Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The board will presumably appoint an interim superintendent to replace Dr. Timothy Quinn, who stepped down from the position in March.
Methacton School District's board of directors will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, April 9, to "take action on a personnel issue and any other business brought before the Board of School Directors," according to the district's website. At the meeting, the board will presumably appoint an interim superintendent while they mount a search for a permanent replacement for Dr. Timothy Quinn, who stepped down at the end of March. Quinn was at the center of a scandal in recent months for an alleged relationship he was having with Dr. Diane Barrie, the district’s director of curriculum. Barrie is also resigning her position effective June 13. The board has also rescheduled its planned May meetings. The meetings wil now take place Tuesday, May …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Both Quinn and Dr. Diane Barrie, the district’s Director of Curriculum, have resigned amid allegations the two were engaged in a relationship in violation of the Pennsylvania Public School Code.
Methacton School District Superintendent Dr. Timothy J. Quinn has resigned from his position, effective immediately. The announcement was made at Tuesday night's school board meeting. Quinn, who was hired as the Methacton superintendent in 2008, was at the center of a scandal in recent months for an alleged relationship he was having with Dr. Diane Barrie, the district’s director of curriculum. Barrie also resigned, effective June 13, according to The Times Herald. The district issued the following statement regarding Quinn's resignation: The Methacton School District has accepted the resignation of Dr. Timothy Quinn, Superintendent of the School District, effective Tuesday, March 26th, for personal reasons. The resignation follows the …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Data Portfolio is a state-of-the-union report on the school district with key numbers and demographics.
The Methacton School Board meets tonight at 7 p.m. Methacton High School for it's regular board meeting and included in the agenda is a presentation by School Superintendent Dr. Timothy J. Quinn on the district's latest Data Portfolio. The Data Portfolio provides a sate-of-the-union like look at the district with a full district profile including performance and and overall picture of the district and its students. According to the district, the portfolio provides a valuable resource for "strategic planning by revealing trends in student achievement and demographics." Download the full agenda for tonight's meeting in our PDF section and check back with Lower Providence Patch for more on the Methacton School District and the Data Portfolio.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The former Methacton School Board member takes his seat as one of Montgomery County Community College’s 15 board trustees.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
According to the Intelligencer, State Sen. John Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) has become a trustee of Montgomery County Community College (MCCC). Rafferty, a former Methacton School Board member, as well as a former member of Montgomery County’s board of assessment appeals, was appointed by the county commissioners last week. “John Rafferty is an outstanding state legislator and someone who cares deeply about the community college,” Josh Shapiro, county commissioner chairman, told the Intelligencer. Rafferty, whose 44th district includes parts of Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties, was appointed one of two new members on the 15-member MCCC board of trustees. --- For the full story, visit www.phillyburbs.com ---
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Worcester Township Board of Supervisors voted to approve the advertisement of an ordinance that would allow Field Lights at the high school.
The Worcester Township Board of Supervisors had a full agenda at the Dec. 19 regular meeting. However, with approximately 20 or more members of the Methacton School Community, including representatives of the school board, Methacton High School and school sports organizations, in attendance at the meeting, one particular agenda item was moved to the top of the list. The item was a vote to approve the advertisement to adopt a proposed township ordinance, known as the “Lighting Ordinance,” [see .pdf gallery] which would enable the construction of stadium lights at the Methacton High School athletic field. At the meeting, the board unanimously voted to approve the advertisement, setting in motion the process of approving construction for the …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The outgoing Methacton School District Director of Business Services was recognized during a retirement presentation.
The Methacton School Board and school district superintendent Dr. Timothy Quinn honored Denis McCall during a retirement presentation for his years of service as the Methacton School District Director of Business Services. The retirement presentation took place at the Dec. 4 school board meeting, during which re-elected board president Joyce Pretrauskas presented McCall with a plaque. According to the Methacton School District website, McCall began his career in business with 12 years in the private industry and public accounting. He then spent the next 20 years in school business services, managing the business needs of schools and school districts. McCall began his service to Methacton in 2003, prior to which he served in Pennridge …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
School district paying legal counsel $150 per hour to consult in investigation of alleged liaison between Supt. Timothy Quinn and curriculum director
The Methacton School Board has appointed special outside legal counsel to advise it in an investigation of claims of inappropriate behavior concerning an alleged relationship between Methacton School District superintendent Dr. Timothy Quinn and Dr. Diane Barrie, the district’s Director of Curriculum. The legal counsel was appointed at the Oct. 23 regular meeting, and the school district has since issued a statement on the district website regarding the matter. According to the statement, the board was aware of allegations against Quinn and Barrie on Oct. 19, and appointed Frank Bartle, the managing partner at Dischell, Bartle and Dooley in Lansdale, as the special counsel on Oct. 25. A district spokesperson said that Bartle is being …
Methacton School Community encouraged to attend the Dec. 19 Worcester Township Supervisors meeting.
Members of the Methacton School Board are urging the school community to show their support of installing Methacton High School athletic field lights. During the Dec. 4 Methacton School Board regular meeting, board member Jim Phillips said that the Worcester Township Board of Supervisors is expected to place a vote concerning the installation of field lights on their Dec. 19 meeting agenda. “I would appreciate it if people were to show their support for Methacton and make themselves available for that night,” Phillips said. The lights installation would enable night use of the athletic field. According to a 1998 Philly.com article, the lights have been a point of contention since the early 1980s. The article reports that the Worcester …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Methacton School Board will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.
The Methacton School Board will hold a work session meeting, Nov. 20, in the Methacton High School LGI room, located at 1001 Kriebel Mill Road. Worcester, starting at 7:30 p.m. According to the Draft Agenda, MHS student Neel Mehta will be honored tonight during the meetings presentations. He will both be recognized by State Representative Mike Vereb (R-150) and by high school principal Judith Landis.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Among the proposed courses is an Alternative Fitness course, which includes Yoga and Pilates.
Methacton High School students may be getting new courses that may teach them how to remain physically fit for life. In a presentation at the Nov. 13 Methacton School Board work session, Dr. Diane Barrie, director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at Methacton School District, introduced six courses concerning physical education. According to Barrie, the school board approved a reduction of course requirements at the high school last spring. She said this change allowed the school’s Physical Education department to reassess what it offered students, and also create options that would teach students a lifetime fitness activities. “The idea around these courses is to revaluate what we want to offer these students, to not just put …