SOUTHERN COLUMBIA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

45-B ELEMENTARY DR.

CATAWISSA, PA  17820

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


            The October 16, 2000 Board Meeting of the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors convened in the High School Library with Vice President Charles Porter in charge of the meeting.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance was said by all.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Vice President Porter announced an Executive Session was held at 7:00 p.m. tonight for the purpose of discussing Act 50 tax appeal issues and personnel matters.  The Board convened at 7:47 p.m.

 

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

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton                                    Henry Hynoski-Absent               Charles Porter

Francis Berger                                 Linda Kreischer                         Craig Roadarmel-Absent

Elsie Bittner                                     Karl Meyer                                 Daniel Yeager

 

OTHERS PRESENT

Dr. Steve Wilcox, Superintendent; Joseph Springer, Business Manager; Richard J. Roberts, Jr., Solicitor; Alan Lonoconus, David Becker, Roy Clippinger, and Bill Hoffner, Administrators; and members of the media.

 

AGENDA HEARING PERIOD

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Wilcox introduced Mr. Hoffner who distributed and reviewed the Classroom Emergency Handbook.  Dr. Wilcox asked Mr. Clippinger to update the Board on the curriculum and planned courses to be approved this evening.  Mr. Clippinger, Brian Davis, Brenda Monick, and Brent Kelchner updated the Board on district technology.

 

At 9:15 p.m., Vice President Porter requested a 5-Minute Break – Board reconvened at 9:20 p.m., followed by a roll call of Board Members.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton                                    Henry Hynoski-Absent               Charles Porter

Francis Berger                                 Linda Kreischer                         Craig Roadarmel-Absent

Elsie Bittner                                     Karl Meyer                                 Daniel Yeager

 

MINUTES – TREASURERS’ REPORTS

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

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

October 16, 2000

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MINUTES – MINUTES/INVOICES

            On a motion by Bittner and second by Kreischer, the Minutes of 09/11/00 and 09/18/00 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Yeager, the General Fund Invoices in the amount of $855,658.70, the 1998 Bond Fund Invoices in the amount of $6,388.93, and the Capital Reserve Fund Invoices in the amount of $163,659.24 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – FISCAL

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Bittner, budgetary transfers in the 2000-01 budget to ensure proper accounting (Exhibit A) were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, a Resolution exonerating Catawissa Borough from the payment of real estate tax on a tax-exempt property (Exhibit B) was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Bittner, increasing the amount payable to Robert A. Lack, Architecture & Design, Inc., for the Construction Document phase of the High School Re-roofing Project, from $5,700 to $7,500, and retaining Robert A. Lack, Architecture & Design, Inc., for the Construction and Completion phase at a rate of $50 per hour not to exceed $5,700 was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Atherton, accepting additional state and federal funds into the 2000-01 budget as listed below and authorizing appropriate expenditure from these funds was approved:

            Safe Schools            $22,800.00         To be used for PULSE training, Responsive Classroom training, and security enhancements.

 

            ACCESS                  $  3,525.91         To be used for Responsive Classroom training, and additional equipment and supplies for Special Education services.

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Yeager, directing the solicitor to appeal the decisions of the Columbia and Northumberland County Boards of Assessment Appeals in regard to the Knoebel’s assessment matter was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – PERSONNEL

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Atherton, the employment of Francine McCollum for the position of Administrative Assistant for Safety and Security (pending completion of all employment requirements), effective 10/17/00, salary at a per diem rate of $80.00, without benefits, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

Board Meeting Minutes

October 16, 2000

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On a motion by Yeager and second by Bittner, the employment of Shawn McClintock for the position of Cafeteria/Study Hall aide (pending completion of all employment requirements), effective 10/17/00, salary per Collective Bargaining Agreement, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Meyer, Philip Miccio, Jr., was approved as a Volunteer Assistant Wrestling Coach for the 2000-01 school year.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Bittner, Diane Wittig was approved as an Elementary Support Teacher for the 2000-01 school year, salary $578.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Yeager, planned courses/curriculums per Exhibit C were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Atherton and second by Kreischer, Homebound Instruction for a secondary student (Grade 11), until further evaluation by physician, for a maximum 6 hours/week at a rate of $16.00 per hour, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – POLICY AND PROGRAMS ADDENDUM

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, authorizing and directing the Solicitor to execute the Agreement For Entry of Decree Establishing Independent School District For Transfer Purposes in the form set forth in Exhibit D, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Mr. Porter commented on the Knoebel’s assessment matter.

 

Mr. Berger asked if the Board had interest in videotaping the meetings and, if so, the burden on the administration to do so.  Dr. Wilcox indicated he was involved in applying for a grant to do just this.  Mr. Lonoconus suggested a video broadcast over the local cable network is a possibility in the future.  Dr. Wilcox will update the Board at a later time on these possibilities.  

 

Mrs. Atherton complimented the Technology Team on the advances the district has made.

 

RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

October 16, 2000

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ADJOURNMENT

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, the meeting was adjourned at 10:03 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Susan J. Helwig

                                                                                    Board Sectretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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