WEEKLY MEMO JANUARY 8, 2016

To: Charleroi School Board Members

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Monday, Jan 11th Build., Grounds, and Transp. meeting at Alumni Room @ 10:00 am

Tuesday, Jan 16 - Athletics, Education and Board Meeting begins @ 4:30 pm

Tuesday, Jan 26 - Finance and Regular Board meeting begins @ 5:00 pm

State Releases Money to School Districts

Governor Tom Wolf's signing last week of a partial state budget let nearly $2.8 billion to flow out in direct state aid to school districts as well as block grant funds to pay for educational initiatives.

The Charleroi Area School District received nearly $5 million from the state on the first week of January. It is important to remember that we had two tax anticipation loans in the fall of 2015 in the amount of $4.1 million.

Educator and Leadership of the Year Finalists

Dr. Patti Mason (Leadership) and Mr. Howard Johnson (Middle School Teacher) have been selected for finalists for the "CHAMPIONS OF LEARNING AWARDS" event. This ceremony will take place on Saturday April 2, 2016 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center beginning at 6:00 pm.

Charleroi Elementary and Middle School Recieve After School and Summer School Tutoring Grants

The PA Department of Education just announced that we will be receiving 21st Century after school grants for both schools starting within the next month.

The after school grant for the elementary center and Middle School will service approximately 30- 40 students starting sometime in February. It will also provide instruction in the summer for 60 students. Transportation funding is also included in the grant.

Safe Schools Targeted School Resource Officer Grant

In September we applied for this grant which would have awarded us $60,000.00 for two years. We were going to use this money to supplement the partnership with the Charleroi Borough Police Department as they provide security and additional services to our school district.

Unfortunately we were unsuccessful in obtaining the grant for this school year.

For this grant, There were 41 applications totaling over $2 million in school districts requests throughout the state . In total, 25 school entities were funded. Unfortunately, our application wasnot selected for funding.


Currently we are taking proactive measures with the "Office of Safe Schools" at PDE to discover ideas and narratives that will help us become successful in next years application process.

$15,000 Grant Awarded to Middle School Library

Vanessa DiCianna, our Middle School Librarian, has been chosen to receive a $15,000 grant from the EIO Fund for our Technology Program at Charleroi – Cougar Literacy Café Project.

Representatives from the Washington County Community Foundation will be at the Charleroi Middle School Library on Thursday, January 14 to deliver the grant check along with a member of their Board of Trustees and take a photograph or two for upcoming newsletters.

Spring 2016 Student Teacher Assisgnments from California University of PA

The following student teachers assignments are as follows:


Students Teacher Charleroi Teacher Grade Level Content Area

Shaun Minics Mr. Mahalko 9-12 Earth and Space Science

Blake Stoner Mrs. Daum 9-12 Social Studies

SUPERINTENDENT'S MEETINGS

MONDAY JANUARY 4

8:30 AM SENIOR CAREER INITIATIVE MEETINGS


TUESDAY JANUARY 5

10:00 AM CURRICULUM MEETING WITH MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL

7:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL GAME AT BROWNSVILLE


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 6

8:30 AM ATLETIC DIRECTOR JOB DESRIPTION MEETING

2:00 PM SPECIAL EDUCATION MEETING


THURSDAY JANUARY 7

10:30 AM - EDUCATION FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING MEETING

1:15 PM - SECURITY MEETING


FRIDAY JANUARY 8

11;30 AM DISTRICT ADMISTRATIVE MEETING

6:00 PM Charleroi BORO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT MEETING

7:30 HIGH SCHOOL BOY'S BASKETBALL GAME


NEXT WEEK

MONDAY JANUARY 11

9:00 AM - BOARD AGENDA MEETING

10:00 AM - BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND TRANSPORTATION MEETING


TUESDAY JANUARY 12

11:00 AM - STUDENT MEETING



WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13

7:30 AM - DRUG AND ALCOHOL MEETING

11:00 AM - ELEMENTARY CENTER MEETING WITH LAROCHE COLLEGE

12:30 PM - FAMILY ENGAGEMENT WEBINAR



THURSDAY JANUARY 14

1:00 PM - COUGAR LITERACY GRANT AWARD CEREMONY

6:00PM - EDUCATION FOUNDATION MEETING


FRIDAY JANUARY 15

1:00 PM - WASHINGTON COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS MEETING