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District planning move to mix of in-person, virtual classes
East Allegheny School District will hold a virtual town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday to discuss plans to move to a mix of in-person and online education.
At the board’s Oct. 12 meeting, school directors said the town hall will break down the proposed plan and allow time for questions and discussion.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the district began the school year with most students taking classes remotely, except for those who required face-to-face instruction due to special learning needs.
East Allegheny will transition to so-called “blended” learning during the second nine weeks, district officials said, with a mixture of both in-person and virtual instruction.
Parents can register for Tuesday’s meeting at the district’s website, www.eawildcats.net.
The board will vote on the plan at a special meeting to be held later this month, district officials said.
Also at the Oct. 12 meeting, School Director Stephen Volpe was honored by the Pennsylvania School Board Association for 12 years of service to the district.
James Summerville, PSBA member services manager, said Volpe was being added to the association’s Honor Roll of School Board Service.
Volpe represents Region 2 in the district and currently holds the title of treasurer.
“PSBA has been honoring long-term school directors and their volunteer service to their local communities through the honor roll program for nearly 35 years,” Summervile said. “We believe that school directors have a desire to give back to their local communities and the presentation of a certificate in their honor is our way of showing that.”
Summerville said school directors are unpaid volunteers who give of their free time to help contribute to the schools and their community.
Due to the current pandemic restrictions, Summerville said Volpe’s award would be mailed to the district, rather than presented in person.
Kristen Keleschenyi is a freelance writer in North Versailles Twp. and one of the hosts of the Kristen & Amber Show on WMCK Internet Radio at 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 p.m. Mondays and 4 p.m. Thursdays. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally published October 18, 2020.