Printed District Calendar Might Return in East Penn
If East Penn School District can raise $8,000 more in external funds, parents could again receive a hard copy of the district calendar.
The East Penn Superintendent of Schools told the Board of School Directors at Monday night’s school board meeting that a hard copy of the annual school district may make a comeback.
Dr. Thomas L. Seidenberger told the board that East Penn Community Liaison Nicole Bloise has been working to drum up external funds to support the calendar. He said she needs to generate about $8,000 more in order to pay for a printed calendar for next year.
East Penn discontinued the printed district calendar for the 2011-2012 school year as part if its “Going green” program. The initiative was designed to make East Penn more environmentally friendly by minimizing the use of paper district-wide and save some money in the process.
Printed report cards and registration materials for the community education program were also cut as part of this "Going Green" program. The elimination of the paper school district calendar met with some backlash from East Penn parents.
“I always said that if we could find some people to support a hard copy of our district calendar we would go ahead and do it,” Siedenberger said. “We need $8,000 more and then we can do it. We can give parents what they want, which is a hard copy of our district calendar to put on their refrigerators.”
The 2011-2012 East Penn School District calendar can be accessed online on the school district website.