SOUTHERN COLUMBIA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

45-B ELEMENTARY DR.

CATAWISSA, PA  17820

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


            The February 21, 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                         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; and members of the media.

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Wilcox introduced Jennifer Abraczinskas and Jason Yeager who reported on the upcoming National Education Association’s “Read Across America Day” in honor of Dr. Seuss, and they invited each board member to come to school on March 2nd and read with a student.

 

            Dr. Wilcox called on Mr. Lonoconus to speak briefly on the new high school course selection booklet.  Mr. Lonoconus invited board members to come to the high school on Wednesday, February 23rd to meet with him and/or department chairs/guidance counselors to discuss these selections and the process.   Dr. Wilcox requested feedback from board members concerning the kindergarten issue and the proposed 2000-01 school year calendar.

 

            Joe Springer gave the second in a series of budget presentations.

 

            Dr. Wilcox asked Rich Roberts to check into a community/school education foundation.  He further requested an Executive Session immediately following tonight’s meeting to discuss 2 tax appeals and a litigation issue.

 

MINUTES – TREASURERS’ REPORTS

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

 

MINUTES – MINUTES/INVOICES

            On a motion by Berger and second by Porter, the Minutes of 01/10/00 and 01/17/00 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

February 21, 2000

Page 2

 

 

 


            On a motion by Berger and second by Porter, the General Fund invoices in the amount of $838,068.70, the 1998 Bond Fund invoices in the amount of $542,755.41, and the Capital Reserve Fund invoices in the amount of $4,071.33 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – FISCAL

On a motion by Kreischer and second by Bittner, accepting additional state funds into the 1999-2000 budget (Safe School Initiative) in the amount of $26,400 was approved.  Funds to be used to support the PULSE program, Responsive Classroom, and to purchase equipment to enhance security.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Meyer and second by Yeager, Change Order 3 from Century Lodge, LTD (net increase of $935, per Exhibit A), and Change Orders 4 and 5 from Bohrer Reagan Co. (net increase of $4,999 and net decrease of $1,346 per Exhibits B and C) were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Kreischer and second by Bittner, a student activity account for Girls Softball, advisor is Tricia Hoffman, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – PERSONNEL

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Bittner, the resignation of Neil Stoddart from the position of Assistant Boys Soccer Coach, effective immediately, was accepted with regret.  Mr. Stoddart has been in this position for 1 years.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

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

·        Kurt A. Peck, Secondary Earth & Space Science

·        Bruce Adams, Secondary Earth & Space Science

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, adding the following personnel to the 1999-00 Classified Substitute List (pending completion of all employment requirements) was approved:

·        Karen Smith, Registered Nurse

·        James L. McCormick, Sr., Bus/Van Driver

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Bittner, employment of Devin Knorr for the position of part-time Secondary Mathematics Teacher (0.75%), effective January 24, 2000 (pending completion of all employment requirements), at Step 1 of the Bachelors Salary Schedule, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

Board Meeting Minutes

February 21, 2000

Page 3

 

 

 


            On a motion by Meyer and second by Hynoski, changing Margie Sabo from the position of substitute Bus/Van Driver to full-time Bus/Van Driver (pending completion of all employment requirements), effective 02/15/00, salary per Collective Bargaining Agreement, was approved.   Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – PERSONNEL (ADDENDUM)

On a motion by Yeager and second by Bittner, employment of Philip Miccio, Jr., for the position of 3rd Shift Custodian (pending completion of all employment requirements), salary per Collective Bargaining Agreement, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

            On a motion by Hynoski and second by Kreischer, the Senior Class trip to the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., departing on or about March 1, 2000, was approved (teacher(s) and parents to chaperone).

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, a Band/Chorus trip to Boston, Massachusetts, to attend the Classic Music Festival, April 27-30, 2000 (no cost to the district; parents and teachers to chaperone), was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Bittner and second by Yeager,  entering into Special Interest Group Agreement and Special Interest Group Lease Agreement with the Southern Middle School Alliance of Residents and Teachers (S.M.A.R.T.) was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Yeager, the 1st reading of the following School Board Policies (Exhibits D, E, F, and G) was approved:

·        102 (Educational Goals)

·        122 (Co-Curricular Activities)

·        123 (Interscholastic Athletics)

·        209 (Health Examinations)

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – POLICY AND PROGRAMS (ADDENDUM)

On a motion by Berger and second by Bittner, proclaiming Thursday, March 2, 2000 as “Dr. Seuss Read to a Child Day” at Southern Columbia Area School District, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – PERSONNEL (ADDENDUM)

            On a motion by Porter and second by Yeager, Linda Kreischer was appointed to complete the remainder of a three-year term as a representative on the C.S.I.U. Board of Directors (term will expire on June 30, 2001).  Vacancy due to Rae Atherton being unable to complete the term.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

Board Meeting Minutes

February 21, 2000

Page 4

 

 

 


BOARD COMMENTS

 

RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

 

ADJOURNMENT

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Porter, the meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Susan J. Helwig

                                                                                    Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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