School District Makes Superintendent Hiring Official, Multi Media Library Project Plans Discussed
The Bristol Borough School District made it official at last months meeting approving a contract to hire Dr. Broadus Davis to a 4 1/2 year contract to be the next Superintendent and plans for modern multi-media center at Bristol High School were discussed.
As previously reported by Lower Bucks Source Davis once he agreed to step as interim Superintendent the school district let it be known they wanted him to come back full time.
Davis served as superintendent for the district from 2003 to 2011, and before that he served in the Neshaminy School District as principal and assistant principal for 10 years.
“I look forward to continue working with the board so we can move forward, not backward,” Davis said.
Also of note, former Superintendent Dr Thomas Shaffer will be retained by the district as a special consultant to the school district.
In a related School Directors item general plans for a modern multi-media upgrade to the Bristol High School library was discussed.
School Board President David Chichilitti said Board members Brianna Curran and Anthony Smith as part of the Buildings and Grounds subcommittee are heading up the planning for the renovation project that will bring a mulit-media center to the high school library.
“We have a budget for the project now its just a matter now of when this is going to get done,” Chichilitti said.
Its a possibility of getting it done during the next school year, Chichilitti said, adding that the administration is looking at a couple of projects with their costs in mind also. Nothing specific was discussed about the “other projects” but Smith provided an outline how the board is moving forward with its plans for the upgrade to the library.
Smith said the mulit-media center project is budgeted for the 2024 school year, “but we’re going to do all we can to get it for the next school year.”
Smith said the model for the media center being looked at exists at Conwell-Egan High School in Levittown and the board with Superintendent Davis plan on making a visit there to so we can share “what vision we’re looking at” for the project.
“Its all going to come down to what the budget is going to be” Smith said, “we’re just waiting for the numbers to come in.”
In the coming weeks the School Board will be engaging in budgetary discussions, Smith said, where final cost assessments and decisions will be determined.
“Its on our radar” he said.
The next board meeting is scheduled for February 16, 7 pm at Snyder -Girotti Elementary School. One of the items to be considered is approving a bid for resurfacing the track at Bristol High School.
In an unrelated item Bristol High School is holding a food collection drive that ends on February 14. Donations can be dropped off to room 303 Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm or can be dropped off at the front office to the attention of Mrs Renard. See flyer below for additional details.