Mt. View risk rate going down

Mountain View Business Manager Tom Witiak said that the school district’s audit was approved, and that its risk rate is going down, which may result in the overall rate going down as well.
He noted that the tax collector rate could also be dropping, which would result in future savings. “We’re on the high side, compared with other districts,” he said.
Seven Mountain View students participated in the Scholastic Art Awards at Marywood University, and five attended the event. Two students, Sam Jones and Audrey Cameron, had work displayed in the art show. Jones earned the Gold Key award, and Cameron the Silver Key. Three students received an honorable mention.
Student government liason Olivia Ainey reported that the FBLA state competition will be held on Feb. 2-5. The senior class has decided against making a senior trip to Florida this year, and is considering day-trip options instead.
The musical “Back to the ’80s will be performed on March 9, 10. and 11.
Brian T. Kelly & Associates was appointed as district auditors for the 2016-17, 2017-18, 2019-20, and 2020-21 school years. The cost will be $21,000 per year for the audit and $1,250 for the tax collector review. The cost of the audit will be reduced by $2,000 if the district is not subject to single audit requirements.
Resignations were accepted from the following individuals: Joseph Scanlon, intramural volleyball; Ashley Kilmer, intramural volleyball; and Michael Agosto, assistant varsity baseball coach.
Supplemental salary requests were also approved for: David Breese, Boys Volleyball Head Coach, $3,542; Joseph Scanlon, Boys Assistant Volleyball Head Coach, $2,882; Melody Haley, Track and Field Head Coach, $3,542; Anthony Gaynor, Track and Field Assistant Coach, $2,882; Raymond Mitchell, Track and Field Assistant Coach, $2,882; Luke Gorham, Track Assistant, $2,882; Peter Hammond, Girls Jr. High Softball, $2,497.
A second reading was conducted for Policy 904.1, activities police, with a change noted in uniform requirements. A first reading was held for Policy 223, Use of Motor Vehicles, with a change applying to the student driver policy.
Agreements were approved between Marywood University and the district and between East Stroudsburg University and the district, for student teachers and speech pathologists.

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