Marple Newtown School District

Division: Governmental


Marple Newtown School District is a school district in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, serving the combined boroughs of Marple and Newtown Townships.


Marple Newtown School District’s administration was concerned that rising costs would impinge on their ability to provide the excellence in education for which the district was known.


Phoenix Management Services conducted an operational assessment of the non-educationally related expenses so that the school district could look for ways to curb spending. Phoenix scrutinized the areas of transportation, security, food service, maintenance, financial management, employee benefits, and reimbursement. Phoenix’s report to the district identified specific items that totaled $400,000 in immediate savings requiring no governmental policy changes.