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 …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Council Rock administrators want to make $800,000 worth of upgrades and staffing increases to improve safety within the district.
Council Rock administrators are recommending a series of security upgrades, staffing additions and facility improvements in an attempt to improve overall safety within the district. Superintendent Mark Klein outlined the recommendations at a school board meeting Thursday. The recommendations include improved visitor controls, facility improvements, training, intervention and increased staffing. The administration based their recommendations on suggestions from the community through three public forums on school security that were held in response to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Klein stressed that Council Rock is a very safe school district. He said the recommendations to improve security within the district aim to strike a …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Council Rock School District Superintendent Mark Klein will discuss recommendations to improve safety and security at Thursday's board meeting
District officials will discuss recommendations on how to improve safety and security at Council Rock schools during a board meeting Thursday. The recommendations are being made after a series of three public forums that were held to discuss how to keep children safe in Council Rock schools. The forums were held in response to December's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. The school board meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Chancellor Center. According to information posted on the district website, as a result of the forums, the district will be focusing on the following areas of improvement: access to school buildings, modifications to facilities, monitoring visitors and student intervention, among others. The full …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Police Chief Barry Pilla and Superintendent Mark Klein will meet with parents and students to answer questions regarding the incident.
Council Rock South is sponsoring a forum for parents and students to discuss the threat made against the school on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 4 p.m. Chief Barry Pilla of the Northampton Township Police Department and Superintendent Mark Klein will be available in the school's auditorium to answer questions regarding this incident. On Friday, a 14-year-old male Council Rock South student was arrested and charged with terroristic threats and possession of a firearm by a minor after he threatened to bring a gun and knives to school, police explained at a press conference.. While the incident refers to school safety, that topic in general will not be discussed at the forum. In a message sent to parents, Klein said he welcomes discussions on school …
The student is in police custody, Northampton Township Police Chief Barry Pilla said.
The teen behind the threat that prompted officials to close Council Rock High School South today was in possession of guns, Action News reported. The student is in police custody, Northampton Township Police Chief Barry Pilla said. Two handguns were found at his home, Action News reported. According to Superintendent Mark Klein, on Thursday evening, the district received information about a threat specific to South. No further details about the nature of the threat have been released. Northampton Township police department conducted an investigation into the threat. "As a precaution, Council Rock South is closed to allow the police to conduct a security sweep of the building to ensure that the school is safe for students and staff," Klein …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Council Rock teachers and administrators walked the catwalk last night to raise money for scholarships.
The Council Rock Educational Support Professional Association hosted a fashion show at Spring Mill Manor Thursday night to raise money for scholarships. Models included Superintendent Mark Klein, Sol Feinstone Elementary School's Principal John Harlan, gym teacher and football coach Jeff Johnson, mail carrier Tom Greenwood, and District Master Plumber Jerry Meyers. The men modeled tuxedos donated by Schweon’s Formal Wear.