Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Pine-Richland High School project is estimated to cost about $216,000 less than expected.
Nearly all the bills have been paid for the $35.9 million expansion/renovation project for Pine-Richland High School and the projected final tally shows the project will come in at about $216,000 under budget. That is what Assistant Finance Director Ryan Manzer told the Pine-Richland School Board on Monday night. The numbers reflect savings on financing costs and furniture plus the remaining construction contingency, according to documents provided to the board. Here is a summary of overall costs. For more details, click on the PDF of project costs in the photo box to the right. __________________________ Please help us get to 1,000 Facebook “likes” by clicking here and “liking” us. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Kindergarten will operate on a modified schedule due to the weather forecast for Monday morning, which calls for a sleet and a messy rush hour.
The Pine-Richland School District will operate on a two-hour delay Monday morning, delaying bus runs and school openings due to expected weather conditions. The district will operate a modified kindergarten schedule, with morning kindergarten meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. and afternoon kindergarten meeting from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Check back with Pine-Richland Patch for weather-related updates.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Elementary students should arrive home around the regular time. All district activities have been cancelled after school and tonight.
Friday, January 25
The Pine-Richland School District has dismissed classes for high-school and middle-school students at 2:05 p.m. today due to snow and weather conditions. All after-school and evening activities are cancelled. The boys junior varsity basketball game at Butler has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday and the boys varsity basketball game will follow at 5:30 p.m. The district is dismissing high-school and middle-school students 15 minutes earlier than their regular dismissal time to provide bus drivers with extra time to safely travel snowy roads, according to a statement from the district. Uppper elementary, primary and kindergarten students should arrive arrive home at their regularly scheduled time, although they may be a few minutes ahead …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Kindergarten will operate on a modified schedule Wednesday.
Classes in Pine-Richland schools will begin on a two-hour delay Wednesday due to the ongoing cold snap, district officials announced. Kindergarten will operate on a modified schedule Wednesday, with morning sessions running from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. and afternoon sessions from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Pine-Richland schools did not have classes Tuesday due to a previously scheduled clerical day. Check back with Pine-Richland Patch for weather updates.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Tuesday is a clerical day for teachers only, but there will be a two-hour delay for non-public transportation.
The Pine-Richland School District has cancelled all evening activities and sports games tonight due to cold weather. Also cancelled tonight is the school board's academic achievement committee meeting.Tuesday is a clerical day for teachers only, but there will be a two-hour delay for non-public transportation. Stay tuned to Pine-Richland Patch for weather-related updates.
Don't forget—the Pine-Richland School District has scheduled classes today for a makeup day.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The proposed preliminary budget is available online.
A $69.4 million budget proposed for the Pine-Richland School District calls for a 4.24 percent tax increase and no cuts in personnel. The proposed preliminary budget is at a very early stage—the school board will vote on it Feb. 11 in the first of several votes. It is available for public review at the PRSD administrative offices at 702 Warrendale Road in Gibsonia and at Northern Tier Regional Library. It also is available online by clicking here. The February vote does not set a tax rate or approve the budget—it is a step in the budget process for setting the tax rate. Currently, the state limits the amount the school board can raise the tax rate to 2 percent. To go above that rate, the district must apply to the state by March 7 for …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The school board has contracted with the Pennsylvania School Board Association for consultation services in the search for a new superintendent, including surveys and focus group discussions.
Pine-Richland residents are being asked to give their opinions Monday at a focus group discussion about hiring a new schools superintendent. The former superintendent, Dr. Mary Bucci, resigned after the Pine-Richland School Board voted not to renew her contract at the end of June 2013. Assistant Superintendent Dr. David Foley is currently acting as the interim superintendent. The school board has contracted with the Pennsylvania School Board Association for consultation services in the search for a new superintendent, including surveys and focus group discussions. A focus group discussion on the superintendent search will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, in the Pine-Richland Middle School Auditorium at 100 Logan Road in …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Altemus retired from his job as athletic director as the end of the 2011-12 school year.
Longtime Pine-Richland football coach Clair Altemus has decided to retire, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The 60-year-old coach retired as Pine-Richland School District's athletic director at the end of the 2011-12 school year, but coached the football team this fall to a 2-5 WPIAL Class AAAA Northern Eight Conference record and 4-5 overall. Altemus told the Trib it was time to move on after a career that includes 38 years as a coach and eight years as a player. He said retiring would give him more time to travel and spend time with his family. Please help us get to 1,000 Facebook “likes” by clicking here and “liking” us. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Pine-Richland School Board voted unanimously to name Foley to the post.
Dr. David Foley has been tapped to serve as Pine-Richland School District's interim superintendent starting Jan. 9. The assistant superintendent is filling the shoes left empty by Dr. Mary Bucci, who resigned her post effective Jan. 8 after the Pine-Richland School Board notified her that it would not renew her contract when it expired June 30. The Pine-Richland School Board voted unanimously Monday to name Foley to the post and adjust his annual salary to $125,000 while the district searches for a new superintendent. The Pine-Richland School Board is consulting with the Pennsylvania School Board Association in the search for a new superintendent. Foley said after Monday's meeting that he is not interested in vying for the superintendent's…