Current Agenda

SOLANCO SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS

Meeting Agenda
January 27, 2020
7:30 PM

121 South Hess Street – Quarryville, PA 17566


Mr. Paul F. Plechner, Board President
Dr. Brian A. Bliss, Superintendent

1.    Call to Order, Welcome, Roll Call, Pledge of Allegiance, Moment of Silence and Invitation to Speak

2.    Current Areas of District Focus

2.1    Study growth in the district and its impact on facilities
2.2    Maintain a strong financial base for the district
2.3    Continue to develop and maintain a strong K-12 academic program

3.    Presentation

3.1.    Students of the Month
3.2    Budget Presentation - Mrs. Tucker

4.    Approval of Board Minutes

4.1    December 16, 2019 General Business Meeting
4.2    January 6, 2020 Agenda Meeting

5.    Business/Financials

5.1    General Fund Report

5.2    Capital Project Fund Reports

5.3    Cafeteria Report

5.4    Student Activity and Athletic Program Fund Reports - A motion is requested to approve the student reports.

5.5    2020-2021 Budget Resolutions - A motion is requested to approve the following resolutions:

Resolution Approving Preliminary Budget

RESOLVED, by the Board of School Directors of Solanco School District, as follows:

1.    The Preliminary Budget of the School District for the 2020-2021 fiscal year on form PDE 2028 as presented to the School Board is adopted as a Preliminary Budget Proposal for the School District General Fund. The Administration and School Board will continue review of budget components, and the Preliminary Budget may be revised prior to the adoption of a Final Budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

2.    The Act 1 index applicable to the School District as calculated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education is 3.1%.

3.    The School District shall continue to make the Preliminary Budget Proposal available for public inspection, and shall make the Proposed Final Budget in its then current form available for public inspection, and shall make the Proposed final Budget in its then current form available for public inspection at least 20 days before the date scheduled for adoption of the Final Budget.

4.    At least 10 days before the date schedule for adoption of the Final Budget, the Secretary shall advertise Final Budget Notice in substantially the form as presented to the School Board. The notice shall be advertised once in a newspaper of general circulation and shall be posted conspicuously at the School District offices.

5.    School District officials shall take all action necessary or appropriate to carry out the intent of this resolution.

Act 1 Referendum Exception Notice

Pursuant to Act 1, the Pennsylvania Department of Education publishes an index % is applicable to the School District. The school district real estate tax increase for the next fiscal year is limited to the index % unless the proposed tax rate is approved by the voters pursuant to a referendum or the School District qualifies for an Act 1 exception. As a result of special circumstances covered by an Act 1 referendum exception, a tax rate % increase above the index might be required to balance the School District budget for the next fiscal year. The tax to be levied is required to provide a quality education program as reflected in the School District Preliminary Budget.

The School District intends to seek approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education as required by Act 1 for an exception allowing increase of the real estate tax as reflected in the School District Preliminary Budget. The Preliminary Budget is available for public inspection at the School District offices, 121 South Hess Street, Quarryville, Pennsylvania.

Final Budget Notice

NOTICE is given that the Proposed Final Budget for the General Fund of Solanco School District for the 2020-2021 fiscal year in its most recent form is available for public inspection at the school district offices, 121 South Hess Street, Quarryville, Pennsylvania, and will be presented for adoption as a Final Budget at a school board meeting to be held in the Board Room of the Central Administration Office, 121 South Hess Street, Quarryville, Pennsylvania at 7:30 p.m. on June 1, 2020. The budget may be amended before or after final adoption.

5.6    Resolution for Commitment of June 30, 2019 Fund Balance - A Motion is requested to approve the following resolution:

RESOLVED, by the Board of School Directors of Solanco School District as follows:

Whereas this resolution recognizes and approves a $325,000 commitment of the general fund to offset a potential upgrade of the district's water systems.

Whereas this resolution recognizes and approves a $2,032,216 assignment of the general fund for the budgeted 2019-2020 general fund operating deficit.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of School Directors of Solanco School District as follows:

1. That the provisions of the preamble are included herein.

2. That the Board of Education hereby directs the secretary to record this action into the official district record.

ADOPTED by the Board of Education on January 27, 2020.

Attest: Monica M. Miller, School Board Secretary

5.7    Lancaster County Career & Technology Center Proposed Budget 2020-2021 - A motion is requested to approve the following Resolution approving the LCCTC 2020-2021 Proposed Budget:

BACKGROUND. The Lancaster County Career & Technology Center's Proposed General Fund Budget 2020-2021 has been submitted to all members of the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center Board (the "Board"). The proposed budget must be approved by the favorable vote of a majority of all members of the Board, and also by two-thirds of the school boards of all participating school districts, voting as separate school boards.

