Turn the Page Tuesdays program highlighted in OASD
● By Steven Hoffman
David Hamburg, the principal of the Jordan Bank School in Oxford, has been teaming up with members of the community to read a bedtime story for children. The program is called Turn the Page Tuesdays. So far, Hamburg has teamed up with a police officer, a firefighter, a businessman, and a veterinarian. Hamburg introduces the guest reader, does a quick interview, and then the bedtime story is read. The segments are recorded and posted on Youtube for families to watch whenever they want.
This program was highlighted at the most recent school board meeting by Dr. Margaret Billings-Jones, the Oxford Area School District’s assistant superintendent. She noted that the bedtime story segments even include a Spanish translation to accommodate families who primarily speak Spanish.
In other business at the meeting, school board member Dr. Eric Owens offered a report on the recent meeting of the Chester County School Boards Legislative Council. One of the main issues that the council reviewed was the directive from Gov. Tom Wolf for the Pennsylvania Department of Education to create new regulations for charter schools.
Superintendent David Woods congratulated the five recent inductees into the Oxford Area High School Sports Wall of Fame. The inductees at the 19th annual banquet were Dale Edwards, Richard “Bud” Draper, Meredith Henry Musselman, Clyde Prigg, and Stacey Pinno Maurer.
Woods also announced that Oxford Borough, the Oxford Arts Alliance, and Oxford Mainstreet, Inc. are teaming up to organize a flag design contest for people to submit entries of an official flag for Oxford Borough. Submissions are already being accepted. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 22. The winner will be selected after that. There will be a $500 prize to the winner of the design contest.
The Oxford School Board’s next meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Administration Building.