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					                                                 April 10, 2007

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bradford Area School District was held in the Floyd C. Fretz
Large Group Instruction Room, 140 Lorana Avenue, Bradford, Pennsylvania at 7:00 p.m.

Present


          Directors:           Paul Ridley, President; Richard Roupe, Treasurer; Keith Hatch, Secretary; Rita
                               Dincher, Asst. Secretary; Rev. J. Arthur Cox, Don Keck, Joseph Troutman, and Pat
                               Vigliotta

          Absent:              Timothy Bean

          Administrators:      Sandra Romanowski, Superintendent; Katy Pude, Samuel Johnson, Kathy Kelly,
                               Ken Coffman, David Ray, Gail Herrmann, Tina Slaven, David Jones, Sarah
                               Tingley, John Petruzzi, and Gene Woodmansee

          News Media:          Merrill Gonzalez – The Bradford Era

          Visitors:            Roger Lyons, Harold Skaggs, Dorothy Frontino, Sylvia Crawford, Helen
                               Cummiskey, Nick Cummins, and Marsha Dowd

President Ridley called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, a moment of silence, and welcomed
the visitors.

Recognition of Visitors

None

Approval of Board Agenda

Mr. Ridley asked that the agenda be approved as presented.

Unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting – March 12, 2007

              Motion by Richard Roupe, seconded by Rev. J. Arthur Cox, to approve the minutes as presented.

Unanimously carried.

Resolution – Mr. Raul Ridley

Be it Resolved, that the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decision as prepared by Roberta Binder Heath,
Esquire, are herby accepted and approved.

              Motion by Richard Roupe, seconded by Rita Dincher, to approve the resolution as presented.

7 Yeas      0 Nays     1 Abstention (Troutman)

Business Office and Financial Affairs

A. Treasurer’s Report for the period ending February 28, 2007

              Motion by Don Keck, seconded by Keith Hatch, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented.

Unanimously carried.

B. Payment of Bills

              Motion by Richard Roupe, seconded by Don Keck, to approve the payment of bills as presented.

Unanimously carried.
C. Bid Awards (Co-op and Janitorial Supplies)

             Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Rev. J. Arthur Cox, to approve the bid awards as presented.

Unanimously carried.

D. Bids for School Buses

    Bids were received for three school buses as follows:

    1. Blue Bird Bus Sales                       $219,645

         Wolfington Body Co. (2007 engine)       $214,340
         Non-compliant with bid

    2. Wolfington Body Co. (Max Force 7)                    $223,100

    3. Wolfington Body Co. (Max Force DT)                   $227,900

    4. Myers Equipment Corp.                                $222,579

            Motion by Don Keck, seconded by Richard Roupe, to award the bid to Blue Bird Bus Sales. These
buses will be equipped with seat belts.

8 Yeas     0 Nays

E. Mr. Terry Dusch has requested to buy 93 Willard Avenue, Bradford, Pennsylvania from the County
   Repository for $250. Any property currently in the repository is not on the tax roll.

              Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Rev. J. Arthur Cox, to grant consent to the Tax Claim Bureau
to sell the property to Mr. Dusch.

Unanimously carried.

F. Partial Window Replacement at Bradford Area High School

           One bid was received from Carl E. Swanson & Sons Inc. for $349,800. This completes the window
    replacement.

            Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Rev. J. Arthur Cox, to award the bid to Carl E. Swanson &
    Sons Inc.

    8 Yeas     0 Nays

G. Resolution: Sixth Ward Tax Incremental Financing Project and Plan Amendment

    Mr. Nick Cummins has submitted a new proposal to the original agreement to extend the time period from
    thirteen to fifteen years from the original January 24, 2006 date. He is requesting the TIF District Project
    costs reimbursement be increased from $596,250 to $1,100,000 to cover the infrastructure costs of a multi-
    tenant apartment building that would be built immediately.

             Motion by Joseph Troutman, seconded by Pat Vigliotta, to approve the resolution with “no building
costs in the category of site preparation to be reimbursed.”

7 Yeas     1 Nay (Hatch)

Students and Curriculum

A. Safety Inspection Instructor Training Program

    The administration is requesting permission to expand our Auto Mechanic Program to include training for the
    BAHS students within the Career and Technical Program which will lead to certification as a PA State
    Inspection site.

            Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Keith Hatch, to approve the attached Pennsylvania Department
of Transportation Safety Inspection Mechanic Training Program Agreement of Performance.

Unanimously carried.
B. Curriculum Update

    1. Kindergarten registrations were held on March 23 and March through March 26.

    2. Planning is underway for students who will transition from one building to another and also for students
       within a building who will be moving from classroom to classroom is underway.

Personnel

A. Resignation

    Bruce Russell, for the purpose of retirement, effective April 27, 2007.

            Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Richard Roupe, to accept the resignation of Mr. Russell, as
presented above, with regrets and appreciation for his 30 years of service to the staff and students of the District.

