Saturday is NATIONAL PrEscription Drug Take Back Day 


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the Quakertown area, drop off points include the Quakertown Borough and Richland Township police departments. Please listen to the above video with comments by School Resource Officer Bob Lee and Career Pathways Coordinator and football coach George Banas.


The front page of a four-page pullout titled "The Alumni Field Experience.
The Quakertown Community School District has developed a formula that doesn’t need a scoreboard to prove it’s a winner. On Friday nights at Alumni Field, the magical experience is captured in the leadership of high school students by high school students, who come together to cheer on their Panthers in a family friendly way that is inclusive of the broader Quakertown community.

The ingredients include an exuberant student section, a nationally ranked band, an awesome cheer squad, and a hard-working football team built on character that appreciates the support. The recipe produces an experience that’s second to none on the high school level.

Click here for the story and a four-page pullout section.


National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes students

Two Quakertown Community High School seniors have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their exceptional academic promise.

Avinash Paul qualified as a semifinalist in the prestigious program for 2022 while Avadar Brownlee achieved the status of a Commended Student.

Click here for a story about Avinash.

Click here for a story about Avadar.


Free COVID-19 testing

The Bucks County Health Department is providing free COVID-19 testing for:

  • Bucks County school employees and contractors.
  • Bucks County children who have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19.

This free testing opportunity is not for individuals required to provide proof of a negative COVID test in lieu of vaccination. Per the Bucks County Health Department, individuals required to produce proof of a negative test in lieu of vaccination will need to secure other testing arrangements.

As noted on the flyer, appointments are necessary.  Click here for the flyer, which contains all necessary links, addresses, and expectations.

CVS and Rite Aid do testing as well, and appointments can be made via their websites.  Click here to find other COVID-19 testing locations.



ESSER Funding


Approximately $5.6 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.

The essence of QCSD's ESSER Funding Plan is focused on the myriad of academic, social-emotional, and mental health issues that resulted from the COVID-19 Pandemic. The federal dollars are one-time money and must be targeted at those needs.

Please take the time to review the Plan here and provide your feedback to Superintendent Dr. Bill Harner and the School Board at board@qcsd.org.
 


BACK-TO-BACK YEARS OF NO PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

For two consecutive years, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Quakertown Community School Board has not raised property taxes. 


When Directors approved the 2021-22 final budget on June 10th, the $118.9 million financial plan maintained the millage rate of 168.83. The budget includes the use of $1.2 million from the reserve fund.


Click here for a copy of the 2021-22 budget.


Special Section: Commencement 2021


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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Click here to read about QCSD's SAP program.


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