Peters
Township
School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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In 2016, Peters Township School District began the process of examining the long range plan for our District facilities. The Board of School Directors completed a comprehensive High School Feasibility Study, as well as a District-wide Facilities Assessment. In addition, a long range demographics study was conducted to inform the process. 

Among the many factors that have been considered in the process are:

  • Supporting current and future educational programming
  • Financial responsibility to our community
  • Current condition of all District buildings
  • Future estimates to ensure we could address the capital and educational needs of all facilities
  • Demographic trends for the next ten years in our community
 
Project Milestones
July 1, 2017: PlanCon documents filed with the State for potential reimbursement
 
July 11, 2017: School Board enters into an agreement with Hayes Design to design a new high school on the Rolling Hills property
Finances of the Project
Prior to moving forward on the new high school project, the Board of School Directors looked closely at their options. Estimates to renovate the current high school to meet the educational programming would be $77 million.  They also took the opportunity to examine all of the facilities in the District to be sure that they would be properly maintained over the next decade as well. Estimates for this maintenance were $24-34 million. 
 
In April, 2017, the Board authorized a potential bond issue of up to $80 million. No money was borrowed at that time, but the vote allows the Board flexibility to borrow before interest rates rise again this year as predicted.
 
In April 2017, the Board also authorized Hayes Design Group to complete the necessary paperwork to file PlanCon A & B with the State. This process may make it possible for the District to receive $8-10 million in refunds from the State for a new High School project. 
 
As Hayes begins the design process to narrow down the scope of a potential High School, the Board has directed the firm to keep the project in the $90 million range, with plans on how the school could be expanded in the future if necessary.
 
June 2017 Update: Proposed documents submitted to the Board after further design review estimated a high school facility that would cost $89.7 million with a natatorium included in the design. 
 
For more details on the District budget and debt service, view the 2017-2018 Proposed Budget
District Wide Enrollment: Demographics Study Scenarios
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Related Documents
Submitted 7-1-2017 (state reimbursement related)
From the June 2017 issue of InPeters Township Magazine
Appendix documents are available by contacting the District at [email protected]
Presented 5-22-17
Peters
Township
School District
Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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