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New School Board Waives Option for Tax Increase Beyond Act 1 Limits

The Cheltenham school board on Tuesday night swore in its newly elected members, chose new board leaders and announced its decision not to seek exceptions from the state to allow tax increases for the next fiscal year beyond the regular Act 1 ceiling. David Cohen, Joel Fishbein,...
Posted On Dec 09 2015
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Drama of Education Funding Hits Local Stage Friday Night in Elkins Park

White Pines to Host Free One-Night Show Oct. 2 PA’s school funding crisis will take center stage  this Friday evening at The White Pines Place  in Elkins Park. The free local dramatic performance of School Play is part of a statewide tour that will include showings in Blue...
Posted On Sep 30 2015
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Cheltenham District Takes State Budget Stalemate in Stride For Now

The Cheltenham school district is so far riding out the state budget impasse without a hitch.  Although about $1.7 million in state aid is past due, the deficiency is having “minimal impact” on the district’s cash flow position, according to Finance Director...
Posted On Sep 03 2015
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School District Settles Two Labor Contracts

With the new school year about to get under way, the Cheltenham school district recently came to an agreement with two of its employee bargaining units. The three-year contract with the Business Employees Council (BEC), which represents a range of para-professional and blue...
Posted On Aug 31 2015
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Key District Meetings Tuesday on Cedarbrook Design and Next Year’s Budget

With architects for the Cedarbrook rebuild chosen in mid-April, the Cheltenham school district is moving ahead with the project and will hold meetings this week to seek public input on design issues for a revived Cedarbrook.  Two of those will occur on Tuesday, May 5 at the...
Posted On May 04 2015
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