7:30 PM Work Session Meeting
7:30 PM Regular Board Meeting
United School District
The United School District is located at 10780 Route 56 Highway East, Armagh, PA 15920 in Indiana County. The geographic size of United School District is 132.4 square miles and serves the borough of Armagh and the townships of Brush Valley, Buffington, East Wheatfield, and West Wheatfield. The District has two schools serving a total of approximately 1,100 students -- United Elementary School with students in Grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6 and United Junior/Senior High School with students in Grades 7 through 12.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale recently reported that audits of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber), “demonstrate the urgent need to overhaul the worst charter school law in the nation.” The Auditor General noted that most of the problems involve ambiguous areas within the charter school law. DePasquale reports that Audits of PA Cyber, the Lincoln Park Performing Arts charter School, and, Midland Borough School District,
DePasquale indicated that the former CEO of PA Cyber, had been Midland’s superintendent and was founder and CEO of Lincoln Park, as well as founder and president of the management company contracted by the schools. This individual was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2013 and last month pled guilty in federal court to tax conspiracy related to management of the schools.
Charter reform and legislation is necessary to protect millions of taxpayer dollars, but more importantly necessary to protect our children while supporting their educational successes.
Remember that these schools advertise themselves as “free,” when in fact taxpayer dollars are being used to fund these schools. Taxpayer dollars are then taken away from public schools who continue to struggle with lesser than needed monies to provide our students with the free and appropriate education that they deserve.
--Dr. Barbara Parkins
High School awarded SupportMusic Merit Award from NAMM
In 2013, the Pennsylvania Department of Education released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile (SPP). This public site (http://www.paschoolperformance.org) provides an academic performance score for public schools in the state. Click above to read more.
Information related to applying for your Child Abuse History Certification (Clearance) for volunteer and non-volunteer purposes.