Strategic Planning for Pine-Richland Schools Attracts 85 Volunteers

Three persons tapped for steering committee.

The call for volunteers to help craft a vision of the future of Pine-Richland schools has been answered by about 85 people, said Superintendent Dr. Mary Bucci.

Three have been tapped for the steering committee that will oversee the effort, Bucci told the Pine-Richland School Board on Monday.

She announced that the following people have been chosen to serve:

Caitlyn Bogosta – a Pine-Richland Middle School teacher, student government advisor and an alumna of the school district;

Andrew Calabrese – a Pine Township resident whose children are at the secondary level of school; and

Srikanth Mruthik – a Richland Township resident who is MEDRAD’s director of radiology software and informatics.

The three will join Bucci, Pine-Richland School Board President Stephen Hawbaker and director Richard Herko on the steering committee.

The current strategic plan, which is also called a blueprint for the school district's future, covers 2006 to 2012.

Six subcommittees – each with a school board director as a member – also will appoint a representative to the steering committee.

Of the people who have volunteered to work on strategic planning, 65 percent are from Pine Township, 29 percent are from Richland, and 6 percent are employees who live outside the district, said Bucci.

The first steering committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 5. The district will advertise the meeting once the date has been finalized.


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