Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday night's negotiation session did not produce much results, according to statements from both the school board and union.
Wednesday night’s meeting between representatives from the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers and the school board yielded little results. “Disagreement on several issues has significantly slowed the momentum of the talks,” the NFT said in a statement. The board, headed by Richie Webb, said in a statement that the two sides “discussed and reviewed the current 69 NFT issues in their most current revised format given to the Board at 10 p.m. last night (Tuesday) via email from the NFT President.” “Despite the substantial economic concessions offered by the teachers, the Board refuses to seriously consider a number of important issues that are critical to the educational quality of Neshaminy schools,” according to a NFT statement. “While the NFT…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Pennsbury School Board reorganized Monday night and talked about recouping the cost of their court fight against Concerned Residents of Pennsbury.
Not all the members of the Pennsbury School Board were pleased with the election of Gary Sanderson to the post of vice president. At Monday night's special reorganization meeting at Fallsington Elementary School, board members Simon Campbell and Dr. Stephan Kosmorsky voted against the election of Sanderson to vice president. Campbell, who previously served in the role, said he felt the fact that Sanderson's campaign manager, Bob Harvie, was a union teacher at Bucks County Technical High School served as a conflict of interest. Harvie is also chairman of the Falls Township Board of Supervisors. Campbell, a Republican, also claimed that registered Democrat Sanderson's campaign was financially supported by union teachers. The district has …
The Bristol Township School Board reorganized Monday night.
At a special meeting Monday evening, the Bristol Township School Board reorganized itself. The meeting, lasting all of 10 minutes, placed board member Angela Nober as president. Earl Bruck previous served as the president. Stacy Gerlach was appointed to replace Fredrick Black as the board's vice president. Superintendent Dr. Samuel Lee said at the end of the meeting that Bruck and Black were "incredible shepards and advocates for everything Bristol Township School District." He also thanked them for their service. Pennsylvania requires that school boards meet to reorganize during the first week of December on a yearly basis. The board will meet for a regular business meeting on Monday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the district offices.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Neshaminy School Board meets tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Maple Point Middle School at 7 p.m.
When the Neshaminy School Board meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Maple Point Middle School, its members will consider extending the due date deadline for real estate taxes. The board will also consider approving a private transportation contract for the 2012-13 school year. In addition, the board will consider approving revised board policies in regards to acceptable use of computers and Internet as well as the high school diploma. Click here to view the full agenda for the meeting.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Neshaminy teachers must return to their classrooms by June 15 to finish the school year.
At Tuesday's Neshaminy School Board meeting, officials announced that striking Neshaminy teachers must return to their classrooms by June 15. The school board's labor attorney Charles Sweet stated that state law requires 180 days of instruction to be completed by June 29. He also said that students have completed 169 days of instruction thus far, so they have to complete 11 more. PHOTOS: Neshaminy School Board Meets, NFT Doesn't Show With that, teachers must return to work by June 15. Sweet said that he expects the state's Department of Education to file an injunction with the Bucks County Court to ensure schools open by that date. Also at the school board meeting, school board members announced that they might be able to save The Learning…
Due to threats, NFT members did not attend Tuesday's school board meeting.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Ad-Hoc Committee to Meet for Public Discussion of Election Region Boundaries
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
An ad-hoc committee of the Pennsbury Board of School Directors is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, May 30 to review U.S. Census data on local population figures and examine whether current election region boundaries within Pennsbury ensure compliance with the law. The Board Realignment Committee is composed of Board President, Allan Weisel (representing Region 3), and two appointed School Directors. These are Board Vice President, Simon Campbell (representing Region 1), and Board member, Gary Sanderson (representing Region 2). The public meeting will take place in the multi-purpose room at Fallsington Elementary School at 7 p.m. Every school district in Pennsylvania is required to elect a nine-member Board. According to the Pennsylvania …
Friday, April 13, 2012
School district savings estimated at $700,000 in shift from cost-plus arrangement to self-funded health benefit plan.
Friday, April 13, 2012
The Pennsbury Board of School Directors, the Pennsbury Education Association, and the Pennsbury Educational Support Professionals Association have agreed to structural changes in the administration of employee health benefits that will lead to a savings of approximately $700,000 for taxpayers in the district, according to a news release. The changes were approved by the board at the public meeting held on April 12. The move reduces the cost of administering the employee health benefit plans with no changes in coverage for members of PEA and PESPA. The employee groups each signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as an add-on to their existing contracts with the Board. The MOUs specifically reference a change from the previous "cost-…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Neshaminy School Board will meet tonight at 7 p.m.
The Neshaminy School Board will convene at Maple Point Middle School at 7 p.m. tonight. According to the district website, the board will be discussing budget development with Superintended Louis Muenker and Business Administrator Barbara Markowitz. This discussion will follow announcements, Muenker's Superintendent Report and public comment. The school board will consider approving a student disciplinary action for the explusion of an alternative high school student. They will also announce that they will consider approving bids and budget transfers at the April 25 board meeting. Board members will also give their respective committee reports and develop the April 25 meeting agenda. Click here for the meeting agenda
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Neshaminy School Board will meet tonight at Maple Point Middle School.
The Neshaminy School Board will be meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the Harry M. Dengler, Jr. Performing Arts Center at Maple Point Middle School. After announcements, Superintendent Louis Muenker's report and public comment, the board will be approved meeting minutes from February 28. The school board will also consider adopting the 2012-2013 school calendar, in addition to approving the revised 2011-2012 school calendar. This year's school calendar had changes made to it following the teachers' strike. Additionally, the board will consider approving the Better Unemployment Compensation System Basic Program Participation Agreement between PSBA Insurance Trust and Neshaminy School District. Click here for the complete meeting agenda.