Butler Area School District
School Organization Update
and Next Steps
School Organization Recap
Butler Area School District is in the process of assessing our school configuration and determining the best way to organize our schools. With significant structural repairs needed at the Middle School (the old junior high building), it’s important that we plan for our future. Our goal is to organize our schools in a way that meets the needs of our students and families while also staying within an affordable budget.
In order to ensure we are meeting the needs of our students and families, community feedback is essential. During the last school year, the district hosted numerous School Organization Community Forums to gather community feedback. Based on feedback from the School Organization Community Forums, four options were presented to the community in June 2019. Following the presentation, community members participated in a survey to further narrow it down.
The feedback we have received from the School Organization Community Forums as well as the community survey has been very helpful in guiding this process and narrowing down our options. However, before a final decision can be made, we need to take an in-depth look at each possible scenario so that decisions are not made based on assumptions.
School Organization Next Steps
Our next step is to form a Community Committee for School Organization. The Community Committee for School Organization will be tasked with reviewing a few school organization models and taking an in-depth look at how each can impact our students, our daily operation and our budget. Finally, the committee will provide a recommendation to the Butler Area Board of School Directors.
The Committee will meet on:
- October 23, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- October 30, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- November 6, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- November 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
We are looking for people who are interested in serving on the committee. If you would like to serve the committee, please complete this form that applies to you:
The nomination forms will be open until Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
After nominations have been made, committee members will be selected in the following ways:
All parent/guardian nominations will be placed on a ballot and the final committee members will be selected by vote from our parents/guardians.
All faculty nominations will be placed on a ballot and the final committee members will be selected by vote from our faculty.
All staff member applications will be reviewed by the superintendent. The final committee members will be selected by the superintendent.
All community member applications will be reviewed by the superintendent. The final committee members will be selected by the superintendent.
Thank you for your interest in the Community Committee for School Organization! We will keep you informed throughout the process.