Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Bethlehem Area School Board votes unanimously to authorize beginning phases of $53.7 million project to raze and replace Nitschmann Middle School.
The Bethlehem Area School Board voted unanimously, 9-0, Monday night to authorize the design phase for a new Nitschmann Middle School in West Bethlehem, according to The Express Times. The board opted for new construction at a cost of $53.7 million rather than pursue a third set of renovations for the existing 90-year-old building. In addition to new construction, the board was looking at three renovation options that ranged in cost from $23.1 million to $48.4 million. Back in January, board President Mike Faccinetto said he thought that building new was now the most pragmatic option. Though some questioned the cost, others on the board agreed. “After taking a tour of the building, I do not think it is a proper learning environment,” …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Nitschmann Middle School students are collecting jeans to be given out at local shelters
Nitchsmann Middle School students and staff have collected 7,000 pairs of jeans in just one week. Now they are trying to hit 1,000 and ask the community to help. Jeans of any size, color and style are welcome. All jeans will be distributed to shelters in our area. For more information, send e-mail to Effie Dendrinos at email@example.com or call the school at 610-866-5781.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Support to rebuild Nitschmann Middle School is growing among Bethlehem school board members
A Bethlehem school built in the 1920s could get a new lease on life if the full school board agrees with the outcome of a committee meeting this week. Board members recommend rebuilding rather than replacing the 90-year-old Nitschmann Middle School, according to a WFMZ report. The full board is expected to vote on the issue later this month. Do you think Nitschmann should be rebuilt? Tell us in the comments section below. The board has been weighing four options for the building – three variations for renovating and a plan to construct a new building at an estimated cost of $53.7 million. The options as outlined: A. Capital improvements would be limited to electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. There will be fire alarm and emergency…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Bethlehem Area School Board is expected to decide in February whether it wants to build a new Nitschmann Middle School or renovate the 90-year-old building a third time.
By next month, the Bethlehem Area School Board expects to make a decision on the future of the 90-year-old Nitschmann Middle School building. Will they renovate it or will they replace it? On Monday night, school board members heard a report from Facilities and Operations Director Mark Stein on four options for the building – three variations for renovating and a plan to build a new building at an estimated cost of $53.7 million. The options as outlined: A. Capital improvements would be limited to electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. There will be fire alarm and emergency power upgrades; air conditioning; new heating and ventilation system; new exterior doors and windows; a sprinkler system; new ceilings and ceiling tiles and …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Bethlehem School District Suerintendent Joseph Roy introduced a plan Monday to ask voters if they want to see Nitschmann Middle School replaced.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The condition of Nitschmann Middle School in Bethlehem has been a problem for years, and the school board has been thinking of replacing it for about as long. Now, the Bethlehem Area School District 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. …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Can you identify any of these items?
From the official blog of the Bethlehem Police Department: "In mid-November 2011, the Bethlehem Police Department was called to at Nitschmann Middle School in West Bethlehem on report that a large amount of possibly stolen property was found in a storage shed. "Since that time, we have been able to determine the ownership of some of the property and discovered that much of it had been stolen from vehicles. We are now attempting to locate the owners of the remaining property. "Please see the photographs below and contact Detectiver Moses Miller at 610-997-7674 or at MMiller@bethlehem-pa.gov if you can identify any of this property. Thank you for your assistance." So, particularly if you were in the area of Nitschmann and had anything …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Ladies can learn the basics of football from the coach of the SteelHawks tonight.
Good morning, Bethlehem. Today is Wednesday, August 17, 2011.