Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A Langhorne resident has proposed an out-of-the-box idea for the Neshaminy School District.
At Tuesday night’s school board meeting, Neshaminy School District taxpayer Charles Alfonso proposed turning all of the district’s schools over to MaST Charter School. Alfonso said the district's students are not getting a proper education and many have trouble because of “undereducation.” The Langhorne resident and frequent school board attendee offered his “heartfelt apology to Neshaminy graduates who struggled through college due to their education.” He cited the MaST Charter School’s praised teaching methods and modern technology which have helped make the school one of the top charter programs in the state. In his message to the board during public comment, Alfonso firmly said that he believes 80 percent of the district’s teaching …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Children with special needs are invited to the first Special Needs Family Day.
Tuesday, February 5
Parents, siblings and friends of children with special needs are invited to the first Special Needs Family Day at Pearl S. Buck International on February 24. Erika Sands, education coordinator, will take the children on an adventure through children’s books written by Pearl S. Buck. Both parents and children are invited to participate in a variety of hands-on activities and projects as they discover the timeless characters and themes within Pearl S. Buck’s memorable stories. The event will be held from 12 to 3 p.m. and the cost is $8 per person. To register, visit www.pearlsbuck.org/communityeducation. For more information on the camps or other educational programs, contact Erika Sands, education coordinator at email@example.com or 215…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Students from around Lower Bucks County were in a violent charter bus accident as they headed home over the weekend. A Neshaminy student is in serious condition.
Margaret Ireland waited at the snowswept corner of Radcliffe Street and Mill Street in Bristol Borough with about 10 other parents and relatives of the teenage victims of Saturday’s charter bus crash in Boston. “I’m just relieved they’re back,” the mother said. “I’ve been sleepless since I found out.” The group waited across the street from the office of the Destined for a Dream Foundation. The organization sponsored the bus trip to New England. Shortly after midnight, a large yellow charter bus arrived and roughly 10 high school-aged students and some adults stepped off the bus and quickly rushed into the nonprofit’s office, where they reunited with family and then left to return home. Ireland saw her 14-year-old son and daughter. Both …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Students from the Neshaminy School District will next compete on the state level.
Thursday, January 31
Provided by the Neshaminy School District: On January 7, Neshaminy High School's FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Club competed in the Region 12 FBLA Competition at Bucks County Community College. Neshaminy High School's FBLA Club is proud to announce the names of 37 students who won or placed in various business and computer application events. This competition was attended by numerous Bucks County high schools. On April 15, 16 and 17, Neshaminy will attend the FBLA State Competition at the Hershey Lodge, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The Business, Computer and Information Technology Department will be attending with 17 of the regional winners. We wish them success as they compete at the state level. State winners will have the …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The students of Neshaminy's Maple Point Middle School put together over 1825 meals and 847 breakfast bags for the elderly and the shut-ins of the area.
Dr. Martin Luther King Day was not just a day off for students at Maple Point Middle School. The students and staff from the Middletown school and Our Lady of Grace took part in the Day of Service by cooking and preparing 1825 meals and 847 breakfast bags for those in need, according to the school district. The meals were cooked and packaged at the Aid for Friends kitchen in Philadelphia. Meals prepared by the 250 students and staff were sent to elderly residents and shut-ins throughout the area, the district said. The Maple Point Student Council help collect funds and food for the project. This was the 11th year the school has prepared food for the Day of Service. Other recent news about Volunteers:
Friday, January 25, 2013
During Thursday night's negotiation session, the Neshaminy School Board decided to not pull its "final offer" to the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers just yet.
In the 66th negotiation session, the Neshaminy School Board and Neshaminy Federation of Teachers met for more than three hours Thursday night, but never face to face -- the mediator chose to conduct separate discussions. School Board President Ritchie Webb said the board entered the meeting with "a sincere sense of urgency to move the process forward, but we were disappointed by the NFT's apparent disregard for the situation and unpreparedness to tackle the important issues." Webb also said the school board conveyed to the mediator its desire to address the most significant issues separating the both sides, including as past practice. However, Webb said, when the mediator returned to the room after meeting with the NFT, he could only share…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Neshaminy School Board will meet at Maple Point Middle School tonight at 7 p.m.
Friday, January 18, 2013
During Thursday night's negotiation session, the Neshaminy School Board and Neshaminy Federation of Teachers were able to compromise on language about the "equal voice" issue.
Neshaminy School Board President Ritchie Webb has consistently assured the community that the board will not agree to a new contract that includes "equal voice" or "past practice." However, during Thursday night's negotiation session, the board and Neshaminy Federation of Teachers came to a compromise on equal voice. During the first negotiation session of 2013, most of the time was spent working to "refine a list compiled by the Federation of 69 items that are either unresolved or required clarification," as stated in a press release. During the face-to-face discussions, both sides agreed that more than a third of the items on the list could be considered resolved based on developments at the previous meeting on December 18. Through the …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Neshaminy School Board and district administration will hold a town hall teleconference tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Neshaminy School Board and district administration will hold a town hall teleconference Wednesday.
Before the Neshaminy School Board and Neshaminy Federation of Teachers reconvene at the bargaining table this week, the school board and Neshaminy administration will hold a town hall teleconference Wednesday night. District residents will receive a call around 6:30 p.m. asking if they wish to join the teleconference. Residents can also listen to the teleconference online here: http://cast.teletownhall.us/web_client/?id=NeshaminySchools. Those listening online will not be able to submit questions. The purpose of the teleconference, according former school board member William O'Connor, will be to address questions surrounding the status of contract negotiations with the NFT. The next negotiation session is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17.