Wissahickon School District administrators have recommended closing Mattison Avenue Elementary School in Ambler. It has only kindergarten though third grade and Superintendent of Schools Judith Clark says it cannot accommodate more grades.
It is targeted for closing at the end of the 2012-2013 school year, and Ambler elected officials are upset. Mayor Bud Wahl says it’s an integral part of the community. Public hearings will be held before it closes.
Wissahickon administrators have also recommended a new high school near the site of the current building in Lower Gwynedd. They say it has had periodic flooding, and a number of other problems resulting from several add-ons over the years. Board members have toured some newer buildings over the last few months, including Souderton Area High School.