As I reported to you a couple weeks ago, the board agreed to consider closure of Neshaminy Middle School for the upcoming school year. The process calls for a public hearing followed by a 90-day period before the board can render its final decision. Due to scheduling difficulties which would have conflicted with Spring Break, the board agreed to hold the hearing on the only other business day available to them - Friday March 14th at 6:30pm. Please keep in mind that the public can continue to address building closure issues at any public meeting.
The board also agreed unanimously to close the Tawanka Learning Facility at the end of this school year. No firm plans have been made as to where the alternative education program will be housed next year.
The board was divided on the subject of closing an elementary school for the 2008/2009 school year with 6 members opposing the idea. As you might expect, the large crowd on hand was divided mostly along generational lines with younger adults applauding the choice not to rush a decision, and seniors upset that the board wasn't doing enough to reduce expenditures.
Click here to read the Courier Times' recap of the meeting.