The Board met in regular session on Thursday, September 17, with President Crocenzi presiding.
A recording of the National Anthem performed by Red Land High School Junior Alison Park, cello, and Senior Paris Henning, violin, was played to start the meeting.
The minutes of the meetings held August 13 and 20, 2020, were approved.
The Board approved the Treasurer’s Report for the month ending August 31, 2020, showing invested and available funds of $33,639,440.25.
Dr. Stoltz distributed a copy of the latest legal update from the solicitor’s office.
Dr. Argot shared the Central Treasury Reports for Cedar Cliff and Red Land High Schools.
Mr. Kambic highlighted an upcoming District Advisory Council meeting and Mrs. Crocenzi shared that both the Capital Area Intermediate Unit Board and Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School Joint Operating Committee (JOC) had meetings scheduled for the month of September.
Mrs. Tierney shared that this year’s West Shore Foundation Gala would be virtual with an online auction.
Mrs. Croncenzi officially welcomed Ms. Francis to the Board. Prior to the start of the meeting, the Honorable Scott J. Gross administered her oath of office via zoom making her appointment to the Board official.
Recognition by the Board
Employees of the Summer Quarter
The Board recognized Mrs. Erin Cox, Elementary Secretary at Hillside Elementary, and Miss Jillian Ambrose, English Language Development Teacher at Washington Heights Elementary, as the Employees of the Summer Quarter.
Board Shout Outs
Mr. Kambic commended the school PTO, community groups, and school administration involved in bringing new playground equipment to Hillside Elementary School.
Recognition of the Public
Opportunity for Students to Speak
Comments received electronically from students on the Phased School Reopening Plan and Distance Learning 2.0 were read to the Board.
Public comments received electronically from parents and community members on marching band performances and Phased School Reopening Plan were read to the Board.
Bills for Approval
The Board approved bills for the period August 20, 2020, through September 9, 2020, listing checks which totaled $2,357,246.72.
The Board approved all personnel items as presented.
PSBA Officer Election
Based on an evaluation of the candidates for elected positions within PSBA, the Board directed the Board Secretary to register a unanimous vote with the PSBA Credentials Committee for the following PSBA candidates:
David Hein, President-elect
Michael Gossert, Treasurer
Marsha Pleta, Western At Large
Aimee Kemick, Section 2 Advisor
Brian Petula, Section 4 Advisor
Andrea Christoff, Section 6 Advisor
*Abstained from voting for Vice President
Contracted Services with CAIU for Title I Nonpublic Students and Title II Professional Development
Under Title I and Title II, local educational agencies are required to provide services or other benefits to private school students and staff that are equitable to those provided to eligible public school children, their teachers, and their families. The Board offered and approved two consortium contracts with the Capital Area Intermediate Unit for the 2020-2021 school year to provide those services.
Additional Services Agreement with Aramark
In response to COVID-19, the District has been working with Aramark to expand cleaning services and provide additional disinfection. The agreement will provide five additional cleaning staff and supplies needed for disinfection. The Board approved a contract for these services to continue for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year health emergency.
Athletic Health and Safety Plan - Spectators at Athletic Events
Dr. Stoltz shared that all District sports team participants will receive two tickets for spectators for outdoor activities. Additionally, the District is looking at ways to provide all students the ability to perform while adhering to the District’s Athletics Health and Safety Plan to the greatest extent possible. For those unable to attend in person, Cedar Cliff and Red Land athletic events will be live streamed through NFHS Network
.Recognition of Public
Public comments received electronically from parents and community members on the Phased School Reopening Plan were read to the Board.