SOUTHERN COLUMBIA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

45-B ELEMENTARY DR.

CATAWISSA, PA  17820

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


            The January 17, 2000 Board Meeting of the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors convened in the District Office Board Room with President Craig Roadarmel in charge of the meeting.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance was said by all, with President Roadarmel then requesting a moment of silence in memory of Southern student/athlete Calvin Henderson, who passed away last week.

 

            President Roadarmel welcomed everyone followed by a roll call of Board Members:

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton-Absent                            Henry Hynoski                         Charles Porter

Francis Berger                                      Linda Kreischer                                    Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner                                          Karl Meyer                                          Daniel Yeager

 

OTHERS PRESENT

Dr. Steve Wilcox, Superintendent; Joseph Springer, Business Manager; Susan J. Helwig, Board Secretary; Richard J. Roberts, Jr., Solicitor; Roy Clippinger, Bill Hoffner, Alan Lonoconus, David Becker, Pat Shultz, Administrators; and district residents.

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

            Dr. Wilcox requested an Executive Session at 7:34pm to discuss personnel issues.  The board reconvened at 8:08pm, followed by a roll call of the Board Members.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton-Absent                            Henry Hynoski                         Charles Porter

Francis Berger                                      Linda Kreischer                                    Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner                                          Karl Meyer                                          Daniel Yeager

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (cont’d)

            Dr. Wilcox spoke briefly and commended the entire staff for their support through our tragedy last week.  Mr. Alan Lonoconus reported briefly on high school (9-12) course selections and course changes anticipated for next year, and presented his proposal for moving our graduation ceremony to the Haas Auditorium on the campus of Bloomsburg University.  He stated the cost would be covered partly by Coca-Cola sales money.  Mr. Joel Thomas (music teacher) reported on the music department offerings.  Mr. Roy Clippinger reported on Summer School Remediation.  Mr. Joe Springer gave a renovation update with the next Job Conference to be next Friday at 10am.  Mr. Springer then gave an overview of budget/salary costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

January 17, 2000

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At 9:50pm, President Roadarmel announced a 5-minute break.  Board reconvened at 9:55pm followed by a roll call of Board Members.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton-Absent                            Henry Hynoski                         Charles Porter

Francis Berger                                      Linda Kreischer                                    Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner                                          Karl Meyer                                          Daniel Yeager

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

            Negotiations & Personnel – Rae Atherton, Chairperson – no report.

            Finance – Charles Porter, Chairperson, reported next meeting will be 2/15/00 at 7pm.

            Activities – Craig Roadarmel, Chairperson, reported next meeting will be 1/27/00 at 7pm.

            Facilities & Services – Henry Hynoski, Chairperson, reported he would meet briefly with committee members following tonight’s meeting to set up meeting date.

            Policy – Daniel Yeager, Chairperson, reported next meeting will be 1/26/00 at 7pm.

            Curriculum – Elsie Bittner, Chairperson, no report.

            Vo-Tech/C.S.I.U. – Updates December Vo-Tech meeting with new executive director, Mr. Steve Walk.  Board interviewed 3 architectural firms and is currently working through the budget to get ideas on renovation concerns.

 

MINUTES – TREASURERS’ REPORTS

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Bittner, the Treasurers’ Reports were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – MINUTES/INVOICES

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Kreischer, the Minutes of 11/08/99, 11/15/99, 12/06/99-Reorganization, and 12/06/99 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, the General Fund invoices in the amount of $1,863,297.13, the 1998 Bond Fund invoices in the amount of $733,244.84, and the Capital Reserve Fund invoices in the amount of $55,570.73 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – FISCAL

On a motion by Hynoski and second by Bittner, accepting additional state funds (Link-to-Learn IV) in the amount of $23,500 into the 1999-00 budget was approved.  Funds to be used to purchase software to enhance the mathematics program.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Meyer and second by Yeager, Change Order 1, Beck Electric, Inc. (net change $1939 per Exhibit A), and Change Orders 1 and 2, Bohrer-Reagan Co. (net change $12,503.55 and $3,569, per Exhibits B and C) were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

