SOUTHERN COLUMBIA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

45-B ELEMENTARY DR.

CATAWISSA, PA  17820

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


            The February 14, 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.

 

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

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton-Absent                            Henry Hynoski-Absent             Charles Porter

Francis Berger                                      Linda Kreischer                                    Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner                                          Karl Meyer                                          Daniel Yeager

 

OTHERS PRESENT

Dr. Steve Wilcox, Superintendent; Joseph Springer, Business Manager; Richard J. Roberts, Jr., Solicitor; David Becker, Pat Shultz, Administrators; and district residents, and members of the media.

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

            Dr. Wilcox introduced Mrs. Shultz who presented information about K-4 staffing and the proposed full-day Kindergarten program.  Mrs. Longenhagen and Mrs. Hilderbrandt presented a detailed report on full-day Kindergarten programs.

 

·        Mr. Becker presented information on grades 5-6 staffing.

·        Mr. Hoffner presented information on grades K-6 Special Education staffing.

·        Mr. Springer presented an update on the G. C. Hartman facility needs.

·        Mr. Springer also updated the board on the renovation project.

·        Dr. Wilcox presented information on our school profile data, requested comments on the 2000-01 school year calendar, reviewed new professional development requirements of Act 48, and discussed the district’s web page.

 

Dr. Wilcox requested an Executive Session following tonight’s meeting to review tax appeals, possible litigation, and personnel items.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Negotiations and Personnel – Rae Atherton, Chairperson.  The Committee will meet on 2/24/00 at 7pm.

Finance – Charles Porter, Chairperson reported the committee will meet on Tuesday, 2/15/00 at 7:00 p.m.

Activities – Craig Roadarmel, Chairperson reported the next meeting will be 2/29/00 at 7pm.  He further reported the trainer issue was referred to Personnel committee; discussed standards for pictures and awards; protocol for Special Interest Groups to be refined; and the need for additional trophy cases and upgrade of current ones.

Board Meeting Minutes

February 14, 2000

Page 2

 

 

 


COMMITTEE REPORTS – Cont’d

            Policy – Daniel Yeager, Chairperson, reported on meeting held 1/26/00.  Discussion of changes to Policies 102, 122, 123, and 209, which are on tonight’s agenda.  Dr. Wilcox, board members, and Rich Roberts discussed policies and changes.  The next Policy Committee meeting will be on 2/23/00 at 7pm.

                Curriculum – Elsie Bittner, Chairperson, stated a meeting date will be scheduled.

            Vo-Tech/C.S.I.U. – Last meeting was 1/18/00, with committee members being given a technology update, a review of capital projects required, and meeting with Representative Kanjorski.  No report from C.S.I.U.

 

MINUTES – TREASURERS’ REPORTS

            Discussion only, will be voted on next Monday.

 

MINUTES – MINUTES/INVOICES

            Discussion only, will be voted on next Monday.

 

MINUTES – FISCAL

Discussion only, will be voted on next Monday.

 

MINUTES – PERSONNEL

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Berger, the resignation of David X. Kane from the position of 3rd Shift Custodian, effective February 10, 2000, was accepted with regret.  Mr. Kane has been in this position for approximately 3 years.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Bittner, changing Linda Mayernick from Substitute Bus/Van driver to full-time regular run Bus/Van Driver (pending completion of all employment requirements), effective February 4, 2000, salary per Collective Bargaining Agreement, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Bittner, Homebound Instruction for a secondary student (Grade 11), for approximately 2 weeks, beginning January 11, 2000, for a maximum 6 hours/week at a rate of $16.00 per hour, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            Remaining items, discussion only and will be voted on next Monday.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

            Mrs. Kreischer indicated that the Catawissa Valley Lions Club is interested in donating a defibrillator to the school.

            Mr. Porter requested that area business that donates items be recognized.

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

February 10, 2000

Page 3

 

 

 


RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

 

ADJOURNMENT

            On a motion by Porter and second by Yeager, the meeting was adjourned at 10:43 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Susan J. Helwig

                                                                                    Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a:02-14min.brd