Land Purchase

CV to host Town Hall on May 24, 2018

Cumberland Valley School District will host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Cumberland Valley High School, 6746 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.

The meeting will include discussion on continued growth in student enrollment and facilities needs, to include the need for a new middle school and/or elementary school and the potential development of the McCormick Farm. The town hall will include limited time for questions and answers. Audience members may be asked to submit questions in writing during the town hall, with like questions being grouped together so as to allow for more questions/topics to be addressed.


(4/16/18) - A letter from the Superintendent (land purchase)

Good evening, Cumberland Valley families:

If you have been following our board meetings and the local news, you are aware that the Board of School Directors has obtained additional land for future development. The 108-acre parcel of land, which was listed for sale, fronts the Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township.

Regardless of whether it is this piece of property or another, the district continues to experience unprecedented challenges in relationship to growth. CV is located in the fastest growing county and contains the fastest growing township in the Commonwealth. Even the most conservative measures estimate that we will add 600 elementary students over the next five years. Factoring in no rate of growth, the High School is anticipated to approach 3,000 students due simply to the large elementary and middle school class sizes currently advancing through the grades. Current High School enrollment is slightly more than 2,700 students.

As a result of the district’s decision to pursue this tract of land, many questions, concerns, and statements of inaccuracy have arisen. To help clarify, I strongly encourage you to click here to review a Frequently Asked Questions document. It is our hope that this document will answer the questions you may have.

It is the board’s firm belief that the quality of education in Cumberland Valley School District is supported by our strong sense of community. Historically, it has been the district’s desire to develop our schools and our campuses as places where families and residents of all ages can come together to learn, play, and develop a strong sense of community. Our plans for any future development will continue this tradition.

Frederick Withum III

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