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					                           Wyoming Area School District
                    Combined Work Session/Regular Meeting of the
                         Wyoming Area Board of Education
                      20 Memorial Street, Pennsylvania, 18643
                        Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

                                      Agenda

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Communications Report

Approval of Minutes:         Regular Meeting of December 15, 2009

Superintendent’s Report

Student Representative’s Report

Treasurer’s Report

New Business
Finance Report
Education Report
Activities Report
Building Report

Police Report

Policy Report

Awarding of Bids Report

Open Discussion

Adjournment




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                    Wyoming Area School District
                Combined Work Session/Regular Meeting
                  Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                       Communications Report


1.    Meeting minutes from the Luzerne Intermediate Unit’s regular meeting
      of November 18, 2009.

2.    John Kaschak, CPA, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, informing the
      Superintendent the single audit report for Wyoming Area School District
      for year ended June 30, 2009 contains the required elements of a single
      audit report package as required by OMB Circular A-133 and
      commonwealth policy.

3.     Ronald Musto, requesting permission to use the Secondary Center
      auditorium for a Baseball Seminar.

4.    Narda Sperrazza, Music Teacher, requesting permission to accompany
      three students to District Chorus 9 at the Wallenpaupack/Honesdale high
      school.

5.    Randy Spencer, Head Football Coach, requesting permission to attend
      the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic, along with three assistant coaches, in
      Atlantic City, NJ.

6.    Janet Serino, District Principal of Curriculum, requesting permission to
      attend the Pennsylvania Federal Program Coordinators conference in
      Hershey, PA.

7.    Barbara Anzalone, Northeast Pennsylvania Academy of Dancing,
      requesting permission to use the Secondary Center auditorium for a
      dance performance.

8.    Bill Petrucci, Player Agent of Wyoming/West Wyoming Little League,
      requesting permission to use the Secondary Center gym for Little League
      try-outs.

9.    Deb Popson, Special Education Supervisor, requesting permission to
      attend the Pennsylvania Department of Education/Bureau of Special
      Education Conference in Hershey, PA.

10.   Right To Know Request from Ann Biros, Biros Utilities, Inc., for portal
      toilet rental agreements, contracts and disbursements from January 1,
      2006 to December 31, 2008.



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                    Wyoming Area School District
                Combined Work Session/Regular Meeting
                  Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                       Communications Report


11.   Lisa Barrett, President of the Wyoming Area Education Association,
      notifying the Superintendent she is unwilling to sign the Memorandum of
      Understanding to secure monies for the “Race to the Top” initiative.

12.   Gerald Stofko, Parade Committee Chairman, inviting the school board,
      Wyoming Area Marching Band and the Color Guards to participate in
      the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 9:15 a.m.

13.   Ree Ree DeLuca, Vice President of Publicity, West Pittston Rams,
      notifying the Board, in honor of the district’s support of their
      organization, the Board of Directors of the West Pittston Rams would like
      to donate their services to reconstruct the room at the left of the Bell
      Tower at the stadium (the old field house).

14.   Drew Nat, Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association, requesting
      permission to use the Secondary Center cafeteria for their annual ziti
      dinner/craft show.

15.   Drew Nat, Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association, requesting
      permission to use the Secondary Center cafeteria for “Meet the
      Warriors”.

16.   Dana Kuhns, District Director of Boys Scouts of America, requesting
      permission to use the Secondary Center gym for District Derby Day.

17.   Correspondence from Rebecca McLaughlin of Ohio Casualty regarding
      file #703890580.

18.   Correspondence from Attorney James T. Rague, Pennsylvania Labor
      Relations Board, regarding Case# PERA-C-09-477-E.

19.   Jack Wagner, Auditor General, notifying the district to avoid using
      swaps, a contract between a bond issuer in which the parties bet on which
      way interest rates will move and other unpredictable factors.

20.   Catherine Hague, Administrative Professional, requesting permission to
      take a medical leave.




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                       Wyoming Area School District
                   Combined Work Session/Regular Meeting
                     Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                          Communications Report


   21.   Acknowledge receipt of the Auditor General’s Performance Audit Report
         for fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005.

   22.   Josephine Belza, Elementary Teacher, requesting permission to extend
         her child bearing/child rearing leave.

