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Wilkes-Barre Area School District 730 South Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA  18711-0376
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Board of Education


Joseph A. Caffrey President
Reverend Shawn Walker
Board Vice President
Ned J. Evans
Board Member
Dino L. Galella Board Member
Denise T. Thomas Board Member
John R. Quinn Board Member
Dr. James F. Susek Board Member
James Geiger Board Member
Melissa Patla Board Member
Brian Costello Superintendent
Thomas F. Telesz Secretary
Raymond P. Wendolowski, ESQ Solicitor

Meeting Notice

"OFFICIAL NOTICE is hereby given that the WILKES-BARRE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL hold a Public Hearing on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM.  The Regular Board Meeting will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 following the conclusion of the Public Hearing.  All Meetings will be held in the cafeteria of Solomon/Plains Complex, 43 Abbot Street, Plains, PA.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD

Thomas F. Telesz, Secretary

Official Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Board of School Directors of the WILKES-BARRE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania (the “School District”), at 6:00 p.m., prevailing time, October 29, 2018, in the Cafeteria at the Leo E. Solomon - Plains Memorial Junior High School, 43 Abbott Street, Plains Township, Pennsylvania. 

The purpose of the hearing is to inform the residents of the School District and to review all relevant matters relating to the proposed plan for the construction of a new high school. 

A description of the Project will be presented and will be available for review and consideration by residents of the School District in booklet form no later than October 9, 2018, and on each regular business day thereafter between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the School District Administration Office, 730 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 18711.

The Board of School Directors of the School District by resolution duly adopted has authorized a “maximum project cost” of $ 137,318,879 and a “maximum building construction cost” of  $103,652,234 in connection with the Project. This public hearing is being held pursuant to requirements of the Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949, approved March 10, 1949, as amended and supplemented, including amendments made pursuant to Act 34 of the Session of 1973 of the General Assembly.

A resident of the School District wishing agenda time for the purpose of discussing the proposed Project should submit a written request to the School District no later than 4:00 P.M. on October 26, 2018. Such request should be submitted to the undersigned, and include the name and address of the person submitting the request and a statement of the topic to be presented. Agenda time shall be limited to three (3) minutes. A resident of the School District may submit written testimony regarding the Project no later than 4:00 P.M. on October 26, 2018. Such written testimony should be submitted to the undersigned and include the name and address of the person submitting the testimony. Testimony from those who do not receive agenda time will be received from the floor at the hearing. Such testimony shall be limited to three (3) minutes. 

Written comments regarding the Project will be received by the secretary of the Board of School Directors until 4:00 P.M., November 29, 2018.

Thomas F. Telesz, Secretary
Wilkes-Barre Area School District
730 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Budget Notice

 
“OFFICIAL NOTICE is hereby given by the Board of Education of the WILKES-BARRE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT that a Proposed Final General Fund Budget has been prepared containing the amount of funds that will be required by the School District in its several departments for the school and fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019 and adopted by the Board on May 22, 2018. The Budget which is subject to change is available for public inspection at the Office of the Board Secretary, 730 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, during regular office hours. After being available for public inspection for a period of no less than 20 days, a FINAL GENERAL FUND BUDGET will be presented to the Board of Education for adoption no later than June 30, 2018.”

Board Minutes

Board Minutes will be posted online once approved by the Wilkes-Barre Area School District Board of Directors. Board Minutes online do not include any attachments such as contracts, bid proposals, or other items that may have been a part of the meeting procedures. These documents can be reviewed at the Wilkes-Barre Area School District Administration Building, 730 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 upon request. Please contact Thomas Telesz Board Secretary, at (570) 826-7111 (ext. 1138).