The June 17, 2002 Board Meeting of the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors convened in the High School Library at 7:35 p.m. with President Craig Roadarmel in charge of the meeting.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all.

 

President Roadarmel welcomed everyone and announced that an Executive Session was held at 7:00 p.m. for personnel reasons, followed by a roll call of Board Members.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton                                  Marvin Johnson                           Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner-Absent                        Karl Meyer                                 Daniel Yeager

Linda Kreischer                              Michael Orn-Absent                   

 

OTHERS PRESENT

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

 

AGENDA HEARING PERIOD

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Dubil reported on the following topics: 

1.)  He requested an Executive Session following the meeting to discuss Act 50 tax appeals.

2.)  He presented a Relay For Life plaque to the Board on behalf of Lauren Day and thanked the district for their cooperation during the event. The plaque was awarded to the district for its outstanding achievement in raising $101,200 for the 2002 Relay For Life.

3.)  He requested an executive session immediately following his report for some tentative items that would require discussion.

4.)  Roy Clippinger handed out a report to the Board regarding Peter Eldridge’s recent visit pertaining to the 21st Century Learning Grant.

 

The Board entered into an Executive Session at 7:47 p.m. and reconvened the regular meeting at 8:07 p.m.

 

TREASURER’S REPORTS

On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, the Treasurer’s Reports were approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES AND INVOICES

On a motion by Kreischer and second by Johnson, The minutes of May 13 and 20 2002, were approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Meyer and second by Johnson, General Fund Invoices in the amount of $337,458.72 and Capital Reserve Fund Invoices in the amount of $7,717.50 were approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

ITEMS – FISCAL

On a motion by Atherton and second by Meyer, accepting additional state and federal funds into the 2001-02 budget was approved as follows:

Ø      School Performance Incentive - $39,816 - Funds to be used for staff development, network upgrades, computer hardware and mathematics software.

The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Kreischer and second by Johnson, appointing First Columbia Bank & Trust Co. as school district depository for the 2002-03 fiscal year was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Meyer and second by Yeager, appointing Clark, Schaeffer, Jones & Eichner, LLP to audit the financial records of the 2001-02 fiscal year for a fee of $7,675 or $10,200 if a Single Audit is required, was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

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

 

On a motion by Kreischer and second by Johnson, the substitute compensation rates for the 2002-03 school year (per Exhibit A) were approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Atherton and second by Kreischer, a resolution (per Exhibit B) requesting permission to continue to participate in the PA Department of General Services Cooperative Purchasing Program was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Johnson and second by Meyer, requesting the Assessment Offices in Columbia County and Northumberland County, effective July 1, 2002, to direct the appropriate assessor to inspect and assess all taxable property of the District to which major improvements have been made so that such property may be added to the District’s tax duplicate and be made taxable for school purposes at the assessed valuation for that proportion or part of the fiscal year of the district remaining after the property was improved, all pursuant to 24 P.S.§6-677.1, was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Yeager and second by Atherton, awarding General, Art, & Industrial Arts supplies bid awards (per Exhibit C) was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Meyer and second by Kreischer, the Support Staff (non-union) salaries (per Exhibit C-1) were approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Atherton and second by Meyer, the Act 93 (administrative) salaries (per Exhibit C-2) were approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

 

ITEMS – PERSONNEL

On a motion by Atherton and second by Yeager, Dr. Francis Bobek (Elysburg) was approved as school physician for the 2002-03 school year (per Exhibit D).  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Yeager and second by Atherton, Dr. David J. Leshock (Bloomsburg) was approved as consultant to the Dental Hygiene program for the 2002-03 school year, to include a $50.00 consultant fee.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Kreischer and second by Johnson, the resignation for retirement of David Becker from the position of Middle School Principal effective August 1, 2002, was accepted with regret.  Mr. Becker has been in this position since July 1, 1999.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Meyer and second by Yeager, the resignation of Andy Ulicny from the position of Assistant Track Coach effective May 28, 2002, was accepted with regret.  Mr. Ulicny has been in this position for 4 years.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Yeager and second by Atherton, the resignation of Ralph Hartenbach from the position of Bus Driver effective June 6, 2002, was accepted with regret.  Mr. Hartenbach has been in this position since November 20, 1995.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Meyer and second by Atherton, acknowledging tenure for the following personnel effective at the end of the 2001-02 school year was approved:

