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									SCHOOL DISTRICT OF UPPER DUBLIN
Work Session Minutes, April 4, 2011

The Board of School Directors of the School District of Upper Dublin held their Work Session
meeting on Monday, April 4, 2011 in the Upper Dublin High School Cafeteria. Notice of this
meeting was published in a newspaper of general circulation at least 3 days prior to the meeting.

President Michael Paston called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. and welcomed everyone.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
Margie Barrett     Art Levinowitz                                David Robinson (arr. 6:15pm)
Joseph Chmielewski Debbie Mendelson (via skype)                  Bert Saddler
Vanessa Good       Michael Resnick                               Michael Paston

OTHERS PRESENT: M. Pladus, B. Bray, R. Schultz, R. Prezuhy, N. Evans, S. Hultquist, W.
Stone, T. Sigafoos, J. Ludwig, L. Florin, R. Miller, C. Michener, V. Moio, S. Allen, E. Morrison,
W. Gericke, R. Petruschke, M. Froehlich and K. Braun.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mr. Chmielewski, Vice President

ANNOUNCEMENTS: None.

MINUTES: Mr. Paston requested Board Members to review the Minutes of the 02-07-11 Work
Session Meeting and the 02-14-11 Legislative Meeting and to be prepared to approve them at the
April 11, 2011 Legislative Meeting.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Pladus, Superintendent of Schools, reported on the
following: 1) he said PSSA Testing is underway in all of our schools, 2) he announced that Spring
Break is scheduled to be from April 18 to April 22, and 3) he announced that this week the
Senior’s are away on their class trip to Florida.

PRESENTATIONS:

1. 2011-12 Expenditure Budget (Part II) - Ms. Bray, Business Administrator, made a
   presentation to the Board on the 2011-12 Preliminary Expenditure Budget. She reviewed the
   following areas: 2011-12 Budget Timeline, 2011-12 Preliminary Expenditure Budget, 2011-
   12 Preliminary Expenditure budget by Function, 2011-12 Preliminary Expenditure Budget by
   Object, the April 4 Expenditure Review (Function 1300 Vocational Education, Function 1600
   Adult Education Programs, Function 2400 Pupil Health Services, Function 2500 Business
   Services, Function 2800 Support Services, 2900 Other Support Services, Function 3200
   Student Activities, Function 3300 Community Services, Function 5100Debt Service, and
   Function 5900 Budgetary Reserve), and where the district is headed. She said the
   expenditures listed above represent 21.1% of the total 2011-12 budget. Ms. Bray then
   reviewed each function listed below:

    FUNCTION 1300 – Vocational Education
    She said for this function the Board will see no change in the estimate for the 2010-11
    budget. She said looking to next year, the account estimate increases to 8.4% due to higher
    share of costs due to increased enrollment at EASTERN Center for Arts and Technology.

    FUNCTION 1600 – Adult Education Programs
    She said for this function the Board will see a decrease in the estimate for the 2010-11 budget
    of 3.6%. She said the decrease is due to revised estimates for salaries and benefits. She said
    looking to next year, the account estimate decreases to 1.5% due to estimates for salaries and
    benefits.
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   FUNCTION 2400 – Pupil Health Services
   She said for this function the Board will see a decrease in the estimate for the 2010-11 budget
   of 1.9%. She said the decrease is due to the reduction in the actual PSERS rate. She said
   looking to next year, the account estimate increases to 4.3% due to contractual increases for
   salaries and benefits.

   FUNCTION 2500 – Business Services
   She said for this function the Board will see a decrease in the estimate for the 2010-11 budget
   of 18.1%. She said the decrease is due to the reclassification of the Community Affairs
   Manager position and to the reduction in the actual PSERS rate. She said looking to next
   year, the account estimate decreases to 15.5% due to the reclassification of the Community
   Affairs Manager position.

   FUNCTION 2800 – Support Services
   She said for this function the Board will see an increase in the estimate for the 2010-11
   budget of 100.3%. She said the increase is due to the reclassification of the Human Resources
   Office. She said looking to next year, the account estimate increases to 99.4% due to the
   reclassification of the Human Resources Office.

   FUNCTION 2900 – Other Support Services
   She said for this function the Board will see a decrease in the estimate for the 2010-11 budget
   of 0.0%. She said the decrease is due to revised information from the MCIU. She said
   looking to next year, the account estimate increases to 1.3% due to an expected increase from
   the IU for certain services.

