In person board meetings temporarily suspended. “I want all kids–trans, cis-gendered, gay, bi, Black, white, Hispanic, Asian, fat, skinny, differently abled, etc.–to have the experience that I had growing up,” he said. Monthly meeting. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. at the Perkiomen Valley High School Media Center/Library unless otherwise noted. Only enrolled Perkiomen students are able to take these tests on Perkiomen School’s campus. Barb Kunkle. Upper Perkiomen School District - School Board Policy Committee Mission Statement "I was ready to be board president." Business and Professional Women of Upper Perkiomen ... MontCo Board of Health Vote Confirms Latest COVID-19 Mitigation Order. For more information about local news coverage or advertising on the site, please email josh@sauconsource.com. The Upper Perkiomen Board of School Directors meet throughout the year to discuss, review and vote on matters that affect the students, parents and taxpayers of the School District. Gloria J. Mathews, 76, of Allentown, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. 2020 Unofficial General Election Results - Election Reporting System If there is inclement weather we adopt the Upper Perkiomen School District Closing Schedule. All Board and Workshop meetings are held at the Education Center - 2229 East Buck Road, Pennsburg. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR 12-5-19: The School Board Reorganization & School Board Meeting that was originally scheduled for Monday, Dec. 2, but was postponed due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Education Center. "I felt it was time," Cunningham wrote in an email message received Wednesday morning. Welcome to Upper Perkiomen School District, Click on "Parent Portal" at the top of the screen to access Skyward's Family Access. He drew a distinction between those experiences and the views he said Hofkin has shared. Built with the Largo WordPress Theme from the Institute for Nonprofit News. The move was made on behalf of concerned taxpayers worried about their taxes going up because of the $55 million dollar price tag of the new school. The SAT is scheduled on campus on the following dates: August 29 September 26 October 3 November 7 December 5 May 8 … All meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. Monthly Board Meeting. Hot www.upsd.org. As a result of the current situation with COVID-19, the Upper Perkiomen School Board will hold some upcoming meetings in a fully virtual model and others in a hybrid model (some Board and staff members will attend in person; community members encouraged to attend virtually).. Information on how to access and participate in upcoming virtual/hybrid meetings will be made available below as the meeting dates approach. Check the District website or BoardDocs … 2020 General Election Dashboard UNOFFICIAL Results This application is optimized for modern browsers like (Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari). DA, Detectives Are Ready To Investigate any Issues on Election Day. UPSD Honors Six with 2019 Distinguished Service Awards, UPSD's First GKC Encourages Kindness Across the District, Two UPHS Students Participate in PMEA District 11 Music Festivals, UPHS Student Wins MontCo Suicide Prevention Poster Contest, UPHS' Adam Dockery Named National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist, Kindergarten Celebrates 100th Day of School. Board Memberships & Affiliations. According to the school district website, Hofkin’s current term is due to expire in 2023. “I’ve gotten my fair share of ridicule, my fair share of hate,” he said. “Her transphobic comments aren’t isolated incidents. All meetings are open to the public. Fleetwood. Upper Perkiomen Indians Youth Football and Cheerleading Association UPIYFCA, PO Box 243 East Greenville, Pennsylvania 18041 Phone: 215-767-9955 Email: upiyfca@gmail.com COLLEGEVILLE >> The Perkiomen Valley School Board approved a five-year contract with Barbara A. Russell to become the next district superintendent, effective … I’m sick over it.”. Preferred Marketing Associates. We meet at the Valley Cafe in Pennsburg. In one post she shared May 19, she equated the coronavirus–which has killed over 100,000 Americans–to the Common Core state educational standards. November 13, 2020. “Raeann Hofkin clearly does not understand what this community is made of,” Elias wrote. Jr. UPSD Celebrates Teachers Virtually Throughout Teacher Appreciation Week, Statement on Commitment to Inclusion and Acceptance, Class of 2020 Senior Profiles: HRs 104, 106, 202, 311 and cyber students, Class of 2020 Senior Profiles: Andie Clutter (posthumous honor), Upper Perkiomen School District At Home Learning, Academic Planning, Programming and Scheduling, Program Identification, Screening, and Placement, Measure of Academic Progress - MAP Testing, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)/Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII), Myths and Facts About the Common Core State Standards, Curriculum & Instruction Monthly Newsletters, Meaningful Learning Activities - March 2020, Flier Distribution Requests: 2020-21 School Year, School District Resource Allocation Survey, Submit public comments here (by 5pm the day of the meeting). Elias concludes the letter by calling for Hofkin’s immediate resignation. Meeting of Wednesday, January 22, 2020 It was moved by Ramić, seconded by Halus that the Intermediate Unit Board approve the minutes of the January 22, 2020 meeting. History []. The Town and County newspaper