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SSD's Financial Recovery Advisory Committee Updates & Resources

Welcome to the home page for the Scranton School District's Financial Recovery Advisory Committee under the direction of Dr. Candis Finan, Chief Recovery Officer.  You will find updates from Committee Meetings, Meeting Schedules and other important information in regards to the work of this committee.
The sole purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide recommendations and feedback to the Chief Recovery Officer on the development and implementation of the Scranton School District financial recovery plan. Meetings will be held monthly. Members of the Advisory Committee will serve without compensation.
Dr. Candis Finan
PDE Chief Recovery Officer
Missy McTiernan
Scranton SD
Acting Assistant Superintendent
Pat Laffey
Scranton SD Business Manager
Barb Dixon
Scranton SD Board President
Greg Popil
Scranton SD Board Vice President
Al O'Donnel
Prescott Elementary Principal
Rosemary Boland
SFT President
Michael Mahon, Ph.D.
Abington Heights SD Superintendent
Bob McTiernan
NEIU Executive Director
Roseanne Polishan
Special Education Advocate
Chuck Wallinger

Howard Gardner Business Manager

Gus Fahey
Scranton Community Member
Pedro Anes
Scranton Human Relations Commission
Updates from committee meetings will be posted here.

From Dr. Candis Finan:

How do we Balance the Budgets for 5 years, Pay all the Bills in a timely manner and provide pay raises (either CPI--2.2%) for all groups, and fix the critical capital projects necessary for keeping the doors open and not cut programs or personnel? 

 I discussed how raises could be provided if cuts were made to healthcare spending and increasing teacher loads at the high schools, reducing all overtime and extra duty pay and asking everyone to not get paid for 5 days for 2019-2020.  It is a real bargain!  Even with all that (which would have to be approved by the unions, SSD could just balance the budgets from 2019-2024.