Board talks on flooring, staff, gasoline contracts | Nearby Information

KENWOOD — A dialogue of flooring to exchange a classroom carpet, staff issues and gas contracts had been highlights of Thursday’s voting assembly of the Penns Manor Location School District board of administrators.

District Solicitor Ronald Saffron reminded the community of the obligation beneath the state’s school code in most conditions to award a quote or bid to the least expensive accountable bidder.

That, Saffron explained, “is devoid of any consideration as to whether a bidder is within just the faculty district.”

The board awarded a a single-calendar year deal for ultra-small sulfur diesel gas to Petroleum Traders Company, a organization dependent in the state of Indiana but with functions in Pennsylvania.

The variable delivered selling price will be, for 3,000 to 5,999 gallons, $.0711 for each gallon altered to the OPIS (Oil Selling price Information Company) common rack cost putting up for the Pittsburgh area and for 6,000 gallons and up, $.0288 for every gallon altered to the OPIS average rack value putting up for the Pittsburgh space.

It also awarded a just one-calendar year agreement for unleaded gasoline, 87 octane, to American All-natural Supply of Rochester Mills.

The variable delivered selling price will be, for 500 to 1,499 gallons, $.1910 for every gallon modified to the Pittsburgh region OPIS ordinary rack price and, for 1,500 gallons and up, $.1380 for each gallon altered to the Pittsburgh location OPIS ordinary rack cost.

The board rejected all other bids, which include selections for second- and third-12 months contracts, for unleaded gasoline and diesel gas.

An settlement with C & L Installers to get rid of aged carpet in a classroom and put in luxury vinyl tile at a cost of $6,737.00 prompted a disagreement with director Ronald Larch.

“We were going to appear at correcting our carpet,” Larch said.

Superintendent Daren K. Johnston explained it was the company’s suggestion to do usually, noting the age of the carpet — somewhere around 30 decades — as effectively as the incapacity to get a matching carpet, and safety troubles, such as the top of the carpet.

Since of possible legal responsibility troubles, Johnston reported, “they did not want to put their organization title to it.”

Larch was the sole no vote. Board President John Hardesty Sr., board Treasurer Debora Tate and directors Tammy Dalton, Dr. Paul Boston, Wendy Williams and Lisa Smiley voted of course.

Board Vice President Jill Eckenrode and director Richard Polenik were absent.

The board also authorised a just one-calendar year entry renewal with Edmentum for the use of Study Island on the internet applications and assessments for the elementary faculty at a price tag of $825.00, and for the higher university at a value of $4,331.25, for a overall price of $5,156.25.

Then it tackled personnel matters:

Corbin Snyder is a new Elementary Trainer, at Tutorial I, phase 2, of the spend scale, with an annual wage of $42,861.

Olivia Henderson was granted tenure.

Justin LaMantia is the new junior varsity girls’ basketball coach, with a three-calendar year deal spending $5,085.55 for each year. LaMantia’s existing write-up of girls’ junior substantial head basketball mentor will be posted for applicants.

Connor Antonio will be a exercise center keep an eye on on an as-required foundation at $7.25 for every hour pending all clearances.

Pending receipt of all recent clearances, cardio and impact screening, and completion of coaching schooling courses needed by the PIAA, new volunteer coaches are Carson Rhea, Bob Packer, Brad Packer, Mark Dalton, Andrew Packer, Zach Johnston and Chad Kuzemchak in football and JT Horwat and Megan Schwartz in cross-nation.

Contracts also had been accredited for 2021-22 with Dr. Amanda J. Vaglia of Clymer Household Medication to be district health practitioner at a fee of $40 per bodily and Dr. Adam Tomayko to be the district’s dentist at a contracted fee of $1 for every test and renewed for 2021-22 with Gittings Protective Security Inc., for armed protection services all through the school working day and armed celebration protection.

Johnston said applications will be taken through July 16 at 3 p.m. for a distinctive education supervisor, who would perform 205 times per year at a salary of $65,000.

The board also gave initial looking through to a revised menace evaluation policy and remaining approval to revised insurance policies working with Trauma Educated Solution, Weapons, Terroristic Threats, Hazing, Bullying/Cyberbullying, Dating Violence, Crisis Preparedness and Response, and College Stability Staff.

Hardesty said all the guidelines are detailed on the district’s web page.