January 21st Legislative Meeting Agenda
Pittsburgh, January 12, 2009- Education and business items proposed for consideration by the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education at its legislative meeting on Wednesday, January 21, 7:30 p.m., were announced today. The agenda was developed by the Superintendent’s Cabinet and submitted to the Board for consideration. » Download a PDF of the Agenda
- Acceptance of $1,019,151 from the PA Department of Education via the US Department of Education to develop a model for the integration of technology standards throughout District curricula and instruction.
- Contracts with individuals and agencies to provide: collaboration on eight parent forums on strategies used in inclusive education; oversight and assistance with all Health Services functions; oversight and assistance with all dental hygiene services; technical and content curriculum support. Costs range from $3,500 to $35,709.
- Payments related to: services for Early Intervention children at-risk for significant regression and recoupment during scheduled breaks; Early Childhood Extended School Year program; Regional Extended Learning Camps; Secondary Summer School at Pittsburgh Brashear and Pittsburgh Peabody; the Historical Black College Tour for ten 10th and 11th grades students at Pittsburgh Brashear; educational performance of “the Life of Louis Armstrong” at Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8.
- Approval is requested to accept a proposal to enter into an agreement with FamilyLinks to provide a school-based mental health partnership at Pittsburgh Brashear High School.
- Approval is requested of new AP United States History textbook.
- Approval is requested of new courses at the Science & Technology Academy.
- Approval is requested of new Career and Technical courses.
- Authorization is requested to support a pilot of the Apangea Learning Program at both Pittsburgh Perry and Pittsburgh Langley High Schools.
- Authorization is requested to adopt the ALA and non-ALA calendars for the 2009-10 school year.
- Acceptance of donations.
- Amendments to items previously adopted.
- Authorization is requested to enter into a contract with Schoolwires, Inc. for a period of six months for the software renewal of Schoolwires web hosting license/service application.
- Authorization is requested to pay for biometric and bone density screenings for employees as a part of the Lifestyle Returns requirements. Lifestyle Returns is a wellness program to encourage employees to take a more active role in their personal health.
- Authorization is requested to purchase travel accident insurance from CIGNA, through the Gleason Agency.
- Authorization is requested to purchase excess property insurance coverage to protect the District in the event of a catastrophic property loss at critical high value locations within the District from American Insurance Group (AIG) through the Gleason Agency.
- General Services, Purchasing and Facilities bids.
- Additions of $107,434 to 7 contracts and 3 deductive changes of $79,719.
- Authorization to enter into a contract with Apogee Engineering for “on-call” electrical design services for capital improvement projects within the District.
- Authorization to enter into a contract with Caplan Engineering for “on-call” electrical design services for capital improvement projects within the District.
- Authorization to enter into an agreement with Olds Engineering Consultants to provide on-call mechanical engineering services at various schools properties within the District.
- Authorization to enter into an agreement with Sonitrol of Pittsburgh to provide security monitoring services at 32 locations.
- Authorization to enter into a contract with inTEAM Associates, Inc. to review and develop an evaluation tool and training course for Food Services site coordinators, conduct a salary survey of Lunch Aides in surrounding school districts and assess the District’s central production kitchen.
- Authorization to enter into an agreement with DeJong/Kimball Partnership to prepare long-term facilities’ needs and utilization strategy.
- Authorization to enter into a contract with Grant Communications Consulting Group to continue work with the Division of Communications and Marketing to produce two additional issues of The Pittsburgh Educator.
- Authorization to enter into a contact with Texolve to provide repair services, installation, and consulting for the District’s media facilities.
- Authorization to submit Part F PlanCon, to the PA Department of Education for renovations for Science & Technology at Frick.
- Authorization to submit of Part G, PlanCon, to the PA Department of Education for Pittsburgh Sunnyside
- Authorization to seek variance from the PA Department of Education for Science & Technology at Frick.
- Approval is requested for revisions to the boundaries of the Center Triangle, North Shore and Station Square TIF Districts.
- Amendments to items previously adopted.
PITTSBURGH-MT. OLIVER INTERMEDIATE UNIT BUSINESS REPORT
- Authorization to ratify payments made in accordance with Rules in Effect in the Intermediate Unit and Public School Code.
As a continuation of existing policy, persons seeking additional information about items listed above may visit the Division of Communications & Marketing, Room 203, Administration Building, or call 412-622-3615. Background information on most items is available.
On Wednesday, January 14, 6:00 p.m., the Board and Superintendent of Schools will review and discuss the education and business/finance items on the October agenda. The meeting, which is open for public observation, will be held in the Board Committee Room.
Public meetings in February are: Business/Finance Committee, February 2, 6:00 p.m.; Education Committee, February 3, 5:30 p.m. Public Hearing, February 16, 7:00 p.m.; Agenda Review, February 18, 6:00 p.m.; and Legislative Meeting, February 24, 7:30 p.m.