February 2021

Board Meeting - February 11

The Board met in regular session on Thursday, February 11, with President Kambic presiding.

Recognition by the Board
Members of the Board and Dr. Stoltz recognized Mr. Rick Saar, former Board member, who recently passed away.
 
Board Shout Outs
Mrs. Moyer thanked staff and parents involved in developing the District's virtual learning academy and encouraged all families to participate in the interest survey.

Mrs. Tierney and Mrs. Crocenzi highlighted the work being done throughout the District to promote Black History Month and shared their support. Dr. Stoltz added his thanks to members of Cedar Cliff’s Colts Anti-Racist Alliance (C.A.R.A.) organization for their assistance in developing the poster series and invited Board members to participate in the Flipgrid.  Dr. Whye indicated to the Board that the District’s goal is to provide opportunities for all children to see themselves in our curriculum and to develop positive insights about others.

Mrs. Crocenzi thanked the maintenance department and custodial staff for their work maintaining District facilities following the recent snow storms.

Recognition of the Public

Opportunity for Students to Speak 
No students addressed the Board.

Agenda Items
No members of the public addressed the Board.

Business Items

Personnel
The Board approved all personnel items as presented.

Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement
Based on the needs of the building and the potential for energy savings to help fund the project, the Board approved a performance based energy agreement with McClure Company to perform a mechanical system upgrade at the transportation building.
 
Rossmoyne Change Order
The Board approved an electrical construction change order.

Information Items

Files related to the following information items may be downloaded from the Board agenda, click here.

Refinancing Discussion
Mrs. Stuck facilitated a discussion on debt refinancing.

Finance Updates
Mrs. Stuck provided the Board with reports on the 2021-2022 Budget, 2020-2021 Investment Update, Assessed Value Spreadsheet, Budget Status Reports, Capital Reserves Summary, and Rossmoyne Project.

Recognition of Public

General Items
Public comments received electronically from parents related to the school start times for next school year, student phase 2 committment changes, and opening of the new Rossmoyne Elementary School were read to the Board.

Board Meeting - February 18

The Board met in regular session on Thursday, February 18, with President Kambic presiding.

A recording of the National Anthem performed by Cedar Cliff High School Seniors Breyelle Charles, Annie Hyde, AJ Frownfelter, and Madison Potteiger was played to start the meeting. 

Minutes
The minutes of the meetings held January 14 and 21, 2021, were approved.

Treasurer’s Report
The Board approved the Treasurer’s Report for the month ending January 31, 2021, showing invested and available funds of $49,529,804.83.
 
Communications
Dr. Stoltz shared the latest legal update from the solicitor’s office and introduced Autumn Alleman, Member Services Manager at Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA). Ms. Alleman spoke to the Board about charter school reform and thanked the District for their support of various PSBA initiatives.

Dr. Argot shared the Central Treasury Reports for Cedar Cliff and Red Land High Schools.

The Board approved student discipline recommendations as presented.

Board Reports 
Mrs. Tierney provided an overview of items discussed during the District Advisory Council meeting and encouraged Board members and the community to participate in the Highmark Virtual Walk for a Healthy Community. Proceeds from the event will benefit the West Shore Foundation. 

Rossmoyne Change Order Follow-Up
Mr. Daniel Cicala, Founder and Principal at Fidevia, provided the Board with additional details regarding the Rossmoyne Change order approved on February 11.

Recognition by the Board
The Board recognized Mrs. Cathy Books, Application Support Specialist; Miss Areil Sutton, Student Information System Specialist; and Mr. D. Scott Slayton, Red Land High School English Teacher; as Employees of the Second Quarter.

Recognition of the Public
Opportunity for Students to Speak
No students addressed the Board.

Agenda Items
No members of the public addressed the Board.

Business Items
Bills for Approval
The Board approved bills for the period January 21, 2021, through February 10, 2021, listing checks which totaled $2,077,162.67.

Personnel
The Board approved all personnel items as presented.

Budgetary Transfers
The Board approved the budgetary transfers as requested.

Change to Agenda Items
The Board voted to strike the following items from the February 18 agenda:
d. Contract for Services - Approved Private School
k. Amendment to Agreement for Construction Management Services 

Proposal for WAN Contract Extension with Windstream Communications
The Board approved a one-year extension to the District's contract with Windstream Communications.

CAIU Letter of Commitment for RWAN and Internet
The Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) offers a Regional Wide Area Network (RWAN) that provides a dedicated fiber optic network that connects Districts within the region with internet access and associated services such as internet filtering and firewall services. The Board approved a letter of commitment to continue RWAN services and internet with the CAIU.

Approval of Frontline Education Professional Learning Management Software and Implementation Contract
The Board approved a proposal for Frontline Education Professional Learning Management Software with Frontline Technology Group, LLC.

Red Land High School Roof Restoration
The Board approved a proposal for roof restoration at Red Land from Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc.

WSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement
The Board agreed to a one-year amendment and extension to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the District and the West Shore Education Association (WSEA) for 2021-2022.

Resolution for Charter School Funding Reform
The District’s charter school expenditures since 2009-2010 reflect extraordinary costs that were borne by its taxpayers. The Board adopted a resolution calling for charter school funding reform which will be submitted to all elected state representatives and senators serving the District in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, and to the Governor of Pennsylvania.

Information Items
Dr. Stoltz indicated that due to inclement weather and potentially icy road conditions in the area, Friday, February 19, would be a remote learning day for all students, including those students and staff in our Special Education program who typically report in person on Fridays.
 
Dr. Argot shared potential revisions to Board Policies 247: Hazing, 249: Cyberbullying; and 626: Federal Fiscal Compliance. 

Recognition of Public

General Items
No members of the public addressed the Board.
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