School Board Notes

June 2019 - Special Public Meeting

Meeting in Review

The Methacton Board of School Directors met on June 4, 2019 at Arrowhead Elementary School for a scheduled Special Meeting to hear a presentation from KCBA Architects of Hatfield, PA, on the potential considerations for a renovation or new construction of Arrowhead Elementary School.

Superintendent Dr. David Zerbe opened the meeting by providing context around the purpose of the presentation. Dr. Zerbe indicated in summary that Arrowhead Elementary school, as described in a facilities study completed in 2016, is in need of approximately $14 Million in necessary repairs.

Mike Kelly, an Architect with KCBA, presented a 117-slide presentation that recommended the following:

  • Not to renovate or expand the existing school building, for there are far too many modifications needed to justify expenditures

  • Build a new school building behind existing school

  • Design the school for a capacity of 625 to accommodate future growth
  • Bid the project with alternate to reduce 4 classrooms (525 capacity)
  • Release presentation and solicit feedback from the public

The Administration will gather public input through an online survey, which will be made available on June 17, 2019 at

June 4, 2019 Special Public Meeting

Board Notes

The Methacton School District's Board of School Directors meets each month. School board work session meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of the month, followed by the regular meeting on the fourth Tuesday (except during the month of December). Regular Board and work session meetings typically take place in the MHS LGI, and all residents are invited to attend. Committee meetings may take place in the Board Room at the Farina Center, or the MHS LGI. Meeting agendas are posted to agenda manager, and start times and locations are posted on the District's website. Please confirm meeting time and location before attending. Download the meeting calendar here. Watch the meeting video online.