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How to get the most out of the
2013 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference
The most important part of attending the
2013 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference at the Hershey Lodge & Convention
Center, Oct. 15-18, is the valuable information you take home to your community.
The ideas and strategies you learn through
the sessions, workshops, roundtables,
speakers and exhibitors can be implemented back home in your own district.
Why should you attend the School
Leadership Conference?
• Discover the latest how-to strategies and
techniques from the foremost authorities
in Pennsylvania’s public education.
• Gain an understanding of new trends
straight from experts and colleagues who
observe, analyze, teach and influence the
educational environment.
• Stimulate your board to build, modify and
refine your district’s short- and long-term
game plan for success.
• Form and nurture a high-quality network
of educational colleagues from school districts throughout the state.
Before the conference:
• Complete the new justification toolkit.
Don’t let tight budgets keep you from
attending conference. This toolkit offers
tips on attending, conference expense and
benefit worksheets, and ideas for sharing
your new-found knowledge with your
colleagues.
• Review the conference program and
determine which sessions, discussions and
activities will benefit your district directly.
• Make note of the booth numbers of
vendors you wish to visit so navigating
through the exhibit hall will be easier.
A list of Service Associate Members
exhibiting at the conference and their
booth numbers is on page 29.
• Remember, temperatures in the exhibit hall
and the session rooms can fluctuate. Be sure
to bring comfortable clothing and shoes.
During the conference:
• Navigate conference with the new
mobile app. This virtual guide allows easy
access to the conference schedule, event
information, announcements, maps and
more from your phone, tablet or other
mobile device.
• Celebrate the excellence of PA public
school students. View the posters
submitted as part of the 2013 PSBA
Poster & Essay Contest, and be sure to
pick up an essay booklet to read how
public education will help our students
succeed. Winning essays will be read at
the beginning of major sessions. For more
details, visit www.standupforpublic
education.org. Wednesday evening attend
the Student Celebration Showcase,
featuring the best of Pennsylvania’s public
school performers. For more information,
visit www.psba.org/workshops/schoolleadership-conference.
• Take advantage of breakfast cracker-barrel
discussions, lunch groups, Café PSBA and
other networking opportunities. Many
people find these the most insightful and
valuable of their conference experiences.
• Visit the PSBA booths and the PSBA
Bookstore to talk to members of the
PSBA Board of Directors and staff, and to
purchase informative, educational books at
special reduced conference prices.
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board members to be effective leaders
and decision-makers is an educational
investment that benefits the entire
community.
• Keep something from the conference
at your desk. It will help you retain that
inspiration and enthusiasm that you gained
at the conference and will remind you to
keep in touch with the people you met
and the ideas you encountered.
• View sessions you missed at the PSBA Live
Learning Center, which provides access
to recorded sessions from the School
Leadership Conference. Purchase access at
a discounted onsite price at the Bookstore.
Contributors
Abacus Sports Installations........................................3
Beers & Hoffman Ltd., Shonk,
Kerekgyarto & Schwear Architecture......................4
BoardDocs.....................................................................5
Buchart Horn Inc./BASCO Associates......................6
BuyBoard.......................................................................7
Crabtree, Rohrbaugh &
Associates – Architects .............................................8
Durham School Services.............................................9
EasyProcure................................................................10
Gilbert Architects Inc.................................................11
Hayes Large Architects LLP......................................12
HHSDR Architects/Engineers...................................13
Hunt Engineers, Architects &
Land Surveyors PC.....................................................14
Keystone Purchasing Network.................................15
Laws on Line for School Leaders ............................16
After the conference:
• Celebrate student success by submitting
public education standouts to be featured
in PSBA publications and websites.
For more information, visit www.
standupforpubliceducation.com.
• At a board meeting, share the highlights
of your report and your observations and
impressions.
• Explain the benefits and return on
investment for conference participation.
School governance is a large and
complex responsibility. Training school
Pittsburgh Stage Inc...................................................17
Public Financial Management Inc...........................18
Quest Employee Assistance Program.....................19
RBC Capital Markets LLC...........................................20
Reynolds Companies..................................................21
Robert W. Baird & Co.................................................22
Schradergroup Architecture....................................23
Skelly and Loy Inc. – EngineeringEnvironmental Consultants.......................................24
Spiezle Architectural Group Inc...............................25
SunGard K-12 Education............................................26
The Foreman Group....................................................27
Vision Benefits of America........................................28
For complete conference details, visit www.psba.org/workshops/school-leadership-conference/.
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An occasional newsletter produced by the
Pennsylvania School Boards Association
in cooperation with its Service Associate
Members. Address all
correspondence to PSBA,
P.O. Box 2042,
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-0790.
Tel: (717) 506-2450.
Advisory Council
2013 PASA-PSBA School
Leadership Conference
Thank you Sponsors!
Be sure to visit all of our sponsors in the exhibit hall at the
PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference in Hershey.
PSBA sincerely appreciates the support the following
Service Associate Members who are sponsors this year.
Stephen Herchenrider
ARAMARK Education
R. Bruce Walsh
CBIZ Insurance Services Inc.
Barbara Stank
Chartwells School Dining Services
Dr. Wayne W. Doyle
The Foreman Group
Sharron Herr
Gilbert Architects Inc.
S. Dwight Knouse II
Chair
Hayes Large Architects LLP
Michelle R. Portnoff
Portnoff Law Associates Ltd.
Leslie L. Bear
Robert W. Baird & Co.
A. Stevens Krug
Spiezle Architectural Group
Dr. Marcela Diaz Myers
PSBA President
Dr. Richard L. Frerichs
PSBA President-Elect
Roy E. Jacobs III (nonvoting member)
Assistant Executive Director
PSBA Insurance Services
The granting of Service Associate
Member­ship and the publication of this
newsletter do not necessarily constitute
an endorsement by the Pennsylvania
School Boards Association of the
products or services of­fered by any
particular Service Associate Member.
Product Periscope PSBA Insurance Trust..................................Booths 635, 637
CEA Integrated Solutions ............................Booths 609, 611
Chartwells School Dining Services ............Booth 408
Spiezle Architectural Group .......................Booth 416
GCA Services Group Inc..............................Booth 419
Metz Culinary Management .......................Booth 601
EI Associates Inc. ........................................Booths 326, 328
Baird Public Finance ...................................Booth 233
Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates ............Booths 703, 704
HHSDR Architects/Engineers ....................Booth 320
Prismworks Technology ............................Booth 613
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Abacus Sports Installations
Safe surfaces for your young athletes
Safe surfaces not only help today’s
young athletes play their best, but
safeguard against injury caused by
the effect of impact force or
slippery floors.
Abacus Sports Installations installs
various types of sports surfacing:
gyms, running tracks, tennis courts,
weight rooms and locker rooms.
One of its most popular synthetic flooring is Pulastic. The
system is comprised of a recycledrubber basemat with polyurethane
topcoats rendering a virtually seamless floor.
Pulastic delivers exceptional
durability and superior wear resistance for indoor applications. Unlike fully poured-in-place or singleply surfaces, this system guarantees
uniformity in thickness and density
giving the athlete a dimensionally stable platform for safe and
consistent performance. The base
durometer can be engineered during the manufacturing process to
meet specified performance criteria.
Its wear surface provides optimum
frictional properties required for
indoor gym sports and field house
activities, and it is able to be resurfaced if necessary.
Finishes may be in a variety of
colors with game lines and logos
added.
These surfaces also are designed to be multipurpose. Whether
it is a basketball game, a pep rally
or a PTO meeting, Abacus’ floors
are appropriate for your needs.
Abacus is an exclusive dealer
for Robbins Sports Surfaces in
Pennsylvania. Recognized as the
leader in indoor sports floors, Robbins provides safe, comfortable,
high performance surfaces for the
athletic elite. Nineteen out of 30
NBA teams and more than half of
NCAA Division I schools compete
on Robbins sport floors. The vast
majority of maple and synthetic
floors installed by the Robbins
dealer network are found in high
schools, middle schools and elementary schools.
Contact James Proud or Geoff
Gensemer for any additional information at (800) 821-4557 or email
[email protected]
Abacus Sports Installations
836 Flory Mill Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
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Beers & Hoffman Ltd., Shonk, Kerekgyarto & Schwear Architecture
Don’t blow the chance!
Many times, districts are faced with
an ominous existing building with so
many problems that the gut reaction
is to consider searching for a large
quantity of dynamite and a match.
But before purchasing explosives, give that old building a final
chance and grant due diligence
with a thorough facility study.
While this analysis may show that
replacement of this structure is the
best long-term solution, sometimes
the results are surprising.
Case in point is the Lebanon
High School which was just renovated and renewed.
With a distinctive original
1960s design of three round drums
linked by glass corridors, options for expansion and providing
updated flexible learning environments seemed almost impossible.
How can a “square peg fit into the
round hole?”
Throw in under-sized classrooms, an outdated mechanical system, an old roof and non-thermal
windows, and you could almost
hear demolition starting.
But, by thinking out-of-the-box,
applying sustainable design measures and pursuing 21st-century
school concepts, a unique solution
was provided while still costing
less than a new school.
By enclosing the center court
and adding two in-fills between
the drums, not only
were spatial needs
met, a new community core space created and classroom
sizes enlarged; but
significant improvements also were
made to student
movement, wayfinding and security.
Reuse of the
existing structural
components and
incorporating a new
geothermal system
were key contributors to LEED gold
certification.
Beers & Hoffman Ltd. Architects
is an experienced
architectural firm
based in Lancaster
and Lebanon with
numerous successes
in K-12 design. The same team of
architects is involved from the start
of design to the finish of construction.
The firm specializes in educational facility design, religious architecture, life-care design, healthcare and other commercial work.
For more information, contact
Scott Shonk AIA at (717) 569-4955
or [email protected]
Beers & Hoffman Ltd., Shonk,
Kerekgyarto & Schwear
Architecture
20A East Roseville Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
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BoardDocs
Go paperless
BoardDocs was developed specifically for school boards, local
governments, and other private and
public boards to alleviate the enormous task of assembling, printing,
distributing and revising agenda
items and policies. This unique,
state-of-the-art solution increases
transparency in governance, saves
taxpayers money and has a positive
effect on the environment.
With BoardDocs, you not only
have the ability to process agenda
items, supporting documents,
policies and procedures, you
also determine who has access to
each document – including board
members, staff and the general
public. Plus, you can make last
minute revisions and redistribute
your materials in just minutes. With
two solutions to meet your budget, there’s never been an easier or
more powerful paperless agenda
solution.
With more than 12,000 system
users, BoardDocs has been used
successfully to manage more than
46,000 meetings. Not only has
the company saved an estimated
90,000,000 sheets of paper, its solutions replace the costly method of
compiling, copying and distributing
meeting documents.
