Board Meeting Agenda/Minutes 4-27-2015

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April 27, 2015 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 (Board Meeting Briefing)

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. Accept April 7, 2015 Board Subcommittee for Communications Notes (attachment IV-A)
B. Accept April 8, 2015 Board Facilities/Grounds Subcommittee Notes (attachment IV-B)
C. April 13, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes (attachment IV-C)
D. Accept April 13, 2015 Board Culture, Climate and Learning Subcommittee Notes (attachment IV-D)
E. April 15, 2015 Board Facilities/Grounds Subcommittee Notes (attachment IV-E)
F. Financial Reports for February 2015 (attachment IV-F)
G. Budget Transfers for March 2015 (attachment IV-G)
H. Approval of the third, fourth, and fifth Foreign Exchange Students from Bolivia, India, and Germany for the 2015-2016 School Year (attachment IV-H)
I. Approval of Additional Spring Interscholastic Athletics Booster Organizations for 2014-2015 School year (attachment IV-I)
J. Out-of-State/Overnight Student Travel (attachment IV-J)
K. Human Resources Recommendations (attachment IV-K)

V.    ACTION ITEMS
A. A motion to approve the recommendation for Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School’s request for a five-year renewal beginning the 2015-2016 school year. (attachment V-A)
B. A motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the District and State College Area Education
Association (SCAEA) as presented. (attachment V-B)
C. A motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the District and State College Educational Support Personnel Association (SCESPA) as presented. (attachment V-C)
D. A motion to approve the bid award for Mount Nittany Middle School partial roof replacement to low bidder, Blair Roofing, in the amount of $287,600.00, and the High School North partial roof replacement bid to low bidder, J M Young and Son, in the amount of $395,150.00 as presented. (attachment V-D)
E. A motion to approve the bid award for the site work on the High School project, contingent on all necessary permits and agency approvals, to low bidder, R.C. Bowman, in the amount of $1,609,700.00 as presented. (attachment V-E)

VI.     INFORMATION / DISCUSSION ITEMS
A. District Goal Category: Fiscal Stewardship

         Refined Program Staffing Requests for 2015-2016 (attachment VI-A1)
         2015-16 Budget - Presentation of Proposed Final Budget (attachment VI-A2)
         STS Recommendation (attachment VI-A3)
         Proposed Supplemental Property Tax Rebate Program (attachment VI-A4)
B. District Goal Category: Facilities/Grounds
         Request for Proposal for Assessment for Fairmount and Nittany Avenue Buildings (attachment VI-B)
C. CEEL Program Expansion for 2015-2016 School Year (attachment VI-C)

VII.    STATE HIGH PROJECT PLANNING UPDATE

A. Information/Discussion
         1. Recommendations for 60% Program Conformance (attachment VII-A1)
         2. Calendar Update (attachment VII-A2)
B. Action 
A motion to direct the administration and design team to include the physical education/athletic facility spaces, auxiliary gymnasium and fitness center (currently add alternates), into the base bid budget for the High School Project. (attachment VII-B)
 
VIII.  REPORTS
A. Superintendent’s Report
B. Board Sub Committee Reports
C. Central Intermediate Unit (CIU) Report
D. PA School Boards Association (PSBA) Report
E. National School Boards Association (NSBA) Report
F. Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) Liaison Report
G. Legislative Report
H. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Liaison Reports
         Athletics
         Facilities
         Finance
         Safety
         Technology

IX.    FUTURE AGENDA PLANNING
May 4, 2015 Regular Meeting
**Action Items
Approve Proposed Supplemental Property Tax Rebate Program
Approve 2015-2016 Proposed Final Budget
Approve Recommendation Regarding STS Contract
Accept the Performance Audit Report for Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2010 and 2009
**Information/Discussion
State High Project: Administrative Recommendations for May 11, 2015 meeting (see 4/20/2015 discussion notes)

May 11, 2015 Special Meeting
** Action
Accept the 60% Documents with Board direction for the Design Team for the High School Project
** Information/Discussion

May 18, 2015 Regular Meeting
**Action Items
Appointment of Board Treasurer for one-year beginning July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016
Approval of Bonds for Board Secretary, Board Assistant Secretary and Board Treasurer
Approve Policy 004.1 - Student Representative to the Board
**Information/Discussion
Presentation of 2015-2016 Final Budget

June 1, 2015 - Budget Hearing - Board Room, 7:00 p.m.

