The June 18, 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.  He announced that an Executive Session was held Wednesday, 06/13/01, at 7:00 p.m., in the High School Library to discuss personnel matters.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton                                 Henry Hynoski-Absent               Charles Porter-Absent

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; David Becker, Pat Shultz, and Bill Hoffner, Administrators; district residents; and members of the media.

 

AGENDA HEARING PERIOD

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Wilcox requested a brief Executive Session at 7:30 p.m. and another one immediately following tonight’s meeting to discuss personnel issues.  The Board reconvened at 7:49 p.m., followed by a roll call of the Board members:

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton                                 Henry Hynoski-Absent               Charles Porter-Absent

Francis Berger                              Linda Kreischer                         Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner                                  Karl Meyer                                 Daniel Yeager

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT - continued

Dr. Wilcox spoke on CTC and the Act 50 Agreement.  He gave the board a copy of the most recent CTC application, and discussed third year funding and auditing of the program.  District resident Jill Levine spoke on the CTC.

 

ITEMS – FISCAL

            On a motion by Bittner and second by Kreischer, agreeing to contribute $5000 as matching funds for the grant for the 2003-04 fiscal year, and to assist with the CTC grant auditing procedures was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

Attorney Roberts then gave a brief overview of the Act 50 Agreement, stating that the wording of the motion, the Resolution, and advertising  needed to be done July 6, 13, and 20 in order to be acted upon at the July 23rd meeting.  Karl Meyer recommended the board approve the advertising and put the Resolution on the July 23rd agenda.  The board agreed.

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MINUTES – TREASURERS’ REPORTS

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

 

MINUTES – MINUTES AND INVOICES

On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, the Minutes of 05/14/01 and 05/21/01 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Bittner and second by Berger, the General Fund Invoices in the amount of $212,146.01, and the Capital Reserve Fund Invoices in the amount of $4,204.00, were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – FISCAL

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, 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 Berger and second by Yeager, Change Order GC-06 for David M. Maines Associates, Inc., for the High School roof Replacement Project, net increase of $3004.65 (Exhibit B), was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Kreischer and second by Meyer, the Certificate of Substantial Completion for the High School Roof Replacement Project, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Bittner and second by Meyer, a Resolution (Exhibit C) requesting permission to continue to participate in the PA Department of General Services Cooperative Purchasing Program, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Atherton, a Resolution (Exhibit D) requesting permission to participate in the Intermediate Unit #13 Cooperative Purchasing program, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Berger and second by Meyer, appointing Clark, Schaeffer, Jones & Eichner, LLP, Selinsgrove, PA, to audit the financial records of the 2000-01 fiscal year for a fee of$7450 or $9940 if a Single Audit is required, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Yeager, the Response to the Audit Report by the PA Department of the Auditor General dated November 29, 2000 for the years 1996-97 and 1997-98 (Exhibit E) was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Bittner, authorizing the Business Manager to make appropriate transfers for proper budgetary accounting to close out the fiscal year and prepare for audit, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

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            On a motion by Atherton and second by Bittner, authorizing the Business Manager to transfer unallocated expenditures remaining at the conclusion of the 2000-01 fiscal year to the Capital Reserve Fund, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Meyer, the 2001-02 General and Arts Supplies bids were approved to each company as per Exhibit F.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Berger, accepting additional Federal funds into the 2000-01 budget as follows was approved:

ACCESS         $61,458                       To be used for special needs aide salaries, learning support materials and repairs, and Responsive Classroom teacher training.

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, Support Staff (non-union) salaries per Exhibit G, were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Bittner, the revised Appendix A to the Act 93 Plan (Exhibit H) was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

ITEMS – PERSONNEL

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Bittner, employment of Heidi B. Yeager as Secretary to the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (pending completion of all employment requirements), effective July 2, 2001, salary $9.09 per hour, was approved.  One half salary from district funds and one half salary from the 21st Century Learning Grant funds.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Atherton, Dr. Francis Bobek and Dr. Claudia Jordan, Elysburg, PA, were approved as school physicians with shared responsibilities, for the 2001-02 school year (Exhibit I).  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Berger, Dr. David Leshock was approved as consultant to the Dental Hygiene program for the 2001-02 school year, to include a $50.00 consultant fee (Exhibit J).  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a Motion by Kreischer and second by Meyer, the Board noted satisfactory evaluations and accepted the recommendations for approval/reapproval for the 2001-02 school year of the sports/activities positions and salaries listed in Exhibit K.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Berger and second by Bittner, the Board approved the Athletic/Activities Volunteers for the 2001-02 school year as listed in Exhibit L.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

