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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 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.

and 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.

MS April 26, 2012 at 05:50 PM
The school district can always find a way to change something.....nothing is ever set in stone with the district, I know that just from the few years being in it....if they WANT to change something, they find ways to do it....
Katie Young April 26, 2012 at 09:02 PM
I can't tell you how many early dismissal's and events going on I didn't know about because of not having the school calendar this year!!! I know I'm not the only parent missing this calendar!! Please bring them back!! Like Missy said cut back on the paper by all the garbage that gets sent home, and print calendars, and report cards!!!
Robert Sentner April 26, 2012 at 09:18 PM
So every school district is sending BMI letters out is that what you are saying ???? I know of school districts that are not sending these letters out.
Lisa Amey April 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM
I think some parents really miss the calendar and some don't need it. The best option is for the school district to give families the option to choose whether they want one sent or not. It would certainly cut down the overall amount of those printed, andt it would satisfy those families who really need one.
watermantimes5 April 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM
I have 3 children in the EPSD at 3 different schools. It is a waste of paper to get the same letter 3 times. Why can't that letter just be sent 1 per family...I know a stamp is a small thing but we could save money by just sending once to families.

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