State-sponsored support could be one facet to improving Wilkinsburg schools, Carolyn Dumaresq, acting secretary of education for
Painting involves chemistry. Sculpture requires an understanding of geometry, gravity, and - in the case of the human form as subject - anatomy. Music is math brought to life. Why then, do we sometimes view arts education as less than essential to developing well-rounded students?
Several board members had previously asked that the proposed tax increase for next year be no higher than 3 percent. What the final budget and tax increase will be is yet to be determined.
The budget update, Business Administrator Brenda Bray said, was based on better estimates for expenditures for the current 2013-14 school year, now estimated to be $687,057 less than budgeted.
While all nine board members approved the preliminary budget, several members said they are not comfortable with adopting it as a final budget because of the five year forecast provided by the district administrators shows that there will be a $1.4 million deficit as soon as the 2015-2016 school year. Zajac said there was uncertainty about whether the assumptions in the five-year forecast were “realistic” or “overly conservative.”
PSBA Leadership Development Committee seeks strong leaders for the association.
Members interested in becoming the next leaders of PSBA are encouraged to complete an Application for Nomination no later than April 30. As a member-driven association, the Leadership Development Committee (LDC) is seeking nominees with strong skills in leadership and communication, and who have vision for PSBA. Complete details on the nomination process, links to the Application for Nomination form, and scheduled dates for nominee interviews can be found online by clicking here.
Join Democratic gubernatorial candidates Katie McGinty, Tom Wolf, Allyson Schwartz and Rob McCord for a discussion on public education.
- Jack Brennan, Chairman Emeritus of The Vanguard Group
- Phil Peterson, Partner, Aon Hewitt and Co-Chair of America’s Edge/Ready Nation
- And more to be announced!
- Date & Time Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 5-7 PM
- Location Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia