The Board of School Directors met in a special online session on Tuesday, April 7, with President Crocenzi presiding.
Resolution in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
In compliance with the Governor's stay-at-home order, the Board approved a resolution allowing necessary steps be taken to hold Board meetings online.Recognition by the Board
Mrs. Crocenzi and members of the Board thanked our custodians, maintenance department, technology department, teachers, students, parents, and administrators for their work during the school closure. Dr. Stoltz added his appreciation for the support of community and staff volunteers who have assisted with the distribution of devices and food. Dr. Whye echoed those comments and added her thanks for the Board's support and the teamwork shown by the entire school community. Next, Dr. Argot took the opportunity to thank food service staff and volunteers for their work providing meals. Lastly, Mr. Burnheimer commended the work of staff and student volunteers to ensure weekend meals are available for families in need.Recognition of the Public
Opportunity for Students to Speak
No students addressed the Board.Agenda Items
No community members addressed the Board.Information Items
Files related to the following information items may be downloaded from the Board agenda. Click here.
Mr. Sanders highlighted changes in recent legislation which would allow the District to renegotiate its contract with First Student.
Continuity of Education
Dr. Whye reviewed the District's Continuity of Education Plan which provides an overview of information previously shared with families and students in Dr. Stoltz's email updates. The plan is posted for the community's review on the District website on the Distance Learning page
. Dr. Whye thanked Mrs. Fourhman for her assistance with the District Learning website and District messages, and also gave a shout out to Mrs. Say, Solicitor, for her guidance in reviewing directives from the state in relation to the closure.
Science Textbook Adoption
The textbook selection process for the high school science program started at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Dr. Whye shared the process, evaluation tools, cost, and next steps planned to adopt new textbooks for the science curriculum.
Food Services Department Update: 2019-2020 Highlights & 2020-2021 Budget Proposal
Dr. Argot highlighted this year’s food services department challenges and successes before providing a review of next year’s food service budget proposal.
Mrs. Stuck provided the Board with reports on the 2020-2021 Budget, 2019-2020 Investment Update, Assessed Value Spreadsheet, Budget Status Reports, Capital Reserves Summary, and the Rossmoyne Project.
Continuity of Education Equity Grant Application
Dr. Argot shared the District's intent to apply for a Continuity of Education Equity Grant which, if received, could be used to assist the District in meeting the educational needs of our families.
Recognition of Public
No community members addressed the Board.