SOUTHERN COLUMBIA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

45-B ELEMENTARY DR.

CATAWISSA, PA  17820

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


            The August 21, 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                                     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, and Bill Hoffner, Administrators; district residents, and members of the media.

 

AGENDA HEARING PERIOD

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Wilcox requested an Executive Session at 7:33 p.m. to review personnel issues.  The board reconvened at 8:30 p.m. followed by a roll call.  He also requested an Executive Session immediately following tonight’s meeting to review tax appeals.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton                                    Henry Hynoski-Absent               Charles Porter

Francis Berger                                 Linda Kreischer                         Craig Roadarmel

Elsie Bittner                                     Karl Meyer                                 Daniel Yeager

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Continued

            Dr. Wilcox updated the Board on the District targets for 2000-01.  He then responded to Mr. Porter’s letter to the newspaper.

 

            Mr. Clippinger reported on curriculum review and writing process and use of the standards-based assessment training audit.

 

MINUTES – TREASURERS’ REPORTS

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

 

MINUTES – MINUTES/INVOICES

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Bittner, the Minutes of 07/17/00 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

Board Meeting Minutes

August 21, 2000

Page 2

 

 

 


            On a motion by Atherton and second by Meyer, the General Fund Invoices in the amount of $792,208.56, the 1998 Bond Fund Invoices in the amount of $11,350.05, and the Capital Reserve Fund Invoices in the amount of $119,020.66 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – FISCAL

            On a motion by Porter and second by Berger, participation in the cost of an additional field assessor for the Columbia County Assessment Office, was approved.  The assessor will review parcels designated as Clean & Green to determine their proper classification as agricultural, agricultural reserve, or forest reserve, and to verify compliance of those parcels with the Clean & Green Program statutes.  The review will be completed by May 15, 2001.  The cost will be a one-time payment not to exceed 14% of $25,000 or $3,500.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Yeager, the Certificate of Substantial Completion for the High School Renovations Project for the following contractors was approved:

Ø     Beck Electrical Construction, Inc.

Ø     Bohrer-Reagan, Inc.

Ø     Century Lodge, Inc.

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Yeager, Change Order 6 from Keister Construction, Inc. (Exhibit A), net increase of $3,566, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Berger and second by Atherton, accepting the Audit Report of the PA Department of the Auditor General for the years 1994-95 and 1995-96, and adopting the response as indicated in Exhibit B, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – PERSONNEL

            On a motion by Kreischer and second by Bittner, reinstating Paula Heitzman and Kristy Irons as Instructional aides, beginning with the 2000-01 school year, salary and seniority per Collective Bargaining Agreement, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Porter and second by Meyer, employment of the following personnel for the positions of JH Girls’ Basketball Coaches (pending completion of all employment requirements), for the 2000-01 school year, was approved:

Ø     Dan Fegley, Head JH Girls Basketball Coach, salary $1558 (13.25 pts.)

Ø     Ken Murdock, Asst. JH Girls Basketball Coach, salary $1033 (10.25 pts.)

  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

 

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

August 21, 2000

Page 3

 

 


            On a motion by Yeager and second by Bittner, adding the following personnel to the 2000-01 Security Personnel List, was approved:

Ø     Martha Dilg

Ø     Brian Weaver

Ø     Patti Gensemer

Ø     Richard Zalaski

Ø     Steve Price

Ø     Megan Marut

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Kreischer, the resignation of Kathy Dobash Kantner from the position of Art Teacher, effective August 21, 2000, was accepted with regret.  Ms. Kantner has been with the district for five years.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES - PERSONNEL ITEMS ADDENDUM

            On a motion by Meyer and second by Berger, employment of Dorothy Cuff for the position of Health Assistant (pending completion of all employment requirements), beginning with the 2000-01 school year, at a salary of $18,000, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Kreischer, employment of Tina W. Kistler for the position of Half-time (.50%) Secondary Mathematics Teacher (pending completion of all employment requirements), beginning with the 2000-01 school year, at Step 3 of the Bachelor’s Salary Schedule (half-time salary to be $15,731.50), was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Berger and second by Kreischer, setting the salary for the Superintendent during the 2000-01 fiscal year at $83,000 was approved.  By a roll call vote:  8-Yes; 1-Absent, the motion carried.

 

            On a motion by Bittner and second by Kreischer, the resignation of Dave Litwhiler from the position of JH Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, effective August 21, 2000, was accepted with regret.  Mr. Litwhiler has been in this position for 2 years.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Yeager, curriculum in the area of distance Learning Courses (Latin I and II; and Engineering Sequence) was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Mr. Berger challenged the board to look at the Superintendent evaluation process.  Mrs. Atherton stated she wished everybody in the community could know what Dr. Wilcox has accomplished in the past year.  Mr. Berger praised the custodial/maintenance staff for their hard work in getting the buildings/grounds ready for the start of school.

 

Board Meeting Minutes

August 21, 2000

Page 4

 

 

 


RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

            Mike Lester, Press Enterprise, questioned the appropriateness of reviewing tax appeals under Executive Session.  Mr. Roberts, Solicitor, responded that it was appropriate under Act 50.

            Mike Yeager, district resident, voiced his opinions and concerns about the success of the students coming out of Southern Columbia. 

              

ADJOURNMENT

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Berger, the meeting was adjourned at 9:33 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Susan J. Helwig

                                                                                    Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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