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H-H Seeks Input on New Hallowell Elementary School

The district has set up an online survey for input on the new project.

A new Hallowell Elementary School is planned for the former Horsham Memorial Army Reserve Center. Credit: Theresa Katalinas A new Hallowell Elementary School is planned for the former Horsham Memorial Army Reserve Center. Patch file photo
A new Hallowell Elementary School is planned for the former Horsham Memorial Army Reserve Center. Credit: Theresa Katalinas A new Hallowell Elementary School is planned for the former Horsham Memorial Army Reserve Center. Patch file photo

Plans for the new Hallowell Elementary School are underway and the district wants your input. 

Phase I of the project was approved this spring and the district is moving on to Phase II, which consists of gathering input and ideas from community before Act 34 hearings in September.

Hallowell parents, district staff and the Hatboro-Horsham community are encouraged to share their ideas for the new building by submitting comments through the Hallowell webpage, located here.

“The flexibility of the new building will improve our educational offerings,” Hallowell Principal Steve Glaize said in an announcement on Patch. He said currently, the school uses an all-purpose room as both a gym and cafeteria. At the new building, plans have already been established to create separate spaces for these needs, which will allow for more student learning opportunities. “The district is embarking on something that will change the future of education with this new building.” 

According to the district, the hope is to create a school that not only incorporates better learning opportunities, but also offers the community educational and cultural programs as well.

Gilbert R Albright Jr June 20, 2014 at 08:51 AM
Yeah and they just raised the School Tax to pay for it.
Gina TB June 21, 2014 at 09:23 PM
Dont complain at least we dont pay the taxes they pay in Bucks and Del Co.
Leigh June 24, 2014 at 10:47 AM
And we have the inferior school district to prove it!
John Teets June 25, 2014 at 05:43 PM
Leigh - HH is 26th in PA - better than anyone else around except Upper Dublin and anybody could do well with their demographics - check out Council Rock and others in Bucks - other than Solebury they rank HIGHER. We have much more economic diversity and do very well, thank you!
Leigh June 26, 2014 at 08:02 AM
If you look at our high school test scores, and especially the trend they have been taking over the last 5 years, it has been a steady decline. The science PSSA scores are an embarrassment.

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