September 12_ 2011 - Fairfield Area School District

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					FAIRFIELD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS
MEETING September 12, 2011


                                        AGENDA



7:00 - 7:02   I.     Call to Order

7:02 - 7:05   II.    Pledge of Allegiance

7:05 - 7:10   III.   Roll Call

7:10 - 7:15   IV.    Minutes

                     A.     Move to approve the minutes of the August 22, 2011 Board
                            meeting.

7:15 - 7:30   V.     Presentations/Reports
                     (For information only --- No action to be taken)

7:30 - 7:45   VI.    Public Comment (3 min. each / 30 min. max)

7:45 - 7:50   VII.   Consent Agenda:

                     Background: The following routine operational matters are presented
                     for action by the Board of School Directors. Items that require special
                     attention may be removed from the consent agenda upon request of a
                     Board member.

Administrative
 Actions             A.     Move to approve a Use of Facilities Request from Mrs. Melissa
                            Swift and the HS Varsity Cheerleaders to use the high school
                            gym parking area to hold a fundraiser on September 24-25,
                            2011 during Pippenfest. (Face Painting)

                     B.     Move to approve a Use of Facilities Request from Mrs. Pamela
                            Nelson and the Foreign Language Club to use the high school
                            gym parking area to hold a fundraiser on September 24-25,
                            2011 during Pippenfest. (Yard Sale & Car Wash)

                     C.     Move to approve a Use of Facilities Request from the Lincoln
                            Intermediate Unit #12 c/o Adams County Literacy Council to
                            use the high school gym parking area to hold a fundraiser on
                            September 24-25, 2011 during Pippenfest. (Book Table
                            Soliciting Donations)
            D.   Move to approve a Use of Facilities Request from Fairfield
                 Athletics Stand Together (FAST) to use the designated school
                 parking areas to hold a fundraiser on September 24-25, 2011
                 during Pippenfest. (Donations for parking)

            E.   Move to approve a field trip request from Ms. Rachel Griffin and
                 the MS/HS Jazz Band to perform at the Fairfield Fire hall during
                 Pippenfest on September 24-25, 2011.

            F.   Move to approve a field trip request from Ms. Katie Myers and
                 the HS Show Choir to perform at the Fairfield fire hall during
                 Pippenfest on September 24-25, 2011.

            G.   Move to approve a field trip request from Ms. Jen Fleener and
                 FFA to travel to Indianapolis, IN to attend the National FFA
                 Convention October 18-21, 2011.

Budget      H.   Move to approve the attached contract with School Express,
                 Inc., to provide van transportation for the special education
                 consortium classes with Upper Adams School District and
                 Bermudian Springs School District.

                 Background: All three schools have entered into a single
                 contract with School Express, Inc. to combine students and cut
                 costs in transportation

            I.   Move to approve the attached list of School Express vans with
                 VIN numbers for the 2011-2012 school year.

            J.   Move to approve the addition of Ms. Julie Fair to the School
                 Express Van Driver list for the 2011-2012 school year.

            K.   Move to approve an agreement with the Franklin Learning
                 Center for the cost of enrollment of 4 students during the 2011-
                 2012 school year.

Personnel   L.   Move to grant permission for the administration to advertise
                 and recommend for hire a part-time elementary classroom aide
                 to start during the 2011-2012 school year with salary per the
                 Support Staff Policy.

                 Background: The assistance of a building-wide classroom
                 aide will help improve student achievement in reading and
                 mathematics      by supporting     the   teachers/students      in
                 classrooms. Additional support in the classroom will maximize
                 small group and individualized instruction. The addition of this
                 part-time position also supports the reduction of teachers in the
                 school.
M.   Move to ratify the Superintendent’s appointment of Ms.
     Stephanie Funk as the Middle School Head Field Hockey
     Coach for the 2011-2012 school year and grant her a
     supplemental contract with salary per the Collective Bargaining
     Agreement. ($2,436)

N.   Move to approve supplemental contracts for the following
     individuals as coaches or advisors for the 2011-2012 school
     year with salary per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

     Mr. Scott Thompson
     Middle School Ass’t Girls’ Basketball Coach     $1,979

     Ms. Kara McCauslin
     Middle School Ass’t Field Hockey Coach          $1,979

     Mr. Charles Engel
     Class of 2015 Advisor                           $600

     Mr. Sean Zimmerman
     Class of 2015 Advisor                           $600

O.   Move to grant permission for the administration to re-certify the
     following individuals as guest substitute teachers for the 2011-
     2012 school year.

