10/7/13 Regular Meeting/Work Session Minutes Page 2 of 8
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS AND SCHEDULED SPEAKERS A.
Dr. Smith introduced Mr. Brad Remig, from Public Financial Management, who reviewed the RFP results from banks for the bond refinancing. He stated the proposals came back better than expected. A breakdown of the the two most attractive of the eight proposals with the different terms and conditions as well as a typical bond was provided for each board member. After a review of the terms
of the proposals, it was the board’s co
nsensus to move forward with Option 1, Fixed/Variable proposal from Jonestown Bank & Trust Company. Mr. Remig will return at the next meeting with more specific numbers and look for final approval.
After being asked by Dr. Smith, Mr. Oellig shared that he got married August 17. Dr. Smith invited everyone to share in the cake she provided in celebration.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS COORDINATOR
Mr. Hazen reported:
This is Fire Prevention Week. The volunteer fire companies will be visiting the elementary schools.
We will also have a visiting educator turned poet, Kaly Dakos in the elementary schools.
Massed Band practice with a performance on October 18 at the football game.
The orchestra will be touring the elementary buildings on October 15 and 18.
There is a choral concert on October 24; Homecoming on October 25; and the homecoming dance on October 26. Several alumni are being honored at halftime, and a 5
quarter celebration after the game will be held in the high school cafeteria.
anniversary celebration of Lower Dauphin Field Hockey is taking place October 12 with an alumni game around 2:00 and a celebration afterwards at the fire hall.
Mrs. Shaver-Durham reported: The intervention programs are up and running in all five elementary schools. They have been working as team to plan the parent involvement events for the year. It was decided to change the format a bit this year. They have opened the parent event up to all parents of children of reading center students. They will be at tables with refreshments in hopes of people being willing to give more input and will be able to share in a more informal and relaxed setting. The Title I Parent Advisory Committee meeting will be held on November 6, 2013 at Nye Elementary at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Smith reported:
Over $2,000,000 was put back last year to complete the middle school and high school roof projects. Mr. Marshall explained the plan and timeline to replace both roofs next summer. The Keystone Purchasing Network will be