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Pennsbury (Pennsylvania) board votes to build new high school

Nov. 27, 2023
The board opts for new construction rather than a renovation of the Pennsbury High School's West campus.

The Pennsbury (Pennsylvania) School Board has decided to build a new high school.

The Levittown Patch reports that the board voted 8 to 1 to construct a new facility rather than renovate the West campus of the existing Pennsbury High School.

The new high school could cost anywhere from $250 million to $277 million, the district says. The vote authorizes the school district to hire an architect and aim for building a school that would open for the 2029 school year.

School board member Lois Lambing cited a pressing need for a new high school to provide a safe learning environment for students. The West campus is an aging infrastructure with "moldy, leaky and dilapidated buildings,” she says/

Board member Jim Prokopiak voted against the measure, saying he was the voice for senior citizens and those who cannot afford the additional taxes that a new school could bring.

About the Author

Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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