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									SCHOOL DISTRICT OF UPPER DUBLIN
Legislative Meeting Minutes, August 15, 2011

The Board of School Directors of the School District of Upper Dublin held their Legislative Meeting on
Monday, August 15, 2011 in the cafeteria at Upper Dublin High School. 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 7:10 p.m. and welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Mr. Paston announced that the Board met in Executive Session prior to the meeting.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Vanessa Good, Board Member

ROLL CALL OF BOARD MEMBERS:
Margaret Barrett     Art Levinowitz                     David Robinson
Joe Chmielewski      Debbie Mendelson                   Bert Saddler (absent)
Vanessa Good         Michael Resnick                    Michael Paston

OTHERS PRESENT:
M. Pladus, B. Bray, T. Sigafoos, N. Evans, S. Hultquist, R. Prezuhy, B. Stone, T. Celona, K. Bagenstose,
J. Florin, M. Froehlich, S. Lohoefer, P. Dell’Aringa, R. Reape, A. Lavenberg, C. Hackenbracht, C.
Desmond-Dennin, R. Reynolds, J. Wallack, and K. Braun.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMUNICATIONS: None.

MINUTES: Mrs. Mendelson made a motion to approve the minutes for the June 6th Work Session, the
June 8th Legislative Meeting and the June 15th Legislative Meeting. Mrs. Barrett seconded the motion.
Motion passed by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Pladus, Superintendent of Schools, reported on the following: 1)
he announced that it was the start of the PIAA Athletic Season, 2) he reminded parents that the first day
of school is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6th, and 3) he announced that the Marching Band is
working hard for their performance in Spectacle of Sound under the direction of Mr. Chris Horn and that
the Penn State Blue Band will also be attending.

PRESENTATIONS:

1. Special Recognition/Flying Cardinal Award – Dr. Pladus, Superintendent of Schools, presented five
   Flying Cardinal Awards to employees and emergency services staff for their lifesaving efforts on May
   31, 2011 at Upper Dublin High School. He presented the Flying Cardinal Awards to Carol
   Hackenbracht, UDHS School Nurse, Caroline Dennin, UDHS School Nurse, Gelmarik Martinez,
   UDHS Teacher, Upper Dublin Township Police Department, and the Community Ambulance
   Association, Ambler.

2. Curriculum Review for Allied Arts – Mrs. Jann Maclean, K-12 Coordinator of Allied and Performing
   Arts, presented to the Board a curriculum review for Allied Arts. She reviewed the following areas:
   Art Department, Family & Consumer Sciences, Technology Education, Business Education, Phases
   Two and Three Survey Monkey, Phase Two Scope & Sequence, and the Allied Arts Department
   Philosophy (please see the attached for more information).

3. Food Service 2011-12 School Year Update - Ms. Bray, Business Administrator, Mrs. Dell’Aringa,
   Food Services Director, and Ms. Froehlich, Assistant Food Services Director, presented to the Board
   an 2011-12 Upper Dublin Food Service Update. They reviewed the following areas: A Look Back on
   2010-11 (Financial Challenges, Needs for Grants and Fundraising, etc), Moving Forward (Revenue &
   Grants, etc.), Work In Progress: Menu Modifications, Cardinal Cuisine, Going Green, and Food
   Services new wikispace for the public (please see the attached for more information).

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COMMUNITY INPUT

J. Florin, Dresher, commented on the Food Service Presentation.

S. Kaplan, Dresher, commented on the Food Service Presentation.

Mr. Robinson responded to their comments.

CURRICULUM REPORT / RECOMMENDATIONS

MOTION:         On a motion by Mrs. Barrett seconded by Mrs. Mendelson, motion #1 was approved as
                read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

1. Approve Student Activity
    The Board approved the following student activity:

      Class of 2012 Trip to Disney World
      The Board approved the Upper Dublin High School Class of 2012 trip to Disney World in Orlando,
      Florida from April 21, 2012 through April 24, 2012. Approximately 250 senior students and 13
      teacher chaperones will travel to Orlando, Florida by airplane. The District will provide bus
      transportation to and from the Philadelphia Airport. The cost of the trip is $988 per student and will
      be paid by the students.

MOTION:         On a motion by Mrs. Barrett seconded by Mr. Robinson, motion #2 was approved as
                read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

2. Approve Exchange Student for the 2011 – 2012 School Year
    The Board approved one student from American Field Service (AFS) Portland, Oregon. AFS would
    like to place one student from Costa Rica in the Upper Dublin High School for the 2011-2012
    school year. The student will be housed with a district family.

