SOUTHERN COLUMBIA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

45-B ELEMENTARY DR.

CATAWISSA, PA  17820

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


            The May 15, 2000 Board Meeting of the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors convened in the Hartman Elementary Music 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                            Charles Porter

Francis Berger                                   Linda Kreischer                           Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner-Absent                           Karl Meyer                                 Daniel Yeager

 

OTHERS PRESENT

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

 

AGENDA HEARING PERIOD

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Wilcox reported that the cheerleader numbers are up and the Activities Committee will be addressing this issue at their next meeting.

 

MINUTES – TREASURERS’ REPORTS

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Atherton, the Treasurers’ Reports were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – MINUTES/INVOICES

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Yeager, the Minutes of 04/10/00 and 04/17/00 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Meyer, the General Fund Invoices in the amount of $854,982.87, the 1998 Bond Fund Invoices in the amount of $58,684.56, and the Capital Reserve Fund Invoices in the amount of $8,525.00 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – FISCAL

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Yeager, budgetary transfers in the 1999-00 budget to ensure proper accounting (Exhibit A) were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

May 15, 2000

Page 2

 

 

 


            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Hynoski, the following student activity account was approved:  PULSE Club, Claire Campbell and Greg Cappocioni, Advisors.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Kreischer, authorizing H. A. Berkheimer, Inc., to inspect information from Pennsylvania personal income tax returns of Southern Columbia Area School District taxpayers, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Porter, student activity account for Middle School Student Council, Sue Yodock, Advisor, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – PERSONNEL

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Kreischer, the resignation of Polly Sharrow from the position of Assistant Field Hockey Coach, effective immediately, was accepted with regret.  Mrs. Sharrow has been in this position for 3 years.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Berger and second by Kreischer, re-appointing Henry Hynoski from Region I to serve as Board Treasurer for the term July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001, salary $240, was approved.  By a roll call vote:  7-Yes; 1-Abstention; 1-Absent, the motion carried.  (Hynoski abstained.)

 

            On a motion by Porter and second by Meyer, acknowledging tenure for the following personnel effective at the end of the 1999-00 school year was approved:

Ř      James Dunkelberger

Ř      Christina Force

Ř      Michael Johnston

Ř      Maria Sock

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Hynoski, re-appointing Richard J. Roberts, Jr., as school solicitor for the period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001, with a retainer of $3,200 plus $50.00 per hour for additional work, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Kreischer, Terry Sharrow was approved for the position of Secondary Building Lead Teacher for the 1999-00 school year, salary per Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, the 1st reading of Board Policy #011, Code of Ethics (Exhibit B) was approved.  By a roll call vote:  7-Yes; 1-No; 1-Absent, the motion carried.  (Atherton voted no.)

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

May 15, 2000

Page 3

 

 

 


            On a motion by Atherton and second by Berger, sending a notice of reasonable assurance of employment for the 2000-01 school year to those non-instructional employees and substitute teachers employed less than 12 months, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Berger and second by Hynoski, participation in the National School Breakfast and Lunch USDA Commodities Program for the 2000-01 school year was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Atherton, adopting the textbooks/reference materials as per Exhibit C, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Atherton, submission of the Temporary Professional Employee/Professional Employee Rating Form to the PA Department of Education for approval, alternative to PDE-5501, was approved (Exhibit D).

 

BOARD COMMENTS

                Mr. Meyer asked if there were any system in place to show district/board appreciation to teachers, staff, etc.  Dr. Wilcox responded.  Mrs. Atherton spoke in favor of Board Members attending high school graduation.  Mr. Porter expressed his concern about the plan to have teachers teach 6 periods next year and have no study hall/cafeteria duties.  Dr. Wilcox restated his position concerning this matter. 

 

RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

            Mr. Lonoconus expressed an invitation to all Board Members to attend Scholastic Awards on June 6th at 7:00 p.m., in the high school auditorium.

 

ADJOURNMENT

            On a motion by Berger and second by Kreischer, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Susan J. Helwig

                                                                                    Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

a:5-15min.brd