June 8, 2015 - Regular Meeting
**Action Items
Approve Updated Policy 114 - Gifted Education
Approve 2015-2016 Budget
Approve General Fund Resolution
Approve Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion Resolution
Approve Annual Tax Levy Resolution
**Information/Discussion
Proposed Updated Policy 114 - Gifted Education
Reviewed Policy 249 - Anti-Harassment and Anti-Bullying

June 22, 2015 - Regular Meeting
**Action Items
**Information/Discussion

X.    ADJOURNMENT
 
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MINUTES
 
I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Ms. Concepcion called the regular meeting of the State College Area School District Board of Directors to order at 7:03 p.m. She welcomed all attending and those viewing from home. She announced the Board had an executive session prior to the meeting on personnel. Ms. Concepcion asked if board members had any changes to the agenda, there were no changes.
 
A copy of all materials distributed to board members for discussion and/or action is included with the official minutes, unless otherwise indicated.
 
Board members present: Amber Concepcion, Penni Fishbaine, Scott Fozard, David Hutchinson, Jim Leous, Ann McGlaughlin, Jim Pawelczyk, Dorothea Stahl, Laurel Zydney
Board members absent:
Board Secretary: Mary Jenn Dorman
Solicitor: Scott Etter
Superintendent: Robert O’Donnell
District Personnel: Courtney Beers, Sara Brennen, Randy Brown, Ryan Cummins, Scott DeShong, Mardi Frye, Michael Hardy, Cathy Klein, Jeanne Knouse, Steve Kurzinger, Shannon Messick, Camille Payne, Peg Pennepacker, Jason Perrin, Linda Pierce, Ed Poprik, Chris Rosenblum, Eugene Ruocchio, Colleen Sheehan, Ryan Walsh
Guests: Amy Bader, Zach Berger, Gretchen Brandt, Ali Demirci, John Domico, Dan Duffy, Rich Fitzgerald, Levent Kaya, Ann Kusnadi, Jennifer McDonough, Brit Milazzo, John Sefter, Jack Selzer
 
II. COMMUNICATIONS
 
Dr. O’Donnell announced the MiniThon being held Friday, May 1, 2015, with Park Forest, Mount
Nittany, and Delta Middle School students. They are raising money for a great cause and last year
raised more than $59,000. He thanked Nanci Rommel and Holli Jo Warner for their organization of
this event.
He spoke on School Lunch Superhero Day also being Friday, May 1, 2015. The district has 81 Food
Service employees.
He reminded community members about the Book Club Conversation, May 13, 2015, with the superintendent and panelists at the State College Borough Municipal Building, 2nd floor Community Room, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 
Mr. Hutchinson spoke on the following:
● A Public Information Forum on Public School Funding with a panel of superintendents and himself, this Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church, 6:30 p.m. to talk about the fairest way to finance Public School Education in Central PA.
● Spring Public Issues Forum at Fairmount Avenue School, 6:00 p.m., with the topic of Democracy Challenge. A citizen committee will have conversation about this among themselves.
● This past Saturday was the PDS School Conference for “not yet” teachers. It was wonderful hearing what they have practiced and learned and very good work for future teachers. This is a real inquiry between PSU and SCASD. Mr. Leous added that Dr. Jim Nolan has been the driving force behind this program and this is his last year. We wish him well in retirement.
 
