Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Keystone Oaks School District administrative staff will hold two public meeting sessions today, Wednesday, to discuss the school's financial situation.
The administrative staff of Keystone Oaks School District will hold two sessions of a public meeting to discuss the school's financial situation today, Wednesday, in the Keystone Oaks High School auditorium. Superintendent William Stropkaj will lead the meetings along with assistant Superintendent Kathy Foster, Director of Fiscal Services Eric Brandenburg, and district Communications Specialist Jim Cromie. The information sessions are expected to last about 20 minutes each. Following the session, the administration will take and answer questions from the public. If you're going: Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Curious about the financial state of Keystone Oaks School District? The administrators want to explain it to you.
Wondering about the financial state of Keystone Oaks School District? Want to know how school districts create yearly budgets? The administrative staff of Keystone Oaks School District wants to explain it to you. The administration will hold two public presentations on Wednesday, Oct. 10 that will focus on the process of budget development as well as the current financial status of the district. "I want to be able to explain to the public what the process is and how you go through it," said Superintendent William Stropkaj. "These (meetings) are very good things to help get community informed of where we’re spending money, how we’re spending the money, where we are, where we need to go, and what’s happening." Stropkaj said he will lead the …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
A ceremony held in April recognized the years of service many Keystone Oaks staff members have spent in the district.
A ceremony held at the April meeting of the Keystone Oaks School Board recognized the teachers, administration and staff who have been with the district for a significant number of years. Some teachers have been with Keystone Oaks for five years, while others have been with the district for 35. Regardless of the number, acting Superintendent Kathy Foster said, each staff member should be recognized for the influence they have had in the district. "This type of a recognition ceremony gives the opportunity to the administration and the school board to recognize you for what you’ve done, and say 'thank you' in public forum," Foster said. "I'm honored and proud to be part of this type of ceremony." Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Keystone Oaks has hired Eric Brandenburg of Armstrong School District.
Keystone Oaks School District has a new business manager, and he plans to start April 24. Eric Brandenburg, currently the director of business affairs for the Armstrong School District, was hired last month. He replaces Gwen Walker, who served as business manager for the Keystone Oaks School District for 17 years. “I’ve been in touch with him and he’s very anxious to get started,” acting Superintendent Kathy Foster said at Thursday’s school board meeting. Prior to working in the Armstrong School District, Brandenburg served as business manager with the Blackhawk, Avella Area and Southeastern Greene school districts. Before working in school finance, Brandenburg spent seven years working in accounting for the DeBartolo Corporation and the …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Acting Superintendent Kathy Foster discussed plans to hire a new superintendent, and plans include community participation.
The search for a new Keystone Oaks School District superintendent is going well, but to have a new person in the position as soon as possible, the hiring schedule is ambitious, acting Superintendent Kathy Foster said Thursday. Foster said that Diane Kirk of the Tri-State School Study Council had met with focus groups in the district, and planned to meet with district administrators on Monday and with the professional staff after school on Tuesday for discussion. The district will hold a meeting March 28, led by Kirk, to give parents and community members an opportunity to share input about the leadership qualities they want to see in a superintendent. The meeting will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the high school library. Written input can also be …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
READ 180 sets out to bring Keystone Oaks High School students up to standards.
By the time a student who has been struggling with a reading problem gets into high school, a lifetime of frustration can lead to hopelessness and dropping out. Keystone Oaks is looking to combat that process with The READ 180 Program. READ 180 was developed in association with Dr. David Rose of Harvard University and his team at the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) to include a multitude of Universal Access capabilities designed to expand learning opportunities for all individuals. "The unique aspect of the program is that it is center-based. It's highly motivating," says Kathy Foster, assistant superintendent and elementary special education coordinator for Keystone Oaks School District, who helped bring the program to the …