At the Oct. 30 curriculum and technology committee meeting, building principals and administrators shared district testing results, data sources and an overview of systems and training modules in place to assist students.
At the high school level, Principal Heather Morningstar and Assistant Principal Brian Muschlitz said the Literature Keystone Performance showed a 73.43 percent proficiency and 82 percent of students are meeting annual academic growth expectations. Nine of the 31 learning support students are proficient.
Lower Macungie Library will host Ingrid Bohn and Robin Reichert from the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild in a program of scary stories 6 p.m. This family-friendly event is open to all ages. Advance registration is required and participants are asked to bring a canned food item for the Second Harvest Food Bank. For additional information, contact Lower Macungie Library at 610-966-6864 or visit the library website at www.lowermaclib.org.
Fellowship Community, Whitehall, will not be holding a seminar Nov. 3, as published in The Press’ Oct. 26 seniors insert. An incorrect article was printed.
The Press regrets the error.
Medical Marijuana Facilities regulations have been approved for Salisbury Township, even though no facilities are publicly proposed for the township.
By a vote of 4-0, with one commissioner absent, the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners approved the amendment to the township Zoning Ordinance at the Oct. 26 township meeting. Commissioner Debra Brinton made the motion, seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves, to vote on the ordinance.
Two candidates are seeking to be elected to a four-year term as Lehigh County executive in the Nov. 7 Municipal Election.
The Press asked the candidates the following question: What would be your first priority if elected Lehigh County executive?
Their responses follow.
PHILLIPS ARMSTRONG (D)
As Lehigh County executive, I will first develop open communications with the board and all departments. I will work hard on building a strong regional economy that attracts first-rate employers to our region.
Hundreds of calls every day are made to 911 call centers in the Lehigh Valley from people needing help from police, fire or EMS agencies.
Sometimes animals, too, need help from a first responder. That’s when authorities ask the 911 center to dispatch first responders from CART – the County Animal Response Team which has special equipment and training to assist animals in emergencies.
Two candidates are seeking one spot as a Lehigh County commissioner in District 2, which includes the townships of South Whitehall and Upper and Lower Macungie and the Borough of Alburtis.
The Press asked the candidates the following question: As a Lehigh County Commissioner, how could you help the senior citizens of the Lehigh Valley?
Their responses follow.
SHOAIB CHAUDHARY (D)