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World class performers and productive citizens . . .
EAST PENNSBORO AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
890 Valley Street, Enola, PA 17025
Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I. Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
Mrs. Gilbert called the meeting to order at 8:25 p.m., apologized for the late start and opened the meeting
with the Pledge of Allegiance.
II. Roll Call
The substitute secretary, Mrs. Stanko, called the roll. Members responding were: Mr. Gelb, Mrs.
Gilbert, Mr. Groff, Mrs. McMaster, Mrs. Oliveria, Mrs. Otstot, Mrs. Riddle. Absent were Mr. Haas and
Administration present: Dr. Linda Bigos, Dr. Stephen Andrejack, Helen Belsak, Robert Burgett, Jim
Cullison, Bruce Deveney, Christine Frenchek, Linda Kirlin, Debra McDonald, Charles Smith, Margee
Others present: Susan Arcuri, Dave Bainbridge, John and Rachel Barden, James and Brenda Bartlett,
Peggy Bitting, Wendy Bucher, Sara Clarke, Jamie and Karen DiMartile, Jon DeMartyn, Leesa DeMartyn,
Dawn DeStito, Andy Dively, Rebecca Dudak, Sharon Ensor, Betty Erdman, Dee Fealtman, John and
Brittany Feichtel, Susan Friday, David Forney, Jr., Deb Garguilo, Mary Gruber, Deb Hagen, Linda
Hagerty, Sam Heckard, Betsy Heefner, Betsy Holley, Brian and Stephanie Hostetler, Deborah Keeley,
Dawn Kepler, Barbara Linnehan, Stacey Magaro, Deb Martz, Dan McIntyre, Brian Moore, Chris and
Lisa Plank, Lou Plesce, Kathy Prinsen, Chris and Jennifer Radel, Sam and Joyce Reed, Ed and Tammy
Rhoades, Katrina Ruillo, Liz Ruopp, Patricia Saxton, Veleria Snyder, William Stains, Jim and Lori
Staub, Nancy Steinberger, Casey Stevens, Georganna Stevens, Mike and Laura Thatcher, Audrey
Thomas, Jim and Patty Toth, Melissa Umbrell, Austin Willi, Chad Yohe, Charlie Yohe, Kelly Yohe.
III. Announcement of Executive Session
Mrs. Gilbert stated that the Board met for an Executive Session prior to this evening’s meeting to discuss
the Superintendent’s Contract, Personnel Items, and a Due Process Hearing.
IV. Acceptance of Minutes
A motion to accept the minutes from the June 4, 2007 Special Meeting was made by Mrs. Otstot,
seconded by Mr. Groff, and carried unanimously (7-0).
A motion to accept the minutes from the June 7, 2007 Regular Meeting was made by Mrs.
McMaster, seconded by Mrs. Oliveira, and carried unanimously (7-0).
V. Written Requests to Address the Board
A. District Secretarial Staff
Mrs. Kelly Yohe, 54 Logans Run, Enola. Mrs. Yohe, main spokesperson for the group, began by
providing a handout of the letter that had been emailed to all Board members from the East Pennsboro
Secretaries. The letter contained the consensus of the secretaries as to the reasons why they felt it
important that Board Policy 543 – Paid Holidays, that was on the agenda to be considered for 30-day
public review, not be revised to exclude the Christmas Holiday.
The major point that Mrs. Yohe stressed was the fact that all present secretaries had been told upon being
hired, that one of the benefits to working for the school district was the time off during the holidays.
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Mrs. Yohe stated each point which also included the fact that many secretaries take work home, come in
early, stay late, and even work through lunch hours when one of the other secretaries may be on vacation
or off due to illness. She stated that none of the extra hours are compensated but having the holiday time
makes up for the time worked. She further stated two options that the secretaries would like to have
considered in exchange for keeping the Christmas break. 1.) exchanging the time with other holidays; 2.
“grandfathering” the policy change so that the secretaries now employed would not be affected.
VI. Public Comment
Mrs. Deb Martz, 301 Wayne Street, Summerdale. Mrs. Martz stated that she is employed as a teacher at
the West Creek Hills Elementary School. Mrs. Martz said she believes the East Pennsboro secretaries
give a lot more to the district than what they are paid for. She factually stated occasions where she knew
the secretaries went above and beyond what would have normally been expected of them.
