A Synopsis of the Chester County Intermediate Unit Board of Directors Meeting

    The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Board of Directors held its monthly meeting virtually on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Board members from Avon Grove, Downingtown Area, Great Valley, Kennett Consolidated, Owen J. Roberts, Oxford Area, Phoenixville Area, Tredyffrin/Easttown, Unionville-Chadds Ford and West Chester Area school districts were in attendance and the following items were discussed:

    Items of Note

    • This month was Board reorganization month for the IU Officers, which were elected, as follows:
      • President – Bonnie Wolff, Avon Grove School District
      • Vice President – Susan Tiernan, West Chester Area School District

      • Treasurer – Sandra McCabe, CCIU

      • Secretary – Janice Heagy, CCIU

    • The Board approved the 2020-21 Board meeting dates and locations, as follows:
      • August 19, 2020, at ESC

      • September 16, 2020, at TCHS Brandywine

      • October 21, 2020, at CDC

      • November 18, 2020, at ESC

      • January 20, 2021, at ESC

      • February 17, 2021, at ESC

      • March 17, 2021, at TCHS Pennock's Bridge

      • April 21, 2021, at TCHS Pickering

      • May 19, 2021, at ESC

      • June 16, 2021, at ESC

    • Ms. Maureen Linahan and Dr. Danielle Schoeninger, assistant directors of human resources, gave a presentation on Caring for Caregivers: A Year-Round Wellness Support for CCIU Employees. During the presentation they reviewed the supports that are in place to help our employees regarding overall wellness such as mental health services, wellness communications, employee recognitions, professional opportunities, community investment and general benefits. All of these benefits provide for a healthy and strong CCIU family. 


    New Business

    The Board acted on the following new business actions:

    • Approval to submit Flexible Instruction Day applications and resolution for the Chester County Technical College High Schools and the Student Services Division’s student programs to be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
    • Approval for the Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan for the Chester County Intermediate Unit Driver Education Program with resumption of Behind the Wheel Instruction and for our Student Services Pilot Programs, effective July 6, 2020.
    • Approval of the 2020-21 Organizational Goals.
    • Approval of the appointment of Dr. Vicki Gehrt to serve as the CCIU's voting delegate at the PSBA Delegate Assembly Meeting on Saturday, November 7, 2020.



    The Board acted on the following personnel actions:

    • Approved the collective bargaining agreement with the Chester County Intermediate Unit Education Association (CCIUEA) from August 15, 2020, through August 14, 2022.
    • Approved all recommended personnel action items, including routine terminations/resignations/retirements, nominations, changes in status, creation of positions, supplemental salaries and pay rates.

    The next CCIU Board of Directors meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. either virtually or at the Educational Service Center, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA, pending the Governor’s orders.