MOTION:         On a motion by Mrs. Barrett seconded by Mr. Chmielewski, motion #3 was approved as
                read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

3. Approve the Continuing Participation in the Delaware Valley Minority Student
   Achievement Consortium
    The Board approved the District’s continued participation in the Delaware Valley Minority Student
    Consortium at a cost not to exceed $12,000. The District’s participation in this Consortium provides
    access to various resources and experts in order to identify and implement programs to help
    minority students better achieve.

MOTION:         On a motion by Mrs. Barrett seconded by Mrs. Good, motion #4 was approved as read.
                Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

 4. Approve Conferences
     The Board approved the conferences on the attached page.




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FACILITIES REPORT/RECOMMENDATIONS

MOTION:        On a motion by Mr. Chmielewski seconded by Mrs. Barrett, motion #1 was approved as
               read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

1. Recommend Board Approve Application for Change Order #GC-16 to Skepton
   Construction Inc., for $70,000 for High School Construction Project
     The Board approved PlanCon I: Interim Reporting for Change Order
     #GC-16 from Skepton Construction Inc., in the amount of $70,000 for the asphalt price
     index cost adjustment for paving.

MOTION:        On a motion by Mr. Chmielewski seconded by Dr. Levinowitz, motion #2 was approved
               as read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

2. Recommend Board Approve Change Order #4-003 from Boro Construction for
   $7,960 for High School Pool
      The Board approved Change Order #4-003 from Boro Construction, in
      The amount of $7,960 is necessary to wire and program six underwater speakers.

MOTION:        On a motion by Mr. Chmielewski seconded by Mrs. Barrett, motion #3 was approved as
               read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

3. Permission to Advertise for Replacement of Two Ejector Pumps at Jarrettown Elementary
   School
     The Board authorized the Administration to advertise a bid for the replacement of two ejector
     pumps at Jarrettown Elementary. The two ejector pumps that service the Sewage Ejector System at
     Jarrettown are in need of replacement to insure that the system functions properly.

Mr. Chmielewski asked Mr. Prezuhy to give a brief update on summer projects. Mr. Prezuhy reviewed the
following:

   1) Thomas Fitzwater Window Replacement Project – windows are in and contractor now working
      on the window treatments.
   2) Paving is being done at Sandy Run and Jarrettown.
   3) Spacing is being done at Upper Dublin High School.
   4) Asbestos tiles are being removed from Upper Dublin High School.

FINANCE REPORT/RECOMMENDATIONS

MOTION:        On a motion by Dr. Levinowitz seconded by Dr. Resnick, motions #1, #2, and #3 were
               approved as read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler
               absent).

1. Treasurer’s Report
     The Board accepted the June 2011 Treasurer’s Report and Upper Dublin High School Fund Trial
     Balances for April 2011 through June 2011, and file for audit.




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2. Recommend Approval of Vouchers
      The Board approved the vouchers as listed below:

  Account & Bank                       Payments Made            Check Numbers            Amount
                                          Through
  Food Service, Citizens                  July 2011                 None             $     -0-
  General Fund, Citizens               August 10, 2011            6124-6332          $ 836,802.08
  General Fund, Citizens               August 10, 2011           ACH Transfers       $2,506,724.27
  2006 Bond, PLGIT/ARM                  August 2011                266-268           $ 233,506.17
  2010 Bond, PLGIT/ARM                  August 2011                276-287           $ 893,072.50

3. Approve Contracts for Winter Sports Supplies - 2011
    The Board approved contracts for Winter Sports Supplies–2011. Bids were solicited and received
    from these acceptable low bidders, as follows:

      VENDOR                                             SA
                                                   HIGH SCHOOL               SANDY RUN
                                                                               MIDDLE
      Aluminum Athletic                                  No low bid           No low bid
      Anaconda Sports Corp                               No low bid           No low bid
      Bill Pearson Sports Outlet                             207.90           No low bid
      Metuchen Center Team Sports                        No low bid               295.20
      MFAC LLC (M-F Athletic)                            No low bid            No low bid
      Pyramid School Products                            No low bid          No low bid
      Riddell/All American                               No low bid            1,766.40
      S&S Worldwide                                      No low bid          No low bid
      Sport Supply Group                                   2,621.21              103.02
      Sportsman’s                                          2,731.76               44.89
      Triple Crown Sports                                1,263.00            No low bid
                             Total                        $6,823.87          $ 2,209.51


MOTION:         On a motion by Dr. Resnick seconded by Dr. Levinowitz, motions #4, #5, #6 and #7 were
                approved as read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler
                absent).

