The Wissahickon School District is laying off five support staff workers as well as a school nurse classified as a temporary professional. The school board approved the furloughs Monday night. In addition, another support staff employee and school nurse were demoted. The job actions are the result of a staff realignment made necessary by the pending closure of Mattison Elementary School in Ambler. District officials say attempts were made to find jobs for the laid off employees. They also say those affected could be recalled during the next school year if a position opens for them.
The weather prevented graduation ceremonies from going forward Tuesday night, but Wednesday night presented a picture perfect backdrop of sunshine and blue skies as 973 seniors at North Penn High School received their diplomas. School Board President, Vince Sherpinsky, encouraged the 2013 North Penn Graduates to pursue their dreams, invest in themselves and never forget their roots.
Tonight's North Penn high school graduation has been postponed because of weather.
Taxpayers in the Souderton Area School District with a home assessed at 150-thousand dollars will pay an extra 37 dollars for the 2013-14 school year, after the board voted 6-2 to approve the final budget at 108-million dollars. There was a gap in the budget of 800-thousand dollars, but the increase to taxpayers will cover the shortfall. The final budget includes a real estate tax. The yearly tax bill for residents stands at just over 42-hundred dollars.