May 2020

Study Session - May 1

The Board of School Directors met in special study session on Friday, May 1, with President Crocenzi presiding.

2020-2021 Budget Update
Administration and the Board discussed the 2020-2021 budget and challenges faced by the District and taxpayers. During the discussion, Mrs. Stuck shared a summary of revisions made to the budget and budget function comparisons. Files related to this discussion may be downloaded from the Board agenda. Click here.

Board Meeting - May 7

The Board of School Directors met in special session on Thursday, May 7, with President Crocenzi presiding.

Recognition by the Board

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Mrs. Crocenzi thanked teachers and District staff for their hard work and dedication to students all year, but especially during Distance Learning. 
 
In recognition of National Nurses' Day, Mr. Kambic added his appreciation for the work of our school nurses.

Dr. Stoltz wished all staff a very happy Teacher Appreciation Week and shared that the District had used FlipGrid this year to send messages of thanks and appreciation to professional and support staff members.  

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

Agenda Items
No community members addressed the Board.

Business Items
Personnel
The Board approved all personnel items as presented.

2020-2021 Adoption of the Proposed Final Budget
The Board approved a proposed final budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year showing planned total expenditures of $125,690,939.  
 
The proposed millage rate for Cumberland County for 2020-2021 is 12.2348, and the rate for York County is 14.8613. These rates represent increases of 1.63% in Cumberland County and 1.16% in York County.  To view the 2020-2021 proposed final budget and presentations made to the Board during the development process, please visit the Business Department page. The 2020-2021 final budget will be presented for approval at the Board meeting on June 11, 2020. 

Reappointment of Director of Business Affairs and Contract Renewal
The Board approved the appointment and contract for employment for Mrs. Stuck, Director of Business Affairs, for a period commencing on July 1, 2020, and ending on June 30, 2023.

Appointment of Director of Human Resources and Contract Approval
The Board approved the appointment and contract for employment for Mrs. Tabachini, Director of Human Resources, for a period commencing on July 1, 2020, and ending on June 30, 2023.

WSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement
The Board agreed to a one year amendment and extension to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the District and the West Shore Education Association for 2020-2021.

Program for Administrators' Compensation
The Board adopted the Program for Administrators’ Compensation: Administrative Performance Plan document effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023.

Information Items
Files related to the following information items may be downloaded from the Board agenda. Click here.

Finance Updates
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. 

Resolution in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Graduation)
Dr. Argot shared plans for a COVID-19 pandemic resolution to suspend portions of several policies related to graduation requirements for the class of 2020.

Recognition of Public
General Items
No community members addressed the Board.

Board Meeting - May 14

The Board of School Directors met in regular session on Thursday, May 14, with President Crocenzi presiding.

A recording of the National Anthem performed by Red Land High School's Trinity Bailey, Class of 2020, was played to start the meeting.

Minutes
The minutes of the meetings held April 7, 2020, and April 16, 2020, were approved.

Treasurer’s Report
The Board approved the Treasurer’s Report for the month ending April 30, 2020, showing invested and available funds of $30,722,422.69.

Communications
Dr. Stoltz indicated a copy of the legal update from the solicitor's office would be forthcoming.  

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

Board Reports
Mrs. Tierney shared the West Shore Foundation's plans to make the Gala in October a virtual event this year.

Recognition by the Board
The Board recognized the Employees of the Third Quarter:
 
Mrs. Heather Hull
Special Education Teacher
Allen Middle School
 
Mrs. Rose Quinones
English Language Development Aide
Lower Allen Elementary, Rossmoyne Elementary, and Allen Middle School

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

Agenda Items
No community members addressed the Board.

Business Items
Bills for Approval
The Board approved bills for the period April 17, 2020, through May 6, 2020, listing checks which totaled $1,445,504.40.

Personnel
The Board approved all personnel items as presented.

Year End Budget Transfers
The Board granted administration approval to make year-end budget transfers necessary to complete the Annual Financial Report.

Appointment of Depositories
The Board appointed PNC Bank, Pennsylvania School District Liquid Asset Fund, and Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust as Depositories from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Appointment of Auditor
The Board approved Trout CPA as District auditor from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023 contingent upon the continued receipt of satisfactory service.

Appointment of Solicitor/Labor Counsel
The Board reappointed Stock and Leader, LLP, as Solicitor/Labor Counsel for one year beginning July 1, 2020.

Election of a Treasurer
The Board reelected Mrs. Stuck as Treasurer for one year beginning July 1, 2020. 

Calendar of Board Meetings
The Board approved dates and times for Board Meetings and Board Policy Committee Meetings for the 2020-2021 school year.

Resolution in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Graduation)
The Board adopted a resolution to ensure West Shore’s graduating seniors are not unjustly restricted from completing their high school graduation requirements or pursuing a post-secondary pathway due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 Summer School Program
The Board adopted the 2020 Summer School Program as presented.

Science Textbook Adoption 2020-2021
The Board approved the Resource Adoption for 2020-2021 as presented for science textbooks.

Bid Award
The Board accepted a bid for renovations and improvements at Lowther Field submitted by David H. Martin Excavating, Inc.  

Lowther Field Restroom Upgrades
As part of the improvements at Lowther Field, the Board approved a proposal from Lobar Associates Construction for restroom upgrades.

Additional Services Authorizations – Valley & Beinhower
As the District prepares to move forward with the construction of a new Intermediate School at Valley & Beinhower Roads, the development of construction documents has progressed to design and permitting. The Board authorized K & W to complete these services related to the site.

Information Items
Revised Board Policies
Dr. Argot shared revisions to Board Policies 119: Alternative Education, 222: Tobacco/Nicotine; 233: Suspension and Expulsion, and 913: Relations with Special Interest Groups.  Mr. Guistwhite requested the Policy Committee look at Board Policy 620: Fund Balance during its next meeting.

Recognition of Public
General Items
No community members addressed the Board.

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