4. Recommend Revised Schedule of Rental Charges for District Facilities
     The Board approved the following Schedule of Facility Rental Charges by building, effective
     9/1/2011. While Business Office staff responsible for issuing facility use permits are to be guided
     by timeframes identified in the “Use” column, they are also granted the ability to assign prorated
     fees for incremental use, plus negotiate and recommend for approval by the Business Administrator
     “event rates” for full day or multi-day use requests by a single organization or user group. The
     Board last set Facility Rental Charges in 2010. Fees for facilities where no rate is indicated will be
     presented to the Board by January 2012.

      Definition (of four user group categories)

                    o   Class 1 – School Organizations and Montgomery County Board of Elections
                        (e.g. student organizations, parent-teacher activities, organized teacher groups,
                        UD Township meetings)


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                     o   Class 2 – Organizations within Upper Dublin whose primary purpose
                         involves school-age children; a min. 75% of participants must reside within the
                         District (e.g. youth sports organizations, Scouts, UDP&R)
                     o   Class 3 – Community Groups Comprised of At least 75% Residents – any
                         non-profit, community-wide educational, cultural, civic, recreational , character
                         development, charitable or social service agency whose activities must be
                         available to all District residents without restriction
                     o   Class 4 – Events or Organizations Not Meeting Criteria Set Above – will
                         generally require special permission

Schedule of Rental Charges for School District Facilities
          HIGH SCHOOL               USE      CLASS 1            CLASS 2     CLASS 3*       CLASS 4*
 Auditorium – under construction
 Gymnasium (Main Gym)              6 hrs.       N/C             N/C + C         $300          $1,500
 Gymnasium – Auxiliary Gym         3 hrs.       N/C             N/C + C         $150           $750
 Natatorium – 5 or more up to 10   5 hrs.       N/C             N/C + C         $500          $1,500
 lanes
 Natatorium – per lane             5 hrs.       N/C             N/C + C         $125          $375
 Natatorium - Diving Well – per    Hourl        N/C             N/C + C         $40            $75
 board                                y
 Natatorium - Diving Well – 3      Hourl        N/C             N/C + C         $100          $200
 boards                               y
 Play Field (all UDHS and SRMS     4 hrs.       N/C             N/C + C         $40           $200
 fields except Cardinal Stadium)
 Tennis Court (exclusive use       Hourl        N/C             N/C + C         $10            $50
 requests)                            y
                                     per
                                    court
 Cardinal Stadium Track            3 hrs.       N/C             N/C + C         $60           $300
 Cardinal Stadium Field            Hourl        N/C             N/C + C         $100          $500
                                      y
 “Cardinal Room” (LGR) –
 unavailable during construction
 Forum Room – unavailable during
 construction
 Media Center - tbd
 Cafeteria / Kitchen               6 hrs.       N/C             N/C + C        $300 /         $900 /
                                                                                $420          $1,500
Classroom                              4 hrs.      N/C          N/C + C         $60            $240


        MIDDLE SCHOOL                           CLASS 1        CLASS 2     CLASS 3*       CLASS 4*
 Auditorium                          6 hrs.       N/C          N/C + C        $240           $750
 Gymnasium (MGES also)               3 hrs.       N/C          N/C + C        $200           $500
 Cafeteria / Kitchen (MGES also)     6 hrs.       N/C          N/C + C     $100 / $200   $700 / $1,000
 Classroom                           4 hrs.       N/C          N/C + C         $60           $200
    ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS                          CLASS 1        CLASS 2     CLASS 3*       CLASS 4*
 Gymnasium                           3 hrs.       N/C          N/C + C         $90           $270
 Cafeteria / Kitchen                 4 hrs.       N/C          N/C + C     $50 / $100     $500 / $700
 Classroom                           4 hrs.       N/C          N/C + C         $60           $200
 LGR (FWES and MGES only)            4 hrs.       N/C          N/C + C         $80           $300
N/C = No Charge
N/C + C = No Charge for the space, but custodial overtime charges are assessed for Sundays
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* = Classifications 3 & 4 pay custodial overtime when incurred (time of use plus ½ hour before and ½
hour after)

5. Recommend Board Approve Fees for Community Aquatics Programs
    The Board approved the following course fees and rates for community aquatics & fitness programs
    offered at the Upper Dublin High School Pool effective September 1, 2011. These fees are
    comparable to those charged by other local districts offering similar programs. Minimum
    participation will be established to recover costs of materials and instruction. Seasoned Cardinal
    Passholders, Upper           Dublin residents age    62+, will be offered a discounted or free access
    to the pool or specific aquatic programs (marked by * - #2 and #4).

