Makes me wonder what’s in the water over there! Both the superintendent and assistant superintendent have announced their plans to retire at the end of the school year, leaving Spring-Ford without an easy replacement option to fill the top job. How often does that happen??
The Spring-Ford Area School District passed their $125.5 million dollar 2010-2011 budget, but not without some pain. Taxes in the district will increase 2% and 5 employees have lost their jobs. The budget was approved 7-1 by the Board of Education.
This scenario is certainly not as bad as some places I have reported on, however, even a growing and fairly well-off district like Spring-Ford is having to make tough financial decisions.
The Spring-Ford Area School District has over 7500 students, 12 schools and employs over 1,000 people. The district is the second largest in Montgomery County after North Penn (Lansdale).