Friday, December 14, 2012
Looking for a job? These businesses in the East Penn area are hiring.
Are you or someone you know looking for work? Check out these local jobs posted recently around town and online at Careerbuilder.com and Craigslist.org. Click on the job title to view the posting.
Monday, January 30, 2012
East Penn Sports, Jan. 30 through Feb. 3
Monday, Jan. 30 4 p.m. Eyer Middle School Boys Basketball @ Northeast Middle School 4 p.m. Eyer Middle School Girls Basketball vs. Northeast Middle School at home 4 p.m. Lower Macungie Middle School Boys Basketball @ Springhouse Middle School 4 p.m. Lower Macungie Middle School Girls Basketball vs. Springhouse Middle School at home Tuesday, Jan. 31 4 p.m. Boys Junior High Basketball @ Freedom High School 4 p.m. Girls Junior High Basketball vs. Freedom High School at home 5:30 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Basketball @ Freedom High School 5:30 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Basketball vs. Freedom High School at home 7 p.m. Boys Varsity Basketball @ Freedom High School 7 p.m. Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Freedom High School Wednesday, Feb. 1 5:30 p.m…
Friday, November 18, 2011
East Penn Superintendent of Schools Thomas L. Seidenberger prepares school board for 2012-2013 budget process and foreshadows where potential challenges may lie.
East Penn Superintendent of Schools Thomas L. Seidenberger went into a bit of foreshadowing related to what the 2012-2013 budget process will be like at Monday night's East Penn Board of School Director's meeting. Seidenberger highlighted the many things that will make it more difficult to balance the next budget, including unknowns like Charter School tuition reimbursements, according to The Morning Call. “We don’t know what the basic special education subsidy will be, if there is any at all,” Seidenberger said. “Last year, there were basically no salary increases, all employees took wage freeze. There will be salary increases. “It promises to be an interesting budget season,” he said. One of the first decisions that the board will need …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Polls closed at 8 p.m.; check here for results from Emmaus, Upper Milford and East Penn School Board races.
*All vote counts are unofficial until certified by the county. Emmaus Borough Council Four candidates will be elected. (With all 6 Emmaus Districts Reporting) Upper Milford Board of Supervisors One candidate will be elected. (With both Upper Milford Districts Reporting) CANDIDATE East Penn School Board Five candidates will be elected. (With 100 percent of East Penn Districts Reporting) CANDIDATE
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
School board votes 8-1 to make up September "snow" day on Thanksgiving Monday.
Parents in East Penn School District are going to need to save a couple of slices of the Thanksgiving turkey for the lunch box since their kids will be heading to school on Thanksgiving Monday. Nov. 28 officially became a make-up day in East Penn as a result of a vote at last night’s school board meeting. Superintendent of Schools Thomas L. Seidenberger said that he and his team had spent the better part of the last three weeks getting the opinions of administrators and teachers in the district. “The consensus is, ‘let’s make up the days before we move into the winter months,’” Seidenberger said. Seidenberger told the board that the district had learned “through informal channels” that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PA DOE) was …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
See what some of our local teachers and parents are excited about now that school is back in session.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
East Penn will conduct evaluation of Seven Generations Charter School before making decision.
East Penn Superintendent of Schools Thomas L. Seidenberger told the School Board Monday night that Seven Generations Charter School is requesting a five-year extension of its charter. The district, he said, is bound by state law to perform an evaluation of the charter school before making any decisions, and Seidenberger said he would expect the process to be much like a Middle States visit. Seidenberger said he will talk to other districts to learn more about how they are conducting their charter school evaluations and then come back to the board with a recommended process for conducting the Seven Gen evaluation. Seidenberger said he would like to try to do the evaluation before Christmas.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Resident John Donches is video taping the meetings himself.
Thanks to the efforts of John Donches, 559 Minor St., East Penn School District school board meetings are now being video taped and made available online. Donches addressed the school board during the public comment portion of Monday night’s school board meeting to share what he called the “good news” -- after asking the board to make the meetings available on the district Web site for nearly two years, he said, he managed to get the meetings online himself. Donches, who is running for Emmaus Borough Council, has been a regular fixture and East Penn school board meetings, championing the cause of Web casting meetings. Recapping his crusade, Donches said the board repeatedly told him that the $8,000 price tag associated with his request was…
Superintendent Thomas L. Seidenberger tells school board that other districts in Lehigh County are considering pre-Labor Day opening and that East Penn may be forced to follow along.
It’s possible that East Penn Schools could be open for business a week earlier than usual next year – welcoming students back into the classroom before Labor Day, according to East Penn Superintendent Thomas L. Seidenberger. Seidenberger told the East Penn Board of School Directors Monday night that he wanted to give them a “heads up” that East Penn may have no choice in adopting an earlier opening date, since many neighboring districts already have moved in that direction. And, Seidenberger said, those districts that haven't done it yet are seriously considering it, naming East Penn rival Parkland School District as one of the districts that will probably implement a pre-Labor Day start. Shifting the start date back a week is a topic that…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Terry Richwine takes Julian Stolz to task for sending text messages during East Penn School Board meeting.
Calling it a “rude and objectionable” behavior, East Penn School Board member Terry Richwine tattled on fellow school board member Julian Stolz for sending text messages during Monday night’s school board meeting. “At the very least, it is rude,” Richwine said, “and if he is asking for direction from a non-board member (during meetings), that is rude and to me objectionable.” Richwine said that last night is not the first time that he has seen Stolz, who sits next to him, texting during the meetings. “And, if it is to the point that he is receiving direction from some else, that is very worrisome,” he reiterated. Richwine asked the East Penn solicitor if text messages sent or received by a board member during a meeting are part of the …