Lower Merion School District

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Pa. Lawmakers Holding Montco Hearing on Revising Statewide Public School Funding Formula

It’s part of an ongoing series of meetings of the Basic Education Funding Commission, created by a 2014 law with the goal of coming up with a formula for distributing state funds to school districts.

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Pa. Health Department Ending Free Flu Shots For Schoolchildren

Letters are going out to parents from various school districts in the Commonwealth saying that, due to federal budget cuts, free influenza vaccines will no longer be available.


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Students Uncertain as Glitches Hit College ‘Common App’ Web Site

Common Application officials say they’ve fixed a couple of issues, including one that led students to submit application payments multiple times.


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Rosh Hashanah Causes Shorter First Week Of School Throughout Region

Many kids in the region will have a shorter than normal first week back to school due to where the Jewish New Year falls.


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To Close Or Not? Area School Districts Explain How They Wrestled With Decision

Parents may see their individual school with the lights on and wonder, why did it have to close?


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Sister of Lower Merion Teen In 2010 Spycam Case Files Her Own Lawsuit

The Lower Merion School District says it will vigorously defend itself against another lawsuit related to last year’s webcam spying scandal.


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Another Lawsuit Filed Over Lower Merion School Laptop Spycams

The Lower Merion School District is coming out swinging against the latest lawsuit that’s been filed over monitoring software that was installed on district-issued laptop computers.


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Tickets Going Fast For Kobe Bryant Gym Dedication

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will be in the area next week when Lower Merion school officials dedicate the new gym at Lower Merion High School in his honor. Tickets for the event are going fast.


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Family Speaks After Laptop Spying Case Settlement

A month and a half into the school year, Blake Robbins,16, says his life is finally back to normal.


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Lower Merion School District Settles Webcam Spy Lawsuits For $610K

A Philadelphia-area school district agreed Monday to pay $610,000 to settle two lawsuits over secret photos taken on school-issued laptops.


No Federal Charges in Lower Merion "Spycams" Case

There will be no federal criminal charges filed against the Lower Merion School District after accusations of webcam spying.


Lower Merion School District Adopts New Laptop Policies

(Photo: Fifteen-year-old Blake Robbins and his family claims that the school district used his school-issued laptop webcam to spy on him).    The Lower Merion School District, embroiled in a controversy over accusations of spying via student-issued laptops, […]


Lower Merion School District Discusses New Laptop Policy

Parents in Lower Merion got a first look at the school district’s new laptop security policies at a board meeting Monday night.  The new policies satisfy all parts of a court ordered injunction according to school […]