New Hope-Solebury School District - Meeting Recordings

  • MEETING HIGHLIGHTS:

    At the June 24, 2021 Board of School Directors meeting, the following items were presented and/or approved:

    Recognition of Diwali: The Board of School Directors voted to approve a school closure for Diwali due to the growing student population who observe this holiday. An NHSSD student, Nikita, has led the effort to request formal recognition of Diwali from the Board and offered a presentation citing a student petition she assembled, the decisions of neighboring school districts to recognize Diwali, and the importance of the District’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. For 2021, the school will close on November 4, 2021. View the updated calendar here.

    Health and Safety Plan: The Board approved the School Administration’s proposed revisions to the Health and Safety Plan and the Athletic Health and Safety Plan. The most notable components of the revised plan include a confirmed return to full-time, five-day instruction in Fall 2021 and removing the mask mandate for instructional programming and District-sponsored events, per guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. For reference, the District has developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions to explain the newest components of the plans here.