Public Education Questionnaire – Candidate Dr. Dean Donaher

The Following answers are from Dr. Dean Donaher from our Bethlehem School District Board of Directors, running for State Representative, Northampton County 138th Legislative District 1. Do you believe state funding for public education is adequate to meet all student’s needs? No. Currently state funding is not equitably distributed. The “Fair Funding Formula” recently passed by […]

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Why I Love William Penn Elementary

If I could describe William Penn Elementary School in one word it would be family. The teachers and staff are like an extended family and genuinely love all their students. I fully entrust them with my children every day and am so thankful for our little gem of a school. I first entered William Penn […]

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Why I love Thomas Jefferson Elementary

In order to write about the many reasons that I love Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (TJ) I took a moment to stop and think about what makes a great school and what are the things that provide a student with an excellent education.  There are indeed many pieces that need to work cohesively in order […]

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Why I Love Calypso Elementary

      People say everything happens for a reason, I am a firm believer in that (for somethings).  My children have been in the BASD for the past 7 years.  We have loved and enjoyed our first child’s teachers in elementary school and now middle school very much.  It has been said that every child is different, […]

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Why We Love William Penn Elementary School

“What we like about William Penn Elementary most is the sense of Community. All the way from the connection with other parents and families, up to being able to meet with the superintendent. You really get the feeling that everyone here cares. Teachers and staff go above and beyond with all sorts of after-school programs […]

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Why I Love Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Thomas Jefferson is the perfect school for my family. Every time I walk into the school, I am impressed with how every staff member and teacher greets my son by name and with a smile. They are genuinely glad to see Joey and he is excited to be there. Every morning I drop my son […]

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How a loophole let charter schools ‘buy’ buildings and still collect rent from state

A recent Morning Call article detailing how a PA loophole is allowing charter schools to essentially rip of PA taxpayers by allowing them to buy their buildings and still collect state reimbursed rent money. You can read the full article here: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-allentown-executive-education-academy-charter-school-lease-reimbursements-20171204-story.html#nws=true   BASD Proud Parents is strictly pro-public education. We are an independent group with […]

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Bethlehem Area School District Support Services & Programs Highlights

Are you aware of the extensive services and programs offered by the BASD School District? Here is a breakdown along with contact info for each program/service. The Bethlehem Area School District provides many supports, services, and programs to our students and families. Parents should contact a building administrator or identified department,   Educational Services Special […]

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Why I Love Calypso Elementary

We’ve been part of the Calypso family for five years now, since my daughter started there in 2nd Grade after we moved to Bethlehem.  (She’s now in 7th Grade at Nitschmann Middle School and my son in 4th Grade at Calypso.)     When we bought our home West Bethlehem, we were encouraged by all […]

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Parent Advocacy Workshop

Would you like to become more involved? There is a great Parent Advocacy workshop coming up in March! Gain the necessary tools you need to advocate for BASD public education. Advocate for BASD with local legislators Keep informed Network Take action Contact/educate local legislators #stayinformed #educate #advocate

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