2012-13 Pennsylvania School Performance Profile Update for Cheltenham High School

Permalink2013-12-28Report Card

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has updated the School Performance Profile (SPP) results for Cheltenham High School which are available at the following link:

Cheltenham High Results 2012-13
2012-13 Results for Cheltenham High

2013-12-17 Cedarbrook Relocation Q&A and Regular Legislative Meeting in 4 Separate Recordings

Permalink2013-12-17Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-12-171Cedarbrook Relocation Q&A Part 1 of 2
2013-12-172Cedarbrook Relocation Q&A Part 2 of 2
2013-12-173Regular Legislative Meeting Part 1 of 2
2013-12-174Regular Legislative Meeting Part 2 of 2

2013-12-17Cedarbrook Relocation Q&A and Regular Legislative Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-12-17Meeting Agenda
2013-12-17Revenue Summary
2013-12-17Expense Summary
2013-12-17Policy 800 Records Management Second Read
2013-12-17Policy 610 Purchases Second Read
2013-12-17Policy 824 GPS On Vehicles First Read
2013-12-17Extra Duty/Extra Pay
2013-12-17Budget Transfers

2013-12-03 Community Alert: Vandalism to Cheltenham High School

2013-12-03Notice

 
Damaged CHS Roof

According to the school district, on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, the district roofer discovered that copper flashing panels were ripped from the roof at Cheltenham High School. A total of 576 square feet of copper material was stolen. Thousands in damage have been inflicted on the district.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact Cheltenham Police at 215-885-1600, ext. 777 or use the Online Anonymous Crime Tips tool at this link.

2013-12-03 Facilities Committee and Reorganization/Special Meeting in 4 Separate Recordings

Permalink2013-12-03Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-12-031Facilities Committee Meeting Part 1 of 3
2013-12-032Facilities Committee Meeting Part 2 of 3
2013-12-033Facilities Committee Meeting Part 3 of 3
2013-12-034Reorganization/Special Meeting

2013-12-03Facilities Committee Reorganization/Special Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-12-03Facilities Committee Meeting Presentation
2013-12-03Special Board Meeting Agenda
2013-12-03Reorganization Meeting Agenda

2013-11-12 Regular Legislative Meeting in 2 Separate Recordings

Permalink2013-11-12Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-11-121Regular Legislative Meeting Part 1 of 2
2013-11-122Regular Legislative Meeting Part 2 of 2

2013-11-12Regular Legislative Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-11-12Meeting Agenda
2013-11-12October-2013 Revenue Summary
2013-11-12October-2013 Expense Summary
2013-11-12602 Debt Management Policy 11 12 13 ADOPTION
2013-11-12709 Building Security 11 12 13 ADOPTED
2013-11-12Extra Duty Extra Pay
2013-11-12Budget Transfers

2013-10-08 Regular Legislative Meeting in 2 Separate Recordings

Permalink2013-10-08Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-10-081Regular Legislative Meeting Part 1 of 2
2013-10-082Regular Legislative Meeting Part 2 of 2

2013-10-08Regular Legislative Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-10-08Meeting Agenda
2013-10-08Expense Summary
2013-10-08Revenue Summary
2013-10-08Debt Management Policy, 1st Read
2013-10-08Building Security Policy, 1st Read
2013-10-08Extra Duty/Extra Pay Summary
2013-10-08Budget Transfers

2012-13 Pennsylvania School Performance Profile Results for Cheltenham

Permalink2013-10-05Report Card

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education released School Performance Profile (SPP) results for Cheltenham Township School District. The table below contains links to each individual school. Note that Cheltenham High School results will not be released until 2014.

Cedarbrook Results 2012-13
2012-13 Results for Cedarbrook
Cheltenham Elementary Results 2012-13
2012-13 Results for Cheltenham Elementary
Cheltenham High Results 2012-13
2012-13 Results for Cheltenham High
Elkins Park Results 2012-13
2012-13 Results for Elkins Park
Glenside Results 2012-13
2012-13 Results for Glenside
Myers Results 2012-13
2012-13 Results for Myers
Wyncote Results 2012-13
2012-13 Results for Wyncote

2013-10-01 Facilities and Business Meeting in 2 Separate Recordings

Permalink2013-10-01Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-10-011Facilities and Business Meeting Part 1 of 2
2013-10-012Facilities and Business Meeting Part 2 of 2

