TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

McKeesport Area examines harassment policies

About Patrick Cloonan
Patrick Cloonan 412-664-9161
Staff Reporter
Daily News


By Patrick Cloonan

Published: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 1:11 a.m.

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 pcloonan@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read McKeesport

  1. Steel Valley Bicycle Tour will raise funds for trail maintenance
  2. Crews fill Duquesne sinkhole
  3. West Mifflin public works lauded for efforts
  4. 5 Operation Pork Chop defendants sentenced to 5 years probation
  5. East Allegheny counselors receive national recognition
  6. Markosek supports McCord for governor
  7. McKeesport student to celebrate Jackie Robinson’s legacy
  8. Officials in North Versailles fed up with littering
  9. 2 key Operation Pork Chop defendants delay pleas
  10. Serra Catholic High School friary to house foreign students
  11. Glassport council to crack down on absentee landlords
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.