   FUNCTION 3200 – Student Activities
   She said for this function the Board will see an increase in the estimate for the 2010-11
   budget of 10.8%. She said the increase is due to reclassification of the Athletic Office for
   salaries and benefits. She said looking to next year, the account estimate increases to 17.2%
   due to the reclassification of the Athletic Office for salaries and benefits.

   FUNCTION 3300 – Community Services
   She said for this function the Board will see an increase in the estimate for the 2010-11
   budget of 11.8%. She said the increase is due to an increase in staffing for the pool (which is
   partially offset by UDAC). She said looking to next year, the account estimate increases to
   15.6% due to increases in staffing for the pool (which is partially offset by UDAC).

   FUNCTION 5100 – Debt Service
   She said for this function the Board will see no change in the estimate for the 2010-11
   budget. She said looking to next year, the account estimate increases to 13.3% due to
   principal and interest payments for the Bonds of 2010.

   FUNCTION 5900 – Budgetary Reserve
   She said for this function the Board will see no change in the estimate for the 2010-11
   budget. She said looking to next year, the account estimate decreases by 100% due to the fact
   that the District will not have a reserve fund for the 2011-12 school year.

   For more information, please see the attached handout. The Board then asked Ms. Bray
   questions about each of the functions discussed above.




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2. Transportation Consortium – Ms. Bray, Business Administrator, review with the Board the
   Montgomery County Transportation Project. She reviewed the following: setting the stage
   (challenges that districts face concerning transportation and a solution), the Genesis of the
   Project, the Strategy to Enlist Support, the Magnitude of the study, the Bottom Line of the
   study, the Initial Steps Taken, the Participating School Districts, the Magnitude for us – six
   school districts, the Results, Current Plans, Issues/Challenges, the Benefits, and the Future.
   Please see attached handout for more information. After some discussion, Ms. Bray informed
   the Board that she will keep them updated on the process as it moves along.

COMMUNITY INPUT

A. Brecker, Willow Grove, made a comment regarding nutrition in the schools and about the
Letter to the Editor in the newspaper from the UDSD Food Services Department which she did
not agree with and being an employee of Food Services though she should have seen it first.

R. Petruschke, Fort Washington, made a comment about the 2011-12 budget and said that the
handouts need to include more information. He asked what are the numbers for the diversity
program and how long is the district intending to keep it and why isn’t the Food Services budget
included in the overall budget process.

J, Florin, Dresher, thanked the Board for their support of the Nutrition Committee and allowing
them to re-examine the current wellness policy. She also handed out to the Board a petition with
123 signatures of parents who are in support of the nutrition initiative program.

D. Gibbons, Oreland, commented about the policy concerning booster clubs and said that he
thought it was a little much and will not attract volunteers to help with the activities that booster
clubs do and wanted the Board to really define what the policy is needed for in regard to the
district’s booster clubs.

J. McAneney, Maple Glen, commented about the policy concerning booster clubs and sad that it
was a mistake and that he received the policy to review on March 16.

Mr. Paston, Ms. Bray, Mr. Robinson, and Dr. Pladus responded to the comments made above.

POLICY REPORT / RECOMMENDATIONS

Mr. Robinson recommended that motion #1 be tabled and not brought forward to the
Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

1. Approve First Reading of Policy No. 918 – Booster Clubs and Parent Organizations
    It is recommended that the Board approve the first reading of Policy No. 918 – Booster
    Clubs and Parent Organizations (see attached).

      Background:        In light of recent developments in other Districts involving Title IX
                         compliance, the District Solicitor recommends that the Board enact a
                         policy and accompanying regulations governing booster clubs.

Mr. Robinson decided to table the above recommendation until the District’s booster clubs have
had a chance to review it and make recommendations to it.



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Mr. Robinson recommended that motion #2 be moved forward for approval at the April 11,
2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

2. Approve First Reading of Revised Policy No. 131 – Involvement of Parents/Guardians
   In Title I Program
     It is recommended that the Board approve the first reading of revised Policy No. 131 –
     Involvement of Parents/Guardians In Title I Program (see attached).

     Background:       The Title I District-wide Parent Council is recommending for the Board
                       to add the words “and math” to line #5 as follows:

                       #5: Utilize informative parent/guardian meetings. Topics might
                       include: homework, summer reading and improving reading and math
                       skills.