For more information about
BoardDocs, call (717) 506-2450,
ext. 3394.
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Buchart Horn Inc./BASCO Associates
Let’s talk about feeling secure in school settings
How safe are your
schools? Can student and
staff security be improved?
These are the questions
many school administrators are asking today.
More than 99% of public schools already require visitors
to check in or sign in according to
the federal government’s “Indicators of School Crime and Safety:
2011.” Is this enough? Is it the best
approach?
What are the best security solutions for your school buildings?
Is enhanced school security
as simple as adding surveillance
technology? Would an instant background check of a visitor at the
school entrance lobby eliminate the
likelihood of allowing an unwanted
visitor to enter the building? The
short answer is “NO!”
There is not one simple solution
that will solve the variety of security
challenges facing the school environment today. These challenges
require a methodical approach
which includes an analysis of existing conditions and strategies, with
a comparison to the “best practices”
currently available. Let’s talk about
your security concerns before you
rush out and spend money on the
latest technology; which, in the end,
may help in identification, but does
little in the way of deterrence.
In the end, there are many other
items that can be implemented
and developed to enhance school
security and deter unwanted entry
into your buildings. Buchart Horn
Inc./BASCO Associates’ approach
to security analysis is focused on
YOUR unique needs and
situations, and to develop
a comprehensive plan of
action.
For more information,
please contact Douglas Graby AIA, LEED
AP+BD&C, at (717) 852-1482 or
[email protected]
Buchart Horn Inc./
BASCO Associates
445 West Philadelphia Street
York, PA 17401
www.bh-ba.com
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BuyBoard
BuyBoard Cooperative: A new option for shared services in
Pennsylvania
The BuyBoard National Purchasing
Cooperative was created to increase
the purchasing power of school
and government entities and to
simplify their purchasing by using
a customized electronic purchasing
system. Through collaboration
between the National School Boards
Association (NSBA) and several state
school boards associations, members
can benefit from BuyBoard, which
was developed to comply with state
laws which require government
entities to make purchases from
an approved list of vendors who
have gone through a competitive
bidding process. BuyBoard provides
school districts with an opportunity
to save time and money while
purchasing products used every
day. Membership is free and open
to all school districts (and other
governmental entities – eligible
governmental entities include:
cities, municipalities, towns,
villages, counties, community
colleges, public universities and
other local government agencies).
The BuyBoard competitive bidding
process gives districts the advantage
of leveraging the cooperative’s
ability to get volume discounts and
combines it with the ease of online,
web-based shopping and ordering.
For PSBA Service Associate Members, BuyBoard is a new
opportunity to gain exposure to
new clients and increase business.
Companies register and then receive
invitations to bid via email. After
approval by the BuyBoard Board
of Trustees, the company is an of-
ficial contracted BuyBoard vendor.
Companies are listed under certain
search commodities, making it easy
for districts to find the companies
supplying the goods and services
they need. There is no charge to
become a BuyBoard vendor. The
Cooperative is an excellent way to
reach all school districts across the
state, not just the ones in your immediate area.
For more information about
BuyBoard or to join, visit www.
nsba.org/Services/BuyBoard.
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Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates – Architects
Appropriate architecture
In response to current economic challenges, successful
educational facilities must
provide the most efficient
arrangement of components
and characteristics that satisfy all educational program
requirements. This should
be a school district’s minimum expectation of their
architect.
To be “appropriate,” the architectural design also will be suitable
and fitting for a particular condition
or place. Your architect must competently focus the design efforts to
meet district requirements (suitable
and fitting) and know where to
sensibly restrain the design. Appropriate architecture relies on the
proficient application of design elements and, equally important, recognizes when additional effort (and
cost) is not required to achieve a
goal.
For example, there may be a
requirement for a school to present a strong traditional image with
a design intent to instill a sense
of pride in students, faculty and
community. Achieving this specific
design goal can be accomplished
with focused attention to the
school’s main entrance, lobby and
other public spaces. Through the
use of select materials, inspiring
spatial characteristics and thoughtful detailing, the desired building
image can be achieved. However,
achieving the desired building image does not require a high level
of design application in all areas of
the school. Once the desired effect
is achieved, then additional nonessential building components will
simply add cost with little additional value.
Appropriate architecture when
effectively applied engages multiple aspects of a project. Categories
include: architectural style; straightforward, easily constructed sustainable building systems; compact and
well-organized floor plan; efficient
building and site organization that takes advantage of
site characteristics; dual-use
of space; space adjacencies
that minimize operation
costs; and many others.
Crabtree, Rohrbaugh
and Associates offers a
design process that continuously explores the most efficient means to achieve your
goals, no more and no less. This
process starts in the pre-design/
programming phase and continues
through the end of construction.
The result is a school that is “appropriate” to your specific requirements, conditions and place for the
lowest initial and long-term cost.
For more information contact
Paul Taylor AIA, REFP, LEED AP,
director of Education Architecture,
at (717) 458-0272 or [email protected]
Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and
Associates – Architects
@CRA_Architects
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Durham School Services
Providing safe, reliable, cost-effective transportation solutions
Durham School Services provides
safe and reliable transportation to
students across the United States,
transporting over 1 million students
daily. With Durham’s expertise and
nationwide resources, you will no
longer have to worry about: new
bus capital, routing issues, bus
breakdowns, and the recruitment
and training of drivers.
Tight budgets. Aging buses.
Operating efficiency needs. With
Durham’s expertise and nationwide
resources, your district, community
and students will benefit from:
• The safest and best-trained
employees
• Unmatched customer service
• Operational best practices
• Technology-based solutions
• Financial efficiencies and cost
savings
• Stewards of the environment
No longer will you have to
worry about new bus capital, bus
routing issues, bus breakdowns,
and recruiting and training drivers.
Durham is happy to relieve you of
those responsibilities, freeing you up
to focus on other critical priorities.
Safety is the top priority for all
of Durham’s employees. It is foremost in their minds as they do their
jobs, every day. Employee training
programs and processes support
a commitment to safety. Durham’s
safety pledge resonates through the
organization, from its drivers to the
board room.
Partnering with a transportation provider can save school
districts an average of 10-30% in
transportation costs, according to
the National School Transportation
Association (NSTA). What you do
with the savings is in your hands.
Reinvest back into the classroom.
Invest in capital improvements.
Increase your community support.
You decide what’s best for your
district, students and community.
Durham is dedicated to customer satisfaction; solutions are
customized to your district’s needs.
With constantly increasing demands
for services, and fluctuating enrollments and limited resources, you
need a unique plan. Durham will
work with you to create that plan
to meet your organizational goals
and objectives. Durham employees are held
accountable,
demonstrate
a transparent partnership and
engage in constant communication
with you.
For more information, contact
Keith Galloway, director of Business Development, at (800) 9500485 or (508) 736-9041, or email
[email protected]
services.com.
Durham School Services
4300 Weaver Pkwy.
Warrenville, IL 60555
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EasyProcure
The Education Procurement Card
EasyProcure, The Education Procurement Card, is growing fast and
so are the rebates! Established in
2005, this procurement card program has numerous benefits to
offer including a rebate based on
the aggregate total of participants’
purchases. Earn a rebate on the
first dollar you spend using your
EasyProcure card!
Procurement cards, similar to
credit cards but with additional
internal control features, were
introduced to reduce administrative
costs incurred from small dollar
purchases in the corporate world.
Over the last several years, plastic
has become an acceptable means
of payment and procurement in
Pennsylvania schools due to ecommerce. Although budgetary
restraints and internal controls have
been concerns, EasyProcure has
many special features and benefits
that schools can utilize to eliminate
these types of concerns.
The EasyProcure Program features:
• No fee PNC Bank Visa© purchasing card. (Accepted anywhere
Visa© commercial cards are accepted.)
• Rebates plus bonuses – the
rebates are based upon program spend from June 1 to May
31 earning a rebate on the first
dollar you spend! (An aggregate
total of participants’ purchases
during a 12-month period determines the level of rebate earnings.)
• Customized limitations on each
card based on the cardholder’s
purchasing needs (daily/weekly/
monthly limits, declining balance,
MCCs).
• Integration of card purchases into
your existing accounting system.
• Online access – payment allocation and reconciliation capabilities.
• No checks involved; one monthly
electronic payment from your
PSDLAF account.
EasyProcure, LLC is a joint venture
between the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials
(PASBO), Pennsylvania Association
of School Administrators (PASA),
Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) and the Pennsylvania
School District Liquid Asset Fund
(PSDLAF) assisting in the marketing
efforts.
For additional information
about the EasyProcure program,
or to arrange a demonstration, call
(717) 540-9551.
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Gilbert Architects Inc.
First renewable energy outdoor classroom in U.S.
Mother Nature now has her very
own classroom, and you can too. A
new outdoor environmental classroom – believed to be unique in
the country – focusing on conservation and cutting-edge, green
technologies and teaching methods
opened in Middletown, DE. The
room, a standalone building about
1,000 square feet with two folding
glass partition walls that open to
the outdoors, is filled with and surrounded by lessons for kindergarten through grade 12. The outdoor
classroom is almost entirely selfsustainable and features:
• Hydronic heating – with a vision
panel showing the radiant piping.
• A solar tree.
• A wind turbine with blades that
reach 12 inches in diameter.
• Rain barrels, which are hooked
up to a hydration system that
waters the demonstration garden
filled with vegetable and herb
plants.
• A large, interactive screen shows
the classroom, its gardens and
rain barrels for roof runoff, solar
panels and turbine, and so on.
For example,
tapping the
turbine reveals
not only the
energy it produces, but also
its equivalent
in trees saved.
Tapping plants
in the garden
brings up
details of their
type, growth
needs and use.
• Transformers on site show students how green energy is converted into usable electricity.
• Alternative energy systems not
only run the classroom, but they
also heat the restrooms’ water.
While the classroom is located
on the grounds of an elementary
school, it is open for field trips and
self-guided tours by every school in
the district and community members interested in the technology.
Teachers and students do not have
to leave their regular classroom to
find out what’s happening in the
environmental classroom. Using the
district’s intranet site, classes can
log on and examine the energy that
is created in real time. It’s really
about STEM combining multiple,
cutting-edge technologies with
hands-on curriculum.
For more information, contact
Sharron M. Herr, director of
Business Development, at (717)
291-1077 or email [email protected]
gilbertarchitects.com.
Gilbert Architects Inc.
626 N. Charlotte St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
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Hayes Large Architects LLP
Full STEAM ahead: Hayes Large transforms schools to
support STEM and the Arts
STEM Education – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – is
critical to developing a competitive
21st-century workforce. Educators
increasingly recognize the benefits of adding the Arts to the mix
– a model known as STEAM. Arts
education fosters creativity and innovation. Innovation and technical
know-how spark new discoveries.