III. PUBLIC COMMENT

Ms. Concepcion asked for a show of hands for those audience members who wanted to address the Board. She noted that each individual would be limited to comments of five (5) minutes as time permits for items on this agenda or related to Board business. The following individuals addressed the Board:
-- Jack Selzer noted that he volunteered in support of the new building and also serves on the CAC for Athletics. He spoke on the auxiliary gymnasium, the need for this due to classroom space, and noted it is always difficult when it comes time to make these types of decisions. He thanked board members for reading the letter he wrote and also for listening to his short speech tonight.
-- Jennifer McDonough is a parent with a child in elementary, middle school, and high school and is a strong supporter of the Wrestling Booster Club. She explained this is their fourth district in PA with two others being Downingtown and Mount Lebanon. She noted that students, families and communities benefit from good facilities and she requested that the physical education spaces be integrated into the base design of the high school. There should not be a choice for these, they should be required, the fitness center also provides more room for physical activity, it is about the students and they will benefit from having these spaces, and so will the community. She was certain that if students were asked about this space being needed, they would respond - yes.
-- John Domico spoke on his concern for the physical education space and the need for the auxiliary gymnasium and fitness center being in the base bid and not an alternate bid. He spoke on the possibility of losing Fairmount Avenue (FA) space in the future, and that sport athletics allows children to practice being brave in a sport venue and in a controlled environment. He also requested that the gymnasium space, which is part of the alternate bid, become part of the base bid. Mr. Domico also asked if it has been considered turning the courtyard space into gymnasium space? Mr. Poprik responded no, that had not been considered.
 
IV. ROUTINE APPROVALS

A motion to approve the listing of Routine Approvals as presented.
--Accept April 7, 2015 Board Subcommittee for Communications Notes
--Accept April 8, 2015 Board Facilities/Grounds Subcommittee Notes
--April 13, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes
--Accept April 13, 2015 Board Culture, Climate and Learning Subcommittee Notes
--April 15, 2015 Board Facilities/Grounds Subcommittee Notes
--Financial Reports for February 2015
--Budget Transfers for March 2015
--Approval of the third, fourth, and fifth Foreign Exchange Students from Bolivia, India, and Germany
for the 2015-2016 School Year
--Approval of Additional Spring Interscholastic Athletics Booster Organizations for 2014-15 School Year
--Out-of-State/Overnight Student Travel
--Human Resources Recommendations (refer to attachment IV-K)
Ms. Fishbaine moved and Mr. Fozard seconded to approve the listing of Routine Approvals as presented. There was no discussion. All board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.
 
V. YOUNG SCHOLARS of CENTRAL PA CHARTER RENEWAL

A motion to approve the recommendation for Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School’s request for a five-year renewal beginning the 2015-2016 school year. Dr. Pawelczyk moved and Mr. Leous seconded to approve the motion. There was no discussion. All board members present voted aye on a roll call April 27, 2015 Regular Board Meeting 3 vote. The motion passed unanimously.
 
VI. THE MOU BETWEEN SCASD and SCAEA
 
A motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the District and State College Area Education Association (SCAEA) as presented. Mr. Leous moved and Mr. Fozard seconded to approve the motion. There was no discussion. All board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.
 
 VII. THE MOU BETWEEN SCASD and SCESPA
 
A motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the District and State College Educational Support Personnel Association (SCESPA) as presented. Mr. Fozard moved and Ms. Stahl seconded to approve the motion. There was no discussion. All board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

VIII. BID AWARDS for MNMS and HIGH SCHOOL NORTH ROOF REPLACEMENTS

A motion to approve the bid award for Mount Nittany Middle School partial roof replacement to low bidder, Blair Roofing, in the amount of $287,600.00, and the High School North partial roof replacement bid to low bidder, J M Young and Son, in the amount of $395,150.00 as presented. Dr. Pawelczyk moved and Ms. Fishbaine seconded to approve the motion. Board members discussed: When the roof was done the last time at MNMS, MNMS built in 1995, the cycle, the phasing through the roofs, and the roof being 20-years old with a 15-year warranty. The High School North roof was stretched out longer and was installed in 1989, parts will be retained and these will be ready for the remainder of the work, and the roof cycle is funded in the operational capital projects fund. With the motion to approve the bid award for Mount Nittany Middle School partial roof replacement to low bidder, Blair Roofing, in the amount of $287,600.00, and the High School North partial roof replacement bid to low bidder, J M Young and Son, in the amount of $395,150.00 as presented, all board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.
 
IX. BID AWARD for SITE WORK on the HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT

A motion to approve the bid award for the site work on the High School project, contingent on all necessary permits and agency approvals, to low bidder, R C Bowman, in the amount of $1,609,700.00 as presented. Mr. Fozard moved and Dr. Pawelczyk seconded to approve the motion. Board members discussed: Bidding base and base with alternate, the other columns were information only, this starting the project, called attention to preliminary work, the estimate being between $1.9 and $2.2 million, solid documents from the design team, and the environment being competitive. The bid came in at 15% under estimate. With the motion to approve the bid award for the site work on the High School project, contingent on all necessary permits and agency approvals, to low bidder, R C Bowman, in the amount of $1,609,700.00 as presented, all board members presented voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.
 