     Ms. Patricia Ostermann            Ms. Katie Myers
     Ms. Bridget Walston               Ms. Marcia Roan
     Ms. Amanda Whitcomb               Ms. Jamie Buxton
     Ms. Claudia Brown

P.   Move to approve the addition of the following individuals to the
     Professional Substitute List K-12.

     Ms. Kaitlin Smallwood             Art
     Ms. Emily Drobenak                Elementary
     Ms. Bridget Rosenstel             Elementary
     Ms. Justina Chamberlin            Elementary
     Mr. Zachary Ramsey                English

Q.   Move to approve the removal of Ms. Rachel Riggs from the
     Professional Substitute List.

R.   Move to approve the addition of Ms. Crystal Wiles to the
     Support Staff Substitute List for the 2011-2012 school year.
                      S.    Move to approve the removal of the following individuals from
                            the Support Staff Substitute List.

                            Ms. April Shorb                   Ms. Patricia Wonders
                            Ms. Erin Brown                    Ms. Helen McClain
                            Ms. Mary Reecher                  Ms. Yvonne Stahley

7:50 - 7:55   VIII.   Other Action Items:

                      A.    Collective Bargaining Agreement

                            Motion: Move to approve the Collective Bargaining Agreement
                            between the Fairfield Area Education Association and the
                            Fairfield Area School District for the time period July 1, 2011
                            through June 30, 2013.

7:55 – 8:00 IX.       Other Discussion Items:

8:00          X.      Adjournment


Informational items:

A.     Next Board Meeting dates:

       The Board will meet in regular session on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 7:00
       p.m. in the District Board Room.

B.     The Board met in an executive session prior to this evening’s meeting for personnel
       and legal matters.
August 22, 2011
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             The Fairfield Area School Board met on Monday evening, August 22, 2011 at
      7:00 p.m. in the district board room with these members in attendance: Mrs. Pamela
      Mikesell, presiding, Mrs. Marcy Van Metre, Mr. John Tomko,             Mrs. Melissa
      Cavey, Mr. Mike McDonald, Mrs. Amy Randt, Mrs. Robyn Koons, and Mrs.
      Kathleen Anderson. Mr. David Potts was absent.
             Also present were Mr. William Chain, Superintendent; Mr. Brian McDowell,
      HS/MS Assistant Principal; Mrs. Barbara Richwine, Elementary Principal; Mrs.
      Patricia Weber, MS Principal; and Mrs. Karen Kugler, Coordinator of Curriculum
      and Special Programs

Minutes Approved
             The Board approved the minutes of the August 8, 2011 school board
      meeting on a motion made by Mrs. Cavey and seconded by Mr. McDonald.

Public Comment
             Mr. Mark Petrosky spoke on behalf of the F.A.S.T. (Fairfield Athletics Stand
      Together) Group.     FAST performs as a booster club to raise funds for items
      needed for all athletic groups in the Fairfield School District. These items may not
      be budgeted for, such as, score boards for the baseball fields, updating the weight
      room, scholarships for students, etc. For those who are interested in joining, the
      program is advertised on the school website as a link and is on Facebook. Mr.
      Chain noted this program did donate funds to the graduation social last spring.

Consent Agenda (A-M)
             Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Mr. Tomko and
      seconded by Mrs. Koons. A roll call vote was taken and Mrs. Mikesell, Mrs. Van
      Metre, Mr. Tomko, Mr. McDonald, Mrs. Cavey, Mrs. Koons, and Mrs. Randt cast
      affirmative votes. The consent agenda items approved with this action are as
      follows:
August 22, 2011
Page 3753

Administrative
Actions
                  A.   Approved a Use of Facilities Request from the YWCA to use
                       two classrooms in the elementary school for the YWCA
                       Fairfield Clubhouse programs held before and after school
                       throughout the school year. They are also requesting to use
                       these classrooms for full days when there is no school. The
                       negotiated rate for the 2011-2012 school year is $31.50 per
                       day.