Hayes Large transforms schools
to support the exciting opportunities offered by STEM and STEAM
programs by creating environments
that encourage:
Collaboration: Organize
spaces for team-based, interdisciplinary learning, both theoretical
and hands-on. Classroom/lab combinations work well, and can be
created by opening walls between
traditional rooms. Provide areas
for students from different pathways to work together on projects.
Large open areas for competitions,
performances and fairs also are
needed.
Transparency – Inside and
Out: Large windows and high ceilings allow passersby to sense the
energy and activity inside, which
helps recruit non-traditional STEM
students. Daylight and views to the
outdoors make spaces feel inviting. Inside, rooms should connect
visually to encourage interaction
among disciplines. Provide display
and storage areas for student work.
Use casework with transparent
doors to allow students to see tools
and products.
Sustainability: Many STEM
students will someday work in
“green-collar” jobs. Their school
should provide hands-on lessons in
sustainable design and renewable
energy.
Flexibility – Hour to Hour,
Year to Year: Design spaces to
serve multiple purposes, with large
open areas or smaller rooms as
needed. Some high-tech equipment
and project work requires higher
ceiling heights and large bays for
optimum performance. Strategically place overhead doors to allow
equipment to be easily changed
and work to be extended outdoors.
Keep casework to the perimeter,
and select furniture and equipment
on wheels for easy movement.
Considering STEM or STEAM
programs? Contact Dwight
Knouse II AIA LEEDAP at (814)
946-0451 or email [email protected]
hayeslarge.com to learn more.
Hayes Large Architects LLP
3601 Fifth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602
www.hayeslarge.com
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HHSDR Architects/Engineers
Save money on roofing projects in your district
All school districts want to save
only projects HHSDR has bid. Remoney. When it comes to your
gardless of the product type, each
physical plant’s roofing systems,
project came in between $9 and
the perception exists that negotiat$16 per square foot to complete,
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versus $20 or more per square foot
saves on design fees and advertisfor the sole-sourced product. For
ing costs. Yet, sole-sourcing to a
large roof areas, that translates into
preferred manufacturer may not
hundreds of thousands of saved
always be your best approach.
dollars, which can be applied to
Manufacturer representatives
other capital improvement needs.
are very knowledgeable. However,
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right-sized facilities. Please contact
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Hunt Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors PC
Does your district need building consolidation services?
Schools are experiencing unprecedented revenue shortages. As a
result, it is increasingly important for
school districts to think beyond traditional budget reduction measures
to strategic downsizing, smart partnering and building consolidations.
Comprehensive analysis and accurate financial forecasting of such
measures is not typically within the
scope of what can be effectively
accomplished by district personnel
while continuing their other responsibilities.
The good news: HUNT has the
personnel with the skills, experience and expertise to assist your
district with all aspects of downsizing, shared service partnering and
building consolidations.
Plan now for the future
In the short term, it’s necessary to
structure a budget that will be successful for the upcoming school year.
However, assuming the revenue crisis is not likely to be diminishing any time soon, it’s critical
to develop a strategic plan that
addresses a multi-year solution for
all viable measures.
Working with HUNT now can
position your district to intelligently
address all options for the future.
What Will HUNT Do?
There is now an opportunity for
your school district and HUNT to
do a serious examination of possibilities. HUNT will start by addressing key questions:
• Is building consolidation appropriate for your district?
• Can your district consolidate
functions and facilities?
• Are there opportunities for
shared services with other districts and local municipalities?
• Are there energy improvements
that can generate savings?
HUNT is currently working
with several districts on consolidation initiatives, and its Study Team
approach has successfully saved
clients millions of dollars in facilities costs over the long term.
How to get started
Discuss the possibilities with HUNT
representatives. HUNT’s expertise
brings new perspectives on what
may be possible. HUNT will assess
current conditions, develop a plan
of study and help create opportunities that generate long-term savings.
For more information, contact
Darin Rathbun PE, principal/PA
office director, at (570) 265-4868 or
[email protected]
Hunt Engineers, Architects &
Land Surveyors PC
Progress Plaza
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Keystone Purchasing Network
Dual cost-saving programs under one roof
Schools, government agencies
and other non-profit institutions
can piggyback on money-saving
contracts available through two
national cooperative purchasing
programs, The Keystone Purchasing Network (KPN) and PEPPM
Technology Bidding and Purchasing Program. Created by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
(CSIU) located in Milton, PA, both
programs bid in accordance with
the Pennsylvania procurement
laws, advertise and solicit sealed
bids, which are awarded to the
most responsive and responsible
bidders. The result is higher quality
at lower prices.
KPN’s contracts include outdoor
athletic surfaces, field and parking
lot lighting, loose and installed field
equipment, portable and modular
buildings, carpet and hard surface
flooring, industrial supplies, kitchen
equipment, janitorial supplies,
library supplies, document management services, roofing and building
envelope services, scoreboards and
marquee signage, facility management software, job order contracting services, power cleaning
equipment, cars
and heavy duty
service vehicles,
and furnishings
for schools, offices, libraries and
playgrounds. KPN
also offers a shipping program that
reduces the cost
of inbound and
outbound freight.
For a complete
list of available
contracts, visit www.theKPN.org or
call KPN at (888) 490-3182.
PEPPM has more than 300
contracts that provide technology
products, services and supplies
from top brands including Xerox,
Cisco, Apple, Dell, Hewlett Packard,
Lightspeed and Canon. The PEPPM
website posts more than 520,000
technology items, and offers online quoting capabilities for public
agencies seeking volume discounts.
PEPPM offers agencies free and
easy access to its contracts and free
shipping on all purchase orders
over $500. Visit www.PEPPM.org to
use the new online quoting tool.
KPN and PEPPM have a longstanding history of helping schools
and other agencies eliminate the
time and cost of bidding. For more
information, contact Mary Beth
Brennan, cooperative purchasing
representative, at (570) 246-5933 or
email [email protected]
Keystone Purchasing Network
90 Lawton Lane
Milton, PA 17847
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Laws on Line for School Leaders
Your source for legal updates
Laws on Line is an affordable solution for the expense and inconvenience
of finding up-to-date editions of the Public School
Code, other laws and court
cases affecting your decision-making.
A special password-protected
page of the PSBA website will lead
Laws on Line subscribers to state
and federal statutes and regulations, including the same Pennsylvania state statutes database featured in Westlaw subscriptions used
by legal professionals. The Basic
subscription automatically enrolls
the chief school administrator, all
school board members, board secretary and business manager into
the program for one low price of
$348 per year. For the equivalent
of only $29 per person per year,
this powerful information tool gives
you:
•T
he full text of every section of
the Pennsylvania statutes and
Pennsylvania Constitution.
• Enactment/amendment history
and summaries of court decisions
interpreting each section.
• Full text of state and federal
court decisions within Pennsylvania, plus all decisions of the
U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Third
Circuit.
• Continuously updated content,
reflecting amendments and new
cases within days or hours.
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state and federal administrative regulations.
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To subscribe to Laws on Line,
please complete the Laws on
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PSBA website at www.psba.org/
news-publications/order-forms/.
Return the completed form by mail
to PSBA at P.O. Box 2042, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055-0790, or submit
by fax to (717) 506-2451.
For more information regarding Laws on Line, please contact
PSBA at (800) 932-0588.
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Pittsburgh Stage Inc.
A sensible approach to the LED lighting craze
LED technology is inching closer
toward solving most of the needs
of everyday lighting applications.
In theatre, where several specific
types of lighting fixtures are utilized, that is just not the case. To
help determine exactly where LED
technology is a viable solution in
theatrical applications, Pittsburgh
Stage contacted Nicholas Champion, vice president of Sales at Altman Stage Lighting.
What are the best usages for LED
technology in theatrical applications?
“Hands down, cyc lighting remains
the most effective and most practical use of LEDs in a theatrical setting. LEDs are most effective in replacing incandescent fixtures when
saturated colors are needed….
From a budgetary standpoint, LED
fixtures work best when you can
consolidate fixtures and LED cyc
lights offer that ability to go from
four incandescent cyc lights down
to one single RGBA or RGBW LED
cyc light.”
What are the
applications in
which LED technology still needs
improvement?
“Current LED ellipsoidal technology is still not at
a place that it can
match a traditional
incandescent
source particularly
when a long throw
is required… The other issue is
quantity. …A full ellipsoidal rig can
easily run over one hundred units
making the investment in ellipsoidal
LEDs a large commitment.”
Pittsburgh Stage has found
another unique usage for LED
technology in theatre with the development of our LED index lights.
Pittsburgh Stage’s new LED index
light reduces energy consumption
from the conventional 300-400 watt
per-unit average, down to 6.6-watt
per-unit. Each LED strip is rated for
over 35,000 hours of usage. This
produces a substantial savings in
materials and man-hours over the
life of the unit.
Although the LED bandwagon
may seem tempting, caution and
education on the proper application of the technology is required.
For a no-cost consultation,
contact Pittsburgh Stage Inc. at
(877) 734-3902, or email Brian
Strom, lighting manager, at
[email protected]
Pittsburgh Stage Inc.
2 South Avenue
Sewickly, PA 15143
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Public Financial Management Inc.
The leading independent financial
adviser to PA school districts
Public Financial Management
(PFM) is the leading independent
financial adviser to Pennsylvania school districts. When going
through a multi-million dollar
refinancing or new money project,
PFM’s mission is to serve as the
school district’s fiduciary which is a
role investment bankers or underwriters cannot serve under recent
federal regulatory guidelines. PFM’s
goal is to provide the school board
and administration protection and
guidance through what can be a
difficult and complicated process.
Because PFM has worked with
200+ school districts in the commonwealth, it has access to the
most up-to-date market information. And PFM provides value not
only through its pricing services
and fiduciary role, but also brings
experiences and innovative ideas to
clients as they look to best allocate
resources in what has been a very
challenging time for school districts.
Of recent interest, PFM is in the
process of putting together a suite
of services that will help school districts to better forecast budgets into
the future, evaluate the affordability
of new projects, assist in making
sure they are in compliance with
federal disclosure regulations, and
avoid pitfalls that many schools fall
into after the issuance of debt.
When it comes to financial matters, PFM is a leader for Pennsylvania schools. If your school district is
looking to make sure it is protected
when entering the capital markets,
or simply wants to make sure it has
taken steps to be in compliance
with federal regulations and guidelines, please contact Brad Remig,
managing director, at (717) 2322723 or email [email protected]
For more information on PFM,
feel free to visit www.pfm.com.
Public Financial
Management Inc.
1 Keystone Plaza Suite 300
Harrisburg, PA 17101
www.pfm.com
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Quest Employee Assistance Program
Helping employees build balanced lives since 1997
Quest has been helping employers build balanced lives since 1997.
