Purchase Line High School building

PURCHASE LINE — An audit of Purchase Line School District books for the year ending June 30, 2019, was “unmodified” with “no findings, no problems,” district Business Manager Abbey Romagna told the district board of directors at their first Committee of the Whole work session Monday night.

She told the school board that Brenda Pawlowski from Kotzan CPA and Associates of Richland Township, Cambria County, will discuss the audit findings at a presentation next month.

Among other topics in his report, Superintendent Shawn L. Ford discussed Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s Principles for Governance and Leadership, which will be among the items on next week’s agenda for board approval.

“I would always emphasize ethical decision making as of primary importance,” Ford said, “They’re all … good reminders for us of how we conduct our daily business and our monthly business.”

Much of what is on that agenda deals with personnel, including new assistant track and baseball coaches and softball volunteers for the spring season at the high school; and the hiring of new employees for 4-hour cook and 5-hour custodial positions.

Three more drivers also will be considered for Tri-County Transportation runs.

General liability insurance also will be considered for school police officers, and the board will consider acceptance of a computer-aided design printer by Northern Star Generation from its boiler plant at Colver, Cambria County. The printer is valued at $1,200.