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Centennial School Board to Meet

Centennial's Board of School Directors will meet for its regularly scheduled work session at 7 p.m.

The Centennial School evening at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Meeting Room at the Johnsville Administration Building, located at 433 Centennial Dr., in Warminster.

There are several topics to be discussed on the agenda, including the approval of paying just more than $49,000 for science kit management and refurbishment services for the 2012-13 school year, and approving the Programs and Services and Instructional Materials and Research Services budget of nearly $1.8 million.

View the full agenda for tonight's meeting by clicking here.

If you can't make it out to the meeting watch it in real-time via the district's website, or on the district's public access television station (Channel 28 for Comcast customers and Channel 36 for Verizon subscribers).

concerned123 February 29, 2012 at 01:21 AM
If you read my comments you will see the point is being made that the new contract is adding to our FUTURE debt. I agree the timing with new construction was poor and mis handled . So in your opinion approving something that no one has no idea how it is to be paid is okay. Isn't this how Neshaminy got themselves into over 10 million in debt? In their case I guess the teachers contract that was approved in 2001 had nothing to do with it? They gave them the farm and they ran with it . Our board did the same last year. Whom in this day and age is getting 3 to 5 % raises 3 out of the 4 years ? With steps in their pay matrix table that what was approved in the current centennial contract. Adding spouses to medical insurance and paying less than 5 % in this day and age is irresponsible of our board. Our board should have at least asked for 15 % . The facts are this board under the leadership of Dr. Pollack has failed their oath to be fiscally responsible !
Steve G February 29, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Based on the comments by "Iamconcerned", it appears that either you are a teacher or someone close to you is a teacher. People are not blaming the teachers for the current financial crisis. They are blaming the board for giving the teachers unheard of raises and not asking higher insurance contributions in tough economic times. The board approved a contract that they could not fund. The teachers in the Centennial District are some of the highest paid in the area. Unfortunately, in tough times everyone has to sacrifice a little. The board did not negotiate as they should have given their financial woes. Shame on the board. Maybe if the board had taken a tougher position and pushed for lower percent raises and higher insurance contributions, they would not have to layoff teachers. We will have new buildings with much larger class sizes. I think the students loose in this scenario!!!
Pete Krenshaw February 29, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I think it is important to note that not everyone on the current board was in support of how things happened with the new teachers contract. Mike Hartline was very outspoken and continues to be and the vote was far from lopsided at 5-4. Unfortunately it seems Mike did not/does not have enough influence to take care of business as necessary. Maybe with the new board members real improvements can be made but as Steve G pointed out in the first comment, the board as a whole does not seem very interested in hearing from the public. The students and the community as a whole will continue to suffer for past mistakes.
Allison Carter March 15, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Actually, teachers pay over 20% of their health-care. Please get your facts straight before you try and make a point.
Allison Carter March 15, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Also, check into WHY the pension contributions have ballooned. The school board caused this problem by being fiscally short-sighted, not teachers.

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