Board Meeting Agenda/Minutes 11-25-13

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Agenda
November 25, 2013 Regular Board Meeting
7:00 pm – Board Room
131 W. Nittany Avenue
State College, PA 16801

I.    CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II.   COMMUNICATIONS

III.  PUBLIC COMMENT
(Each individual will be limited to comments of five (5) minutes as time permits
for items on this agenda or related to Board business.)

IV.  ROUTINE APPROVALS
A motion to approve the listing of Routine Approvals as presented.
A. Over Night/Out-of-State Student Travel (attachment IV-A)
B. November 11, 2013, Board Meeting Minutes and November 18, 2013, Board Work Session Minutes (attachment IV-B1 and attachment IV-B2)
C. Accept September 6, 2013, Communications Subcommittee Notes and November 15, 2013, Communications Subcommittee Notes (attachment IV-C1 and attachment IV-C2)
D. Second Reading and Approval for Revised/New Policies: (attachment IV-D)
      ● Remove Policy 819 Management of Traumatic Events
      ● Policy 805 - All Hazards Planning (New)
      ● Policy 217 – Graduation Requirements
E. Human Resource Recommendations (attachment IV-E)

V.   ACTION ITEMS
A. A motion to approve the Proposed Comprehensive Plan for submission to PDE by November 30, 2013, as presented. (attachment V-A)
B. A motion to approve to amend the Resolution adopted March 11, 2013, for refinancing 2009 Series Bonds. (attachment V-B) (56 pages)

VI.  INFORMATION / DISCUSSION
A. District Preliminary Proposed Calendar for 2014-2015 School Year (attachment VI-A)
B. District Goal Category: Student Learning and Achievement
      ● Proposing three new high school courses for the 2014-2015 school year (attachment VI-B)
C. District Goal Category: Facilities - High School Project
      ● Project Option Development Update (Memo)  (attachment VI-C1) (revised, 8.5 MB)
      ● Project Financing Update (attachment VI-C2) (PowerPoint)
      ● Calendar Update to Referendum (attachment VI-C3)

VII. REPORTS
A. President’s Report
B. Superintendent’s Report
C. Board Sub Committee Reports
      ● Communications
      ● Culture Climate and Learning
D. Central Intermediate Unit (CIU) Report
E. PA School Boards Association (PSBA) Report
F. National School Boards Association (NSBA) Report
G. Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) Liaison Report
H. Legislative Report
I. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Liaison Reports
      ● Athletics
      ● Facilities
      ● Finance
      ● Safety
      ● Technology

VIII. FUTURE AGENDA PLANNING

December 2 - Reorganization Meeting
**Action Items
   Appoint Temporary President
   Elect President
   Elect Vice-President
   Approve 2014-2015 Proposed Meeting Schedule
   Approve Board Member Appointments for 2014-2015 School Year
December 2 - Regular Meeting
**Action Items
   Budget Transfers for Fund 10 (Routine Approvals)
   Budget Amendment for 2013-2014 School Year (Routine Approvals)
   Appointment of Architect for Routine Approvals (Routine Approvals)
   Approve Final Option for High School Project
**Information/Discussion
   High School Project Referendum Amount Conversation
   District Goals Conversation

December 16 - Regular Meeting
**Action Items
   School District Bills for November 2013 (Routine Approvals)
   Financial Reports for October and November (Routine Approvals)
   Student Activities Advisors and Treasurers for 2013-2014 School Year (Routine Approvals)
   Recommendation for Nittany Valley Charter Request to Amend Charter
   Approve tentative High School Project referendum amount
   Approve Proposed New High School Courses for 2014-2015 School Year
   Approve Accelerated Budget Opt Out Resolution Certifying Tax Rate Within Inflation (Act 1) Index for 2014-2015 School Year
**Information/Discussion
  Memorial Field: Project Recap
 
IX. ADJOURNMENT