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Superintendent Gives Plan to Replace Nitschmann Middle School

Bethlehem School District Suerintendent Joseph Roy introduced a plan Monday to ask voters if they want to see Nitschmann Middle School replaced.

The condition of in Bethlehem has been a problem for years, and the school board has been thinking of replacing it for about as long.

Now, the will let the voters decide what to do in a referendum, according to The Morning Call.

At the Facilities Committee meeting on Monday, Superintendent Joseph Roy introduced a plan to put the question to voters in 2014, with the new school to open in 2018, if voters approve it.

Would you vote for it? Leave a comment.

The estimated cost would be in the millions, and that’s why it has to go to a referendum.

The district can't borrow that much money without exceeding the state's limit on annual property tax increases, according to The Express Times.

The district already renovated three of its four middle schools, with the 90-year-old Nitschmann on the list since 2008.

Jim Gregory June 12, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Corbett's budget cuts for education already have forced many districts to raise school taxes. Until there is property tax reform we cannot continue to ask seniors on fixed incomes to pay these outrageous property taxes. Many have worked hard their entire life and now have to worry about losing their properties because of these regressive taxes..Unless they have a different way to fund the building of a new school other than property taxes I would have a very hard time supporting this idea.
liza November 04, 2012 at 06:33 AM
in my opinoin i think that because i go to nitschmann that i do not think that they should shut the doors and have us go somewhere else. one becuse i love nitschmann. two everybody else will be upset. and people won't be able to learn the history of nitschmann by the teachers.what think they should send the money on fixing the school.

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