Connection Newsletter June 2021

June 2, 2021 Board Meeting


Approval to support professional development opportunities for District and IU staff:

  • Approve contract with Discovery Education for DCIU to provide annual subscriptions for the 2021-2022 school year to DCIU programs and districts at a consortium rate.

Approval for opportunities to support educational and community partners:

  • Approve contract with Chichester School District for ACCESS data input and record keeping/monitoring service from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022.
  • Approve a five-year contract with Upper Darby School District for DCIU to provide threat assessment training and consultation regarding threat assessment for up to 50 participants from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2026.
  • Approval to amend the contract with Southeast Delco School District (originally Board approved September 2, 2020) to provide a full-day threat assessment training and books.
  • Approve contract with William Penn School District for IT support services from May 18, 2021, to June 30, 2023.
  • Approve purchase of furniture and equipment from Tanner School and Office Furniture for cosmetology program at Upper Darby School District, under COSTARS 35 – Furniture contract.
  • Approve contract with Penn Delco School District for Professional Development to provide up to 30 hours of special education teacher coaching from September 2021 through June 2022.

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

  • Approve a Guaranteed Admissions Agreement with Neumann University for DCTS students having a 3.0 grade point average or better for the term beginning May 13, 2021, and renewing annually, at no cost to DCTS.

Approval of other grants, contracts, leases, appointments, and services:

  • Appointment of the following as a result of Board Reorganization:
    • Ed Cardow, Chichester School District - President;
    • Tracy Karwoski, Garnet Valley School District - Vice President;
    • Ed Norris, Chief Operations Officer, DCIU - Treasurer;
    • Michael Puppio and the law firm of Raffaele Puppio, LLP as general solicitor and special education counsel;
    • Dr. Shellie Feola - Board Secretary;
    • Chris Lombrana - Alternate Board Secretary;
    • Barb Harvey, Marple Newtown School District – PSBA Voting Delegate.
  • The Intermediate Unit General Operating Budget for 2021-2022 has been approved by 15 school districts. The weighted vote on this budget is 503 ayes and 0 nays.
  • Twelve school districts have approved the election of the following individuals to serve as members on the Delaware County Intermediate Unit Board of Directors for the term July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024:
    • Chichester – Edward Cardow
    • Penn-Delco – M. Colleen Powell
    • Rose Tree Media – Hillary Fletcher
    • Upper Darby – Rachel Mitchell
    • Wallingford-Swarthmore – Lawrence Kutys
  • Approve the 2021-2022 Intermediate Unit Government Funded Budgets and the Intermediate Unit Contracted/Special Services Budgets in the amounts listed in the agenda and the current budget figures for 2020-2021 as presented in the Consolidated Budgets/Program book.
  • Approval to prefund the 2021-2022 healthcare insurance premiums with the Delaware County Public Schools Health Insurance Trust.
  • Recognized the retirement of Mr. Thomas Brown, Chief Financial and Operations Officer, after 35 years with DCIU.

The next DCIU Board of Directors meeting is July 7, 2021, 6:45 (virtual).