School Board Meeting Highlights

1-17-17

Agenda:


For a complete agenda, please visit us at:http://www.boarddocs.com/pa/parkland/Board.nsf/Public
All motions were approved.

Workshop Meeting

2017-18 General Fund Budget Update

John A. Vignone, Director of Business Administration, gave a 2017-18 General Fund Budget Update. He stated that Parkland's goal was to keep any real estate tax increase at or below the state's Act 1 Index of 2.5%.


You can view the documents that he reviewed here:


Budget First Look: http://www.boarddocs.com/pa/parkland/Board.nsf/files/AHPKY251F31D/$file/Budget%20First%20Look%202017-18.pdf


Budget Timeline: http://www.boarddocs.com/pa/parkland/Board.nsf/files/AHPTPQ706141/$file/2017-18%20Budget%20Timeline.pdf

Business Meeting

The meeting was rather short. Various board members gave the following updates.


LCCC updates

David Kennedy gave a report from LCCC. You can view it here.

http://www.boarddocs.com/pa/parkland/Board.nsf/files/AHJJ4Y4AC53E/$file/LCCC%20January%202017%20Report.pdf



Legislative Update

Bob Bold discussed concerns with eliminating the propery tax in PA and raising other taxes to fund public schools which is projecting a shortfall without an idea on how to make that shortfall up. Charter School reform is still in the budget spotlight. The Supreme Court is on the verge of handing down a verdict on a Justice. Betsy DeVos was interviewed to be Federal Education Secretary today.


As in past meetings, when approving accounts payables, Board member Lisa Roth declined approval for payments to the cyber charter schools in an effort to emphasize her disgust in paying mandated reimbursements to underachieving cyber schools.

Roundtable

Everyone noted their appreciation of the preparation involved for making an informative budget update.


Rich recognized Cathy Walkovic, Anthony Marsicano, Deb Reinhard, and Steve Foulke who announced their retirement. Together, they have accumulated 134 years in service and he made note of their service in appreciation for all they've done at Parkland.

Next Meeting: January 24, 2017 at 7 PM. It will be School Board Recognition Night!

The Academics, Athletics and Arts Committee will meet on Feb 6 at 7:30 AM instead of Feb 13 next month.