SOUTHERN COLUMBIA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

45-B ELEMENTARY DR.

CATAWISSA, PA  17820

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


            The April 10, 2000 Board Meeting of the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors convened in the District Office Board Room 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                                     Henry Hynoski-Absent                Charles Porter

Francis Berger                                   Linda Kreischer                           Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner                                       Karl Meyer                                 Daniel Yeager

 

OTHERS PRESENT

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Wilcox introduced Mrs. Pat Shultz who reported on the recent Kindergarten meetings with community members.  Dr. Wilcox then reviewed the budgeting process and the meetings and discussion that have taken place to get to this tentative budget.  Mr. Springer reviewed the tentative budget.  Dr. Wilcox then requested an Executive Session following tonight’s meeting.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

            Negotiations and Personnel – Rae Atherton, Chairperson, no report.

            Finance – Charles Porter, Chairperson, reported that the committee discussed Capital Reserve funding; grant writing and procedures; technology personnel; and tax reform.

            Facilities – Henry Hynoski, Chairperson, no report.

            Policy – Dan Yeager, Chairperson, reported they met on March 30th to review body fluid policy, attendance policy, and code of ethics for the Board.  Next meeting will be 4/26/00 at 7pm.

            Activities – Craig Roadarmel, Chairperson, reported the next meeting will be 4/24/00 at 7pm.

            Curriculum – Elsie Bittner, Chairperson, will be scheduling next meeting.

            C.S.I.U. – Linda Kreischer, no report.

            CMAVTS – Dan Yeager, reported the school is continuing to hear presentations on new equipment purchases and is still waiting on the feasibility study from the architect. 

 

MINUTES – TREASURERS’ REPORTS

            Discussion only, will be voted on next Monday.

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

April 10, 2000

Page 2

 

 

 


MINUTES – MINUTES/INVOICES

            Discussion only, will be voted on next Monday.

 

MINUTES – FISCAL

Discussion only, will be voted on next Monday.

 

MINUTES – PERSONNEL

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Yeager, adding the following personnel to the 1999-00 Classified Substitute List (pending completion of all employment requirements), was approved:

·        Becky Blass, Instructional Aide

·        William Mentch, Bus/Van Driver

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

The remaining Personnel items were discussion only and will be voted on next Monday.

 

MINUTES – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Bittner, a FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) was approved for Helen Hilderbrandt beginning 03/21/00 and continuing approximately 6-8 weeks.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Kreischer, the 2000-01 School Year Calendar (Exhibit A) was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

            Mrs. Kreischer asked about the new cafeteria serving area.  Mr. Springer, Dr. Wilcox, and Mr. Lonoconus responded.  Mrs. Atherton stated she was not happy with the way music lessons are being handled.

 

RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

            Joyce Fisher, parent/district resident, addressed the board regarding a book in the high school library that she feels is not appropriate for 7th and 8th graders.  Dr. Wilcox responded that the book was removed and others will be reviewed as well.

 

ADJOURNMENT

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Bittner, the meeting was adjourned at 9:42 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Susan J. Helwig

                                                                                    Board Secretary

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