Connection Newsletter January 8, 2020



Approval for opportunities to support educational and community partners:

  • Contract with Delaware County Department of Human Services to fund Family Center services for at-risk Delaware County families from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
  • Contract with Pearson to receive a one-day aimsWEB Train-the-Trainer course for certification to then provide this training to schools.
  • Contract with Capital Area Intermediate Unit for DCIU to provide districts with Instructional Coach Mentoring services from August 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Approval of other grants, contracts, appointments and services:

  • Appointment of Mr. Christopher Bryan, Ridley School District, to fulfill the term December 2, 2019 through June 30, 2022 to replace exiting Director Mr. Harry McElwee.
  • Appointment of Ms. Hillary Fletcher, Rose Tree Media School District, to fulfill the term December 3, 2019 through June 30, 2021 to replace exiting Director Mrs. Jaclyn Clancy.
  • Appointment of Mrs. Amy Goldman, Radnor Township School District, to fulfill the term December 3, 2019 through June 30, 2022 to replace exiting Director Mr. Charles Madden, III.
  • Appointment of Natalie Hess as the new Assistant Director of Student Services, starting January 9, 2020.
  • Accept the June 30, 2019 audit as prepared by Barbacane, Thornton, and Company for both DCIU and DCTS.
  • Approval to change the job description from Coordinator of Business Applications to IT Applications Coordinator.
  • CrowdStrike agreement providing cybersecurity software for a 30-day trial evaluation, to further protect against cyber security breaches.
  • Approval of the following 2020-21 calendars:
    • Early Intervention
    • 12-month staff for DCIU and DCTS
    • Holiday for DCIU and DCTS
  • Purchase of 50 two-way radios for the Aston Campus and 125 two-way radios for the Marple Campus for greater building wide communications and emergency management.

Approval to enhance student learning and work experience and support future educators:

  • Permission for 51 students and 48 adults from the Marple Education Center Low Incidence Program to attend Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ on February 13, 2020.
  • Permission for 40 students from the Aston campus and three (3) adults to attend the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference from April 1, 2020 to April 3, 2020 at the Valley Forge Convention Center, Valley Forge, PA (an additional 40 students from the Folcroft campus and three (3) adults were previously approved on the December 4, 2019 Board Agenda).
  • Permission to continue the Articulation Agreement with The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College for students to receive up to 6.5 college credits, effective January 13, 2020 through June 30, 2022.
  • Articulation Agreement with the University of the Sciences for students in the Medical Careers Program to receive up to six (6) college credits effective January 9, 2020.
  • PHEAA Authorization Agreement for the Practical Nursing Program to apply for grant money for practical nursing students through the Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP) for the 2019 – 2020 school year.