Bethel Park School Board signed an easement and maintenance agreement, which will allow the Municipality of Bethel Park to have access to Peter Page Park, located near the high school athletic fields.
The municipality plans to install flood mitigation infrastructure in that area which is intended to ease water issues on Logan and adjacent roads. Part of Peter Page Park is located on school district property.
The board also purchased new textbooks for Advanced Placement biology, chemistry and physics classes. The purchase will include eBook access as well as 60-65 physical books for each of the classes. The cost of the textbooks is $48,335.
The board agreed to spend $22,377 on a new laser engraving system for the high school technology education department. The new equipment will replace an older machine that is no longer operational.
The board purchased science and computer engineering kits for the elementary grades.
A state grant will pay for the computer science and coding materials, which will cost $11,669. Those kits will be available at each of the elementary school libraries as well as at Neil Armstrong Middle School.
The science kits for elementary students will cost $22,531 and will supplement existing science kits.
The board approved an upgrade to the fire alarm at the administration building at a cost of up to $11,899.
The board hired Patch Management to fill and repair potholes at various district parking lots at a cost of $9,900.
The board contracted with Headrick Elevator Co. to repair the wheelchair lift at the high school at a cost of $7,500.
The board also made several personnel decisions:
Laura Huth, a special education teacher, was transferred from William Penn Elementary to Neil Armstrong Middle School.
An elementary special education teaching position was closed.