District Presentation Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Southern Tioga School District Section 780 Hearing Addressing the closure of either the North Penn High School or the Liberty Elementary School which would move students to Liberty HS. Mr. Keith Yarger Stephanie DiVittore
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Southern Tioga School District
Section 780 Hearing
Addressing the closure of either the North Penn High School or the Liberty Elementary School which would move students to Liberty HS.
Mr. Keith Yarger Stephanie DiVittore
Mr. Keith Yarger Ms. Stephanie DiVittore
District 3rd Day Enrollments
158 HS from LHS to NPHS
Building Capacity CRA 527, Quad 3 over 550
421 Students in building = 79% to 82% capacity
(MHS capacity 640, total student in building 404 = 63% capacity)
42 Minutes to 70 minutes
90 HS from NPHS to MHS
(MHS capacity 640, total student in building 494 = 77% capacity)
33 Elem from BES to WLM
(WLM capacity 579, total student in building 523 = 90% capacity)
168 HS from NPHS to LHS
(LHS capacity 433, total student in building 401 = 93% capacity)
26 Minutes to 65 minutes
How can what we do now, make us financially sustainable for years to come?
By closing a building and reducing staff, the board would be making sustainable cuts to our expenditures. The sustainable cuts would help the district make budget. In closing a building, we would make sustainable cuts of approximately $750,000.
HOWEVER! We never know what Harrisburg will do with the State budget. If further cuts happen to the State budget, it is possible that even making these cuts will not sustain our budget in years to come. Factors that come into play is State Funding, Federal Funding, PSERS, Health Care, Utility Costs, and Transportation.
“We are not aware of any statutory power for a School District to conduct a referendum regarding a school closure.”