Montoursville considers future capital projects spending plans

The Montoursville Area School Board used its January workshop session Tuesday night to receive a glimpse into its spending future.

The report given by Stephen Flaherty, director of RBC Capital Markets, of Lancaster, outlined some plans the district might use to finance any upcoming capital buildings projects.

Superintendent Dr. Timothy Bowers and Business Manager Robert Saul said it gives district officials a chance to start thinking ahead and to at least have some possible plans in place.

In coming years, the district could be undergoing renovations for its high school and Loyalsock Valley Elementary School, although no specific plans have been drawn up.

“We want to know where to go,” Saul said.

Flaherty assured the board that the district is in pretty good financial shape for undergoing a long-term infrastructure project.

In other matters, the board approved a plan that restructures the way the boys and girls track and field teams will be coached.

By a vote of 7-0, it was agreed to have a single head coach oversee both teams.

Board President Thomas McNamara said assistant coaches under the head coach also will be involved in both teams.

“It’s just a way to help improve the track program,” he said.

Those voting in favor were McNamara, Scott Konkle, William Ruffing, Dale Ulmer, Jennifer Marriott, George Hagemeyer and Jeff Schans. James Bergen and Jill Kaplan were absent.

The board approved a survey at a cost of $500 to assess technology needs in the district. The BrightBytes data collection process will involve the community.

In a personnel matter, the board approved the resignation of middle school aide Linda Leavitt.