Mr. Danny McIntyre, Acri Road, Mechanicsburg. He stated that for the past 20 years he has had
interaction with the school district. His wife is a teacher in the district and as a teacher’s husband; he
knows how important it is to have a good first impression when entering one of the school buildings. He
feels a week given to the secretaries between Christmas and New Years is a small price to pay.
Austin Willi, 33 Greenmont Drive, Enola. Mr. Willi said he retired after teaching 31 years at East
Pennsboro. He felt Mrs. Martz stated everything so eloquently, there was nothing left but to say he is
supporting the secretaries.
Bill Stains, 45 Wetherburn Road, Enola. Mr. Stains said in the 35 years he spent in the East Pennsboro
School District, he had been in all four buildings. He felt that the secretaries have the ability to keep
information confidential but also know how to spread the good word about the schools to the community.
Lou Plesce, 614 High Street, Enola. Mrs. Plesce is the Athletic Secretary at the high school. She stated
her concerns and added that dealing with the thousands of teenagers as she does at the high school, she
needs the break during the holidays.
Mrs. Patt Saxton, 1350 Yorkshire Place, Enola. Mrs. Saxton asked what circumstances predicated this
action be brought before the Board and what was the difference between holidays and offices being
closed after hours and on weekends?
Mrs. Gilbert answered by stating that the original concern was that there was no coverage at the buildings
during the Christmas holiday if anyone was calling in to the district. Mrs. Gilbert further stated that
businesses are usually open during the weekdays.
Mrs. Saxton felt that any change to the existing policy would definitely have an adverse effect on morale.
She wondered if this change in working conditions could generate a significant benefit to the school
Darcy Goshorn, 186 Edenderry Way, Enola. Mr. Goshorn is a resident of the district and a teacher at
the high school. Mr. Goshorn works closely with the secretaries at the high school and he totally agrees
with all that has been said about how hard they work.
Deb Hagen, 5 Westwood Court, Enola. Mrs. Hagen is asking that a fourth grade teacher be added for
next year. Mrs. Gilbert said the Board is still looking a class sizes.
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Sharon Ensor, 488 Lancaster Avenue, Enola. She is a secretary at West Creek Hills Elementary School.
Mrs. Ensor stated that she wanted the Board to know that with regards to checking the answering
machine at the school during the holidays, the only messages that are left are by parents calling in for
their children who would be absent the first day back.
Dawn DeStito, 83 Arnold Road, Enola. Mrs. DeStito is a secretary at East Pennsboro Middle School.
She has worked in that position for the past eight years there has never been any calls coming in during
the holidays except for this year. The caller was requesting information on basketball signups. The
machine is always checked from home.
VII. Introduction of Wendy Bucher
Mr. Deveney introduced Wendy Bucher, the new Transportation Coordinator for the East Pennsboro
Area School District, retroactive to May 1, 2007. Wendy replaced Mrs. Ginny Welsh who retired this
year. Ms. Bucher is employed by Rohrer Bus, and had worked at the Halifax School District. Her office
is located in the Annex to the Administration Building.
VIII. Corporate Sponsorships and Partners in Educational Excellence Presentation
Mrs. Belsak, Director of Communications and Community Relations, stated that “Partners in Educational
Excellence” was initiated to develop beneficial relationships for the school district and businesses. She
explained how the program began and how it is developed through planning meetings with corporate
sponsors. Mrs. Belsak provided an updated Corporate Sponsorship and Grant Program chart for 2006-
2007. The chart outlined the grants, donations, resources, materials and expertise that the school district
received from business partners over the last year. The grand total is $989,541. Mrs. Belsak explained in
detail how the amount is recognized on paper (underwriting programs, equipment, the Gala, agenda
books, etc.) but not actual dollars in the school budget.
IX. Kindergarten Summer “Sneak Preview” Proposal Presentation
Mrs. Margee Ziegenfuss, Assistant Director of Curriculum, explained that the purpose is to provide a
preview of the kindergarten program for students who may have difficulty adapting to the program due to
at risk scores in screening measures. She described the make up, academics, materials transportation, and
staff needed. The total cost would be $3,200 funded through a Title I Grant.
