Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Eight will be interviewed at an October 11 special meeting.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Spring-Ford Area School Board will interview eight community members who are interested in filling a vacancy on the Board of Directors during a special meeting that will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 in the Spring-Ford Area Senior High School cafeteria, located at 350 S. Lewis Road in Royersford. Interested candidates are applying for the recently vacated Region 1 seat, which encompasses Upper Providence Township - Mingo 1 and 2, Mont Clare, Oaks and Trappe. The position opened after long-serving member David Shafer resigned to relocate to Miami, Fla. Each candidate will be given 20 minutes to answer the board’s various questions. Candidates will also have an opportunity to ask the board questions they have about the position…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
At its September 18 meeting, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board will consider the district's request for a fact-finder.
In what could be viewed as a small step towards resolution in the school district's ongoing dispute with its teachers over the terms of a new CBA, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) has agreed to consider the district’s request it appoint a mediator to help settle the conflict. According to a release from the Phoenixville Area School District, the PLRB will mull the district's request at its September 18 meeting. The Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation, an agency that acts as a go-between for the district and the PLRB, told the district that it should meet with the union again before this meeting. The district indicated it would honor the request. If appointed, the fact-finder would have 40 days to take oral and written testimony …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Phoenixville Area Education Association called the move unnecessary.
Apparently the children filing into classrooms for the first day of school this morning aren’t the only ones in Phoenixville Area School District trying for a fresh start. In an attempt to jostle the stalemate its been mired in with the local teachers’ union over the terms of a new CBA, the school board has moved to get an independent fact finder to review both groups’ proposals and make a recommendation, the district announced last week. The board voted on August 24 to have the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board appoint the mediator. Within 40 days of this appointment, a recommendation will be issued. Though the findings and the ultimate recommendation of the third party would be non-binding, according to The Mercury, the Phoenixville …
Friday, November 11, 2011
The board also discussed solar energy equipment proposal and the 2012-2013 school calendar.
Thursday night's Phoenixville Area School Board workshop meeting saw good news from the Phoenixville Library and discussion on several items. Susan Mostek, the library foundation's executive director, announced to the board that the library has raised all of the money needed to start the renovations to the library building. The library had to raise $573,000 in matching funds in order to do the $1 million in planned interior renovations. The renovations include additional computers, a larger children's section with its own circulation desk, more computers in the upstairs computer lab, and a standalone young adult section with a reading area. Thomas Carnevale of Carnevale Eustis Architects also explained that the project should take three …