School Board Meeting Highlights

8-16-16

Agenda:


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

Workshop

Fogelsville School Site Improvements

As a result of a hotel being constructed adjacent to the Fogelsville Elementary School, Planner Bruce Anderson from Pidcock Company (representing Jaindl Land Company) gave a presentation that illustrated site improvements that will be made to the entrance and exit ramps of the school's property from Route 100.


Student Recognition

Business Teacher/FBLA Advisor Lori Kuzmin-O’Neill introduced the rising senior FBLA Competitors who finished in the Top 10 Nationally as follows:


Hospitality Management - 6th Place

Hyunbin Kim

Joshua Yang


Business Calculation - 5th Place

Arvind Parthasarathy

Business Meeting

Parkland Community Library Referendum Question


The Library made a presentation to the School Board to provide information about their intent to seek a 0.18 mill tax increase on the Parkland School District's special library tax. The bump would bring the 0.1 millage rate up to 0.28 mills. A home valued at $200,000 could expect to pay about $56 per year to support the project while a property assessed at $325,000 could expect to pay approximately $91 more each year. The wording of the following November Ballot referendum question received approval by the School Board this evening:


Do you favor increasing the funding of the Parkland Community Library by raising the existing library tax from 0.10 to 0.28 mills (increasing $18 per $100,000 of assessed value on taxable real estate within the Parkland School District)?



If the Parkland community votes to increase taxes on November 8, money collected by the tax hike will go towards the construction of a new 30,000 square foot library (the current library is 5400 sq. ft.). The proposed location sits on Orefield Rd. and is centrally located in the School District.


Here is a link to more information about the library proposal.

Here is a link to the new library's Frequently Asked Questions document.

Roundtable

Several of the board members thanked Assistant Director of School Services for Transportation, Anthony Naradko, for his excellent presentation on several new technology enhancements to the transportation department this past year, including adding over 600 cameras to all buses and implementing a new GPS tracking system called Safe Transport. Board members also congratulated the staff on a productive summer as the district prepares to open its doors to Full-Day Kindergarten and several capital projects throughout the district were successfully completed.

NEXT MEETING: August 23, 2016 at 7 PM