Superintendent's Newsletter

Special Resource Edition

Special Education Parent Training #3...


November 17, 2016

In the Auditorium

4:00 - 5:00

Addressing Common Difficult Behaviors in Children with Autism (and other kids, too!), Part 1!

5:00 - 6:00

Addressing Common Difficult Behaviors in Children with Autism (and other kids, too!), Part 2!

All are welcomed to attend.

College planning night #2 for parents and students...

Please join us at Leechburg Jr./Sr. High School’s

Annual PHEAA Financial Aid & FAFSA Completion Night

Date: Monday, November 14, 2016

Time: 5:30-6:30 PM (Financial Aid Information Program)

6:30-7:30 PM (FAFSA Completion Program for parents of 12th graders only)

Who: Parents of Students in grades 7-12 are invited

Location: Leechburg Jr./Sr. HS- Auditorium or Room 345 (Signs will be posted on front doors the night of event)

Cost: FREE

Goal: A PHEAA representative will present the ins and outs of the entire Financial Aid process. You will learn about financial aid and how to apply for the maximum amount for college! The second part of the program will provide parents of seniors an opportunity to complete the FAFSA online with a FAFSA expert from PHEAA present for any questions.

RSVP: Please notify Mrs. Sadler in the Guidance Office if you plan to attend this event.

Phone: (724) 845-7736 Ext. 121


Thanksgiving Day Dinner....

Will you be alone or far from family? Unable to cook dinner? Have dinner with us.

November 24 at 1:00pm (Take-outs available starting at 12:30)

Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church, 271 Main Street, Leechburg

A delicious meal, good conversation, and it's FREE! Take-outs available.

Please make a reservation by Monday, November 21 by calling 724-845-1901 or email

Free Toys....


NOVEMBER 16 – 10 TO 11 AM

First United Methodist Church invites you to their Fellowship Hall during the November 16 food distribution from 9 AM to Noon where you will be able to choose toys for your family. Please feel free to stop in and see if there is anything for your children.

Heat Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Season

LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months. Assistance is available for renters and homeowners. Crisis and regular LIHEAP grants begin November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017.

“This federally funded program provided hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians a warm place to live during last winter,” said Secretary Dallas. “That number includes thousands of the commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens including elderly, children, and individuals living with a disability. The administration is proud of the work the program provides and encourages recipients who need assistance with heating bills to apply before the worst of the winter weather arrives.”

“LIHEAP is an important part of statewide efforts to help struggling families pay their bills and keep their homes warm during the winter,” said PUC Chairman Gladys M. Brown. “Now is the time for consumers to enroll in LIHEAP, and to explore other assistance programs that are available through their utilities or from various non-profit groups, to be certain that everyone is fully prepared for the colder months ahead.”

Eligibility for the 2016-17 LIHEAP season is set at 150 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines. The chart below shows the maximum income allowed for eligibility based on household size.

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Each additional person in the household adds $6,240 to the maximum income allowed for eligibility.

Online applications can be completed by visiting Paper applications are still available through local county assistance offices, or interested applicants can download and print an application from the department’s website.

For helpful tips on keeping warm throughout the winter while saving money on utility costs, visit

For more information on LIHEAP, visit