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June, 2, 2021 Committee of the Whole Minutes (ADA Compliant)

Hollidaysburg Area School District

Virtual Committee of the Whole

                                                              Wednesday, June 2, 2021 ** 6:05p.m.

                                                                                A T T E N D A N C E

Ronald Sommer, President                          x                                           Robert J. Gildea                  x
Scott Brenneman, Vice-President               x at 6:09p.m.                         Jennifer Mitchel                  x
Lonna Frye                                                x                                            Laura Koehle                      ab
Doug Stephens                                           x                                           Ben Caldwell                       x
Kenneth Snyder                                         x                                           Jonathan Nihart                   x
Emmanuel Nichols                                     x                                            Autumn Fiscus                     x
Richard Gallagher                                     x                                            Stacey Thomas                     x
Melissa Mitchell                                       ab                                           Dawn Summerville               ab
Nicole Hartman                                         x                                           Justin Arthur                        x
                                                                                                             Solicitor                              ab

                                                                                 Public Comment

There was no public comment. 

Business Office Report / Mrs. Fiscus


The board and administration met to continue discussion of the 2021-2022 budget.  Discussion focused on different options for the board to form a consensus for final budget adoption on June 16, 2021.

The administration recommended raising taxes up to the maximum amount allowed by the Act 1 Index of 0.3365.

Two options were presented:

Option 1 – Tax Increase 0.3365 Mills

Option 2 – Tax Increase 0.16825 Mills

Dr. Sommer asked for a straw vote in favor of raising taxes to the Act 1 limit, Option 1.  By a show of hands, board members were in favor of Option 1.  Dr. Sommer, Mr. Brenneman, Mr. Stephens, Ms. Frye, and Mr. Gallagher were in favor.  Opposed were Ms. Hartman, Nr. Nichols and Mr. Snyder. 

The board discussed the projected budget forecast and a contingency plan for future budgets.

There being no further business to be brought before the board, Dr. Sommer declared the meeting adjourned at 7:07p.m.


Autumn D. Fiscus

Board Secretary