McKeesport Area examines harassment policies
McKeesport Area school board may take final action next week on updated policies dealing with unlawful harassment.
Items discussed at the board's workshop on Wednesday include policies on unlawful harassment and unlawful sexual harassment of students and employees.
Superintendent Rula S. Skezas said the policies were recommended by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association and approved by the U.S. Office of Civil Rights.
The agenda for next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. is a short one, with two budget items.
The board will decide whether to accept proposals from Ideal Integrations at $49,691.73 for the online network and wireless project at the new Twin Rivers primary-intermediate complex; and Garvin, Boward and Beitko at no more than $50,000 for geotechnical engineering consulting services for the Founders' Hall Sixth Grade Academy.
Speaking of the budget, business manager David Seropian said the district has a 2.6 percent limit for tax increases it could approve in 2014-15 without having to seek voter approval.
That's the state's Act 1 limit for the district.
If the board acts next month to stay within that limit, it would hold any hike in real estate taxes to 0.4 mills, from 15.22 to 15.62.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or email@example.com.
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