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May 8 Board Meeting Recap

Superintendent's Report
Dr. Johannah Vanatta thanked the Bridgeville-South Fayette Rotary for recognizing two outstanding Middle School students at each grade level and providing $1,000 scholarships for two seniors. Read more on the Rotary Recognition Luncheon >>


Thanked the League of Women Voters for hosting their first student registration drive at the high school in conjunction with Mr. Harhai’s and the Social Studies Department.


Thanked the Charters Valley Education Foundation for their generous donation of $5,000 that will be used to assist and supplement the cost of Advanced Placement testing and AP professional development.


Congratulated the CVHS Parkway West CTC students for their performance on the standardized NOCTE testing with 76% of those students scoring an advanced rating and 94% overall scoring proficient.


Addressed the community's concern regarding items put forth in last month’s preliminary budget presentation saying, “I want to be very clear. I know that this is concerning and a point of contention amongst us. Fiscal responsibility is of the utmost importance to the Charters Valley School District. Annually, it is our responsibility to ensure that the district’s resources and the tax payers’ finances are being utilized to the fullest benefit of the district, specifically our students. When a budget is initially proposed, it is not unusual to be over projections. It’s like a holiday wish list. We go through this process and through time we work to balance that budget. The slide listed regarding said reductions was that if the district considered no other means. So that was a worst case scenario - that if we don’t look at anything else. That being said, our acting director of finance and myself are conducting our due diligence to go through the budget and get that number to balance. So, although that looked very scary in a public presentation without comment, that again, was without consideration of any other  action. So, please know that the ultimate goal is to bring a very closely balanced final budget to the board in June. A balanced budget is the goal. Not to impact our programs, and not to impact our students, and not to impact our fine staff. On Tuesday, May 22 we will have another budget update and you’ll see that as the budget goes through the process.” 


Construction Report

Mr. Jason Day of general contractor PJ Dick presented the monthly construction report detailing progress and expenditures Phase 2A of the construction project. Read the Construction Report >>

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