Districts may apply for multiple exceptions each year. In 2011, 46.9 percent of Pennsylvania school districts achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) based on student performance. This proposed budget must be considered by the Board no later than 90 days prior to the date of the election immediately preceding the fiscal year. In math, 83.7% were on grade level (3rd-5th grades). Scale – (0–99; 100 is state best)[20], In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Harmony Area School District achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. [93], Each year, in the Spring, the 3rd graders take the PSSAs in math and reading. A student living in a neighboring public school district or a foreign exchange student may seek admission to Harmony Area School District. [100] In December 2010, Harmony Area School District Administration reported that 70 pupils, or 18.3% of the district's pupils, received Special Education services. Harmony Area School District did not apply to participate in 2006–07. State – 64%, 2009 - 55% (20% below basic), State - 64%, 2008 - 42% (19% below basic), State - 62%, 2007 - 59% (18% below basic), State - 60%, 2012 - 73% (13% below basic). State - 80%, 2011 - 83% (0% below basic). [153][154], The Classroom for the Future state program provided districts with hundreds of thousands of extra state funding to buy laptop computers for each core curriculum high school class (English, Science, History, Math) and paid for teacher training to optimize the computers use. It employed: 40 teachers, 25 full-time and part-time support personnel, and 4 administrators. Harmony Union School District will empower students to become life-long learners able to make informed decisions, become productive citizens, and responsible stewards of the environment. The Science in Motion program was funded by a state appropriation and cost the school nothing to participate. [25], In 2013, Harmony Area School District's graduation rate was 97%. For the pension costs exception, 169 school districts received approval to exceed the Index. 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[123] As of 2007, Pennsylvania ranked in the top 10 states in average teacher salaries. 251 likes. Harmony Area School District encompasses approximately 86 square miles (220 km ). Neither of these officials are voting members of the School Board. 2011 - 441st The ranking was based on five years of student academic performance on the reading, writing, math and three years of science. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2011, enrollment was 193 pupils in grades kindergarten through 6th, with 107 pupils receiving a free or reduced-price lunch. Wellness Policy Assessment:  CLICK HERE, Our Partner Vocational [37] In 2009, Harmony Area High School declined to Warning AYP status due to low student academic achievement. [101], In order to comply with state and federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act rules and regulations, the school district engages in identification procedures to ensure that eligible students receive an appropriate educational program consisting of special education and related services, individualized to meet student needs. This ranks 60th in the state. 401 Ouachita Road 88 Camden, AR 71701 Phone: 870-574-0971 Fax: 870-574-2765. [199], Property taxes in Pennsylvania are relatively high on a national scale. In Pennsylvania, public school districts are required to give 150 days notice to the Superintendent regarding renewal of the employment contract. [135], According to a report from Representative Todd Stephens office, School District receives 68% of its annual revenue from the state. [49] Pennsylvania ranked 40th among state with SAT scores: Verbal - 493, Math - 501, Writing - 479. Harmony Area School District received more than $3.8 million in state funding in school year 2009-2010. Some districts have more than 20% of its students receiving special education services while others have 10% supported through special education.[108]. Harmony Area School District - Home of the Owls, Westover, Pennsylvania. [150] The amount of increase each school district receives is set by Governor Edward G. Rendell and the Secretary of Education Gerald Zahorchak as a part of their state budget proposal. State – 77%, 2010 - 82%, (12% below basic). Additionally, Harmony Area School District received $31,154 in Accountability Block Grant funding to focus on academic achievement and level funding for special education services. The policy must be available on the school's website and posted in every classroom. Our schools also have the honor of being Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) field pioneer schools. For several years, the state offered a small grant to assist students in costs for tuition, fees and books[54] Under the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Agreement, many Pennsylvania colleges and universities accept these credits for students who transfer to their institutions. No tickets available online. State - 78.8%, 2009 - 80% (10% below basic), State - 75%, 2008 - 73% (13% below basic), State - 72%, 2007 - 64% (16% below basic), State - 69%, 2012 - 73% on grade level (13% below basic). In writing only 47.8% of 5th grade pupils demonstrated on grade level skills. The state Basic Education Funding to Harmony Area School District in 2008-2009 was $2,624,952.66. Additionally, all snack foods sold at school must meet competitive nutrient standards, meaning they must have fruits, vegetables, dairy or protein in them or contain at least 10 percent of the daily value of fiber, calcium, potassium, and Vitamin D.