THERE'S THE STORY about the farmer who finds a boy in his pasture digging furiously into a huge pile of horse manure. "What in tarnation are you doing?" the farmer asks.
Substitute Superintendent Robert Scherrer of North Allegheny School District pursues public input on how his schools are performing. He hosts monthly forums with parents, convenes regularly with business professionals and faith-based leaders, and asks committees of students, parents and community members to guide major decisions such as a plan to equip 2,100 students this year with iPads or laptops. “When you start to talk to kids and parents,” said Scherrer, who oversees 12 schools centered in the McCandless area, “then you see it through their eyes, and it allows us to get better at what we do.” That's why Scherrer and his administrative team recognize the value in a nationwide K-12 school ranking by Shadyside-based Niche.com Inc.
- Join your neighbors and other concerned citizens who believe that investing in our kids is non-negotiable
- We’ll provide: FREE Transportation to and from the Capitol and lunch; a brief training on the bus, materials, and day of schedule
- Scheduled visits with elected officials
- Bus will depart from in front of the United Way Building at 7:45am at 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
- We will return to Philly by approximately 4:30pm. (Discounted parking ($8) available at the Sheraton Hotel at 17th & Race)
- If you plan to drive yourself, we will meet at the Capitol between 10am and 10:30am.
- The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA);
- The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA);
- The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO);
- The Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools (PARSS); and
- The Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units
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PSBA July 7, 2015
PSBA website July 31, 2015