Last-minute call saves Pennsylvania technical school renovations

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

After decades of failed attempts, the Upper Bucks Technical School in Bedminster Township will receive about $23 million to renovate the nearly 50-year-old facility.

But it almost didn't happen.

It took an emergency cell phone call from Quakertown School Board President Bob Smith to an absent board member to secure the required amount of votes after the first vote failed Thursday night at the board meeting.

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