                  B.   Approved the attached Resolution dated August 22, 2011 to
                       join Fairfield Borough, Carroll Valley Borough, and Hamiltonban
                       Township with the PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural
                       Resources (DCNR) in a grant to fund the study of Regional
                       Recreation. By joining with the community in this project, the
                       District is responsible for up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250)
                       as its portion of the initial project funding.

Budget            C.   Approved the general fund bill list in the amount of
                       $355,312.87.

                  D.   Approved the food service fund bill list in the amount of
                       $2,247.40.

                  E.   Approved the disposal of the attached list of school financial
                       documents from school years 2004-2005 in accordance with
                       prevailing regulations.

                  F.   Approved the addition of Mr. Walter Barlow to the 2011-2012
                       bus driver list. Mr. Jacobs is the contractor.

Personnel         G.   Approved the attached three-year contract for the business
                       manager.

                  H.   Approved the full-time employment of Ms. Caroline Dean as the
                       Business Manager with benefits per the Business Manager’s
                       Contract and an annual salary of $88,000. Her first day of
                       employment will be designated by the Superintendent.
August 22, 2011
Page 3754

                  I.   Approved a request from Mrs. Laura Brenneman, middle
                       school special education teacher, for childbearing and family
                       medical leave beginning January 31, 2012 unless it is medically
                       necessary to leave before this date. She will return on May 18,
                       2012.

                  J.   Permission granted for the administration to advertise and
                       recommend for hire an extended term substitute middle school
                       special education teacher during Mrs. Brenneman’s
                       childbearing leave February 1 – May 17, 2012.

                  K.   Approved a request from Mrs. Tressa Palmer, health room
                       aide, for medical leave and family medical leave beginning
                       August 29, 2011. She will return to work in approximately 6
                       weeks unless it is medically necessary to extend this date.

                  L.   Approved the part-time employment of Ms. Cynthia Deardorff
                       as an elementary food service worker with salary and benefits
                       per the Support Staff Policy effective August 29, 2011.

                  M.   Approved the part-time employment of Ms. Bonnie Plank as an
                       elementary food service worker with salary and benefits per the
                       Support Staff Policy effective August 29, 2011.

                  N.   Ratified the Superintendent’s approval of the following
                       individuals as coaches for the 2011-2012 school year and grant
                       supplemental contracts and salary per the Collective
                       Bargaining Agreement.

                       Mr. Mike Rice
                       MS Assistant Soccer Coach               $1,979

                       Ms. Kellie Macharsky
                       HS Ass’t Varsity Field Hockey Coach     $2,284

                  O.   Approved a supplemental contract for Mr. Ralph Doxsey as the
                       MS Head Soccer Coach for the 2011-2012 school year with
                       salary per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. ($2,436)

                  P.   Accepted the resignation of Ms. Katie (Boehne) Barnes as the
                       MS Assistant Field Hockey Coach effective immediately.
August 22, 2011
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                  Q.      Approved the addition of the following individuals to the
                          Professional Staff Substitute List K-12 for the 2011-2012 school
                          year.

                          Ms. Bonnie Rock            Social Studies
                          Mr. Scott Ziegler          Music
                          Ms. Kirsten Kemper         Elementary

                  R.      Approved the removal of Ms. Julia Myers and Ms. Alica Dick
                          from the Professional Substitute List K-12.


Other Discussion Items:

                  A.      Mr. Chain announced Ms. Caroline Dean joining the Fairfield
                          School District as the new Business Manager.


Adjournment:
            The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m. on a motion made by Mr. Tomko
      seconded by Mrs. Cavey and approved by the board.




            Respectfully Submitted:


            Mrs. Pamela Mikesell                     Mrs. Leah Mort
            Board President                          Board Recording Secretary


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