2013-10-01Facilities and Business Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-10-01Business Affairs Agenda
2013-10-01Business Affairs Presentation
2013-10-01Facilities Agenda
2013-10-01Facilities Presentation

2013-09-24 Citizen Rally at the Pennsylvania Capitol for the Property Tax Independence Act

Permalink2013-09-24Live Recording

 

The full audio of the rally is available below:

2013-09-11 Live Recording of the HB 76/SB 76 Town Hall Meeting

Permalink2013-09-11Live Recording

This Town Hall Meeting was recorded on September 11, 2013. The featured speaker was Mr. David Baldinger of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayer Associations, an alliance of eighty-one nonpartisan grassroots Pennsylvania taxpayer advocacy groups that span the entire Commonwealth and represent tens of thousands of taxpayers. The PCTA is dedicated to the support of House Bill 76 and Senate Bill 76, the Property Tax Independence Act, legislation that will abolish school property taxes in Pennsylvania and will equitably replace a broken education finance system.

Why should we eliminate the property tax ?

The Washington Post is running an investigative series on the District of Columbia's property tax collection system. Monday's installment featured the story of 76 year-old Marine Veteran Bennie Coleman who lost his house because he didn't pay a $134 property tax bill. Another story concerned Daisy Dolsey, a 95 year old living in a nursing home and struggling with Alzheimer's: She lost her $300,000 house over a $44.79 incorrectly filed tax debt.

While you might think this is a Washington problem, the September 25th Montgomery County Sherriff's sale shows plenty of repo activity in Cheltenham Township. Check the list: you might see a neighbor.

What can you do about it ?

Contact Representative Steve McCarter(email) and Senator LeAnna Washington (email) and request that they co-sponsor the Property Tax Independence Act, HB76 and SB76.

2013-09-10 Regular Legislative Meeting in 2 Separate Recordings

Permalink2013-09-10Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-09-101Regular Legislative Meeting Part 1 of 2
2013-09-102Regular Legislative Meeting Part 2 of 2

2013-09-10Regular Legislative Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-09-10Legislative Meeting Main Agenda
2013-09-10Legislative Meeting Addendum Agenda
2013-09-10Expense Summary
2013-09-10Revenue Summary
2013-09-10Extra Duty--Extra Pay Assignments

2013-08-13 Regular Meeting in 2 Separate Recordings

Permalink2013-08-13Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-08-131Regular Meeting Part 1 of 2
2013-08-132Regular Meeting Part 2 of 2

2013-08-13Regular Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-08-13Agenda for Meeting
2013-08-13Addendum for Legislative Board Meeting
2013-08-13Budget Amendment Listing
2013-08-13Pay Report for District Coordinators
2013-08-13Summer School Staffing
2013-08-13Extra Duty Pay Final 2013
2013-08-13July Expense Summary
2013-08-13July Revenue Report
2013-08-13Wyncote Construction Project Act 34 Resolution

2013-08-06 Special Board Meeting and Business Committee Meeting in 2 Separate Recordings

Permalink2013-08-06Live Recording

 

Note: The Business Committee Meeting includes a presentation on the impact of Obamacare on the district.

DateTrackWeb Link
2013-08-061Business Committee Meeting with Obamacare Presentation
2013-08-062Special Board Meeting

2013-08-06Special Board Meeting/Business Committee Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-08-06Special Meeting Agenda
2013-08-06Business Committee Meeting Agenda
2013-08-06CTSD Debt Policy
2013-08-06Presentation: Obamacare Impact on CTSD

HB 76 and SB 76: Fill-a-Bus-Tour II-- September 24, 2013

2013-07-04Event

 

Pennsylvanians for Property Tax Independence is a group of advocates for the issue of the elimination of all property tax. On September 24th, 2013 the group is organizing an event in Harrisburg to try to get HB/SB 76 out of committee and on to the floor for a real vote. More information is available at the Fill-a-Bus-Tour II website.

