January 9, 2007
Among the actions taken by the Board at its meeting last evening were the following:
-- Ratified/approved the following:
Southern Jr. High School Ski Club, Mark Wiebner, Kristi Leffler, and Jayme Eisenhard, Jack Frost Ski
Area, Blakeslee (PA), 1/14/07.
Varsity cheerleaders and Coach Karen Rudisill to participate in the spring 2007 competitions as follows:
Quaker Cheer Classic at the Palestra, 2/18/07
Panther Cheerleading Invitational, Schuylkill Valley High School, 2/24/07
Council Rock Cheerleading Competition, Council Rock High School, Newtown (PA), 3/3/07
Mardi Gras Bead Blast, Hershey Park Arena, 3/10/07
Varsity cheerleaders, Coaches Karen Rudisill and Kristen Moyer, 2007 National Cheering
Championships, Myrtle Beach, SC, 3/23-3/25/07.
-- Ratified/approved the SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT as follows:
Childbearing/Childrearing Leave of Absences
Heather Koch, Special Ed. Teacher, Central Jr. H.S, beginning on or about April 13, 2007 and ending on or
about July 30, 2007.
Kelly Coderre, Reading Specialist, Whitfield, beginning on or about May 4, 2007 and ending on or about the
first day of the 2007-2008 school year.
Kelly Burkman, Speech Therapist, beginning on or about May 24, 2007 and ending on or about the first day
of the 2007-2008 school year.
Unpaid Leave of Absences
Nancy Snyder, 1st Grade Teacher, Cornwall Terrace, 1/12/07 (1 work day).
Jeanne Petullo, Reading Teacher, Cornwall Terrace, 2/20, 2/21, 2/22, 2/23, & 2/26/07 (5 work days).
Barbara Wittich, Nurse, Spring Ridge, 4/25, 4/26, & 4/27/07 (3 work days).
Lori Eppenstein, Substitute Monitorial Aide, eff. 12/14/06.
Daniel Badway, Long-Term Substitute Teacher, High School, eff. 12/21/06.
Holly Maurer, Food Service Worker, Shiloh Hills, eff. 1/2/07.
Kerry Dutka, Food Service Worker, Senior High, eff. 1/10/07.
Nicki Hettinger, Social Skills, Type to Learn, STARS, and PACE Teacher, Spring Ridge, eff. 1/19/07.
Change in Status
Kathy Robinson, from Learning Support Instructional Assistant, High School, to Substitute Instructional
Assistant,district-wide, as needed.
Lisa Hatt, Bus Aide to Bus Driver, eff. 12/21/06.
Rustin Kreider, salary increase due to completion of A+ Certification program, eff. 12/25/06.
Beatrice Rickenbach, Monitorial Aide, Spring Ridge, to Greeter/Aide, Southern Jr. H.S., 19 hrs./wk., eff. 1/2/07.
Stephanie Rauch, Substitute Special Education Instructional Assistant to Greeter/Aide, Lincoln Park,
17 hrs./wk., eff. 1/2/07.
Fay Levan, Monitorial Aide and Study Hall Assistant, Southern Jr. H.S., to Greeter/Aide, Southern Jr. H.S.,
18 hrs./wk., eff. 1/2/07.
Kimberly Nelson, Music Teacher, Cornwall Terrace Elementary School.
Long-Term Substitute Teacher
Destinee Logan, LTS Special Education, High School.
Hourly Professional Employees
Jane Schimek, Hourly School Psychologist (to be assigned to Bridgette Vecchio’s caseload during
Bridgette’s childbearing/childrearing leave of absence), maximum 350 hrs., eff. 1/9/07.
Anissa Southwick, SOAR Teacher, Cornwall Terrace, 17 hrs./wk., eff. 1/3/07
Melissa Bieber, PACE Teacher, 8 hrs./mo., Guidance Teacher, 10.5 hrs./mo.,Type to Learn Teacher,
7 hrs./mo. And STARS Teacher, 8 hrs./wk., all positions are at Cornwall Terrace, eff. 1/8/07.
Erin Cescan, First Grade Teaching Assistant, Green Valley, 6 hrs./wk., eff. 1/8/07.
Nicole Hanlon, MAX Teacher, 4 hrs./wk. and Math Resource Teacher, 13 hrs./wk., both positions at
Cornwall Terrace, eff. 1/8/07.
Salary Increases for Credits Earned in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement:
all advancements effective 1/22/07:
Veronica Andes M+30 to M+45 Jennifer Huyett M to M+18
Justin Arguelles B+24 to M Justin Huyett M to M+18
Krista Bortree B+18 to B+24 Diane Miller M+18 to M+24
Jillian Breisch B+24 to M+6 Larry Nallo M to M+6
Ellen Chen-Cooper M+18 to M+24 Donna Orchowski B+18 to B+24
Tresa Curran M to M+6 Timothy Prokopovits B to B+12
Chris Daubert B+18 to B+24 Shelby Ryan B+24 to M
Jeremy Geeza M+6 to M+12 Deborah Singleton M+12 to M+18
Todd Gensemer M+6 to M+12 Chris Trickett B+18 to B+24
Judith Giacobbe M+12 to M+18 Michael Votodian B+24 to M
Linda Houck M+30 to M+45
Carol Green, Van Driver, 20 hrs./wk., eff. 1/2/07.