Unanimously carried.

B. Employment

    1. Aide

         Stephanie Keyes, General Aide at School Street Elementary School, 7.5 hours per day at a rate of $8.97
         per hour, effective April 11, 2007. This position will be eliminated at the conclusion of the 2006-07
          school year. This is a replacement for Susan Wertz.

         Recommendation: To approve the employment of Ms. Keyes for the position, as shown above, pending
         completion of all necessary paperwork and in accordance with Board policy and the current agreement
         between the Board and BAESPA.

    2. Custodian

         Walter J. Farrell, 2nd shift custodian at Floyd C. Fretz, effective April 16, 2007 at a rate of $14.19
         (2nd shift) per hour. This is a replacement for James P. Miller III.

         Recommendation: To approve the employment of Mr. Farrell for the position, as shown above, pending
         completion of all necessary paperwork and in accordance with Board policy and the current agreement
         between the Board and the Teamsters Local Union #110.

    3. Advisors (2006-07)

         a. Clare Pusateri - Yearbook Advisor
         b. Dara Signor - Student Council
         c. Maria Young - Stage Construction

         Recommendation: To approve the advisors as presented.

C. Mentor Teacher (2006-2007)

    Kay Bechelli for Susan Wertz

    Recommendation: To approve Ms. Bechelli as a Mentor Teacher, as presented above.

D. Coaching Staff (2006-07)

    Softball

    Mary Boser – Assistant J.V. Coach

    Recommendation: To approve the employment of Ms. Boser, as presented above, effective April 11, 2007,
    pending completion of all necessary paperwork and in accordance with Board policy and the current
    agreement between the Board and BAEA, where applicable.

             Motion by Rev. J. Arthur Cox, seconded by Richard Roupe, to approve the employment of the above-
listed individuals as presented.

8 Yeas      0 Nays

E. Leaves of Absence

    1. Karen Roulo has requested a childbearing leave under FMLA guidelines and the current agreement
       between the Board and BAEA, beginning March 29 through May 29, 2007.

    2. Mary Gracey-Dalton has requested a childbearing leave under FMLA guidelines and the current
       agreement between the Board and BAEA, beginning May 15 through June 7, 2007.

                 Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Rita Dincher, to approve the leaves of absence as presented.

8 Yeas      0 Nays
F. Transfer: Custodian

    James R. Miller III from 2nd shift custodian at Floyd C. Fretz to 1st shift custodian at Bradford
    Area High School, effective April 16, 2007. This is a replacement for Bruce Russell.

    Recommendation: To approve the transfer as presented.

G. Substitutes

    1. Substitute Teacher

        Angela Cullen, Elementary Education, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Pennsylvania certified,
        effective April 11, 2007.

    2. Substitute Aides

        a. Jennifer Schaming, effective April 11, 2007
        b. Jason Alexander, effective April 11, 2007

    3. Substitute Custodians

        a. Jason Alexander, effective April 11, 2007
        b. James Felmlee, effective April 11, 2007

    4. Substitute Bus Driver

        Kathy Close, effective March 30, 2007

             Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Rev. J. Arthur Cox, to add the above-listed individuals to the
District’s approved substitute listing, in accordance with Board policy and pending the completion of all
necessary paperwork.

Unanimously carried.

Superintendent’s Report

A. Mrs. Romanowski announced that the spring sports schedules have been printed and that copies are available
   on the back table. The schedule is also available on the BASD web page.

B. Congratulations to Sam Heyler, who has been selected as the PA Association of Agricultural Educators
   Teacher of the Year for 2007. He will now be submitted as the PA nominee to the National Association of
   Agricultural Educators Outstanding Teacher Award. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Heyler as a member
   of our faculty.

C. Our District continues to meet our self-imposed expectation of maintaining a 95% attendance rate. The state
   standard is 90%. So far this year, the BASD average attendance rate is 95.38%. Thank you to all our staff,
   family members, and students who make this a reality.

D. The School Street and George G. Blaisdell Spring Concert will be held this Thursday, April 12, at 9:00 a.m.
   and in the evening at 7:00 p.m. Please join us.

E. Next month the BASD preliminary budget for the 2007-08 school year will be presented to the school board.
   As promised, we will not be requesting a millage increase. This will be our sixth consecutive balanced
   budget. I would like to point out that we have been able to accomplish this task without moving funds from
   our fund balance. In fact, the fund balance has increased by 1.1 M over the past five years due to end of the
   year surpluses and prudent investments by our business manager.

Other Business

None

Announcement
An executive session may be conducted for the reason stated in Section 8 of the Sunshine Law between now and
the next regularly scheduled meeting.
Recognition of Visitors

None
Adjournment
        Motion by Richard Roupe, seconded by Don Keck, that the meeting be adjourned.
Unanimously carried.

                                                                     Keith Hatch
                                                                     Board Secretary

				
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