3. Discussion Item:
      1) Update on Student Wellness Policy No. 246 (see attached).

     Mr. Robinson said that this past Thursday, March 31 the Wellness Committee met to
     propose some changes to the Wellness Policy. He said during the meeting, Dr. Pladus
     proposed an all day Wellness Summit in order to have a thorough conversation about the
     changes being proposed. He said after the date is set and the meeting occurs, he will come
     back to the Board if the Committee has any changes.

CURRICULUM/RECOMMENDATIONS:

Mrs. Barrett recommended that motion #1 be moved forward for approval at the April 11,
2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

1. Cancel Low Enrollment Courses at the High School
    It is recommended that the Board approve the cancellation of the following courses at the
    high school for 2011-2012 due to low enrollment:

       Course                  Description                                     Count
        042                    Advanced Creative Writing                        4
        080                    Young Adult Literature                           2
        081                    Great Books Program (2X)                         1
        143                    African American Culture                         1
        683                    Integrated Computer Apps II                      1
        687                    Investments II (2X)                              4
        709                    Arch II/Principles of Construction               0
        790                    Art History (2 X)                                1
        889                    Officiating & Coaching (2X)                      8
        989                    Vocal Techniques                                 2




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Mrs. Barrett recommended that motion #2 be moved forward for approval at the April 11,
2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

2. Approve Student Activities
    It is recommended that the Board approve the following student activities:

     Upper Dublin High School Pennsylvania Junior Classical League Latin Club (PAJCL)
     Convention in State College, Pennsylvania
     The Upper Dublin High School Junior Classical League Latin Club requests permission for
     48 high school students in grades 9-12 to travel to Penn State, University Park,

     Pennsylvania to participate in the Junior Classical League Latin Club Convention from
     May 20 - May 21, 2011.

     Background:       The Pennsylvania Junior Classical League Latin Club Convention allows
                       UDHS students to use their knowledge beyond the classroom by
                       engaging in academic, athletic, creative and graphic art competitions
                       with students from high schools throughout Pennsylvania. Students will
                       travel by rental bus accompanied by 3 teachers. The students and
                       chaperones will stay in Dorms. The cost of the trip is $190.00 each
                       which will be paid by the student.

     Upper Dublin High School Baseball Team Trip - Cooperstown, Pennsylvania
     The Upper Dublin High School Baseball Team requests permission for 27 students in
     grades 9-12 to travel to Cooperstown, Pennsylvania for team bonding and baseball
     experiences from April 21 – 22, 2011.

     Background:       Twenty-seven students and twenty-five chaperones plan to drive by car
                       to Cooperstown, PA and stay at a hotel. While there, the team will visit
                       the Baseball Hall of Fame. The cost of the trip is $130.00 per student
                       and will be paid by the student.

     Upper Dublin High School Student Government Association (SGA) Steering Committee
     Leadership Training – Cresco, Pennsylvania
     The Upper Dublin High School Student Government Association (SGA) requests
     permission to take a trip to Pocono Plateau Camp, Cresco, Pennsylvania.

     Background:       Approximately 13 students in grades 10 - 12, accompanied by 2
                       chaperones and 1 nurse, will travel by van to the Pocono Plateau Camp
                       in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. The group will participate in
                       leadership training and teambuilding Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May
                       21, 2011. They will stay in cabins. There is no cost for the trip.

     FBLA National Leadership Conference – Hershey, Pennsylvania
     The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Team in grades 9-11 requests permission
     to travel to Hershey, Pennsylvania to compete as well as attend business meeting,
     workshops, political FBLA voting sessions and network with other schools, colleges and
     businesses.

     Background:       Approximately 25 students and 1 chaperone will travel by school bus to
                       Hershey, Pennsylvania from April 3 – April 6, 2011. The cost is $400
                       per student. Half will be paid by the students and half by the District.
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     Upper Dublin High School Robotics Club Competition in St. Louis, Missouri
     The Upper Dublin High School Robotics Club in grades 9-12 requests permission to travel
     to St. Louis, Missouri from April 26 - May 1, 2011 to compete in the World FTC
     Championship.

     Background:      Students from the Upper Dublin High School’s Robotics Club are
                      requesting permission to travel to St. Louis, Missouri. Approximately 14
                      students and 3 chaperones will travel to St. Louis, Missouri by plane.
                      The cost of the trip will be paid by the students and through fund raising.

     Upper Dublin High School 2011 PMEA All-State Music Festival
     Three Upper Dublin High School students are requesting permission to travel to the PMEA
     All State Music Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania on April 13-16, 2011.