       #    PROGRAM                                              UD Resident        Non-Resident
       1    Children’s Swim Lessons                                $8 per lesson      $10 per lesson
       2    Adult Swim Instruction *                              $10 per lesson      $12 per lesson
       3    Lap Swim / Water Walking                                $5 per visit       $5 per visit
       4    Adult Fitness* – Aquatic & Dry Land                     $8 per class      $10 per lesson
       5    GuardStart                                            $95 per course     $105 per course
       6    Lifeguard Certification Course                       $300 per course     $325 per course
       7    CPR/AED only – offered during LGC Course              $75 per course      $95 per course
       8    WSI Course (Water Safety Instructor)                 $300 per course     $325 per course
       9    SCUBA (summer only; use AES fee as guideline)               tbd                tbd
       10   Lifeguard Recertification / Challenge                $90 per person      $110 per person
       11   CPR/AED for Lifeguards Recertification/Challenge      $70 per lesson      $90 per lesson
       12   Private Swim & Dive Lessons                               $2-$10             $2-$10
            offered in conjunction with UDAC; this is the per
            person fee paid by UDAC to the School District as
            the host facility; rate will vary based on
            registration status and online payment fees
       *    Seasoned Cardinal Passholder                              FREE                  n/a
            (Upper Dublin resident aged 62+ w/ ID)
                a. Lap/Water Walking (daily fee)                      No Fee
                b. Open Rec Swim (daily fee)                          No Fee
                c. Fitness & Instruction Programs                    50% Fee

6. Recommend Board Approve Gate Fees and Group Fees for Community Use of the
   Upper Dublin High School Pool
    The Board approved the following Gate Fees and Group Fees for community access and use of the
    Upper Dublin High School Pool effective September 1, 2011. The Board historically sets fees for
    community access to the Upper Dublin High School Pool for self-directed (non-instructional)
    activities such as lap swim, water walking and Open Rec Swim. Days and times for these activities
    are set and published seasonally. When scheduled, school holiday and school break open swims
    will follow these rates. Fees are comparable to those charged by other local districts offering
    similar programs. Staffing levels are experience-based, follow American Red Cross guidelines, are
    monitored on an ongoing basis, and are adjusted as needed. Further, the Board historically makes
    allowances for Seasoned Cardinal Passholders, Upper Dublin residents age 62+, offering free
    access to the pool during Lap Swims and Open Rec Swims. (see #5 on table).




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                                                                             UD            Non-
             #   GATE FEES                                                   Resident      Resident
             1   Daily
                    - Adult                                                      $5            $5
                    - Child (4+/Student w/ ID)                                   $4            $4

             2   UDP&R KidZone – Group Swimmers                                $30-$35       $30-$35
                 1 hour visit 3x per week                                        per           per
                 Includes Instruction & Free Swim                             swimmer       swimmer
                 (2012 cost to be determined based on 2011 final count –
                 cost to cover staff wages)

             3   Summer Day Camp Group Swimmers               organized      $1.50 per      $3.00 per
                 groups of 10 or more; pre-registered & scheduled; no        swimmer        swimmer
                 instruction provided; 5:1 adult supv; ≤90 mins. on site      per visit      per visit

             4   Group Swimmers                                organized        $2 per        $4 per
                 groups of 10 or more (e.g. Scout groups) +$20 per hour       swimmer       swimmer
                 if instructor is requested; pre-registered; scheduled         per visit     per visit
                 during Adult Lap Swim or Open Rec Swim; 5:1 adult
                 supv ; ≤90 mins. on site
                 +$10 per hour for additional guards required based on
                 group size

             5   Seasoned Cardinal Passholder                                  FREE            n/a
                 (Upper Dublin resident aged 62+ w/ ID)
                    a. Lap/Water Walking                                       No Fee
                    b. Open Rec Swim                                           No Fee

7. Recommend Board Approve Season Pass Fees for Use of the Upper Dublin High School Pool
    The Board approved the following Season Pass Fees for use of the Upper Dublin High School Pool
    effective September 1, 2011. The Board historically sets Season Pass Fees for community access to
    the Upper Dublin High school Pool for self-directed (non-instructional) activities such as lap swim,
    water walking and Open Rec Swim. Days and times for these activities are published seasonally.
    Purchase of a “Season Pass” entitles the holder to pre-paid access during these times. Season
    passes are convenient for the holder in that payment is made as the start of the season rather than at
    each visit and extend a discount to frequent users of the pool facility. Discounts are more
    significant for residents than non-residents. Season Passes benefit the district in that they reduce
    money handled by Pool Supervisors and produced guaranteed income regardless of actual use.

      Recommended are Season Passes good for two (2) separate 20-week periods during the school year
      plus a 7-week period during the summer. There will be several dates of restricted use during each
      seasonal period due to district activities or school closures.