Quest provides services for your
most important resource – YOUR
EMPLOYEES.
Our Employee Assistance Program offers:
• Professional, confidential face-toface counseling sessions
• Work-life balance services for
legal, financial, eldercare and
childcare
• Staff development and training,
including unlimited supervisory
consultations
Connie Stock, director of Sales
and Customer Service, at (800) 3646352 or [email protected]
Quest Employee Assistance
Program
P.O. Box 1032
York, PA 17405
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ritical Incident Stress Management service
• Formal supervisory referral process
For more information go to the
Quest Employee Assistance website
at www.questbh.com or contact
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RBC Capital Markets LLC
#1 in 2012 for Pennsylvania school district bond financing
For the 25th time in 27 years, RBC
Capital Markets LLC (RBC CM)
was ranked the leading investment banking firm for Pennsylvania
school district bond financings in
2012 as Senior Manager. The firm
sincerely thanks the Pennsylvania
education community for their
continued patronage and for the
professional and personal relationships developed over the years.
The wealth of resources offered
by RBC CM’s Moody’s “Aa1” rated
parent company, the Royal Bank of
Canada, provides many opportunities to tailor financial transactions
to fit its client’s needs and parameters. These resources further enhance RBC CM’s ability to execute
for clients at the highest level.
In addition to the #1 ranking
for Pennsylvania school district
bond financings, RBC CM also was
ranked #1 for K-12 financings in
the United States in 2012, in both
total financing amount and number
of issues completed. The synergies
with respect to K-12 expertise and
resources of the firm will continue
to enable RBC CM to improve upon
the exceptional service school
districts have been accustomed to
over the years.
The public finance professionals at RBC CM appreciate the
support the Pennsylvania education
community has given it over the
years, and look forward to continuing the relationship in the future.
For more information on RBC
Capital Markets or for assistance
with your next capital project
financing, please call any of the following: Ken Phillips in Lancaster
at (717) 519-6001; Michael Lillys
in Philadelphia at (215) 832-1501;
Scott Kramer in Lancaster at (717)
519-6003; Henry Sallusti in Scranton at (570) 343-6010; Lou Verdelli
in Lancaster at (717) 519-6080;
Brian Bradley in Philadelphia at
(215) 832-1505; Stephen Flaherty
in Lancaster at (717) 519-6052; or
Jim Gray in Philadelphia at (215)
832-1519.
Top Five Underwriters of Negotiated School District
Bond Issues in Pennsylvania in 2012
Par Amount
No. of
Firm
(US $ Mil)
Issues
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS
889.7
89
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
405.9
33
Boenning & Scattergood Inc.
342.8
33
Citi Bank
288.2
2
PNC Financial Services Group Inc.
254.0
30
*Based on total Pennsylvania school district negotiated issues completed in 2012.
Source: Thomson Financial
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Reynolds Companies
Serving the construction needs of clients
In today’s challenging economic
climate for education, Pennsylvania
public school districts face complex
choices when it comes to addressing deferred maintenance needs
and construction projects.
Many schools were constructed
long ago and no longer meet the
needs of the district’s educational
programs. Combine that with aging
infrastructure, which has exceeded
its useful life and lacks modern-day
energy efficiency, the uncertain
future of the PlanCon program, and
state subsidies that are shrinking
every year; and Pennsylvania public school districts have a recipe for
disaster. How can these issues be
addressed as well as the expanding
list of deferred maintenance needs
in this time of severe budget constraints?
The Reynolds Companies have
developed a unique approach
that integrates the best attributes
of construction management and
performance contracting to address
these questions and better serve
the needs of clients.
Integrated construction management/performance contracting takes the best aspects of both
traditional design/bid/build projects
and guaranteed energy savings
projects, and combines them into
one approach that provides the
district with a high-quality, low-cost
project that maximizes the energy
and operational savings. Some of
the key benefits of this new approach include the following:
• Provides a more comprehensive
project scope than can be addressed separately
• Allows for more creative solutions that focus on the problems,
saving significant construction
costs
• Minimizes the local taxpayer contribution by maximizing the state
reimbursement (if available),
minimizing construction costs
through value engineering and
leveraging energy savings to pay
for the majority of the project
costs
• Benefits from guaranteed energy
savings project to reduce vulnerability to change orders and bad
contractors
• Provides an opportunity to utilize
full construction management
and commissioning services at a
significantly reduced cost
• Provides ongoing service and
support for a minimum of one
year
For more information, contact
Damion Spahr at Reynolds at
(717) 238-5737 or email [email protected]
reynoldsconstruction.com.
Reynolds Companies
3300 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Robert W. Baird & Co.
A trusted financial partner to Pennsylvania districts
Pennsylvania schools are already
under stress, and Harrisburg’s solutions to the current pension crisis
will almost certainly involve deeper
cuts to education funding. Now
more than ever, your district needs
to do more with less.
Baird’s School Finance team
takes an all-in look at your schools’
revenue and expenses and offers
creative, pragmatic alternatives that
meet your needs. Led by a former
school business manager, Baird’s
team carefully examines all aspects
of your budget – from transportation to cafeteria services to maintenance to debt service – and evaluates how effectively they meet your
needs for their cost. Baird then provides options that make sense for
your district, based on decades of
its own school business experience
as well as the best-practice insights
from objective third-party experts.
Finance team put its expertise
to work for you. For more
information, contact Les Bear,
managing director; Tim Connor,
director; Jamie Shelby, director;
Audrey Bear, vice president;
or Barb Patragnoni, assistant
vice president; at (877) 792-7506,
(610) 594-7080, or email [email protected]
rwbaird.com.
And if a bond financing is the
best solution for your district, you
know you can rely on the experience, structure and network of 2012’s
No. 1 municipal bond underwriter
nationwide, based on number of issues according to Thomson Reuters.
Make sure you’re doing right
by your district. Let Baird’s School
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Schradergroup Architecture
Empowering school districts through intelligent planning
Schradergroup Architecture knows
targeted planning initiatives can
lead to the successful resolution of
issues that often beleaguer school
districts. Its 25 years of innovative planning experience allows
Schradergroup Architecture to lead
districts through a comprehensive
master planning process that includes assessing current conditions,
identifying problem areas, and
determining feasible options that
deliver flexible, cost-efficient and
enduring solutions.
For example, Schradergroup
Architecture recently helped a
Pennsylvania school district to
complete a district-wide assessment
that led to the planning and design
of three new, state-of-the art
elementary schools. What is remarkable about this achievement
is that the new schools will be
completely financed within current
district spending and will result
in a net-zero cost difference to
the district taxpayer. As a result of
intelligent planning, the district is
able to achieve a proper distribution of the current student population, accommodate a projected
enrollment increase, reduce operating costs, and provide three new,
21st-century learning environments.
Planning efforts are a relatively small investment to make,
particularly when considering the
potentially powerful impact of the
outcome. To remain vital, districts
must make decisions that best
serve students, faculty and staff, as
well as their communities. Smart
planning empowers districts to
move forward with purpose and
direction, making the very most of
the resources available and achieving the most optimal results for the
district as a whole.
SCHRADERGROUP architecture
(SGA) is a full architectural firm offering planning, programming and
architectural design services from
offices in Philadelphia and Lancaster. SGA provides services ranging
from feasibility studies and master
planning to additions, renovations
and new facility design. For more
information, please contact David
L. Schrader AIA, LEED AP at (215)
482-7440 or [email protected]
Schradergroup Architecture
161 Leverington Avenue
Suite 105
Philadelphia, PA 19127
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Skelly and Loy Inc. – Engineering-Environmental Consultants
Extraordinary people – Extraordinary results
Established in 1969, Skelly and
Loy is a privately owned, midsized corporation with six MidAtlantic offices. The firm provides professional engineering
and environmental services to
various public and private sector
clients throughout the United
States and abroad. As trends
change and markets emerge,
Skelly and Loy continues to
build on its strong foundation
and enhances its offering of professional services of mining, civil
and environmental engineering;
National Environmental Policy
Act (NEPA) compliance studies
(EISs, EAs, CEEs, etc.); natural
resource management including
wetlands, aquatic studies and
wildlife management; environmental, mining and wastewater
permitting; noise and air quality
investigations; waste management investigations and remedial design; archaeological, cultural, and historical studies and
documentation; digital information technology; and equipment
sales, installation, operation and
maintenance of municipal, industrial, commercial and private
water, wastewater and remediation treatment systems. Experts
with broadly based experience
and sound technical skills work
closely together to produce
the superior work for which
the firm is well known. Clients’
requirements and desires are
always kept foremost by working closely with them to develop a project. The cooperation
between Skelly and Loy professionals and clients allows crosspollination of ideas from many
fields of expertise, as well as
from the client’s own particular
insight and experience. In each
task undertaken, project personnel are carefully chosen to
encompass the full range of disciplines required to completely
analyze a problem and provide
the best practical solution.
For more information, contact Daniel J. Davis CEM, CES,
Geo-Environmental Program
manager, at (412) 828-1412 or
email [email protected]
Skelly and Loy Inc.
3280 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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Spiezle Architectural Group Inc.
Integrated approach to school security improvements
For schools operating under budget
constraints and focused on educational delivery, making security
improvements may not rank highest on the priority list. Most schools
have basic systems and practices in
place, which feel effective – until
an event occurs which forces reexamination. Familiar trends are
evident in the urgency to adopt
new measures after an event. An
example is the tendency to jump
directly to upgraded, new technology as a solution. Technology often
is the initial and in some cases, the
only reaction. Installing more cameras and buzzers on more doors
results in a feeling of security, but
does it address today’s threats as
effectively as believed?
While it depends on the specific
threat, the answer is often no. The
reason is that even top line camera
and security systems rely on the
judgments of operators and our
comfort with technology can make
us feel it does more for us than it
often actually does. When looking at
security practices and systems, it is
critical to understand the limitations
of any system or practice to critically gauge its potential effectiveness
given different security scenarios.
The goal of any security and
threat assessment is to holistically
consider: (1) the personality of your
institution (how visible or subtle do
you want your security process to
be perceived); (2) a prioritized list
of likely threats and risk concerns;
and (3) a look at the measures you
have and/or are considering putting in place and how to implement
a solution that achieves the right
balance with practices, policies and
technology to be as effective as
possible. In developing your plan,
include the input of your team as
well as local authorities to gain the
value of their assessment perspectives as well as feedback on your
developed solutions.
For more information, contact
A. Stevens Krug AIA, PE, CEM,
LEEDap; president, PA division, at
(610) 874-7800 or email [email protected]
spiezle.com.
Spiezle Architectural Group Inc.