   23.   Rosella Fedor, Special Program Advisor, requesting permission to hold
         the 6th Annual Career Day at St. Anthony’s Center facility.

   24.   Ellyn Salmon, Elementary Teacher, submitting her letter of intent to
         retire.

   25.   Shea Riley, Music Teacher, requesting permission to accompany a
         student to the PMEA Region Orchestra at Reading High School.

   26.   Correspondence from Attorney Robin Snyder of Marshall, Dennehey,
         Warner, Coleman & Goggin, regarding Docket #17786-CV-2009.


Summary of Applications Received
Elementary – 2
Guidance – 8
History – 1
Art – 1
Speech - 1




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            WYOMING AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
     COMBINED WORK SESSION AND REGULAR MEETING OF
               THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
            TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2010, 7:00 P.M.
              SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT


1.   Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade students of the month for
     November:

     BANAS, Julia                            BEDNARSKI, Drew
     DeLUCA, Sally                           ELLIOTT, Brandyn
     FACCIPONTI, Chaslyn                     GRESH, Cordell
     LASHER, Keirstin                        MALLOY, Alexa
     MELVIN, Courtney                        NORWICKI, Kara
     ROACH, Joseph                           SCOBLE, Breanna
     SMITH, Emily                            SPAGNUOLO, Gabrielle
     TROTTINI, Francesca                     WISOWATY, Brian

2.   The Guidance Department reported that they have forwarded in excess of
     540 college transcripts during the current college application process as well
     as in excess of 400 letters of recommendation.

3.   Scholarship Information Night was held on January 14th with over 200
     parents and students in attendance. Thanks to the Guidance Department,
     Administrators and Staff along with Student Council members for their help
     in making this event such a success. The Wyoming Area website is now
     active and anyone can access information regarding the majority of
     scholarships that are offered to our students. A community outreach and
     scholarship celebration is scheduled for May 27th in the Secondary Center
     Cafeteria to honor the donors and recipients of the various scholarships
     awarded to Wyoming Area students.


4.   January in Pennsylvania is “SCHOOL DIRECTOR RECOGNITION
     MONTH”. I would like to recognize our Board of Education, for their
     many years of dedicated service. The Board of Education demonstrates a
     unique commitment to our community’s future – our children.
                     WYOMING AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

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     COMBINED WORK SESSION AND REGULAR MEETING OF
               THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
            TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2010, 7:00 P.M.
              SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT




They represent the community’s beliefs and values when making decisions
about the operation of the school(s) and ensure that tax dollars are spent
wisely. They give of their time and many talents without compensation. We
are all fortunate to have a Board committed to quality education and for
always keeping the students first. On behalf of the entire Wyoming Area
Staff and Community, I thank you.




              Wyoming Area School District
          Combined Work Session/Regular Meeting

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                   Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                             Treasurer’s Report


                                               Checking       Money Market
Bank             Account                        Account         Account

Landmark Bank    General Fund                  7,737,578.55

First National   General Fund                    91,294.36
Community Bank

Fidelity Bank    General Fund                                 275,243.67

Wachovia Bank    General Fund                     83,975.33

Landmark Bank    Delinquent Tax Fund             109,804.65

PNC Bank         Payroll Acct.                     2,655.13

Fidelity Bank    Payroll Acct.                       921.46

Landmark Bank    Cafeteria Acct.                 186,442.58

Landmark Bank    Student Activities Acct.        105,003.63

Landmark Bank    Athletic Fund Acct.              15,690.11

PNC Bank         Capital Projects Fund         1,093,082.56
                 Bank Investment Acct.

PNC Bank         Capital Projects Fund             6,305.39
                 Bank Construction Acct.

PNC Bank         Energy Performance               30,603.58
                 Proceeds Fund




                     Wyoming Area School District
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                    Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                               Finance Report


1. Received the following checks:

   Don Wilkinson Agency (Dec.)