     Background:      Three students will be representing Upper Dublin at the All-State Music
                      Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania. There students and 2 chaperones will
                      travel by car. The cost of the trip is approximately $350.00 each. Half
                      will be paid by the student and half by the District.

     Upper Dublin High School – Josef Effner German Exchange for 2011-2012
     The following Student Exchange program is recommended for the 2011-2012 school year

     Background:      The School District of Upper Dublin has hosted a German Exchange
                      since 1983. The 2011-2012 school year marks the tenth anniversary of
                      partnership with the Josef Effner High school in Bavaria. Approximately
                      30 families have committed to participating in the full exchange—
                      hosting a student and sending their child to Germany. Additionally
                      another 15 families will volunteer to host German students this fall,
                      making this one of the biggest high school exchange programs in the US
                      as well as in Germany.

                      The students who travel to Germany will live with a host family in
                      Germany for ten days. Subsequently UDHS will spend ten days touring
                      Germany and Austria. All students at Upper Dublin will have the
                      opportunity to benefit from the program by hosting the German students
                      in their home and by having contact with them at school, on field trips
                      and at social activities.

                      Mrs. Morrison and Mr. Albert will comprise a committee to evaluate the
                      applications and choose the participating students. Mrs. Morrison will be
                      the coordinator and advisor for the entire program.

                      German students come to Upper Dublin in October 2011. Upper Dublin
                      students go to Germany for three (3) weeks beginning in mid-June 2012.
                      The cost to the School District to host the German students will be
                      approximately $3,500 to finance field trips, activities, welcome
                      breakfast, farewell dinner and substitutes for German teachers, when
                      necessary for field trips. The cost to the students as exchange students
                      will be approximately $3,300 per student (subject to change) for the
                      program fee, spending money and passport fees.


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Mrs. Barrett recommended that motion #3 be moved forward for approval at the April 11,
2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

3. Approve Authorization for Administration to Apply for State and Federal Funds for
   2011-2012
     It is recommended that the Board approve authorization for the administration to apply for
     the following federal grants during the 2011/2012 school year: Title I, Title II, Title III,
     Accountability Block Grant and state/local grants for improvement of instruction and
     professional development.

      Title I – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
      This is a federally funded program for children who are achieving below grade expectation
      in reading and/or math. The funding is based upon the district’s number of low-income
      students.

      Title II – Preparing, Training and Recruiting High Quality Teachers
      This is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance to state and local
      educational agencies in order to improve the skills of teachers and the quality of instruction
      through continuing professional development. This also includes the Class Size Reduction
      Program.
      Title III – English as a Second Language
      Title III is part of the No Child Left Behind Act. It provides subgrants to local education
      agencies to improve the proficiency of English Language Learners (ELL) and to help them
      meet challenging academic standards.

      Accountability Block Grant
      This would be a continuation of the grant which supports the math coaching position. It
      provides essential support to staff in meeting the needs of students and the goals of the
      Strategic Plan.

      State/Local Grants for improvement of instruction and professional development.

Mrs. Barrett recommended that motion #4 be moved forward for approval at the April 11,
2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

4. Approve Conferences
    It is recommended that the board approve the conferences listed on the attached page.

FACILITIES REPORT/ RECOMMENDATIONS

Mr. Chmielewski recommended that motion #1 be moved forward for approval at the April
11, 2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

1. Approve the Upper Dublin Township’s Use of the Upper Dublin School District’s
   Indoor Facilities
     It is recommended that the Board approve the Upper Dublin Township’s use of the Upper
     Dublin School District’s indoor facilities and other assets for summer programs.

      Background:       Upper Dublin Township’s summer programs have used the School
                        District’s indoor facilities in past years.


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Mr. Chmielewski recommended that motion #2 be moved forward for approval at the April
11, 2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

2. Permission to Advertise for Annual Fire Detection Inspection
    It is recommended that the Administration be authorized to advertise for the annual
    inspection of fire detection systems for all schools and the Administration Center.
      Background:       Annual inspections of the District’s Fire Inspection Systems are required
                        by law.

