New Hope-Solebury School District Community Members,
It is an honor to have been selected to lead the New Hope-Solebury School District as your new Superintendent and to have the opportunity to work with the many dedicated members of the school community. I am looking forward to partnering with our students, staff, families, alumni and community members to prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century and beyond and to ensure that they have the tools necessary to become successful and contributing members of our society.
I have had the pleasure to meet many of the members of our school community through both the superintendent selection process and through several visits to the school district over the past few months. During that time, I have been impressed by the commitment and dedication of the entire school district community which is the hallmark of a quality school district.
As I join the New Hope-Solebury Community I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of my experience in the field of education. I have served the Abington School District for the past 25 years as an elementary teacher, junior high school assistant principal, elementary principal and assistant director of curriculum. Throughout those experiences my central focus was on the success of the students. I sought to foster positive relationships with students, faculty and staff, parents and guardians and community members to provide the best learning opportunities for our students.
I am looking forward to collaborating with the members of the New Hope-Solebury School District community to continue the strong educational traditions and to further embrace new initiatives and opportunities which will ensure our students will realize their potential and become the future leaders of our community. It is with great excitement I begin my service to the New Hope-Solebury School District and look forward to partnering with you in helping our students to realize their dreams.
Charles Lentz, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
NOTICE is given that the Proposed Preliminary Budget for the General Fund of New Hope-Solebury School District for the 2019-2020 fiscal year is available for public inspection at the school district offices, 180 West Bridge Street, New Hope, Pennsylvania, and will be presented for adoption as a Preliminary Budget Proposal at a school meeting to be held in the LGI room of the Upper Elementary School, 186 West Bridge Street, New Hope, Pennsylvania at 6:30 p.m. on January 24, 2019. The Preliminary Budget Proposal may be amended before adoption.
Pursuant to Act 1, the Pennsylvania Department of Education publishes an index % applicable to the School District. The School District real estate tax increase for the next fiscal year is limited to the index % unless the propsed tax rate is approved by voters pursuant to a referendum or the School District qualifies for an Act 1 exception. As a result of special circumstances covered by an Act 1 referendum exception, a tax rate % increase above the index might be required to balance the School District budget for the next fiscal year. The tax to be levied is required to provide a quality education program as reflected in the School District Preliminary Budget.
The School District intends to seek approval from the Pennsylvani Department of Education as required by Act 1 for an exception allowing increase of the real estate tax as reflected in the School District Preliminary Budget. On written request by any School District resident or taxpayer, the School District will provide a copy of the referendum exception application.
Andrew G. Lechman, Secretary
The District's wellness policy articulates guidance for wellness, nutrition education and promotion, as well as physical education, and guidelines for all food usage in our schools. The policy also contains information about allergens and safe routes to school. The intent of the policy is to ensure that the District provides opportunities for the overall wellness of all stakeholders.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM School Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:05 PM Special Education Committee Meeting
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM Curriculum Advisory Committee Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Policy and Human Resources Committee Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:10 PM Finance Committee Meeting