   Earned Income Tax                         218,447.84
   Local State Tax                             2,370.83
   Per Capita Tax                              1,884.10
                                      Total: 222,702.77

   Local Realty Transfer Tax

   James Red O’Brien (Nov.)                    7,571.18
   Luzerne County

   James Red O’Brien (Dec.)                   7,914.83
   Luzerne County                     Total: 15,486.01

   2009 Real Estate Taxes

   George Miller                             70,133.16
   West Pittston Borough

   Carol Bardzel                             30,198.33
   Exeter Twp., Wyoming County

   Robert Connors                           145,559.49
   West Wyoming Borough

   Paul Konopka                              87,993.47
   Wyoming Borough

   Wayman Smith                             182,138.37
   Exeter Twp., Luzerne County

   Tom Polacheck                            166,234.43
   Exeter Borough
                                     Total: 682,257.25



                     Wyoming Area School District
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                   Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                              Finance Report


   Tuition

   Wilkes-Barre Area School District                2,302.26
   2008-09 school year

   Luzerne Intermediate Unit

   IDEA B Pass Thru Funds for 08-09                237,876.00

   Refund

   Shamokin Area School District                      239.80
   06-07

   State & Federal Subsidy Payments

   Social Security                                   45,128.00
   Retirement                                        76,879.36
   Title I-Improving Basic Programs                  32,162.27
   ARRA – Title I Part A                             15,934.76
   Title II-Improving Teacher Quality                 8,623.13
   Drug Free Schools                                    596.64
   Basic Education Funding                          892,905.78
   School District Special Education                    325.79
   School District Transportation                   230,671.00
   Non Public Transportation                         38,885.00
   Reimbursement of Charter Schools                   6,353.00
                                           Total: 1,348,464.73
   Miscellaneous

   District Court 11-2-01                               48.70

   Payment for Use of Facilities

   Scranton Public Theatre                             250.00
   Partial payment for use of auditorium

2. Approve the January payment of $72,362.69 to the Luzerne Intermediate
   Unit in accordance with the terms of the approved contract agreement for
   programs and services for the 2009-2010 school year.
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                    Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                               Finance Report



3. Approve the January payment of $40,906.00 to the West Side Career and
   Technology Center for the 2009-2010 school year.

4. Ratify the approval of the UGI Energy Services Master Natural Gas Sales
   Agreement. The agreement is for the period January 1, 2010 to December 31,
   2010.

5. Approve to authorize the district to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to
   provide for Electric Capacity (Generation) and Transmission for various
   district electric accounts.

6. Approve to authorize the Secretary of the Board to advertise the following
   bids for the 2010-2011 school year: General Supplies, Band
   Supplies/Equipment, Music Supplies, Marching Band, Art Supplies, Physical
   Education, Athletic Medical, Nursing, Janitorial Supplies, Industrial Arts,
   Science Supplies, Electrical/Maintenance Supplies, Award Jackets, Fuel Oil.

7. Approve to appoint the law firm of Elliott Greenleaf and Dean, specifically
   Attorney Jack Dean as Head Labor Negotiator for the Professional Staff
   Contract.

8. Approve the attached 2009-2010 Property Tax Abatements as requested by
   the applicable tax collectors. The original property tax bill was paid and
   reported at the higher assessed value creating a refund due to the property
   owner.

9. Approve the February 15, 2010 Note payment to PNC Bank in the amount of
   $102,280.22 associated with the Energy Performance Contract of the
   Wyoming Area School District.

10. Approve the attached resolution relative to Act I – Taxpayer Relief Act
    which states the Board of Education certifies that it will not increase any
    school district tax for the 2010-2011 school year at a rate that exceeds the
    index as calculated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

11. Approve the attached list of invoices for January submitted for payment
    from the Capital Project Account.




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                   Combined Work Session/Regular Meeting
                     Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                                Finance Report




   12. Approve the General Ledger Sheet:

      Bill Listing: 1-26-10     515,334.45
      Prepaids:     12-10-09     40,559.47   555,893.92

      Cafeteria Account:        91,408.09
      Athletic Account:          3,291.00     94,699.09

                                   Total:    650,593.01




Motion by _____________________, second by ____________________, to accept the
Finance Report.
Roll Call:
                        Wyoming Area School District

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            Combined Work Session/Regular Meeting
              Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                         Education Report


1.   Reporting as per Federal Regulations Requirements that the District’s
     Federal Programs, (Title I, Title II and Drugs and Alcohol) have been
     planned for the 2009-2010 school year. Anyone desiring information
     regarding these programs, contact Janet Serino, District Principal of
     Curriculum, at the District’s Business Office.

2.   Ratify the approval of the Memo of Understanding between Wyoming
     Area Education Association and Wyoming Area School District to
     allow any member of the professional staff to voluntarily donate one
     sick leave day during the 2009-2010 school year to professional
     employee Kim Marchesini.

