Board Action Planned for November 16

Nov. 11, 2020
Dear Families:
As a part of our commitment to keeping you informed throughout the redistricting process, we are providing this update regarding the recommendation that “Scenario B” be approved on Monday, November 16, 2020, at the board meeting. 
On November 4, a virtual town hall session was held to engage the community in a question/answer session. Questions were collected from the community for the week leading up to the town hall and throughout the duration of the meeting. This allowed for the discussion to be tailored to the commonly asked questions, as well as those newly emerging from the content presented. A copy of that presentation with the commonly asked questions can be found on the dedicated redistricting page on the Pine-Richland School District website. 
Community updates have been shared via district eBlasts and, upon board approval of Scenario B, will continue throughout the planning and implementation phases of this key strategic initiative, with the focus shifting to logistical work and the supportive transition of impacted students, families, and staff to their new building. 
We look forward to supporting our students, families, and staff transitioning to a new building as a result of this process and will work to foster connections and relationships with the staff and peers in the new setting throughout the pending transition, prior to the 2021-2022 school year.
We are fortunate to live in this dynamic community and to offer an excellent education to our students at all three of our primary buildings, each of which performs in the top decile in Pennsylvania. Our education programs, supports, curricular and technological resources, and curriculum are consistent and continue to be improved across each of our buildings. We take great pride in the alignment and consistency of these buildings, for which we give thanks to our principals and Academic Leadership Council members, who facilitate coordination at each grade level and in each department. Most recently, the Pine-Richland School District was recognized with an award from the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence at the Mastery Level, reflecting this commitment to continuous improvement, organizational excellence, and alignment across our educational system.
Thank you for your engagement in this process!
With Gratitude,
Kristen M. Justus, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education and Curriculum