High School Renovation plans take center stage

TOWAMENCIN – The North Penn School District is moving another step closer to some major changes in the infrastructure of North Penn High School, and these changes took center stage on Tuesday night.

This month’s North Penn School Board work session meeting took place in the North Penn High School Auditorium. The only item on the agenda was the upcoming renovation plans for North Penn High School.

Board members and guests broke down two options that are going to face North Penn in the future. Option 1 invo;ves a full rethinking of the NPHS campus. It would include the 9th grade center as well as remodeling the current highschool. Option 2 would mainly just be a face lift to NPHS. There would be no 9th grade center. This option would also call for modular classrooms for high school students to use while pods are being renovated.

The two plans are drastically different therefore they have drastically different prices. Option 1 is around a $400 million budget while Option 2 is around $200 million.

Option 1 would also require a referendum or a vote from the public of whether or not they are going to proceed. If they were to vote no, Option 2 would most likely be the next plan of action.

The board, David Schrader, and Zach Williard broke down both options very thoughtfully in their presentation. All questions about the project were broken down. 

April 3rd will be “Bus to the Future of NP’s Re-Imagined Future” where board members have invited a small group of community members to go to Lower Merion to see the renovations made that are inspiring North Penn’s changes. Spots are limited so use the form to register.

This months action meeting is coming up soon. For any schedule information check Board docs.