* He also announced East Penn School District now is on Facebook. He said Facebook will be used to celebrate student success and tell unusual human interest stories about things happening in the district that people otherwise might not learn about.
* The superintendent reported slightly less than 8,000 students are enrolled in the district for the 2013-14 school year, which he said is a little surprising. He said he’ll have a better idea of enrollment by early October, explaining the numbers often fluctuate until then. He also will present the board with an update on class sizes in October.
He reported the district hired two additional special education teachers this year “and we’re going to be looking at more staff,” because its population of special ed students is increasing. “These kids are coming and it’s our obligation to serve them.”
“For the first time in a long time, not a great number of students are going to cyber charter schools,” said the superintendent. “Maybe the publicity is starting to make an impact.”