April 2022

Board Meeting - April 14

The Board met in regular session on Thursday, April 14, with President Guistwhite presiding.
 
Communications
Superintendent's Report - Health and Safety Plan
Dr. Stoltz provided a brief update on the status of the Health and Safety Plan and the current status of active cases in our schools.  

Recognition by the Board
Board Shout Outs
Mrs. Crocenzi reminded the Board to review the information she shared from the York-Adams Academy. She also shared information about the Board visit to Fairview Elementary and highlighted fourth grade's involvement with aquaponics.

Mr. F. Kambic shared his appreciation for the District and community's support following the recent tragedy in New Cumberland.

Mr. C. Kambic and Mrs. Tierney shared information from their recent visit to West Shore Connect, a District program designed to empower students with disabilities who are of college-age to experience age-appropriate activities. The program is offered thanks to the District's partnership with Central Penn College.

Dr. Stoltz highlighted several noteworthy student and staff accomplishments since the last board meeting.
  • West Shore Connect and the All Kids Bike Programs were honored by the Shippensburg University School Study Council. 
  • Chiara Muñoz-Breto, an eighth grade student at New Cumberland Middle School, received a National Silver Medal Scholastic Writing Award for her personal essay & memoir titled La Niña de los fotos. Chiara's essay is available on our website.
  • Our JROTC students traveled to Shippensburg University and competed in the Raiders Competition. The Red Land JROTC placed third overall and the Cedar Cliff JROTC earned third in the Rope Bridge event.
  • Two teams of Cedar Cliff students placed at the Academic WorldQuest competition. The Cedar Cliff teams brought home a first and third place win. The first-place team will now represent Pennsylvania at the national competition on April 30.
  • Five members of Red Land's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) received honors at the State Conference. The winners included Billy Carlisle and Landon Henline who have now qualified to participate in the national competition in June. 
  • The West Shore Percussion earned second place at the KIDA Championships and the NAMM Foundation has named West Shore one of the Best Communities for Music Education for 2022.

Opportunity for Student and Public Comments
Business Items
Public comments related to business items were shared with the Board. Those comments received electronically were shared with Board members prior to the start of the meeting. For a list of participants and topics discussed, please refer to the Board minutes which will be approved at the May 12, Board Meeting.
 
Business Items
Personnel
The Board approved all personnel items as presented.
 
Amended and Restated Management Services Agreement with Aramark
The Board approved an agreement between the District and Aramark Management Services Limited Partnership beginning July 1, 2022 for an initial term of five years through June 30, 2027.

Act 34 Booklets and Hearing for Intermediate Schools
Public hearings for construction of the District's two new Intermediate Schools will be held at the Administration Center for Education on Monday, May 9, 2022.  The hearing for the school at 480 Lewisberry Road will begin at 5 p.m. The hearing for the school at Valley & Beinhower Roads will follow at 6 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend and will have the opportunity to offer comments and ask questions.
 
In addition to a date and time for the hearings, the Board approved two Act 34 Booklets. These booklets are available for public review on our website (
click here).

2022 Summer School Programs
The Board adopted a variety of summer opportunities for students. This year, courses and transportation will be provided for all students at no cost. Click here to review this summer's offerings. 
  
Information Items
Food Service Department Update
Dr. Argot highlighted this year’s food services department challenges and successes before providing a review of next year’s food service budget proposal.

Debt Services
Mr. Zach Williard from PFM Financial Advisors, LLC provided an overview of the District’s Debt Service options.

Financial Updates
Financial information related to Assessed Values and Capital Projects were shared with the Board. Click here to view related files.

Care Solace
Dr. Stoltz previewed the proposed Care Solace contract. Care Solace works alongside school districts to connect students, school staff, and their families to mental health and substance use treatment providers matched to their needs. Click here for additional information about Care Solace.


Opportunity for Student and Public Comments
General Items
Public comments related to general items were shared with the Board. Those comments received electronically were shared with Board members prior to the start of the meeting. For a list of participants and topics discussed, please refer to the Board minutes which will be approved at the May 12, Board Meeting.

Special Session - April 19

The Board met in special session on Tuesday, April 19, with President Guistwhite presiding.
 
School Security
Dr. Stoltz presented information about School Security Guards, School Police Officers, and School Resource Officers.  Click here to view the presentation made to the Board.

Following the presentation, Dr. Stoltz facilitated a conversation on school security with the Board; Chief Jason Loper, Fairview Township Police Department; Lieutenant Davis Holland, Fairview Township Police Department; David Holl, Lower Allen Township Director of Public Safety; Captain Leon Crone, Lower Allen Township Police Department; DJ Keiser, MProtective Security, LLC; and Duane Ness, MProtective Security, LLC.

Opportunity for Student and Public Comments
Public comments were shared with the Board. Those comments received electronically were shared with Board members prior to the start of the meeting. For a list of participants and topics discussed, please refer to the Board minutes which will be approved at the May 12, Board Meeting.

Board Meeting - April 21

The Board met in regular session on Thursday, April 21, with President Guistwhite presiding.
 
Cedar Cliff High School’s JROTC Color Guard presented the colors for the evening. JROTC members included Senior Liam Dupler, Sophomores Austin Snavely and Ethan Hoffert, and Freshman Andrew Snavely.

Under the direction of Mr. Donovan Donnelly, Band Director, the National Anthem was performed by Dylan Beaman, Samantha Echterling, Kallie Eisenhower, Jaden Miller, Kayle Olinger, and Anna Swintosky from Allen Middle School.
 
Minutes
The minutes of the meetings held on March 10, 2022, and March 17, 2022, were approved.
 
Treasurer’s Report
The Board approved the Treasurer’s Report for the month ending March 31, 2022, showing invested and available funds of $39,828,325.39.

