The scholarships are limited to those students whose family's income is less than ,000 annually, with another ,000 allowed per dependent.Presented to the House Republican Policy Committee Monday, May 18, 2009 James P.Testerman PSEA President Good morning Chairman Saylor and members of the Policy Committee.My name is Jim Testerman, and I am the President of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), currently on leave from my duties as a life science teacher in the Central York School District.It is one of fourteen school districts in Washington County, Pennsylvania.It encompasses approximately 55 square miles (140 km) serving the Boroughs of Beallsville, Centerville, Deemston and Marianna and East Bethlehem Township and West Bethlehem Township. According to 2000 federal census data, it serves a resident population of 9,292.
Our Summary Rating is a tool to help parents compare schools within a state based on standardized test scores and other data where available, like student academic progress and college readiness.This "Closing a School Best Practices Guide" (CASBPG) will hopefully make the process easier.The CASBPG is divided into five chapters: Gather the facts.The decision to close a school must be based upon hard, empirical evidence that leads to a broadly supported, incontrovertible conclusion-the district cannot afford to keep a particular school(s) open without cuts elsewhere (budget, staffing, etc.).This conclusion must be program-based upon such factors as projections of declining enrollment, critical district financial circumstances, facility conditions, educational program quality, costs of unnecessarily keeping underutilized facilities open, feasible options to closing a school, anticipated fiscal relief from school closure, and possibility, property disposition (see Chapter 5 for information on property disposition). But whether an intent or a mandate, the advice is good.