Items A through H, Removal of Items I., J., N., O., Adding K., L., and M. as follows, were
approved by a motion made by Mrs. McMaster, seconded by Mr. Groff, and carried unanimously
A. Approved retirement of Marcia Green, Custodian, at the East Pennsboro Elementary School,
effective July 13, 2007.
B. Approved termination of Julia Kittle, Behavior Care Aide, at the West Creek Hills Elementary
School, retroactive to June 8, 2007.
C. Accepted resignation of David Wright, Dean of Students/English Teacher, at the East Pennsboro
Area High School, effective July 1, 2007.
D. Accepted resignation of Donna Thornton, Board Secretary, at the East Pennsboro
Administration Building, effective June 29, 2007.
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E. Accepted resignation of Jennifer Nugent, Girls’ Tennis Head Coach, at the East Pennsboro Area
High School, retroactive to May 25, 2007.
F. Accepted resignation of Stephen Bodley, Department Head for 8th Grade Science, at the East
Pennsboro Area Middle School, retroactive to June 13, 2007.
G. Consider approval of FMLA leave for Sheri Miller, Grade 6 Social Studies Teacher, at the East
Pennsboro Area Middle School, effective on or about September 26, 2007.
H. Consider approval of Teachers and Aides for the Extended School Year program effective
Monday through Wednesday, July 2 through August 1, 2007. Teachers will earn $28.00 per
hour, 3 hours per day, and Aides will earn their current salary rate.
Denise Choplick, Teacher
Arial Franchak, Teacher
Peggie Stoner, Teacher
Toni Marshall, Aide
Patty Poff, Aide
Patricia Ressler, Aide
K. Consider approval of Kathy Jones, Secondary School Counselor, at the East Pennsboro Area
High School, replacing Joseph Borzilleri, at a salary of $51,229 for 200 days/school year (M8),
effective July 1, 2007.
L. Consider approval of Lauren Dominiani, Special Education Teacher, at the East Pennsboro Area
High School, replacing Amy Baker, at a salary of $35,785 (B1), effective August 20, 2007.
M. Consider approval of Jennifer Stine, Special Education Teacher, at the East Pennsboro Area
Middle School, replacing Robert Patterson, at a salary of $35,785 (B1), effective August 20,
2007. Pending FBI clearances and certification; with praxis obligation for four middle level
certifications within the next 1-1/2 years.
Effective dates for Item L. and M. were changed to reflect first teacher orientation day.
Mrs. Riddle added that she would like to recognize Mrs. Thornton’s contribution to the Board as Board
Secretary, and it is with sadness and/or regret that she accepts her resignation; and Mr. David Wright’s
contribution to the District as Dean of Students. Mrs. Gilbert added her regrets to Mrs. Thornton’s
XI. Support Services
Items A. , B., and E. were approved by a consent motion made by Mrs. McMaster, seconded by
Mrs. Riddle, and carried unanimously (7-0).
A. Consider approval of the new classified employee Performance Evaluation Report, as
recommended by the Personnel Committee.
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B. Consider approval of the following classified job descriptions as recommended by the Personnel
Elementary Secretary (1)
Elementary Secretary (2)
Personal Care Aide
E. Consider approval of the adjustment in staff and students beginning and ending times for the
2007-2008 school year.
Mrs. McMaster requested Item C. be moved and voted on separately. Item D was removed.
A motion to consider approval of Item C. the contract with Aramark Facilities Services, effective
July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008 was made by Mrs. McMaster, seconded by Mr. Groff, and
carried (6-1). Mrs. McMaster voted against. She would like the custodial and maintenance staff
managed in house rather than hiring out.
At 9:00 p.m., Policy 543, Paid Holidays, listed as Item A. under the Superintendent’s Report was
discussed. This item was moved up in the agenda due to the late start of the Public Meeting; with the
majority of the audience waiting for the Board’s decision.
Upon a motion made by Mrs. McMaster, seconded by Mrs. Riddle, a consideration was given to
place Policy 543 on 30 day public review, with changes. Mrs. Gilbert asked for discussion.
Mrs. Otsot stated that she was completely against changing the policy.