3.   Ratify the approval of Diane Dennis, Health/Physical Education
     Teacher, to take a sick leave for six weeks starting January 18, 2010
     until Monday, March 1, 2010.

4.    Approve the revised teacher substitute list for the 2009-2010 school
     year.

5.   Approve the Planned Course revisions for the 2009-2010 school year.

6.   Approve Janet Serino, District Principal of Curriculum, to attend the
     Pennsylvania Federal Program Coordinators Annual Conference in
     Hershey, PA., Sunday, March 21st through Wednesday, March 24,
     2010. Registration cost of $360.00, lodging cost of $594.51, and
     mileage reimbursement to be funded by Title II funds.

7.   Approve Deb Popson, Special Education Supervisor, to attend the
     Pennsylvania Department of Education/Bureau of Special Education
     Conference on “Making a Difference: Educational Practices that
     Work” in Hershey, PA., on Tuesday, April 6th through Friday, April
     9, 2010. Registration cost of $125.00 to be provided by the
     Pennsylvania Department of Education. Lodging cost of $452.88 and
     mileage reimbursement to be funded within the Special Education
     budget of the General Fund.

8.   Approve Jennifer Hines for tenure having completed three years of
     satisfactory service as a temporary professional employee,
     recommended by the Superintendent of schools.

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                                Education Report



      9.    Approve to rescind the posting for Enhancing Education Through
            Technology (EETT) Coach.

      10.   Approve the proposal to provide a Credit Union Student Run Branch
            and Educational Resources to High School Students submitted by
            John Hayduk, President of the UFCW Federal Credit Union.

      11.   Approve the request of Josephine Belza, Elementary Teacher, to
            extend her child bearing/child rearing leave until April 30, 2010.

      12.   Approve the request of Rosella Fedor, Special Program Advisor, to
            hold the 6th Annual Career Day at St. Anthony’s Center facility on
            Thursday, May 20, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

      13.   Accept, with regret, Ellyn Salmon’s letter of intent to retire effective
            at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.

      14.   Motion to approve the Agreement between Wyoming Area School
            District and Therapy Source to provide Speech and Language services
            through June 30, 2010 at a rate of $72.00 per hour subject to review of
            the solicitor.




Motion by ____________________, second by _____________________ to accept the
Education Report.
Roll Call:
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                    Combined Work Session/Regular Meeting
                      Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                             Activities Report


   1.    Approve the request of Narda Sperrazza, Music Teacher, to accompany
         three students to the PMEA District 9 Chorus on Wednesday, January
         27th to Friday, January 29, 2010 at Wallenpaupak/Honesdale High
         School at a total cost of 357.44 for registration and housing for students.
         In addition, the district will incur lodging costs of $208.25 and mileage
         reimbursement for the music teacher.

   2.    Approve the request of Randy Spencer, Head Football Coach, to attend
         the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic, along with Assistant Coaches: Joe
         Pizano, Mike Fanti and Jason Speece, Thursday, February 4th to
         Saturday, February 6, 2010 in Atlantic City, NJ. The district will
         reimburse mileage only.

   3.    Approve the appointment of the following head spring coaches for the
         2010 spring season:


         Baseball                 Charles Andrewscavage            3,965.00

         Softball                 Tabled

         Track & Field            Joe Pizano                       3,965.00

         Girls Soccer             Roberto Sosa                     3,965.00

         Boys Volleyball          Noah Pickett                     1,815.00

         Boys Tennis              Justin DeSanto                   1,340.00


   4.    Approve the request of Shea Riley, Music Teacher, to accompany a
         student to the PMEA Region Orchestra at Reading High School
         Wednesday, February 24th to Saturday, February 27, 2010. The district
         will incur registration cost of $78.00, hotel cost of $313.02 and mileage
         reimbursement.



Motion by _____________________, second by _____________________, to accept
the Activities Report.
Roll Call:
                        Wyoming Area School District

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               Combined Work Session/Regular Meeting
                 Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                           Building Report


1.   Approve the request of Bill Petrucci, Player Agent for the Wyoming/West
     Wyoming Little League, to use the Secondary Center gym for Little
     League try-outs on Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00
     p.m., pending approval by the building principal and athletic director.