321 West State Street
Media, PA 19063
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SunGard K-12 Education
Serving one out of six students nationally
SunGard K-12 Education
software solutions are
currently serving over
8 million students or
one out of six students
nationally.
eSchoolPLUS is a web-based,
district-wide student management
system for K-12 schools. It is a single
system that offers all educational
stakeholders – school administrators,
district staff, teachers, parents and
board members – the ability to easily manage or immediately access the
summary and detail student information they need, when they need
it! Most importantly, eSchoolPLUS
is easily configurable to meet each
district’s specific needs, yet intuitive
to use and simple to deploy, making it a very cost-effective, student
information system for K-12 schools.
PerformancePLUS is a webbased, district-wide system that
helps educators track and analyze
student performance against state
standards, map and manage curriculum, as well as build and administer
local online benchmark assessments.
Most importantly, PerformancePLUS
arms educators with information to
make data-driven decisions that enhance instruction and increase both
individual student achievement as
well as overall district achievement.
IEPPLUS is a web-based special education system which allows
special education administrators
and teachers to easily develop IEPs,
manage the referral/evaluation process, track student records, maintain
historical information, comply with
IDEA regulations and meet constantly changing state and federal regulations. In addition, IEPPLUS provides
an integrated Medicaid management
feature, which automates the Medicaid billing and collection process in
order to maximize a school district’s
entitled reimbursements.
BusinessPLUS and
eFinancePLUS are two enterprise-
wide financial, human
resource, and payroll
management systems
specifically designed to
meet the different needs of
individual school districts. Each is
a single integrated system, which
offers all educational stakeholders
– school administrators, district staff
and board members – the ability
to easily manage critical day-to-day
financial and procurement tasks,
as well as payroll and personnel
functions, with anywhere access to
automated workflow that adapts to
each district’s process.
For more information about
SunGard K-12 Education software
solutions, contact Phil Rickenbach, sales supervisor, at (866)
905-8989 or email [email protected]
SunGard K-12 Education
3 West Broad Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
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The Foreman Group
Saving time and money with RAPOSAP
Time and money are both important factors in every major construction project. The more we
can save, the better. RAPOSAP has
been developed to do just that.
RAPOSAP (Reviewing and
Proofing of Specifications and Plans)
provides for an outside, independent review of the 100% construction documents before they go out
to bid. Preparing design documents
for a facility is a complicated and
ever-changing process. It involves
many individuals, with different
views, and different responsibilities.
There will be at least 1,000 pages
of specifications outlining exactly
how a building should be built and
a minimum of 125 pages of drawings from all disciplines involved in
the design of a facility. Typically,
as many as 50 people are actually
involved in the preparation of the
bidding documents. Therefore, there
are more chances that an error will
occur. Nobody is perfect, including the team that was assembled
to design and manage the facility.
The good news is that the mistake
can be caught early or before it
gets to the construction phase with
RAPOSAP. Mistakes not caught until
the construction phase could result
in change orders, misunderstanding
of owner’s expectations, a design
that is not buildable or the best way
to build, large quantities of Requests
for Information (RFIs), claims due
to different interpretations and gaps
in coordination. It costs much less
to make changes during the design
phase than it does during the construction phase.
RAPOSAP is an advancement
to a process that has been used for
many years to maximize the quality
of bidding documents. It involves
project managers, site managers,
architects and engineers, schedulers and estimators all reviewing
bidding documents. Everyone
involved in the process brings a
different and unique prospective
which will improve the quality of
the final documents. As a result
of RAPOSAP, you will have fewer
change orders, increased productivity, Request for Information will be
reduced due to clearer and concise
drawings, higher quality of work,
tighter coordination of scope of
work, and less schedule interruptions all leading to cost savings.
Foreman Group’s RAPOSAP
is unique in that the reviewers are
experienced for each design discipline. Also, the staff of reviewers are
a cross-section from the design and
construction aspect of their industry.
One of the most important qualities
that RAPOSAP offers is that the reviewers still practice in the field. They
remain on the front line and therefore have fresh experiences to draw
from that can benefit the bidding
documents review process. Common
problem areas are identified by using
the aid of a Change Order and RFI
Log from a historical database.
RAPOSAP benefits the three
keys to success of any project. It
guarantees to save you money, it
improves the quality of work and it
ensures that the schedule is met.
The Foreman Group
525 West New Castle Street
Zelienople, PA 16063
www.foremangroup.com
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Vision Benefits of America
Guaranteeing patient satisfaction
Vision Benefits of America (VBA)
is a non-profit healthcare service
organization. VBA is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, and has
been in business for more than 47
years. VBA presently provides its
value-packed vision benefit plan
to more than 3,000 clients, including numerous school districts, via
its nationwide network of fully
licensed optometrists, ophthalmologists and nationally known retail
optical locations. VBA also con-
tracts with qualifying optical labs
that supply high-grade ophthalmic materials at far less than their
usual wholesale prices. Thus, VBA
is able to control both the cost and
the quality of its products, giving
its clients the best value – highest
quality at the lowest prices. VBA’s
non-profit status helps keep its administrative costs among the very
lowest in the industry. VBA guarantees patient satisfaction. 100%.
Every time.
For more information, contact
Dan Gissin, account executive, at
(412) 881-4900, ext. 248, or email
[email protected]
Vision Benefits of America
300 Weyman Plaza, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
www.visionbenefits.com
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PSBA Service Associate Members (as of 8/21/13)
MemberBooth
Abacus Sports Installations Ltd........ 235
AEM Architects Inc........................... 539
Keystone Purchasing
Network.................................. 502, 504
School Nutrition Association
of Pennsylvania.............................. 107
ARAMARK Education............... 327, 329
Knight Athletics Inc.......................... 406
Schrader Group Architecture........... 321
Architectural Innovations................. 709
KTH Architects Inc........................... 110
Siemens Industry Inc................ 511, 513
The Architectural Studio................... 522
L .R. Kimball..................................... 413
Skelly and Loy Inc............................ 109
Atlantic Aquatic Engineering Inc..... 325
Lincoln Investment Planning........... 331
Skyward Inc...................................... 213
A-Turf Inc.......................................... 307
Marsden Services LLC....................... 705
Spiezle Architectural Group............. 416
Baird Public Finance........................ 233
Massaro Construction Management
Services LLC................................... 237
Stantec....................................... 215, 217
McKissick Associates Architects....... 623
Student Transportation
of America...................................... 401
Metz Culinary Management............. 601
SunGard K-12 Education.................. 336
Miller Flooring Company................. 503
Trane......................................... 437, 439
CBIZ Insurance Services Inc............ 600
MM Architects Inc............................. 203
CEA Integrated Solutions......... 609, 611
Modernfold of Reading Inc.............. 201
USA Architects, Planners
& Interior Designers, PA................ 405
CenterPoint Engineering Inc............ 332
Municipal Revenue Services............ 427
VEBH Architects............................... 108
Chartwells School
Dining Services.............................. 408
Nagle Athletic Surfaces Inc.............. 506
Vision Benefits of America............... 209
Nutri-Serve Food Management........ 205
VLN Partners..................................... 500
CM3 Building Solutions Inc............. 414
The Nutrition Group........................ 316
Willis of PA....................................... 339
Crabtree, Rohrbaugh
& Associates........................... 703, 704
PA Local Government
Investment Trust............................ 221
York Building Products.................... 302
DecisionInsite LLC............................ 407
Durham School Services.................. 412
PA School District
Liquid Asset Fund.......................... 400
ECG Engineering PC........................ 211
Pittsburgh Stage Inc.......................... 335
EI Associates............................. 326, 328
PPL Electric Utilities’
E-power Solutions Program........... 603
Baker, Ingram & Associates............. 432
Berkheimer Tax Administrator......... 701
Buchart Horn Inc./
Basco Associates............................ 227
Fidevia............................................... 617
The Foreman Group........................ 409
Portnoff Law Associates Ltd............. 314
Fraytak Veisz Hopkins Duthie PC... 438
ProgressBook
by Software Answers..................... 418
GCA Services Group Inc.................. 419
Public Financial Management Inc... 223
Gilbert Architects Inc................ 105, 106
Quad Three Group Inc.................... 516
Hayes Large Architects..................... 334
Quandel Construction Group Inc.... 219
HHSDR Architects/Engineers........... 320
Quest Behavioral Health & EAP...... 425
Hunt Engineers & Architects............ 317
RBC Capital Markets......................... 402
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC......... 304
The Reschini Group......................... 318
Kades-Margolis Corp........................ 300
Reynolds................................... 507, 509
KCBA Architects............................... 303
RLPS Architects................................. 424
Keystone Collections Group............ 417
Schneider Electric............................. 700
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Product Periscope
PSBA Service Associate Members (as of 8/21/13)
Accounting/Auditing
HOSACK, SPECHT,
MUETZEL & WOOD LLP
Peter J. Vancheri
305 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., Ste. 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1571
Tel: (412) 343-9200
Fax: (412) 343-9209
[email protected]
www.hsmwcpa.com
Accreditation Programs
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Tom Templeton
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2476
[email protected]
www.psba.org
Administrator/
Superintendent Searches
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Britta Barrickman EdD CCP
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2476
[email protected]
www.psba.org
Advertising
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION
PSBA Bulletin
Cassandra Mocyk Davis
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2475
[email protected]
www.psba.org
Appraisal Services
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION,
INSURANCE TRUST
Gary DeFlorentis
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2470
[email protected]
www.psba.org
Athletic/Gymnasium/
Playground/Seating/
Swimming Pool/
Turf Equipment
A-TURF INC.
Cynthia Potts
715 Fountain Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17601-4547
Tel: (717) 293-0670
Fax: (717) 293-1680
[email protected]
www.aturf.com
ABACUS SPORTS
INSTALLATIONS LTD
Spencer Proud
836 Flory Mill Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17601-2736
Tel: (717) 560-8050
Fax: (717) 560-8054
[email protected]
www.abacussports.com
ATLANTIC AQUATIC ENGINEERING INC.
John D. Bray
1823 Deep Run Rd.
Pipersville, PA 18947-9726
Tel: (215) 766-0409, ext. 101
Fax: (215) 766-2578
[email protected]
www.atlanticaquatic.com
HUMMER TURFGRASS SYSTEMS INC.
J. Robert Hummer
1527 S. Colebrook Rd.
Manheim, PA 17545-8631
Tel: (717) 898-5000
Fax: (717) 898-0770
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/HummerTurfgrass
twitter.com/HummerTurfgrass
www.usaturf.com
KNIGHT ATHLETICS INC.
Toby Knight
300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., #205D
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1564
Tel: (412) 343-8833, ext. 11
Fax: (412) 343-8832
[email protected]
www.knightathletics.net
S Business Associate
MILLER FLOORING CO. INC.
