SOUTHERN COLUMBIA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

45-B ELEMENTARY DR.

CATAWISSA, PA  17820

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


            The June 19, 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-Arr. 7:39pm                 Henry Hynoski-Absent                Charles Porter

Francis Berger                                   Linda Kreischer                           Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner-Absent                           Karl Meyer-Absent                     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, and Bill Hoffner, Administrators; district residents, and members of the media.

 

AGENDA HEARING PERIOD

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Wilcox congratulated the 2000 SCA Baseball Team on their state championship and requested the team and coaches be invited to the July 17th meeting for recognition.  He further commended all SCA athletic teams for a most excellent year.  Dr. Wilcox also recognized Mr. Clippinger for his involvement with establishing the Summer school programs.

 

Dr. Wilcox requested an Executive Session at 7:40 p.m.  The board reconvened at 8:00 p.m. followed by a roll call.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton                                     Henry Hynoski-Absent                Charles Porter

Francis Berger                                   Linda Kreischer                           Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner-Absent                           Karl Meyer-Absent                     Daniel Yeager

 

MINUTES – TREASURERS’ REPORTS

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

 

MINUTES – MINUTES/INVOICES

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Yeager, the Minutes of 05/08/00 and 05/15/00 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

June 19, 2000

Page 2

 

 

 


            On a motion by Atherton and second by Meyer, the General Fund Invoices in the amount of $781,708.14, the 1998 Bond Fund Invoices in the amount of $3,619.10, and the Capital Reserve Fund Invoices in the amount of $300,062.37 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – FISCAL

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

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Porter, a Resolution requesting permission to continue to participate in the PA Department of General Services Cooperative Purchasing Program (Exhibit C), was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Atherton, appointing Clark, Schaeffer, Jones & Eichner, LLP, Selinsgrove, PA to audit the financial records of the 1999-2000 fiscal year for a fee of $7450 or $9650 if a Single Audit is required, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Kreischer, the bid for two (2) 72-Passenger Transit buses from Leibensperger Company, Inc., was rejected due to their not meeting the specifications, and awarding the bid for two (2) 72-Passenger Transit buses to Brightbill Bodyworks, Inc., was approved in the amount of $99,730.00 (Exhibit D).  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Berger, awarding the bid for Replacement of Selected Exterior Doors at Southern Columbia High School to Reliable Glass, Inc., Elysburg, PA, in the amount of $17,138 (no other bids), was approved.  Contract to be awarded upon receipt of approved PDE-3074 from the PA Department of Education.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

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

 

            On a motion by Berger and second by Yeager, authorizing the Business Manager to transfer unallocated expenditures remaining at the conclusion of the 1999-2000 fiscal year to the Capital Reserve Fund was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Porter, Keister Construction Change Order 5, net increase of $8,571 (Exhibit E), and Beck Electric Construction Change Order 3, net increase of $24,000 (Exhibit F), were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

 

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

June 19, 2000

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            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Berger, allowing the Football Boosters and any other interested athletic booster organization to review the drawings and specifications prepared by Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates pertaining to a proposed addition to the High School Weight Room so as to enable them to assess the feasibility of constructing such an addition at no cost to the District and report their findings to the Board, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Porter, the substitute pay rates, effective July 1, 2000 (Exhibit G), were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – PERSONNEL

            On a motion by Berger and second by Porter, the resignation of Deb Volinskie from the position of Athletic Trainer, effective June 30, 2000, was accepted with regret.  Mrs. Volinskie has been in this position for 6 years.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

