Category: Schools

Eric J. Becoats

Superintendent of Schools to Host Virtual Community Forums July 6 and July 7

Dr. Eric Becoats will be hosting Superintendent Talks to share information with parents, students, staff, and community. A virtual community forum, Reopening Schools 2020, will be held next week.

Interested persons can attend one of two community forums: July 6 or July 7 at 6:30 pm.

Submit your questions in advance to by July 5.

Visit on July 6 or July 7 for the Zoom link.

This Discussion is for interested Parents, Students, Staff, Community

Dr. Becoats explains our current thinking about reopening schools in September 2020. Visit our website at and look under Reopen Schools 2020 to review the documents that will be referenced:

  • Framework for Learning: William Penn School District’s Response to COVID-19
  • William Penn Faculty and Staff Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chester County and Bucks County Health Departments Health and Safety Plan Considerations
  • Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics

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School District Hosts Community Forums Online April 21 and 22

The William Penn School District and the district’s Home & School Associations invites the public to two COVID-19 Question & Answer Online Community Forums to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our schools, families, and community.

Questions can be submitted in advance to the Penn Wood High School Home & School Association at

Tuesday, April 21 at 7 pm – Grades 7-12
Wednesday, April 22 at 7 pm – Grades K-6

Join via Zoom:

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William Penn School District Chromebook Distribution Schedule

Distribution of Chromebooks will take place this Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 and April 15. This is for families who indicated they will need a technology device in the home for students to participate in the online learning plan at home. Attached is the schedule for distribution. Please note the pick-up locations have been determined by the borough in which you live. If someone at your child’s school was unable to contact you and you need a technology device for your child/teen for online learning, contact the principal by email or by leaving a message on the school voicemail.

If you have any questions about the Chromebook distribution, contact your child’s principal by email or by leaving a message on the school voicemail.

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WPSD Policy meetings

William Penn School District Policy Meetings

The William Penn School District has set a schedule for School Board Policy Committee Meetings for the 2020-21 school year. All meetings are open to the public and all are welcome! The next meeting is Thursday, March 5, 6:30 pm at the WPSD Administration Building, 100 Green Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050

Policies for Review Prior to March 23 Vote:
222 – Tobacco and Vaping Products (Students)
323 – Tobacco and Vaping Products (Staff)
707 – Use of School Facilities
805.2 – School Safety Personnel
810.1 – School Bus Drivers and School Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers
904 – Public Attendance at School Events
904-Att – Public Behavior at School Events

Future WPSD Policy Meetings will be held at the same time and location on April 2, May 7 and June 4

For more information, please email Joi Hopkins, Board Vice President and Policy Chairperson:


William Penn School District

William Penn School District Board Announces Superintendent Finalist, Hosts Open Forum Feb. 20

The William Penn Board of School Directors is pleased to announce that the search for the district’s next Superintendent has reached its final phase, with the announcement of Dr. Eric J. Becoats as the finalist candidate for the position of Superintendent of Schools. He has been chosen to succeed retiring Superintendent Ms. Jane Harbert.

The Board began the search process in August 2019, by conducting a community survey and focus groups to determine what District stakeholders were looking for in their new superintendent and engaged the superintendent subcommittee for input into this process. The community responded with their opinions, goals, and priorities for the role. The Board then conducted a comprehensive search process facilitated by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) and guided by the community’s feedback. Of the 48 applications that were received, 12 were selected by the search committee for initial interviews. Six candidates advanced to the second round, and two to the final round.

The William Penn Board of School Directors invites all community members and staff to meet Dr. Eric J. Becoats on February 20, 2020 at a forum to be held in the auditorium at Penn Wood High School The forum will be moderated by Dr. Maria Edelberg, Executive Director of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit.

For more information about the process and information about Dr. Becoats, see the complete press release.