Phoenixville schools look to close budget gap with transportation cuts, student recovery

    The Phoenixville Area School District is considering all approaches to closing its budget gap, including recovering students from charter schools.


    An open house and other marketing strategies are among the tactics the district will use to target students who left the Phoenixville district to attend charter schools, the Mercury reports.

    By encouraging 10 to 15 students to return, the district expects to generate $120,000, since the district loses funding for every pupil who leaves the school.

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    But other efforts are needed to balance the books. That’s why the district will also evaluate its bus system to determine how to eliminate buses and consolidate stops to save an estimated $60,000.

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