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Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools


To accomplish our mission of ensuring a quality education for all of Pennsylvania’s children, we must unite in purpose. As a collective of rural, small, and severely underfunded schools, we have power when we speak with one loud voice. Stay informed about the issues you need to know about when you connect here with us.

PARSS Conference 2019

The Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools (PARSS) annual conference is on May 1-3, 2019, at the Wyndham Garden Hotel at Mountain View Country Club. We hope you can join us at this new location. Watch for registration information coming soon!

New location! Wyndham Garden Hotel at Mountain View Country Club. PARSS Conference 2019. May 1 to 3. Registration coming soon! Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools.
Superintendent Of Schools Vacancy

The West Perry School District is looking for its next superintendent of schools. The anticipated appointment is on or about January of 2019. The school district currently serves approximately 2,648 students with an annual budget of nearly $39 million. The board of directors is looking for an accomplished leader with proven success in raising student achievement and a commitment to providing a dynamic 21st century learning environment where all students, including those with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, can achieve their full potential. Please visit our Job Postings page for complete details.

Website Accessibility

PARSS is committed to providing a positive experience for all users. We are in the process of making changes to our website to ensure it complies with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 success criteria. In the meantime, please let us know if you experience any barriers while visiting our site.

Success Stories

Share in the triumphs of our member districts that have experienced success in launching new programs, strengthening community ties, and promoting healthy habits by reaching out and involving families. Read all about it on our Success Stories page.