SOUTHERN COLUMBIA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

45-B ELEMENTARY DR.

CATAWISSA, PA  17820

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


            The June 12, 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-Arr. 7:34pm        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, Administrators; district residents, and members of the media.

 

AGENDA HEARING PERIOD

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Wilcox reported that school ended on a positive note; and he requested only one meeting in July on the 17th (canceling the July 10th meeting).

 

Mr. Springer reported on the creation of an Act 50 Tax Study Commission.  Mr. Roadarmel asked that a motion to create a Tax Study Commission be included on the June 19th agenda.

 

Dr. Wilcox commended the High School Principal on the recent commencement ceremonies.  Mr. Roadarmel agreed and stated he had received many positive comments.

 

Mr. Porter and Mr. Berger asked questions regarding the Act 48 Professional Development Plan.  Dr. Wilcox and Mr. Clippinger responded.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

            Negotiations and Personnel – Rae Atherton, Chairperson, reported PSBA is holding a Negotiations Training session on June 23rd.

            Finance – Charles Porter, Chairperson, reported that Act 50 was discussed as well as

fuel oil bids for 2000-01.

            Facilities – Henry Hynoski, Chairperson, reported that at the last meeting the condition and repair of the high school roof was discussed.  An infrared analysis of the roof will be done.  The committee also discussed enclosing the gymnasium entrance and the atrium near the auxiliary gym; weight room expansion by the boosters; lights and phone to be installed on the lower fields.

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June 12, 2000

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            Policy – Dan Yeager, Chairperson, reported the committee met to discuss Ethics Policy, TB test policies, and blood-borne pathogens policy.

            Activities – Craig Roadarmel, Chairperson, reported the next meeting would be Wednesday, 6/14/00, at 7pm.  The main topic to be discussed is co-fund raising between Special Interest groups.

            Curriculum – Elsie Bittner, Chairperson, reported that curriculum writing was reviewed as well as Act 48.

            C.S.I.U. – Linda Kreischer, reported the I.U. Board viewed a presentation on assistive technology.

            CMAVTS – Dan Yeager, reported on the Vo-Tech’s facilities needs and the financing options.  Major needs are boilers and windows.

 

MINUTES – TREASURERS’ REPORTS

            Discussion only, will be voted on next Monday.

 

MINUTES – MINUTES/INVOICES

            Discussion only, will be voted on next Monday.

 

MINUTES – FISCAL

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Meyer, the Southern Columbia Area School District 2000-01 budget in the amount of $11,355,908 (Resolution, Exhibit A) was approved.  By a roll call vote:  8-Yes; 1-No, the motion carried.  (Porter voted no.)

 

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

 

MINUTES – PERSONNEL

                On a motion by Atherton and second by Yeager, the following personnel were approved for the positions of Summer Camp Aide for the 2000 Summer Camp Program:

Ř      Brenda Webb, salary $500

Ř      Diane Baskin, salary $500

Ř      Thomas Slusser, salary $500

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Atherton, the resignation of Dion Eppinette from the position of Custodian, effective 05/26/00, was accepted with regret.  Mr. Eppinette has been in this position since 10/05/99.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Atherton, Andrew Ulicny and Maria Sock were retroactively approved as Junior Class Advisors for the 1999-2000 school year, salary per Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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June 12, 2000

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MINUTES – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, the 2nd reading and adoption of Board Policy #011, Code of Ethics, was approved.  By a roll call vote:  8-Yes; 1-No, the motion carried (Atherton voted no).

 

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

 

BOARD COMMENTS

            Mr. Berger asked that responses to questions be included in the minutes.

 

 RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

            Mr. Mike Orn, Middle School parent, stated he disagreed with the sanctions against the students involved in the 6th grade food fight.  He felt they were treated as criminals not students.  Mr. Becker explained the reasons for the actions taken and the consequences of the student actions.

            Mr. Clippinger reviewed the possibility of replacing the Honors Biology textbook over the summer rather than purchasing replacement books of the old series.  The book is available for review by the Board.

 

ADJOURNMENT

            On a motion by Porter and second by Bittner, the meeting was adjourned at 9:32 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Susan J. Helwig

                                                                                    Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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