The November 13, 2000 Board Meeting of the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors convened in the High School Library with President Craig Roadarmel in charge of the meeting.
Pledge of Allegiance was said by all.
President Roadarmel welcomed everyone followed by a roll call of Board Members:
Francis Berger Linda Kreischer Craig Roadarmel
Elsie Bittner Karl Meyer Daniel Yeager
Dr. Steve Wilcox, Superintendent; Joseph Springer, Business Manager; Richard J. Roberts, Jr., Solicitor; David Becker, Pat Shultz, Alan Lonoconus, Roy Clippinger, Administrators; and members of the media.
Dr. Wilcox requested an Executive Session following tonight’s meeting to discuss personnel and tax appeal issues. He then introduced Mrs. Rae Atherton who received PSBA’s 15 Year Service Award for her commitment to the School Board. Following presentation of PSBA Recognition, Dr. Wilcox introduced Mr. Ken Wagner who reported on the recently completed local audit.
Negotiations & Personnel – Rae Atherton, Chairperson, reported that members are looking forward to Negotiations Training Session in December.
Finance – Charles Porter, Chairperson, reported a meeting was held 10/11/00 and topics discussed included special education costs, identification procedures and trends; capital reserve projection incorporating special education facility needs; district credit card procedures; and possible financial goals/targets.
Activities – Craig Roadarmel, Chairperson, reported on the meeting held 11/01/00 where topics discussed included coaching approvals, scheduling of a booster club meeting in the future; and band director salary possibly based on a point system similar to coaches.
Facilities – Henry Hynoski, Chairperson, reported on the meeting on 11/01/00. Topics included power to lower fields; middle school copier; Robert Lack given okay to design canopy for high school entrance; and capital project priority list.
Policy – Daniel Yeager, Chairperson, reported on the meeting on 10/05/00 where the committee discussed the hazing policy, co-curricular activities, and behavioral management plan for exceptional students. Also, the policy regarding relations with special interest groups will be reviewed pending input from Mr. Lonoconus and Mr. Sharrow.
Curriculum – Elsie Bittner, Chairperson, reported on meeting held 10/18/00. Topics included support teachers, science textbooks, comments from parent curriculum meeting, substitute teacher issues, and comments from the recent parent-teacher conferences.
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CSIU – Linda Kreischer referred members to the Board Briefs from the CSIU.
CMAVTS – Dan Yeager reported that the changes in the Articles of Agreement were not approved. Funding will continue as in the past. The approval of the CMAVTS Renovation Project is on the agenda tonight.
On a motion by Porter and second by Yeager, the Certificate of Substantial Completion for Keister Construction Co., for the High School Renovation Project, was approved. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
On a motion by Bittner and second by Hynoski, the resignation of Gary P. Wilson from the position of Assistant Baseball Coach, effective immediately, was accepted with regret. Mr. Wilson has been in this position for one year. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
On a motion by Kreischer and second by Meyer, employment of Susan Adam for the position of 2-Hour Cafeteria Worker (pending completion of all employment requirements), effective 11/21/00, salary and benefits per Collective Bargaining Agreement, was approved. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
On a motion by Meyer and second by Yeager, employment of Lori Orn for the position of Instructional aide (pending completion of all employment requirements), effective 11/21/00, salary and benefits per Collective Bargaining Agreement, was approved. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
On a motion by Kreischer and second by Atherton, the 1st reading of the following Board Policies was approved:
· #114, Behavior Management Plan for Exceptional Students (new)
· #122, Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities (revised)
Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
On a motion by Atherton and second by Yeager, the Superintendent’s attendance at the National NSBA conference in San Diego, CA, March 22-27, 2001, at an approximate cost of $1500 (to cover airfare, conference fees, lodging, and meals) was approved. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
The remaining items were discussion only and will be voted on Monday.
Rae Atherton complimented the Administration on the dedication ceremony and commended Dr. Lonoconus on his recent doctoral award.
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Debbie Krum, President of the S.M.A.R.T. organization, asked for cooperation from the school district in helping the organization grow. The organization will cease to exist if cooperation is not forthcoming.
Charles Porter asked if the district could investigate some of the alternatives for kindergarten that the Warrior Run SD is currently reviewing. Dr. Wilcox reviewed some of the options that the district is considering.
On a motion by Meyer and second by Berger, the meeting was adjourned at 9:34 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
Susan J. Helwig