At least $316 million in public school construction has been recently completed, is underway or is in the pipeline for public school districts in Lower Bucks County.
And that’s just among four local districts.
Construction projects will update or replace facilities built decades ago, mostly during Bucks County’s population boom in the mid-20th century. These are buildings constructed way before today’s energy-efficiency standards, when a library was mainly a place to store books, newspapers and magazines, and cloud computing, Wi-Fi networks and e-books hadn’t even been invented.
The superintendent at the Bristol Township School District says his district is at a crossroads.