RESOLVED, that this board of school directors hereby approves the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center's Proposed General Fund Budget 2020-20210, including without limitation the capital expenses (paid by school districts based on market value allocation) and the operating expenses (paid by school districts based on average daily membership allocation) as such expenses are included and set forth in the proposed budget.

5.8    Scholarship Addendum - A motion is requested to approve the addendum to the existing Wyatt Teaman Scholarship Award selection criteria.

5.9    E-Rate Agreement - A motion is requested to approve the E-rate Service Agreement. 

5.10    Change Orders - A motion is requested to approve the attached change orders.

5.11     Sponsorship Agreements - A motion is requested to approved the agreements as recommended.

5.12     Faithful Transportation, LLCL - A motion is requested to approve the contract with Faithful Transportation LLC.

5.13     Discussion Item - 2020-2021 School Calendar Draft

6.    Personnel

6.1    Resignations/Retirements

6.1.1    Karen Gagliardi, Music Teacher, GA Smith Middle School
With the District Since August 1996
Reason: Retirement
Effective: End of the 2019-2020 School Year

6.1.2    Karen Karr, Grade 6 Science Teacher, Swift Middle School
With the District Since August 2000
Reason: Retirement
Effective: End of the 2019-2020 School Year

6.1.3    Marcia Reed, Grade 1 Teacher, Providence Elementary School
With the District Since January 2000
Reason: Retirement
Effective: End of the 2019-2020 School Year

6.1.4    Carol Palmoski, Classroom Aide, Providence Elementary School
With the District Since August 2019
Reason: Personal
Effective: December 27, 2019

6.1.5    Chelsea DellaVecchia, Behavior Technician
With the District Since August 2017
Reason: Accepted position elsewhere
Effective: January 10, 2020

6.1.6    Ashley Piscitelli, Behavior Technician
With the District Since August 2018
Reason: Accepted position elsewhere
Effective: January 31, 2020

6.1.7    Shanon May, Classroom Aide, Quarryville Elementary School
With the District Since August 2019
Reason: Personal
Effective: December 31, 2019

6.2    Employment

6.2.1    Luke Kerstetter, Agriculture Teacher, Solanco High School
Replaces: Carey Kalupson
Effective: August 2020

6.2.2    Sarah Meck, Chemistry Teacher, Solanco High School
Replaces: John Girvin
Effective: August 2020

6.2.3    Kevin Schwerin, Purchasing Coordinator
Replaces: Emily Laws
Effective: February 10, 2020

6.2.4    Kimberly Williams, RISE Monitor, Swift Middle School
Replaces: Kelly Howett (now in the office)
Effective: Upon completion of new hire documentation/trainings

6.2.5    Alexandria Bain, Special Ed Classroom Aide, Providence Elementary School
Replaces: Carol Palmoski
Effective: Upon completion of new hire documentation/trainings

6.2.6    Amanda McComsey, Special Ed Classroom Aide/PAES Lab, High School
Replaces: vacant position
Effective: Upon completion of new hire documentation/trainings

6.2.7    Crystal Hudson, Special Ed Classroom Aide, Providence Elementary School
Replaces: Samantha Duvall
Effective: Upon completion of new hire documentation/trainings

6.2.8    Katie Marchesani, Costume Designer for Spring Musical

6.3    Additions to the Substitute List

6.3.1    Amanda Barr, Custodian
6.3.2    Faye Hegener, Food Service/Bus Aide/Classroom Aide

6.4    Tenure Approval

6.4.1    Sarah Musselman, High School Math Teacher (Employed 1/16/2017)

7.    IU13 Update - Mr. Chubb

8.    Building and Grounds Committee

9.    Extra-Curricular Committee

10.   Curriculum Committee

10.1    Reports

11.    Transportation Committee

12.    Policy/Legislation

13.    Administrative Reports

14.    Dates to Remember

February 3, 2020 - Agenda Meeting, 7:30 PM
February 17, 2020 - Schools Closed (Presidents' Day)
February 24, 2020 - General Business Meeting, 7:30 PM
March 2, 2020 - Agenda Meeting, 7:30 PM
March 6, 2020 - Weather Make Up Day if necessary
March 16, 2020 - General Business Meeting, 7:30 PM

15.    Executive Session (If necessary, topic will be announced)

16.    Adjournment

"The mission of the Solanco School District is to develop responsible citizens and life-long learners by providing opportunities to maximize student academic performance in a safe and secure environment"