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            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Atherton, employment of security personnel for the 2001-02 school year (Exhibit M) was approved.  Individuals to be paid at a rate of $27.00/person/event (number of individuals needed to be determined by the Director of Athletics/Student Activities or the High School Principal).  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Yeager, 2001-02 Activities/Advisors Band positions per Exhibit N were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Kreischer, Louise Baran was approved for the position of Assistant Football Cheerleading Advisor for the 2001-02 school year, with salary to be set at the July 23, 2001 board meeting.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Bittner and second by Meyer, changing Michelle Hower from Half-time Kindergarten Teacher to a Full-time Teacher, beginning with the 2001-02 school year, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Kreischer, changing Brent Kelchner from Middle School Science to Middle School Technology/TV Production Teacher, beginning with the 2001-02 school year, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Bittner and second by Yeager, Summer Tutorial Teachers (Exhibit O) for the SCA Summer Tutorial program, July 5 through 26, 2001 (pending completion of all requirements) were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Kreischer, acknowledging tenure for the following personnel effective at the end of the 2000-01 school year, was approved:

Ø     Gregory Capoccioni               

Ø     Pamela Crowl

Ø     Shannon Jeffrey

Ø     Diane Wittig

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Berger and second by Meyer, the Support Staff (AFSCME), Support Staff (Non-union), and Supervisory Staff Employee Handbooks (Exhibits P, Q, and R) were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Atherton, increasing the hourly rate for in-class CDL/School Bus Driver Instructors to $16.00 per hour, effective July 1, 2001, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

 

 

 

 

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ITEMS – PERSONNEL ADDENDUM

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Kreischer, appointing Dr. Alex J. Dubil as Acting Superintendent effective July 1, 2001, to serve for the period July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002, and to execute an Agreement with a salary of $78,000 was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Atherton, employment of Catherine A. Gittler for the position of Southern Columbia Athletic Trainer beginning August 1, 2001, for a 220 day year, benefits per Support Staff (Non-union) Handbook, at a salary of $25,000 was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Yeager, Catherine A. Gittler was authorized and approved as a volunteer to conduct a student athletic training program.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

ITEMS – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Atherton, entering into Special Interest Group Agreement and Special Interest Group Lease Agreement with the Southern Columbia Field Hockey Boosters (pending completion of all requirements) was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Berger, the 1st reading of the following Board Policies was approved:

Ø     #218.2, Terroristic Threats/Acts (new) (Exhibit S)

Ø     #247, Hazing (new) (Exhibit T)

Ø     #249, New Entrants Subject to Suspension or Expulsion Imposed by Another School Entity (new) (Exhibit U)

Ø     #622, GASB Statement 34 (new) (Exhibit V)

Ø     #121, Field Trips (revised) (Exhibit W)

Ø     #121.1, Overnight/Out-of-State Educational Trips (revised) (Exhibit X).

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

ITEMS – POLICY AND PROGRAMS ADDENDUM

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, changing the July 16, 2001 Board Meeting to July 23, 2001 was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

President Roadarmel thanked Dr. Steve Wilcox for his inspiring and energetic leadership over the past 3 years.  Mr. Meyer echoed those sentiments.  Dr. Alex Dubil stated the district will be losing an excellent educator in Steve Wilcox.  He is held in the highest esteem by his colleagues.  Dr. Dubil also stated he was very excited with the opportunity to work with our Board and SCA staff, students, and residents.  Dr. Wilcox thanked everyone for the opportunity to lead and manage the school district.  He stated, “It’s a great district, and will be in good hands with Dr. Dubil.”

 

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RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

 

ADJOURNMENT

            On a motion by Berger and second by Meyer, the meeting was adjourned at

9:07 pm.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                            Susan J. Helwig

Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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