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The Bulletin Board Newsletter
A monthly e-newsletter highlighting the discussions, decisions and business of the North Penn School District Board of School Directors.
The North Penn School Board (NPSB) welcomes questions and feedback from the community. To that end, community members may email the entire board at

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Board Members

Tina Stoll, President
Christian D. Fusco, Vice President
Dr. Elisha K. Gee
Jonathan M. Kassa
Dr. Wanda Lewis-Campbell
Timothy MacBain
Juliane Ramić
Al Roesch
Cathy Wesley
Letter to the Community
Meeting Information
School Board Virtual Meeting Information
In consideration of the health and safety of the school community, notice is hereby given that the NPSD Board of School Directors shall convene all meetings virtually until further notice.

How to Watch Meetings
Residents can watch live on the NPTV YouTube Channel, North Penn News, or NPTV local Comcast Cable Channel 28 and Verizon FIOS-TV Channel 29.

A recording of this meeting will be available at on the district website, the NPTV YouTube Channel, and will air on North Penn Television Comcast Cable Channel 28 and Verizon FIOS-TV Channel 29 for the next three business days at 12:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

How to View Meeting Agendas
Meeting agendas are published the week of the meeting and can be viewed online on BoardDocs. To view meeting agendas, visit BoardDocs and select the "Meetings" tab in the top right corner. From there, find and select the meeting, and then click "view agenda".

How to Participate in Meetings
Public comment will be available using Zoom. For privacy purposes, a link to make public comment will be available on our website 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

When it is time for public comment, please use the “raise your hand” feature in the zoom webinar. We will take public comment in order that hands were raised. Please listen for your name when called upon for comment and unmute your microphone.

If you do not have access to zoom, please email your comments to and it will be included in the board minutes.
Meetings in Review

January 21, 7:00 pm
Upcoming Meetings

February 9, 6:00 pm

February 18, 7:00 pm

ECI Committee
February 2, 6:00 pm

Facilities & Operations Committee
February 22, 6:30 pm

Finance Committee
February 9, 7:00 pm
February 16, 6:00 pm - Special Meeting for Budget Development

Policy Committee
February 9, 5:00 pm

Safe Schools Committee
February 22, 6:00 pm, ESC
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Committee Reports
Education/Curriculum/Instruction (ECI) Committee
The ECI Committee met virtually on January 5, 2021.

School Calendar 2021-2022
NPSD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Todd Bauer presented the proposed school calendar for the 2021-2022 academic year which included the holidays of Diwali and Eid al-Fitr. With the addition of these holidays to those traditionally in the calendar, the school calendar is more reflective of the diversity of the North Penn school district community.

Summer Program Update
NPSD Curriculum Supervisor Nina Fenstermaker presented the results of the Virtual Summer Enrichment program that was conducted in 2020. During the six week program, 1200 students and 21 NPSD teachers participated. The program was aligned to a central theme to engage the students and their families. This program, as well as the modified in-person Summer Program, will be conducted during 2021.

Cultural Proficiency & Equity Professional Development Update
Despite the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the district was able to engage in various endeavors toward furthering the cultural proficiency of its staff. These endeavors included meetings of the Cultural Proficiency & Equity teams and Executive Committee, participation in DVCEE sponsored events, an administrators’ book study, North Penn Parents in Equity, ongoing collaborations with consultants, and professional development for instructional and support staff professionals.

Equity Policy Update
Dr. Bauer updated the committee on the Equity in Education policy development process. The policy was presented to the Policy Committee this month as well.
Dr. Elisha K. Gee

Christian Fusco, Tim MacBain
The next ECI Committee meeting will be held on February 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm.
Facilities and Operations Committee
The Facilities and Operations Committee did not meet in December. Updates from the meeting held on January 25, 2021 will be shared in next month's newsletter. The next Facilities and Operations Committee meeting will be held on February 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm.
Jonathan Kassa

Vice Chair:
Cathy Wesley

Juliane Ramić,
Tina Stoll
Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met virtually on January 12, 2021.

Tax Collector Compensation
Steve Skrocki, NPSD Chief Financial Officer reviewed the tax collector compensation process. Compensation for tax collectors, who are elected every four years, may be established by school boards once every four years but no later than February 15 of the election year. Compensation may not be changed until four years thereafter. The comparative county data was reviewed. This item appears on tonight's agenda.

2021-2022 Budget
Skrocki provided an update on the first draft of next fiscal year's budget. Department presentations will start in February.

ASBO Meritorious Budget Award
Skrocki announced the business office was the recipient of the Meritorious Budget Award for the sixth straight year.

Federal Stimulus
Skrocki provided an overview of the latest round of stimulus funding the district will be receiving. Subsequent to the meeting the district learned the final total for this round of funding is $4.6 million.

Financial Reports
Skrocki provided highlights of the monthly financial reports.
Christian Fusco

Vice Chair:
Al Roesch

Committee of the Whole
The next Finance Committee meeting will be held on February 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Please note that the NPSB Worksession meeting and the Finance Committee meeting will swap time slots.
NPSD Educational Foundation
The NPSD Educational Foundation Board of Trustees met virtually on January 6, 2021.

The Foundation is very pleased to announce a prosperous December in terms of fundraising. The organization's annual appeal raised $7,000 while their staff tribute program received $6,000 in donations. For both campaigns, this is the most amount of money raised in the history of the Foundation. Their success is a testament to the hard work of the Foundation this past year to strengthen the board and their development efforts. Part of this strategy involved hiring a development professional, North Penn resident Danielle Blanchard. Many thanks to Danielle and the NPSD Office of School and Community Engagement who assisted her.

The Foundation also discussed whether the organization should hold its annual online auction. They are happy to report that they will! The auction will run from April 28 to May 4. The auction is always popular among families, staff and community and offers everything from lunch with the superintendent to gift cards. This year they are focusing on local experiences and products. You will be hearing more in the coming weeks on how you can help.

The Foundation would also like to recognize the Philadelphia Marathi Mandal organization out of North Wales who donated $800 to the Foundation to support the North Penn Strong internet access program at home. Their generosity is greatly appreciated!

The Foundation also approved 13 mid-year grants for the year, ranging from STEM projects to supporting the social emotional health of students. Totaling just over $16,000, these projects will be implemented now through the end of the year.

The next NPSD Educational Foundation Board of Trustees meeting will be held on February 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm.
Board of Trustees Member:
Juliane Ramić
Policy Committee
The Policy Committee met on November 10, 2020.

Continuing with review of the 200 Policy Series, which is student focused, the committee considered and discussed seven (7) policies. This is the third group of policies from the 200 series that has been reviewed. The content of these is drawn from the PA School Code as well as the policies, guidelines, and practices in place within NPSD. Also, the committee was given notice of intent to repeal policies that will be replaced by new policies.
Christian Fusco

Al Roesch,
Tina Stoll
The next Policy Committee meeting will be held on December 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
Safe Schools Committee
The Safe Schools Committee did not meet in December. Updates from the meeting held on January 25, 2021 will be shared in next month's newsletter. The next Safe Schools Committee meeting will be held on February 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm.
Jonathan Kassa

Dr. Wanda Lewis-Campbell,
Cathy Wesley