On July 8, the Salisbury Township School Board interviewed eight individuals who expressed interest in filling the vacancy left by the early departure of Courtney Gibbs.
The Salisbury Township School District School Board held a special meeting July 8 with the intent of selecting a candidate to fill the vacant board seat left by the premature departure of Courtney Gibbs, which she announced at a meeting June 22. About 30 community members joined the school board on Zoom to watch the selection process.
The Salisbury Township School Board curriculum and technology committee met June 22 via Zoom focusing on the successful aspects and challenges during the latter half of the 2019-2020 school year and potential changes for 2020-2021.
On June 22, the Salisbury Township School District board held its regular monthly meeting via Zoom to review several important topics. The meeting is the first on the heels of the momentous decision to reconfigure the district.
Several topics were covered, but the subject that loomed large over the proceedings of the evening was the announcement of the resignation of board member Courtney Gibbs.
Board member Sarah Nemitz read Gibbs’ letter of resignation to commit the statement to the board minutes.
On June 3, the Salisbury Township School District board held a special meeting via Zoom to vote on the closure of Western Salisbury Elementary School in a reconfiguration of the grades in the district.
The meeting opened with a period for public comment, with most input advocating strongly against the closure but also with many voices calling for an end to staffing and programming cuts in Salisbury schools.
On June 3, the Salisbury Township School Board held its monthly meeting virtually via Zoom discussing primarily financial matters for the district.
Connecting an entire school district to a brand new distance-learning program is quite a challenge. Coordinator of Technology for Salisbury Township School District Chris Smith talked with The Press about how the program got up and running so smoothly and talked about some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of assisting students with their devices.
Q: Who is responsible for technical support during distance learning?
The Salisbury Township School Board held its monthly meeting May 20 virtually via Zoom. In light of current issues regarding reconfiguration alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, in large part the meeting focused on budgetary issues and a deeper understanding of the where the district stands financially at this time.
On May 20, the Salisbury Township School Board’s Curriculum and Technology Committee held its monthly meeting via Zoom. The main order of business was to discuss the adoption of a new plan for teaching mathematics concepts for students in grades kindergarten through eighth throughout the district.
Director of Teaching and Learning Kelly Pauling discussed the culmination of over a year’s worth of work looking into best possible curriculum options for Salisbury students.
On April 24, Salisbury Township School District Director of Special Education Dr. Tracey Jacobi and Supervisor of Special Education Michael Vacaro hosted a forum for parents and guardians on creating suitable home learning environments for students.
The meeting was held online via Zoom and was free to those who registered for the forum in advance.