The September 16, 2002 Board Meeting of the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors convened in the High School Library at 7:31 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.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton-Absent                      Marvin Johnson                           Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner                                    Karl Meyer                                 Daniel Yeager

Linda Kreischer                              Michael Orn                                James Yeager     

 

OTHERS PRESENT

Dr. Alan J. Lonoconus, Superintendent; Joseph Springer, Business Manager; Richard J. Roberts, Jr., Solicitor; Roy Clippinger, Bill Hoffner and Pat Shultz, Administrators; and members of the media.

 

AGENDA HEARING PERIOD

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Lonoconus report included the following topics: 

1.)  Mrs. Shultz updated the Board on the power failure at the Elementary Center and commended the staff and particularly Mrs. Spotts and Mrs. Olson, the elementary secretaries.  Mrs. Shultz reviewed the benefits of full-day Kindergarten being seen in this year’s first graders and the positive differences made by Responsive Classroom, Saxon Math and new technology in the building.  She also commended Mr. Campbell on his department’s preparation of the building for the opening of school - both inside and out.  Fire prevention week will be celebrated as in the past with the addition of a breakfast and luncheon for firefighters, police officers and paramedics.

2.  Dr. Lonoconus thanked Mrs. Shultz and the elementary staff along with Pam Petty and the transportation staff for their response to the emergency today.

3.  He updated the Board on the September 11th program presented at the high school last week.

4.  He requested an Executive Session.  The Board entered into Executive Session at 7:41 and reconvened the regular meeting at 8:05, followed by a roll call (Rae Atherton - Absent).  

 

TREASURER’S REPORTS

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

 

MINUTES AND INVOICES

On a motion by Orn and second by Meyer, The minutes of August 12, 2002 (as amended), were approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

 

ITEMS – FISCAL

On a motion by Orn and second by Bittner, accepting additional state and federal funds into the 2002-03 budget as follows was approved:

Ø      TITLE I - $49,695 (Additional funds) Total allocation of $215,850 used for salaries of three elementary Reading teachers, one Title 1 Assistant, program supplies and services.

The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

ITEMS – PERSONNEL

On a motion by Meyer and second by J. Yeager, the 2002-03 Activities Advisors, Department Lead Teachers, Elementary Lead Teachers, Building Lead Teachers and Support Teachers (per Exhibit A) were approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Bittner and second by Orn, employment of Beth Fegley for the position of  4-Hour Guidance Secretary/3.25-Hour ACCESS Secretary effective September 3, 2002, was approved.  Salary and benefits are per Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Orn and second by Meyer, the resignation of Florence Tappe was accepted with regret from the position of Bus Driver effective September 24, 2002.  Mrs. Tappe has been a driver with the district since October 21, 1985.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Bittner and second by Orn, Jason DeShields was approved as a Volunteer Assistant Boys Basketball Coach (pending receipt of favorable clearances).  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

The following addendums to the Personnel Items were opened for public comment prior to voting.

 

On a motion by Meyer and second by D. Yeager, changing Cheryl Hunt, Spanish Teacher, from .50 to .75 effective September 17, 2002, was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Kreischer and second by Meyer, the addition of a 4-Hour, temporary Library Aide position was approved.  Salary and benefits will be per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The position will be fully funded by the proceeds of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by D. Yeager and second by Orn, employment of Linda Mayernick as Cafeteria/Study Hall/Detention and Suspension Monitor was approved.  Salary and benefits are per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by Kreischer and second by Bittner, employment of Tracy Clossen as Assistant Junior High Cheerleading Coach at a salary of $573 was approved.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

On a motion by D. Yeager and second by Bittner, the following resolution was adopted:

Ø      BE IT RESOLVED that the Superintendent, Dr. Alan J. Lonoconus, receive a stipend of $1,500.00 per month, prorated for any partial month, for temporarily performing the additional duties of high school principal, effective August 19, 2002, until further action by the Board.

The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

ITEMS – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

On a motion by Meyer and second by Bittner, the revision to the Southern Columbia Area School District Graduation Requirements (per Exhibit B) was approved.  By roll call vote, the motion passed; 7-Yes/1-No (Yeager voted no).

 

BOARD COMMENTS

President Roadarmel commended Mrs. Shultz and the elementary staff on their handling of the emergency.  Mr. Johnson commended the bus drivers as well.

  

RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

Press-Enterprise Reporter, Lauri Sheibley, asked if the search continues for a high school principal.  Dr. Lonoconus responded that applications were reviewed with no favorable results from the faculty committee.

 

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion by Meyer and second by Orn, the meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.  The motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote. 

 

                                                                        Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                            Tresa J. Britch

Board Secretary