Released: December 15, 2021
Delaware County Council Vice Chair Dr. Monica Taylor was honored to present a resolution to Ridley School Board and Superintendent Lee Ann Wentzel in recognition of the District’s response efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic during the Dec. 6 School Board Meeting.
Delaware County, as well as the entire world, has suffered immense losses and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the past twenty months, including the loss of lives, serious illnesses, loss of jobs and income, closing of schools and businesses, isolation, and depression. During the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous organizations, institutions, and individuals answered the call to serve residents of Delaware County during a critical time, leading COVID-19 mitigation efforts for the County during a time when it was faced with navigating and surviving a deadly global pandemic without a County Health Department.
“Ridley School District deserves to be commended for its efforts” said Taylor. “The District’s leadership, teachers, students, and their parents navigated the pandemic with compassion, bravery, and dedication – focusing their efforts not only on education but on the health and safety of the community.”
The District’s efforts included mitigation, raising awareness, sharing critical information, assisting families with food insecurity, offering vaccinations, and teaming up with the Delaware County Libraries to expand access to e-books and audio books during the pandemic when libraries were closed.
Council commends and thanks Ridley's School Board, Superintendent Lee Ann Wentzel, Ridley School District teachers, aids, bus drivers, staff, and students, and parents for going above and beyond in their efforts to keep their community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.