• Petitioned Members of Bensalem Township School Board

This petition was delivered to:

Members of Bensalem Township School Board
District Superintendent
David Baugh
Assistant Superintendant
Monica McHale-Small
Director, Special Education
Brian Cohen

School Board and Administration of Bensalem Township School District: Please Save Bensalem Gifted Education in 6th grade and high school.

    1. Petition by

      BADGE (Bensalem Association Dedicated to Gifted Education)

      Bensalem, PA

I oppose the school district's proposal to eliminate self-contained classes for sixth graders identified as gifted. Peer support is especially important in grades 6 and higher. 6th grade self-contained gifted classes have thrived in Bensalem. The program should not be disbanded.
In addition, I support expanding and oppose eliminating gifted class offerings at Bensalem High School. I am willing to pay higher school taxes to support gifted education in Bensalem, if that is truly what needs to be done.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Michael Mangraviti BENSALEM, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      1. I liked to configure the geo-blocks into designs with Ms. Walsh. 2. I built an amphibious vehicle with her, too. 3. I loved the really fun pioneer project with Ms. Delp. 4. My SIP friends are awesome! I love SIP! 5. In the future gifted program, I look forward to other special projects and reading new books. I can concentrate for very long time periods on special projects and SIP is perfect for me.

    • Brody Salzman Salzman BENSALEM, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      After being in gifted classes since elementary school, I can honestly say that it's highly important to keep these classes. A lot of people learn better in the environment GT provides. It's been fun, too. Being in these classes brought the GT students together, and it's been nice. I'm not going to write much else right now, but it's important enough that I want to go to the meeting about this and speak on behalf of GT. So, there you have it.

    • Sara Gormley BENSALEM, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      The gifted program has influenced me as a student and in my personal life. It has taught me the importance of a strong work ethic, responsibility, and how to use my skills in the real world. GT has provided me with life long compatible friendships and has yielded me cogent social skills. I would hate to see something so influential in my life be revoked because of the ignorance of an unknowing school board.

    • Alexandra Afanassiev BENSALEM, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      I am currently enrolled in Gifted classes at the high school level. Being in Gifted for 5 years, I cannot even begin to explain how much it has helped me grow - academically, socially and mentally. I truly would not be the person I am today without the Gifted program and it would be a great shame to depreciate future classes of it.

    • Abhinav Sundaresan BENSALEM, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      I have been in the Gifted Program since 1st grade and the program is great because it helps students who are not challenged in class.


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