March 2015

Salisbury Honored as a Top Digital School District

by Randy Ziegenfuss on March 29, 2015

DigSchlDists_Wnr15_RGBSalisbury Township School District was recently honored by The National School Boards Association (NSBA) and The Center for Digital Education as a top digital school district in a national survey. Schools from across the country were invited to complete the 10th Annual Digital School Districts Survey. The survey recognizes exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern their district, communicate with students, parents and community and improve the learning environment and district operations.

Salisbury placed 2nd in the Small Student Population (<3000) category. Salisbury is in it’s 4th year of 1:1 laptop/iPad implementation K-12 (TL2020). Every student, teacher and administrator has access to a digital device – iPad mini in Grades K-1; MacBook Pro in Grades 2-12. Students in Grades 6-12 have the opportunity to use the laptop computer for learning both inside and outside of school. To see the full list of recognized schools, visit this site.

Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss, Superintendent of Schools, said, “To be recognized as a Top Digital School District by The National School Boards Association and The Center for Digital Education is yet another indication of the dedication of our board members, teachers, administrators and parents to provide the most meaningful technology-rich learning opportunities for our students.” To learn more about Salisbury’s teaching and learning initiative, visit the TL2020.org website.

About the National School Boards Association

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is the leading advocate for public education and supports equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. NSBA represents state school boards associations and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the U.S. Learn more at: www.nsba.org.

About The Center for Digital Education

The Center for Digital Education (CDE) is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding. CDE provides education and industry leaders with decision support and actionable insight to help effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century.  CDE is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education. Learn more at: www.centerdigitaled.com.

 

#ASuperDay – March 18, 2015

by Randy Ziegenfuss on March 20, 2015

asuperdayLast month I started a project whereby I tweet out the highlights of my day on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Check out some of the highlights below. It’s always #ASuperDay to be in Salisbury!

 

Salisbury to Offer Full Day Kindergarten Starting in 2015-16

March 19, 2015

On March 18, the Salisbury Township School Board approved the adoption of full day kindergarten programming beginning with the 2015-16 school year. (The vote was 7-0, with Dr. Spedaliere and Mr. DeFrank absent.) Guided by the school district’s long-range strategic plan and the goal to provide the most effective support for student academic achievement, the […]

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The Impact of Governor Wolf’s Proposed Budget on Salisbury

March 17, 2015

On March 3rd, Governor Wolf released his proposed state budget. The $29.9 billion proposal is centered on the three priorities outlined by the governor in his inaugural address: Schools that teach. Jobs that pay. Government that works. His budget includes increased funding for public education. The Governor has labeled his education initiative Schools That Teach […]

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2015-16 Preliminary Budget

March 17, 2015

Salisbury Township School District recently approved the 2015-16 Preliminary Budget. The Preliminary Budget is a step in the budget process that is approved in February. By passing the Preliminary Budget the district can then request approval from the state to qualify for Act 1 exceptions. Although there is a millage rate in the Preliminary Budget, […]

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Apple Distinguished Program Site Visit – March 10, 2015

March 13, 2015

As part of the Apple Distinguished Program initiative, Salisbury Township School District sponsored a site visit on March 10 for educators from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to learn about our teaching and learning initiative, TL2020. Over 35 educators from the region convened at Salisbury High School to hear about our 1:1 digital device program […]

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