50 attend HS Master Plan presentation

About 50 people turned out Thursday night to learn more about the options being considered to renovate or replace Penn Manor High School.

Attendees at the March 17 High School Master Plan presentation had many thoughtful questions about the four renovation/construction options being considered for the school. Penn Manor school board is considering projects ranging from a $52 million renovation of the existing facility to a $100 million new school.

Originally built in the 1950s and partially renovated in the mid-1990s, the high school is experiencing deterioration and major component failures, and improvements are need to adequately meet current and future educational needs.

The next public meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 21 in the high school auditorium. The school board will discuss the master plan options at board meetings on May 16 and June 6 and is scheduled to vote on which option to pursue at its June 20 board meeting. Construction would not begin until 2019, at the earliest.

If you have not attended one of the master plan presentations, we urge you to attend the April 21 session. You also can click here to see:

  • Slides from the master plan presentation
  • A brochure listing the four construction options
  • A survey on construction options

Information on the project also is available on Facebook page Penn Manor HS Project.

This project is a major undertaking that will impact district programs and finances for years to come, so your input is crucial. Please participate!

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