Last-minute call saves Pennsylvania t...

Last-minute call saves Pennsylvania technical school renovations

There are 12 comments on the District Administration story from Jul 1, 2013, titled Last-minute call saves Pennsylvania technical school renovations. In it, District Administration reports that:

After decades of failed attempts, the Upper Bucks Technical School in Bedminster Township will receive about $23 million to renovate the nearly 50-year-old facility.

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Since: Jul 13

Chalfont, PA

#1 Jul 3, 2013
This is great news if they have needed it for years!
Curious

Broomall, PA

#2 Jul 3, 2013
Didn't Paul Stepanoff sabotage the vote?
Electronic

Perkasie, PA

#3 Jul 4, 2013
Curious wrote:
Didn't Paul Stepanoff sabotage the vote?
Stepanoff voted no. Van Valkenburgh, Anderson, and Landes were absent. Now Stepanoff is complaining that parliamentary procedure wasn't properly followed, and the board should have taken another roll-call vote.

http://articles.mcall.com/2013-06-28/news/mc-...

http://m.phillyburbs.com/my_town/quakertown/b...

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#4 Jul 9, 2013
What needs renovation? I was over there a short while ago and I thought it looked pretty good. I hate to hear of a big expense Taxpayer money on renovations that may only be maintenance issuses.
Regards, Terri
Electronic

Perkasie, PA

#5 Jul 9, 2013
TerryE wrote:
What needs renovation? I was over there a short while ago and I thought it looked pretty good. I hate to hear of a big expense Taxpayer money on renovations that may only be maintenance issuses.
Regards, Terri
I'm not sure what part you were in, but that place has been in need of serious repairs for years and years.
UsedtotheLie

Quakertown, PA

#6 Jul 10, 2013
Electronic wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not sure what part you were in, but that place has been in need of serious repairs for years and years.
Would you please elaborate. You seem to have an intimate relationship with this matter. Inquiring minds want to know. We don't want to think that you are just another twp money waster. We really can't afford to give you fine people any more of our hard earned wages. Thank You. I await your reply.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#7 Jul 11, 2013
I was in the food service area and it and the hallways looked pretty good to me. Certainly not like it needed $2,000,000 worth of work. The article seems to feel that 50 years is a long time to go without renovation. I've had the privilidge of being in buildings over a thousand years old in the UK. No one wanted to renovate them. I attended Essex Co Voc. High School in NJ and learned two trades there, Tool and Die making and Aircraft mechanics. That put a lot of groceries on my table. No one cared if the building was "Renovated" or not. Our purposes there had nothing to do with whether or not it was a palace or not. Having a lifelong interest in the expense of education in NJ, I see the same greed and politics being manifested here in Pa. Something I want to get away. Also, There is the fact that construction is what's being taught there, Why not have the students do at least some of the work? Or would that enrage your pals in the unions?
Regards, Terri
Meh

Newtown Square, PA

#8 Jul 11, 2013
From reading the original article linked above:

1. Stepanoff was for the renovations but thought something this important required a full board vote. Three members were absent.

2. The cost is shared by Pennridge, Palisades and Quakertown. Pennridge and Palisades have approved their shares. Quakertown's share is 9.4 million.

3. The culinary arts/hospitality area was renovated by the three districts in 2003 at the cost of 1.3 million. This project is for other modernizations.

Additional info: http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/quakertown...
Electronic

Perkasie, PA

#9 Jul 11, 2013
UsedtotheLie wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you please elaborate. You seem to have an intimate relationship with this matter. Inquiring minds want to know. We don't want to think that you are just another twp money waster. We really can't afford to give you fine people any more of our hard earned wages. Thank You. I await your reply.
There was an article in the Morning Call last year about everything that's needed. Dig it up and read it.

BTW, the township budget is different than the school district budget.
VainHK

Souderton, PA

#10 Jul 11, 2013
Electronic wrote:
<quoted text>There was an article in the Morning Call last year about everything that's needed. Dig it up and read it.
BTW, the township budget is different than the school district budget.
Why would you think anyone takes you seriously? You write like a child and children should be seen and not heard.
UsedtotheLie

Quakertown, PA

#11 Jul 11, 2013
Electronic wrote:
<quoted text>There was an article in the Morning Call last year about everything that's needed. Dig it up and read it.
BTW, the township budget is different than the school district budget.
BTW, Blow Me

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#12 Jul 12, 2013
Once these people have it in their minds to raise taxes for something, no matter how dubious, they're hard to stop! "The taxpayer be damned! We're gonna spend that money!" And the taxpayers get raped once more!
Regards, Terri
Electronic wrote:
<quoted text>There was an article in the Morning Call last year about everything that's needed. Dig it up and read it.
BTW, the township budget is different than the school district budget.

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