In a room nearly filled to capacity, the East Penn School Board June 25 meeting began with newly-appointed board member Allan Byrd taking the oath of office. Byrd replaces Alan Earnshaw with his term expiring Dec. 2, 2019.
Director Ken Bacher was elected president by his fellow board members with Director Paul Champagne chosen to serve as vice president.
Parents and guardians recently attended a program about the dangers of underage vaping at Eyer Middle School. Organized by Emmaus High School Principal Dr. Kate Kieres and Caron Treatment Centers, the event discussed the growing trend of vaping, the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol produced by an electronic device.
Attendees also learned how to prevent and seek treatment for addiction.
Mallory Henry, coordinator of student prevention program services at Caron Centers, began the program by covering the basics of vaping.