Furloughs, Promotions on Docket for Wednesday's B-W School Board Mtg.
Many action items will help make up Baldwin-Whitehall's 2012-13 public school budget.
The Baldwin-Whitehall School Board will vote on Wednesday night whether or not to approve a 0.5-mill increase for district taxpayers in regard to its 2012-13 budget. But even before that, the board will have much else to decide, according to Wednesday's meeting agenda, available online.
Also up for a vote on Wednesday will be multiple action items that call for the elimination of several district employment positions and the implementation of corresponding furloughs.
Item 10.5 on Wednesday, for example, is a recommendation by district administration that the school board eliminate Baldwin-Whitehall's director of pupil services position and furlough its incumbent administrator, Virginia Deasy.
Another item (10.7) calls for the elimination of one English, science and social studies teacher at J.E. Harrison Middle School, as well as the half-time equivalent of a district-wide nursing position.
A number of custodial, maintenance and secretarial positions are also being recommended for elimination.
Recommended to be promoted on Wednesday night are Heatherlyn Wessel, a kindergarten teacher, as a vice principal at W.R. Paynter Elementary School, and Anissa Rosenwald, a Spanish teacher and Baldwin High School's activities coordinator, as a vice principal at Whitehall Elementary School.
District taxpayers and residents have the right to speak (item 4.0) near the start of Wednesday's school board meeting regarding the agenda's action items only. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the school district office at 4900 Curry Rd. in Whitehall Borough.
View the full meeting agenda here. View the proposed 2012-13 B-W budget, which is also available in this article's media gallery. (CORRECTION: A budget PDF was removed from this article's gallery, as it is not the budget that will be voted on tonight. That budget is not available online. The above link is for a preliminary budget posted in May.)
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