Tammy Mears
827 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 15
West Chester, PA 19380-4472
Tel: (610) 626-1000
Fax: (610) 626-3000
[email protected]
www.millerflooring.com
NAGLE ATHLETIC SURFACES INC.
Paul Nagle
7709 Maltlage Dr.
Liverpool, NY 13090-2512
Tel: (315) 622-1313
Fax: (315) 622-2900
[email protected]
www.facebook.com//nagleathleticsurfaces
@nagleathletic and @stadiumcare
www.nagleathletic.com
Communications
DOBIL LABORATORIES INC.
Donald Rosenberger
727 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15223-1825
Tel: (412) 782-3399
Fax: (412) 781-2907
[email protected]
www.dobil.com
Compensation Studies
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Britta Barrickman EdD CCP
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2476
[email protected]
www.psba.org
Computer/School
Furniture
C.M. EICHENLAUB CO.
Doris Anderson
P.O. Box 8790
Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0790
Tel: (412) 271-8346
Fax: (412) 824-7280
[email protected]
MASTERCRAFT SPORTS FLOORING
Brian Sullivan
P.O. Box 327
Lima, PA 19037-0327
Tel: (610) 358-9950
Fax: (610) 358-9914
[email protected]
www.mastercraftsportsflooring.com
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PSBA Service Associate Members (as of 8/21/13)
Consulting and
Personnel Services
SOS GROUP INC.
Barbara B. Nissel
P.O. Box 713
Malvern, PA 19355-0902
Tel: (610) 251-9182
Fax: (610) 251-9907
[email protected]
www.sosgroupinc.com
Consulting Solutions
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Tom Templeton
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2476
[email protected]
www.psba.org
Cooperative Purchasing
BUYBOARD
Brian Posey
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2475
[email protected]
www.psba.org
KEYSTONE PURCHASING NETWORK
Mary Beth Brennan
90 Lawton Ln.
Milton, PA 17847
Tel: (570) 246-5933
Fax: (570) 524-5600
[email protected]
www.kpn.org
Custodial, Grounds
& Facilities
Maintenance Services
GCA SERVICES GROUP INC.
Christopher Jones
2528 Quakertown Rd.
Pennsburg, PA 18073-1010
Tel: (610) 755-2509
Fax: (215) 541-2689
[email protected]
www.gcaservices.com
Dairy Products
BEERS HOFFMAN LTD
SHONK, KEREKGYARTO &
SCHWEAR ARCHITECTURE
Scott L. Shonk
20A E. Roseville Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17601-3800
Tel: (717) 569-4955
Fax: (717) 560-1952
[email protected]
www.beersltd.com
SCHNEIDERS FAMILY
OF DAIRIES
Edward W. Schneider Jr.
1860 E. 3rd St.
Williamsport, PA 17701-3923
Tel: (570) 326-2021
Fax: (570) 326-2736
[email protected]
www.schneidersdairy.com
BUCHART HORN INC./BASCO
ASSOCIATES
Douglas Graby
445 W. Philadelphia St.
York, PA 17401-3383
Tel: (717) 852-1400
Fax: (717) 852-1401
[email protected]
www.bh-ba.com
MARSDEN SERVICES LLC
James A. Rice III
3478 Hauck Rd., Ste. D
Cincinnati, OH 45241-4604
Tel: (513) 668-3206
[email protected]
www.marsdenservices.com
Design/Construction
Services
AEM ARCHITECTS INC.
Philip M. Leinbach
3700 Perkiomen Ave.
Reading, PA 19606-2715
Tel: (610) 779-3220
Fax: (610) 779-9022
[email protected]
www.aem-arch.com
ARCHITECTURAL INNOVATIONS LLC
Georgia M. Glass
1003 McKnight Park Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237-6532
Tel: (412) 364-4966
Fax: (412) 364-4965
[email protected]
www.aipgh.com
THE ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO
Curtis Santee
732 W. Turner St.
Allentown, PA 18102-4038
Tel: (610) 437-1737
Fax: (610) 437-4547
[email protected]
www.architecturalstudio.com
BAKER, INGRAM
& ASSOCIATES INC.
Lawrence R. Baker Jr.
1547 Oregon Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601-4333
Tel: (717) 290-7400
Fax: (717) 290-7402
[email protected]
www.bakeringram.com
BURKAVAGE DESIGN
ASSOCIATES
Donald J. Flynn
200 Abington Executive Park
Clarks Summit, PA 18411-2259
Tel: (570) 586-0719
Fax: (570) 586-6549
[email protected]
www.burkavagedesign.com
CANZIAN/JOHNSTON & ASSOCIATES
Harold S. Johnston III
361 Main St.
New Kensington, PA 15068-6088
Tel: (724) 339-0511
Fax: (724) 339-1492
[email protected]
www.cjaarchitects.com
CELLI-FLYNN BRENNAN
ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS
Thomas C. Celli
606 Liberty Ave., 4th Fl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2720
Tel: (412) 281-9400
Fax: (412) 281-1395
[email protected]
www.cfbarchitects.com
CENTERPOINT ENGINEERING INC.
James Bridges
2 Market Plaza Way
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-5679
Tel: (717) 795-8575
Fax: (717) 795-9110
[email protected]
www.centerpointeng.net
CHAMBERS &
ASSOCIATES INC.
Jeffrey D. Chambers
35 S. Penn St.
Manheim, PA 17545-1729
Tel: (717) 665-0515
Fax: (717) 665-0518
[email protected]
www.chambersarch.com
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PSBA Service Associate Members (as of 8/21/13)
CONSOLIDATED ENGINEERS
Charles Rightmyer
1022 James Dr.
Leesport, PA 19533-8832
Tel: (610) 916-1600
Fax: (610) 916-1610
[email protected]
www.consolidatedengineers.com
S Strategic Associate
CRABTREE, ROHRBAUGH
& ASSOCIATES
Randy Davis
401 E. Winding Hill Rd., Ste. 301
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-4924
Tel: (717) 458-0272
Fax: (717) 458-0316
[email protected]
www.cra-architects.com
D’HUY ENGINEERING INC.
Arif Fazil
One E. Broad St., Ste. 310
Bethlehem, PA 18018-5961
Tel: (610) 865-3000
Fax: (610) 861-0181
[email protected]
www.dhuy.com
ECKLES ARCHITECTURE &
ENGINEERING
Robert G. Naugle
301 N. Mercer St.
New Castle, PA 16101-3696
Tel: (724) 652-5507
Fax: (724) 652-0751
[email protected]
www.ecklesarchitecture.com
S Business Associate
EI ASSOCIATES INC.
Leah E. Shiley
2001 N. Front St., Bldg. 3
Harrisburg, PA 17102-2105
Tel: (717) 233-4556, ext. 1006
Fax: (717) 236-8256
[email protected]
www.eiassociates.com
FIDEVIA
Daniel V. Cicala
119B N. Broad St.
Lititz, PA 17543-1006
Tel: (717) 625-3433
Fax: (717) 625-3239
[email protected]
www.fidevia.com
THE FOREMAN GROUP
Phillip G. Foreman
P.O. Box 189
Manheim, PA 17545-0189
Tel: (717) 653-0589, ext. 4619
Fax: (717) 653-9427
[email protected]
www.foremangroup.com
Wayne Doyle
P.O. Box 189
Zelienople, PA 16063-0189
Tel: (724) 452-9690
[email protected]
www.foremangroup.com
FRAYTAK VEISZ
HOPKINS DUTHIE PC
John J. Veisz
140 Whitaker Ave., Ste. 300
Mont Clare, PA 19453-5036
Tel: (610) 933-6289
Fax: (610) 933-6294
[email protected]
www.fvhdpc.com
GILBERT ARCHITECTS INC.
Sharron M. Herr
Thomas W. Gilbert
626 N. Charlotte St.
Lancaster, PA 17603-2935
Tel: (717) 291-1077
Fax: (717) 392-3923
sharron[email protected]
[email protected]
www.gilbertarchitects.com
THE HAYES DESIGN
GROUP-ARCHITECTS
Kevin A. Hayes
1273 Washington Pike, Ste. 200
Bridgeville, PA 15017-2803
Tel: (412) 206-0410
Fax: (412) 206-0415
[email protected]
www.hayesdesign.com
HAYES LARGE
ARCHITECTS LLP
S. Dwight Knouse II
P. O. Box 1784
Altoona, PA 16603-1784
Tel: (814) 946-0451
Fax: (814) 946-9054
[email protected]
Bradford J. Furey
75 S. Houcks Rd., Ste. 300
Harrisburg, PA 17109-2835
Tel: (717) 238-4795
Fax: (717) 238-4800
[email protected]
www.hayeslarge.com
S Business Associate
HHSDR ARCHITECTS/
ENGINEERS
J. Greer Hayden
40 Shenango Ave.
Sharon, PA 16146-1502
Tel: (724) 981-8820
Fax: (724) 981-4515
[email protected]
HIGHLAND ASSOCIATES LTD
David Gilmore
102 Highland Ave.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411-1502
Tel: (570) 586-4334
Fax: (570) 586-5990
[email protected]
www.highlandassociates.com
HILL INTERNATIONAL INC.
Michael V. Griffin
30 S. 15th St., Ste. 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19102-4805
Tel: (215) 557-3251
Fax: (215) 557-0214
[email protected]
www.hillintl.com
HUNT ENGINEERS,
ARCHITECTS & LAND
SURVEYORS PC
Gary Henry
1 Elizabeth St., Ste. 12
Towanda, PA 18848-1629
Tel: (570) 265-4868
Fax: (570) 265-4872
[email protected]
www.linkedin.com/company/hunteningeers-achitects-&-land-surveyors
www.hunt-eas.com
KCBA ARCHITECTS
James A. Clough
8 E. Broad St.
Hatfield, PA 19440-2401
Tel: (215) 368-5806
Fax: (215) 368-3580
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/KCBAarch
www.linkedin.com/company/kcbaarchitects
www.kcba-architects.com
KTH ARCHITECTS INC.
Jerome Bankovich Jr.
1741 Kiwanis Trl.
DuBois, PA 15801-8787
Tel: (814) 371-1541
Fax: (814) 371-8801
[email protected]
www.ktharch.com
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PSBA Service Associate Members (as of 8/21/13)
L. R. KIMBALL
John Hummel
437 Grant St., Ste. 812
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-6101
Tel: (412) 201-4900, ext. 2259
Fax: (412) 201-2339
[email protected]
www.kimballcorp.com
QUANDEL CONSTRUCTION GROUP INC.
