Charter School Denied in NPSD
There won't be any charter schools in the North Penn School District anytime soon. The school board Thursday night rejected for a second time the application from Education for New Generations. It called for serving 220 students kindergarten through grade five in a facility on Commerce Drive in Montgomeryville. Before the vote, the attorney representing Education for New Generations told the school board the revised application addressed the issues cited when the charter was initially rejected in February. The charter school organizers can file an appeal of the denial with the state department of education or they can resubmit the application a third time.
North Penn School Officials Look for Trends in the Making
The North Penn School Board is taking stock of the district. Tuesday night it received a comprehensive report on more than two dozen indicators that point toward future trends. Among them are steady enrollment in the elementary schools as well as increases in employee retention. The district website has had more than 660,000 hits since the start fo the school year. Twitter and You Tube activity are up too. The aggregate market value of real estate per student is slightly above the county average while personal income per child is south of the median point. Those two indicators are important because Harrisburg uses them to determine how much state aid the district will get.