Dear LMTSD Community,
Dr. Marykay Feeley, our Superintendent of Schools, has announced her intention to retire after 13 years of devoted service to the District. The School Board has immense gratitude for Dr. Feeley’s years of tireless service and dedication to our students, parents, and community. Under her leadership, the District has regularly received state and national recognition for the excellent education we provide to all students, and she has shepherded us through many changes, such as the conversion of Pine Road Elementary School to Grades K-5.
To aid us in our search for a new Superintendent, the Board has engaged Judith Wilson, the former Superintendent of the Princeton, NJ School District, who has served as a consultant to many other districts in their searches. Our intention is to have a new Superintendent selected by September 1, 2018. However, Dr. Feeley is committed to staying on board until a new Superintendent is in place.
I look forward to communicating with you as our search progresses, and, ultimately, to announce the next Superintendent. I appreciate your continued support as we work together to provide superior educational opportunities for our students.
Dr. Murray Cohen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2018
Construction to Begin on Philmont Avenue Bridge in Lower Moreland Township
Montgomery County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership
King of Prussia, PA – Construction on the bridge carrying Philmont Avenue (Route 2013) over Huntingdon Valley Creek, located between Red Lion Road and Pine Road in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County, is scheduled to begin on June 1, as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from the list of structurally deficient bridges in Montgomery County.
Construction is anticipated to start on June 1 and be complete in December. The new bridge will be built in two stages. During stage-one construction, westbound Philmont Avenue traffic will be detoured around the bridge along Byberry Road (Route 2009) and Route 232 (Huntingdon Pike). Eastbound traffic will be able to proceed one-way through the work zone. During stage two, eastbound traffic will follow a detour along Route 232 (Huntingdon Pike) and Byberry Road. Westbound traffic will be able to proceed one-way through the work zone.
The Philmont Avenue bridge averages over 14,000 daily vehicles. Built in 1929, the existing two-span concrete, slab bridge will be replaced with a single-span, integral abutment bridge. Replacement work will be performed by Allan Myers of Worcester, PA.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-216 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project. For more details about this specific bridge, please visit: http://www.parapidbridges.com/bridgesbycounty/montgomerycounty/bridge216.html
The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.
To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, visit www.parapidbridges.com. Additional information on P3 programs in Pennsylvania can be found at www.p3forpa.pa.gov or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017-2018 Academic Calendar has been revised due to the recent school closings for inclement weather. The last day of school for this academic year is now an early dismissal day for students on Thursday, June 21st.
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM HS - Music Department Annual Festival Trip
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM DIST - Holiday - Schools & Offices Closed
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM HS - Fantasy Flag Football
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM MA - Gr. 5 Parent Meeting
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM MA - Field Day
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM HS - Senior Awards Night
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM MA - Career Expo Day for 8th Graders
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM SAT Testing Site
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM HS - Senior Time Capsule
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM PR - PTA Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM DIST - School Board Work Session
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Pr Drama - Press Start
7:25 AM - 2:25 PM HS - CAPS Ends
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM HS - AMC Final Show
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM MA - Field Day (Weather Date)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM HS - Senior Slide Show