The May 20, 2002 Board Meeting of the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors convened in the High School Library at 7:30 p.m. with President Craig Roadarmel in charge of the meeting.
The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all.
President Roadarmel welcomed everyone followed by a roll call of Board Members.
Elsie Bittner Karl Meyer Daniel Yeager
Dr. Alex Dubil, Acting Superintendent; Joseph Springer, Business Manager; Richard J. Roberts, Jr., Solicitor; Roy Clippinger, Bill Hoffner, Dr. Alan Lonoconus, Dave Becker and Pat Shultz, Administrators; district residents, and members of the media.
District resident, Charles Porter, commented on the use of fund balance in the budget to be approved this evening and asked the Board to table the budget approval until the $590,000 designated to be used from the fund balance can be eliminated.
President Roadarmel announced a hearing needed to take place regarding the Act 50 tax resolution on the agenda for approval this evening. He asked Solicitor Richard Roberts to conduct the hearing.
Solicitor Richard Roberts reviewed the need for the Board to conduct a hearing on the resolution and its obligation to approve the resolution under the requirements of Act 50 and the vote by the electorate in the November 2001 election. There were no other comments.
Dr. Dubil reported on the following topics:
1.) He reviewed the requirements for state PSSA seals on diplomas and the State Board of Education’s recent decision to rescind the requirement. A separate certificate will now be issued in place of the seals beginning in 2002-03. Also, PSSA scores are now required to appear on student transcripts beginning in the 2003-04 school year.
2.) Election ballots for the CSIU Board were distributed to Board members and requested to be marked and returned before the end of the meeting.
3.) He requested an executive session for personnel matters following the meeting.
On a motion by Meyer and second by Orn, the Treasurer’s Reports were approved. The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
MINUTES AND INVOICES
On a motion by Bittner and second by Yeager, The minutes of April 8 and 15, 2002, were approved. The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
On a motion by Atherton and second by Meyer, General Fund Invoices in the amount of $316,322 and Capital Reserve Fund Invoices in the amount of $11,702.24 were approved. The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
ITEMS – FISCAL
On a motion by Kreischer and second by Bittner, accepting additional state and federal funds into the 2001-02 budget as follows was approved:
ITEMS – PERSONNEL
ITEMS – POLICY AND PROGRAMS
On a motion by Bittner and second by Atherton, participation in the National School Breakfast and Lunch USDA Commodities Program for the 2002-03 school year was approved. The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
On a motion by Bittner and second by Atherton, adopting the textbooks/reference materials (per Exhibit F) was approved. The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
On a motion by Kreischer and second by Orn, Homebound Instruction for an 11th grade student beginning April 24, 2002, for the remainder of the 2001-02 school year was approved. The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
Mrs. Atherton commented on the successful Relay for Life held at Tiger Stadium this past weekend and commended the American Cancer Society and the volunteers who helped raise over $100,000.
RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC
District Resident Charles Porter agreed with Mrs. Atherton’s comments regarding the successful Relay for Life and then asked Mr. Springer about the condition of the current elementary gym floor. Mr. Springer responded that the floor has lost resiliency over its 25-30 year life but the primary concern is that the finish of the floor is “sticky” in high traffic areas and has the potential to injure players or students. Mr. Porter indicated that a document was put together about 7 years ago by 3B regarding care of the floor.
On a motion by Kreischer and second by Orn, the meeting was adjourned at 8:02 p.m. The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
Tresa J. Britch