Mr. Gelb agreed with Mrs. Otsot. He added that he was part of the Personnel Committee and when it
was reviewed he was not in favor of changing it. Mr. Gelb stated that he would not be in favor of
Mrs. Gilbert explained that the reason this policy came before the Board was that there was not coverage
in the buildings during the holidays. One of the options was to have employees taking turns so that some
coverage would be provided. The change was never considered due to cost savings. She added that if
the policy is not considered to go out for 30-day review, it could be placed before the Policy Committee
for another review and then placed on Board agenda.
Mr. Gelb asked if the policy did not go back before the Policy Committee, could it be placed as it was
“prior” to coming to the committee. Mrs. Gilbert stated that if it were not approved to go forward on 30-
day review, then it would stay as it had been before any changes were considered.
Mrs. Oliveria stated that she was part of the Personnel Committee that first reviewed this policy. She was
looking for equality in the team from a Human Resource perspective. What was presented by the
secretarial letter; that some work through lunches, that some are not getting paid for work done, tells her
that more research should be done in those areas.
Mrs. Gilbert agreed with Mrs. Oliveria. No one should be working overtime and not getting paid.
Mrs. Stanko called the roll for the vote to agree or not agree to place Board Policy 543 for 30-day public
review. Mr. Gelb, No; Mrs. Gilbert, No; Mr. Groff, No; Mrs. McMaster, No; Mrs. Oliveira, No; Mrs.
Otstot, No; Mrs. Riddle, No. The results were 7-0 not to place the policy on 30-day review.
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XII. Business Administration
A motion made by Mr. Groff, seconded by Mrs. McMaster, consideration was given to approve
Items B. through G, carried (7-0)
B. Consider approval of the renewal for the All Sports/School Trip/Special Activities insurance
with Ace American Insurance Company for the 2007-2008 school year at a cost of $8,150 as
found on Page 28.
C. Consider approval of the food service management company renewal with Chartwells and
cafeteria lunch pricing for 2007-2008 as found on Page 29. Mrs. McMaster asked Mr. Burgett
to follow through with her request to the ala carte pricing. Mr. Burgett stated he would do so.
D. Consider approval of the budgetary transfers as found on Page 30.
E. Consider approval of the general supply bid for 2007-2008 as found on Page 31.
F. Consider approval of Greenawalt & Company, P.C. as local auditors for East Pennsboro Area
School District for the 2007-2008 school year. (Year 2 of a 3 year agreement).
G. Review and approve 2007-2008 insurance renewals for Property/General Liability, Automobile,
Umbrella Liability and Errors and Omissions as recommended by William Walters, Byerly
Insurance as found on Page 32.
Mr. Burgett asked the Board to consider approval of the 2007-2008 Budget Resolution.
Upon a motion made by Mr. Groff, seconded by Mrs. Oliveira, a consideration was made to
approve the 2007-2008 Budget Resolution.
Mr. Haas was phoned at 9:40 p.m. to participate in the vote, and excused at 10:00 p.m.
Mrs. Stanko called the roll for the vote as follows: Mr. Gelb, No; Mrs. Gilbert, Yes; Mr. Groff,
Yes; Mr. Haas, Yes; Mrs. McMaster, No; Mrs. Oliveira, Yes; Mrs. Otstot, Yes; Mrs. Riddle, Yes.
The results were (6-2) to accept the 2007-2008 Budget.
XIII. Pupil Services
A motion was made by Mrs. McMaster, seconded by Mr. Groff, and carried (7-0) to approve the
Special Education Consortium Memorandum of Understanding with West Shore School District,
Camp Hill School District, Cumberland Valley School District, and East Pennsboro Area School
District, effective July 1, 2007.
Mrs. Kirlin, Supervisor of Special Education stated that she felt very comfortable with the agreement.
XIV. Treasurer’s Report
A. Approved the Capital Projects Fund for May 2007. Motion made by Mr. Gelb, seconded by
Mrs. Gilbert, carried unanimously (7-0).
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B. Approved the General Fund for May 2007, including Monthly Expenditure Report, Monthly
Revenue Report, Monthly Athletic Report, and Monthly Student Activities Report. Mrs.
McMaster posed a question regarding the Spring Musical account asking if all bills had been
paid with the balance at zero. Mr. Burgett was not sure, but explained the process that would
handle any payment. A motion made by Mr. Gelb, seconded by Mrs. Gilbert, carried
XV. Payment of Bills
A. Approved the payment of bills through the General Fund for May 2007. Motion made by Mr.
Gelb, seconded by Mrs. McMaster, carried unanimously (7-0).
