November 7, 1991 |
David P. Blatt, the Council Rock School District's assistant superintendent since 1987 and former principal of Council Rock High School, was tapped Monday night as the district's chief administrator, replacing veteran Superintendent John J. Byrne. In an unscheduled agenda item, the board approved a three-year contract for Blatt, with a starting salary of $92,000. The board quickly voted, 9-0, on a motion by Harold G. Osborne to hire Blatt, "effective immediately upon the absence of Superintendent Byrne.
February 21, 2001
An editorial in Tuesday's Inquirer misidentified the Bucks County school district that is buying defibrillators for its schools. It is Council Rock School District.
May 29, 2015 |
To two generations of students, teachers, and parents in Bucks County's sprawling Council Rock School District, it might seem unfathomable, but Mark Klein once dropped out of the education world. That was 30 years ago when Klein, then a twenty-something grade-school teacher, was worried about tight school budgets and layoffs. He drove to Rutgers University in Camden four grueling nights a week for four years, earned a law degree, and traded the classroom for the courtroom as a clerk for a Bucks County judge.
June 10, 1992 |
Robert Winters last night announced he would resign as superintendent of the Central Bucks School District to become principal of the Sol Feinstone Elementary School in Council Rock School District. His employment at Council Rock is contingent on the approval of that school board. A board vote has been set for Monday night, Winters said during a school board meeting. Winters has been at Central Bucks for 16 years, six as principal of Kutz Elementary School, five years as assistant superintendent, and five as superintendent, a job that paid him $96,000 a year.
February 13, 2014 |
COUNCIL ROCK The Council Rock School District has been awarded the 2104 Outstanding School Library District Award, 21 years after receiving it the first time. "The whole concept of libraries have changed," said Laura Follmer, the Bucks County district's library coordinator. For one thing, many schools straining under tight budgets have cut back on libraries and librarians. But Council Rock has full-time librarians and library aides in each of its fifteen schools. "Our administrators and teachers clearly feel we are essential to all they do," Follmer said.
July 10, 2000 |
The death of this Bucks County township's tax collector just before the school tax season has delayed the collection of about $20 million in taxes owed to the Council Rock School District and cost the district thousands of dollars in interest. Tony Rubini died June 20, 10 days before thousands of property-tax bills payable to him were to be sent to Newtown Township residents. As a result, the school district has delayed sending the tax bills until Aug. 1, giving Bucks County officials enough time to reprint them without Rubini's name.
January 29, 1997 |
In forums this week and last, residents of the Council Rock School District have received from administrators three core expansion proposals. The plans, with an average total cost near $100 million, offer various combinations of construction to deal with expected growth. Each carries separate tax implications for residents of the district. Plan No. 1. Construction of two new 800-student elementary schools, and an 800-student junior high school. Administrators would have an option to build another elementary school of the same size.
June 25, 2013 |
The Council Rock School District is beefing up security in the wake of last year's school shooting in Connecticut, doubling its numbers of security cameras, expanding card access systems, and adding security personnel. The district's 10 elementary schools and three middle schools will receive most of the roughly $1 million in security improvements, Superintendent Mark Klein said. The school board approved the expenditure last week. Council Rock's two high schools use the bulk of the district's 100 security cameras, as well as an employee card access system, Klein said.
June 7, 2000 |
Inside the second-floor office at the Chancellor Street Elementary School, head secretary Janet Wittmer just waited for the end. After a decade of anticipating the school's closing, the final moments arrived for her yesterday at 12:15 p.m. By then the pictures had been removed from the walls and the library cleared of books. All that remained for Wittmer to do was ring Chancellor's mighty bell, heralding - as for decades - that school was out for the summer. Except now it was out for good.
March 30, 2000 |
The West Chester Area School District's search for a superintendent has narrowed to four finalists. School board members said they would not release the names of the finalists yet, but would do so before a public meeting in April. "We are very happy with the four candidates we are considering for the position," said school board member Debra Arvanites. "I'm sure we will have a very good superintendent, whomever we pick. " School board members selected the four from a pool of 12 candidates for the position, which has been vacant since July.