Upper Merion Area School District

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Media Coverage of Our Project

Check in here for links to media coverage of our feasibility study and ongoing projects.
 
The Times Herald: 03/18/2017- UPPER MERION -The groundwork for construction of the proposed Gulph Elementary School was laid Thursday as the board of supervisors approved the school’s development plan.
 
The Times Herald: 11/05/2015 – UPPER MERION - The Upper Merion Area school board this week authorized the district administration and solicitor to negotiate architect and construction management contracts with two separate firms that will oversee the building of two elementary schools totaling $64 million.
 
The Times Herald: 10/21/2015 - UPPER MERION - Following a study confirming the need for new facilities to accommodate growing enrollment, the Upper Merion Area School District is heading towards a $64 million project to build two new elementary schools with a $87.6 million to $135 million high school project not far off in the future.
 
The Times Herald: 10/07/2015 - UPPER MERION - The latest Upper Merion Area School District enrollment study predicts a 12 percent increase in enrollment for the next five years, according to the Montgomery County Planning Commission presentation to the school board Monday.
 
Philly.com: 07/09/2015 - NORRISTOWN -The Upper Merion Area School District has contracted with the Montgomery County Planning Commission for a 10-year enrollment projections study.
 
The Times Herald: 03/10/2015 - UPPER MERION - The Upper Merion Area school board will host a public meeting Monday, March 16 at 6 p.m. at Upper Merion Area High School to further the discussion surrounding the district’s ongoing feasibility study.
 
Mainline Media News: 02/05/2015 - UPPER MERION - The Upper Merion community voted Wednesday to narrow down the school district’s proposed $160 million to $220 million renovation and construction project to three different options the administration will consider to accommodate growing enrollment. The vote took place during a public meeting at Upper Merion Area Middle School.
 
The Times Herald: 02/03/2015 - UPPER MERION - The Upper Merion Area School District will continue its series of public meetings on Wednesday, Feb. 4, regarding the possible renovations and expansions of several district schools to meet the district’s capacity needs for its projected enrollment increases in years to come.
 
The Times Herald: 10/20/14 - UPPER MERION - The Upper Merion Area School District administration and representatives from Philadelphia-based Schradergroup presented the public Monday night with the district’s enrollment trends and capacity levels that are driving the need to undertake a potential $92 million in renovations across all district buildings.
 
The Times Herald: 10/19/2014 - UPPER MERION - Upper Merion Area School District’s administration invites the public to the next presentation and community discussion on the district building renovation feasibility study on Monday Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the high school’s auditorium.
 
Philly.com: 10/8/2014 - KING OF PRUSSIA - A public meeting is scheduled Oct. 20 to discuss expected enrollment growth and long-term planning for the Upper Merion Area School District.
 
The Times Herald: 9/5/2014 - THUMBS UP - To the continued transparency of the Upper Merion Area School District in allowing residents to take part in what we believe is going to be a very long conversation about the district’s building needs. A construction firm has outlined a $92 million-plus building repair and maintenance plan for the district. We hope residents of the district take school officials seriously in their offer to keep them informed and up to date on the various projects.
 
The Times Herald: 9/4/2014 - UPPER MERION — Representatives from Schradergroup Architecture presented the cost projections totaling $92.2 million Thursday for renovations needed across all of the buildings in the Upper Merion Area School District.
 
Mainline Media News: 9/4/2014 - UPPER MERION — The Upper Merion Area School District will give its residents a chance to participate in the facilities feasibility study currently being conducted by SCHRADERGROUP Architecture at next week’s “Collaborative Idea Exchange” scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Upper Merion Area High School LGI room.
 
The Times Herald: 8/28/2014 - UPPER MERION — The Upper Merion Area School District will give its residents a chance to participate in the facilities feasibility study currently being conducted by SCHRADERGROUP Architecture at next week’s “Collaborative Idea Exchange” scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Upper Merion Area High School LGI room.
 
 
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