B. Approved the Capital Projects for May 2007. A motion made by Mr. Gelb, seconded by Mrs.
McMaster, carried unanimously (7-0).
XVI. Superintendent’s Report
B 1. A motion to approve Board Policy 204, Attendance, for a 30 day public review. A motion made
by Mr. Groff, seconded by Mrs. McMaster.
Mrs. Gilbert stated that the change in policy is at the end involving “denial of credits for students who
have excessive unexcused absences”. The policy was presented to the Policy Committee by Mr. Wright
at the meeting held last week. Mr. Wright had explained in detail how many other districts carry this
policy, what processes are followed, how many students would have been involved from East Pennsboro
last year, had it been in place, and the benefits that would have been shown with the incentives in place.
Mrs. Gilbert then addressed Mr. Charles Smith, Assistant High School Principal, asking if he had any
other information to add.
Mr. Smith explained that the goal is to improve the attendance at the high school. He said that the
attendance had improved some what. This policy is geared to the “middle of the road” students who just
may be urged to come to class by the guidelines. Mr. Smith stated that it all comes down to
accountability and communication between the student, parent and teacher.
Mrs. Riddle is concerned about the student who may not have parents who would be willing to cooperate
with the policy or the student who may not have transportation. That student would be held accountable
for circumstances they could not control. What if these students are very hard working? Are they
protected? Mrs. Riddle discussed other issues of her concern regarding the appeal process.
Mr. Smith stated that there is an appeal form provided for just such instances. He also added that an
informal hearing is held between the parent and he to clearly understand the student’s situation before
any further action is taken.
Mrs. Gilbert asked if the students would have the right to appeal to anyone higher than Mr. Robbins. If
none is offered, is there nothing more a parent can do?
Mrs. McMaster was concerned with the way in which the students would be informed of the policy. Mr.
Smith stated that the policy would be referred to in the student handbook that each student receives at the
beginning of the school year, during class meetings that are held, and each teacher would have a copy.
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Dr. Bigos informed the Board that the number of students that would have been affected by this policy
this year, were not students who were failing classes. They were students with poor attendance. Student
attendance is also one of the requirements of “No Child Left Behind”.
Mrs. Gilbert informed the Board members that if Policy 204 does not go out for 30-day review, it would
not be available for the handbook. The Board could do further review at the July meeting, for approval by
Mrs. Stanko called the roll for the vote to agree or not agree to place Board Policy 204 for 30 day
public review. Mr. Gelb, Yes; Mrs. Gilbert, No; Mr. Groff, No; Mrs. McMaster, No; Mrs.
Oliveira, Yes; Mrs. Otstot, Yes; Mrs. Riddle, No. The results were 3-4, not placing the policy for
Mrs. Gilbert suggested Policy 204, Attendance, be placed on the agenda for the next Policy Committee
for further review, brought back to the Board at the July meeting. Mr. Smith was asked to provide any
information he may have from Mr. Wright’s presentation.
B 2. A consideration to accept the administrative recommendations for Boundary realignment. Dr.
Bigos asked Mr. Deveney to present.
Mr. Deveney stated that there are two issues that need to be resolved.
2. Allowance for additional exceptions to attend a different boundary area
Mr. Deveney said that presently, there would be approximately 60 students going to West Creek Hills
with regards to Option 5C. This number is currently up 10 since this option was accepted. If
grandfathering isn’t considered, there will be approximately 70 students going to West Creek Hills.
Mr. Deveney stated that there are currently three students attending West Creek Hills who fall in the
boundary for East Pennsboro Elementary. One of those students is an IEP and would remain at West
Creek due to the student’s needs. There are nine West Creek Hills students attending East Pennsboro
Elementary, who have been given permission to attend this year at East Pennsboro Elementary, for one
year only. Mr. Deveney said that depending on the Boundary Committee results, these students would
go back to West Creek Hills next year. Mr. Deveney then reviewed comments of past Board meetings
and noted that it was determined that the Board would wait for a Boundary Committee result before
acting on exceptions. He reminded the Board that there is concern regarding class size and any
exceptions will impact this area.
