Flooding continues along the Delaware River in Bucks County. (Read Story)
After Pa. Governor Tom Corbett announced a plan to cut $550 million from state education spending Council Rock School District officials talked to Newtown Patch about how the cuts will affect the districts funding. (Read Story)
A young girl from Washington, Nj. is missing and her family is looking for her:
After the massive 9.0 Earthquake and resulting tsunami that occurred in Japan late Friday the Courier Times reported about local tremors. In the late 1980’s a series of tremors were felt across the area with the largest happening under Abington. (Read Story)
From The Advance:
The Council Rock School Board approved a redistricting plan Thursday night for two of its elementary schools in Northampton Township.
Beginning this fall, students completing the sixth grade at Rolling Hills Elementary School will attend Richboro Middle School rather than Holland Middle School while sixth graders at Churchville Elementary will be sent to Holland Middle School instead of Richboro.
The exception would be for Churchville Elementary students who live in close proximity to Richboro Middle. They would be given the continued opportunity to attend Richboro. Following the 2011-12 school year, that option will be limited to students who are within walking distance of Richboro.
Council Rock is delaying its vote for two weeks on whether to send Richboro Middle School graduating eighth-graders to one high school, a recent posting on the district’s website said.
While current eighth-graders at Richboro Middle School get to choose one of two high schools to attend for secondary education, that might not be the case in the future.
The school board was slated to vote Thursday on redistricting all future Richboro Middle eighth-graders to Council Rock High School South. Instead, because several of the nine board members will miss that meeting, the vote to end the so-called “choice option” will take place Feb. 3, according to the online posting.