Special LMSD Board meeting to discuss enrollment growth, April 4th at 7pm

The Lower Merion School District Board of School Directors will hold a special public meeting next Monday, April 4 at 7 PM in the District Administration Building Board Room to review and discuss strategies related to addressing enrollment growth. The meeting is part of ongoing efforts to plan for increasing enrollment across the District.

Earlier this month, the District introduced a “partner school” plan (click here for more information) that would keep elementary class sizes at target levels by enrolling some new elementary registrants at schools with available capacity. On Monday, the Board and public will have an opportunity to learn about additional strategies related to facilities, school enrollment boundaries and class size targets, among others. Members of the public are welcome to attend and provide comment.

Planning Commission Meeting on PWES Expansion – February 25

There will be a Planning Commission meeting on February 25 at 7:00pm in the Caucus Room of the Township Building. The topic will be the LMSD’s proposal to install four temporary classrooms at the Penn Wynne Elementary School as part of the construction project at the school. The description of the meeting from the Planning Commission is as follows:

MEETING CANCELED: The LMSD portion of the Planning Commission meeting below has been cancelled. LMSD has withdrawn the request regarding the 10 parking spaces. The additional parking will be included in the proposal with the temporary classrooms.

CONDITIONAL USE & WAIVER OF LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN – 250 Haverford Road, Penn Wynne Elementary School, W-16-001, Ward 14. A proposal to install one temporary modular classroom unit containing four classrooms and a conditional use application to hold the required 10 parking spaces in reserve.
This hearing will proceed and will be held open in order to enter the Planning Commission’s recommendation on the Conditional Use into the record. It is anticipated that the hearing will be continued for this purpose to March 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Caucus Room.

Next Civic Association Meeting – March 3rd

The next Civic Association meeting will be on Thursday, March 3rd at 7:30 pm in the Penn Wynne Library. Catch a sneak peek of the renovated library! The agenda includes: brainstorming for the mural on the Manoa businesses, the proposed PWES expansion, an update from the JCC, plans for the Earth Day celebration and the Summer Hummer concert. Everyone is welcome!