School Closures and Reconfigurations
Information for families in the Connellsville Area School District
 

  Clifford N. Pritts Elementary  •  Connellsville Township Elementary
Dunbar Borough Elementary  •  South Side Elementary 

 A letter from the Superintendent
 
March 16, 2017
 
Dear CASD Staff and Community Members:
 
Throughout the entire process of examining school closures and reconfigurations, we have spent countless
hours on research and preparing information for the community and staff. We focused on the great need to
restore equity to the education system in Connellsville. The monthly feasibility meetings and town hall forums
provided the administration and board with a road map that enabled a plan of equity and solvency to the
Connellsville Area School District. The board confirmed the plans for the district last evening and we can now
begin the next phase, which will be the safe and orderly transition of staff, students, and resources to the other
facilities.
 
This process will be conducted in the same fashion with transparency and collaboration where we will be asking
you for your input and support in the coming months. We will strive to provide a smooth and professional
transition for our Connellsville staff and families. Our plan is to utilize many forms of communication
including working with our newly established communications committee who will seek staff input, suggestions
and concerns. A transition ad hoc committee will be formed to focus on the planning and preparation. Our
Technology Director will coordinate a new web page and parent surveys, to help improve communication with
our Connellsville families.
 
We will present a framework of our transition plan to the board in April and continue communication with the
entire district. This process begins a new era for the Connellsville Area School District. We need to accentuate
the positive learning opportunities for our students and the continued instructional growth and support for our
faculty and staff.
 
We appreciate your time, commitment, and efforts to make Connellsville Area School District a leading
example of what we can do in public education and only "Together We Can Make A Difference."
 
Yours in education,
 Signature
Philip Martell
Superintendent 
 

Presentation from Public Hearings  
 
These slides were presented during the public hearings held December 5, 6, and 12. They display current statistics and possible reconfiguration options.
 

 What's Next
 
Clifford N. Pritts Elementary 
Will be closed at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
More information will be posted here when it becomes available.
 
Connellsville Township Elementary
Will be closed at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
More information will be posted here when it becomes available.
 
 
Dunbar Borough Elementary
Will be closed at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
More information will be posted here when it becomes available.
 
 
South Side Elementary
Will be closed at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
More information will be posted here when it becomes available.
 
 

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