Letters to the Editor

Meeting its mission

Thank you for highlighting Bellefonte Area School District’s success with Advanced Placement classes and test performance in Sunday’s front page above-the-fold news story.

As a lifetime resident and alumna of BASD, I am so proud to see Bellefonte recognized for reaching a major milestone in its strategic planning through its inclusion on the U.S.-Canada AP District Honor Roll.

Ensuring AP course availability for Bellefonte students does not just mean saved tuition dollars later; it means that the district is meeting its mission of accommodating the academic needs of all students. Meeting all student needs has been an exceptional struggle with the overstretched budgets that Pennsylvania public schools have faced in recent years.

For this accomplishment, I want to commend and thank the district’s administrators, teachers and school board members who have worked tirelessly to ensure that these student opportunities are available.

Lorraine Mulfinger, Centre Hall