In a statement at the end of the East Penn Board of School Directors meeting July 8, Lynn Donches defended her proposed budget cuts from the last meeting and credited her lack of information to her fellow board members voting to deny her requests.
Donches believes she is not receiving sufficient information on expenditures to fulfill her responsibility as a board member.
The East Penn Board of School Directors passed their final zero-increase budget June 24 for the 2013-214 fiscal year after several hours of debate.
Superintendent Thomas Seidenberger began his presentation with thanks for the many faculty involved in the budget development, saying, "Changes are not made in isolation. It is a collaborative team process. Each person charged with developing the budget does his or her own budget based on the future, not the past."
A traffic study done at the intersection of Church and Main streets has shown less dramatic results than expected for Macungie Borough. According to borough engineer Ryan Kern of Barry Isett & Associates, the results of the traffic study may warrant submittal to PennDOT but it is likely a traffic light would be rejected.
The rights of citizens to speak at meetings of the East Penn Board of School Directors has fallen under scrutiny again as the board assents to consider revisions to its existing policy.
Macungie residents living along Village Walk Drive received a notice from the Borough Authority that the easement along their properties will now be enforced, after years of receiving permits and even reissued permits from Borough Council, says Joel Cope who stood before council with his grievance June 3.
Macungie Borough Council members assembled long enough May 20 to announce council could not meet quorum, and therefore all business would be postponed until the June 3 meeting.
As of Monday May 13, the East Penn School District will participate in the much-debated Tax Increment Financing plan for the proposed Hamilton Crossings shopping center. Only moments after voting this in the board of directors approved a final proposed budget whose star feature is a zero-percent tax increase.
Citizens of East Penn School District packed the Macungie Institute April 30 to meet the candidates for the board of school directors.
Six of the eight candidates appeared to answer questions gathered from the community by East Penn Invested Citizens and the East Penn Chamber of Commerce. Questions were drawn from a jar; the first asked the opinion of the candidates on the district's strengths, and how each would maintain and maximize those strengths.
MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Safety and security of police officers may have been compromised by computer virus
Although Macungie Borough Council cannot and does not comment on litigation developments regarding the GPS units in police vehicles, there was some discussion at the May 6 meeting on a virus that could be compromising police security.
In anticipation of the upcoming National School Boards Association's "technology visit," East Penn's Director of Technology Michael Mohn presented a brief overview to the school board of the visit's structure and agenda.