[224] In order to comply with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 all US public school districts are required to raise the price of their school lunches to $2.60 regardless of the actual cost of providing the lunch. 2009 - 43%, (26% below basic). The school was also in Warning AYP status in 2003. [120] The district employed 75 teachers and administrators, with a top salary of $100,000. Safety and Injury Prevention in the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Health, Safety and Physical Education.[118]. 2010 - 70%, (23% below basic). The base index for the 2011–12 school year is 1.4 percent, but the Act 1 Index can be adjusted higher, depending on a number of factors, such as property values and the personal income of district residents. The students continue to have full access to activities and programs at their high school. The Commonwealth's budget increased Basic Education Funding statewide by $123 million to over $5.5 billion. The State is paying $500.8 million to Social Security on the school employees behalf and another $1.16 billion to the state teachers pension system (PSERS). This results in excessive school administration bureaucracy and not enough course diversity. The top Pennsylvania grant recipient was Pittsburgh School District which was awarded $1,9983,014. HARMONY GROVE BASKETBALL GAME VS. DREW CENTRAL (VISITOR TICKETS) CAMDEN, AR. Harmony Area School District received more than $3.8 million in state funding in school year 2007–2008. This rebate can be taken in addition to Homestead/Farmstead Property Tax Relief. [163] Due to the temporary nature of the funding, schools were repeatedly warned to use the funds for one-time expenditures like acquiring equipment, making repairs to buildings, training teachers to provide more effective instruction or purchasing books and software. The district's Verbal Average Score was 538. Harmony Area School District provides a retirement incentive to potential retirees of individual medical insurance until retiree reaches age 65. [187] For the school budget 2014-15, 316 Pennsylvania public school districts adopted a resolution certifying that tax rates would not be increased above its Act 1 Index limit. [47] Clarion University provided the science enrichment experiences to schools in the region. [231], Harmony Area School District offers a variety of clubs, activities and sports. Harmony Area School District is a diminutive, rural, public school district located in Indiana County, Pennsylvania and Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Adapted PSSA examinations are given to children in the special education programs. [225] The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 mandates that districts raise their full pay lunch prices every year until the price of non-subsidized lunches equals the amount the federal government reimburses schools for free meals. [35] According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2,181 public schools (less than 73 percent of Pennsylvania public schools), achieved an academic score of 70 or higher. In school year 2009-2010 the HASD provided basic educational services to 383 pupils. [221] The Pennsylvania Department of Education required the district to submit a copy of the policy for approval. The highest increase in the Commonwealth went to Kennett Consolidated School District in Chester County which received a 23.65% increase in state funding in 2010. In the US, 1.65 million students took the exams achieving scores: Verbal 496, Math 514, Writing 488. [115] All Pennsylvania schools are required to have an anti-bullying policy incorporated into their Code of Student Conduct. Eighth graders are tested in: reading, writing, mathematics and Science. [232], By Pennsylvania law, all K–12 students in the district, including those who attend a private nonpublic school, cyber charter school, charter school and those homeschooled, are eligible to participate in the extracurricular programs, including all athletics. [127], In 2008, the district administration reported that per-pupil spending was $13,928 which ranked 109th among Pennsylvania's 501 school districts. According to the College Board the maximum score on each section was 800, and 360 students nationwide scored a perfect 2,400. All requests must be made in writing. 2010 - 23% (13% below basic). State - 78.6%, 2010 - 76% (20% below basic). 2007 - 448th out of 501 school districts. 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