Beginning June 4th for the next three weeks, sealing of the parking lot areas of the Northern Bedford County Schools will start. Be prepared of changes and detours throughout the parking lots during this time. Certain areas will be closed during the sealing process. Please adhere to the signs posted by maintenance staff of the traffic flow changes for the next three weeks.
On June 11th, the process of paving Route 36 from the road at Loysburg to the entrance of Carbaugh's Bus parking area will begin. Paving/painting is expected to be completed within 5-7 days of that week.
Also, please note that starting April 21, 2018, HRI, Inc. will implement a one lane restriction on SR26 and SR915 for the PennDOT project ECMS #91440 (Hopewell Bridge). Traffic control signals will restrict the traffic in the proximity of the bridge and SR915 to one lane of traffic for both directions. Winter shutdown starts approximately in November 2018 and ending March 2019. Expect to see temporary lane closures through June 2018 following implementation of traffic signals and one lane restrictions for the rest of 2018. A 30 day detour will be implemented in the July/August period closing SR26 west of the existing Hopewell Bridge and detouring traffiic on SR1019.
Thought for the Day: “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” ~ African proverb
CYBER COSTS SKYROCKET; LOCAL IMPACT
A Philadelphia charter school filed suit in Commonwealth Court challenging the way the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) calculates the tuition school districts pay when a student enrolls in a charter. The state's 1997 charter school law states that the formula should rely on a district's total budgeted spending -- less certain expenses -- to determine the rate, while the department had been using a district’s actual spending.
The charter school won the case in court now requiring the Northern Bedford School District to pay $11,138 for each regular education student and $21,155 for each special education student to cyber charter schools. For the 16-17 school year, NBC was required to pay $9,396 to cyber schools for regular education students and $16,869 for a special education student. NBCSD has 17 regular education students and 4 special education students enrolled in cyber schools. This lawsuit along with the perceived lack of desire in Harrisburg to address the inequalities of cyber funding will result in NBC paying $273,966 to cyber schools located in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, etc. This equates to 4-5 teaching positions, accounts for almost the entire athletic budget for the district, accounts for almost the entire music department budget, or would pay for one half of the entire food service costs at NBC.
If you are shocked at the cost to NBC, it requires you to voice your concerns over the inequitable funding to your representatives. While NBC continually focuses on saving money where possible, the cyber charter schools are overflowing with your public tax dollars.
The rhetorical question: Are you going to sit back and hope someone else speaks to our elected officials or are you going to be the one?
http://www.reptopper.com/Contact.aspx Representative Topper
http://www.senatorlangerholc.com/contact/ Senator Langerholc
https://senatoreichelberger.com/contact/ Senate Education Committee Chairman
http://www.senatordinniman.com/contact-us/contact-senator-dinniman Senate Minority Chair
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/house_bio.cfm?id=1013 House Education Committee Chairman