ERIE, Pa (February 13, 2017) -- Since December of 2016, local bookstore Werner Books has helped raise funds for Erie's Public School libraries. The donations have come in two forms -- patrons who donate money for the purchase of books, and patrons who purchase books directly to be donated. Over $700 have been collected so far. Read the full Erie Times-News story here.
ERIE, Pa (February 2, 2017) -- On Wednesday February 1, the School Board of the City of Erie unanimously appointed Chief Financial Officer Brian Polito as the new Superintendent effective July 1, 2017. Current Superintendent Dr. Jay Badams will be leaving to run a school district that serves towns in both Vermont and New Hampshire after June 30. Read the full Erie Times-News story here.
ERIE, Pa (January 13, 2017) -- On Thursday, January 12, the Erie’s Kiwanis Foundation donated 1,000 books to Lincoln Elementary School’s library. The books were purchased through a donation from the Kiwanis Foundation to “Hooked on Books.” The foundation wanted to continue their community service with Lincoln after volunteering in July along with ServErie. Read the full Erie Times-News article here.
ERIE, Pa (January 10, 2017) -- 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 (January 5, 2017) -- 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.