X. DISTRICT GOAL CATEGORY: FISCAL STEWARDSHIP

2015-2016 Budget - Presentation of Proposed Final Budget
Ms. Concepcion noted that Item VI-A2 would be discussed first in response to several questions that Mr. Brown has received. Mr. Brown noted that revisions were made and he would review the revenue, expenses, and the change in unassigned fund balance of $592,962. He reviewed the Human Resources staff with Cohort Districts, the Business Office staffing and many were incomplete, showed enrollment numbers - elementary and secondary, the number of employees for each district and noted we are not over staffed in comparison, paraprofessionals increased due to part-time positions, the charter school enrollment at the end of each year with cost/student, tuition/student, and special education cost added if needed. Mr. Brown reviewed the proposed tax increase amended to show a total increase of 5.49% (Index based 1.9% and Referendum tax 91) 3.59% with the millage, for 2015-2016 will pay interest payment only for Referendum amount, 2016-2017 will increase to pay principal payment, and for years 2017-2018 through maturity the payment will remain at the 2016-2017 level. He noted there was some reduction in this proposal, the projected unassigned fund balance is much closer to 8%, and decreased unassigned capital budget.
 
Refined Program Staffing Requests for 2015-2016
Dr. O’Donnell noted that some refinement had been done, positions have been identified that will not need filled, and there are proposed changes to the prior requests. He reviewed the staffing needs based on student programming and the possible need to hold a 1.0 FTE this year, there will be no additional cost for the Health Professions position due to a retirement and reduced staffing need, the cost for the Delta Middle Level support has an estimated new cost due to the desire to move two .5 FTEs to full time and one already has a benefit package, there is no change for the Athletic Program - increasing by two assistant coaching positions for track and field, now requesting a .5 position for the screening instead of a 1.0 position creating a savings, there is no change in the Data Governance, Security and Use, no change for the Human Resources request of one position to support employees, and there were no changes for #4 - a junior accounting position for Financial Operations, nor #5 - shifting the Dean of Students role to an Assistant Principal position for the project three-year impact. Board members discussed: A lot of movement and thanks for keeping track, positions being in the budget at cost estimate, this would be part of the budget you are voting on, difficult to judge priorities, each proposal relates to a problem that we need to solve, it is a challenge when we do not know priorities, concern with the piece on the psychologist, there is not much in place and need to find kids that need services, the universal screening, the increase in coaching capacity, and these are the priorities out of all that have come forward. Mr. Brown added the unassigned fund balance is a very strong financial picture and Dr. O’Donnell added that Ms. Pierce brings a lot of wisdom to our team and he thanked her.
 
STS Recommendation
Ms. Pierce spoke and reported on March 23 of STS performance. Her recommendation is that we no longer contract with an outside provider, but this is not an easy answer. She spoke on the way people were employed, the common law employer, having a number of substitutes that work exclusively for our district, giving them benefits would pass on to us from STS, and the difference between now and two years ago, relationship. We could be with STS until June 30, 2015, hire an individual to work with building secretaries, create some full-time floater positions and will most likely need to look at the substitute rate.
 
Board members discussed: appreciating this approach, this being a separate position in HR, harder on staff to get subs, STS was able to hire retirees as teachers, retirees are to be the last step to fill a position according to PSERS, how much has the pool changed that we are drawing from, and why the disconnect? Bring it back to a centralized process, work with buildings, and refill that position that was not filled in 2010. People will need new background checks, trying to work that out, people that are joint employees are fine, the need of 70 to 100 substitutes/day, we switched to STS to have things managed efficiently, is that now the purpose of the new position and Ms. Pierce responded, yes. Make sure we look at the totality of the argument, look at both sides to be sure. This item will be back on and agenda in the future for action.
 