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                                                                          UD           Non-
             #    SEASON PASS FEES                                        Resident     Resident
             1    Fall /Winter (20 wks) early-Sept. to Jan. 31
                   - Adult                                                   $90          $200
                   - Child (4+/Student to age 21 w/ ID)                      $50          $80

             2    Winter/Spring (20 wks) Feb. 1 to mid-June
                   - Adult                                                   $90          $200
                   - Child (4+/Student to age 21 w/ ID)                      $50          $80

             3    Fall /Winter (7 wks – 34 to 68 open swims)     mid-
                  June to early-Aug.
                    - Adult                                                  $90          $200
                    - Child (4+/Student to age 21 w/ ID)                     $70          $80



MOTION:          On a motion by Dr. Levinowitz seconded by Dr. Resnick, motion #8 was approved as
                 read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

8. Recommend Board Approve Schedule of Seasonal Discount Rental Charges
    The Board approved the application of a 10% discount of rental charges-only on the final invoice
    issued to any Class 3 or Class 4 user group with a seasonal permit scheduling a min. 15 uses in a
    20-week period (Sept -Jan and Feb-June). Should the Class 3 or Class 4 user group fall below the
    min. 15 uses in that 20 week period, no discount will be allowed. (Refer to Definitions under
    Recommendation # 4.)

MOTION:          On a motion by Dr. Levinowitz seconded by Mrs. Mendelson, motion #9 was approved
                 as read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

9. Recommend Board Approve Agreement with Holy Family Institute
    The Board approved the agreement with Holy Family Institute, a private academic school organized
    under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and operating a residential facility within the
    School District, for the 2011-12 school year.

MOTION:          On a motion by Dr. Levinowitz seconded by Dr. Resnick, motions #10 was approved as
                 read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

10. Recommend Board Approve Advertisement to Bid for New Band Instruments at the High
    School
      The Board approved advertising for new band instruments. In March 2010, an inventory of band
      instruments at the high school was performed and assessed their condition. Many of the
      instruments were purchased over 50 years ago and are not repairable and should be declared
      obsolete. The average life expectancy for an instrument is about 30 years. The Music Department
      would like to replace obsolete instruments over a three-year period in order to keep cost down.
      This is the first year of the proposed replacement schedule; estimated expenditure for 2011-12 is
      $10,000 to $12,000.




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MOTION:         On a motion by Dr. Levinowitz seconded by Dr. Resnick, motion #11 was approved as
                read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

11. Approve Letter of Agreement for Title I Services Between the School District of
    Upper Dublin and The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU)
     The Board approved a Letter of Agreement for Title I Services with the MCIU. The Term of this
     Agreement shall commence on September 6, 2011 and terminate on the last teacher day of the
     school year as determined by the MCIU. (See attached.)

MOTION:         On a motion by Dr. Levinowitz seconded by Dr. Resnick, motion #12 was approved as
                read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

12. Recommend Annual Software Contract with Harris Computer Systems
     The Board approved the annual software contract with Harris Computer Systems at a cost of
     $17,196. Harris, formerly Tenex, is the Administrative Software Package that runs our AS400
     system. There is a decrease of $2,288 because the District is not renewing the maintenance contract
     for the census module in anticipation of a new financial software package. The remaining
     components of the software contract increased 1.4% for 2011-12.

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

MOTION:         Mrs. Good made a motion to approve the Personnel Report on pages 13 to 15 up to the
                motion to approve waiver for School Board Policy #501.1 in the Board Report. Mrs.
                Mendelson seconded the motion. Motion passed by unanimous affirmative voice vote
                (Dr. Saddler absent).

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Degree Changes

The following employees have earned credits and degrees related to salary classification:

                                                 Degree                           Salary
                                        From              To             From               To
Robert Albert (HS/German)               PC                M              56,271             59,933
Jesse Brosious (TF/Grade 5)             B                 M              53,822             59,933
Thomas Bruno (SR/Learning Sup)          M                 M+15           64,933             68,771
Brian Capps (HS/Tech Ed)                PC                M              63,171             67,333
Julie Clapp (HS/Fam & Cons Sc)          M+15              M+30           78,271             81,554
Jessica Cowden (SR/Health & PE)         M                 M+15           62,433             66,071
Amanda Cox (MG/Grade 4)                 M                 M+15           67,333             71,471
Ted Dennis (MG/Grade 3)                 PC                M              71,671             77,433
Kristina Doherty (MG/Kindergrtn)        M                 M+15           59,933             63,371
Ruth Favin (HS/English)                 PC                M+15           65,671             74,771
Sonja Feldsher (SR/Learning Sup)        M+15              M+30           88,071             92,054
Megan Gallagher (HS/Biology)            M+15              M+30           66,071             68,371
James Garner (HS/Social Studies)        M                 M+15           57,633             60,771
Amy Gelman (JR/Autistic Sup)            M                 M+15           55,333             58,171
Mindy Glaser (FW/Music)                 M                 M+15           70,033             74,771
Margaret Gossner (FW/Autistic Sup)      M                 M+15           62,433             66,071
Barbara Gross (SR/Grade 6)              M                 M+15           82,533             88,071
Jennifer Hamilton (MG/Guidance)         M                 M+15           70,033             74,771
Ann Hammond (HS/Learning Sup)           M                 M+15           57,633             60,771

