May 2021

Board Meeting - May 6

The Board met in regular session on Thursday, May 6, with President Kambic presiding.
 
Communications
Graduation Update
Dr. Stoltz announced that thanks in part to the recent changes in gathering size restrictions, each high school will now hold a single commencement ceremony, rather than two ceremonies each night as previously shared. Dates for each ceremony will remain the same and ceremonies will also be live streamed professionally in the same manner as previous graduations.

Recognition by the Board
Board Shout Outs
Dr. Stoltz thanked Lower Allen Township’s Fire Department for mentioning Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School in their recent mailing about opportunities for those pursuing a career as a firefighter.
 
On behalf of himself, Dr. Whye, and the Board, Dr. Stoltz also recognized staff in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week for the work they have done and continue to do this school year. Lastly, Dr. Stoltz recognized our school nurses for National School Nurse Day.
 
Mr. Kambic thanked Stock and Leader for their informative school law presentation.

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.
 
Food Services Management Company Renewal, Meal Price Determination, and Budget Adoption 2021-2022
The Board approved an agreement with Sodexo Quality of Life Services for the period July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, and the 2021-2022 Food Services budget.  The Board also approved a ten-cent increase in breakfast prices and a twenty-five cent increase in the regular/tiered lunch prices for the 2021-2022 school year; however, it is the District's intent to pursue federal waivers which would enable the District to provide meals for free again next school year. 

Information Items

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

Finance Updates
Mr. Mark Binkley, Jr., Fidevia, provided an update on work being completed at the Rossmoyne Elementary site.

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

Mrs. Stuck and Dr. Stoltz facilitated a conversation on the 2021-2022 General Fund Budget and shared that the Board would be asked to vote on a Proposed Preliminary Final Budget during the May 13, 2021, meeting. 

Recognition of Public

General Items
Public comments received electronically and in person related to curriculum; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the Special Education department were shared with the Board.

Board Meeting - May 13

The Board met in regular session on Thursday, May 13, with President Kambic presiding.

A recording of the National Anthem performed by Red Land High School’s String Quartet comprised of Seniors Bethlehem Belai, Maura Carey, and Paris Emerie, with Freshman Brighton Pearson, was played.

Minutes
The minutes of the meetings held April 8, and April 15, 2021, were approved.

Treasurer’s Report
The Board approved the Treasurer’s Report for the month ending April 30, 2021, showing invested and available funds of $32,067,371.17.
 
Communications
Dr. Stoltz indicated the latest legal update from the solicitor’s office was available for Board members.
 
Recently the York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) honored school board members for their years of service. Dr. Stoltz surprised Mrs. Moyer and Mrs. Crocenzi by announcing they were each honored during the virtual event. Mrs. Moyer for five years of service and Mrs. Crocenzi for ten years of service. Mrs. Crocenzi was also honored by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for her service and contributions as a school board member.

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

The Board approved the student disciplinary recommendations as presented.

Board Reports 
Mrs. Tierney provided details about the West Shore Foundation's plans for the Sixth Annual Gala on October 2, involvement with the Highmark Virtual Walk for a Healthy Community, senior scholarship opportunities, and recent EITC contribution from PeoplesBank in the amount of $10,000.

Recognition by the Board
Board Shout Outs
Mrs. Crocenzi thanked the coaches and volunteers involved in the Girls on the Run program, specifically those at Red Mill Elementary. She also highlighted the Capital Area Intermediate Unit’s efforts to support Mental Health Awareness and thanked Mr. Guistwhite and Dr. Argot for their work writing and revising Board policies.

Dr. Whye recognized the District’s first cohort of Wilson College graduates. She also thanked teachers, support staff, and administrators for supporting the District's various summer enrichment and remediation programs.

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

Agenda Items
A member of the public addressed the Board regarding the 2021-2022 Proposed Final Budget.

Business Items
Bills for Approval
The Board approved bills for the period April 15, 2021, through May 5, 2021, listing checks which totaled $2,315,805.35.

Personnel
The Board approved all personnel items as presented.

Budgetary Transfers
The Board approved the budgetary transfers as requested.

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, Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust, AmeriChoice, New Cumberland Federal Credit Union, M&T Bank, Members First, and Susquehanna Valley Credit Union as depositories for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Appointment of Solicitor/Labor Counsel
The Board reappointed Stock and Leader as Solicitor/Labor Counsel for one year beginning July 1, 2021.

Election of a Treasurer
The Board reelected Mrs. Melinda Stuck as Treasurer for a one-year term, beginning July 1, 2021.

Election of a Secretary
The Board reelected Dr. Ryan Argot as Secretary for a four-year term, beginning July 1, 2021.

Calendar of Board Meetings
The Board approved dates and times for Board Meetings and Board Policy Committee Meetings for the 2021-2022 school year.

Policy Updates
The Board approved revisions to Board Policies 103: Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Students; 104: Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Staff; 233: Suspension and Expulsion; 615: Payroll Deductions; Policy 803: School Calendar; repealed Board Policy 348: Unlawful Harassment, and approved new Board Policy 218.5: Discipline of Students Convicted/Adjudicated of Sexual Assault. 

Contract for Interpreting Services
The Board approved a contract/service agreement for interpreting services to be provided by All Hands Interpreting Service for the 2021-2022 school year.

Agreement for Nursing Services
The Board approved an agreement with PA Lifesharing, LLC for temporary/substitute nursing services.

Contract for Services - Licensed Private School
The Board approved an agreement with New Story for one additional student for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

2020-2021 School Calendar Revision
The Board adopted a revised 2020-2021 school calendar which does not require students to attend in-person or online classes on Friday, June 4, 2021.  Professional staff will engage in grade level and department meetings on June 4.

2021 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 and program locations will offer free grab-and-go bagged meals through the National Summer Meals Program whenever possible.

CapCOG Surplus Equipment and Vehicle Auction
The Board approved disposal of surplus equipment for inclusion in the Capital Region Council of Governments’ Annual Surplus Equipment and Vehicle Auction.

Additional Services Authorization
The next phase in the District's Feasibility Study is the construction of a new Intermediate School, for students in grades five and six, to be built on the site of the existing Fairview Elementary. The Board approved an additional services authorization with K & W for site work for the future intermediate school.

Amendment to Agreement for Construction Management Services
The Board approved an amendment to the agreement approved in October 2018, for construction management services with Fidevia, LLC related to the completion of the Rossmoyne Elementary construction project.
 
Recognition of Public

General Items
Public comments received electronically and in person related to the District's Special Education Department Field Day, COVID-19 safety protocols, curriculum, and inclusion were shared with the Board.
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