Mr. Porter commended Deb for the professional job she has done as Athletic Trainer for all SCA teams.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Yeager, Dr. Francis B. Bobek and Dr. Claudia Jordan, Elysburg, PA, were approved as school physicians with shared responsibilities, for the 2000-01 school year (Exhibit H).  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Porter, Dr. David Leschock was approved as consultant to the Dental Hygiene program for the 2000-01 school year, to include a $50.00 consultant fee (Exhibit I).  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Porter and second by Berger, noting satisfactory evaluations and accepting the recommendations for approval/reapproval for the 2000-01 school year of the sports/activities positions and salaries listed in Exhibit J, were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Atherton, the Athletic Volunteers for the 2000-01 school year as listed in Exhibit K, were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Porter and second by Atherton, employing security personnel for the 2000-01 school year (Exhibit L) was approved.  Individuals to be paid at a rate of $27.00/person/event (number of individuals needed to be determined by the Director of Athletics/Student Activities or the High School Principal).  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Porter, adding Tracy Clossen to the 1999-00 Classified Substitute List as a Van Driver (pending completion of all employment requirements) was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

June 19, 2000

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            On a motion by Porter and second by Yeager, employment of the following personnel for the 2000-01 school year (pending completion of all employment requirements) was approved:

Ř      Football Cheerleading Advisor, Kenda Roth, salary $520 (CBA)

Ř      Wrestling Cheerleading Advisor, Shelley Jones, salary $520 (CBA)

Ř      Basketball Cheerleading Advisor, Candace Lauer, salary $520 (CBA)

Ř      Band Front Advisor, Drue Drumheller, salary $810 (CBA)

Ř      Percussion Arranger, Jason Kriner, salary $400

Ř      Drill Designer, Joel Thomas, salary $1100

Ř      Marching Band Director, Joel Thomas, salary $3000

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Atherton, Brian Davis and Christina Force were approved as Co-Support Teachers for Christopher Gengler for the 1999-00 school year, shared salary per Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Berger, employment of William Reigle for the position of 2nd Shift Custodian, effective June 20, 2000 (pending completion of all employment requirements), salary per Collective Bargaining Agreement, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Porter, providing two (2) students with on-the-job maintenance training in the district during the summer months at minimum wage (35 hours per week for approx. 9 weeks) was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

            On a motion by Berger and second by Porter, adopting the following Seventh Grade Mathematics textbook was approved:  Saxon Math 87, Second Edition, Saxon Publishers Ó1999 by Stephen Hake and John Saxon.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Yeager, submitting a request to the PA Department of Health to relieve the district of conducting tuberculin skin testing of school enterers and ninth grade students, starting in the 2000-01 school year, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Kreischer, submitting Act 48 Professional Education Plan to the PA Department of Education for approval was approved.  By a roll call vote:  5-Yes; 1-No; 3-Absent, the motion carried (Porter voted no).

 

Mr. Berger questioned the lack of technology requirements for professional staff, and Mr. Porter felt the plan isn’t specific enough.  Dr. Wilcox responded that our plan meets the requirements of the template given to us by the state.  It addresses the issues the state wants.

 

            On a motion by Porter and second by Yeager, a Childbearing/Childrearing Leave for Tresa Britch beginning on or about August 18, 2000, and continuing for 8 weeks, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

Board Meeting Minutes

June 19, 2000

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            On a motion by Berger and second by Kreischer, a Childbearing/Childrearing Leave for Christina Force beginning on or about September 25, 2000, and continuing through the 2nd marking period, was approved.  Currently, Mrs. Force plans to return to her classroom after the 2nd marking period.  (If her leave is to include the 3rd marking period, she will make her request 45 days prior to the start of the 3rd marking period.)  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Berger and second by Porter, a motion to create a Tax Study Commission in accordance with the requirements of Act 50 of 1998 with the membership and starting date of the Commission to be established by future Board action, was denied.  By a roll call vote:  2-Yes; 4-No; 3-Absent, the motion failed.  (Atherton, Kreischer, Roadarmel, and Yeager voted no)

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Mrs. Atherton added her congratulations to those already expressed by Dr. Wilcox regarding the baseball team winning the state championship.  Mr. Berger praised the newspapers for their coverage of the baseball team’s progress.  Mr. Porter raised questions concerning the paving project.  Mr. Springer responded further information would be forthcoming at the facilities committee meeting next week. 

 

RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

               

ADJOURNMENT

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Kreischer, the meeting was adjourned at 8:43 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Susan J. Helwig

                                                                                    Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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