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Leah Howard (FW/Grade 4)                M               M+15            55,333           58,171
Daniel Hugenbruch (SR/Tech Ed)          M+15            M+30            68,771           71,352
Christine Jones (HS/English)            M+15            M+30            66,071           68,371
Jeanie Kellock (SR/Science)             M               M+15            73,233           78,271
Jessica Kelly (HS/Social Studies)       M               M+15            62,433           66,071
Sean Kennedy (SR/Music)                 M+15            M+30            94,771           100,004
Elisabeth Knise (HS/Health & PE)        PC              M               54,271           57,633
Nicole Koffel (TF/Health & PE)          PC              M               54,271           57,633
Kimberly Laboski (TF/Kindergrtn)        PC              M               82,371           89,233
Mary Jane Lyons (HS/English)            M               M+15            64,933           68,771
Susan Miller (HS/English)               M+15            M+30            78,271           81,554
Shareese Nelson (TF/Grade 2)            M+15            M+30            63,371           65,610
Daniel Ortiz (HS/Social Studies)        M               M+15            59,933           63,371
Twiggy Paige (FW/Grade 1)               B               PC              52,222           54,271
Susan Parsons (MG/Grade 4)              M+15            M+30            94,771           100,004
Sara Raysinger (JR/Art)                 M               M+15            59,933           63,371
Jessica Sachson (HS/Guidance)           M+15            M+30            66,071           68,371
Laura Schmuckler (JR/Grade 1)           B               M               50,622           55,333
Andrew Shank (SR/Art)                   PC              M               54,271           57,633
Kamarin Smith (HS/Learning Sup)         M+15            M+30            71,471           74,554
Jessica Sundling (HS/Bus Ed)            B               M               50,622           55,333
Eric Taylor (FW/Learning Sup)           M+15            M+30            82,971           86,454
Chelsea Torresani (FW/Learn. Sup)       M               M+15            57,633           60,771
Melissa Traber (JR/Grade 1)             M               M+15            62,433           66,071
Sandra Wish (SR/Grade 6)                M               M+15            70,033           74,771

OFFICE PERSONNEL AND EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS

Resignation for Retirement

Janet Wilson, educational assistant, Sandy Run Middle School, resignation for the purpose of
retirement, effective June 17, 2011, after 11 years of service

Resignation

Janet DiLiberto, Human Resources Administrative Assistant, resignation effective August 19,
2011, after 5.5 years of service


OPERATIONAL MAINTENANCE/TRANSPORTATION

Resignation for Retirement

Louis Cimorelli, full time custodian at Upper Dublin High School, resignation for the purpose
of retirement, effective September 1, 2011, after 5 years of service.


FOOD SERVICE

Rescind Request for Unpaid Leave of Absence

Linda Forbes, food service manager at Sandy Run Middle School, will return to work effective at the start
of the 2011-12 school year based on physician’s note to return.

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Change of Contract Status

It is recommended that the following change of contract status be approved effective at the start of the
2011-12 school year:

                                 From                             To
Eric Johnson                     Acting Food Service Mgr          Food Service Worker
                                 Sandy Run Middle School          Upper Dublin HS
                                 (repl. L. Forbes)

OTHER

Approve Contract – Bayada Nurses

The Board of School Directors approved a contract with Bayada Nurses effective 9/1/11 through 8/31/12
to provide substitute nursing coverage at a rate of $49.50 per hour for a registered nurse.

MOTION:         Mrs. Good made a motion to approve the Personnel Report on pages 13 to 15 up to the
                motion for to approve waiver for School Board Policy #501.1 in the Board Report. Mrs.
                Mendelson seconded the motion. Motion passed by unanimous affirmative voice vote
                (Dr. Saddler absent).

Approve Memorandum of Understanding

The Board of School Directors approved a memorandum of understanding with the Upper Dublin
Education Association to revise the tuition policy currently in place in the UDEA collecting bargaining
agreement.

