Pennsbury School District

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Pennsbury School District is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The district serves Falls Township, Lower Makefield Township and Yardley, as well as portions of Morrisville, Newtown and Tullytown. For the 2011-2012 school year, there were 10,958 students enrolled in the district (includes Bucks Technical High School and Intermediate Unit student totals) with a budget of $172,803,000.[1] There was a total of 1,547 administrative, professional and support staff.

Schools[edit]

There are 16 public schools in Pennsbury School District:

Type Name Grades Enrollment [2]
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 (Now Closed) KG-5 344
Elementary school Walt Disney KG-5 323

Governance[edit]

The Board is composed of nine residents with voting power, each elected for a four-year term. The district Chief Executive Officer is Kevin J. McHugh, Ed.D.

History[edit]

2005 teachers' strike[edit]

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.

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