Phil Arnold of Circle of Seasons Charter School addressed the board during the public comment period of the Aug. 15 meeting of Northwestern Lehigh School directors.
The resolution to approve or deny the charter was on the evening's agenda.
"One of the things we hold sacred is free thinking and entrepreneurship," Arnold said. "A 1997 state law provided for choice in school systems. When there is a niche, it is to be filled."
In 1919, the only school in Germany was the Waldorf, the method of teaching proposed by the charter school, he explained.
Members of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce toured Lincoln Technical Institute, South Whitehall Township, July 26 to see the new state of the art diagnostic training room for students studying for careers in medicine.
Emmaus Main Street Partners sponsors clam bake.
The family of Steve Brosky Jr. sponsors a wiffle ball tournament to raise funds for the Lustgarten Foundation.
Following an executive session for litigation matters, Lynn Township supervisors heard Stan Kelson's request for practice fields at Ontelaunee Park for lacrosse.
On Aug. 9 he told supervisors at their meeting, the team has to travel 30 miles to get a place to play.
He said there are two areas that could be turned into a lacrosse field with little excavating: the parking lot at the end of the old pavilion and the area along Route 143 where the old swimming pool was located.
Parents of lacrosse players would help with the work creating a playing field, he said.
Jacob's Church, Lynn Township, holds Open Door and Community Day.
It's time for A Night in the Country, one of our community's biggest events. It's also a reminder summer is nearly over, so get out and make the most of the nice weather.
Northwestern Lehigh High School girl's field hockey team is hosting a car wash 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18 at Feinour's auto repair, Route 309, New Tripoli. A $5 donation would be appreciated.
Da Vinci Science Center, Allentown, has science camp for youngsters.
That's the spirit! Heidelberg Lutheran Church will have a food stand next to the UCC stand at "Night in the Country" celebration 4-10 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Northwestern Recreation Commission Community Park, Route 309 and Northwest Road.
Lutheran members will be selling sweet Italian sausage sandwiches, beef barbecue, hot dogs, Snapple iced teas, bottled water, Coke and Diet Coke.
Anyone needing more information or in volunteering, may call Betty at 610-767-6949.
The Circle of Seasons Charter School application was expected to be on the Northwestern Lehigh School agenda for Aug. 15.
School directors were invited to give their opinions on the proposed charter school at the board's Aug. 8 meeting.
Director Todd Hernandez said he did not see support in the community for the school and the curriculum does not meet Northwestern standards.
Board member Greg Sanders said the timeline the charter school is proposing is a problem because transportation would have to be provided beyond the NWL school year.