Press Release - June 16, 2020

Press Release - June 16, 2020

LITTLESTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE

June 16, 2020


 

The Littlestown Area School District School Board approved  actions at the board meeting to support providing a high quality education now and into the future.   Some of the highlights include the following:

  • The district donated 386 Chromebooks to parents in the district.
  • A revised 2020-2021 LASD 2.0 Agile Calendar which did not change the start or end days of school for parents and students but did change the teacher work days.  The district also applied to use up to 5 remote/online days from the state, instead of having snow days, called FID-Flexible Instructional Days.  The calendar is posted on the district’s website at https://www.lasd.k12.pa.us/about/district-calendar
  • A Health and Safety Plan for summer athletic/extracurricular workouts was approved so students and coaches may start coming to the campus the week of June 22, 2020. 
  • The old stadium bleachers were approved to be donated for time and materials to Baps Speedway in York Haven, PA.
  • The district discussed Preliminary Thinking to safely bring students back to the classroom in August for the younger grades and the most educationally at-risk while creating “opt outs” for children with compromised health conditions.  We are still discussing options for older students.  The board and public will hear the health and safety plans on July 13, 2020 with formal board approval on July 27th, 2020.   We will share the details with all families the first week in August.  Stay tuned for more information and updates.  
  • The board approved a 2.0% tax raise with 1% going towards the future middle/high school construction project in 2023 and the other 1% for operational costs.  The budget also included a $400,000 reduction in staffing, changes in programs, and supplies.  The budget will support enhanced technology equipment and safety supplies for the 2020-2021 school year.  

Congratulations to the students of the month for May: Gage Buss, Kindergarten, Jared Glass, 3rd Grade; Rowan Fitzgerald, 7th Grade;  Vanessa Shildt, 12th Grade; and Molly Watkins, 12th Grade, Littlestown High School

Thank you to the Repasky family and Hanover Architectural Products for donating over $7,000 to eliminate all student/family lunch debt.