Harrisburg Fill-a-Bus Tour Lobby Day: Capitol Steps Harrisburg Fill-a-Bus Tour Lobby Day:Man with Sign

Dr. Davis now runs Pennsylvania's First University-Based Charter School

2013-06-15Commentary

 

For those of us who attend Cheltenham School Board meetings regularly, the recent departure of Dr. Darlene Davis from the regular public education system to run Pennsylvania's first university-based charter school was a bit of a surprise, given the district's complaints about unfair charter school funding.

The public school district where Dr. Davis's future employer is located, Chester Upland, did more than complain: in 2011 they attempted to limit the number of students in local charter schools-- which was ruled illegal.

It is easy to understand why the parents of the Chester Upland SD need Dr. Davis's help to create a better choice: In January, police opened fire in front of the high school (while school was in session) to kill two stray dogs. Just last month a horrendous attack inside the public high school library was captured on a cell phone camera and was posted on youtube. The father of the victim accused the district of a cover up. Also, this month, Auditor General Eugene A. Depasquale released his report on Chester Upland calling it, "a school district in disarray."

While Cheltenham has had some problems, they are quite mild in comparison. But if Arcadia University ever decides to open a university-based charter school in the township, one would hope that the district would not attempt to block it.

2013-06-11 Regular Legislative Meeting in 2 Separate Recordings

2013-06-11Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-06-111Regular Legislative Meeting Part 1 of 2
2013-06-112Regular Legislative Meeting Part 2 of 2

2013-06-11Regular Legislative Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-06-11Meeting Agenda
2013-06-11Expense Summary
2013-06-11Revenue Summary
2013-06-11Proposed Change to Meeting Order of Business
2013-06-11Summer Staff Expenses
2013-06-11Budget Transfers

2013-06-04 Special Meeting, Facilities and Business Committees Meeting in 4 Separate Recordings

2013-06-04Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-06-041Business Committee Meeting Part 1 of 2
2013-06-042Business Committee Meeting Part 2 of 2
2013-06-043Facilities Committee Meeting
2013-06-044Special Board Meeting

2013-06-04Meeting Selected Documents and Web Links

DateWeb Link
2013-06-04Final Budget Presentation 2012-13
2013-06-04Facilities Presentation
2013-06-04Special Meeting Agenda
2013-06-04Missouri Assessment Program- FARMINGTON R-VII (094078)
2013-06-04Farmington Superentendent 2011 Contract Announcement

2013-05-28 Community Budget Meeting in 2 Separate Recordings

2013-05-28Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-05-281Community Budget Meeting Part 1 of 2
2013-05-282Community Budget Meeting Part 2 of 2

2013-05-28Community Budget Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-05-28Meeting Presentation
2013-05-28Citizens Call Coverage of this Meeting

News Update on HB 76 and SB 76: The Property Tax Independence Act

2013-05-28External Link

 

The latest news on Property Tax Independence Act is available at this link. Despite the fact that Cheltenham Township has the highest school tax rate in Montgomery County, neither Representative Steve McCarter(email) or Senator LeAnna Washington (email) have signed on as a co-sponsor.

Bipartisan Support for HB 76 and SB 76: The Property Tax Independence Act

2013-05-19External Link

 

Support for HB 76 and SB 76 cuts across party lines. Here are two examples:

DemocratRepublican
Rep. Mark Rozzi, 126th Legislative District, in Berks CountyRep. Rosemary M. Brown, 189th District, in Monroe/Pike Counties

HB 76 and SB 76: The Property Tax Independence Act

2013-05-12External Link

 

Please take a few minutes to watch this informative video about school property tax elimination and replacement, then share it with every Pennsylvania homeowner in your address book.

DateWeb Link
2013-05-19Audio Version of HB 76 and SB 76, The Property Tax Independence Act Talk.
2013-05-12HB 76 and SB 76, The Property Tax Independence Act
2013-05-12The Real Faces of the School Property Tax Issue
2013-05-12Personal Tax Calculator for HB 76 and SB 76, The Property Tax Independence Act

2013-05-07 Regular Legislative Board Meeting in 3 Separate Recordings

2013-05-07Live Recording

 

At this meeting, a 1.7% tax increase is approved for 2013-14.

