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Changes in store for ASD’s school dress code
By Adam Clark, Of The Morning Call May 9, 2014
Facing thousands of school uniform infractions each month, Allentown School District is considering changing its dress code next school year to give students more options for shoes and sweaters. Any changes would be minor but could address some of the district’s most common problems during its first year with school uniforms, said Nicolas Perez, director of community and student services. The current uniform calls for khaki or dark colored dress pants and different colored polo shirts or sweaters depending on which school students attend.
Allentown schools add kindergarten positions in tentative final budget
By Adam Clark, Of The Morning Call May 8, 2014
Allentown School District’s tentative final budget eliminates 11 fewer teaching jobs than the previous plan, raises taxes 5.85 percent and taps $3.8 million from unassigned reserves. The updated proposal still eliminates the 74 teaching positions outlined in the preliminary budget. But the district has decided to add 11 full day kindergarten teachers using money from Gov. Luke’s Half Marathon 5K. The 30th running of the event brought people from 34 states to the city for the two day event. Trexler Trust announced $4.4 million in grants Tuesday, up slightly from last year. The trust, established by Allentown’s best known philanthropist, is one of the Lehigh Valley’s leading private foundations. It has distributed more than $130 million over 80 years to support Lehigh County nonprofits and the Allentown park system. As specified in Gen. Trexler’s will,
Allentown this year got the largest single allocation: $1.4 million to support its parks. The taxpayers are again left to pay the bill. The Allentown School District plans to raise our taxes. The city needs to sell the golf gulf and give the money to the school district. After all, Allentown sold its water and sewer system to raise revenue. Why does the city need to own a golf course? Rachel Ritz AllentownScene: A spirited High Notes Gala benefits Allentown School District
The Allentown School District Foundation held its 4th annual High Notes Gala on March 22 at Miller Symphony Hall. The evening celebrated Allentown School District students, while raising awareness for the foundation, which supports programs for ASD students in grades K 12 in science, social studies, art, music, physical fitness, athletics, literacy and more. A record number of supporters attended the gala, which had a theme of “Unleash Your Footloose Spirit. Administrators had already known it was possible the district wouldn’t qualify for a special exception for excessive special education costs, which would have combined with other exceptions to allow the district to exceed the 2.6 percent increase allowed by the state.