A School Choice Is Made

For release: Immediate Horace Spencer III is only 14 years old and entering high school in September, but; in the midst of some legislators jockeying to enact “school choice” through unproven voucher programs and rapid expansion of charter schools, Horace had an important school choice of his own. Horace is already 6’8” tall, wears a size 17 sneaker. He is ranked #2 in the nation among incoming freshmen in the class of 2015. Despite several options and offers from private and parochial schools, Horace chose to attend William Tennent High School, his neighborhood public school.   Coach Rick Barrett has been a strong supporter of public education over his 27 years coaching many standout players. Horace Spencer, Jr. wants to be sure his son has something other than basketball in his life, even though he likes Horace III’s prospects to reach the NBA. Mr. Spencer knows anything can happen over the next eight years and wants a strong foundation in learning as a backup. School Director and KeySEC Co-Chair, Mark B Miller, explained how he met with the student, father and coach to … Continue reading

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Increase Revenue, Not Taxes!

Centennial hunts for more dollars Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 5:41 am | Updated: 7:15 am, Mon Jun 6, 2011. Centennial hunts for more dollars By Manasee Wagh Staff Writer Centennial School District is looking for fresh ideas to overcome education funding cuts without having to raise taxes or shrink programs and extracurricular activities. Officials and community members are putting their heads together to hopefully generate $2.5 million over the next two years. “The goal is to raise (the money) through community partnerships, business affiliation, sponsorships and fund raising,” said board member Mark Miller, chairman of the newly formed Alternative Revenue Committee. The committee’s first priority is paying back the $800,000 borrowed from the district’s general fund to complete construction of the William Tennent High School stadium in the 2007-08 school year. More than a dozen people have volunteered to serve on the committee, but more are needed, Miller said. He expects the committee will have between nine and 15 people from different parts of the Centennial community, including the administration, professional and support staff, community members, student government, home … Continue reading

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Miller Tops Both Tickets in Race for Region One School Board Director

Elections Miller Tops Both Tickets in Race for Region 1 School Board Director The unofficial results have cross-listed candidate Mark B. Miller taking the top spot for both parties in the only contested race in Upper Southampton. By Jennifer Mohan | Email the author | May 17, 2011     new     Preliminary results are in for the May 17 primaries. Patch Photos (1) Photos Credit Patch Add your photos & videos With all of the districts in Upper Southampton Township reporting, here are the unofficial results for the local races in Tuesday’s primary election: In the only contested race in the township, the unofficial results are as follows Centennial School Board Director Votes Percentage of Vote Republican:Mark B. Miller Flemming Godiksen David Shafter   534 288 449  42% 22.7% 35.3% Democrat:Mark B. Miller Flemming Godiksen Celina Cancelliere  274 205 230  38.6% 28.9% 32.4% Two seats are available representing Region 1 for Centennial School Board. The top two candidates will be on the ballot in November’s election. Incumbents win ballot spots Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:06 am | Updated: … Continue reading

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