Proposed Supplemental Property Tax Rebate Program
Mr. Brown noted that a letter from our solicitor was attached to this item that addressed a few points and it appears that a critical mass of districts are doing the same thing. The Commonwealth does also. Given the ability to tax can have the ability for exemption. Ms. Concepcion thanked Dr. Etter for doing the background check. Board members discussed: the recognition of the need, not funding neutral and excludes part of our community, based on age, prefer tax exchange over a rebate, anything we do is subject to challenge, but legally, we can do what we want to do. We will approve the program next week, we will let the community know about the program, they must be eligible for the PA 1000, communicate the need and the application process. A flyer can be sent in the tax bill.
 
Board members took a break from 8:44 to 8:54 p.m.
 
CEEL Program Expansion for 2015-2016 School Year
The CEEL presentation was moved up so that Mr. Poprik could then just be at the table for the rest of the meeting. Ms. Messick noted that CEEL would expand to Ferguson Township, Gray’s Woods and Mount Nittany Elementary Schools for the fall. Corl Street students could attend Easterly Parkway, and Houserville/Lemont students could attend Mount Nittany Elementary. The response has been positive and families seem excited. People have asked about the program becoming a licensed childcare program and then we could get state subsidy. Ms. Messick would like to have this in place for next year. She reviewed new program providers for the 2015-16 school year along with existing providers. All teachers are coming back and she will have some additions and the class time has been adjusted from 90-minutes to 60-minutes. She spoke on the site supervisor proposal and the benefits of having full-time supervisors. The revenue will cover the cost and it would open up another world to us, and could better meet the needs of families. Board members discussed: The supervisor proposal of 2.5 more hours/day and how it was determined, the 2.5 hours providing support to the Community Education office, the reason for HO/LE students going to Mount Nittany Elementary, could re-evaluate and have something at Lemont, working with a 1 to 18 ratio and operating well within that, the fee structure, free lunch students have a 50% scholarship and the reduced lunch students have a 25% scholarship, stability for families, Ms. Messick being involved with all external sites, could a job description and business plan be brought back, have a lot of great ideas and much success, good idea to go through quantitative staff and tie it all down more firmly. Board members suggested to define the business plan, good plans to address the growth and the plan, check into to see what “hooks” come with licensing, assess, nothing is cost neutral, and the business plan should include licensure and does it do anything to insurance liability? Board member noted that board members would look forward to reading the plan and assumptions for cost neutral and what families would be charged, etc.
 
XI. DISTRICT GOAL CATEGORY: FACILITIES and GROUNDS
 
Request for Proposal for Assessment for Fairmount and Nittany Avenue Buildings
Mr. Poprik noted that the Board Subcommittee for Facilities and Grounds asked administration to prepare an RFP for a structural and ADA assessment of Fairmount Avenue and 131 W Nittany Avenue buildings. Fairmount building is our oldest building and Central Office is almost 100-years old. The intent of the assessment would be to help identify how these buildings might be used after the Delta Program is moved to the High School campus, and if the structural integrity of the two buildings is unsuitable for adaptive reuse. The draft RFP has been shared with the CAC for Facilities and the Subcommittee for Facilities and Grounds. Board members discussed: Interesting discussion for the subcommittee for Facilities and Grounds, getting into another round of planning and what is holding things up, can the structures support codes, this was explained well, there are many ideas for what we ought to do, this was very thorough, no proposals yet and when we are ready we will have things to review, the decision about this building and Fairmount Avenue and how they could work together will not happen for anotherthree years. The RFP will come back on the May 4, 2015 agenda for approval.
 
