Message from Dr. Ferko

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope that all of you and your children have had an excellent start to the 2015-2016 school year. If you have questions/concerns please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, guidance counselors, principals or me to address your specific needs. There are a number of things that I wanted to update you on;

  1. New Elementary Principal – We would like to welcome Mr. Jonathan Fry as the new principal at the Sharpsville Elementary School. Mr. Fry is a resident of Sharpsville and is currently a principal in the Jamestown School District.

  2. State Budget Impasse – If you did not know it, the state has been without a budget for over 100 days. This means that we have not received a subsidy payment from the state since June. This means that we have been very frugal in our spending, but we have not affected any educational programs or student needs. According to some accounts, there may not be a budget until January/February.

  3. New Graduation/Class Rank Policy – The School Board is considering a new Graduation/Class Rank Policy. It would go into effect for all students currently in 8th grade and younger. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in seeing the new policy.

  4. Next District Parent Council Meeting – The next district parent council meeting will be on Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00 PM in the Superintendent’s conference room. Please RSVP to Mrs. Cheney at 724-962-8300, ext. 4101.

  5. Act 80 Day – The School Board has approved an Act 80 Day for Thursday, October 29th. This means that there will be no school for students that day!

There are number of things going on in the District, please become involved and attend our meetings and events. We want you to be informed about what is happening in our District. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at 724-962-8300 ext. 4104.



Dr. Brad Ferko

Superintendent of Schools

701 Pierce Avenue | Sharpsville, PA 16150
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