In April 2019, the Millersburg Area School District and the Upper Dauphin Area School District Boards voted to engage the Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc. (PEL) and Thompson and Associates Architects & Planners (Thompson) to provide a comprehensive feasibility report on the possibilities of a merger between the two districts.
In November 2019, PEL and Thompson completed Phase I of the study, identifying five merger options. Both boards approved identical resolutions “…that the Joint Boards … authorize [PEL] to proceed with Phase II of the Feasibility Study with a focus on Merger Option Five…”
Phase II of the study was completed earlier this year and is linked here. This includes detailed analysis of the options considered, in-depth tables and graphs, and additional background and appendices. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENTIRE PHASE II REPORT
A brief summary is also provided, which includes information on the recommended merger option including financial, curricular, facilities, and transportation factors. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SUMMARY REPORT
The work was funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and equal contributions from each district. PEL and Thompson assembled a team of subject matter experts to complete the study.