Superintendent's Office

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Dr. Bridget O'Connell, Superintendent
Pennsylvania's Superintendent of the Year 2022
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39 Thomas Free Drive
Kintnersville, PA 18930
610-847-5131, ext. 4024
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Dear Palisades Families,

Welcome back to the 2023-24 school year to those students and families who are returning, and a warm welcome to those students and families who are beginning their academic journey at Palisades School District!  I am very excited to begin another school year, and on behalf of our administration, teachers and staff, and school board members we are ready to help your students achieve success throughout this year!

In my twelve year tenure as Superintendent of Palisades, I am so proud of our students’ achievements in academics, athletics and in the arts!  We have celebrated many outstanding accomplishments, and can’t wait to see what milestones we will applaud throughout the upcoming school year!

This year also marks the first year of our newly developed Comprehensive Plan which has been approved by our School Board of Directors and has been submitted to the PA Department of Education, as is required every three years.  I would like to thank those who were involved for their overwhelming support - students, parents, staff and school board members - participated in this Plan’s development.  The focus areas of our Plan will naturally be academic achievement for our students, as well as facilities improvements to meet the needs of our academic programs, in addition to safety and security upgrades; continuing to improve our communications tools to better serve you; as well as a focus on student services, including continuing our commitment to improving social and emotional support for students, addressing incidences of problematic or disruptive behavior, and reviewing the food services provided for students.

Of course, the district budget continues to be analyzed and tightly managed.  I am pleased that we are able to offer our extensive curricular programs and other important services for students and families without an  increase in taxpayer dollars.  Working collaboratively with the Bucks County IU and Upper Bucks County Vocational Technical School, as well as other partners in education, such as our parent volunteer associations and booster clubs, Palisades Community Foundation, Lehigh Valley Health Network, PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and with the use of title funding from the Federal Department of Education, we are able to support the many facets of student learning that we are accustomed to for our students in Palisades!

In closing, I would like to thank all of you, as well as our teachers, support staff, administrators, and our school board members for your continued support.  Working together, we can make this another memorable and exciting school year at Palisades.  I hope to see you at one of the many events and activities celebrating the work of your talented children!

Yours truly,

Dr. Bridget O’Connell