Welcome to Parkland School District! As we kick off the 2014-2015 school year, it is my goal to provide a high quality education for all of our students. This year’s theme, Educating for Success, Inspiring Excellence, focuses on improving academic achievement and growth for all students. In our pursuit of excellence, we encourage lifelong learning as we provide challenging curriculum and programs to meet a wide range of educational needs.
In 2013-14, the Board of School Directors and district leadership facilitated a community-wide comprehensive planning process which reviewed and updated our district’s vision statement, mission statement, values and goals for the Parkland School District. The process included a diverse cross-section of employees and community members. In 2014-15 the Board of School Directors will have the opportunity to review, modify and adopt the Comprehensive Planning Committee’s work inclusive of the vision, mission, values and goals, which will guide our district into the future.
In 2012-2013, following extensive planning, the Board of School Directors authorized a three year borrowing plan totaling $30 Million for capital improvements, technology and bus purchases. The second wave of this plan will be completed during the summer of 2014 with the final phase of capital improvements scheduled to be completed during the summer of 2015. The capital improvement projects include renovations at Kratzer Elementary School and a conversion from fuel oil to natural gas at Orefield Middle School and Kernsville Elementary School which should yield long term energy savings. Other security upgrades, roofing, paving and lighting projects at our district schools comprise the list of capital projects that will be completed by the summer of 2015.
Parkland School District has exceptional employees whose dedication toward “Educating for Success” and “Inspiring Excellence” for all students helps us achieve our goals. The incredible support from our school district community allows Parkland School District to provide high quality programs and services as we strive to meet the needs of every child and assure success for all students. Parkland School District remains committed to providing a high quality comprehensive academic program, rich in visual and performing arts and athletic opportunities for our students. I am proud to be part of this community. I pride myself on being a leader who is approachable. I value each and every one of your opinions so please do not hesitate to give me a call or send me an email.
Richard T. Sniscak, Superintendent of Schools
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