School Board Notes

November 2019

Methacton Award of Excellence

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Five members of the Methacton School District staff were presented Awards of Excellence by School Board President Kim Aubrey-Larcinese, Dr. Zerbe, and Skyview Principal, Mrs. Melissa Gorla. This month’s honorees are Lori McCarthy, 6th Grade Math Teacher; Kristen Brun, 5th Grade ELA and Social Studies Teacher; Ben Greenover, Librarian; Toni Jones, 5th Grade Instructional Assistant; and, Janet O’Connor, 6th Grade Instructional Assistant. All of these outstanding staff members provide support for students, staff, and our community. They are valuable team members and we are pleased to share with everyone how much we appreciate their commitment to the students of the Methacton School District.

Meetings in Review

High School Façade

The Board was presented with concept renderings for the replacement of the Methacton High School main entrance façade. The Board authorized Shephard Restoration Engineering of Media, Pa., to proceed in preparing drawings for bids on the main option with a 15-foot canopy, and two alternative options. The Board will be able to make a final determination once bids are received. Work is projected to be completed by the end of May 2020.

2018-2019 FY Audit Presentation

The Board of School Directors accepted the financial audit report, as prepared by Maillie Certified Public Accountants, ending June 30, 2018. The district ended the year with total expenditures of $108,261,438 and total revenues of $110,071,410 with a budgetary surplus of $1,809,972. The full audit report can be found here. In summary, the auditors reported no material findings and that the district is in a good financial position.

All other items listed in the November 26, 2019 agenda were approved.

Junior Board Members

A very special thank you to Marin Wells and Brady Koch for representing Skyview Elementary School as Junior Board Representatives for November 2019.

Recognition of Outgoing Board Members

The Board President and Dr. Zerbe also presented outgoing School Directors Mr. Ryan and Mr. Earnshaw with a Certificate of Appreciation at the November 26 meeting to recognize them for their dedicated leadership in public education and outstanding service to the Methacton School District. Mr. Ryan began his service to the district in 2015, and Mr. Earnshaw had served since in 2017. We thank them for their commitment to our students, staff, and school community, and wish them well in their future endeavors.

11-26-19 Methacton School District Regular Board Meeting

November 19, 2019 Work Session Board Meeting

11-19-19 Methacton School District Work Session School Board Meeting

Board Notes

The Methacton School District's Board of School Directors meets each month. School board work session meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of the month, followed by the regular meeting on the fourth Tuesday (except during the month of December). Regular Board and work session meetings typically take place in the MHS LGI, and all residents are invited to attend. Committee meetings may take place in the Board Room at the Farina Center, or the MHS LGI. Meeting agendas are posted to agenda manager, and start times and locations are posted on the District's website. Please confirm meeting time and location before attending. Download the meeting calendar here. Watch the meeting video online.