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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Austin School Hosts Lt. Gov./Senator Joe Scarnati

Lt. Gov./Senator Joe Scarnati talks to Austin 1st graders
Photos provided by Clark Lerch

Scarnati learns about Classrooms for the Future Friday at Austin Area School District

SMETHPORT — State Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati, R-Brockway, received an in-depth look Friday at how the 14 school districts in Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine are using the grant funding from Classrooms for the Future.

CFF is a state initiative that enables classroom teachers to implement technology into the curriculum while preparing students for the ever-changing technological world.

The Austin Area School District hosted Scarnati, also the state’s lieutenant-governor, and superintendents and technology coordinators for the other 13 IU Nine districts and administrative staff from IU Nine. During the visit, Scarnati had the opportunity to see samples of student and teacher technological projects that have been made possible through CFF funding. More...

22 comments :

Anonymous said...

This was a real class act by Senator Scarnati in visiting the smallest school district in Pennsylvania.

Anonymous said...

And the PROUDEST.... THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!

Anonymous said...

I live in Austin and I've heard that we moved to the 2nd smallest school district in Pennsylvania. Perhaps you should get your facts before you spout!

It isn't about the size of the school, it is about the education and programs offered, so please once again get your facts!

A lot of people within Potter County and neighboring counties would like to have some of our program(s).

Anonymous said...

Lets rephrase it then "Austin is the smallest public school district in PA" if you can tell me a school that graduates less then 15 a year every year, and could go as low as 9 (2002) and maybe as high as 21 (2007) then i will be happy to tell you that austin is not the smallest but i'm sure it is.

Austin Pa said...

Ok, research for you based on the 05-06 school year. Austins the smallest by around 100 students followed by Midland SD, Harmony SD

follow this link http://proximityone.com/sddmi.htm

then search PA and sort by PK-12 in the 7th column and AUSTIN IS FIRST...


If you can find more updated then GREAT...

Anonymous said...

Why do people have to be so negative on these comments...I think that it was wonderful that he visited the Austin School. Why do you have to be a large school or bigger city/town to enjoy these types of things?
Thank you Senator Scarnati...You are welcome back anytime.

Anonymous said...

people want to be neg. because they think that austin shouldnt even count, Why should somebody as big has him come to a town like ours. I am pleased to know he did come, and he wanted to see US, the smallest in the state. Maybe he will take ideas that we have and present them to the other schools....

Thanks you

Anonymous said...

Well I think Austin School should get an indoor pool !

Anonymous said...

yeah, then the kids from Coudy would have some place to go when they close the town pool there!

Anonymous said...

I didnt think the comment about being small was at all disrespectful.

Anonymous said...

Could anyone be happy about anything? It was a nice gesture that Scarnati visited any school in Potter County. Can't anyone quit quibbling?

Anonymous said...

It was an honor to have Senator Scarnati visit the Austin Area School and see the new technology that Mr. Hutcheson has been able to secure for our students through various grants. Thank you to Matt, the School Board and the Faculty for all you do for our students. It's great to be small as our students are known by their name and not just a number in a class of 100-200-300 or more. Let's home the state sees that our school and our students are just as important as those in Pittsburgh or Philadelphia. Austin, PA is the "Best Little Town By a Dam Site"

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO AUSTIN!!! BE PROUD OF YOUR SCHOOL!! Hats off to all of the educators in Austin! Keep up the good work and keep your school going!!

Anonymous said...

It is Dr. Hutcheson!!!

Anonymous said...

I would only hope that people would stop the constant ragging about these two towns. Austin is a wonderful town, and a lot of people who live there have a lot of friends in Coudersport, and vice versa. I live in Coudersport, and I just don't understand the nastiness - it's like high school rivalry, only it's adults. And so much more childish.
There was absolutely no reason for any of the rudeness that has come about on this story.
I believe that the firemen in both these towns have such respect and trust in each other's companies and know when there is a need, they have each other's back. Why can't we do that with every other road of life, here? If Austin is in need for anything, I would hope the people of Coudersport would lend a hand, and also vice versa if Coudersport were in need.
It was such a good thing to read about this man visiting the school in Austin, stop making it into a verbal war between the towns.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why these posts get off the subject so much. Austin IS the smallest public school district in the state of Pennsylvania. PA used to have 501 public schools and we were number 501 and then the State took over Philadelphia, so there are now 500 and we are number 500. I grew up here and have been on the School Board for a number of years and am proud to attend meetings with people from other districts--I know I'm always from the smallest district!!

Sherry Clark Austin School Board Pres. said...

We were proud to host this event at our school.
I hope Mr. Scarnati will keep his visit to the Austin School fresh in his mind when the time comes to decide funding for these programs in the future.
The Austin School Board members work hard to insure that the students at Austin get the best education possible without having to raise taxes in our District. We know the economic struggle this area has been under.

Anonymous said...

WHATEVER !!

Anonymous said...

Why is Matt always looking for another job? Makes one wonder.

Anonymous said...

Someone should go to one of those meeting they have every month and ask him to his face why he keeps looking for another position.

Will this school still be around in the next few years? Only time will tell.

Maybe now that he's got that "Dr." title at the school's expense,he's lookin to move on.

Anonymous said...

Quote: "Why is Matt always looking for another job? Makes one wonder."

Some of us wish he would ..

Anonymous said...

I HATE WINDMILLS!