School Board Meeting Highlights
John Vignone, Director of Business Administration, reviewed the budget projections for next school year. You can view his recap here.
School Board Members Robert E. Bold and Jef Reyburn were recognized as they are retiring off the School Board. Read the press release that highlights their 20 and 8 years of service, respectively.
Resolution Not to Exceed the Act 1 Index
The Administration recommended that the Board of School Directors adopt the a Resolution that the School Board will not increase any School District tax for the 2020-2021 fiscal year at a rate that exceeds its index of 2.6% as calculated by the Department of Education for fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
New District Boundaries Approved for Five Parkland Elementary
Read the press release which links to the new boundary map and school locator link. Lisa thanked the Administration for their work on this and thanked the Board for attending the Town Hall Meetings to listen to public input. Rich Sniscak shared that the task of redistricting is never a pleasant task, so great care was put into the process which took over a year and was spearheaded by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rod Troutman with a lot of help from the Transportation Department. The School Board has reviewed annual projections yearly for at least the last 20 years, but over the last couple of years, enrollment projects have been reviewed semi-annually which has helped hone in on the planning process for capital projects and enrollment redistricting.
The MG donated by Marcy and Barry Dobil will be raffled off at Thursday night’s Harlem Wizard basketball game at PHS. This has been an amazing project that has been an inspiration to all involved. Barry and Marcy are wonderful Parkland Alumni and local business owners who truly understand the difference an investment in education can make. Our ticket sales are at $23,977 right now. We are hoping to reach $25k by the game on Thursday.
PBS-39 TV did an interview with Marcy and Barry Dobil and Lisa Ervin about the MG and the Foundation. It is scheduled to air on Wednesday at 6:30 and 9 PM.
Library - Trying to figure out construction timeline to build onto the current building. Information about this will be announced soon.
CLIU - Budget will be a little less than last year. They bid farewell to three board members at the last meeting.
Legislative - Bob Bold heard that Charter School Reform is falling apart. The controversial Harrisburg voucher program is forging ahead through the legislature. He is urging people to urge legislators to vote against it.
Lisa Roth and Rob Cohen voted against payments to Charter Schools.
Mr. Gosselin is a community member who presented the idea to form a special education task force that would be charged with looking at ways to reduce expenses related to special education.