Thursday, January 10, 2013
Langhorne Borough Council member Kathy Horwatt told the Neshaminy School Board Tuesday night that the council opposes the closing of Oliver Heckman Elementary.
Many residents and parents voiced their opposition to closing some elementary schools to the Neshaminy School Board Tuesday night, but they aren't the only ones against the potential closures. Langhorne Borough Councilwoman Kathy Horwatt urged the school board not to close Olive Heckman Elementary School, which is located Maple Avenue and Cherry Street in Langhorne Borough. Horwatt stated that the Borough Council has drafted and will approve a resolution formally opposing the closure of the Langhorne Borough elementary school. According to Bucks Local News, this resolution states that the decision to close Heckman based on declining enrollment "does not adequately recognize the actual use of the total school facilities ... and the …
The Pennsbury School Board will meet Thursday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m.
A special committee made recommendations to the Pennsbury School Board January 3 about closing Village Park Elementary School at 75 Unity Drive, Fairless Hills. Now the school board will be addressing the recommendations. Tonight, the school board will make an announcement of a possible school closing and will set a public hearing for that matter. On Jan. 11, the public announcement of intent and possibility of closing a school will be made since there is a 15 day notice requirement for a public hearing. The school board will be discussing other business matters at the meeting. For the full agenda, visit the district website or view the PDF attached to this article.
Friday, January 4, 2013
A committee made up of Pennsbury School District parents, administrators, board members and building representatives recommended that the school board close Village Park Elementary and redistrict the school district.
After briefing the school board and public on its findings on enrollment numbers, birth rates and building capacities, a Pennsbury committee recommended closing Village Park Elementary School at 75 Unity Drive, Fairless Hills. The committee is made up of district parents, community members, district staff and board members, who worked for three months on analyzing data ranging from birth rates, enrollment trends and building capacities. While looking at this data over the course of several meetings, the committee narrowed down closure options to Fallsington and Village Park elementary schools. But after taking a vote, the majority of committee members voted to close Village Park. "This is choosing between two very, very good schools," …