Former Penfield Elementary School

Shown is the former Penfield Elementary School building.

DuBOIS — The DuBois Area School Board approved and ratified an agreement of sale for the former Penfield Elementary School at Thursday’s meeting.

The sale is between the district and David F. Leeland pending approval of the Clearfield County Court of Common Pleas. The appraised value of the property is listed at $100,000.

The sale was approved in an 8-0 vote. Director Tim Deluccia was absent.

The former Sykesville Elementary School and Luthersburg Elementary School were sold in August.

On April 4, the board decided to permanently close three of its seven elementary schools – Penfield, Luthersburg and Sykesville – because of low enrollment and financial instability.

With the closings, effective for the 2017-18 school year, the district integrated Penfield students between Oklahoma and Juniata elementary schools in DuBois, Sykesville students into C.G. Johnson in Reynoldsville and Luthersburg into Wasson Elementary in DuBois.

Sewer line replacement

The board approved the replacement of the sewer line from Bush Court to the former Highland Elementary School as requested by Sandy Township with the work to be completed by Groves Excavating Inc., at a cost of $19,300 (the lowest quote).

Vehicles to be sold

The board authorized the business manager to advertise the sale of the following items as is, no warranties expressed or implied:

  • 2002 Chevy Astro van (93,894 miles)
  • 2002 Chevy Astro van (87,915 miles)
  • 2001 Chevy 2500 pickup with utility bed and plow, as is — needs inspected (126,668 miles), it did not pass inspection
  • 1989 John Deere 16hp riding mower with plow
  • 1999 Cub Cadet 20hp riding mower with plow
  • Large plow that is not equipped to be attached to any of the district’s current vehicles

Tax exonerations

Directors approved a request from the Borough of Falls Creek to exonerate the taxes for 2017 in the amount of $1,070.99 on the property located at Route 950/Third Street, Falls Creek containing 15.120 acres.

As per tax collector review, the board also approved the following per capita tax exonerations for 2017-18 school year at $10 each: Falls Creek (2) $20 and the reason is a disability.

Food service program

The board will seek requests for proposals for the purpose of entering into a contract for the operation of the district’s food service program, effective July 1, 2018.

Dual enrollment

The board approved and authorized the superintendent to sign the memorandum of understanding between Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and the district for dual enrollment.

Van driver hours

Directors approved a total of 958 hours for the van driver for the 2017-18 school year.

Inspection service

Directors approved the inspection service agreement between Eastern Elevator Service and Sales Co. and the district for preventative maintenance service at a cost of $5,820 per year.

Solicit proposals

The board authorized the administration to solicit proposals for internal network cabling and network equipment under the E-Rate, Category 2 program.

Riverview Intermediate Unit 6

The board approved and authorized the superintendent to sign the MOU for Riverview Intermediate Unit 6 Itinerant Services for the 2017-18 school year at a cost of $196,978.24.

New club approved

The establishment of a new student activity club, “Environmental Science Club” at the DuBois Area Senior High School was approved, effective this fall.

Student representative alternate

Junior James Oberlin was approved as an alternate student representative to the board for the 2017-18 school year.

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