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									                                                                              Minutes
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                                                                              January 12, 2010
                            SULLIVAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                    School Board Meeting
                                   High School Auditorium
                                      January 12, 2010
                                         7:30 P.M.
    1. Call to Order
    2. Pledge of Allegiance
The meeting was called to order by the president at 7:30 pm in the high school auditorium,
followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
    3. Roll Call
Members present: N.Craft, J.W.Ferguson, R.Ferguson, D.Hatch, M.Kinsey, J.Lambert, V.Miller,
T.Nitcznski and K.Phillips. Absent: None. Others present: S.Gobble, B.Landis, K.Levitzky,
D.Lindner, M.McClintock, L.Rogers and P.Schaefer.
    4. Approval of Minutes
       Minutes of the regular meeting held December 15, 2009 are attached. The secretary recommends
       that these minutes be approved as presented.
The president asked for corrections and additions to the minutes. Hearing none, she declared the
minutes to be accepted as presented.
    5. Reports          Student .. Theresa Askew reported on athletics and other student activities.
                        Administrative .. The superintendent announced that a board retreat would
be held at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, January 26; prior to the board meeting. Scheduled committee
meetings for that evening will be cancelled.
    6. Public Input .. There was no input.
    7. Executive Session (Personnel, Legal and Contractual Items) .. There was no session.
    8. Finance
       A. The Finance Committee recommends approval of the Act 1 Resolution to not raise real
           estate tax above the Act 1 imposed limit of 2.9% for the 2010-11 General Budget.
           Information is attached.
Motion by M.Kinsey to approve the resolution as presented. Second by R.Ferguson. A roll call
vote was taken as follows: Craft-yes, Hatch-yes, R.Ferguson-yes, J.W.Ferguson-yes, Kinsey-yes,
Lambert-yes, Miller-no, Nitcznski-yes, Phillips-yes. The motion carried by an 8 yes-1 no vote.
       B. Administration recommends approval of the following EITC Grant Applications.
           Information is attached.
               1) Poetry Workshop @ $998.97
               2) String Instrument Program @ $3,677
               3) 3 Day Hands-on Institute @ $4,995
Motion by M.Kinsey to approve the grant applications as presented. Second by R.Ferguson. A
roll call vote was taken as follows: Hatch-yes, R.Ferguson-yes, J.W.Ferguson-yes, Kinsey-yes,
Lambert-yes, Miller-yes, Nitcznski-yes, Phillips-yes, Craft-yes. The motion carried by a 9 yes-0 no
vote.
A copy of information provided regarding Finance Items A & B is attached as pages 2444-1
through 2444-12.
       C. Administration may make a recommendation regarding the approval of an agreement
           received from the firm of Sweet, Stevens, Katz and William regarding a Due Process
           case involving Sullivan County School District.
No recommendation was presented at this time.
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     9. Athletics & Health .. There was no report.
   10. Buildings & Grounds
        A. Information: The Sullivan County Wrestling Club request to use the Turnpike Elementary
           School Gym on Mondays and Wednesdays was previously approved at the October 27, 2009
           board meeting. A request to include the use on Thursdays was authorized, pending
           notification to the board.
   11. Curriculum & Student Activities
        A. Administration recommends approval of the 2010-11 school calendar as presented and
           attached.
Motion by R.Ferguson to approve the calendar as presented. Second by N.Craft. Following
discussion, a roll call vote was taken as follows: R.Ferguson-yes, J.W.Ferguson-no, Kinsey-no,
Lambert-yes, Miller-no, Nitcznski-no, Phillips-yes, Craft-yes, Hatch-yes. The motion carried by a
5 yes-4 no vote. A copy of the calendar is attached as page 2445-1.
   12. Personnel
        A. A notification of Intent to Retire has been received from Linda Rogers, High School
           Principal, to be effective July 23, 2010. A motion is in order to accept this letter as presented.
Motion by J.Lambert to accept the letter as presented. Second by M.Kinsey. A roll call vote was
taken as follows: J.W.Ferguson-yes, Kinsey-yes, Lambert-yes, Miller-yes, Nitcznski-yes, Phillips-
yes, Craft-yes, Hatch-yes, R.Ferguson-yes. The motion carried by a 9 yes-0 no vote. N.Craft stated
that the retirement was accepted with regret. A copy of the letter is attached as page 2445-2.
        B. Information: The following employees have successfully completed their 60 day
           probationary periods of employment:
               Robert Neufer..Custodian, effective 12/18/09
               Mary Houseknecht..Food Service, effective 12/23/09
               Sandra Pardoe..Special Care Aide, effective 1/13/10
        C. Information: Taryn Hill has been granted a child rearing leave, effective on or about
           February 12, 2010 through April 6, 2010.
   13. Policy & Procedure
        A. Information: The 2010 list of Board Committee Assignments has been distributed.
           A copy of the list is attached as 2445-3.
M.Kinsey read a prepared statement regarding “Committee Assignments”. That statement is
attached as page 2445-4. Following discussion, The Ad Hoc Committee was disbanded. The
Buildings & Grounds Committee will review the anticipated Quad 3 feasibility study.
   14. Transportation .. There was no report.
   15. Board Reports .. There were no reports.
   16. Public Input .. Mark Roinick asked for a status report on the Quad 3 feasibility study.
Superintendent Gobble responded. Mr. Roinick also asked for the starting date of Linda Rogers’
term as high school principal. She responded that it was November, 1998.
   17. Adjournment
Motion by M.Kinsey to adjourn. Second by K.Phillips. The motion carried by an unanimous
affirmative voice vote. The meeting adjourned at 8:14 pm.
Minutes prepared by: Paul Schaefer

Attested by:

Kimberly A. Phillips, Secretary
Calendar
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 …Next Regular Board Meeting @ 7:30 P.M., high school auditorium.

January 19..Make up day for December 9 closing due to weather conditions.


Committees
2nd Tuesday         Finance Committee    @ 1:00 P.M., district office
                    Personnel Committee @ 6:30 P.M., high school library    (January meeting is canceled)
                    Curriculum Committee @ 6:45 P.M., high school library   (January meeting is canceled)

4th Tuesday         Buildings & Grounds Committee @ 6:30 P.M., high school library
                    Athletics & Health Committee  @ 6:45 P.M., high school library
As needed           Transportation Committee

As needed           Policy & Procedure Committee

								
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