School Board Meeting Highlights



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All motions were approved.

Workshop Meeting

Full-day Kindergarten Progress Report

Kelly Rosario, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development and Diane Neikam, Elementary Curriculum Supervisor, gave an update on the progress that Parkland students are making in full-day kindergarten as compared to last year. They showcased STAR data in their report.

Proficiency District Analysis Presentation

Dr. Rod Troutman, Assistant Superintendent, gave a report that compared Parkland to 10 PA public school districts who are similar in size and demographics to Parkland regarding the proficiency of students on standardized PSSA and Keystone exams. You can view his presentation here.

Business Meeting

2017-18 Calendar

The school calendar was approved for the 2017-18 school year.

The Parkland Schools Summer Library Program Schedule was approved as follows:

(note that paving work at Ironton will cause the program to run at Schnecksville this summer):
Cetronia, Wednesday AM

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Fogelsville, Wednesday AM

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Ironton @ Schnecksville, Thursday PM

1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Jaindl, Wednesday PM

1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Kernsville, Tuesday AM

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Kratzer, Tuesday PM

1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Parkway Manor, Wednesday PM

1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Schnecksville, Thursday AM

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

As in past meetings, when approving accounts payables, Board members Lisa Roth and Rob Cohen declined approval for payments to the cyber charter schools in an effort to emphasize disgust in paying mandated reimbursements to underachieving cyber schools who are not held accountable for their performance. Public tax dollars are supporting cyber schools at a mandated rate that is exorbitant.


David Kennedy gave the LCCC Report.

Bob Bold announced the 2017 Parkland Foundation Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor Inductees:

1982 Kelly Lynne Campbell, Partner, The Bridgespan Group, Boston
1979 Kim Viti Fiorentino, Chancellor and General Counsel of the Archdiocese of Washington
1981 Keith Flickinger, Curator and chief restorer at the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage worldwide and Owner of Precision Motor Cars Inc.
1970 Barry Holben, Vice President of Sales, Allen Organ Company
1978 Mark W. Jaindl, Chairman/President/CEO, American Bank & Chairman/President/CEO, Jaindl Enterprises

The next Community Advisory Council Meeting will take place on March 16 at 7 PM at the Administration Center. The topic of the meeting will be “Full-Day Kindergarten / Mindfulness.”

Rich shared the good news that Parkland is receiving a FEMA 2016 storm reimbursement for the winter storm of 2016 when approximately 36 inches of snow fell. We will be reimbursed 75% of our total expense for the snow removal which equates to $35,865.62.

The abandoned house on the Stadium Drive property that Parkland purchased in 2014 is of no value and has become a nuisance. School Services supervisors and grounds crew, will raze the house. Before it comes down, Parkland is happy to announce that they've given permission to Greenawalds Volunteer Fire Company to perform entry training on the house. Fire companies usually do not have a structure available to actually perform entry training since they will be using large saws to cut holes in the roof and walls of the structure.

Next Meeting: February 28, 2017 at 7 PM.