With the start of school less than a month away, the North Penn School Board has filled two key building leadership positions. Pete Nicholson will earn almost $104,000 annually as the assistant principal at North Penn High School. He is currrently a middle school principal in the Allentown School District. The school board also hired an elementary school principal from the Parkland School District in Lehigh County to be the new princiapl at Gwynedd Square Elementary School. Bill Bowen is a North Penn High School graduate and he grew up in North Wales. His salary will be $116,000.
A former teacher at Calvary Bartist School in Towamencin will spend at least eleven months in jail. 27-year-old Nicole Jacques of Maple Avenue in Hatfield Township was sentenced Friday for having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy she once taught. The former teacher will report to jail on August 26th. The father of the teenage victim discovered the inappropriate relationship after examining the cell phone bill of his son and noting more than 1,100 text messages between Jacques and the boy during a two-and-a-half week period.
A local State lawmaker says the Federal Government is not trying to implement new education standards through something called Common Core. State Rep. Paul Clymer chairs the House Education Committee says local residents are adopting Pennsylvania Core Standards.
“These standards are only applicable to public schools, not private, religious or the home school community. They will be exempt.”
Clymer says there’s been a lot of rumors about Common Core, which precipitated an informational hearing of the Education Committee in Harrisburg on Monday. Clymer says setting the curriculum is still the function of the local school district.
Paul Caracchiolo, a track team member at Souderton High School has organized a 5-k run called “Pace Yourself For Parkinson’s.” Caracchiolo says his grandfather passed away from Parkinson’s. He says, it’s happening Saturday, September 7th at Franconia Community Park
“We have guest speakers at 10am. It officially starts at 10:30am. Dr. Lee Kubersky, my grandfather’s Parkinson’s doctor, will be speaking about Parkinson’s and what is and how we can raise awareness. We hope to raise 6,000 dollars.”
Caracchiolo is carrying out the 5-k run with his classmate, David Capobianchi. Caracchiolo was a guest Thursday morning on the AM-Edition with Darryl Berger