The December 10, 2001 Special Board Meeting of the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors convened at 7:00 p.m. 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                                  Marvin Johnson                           Michael Orn - Absent

Elsie Bittner - Arr. 7:05 pm             Gary Londis                                Craig Roadarmel

Linda Kreischer                              Karl Meyer                                 Daniel Yeager

 

OTHERS PRESENT

Dr. Alex Dubil, Acting Superintendent; Joseph Springer, Business Manager; Tresa Britch, Board Secretary; Dr. Alan J. Lonoconus, High School Principal; a district resident; and members of the media.

 

AGENDA HEARING PERIOD

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Dubil reported on the following topics:  1.)  He commended Coach Roth on his team’s quest for the state championship and their outstanding season.  2.) He complimented two recent student performances – the First and Second Grade concert and the Middle School Chorus and Band concert.  Both performances were well attended with standing room only.  He announced that the High School Band and Chorus concert would be held on December 12th in the high school auditorium.  3.) Dr. Dubil reported that the PSBA offers a program to orient new board members to procedures and responsibilities. He passed out copies of the PSBA registration form for the upcoming course being held on January 9th in Williamsport and asked that anyone interested should inform the Board Secretary to make reservations.

 

ITEMS – FISCAL

 

ITEMS – PERSONNEL

On a motion by Meyer and second by Yeager, the employment of Randall Campbell for the position of Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds (pending completion of all employment requirements), effective December 17, 2001, at a total annual salary of $42,000, benefits per Supervisory Staff Handbook, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Bittner and second by Atherton, accepting the resignation of Sherry Krebs Romanoski from the position of 21st Century Grant Coordinator effective October 22, 2001, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

 

 

 

On a motion by Yeager and second by Johnson, adding Laura Yeager (Elementary) to the 2001-02 Substitute List (pending completion of all employment requirements), was approved.

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Kreischer and second by Bittner, changing Suellen Adams from full-time Cafeteria Worker to Elementary Head Cook effective November 20, 2001, at a rate of $11.67 per hour, benefits per Non-union support Staff Handbook, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Bittner and second by Atherton, changing Geraldine Gaffney from full-time Cafeteria Worker to Elementary Assistant Head cook effective December 11, 2001, salary and benefits per Non-union Support Staff Handbook, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Yeager and second by Bittner, changing Gail Fahringer from a 5-hour Cafeteria Worker to High School Assistant Head cook effective December 11, 2001, salary and benefits per Non-union Support Staff Handbook, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

ITEMS – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

On a motion by Bittner and second by Meyer, Homebound Instruction for a High School student until further evaluation by a physician, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Meyer and second by Londis, a 10th Grade American History II class trip to Washington, D. C. in Spring 2002, (at no expense to the district except for transportation; teachers to chaperone), was approved.  The trip will include visits to D. C. historical sites.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Johnson and second by Yeager, a 12th Grade English class trip to Washington, D. C. in Spring 2002, to tour the Holocaust Museum, (at no expense to the district except for transportation; teachers and parents to chaperone), was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Bittner and second Kreischer, a Band and Chorus trip to attend and participate in the Music Festival in Ocean City, Maryland, May 2-5, 2002 (at no expense to the district; teachers and parents to chaperone), was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Rae Atherton commended Press-Enterprise Reporter, Jonathan Evans on his recent article regarding Students Achievement Testing results.  Dr. Londis commented that he thought it was an excellent experience for the English class to visit the Holocaust Museum.

 

 

 

 

RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

District resident, Dick Gotshall welcomed the new board members.

Press-Enterprise Reporter, Jonathan Evans, asked if Randall Campbell was previously employed by a school district or privately.  Mr. Springer responded affirmatively to the latter.  Mr. Evans asked the reason for Sherry Krebs Romanoskie’s resignation.  President Roadarmel responded that she decided to remain with her current employer.  Mr. Evans also asked for clarification on homebound instruction.  Dr. Lonoconus responded that homebound instruction is provided at a maximum of 6 hours per week and at a cost of $20 per hour for the instructor.  

 

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion by Bittner and second by Kreischer, the meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

                                                                        Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                            Tresa J. Britch

Board Secretary