Friday, January 11, 2008

A Morrisville Proposal

This morning's Courier Times carried an article that Morrisville is asking other school districts to educate their high school students because they are faced with the harsh reality of having to upgrade their school buildings. So let me get this straight - a bunch of folks win school board elections in Morrisville by promising to defeat the new school and saying there was a better way, then they want to dump their students off on someone else? Is that the plan? Voters in Morrisville have nobody to blame but themselves when their property values plummet.

Comments?

10 comments:

i must be living in jersey said...

NO FREAKIN WAY!!! I didn't move to Morrisville for a reason. Let them export their problems someplace else.

no way jose said...

I wanted a new high school for Neshaminy but at least we are doing a decent fix on it. Morrisville people want low taxes to the point that they let their schools go down the crapper. Because they were unwilling to give their students decent schools, now we should do it for them?

Anonymous said...

Didn't Morrisville try to merge their school district with Penssbury a few years ago. Penssbury turned them down. Smart move.

pianomom said...

I feel bad for the kids but no way should we do this. I would also be concerned that with Morrisville's PSSA scores being so bad that these children could drag our scores down.

Anonymous said...

I personally feel that there should be county schools instead of districts. Yes, we pay taxes and Pennsbury people pay taxes and CR people pay taxes etc. etc. -- who loses in Morrisville? The tax payers aren't losing. The teachers, the administrators? No. The bottom line is that KIDS are losing. Keep education in perspective -- education is to enrich students to become responsible adults. Why should where they live continue to impact the type of education? It's unfair.

Anonymous said...

Sure let's educate their kids. While we're at it, let's pay their taxes, walk their dogs, and cook them dinner. We can change our name to Neshamorrisville.

Financial-Common-Sense said...

Unbeleivable. They turn down a new high school, a bad move for a community that could have prospered from a huge gain in real estate price increases. Here's a situation where paying a few hundred dollars more a year in taxes could have instantly increased everyone's home there by a minumum of $15,000. So Morrisiville says "no more taxes" and now they are trying to figure out a way to eduacte the kids. Good move. Almost as great as our renovation plan. When you have to pour money into education, you might as well get something back in return (real estate appreciation). Neshaminy didn't and neither did Morrisville.

hello Trenton said...

Just a word of caution. A friend of mine who lives in Morrisville claims that every morning there are usually 7 or 8 cars with NJ license plates who drop their kids off at school. These are kids with Morrisville addresses, so they say.

Anonymous said...

While I believe that simply "exporting" the students to a neighboring district is a bad idea, merging smaller districts into larger regional districts does make a lot of sense. There are very significant savings that could be captured by sharing services, leveraging larger size to reduce costs of 3rd party services, and better building utilization, including when necessary, building closures. Unfortunately, bold initiatives such as this, left in the hands of local school boards, will generally fail as common sense is overridden by emotion and politics.

mpmom said...

The people of Morrisville have given their children an early but lifelong lesson of how NOT to take care of your community. Property values are already low there, but now they'll get even worse. Who would ever want to move there. I feel so horrible for those kids, but no district should bail out Morrisville. It's about time they came up with some short and long term financial strategies that involve rebuilding it instead of just cutting services, which will only make things worse. Those candidates who opposed the new school and had all the answers don't look so smart now.