Board recognizes outstanding student achievements in April action meeting

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Julia Nardone

The North Penn School Board met virtually for their April action meeting with various teachers from around the district recognizing outstanding student achievements.

LANSDALE- In another virtual action meeting after a canceled worksession this month, the North Penn School Board addressed concerns regarding their recent virtual setting that will soon change in May as well as significant student achievements in music, sports, and education.

Before beginning the recognitions for special groups in the district, President Tina Stoll acknowledged the unfortunate passing of three North Penn students in the past month saying “the School Board and administration would like to extend our condolences to those families and to let them know they are in our thoughts and prayers.”

The School Board and administration would like to extend our condolences to those families and to let them know they are in our thoughts and prayers.”

— President Tina Stoll

A wide variety of different student activities were recognized next by the Board. The NPHS boys track team was introduced by Assistant coach Jonathan Fluck, the NMTCC was introduced by Steven Monastra, the Pennfield Jazz was introduced by David Orehowsky, the Penndale Navy Jazz Band was introduced by David Divalentino, and all three PMEA District 11 students for choir, band, and orchestra were introduced by Matthew Klenk, Joseph Santanello, and Erica Milbourne respectively. 

Based on a question early in the Audience of Citizens, solicitor Kyle Somers clarified some information about the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act during his committee report.

“The Sunshine Act requires that meetings of agencies, which does include a school district, be open to the public and certainly virtual meetings are advertised to the public, are made available to the public, the public is able to view, and join, and comment during these meetings,” Somers said.

All of the motions in the Superientents report were moved, and the meeting quickly switched to other business, and then the second Audience of Citizens.

In the other business portion, Stoll mentioned that the International Spring Festival is this upcoming weekend at North Penn High School from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be a parade that will begin at 11:30 am for anyone who wants to watch, and participate in a special community event.

[The International Spring Festival] is a great family-friendly, free, event.”

— Dr. Todd Bauer

“[The International Spring Festival] is a great family-friendly, free, event,” Assistant Superintendent Dr. Todd Bauer added, giving some information on some of the activities and events taking place.

The next School Board meeting will be a worksession on Tuesday, May 10th, at 7 pm.