Mr. Deveney said that with centralized registration, the numbers for August enrollment might not be
large. He stated that if the ideal class size for K-2 is 20 and 3-4 is 23, if the numbers on August 1 are
comparable, that the Board permits the administration to make exceptions for 3 or under. Any number
above that would be brought before the Board.
A discussion ensued regarding the chart provided with regards to grandfathering and exceptions. Mrs.
McDonald and Mrs. Frenchek added their comments.
Mr. Deveney stated that the administration recommended allowing grandfathering and not permitting any
exceptions, with the other option of considering class size. A long-term recommendation has not been
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Dawn Kepler, 3rd grade teacher, West Creek Hills – moving the students as a group would give them a
sense of togetherness. Moving just 2 or 3 would leave them on their own.
Deb Hagen – There isn’t that much difference in the grandfathering and the boundary. The students
would not be that isolated as it would be there neighbors.
Leesa DeMartyn – The issue of day care or babysitting needs to be addressed. There may be family
issues where the children are watched by someone living in East Pennsboro where the children will be
sent to West Creek Hills. That could be very expensive for families. She feels that the focus should be on
what can be done at the schools once the students are moved.
Sharon Ensor – Addressed the grandfathering. She has a granddaughter attending West Creek Hills who
is in the 4th grade. With the boundary adjustment, she would have to move to East Pennsboro
Elementary. She stated that Dr. Bigos had mentioned that moves could occur where 2 or 3 students are
moved together, however, there are no other students affected in the 4th grade except her granddaughter.
Mrs. Gilbert asked if it was the Board’s wish to wait until July, or move forward. Mrs. Gilbert
mentioned that some of the Board members seemed as though they wanted to hold until July when the
Board had an update on class sizes but the Board did decide to go ahead.
A Motion was made by Mr. Gelb, seconded by Mrs. Gilbert, to accept the recommendations for
considering grandfathering (with exceptions allowed) for both schools. This Motion is clarified as
Mr. Deveney clarified that there were two parts to this motion. The first part is grandfathering and the
second part is exceptions. Mr. Deveney explained that last year, the Board did not take action and kept
the process the same where people were allowed to register for Kindergarten in a building outside of their
boundary, for one year. For grandfathering, it was the intent of the Board, to include those Kindergarten
students, when they registered and are in the building with the intent that they were going to attend that
Mrs. Gilbert asked Mr. Gelb if that was his intent and he confirmed that it was.
Mr. Deveney discussed the other clarification in regard to the exceptions and that they could be made on
the attendance boundaries by the administration if on August 1, 2007 if the average class size for
Kindergarten through second grade was 17 or less and the average class size for third and fourth grades
was 20 or less. Anything that would go over the numbers would be a Board decision.
Mrs. Stanko called the roll for the vote as follows: Mr. Gelb, Yes; Mrs. Gilbert, Yes; Mr. Groff,
Yes; Mrs. McMaster, Yes; Mrs. Oliveira, Yes; Mrs. Otstot, No; Mrs. Riddle, No. The results were
(5-2) to accept the boundary change.
Dr. Bigos moved to Item D. to keep the information in order.
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D. Dr. Bigos stated that she has been working with Gary Bannon, E I Associates, regarding the
feasibility study for the long-range options. Mr. Bannon will be providing Dr. Bigos with the
options, capacity, and cost estimates. She plans to provide the feasibility study at the July
A letter has been sent to the parents affected with the boundary changes. Mrs. McDonald and
Mrs. Frenchek are sending letters as well.
There have been visitations provided at West Creek Hills and they have a welcoming committee
Notification of homerooms and teachers will go out in early July rather than in August. There
will also be information on the website.
C. A motion to consider a resolution to acknowledge the professional accomplishment of
Stephen Andrejack on the completion of his Doctor of Education degree at Penn State
University, was made by Mrs. McMaster, seconded by Mrs. Oliveira, and carried
Dr. Bigos stated that there were informational items for the Board in E., F., and G. Dr. Bigos added that
the Policy Committee will need to meet earlier than July 24 in order to make the July 16 Board meeting.
H. Class of 2007 statistics. 197 students out of 208 received their diploma in 2007. There were 2
of 11 students failing their credits during their senior year; 9 of 11 did not graduate, failing
courses in previous years; 2 or 3 will return for a fifth year or will attend summer school.
