October 26, 2018
Dear Butler Area School District Community:
We had our first School Organization Community Forum on Tuesday night. I would really like to thank everybody who took the time to be at this event. Your feedback is important as we move through this process.
The School Organization Community Forum included several school organization scenarios. Everybody was invited to review each possible scenario and share their feedback by writing comments on post-it notes.
It was very clear that everybody who attended the meeting was passionate about our schools and what is best for the education of our students. I read many comments that truly capture what you all think is so special about our schools. It was great to receive that type of feedback. Thank you for being advocates for our students!
So what’s next? Well, at this point, it’s more of the same. We have scheduled additional School Organization Community Forums. The format will be the same as this past Tuesday. Additional scenarios will be added based on ideas submitted at the last meeting. After all of these meetings, we will review, share and learn about the information we collected. Then we will start the process of diving deep into a few of the scenarios. Some examples of what we will be looking at include the student impacts, academic impacts, staffing impacts, financial impacts, enrollment impacts, transportation impacts.
So what is our timeline? It’s flexible. We’re not in crisis mode and we have time to think this out. Even if and when a consensus is reached, some of the scenarios would require much more time than others to implement. In some cases, it could be years before a scenario is implemented.
I encourage you to stay involved throughout this process. Your insights are really appreciated.
Upcoming School Organization Community Forum Dates
November 6, 2018 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at McQuistion
November 13, 2018 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at Center Township
November 13, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Emily Brittain
November 14, 2018 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm at Summit (PTO Meeting)
November 14, 2018 from 6:00 -7:30 pm at the Middle School
November 15, 2018 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at Northwest
November 15, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Connoquenessing
Brian J. White, Jr., Ed.D.
Butler Area School District