Homer-Center School District Promotional Video


Recently released from PDE: Pennsylvania Has Your Back




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Parents: Please click the links below for information concerning the importance of classroom attendance. 



ACT 80 FULL DAY - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017
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JANUARY IS SCHOOL DIRECTOR RECOGNITION MONTH

Did you know?

You may be ignoring an important segment of your school community: school directors who contribute many volunteer public service hours to school-related duties and responsibilities. You are encouraged to congratulate, support and salute your local school directors throughout the month of January. Such recognition can be a bright spot in an otherwise difficult year for board members, who need to feel appreciated.

 

  4,500 school directors serve Pennsylvania’s 500 public school districts; all boards have nine members.


  School director elections are held every two years, on a 5-4 rotation to ensure continuity.


  All board members are elected to four-year terms.


  School directors are elected locally; however, the state constitution delegates to them the responsibility to administer the school system 

as agents of the General Assembly.

  All serve as volunteers, without pay.

  The “typical” Pennsylvania school director is male, well-educated, 55-59 years of age is married with two children attending public schools, 

and voluntarily devotes 16-20 hours per month to school board business.


  16% of those serving on school boards in 2016 are retirees.


  6% of school directors are homemakers, 9% are self-employed or business owners and 5% are office supervisors.


  The number of female school directors was 41% in 2015.



  More than three quarters, 75% of Pennsylvania school directors have attained a college degree or beyond.


  23% of Pennsylvania board members have more than 10 years’ experience in 2015.



  50% of all districts involve students at their local board meetings. Of those districts, 97% rate their involvement with students at meetings as satisfactory or highly satisfactory.



  88% of school boards engaged their communities by participating in cooperative projects with business and community organizations.



  Pennsylvania school directors continue to keep adequate school funding at the top of the list of the most important educational concerns facing public schools.


  43% of school directors identified public service,  and desire to give back and contribute to public education as the primary motivating factor in their decision to run for school director.



THANK YOU TO OUR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS FOR THEIR DEDICATION TO THE EDUCATION OF OUR
STUDENTS!  YOUR SERVICE IS APPRECIATED!


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Celebrating 50 Years as Homer-Center!



This new banner is on display at the Memorial Field.  

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CONGRATULATIONS SMITH BUS COMPANY ON YOUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY!



Presenting an aerial picture of the Homer-Center School District to Dr. Charles Koren, Superintendent (L)
is Smith Bus Company's Mr. Randy Smith 
(C)
, Owner  and Mr. Matthew Smith (R), Supervisor for Homer-Center

Thank you for your service and dedication to our students!

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The Homer-Center Education Foundation exists to:

·   enhance educational opportunities

·   increase involvement in our schools and community

·   promote classroom innovation and enrichment 

If interested in contributing and participating, call and speak to Dr. Koren or Mr. Cessna.  

[724-479-8080 or gcessna@homercenter.org]



  



   

Mission Statement

The Homer-Center School District is a caring district where "Everybody is Somebody!" Through our partnership with the family and community, we are committed to a diverse educational program that develops and prepares students for the challenges of our rapidly changing world.