      Budget:           2011-2012 Budget

Mr. Chmielewski recommended that motion #3 be moved forward for approval at the April
11, 2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

3. Permission to Advertise for Modifications to the HVAC System at Maple Glen
   Elementary School
     It is recommended that the Administration be authorized to advertise for the installation of
     blend pumps and mixing valves on the two boilers at Maple Glen Elementary School.
      Background:       The installation of blend pumps and mixing valves on the two boilers at
                        Maple Glen Elementary will increase the efficiency of the HVAC
                        System and reduce energy costs.
      Budget:           2011-2012 Budget

Mr. Chmielewski recommended that motion #4 be moved forward for approval at the April
11, 2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

4. Approve Contract to Bradley Sciocchetti, Inc. for the amount of $8,842.00 for
   Repairing and Reprogramming the HVAC Control System at Maple Glen Elementary
   School
      It is recommended that the Board approve a contract to Bradley Sciocchetti, Inc. for the
      amount of $8,842.00 for repairing and reprogramming the HVAC Controls at Maple Glen
      Elementary School. Bids were received from the following vendors:

                  Vendor                                         Bid Amount
                  Bradley Sciocchetti Inc.                       $8,842.00
                  Eccotrol, LLC                                  $8,950.50
                  CM3 Building Solutions                         $9,416.00

      Background:       This project was created to replace the alternate bid that was not accepted
                        as part of the Aramark Energy Program’s Automated Controls Project. It
                        impacts the Staefa Controls System, including controls for the boiler
                        plant, air handlers and classroom units. Repairing and reprogramming
                        these deficiencies will improve the reliability of the system, comfort of
                        the occupants, and efficiency of the building.

      Budget:           2006 Bond Fund



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Mr. Chmielewski recommended that motion #5 be moved forward for approval at the April
11, 2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

5. Approve Contract to Suburban Energy and Environmental Consultants for an amount
   not to exceed $7,000.00 for Consulting Services for Asbestos Tile Abatement at Fort
   Washington Elementary School, Jarrettown Elementary School, Thomas Fitzwater
   Elementary School, and the Sandy Run Middle School.
     It is recommended that the board approve a contract to Suburban Energy and
     Environmental Consultants for an amount not to exceed $7,000.00 for consulting services
     related to asbestos tile abatement.

     Background:        The removal of asbestos floor tiles requires the service of a certified
                        asbestos abatement consultant. The consultant shall perform an on-site
                        inspection, develop and issue bid specifications and bid packages,
                        advertise the bid request, review the bids, make award recommendations,
                        and provide formal final documentation upon completion of the project.

     Budget:            2010-2011 Operating Budget

Mr. Chmielewski recommended that motion #6 be moved forward for approval at the April
11, 2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

6. Recommend Board Approve Application for Change Order #A-02 to Sargent
   Contracting for $23,549 for the High School Construction Project
    It is recommended the Board approve PlanCon I: Interim Reporting for Change Order #A-
    02 from Sargent Contracting for 23,549 for additional asbestos removal and generator
    rental as specified in the attached document.

     Background:        The above change order is part of the PlanCon I submission to the
                        Pennsylvania Department of Education as part of the High School
                        construction project.

FINANCE REPORT / RECOMMENDATIONS

Dr. Resnick recommended that motion #1 be moved forward for approval at the April 11,
2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

1. Approve Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Budgets for 2011-2012
    It is recommended the Board approve the following Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
    (MCIU) budgets for 2011-2012:

                                        2010-11           2011-12         UD Share         UD Share
                                                                           2010-11          2011-12
   Gen. Adm.                         $1,000,381         $1,016,200    $        0       $        0
   Curr. & Staff Dev. (CIPD)         $2,690,023         $2,676,720    $    3,288       $    3,285
   State & Federal Legis. Srvs.      $ 277,892          $ 288,688     $    4,430       $    4,410
   Instl. Mat. Svcs. (TIS)           $4,817,732         $3,847,423    $   60,824       $   60,768




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Dr. Resnick recommended that motion #2 be moved forward for approval at the April 11,
2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

2. Approve MCIU District Cost Plan Contract Agreement for 2011-2012
    It is recommended the Board approve the MCIU District Cost Plan Contract Agreement for
    2011-2012 to provide Special Education Services as specified in the attached document.

     Background:       This is an annual cost paid to the MCIU based on current services. A
                       portion represents services provided to students with special needs
                       totaling $400,274.63. The balance of the cost plan is for educational
                       placement slots at various special education schools for the 2011-2012
                       school year totaling $446,464.45. A part of the cost plan is paid with
                       federal IDEA funds estimated at $100,000.

Dr. Resnick recommended that motion #3 be moved forward for approval at the April 11,
2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

3. Approve Fraser Advanced Information Systems Contract to Provide District Wide
   Optimized Print Services Pending Testing Phase and Solicitor Review
    It is recommended the Board approve a contract with Fraser Advanced Information
    Systems to provide District Wide Optimized Print Services pending successful completion
    of the testing phase and final solicitor review of the contract.

