Update 2-23-17

 

Elementary School Transition Meetings
 

Agenda

 

Welcome and Introductions–Building Principal
Presentation – Central Administration Director
Directions for Boundary Feedback
Directions for Question Submissions
Facilities Visit       

 

These meetings are intended to begin the sharing of information on the transition process and allow for families to submit questions and feedback on the proposed elementary school sending boundaries. While more transition planning is to come, this will serve as the starting point to provide an overview and gather feedback on the transition process.

 

We will provide access to maps and feedback forms that will be collected and shared with the Board of School Directors and our boundary consultants to further develop the boundaries. This is in addition to your choice to email feedback to boundary@methacton.org at any time through March 7, 2017. To view the proposed boundaries, download the map of proposed sending areas from the district’s website here.

 

When providing feedback, please include your name, the name(s) of your student(s), your current elementary school, and your home address.

 

While we will be presenting the transition process, we will also provide families with the option to submit questions and suggestions on comment cards for our review and use in proceeding with our communications and transitioning process.

 

Following the presentations, we will provide an opportunity for families to visit the facilities.

 

Meeting Dates and Times – Meetings are expected to be approximately one hour.

 

Monday, February 27

  •    7 p.m.   Woodland Elementary School
  •    7 p.m.   Worcester Elementary School

 

Thursday, March 2

  •    7:30 p.m. – Arrowhead Elementary School (Please note change in time.)
  •    7 p.m. – Eagleville Elementary School

 

An additional meeting has been added for those families whose schedules prevent them from attending the previously scheduled sessions.

 

Tuesday, March 7

  •         7 p.m. – Arrowhead Elementary School

 


Update 2-22-17

During the February 21, 2017 meeting of the Methacton School District Board of School Directors, the Board voted to close Audubon Elementary School. This decision was made as a result of a process that began in 2014 in response to a decline in student enrollment.

 

This decision will result in changes to the district. It will have an impact on our families, our staff, and our entire community. While a great deal of time and effort was dedicated to preparing for this decision, we now begin the important work of planning and preparing students, staff, and families for the transition. To begin, allow me to assure you that our students, their needs, and their well-being will be of the utmost priority as we continue this process.

 

Our next step is to invite families to partner with us, and share feedback that will aid in our planning.

 

To begin, meetings are scheduled for the purposes of gathering this feedback and providing information. Families are invited to attend a meeting at their child’s proposed 2017-2018 school according to the draft boundary maps found online.  If schedules do not permit, families may attend the meeting of their choosing. The same information will be shared at each. More detailed information about these meetings is forthcoming:

  • 7 p.m. on Monday, February 27 – Woodland and Worcester elementary schools
  • 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 – Arrowhead and Eagleville elementary schools

In addition to feedback gathered at these meetings, specific comments or suggestions on the proposed boundaries may be shared by sending an email to boundary@methacton.org.  All feedback will be shared with the Board of School Directors and the district’s consultants. We ask that you please send feedback prior to Monday, March 6 to ensure that it will be considered by the Board and the consultants in determining the boundary lines.

 

The school board will schedule public meetings to review and approve the boundary lines that will go into effect starting 2017-2018 school term.

 

This is the first step in moving Methacton forward. We continue to appreciate the support of our families and wider community as we continue through this transition process.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. David Zerbe
​​​​​​​Superintendent of Schools

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