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TE School District and Teachers Sign 3-Year Contract

Thu, 2017-11-09 07:37
Based on the agenda for last night’s TE School District Special Meeting, the purpose of the meeting was a Priority Discussion on the fact-finding timeline of the teachers’ contract with summary of the report. It was stated that the Board was unable to publish details contained in the report prior to the Board discussion. However, […]
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Election 2017: Referendum on President Trump as Democrats upped their game in Tredyffrin and TE School District races

Wed, 2017-11-08 07:40
The “Trump Effect” sweeping the nation found its way to our local municipal and school board elections. Every local election can be seen as a referendum on President Trump as voters came out in mass and cast their votes overwhelmingly in support of Democratic candidates, ousting sitting Republicans in the process. In the Tredyffrin Township […]
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Politics & Government Start at the Local Level: Vote For the Person, Not the Political Party

Mon, 2017-11-06 09:48
Politics and government start at the local level – Election Day 2017 is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7. The local 2017 campaign season has taken a toll.  It has been difficult (and disheartening) to watch as friends and neighbors turned on each other; sometimes over important campaign issues and other times with unfounded personal attacks. (From […]
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“He Said, She Said” – Now What? T/E School Board Race Plagued with Legal Questions

Fri, 2017-10-20 13:06
“He Said, She Said – What’s Next” says it all!  There continues to be accusations of misinformation and confusion surrounding the T/E School District’s 60-day resignation policy and how this regulation affects the Region II School Director race between candidates Doug Anestad (R) and Kyle Boyer (D). Local municipal races are important and facts do […]
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UPDATED: Who Said Local Elections Aren’t Interesting — T/E School District Region 2 Candidate is Also a T/E School District Teacher! How is that Possible??

Tue, 2017-10-17 03:37
UPDATE: The following  blog post originally appeared on October 12. After posting, I contacted T/E Region District 2 school board candidates Kyle Boyer (D) and Doug Anestad (R) and chair of Tredyffrin Township Democratic Committee  Kathleen Keohane, offering to post responses to the post. I received responses from Doug Anestad and Kathleen Keohane and those […]
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Wednesday, October 18: Meet the Tredyffrin Township Supervisor Candidates at Surrey Services

Mon, 2017-10-16 21:45
Upcoming on Wednesday, October 18, Surrey Services located at 60 Surrey Way (formerly 60 Chestnut Avenue) in Devon will host a Q&A of the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisor candidates.  The public is welcome to attend the free forum from 6-7:30 PM. Questions can be submitted in advance to info@surreyservices.org Sadly, no League of Women […]
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Saturday, October 14 — Antiquing & Planting Trees in Tredyffrin’s Great Valley

Thu, 2017-10-12 10:47
If you are looking for something to do this Saturday, October 14th there’s a couple of events in the Great Valley section of Tredyffrin Township that you may find of interest. Polly Hagan Antiques will hold its annual Fall Barn Sale (9 AM – 3 PM) on Saturday and will feature primitives, collectibles and antiques. The […]
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TE School District Taxpayers in the Dark

Sun, 2017-09-24 16:03
I received the following press release Sunday morning from a Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) representative. Tredyffrin/Easttown Education Association (TEEA) to Hold Informational Picket before September 25th School Board Meeting What: Teachers and educators of the Tredyffrin/Easttown Education Association (TEEA) are holding an Informational Picket before the next School Board meeting to protest their lack […]
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No School for Students in Methacton School District – Teacher Strike Continues

Mon, 2017-09-18 20:44
Teachers in the Methacton School District have been working without a contract since January.   A stalemate in the bargain process led to the strike Monday by the teachers as authorized by its union, Methacton Education Association (MEA). There are 5,000 students enrolled in the Methacton School District. The union represents 403 teachers and professional staff. […]
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Cloaked in Secrecy Approach to Contract Negotiations Not Working … T/E Teachers Return to Classroom Without a Contract

Thu, 2017-09-07 13:06
In the T/E School District, the students have returned to school and the teachers have returned to work. However, the District teachers returned to the classroom without a settled contract. The Tredyffrin Easttown Education Association (TEEA) contract with the T/E School District expired on June 30, 2017.  The teachers’ contract expired in June with absolutely […]
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FREE: “Opioid Crisis in Our Back Yard” – Sunday, Sept. 10, 1-4 PM, Wilson Farm Park, Chesterbrook

Thu, 2017-09-07 06:06
Addiction can strike anywhere and in any community, including ours — we have watched heroin use and seriously life-threatening addictions become more common.  Our community, like many across the country, is learning this first-hand with a dramatic rise in the cases of drug abuse, addiction, overdoses and deaths. Learn about the “Opioid Crisis in Our […]
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