     Background:       The District solicited 12 vendors and the RFP was also available on the
                       District website. Five responses were received and after extensive
                       analysis and review of the proposals submitted, our consultant, Pro
                       Buyers LLC, and administrative staff concluded that Fraser Advanced
                       Information Systems submitted the most competitive, comprehensive
                       proposal. Those results are summarized on the attached sheet.

Dr. Resnick recommended that motion #4 be moved forward for approval at the April 11,
2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

4. Approve Budgetary Transfers for 2010-2011
    It is recommended that the Board approve budgetary transfers for fiscal year 2010-2011 as
    listed on the attached.
     Background:       These budgetary transfers are necessary to record changes to be in
                       conformance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)
                       Chart of Accounts. These transfers have been and will be reviewed as
                       part of the 2011-2012 Preliminary Budget review. (See attached listing
                       for summary of transfers.)

PERSONNEL REPORT / RECOMMENDATIONS

Mrs. Good stated that she did not have any recommendations for tonight’s agenda.




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SPECIAL EDUCATION REPORT/ RECOMMENDATIONS:

Dr. Saddler recommended that motion #1 (A) be moved forward for approval at the April
11, 2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

1. Educational Expenses and Independent Provider Agreements

   A. Service Agreements

       Approve the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Services Contract/Cost Plan for the
       2011-2012 school year in the amount of $846,739.08. This is the annual contract for
       projected costs for school age special education placements and services as prescribed by
       each student’s Individual Educational Program (IEP).

       Budget: Included in the operating budget

       Authorize approval of an agreement between Delta T Group and the School district to
       provide personal care assistant to an elementary special education student for the
       remainder of the 2010-2011 school year at a cost not to exceed $10,000.00. This replaces
       US Medical Staffing that was approved at the March 14, 2011 Board Meeting.

       Budget:             Included in the operating budget

       Authorize approval for an independent contract for Clarity Service Group and the School
       District to provided Behavior Support to special education students. This is to extend one
       of our Behavior Specialist on maternity leave for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school
       year at a cost not to exceed $19,000.00.

       Budget:             Included in the operating budget

Dr. Saddler recommended that motion #1 (B) be moved forward for approval at the April
11, 2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

   B. Educational Agreements

       11-26 Authorize payment of tuition and educational expenses to an alternative school
             setting for a secondary special education student. This placement is for a student
             who continues to need full time special education program in an alternative
             school setting per the IEP.

                 Budget:           Included in the operating budget

       11-27 Authorize payment of tuition and educational expenses to an alternative school
             setting for a secondary special education student. This placement is for a student
             who continues to need full time special education program in an alternative
             school setting per the IEP.

                 Budget:           Included in the operating budget

       11-28 Authorize payment of tuition for a special education student for one class at
             Montgomery County Community College. This placement is for a student
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                involved in a transition program and is in lieu of full attendance at a private
                placement.

                Budget:         Included in the IDEA budget

        11-29 Authorize payment of tuition and educational expenses to an alternative school
              setting for a secondary special education student. This placement is for a student
              who continues to need full time special education program in an alternative
              school setting per the IEP.

                Budget:         Included in the operating budget

TECHNOLOGY REPORT / RECOMMENDATIONS:

Mrs. Good said she did not have any recommendation tonight under Technology.

OTHER BUSINESS RECOMMENDATIONS:

Mr. Paston recommended that motion #1 be moved forward for approval at the April 11,
2011 Legislative Meeting. Board concurred.

1. Approve Communications Solution Group for the Production of the 2011-2012
   District/Township Calendar
    It is recommended that the Board approve Communications Solutions Group for the
    production of the 2011-2012 District/Township Calendar for a fee not to exceed $5,350
    (same fee as last year), please see attached Letter of Agreement.

COMMUNITY INPUT:

J. McAneney, Maple Glen, commented about the Booster Club Policy and how the policy plus
the administrative regulation is over 21 pages. He said that North Penn has a policy that is one
page and said that there has to be a better way to deal with this issue.

Mr. Robinson responded to his comments.

BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS: Mr. Paston announced that the next Legislative
Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 11 at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria of the high school and that
the next Work Session is scheduled for Monday, May 2 at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria of the high
school. He said that the Board would be meeting in Executive Session after adjournment.

ADJOURNMENT – Meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

                                                         Attest,


                                                         Debbie Mendelson
                                                         Board Secretary




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