Legislation Changes Keystone Requirements
A bill finalized by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Governor delays the implementation of the Keystone exams as a graduation requirement, and as a benchmark for project-based assessment, until the 2019-20 school year (current 10th grade class). The previous legislation required the class of 2019 (current juniors) to pass all three exams (Biology, Algebra, English Literature). It is important to note that the change in law at this time simply delays the use of Keystone exams as a graduation requirement. While current juniors and seniors no longer need to score proficient on the exams to graduate, the law maintains the requirement for students who are currently sophomores or younger.
District News & Highlights
The Great Valley Food Service Department is hosting its annual food drive to help income-eligible families. Through donations from the community, the food drive provides families with breakfast and lunch items over the winter break. Those wishing to make a donation can drop it off at the District Office building (47 Church Road, Malvern), or in any of the schools' cafeterias before December 15. Cash donations in the form of a check are also being accepted.
At its meeting on November 20, the Great Valley Board of School Directors voted to accept the recommendation from the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) on Elementary Boundary Realignment. The recommendation moves Zone 26D (Atwater) from K.D. Markley Elementary School to General Wayne Elementary School, beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.