New school year brings new challenges for administrators

With the new school year in full swing, Monday's regular meeting of the St. Marys Area School District's Board of Directors included presentations from building principals on the challenges posed this year by the introduction of new statewide assessments at the secondary level and the encumbrance of increasingly higher benchmarks.High school principal Josh Williams said that the new school year presents with it changes to the landscape of statewide assessment exams, namely the introduction of the Keystone exams in the subjects of algebra, biology, and literature.