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Did you know that… 

  • Council Rock libraries have a total of over 268,000 books district-wide, not including magazines, digital or audio books. Last year alone, the school district added 4,134 books at the elementary schools, 806 books at the middle level, and 339 books to the high schools.

     In 2009, The American Library Association’s recommendation for number of books per student in school libraries were 27 for Elementary students (average 33 per pupil at CR), 19 for middle school students (average 16 per pupil at CR) and 16 for high school students (average 14 per student at CR). Keep in mind that the totals for Council Rock do not include digital materials, which tend to increase at the higher grade levels.

     Aside from the individual building budgets allocated to their school library each year, school funding for library books comes from the PTO’s, book fairs, and visiting author book sales.

  • In 2014, 74% of MBIT graduates attended some form of post-secondary training; either a two year or four year college, or a technical institute?
  • In 2012, Pennsylvania ranked 45th out of 50 states in the percentage of elementary/secondary public school funding covered by state funds? PA covered 36.1% of school funding on average. The national average is 45.5%. Council Rock receives approx. 20% of it’s funding from the state.
  • Pennsylvania is one of only three states that do not have a transparent and equitable way to distribute state dollars to school districts.
  • Four new courses will be offered beginning in 2015-16 at CR North and South high schools?
    • AP Accounting will be offered in place of Honors Finance.
    • Honors Marketing will provide an opportunity for business students to take an Honors/AP course in three main areas of business study (Accounting, Marketing, and Business Management).
    • Accelerated Calculus will provide an alternative for students who previously took Accelerated Analysis but may not want to take AP Calculus AB or BC.
    • Honors Latin 4 will be offered, possibly as a shuttle course if the enrollment is too low,  at both high schools. This allows Latin to become a 4-year language course of study along with Spanish, French and German.
  • CR North has 1767 students in 103 classrooms and CR South has 2079 students in 87 classrooms.
  • Richboro Middle School, with 487 students in 25 classrooms, has only 9 less students than Holland Middle School, with 496 students in 43 classrooms.
  • Did you know that starting with the class of 2017, completion of a Graduation Project will no longer be a requirement for high school students at Council Rock? This is due to state and school district policy changes.
  • Did you know that there are nine classes shuttled from the high schools this year? Students shuttle from South to North for: AP Computer Science, AP Art History, AP French, French 1, Accelerated Accounting, and Honors Architectural Design. Students shuttle from North to South for: AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, and German 1.
  • Did you know that Pennsylvania received a waiver from NCLB requirements? AYP has been replaced by a School Performance Profile
    (SPP) which provides a comprehensive overview of multiple measures of student achievement. More information can be found here: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pennsylvania_department_of_education/7237/p/618476
  • Did you know that the Bucks County Intermediate Unit reviewed and made recommendations about Council Rock’s Humanities program? The IU report can be found here: http://crsd.org/Page/37344
  • Attendance email alerts have been posted to the Home Access Center (HAC) logon screen? You will NOT get an email if your child is absent until you “opt-in” using the process described here: https://hac.crsd.org/homeaccess/crsd/emailalerts.pdf
  • Council Rock’s contribution to PSERS is mandated by the state?
  • The library at CRHS North is open to all students on Monday and Tuesday after school from 3:00 to 9:00 PM and the library at CRHS South is open to all students on Wednesday and Thursday after school from 3:00 to 9:00 PM?
  • 106 students from Council Rock are attending MBIT (Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in the 2011-12 school year?
  • Council Rock North had 8 National Merit Semi-Finalists and 15 Commended students in 2011?
  • Council Rock South had 5 National Merit Semi-Finalists and 6 Commended students in 2011?
  • The State of Pennsylvania cut funding to public schools by close to $1 billion in the 2011-12 budget?
  • Council Rock has saved $9,335,000 since 2005 through our Energy Management Program? That’s the equivalent of powering 2397 houses for a year!
  • The Governor’s proposed 2011-12 budget would reduce Council Rock’s state funding by $3.75 million?
  • The state and federal government funds only 19% of Council Rock’s Special Education budget?

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