Peters Township School Board issues deadline to booster groups

Published Apr 22, 2014 at 9:02 am (Updated Apr 22, 2014 at 9:02 am)

About two years ago, the Peters Township School Board formed a Sports Programs and Activities committee, known as SPA, in an effort to have all booster groups affiliated with the district’s sports and activities submit bylaws. At the start, the groups complied with some bylaws being returned to the booster groups for revisions.

During a school board meeting April 21, SPA committee chairwoman Lynn Erenberg said all but six of the groups have submitted the revised versions. She said the athletic director did not tell her which groups have the bylaws outstanding.

That is when board member Jamison Hardy said he was tired of waiting and proposed a motion that if those six groups did not have the revisions to the board by May 30, the booster groups would lose the use of district property. Loss of using school locations would, essentially, result in the groups losing the major source of revenue, such as concession stand sales. The motion passed, however not unanimously, requiring action by May 30. And while the process of reviewing the bylaws by the board may not be accomplished by the beginning of the district’s fiscal year on July 1, Superintendent Jeannine French said scheduling a meeting to discuss or act on the revisions would show the board the groups’ willingness to cooperate.

In other action April 21, the board:

• Awarded a bid to Wolfington for three, 72-passenger buses at a cost of $197,820, including the trade-in allowance of $46,650.

• Awarded a bid to Sugarwood Landscaping for lawn care services at a cost of $37,473. The contract will run from April 22 to Oct. 31.

• Awarded a bid to Mariana and Richards Inc. for a base bid of $35,000 that will include an additional 15 percent cap for unexpected repairs for masonry services at McMurray Elementary School.

• Announced the board will hold a retreat from 8 a.m.-noon April 26 in the administrative offices to discuss future projects expected in the next four to five years. Each building will be looked at individually. The retreat is open to the public.

• Announced a finance committee meeting set for April 28, is being moved to 6:30 p.m. May 15. The board must adopt a final budget by June 30.

• Purchased 15 bus cameras from SEON Mobile Surveillances for a total cost of $16,675. The cameras will replace other cameras out for repair and to equip new buses.

• Approved the donation of $5,000 from the high school Track and Field Booster Club to go toward the purchase of a new timing system.

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