2.   Approve the request of Ron Musto, Baseball Coach, to use the Secondary
     Center auditorium to conduct a Baseball Seminar for players and coaches
     on Sunday, February 28, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., pending
     approval by the building principal and athletic director. All proceeds
     will benefit the Greater Pittston American Legion Baseball Program.

3.   Approve the request of Barbara Anzalone, Northeastern PA. Academy of
     Dancing, to use the Secondary Center auditorium for a dance
     performance Friday, June 25, 2010 for rehearsal and Saturday, June 26,
     2010 for the dance performance from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., pending
     approval by the building principal.

4.   Approve the request of Drew Nat, Wyoming Area Softball Parents
     Association, to use the Secondary Center cafeteria including kitchen
     facilities for their annual softball ziti/craft show on Sunday, March 21,
     2001, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Set up is requested for Saturday, March 20,
     2010 7:00 p.m., pending approval by the building principal and cafeteria
     manager.

5.   Approve the request of Drew Nat, Wyoming Area Softball Parents
     Association, to use the Secondary Center cafeteria for “Meet the
     Warriors” on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., pending approval
     by the building principal and cafeteria manager.

6.   Ratify the approval of the Drama Parents Club to hold a pasta dinner in
     the Secondary Center cafeteria on Sunday, January 10, 2010.

7.   Approve the request of Dana Kuhns, District Director of Boy Scouts of
     America, requesting permission to use the Secondary Center gym for
     District Derby Day on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00
     p.m., pending approval by the building principal and athletic director.
     Access to the gym on Friday night is also requested.



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                   Combined Work Session/Regular Meeting
                     Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                               Building Report


   8.    Approve the request of Catherine Hague, Administrative Professional, to
         take a medical leave effective February 1, 2010 until further notice.




Motion by _____________________, second by _____________________, to accept
the Building Report.
Roll Call:
                        Wyoming Area School District

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                       Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                                  Police Report


                  Police Report for the Month of December 2009

       Total Calls for Service: 33

      The SPO is in the process of planning an anti-bullying program with
       Magistrate Joseph Carmody for the beginning of February with the 7th and
       8th grade students in the High School.




Motion by ____________________, second by _______________________, to accept
the Police Report.
Roll Call:

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                     Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                                Policy Report




   1.    Approve the first reading of policy #718 Service Animals in Schools.




Motion by ______________________, second by _____________________, to accept
the Policy Report.
Roll Call:
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                      Combined Work Session/Regular Meeting
                        Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                             Awarding of Bids Report


Bids for the sale of a 91 GMC Truck with Plow were advertised on the following
dates listed:

                            Times Leader/Citizens Voice

                          Wednesday, November 25, 2009
                          Wednesday, December 2, 2009
                          Wednesday, December 9, 2009


The bids were received and opened on Wednesday, December 16, 2009.

(Successful Bidder)

J&J Contracting                   $1,500.00


(Unsuccessful Bidders)

Charles DeAngelo
Back Mountain Transmission
Joe Dileo
David Veneziano
Ray Hassey




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                          Wyoming Area School District
                      Combined Work Session/Regular Meeting
                        Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                             Awarding of Bids Report


Bids for the purchase of a Maintenance Dump Truck were advertised on the
following dates listed:

                            Times Leader/Citizens Voice

                            Friday, December 11, 2009
                            Friday, December 18, 2009
                            Friday, December 25, 2009


The bids were received and opened on Friday, January 8, 2010.


(Successful Bidder)

Sherwood Chevrolet, Inc.                 $39,297.00


(Unsuccessful Bidders)

Tri-Star Ford McKeesport Inc.
Barber Ford
Hondru Fleet




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                          Wyoming Area School District
                      Combined Work Session/Regular Meeting
                        Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
                             Awarding of Bids Report


Bids for Science Lab Doors were advertised on the following dates listed:

                            Times Leader/Citizens Voice

                           Saturday, December 26, 2009
                            Saturday, January 2, 2010
                            Saturday, January 9, 2010


The bids were received and opened on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.


(Successful Bidder)

Grimm Construction                        $11,412.00


(Unsuccessful Bidders)

H&Q Construction
BBA Consolidated Builders
Kamus Construction




Motion by _____________________, second by _____________________, to accept
the Awarding of Bids Report.
Roll Call:



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