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Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:08 PM

PA: Central Bucks School Board Director Voting Maps Court Hearing Scheduled For April 14

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President Judge Honorable Wallace H. Bateman Jr. of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County issued an order on Friday to schedule a hearing date for the two competing petitions to redistrict the electoral regions of the Central Bucks School District.

Legal counsel for both CBSD Fair Votes and the Central Bucks School District are to appear before Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge Cheryl Lynne Austin at 9:30 a.m. on April 14 in courtroom 410 of the Bucks County Justice Center located at 100 North Main Street in Doylestown.

The hearing was originally scheduled for February 9 but was canceled due to a full bench recusal of the Bucks County Court, thereby eliminating the possibility for either map to be selected for use in the 2023 election.

Judge Austin will decide if one of the two maps will be utilized for the 2025 election or order yet another redraw of the regions.

Central Bucks is currently divided into nine regions that are to be equally populated based upon census data.

Every four years voters cast a ballot for a candidate running to represent their region for a four-year term, however not all nine seats on board are up for election at the same time.

Five of the board’s seats, regions one, two, three, six and eight, are up for grabs in the 2023 election.


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Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:36 PM

1. Thank you for covering 'the local stuff'.............

that was a lesson the RepuQ's learned and used to make things so bad now. That is why they control so many local and state positions - places that make the 'rules' regarding so much, including election laws.

As you are well aware - school boards matter! THEY are the ones that can make insane 'policies' that would limit or control the education that the students are getting. Should a majority of members be driven by a non-democratic, demented ideology and promote an undesirable educational program that runs contrary to most basic constitutional beliefs (say, separation between church and state!), and the local and state judicial branches (courts) are already staffed with like-thinking judges - we're on our way to our own "Ayatollahs" running our schools, towns, and states.

And that includes where the tax money goes. Allowing more and more 'entities' get their hands on the money that is meant for the 'local' schools means that our school districts will find more and more difficulty with funding the school programs. Unregulated 'cyber schools' and diverted funding to religious and private schools only means more and more problems for the local 'public' school districts having to work with less and less funding. It all becomes a demented variation of 'the inmates running they asylum!'

We need to be active - there's too much at stake.

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Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:41 PM

2. I'm tempted to make a small donation to the Bucks County Dems this year.

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