MOTION:         Mrs. Good made a motion to approve the waiver of School Board Policy #501.1 for co-
                curricular activities on page 15-1. This motion was seconded by Mrs. Mendelson. Motion
                passed by a vote of 7 to 1 (Mr. Paston voted against and Dr. Saddler was absent).

Approve Waiver to School Board Policy #501.1

The Board of School Directors approved a waiver to School Board Policy #501.1 for co-curricular
activities.

MOTION:         Mrs. Good made a motion to approve a letter from the School Board President to the
                UDESPA. This motion was seconded by Dr. Resnick. Motion passed by unanimous
                affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

Approve Letter from School Board President to UDESPA

The Board of School Directors approved a letter from the School Board President to UDESPA and
support staff thanking them for their contribution and an assurance that the Board of School Directors will
not implement any involuntary furloughing or involuntary, non-disciplinary demotion of any UDESPA or
support staff member during the 2011-12 or 2012-13 school years.




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CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENT SPONSORS

MOTION:        Mrs. Good made a motion to approve the co-curricular activities listed on the attached
               page. This motion was seconded by Mrs. Mendelson. Motion passed by unanimous
               affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler).

The Board approved the attached addendum for the 2011-12 school year.

*All appointments pending approval of completion of appropriate paperwork.


POLICY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

MOTION:        A motion was made by Mr. Robinson to approve motion #1 as read. Mrs. Barrett
               seconded the motion. Motion passed by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler
               absent).

1. Approve Second Reading and Adoption of Revised Policy No. 246 – Student Wellness
    The Board approved the second reading and adoption of revised Policy No. 246 – Student Wellness
    (see attached). In conjunction with the Proposed 2010 Child Nutrition Re-Authorization Act, also
    known as Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the District is proactively revising this policy for all
    grades K-12 for nutrition, nutrition education, physical activity, and physical education.

MOTION:        A motion was made by Mr. Robinson to approve motion #2 as read. Mrs. Barrett
               seconded the motion.

REVISED MOTION: Mr. Paston made a motion to table the Administrative Regulations for Revised
                Policy No. 246 – Student Wellness. Mr. Chmielewski seconded the motion.
                Motion passed by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

2. Approve Administrative Regulation for Revised Policy No. 246 – Student Wellness
    The Board tabled the Administrative Regulation for Revised Policy No. 246 Student Wellness (see
    attached).

MOTION:        A motion was made by Mr. Robinson to approve motion #3 as read. Mrs. Good
               seconded the motion. Motion passed by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler
               absent).

3. Approve Administrative Regulation for Policy No. 918 Booster Clubs and Parent Organizations
    The Board approved the Administrative Regulation for Policy No. 918 Booster Clubs and Parent
    Organizations (see attached). (Note: AR was changed to No. 915 following Policy No. 915)




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SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

MOTION:        On a motion by Mr. Chmielewski seconded by Dr. Resnick, motion #1 (A) (B) was
               approved as read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler
               absent).

1. Educational Expenses and Independent Provider Agreements

   A. Service Agreements

       The Board approved of a Sub-grant Agreement for Implementation of Act Section 619 (11/12
       IDEA Project #131-11-0-023) between the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit and the
       School District of Upper Dublin to receive $4,293.92 for the 2011-2012 School Year

       Authorized approval for an independent contract (TBD) to provide transition services to a special
       education student for the 2011-2012 School Year at a cost not to exceed $3,500.00

       Authorized renewal of an agreement between Delta T Group and the School District of Upper
       Dublin to provide personal care assistant to an elementary special education student for the 2011-
       2012 School Year at a cost not to exceed $29,000.00

       Authorized approval for an independent contract with Lakeside Mainstay, to provide emotional
       support counseling to students at the Upper Dublin High School for the 2011-2012 School Year
       at a cost not to exceed $36,000.00.

       Authorized approval for an independent contract with Therapy Source to provide related services
       to special education students for the 2011-2012 School Year at a cost not to exceed $62,000.00

       Authorized renewal of an agreement between Lakeside School and the School District of Upper
       Dublin for alternative school placements for 4 secondary students for the 2011-2012 School Year
       as follows: 2 regular education students at an annual cost of $24,787.80; 2 special education
       students at an annual cost of $29, 080.80 per student. Lakeside School provides an alternative
       school program for identified students whose learning needs and intensive behavioral/mental
       health needs cannot be met in the District’s middle and high school.

       Authorized approval to an independent contract (TBD) to provide Reading Services to a special
       education student at the curriculum rate of $32.94 per hour for up to 20 hours in lieu of Extended
       School Year Services (ESY)

   B. Educational Agreements

        12-8   Authorized approval for an Educational Service Agreement between the District and the
               parents of a special education student to cover compensatory services for the 2010-2011
               and 2011-2012 School Years.

