Driver Alert: Video enforcement to Begin on School Buses

The Quakertown Community School District has launched a school bus safety program in partnership with Quakertown Borough, Richland Township, and Pennsylvania State Police in line with PA Motor Vehicle Code § 3345.1.

All Levy school buses are now equipped with BusPatrol’s safety technology, including stop-arm enforcement cameras designed to detect vehicles that illegally pass stopped school buses. This safety initiative seeks to curb dangerous motorist behavior around school buses and make the journey to and from school safer for all student riders.

For more information on this bus safety program, please click here.



Important Information about School Meals


The federal program to waive the cost of meals for all students has expired. Families can make online payments for student meals at SchoolCafe.  Lunch accounts for students at the Upper Bucks County Technical School are separate and may be paid at My Payments Plus

In addition, we’re asking that QCSD families fill out 2022-2023 Free & Reduced Meal Applications. Households must submit a new application each school year unless they receive a Direct Certification letter, which was mailed by the district in mid-August.
A situation has arisen for families with students on Free and Reduced Meals where your child may be charged for not taking enough items to qualify as a reimbursable meal. This is a federal regulation.
Here’s information on what a meal consists of.  Please speak with your student. And here’s a video from Chartwells Food Service.

Click here to access all information about Free & Reduced meals in QCSD.



ESSER FUNDING

Approximately $5.2 million of funding through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) federal grant program has been allocated to the Quakertown Community School District.

School districts are required to meet several specifications to receive this funding. The first is that they follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance with their Health And Safety Plan. Another is to receive public input and feedback from stakeholders.

More QCSD ESSER funding information may be found here



988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline


On July 16, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline was launched.  It's a critical new resource for those struggling with mental health and other crisis situations.

Through the lifeline, those experiencing crises will be able to obtain immediate life-saving counseling from professional operators, as well as critical expanded connections to community-based providers who can deliver a full range of crisis care services.

For more information on 988, click on this link.



Board passes 2022-23 Final Budget


The Quakertown Community School Board passed the District's 2022-23 Budget on June 9th. The $124.5 million plan includes a 2 percent property tax increase, half the size of the maximum levy included in the Proposed Final Budget and permitted under Act 1 of 2006, the state’s property tax law.  

The increase, following two years without a property tax increase, means a homeowner with an average assessed value of $26,350 would pay an additional $89.

In a 6-3 vote, Todd Hippauf, Jon Kern, Mike Post, Diane Richino, Chuck Shermer, and Chris Spear voted in favor of the budget. Glenn Iosue, Ron Jackson, and Brian Reimers voted against it.

Here's the final budget. View the Board’s budget discussion at the 1:58-mark of the June 9th meeting.



Message from the Board President




Panther in Q with Title IX writing above Q
 

 On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education amended the regulations implementing the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. To ensure that no student, employee or third party participating in or attempting to participate in an education activity or program is discriminated against based on sex, the Quakertown Community School District has updated its Title IX procedures. Click here for information.

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