Overview

  • 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, December 19, 2022
    • Tuesday, January 17, 2023

    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.

Current Bylaws & Past Amendments

Members

  • Chairman

    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

    Treasurer

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

    Secretary

    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.
    Superintendent

    David McCommons, Ed.D.
    Deputy Superintendent

    Daniel Breitkreutz
    Director of Ancillary Services

    Linda Casile
    Coordinator of Ancillary Services
    Recording Secretary, Authority Board