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Monday, July 2, 2018 11:09 AM

Fallout from a Commonwealth Court ruling that changed how public school districts calculate tuition payments to charter schools is causing problems for both the charter schools and about 80% of Pennsylvania’s public school districts.
Tribune-Democrat, June 29, 2018
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Monday, July 2, 2018 8:40 AM

The West Perry School District, is looking for its next Superintendent of Schools. The anticipated appointment is on or about January, 2019. The school district currently serves approximately 2648. students with an annual budget of nearly 39 million. The board of directors is looking for an accomplished leader with proven success in raising student achievement and a commitment to providing a dynamic 21st-century learning environment where all students, including those with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, can achieve their full potential. The successful candidate will be a strong leader with a communication style that promotes close cooperation between parents, teachers, other school district staff and the community in a collaborative, child-centered environment. The successful candidate will be: skilled in selecting, motivating and evaluating highly qualified staff; have the ability to delegate responsibility; an interpreter of data with a consistent focus on team building and team effectiveness; knowledgeable on educational trends, research and innovative practices; experienced in school finance, budgeting, grant writing and cost effectiveness strategies while maximizing human and financial resources. Ideally, the successful candidate will have proven experience as a teacher and school administrator, including central office experience as well as successful experiences with community involvement and proven leadership skills. S/he will be a person with a high standard of ethics. Salary range will be from 130,000 to 145,000. Qualifications will meet board criteria, including but not limited to the skills listed above. PA letter of eligibility required.

Interested candidates should send a signed cover letter, curriculum vitae, PA letter of eligibility (copy), sealed university transcripts, act 24 clearance, Act 34 clearance, Act 126 (Child Abuse) clearance, Act 151 clearance and Act 114 FBI fingerprints (dated within 1 year) to 113 Stone Hedge Court, Lebanon, Pa 17042 attention Dr. Edward Albert. Please provide a secure e-mail address. The submission deadline is October 1,  2018. For additional information please contact Dr. Edward Albert at ealbert@parss.org or call at 717-587-3521

The School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
Monday, July 2, 2018 8:37 AM

Click here for the Basic Education Circular (BEC) that has been approved by the Chief Counsel’s Office to post relative to  the decision issued Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 13, in which it found mandatory fair-share fees for public sector employees to be in violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It has also been posted on the Pennsylvania Department of Education's website.

 

 

 
Monday, July 2, 2018 8:05 AM

Coding schools are offering free classes in exchange for a percentage of future income. But at what cost?

 

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Friday, June 29, 2018 8:54 AM

The Pennsylvania Principals Association, a Non-profit association, has an immediate full time opening for a Director of Membership. Ideal candidate possesses knowledge and experience with recruiting and retaining members as well as marketing skills to attract new members. Significant experience with membership databases, Microsoft programs, social media platforms, and a willingness to adapt to changing environments are priorities. Experience working with a non-profit and a 4-year degree in marketing or communications or a closely related field is preferred.  Competitive salary and benefits package. Interested candidates should fax resume to PA Principals Association – 717-732-4890. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE.

 
Friday, June 29, 2018 8:53 AM

The 2017 Pennsylvania Youth Survey attempts to find out why by asking kids in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12, tough — and sometimes uncomfortable — questions about their mental health. Most of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts participated.
LancasterOnline, June 29, 2018
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Friday, June 29, 2018 8:52 AM

Pennsylvania labor unions vowed to keep doing their job representing workers after Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that government workers can no longer be required to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining.
Associated Press, June 28, 2018
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:27 AM

It’s tough to help a child succeed when school “report cards” are full of confusing jargon

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:25 AM

The House is proposing to cut funding for school safety programs, even as Congress continually increases spending on its own security. Some lawmakers and education advocates question the logic of this amid a nationwide conversation on school security, gun violence and self-harm.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:22 AM

Governor Tom Wolf's administration issued its findings from six school safety task force field hearings set up in the wake of February's high school shooting in Florida, with better security, training and student services at the core of what the school community is seeking.
Associated Press, June 27, 2018
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