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Community Forum - September 29

The Elizabethtown Area School District Board of School Directors invites the public to a Community Forum on Wednesday, September 29, at 5 p.m. at Elizabethtown Area High School. The forum's two primary purposes are as follows:

  • Provide an opportunity for the school directors to review and discuss the pertinent information they will consider in deciding on the future of Mill Road and Rheems Elementary Schools.
  • Provide an opportunity for the community to listen to the school board's conversation (no citizen comments).

To make the board conversation as productive as possible, the District conducted a ThoughtExchange from September 8 through September 15 with the following question:

What questions or concerns are still outstanding that the Board of School Directors needs to consider with regard to consolidating our K-2 schools?

In total, 567 stakeholders took part in the Exchange offering 401 thoughts and 12,738 ratings. The information generated from the ThoughtExchange will help inform the school directors on all voices within the community and the considerations needed to make future decisions regarding facilities and finances.

The Board is gearing up for a final decision on whether or not to close one or both of the schools. At the October 12, 2021, workshop session, the school directors will hold discussions to find a consensus on the best option forward. If the consensus is to close a school or schools, the Board will decide whether or not to move forward with the formal school closing process at the October 26, 2021, action meeting.

Interested stakeholders can attend the community forum in-person or online using the ZOOM platform. 

If you wish to listen to the conversation online, please do so through the following the log-in information below.

Please note, by order of the PA Department of Health, ALL in-person attendees to the Community Forum, including school board members, school personnel, and community stakeholders, are required to wear a solid, protective face covering that covers their nose and mouth inside our schools at all times. If you are unable to wear a face covering for the duration of the Forum, a reasonable accommodation has been established through our live stream option on the District's YouTube channel.

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Topic: Community Forum - September 29, 2021

When: September 29, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Agenda: http://go.boarddocs.com/pa/etwn/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=C72H9M476B7F

Join from: https://etownschools-org.zoom.us/j/87637327954

Or join by phone: US: +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799 

Meeting ID: 876 3732 7954

International numbers available: https://etownschools-org.zoom.us/u/kzTTajPGv