Pennsbury School District

Pennsbury School District is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The district serves Falls Township, Lower Makefield Township, Yardley Borough, and Tullytown Borough. For the 2016-2017 school year, there were 10,495 students enrolled in the district (includes Bucks Technical High School and Intermediate Unit student totals)[1] with a final budget of $195,215,810.[2] There was a total of 1,547 administrative, professional and support staff.

Pennsbury School District
Location
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 19058
The United States of America
District information
GradesK-12
Established1948
SuperintendentWilliam J. Gretzula, Ed.D.
Schools1 High, 3 Middle, 11 Elementary
Students and staff
Students10,495
Student-teacher ratio12:1
ColorsBlack & Orange
Other information
Websitewww.pennsbury.k12.pa.us

Schools

There are 15 public schools in Pennsbury School District:

Type Name Grades Enrollment [3]
High school Pennsbury High School 9-12 3,369
Middle school Charles H. Boehm 6-8 755
Middle school Pennwood 6-8 948
Middle school William Penn 6-8 1,016
Elementary school Afton KG-5 586
Elementary school Edgewood KG-5 620
Elementary school Eleanor Roosevelt KG-5 513
Elementary school Fallsington KG-5 265
Elementary school Makefield KG-5 490
Elementary school Manor KG-5 403
Elementary school Oxford Valley KG-5 434
Elementary school Penn Valley KG-5 295
Elementary school Quarry Hill KG-5 618
Elementary school Village Park (closed) KG-5 344
Elementary school Walt Disney KG-5 323

Governance

Administration

  • William J. Gretzula, Ed.D.; District Superintendent
  • Donna M. Dunar, Ed.D.; Assistant Superintendent
  • Daniel C. Rodgers; Business Administrator
  • Bettie Ann Rarrick; Director of Human Resources
  • Elizabeth Aldridge; Director of Pupil Services
  • Sherri Morett; Director of Special Education
  • Michele Spack; Director of Elementary Education
  • Kevin Dorsey; Director of Technology
  • Michael Dumin; Director of Facilities
  • Joanne J. Godzieba; Director of Financial Services
  • Will Jeffreys; Special Education Supervisor
  • Robert Johnson; Special Education Supervisor
  • Colleen Bell; Special Education Supervisor
  • Erin Schwenk; Special Education Supervisor
  • Peter Carfagno; Special Education Supervisor
  • Charles Williams; Director of Transportation
  • Ann Langtry; Supervisor of Communication Strategies
  • Ashley Belcher Dowd; Food Service Director

School Board

The Board is composed of nine residents with voting power, each elected for a four-year term. The current school board is:

  • Jacqueline Redner; President
  • T.R. Kannan; Vice President
  • Christian Schwartz; Assistant Secretary
  • Nancy Lawson
  • John Palmer
  • Gary Sanderson
  • Christine Toy-Dragoni
  • Debra Wachspress
  • Joshua Waldorf

History

2005 teachers' strike

In 2005, the Pennsbury School District experienced a teachers' strike that generated significant regional coverage by the media. After voting down a tentative contract agreement, the leadership of the Pennsbury Education Association (PEA), the union to which all of Pennsbury's teachers belong, was authorized by its members to strike on October 24, 2005. The strike lasted a total of 21 days, the maximum allowed by Pennsylvania state law, and students went back to class on November 22, 2005. According to both the PEA and the school board, salary and health benefits were the main issues. Teachers objected to having to pay more for their health insurance, and wanted to see teacher salaries stay competitive with neighboring school districts. Both sides entered non-binding arbitration on November 22, 2005, as mandated by state law, and posted their final offers on December 6, 2005. In January 2006, teachers and the school board reached a resolution and the contract was accepted.

General

District Schools

High school

Middle schools

Elementary schools

Other Schools

  • Village Park Academy

Music

Sports

Media

Miscellaneous

References

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