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Budget Cuts May Cripple Art Classes

June 3, 2011 by


The budget cuts that have been put into place by Governor Tom Corbett are affecting Pennsylvania schools in countless different ways. All school districts are experiencing problems due to these cuts. The art department at Fleetwood is being bombarded with these cuts. Students and faculty all over the state are outraged about these cuts being thrown at […]

Voluntary Fleetwood Faculty Pay Freeze Seems Imminent

May 11, 2011 by


It’s no secret that Fleetwood’s students are less than excited about the upcoming school year. In fact, the only individuals even less excited may be the teachers. The 2011-2012 school year is looking fairly grim as a result of the abundance of cuts for programs, sports, and clubs due to Governor Corbett’s tentative state budget. […]

Fuel Prices Gush Sky High

April 19, 2011 by


Gas prices right now are almost up to four dollars a gallon. Nobody knows how high these prices will climb, but everybody wants the price fluctuation to switch directions. Few people take the liberty to think about the seemingly unbearable cost of transportation, but everyone has to bear it as costs skyrocket. “I try not to think […]

Corbett’s Budget Hits Education Hard

April 13, 2011 by


Governor Tom Corbett recently disclosed the state’s new budget of $27.3 billion dollars. This amount is a 3% drop from last year’s fiscal spending. Corbett decided to shuffle the manner in which money is dispersed across the state. He has decided that the majority of budget cuts will be from Pennsylvania’s education programs K-12. Budget […]

Sophomores Sell Gertrude Hawk Goodies for Fundraiser

March 25, 2011 by


Attention all sophomores who don’t want to pay out of their own pockets for prom and graduation: Your spring fundraiser has been chosen, and it is just in time for Easter!  The spring fundraiser will be Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, and class officers issued the forms on Monday, March 7th. The difference for this fundraiser is […]

Recent Budget Meeting Exposes Program Chopping Block

March 24, 2011 by


On March 15th, 2011, The Fleetwood Area School Board hosted a meeting in the middle school to discuss the consequences of the anticipated budget deficit. Governor Tom Corbett’s budget is slashing funding for schools all over Pennsylvania, and Fleetwood is no exception. Obviously, a $1,900,000.00 deficit is a big deal. Corbett’s cuts to school funding, […]

FAHS Principal DeAntonio Reflects on ’11-’12 Budgetary Concerns

March 22, 2011 by


I came across this quote the other day…. “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” ~Gilbert K. Chesterton  As we attempt to remember the real reason that public education exists, let us not forget that we owe our students the same opportunity that we were given–the […]

Budget Workshop Offers Hope for ’11-’12 School Year

January 13, 2011 by


Despite the threat of fierce weather conditions, the Community Budget Workshop scheduled for January 11th occurred as scheduled in the Fleetwood Area High School Auditorium. Superintendent Dr. Paul Eaken presided over the event alongside the elected school board, board president Tim Heffner, fellow administrators, and business manager Heidi Orth.  The focus of the workshop was […]

FAHS Music Suffers Budget Cuts

October 12, 2010 by


Have you noticed that most of the school budgets around America have been cut? Believe it or not, it has happened to the Fleetwood Area School District as well. It is a complete shock, but it also raises the question… …Why? Over the past several years, we have heard that several schools across the nation […]