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No School for Students in Methacton School District – Teacher Strike Continues

Mon, 2017-09-18 21:44
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 14:06
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 07:06
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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Looking for public updates from the TE School Board on District lawsuits, teacher contracts … but none given!

Tue, 2017-06-13 23:39
Communication + Transparency = Trust I attended the final TESD school board meeting of the 2016-17 school year on Monday night for several reasons. First, I wanted to hear the District’s statement about the two important lawsuits filed in the last couple of weeks. On May 17, Thomas Batgos, an assistant Conestoga High School football […]
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Conestoga High School Student Sexual Assault Case: Federal Lawsuit Filed — Lawsuit in Separate Case Pending

Sun, 2017-06-11 22:40
This is a follow-up post to my last post “TE School District served with another lawsuit” dated June 8. After posting the previous article, I was emailed a copy of the federal lawsuit and  press release from Ross Feller Casey, the Philadelphia law firm who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the parents of the […]
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TE School District Served With Another Lawsuit

Thu, 2017-06-08 17:32
Lawsuits against TE School District and Conestoga High School administrators are climbing at an alarming rate. Two weeks ago on May 25, I wrote the headline, “Conestoga High School Hazing Fallout: Football Coach Sues T/E School District Administrators”.  We learned that Thomas Batgos, an assistant Conestoga High School football coach fired by the T/E School […]
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Three T/E School District Contracts Due to Expire in 30 Days … What is the Status on the Teachers (TEEA) Contract, Non-Instructional Group (TENIG) Contract and Act 93 (Administrators) Agreement?

Tue, 2017-05-30 22:59
The TESD Finance Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, May 31, 6:30 PM is available here. The school board is on the countdown to the approval of the 2017-18 budget on Monday, June 12 but there’s a major open issue as indicated in the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting. Actually, there are three unknowns or ‘TBD’ as […]
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