we are part of The Movers, The Missed, and The Muted that represent #TheOverlooked. I hope you will take the time to listen to the entire segment, but ifContinue reading “Mom Panel: #TheOverlooked”

NEWS ALERT: Meet #TheOverlooked

Meet #TheOverlooked – 11.3 million “Movers,” “Missed” and “Muted” students who did not have access to the learning options they needed during COVID-19.  https://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/learning/meet-the-overlooked New analysis from Bellwether Education Partners and the Walton Family Foundation paints a picture of the experience of 11.3 million students whose preferences and needs went unmet in the 2020-2021 schoolContinue reading “NEWS ALERT: Meet #TheOverlooked”

Welcome Back Students & Teachers!

Summer truly was a blink of the eye and here we go again! Back to school IN PERSON for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. We saw many other families and teachers this morning, and it was everything to see everyone’s smiling faces happy to be back. I have high hopes for this year…Continue reading “Welcome Back Students & Teachers!”

Dr. Ghauri: Pennsbury Parent, Double Board Certified Physician Speaks About Masks

I will let Dr. Ghauri speak for herself… In contrast to Dr. Ghauri, this is what our Vice Chair, Sue Tiernan, refers to as the “science” to justify her support of the revised Health & Safety plan that – as currently written – will require masks all year. Except for a few weeks in July.Continue reading “Dr. Ghauri: Pennsbury Parent, Double Board Certified Physician Speaks About Masks”

WCASD Meeting Instructions for Monday, August 23rd

Community members who want to make public comments at school board meetings must register by 12 noon the day of the meeting. Agendas will be posted on the district website at least 24 hours in advance of each meeting. Meetings will be live-streamed on the WCASD YouTube Channel. August 23Property & Finance Committee – 6:00 p.m. ViewContinue reading “WCASD Meeting Instructions for Monday, August 23rd”

Universal Mask Mandates

At the heart of debate right now in Chester County, our surrounding counties, and most of the US right now is “how” do we get our kids back in school? And safely? Universal mask mandates are at the center of that debate right now with people at both ends of the spectrum – from NOContinue reading “Universal Mask Mandates”

To All of Our US Veterans…

And their families. Thank you. Today. And every day. Your sacrifices are not unnoticed. As the daughter of a veteran who served in a complicated war, with no success criteria, the events unfolding this week in Afghanistan truly break my heart. I may not know what it means to serve in the military, but IContinue reading “To All of Our US Veterans…”

Monday, August 16th: REVISED instructions to watch or make a public comment at the Education and Pupil Services Committees and WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE REVISED HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN

Thank you to all the concerned citizens who reached out to the West Chester Area School District regarding how to view versus make a comment in the August committee & general board meetings. Below is a copy of the revised instructions, including the links to the meeting agendas and how to register for public comment.Continue reading “Monday, August 16th: REVISED instructions to watch or make a public comment at the Education and Pupil Services Committees and WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE REVISED HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN”