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District Revisits High School Expansion, Renovation Plans
  Posted on 12/20/11 by CASD

Article courtesy Gant Daily; Jessica Shirey, reporter

The Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors revisited its plans for renovating and expanding the high school as well as the options being proposed for the campus' tennis courts at Monday night's combined committee and board meetings....

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CASD Reviews Math Program
  Posted on 12/07/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress; b y Jeff Corcino, Staff Writer
The Clearfield Area School District continues to work for ways to improve the transition into its new math curriculum. At its special meeting on Monday the school board voted to create two after-school math tutoring positions to assist the high school mat...

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District Discusses Renovation Plan; Board Reorganizes
  Posted on 12/06/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress; by Jeff Corcino, staff writer
The Clearfield Area School District Board of School Directors continued discussions on its high school renovation and expansion project at a special meeting last night.  Last summer the board approved a $32.2 million renovation and expansion project at the high school to allow the building to house the 7th and 8th grades....

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CASD Preparing for HS Expansion, Athletic Facilities Upgrades
  Posted on 12/06/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter

The Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors continued its discussions of the high school renovation and expansion project and the athletic facilities upgrades following Monday night's reorganizational meeting....

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CASD School Board Meeting Dates for 2012
  Posted on 12/06/11 by CASD

The Clearfield Area Board of School Directors will hold combined Committee and Board meetings on Monday, December 19, 2011.  The Clearfield Area Board of School Directors will hold Committee meetings on January 16, February 20, March 19, April 16, June 18, August 20, September 17 and October 15, 2012....

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Clearfield High School Awarded $500 Grant
  Posted on 12/05/11 by CASD

The Clearfield Area High School has been selected as a 2011 ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grant Award winner.  The $500 grant will be used to enhance tutoring efforts to assist with the implementation of the Chicago Math program at our high school....

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Local Superintendent Discusses Reporting Requirements
  Posted on 11/21/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; by Jessica Shirey, reporter
The Clearfield Area School District has initiated "information gathering" into its prior interactions with The Second Mile charity that was established by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who has been accused of sexually abusing at ...

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Superintendent Clarifies CASD's Feasibility Plans
  Posted on 10/11/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter
Due to rumors surfacing recently about the future of school facilities in the Clearfield Area School District, Superintendent Dr. Thomas B. Otto met individually with the press to clarify what decisions have been made and the importance of keeping the com...

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Superintendent Dr. Otto Impressed With CASD
  Posted on 10/10/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress; Jeff Corcino, staff writer
On Jan. 3, Dr. Thomas Otto of Bellwood began his new job as the superintendent of schools for the Clearfield Area School District.  Otto has 34 years of experience in education; he grew up in Bellwood and after graduating from Penn State University he began working as a special education teacher in the Harrisburg area for the Capital Area Intermediate Unit....

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Bison Alumni Invited to Homecoming Night 10/21/11
  Posted on 10/03/11 by CASD

The CAHS Marching Band invites all Bison marching band alumni to unite for the 2011 Homecoming football game FRIDAY 10/21/11 at the Bison Sports Complex.  Alumni are invited to perform the alma mater, the national anthem and the team fight song on the field with the band for the pre-game music....

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CASD Unveils New Grading System
  Posted on 09/20/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress; Jeff Corcino, s taff writer
The Clearfield Area School District unveiled its new report card for elementary students at last night's meeting of the Clearfield Area Board of School Directors.  In the new report card students are graded on each key component in the major subject areas.  For example, under reading, students will be given a grade in the following components: Key Ideas and Details, which is described as: asks and answers quest...

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Bison Stampede T-Shirt Sale Information
  Posted on 08/31/11 by CASD

SchoolCenter Picture The "BISON STAMPEDE" T-Shirt Sale is going on now!  The Clearfield Bison Varsity Football team will host Penns Valley HS on Friday 9/16/11, 7:00 PM at home at the Bison Sports Complex.
Help the Bisons "Stampede" the Penns Valley Rams by wearing your ...

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Bison 2011 Fall Season Passes Available
  Posted on 08/17/11 by CASD

Clearfield Area High School Athletic Director Robert Gearhart has announced that the 2011 Fall Season Passes are now available for students and adults for all home varsity football games.

The passes are $5.00 for students and $10.00 for adults.

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Gr. 9 Orientation and Gr. 10-11-12 Schedule Pick-ups set for Aug. 22-23
  Posted on 08/05/11 by CASD

Aug. 22 - 23, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM each day.
All Gr. 10-11-12 students pick up 2011-12 schedules in the HS main office.

MONDAY Aug. 22 at 7:00 PM:   Gr. 9 ORIENTATION at Clfd High School Auditorium...

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Gr. 5 Orientation and Gr. 6-7-8 Student Schedule Pick-up Dates Set at Middle School
  Posted on 08/03/11 by CASD

ALL Gr. 6-7-8 STUDENTS:  Pick up 2011-12 Student Schedules on Monday, Aug. 22 and Tuesday, Aug. 23 between the hours of 8:30 - 11:30 AM and 1:00 - 2:30 PM.
 
ALL Gr. 5 STUDENTS:  Gr. 5 Orientation at Middle School is Thursday, ...

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Bison Sports Physicals: Make-up Physical Day scheduled for Thursday 8/11/11
  Posted on 08/02/11 by CASD

 SPORTS PHYSICALS:   A make-up day for Bison SPORTS PHYSICALS is now scheduled for THURSDAY 8/11/11.  All athletes still needing physicals should report to the Clearfield HS Health Suite at 12:30 PM .

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Clearfield Board Seeking Bids For Tennis Court Project
  Posted on 06/29/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress; by Jeff Corcino, staff writer
To get a better idea on how much it is going to cost to repair its tennis courts, the Clearfield Area Board of School Directors voted to put it out for bid at its meeting Monday night.

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CASD Not On Board With Senate Bill 1127
  Posted on 06/29/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter

The Clearfield school board voted to disapprove Senate Bill 1127, which would shut down Pennsylvania school boards and restrict their voting following a primary or municipal election between Oct. 1 of each odd-numbered year and the organizational meeting ...

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CASD To Seek Bids For Tennis Courts
  Posted on 06/29/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter
Because the high school's tennis courts are in poor condition and have been closed, the Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors plans on seeking bids for their complete replacement as well as for their "temporary fix."...

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CASD Looking To Cut Costs On Building Project
  Posted on 06/21/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress; by Jeff Corcino, Staff Writer
The Clearfield Area Board of School Directors continued to look for ways to reduce the cost of its building project at the high school, at its committee meetings last night. 

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Feasibility Option Revisited by CASD
  Posted on 06/21/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter
The Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors discussed options by which it could reduce the expenses involved in its proposed high school expansion project at Monday night's committee meetings....

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CASD Posts Professional Positions at Secondary Level
  Posted on 06/16/11 by CASD

Clearfield Area School District seeks full-time, contracted professional staff at the secondary level for the 2011/2012 school year:  special education (HQT in English & science); mathematics (7-12); physics/mathematics (7-12); business, computer...

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CASD Eliminates Positions, But Most Employees Will Stay
  Posted on 05/26/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress; Jeff Corcino, staff writer
The Clearfield Area Board of School Directors on Monday approved staff reductions recommended by the administration as a way to cut the district's budget deficit.  The board approved eliminating the following positions: two kindergarten positions at Clearfield Elementary; a grade one position, grade two position, and a grade three position at Centre Elementary; a grade one position and a grade four position at Bradf...

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Tentative 2011-12 CASD General Operating Budget
  Posted on 05/25/11 by CASD

PUBLIC NOTICE:  CASD General Operating Budget

The tentative Clearfield Area School District 2011-12 general and subsidiary fund budgets are available for public inspection at the administrative offices located at 438 River Road, Clearfield, PA, between the hours of 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM until its final ...

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CASD: Divided Board OKs Tax Hike
  Posted on 05/24/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress; Jeff Corcino, staff writer

A sharply divided board approved a 2011-12 budget for the Clearfield Area School District with a 3-mill tax increase but failed to come to a decision on the renovation/expansion project for the high school....

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Tentative Budget Approved By CASD, Taxes Raised By 3 Mills
  Posted on 05/24/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter

 

The Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors cast their votes twice at Monday night's regular meeting for the tentative 2011-12 general fund budget before splitting a 5-4 vote for approval with a 3-mill property tax increase....

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Clearfield Area MS Teachers Support & Participate in Community
  Posted on 05/19/11 by CASD

SchoolCenter PictureThe staff members of Clearfield Area Middle School who chose to participate in Casual Fridays donated $1,700 this school year.  Pictured are teachers who will be walking to support Brady's Smile making a donation to Clearfield High School junior Becca Ward.  Ward has organized The Bison 5K walk and run to benefit Brady's Smile on June 4, 2011.  Information is available a...

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Budget, Building Plans Debated By CASD
  Posted on 05/18/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter

At Monday night's committee meetings, the Clearfield school board debated how to overcome the $2 million deficit in its upcoming 2011-12 budget and the proposed building plans for the high school, maintenance building and Clearfield Elementary School.&nbs...

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CASD Nearing Decisions On Buildings, Budget
  Posted on 05/18/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress ; Jeff Corcino, s taff writer
The Clearfield Area Board of School Directors continued discussions on building projects and the budget at its workshop meeting last night.  District Architect J. Greer Hayden of HHSDR of Sharon presented the board with the latest version of the high school renovation/expansion project....

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CASD Press Release
  Posted on 05/17/11 by CASD

Clearfield Area School District completed a second-phase investigation of the roof and substructure of the Girard-Goshen Elementary School with representatives of engineering and construction contractors.  The Department of Education accepted the Dis...

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Clearfield Bisons Football Broadcasters Take Home Statewide Award
  Posted on 05/10/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDailySchoolCenter Picture

HERSHEY - Football broadcasters for radio stations WCPA-AM and WQYX-FM received statewide recognition for their work at the recent Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters meeting in Hershey. The Clearfield Bisons football broadcasts received the 2011 PAB Excellence in Broadcasting Award for Outstanding Radio Coverage of a local sporting event....

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Clearfield School Board Mulls Budget
  Posted on 05/03/11 by CASD

Article courtesy Gant Daily ; Jessica Shirey, reporter
The Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors again mulled its 2011-12 budget at Monday night's workshop meeting but postponed setting its real estate millage until updated figures have been plugged in....

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Two High School Feasibility Options Presented at CASD
  Posted on 05/03/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter

The Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors weighed two new options Monday proposing an expansion at the high school to include the seventh and eighth grades while also attaching the administrative offices....

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CASD Debates Budget, Building Changes
  Posted on 05/03/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress;  Jeff Corcino , s taff writer
At a special workshop meeting last night, the Clearfield Area Board of School Directors continued to look for ways to cut costs in its budget and its proposed expansion project at the high school....

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CASD Considers Placing Offices at High School
  Posted on 04/21/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress ; by Jeff Corcino, staff writer
New state rules likely mean the Clearfield Area School District will have its new administrative offices attached to the high school.  At last night's school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Thomas Otto announced that new state rules discourage school districts from having free-standing administration buildings and encourage them to have them in multi-use facilities....

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Co-Head Coaches of Clearfield Girls' Soccer Appointed
  Posted on 04/19/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter

The Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors on Monday night voted 6-3 to appoint Tom Mohney and Leslie Grice as co-head coaches of the girls' soccer team at the high school.

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CASD Facing Feasibility Study Roadblock
  Posted on 04/19/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter

A single telephone call resulting in new information about state regulations has presented a roadblock for the Clearfield school board, as it weighs location and construction options for the Central Administrative Offices as part of the district-wide feas...

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Mathematics Instruction Addressed at CAHS
  Posted on 04/19/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter

Like the others state- and nation-wide, students at the Clearfield Area High School struggle with mathematics, leading district administrators to research and subsequently implement new instructional strategies....

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IN LIGHT OF BUDGET CUTS, CASD TAKES ANOTHER LOOK AT OPTIONS
  Posted on 03/22/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress; Jeff Corcino, staff writer
The Clearfield Area Board of School Directors is again looking at housing grades seven through 12 in the Clearfield Area High School in the hopes of saving money.  This was the district's original plan for the school, but earlier this year the Feasibility Study Committee's top choice was to construct a new middle school and renovate the high school....

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CLEARFIELD RESIDENTS HEAR OPTIONS FOR SCHOOL BLDG CHANGES
  Posted on 03/08/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress; Wendy B. Lynn, Staff Writer
More than 100 district residents attended the feasibility study meeting of the Clearfield Area School Board of Directors last night, held in the auditorium of the middle school.  

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CASD GETS REPORT ON SCHOOL ROOF, HIGH PRICE FOR REPAIRS
  Posted on 03/01/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress; Jeff Corcino, Staff Writer
The Clearfield Area School District received some bad news last night - the results of an engineering study concluded that it will cost about $1.4 million to repair the roof at Girard-Goshen Elementary....

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CASD FACILITY STUDY PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION SCHEDULED FOR 3/7/11
  Posted on 02/14/11 by CASD

TO:  CASD Parents
As you are probably aware, the Clearfield Area School District has undergone a facility study to determine the short-term and long-term facility needs of the District.  This study has been ongoing for some time and was necessary due to declining student enrollment and aging facilities....

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PUBLIC NOTICE
  Posted on 02/14/11 by CASD

Pursuant to Act 1, the Pennsylvania Department of Education publishes an index percentage applicable to the School District.  The School District real estate tax increase for the next fiscal year is limited to the index percentage unless the proposed tax rate is approved by voters pursuant to a referendum or the School District qualifies for an Act 1 exception....

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CASD RESIDENTS MAY SEE LARGE TAX HIKE
  Posted on 02/08/11 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress; Jeff Corcino, s taff writer
The Clearfield Area School District could be faced with making some grim choices in preparing next year's budget.  Facing the possibility of steep spending cuts in education from the state, the school board at a special meeting last night approved a "worst-case" scenario preliminary budget that includes an 11-mill property tax increase....

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11-MILL TAX INCREASE ADOPTED IN 2011-12 TENTATIVE BUDGET AT CASD
  Posted on 02/08/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter

A gloomy picture of the 2011-12 preliminary budget was painted to the Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors at its special meeting Monday night, where it was tentatively approved with an 11-mill tax increase....

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CASD PROPOSED PRELIMINARY BUDGET AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION
  Posted on 01/31/11 by CASD

The Clearfield Area School District 2011-12 proposed preliminary budget is available for public inspection at the Administrative Offices located at 438 River Road, Clearfield, PA 16830.  It is the intent of the Clearfield Area Board of School Directors to adopt the 2011-12 preliminary budget at a special meeting to be held on Monday 2/7/2011 at 6:00 PM in the Middle School library....

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GIRARD-GOSHEN'S FATE QUESTIONED AT CASD
  Posted on 01/25/11 by CASD

Article courtesty GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter
A township supervisor and parent questioned the CASD Board of Directors about the fate of the Girard-Goshen Elementary School after learning of the district's six feasibility study options that were presented a week ago....

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FEASIBILITY STUDY: OPTIONS PRESENTED AT CASD
  Posted on 01/19/11 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter

The Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors were presented with grade configuration and facility options as well as their implications on those proposed by the district's Feasibility Study Advisory Committee at its work session Monday night....

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CASD ENDED SCHOOL YEAR WITH SURPLUS
  Posted on 12/14/10 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress; Jeff Corcino, staff writer
The Clearfield Area School District finished the 2009-10 school year with a surplus of $835,205, said Business Administrator Sam Maney at last night's school board meeting.  The district had anticipated running a deficit $394,196 for the year, but larger than anticipated revenues and smaller than expected expenditures allowed the district to have a surplus, Maney said....

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CASD ENDS 2009-10 with $2M SURPLUS
  Posted on 12/14/10 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter
The Clearfield Area School District will "essentially" end the 2009-10 fiscal year with an approximately $2 million surplus, according to Business Administrator Sam Maney, who gave several reasons why at a combined committee and board meeting Monday night...

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DR. THOMAS OTTO TO LEAD CLEARFIELD SCHOOLS
  Posted on 11/17/10 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter

The Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors officially welcomed Dr. Thomas B. Otto aboard, introducing him as its new superintendent of schools at its combined committee and board meeting Monday night....

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CASD BOARD OKs SCHOOL CLOSURE, ROOF STUDY
  Posted on 10/26/10 by CASD

Article courtesy The Progress; Jeff Corcino, s taff writer
At its meeting last night, the Clearfield Area Board of School Directors voted unanimously to approve the temporary closure of Girard-Goshen Elementary School due to structural issues with its roof.  The Board voted to close the school after the Nov....

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GIRARD-GOSHEN ELEMENTARY INFORMATION
  Posted on 10/26/10 by CASD

Attached for public review is the October 11, 2010 report of the Chief Structural Engineer, C.S. Davidson, Inc. (CSD), regarding the Cursory Roof Framing Assessment of the Girard-Goshen Elementary School.  Click on the link below to access the report....

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CASD BOARD REVIEWS STUDENT ENROLLMENT, STAFFING NUMBERS
  Posted on 10/19/10 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter
As part of preparation for future plans and decisions, the Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors reviewed student enrollment and staffing numbers for the previous five years at Monday night's committee meetings....

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ETHANOL PLANT APPRAISAL DISCUSSED AT CASD
  Posted on 10/19/10 by CASD

Article courtesy GantDaily; Jessica Shirey, reporter

While Bionol Clearfield, LLC moves onto the tax rolls in January, the Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors discussed the proposed appraisal agreement at its committee meetings on Monday night....

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PUBLIC INVITED TO MEET CASD SUPERINTENDENT CANDIDATES
  Posted on 09/28/10 by CASD

September 25, 2010: Article courtesy The Progress; Jeff Corcino, staff writer
The public will soon get the chance to meet the final two candidates in Clearfield Area School District's search for a new superintendent.  On Tuesday 9/28/10 from 3:45-5:30 PM...

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CASD TECHNOLOGY UPGRADE FIRST OF ITS KIND
  Posted on 09/27/10 by CASD
The Clearfield Area School District Technology Department has completed several projects over the summer months to increase the network infrastructure and performance. The District now has a fiber optic connection between buildings capable of handling 10 ...
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CASD Interim Superintendent Takes Job To Heart
  Posted on 07/15/10 by CASD

Tuesday, July 13, 2010:  Article courtesy The Progress; Jeff Corcino, staff writer
Although he is only going to be here for a short time, interim Superintendent Dr. J. Thomas Frantz of Punxsutawney hopes to make a positive impact on the Clearfield Area School District....

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Change In CASD Board Meeting Date
  Posted on 06/10/10 by CASD
The Clearfield Area Board of School Directors will hold combined Committee and Board meetings on Monday, June 21, 2010 beginning at 6:00 PM in the Middle School library.  There will be no meeting on June 28, 2010 as previously advertised. 
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CASD Tentative 2010-11 Budget Information
  Posted on 05/18/10 by CASD

The tentative Clearfield Area School District 2010-11 general and subsidiary fund budgets are available for public inspection at the administrative offices located at 438 River Road, Clearfield, PA, between the hours of 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM until its final ...

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Draft CASD Educational Technology Plan 2010-2013 Posted For Public Review/Comment
  Posted on 05/17/10 by CASD

The proposed CASD Educational Technology Plan for 2010-2013 is now available for public review and comment through June 30, 2010.  View the proposed Plan HERE .


CLEARFIELD'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS EARN KEYSTONE AWARDS
  Posted on 01/19/10 by CASD

SchoolCenter PictureSuperintendent Richard C. Makin announced the Clearfield Area School District's four elementary schools had been recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  He said they received the Keystone Awards, as they earned Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for two consecutive years in 2007-08 and 2008-09.  They presented five Clearfield Elementary School students with an award prior to Monday night's committee meetings.  In the front, Cody Shaw, 9, a...

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GEARHART RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE TO CASD
  Posted on 11/17/09 by CASD

R. Denning Gearhart, board president, was recognized for his years of service on the Clearfield Area School District Board of Director's during his last meeting Monday night.  "He has been a great help in many ways. He has helped me since I came on b...

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CASD APPOINTS TWO ACTING ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
  Posted on 08/18/09 by CASD

CASD APPOINTS TWO ACTING ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
On Monday night, the Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors filled two assistant principal vacancies at a special meeting. 
R. Lynn Hummel Jr. was named the acting assistant high school principal, while Andrew J. Brickley was appointed the acting assistant middle school principal.  ...

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CASD BOARD SEEKS TO FILL UNEXPIRED TERM AS SCHOOL DIRECTOR THROUGH 11/09
  Posted on 05/29/09 by CASD

The Clearfield Area Board of School Directors will accept letters of interest to fill an unexpired term as School Director through November 2009.  Letters of interest should be submitted to Dr. Richard C. Makin, Superintendent, Clearfield Area School...

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CASD 2009-10 TENTATIVE BUDGET AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION TILL 6/22/09
  Posted on 05/29/09 by CASD

The tentative Clearfield Area School District 2009-10 general and subsidiary fund budgets are available for public inspection at the District administrative offices located at 438 River Road, Clearfield, PA between the hours of 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM until it...

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CASD BOARD APPROVES NEW BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING POLICY
  Posted on 04/06/09 by CASD

The CASD Board of School Directors approved a new district-wide Bullying/Cyberbullying Policy on February 23, 2009. View text of the Bullying/Cyberbullying Policy here .


TECHNOLOGY GRANTS EXPAND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AT CASD
  Posted on 02/09/09 by CASD

GRANTS PROVIDE TECHNOLOGY TO EXPAND LEARNING AT CASD

Like training wheels on a bike, technology being used in classrooms throughout the Clearfield Area School District is enabling students to do more, experience more, and learn more at an earlier age. Students are taking part in more advanced activities and...

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DR. MAKIN TO JOIN DISTRICT IN JANUARY
  Posted on 01/05/09 by CASD

On November 3, 2008, the Clearfield Board of Education named Dr. Richard C. Makin as the next Superintendent of the Clearfield Area School District (CASD).  After fulfilling a 60-day notice requirement in the Purchase Line School District, Dr. Makin ...

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INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT APPOINTED
  Posted on 08/26/08 by CASD

Effective August 18, 2008 the Clearfield Board of School Directors appointed Mr. Bruce Nicolls as Interim Superintendent, due to the retirement of Dr. Denise Keltz. Mr. Nicolls has also been the District's Director of Curriculum & Instruction/Coordina...

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MINI-GRANTS BRING BIG INNOVATION TO CASD
  Posted on 01/15/08 by CASD

MINI-GRANTS BRING BIG INNOVATION TO CASD
Five Clearfield Area School District teachers were each awarded a $500 mini-grant by the newly formed Clearfield Bison Education Foundation, bringing innovative educational opportunities to over 500 youth in the school district.  The five grants are the first to be awarded by the ...

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2006-07 CASD Recognition/Accomplishments List
  Posted on 10/24/07 by CASD

Click here to view a list of accomplishments/achievements for the CASD 2006-07 school year.  Our students, staff, parents & community benefit from the positive impact of all of us working together.  In our District...Yes, we can!


2007-2008 Budget
  Posted on 06/27/07 by CASD

Click here to view the 2007-2008 Budget presented for final adoption at the June 25, 2007 Board Meeting.


District Plans for Public Review
  Posted on 05/25/07 by CASD

These plans are available for public review and comment until the June 25 School Board Meeting. Comments can be directed to Mr. Bruce Nicolls at the Central Office or bnicolls@clearfield.org.

Chapter 4 Educational Strategic Plan

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Key Communicators Message
  Posted on 04/16/07 by CASD

KEY COMMUNICATORS MESSAGE
April 13, 2007

2007 - 2008 Budget Presentation
at the School Board
Committee Meeting
Monday, April 16  -  6:00 p.m.
Clearfield Middle School Library

Facilities/Maintenance Report...

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Key Communicators Message
  Posted on 03/13/07 by CASD

KEY COMMUNICATORS MESSAGE
March 12, 2007

PSSA TESTING
Today starts the 2006-2007 state testing of Math and Reading skills in Grades 3 through 8 and Grade 11.  The results of these tests are used to calculate whether or not the District, building and various subgroups have made ...

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Inclement Weather Make-Up Days Are...
  Posted on 02/15/07 by CASD

PLEASE NOTE  that recent school cancellations due to inclement weather will be made up on the following dates (these are dates that school will now be IN SESSION):  Friday 2/16/07 ; Wednesday 4/4/07 ; Tuesday 4/10/07 ; Friday

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Calendar Change For Snow Make-Up Days
  Posted on 02/07/07 by CASD

PLEASE NOTE CALENDAR CHANGE:   The Clearfield Area School District school calendar will now reflect the following changes due to two recent days missed for inclement weather.  School will now be in session on Friday, February 16, 2007; ...

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Cafeteria Update For Parents
  Posted on 01/18/07 by CASD

Picture - /images/ace/692/ace_69069457_1125501935.gifDear Parents of Clearfield Area School District Students,

The Clearfield Area School District has recently launched a new online option that allows you to monitor your children's lunchtime expenditures and make payments into their accounts

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Key Communicators Message
  Posted on 12/11/06 by CASD
KEY COMMUNICATORS MESSAGE - November Board Actions
December 4, 2006

Drug Testing Policy Approved
As a school district, we believe that we need to partner with our parents, students and community to keep our schools free of substance abuse.  To that end, the Clearfield Area School District has developed and passed Board policy and has entered int...
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Pennsylvania Education Hub
  Posted on 11/02/06 by CASD

The PA Department of Education is thrilled to announce the Pennsylvania Education Hub, better known as ED Hub! Check it out: http://www.pde.state.pa.us/edhub

This preliminary launch of ED Hub is just the beginning. Some things you can expect are: ...

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PATI SURVEY
  Posted on 10/23/06 by CASD
The Pennsylvania Department of Education is requesting that all Teachers and Principals participate in an online survey about technology use in the district. The deadline is November 17.

Instruction about the survey are located at this web address.

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KEY COMMUNICATORS MESSAGE
  Posted on 10/20/06 by CASD

KEY COMMUNICATORS MESSAGE
10/19/06

STRATEGIC PLANNING
This year the Clearfield Area School District will engage in the Strategic Planning process as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  It is essential to include a number of stakeholders in that process.  ...
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CASD Tax Study Commission Hearing of 10/17/06
  Posted on 10/20/06 by CASD

ALL TRAFFIC TO REAR OF MIDDLE SCHOOL NOW ONE-WAY
  Posted on 09/25/06 by CASD
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY the traffic pattern to the rear of the Middle School is now ONE WAY at all times. Please observe the posted signs.

SEPTEMBER KEY COMMUNICATORS MESSAGE
  Posted on 09/20/06 by CASD

KEY COMMUNICATORS MESSAGE
September Board Highlights - 9/20/06

Vacant Board Seat
There is currently a vacant seat on the School Board due to the resignation of Director Dan Lynch. There are four candidates who have expressed interest in serving on the School Board.  The candidates were invited to meet with the Board at committee meet...
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OPENING DAY INFO
  Posted on 08/24/06 by CASD
The Clearfield Area School District will open the 2006-07 school year on Wednesday, August 30th.  Starting times for students will remain the same as last year.  Students in Kindergarten through Grade 4 will begin their day at 8:45 AM and end at 2:45 PM...
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TAX STUDY COMMISSION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  Posted on 08/04/06 by CASD
The Clearfield Area School District is seeking volunteers to serve on the Tax Study Commission as mandated under Section 331 of Special Session Tax Bill 39.  The Commission will consist of 5, 7 or 9 members who shall reflect the socioeconomic, age and occupational diversity of the school district. Only one member of the Tax Study Commission may be a School Board member, and the law provides that no other Distr...
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JULY KEY COMMUNICATORS MESSAGE
  Posted on 07/28/06 by CASD
KEY COMMUNICATORS MESSAGE
July Board Highlights - 7/24/06

Mid-terms and Final Exam
This fall the High School and Middle School will be implementing quarterly assessments to monitor student progress and inform the teaching process. The assessments are based on the PA standards and in line with the PA Dept. of Education Chapter IV Curricu...
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2006-07 FIRST STUDENT DAY IS 8/30/06
  Posted on 07/25/06 by CASD
First Student Day for the 2006-07 School Year will be Wednesday, August 30th. Welcome Back!

AUGUST 2006 BOARD MEETING DATE
  Posted on 07/25/06 by CASD
The CASD School Board regular meeting for August will be held Monday, August 28, 2006 beginning at 6:30 PM in the MS Library.

AUGUST 2006 COMMITTEE MEETINGS
  Posted on 07/25/06 by CASD
CASD School Board Committee meetings will be held Monday, August 21, 2006, beginning at 6:30 in the MS Library.

CASD ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL
  Posted on 06/05/06 by CASD
CASD ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL
The last week of school for the Clearfield Area School District will be June 5-9, 2006.  Elementary grades K-4 will be on regular schedule June 5, 6 and 7.  There will be no school for Grades K-4 on Thursday, June 8th.  Students should report at the re...
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AWARD-WINNING CHS BISON BAND AND SHOW CHOIR BRING HOME TROPHY
  Posted on 05/31/06 by CASD
AWARD-WINNING CHS BISON BAND AND SHOW CHOIR BRING HOME TROPHY
Members of the Clearfield High School Bison Marching Band and Show Choir arrived home Tuesday evening, May 30th, from their hugely successful 3-day trip to New York City.  There they participated in the largest Memorial Day parade in the country and w...
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Special Board Meeting
  Posted on 05/22/06 by CASD

Key Communicators Message

Special Board Meeting Rescheduled


Thursday, May 25th, 2006
High School Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.


In response to parent and staff requests for a timely decision, the Special Board Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 25th in the High School Auditorium at 6:30 PM....

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2006-2007 Proposed Budget
  Posted on 05/20/06 by CASD
CLEARFIELD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Click here to review the CASD 2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET,
scheduled to be adopted Monday, May 22, 2006.


Kindergarten Registration
  Posted on 04/25/06 by CASD
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION DATES FOR 2006-07 SCHOOL YEAR
The following dates/times have been scheduled to register students for fall Kindergarten classes:
Monday, May 1st, at Clearfield Elementary
Tuesday, May 2nd, at Clearfield Elementary
Wednesday,
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MEMORIAL DAY PARADE, NYC
  Posted on 04/25/06 by CASD
 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE, NYC  - The CHS Bison Marching Band and Show Choir have been invited to participate in the 2006 Memorial Day Parade in New York City on Monday, May 29th.  The Bison Band was invited to be the featured band in the parade during
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Board Highlights-April 2006
  Posted on 04/24/06 by CASD

Board Meeting

Monday, April 24, 2006  -  Middle School Library, 6:30 p.m.


Elementary Student Presentation
The District administration has been reviewing the class size distribution of elementary students throughout the District.  In an effort to equalize class size ...

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Board Highlights-March 2006
  Posted on 03/27/06 by CASD

Board Meeting

Monday, March 27, 2006

Middle School Library, 6:30 p.m.

 

Biomass Boiler Project
The Biomass Boiler project specifications have been prepared by KTH Engineers.  The  Board will act on the recommendation to separate the project and advertise the bids for the boiler in March....

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News Update
  Posted on 03/01/06 by CASD
Board Meeting Actions - Monday, February 27, 2006
Preliminary Budget Presentation
Click here for PowerPoint presentation of the 2006-2007 preliminary budget presented by Business Manager, Jason Barnett.

School Calendar
Click here for a copy of the proposed 2006-2007 school calendar.  The Board approved the calendar for first reading and will have second and final reading at the March 27th Board meeting....
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CENTRE SCHOOL PUBLIC COMMENT
  Posted on 02/28/06 by CASD
Additional comments concerning the possible closing of Centre Elementary School
may be sent to the District Administration Office at the following address:

Dr. Denise Keltz, Superintendent

438 River Road, PO Box 710

Clearfield, PA 16830

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Centre School
  Posted on 02/28/06 by CASD
Projected Class Sizes For Possible Centre School Closing
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Enrollment History & Projection Study
  Posted on 02/28/06 by CASD
ENROLLMENT HISTORY AND PROJECTION STUDY
2001-2002 through 2009-2010
(Prepared December 2005)
Download Here

Board Highlights-Feb 2006
  Posted on 02/27/06 by CASD
Board Meeting

Monday, Feb. 27, 2006

Middle School Library - 6:30 p.m.

Preliminary Budget Presentation
Mr. Jason Barnett, Business Manager will present preliminary budget numbers for the 2006 – 2007 school budget.


Sc
hool Calendar
The 2006 – 2007 School Calendar will be presented for first reading....

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News Update
  Posted on 01/30/06 by CASD
ITEM 1 - At the January 23rd Board meeting, the Board voted to explore the possibility of closing Centre school.  The school code designates a process that needs to be followed when the Board is considering closing a school.  The first step in the process is ...
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