Did you know that a component of property tax elimination - formally dubbed Property Tax Independent Act - includes broadening the scope of sales tax in Pennsylvania? Should this legislation pass, Pennsylvanians will pay tax on additional products, services, and goods.
Take a few moments to review the link (click HERE) to view the list of items that will be considered "taxable."
We are extremely excited to welcome our youngest NHSSD Lions to kindergarten in the fall! It's hard to believe that our incoming kindergarteners will be the graduating class of 2029-2030!
All children in our community who will be five (5) years of age by September 1, 2017, are eligible for entrance into our full-day kindergarten program. If you have a child who meets the age requirement and have not yet completed kindergarten registration, please call the Lower Elementary School, and we will be happy to assist you. The Lower Elementary School's phone number is (215) 297-5438.
Please feel free to share this information with friends and neighbors!
Did you know that you can follow me on Twitter? Search for @NHSSD_Super and click follow! When I tweet, if it's information or news for the community at large, I include #NHSSD at the end of my message. That hashtag (#) allows the information to populate automatically on our district's Facebook page. You can find us on Facebook by searching for New Hope-Solebury School District.
There has been a great deal of press around proposed legislation that would "eliminate" property taxes as they relate to funding public schools. The name of this proposed legislation is somewhat misleading. Check out this fact sheet that tells the story of the push for property tax elimination. The big question that remains is this: How will this affect New Hope-Solebury and the quality of education we provide?
As a District we will continue to monitor this as it develops and keep the community apprised of how things move forward with potential proposed legislation.
Superstorm Stella sure played havoc with our schedule. As you know, we lost two days of instruction! Coupled with our previous snow day, our student missed three days of school this year due to weather. We proactively included two days into our SY 2016-2017 school calendar; therefore, at this point, we just need to make up one day. Monday, April 17, 2017m is now a school day for students.
Now that spring has sprung, let's hope that the snow is behind us--and brighter (and warmer?) days are ahead!
Pennsylvania's Secretary of Education, Mr. Pedro Rivera, wrote a letter to Ms. Betsy DeVos, the US Secretary of Education opposing cuts to education. Mr. Rivera's letter references cut to education under previous PA governors and the need to restore funding for our state's students. You can read the entire letter by clicking below.
It is important that we remain abreast of the national landscape, especially as it pertains to education and how changes in funding and policy will affect our children.
Salient points from the article (see link below) include:
For the last few weeks, there has been little media coverage about the push to eliminate property taxes and fundamentally change the manner in which PA school districts are funded. Today, March 20, 2017, the Intelligencer published an article which informs us that proposed legislation is on its way by the end of the month.
Our administrative team will continue to monitor developments on this issue, and we will keep the community informed of information along the way.