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Please join Washington School District Board members at a Community Forum on Monday, January 23rd at 7:30 pm in the high school cafeteria to discuss the search for a new superintendent. All parents and community members are welcome to attend this forum. It is your chance to let Board members know what qualities you are looking for in the next superintendent.
Washington School Board is seeking feedback from all WSD stakeholders on the Superintendent search. Please take the survey.
Click link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CXF38GV
Superintendent –Washington School District, Washington County, PA. Appointment on/about July 1, 2017. Prior transition time to be determined Enrollment approximately 1,500; grades K-12. Successful candidate will be a strong leader with a communication style that promotes a collaborative environment, community engagement and close cooperation between the Board of Directors, parents, teachers and district staff. Must demonstrate a sincere interest in the education of all students and be skilled in motivating and evaluating staff; be knowledgeable on educational trends and curricular systems; promote innovation; demonstrate cultural competency; demonstrate knowledge of educational technology, hybrid deliveries and personalized learning and have the ability to establish a culture of professional and academic excellence. Experience in school finance, budgeting and cost-effectiveness strategies also required. One must understand and empathize with the learning experience for those from a diversity of cultures, races and backgrounds. Salary negotiable and will be competitive, based on training and experience, qualifications and meeting board criteria including but not limited to the skills listed above. PA letter of eligibility required. Interested candidates will need to provide a signed cover letter, resume, application, PA letter of eligibility, current Act 34, Act 151, Act 114 clearances, Act 24, Act 168, Act 126, Section 111 Self Disclosure and Release Authorization forms. Sealed university undergraduate through highest degrees’ transcripts will need to be ordered and mailed to address below. To access required documents go to www.washington.k12.pa.us. To assure a review by the Board, submissions must include cover letter, resume, reference letters and application by January 27, 2017. All other required documents must be submitted or “in process”. Direct questions and/or submit electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Peacock Keller & Ecker, Attention: Rachel Lozosky, 70 East Beau Street, Washington, PA 15301.
Interested candidates please click the following link for application packet.
Washington School District has educated generations of local families for nearly 140 years. The community of Washington, sharing the common value of education, founded this educational establishment in the year 1867 in pursuit of free and public education for all. There is a perpetual undercurrent of civic pride and tradition that provides a means for members of our Prexie community to learn about the world around them and grow intellectually beyond their expectations. Guaranteeing our students achieve and become productive, honorable citizens are responsibilities that are actively and willingly shared among administrators, teachers, parents, community members and the students themselves. We are fortunate in Washington School District to have a caring, supportive learning community that encourages our students to meet and exceed expectations. Read more
Click link for School Closing Information.School Closings and Delays 2016-2017
VOLUNTEERS - Please go to the "District Info" tab above and click on "Employment" for information on how to become a Volunteer.
PA Criminal Record Clearance (click link) - Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History - Home
PA Child Abuse History Clearance (click link) - Child Abuse Clearance
FBI Fingerprint Clearance (click link) - Cogent Applicant Fingerprint Registration Systems
Mandated Child Abuse Online Training - www.reportabusepa.pitt
Act 168 Form - Self Reporting Sexual Misconduct Form - PA%20168%20(3)
Act 24 Form - Self Reporting Arrest/Conviction Form - Arrest%20or%20Conviction%20form
Washington School District Demographics - District Demographics 2016-2017
-Free Breakfast/Lunch Program for ALL Washington School District Students
-Under the “Community Eligibility Program”, ALL students in grades Kindergarten through Twelfth grade will receive FREE breakfast and lunch.
-Adult/Teacher meal costs: (for both the elementary and junior/senior high schools)
-Breakfast-$1.75 (no price increase from last year)
-Lunch-$3.25 (no price increase from last year)
Superintendent Goals /Performance Standards Superintendent Goals and Performance Standards 2015
The Board of School Directors annually conducts a performance review of the Superintendent of schools. Section 1073.1 of the PA School Code required the contract for a district superintendent include mutually agreed upon goals/ performance standards. Pursuant to Act 141 of the PA School Code enacted in 2012, school boards are required to disclose the objectives and performance standards for Superintendents given an initial or renewed contract after 2012. This information must be posted on their district website. School districts are also required to post on their website whether or not the standards were met by the Superintendent.
WSD Board of Directors Summary of Superintendent DiLorenzo's 2015 Goal Attainment Link
Link to PDE site:http://www.education.pa.gov/Pages/PSSA-Information.aspx#.VhJvI3l0zUA
Extra-curricular participation is a privilege to be earned by attending school.
Important new policy adopted by WSD Board of Directors October 20, 2014 effective October 21, 2014. This policy implements the requirement that secondary (grades 7 – 12) students miss less than 6 days per semester in order to participate in any/ all extra-curricular activities. Students missing more that 6 days per semester will be given an extra-curricular suspension for the remainder of the semester/ school year.
-Is an effort to emphasize the importance of attending school.
-Informs students that extra-curricular activities are a privilege to be earned.
-Increases the value of participation and recognizes those who fulfill their student obligations.
-Celebrates students who take advantage of the numerous opportunities offered by the District.
This attendance requirement differs from our regular attendance requirements. Procedures and notifications are administered separately. Click the link below to read the policy.
Policy #511 - Participation in Extra Curricular Activities and Events
The link below takes you to short video that shows classrooms engaged in hybrid learning. WSD already has this being delivered to some of our students by teachers who are cyber teachers/ facilitators and some others who have integrated technology performance projects in their instruction. This is the direction we are going in order to provide an academically customized or prescriptive education for all students.
Click “see it in action” and then click “video.” The video takes time to load. Although it mainly shows students w/computers, traditional instruction is used as well.
WASHINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES AND PROGRAMS link
The Prexie Pride Foundation is organized by volunteers to support a range of school groups, purchase equipment on an as-needed basis, and establish yearly student scholarships. Read more
Autistic Classroom at WPES pdesas.org/websites/ashleypalya
Student Accident Insurance Information (click link)
Student Accident Insurance Information
Transition is the process students and their families use to think about life after high school and to plan their community and school experiences to assure that the students acquire the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals. The transition planning process should enable the student to move successfully from school to postsecondary education and training, employment, independent living, and community participation based on the student's preferences, interests, and abilities." Transition Powerpoint
Comcast Introduces Internet Essentials Program/Internet Service for $9.95 a month
At Washington School District, we know that many students and their families would like to have Internet service at home so they can do homework, search jobs, download music, communicate with others and much more. We also believe the Internet can be an important part of your child’s education.
That’s why we want to make sure you know about a new program provided by Comcast called Internet Essentials.
If you have at least one child receiving free or reduced school lunches from Washington School District, your family may qualify for this fast, affordable home Internet service for the school year. Internet Essentials costs just $9.95 per month (plus tax). For participating families, there are no price increases, activation fees or equipment rental fees.
In addition, you can buy a low cost computer for just $149.99 (plus tax) and receive free Internet training.
If you think this might be right for your family, it’s easy to get started. Call Comcast toll free at 1-855-846-8376 to see if you qualify.