Bucks County Community College and the union representing its faculty have a new contract. Both sides have approved the four year deal which raises starting salaries and provides annual adjustments based on rank, experience and credentials. It also provides benefits for same sex couples. The contract is effective retroactive to August of last year when the old agreement expired.
Methacton School District officials are starting the process of improving the athletic fields at the high school. Tuesday night they set in motion the selection of an architect or engineer for the project. The improvements would include artificial turf as well as stadium lights at the football field. A second turf field could be in the works on the current site of the upper soccer and lacrosse field at the high school. The school board was unanimous in its decision to look for an architect but tabled a proposal to finance the project. District officials say more details need to be nailed down before money is allocated. The proposal to install stadium lights at the high school football field gives the project another dimension. The school district needs a zoning variance from Worcester Township before it can put up anything taller than twelve feet.
The call is out for North Penn School District residents that are able to think outside of the box. The School Board is looking for between five and nine of them that are willing to volunteer their time to serve on the new Alternative Revenue Committee. It will generate ideas on how to collect money through grants and other means without raising taxes. School Board President Vince Sherpinsky says other districts use similar committees and some of them generate as much as half a million dollars. The deadline for applications is November 15th.