Nearly 50 Upland residents were present when testimony was given to the zoning board concerning a proposed neighborhood charter school. The second of two informational meetings was held to allow zoning board members and residents to voice opinions and ask questions about the project. A final decision on the Chester Community Charter School's request to build a school in an R-1 residential zone was expected to be made a few weeks after this meeting.
Real estate throughout the country doesn't have the value it once did. School districts, dependent on property taxes to fund education, are struggling to hold onto tax monies under old assessment values. In Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, two school districts are in a nail-biting commercial property tax dispute with one large taxpayer - GlaxoSmithKline.