DateTrackWeb Link
2013-05-071Regular Legislative Board Meeting Part 1 of 3
2013-05-072Regular Legislative Board Meeting Part 2 of 3
2013-05-073Regular Legislative Board Meeting Part 3 of 3

2013-05-07Regular Legislative Board Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-05-07Meeting Agenda Page
2013-05-07Expense Summary
2013-05-07Revenue Report
2013-05-07Budget Transfer Report

2013-04-30 Annual Budget Hearing and Facilities Committee Meeting Meeting

2013-04-30Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-04-301Annual Budget Hearing
2013-04-302Facilities Committee Meeting

2013-04-30Annual Budget Hearing and Facilities Committee Meeting Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-04-30Meeting Date Web Page
2013-04-30Facilities Presentation
2013-04-30Budget Hearing Presentation

2013-04-09 Regular Legislative Meeting in 2 Separate Recordings

2013-04-09Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-04-091Regular Legislative Meeting Part 1 of 2
2013-04-092Regular Legislative Meeting Part 2 of 2

2013-04-09Regular Legislative Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-04-09Meeting Agenda
2013-04-09Expense Summary
2013-04-09Revenue Summary
2013-04-09Extra Duty Pay and Volunteers
2013-04-09Budget Transfers

2013-04-02 Business and Facilities Committee Meetings

2013-04-02Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-04-021Business Committee Meeting
2013-04-022Facilities Committee Meeting

2013-04-02Business and Facilities Committee Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-04-02Budget Workshop Presentation
2013-04-02Facilities Committee Presentation

2013-03-12 Regular Legislative Meeting in 3 Separate Recordings

2013-03-12Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-03-121Regular Legislative Meeting Part 1 of 3
2013-03-122Regular Legislative Meeting Part 2 of 3
2013-03-123Regular Legislative Meeting Part 3 of 3

2013-03-12Regular Legislative Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-03-12Feb 28,2013 Revenue Report
2013-03-12Feb 28,2013 Expenditure Report
2013-03-12Meeting Agenda
2013-03-12New Employees for Board Approval
2013-03-12Budget Transfers

2013-03-05 Business and Facilities Committee Meetings in 2 Separate Recordings

2013-03-05Live Recording

 

This Business Committee meeting includes a discussion of a 1.7% tax increase.

DateTrackWeb Link
2013-03-051Business Committee Meeting
2013-03-052Facilities Committee Meeting

2013-03-05Business and Facilities Committee Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-03-05Budget Presentation with Tax Increase Proposal
2013-03-05Facilities Presentation
2013-03-05Business Affairs Agenda
2013-03-05Facilities Agenda

2013-03-04 Inquirer Article about Cheltenham Township

2013-03-04Newspaper

 

Interesting article regarding the impact of local taxes on the Cheltenham Township Real Estate market can be found here. Comparison with other Montgomery County townships can be seen here.

2013-02-12 Regular Legislative Board Meeting in 3 Separate Recordings

2013-02-12Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-02-121
Regular Legislative Board Meeting Part 1 of 3
2013-02-122
Regular Legislative Board Meeting Part 2 of 3
2013-02-123
Regular Legislative Board Meeting Part 3 of 3

2013-02-12Regular Legislative Board Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-02-12
Expenditure Summary
2013-02-12
Revenue Summary
2013-02-12
Bus Contractor Philly Transit Price List
2013-02-12
Final 2013 District Calendar
2013-02-12
Extra Duty Pay
2013-02-12
Budget Transfers

2013-02-05 Facilities Committee Meeting Meeting in 2 Separate Recordings

2013-02-05Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-02-051
Facilities Committee Meeting Meeting Part 1 of 2
2013-02-052
Facilities Committee Meeting Meeting Part 2 of 2

2013-02-05Facilities Committee Meeting Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-02-05
Meeting Agenda
2013-02-05
Part 1 Presentation
2013-02-05
Wyncote Elementary Architects Presentation

2013-01-08 Regular Legislative Meeting in 2 Separate Recordings

2013-01-08Live Recording

 
DateTrackWeb Link
2013-01-081
Regular Legislative Meeting Part 1 of 2
2013-01-082
Regular Legislative Meeting Part 2 of 2

2013-01-08Regular Legislative Meeting Selected Documents

DateWeb Link
2013-01-08
12-2012 Expense Summary
2013-01-08
12-2012 Revenue Report
2013-01-08
1-8-13 Extra Duty Pay
2013-01-08
1-8-13 Budget Transfers
2013-01-08
Cheltenham Boarddocs Portal
 
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