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Fox Chapel Area School Authority


The Fox Chapel Area School Authority meets monthly during periods of construction/renovation to discuss construction-related issues during the planning, pre-construction, construction, and post-construction phases of capital improvement projects being undertaken in the Fox Chapel Area School District. When there are no construction/renovation projects, the Authority meets a minimum of once a year, and at times quarterly, if necessary. Initiatives are presented to the Authority, and its members discuss the plans, ask questions, make suggestions, and recommend to approve or deny proceeding with the matter to the Fox Chapel Area School Board.

The Authority also:

• Reviews the payment of bills and makes recommendations for the payment of monthly invoices to the School Board;

• Reviews contract language and makes recommendations on industry best practices;

• Reviews work that needs to be performed in the school district and offers suggestions on methods, contractors, products, etc.;

• Reviews change orders and recommends approval to the School Board and/or offers suggestions on alternate methods for completing projects;

• Discusses industry trends and experiences to avoid making costly mistakes; and

• Acts as an industry adviser and resource for district administration by helping to solve complex construction matters.

Meeting Dates

The Fox Chapel Area School Authority will meet on the following dates:

  • Monday, October 30, 2023
  • Monday, November 20, 2023
  • Monday, December 18, 2023
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Unless indicated otherwise, meetings begin at 8 a.m. and are held in the staff development room at the Fox Chapel Area School District administration building, 611 Field Club Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.

Meeting Documents

Current Bylaws & Past Amendments



Richard Ranii
Retired, Massaro Corporation, Allegheny County Department of Community Development
Authority Board member since 2013

Vice Chairman

Keith Fenton
Cardiovascular Specialty Manager, AstraZeneca
Authority Board member since 2016


Warner N. Macklin III
Chairman and Managing Director, FoxChase Advisors LLC
Authority Board member since 2020


Bryan Thomas
Manager of Construction Projects, Dick's Sporting Goods
Authority Board member since 2020

Assistant Treasurer/Assistant Secretary

Robert Saunders
Founder and Vice President, Momentum, Inc.
Authority Board member since 1995 

Fox Chapel Area School Board Representatives

Marybeth Dadd
School Board President

Ron Frank
School Board Vice President

FCASD Administration Representatives

Mary Catherine Reljac, Ed.D.

David McCommons, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent

Daniel Breitkreutz
Director of Ancillary Services

Linda Casile
Coordinator of Ancillary Services
Recording Secretary, Authority Board