Butler Area School District
Community Committee for School Organization
We have received parent nominations for the Community Committee for School Organization. Now we would like parents to vote on the final members of Community Committee for School Organization.
Each Butler Area School District parent/guardian may vote one time per school where they have a child. For example, if you have a child at Center Township Elementary and the Middle School, you may submit a parent ballot for both of those schools. However, if you have two or more children in the same school, each parent still only receives one vote for that school.
To vote, please complete the ballot for your child's school and return it to the office at their school by Friday, October 4, 2019. If you are unable to print the ballot and would like a hard copy, please contact your child's school.
Community Committee for School Organization Ballots
Senior High School
intermediate High School
Center Township Elementary
Emily Brittain Elementary
* Center Avenue Community School only had one name submitted, so there is not a ballot for that school.
Community Committee for School Organization Background
We are forming 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
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.