XII. STATE HIGH PROJECT PLANNING UPDATE
 
Recommendations for 60% Program conformance
Dr. O’Donnell noted that recommendations brought forward were viable options of some reasonable solutions for program requests. They will note where they have changed, why, and work through the budget. The Board needs to be given good options, the $85 million is fixed, and any amount over will need to come from the operations budget. Mr. Poprik added that we purposefully structured the 30/60/90 progress development and the process is working. It is not comfortable but it is doing what it is designed to do. Board members discussed: Thought things were caught at 30%, glad we are doing it now, needs to be done, wished we could do at 30% instead of now, need to know how we as a Board know that decisions being made that we are comfortable with, being sure the Board understands the changes along the way, a general sense of the areas that have increased and where we lost things, looking at Ed Spec documents, CRA has moved on past 60% and is tracking changes, the floor plan and concerns about a certain classroom, build to be flexible, appreciates process, does not want a storage problem at the High School, need to do it right, not happy that the calendar is getting pushed but happy with the process, talk about real needs for a High School for 50 years, the budget was set long before other conversations, design team has done a great job, and not just renovating a High School but a campus - two high schools and a middle school and how do we make it all work? The total cost is clearly above the budget we set, we are the first school in the state not to fund the entire project, and the District is to fully communicate the total cost of this project beyond the Referendum. Bathrooms at 30% and disappeared at 60%, going back and revisiting, two programs that have gotten a lot of attention and what other ones are out there, look at with a clearer understanding going to 90%, get update numbers on Ed Specs, wants to see this High School and how it works, look at room numbers and square footage, not interested in relating this to current spaces, need to look forward, the Ed Model, the changes are concerning and not knowing where this is going, the public is looking at a current space and trying to build a bridge to the new, current space is all we know, Learning Community increase/decrease will require an explanation, not going back but thinking flexibility, and maybe we should consider a program area by program area review.
 
Calendar Update
Mr. Poprik reviewed the revised dates for the calendar:
● 60% with comments from April 27 to May 11
● 90% at the end of June moved to July 13
● Bid Phase July 21 moved to August 25
● Bid awards July 27 moved to September 16
 
Now the beginning of the project will be after school starts. We can still maintain the end date due to the summer site work. Board members discussed: the summer project could be a stand alone, the new road and new parking, will continue full design with the Board, fear the outcome of design changes, can’t keep waiting due to the possibility of what could open up other issues, need to balance observation and information, there are 13 program areas, start at one and spend a half hour each to number 13, need the whole Board and public to be a part, and there could be something glaring or something missing.
 
XIII. INCLUDE PHYSICAL EDUCATION/ATHLETIC FACILITY SPACES into BASE BID BUDGET
A motion to direct the administration and design team to include these physical education/athletic facility spaces: auxiliary gymnasium and fitness center (currently add alternates), into the base bid budget for the High School Project. Ms. Stahl moved and Ms. Fishbaine seconded to approve the motion. There was no more discussion. All board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.
 
XIV. REPORTS

--Superintendent’s Report - Dr. O’Donnell spoke on two policy pieces that will be brought forward in
June. Both have been on the Culture, Climate and Learning Subcommittee agenda.
--Board Sub Committee Reports:
● Dr. Pawelczyk noted that the Culture, Climate and Learning Subcommittee met and you have the
minutes. In May we will meet again for a Curriculum Policy draft.
● Ms. McGlaughlin reported the Facilities and Grounds Subcommittee met and the next meeting
date is undecided. It should be in May, but not sure if it needs to be early or later but need to
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set a date. Thinking what would be next for the DWFMP.
● Communications Subcommittee had a meeting and the minutes were approved this evening.
Met with the Strategic Plan Communications Committee and received some good suggestions
there for keeping our communications ongoing for the High School project.
--PA School Boards Association (PSBA) Report - Mr. Hutchinson reported there was a PSBA Advocacy
Forum held April 19 and 20. The Senate Finance Committee approved Senate Bill 401. The bill would
change all members of the PA Legislature from a defined benefit pension plan to a defined contribution
plan. The Senate Government Committee passed Senate Bill 643 that amends the Sunshine Act to require
access to meetings where public sector collective bargaining agreements are negotiated.
--Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) Liaison Report - Dr. Pawelczyk reported a quick snip
from the COG meeting regarding service to Halfmoon Township. May want to look at school capacity in
that area.
--Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Liaison Reports
● Athletics - There were questions at the meeting regarding the high school, auxiliary gym and
the fitness center being add alternates and not in the base bid.
● Technology - Mr. Leous noted that the CAC for Technology meets Wednesday night, 7:00 p.m.
 
IX. FUTURE AGENDA PLANNING

Ms. Concepcion reviewed the agenda items for the May 4, May 11, and May 18, 2015 meetings. She also thanked the people that came out to the Community Forum this past Wednesday.
 
X. ADJOURNMENT

Ms. Stahl moved and Ms. McGlaughlin seconded to adjourn the meeting. All board members present voted aye with a voice vote. The motion passed unanimously. Ms. Concepcion adjourned the meeting at 10:38 p.m.
 
Submitted by,
Mary Jenn Dorman, Board Secretary