I. Dr. Bigos referred to handout #6, explaining that East Pennsboro Area School District will
participate in the Capital Area Intermediate Unit Grant Consortium for the 2007-2008 school
year at no charge to the district. The suggestion was made to the director at the last
Superintendent’s meeting, that due to the fact that there was no outcome for last year, no fee
should be charged. The suggestion was accepted.
XVII. Board President’s Report
A. A motion made by Mrs. McMaster, “That Dr. Linda J. Bigos be approved as the district
superintendent for a further term of three years to begin July 1, 2007 at a salary of
$138,031.00 for the 2007-2008 school year and that the additional terms and conditions of
the appointment shall be set forth in an Agreement to be approved by the Board of
Directors at its July regular meeting and to be attached to the minutes and made a part
hereof as if set forth in its entirety.”, seconded by Mr. Groff, carried with 6 affirmative
votes, 1 negative. Mr. Gelb voted in the negative.
B. Nominations were accepted for the position of Board Treasurer, effective July 1, 2007 through
June 30, 2008.
A motion was made by Mrs. Otstot, seconded by Mrs. Oliveira, nominating Mr. Matthew Haas as
A motion was made by Mrs. McMaster, seconded by Mr. Groff, nominating Mr. Charles Gelb as
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A phone call was placed to Mr. Haas at 11:17 p.m. regarding his nomination for Treasurer. He briefly
considered the position, thanked the Board for their faith in him and then declined the offer. The call
ended at 11:22 p.m.
Mr. Haas was asked if he was interested in the position. Mr. Haas declined.
C. The nomination of Mr. Charles Gelb as Board Treasurer, effective July 1, 2007 through
June 30,2008, was voted and carried (6-2). Mrs. Riddle and Mrs. Otstot voted in the
negative. Mr. Haas voted by telephone.
D. A motion made by Mrs. McMaster, seconded by Mr.Groff, the meeting dates for the
Board for 2007-2008 were approved, as follows, and will be advertised to the public.
December 3, 2007 7:30 (Reorganization)
January 10, 2008 7:30
January 22, 2008 7:30
February 7, 2008 7:30
February 19, 2008 7:30
March 6, 2008 7:30
March 17, 2008 7:30
April 10, 2008 7:30
April 21, 2008 7:30
May 8, 2008 7:30
May 19, 2008 7:30
June 5, 2008 7:30
June 16, 2008 7:30
July 21, 2008 7:30
E. Fredrickson Library donation request. Mrs. Gilbert is willing to accept any donations the Board
may wish to make to pass on to the library fund. Mrs. Gilbert asked that the Foundation also be
included in the request.
F. Mrs. McMaster nominated Mrs. Oliveira, seconded by Mrs. Riddle, for the position as
acting board secretary, carried unanimously (7-0). (This was Item N under Personnel)
XVIII. New Business
A. The Intergovernmental Meeting will not be held in June. Dr. Bigos provided the Board with a
draft of an agenda. The next meeting will be in July.
Mrs. Otstot mentioned the fact that the community needs a swimming pool. She further stated
that she was thinking of Mrs. Riddle with inspiration about the cost of maintaining the pool.
She stated that she would like the Township employee included in the meetings with the
Intergovernmental Committee. Mrs. Gilbert agreed. Dr. Bigos will place it on the agenda.
XIV. Public Comment
1. Dave Bainbridge, 2175 Valley Road, Enola. Mr. Bainbridge commented that some of the
minutes are missing on the website so he doesn’t know if the Department of Justice grant
allowing access of closed circuit tv been resolved. The agreement has been signed and will
soon be approved; Regarding Mrs. Belsak’s presentation, would it be possible for him to have
a copy. There was about a $1,000,000 of grants of some type made, what was the cost to the
office over time. Mr. Bainbridge also commented on individuals who do not attend school but
are still able to pass courses and make the grade. He believes that the bar must be set too low
for that to occur.
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Mrs. Otsot would like to be called by phone for the July meeting. Mr. Deveney will call her.
A motion to adjourn from public session at 11:26 p.m. was made by Mrs. McMaster, seconded by
Mrs. Oliveira, and carried (7-0).
Joyce Stanko, Substitute Secretary