H. Glenn Manning
3003 N. Front St., #201
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1224
Tel: (717) 657-0909
Fax: (717) 652-6282
[email protected]
www.quandel.com
MASSARO CM SERVICES LLC
120 Delta Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15238-2806
www.massarocorporation.com
REYNOLDS
Damion Spahr
3300 N. 3rd St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1407
Tel: (717) 238-5737
Fax: (717) 238-9410
[email protected]
www.reynoldscontruction.com
USA ARCHITECTS PLANNERS &
INTERIORS DESIGNERS
Armand T. Christopher Jr.
1 S 3rd St., Alpha Bldg., Fl. 7
Easton, PA 18042-4578
Tel: (610) 559-6000
Fax: (610) 559-2174
[email protected]
www.usaarchitects.com
RLPS ARCHITECTS
Kathleen Goff
250 Valleybrook Dr.
Lancaster, PA 17601-4618
Tel: (717) 560-9501
Fax: (717) 560-2373
[email protected]
www.rlps.com
VEBH ARCHITECTS PC
Daniel C. Engen
470 Washington Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15228-2811
Tel: (412) 561-7117
Fax: (412) 561-9025
[email protected]
www.vebh.com
Christopher J. Lasky
Tel: (412) 963-2800
Fax: (412) 408-0003
[email protected]
Daniel T. Kiefer
Tel: (412) 963-2800
Fax: (412) 599-0039
[email protected]
MCKISSICK ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS
Vern L. McKissick III
317 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1203
Tel: (717) 238-6810
Fax: (717) 238-6830
[email protected]
www.mckissickassociates.com
MM ARCHITECTS INC.
Maryann Marotta
103 S. Duke St.
Lancaster, PA 17602-3509
Tel: (717) 393-3211
Fax: (717) 393-3212
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/mmarchitectsinc
www.mmaia.net
PATHLINE INC.
Joel Popma
3121 Fairway Dr., Ste. B
Altoona, PA 16602-4475
Te; (814) 941-0950
Fax: (814) 943-8494
[email protected]
www.gdfengineers.com/pathline
QUAD THREE GROUP INC.
Samuel Scarantino
37 N. Washington St.
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701-3109
Tel: (570) 829-4200
Fax: (570) 829-3732
[email protected]
www.quad3.com
ROTH MARZ
PARTNERSHIP PC
Robert L. Marz
3505 Chapin St.
Erie, PA 16508-2773
Tel: (814) 860-8366
Fax: (814) 860-8606
[email protected]
www.rothmarz.com
SCHRADER GROUP
ARCHITECTURE LLC
David L. Schrader
161 Leverington Ave., Ste. 105
Philadelphia, PA 19127-2028
Tel: (215) 482-7440
Fax: (215) 482-7441
[email protected]
www.linkedin.com/pub/davidschrader/5/239/1a5/
www.sgarc.com
S Business Associate
SPIEZLE ARCHITECTURAL
GROUP INC.
A. Stevens Krug
321 W. State St.
Media, PA 19063-2615
Tel: (610) 874-7400
Fax: (610) 874-7158
[email protected]
www.spiezle.com
STANTEC INC.
Robert M. Pillar
101 E. Diamond St., Ste. 400
Butler, PA 16001-5975
Tel: (724) 477-1212
[email protected]
www.stantec.com
Education/Learning
Systems
VLN PARTNERS LLC
Alex Stone
1212 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1229
Tel: (412) 488-4820
[email protected]
www.vlnpartners.com
Employee Assistance
Programs
QUEST BEHAVIORAL
HEALTH EAP
Connie Stock
P.O. Box 1032
York, PA 17405-1032
Tel: (717) 851-5357
Fax: (717) 851-1414
[email protected]
www.questbh.com
Energy Management
Services/Resources
CM3 BUILDING SOLUTIONS
Shannon J. Keim
185 Commerce Dr., Ste. 1
Fort Washington, PA 19034-2416
Tel: (215) 322-8400
Fax: (215) 322-8838
[email protected]
www.cm3inc.com
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PSBA Service Associate Members (as of 8/21/13)
ECG ENGINEERING PC
Kendra McQuilton
222 Middle Country Rd., Ste. 318
Smithtown, NY 11787-2837
Tel: (631) 360-0006
Fax: (631) 360-0277
[email protected]
www.ecgengineering.com
PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES’
E-POWER SOLUTIONS PROGRAM
Jennifer Robinson
840 W. Hamilton St., Ste. 300
Allentown, PA 18101
Tel: (484) 238-2700, ext. 42613
Fax: (866) 372-3978
[email protected]
www.pplelectric.com/e-power
SIEMENS INDUSTRY INC.
Heather Wilt
5095 Ritter Rd., Ste. 104
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (717) 791-4203
Fax: (717) 699-8798
[email protected]
www.siemens.com
Enrollment Forecasting &
Student Demographics
DECISIONINSITE LLC
Pam Grossman
101 Pacifica, Ste. 380
Irvine, CA 92618-3330
Tel: (877) 204-1392 x 1001
[email protected]
www.decisioninsite.com
Financial Services
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Tom Templeton
Todd Hosterman
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2476
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.psba.org
S Business Associate
ROBERT W. BAIRD & CO.
Mr. Leslie L. Bear
140 S. Village Ave., Ste. 10
Exton, PA 19341-1267
Tel: (610) 594-7080, ext. 103
Fax: (610) 594-7084
[email protected]
www.rwbaird.com
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Christopher Brewer Esq.
301 Grant St., Ste. 2800
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-6413
Tel: (412) 288-5878
Fax: (412) 281-5055
[email protected]
EASYPROCURE
Thomas Inners
2608 Market Place
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Tel: (717) 540-9551
Fax: (717) 540-1796
[email protected]
www.easyprocure.org
JANNEY MONTGOMERY
SCOTT LLC
Robert T. Aumer
One PPG Place, Ste. 2200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5417
Tel: (412) 562-8067
Fax: (412) 562-8007
[email protected]
www.janney.com
KADES-MARGOLIS
CORPORATION
Edward H. Margolis
998 Old Eagle School Rd., #1220
Wayne, PA 19087-1805
Tel: (800) 433-1828, ext. 223
Fax: (610) 971-1086
[email protected]
www.4kmc.com
LINCOLN INVESTMENT
PLANNING
Leonard Rizzotti
101 West Ave., Ste. 200
Jenkintown, PA 19046-2039
Tel: (215) 885-7115, ext. 1222
Fax: (215) 887-3029
[email protected]
www.lincolninvestment.com
MUNICIPAL REVENUE SERVICE
Jeffrey E. Spaulding
P.O. Box 318
McKean, PA 16426-0318
Tel: (814) 476-0400
Fax: (814) 476-1097
[email protected]
www.pennasset.com
PENNSYLVANIA LOCAL
GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT TRUST
David Sallack
1 Keystone Plz., Ste. 300
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2044
Tel: (717) 232-2723
Fax: (717) 232-8052
s[email protected]
Fax: (800) 252-9551
[email protected]
www.plgit.com
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
DISTRICT LIQUID ASSET FUND
Richard I. Bauer
12 Mourar Dr.
Spring City, PA 19475-3429
Tel: (610) 469-2521
Fax: (610) 469-2522
[email protected]
www.psdlaf.org
PUBLIC FINANCIAL
MANAGEMENT INC.
Brad Remig
1 Keystone Plaza, #300
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2044
Tel: (717) 232-2723
Fax: (717) 232-8610
[email protected]
www.pfm.com
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS
Kenneth Phillips
2101 Oregon Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601-4624
Tel: (717) 519-6001
Fax: (717) 519-6120
[email protected]
Food Service
ARAMARK EDUCATION
Steve Herchenrider
1101 Market St., 12th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2934
Tel: (610) 299-5480
Fax: (610) 594-0482
[email protected]
www.aramark.com
CHARTWELLS SCHOOL
DINING SERVICES
Barbara Stank
313 Winding Hill Dr.
Lancaster, PA 17601-1761
Tel: (717) 892-1170
Cell: (732) 887-3298
Fax: (717) 892-6774
[email protected]
www.eatlearnlive.com
METZ CULINARY MANAGEMENT
John Geronimo
2 Woodland Dr.
Dallas, PA 18612-9159
Tel: (724) 312-6758
Fax: (570) 675-0919
[email protected]
www.metzltd.com
John Molloy
P.O. Box 1027
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1027
Tel: (717) 724-4987
www.psba.org
PSBA Service Associate Members (as of 8/21/13)
NUTRI-SERVE FOOD MANAGEMENT
Norman Horn
4431 Route 130 S.
Burlington, NJ 08016-2278
Tel: (609) 694-0485
Fax: (609) 386-2255
[email protected]
www.nfsm.com
MODERNFOLD OF READING INC.
R. Mark Nattress
75 N. Haas St.
Topton, PA 19562-1000
Tel: (610) 682-0700
Fax: (610) 682-1090
[email protected]
www.modernfoldofpa.com
SCHOOL CLAIMS SERVICE LLC
Roy E. Jacobs III
P.O. Box 811
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Tel: (866) 401-6600
Fax: (866) 401-6601
[email protected]
www.schoolclaimsservice.com
THE NUTRITION GROUP
Lyle E. Kerrick
1706 Bloom Rd.
Danville, PA 17821-8507
Tel: (570) 760-4548
Fax: (570) 714-8176
[email protected]
www.thenutritiongroup.biz
PPL/MCCLURE COMPANY
Linda S. Miller
4101 N. 6th St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1610
Tel: (717) 232-9743
Fax: (717) 236-5239
[email protected]
www.energysolutionsmcclureco.com
ALTANY, LOYND
& LINQUIST INC.
Victor A. Gusmar
1122 Brackenridge Ave.
Brackenridge, PA 15014-0076
Tel: (724) 224-0550, ext. 21
Fax: (724) 224-2371
[email protected]
http://alli-ins.com
SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION
OF PENNSYLVANIA
Rick Voight
P.O. Box 1559
Camp Hill, PA 17001-1559
Tel: (717) 732-1100
Fax: (717) 732-1144
[email protected]
www.SNAPa.org
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
David Kramer
4431 N. Front St., Ste. 100
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1741
Tel: (412) 680-5743
Fax: (717) 232-8187
[email protected]
www.schneider-electric.com
HVAC/Janitorial/Air Quality/
Noise Control/Power
Equipment/Wheelchair
Lifts/Windows & Doors
ALLEGHENY
ENGINEERING CO.
Robert L. Densmore
P.O. Box 12567
Pittsburgh, PA 15241-0567
Tel: (412) 563-0200, ext. 3012
Fax: (724) 941-8502
[email protected]
BUILDING CONTROLS &
SERVICES INC.
