Wednesday, May 22, 2013
All incumbents and one newcomer have earned party nominations.
Four Riverview School Board incumbents and one newcomer will face off for four seats in the general election. During Tuesday's primary, incumbents Lisa Ashbaugh, Arlene Loeffler, Theodora Tompa and John Hackworth earned the Democratic nominations with 584, 549, 508 and 454 votes, respectively. Ashbaugh, Loeffler and Hackworth also earned the Republican nomination with 229, 218 and 224 votes, respectively. Newcomer Melissa Botta Havran's 160 votes edged out Tompa's 140 votes for a spot on the ballot as a Republican. For more results, click here. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Frank Thompson is retiring at the end of the school year.
The Riverview School District will need a new business manager come July. Frank Thompson, the current business manager, will be retiring at the end of the school year. Thompson has been with Riverview for 13-and-a-half years and has worked in public schools for 35. The business manager position has been posted on the district website. Click here for more information. Officials are hoping to fill the position by July. Letters of interest, resumes, letters of recommendation, transcripts and clearances must be sent before May 24. Materials should be sent to Linda Tamburro, Secretary to the Superintendent, Riverview School District, 701 Tenth St., Oakmont, PA 15139 or email@example.com. Lynn Black, Director of Student Achievement, and …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Dr. Ashley Coudriet has been named the district’s Director of Student Achievement/Customized Services.
The Riverview School District has a new administrator. Dr. Ashley Coudriet has been named the district’s Director of Student Achievement/Customized Services. The position is a newly created one following the retirements of Lynn Black, Director of Student Achievement, and Susan Wiegand, Director of Special Education. Coudriet will begin working in the district July 1,2013. She will be paid $95,000 annually. Black and Wiegand's retirements are effective July 13. Coudriet currently is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at the Apollo-Ridge School District. Coudriet has worked as a teacher in Pittsburgh Public Schools and was a principal at Apollo-Ridge. She holds a doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Plum and Riverview school district officials continue to hash out budget discussions. One district could be cutting a program affecting 17 students.
School budget season is upon us, and Plum and Riverview school district officials are attempting to balance their budgets by the end of June. School board for each district met this week to discuss the current status of their budgets. Plum's $58 million budget currently has a deficit of close to $1 million, and Riverview's $18.7 million budget deficit stands at about $100,000. Details: Plum School District After starting the budget process with a $4.3 million deficit, officials have been able to trim that down to just under $1 million. Included in some of those cuts were a reduction in salaries for employees under the transportation union, a possible layoff and the elimination of the district's participation in the Boyce Campus Middle …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday to discuss the 2013-14 school year budget.
Riverview officials are going to discuss the 2013-14 school year budget on Monday. A special buget meeting has been scheduled for April 22 at 7 p.m. at the administration board room on Tenth Street. The school board is tackling issues related to millage and county reassessment values, state funding, retirement/pension contributions and special education costs. It has until the end of June to approve a final budget. Stay tuned for budget details. __________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter . Don't forget to sign up for our dailyemail newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Pittsburgh Business Times list ranks 104 districts in western Pennsylvania.
Plum and Riverview School Districts are in the top 30 percent of districts in the region, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times' annual western Pennsylvania school rankings. Riverview School District is ranked the 32nd school district out of 104 in western Pennsylvania while Plum Borough School District is ranked 33rd. Plum improved over last year's 37th ranking, while Riverview dropped a couple places on the list from 30th. Statewide, Plum ranked 135 out of 500 school districts, improving its rank of 159 last year. However, Riverview declined its statewide rank. This year, it placed 131 versus 120 last year. The Pittsburgh Business Times develops the list based on three years of PSSA test scores in math, reading and science. Here …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Nominations must be received by Sunday, March 31.
The Riverview School District is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Nominations must be received by Sunday, March 31. Each year the district recognizes graduates who have achieved exceptional, outstanding, distinguished regional or national accomplishments. The program awards graduates for contributions in their professions, public service, the arts, business, industry, U.S. military, communications, science or technology. To qualify, nominees must have graduated from Riverview Senior High School at least 10 years ago. Five alumni received the distinguished award last year. Nomination forms and guidelines are available on Riverside’s website. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Local school districts continue to explore and implement additional safety measures at school buildings.
Plum and Riverview school district officials are continuing discussions about making school buildings as safe as possible. Riverview officials are considering changing procedures for visitors, as well as upgrading school building windows and doors. Plum School District has implemented Raptor, a web-based software application that helps track visitors with drivers licenses. Officials have been discussing these changes for at least a year, but the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut two months ago, refreshed the importance of school safety throughout the country. During a school board meeting on Monday, Riverview officials continued discussions about safety upgrades at school buildings. District architect Dick Jaynes is in …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The governor's spending plan is expected to provide school districts with close to $10 million in taxpayer assistance.
Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed 2013-14 state budget is expected to provide Pennsylvania school districts with more than $9.83 billion in taxpayer assistance. For the Plum School District, that translates to a $1.06-million increase for the 2013-14 school year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Riverview School District is expected to see a $235,694 increase for the 2013-14 school year. Net pension savings for Plum are proposed at $276,786, while Riverview's savings are proposed at $102,761. Riverview officials already have prepared what they are calling "a very preliminary" budget in an attempt to apply for Act 1 exceptions to the tax rate millage cap due to the uncertainties of state education funding, pension costs and …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Don't forget to enroll your child from Feb. 18 to March 27.