Gymnasium Floor Refinishing:

The West Branch Area School District is accepting sealed bids for the refinishing of the high school gymnasium. This includes sanding down of the 10,900 sf floor and replacement of existing lines as well as graphics in kind. option of painting, staining, and tinting should be included. It will be a water based finish system. The time frame for the gymnasium project must be between December 13th 2019 and completely operational for use on January 6th 2020. Interested bidders must submit their bid to Kasi Woodring, Board Secretary. Opening of bids will take place on Friday, October 25th, 2019 at noon.  Bids will be awarded during the Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting on Monday, October 28th, 2019.

Gymnasium Floor Refinishing Specifications:

The following are minimal guidelines. Any and all product guidelines or procedures required above and beyond the following must be adhered to. Products must be approved by the school district prior to the start of the project.


The gymnasium floor should be sanded with a minimum of three cuts using coarse, medium and fine sandpapers. Screen and disc sanding will be performed if necessary. The final sanding should provide a smooth and even surface, free from scratches, drum stop marks or gouges. After sanding the contractor should thoroughly vacuum the surface with a heavy-duty commercial type vacuum to remove sanding dust and grit prior to sealing and finishing.


After sanding, the floor shall be thoroughly swept and vacuumed. Tack rag floor with a Turkish towel dampened with solvent until no traces of sand dust remain on the floor. Final dust removal will be with a dust cloth. Apply the first coat and allow it to dry the appropriate period per the manufacturer guidelines. Abrasion if necessary per guidelines. Apply second coat and after proper drying period abrade with floor machine and tacked with solution in preparation for court layout and painting/ staining and or tinting.

Court Lining

Mark game lines with proper colors. The use of a precision taping machine should be used. Dependent on what type of marking are used follow guidelines for drying, removal of tape and applications.


After markings are dry, abrade entire floor and use tack rag. Floor will be abraded with 3M SPP if required. Apply first coat of finish, (TBD). Apply second of finish. Per manufacturers requirements abrade if necessary.

Price for paint, stain, and tint should be provided. All work must meet industry standards. Final design and district logos will be provided to the winning bidder.

Gymnasium Floor Diagram

Direct questions to David Catherman 814-345-5615

West Branch Area School District (ATTN: Kasi Woodring)
516 Allport Cut Off
Morrisdale, PA. 16858

The Business Office is the location of the Business Manager, Bookkeeper/Treasurer, and the Business Secretary.  The personnel in the Business Office oversee all of the financial aspects of the District.  Information on the General Fund Budget and Annual Financial Report can be found by using the links below.  Contact information for the Business Manager is:

Erick Johnston
Business Manager
814.345.5615 x4850

The PDE-2028 is the form used by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to collect General Fund Budget information from school districts. More information on the PDE-2028 can be found by navigating to the following link at the PDE website: Here

Fund Budget 2019-2020: Here

 The PDE-2057 is the form used by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to collect Financial Information from School Districts. More information on the PDE-2057 can be found by navigating to the following link at the PDE website: Here

Annual Financial Report 2016-2017: Here

Each year the District is audited by a independent Certified Public Accountant.  A copy of this audit is kept on file in the Business Office and is also available below.  Upon Request, audits are also sent to Local, State, and Federal Governments/Agencies to justify grants and subsidies received by the District and debt issues by the District.
Annual Audit Report June 2017: Here

The District levies several types of taxes and has several different tax collectors.  
More information on taxes and tax rates can be found on the  Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website
A list of the taxes levied and the tax collectors is below (this list is not all inclusive):
Township Collector Contact Information
Keystone Collections Group
546 Wendel Road
Irwin, PA 15642
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