Each week, our candidates will share issues of concerns about the Rose Tree Media School District and the direction of our schools. Please check back each week for new information and date. It is important that residents understand the current state of our school district in order to hold our school board accountable and make positive changes.
How does RTMSD School compare to its peers,
and to itself over time?
Weekly Report #12
For Academic Performance? Spending? Student/Teacher ratio?
Faculty experience? Parental education?
Whom does the RTMSD School Board Represent?
Weekly Report #11
Unanimous approvals. No discussion on critical actions. Transparency lacking.
Taxes increase as surpluses mount up.
Academic Proficiency falls, but action to mitigate the decline is missing.
Standardized Math tests report many pupils are below grade level.
Why? What can be done about it?
Why do School Budget Surpluses keep Occurring?
Weekly Report #9
11 Years in a row, RTMSD Experiences Budget Surpluses - What drives this?
RTMSD Reaps $56 million in Budget Surpluses since 2011.
How does this happen?
Weekly Report #8
11 Years in a row, RTMSD Experiences Budget Surpluses, totaling $56.4 million!
RTMSD Increases Property Taxes Despite Surpluses
Weekly Report #7
For 11 years in a row, Rose Tree Media School District has raised property taxes despite having financial budget surpluses.
How did RTMSD respond to the Youth Truth survey revelations?
Weekly Report #6
This week, we take a look at how Rose Tree Media School District administrators and school board members responded to some of the poor results in the Youth Truth survey. Hint: It's not encouraging!
What do STUDENTS, STAFF and FAMILIES think about
RTMSD ELEMENTARY schools?
Weekly Report #5
This week, we take a closer look at Youth Truth Survey results from stakeholders in Rose Tree Media School District's elementary schools.
What do STAFF and FAMILIES think about SPRINGTON LAKE MS?
Weekly Report #4
This week, we continue to review the results of the Youth Truth survey, examining the opinions of staff and families of Springton Lake Middle School.
What do STUDENTS think about SPRINGTON LAKE Middle School?
Weekly Report #3
In this week's report, we shift our attention back to students views, but this time we take a look at what they think about Springton Lake Middle School and the disappointing decline in results compared to the prior survey.
What do PARENTS & STAFF think about PENNCREST HIGH SCHOOL?
Weekly Report #2
In our second weekly report, we continue to look at results of the Youth Trust Survey released earlier this year. This week, we review the responses from parents and staff regarding their feelings about Penncrest.
What do STUDENTS think about PENNCREST HIGH SCHOOL?
Weekly Report #1
In our first weekly report, we take a closer look at some the results of the Youth Trust Survey that was released earlier this year by the school district and compare those results to the 2021 results. This week, we review the responses from students regarding their feelings about Penncrest.