The Board met in regular session on Thursday, February 10, with President Guistwhite presiding.
Superintendent's Report - Health and Safety Plan
Dr. Stoltz provided an update on the status of active COVID-19 cases in our schools and presented proposed revisions to the District's Health and Safety Plan. The proposed changes adjusted the thresholds and window of time period used to trigger a temporary requirement for masking in our schools. Following the meeting, Dr. Stoltz's presentation to the Board was posted on the District's Keeping Our Schools Open webpage
Recognition by the Board
Board Shout Outs
Mr. F. Kambic congratulated the Cedar Cliff Girls Basketball Team for their championship success.
Mrs. Thomas highlighted winners of the Voice of Democracy essay contest sponsored by James A. Danner VFW Post 537. Dr. Stoltz thanked Mrs. Thomas for attending the awards ceremony and shared his best wishes for the winners as they advance to the next round of the competition.
Mrs. Crocenzi, Mrs. Tierney, and Mrs. Moyer provided an overview of the Board’s recent visits to Fishing Creek and Hillside Elementaries. Mr. C. Kambic shared that while visiting each of the District schools, administration and staff were very welcoming.
Mrs. Moyer gave a shout out to Mr. Uibel and Mr. Vogelsong for their help in providing a hands-on learning opportunity for Cedar Cliff High School technology students who served as technical support volunteers at the PA Educational Technology Expo & Conference (PETE&C).
Dr. Leese shared that the District was celebrating National School Counselors Week and that February is Children’s Dental Health Month. She and Mrs. Crocenzi also thanked our school nurses and social workers.
Opportunity for Student and Public Comments
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 March 17, Board Meeting.
The Board approved all personnel items as presented.
2022-2023 Cumberland Perry Area Career and Technical Center Budget
Based on our average student enrollment over the previous five years, the 2022-2023 Cumberland Perry Area Career and Technical Center (CPACTC) Operating Budget shows an estimated cost for West Shore of $1,618,542. The Board approved CPACTC's proposed budget as presented.
Transportation Contract with Faithful Transportation
The Transportation Department has been working diligently to secure services for special transportation routes for students in alternative placements, homeless students, and students with special transportation needs. The District has been unable to fulfill these requests in a timely manner with our existing transportation service providers. In response to these needs, the Board approved a supplemental agreement with Faithful Transportation, for the transportation of pupils for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year.
Red Land High School FBLA Trip
The Board approved a trip for the Red Land High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) to participate in the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Hershey from Monday, April 11, 2022 through Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
Interim Business Manager Services
The District is currently in the process of identifying and interviewing candidates for the Director of Business Affairs position. To ensure a cohesive transition and continued compliance with standard accounting procedures and government regulations, the Board approved an Independent Contractor Agreement for interim business manager services to be provided by William R. Gretton, III from February 14, until the new Director of Business Affairs begins employment.
Health and Safety Plan
The Board authorized revisions to the Health and Safety Plan as presented during the meeting.
2022-2023 School Calendar
Dr. Whye reviewed the 2022-2023 School Calendar proposal and feedback received from parents, staff, and students during the calendar development survey.
Financial information related to the 2022-2023 Budget, Investments, Assessed Value, Budget Status, Capital Reserves, Rossmoyne Project, and the 2020 Bond Issue were shared with the Board. Click here to view related files
.Revised Board Policies
Dr. Argot shared draft revisions
to Board Policy 006: Meetings and Board Policy 812: Conflict of Interest. Mr. Guistwhite added that the revisions to Board Policy 006 will not result in any changes to our current procedures for public comment at Board meetings or the structure of meetings.
Opportunity for Student and Public Comments
A comment received electronically was shared with Board members prior to the start of the meeting. For more information, please refer to the Board minutes which will be approved at the March 17, Board Meeting. No other public comments or student comments related to general items were shared with the Board.
Board Member Question
Mr. Fogel asked for clarification on mitigation efforts related to air filtration systems at Rossmoyne Elementary. Mr. Sanders and Mr. Guistwhite shared that while built during the pandemic, the design specifications for Rossmoyne were finalized prior to COVID-19, but that the District was looking to make possible revisions to future new schools as they relate to the nurses' suites. Dr. Stoltz indicated that information would be provided in the coming months on the current status of the Feasibility Plan and District demographics for the Board to review.