By a unanimous vote at Thursday’s meeting, the Phoenixville Area School District’s board of directors decided to appeal the East Pikeland Zoning Hearing Board’s rejection of its plans to renovate East Pikeland Elementary, The Mercury is reporting.
PASD superintendent Alan Fegley told the paper that the project, which the district spent 17 months in hearings over before the surprising October 24 decision by the township, will put a “two to three year hold, if not more, on where we’re going with East Pikeland.”
Stan Johnson, PASD’s executive director of operations, added that the delay would add cost to the project, which has already run the district approximately $1.5 million. During the recession construction was relatively inexpensive, he said, but the price has since risen and is expected to rise further.
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Previous Phoenixville Patch coverage on the East Pikeland Elementary renovation proposal:
- East Pikeland Says 'No' to PASD Elementary School Proposal
- Scientist: Pesticides 'Unlikely' to Pose Threat to School
- East Pikeland Supervisors OK Waivers for Elementary School
- East Pikeland Elementary Survey 'Very Positive'
- Modular Classrooms May Be Needed at Schuylkill, East Pikeland Elementaries
- East Pikeland Geophysical Survey Reveals No Dieldrin Source on School Site
- School District Moving Along with East Pikeland Testing
- East Pikeland School Waiver Requests Tabled
- PASD Will Do Environmental Tests on East Pikeland Elementary Land