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Press briefing: Regular meeting of the Board of School Directors - Oct. 12, 2015


Oct. 9, 2015


Chris Rosenblum

SCASD Director of Communications


SCASD Board To Vote On SCAEA Contract;

State High Project Temporary Parking

   On Monday, Oct. 12, the State College Area School District Board of Directors will vote on approving a new 5-year contract with the State College Area Education Association, the union representing district teachers.
   The Board also will vote on approving the low bid for constructing temporary parking by the high school North Building for faculty and staff to replace spaces lost to State High Project construction.
   In addition to the action items, Board members will hear reports on the district’s 2014-15 financial results and the district’s capital finance capacity, including an analysis of future capital financing, as well as policy updates on the Gifted Education program and on booster organizations and/or clubs.

SCAEA Contract

   The Board will vote on a Collective Bargaining Unit Contract reached between district and SCAEA representatives after several months of negotiations. The contract would extend from 2015-16 through 2019-20.

North Building temporary parking

   The Board will vote on awarding a bid of $98,480 to Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. for building temporary parking spaces on the North Building campus.
   Originally part of the State High Project main bid package, the work became a separate bid so that main project bidding delays would not push construction into the winter.
   About 170 spaces made from stone will replace South Building lot spaces consumed by South Building construction early next year.  The Hawbaker bid includes some storm water controls.
   South Building faculty and staff will use a new parking lot behind their building. North and South students will use the main North Building lot.
   When the new high school is completed, the extra North Building parking spaces will be removed.