The September 17, 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-absent                       Henry Hynoski                            Charles Porter

Francis Berger                                Linda Kreischer                           Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner                                    Karl Meyer                                 Daniel Yeager

 

OTHERS PRESENT

Dr. Alex Dubil, Acting Superintendent; Joseph Springer, Business Manager; Susan J. Helwig,  Board Secretary; Richard J. Roberts, Jr., Solicitor; Roy Clippinger, Pat Shultz, Alan Lonoconus, David Becker, and Bill Hoffner, Administrators; district residents; and members of the media.

 

AGENDA HEARING PERIOD

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Dubil requested a brief Executive Session following the meeting to discuss personnel issues.  He reported on the following three topics:  1.)  Briefly touched on September 11th world events stating our staff and student reactions were exemplary.  2.) Congratulated football team on their big victory over Mt. Carmel and acknowledged Erin Snyder scoring her 100th goal in soccer against Mt. Carmel. 

Solicitor Roberts gave a brief explanation of the Proclamation, Exhibit B. 

 

ITEMS – TREASURERS’ REPORTS

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

 

ITEMS – MINUTES/INVOICES

 On a motion by Meyer and second by Kreischer, the Minutes of August 13, 2001 and August 20, 2001 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Yeager and second by Bittner, the General Fund Invoices in the amount of $259,277.10, Capital Reserve Fund Invoices in the amount of $41,689.51, and Bond Fund Invoices in the amount of $15,000.00 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

ITEMS – FISCAL ADDENDUM

On a motion by Meyer and second by Bittner, a Proclamation as per Exhibit B, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

 

 

ITEMS – PERSONNEL

On a motion by Berger and second by Porter, the resignation of Sandra Lutz from the position of National Honor Society Advisor due to the fact that she declined to accept the position, and to approve Shannon Jeffrey for this position, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Meyer and second by Berger, the resignation of Susan Helwig from the positions of Secretary to the Superintendent and Board Secretary, effective September 28, 2001 was accepted with regret.  Mrs. Helwig was in this position for 11+ years.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Yeager and second by Kreischer, employment of Philip J. Miccio, Jr. for the position of Administrative Assistant for Safety and Security, effective September 18, 2001, at a total annual salary of $11,158.14, benefits per Non-Union Support Staff Handbook, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Kreischer and second by Bittner, changing Susan Roberts from a half-time Instructional Aide to full-time Instructional Aide, effective September 19, 201, salary per collective Bargaining Agreement, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Berger and second by Kreischer, approving Bernie Blosky as a part-time (0.50) long-term substitute Secondary Social Studies teacher during the first semester of the 2001-02 Instructional Substitute List (pending completion of all employment requirements) was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Meyer and second by Kreischer, adding personnel (per Exhibit A) to the 2001-02 Substitute Lists (pending completion of all employment requirements) was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Meyer and second by Porter, adding the following personnel to the     2001-02 Substitute Lists (pending completion of all employment requirements), was approved:

            Instructional

Ř      William Miller, Health & Physical Education (K-12)

Ř      Leslie Anne Clementoni, Secondary English/Journalism

Classified

Ř      Roberta Kilmer, Aide

 Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

ITEMS – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

On a motion by Yeager and second by Bittner, the 1st reading of revised Board Policy #203, communicable Diseases and Immunizations (Exhibit A) was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

           

 

 

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Karl Meyer stated the next Finance Committee meeting will be September 13, 2001, to discuss Acts 50 and 24 and how the Board should present this information to the public.  The Committee is recommending a bulk-mailing letter including a worksheet to district residents, advertising in the Press-Enterprise and News-Item, as well as holding an open public forum on October 30, 2001.

Charles Porter questioned if the Board would be receiving a written report containing the Metropolitan Achievement Test scores cited in Bill Hoffner’s report at the September 10th meeting. 

 

RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

 

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion by Berger and second by Porter, the meeting was adjourned at 7:59 p.m.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                            Susan J. Helwig

Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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