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State College School Board to Discuss Facilities, Strategic Planning and Budget

by on September 24, 2012 6:00 AM

When the State College Area School Board of Directors convenes for its regular meeting on Monday night, several topical discussions, including one on the budget, will be held. 

According to the board's agenda, which is available online, scheduled during the information and discussion hour are a Facilities update, an overview and timeline of the Strategic Planning process and a budget update. 

The facilities update will center on the necessity of having an Educational Planner in the district. At the Aug. 28 meeting, the Educational Planner position was described as integral to the positive forward movement of the renovation projects the district could take on. The board approved its contract with the firm Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates at its last regular meeting. 

The Educational Planner will come equipped with three crucial skill sets, Hardy said, among many skills:

  • They understand education
  • They are architects themselves, so have an excellent understanding of the project
  • They are able to collaborate and facilitate communication

Superintendent Dr. Bob O'Donnell will present the lastest 2013-14 budget development update. The index is set at 1.7 percent, which is the same as last year. 

According to the district, that increase will generate approximately $1.3 million in revenue. 

Updated budget projections will be available at future meetings. 

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Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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