SOUTHERN COLUMBIA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

45-B ELEMENTARY DR.

CATAWISSA, PA  17820

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


            The July 17, 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-Absent                Charles Porter

Francis Berger                                   Linda Kreischer                           Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner-Absent                           Karl Meyer                                 Daniel Yeager-Absent

 

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; SCA Head Baseball Coach Randy Young and members of the 2000 SCA P.I.A.A. Class A Baseball Team; and members of the media.

 

AGENDA HEARING PERIOD

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Wilcox congratulated the 2000 SCA P.I.A.A. Class A Baseball Championship Team members and their Coaches, and presented each team member and coach with a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate recognition sponsored by Senator Edward Helfrick, as well as a District certificate.

 

Prior to the start of the agenda, Dr. Wilcox requested an Executive Session at 7:53 p.m., for the purpose of discussing personnel issues.  The board reconvened at 9:08 p.m. 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-Absent                           Karl Meyer                                 Daniel Yeager-Absent

 

Dr. Wilcox continued his report on the following:  PSBA conference he attended last week; special education audit scheduled for the first week in December; PSBA negotiations training session scheduled for November; PSBA Legislative Policy meeting scheduled in October; and administrative team meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday this week will generate goals and objectives for 2000-01.

 

Mr. Clippinger gave an update on the summer tutorial, curriculum progress, and stated homeschool portfolios continue to be brought in for evaluation.

Board Meeting Minutes

July 17, 2000

Page 2

 

 


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Facilities – Charles Porter , Committee member, reported the committee met earlier this evening at 6 p.m. to examine the high school roof project.  The committee is recommending Robert A. Lack, Architecture & Design, be retained to draw up re-roofing specifications.

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

Finance – Charles Porter, Chairperson, no report.  Committee needs to schedule a meeting.

Activities – Craig Roadarmel, Chairperson, reported the committee met on June 14th to discuss the issue of Special Interest Groups going together for co-fundraising.

Policy – Dan Yeager, Chairperson, reported the committee will meet in August to discuss blood-borne pathogens policy.

Curriculum – Elsie Bittner, Chairperson, reported the committee will meet on August 9th, at 7:00 p.m.

C.S.I.U. – No report.

CMAVTS – No report.

 

MINUTES – TREASURERS’ REPORTS

            On a motion by Meyer 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 Atherton, the Minutes of 06/12/00 and 06/19/00 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Berger, the General Fund Invoices in the amount of $1,145,317.56; the 1998 Bond Bund Invoices in the amount of $278,694.46; and the Capital Reserve Fund Invoices in the amount of $53,633.99, were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – FISCAL

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Kreischer, entering into an Agreement with Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital to provide Athletic Trainer Support, beginning 08/14/00 (Exhibit A) was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Meyer, the 2000-01 General and Arts Supplies bids to each company were approved as per Exhibit B.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

ADDENDUM – FISCAL (Public given opportunity to comment on the following motion prior to vote)

On a motion by Berger and second by Kreischer, retaining Robert A. Lack, Architecture & Design, to prepare specifications for the high school re-roofing project, at a rate of $50.00/hour, not to exceed $5700, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

July 17, 2000

Page 3

 

 

 

 


MINUTES – PERSONNEL

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Porter, the resignation of Becky Yakoboski, R.N., from the position of Health Assistant, effective August 11, 2000, was accepted with regret.  Mrs. Yakoboski has been in this position for 3 years.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Berger, the resignation of Paul Baskin, Sr., from the position of Custodian, effective August 4, 2000, was accepted with regret.  Mr. Baskin will retire after 12 years as a district custodian.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Porter and second by Meyer, the resignation of Joellen Gallinot from the position of Junior High Girls Basketball Coach, effective immediately, was accepted with regret.  Ms. Gallinot has been in this position for 7 years.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Porter, adding Susan Gosciminski to the 2000-01 Substitute Bus/Van Driver List (pending completion of all employment requirements), effective immediately was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Meyer, the following personnel were approved as Volunteer Assistant Field Hockey Coaches (pending completion of all requirements), for the 2000-01 school year:

Ř      Robert Riley

Ř      Polly Sharrow

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Berger and second by Kreischer, Resolution concerning demotion of Professional Employee 2000-1 from full-time to half-time was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Porter and second by Meyer, Resolution concerning Professional Employee 2000-1 was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Berger, extending Childrearing Leave for Shani Steward to include the 1st Semester of the 2000-01 school year was approved.  Mrs. Steward will return to work at the beginning of the 2nd Semester of the 2000-01 school year.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

July 17, 2000

Page 4

 

 

 


BOARD COMMENTS

 

RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

            Mr. Lonoconus reported on the AP test results.

 

            Southern Columbia Field Hockey players (Ulshafer, Fedder, Kreischer, Meyer) presented a petition to the school board supporting Mrs. Cindy Fedder as a Volunteer Assistant Field Hockey Coach.  Board responded that the Activities committee would advise the Head Field

Hockey Coach of the date/time of the next committee meeting where this issue would be addressed.

 

ADJOURNMENT

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Berger, the meeting was adjourned at 10:26 p.m.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

           

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Susan J. Helwig

                                                                                    Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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