The Board met in regular session on Thursday, December 10, with President Kambic presiding.
A recording of the National Anthem performed by Cedar Cliff High School Senior Thomas Kuhns was played to start the meeting.
The minutes of the meetings held November 12 and 19, 2020, were approved.
The Board approved the Treasurer’s Report for the month ending November 30, 2020, showing invested and available funds of $56,385,815.09.
Dr. Stoltz distributed a copy of the latest legal update from the solicitor’s office.
Dr. Argot shared the Central Treasury Report for Red Land High School.
Mrs. Crocenzi shared information about Red Mill Elementary's Masked Reader event. She also highlighted upcoming meetings being held at Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School and Capital Area Intermediate Unit. Lastly, Mrs. Crocenzi thanked the Board and administration for their support during her tenure as Board President.
Recognition by the Board
The Board recognized the District's 2020 Holiday Card Contest winners. Katrina Bui, a Junior at Red Land High School, was honored for her winning illustration of animals sledding; and Gwendolyn Weaver, a second grade student at Red Mill Elementary, for her winning holiday verse.
Board Shout Outs
Dr. Stoltz shared that he and other members of the West Shore Foundation Board surprised staff on November 20, with Educator Innovation Grants. Thanks to the Foundation’s support, District staff received a combined total of $13,109 to assist them in bringing new projects and educational initiatives to the District.
Mrs. Tierney shared that the West Shore Foundation also helped meet an urgent need by donating $1,800 to provide coats for District students.
Mr. Kambic thanked Mrs. Crocenzi for her three years of service as Board President and her dedication to the Board.
Recognition of the Public
Opportunity for Students to Speak
No students addressed the Board.
No members of the public addressed the Board.
Bills for Approval
The Board approved bills for the period November 14, 2020, through December 10, 2020, listing checks which totaled $2,465,298.13.
The Board approved all personnel items as presented.
The Board approved the Budget Transfer as requested.
Transfer to Capital Reserve
The Board transferred $1,200,000 of the General Fund’s fund balance to the Capital Reserve Fund for the purpose of funding capital expenses and/or the payment of debt services.Course Selection Offerings 2021-2022
The Board approved Course Selection Offerings for the 2021-2022 school year. On January 20, 2021, a virtual Course Selection Night
is planned for students in grades 8-11 and their parents. During the event, the course offerings and process for selecting classes will be reviewed. Revised Board Policy 103: Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Students
The Board repealed Board Policy 248: Unlawful Harassment and approved revisions to Board Policy 103: Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Students.
Files related to the following information items may be downloaded from the Board agenda, click here.
Mrs. Stuck introduced the 2021-2022 Preliminary General Fund Budget
and provided the Board with reports on the 2020-2021 Investment Update, Assessed Value Spreadsheet, Budget Status Reports, Capital Reserves Summary, and Rossmoyne Project.
Mr. Sanders facilitated a discussion on the Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement Project for Transportation.
Dr. Argot shared proposed revisions to Board Policies 231: Educational Trips, 318: Attendance and Tardiness, 332: Working Periods, and 334: Sick Leave.
Dr. Stoltz shared that a revised version of the District's Athletic Health and Safety Plan will be forthcoming prior to the winter sports season. Additionally, Dr. Stoltz mentioned that due to Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine's announcement on December 10, to temporarily suspend all in person extracurricular activities and athletics until January 4, 2021, the Board discussion planned related to spectators at winter sports would be held at a future meeting.
Recognition of Public
Mr. Kambic recognized the work done by Mr. Bradley Bert who recently passed away. Mr. Bert previously served as a liaison between the Lions Club and the District’s nurses.
Public comments received electronically from staff, parents, and community members related to COVID-19 cases, school safety, special education services, and indoor practices were read to the Board.