Student Capacity in Phoenixville Schools Will Be Exceeded by 2014, Report Says

The district is running out of space at the elementary level.

The Daily Local News is reporting that Phoenixville Area School District is expected to exceed its student capacity during the 2014-’15 school year.

According to a presentation given by district continuous improvement director Joe Antonio at a recent school board meeting, PASD is projected to reach peak attendance during the 2021-’22 school year, at which time its classroom resources could be stretched perilously thin.

The real problem comes at the elementary level, where Schuylkill Elementary, East Pikeland Elementary, and the Kindergarten Center are already staring down space problems. At the middle and high school levels, where the district isn’t expected to exceed student capacity until the 2020-’21 school year, there is less of a concern.

“I’m very comfortable with our secondary space,” superintendent Alan Fegley told the paper. “I’m much more concerned with our elementary space.”

Compounding the problem, PASD’s bid to expand East Pikeland Elementary School was rejected by the township in October. The district is appealing that decision.

Dead Horse Beater February 27, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Don't waste your time. He's just a ignorant, racist, miserable excuse for a human being. Ignore him.
P-Ville Mom February 28, 2013 at 03:01 AM
Who doesn't have any of the facts straight. As a matter of fact he's about 15 years behind .
Joe Smith February 28, 2013 at 04:07 PM
The schools suck so there is nothing positive to say. At least I just talk about the schools, crime, and don't go after anyone's character here....
Joe Smith March 01, 2013 at 06:00 PM
how am I racist????
Joe Smith March 01, 2013 at 06:02 PM
if you are so much into "diversity" then go move to the colored section.......I bet you choose to live in the white section, so that makes all of you racist........oh gee, I said colored, I meant negro sorry so my language makes me racist???? go f.....yourself up the a......s


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