The Clarion-Limestone Area School District Board of School Directors/Committee meetings:
Cancelled the May 5 and May 12, 2021 regularly scheduled board voting meetings and have rescheduled the meeting to May 19, 2021.
Cancelled the June 16, 2021 regularly scheduled board voting meeting and rescheduled the meeting to June 23, 2021.
Donna M. Smith, Board Secretary
Clarion-Limestone Area School District
Message from the Superintendent:: Misinformation about Music Department
It has come to my attention that certain representatives of our District are putting out information that is not true, and attempting to cause unnecessary and unproductive hysteria.
After a dedicated 36 year career, Mrs. Tina Bennett is retiring at the end of this school year. The District thanks her for her years of service and dedication to our children. Anytime anyone retires or otherwise moves on, as your Superintendent, along with my administrative team, we evaluate our current and projected course needs to determine how the District will adapt to the change, and whether or not there is a need to hire. In this particular case, my administrative team and I determined that existing and projected future course load in the Music Department could be met by utilizing our existing staff. The Administrators and I have therefore determined to recommend that the Board not hire any new staff in the Music Department at this time.
While other districts in our area are cutting positions in elective courses for budgetary concerns, we at Clarion Limestone are not forecasting or planning any program cuts. This means that it is our intention as an administrative group to continue the existing programing. Statements to the contrary and otherwise indicating that myself or my administrative team are taking action designed to harm our District or our music program are unfounded and simply false.
Should you have any comments or concerns regarding these issues related to the music department, you are always welcome to attend the next Board meeting, and offer your comment during the public comment portion of the meeting. If you would like to ask questions, gather additional information, or speak with me directly, please call the District Administration office at your convenience and schedule a telephone conference with me. I would be happy to speak with you and answer your questions one on one.
Every year, springtime brings change. Some changes are expected, some are not. This spring is no different. We all are ready for some changes as we look forward to transitioning out of the pandemic protocols, and returning to life as we knew it before. We are also experiencing some unplanned changes in the resignation of our Elementary Principal Kristie Taylor, and the retirement of Mrs. Tina Bennett. As your Superintendent, I am working closely with my administrative team, and the Board, to make the most of the opportunities before us, and to implement positive changes that will result in enhanced educational experiences for our children, while still being financially responsible to our tax payers. I thank you for your patience and your support, and look forward to communicating with you again in the near future and over the summer to give you more information concerning the forthcoming changes.
Mrs. Amy J. Glasl,
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Amy Glasl Superintendent
Mel Aaron High School Principal
Kristie Taylor Elementary Principal
Roaring with Pride
The Clarion-Limestone School community is committed to providing students with a quality education in preparation for success in a diverse world. Therefore, we pride ourselves on creating a learning environment that enriches background knowledge with hands on experiences, which facilitate academic achievement and the sense of self-worth and accomplishment in every student. Students view successes and failures as learning experiences and knowledge as power. We strive to instill an attitude in every student that education is a continuous process that is essential to gain the knowledge, dispositions, and skills required to promote leadership in the classroom and community.
We encourage creativity and optimal performance in all academic and extracurricular endeavors. In addition to academics, our students have an opportunity to participate in a wide array of studies: technical and business exploration, music, arts, health and physical education. We also provide numerous clubs and activities to accommodate the interests of our students.
The Clarion-Limestone High School thrives on outstanding academic performance. The teachers and administration work diligently to ensure the best for every student and we have been successful at exceeding the expectations of the state Department of Education continuously. We will strive to maintain our reputation for academic excellence and approach every day with a student centered focus. At Clarion-Limestone School, “It’s all about the kids"!