ERIE, Pa (January 10, 2016) -- Erie's Public Schools and United Way of Erie County officially announced the five chose Community School directors. The new directors, all women, will train for the next three days before starting at their respective schools on Tuesday, January 17. Read the full Erie Times-News article here.
Pictured from left to right: Katrina Byrd, CSD for Emerson-Gridley Elementary; Sonia Rios, CSD for McKinley Elementary; Meghan Easter, CSD for Pfeiffer-Burleigh School; Tami Krzeszewski-Conway, CSD for Edison Elementary and Jamilia Gates, CSD for Wayne School.
ERIE, Pa (Thursday, January 5) -- EPS, in partnership with United Way of Erie County, is set to announce the directors for the community school pilot in an announcement on Tuesday, January 10. Read the full Erie Times-News story here.
ERIE, Pa (December 13, 2016) -- Erie's Public Schools will have three gardens planted at Edison Elementary, Harding and Wayne Schools this upcoming spring thanks to $20,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The gardens will have space to grow tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and other vegetables. In the past two years, six school gardens have been established at other district schools. Read the full Erie Times-News article here.
ERIE, Pa (December 13, 2016) -- Congratulations to Wayne School 7th grader Shaan Bolden, who was recognized by JET-TV during their "Good Kid" segment. Shaan has been a great role model for other students with his excelling grades and positive attitude. Watch Shaan's "Good Kid" video segment here.
ERIE, Pa (December 9, 2016) -- PA Gov. Tom Wolf visited Erie on Thursday, December 8 and took a tour of Emerson-Gridley Elementary School during his visit. During a press conference after the school tour, Wolf said he had read the Erie School District's financial recovery plan, which the district submitted to the state Department of Education on Tuesday December 6. Wolf said the department will review the plan by January 7. Read the full Erie Times-News article here.
ERIE, Pa (November 14, 2016) -- Paula Madura, a fourth-grade teacher at Pfeiffer-Burleigh School, shares her story of leaving the district after two years to teach in Millcreek Township, only to return back to Erie's Public Schools after a few weeks. Read the full Erie Times-News story here.
ERIE, Pa (November 4, 2016) -- According to Pennsylvania School Performance Profile data released last week, Pfeiffer-Burleigh's academic performance ranked 57.6 on the 100-point SPP scale in 2015-16, the fourth-best among the district's 14 elementary and middle schools. As a result of the success of the improvement program, the Department of Education has extended the special improvement grant another two years. Read the full Erie Times-News article here.
ERIE, Pa (November 1, 2016) -- Erie's Public Schools, in partnership with United Way of Erie County, has officially announced Erie Insurance as a Corporate Partner in the community schools pilot. Erie Insurance will serve as an additional Corporate Partner to Pfeiffer-Burleigh School along with the previously announced anonymous donor. To date, the following additional Corporate Partners have been confirmed: GE Transportation, Hamot Health Foundation and Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield. So far, total funds committed from all corporate partners exceeds $900,000 over three years.
Pictured from left to right: Shantel Hilliard, Booker T. Washington Center Associate Director, Karin Ryan, Pfeiffer-Burleigh Principal, Ann Scott, Erie Insurance Community Outreach Manager and Gary Bukowski, Sarah Reed Children's Center Associate Vice President of Development.
ERIE, Pa (October 26, 2016) -- Erie's Public Schools' newly founded middle school football program has shown great success so far with its students. The program is comprised of about a total of 100 seventh- and eighth-graders that are each affiliated with one of the city's three high school sports programs. PEPS is fully funding the $60,000 program. Read the full Erie Times-News article here.
ERIE, Pa (October 24, 2016) -- EPS is continuing to develop its state-mandated financial recovery plan that Superintendent Dr. Jay Badams wants to submit to the state Department of Education by the end of November. At the last School Board meeting on Wednesday October 29, Dr. Badams updated the Board on the development of the plan and said that it will include at least four scenarios of how the district can stabilize its finances. Read the full Erie Times-News article here.