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May 10, 2023

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Special Voting (Proposed Budget Adoption) - 7:00PM
Hollidaysburg Area Senior High Library
1510 N. Montgomery Street
Hollidaysburg PA 16648
Meeting Opening 7:00pm

Call to Order / Dr. Sommer

Pledge to Flag

Roll Call / Mrs. Fiscus

Public Comment
• Each individual addressing the board will be requested to announce his or her name, and address.
• Each individual speaker will have three (3) to five (5) minutes to address the board.
• Public comment will consist of no more than 30 minutes overall per meeting.
• The Public Comment section of the agenda is for comment only.  Dialogue and questions will not be entertained.

Presentation - Governor's STEM Competition
Senior High students Dylan Deur, Christian White, Lucas Rivera and Johnny Bauman recently participated in the 9th Annual Governor's STEM competition "Innovating the Commonwealth through Collaboration and Computing" with their Tiger Trash project, and were one of the top 20 regional winners.  They will share information on this competition with the Board.
Teacher: Ben Fogle

Business Office Report / Mrs. Fiscus

The board met in executive session on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. for impact bargaining regarding Policy 321 and Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 5:30p.m. for personnel.
A Committee of the Whole Meeting (for budget discussion only) will take place immediately following this evening's Special Voting Meeting.
Additional May meetings of the Board of Directors:
Committee of the Whole/Voting
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Senior High Library
1510 N. Montgomery Street
Hollidaysburg PA  16648 
Time: 7:00p.m.
Alternative Funding Committee - CANCELLED
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Senior High Library
1510 N. Montgomery Street
Hollidaysburg PA 16648
Time: 5:00p.m.
Committee of the Whole (Budget Discussion)
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Senior High Library
1510 N. Montgomery Street
Hollidaysburg PA  16648 
Time: 6:00p.m.
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2023-2024 Proposed Budget

Section 687a1 of the PA school code requires school districts to adopt a 2023-2024 Proposed Final General Fund Budget 30 days prior to the adoption of the Final General Fund Budget.
The budget is scheduled to be approved on June 14, 2023.

The Board will have the ability to review and make changes to the 2023-2024 Proposed General Fund Budget until final adoption in June.
Following tonight's approval of the 2023-2024 Proposed General Fund Budget the Board President will sign certifications to the Department of Education indicating the budget was prepared, presented and made available for public inspection on the appropriate PDE forms.
The budget will be made available for public inspection and may be obtained as follows:
1. via District website at
2. via phone 814-695-7431 leave a message with your name and phone number
3. via written request sent to Hollidaysburg Area School District
Autumn D. Fiscus, Board Secretary
405 Clark Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Resolution Authorizing Proposed Final Budget Display And Advertising and Per Capita Tax Notice
RESOLVED, by the Board of School Directors of the Hollidaysburg Area School District, as follows:
The proposed Final Budget of the School District for the 2023-2024 fiscal year on form PDE 2028 as presented to the School Board shall be considered the proposed Final Budget of the School District for the 2023-2024 fiscal year and shall be made available for public inspection after this date.
At least ten (10) days before the date scheduled for adoption of the Final Budget, the Secretary shall advertise Final Budget Notice and Per Capita Tax 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.

Per Board Policy 006 Meetings, the following contracts/agreements are presented for approval:
Consulting Agreement with David Bateman effective April 21, 2023 through April 20, 2024 for special education services Cost: $125/hr.
Contract with Zoom effective 5/17/2023 through 5/16/2024 for Zoom Video Conferencing Cost: $839.90 (Not budgeted) 
Amendment to Renewal Agreement with T-Mobile for Education effective May 18, 2023 through May 17, 2024 for hotspots for student use
Cost: $9,600 / $800 per month (40 hotspots at $20 each per month)

Disposal of Obsolete Equipment and Books
Per Board Policy 706.1 Disposal of Surplus Property/Textbooks/Supplies, the attached list is being recommended for approval to dispose of various obsolete equipment and books.
Superintendent's Report / Dr. Gildea

2023 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS)
PAYS is a survey of youth in 6th, 8th, 10th, and/or 12th grades that assesses their behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge concerning alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, violence and other problems.  It is provided at no cost to districts.  The survey is voluntary, and student responses will remain anonymous and confidential.  The survey will be administered electronically in the fall of 2023 with results to be received no later than April 30, 2024.
Per Board Policy 614 Payroll Authorizations, the board is asked to approve personnel actions.
President's Report / Dr. Sommer

New Business

Adjourn to Committee of the Whole / Dr. Sommer
Our adopted rules of Parliamentary Procedure, Robert's Rules, provide for a consent agenda listing several items for approval of the Board by a single motion. Most of the items listed under the consent agenda have gone through Board subcommittee review and recommendation. Documentation concerning these items has been provided to all Board members and the public in advance to assure an extensive and thorough review. Items may be removed from the consent agenda at the request of any board member.