               Budget:    Included in the operating budget




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TECHNOLOGY REPORT / RECOMMENDATIONS

MOTION:         On a motion by Mrs. Good seconded by Mrs. Mendelson, motion #1 was approved as
                read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

1.   Approve the Purchase of SunGard Support Products
      The Board approved the purchase of technology services and software subscriptions for the school
      year not to exceed $5,000.00. These allocated costs will support PLUS 360 software as well as
      Mac support for users. PLUS360 integration allows a user logged into eSchoolPLUS or TAC to
      move to PerformancePLUS or IEPplus without additional authentication and seamless real time
      updates as schedules/data change throughout the year and consolidates teacher passwords.
      PLUS360 is a onetime setup charge with no recurring fees. Mac support is for eSchoolPLUS+ only
      as Performance Tracker and IEPplus are already supported. These subscriptions will offer
      assistance in the integration of the SunGard package across platforms, allowing our users the
      availability of accessing data 24-7.

OTHER BUSINESS RECOMMENDATIONS

MOTION:         On a motion by Dr. Resnick seconded by Mrs. Mendelson, motion #1 was approved as
                read for b and c only. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler
                absent).

1. Approval of Consulting Agreements/Contracts:
    The Board approved the following consulting agreements/contracts for B and C only:

      a. The Board did not approve the Independent Provider Agreement with Andrea Lawful Trainer to
         consult with the District on matters regarding diversity, the achievement gap, and other related
         areas for an amount not to exceed $9,000.

      b. The Board approved Anna Kuhnreich to be reappointment as Diversity Coordinator for the
         2011-12 school year at the curriculum rate of $32.94 per hour not to exceed $9,000.

      c. The Board renewed the consulting contract with William Rose for approximately 67.50 hours at
         a rate of $57 per hour for a fee not to exceed $3,847.50, plus reasonable expenses.

MOTION:         On a motion by Mrs. Barrett seconded by Mrs. Mendelson, motion #2 was approved as
                read. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

2. Approve the Acceptance of a Donated Plaque in Memory of Bobby McIlvaine and the Events
   of September 11, 2001
     The Board approved the acceptance of a donated plaque in memory of Bobby McIlvane and the
     events of September 11, 2001. Hanan Fishman, class of 1993, is requesting approval of the
     attached plaque in memory of fellow classmate, Bobby McIlvaine, who died in the attack of
     9/11/01. The plaque measures 18" x 18" and is intended to be placed on the granite wall in the
     lobby of the Athletic Complex to the left of the ticket booth window. A gift of $5,000 to the Upper
     Dublin Education Foundation will accompany this plaque. A short dedication ceremony is being
     planned for 9/9/11 in memory of the events of 9/11/01. The McIlvaine family approves of this
     effort.




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AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORTS:

       Going Green – Mrs. Good decided to dissolve this Committee.
       Communications Committee – Mrs. Barrett reported that the calendars have been mailed, that the
       newsletter is being put together, and that the next meeting is August 24th.
       Facility Rentals/Alternate Revenue – Dr. Resnick said he wanted the Committee to meet again to
       review some more ideas before dissolving.

COMMITTEE LIAISON REPORTS:
    Montgomery County Intermediate Unit – Mr. Chmielewski reported that the MCIU met on June
    22nd and reviewed training and online support. He said their next meeting is scheduled for August
    24th.
    Legislative Committee – Mr. Robinson said that the Legislative Committee will reconvene on
    September 14th.
    EASTERN Center for Arts and Technology – Dr. Levinowitz reported that the Joint Operating
    Committee met last Wednesday and EASTERN just hired a new Cosmetology Teacher.
    Educational Advisory Committee – Mrs. Mendelson said that the EAC does not meet during the
    summer and therefore had nothing to report.
    Township Liaison Report – Dr. Saddler was absent.

SOLICITOR REPORT: None.

COMMUNITY INPUT:

D. Aronow, Dresher, commented on the Food Services Presentation.

J. Florin, Dresher, commented on the Food Services Presentation.

M. Goldstein, Fort Washington, commented on enrollment.

COMMENTS FROM BOARD / SUPERINTENDENT: Mr. Paston announced that the next Work
Session Meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 29th at 6:00pm in the cafeteria of the high school and
that the next Legislative Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 12th at 7:00pm in the cafeteria of
the high school.

ADJOURNMENT: On a motion by Dr. Levinowitz and seconded by Mrs. Mendelson, the meeting was
adjourned at 10:25 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Dr. Saddler absent).

                                               Attest,


                                               Debbie Mendelson
                                               Board Secretary




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