Friday, April 5, 2013
The last day of school will be Wednesday, June 19. It will be a half day for all students and graduation will be held later that day.
The last day of school and graduation for Council Rock will be June 19. The Council Rock School Board approved the date at a meeting Thursday. The last day of school—which falls on a Wednesday—will be a half day for all students. Afternoon kindergarten students will attend. The last day for morning kindergarten students will be the day before, June 18. High school students will have half days on June 17, 18 and 19. Council Rock High School North's graduation ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Council Rock South's graduation will start at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Council Rock School Board is expected to vote to approve the last day of school as June 19 and graduation on the same day.
The last day of school and graduation for Council Rock is scheduled for June 19. The Council Rock School Board is expected to vote at its meeting Thursday to approve the date. According to information from the school district, the last day of school—which falls on a Wednesday—will be a half day for all students. Afternoon kindergarten students will attend. The last day for morning kindergarten students will be the day before, June 18. High school students will have half days on June 17, 18 and 19. Council Rock High School North's graduation ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Council Rock South's graduation will start at 6:30 p.m. Click here to view the full agenda for Thursday's meeting.
Friday, March 22, 2013
The school board will hire D’Huy Engineering to complete a project scope and budget preparation for a district-wide card access system and other security enhancement projects.
Council Rock is moving forward to implement enhanced security upgrades at district schools, including a card access system and secure office vestibules. The school board on Thursday approved hiring D’Huy Engineering to complete a project scope and budget preparation for a district-wide card access system and other security enhancement projects. The district will pay D’Huy $16,800 to establish the work scope, prepare concept floor plans and calculate budgets for the enhancements. From there, the district will use that information to bid out the work. Because of the urgency of this work (the district wants it completed by the start of the next school year), “we have to try to make this as bidder friendly as possible,” Council Rock …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The jazz festival begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Council Rock North.
Nine local high school bands will compete at a "Jazz at the Rock" event this Saturday. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Council Rock High School North. The cost to attend is $10 for the general public and $8 for students. According to organizers, three middle school bands and the Council Rock North Jazz Band will also perform in exhibition. Click here for details.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Registration is still being accepted for the competitive swimming and diving classes and weekday children’s swimming lessons program.
There is still space available in some sessions of the Council Rock Community Aquatics Program. Registration is still being accepted for the competitive swimming and diving classes and weekday children’s swimming lessons program. Click here for registration information or to view a full list of the classes offered through the program. Classes are held at the pool at Council Rock High School North. Community swimming is held on Friday evenings from 8-9:30 p.m. The cost is $4 per person at the door. No-pre-registration is required.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The second annual Race to Play 5K will start at 9 a.m. at the Northampton Municipal Park, which is behind the school.
Maureen M. Welch Elementary School is hosting a 5K run/walk on April 7 to raise money for a new playground at the school. The second annual Race to Play 5K will start at 9 a.m. at the Northampton Municipal Park, which is behind the school. The course runs through the township park and behind the school. All community members are invited to the event to support the school's effort for a new playground. "This will also benefit the Northampton Community as the playground is used by both students at Maureen M. Welch Elementary as well as others that visit and use the fields and facilities at the Northampton Municipal Park," the event website says. No dogs, bikes or roller blades are allowed. Strollers are welcome and adults must accompany …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Council Rock is considering eliminating the Per Capita and Occupation Assessment tax and replacing it with an alternative revenue source.
Council Rock is considering eliminating the Per Capita and Occupation Assessment taxes due to the high cost of collection and overhead. The Council Rock School Board last week voted to have its solicitor look into the issue of eliminating those taxes and replacing them with an alternative revenue source. Board Member Bill Foster, a member of the district’s Finance Committee, said the Per Capita and Occupation Assessment taxes are inefficient and complicated to collect. The average Council Rock taxpayer receives three tax bills—Real Estate, Per Capita and Occupation Assessment—resulting in a $6.15 collector fee per residence. The tax collector receives $2.05 compensation per bill. Each municipality in the Council Rock School District has …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Citizens for Education invites the public to attend and discuss Council Rock-related ideas and concerns.
Council Rock's Citizens For Education will host a free public forum this Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The forum will be held at the Corner Bakery Cafe in Newtown. The group invites the public to attend and discuss Council Rock-related ideas and concerns. Citizens for Education is not-for-profit, non-partisan organization that aims to inform the Council Rock community about educational issues while encouraging residents to participate in their children's school experience. "The objectives of Citizens for Education are to ensure a quality education for all students of the Council Rock School District, to better inform the Council Rock community of educational issues, and to increase the involvement of the community in the decision making …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Council Rock Superintendent Mark Klein wrote a letter to parents apologizing for not delaying school today due to the snow.
Council Rock Superintendent Mark Klein today wrote a letter of apology to parents for not delaying school despite snow and slick road conditions. He said inaccurate forecasts and unpredictable weather patterns caused the confusion. Klein said over the past three days, he has been on alert for winter weather. However, predictions for today's snowfall were not accurate, causing the district to fail to comprehend the severity of the conditions, Klein explained. "At 9 this morning, despite three inches of snow on the ground in Council Rock, a major news outlet in Philadelphia was still calling for light snow and wet roads in Bucks County. This week has proved the inexact science of weather predictions," Klein said. A storm predicted for …
District officials said some of the renovations at Holland Elementary School will be completed in April, two months ahead of schedule.
The Holland Elementary School renovation project is ahead of schedule, Council Rock School District officials said Thursday. According to District Supervisor of Operational Services Doug Taylor, some of the construction will be completed in April instead of the initial target date of June. Taylor said some classrooms will be finished by the middle of April, allowing some students to move out of the modular classrooms before the end of the school year. The new library, which wasn’t supposed to be completed until June, will be done in the coming weeks, too. Taylor said the transition to the new library will take place over Spring Break. Everyone is working diligently on the project, Taylor said. In addition to a new library and classrooms, …