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    School Board Meeting of March 2, 2022

    View the agenda on the Electronic School Board webpage.
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    The School Board Approved:

    • The award of a contract for the C.D. Hylton High School stadium turf conversion to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder (PDF), The landtek Group, Inc., in the total amount of $2,338,000;
    • The award of a contract for the procurement of glass and glazing repairs and replacement services to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder (PDF), Ridgeline Glass, Inc.;
    • The award of a contract for the roof replacement at Forest Park High School to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder (PDF), CHU Contracting Inc., in the total amount of $3,799,000;
    • The award of a contract for the roof replacement at Neabsco Elementary School to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder (PDF), Northeast Contracting Corporation, in the total amount of $1,353,377;
    • The award of a contract for the roof replacement at Osbourn Park High School to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder (PDF), Alonzo Ours Construction Inc., in the total amount of $2,487,000;
    • A temporary grading and construction easement to Manassas Park LLC, across the New Dominion transportation facility property. Further, the Chairman At-Large and Clerk are authorized to sign any necessary documents pertaining to the easement, subject to approval as to form only by the Division Counsel;
    • Recognizing May 2-6, 2022, as "Food and Nutrition Employee Recognition Week (PDF)";
    • A resolution (PDF) requesting the Prince William Board of County Supervisors to accept, budget, and appropriate $13,076,330.20 awarded by the Virginia Department of Education. And further, direct staff to prepare the appropriate documents to forward to the Board of County Supervisors to accept, budget, and appropriate in the amount of $13,076,330.20 to the FY 2022 School Board Operating Fund;
    • A resolution (PDF) requesting the Prince William Board of County Supervisors to accept, budget, and appropriate $378,181.11 awarded by the Virginia Department of Education under the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund for Homeless Children and Youth grant. And further, direct staff to prepare the appropriate documents to forward to the Board of County Supervisors to accept, budget, and appropriate in the amount of $378,181.11 to the FY 2022 School Board Operating Fund;
    • A resolution (PDF) requesting the Prince William Board of County Supervisors to accept, budget, and appropriate $59,488.41 awarded by the Virginia Department of Education. And further, direct staff to prepare the appropriate documents to forward to the Board of County Supervisors to accept, budget, and appropriate in the amount of $59,488.41 to the FY 2022 School Board Operating Fund;
    • The 2022-2023 Internal Audit Plan (PDF) and direct internal staff and management to work cooperatively and in partnership to fulfill the 2022-2023 Internal Audit Plan;
    • Recognizing March 2022 as "Music in Our Schools Month (PDF)";
    • Recognizing March 2022 as "National Athletic Training Month (PDF)";
    • Recognizing March 6-12, 2022, as "National Foreign Language Week (PDF)";
    • Recognizing March 2022 as "National Women's History Month";
    • January 2022 payrolls (PDF) in the amount of $65,137,374.75;
    • The school attendance areas individually associated with Brentsville District High School and Osbourn Park High School, effective immediately, as proposed in the "Report of Attendance Area Recommendation - Wilsons Reserve (PDF)" prepared by the Facilities Department;
    • Recognizing March 2022 as "Theatre in Our Schools Month (PDF)";
    • Recognizing April 18-22, 2022, as "Transportation Employees Week (PDF)";
    • Recognizing March 2022 as "Youth Art Month (PDF)"; and
    • The February 16, 2022, School Board meeting minutes (PDF).

    Citizens addressed the School Board on the following topics:

    • Policy 102, "Formulation and Adoption of Policies and Regulations"
    • American Rescue Plan Act ESSER Fund for Homeless Children and Youth Grant Award
    • Funding for the School Division
    • Citizens comments time procedures
    • Health mitigation measures
    • School curriculum

    Student Representative Matters:

    • Music in Our Schools Month
    • Theatre in Our Schools Month
    • National Women's History Month

    Superintendent's Time:

    • Good evening. I want to begin by providing additional details on three consent agenda items related to grants and how those will impact our current fiscal year budget. PWCS had the opportunity to apply for three grant programs related to American Rescue Plan Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief or ESSER funds. We are happy to announce that we were awarded all three grants. This grant funding will address unfinished learning, before and after school programs, summer programs, bus driver recruitment and retention, and the McKinney-Vento program, which supports homeless children and youth. It is a requirement of the grant that PWCS incur these costs, and then will be reimbursed by the federal government. To cover these costs upfront, we will be seeking approval from our Board of County Supervisors to increase our current operating fund budget by approximately $13 million. And it is important to note that these grant funds have no impact to our proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget.
    • March is a busy month, with many recognitions and observances planned. Today is Read Across America Day, and I know our schools engaged in many fun activities to encourage a love of reading.
    • The National Association of School Social Workers has designated March as Social Work Month, and March 6-12 is National School Social Work Week. Our school social workers play a critical role in fulfilling our commitment of a Positive Climate and Culture outlined in the PWCS Vision 2025 Launching Thriving Futures Strategic Plan. I appreciate the efforts of our social workers to help students explore their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents, while helping school personnel identify key resources for our students and their families.
    • March 6-12 is also National Foreign Language Week, which recognizes the importance of learning the languages of others, and encourages all stakeholders to recognize the richness of language and cultural diversity. Our strategic plan sets the goal for the diversity of students enrolled in all world language classes in middle and high school to mirror the Division demographics within all student groups. We are expanding world language opportunities to reach this goal.
    • March is also National Women's History Month. Women of every race, class, and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our country and world in countless ways. I look forward to seeing the many ways our schools will celebrate the accomplishments of women throughout history.
    • Before closing, I would like to express our support for our families with ties to Ukraine and those who may have family members serving within the region. Our thoughts and prayers are with our PWCS families who may be impacted during this challenging time. We hope for peace to come soon.
    • Mr. Chairman, this concludes our regular Superintendent's Report.