Spring-Ford Board Notes

News from the Spring-Ford School Board

June/July 2018

2018-2019 School Year Budget

The Spring-Ford School District Board of School Directors voted to adopt the final budget of $164,444,650 for the 2018-2019 school year on June 28, 2018. The proposed budget includes a 2.35% tax increase, which equates to an increase of .6157 mills, resulting in a proposed millage rate of 26.8599.

Dr. David Goodin, Superintendent of Schools, and Mr. James Fink, Chief Financial Officer, presented the 2018-2019 Proposed Final Budget at the May 21, 2018 School Board Meeting. The presentation included:
- Challenges in preparing the budget
- Expenditure changes year/year
- Revenue changes year/year
- 2017/2018 budget gap and tax impact

How does Spring-Ford compare? With over 8,000 students, Spring-Ford is the third largest district in Montgomery County. Based on the 2018-2019 Proposed Final Budget, Spring-Ford will rank fifth lowest cost per student in Montgomery County, and will remain the sixth lowest millage rate (tax rate) in the county.
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Community Spotlight

Spring-Ford Area School District received a warm donation from Rita's Italian Ice of Collegeville and Royersford. For the 12th consecutive year, the McNutt family hosted the "Ice for Autism" fundraiser, raising more than $4,600! Ice for Autism supports materials and services for special education items above and beyond the scope of the Special Education budget including training, enhancements, equipment, technology, software and more.

Beverly and Gregory McNutt started fundraising in an effort to raise awareness and fund programs which provide support services to students with autism – a disorder that impairs behavioral, social, and cognitive functions.

SF Spotlight: Ram QUEST

Ram QUEST will extend to grades 5 and 6 this school year!

Ram QUEST is a class where students engage in authentic learning experiences in which they will have to think critically and creatively to solve problems, to inquire, and to explore. Students ask and answer questions, create plans, experience challenges and engage in trial and error. Students will imagine, re-imagine, reflect, re-plan and try again. Students will learn to collaborate, communicate, present solutions and manage technology effectively. Twenty-first century skills will be developed as students design, implement, innovate, and reflect during their hands-on, minds-on experiences.


School Spotlight: FPC Report

On Monday, June 18, 2018, College and Career Coordinators, Tricia Falco and Marissa Bowlby, provided a Year End Update on the Future Planning Center (FPC) and the Class of 2018.


The Future Planning Center is a college and career resource center for students and parents to help plan and prepare for life after high school. The College Career Coordinators are available in the FPC for students before school, during school, and after school each day. Parents are encouraged to attend evening programs that the FPC hosts for students and families throughout the year. Click here to learn more about the FPC.

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Take Note: Upcoming Meetings

The next School Board Work Session Meeting will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria. 


The next School Board Meeting will be held on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria.

There are no meetings scheduled during the month of July.

Spring-Ford Spotlight: Farewell Mr. Pettit

On June 18, 2018, Spring-Ford Board of School Directors President, Tom DiBello, announced that Bernard Pettit, who has served on the Spring-Ford School Board since 2001, submitted his letter of resignation. Mr. Pettit has been a valued member of the board, and will be greatly missed!

Former Board Member, Kelly Spletzer, was appointed and sworn in during the meeting. Congratulations, and welcome back, Mrs. Spletzer.
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