reported Wednesday that as many as 600 people lined the streets of Pennsburg–which is part of the Upper Perkiomen School District–for a peaceful protest against racism June 4. The link to view the meeting as well as a form to submit public comment and questions may be found on the district website, however comments and questions must be submitted at least two hours before the start of the meeting. All meetings are open to the public. In addition to publishing news on SauconSource.com, which he launched in 2014, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms to help inform an ever-growing number of reader-followers. UPSD Suspends Bus Transportation. Upper Perkiomen BPW meets on the second Monday of each month September through June. George Reigle, currently the Director of Pupil Services and Special Education at Upper Perkiomen School District, was appointed Radnor Township School District's new Assistant Director of Special Education at the School Board's Jan. 22 meeting. degrees in twenty-four majors. Originally from Bethlehem, Pa., he has covered news in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. The Upper Perkiomen School Board will hold a virtual meeting online this evening, June 11, at 7 p.m. About Us. Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is committed to providing an open platform for objective online local news. Levine, who has helped lead the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, is a transgender woman and the first transgender person appointed to a state cabinet post. Saucon Source is an independent local news website covering the greater Saucon Valley area in eastern Pennsylvania, including Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township, Upper Saucon Township and Fountain Hill. Carmel Catholic High School, located in the heart of Lake County, Illinois, is a Catholic, college preparatory secondary school for young men and women from ninth through twelfth grades. Paul A. Skibo, 93, of Lower Saucon (Obituary Brought to You by Heintzelman Funeral Home), Lucille Ann Jani, 77, of Lower Saucon (Obituary Brought to You by Heintzelman Funeral Home), Leonard J. French Sr., 74, of Lower Saucon (Obituary Brought to You by Heintzelman Funeral Home), Gloria J. Mathews, 76, of Allentown (Obituary Brought to You Heintzelman Funeral Home). Township Solicitor Bresnan reported that the Board of Supervisors executive session preceding the meeting concerned the conditional use appeal of the Upper Perkiomen Valley School District regarding the middle school project. The traditional Undergraduate College confers B.A., B.S., and B.F.A. Carl is under fire for allegedly making racially insensitive comments, including “urban scum are getting wet” and that “if it came down to it I’d shoot a white looter as quick as I would shoot a black one, and I don’t miss, black lives don’t matter to other blacks…just sayin.”. In Berks County, a petition demanding the resignation of Conrad Weiser school board member William Carl has received media attention and nearly 3,000 signatures, as of late Wednesday afternoon. 2nd Annual Banquet 530pm -9pm at Upper Perk High School . Please, do your jobs.”, According to the school board’s Ethics Policy, board members agree to “work with our fellow constituents in a spirit of harmony and cooperation in spite of differences of opinion that arise during vigorous debate of points at issue” and also to “base our personal decision upon all available facts in each situation; to vote our honest conviction in every case, un-swayed by partisan bias of any kind.”. Weeks ago, the Upper Perkiomen School Board meeting boiled over in controversy when school board officials turned the tide to narrowly vote to terminate the already started middle school project. Approval of Minutes A. UPCOMING VIRTUAL BOARD MEETINGS: Approval of Minutes Mr. Fain moved to approve the September 12, 2016 Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting Minutes and the September 13, 2016 Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting Minutes. Welcome Back for the 2019-20 School Year! ... Rotary Meeting July 21 (Jul 11, 2016) There were 22 members present and one guest (the speaker, Liz Kunkle from GoGreenWinnetka). Upper Perkiomen School Board President Raeann Hofkin. READ MORE NEWS . Leonard J. French Sr., 74, of Lower Saucon Township died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 at St. Lucille Ann Jani, 77, of Lower Saucon Township, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 at Westminster Village, Allentown. August 28, 2020 The Upper Perkiomen School Board voted Thursday to proceed with all fall sports as currently planned during its Zoom meeting. (https://sauconsource.com/2020/06/11/upper-perk-school-board-pres-under-fire-for-transphobic-comments/). And in the Southern Lehigh School District, two former students have created a Change.org petition demanding that anti-racist policies and curriculum be introduced. III. Raeann Hofkin is the current president of the nine-member Upper Perkiomen School Board, which serves students in East Greenville, Pennsburg, Green Lane, Red Hill, Upper Hanover Township, Marlborough Township and Hereford Township (Berks County). Power Kunkle HR Solutions. Lehigh Grads Circulate Petition, I Will Remember the Name, the Person and the Death of George Floyd (Op-Ed). **Information & links will be updated as meeting dates approach. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. at the Perkiomen Valley High School Library unless otherwise noted. Brian Neckermann of 2012 Bridgeport Avenue presented comments in support of participation with the Upper Perkiomen Valley Regional Police Department. