East Penn Schools may Open Before Labor Day
Working 2012-2013 school calendar has an August start date.
A spokesperson for the East Penn School District says it is possible that the 2012-2013 school year in East Penn could start before Labor Day.
Nicole Bloise, East Penn community liaison, says that the district does have a working 2012-2013 school calendar that will be presented to the East Penn Board of School Directors for approval at the board’s Feb 13. meeting.
Nothing becomes official until the board votes on it, Bloise says.
“A lot of schools in Lehigh County are starting before Labor Day next year,” Bloise says. “We are looking at that as an option.
“We have a working calendar with an August start date. There is the potential that we could start before Labor Day, but that is not set in stone.”
Bloise would not say what date in August school would begin.
East Penn parents have been buzzing about the potential pre-Labor Day start date on Facebook for about a week. The Facebook posts were triggered by a Jan. 11 guidance office information night held at Emmaus High School for incoming freshmen and their parents.
According to the Facebook posts, the parents were told about the pre-Labor day start during the guidance office program on Jan. 11.
Parkland School District, which was also considering an earlier start date for 2012-2013 school year, recently decided against the pre-Labor Day start due to contract negotiations with the teacher's union.