West Mifflin Area School District News Article

May 16 School Board Meeting Recap

The school board sits down for a meeting.

The West Mifflin Area School District held its monthly school board meeting and voting session on May 16. The next meeting is on June 13, when the school board will hold its work session. On June 20, the school board will hold its regular, voting session. For a full agenda and details from the meeting, view the agenda here.

Some quick notes from May 16’s meeting:

  • Legal Tax Service was present to explain their services, which involve collecting two taxes — mercantile and business privilege – on behalf of the district. 

  • Assistant superintendent Dr. Jeff Solomon congratulated Makaila Baker (Grade 12) and Evel Watkins (Grade 12) for being honored as 2024 Spring SHASDA Award Winners. The awards recognize students who have shown determination to excel both in and out of the classroom. “Those two young ladies are doing a fantastic job,” said Dr. Solomon.

  • The board voted to pass the proposed real estate tax rate, which will remain unchanged at 26.5691 mills. The proposed revenues are $65,286,890; and the proposed expenditures are $68,047,971. The difference of $2,761,081 will be made up by the general fund balance.

  • The board passed a number of purchases and contracting. Among them:

    • Agreement with Adelphoi Education, Inc. to provide Special Education Services through their facility at 15020 Ardara Road, North Huntingdon, PA at daily rates as offered for the two programs for the 2024-2025 school year.

    • Agreement with The Nutrition Group to provide contracted Food Service Management Services for the 2024/2025 school year. This agreement is the third year of a potential five-year contract, which must be renewed annually.

    • Quote from Hellas Construction, Inc. to install Helix synthetic turf on the Secondary Campus softball and baseball fields at a cost of $1,234,919.00. The cost will be paid partially through approximately $380,000 in ARP ESSER funding; the balance will be paid through the General Fund.

    • Quote from Hellas Construction, Inc. to install 150 lineal feet of a 60-foot-high protective netting system between the softball and baseball fields on the Secondary Campus at a cost of $109,660.00.

    • Quote from NGU Sports Lighting to install the Ephesus solid-state LED sports lighting system at the softball and baseball fields on the Secondary Campus at a cost of $538,000.

    • Lease Agreement with IBIS Kennywood LLC to rent space at the Kennywood Shops for the Titan Academy for a three-year period beginning on July 1, 2024, and ending on June 30, 2027. Monthly rent shall be: $2,376.17 for Year 1; $2,480.87 for Year 2; and $2,521.50 for Year 3, as presented.

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