Ø   Marina Davenport

Ø   Helen Hilderbrandt

Ø   Polly Sharrow

Ø   Allison Burrell

Ø   Christopher Brown

Ø   Kevin Bray

Ø   Adriana Lentini

Ø   Lori Shively

Ø   Christopher Gengler

The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Atherton and second by Kreischer, a 12-week Childbearing/Childrearing Leave for Polly Sharrow beginning on or about October 29, 2002, was approved.  The leave will consist of 60 unpaid days and 26 paid days.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Meyer and second by Kreischer, employment of Curt Stellfox as Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach (pending completion of all employment requirements) with 26.25 points and a salary of $4,452 was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Kreischer and second by Meyer, employment of Brian Davis as Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach with 15.25 points and a salary of $2,129 was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Yeager and second by Kreischer, adding Dorothy H. Slusser to the 2001-02 Non-instructional Substitute List as a van driver (pending completion of all employment requirements) was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Johnson and second by Meyer, employment of Janet Stanishefski as 2-hour Elementary Cafeteria Worker effective May 20, 2002 (pending completion of all employment requirements), salary and benefits per Collective Bargaining Agreement, was approved. The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Yeager and second by Johnson, changing Linda Miriello from a 3-hour High School Cafeteria Worker to a 5-hour High School Cafeteria Worker effective May 20, 2002, salary and benefits per Collective Bargaining Agreement, was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Atherton and second by Johnson, the addendum to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Southern Columbia Area School District and the Southern Columbia Education Association relating to the change in health insurance carriers and to authorize the administration to execute any contracts effecting the change (per Exhibit F) was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Atherton and second by Johnson, the addendum to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Southern Columbia Area School District and AFSCME Local 1864 relating to the change in health insurance carriers and to authorize the administration to execute any contracts effecting the change (per Exhibit G) was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, a stipend for Roy Clippinger in the amount of $2,000 for extra duties associated with the administration of the 21st Century Learning Grant during the 2001-02 school year, was approved.  Approval has been received to pay this stipend from the grant funds, so it will have no impact on the general budget of the school district.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Johnson and second by Atherton, the employment of Melissa L. Parker as High School Principal beginning July 29, 2002, was approved.  Mrs. Parker will receive $63,000 for the 2002-03 school year notwithstanding the fact that her employment will not commence until July 29, 2002.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Johnson and second by Meyer, the resignation of Karen A. Miksits from the position of High School Learning Support Teacher effective August 9, 2002, was accepted with regret.  Mrs. Miksits has been in this position since August 14, 2000.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Atherton and second by Yeager, a Contract for Employment of District Superintendent with Dr. Alan J. Lonoconus was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Kreischer and second by Atherton, retaining Dr. Alex J. Dubil to provide consulting services as an independent contractor to the District on an as needed basis for a transition period extending from July 1, 2002, through August 30, 2002, at a per diem rate of $375.00, was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

ITEMS – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, a Band and Chorus trip (grades 8-12) to Orlando, Florida on April 12 -17, 2003, to perform at Disney World, at no cost to the district (teachers and parents to chaperone), was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Karl Meyer welcomed Mrs. Parker to the district.

 

RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

Dr. Dubil stated that this was his last school board meeting at Southern Columbia as the Acting Superintendent and thanked everyone for their cooperation and the opportunity to work in the district.  He reported that he is looking forward to working with Dr. Lonoconus and aiding him in the transition.

 

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion by Yeager and second by Kreischer, the meeting was adjourned at 8:42 p.m.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote. 

 

                                                                        Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                            Tresa J. Britch

Board Secretary