Frazier scores high on PSSAs
For the fifth year in a row, the Frazier School District has made adequate yearly progress on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments. The tests in reading, writing and math were given to students last spring.
Superintendent Dennis Spinella told school directors Thursday that all grade levels met or exceeded state proficiency requirements in all tests. Students in third through eighth grades and 11th grade took the tests in math and reading. Students in fifth, eighth and 11th grades took the writing test.
The state Department of Education has just released individual student PSSA results. Results compiled by school districts will not be released to the public for several weeks.
In other business:
= Directors approved hiring Faris Carpet Inc., Uniontown, to install new carpeting in the Perry Elementary music room and the high school auditorium. Their low bid for removing the old carpet and installing the new carpet was $8,799.
= Directors approved applying for a $5,000 Snee-Reihhardt Grant through the Fayette County Office of Planning, Zoning and Community Development.
= Patricia Thomas, supervisor of curriculum and federal grants, reported that the district received $90,000 in grants last school year. She said this was in addition to revenue budgeted. Some of the money funded summer school. She said she has applied for $1 million in grants for the upcoming school year.
= Directors approved entering into a three-year cooperative agreement with the Perryopolis Borough Police Department to provide a school resource officer. The officer will be paid up to $27,606.53 the first year, $28,7323.57 the second year and $29,869.41 the third year. The salaries assume a maximum of 100 hours per year of overtime. If the overtime is not used, the district will pay less.