PASD MONTHLY SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE

a snapshot view of February 2020

HIGHLIGHTS OF PASD FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING & WORKSHOP

Presentations from all of the buildings showcased the activities over the past month, and February was a busy month! Kindness Week, Black History Month, Valentine's Day, STEM competitions, and a record-breaking Mini THON are just some of the events. The highlight of the evening was a demonstration of "Topic Talks: Careers" by three of the students in Ms. Izzi's Kindergarten Class. Each of the students shared their career interests and research on a specific career, much to the delight of the Board members and the audience! Please see photos below from the various powerpoints and the LIVE presentation.

BOARD BUDGET COMMITTEE

The Board hosted a Budget Town Hall on Thursday, February 20th. A presentation highlighting the anticipated Revenue and the Strategic Plan initiatives were shared with the attendees. Each of the six tables discussed priorities, and then created a list reflective of those conversations.


Click here to view the powerpoint presentation.

Click here to view a video highlight of the evening

BOARD REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS

  • The PCEF Phantom Fundraiser is scheduled for February 28th. We look forward to sharing the amount raised sometime in March
  • The CCIU is sponsoring STEM Saturdays, Click here to view on the pasd website
  • As part of the Board President's Report, Mr. Caltagirone presented a detailed description of Significant Disproportionality, including historical context and how PASD is tackling this very important issue. Click here to view the presentation.

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

At the February Curriculum Committee Meeting, a presentation was given detailing the Instructional Coaches and the success they are achieving.

Click here for more information and to view a video about the program.


The Board approved the following Curriculum items:

  • Disposal of Textbooks/Library Books at Manavon Elementary
  • Overnight field trips including FBLA State Leadership Conference, Denmark Exchange Trip, Technology Student Association State Conference, and the Science Club trip to Washington, DC

FINANCE COMMITTEE

The Board approved the following Finance Committee items:
  • Disbursement of funds for November & December 2019 and January 2020
  • Acknowledge receipt of November & December 2019 Financial Reports
  • 1 year contract with ChescoNet for Basic Fiber Optic connectivitiy
  • 1 year contract with ePlus Technology for the switching of infrastructure
  • 5 year rental contract with Freed Valley YMCA for pool access for swim teams
  • 6 month standard education agreement with Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

The Board approved the January Personnel Report.


Of special note: President Emmanuel read an official citation, and shared the Board's thanks to Susan Iero, a Middle School teacher retiring after 23 years with PASD

POLICY COMMITTEE

The Board approved the following Policies:
  • Policy 245 - Pupils - Suicide Prevention and Awareness (New Policy)
  • Policy 304 - Employees - Employment
  • Policy 345 - Employees - Suicide Prevention and Awareness (New Policy)
  • Policy 805 - Operations - Emergency Preparedness and Responses (New Policy)
  • Policy 805.1 - Operations - Relations with Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Policy 816 - Operations - Video Surveillance
  • Policy 816.1 - Operations - Weapons and Replicas of Weapons
  • Policy 819 - Operations - Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Responses

Please click here to access all of the Board Policies.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES REPORT

Approval to appoint Lauren Eustis to the Library Board of Trustees to fulfill 1 1/2 year vacant seat.

BOARD SECRETARY REPORT

The Board approved the following:


  • January 21, 2020 Board Workshop Meeting Minutes
  • January 27, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

The agendas, minutes, and videos of all Board Meetings can be viewed on our website