William Benson, Bus Aide, 20 hrs./wk., eff. 1/2/07.
Thomas Sechrist, Greeter/Aide, West Wyomissing, 17 hrs./wk., eff. 1/4/07.
Patricia Kline, Greeter/Aide, West Wyomissing, 17 hrs./wk., eff. 1/4/07.
Cynthia Shade, Greeter/Aide, Lincoln Park, 17 hrs./wk., eff. 1/4/07.
Keli Faust-Miller, Food Service Worker, Shiloh Hills, 15 hrs./wk., eff. 1/9/07.
Joan Hoffman, Food Service Worker, High School, 20 hrs./wk., eff. 1/9/07.
Beverly Evans, Monitorial Aide, Cornwall Terrace, 8.5 hrs./wk., eff. 1/8/07.
Carolyn Petersen, Monitorial Aide, Cornwall Terrace, 9.5 hrs./wk., eff. 1/8/07.
Cathleen Reed, Substitute Monitorial Aide, as needed, eff. 1/9/07.
Day-to-Day Substitute Teachers (eff. 1/9/07)
Jackie Binkley, Elementary
Angela Lavin, Elementary
Emergency Substitute Teachers (eff. 1/9/07)
Castel Jean, Secondary Dare Owoloja, Elementary and Secondary
Joan Schmidt, Elementary Glynnes Smith, Elementary and Secondary
Ryan Cuevas, Elementary and Secondary Gerard Muller, Elementary and Secondary
Mary Jo Dunn, Elementary Karen Bettleyon, Elementary and Secondary
Nurse Substitute (eff. 1/9/07)
Additional Elementary Mentor for the 2006-2007 School Year
Donnasue Thompson for Kimberly Nelson, Cornwall Terrace
Approved the 2006-07 Winter Elementary Intramural Program/Staff, 1/15/07 – 2/23/07
Michael R. Smith & John Rechel, Spring Ridge
William Underwood, Lincoln Park
TBA, Green Valley
Michael D. Smith, Cornwall Terrace
Chris Carr & Mark Schneiderhan, Shiloh Hills
TBA, West Wyomissiing
Approved the Wilson Community Swim Program – Spring, 2007
Mike Horrigan, Assistant Varsity Softball Coach
Steve Gallagher, Volunteer Coach for Wrestling
Child Care Programs/Staff
Christina Capiotis, Student Aide, West Wyomissing Center, eff. 1/8/07.
Jonathan Clouser, Child Care Shopper, all centers, up to 10 hrs./mo., eff. 1/2/07.
Change in Status
Louise DiGuili, from Aide to Assistant Supervisor, Green Valley Center, 9 hrs./wk., eff. 12/26/06.
-- Accepted the following donations:
$2,209 from Lifetouch National School Studios to the Wilson Senior High School to be used for
$50 via the Wyomissing Institute of the Arts for a performance by Doug Stenberg at the
Shakespeare Workshop for Teens, 6/20 & 6/21/06, to the Wilson High School Student Council.
-- Granted permission to waive tuition until the end of the school year for Joshua James Smith, Grade 12,
High School, whose parent moved from the district on 11/30/06 as per Board Policy #202.
-- Granted permission for the Wilson baseball players to take part in a University of North Carolina
pitching arm study under the supervision of John Moyer, Wilson’s head athletic trainer, at no cost to the district.
-- Granted permission for the Wilson athletic department to hold a Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser on
Wednesday, January 23, 2007, during the Conrad Weiser’s boys’ basketball game.
-- Granted permission to submit to Berks County Tax Claim Bureau all uncollected real estate taxes dated
July 1, 2006, subject to payments accepted through January 9, 2007.
-- Approved the following people as enumerators to conduct the 2007 Census for the purpose of listing new
births, new taxables and providing accurate information for the projection of enrollment:
Carol Heinly: Woodland Plaza Apartments
Shirley Heckman: Sinking Spring Borough
Shirley Heckman: Wyomissing Borough North of the Railroad (Berkshire Heights, with
exception of Wynnewood Apartments and Woodland Plaza Apartments)
Kim Reifsnyder: Lower Heidelberg Township
-- Approved to contract with the Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL) to undertake a study of demographics
and community growth in the Wilson School District at a cost of $7,500.
-- Approved the following change order for the Cornwall Terrace Elementary School:
● 01-04 – Lyons Construction Services, Inc., add $92,739.
-- Authorized the continuation of medical and prescription drug coverage with Capital Blue Cross for a
three-year period beginning July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010.
-- Held the first reading of the following policies:
Policy #100 – Strategic Plan (new)
Policy #140 – Charter Schools (revised)
Policy #207 – Confidential Communications of Students (new)
Policy #226 – Searches (revised)
Policy #830 – Breach of Computerized Personal Information (new)
Policy #919 – District/School Report Cards (revised)