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the Board and our community about recent guidance on the coming school year, to consider the implications for our Health & Safety Plan draft and School Reopening Plans as they currently exist, and to explore any necessary or possible changes to plans moving forward. Judith Maginnis will serve as the vice president. Committee membership consists of School Board members, administration, curriculum and instruction specialists, technology integration specialists, teachers, parents, community members, and students. January Board Meeting - January 7, 2021 at 7 p.m. 2229 East Buck RoadPennsburg, PA 18073P: 215-679-7961F: 215-679-6214, Superintendent & Board President Welcome Letters 2020-21, Marlborough Students Recognized for Encouragement, District Investments in AP Courses Prepare Students for College, Hereford 4th Graders Partner with Perkiomen School 8th Graders in Innovation Challenge, UPMS Drama Club Production of “Princess Who?” is Full of Laughs and Fairy-Tale Mystery, Marlborough Elementary After-School Club Teaches Kids that Science is Fun, Hereford 5th Grade Class Earns a Trip to the 80s for Good Behavior, Upper Perk Students Participate in PMEA Elementary & Junior High Song Fests, Arts Week 2018 Celebrates Student Excellence, Thank you, teachers: Happy Teacher Appreciation Week, Class of 2018 Kicks Off Graduation Week with Baccalaureate Service, Career Prep Series: Middle School Hosts Career Day to Encourage Career Exploration, Members of the Class of 2018 Recall Their Time at Upper Perk and Look to the Future, UPHS Class of 2018 Walks Across the Stage During Friday Evening’s Graduation Ceremony, Middle School Construction Update June 2018, UPSD honors five with Distinguished Service Awards, Community Celebrations & Open Houses for the New Schools. A similar but smaller protest was held in Riegelsville Monday, and another is planned for Hellertown this Saturday. Hofkin’s condemnation comes as other school board members in Pennsylvania are facing criticism for posts they have made regarding protests inspired by George Floyd’s death. Among a wild crowd of … Maginnis (Upper Perkiomen School District) to serve as the Board Representative to the Wellness Committee. Business meetings of the Perkiomen Valley Board of School Directors are held on the second Monday of each month. Home. Fly on Over to See UPMS’ Production of Peter Pan! In 2015, near the end of her first term on the school board, Hofkin told a local newspaper that she felt her job was often a thankless one, but that she was “learning the art of compromise and how to facilitate discussions among those with strong opinions and philosophies.”. She has consistently expressed her disdain for love, unity, peace and respect on multiple public platforms by now.”, “Having her hold a position as high and powerful as Upper Perkiomen School District President is–and I am not exaggerating here in the slightest–an atrocity,” he said. Banquet and Awards Ceremony. Ryan Kunkle. The comments were denounced by former student Jay Kressly Elias in a letter to the Upper Perkiomen School Board that was shared on the Upper Perk Residents Facebook page Wednesday; a post that has since gone viral. Upper Perkiomen School Board President C. Edward Mosheim expressed pleasure when informed that teachers had approved the contract. Very Active Member of the PTO. The link to view the meeting as well as a form to submit public comment and questions may be found on the district website, however comments and questions must be submitted at least two hours before the start of the meeting. If you recall, the Board added Andy Chambers as District Safety Consultant to the consent agenda at the January 7 School Board Meeting. View All. He also manages social media platforms and consults with other local businesses as part of his media company, Saucon Source LLC. Saucon Source has reached out to Hofkin to request comment, and will update this story with any remarks she submits or makes at the school board meeting Thursday. All Board and committee meeting … “But it was never from the people who knew me. In separate posts made under her name–screenshots of which appear below–Hofkin apparently made a derogatory reference to Levine’s transgender status by calling her to a “dicktator” and commented “love this” on a derogatory post about Levine in the Facebook group “REAL Residents of Upper Perk.”. Meanwhile in Chester County, school board member Karel Minor resigned after a Facebook comment he made referencing the manner in which Floyd died–with a knee on his neck–sparked anger, according to an NBC10 news story. school board news stories - get the latest updates from 6abc. A number of public posts on Hofkin’s personal Facebook page reveal what appears to be partisan bias. Board members also serve on various committees that hold meetings throughout the year. Motion carried; all ayes. If the School District closes for the day OR closes early on the day of our meeting, The meeting will be canceled and immediately rescheduled for the following Monday. ... Upper Perkiomen halts construction of new middle school. The new middle school wasn't on the agenda of Thursday night's Upper Perkiomen School District meeting, but it was on everyone's mind. By calling for Hofkin ’ s current term is due to expire in 2023 Thursday proceed! 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