SOUTHERN COLUMBIA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

45-B ELEMENTARY DR.

CATAWISSA, PA  17820

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


            The September 18, 2000 Board Meeting of the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors convened in the High School Library 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                                     Karl Meyer                                 Daniel Yeager

 

OTHERS PRESENT

Dr. Steve Wilcox, Superintendent; Joseph Springer, Business Manager; Richard J. Roberts, Jr., Solicitor; David Becker, Pat Shultz, Roy Clippinger, and Bill Hoffner, Administrators; and members of the media.

 

AGENDA HEARING PERIOD

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Wilcox requested an Executive Session at 7:34 p.m. to review personnel, litigation, and Act 50 tax appeal issues.  The board reconvened at 8:03 p.m. followed by a roll call.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Rae Atherton                                    Henry Hynoski                           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, and reviewed upcoming meetings with parents and the community.

 

            Mr. Clippinger presented an update on the curriculum writing process, staff development, and teacher evaluation.

 

            Mr. Hoffner updated the Board on the upcoming Special Education Compliance Monitoring and the numbers of students currently identified in the various special education categories.

 

            Mr. Springer updated the Board on support services including the Business Office, Cafeteria operations, Transportation, and Facilities.

 

            Dr. Wilcox reviewed upcoming meeting dates.

Board Meeting Minutes

September 18, 2000

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               Mr. Roadarmel and Mr. Yeager updated the Board on the financial aspects of the anticipated Vo-Tech renovations, and the revised project scope.

 

MINUTES – TREASURERS’ REPORTS

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

 

MINUTES – MINUTES/INVOICES

            On a motion by Bittner and second by Kreischer, the Minutes of 08/14/00 and 08/21/00 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Berger and second by Meyer, the General Fund Invoices in the amount of $815,475.45, the 1998 Bond Fund Invoices in the amount of $192,292.75, and the Capital Reserve Fund Invoices in the amount of $42,799.28 were approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – FISCAL

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Bittner, accepting the donation of funds to establish the Calvin Henderson Memorial Scholarship was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES – PERSONNEL

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Bittner, the employment of Linda Jones for the position of 3-Hour Cafeteria Worker (pending completion of all employment requirements), effective September 19, 2000, salary per Collective Bargaining Agreement, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Meyer, the resignation of Curtis Stellfox from the position of Cafeteria/Study Hall aide, effective September 29, 2000, was accepted with regret. 

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Bittner and second by Kreischer, changing Paul Knoeppel from a substitute Bus/Van Driver to a regular run Bus/Van Driver, effective 09/18/00, was approved. 

Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

MINUTES - PERSONNEL ITEMS ADDENDUM

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Yeager, employment of Stacy Krum for the position of Health Assistant (pending completion of all employment requirements), effective 09/19/00, at a salary of $18,000, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

Prior to the vote on the previous addendum motion, President Roadarmel opened the motion to discussion/comment from the public.

 

 

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

September 18, 2000

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MINUTES – POLICY AND PROGRAMS

            On a motion by Bittner and second by Kreischer, Senior High Art Class Trip to New York City, New York, on October 30, 2000 to visit the Museum of Modern Art and the South Street Seaport was approved (teachers and parents to chaperone).  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

            On a motion by Atherton and second by Yeager, the 1st reading of the new Board Policy #816, Blood Borne Pathogens, was approved.  Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Mr. Porter asked about eligibility for the summer tutorial program.  Mr. Clippinger responded with the parameters for the 2000 program and reviewed ideas for the 2001 program.  Mr. Porter asked if we pursue the “Read to Succeed” grant program.  Mr. Clippinger responded that those funds are typically available through local universities on an irregular basis.  Dr. Wilcox added that we did not qualify for the grant during the last cycle.  Mr. Porter asked how the school profile data would be used.  Dr. Wilcox responded with the use of different assessments with the profile data.  Mrs. Kreischer commented on the photo in the paper showing a Southern student wearing holsters and six-guns and thought it was in poor taste.  Mr. Berger updated the Board on the answers received from the administration regarding technology.

 

RECOGNITION OF THE PUBLIC

              

ADJOURNMENT

            On a motion by Yeager and second by Bittner, the meeting was adjourned at 9:48 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Susan J. Helwig

                                                                                    Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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