State - 76.9%, 2012 - 28% on grade level (51% below basic). For a school district with a market value/personal income aid ratio (MV/PI AR) greater than 0.4000, its index equals the base index multiplied by the sum of .75 and its MV/PI AR for the current year. 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State - 78.6%. He reported that at nearly 60 percent of SIG schools, more students are demonstrating proficiency in reading and math. Applications for the grants were reviewed and scored by a panel of representatives from the educational field and professional grant writers. IDEA funds are appropriated to the state on an annual basis and distributed through intermediate units (IUs) to school districts, while state funds are distributed directly to the districts. Authorized Investment Providers For specific investment provider information, please click on the investment provider name of your choice to visit the company's website. One hundred fifty Pennsylvania school districts received the base 2% increase. The highest funding statewide was awarded to Philadelphia City School District in Philadelphia County - $9,409,073. School districts are required by state law to keep 5 percent of their annual spending in the undesignated reserve funds to preserve bond ratings. State - 81%, 2012 - 69% (15% below basic). Students in preschool and kindergarten through grade 4 attend the following schools: Students in grade 5 through grade 8 attend the following schools: Reading School District is governed by nine individually elected board members (who serve without compensation for a term of four years), the Pennsylvania State Board of Education, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania General Assembly. 2012 - 8% on grade level (46% below basic). [133], Reserves In 2008, Reading School District reported a balance of $8,414,442 in an unreserved-designated fund. [26], The Reading Senior High School administration reports the annual dropout rate. State - 67% of 11th graders are on grade level. Total funds that are received by school districts are calculated through a formula. User Options. In Pennsylvania, 79% of 8th graders on grade level. The maximum score on each section is 800, and 360 students nationwide scored a perfect 2,400. This was the second year of Governor Rendell's policy to fund some districts at a far greater rate than others. Certain types of property are exempt from property taxes, including: places of worship, places of burial, private social clubs, charitable and educational institutions and government property. Schools. It serves students in grades 10 through 12. Reading Public Schools 82 Oakland Road | Reading, MA, 01867 Phone: 781-944-5800 | Fax: 781-942-9149 [67] Individual student, school or district reports were not made public, although they were reported to district officials by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. State – 76%, 2010 - 54% (17% below basic). Reading School District administrative costs per pupil in 2008 was $547.79 per pupil. Application deadline open until filled, Long-Term substitute positions are currently available and opportunities are available throughout the year. The Reading School District administration building was closed Tuesday for a deep cleaning due to probable COVID-19 cases of employees who work in … Site Map. [20] The scholarships are limited to those students whose families' income is less than $60,000 annually, with another $12,000 allowed per dependent. In the Commonwealth, the median family income was $49,501 and the United States median family income w… User Options. Reading School District Home of the Red Knights. [150] According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 14,568 Reading School District students received free or reduced-price lunches due to low family income in the 2007–08 school year. 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For special education costs, 129 districts received approval to exceed the tax limit. In 4th grade science, just 49% of the pupils were on grade level. [118] By law, the district must provide mentally gifted programs at all grade levels. Special education services in the Commonwealth are provided to students from ages three years to 21 years old. In Pennsylvania, 79% of 8th graders on grade level. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview. Owens High School Emergency Drills Schedule. Among Pennsylvania high school graduates pursuing an associate degree, only one in three graduate in three years. 2011 - 41% (36% below basic). [146], In the 2010-11 budget year, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provided a 5.65% increase in Basic Education Funding for a total of $122,590,320 . For 2012-2013, 274 school districts adopted a resolution certifying that tax rates would not be increased above their index; 223 school districts adopted a preliminary budget leaving open the option of exceeded the Index limit. [60], Among Pennsylvania's 500 public school districts, graduation requirements vary widely. Some districts have more than 20% of its students receiving special education services while others have 10% supported through special education. In 2010, the state of Pennsylvania provided $1,026,815,000 for special education services. For these cases, the Pennsylvania Department of Education sets an annual tuition rate for each school district. [134] In 2010, Reading School District Administration reported an increase to $20,357,558 in the unreserved-undesignated fund balance and the reserved-undesignated fund balance was $8,414,442. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Pennsylvania. The referral process for a gifted evaluation can be initiated by teachers or parents by contacting the student's building principal and requesting an evaluation. [104], Amanda Stout Elementary School is located at 321 South 10th Street. [34], In 2012, Reading Senior High School declined to School Improvement II AYP status, due to missing 12 of the 14 academic metrics measured. The school district’s removal of the classic literature from the required reading list led to a furious backlash from free-speech proponents, who argued that excluding the books on the ground that they’re offensive is whitewashing history. The district employed 1,171 teachers, 810 full-time and part-time support personnel, and 74 administrators. In a video posted to the Reading School District's Facebook page, Superintendent Dr. Khalid N. Mumin (the adult one) begins by sharing a passage … [33] According to a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, four teachers were rated "Non‐Highly Qualified" under No Child Left Behind. In math, just 65% of the students in 3rd through 5th grades were on grade level. Copyright © 2002-2020 Blackboard, Inc. All rights reserved. [148], For the 2009-10 budget year, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provided a 13.29% increase in Basic Education Funding for a total of $116,029,024 to Reading School District. [119][120], In 2009, the Reading School District reported employing 1,387 teachers and administrators with a median salary of $52,826 and a top salary of $147,056. Reading A-Z Ranked #1 by Teachers. The Reading School District boundaries and surrounding areas are represented in the map below. [17] In 2011, 94 percent of the 500 Pennsylvania public school districts achieved the No Child Left Behind Act progress level of 72% of students reading on grade level and 67% of students demonstrating on-grade level math. The current display is too small. In 2012, 410 Reading Senior High School District students took the SAT exams. Please submit an application packet to RSD, indicating you are interested in an LTS assignment and register with STS Substitute Service at, Blackboard Web Community Manager Privacy Policy (Updated). The Reading School District received $407,573 in 2006-07. Due to the low academic achievement the Northwest Middle School has been eligible for School Improvement Grants, which provide additional state funding to improve students' academic achievement. [72] According to a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 100% of its teachers were rated "Highly Qualified" under No Child Left Behind. District Home. State - 56%, 2007 - 21% (59% below basic). In math, 69% of the students in 3rd through 5th grades were on grade level and 11% scored below basic. [116][117], In 2011, Reading School District reported that 717 students or 4.01% of its students were gifted. The Reading School District serves more than 16,500 students through its elementary, middle and high schools. Teachers receive an annual longevity bonus after 25 years. Sign In. [141], In 2011-12, Reading School District received a $110,657,924 allocation, of state Basic Education Funding. The School Board has determined that a pupil must earn 23 credits to graduate, including Social Studies 3.00 credits, English 4.00 credits, Mathematics 4.00 credits, Science 3.00 credits, Physical Education 1.32 credits, Wellness .50 credits, Safety/First Aid .18 credits, Computer/Career Awareness .50 credits, and Electives 6.50 credits. According to 2010 federal census data, it serves a resident population of 88,893. For the exception for pension costs, 194 school districts received approval to exceed the Index. The Reading High School offers an extensive AP course program which permits successful students to earn college credits when they earn a 3 or better on the final examination offered by the College Board. Adapted examinations are given to children in the special education programs. In Pennsylvania, 59% of 11th graders are on grade level. Significant findings were reported to the Reading School Board and the District's administration. Sign In. 2009 - 28% (49% below basic). Reading School District received $1,912,874 in ABG funding. Reading School District. State - 78.6%, 2010 - 50% (23% below basic). Application deadline open until filled, RN required. In 2011, the school employed 157 teachers, yielding a student–teacher ratio of 18:1. Required Reporting. The links in this area will let you leave the District's website. [166], US Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced in March 2012 that the first-year data suggest student achievement is improving at campuses that participated in the School Improvement Grant program. State - 59%, 2011 - 23% (53% below basic). 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