School Board Meeting Highlights



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All motions were approved.

Workshop Meeting

Bond Refunding Update

Scott Shearer from PFM Financial Advisors discussed the opportunity to call bonds this spring that could yield an estimated $325,000 in savings. Currently at 4%, he believes they can be reduced to approximately 3.25%.

Parkland for Parkland Bracelet Campaign Recognition

The Board recognized Senior Class Advisor/Teacher Mrs. Jen Young and students Collin and Kyleigh Duff who created rubber bracelets that were sold for $2 each to raise money for families afflicted by the violence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The campaign raised almost $11,000 thus far.

2018-19 Budgets for CLIU, LCCC and LCTI

John Vignone, Director of Business Administration, reviewed this summary of the three entity budgets that Parkland helps to support: Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit, Lehigh Carbon Community College, and Lehigh Career and Technical Institute.

2018-19 Staffing Update

Dr. Rod Troutman, Assistant Superintendent, presented a report on anticipated District Staffing needs for the 2018-19 school year. View his report here.

Regular Meeting

David Kennedy recognized PSD for winning a Top Workplace Award for the 3rd year in a row by the Morning Call-sponsored contest which uses employee survey information to distribute awards. Rich Sniscak was also recognized for winning the Top Leader Award among large employers who employ more than 500 people. He stated that he appreciated the award so much because it was given to him based on employee feedback and he is proud of the culture that we have in Parkland.

Lisa Roth and Rob Cohen would not give approval for cyber school mandated payments to illustrate their stance that cyber charters are not educating students properly and that taxpayers should not be required to fund them.


David Kennedy gave the LCCC monthly report.

The public is cordially invited to attend the Community Advisory Council Meeting on April 12th at 6:15 p.m. in the Parkland High School Library Classroom. The topic of the meeting will be the “Annual State of the District Presentation.” It will be given by Superintendent Richard Sniscak, Assistant Superintendent Rodney Troutman, and Assistant to the Superintendent for Operations Tracy Smith.

Next Meeting is Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 7 PM.