School Board Meeting Highlights
Safe2Say Something Video
Dr. Tony Naradko outlined the roll out of the state-wide Safe2Say Something Program which allows people to report threats of self harm, other crises or safety concerns, anonymously. The call center is staffed by the state and is trained to determine if tips are life threatening or not and ultimately report out to the school districts. If imminent danger is present, the tip gets dispatched to Lehigh County 911. PHS students who are involved in the TV Studio worked to create a video that helped train students in grades 6-12 about how to report a tip as well as how to be vigilant about spotting warning signs among peers who may be at risk for self harm: https://youtu.be/lZtl26-Q6Vo
Mid-year Review of 2018-9 District Goals
Rod Troutman, Assistant Superintendent, gave the mid-year goals update which can be viewed here: https://www.boarddocs.com/pa/parkland/Board.nsf/files/B9HKFH67C5D3/$file/2018-2019%20Mid-Year%20Goals%20Presentation.pdf
2019-20 Budget Presentation
John Vignone, Director of Business Administration, presented the budget update which can be viewed here: https://www.boarddocs.com/pa/parkland/Board.nsf/files/B9KLXA56433F/$file/Budget%20Update%2002-19-19.pdf
LCTI report was given by David Hein: https://www.boarddocs.com/pa/parkland/Board.nsf/files/B96P6K5D9ACE/$file/LCTI%20Joint%20Operating%20Committee%20Report%20Feb%202019.pdf
Carbon Lehigh report:
Rob Cohen and Lisa Roth did not approve payments to any Cyber Charter Schools to illustrate their disgust at funding the under performing schools with tax dollars.
The School Board remarked that the Safe2Say video was amazing and they were impressed with all of the student work that was done on the video. The music, the scripts, the incorporation of three secondary schools, brief cameos by the staff, and student participation was very well done.
The Goals report was also positively received.