Act 34 Hearing
ACT 34 OF 1973
Act 34 of 1973 requires that a public hearing be held on all new construction and substantial additions for second, third and fourth class school districts. A building addition is considered substantial when the new architectural area divided by the existing structure's architectural area is greater than 20 percent.
Act 34 applies only to costs for new construction. The legal requirements do not address the costs for alterations to existing structures. A second Act 34 hearing is required if specified costs based on bids exceed by eight percent or greater those costs based on estimates. An Act 34 referendum must be held if and only if certain costs exceed a project building's calculated referendum limit.
Upper Perkiomen School District held an Act 34 Hearing on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Education Center for the new middle school construction project.
Act 34 Hearing Procedures & Documents (PDF) - The hearing agenda, renderings, and financial information can be found here.
Act 34 Hearing Video - A video of the January Act 34 Hearing