Communications
Legal Update & Central Treasury Reports
Dr. Stoltz indicated the latest legal update from the solicitor’s office was available for Board members. Dr. Argot shared the Central Treasury Report for Cedar Cliff and Red Land High Schools.

Superintendent's Report - Health and Safety Plan
Dr. Stoltz provided a short update on the status of active cases in our schools.  

Student Discipline
The Board approved the student disciplinary cases as presented.

Board Reports
Mrs. Tierney praised Mr. Weaver and those involved in the District's aquaponics program for the work they are doing to expand the program. She also provided information about the West Shore Foundation's participation in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community fundraiser and invited the community to participate. 

Mr. F. Kambic thanked Fairview Township Police Department, Lower Allen Township Police Department, and MProtective Security, LLC for attending the Board's special session on school security.

Mrs. Crocenzi shared information about Champions for Children and indicated she would be sharing additional details about upcoming committee meetings.

Mr. C. Kambic indicated he had provided the Board with highlights from the District Advisory Council meeting and shared he would be attending Advocacy Day in Harrisburg.


Recognition by the Board
Cedar Cliff Basketball Championships
The Board recognized the Cedar Cliff High School Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Teams and their coaches. The Girls Team was honored for their Keystone Division Championship, Mid-Penn Conference Championship, third place at the PIAA District III 6A Tournament, and final four finish in the PIAA 6A State Playoffs. The Boys Team was honored for their Keystone Division Championship, Mid-Penn Conference Championship, fourth place at the PIAA District III 6A Tournament, and participation in the PIAA 6A State Playoffs.

Employees of the Third Quarter
The Board recognized Mrs. Donna Vasiloff, Special Education Paraprofessional at Hillside Elementary School, and Mrs. Maura Yinger, Math Teacher at Red Land High School, as the Employees of the Third Quarter for the 2021-2022 school year.


Student Speakers
Cedar Cliff Senior Meghan Schraeder and Red Land Senior Michael Shenk shared some of their experiences at their respective high schools and their future plans.

Board Shout Outs
Mr. F. Kambic congratulated the 2021-2022 Cedar Cliff Girls Basketball Team on their history making season.

Mr. C. Kambic shared that he recently visited the Meditation Room at Cedar Cliff which was made possible thanks to funding from the West Shore Foundation.

Mr. Guistwhite commended Cedar Cliff students in our Special Education program who were recently hired through Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Dr. Stoltz shared that Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Crossroads Middle School will serve as a drop-off location for the DEA's National Drug Take Back Day.  He also commended Kylee Shane, Red Land High School Junior, on her participation in the Future Leaders of York (FLY) program. Lastly, Dr. Stoltz shared that Wednesday, April 27, is Administrative Professionals Day and thanked the District's Administrative Professionals for making things better for staff, students, and families every day. 


Opportunity for Student and Public Comments
Business Items
Public comments related to business items were shared with the Board. Those comments received electronically were shared with Board members prior to the start of the meeting. For a list of participants and topics discussed, please refer to the Board minutes which will be approved at the May 12, Board Meeting.
 
Business Items
Bills for Approval
The Board approved bills for the period March 17, 2022, through April 13, 2022, listing checks which totalled $2,629,183.79.

Personnel
The Board approved all personnel items as presented.
 
Appointment of Auditor
The Board appointed Boyer & Ritter, LLC as auditors for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2026.

Budgetary Transfers
The Board approved the budget transfers as presented.

Food Services Management Company Renewal and Budget Adoption 2022-2023
The Board approved an agreement with Sodexo Quality of Life Services for the period July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, and the 2022-2023 Food Services Budget. 

Food Services Point of Sale Software Selection
The Board approved Titan as the District’s new Point of Sale software for next school year. Titan will replace K12PaymentCenter.com for student meal accounts and athletic/student activity fees. More information will be shared with families prior the end of the school year regarding the transition to the new system.

Food Services Meal Price Determination
If available, the District will pursue federal waivers which would enable schools to provide breakfast and lunch for free again next school year; however, at this time, current regulations only allow free/reduced price meals for students whose families qualify.  The Board approved keeping the meal prices for 2022-2023 the same as what was approved for this school year. These prices are subject to change if market conditions necessitate.

New Board Policy 251: Homeless Students
The Board approved the addition of 
Board Policy 251: Homeless Students.

Contract for Mental Health Referral Services - Care Solace
The District has identified the need for professional services to guide and refer families to the proper mental health and substance use treatment providers. Care Solace is a private agency that works alongside school districts as a care coordinator to quickly connect individuals to mental health and substance use treatment providers matched to their needs. The Board approved a service agreement with Care Solace to provide mental health referral services for students, school staff, and their families.

Staff Attendance at Professional Meetings
The Board approved requests for staff attendance at professional meetings as presented.

GASB 75 Valuation and Related Services Agreement
The Board approved a GASB 75 Valuation and Related Services Agreement with the Pennsylvania Trust.

Appointment of Director of Business Affairs and Employment Agreement
The Board approved the appointment of Ms. Stevie Boone to fill the Director of Business Affairs position.

Information Items
Overview of the 2022-2023 Revenue Budget
Dr. Stoltz led a discussion on the 2022-2023 Revenue Budget. This presentation and others made during the budget development process can be viewed on the District website. Click here to view.

Financial Updates
Financial information related to Investments, Assessed Value, Earned Income Tax, Budget Status, Capital Reserves, Bond Fund, and the Rossmoyne Project were shared with the Board. Click here to view related files.

Opportunity for Student and Public Comments
General Items
Public comments related to general items were shared with the Board. Those comments received electronically were shared with Board members prior to the start of the meeting. For a list of participants and topics discussed, please refer to the Board minutes which will be approved at the May 12, Board Meeting.
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