October 2021

Board Meeting - October 14

The Board met in regular session on Thursday, October 14, with President Kambic presiding.
 
Communications
Superintendent's Report - Health and Safety Plan
Dr. Stoltz provided an update on the status of the Health and Safety Plan.

Rossmoyne Update
Mr. Mark Binkley, Jr., Fidevia, provided an update on work being completed at Rossmoyne Elementary.
 
Recognition by the Board
Mrs. Tierney thanked everyone involved in the success of the West Shore Foundation Gala. She shared that the student and staff presentations, student art and music showcase, DaVinci demonstration, and event host Ms. Heather Wolfe, a teacher at Red Land High School, were all fantastic. 

Mrs. Tierney and Mrs. Schwager provided an overview of the Board’s recent visit to Washington Heights Elementary.
 
Opportunity for Student and Public Comments
Business Items
No comments related to business items were shared with the Board by students or the public.


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

Approval of Tax Assessment Appeal Settlements
The Board approved the Regal Partners, LP Tax Assessment Appeal Settlement and the Shaner Select Services, Hotel, II, LLC Tax Assessment Appeal Settlement as presented.

PSBA Officer Elections
Based on an evaluation of the candidates for elected positions within Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), the Board directed the Board Secretary to vote for the following candidates:
  • Sabrina Backer - President-elect
  • Allison Mathis - Vice President
  • Edward Brown -  East Zone
  • Justin Warren - Section 7 Advisor
  • Richard Frerichs, William LaCoff, and Nathan Mains - Trustees
  • Jenifer Davidson, Bethanne Zeigler, and Jamie Lynne Zimerofsky - Forum Steering Committee
Information Items
Finance Updates
Mrs. Stuck provided financial information related to the 2022-2023 Budget, Investments, Assessed Value, Budget Status, Capital Reserves, Rossmoyne Project, and the 2020 Bond Issue. Click here to view related files. 
 
Opportunity for Student and Public Comments
General Items
Student and public comments related to general 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 November 18, Board Meeting.

Face Coverings at Meetings
Before the meeting adjourned, President Kambic shared that effective October 21, 2021, a face covering (i.e. a mask, face shield) will be required for in-person attendance at Board Meetings. This decision aligns with the District Health and Safety Plan, and the Order issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health directing that face coverings be worn indoors by individuals visiting school entities. 

Board Meeting - October 21

The Board met in regular session on Thursday, October 21, with President Kambic presiding.
 
A recording of the National Anthem performed by Cedar Cliff High School Orchestra Seniors Sydney Angus, Jonah Petruschke, and Adriana Salazar with Sophomore Kieran McNulty, was played.
 
Minutes
The minutes of the meetings held September 9, and September 16, 2021, were approved.
 
Treasurer’s Report
The Board approved the Treasurer’s Report for the month ending September 30, 2021, showing invested and available funds of $70,105,180.39.
 
Communications
Legal Update and Central Treasury
Dr. Stoltz indicated the latest legal update from the solicitor’s office was available for Board members, and Dr. Argot shared the Central Treasury Reports for Cedar Cliff and Red Land High Schools.

Student Discipline
The Board approved the student disciplinary cases as recommended.

Board Reports
Mrs. Crocenzi provided an overview of the Board's recent visit to Red Land High School which included student presentations, information about their Adulting 101 day, and a special appearance by the school's therapy dog Rudder.

Mr. Stoltenburg shared that during the recent Cumberland Perry Area Career & Technical Center’s Joint Operating Committee meeting they were able to visit the new healthcare pathways classroom. Dr. Stoltz added that this school year, West Shore is the largest sending District at CPACTC, and that students in the healthcare pathway can earn a certified nursing assistant (CNA) certification which can lead to expanded job opportunities upon graduation from high school.

Mrs. Schwager provided an overview of the recent District Advisory Council meeting and some of the events taking place in our schools.

Recently, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) honored Mrs. Tierney and Mr. Guistwhite.  On behalf of PSBA, Dr. Stoltz recognized Mrs. Tierney for her eight years of service and Mr. Guistwhite for his twelve years of service to the District.

Dr. Leese shared that members of Student Services recently held a Parent Information Session for families of students in our Special Education program. She thanked those who attended to provide feedback and mentioned that future parent meetings are being planned. Dr. Leese also highlighted the District's partnership with Central Penn College and work being done by Mrs. April Smith and Mrs. Jennifer Hoff to support students in the West Shore Connect Program.
 
Recognition by the Board
Employees of the Summer Quarter
The Board recognized Stephanie Pague, Food Services Secretary, and Jessica Glasser, Fourth Grade Teacher at Washington Heights Elementary School, as the Employees of the Summer Quarter for 2021-2022.

Board Shout Outs
Mrs. Moyer thanked our First Student bus drivers for their continued support and our families for their flexibility during the nationwide driver shortage. Dr. Stoltz added that despite several vacancies, we have been able to limit disruptions and continue to provide transportation for students to after school activities.

Mr. Kambic mentioned that he enjoyed the New Cumberland Borough Halloween parade.
 
Opportunity for Student and Public Comments
Business Items
No student comments were received. A public comment received electronically was shared with Board members prior to the start of the meeting.
 
Business Items
Bills for Approval
The Board approved bills for the period September 16, 2021, through October 13, 2021, listing checks which totaled $3,703,368.10.

Refund
The Board approved one refund for $18,420.30.

Personnel
The Board approved all personnel items as presented.
 
Budget Transfers
The Board approved the budget transfers as presented.

Appointment of Additional Depository
The Board approved Pennian Bank as a new depository. Pennian Bank is offering the District an investment rate of .20% on an investment of $10,000,000. This rate is significantly higher than rates offered by other depositories at this time.  

Rossmoyne Change Order
This business item was withdrawn at the request of District administration and no action was taken.

Staff Attendance at Professional Meetings
The Board approved requests for staff attendance at professional activities as presented.

Memorandum of Understanding – AFSCME Bargaining Unit Wage Adjustments
The District and District Council 89 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO wish to adjust the wage rates for all current bargaining unit employees to make wage rates for food service, custodial, and maintenance positions more competitive in the current job market. The Board approved a Memorandum of Understanding outlining the parameters for adjusting the wage rates for bargaining unit employees effective November 1, 2021.

Classified Support Wage Rate Adjustments for 2021-2022
The Board approved wage rate adjustments for classified support employees effective November 1, 2021.

Non-Bargaining Support Personnel Wage Rate Adjustments for 2021-2022
The Board approved wage adjustments, including increases in the minimum and maximum rates, for non-bargaining support personnel effective November 1, 2021.
 
Information Items
No information items were presented to the Board.
 
Opportunity for Student and Public Comments
General Items
A student comment and public comments related to general 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 November 18, Board Meeting.

National Anthem

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