The April 9, 2001 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:

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton                                 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, Bill Hoffner, and Roy Clippinger, Administrators; Student Council Representative Jessica Yeager; and members of the media.

 

AGENDA HEARING PERIOD

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Wilcox requested a moment of silence in memory of Marilyn Henry, a former teacher who passed away last week.

 

He reported on the following:

Ř     Trip to the National School Boards Association Conference in San Diego, CA, seminars attended which included the Malcolm Baldridge Quality System & Awards, Board/Superintendent Relations, Superintendent Evaluation, Student Achievement, and Gifted Education.

Ř     Noted that materials left at Board Member’s seats show the effect of the 21st Century Learning Grant on staffing and the 2001-02 budget.  Mr. Clippinger reviewed the student remediation included in the grant.  Dr. Wilcox stated that any further delay in accepting the grant may diminish the proposed summer school program.

Ř     Mr. Clippinger reported on a PASA/PSBA workshop on Board/Superintendent relations.

Ř     Dr. Wilcox reported that the school received a certificate of recognition from the Mount Carmel Township Supervisors for the successful football season.

 

Student Council Representative, Jessica Yeager, reported on Middle School activities for the month of April and wished the Board a pleasant evening.

 

Mr. Berger requested more information on the Baldridge quality system.  Dr. Wilcox responded.

 

Mr. Meyer asked about plans and objectives for gifted education in the district.  Dr. Wilcox responded.

 

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

April 9, 2001

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MINUTES – FISCAL

            On a motion by Berger and second by Kreischer, the Resolution, Exhibit B, refunding the 1996 Bond issue, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            Presentations:

1.     Mr. Ken Phillips, Tucker Anthony, reviewed the contract for the Bond refunding and introduced Tom Ellis, Ballard Spahr, who distributed the final Resolution for the Bond issue.

2.     Mr. Springer reported on the Tentative Budget to be adopted at the next meeting.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

            Activities – Linda Kreischer, Chairperson, reported on the meeting held this evening.  Football Boosters provided a list of projects for this year, and an update on pictures in the gym lobby.

            Curriculum – Elsie Bittner, Chairperson, reported that the topics discussed at the last meeting included:  technology audit, student technology competencies, strategic plan, and the upcoming curriculum audit.

            Facilities – Charles Porter, Chairperson, reported the Roaring Creek Historical Society attended the last meeting to discuss saving the one-room school houses in the county.  Also, Football Boosters attended and requested repairs to the concession stand.  The cafeteria expansion is being reviewed as a possible gym expansion to better serve the needs of the students.

            Finance – Karl Meyer, Chairperson, reported on the budget process and provided an update on the Tax Study Commission meetings.

            Negotiations & Personnel – Last negotiations held on March 28th.  Next meetings are April 25th and May 10th.

            Policy – Frank Berger, Chairperson, reported the last meeting was held March 19th and reviewed policy indexes from other districts, policy 210 on medication, and policy 913 on special interest group relations.  Policies on terroristic threats and GASB 34 will be discussed at the upcoming meeting.

            CSIU – Linda Kreischer reported the LPN career center was moving to the Ft. Augusta Exam. Center, 2nd Floor.

            CMAVTS – Principal candidates are being narrowed down and contracts were awarded for the renovation project.

 

Dr. Wilcox requested an Executive Session at 9:15pm.  The Board reconvened at 10:10pm, followed by a roll call of the Board.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton                                 Henry Hynoski-Absent               Charles Porter

Francis Berger                              Linda Kreischer                         Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner                                  Karl Meyer                                 Daniel Yeager

 

ITEMS - FISCAL

On a motion by Kreischer and second by Meyer, the 2001-02 Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit General Operating Budget in the amount of $5,752,775, was approved.  By a roll call vote:  7-Yes, 1-No, 1-Absent, the motion carried (Atherton voted no).

Board Meeting Minutes

April 9, 2001

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On a motion by Yeager and second by Atherton, the 2001-02 Columbia-Montour Vocational-Technical School General Fund Operating Budget was approved.  Southern Columbia Area School District’s cost is $431,169.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

ITEMS – PERSONNEL

On a motion by Yeager and second by Bittner, adding the following personnel to the 2000-01 Substitute Lists (pending completion of all employment requirements) was approved:

            Instructional

Ř     Jennifer Bainbridge, Secondary General Science

Ř     Oluwatoyin I. Newton, K-12

Ř     Donna C. Price, K-12

Ř     David J. Linnett, K-12

Ř     Jennifer Cecco, K-12

Ř     George Gredzinski, Jr., K-12

Ř     Susan L. Walker-Moyer, K-12

Classified

Ř     Elizabeth A. Richie, Aide

Ř     Linda A. Tomashefski, Aide

Ř     Sherianne M. Cox, Aide/Van Driver/Clerical/Cafeteria Worker

Ř     Casey Berkoski, Aide

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

ITEMS – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

            On a motion by Berger and second by Kreischer a Childbearing/Childrearing Leave for Maria Sock for the first quarter of the 2001-02 school year was approved.  Mrs. Sock plans to return to work the first day of the second marking period.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Yeager, Homebound Instruction was approved for a secondary student (Grade 12), for a period of approximately 8 weeks, for a maximum 6 hours/week at a rate of $16.00 per hour.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Meyer, a Senior Art Class trip to Corning, NY, on April 19, 2001 was approved (teachers and parents to chaperone; no additional cost to the district).  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Mr. Berger asked about the quarterly newsletter.  Dr. Wilcox responded that the letter would go out next week regarding the budget.  Mrs. Kreischer asked Mrs. Shultz the status of kindergarten registration as to numbers and selection of half day vs. full day.  Mrs. Shultz responded.

 

 

 

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

April 9, 2001

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RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

 

ADJOURNMENT

            On a motion by Porter and second by Atherton, 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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