The North Penn School Board has rejected three charter school applications. The votes against Montgomery Flex, Education for New Generations and the North Penn Charter School Collaborative were unanimous. The district solicitor identified several deficiencies with each application and said they did not meet criteria established by the Pennsylvania Charter School Law. The applications can be resubmitted or the school board vote could be appealed before state education officials. District officials say the three charter schools would cost about seven million dollars in their first year.
A Bucks County teenager who was critically injured in a Boston bus crash has been transferred to a Philadelphia hospital. Neshaminy High School sophomore Matt Cruz is listed in fair condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was one of 35 people injured a month ago when a bus they were riding in hit an overhead bridge. They had spent they day visiting the Harvard University area and were just starting the trip back home when the crash occurred.