Scott Derby
4 Peuquet Pkwy.
Tonawanda, NY 14150-2413
Tel: (814) 464-8883
Fax: (814) 520-6297
[email protected]
www.bcsco.com
EASTERN AIR BALANCE
CORPORATION
D. Timothy Roaten
1195 Strickler Rd.
Mount Joy, PA 17552-8852
Tel: (717) 492-1846
Fax: (717) 492-1847
[email protected]
www.easternairbalance.com
TRANE
Dennis Morelli
400 Business Center Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205-1331
Tel: (412) 747-3000
Fax: (412) 747-4550
[email protected]
www.trane.com
Industrial Hygiene/
Environmental Consulting
SKELLY AND LOY INC.
Daniel J. Davis
3280 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238-1361
Tel: (412) 828-1412
Fax: (412) 828-1475
[email protected]
www.skellyloy.com
www.facebook.com/skellyandloy
www.linkedin.com/company/skelly-andloy-inc.
@skellyloy
Insurance and
Employee Benefits
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION,
INSURANCE TRUST
Roy E. Jacobs III
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2470
[email protected]
www.psba.org
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER & CO.
Beth Cassata
210 Industrual Park Rd., Ste. 130
Johnstown, PA 15904
Tel: (800) 452-0803, ext. 0208
Fax: (814) 536-5554
[email protected]
CBIZ INSURANCE SERVICES INC.
R. Bruce Walsh
401 Plymouth Rd., Ste. 200
P.O. Box 1000
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Tel: (610) 862-2306
Fax: (610) 862-2500
[email protected]
www.linkedin.com/pub/brucewalsh/0/21a/b84
@RBruceWalsh
www.cbiz.com
COWDEN ASSOCIATES INC.
Carol M. Ziss
444 Liberty Ave., Ste 605
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1226
Tel: (412) 394-9392
Fax: (412) 394-9324
[email protected]
www.cowdenassociates.com
DELTA DENTAL
OF NEW YORK
Robert Budd
250 W. 57th St., Ste. 605
New York, NY 10107-0001
Tel: (800) 775-0523, ext. 3311
[email protected]
www.deltadentalins.com
HARTMAN GROUP
Mark C. Sitler
420 William St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
Tel: (570) 326-7241
Fax: (570) 326-6996
[email protected]
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PSBA Service Associate Members (as of 8/21/13)
HELMBOLD & STEWART INC.
John P. Mulcahy
12 S. Third St.
Clearfield, PA 16830
Tel: (814) 765-5573
[email protected]
http://hsinsurance.com
INTERSTATE TAX SERVICE INC.
Michael J. McHale
P.O. Box 1490
Mechancisburg, PA 17055-1490
Tel: (717) 795-8851
Fax: (717) 795-8839
[email protected]
MIERS INSURANCE
Doug Gibbons
2222 S. 12th St., Ste. B
Allentown, PA 18104-5693
Tel: (610) 797-7900
Fax: (610) 797-7565
[email protected]
www.miersinsurance.com
THE RESCHINI GROUP
Robin W. Hope
922 Philadelphia St.
Indiana, PA 15701-3940
Tel: (724) 349-1300
Fax: (724) 349-6616
[email protected]
www.reschini.com
SUNDAHL & COMPANY INC.
Paul Ridley
P.O. Box 368
Bradford, PA 16701-0368
Tel: (814) 368-3139
Fax: (814) 368-5511
[email protected]
SWETT & CRAWFORD
Lucille Sulock
100 West Ave., Beaver Hill South
Jenkintown, PA 19046-2625
Tel: (215) 576-1500
Fax: (215) 884-2869
[email protected]
www.swett.com
VICTOR O. SCHINNERER &
COMPANY INC.
Ann C. Ruot
1000 Main St., Ste. 2850
Houston, TX 77002
Tel: (713) 652-5437
Fax: (713) 651-9901
[email protected]
www.Schinnerer.com
VISION BENEFITS OF AMERICA
Daniel Gissin
300 Weyman Plaza, Ste. 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15236-1588
Tel: (412) 881-4900, ext. 248
Fax: (412) 881-7319
[email protected]
www.visionbenefits.com
WILLIS OF PENNSYLVANIA INC.
Reid Sandner
100 Matsonford Rd., Bldg. 5, Ste. 200
Radnor, PA 19087
Tel: (610) 260-4301
Fax: (610) 260-4301
[email protected]
www.willis.com
Legal Services
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Stuart L. Knade Esq.
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2476
[email protected]
www.psba.org
CLARK HILL|THORP REED
Lisa A. Chiesa Esq.
301 Grant St., Ste. 14
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1408
Tel: (412) 394-7711, ext. 2454
Fax: (412) 394-2555
[email protected]
www.thorpreed.com
ECKERT SEAMANS
CHERIN & MELLOTT LLC
Joseph K. Pierce Esq.
213 Market St., Fl. 8
P.O. Box 1248
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1248
Tel: (717) 237-6092
Fax: (717) 237-6019
[email protected]
www.eckertseamans.com
LAWS ON LINE
Stuart L. Knade Esq.
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2476
www.psba.org
Management Consultant
Services
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Tom Templeton
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2476
[email protected]
www.psba.org
Masonry
YORK BUILDING
PRODUCTS CO. INC.
Daniel A. Longenderfer
950 Smile Way
York, PA 17404-1798
Tel: (717) 771-3511
Fax: (717) 848-5565
[email protected]
www.yorkbuilding.com
Modular Classrooms
MOBILEASE MODULAR SPACE INC.
Peter Barton
137 Crown Point Rd.
West Deptford, NJ 08086-2173
Tel: (856) 686-9600
Fax: (856) 686-9240
[email protected]
www.mobileasemodular.com
Paperless Governance
BOARDDOCS
Brian Posey
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2475
[email protected]
www.psba.org
Policy Services
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Davelyn Smeltzer
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2476
[email protected]
www.psba.org
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Research and
Information Services
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Tom Templeton
Todd Hosterman
Anne Herald
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2476
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.psba.org
Safety Programs/Services
SCHOOL CLAIMS SERVICE LLC
Sharon Orr
P.O. Box 811
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Tel: (866) 401-6600
Fax: (866) 401-6601
[email protected]
www.schoolclaimsservice.com/Information/
superiorrisk.htm
School Bus Association
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BUS ASSOCIATION
Selina M. Pittenger
355 N. 21st St., Ste. 200
Camp Hill, PA 17011-3707
Tel: (717) 975-1951
Fax: (717) 975-1953
[email protected]
www.paschoolbus.org
School Buses/Student
Transportation
DURHAM SCHOOL SERVICES
Keith F. Galloway
4300 Weaver Pkwy.
Warrenville, IL 60555
Tel: (508) 736-9041
Fax: 630-393-9221
[email protected]
www.durhamschoolservices.com
www.facebook.com/NationalCharterBus
www.linkedin.com/company/durhamschool-services?trk=fc_badge
twitter.com/DurhamSchoolSvc
STUDENT TRANSPORTATION
OF AMERICA INC.
Peter J. Pearson
409 Elk St., #100
Carnegie, PA 15106-2627
Tel: (412) 278-2667
Fax: (412) 278-0452
[email protected]
www.ridesta.com
School Governance
Self Assessment
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Pamela M. Price
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2476
[email protected]
www.psba.org
Security Services
CEA INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS
Craig I. McVicker
1633 Route 51
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025-3632
Tel: (412) 849-4193
Fax: (412) 405-9756
[email protected]
www.ceacodes.com
Service Associate
Membership
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Cindy Cooker Pace
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2475
[email protected]
www.psba.org
Staffing
THE LEARNING LAMP
Leah Spangler
2025 Bedford St.
Johnstown, PA 15904-1003
Tel: (814) 262-0732
Fax: (814) 262-0837
[email protected]
www.thelearninglamp.org
Stage Equipment
PITTSBURGH STAGE
David M. Seifert
2 South Ave.
Sewickley, PA 15143-2108
Tel: (412) 534-4500
Fax: (412) 534-4505
[email protected]
www.pittsburghstage.com
Tax Collection and Services
BERKHEIMER TAX ADMINISTRATOR
Patricia McNamara
50 N. 7th St.
Bangor, PA 18013-1731
Tel: (610) 588-0965
Fax: (610) 588-5765
[email protected]
KEYSTONE COLLECTIONS
GROUP
Thomas J. Kratzenberg
546 Wendel Rd., Ste. 100
Irwin, PA 15642-7539
Tel: (724) 978-0333
Fax: (724) 978-0339
[email protected]
www.keystonecollects.com
PORTNOFF LAW ASSOCIATES LTD.
Michelle R. Portnoff Esq.
1000 Sandy Hill Rd., Ste. 150
Norristown, PA 19401-4181
Tel: (484) 690-9300
Fax: (484) 690-9301
[email protected]
www.portnoffonline.com
Technology Services
ONHAND SCHOOLS INC.
Joan Iacono
1501 Reedsdale St., Ste. 5000
Pittsburgh, PA 15233-2310
Tel: (412) 325-8000, ext. 100
Fax: (412) 224-4774
[email protected]
PROGRESSBOOK BY SOFTWARE
ANSWERS
Robert Ling
6770 W. Snowville Rd., Ste. 200
Cleveland, OH 44141-3212
Tel: (800) 638-5212, ext. 4
[email protected]
www.software-answers.com
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PSBA Service Associate Members (as of 8/21/13)
SCHOOLOGY
Cassandra Lyon
115 W. 30th St., 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10001-4010
Tel: (212) 213-8333, ext. 43
Fax: (212) 643-7586
[email protected]
www.schoology.com
SKYWARD INC.
Ben Lind
5233 Coye Dr.
Stevens Point, WI 54481-5088
Tel: (800) 236-7274
Fax: (715) 341-1370
[email protected]
www.skyward.com
SUNGARD K-12 EDUCATION
Phil Rickenbach
3 W. Broad St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018-5717
Tel: (610) 691-3616
Fax: (610) 861-9323
[email protected]
www.sungardps.com/plusseries
Therapy Staffing
Company
THERAPY SOURCE INC.
Nicole Kennedy
5212 Militia Hill Rd., Ste. A
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1276
Tel: (866) 783-5301, ext. 331
Fax: (610) 340-9122
[email protected]
www.txsource.com
Training & Development
Programs
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Pamela M. Price
P.O. Box 2042
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: (800) 932-0588
Fax: (717) 506-2476
[email protected]
www.psba.org
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Making connections happen
PSBA is pleased to recognize the following organizations that share its commitment to providing
excellent service to school entities across Pennsylvania. Join us in thanking our Strategic &
Business Associates for their support of PSBA and the entire education community.
Strategic Associates
Business Associates
Baird & Co.
EI Associates Inc.
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HHSDR Architects Engineers
SPORTS FLOORING
Spiezle Architectural Group Inc
Mastercraft Sports Flooring
For more information on these and other Service Associate Members offering educational products and services, visit www.psba.org/business-affiliates/index.asp