BASD Community Meeting: Investing So Schools Work

Investing So Schools Work

Butler Area School District is holding a community meeting to learn about a new research study and receive community feedback on what parents, students and other community leaders believe are the essentials for a quality education. 

“We want to shift our focus from what our students need to get by to what they need to thrive,” said Dr. Brian White, Superintendent of the Butler Area School District. “Through this study, we hope to learn what it would take financially for the district to be able to provide the highest quality public education to all students.”

The district has been participating in a research project lead by the respected national education finance firm, Picus Odden & Associates, to measure what it would take for the district to provide an excellent public education to all its students. At the community meeting, faculty, staff, parents, students and community members will have the chance to weigh in on how the proposed Picus Odden & Associates model aligns with our priorities for our schools.

The date, time and location of the community meeting are below:

Investing so Schools Work in Butler Area School District
October 23, 2018 from 4-6 pm
Intermediate High School Library

The October 23rd meeting will provide a platform for community members to weigh in on what areas the district should invest in -- such smaller class sizes, elective courses, technology, and professional development – and to hear the advice of experts about what is the best course for our schools. Ultimately, the goal of participating in this research project is to determine how we can make the smartest investments possible for our students.


The "Investing So Schools Work" community meeting is only one of two important community events happening at the Intermediate High School on October 23rd. We hope you'll also join us for our School Organization Forum at 6 pm. Click for more information>

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