January 17, 2000

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                On a motion by Yeager and second by Hynoski, awarding the bid for one 20-passenger bus to M.A. Brightbill Bodyworks, Inc., Lebanon, PA, in the amount of $32,500 (per Exhibit D) was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – PERSONNEL

            On a motion by Porter and second by Meyer, the resignation of Christine M. Raup from the position of Elementary Registered Nurse, effective February 4, 2000 was accepted with regret.  Mrs. Raup has been in this position for 3 ˝ years.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Bittner, the resignation of Susan Krock from the position of full-time Bus Driver, effective December 31, 1999 was accepted with regret.  Mrs. Krock has been in this position for 11 years, and indicated she would like to remain as a substitute driver.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Hynoski and second by Yeager, the resignation of John M. Pehowic, Jr., from the position of full-time Bus Driver, effective January 3, 2000 was accepted with regret.  Mr. Pehowic has been in this position for one-half year, and has indicated he would like to remain as a substitute driver.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion Meyer and second by Kreischer, adding the following personnel to the 1999-00 Instructional Substitute List (pending completion of all employment requirements), salary per Collective bargaining Agreement, was approved:

·        Devin R. Knorr, Secondary Mathematics

·        Mary E. Conrad, Secondary Social Studies

·        Christine Hollingshead, Elementary Education and Art K-12

·        Amy Beth Forbes, Secondary Social Studies

·        Elizabeth Bixler, Elementary Education

·        Joellen Gallinot, Special Education K-12

·        Sheila Schmid, Elementary Education

·        Christie Kittle, Elementary Education

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Kreischer, adding the following personnel to the Classified Substitute List for the 1999-00 school year (pending completion of all employment requirements), salary per Collective Bargaining Agreement, was approved:

·        Christine Hollingshead, Aide

·        Jennifer Bennett, Aide

·        Karen Smith, Aide

·        Charles Fabian, Bus/Van Driver

·        Darren Trump, Bus/Van Driver

·        Roy A. Bunger, Bus/Van Driver

·        Charlene Gutekunst, Registered Nurse

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

Board Meeting Minutes

January 17, 2000

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MINUTES – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

            On a motion by Bittner and second by Hynoski, a Childbearing/Child Rearing Leave was approved for Shani H. Steward to begin on or about March 3, 2000.  Mrs. Steward will return to her position beginning with the 2000-01 school year.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Hynoski and second by Bittner, a Childbearing/Child Rearing Leave was approved for Martha M. Kanaskie to begin on or about May 30, 2000 and continue until the end of the 1st semester of the 2000-01 school year.  Ms. Kanaskie will return to her position beginning with the 2nd semester, 2000-01 school year.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Porter, entering into Special Interest Group Agreement and Special Interest Group Lease Agreement with the Southern Columbia Wrestling Boosters Club, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Bittner and second by Kreischer, adopting the 2000-01 Middle School and High School Course offerings was approved.  By a roll call vote:  7-Yes; 1-No; 1-Absent, the motion carried (Porter voted no).

 

MINUTES ADDENDUM – PERSONNEL

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Bittner, the resignation of Shawn Shultz from the position of 2nd Shift custodian, effective December 21, 1999 was accepted with regret.  Mr. Shultz has been with the district less than a year.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Meyer, employment of Ian M. Brandau for the position of 2nd Shift Custodian (pending completion of all employment requirements), effective January 31, 2000, salary per Collective Bargaining Agreement, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES ADDENDUM – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

            On a motion by Bittner and second by Kreischer, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave for Donna Zimmerman, to be used on an intermittent basis in accordance with the requirements of Board Policy #535, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Yeager, an unpaid leave without benefits was approved for David X. Kane, effective 01/06/00 through 02/09/00 was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

            Mr. Yeager suggested the board consider voting on time-sensitive items at the work session rather than waiting until the second monthly meeting.

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

January 17, 2000

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RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

            The Board recognized attendance of Ms. Linda Lynn, Wonderview parent (Bloomsburg/Catawissa Township).

 

ADJOURNMENT

            On a motion by Porter and second by Yeager, the meeting was adjourned at 10:25 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Susan J. Helwig

                                                                                    Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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