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Our Vision: World class performers and productive citizens . . . EAST PENNSBORO AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT 890 VALLEY STREET, ENOLA, PA 17025 Meeting of the Board of Directors Administration Center Thursday, June 19, 2006 I. Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance Mrs. McMaster called the meeting to order at 7:41 p.m., and the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. II. Roll Call The secretary called the roll. Members responding were: Miss Daniels, Mr. Gelb, Mr. Haas, Mrs. McMaster, Mrs. Otstot, Mrs. Lauver and Mrs. Riddle. Mrs. Gilbert and Mrs. Oliveira were absent. Administration present: Dr. Linda Bigos, Bruce Deveney, Robert Burgett, Dr. Jay Burkhart, Jim Hudson, Steve Andrejack, Craig Robbins. Others present: Jennifer Ainscough, Kathleen Pankiw, Charles Brestensky, Liz Ruopp, David Bainbridge. III. Announcement of Executive Session Mrs. McMaster advised that the Board met for an Executive Session prior to this evening’s meeting to discuss personnel matters. Mrs. McMaster announced that following the Executive Session and prior to the Public Session, there was a Student Recognition Session wherein Dr. Bigos presented ten students with awards for their accomplishments for in school and activities outside the district. IV. Acceptance of the Minutes A motion to accept the minutes for their intended content from the June 8, 2006, meeting was made by Mrs. Lauver, seconded by Mrs. Otstot, and carried unanimously (7-0). Corrections were provided by the Board and have been made to the minutes. V. Written Requests to Address the Board There were no requests to address the Board. VI. Public Comment 1 There were no comments from the public. VII. Personnel A consent motion was made by Mrs. Lauver, seconded by Miss Daniels, and carried unanimously (7-0). Items A through N and P through V were approved, A motion was made by Mrs. Otstot, seconded by Mr. Haas and carried (6-1) with Mr. Gelb voting in the negative, to approve Personnel Item O, as follows: A. Accepted retirement notification from Mary Wirt, Library Clerk at East Pennsboro Elementary School, effective June 30, 2006. The Board recognized Mrs. Wirt and thanked her for her years of long, faithful service. B. Approved the granting of professional contracts to the following teachers who have completed six semesters of satisfactory service in the East Pennsboro Area School District: 1. Jennifer Ainscough, Intervention Specialist/STAR Counselor 2. Matthew Keys, High School, Mathematics 3. Kathleen Pankiw, School Psychologist 4. Daniel Grejda, 5th Grade Mathematics 5. Duane Novotni, 8th Grade Civics 6. Michelle Reist, 5th Grade Language Arts 7. Virginia Underkoffler, Music/Chorus 8. Kristen Crans, 1st Grade 9. Todd Baldwin, 4th Grade 10. Kristy Mentzer, 3rd Grade 11. Jon-David Fox, High School, Social Studies C. Approved FMLA Leave for Erin Siwert, Second Grade Teacher at the East Pennsboro Elementary School, beginning on or about September 22, 2006, pursuant to Board Policy 435. D. Approved Beth Kirkessner-Miller, English Teacher at the East Pennsboro Area High School, replacing Gerry Myers, at a salary of $43,246.00 (B6), effective August 24, 2006 (pending clearances). E. Approved the following extra-duty positions for 2006-2007 school year: 1) Rebecca Lorfink and Rita Acri – Shared Mathematics Department Leader, High School 2) Linda Kirlin – 5 Black Team Leader, Middle School 2 3) Jill Frange – Mathematics Department Leader, Middle School 4) Ann Vazquez, English Department Leader, High School F. Approved proposed job descriptions, as recommended by the Personnel Committee. G. Approved changes to Classified Employee Handbook, as recommended by the Personnel Committee. H. Approved notification of the following teachers who have successfully completed the requirements of Induction: 1) Geri Ackerman 2) Dana Bilella 3) Megan Deveney 4) Gail Flenner 5) Ariel Franchak 6) Bradley Fry 7) Katie Guldin 8) Tabitha Hershey 9) Coleen Hilbish 10) Leanne Holwig 11) Jennifer LaBella 12) Chad Lister 13) Carmen Mills 14) Megan Michael 15) Jennifer Morris 16) Robert Patterson 17) Melissa Robinson 18) Aimee Sheaffer 19) Melanie Shifflett 20) Brian Siwert 21) Erin Siwert 22) Christopher Skaugen 23) Melissa Umbrell 24) Suzanne Watson 25) Julia Young I. Accepted the resignation of Kristen Crans, First Grade Teacher at East Pennsboro Area Elementary School, effective August 1, 2006. J. Accepted the resignation of Ann Wotring, Model UN Club Advisor, with the East Pennsboro Area High School, retroactive to June 8, 2006. 3 K. Accepted the resignation of Christina Baker, Musical Co-Producer with the East Pennsboro Area High School, retroactive to June 7, 2006. L. Accepted the resignation of Brenda Bartlett, Yearbook Advisor for the East Pennsboro Area Middle School, retroactive to June 13, 2006. M. Accepted the resignation of Angela Hoffman, Social Studies Teacher at the East Pennsboro Area High School, effective August 15, 2006. N. Accepted the resignation of Jon-David Fox, Student Council Advisor at the East Pennsboro Area High School, effective the end of the 2005- 2006 school year. O. Approved the substitute rates for the 2006-2007 school year, effective July 1, 2006: Custodial - $8.25 per hour Secretarial - $9.50 per hour Library Clerk - $8.50 per hour Teachers - $85.00 per day Retired East Pennsboro Teachers – $100.00 per day P. Approved a 4.0% compensation adjustment for monitors and aides for the 2006-2007 school year, effective August 28, 2006. Q. Approved the job classifications and steps for all classified positions, excluding the monitor and aides, effective July 1, 2006. R. Approved the following extra-duty positions for the 2006-2007 school year. POSITION NAME SALARY Band Volunteer Ryan Williams $ 0.00 S. Approved Kevin Hagerty, summer painting employee, at the East Pennsboro Area School District, at a salary of $8.00 per hour, effective June 19, 2006, through August 25, 2006 (pending clearances). T. Approved Thomas Hagerty, summer painting employee, at the East Pennsboro Area School District, at a salary of $8.00 per hour, effective June 26, 2006, through August 25, 2006 (pending clearances). U. Approved Dr. Jeffrey Dunkelburger as team physician for the 2006- 2007 school year with the same terms and conditions of the current contract at a stipend of $9,400.00, payable in 3 equal installments of 4 September 1, 2006, January 1, 2007, and April 1, 2007, pending receipt of liability insurance, as per the contract. V. Accepted the resignation of Virginia Underkoffler as Itinerant Music Teacher for the East Pennsboro Area School District, retroactive to June 15, 2006. VIII. Support Services A. A motion was made by Mrs. Lauver, seconded by Mrs. Otstot, and carried unanimously (7-0), to accept a donation made by Craig Robbins of an HP computer and monitor to the East Pennsboro Area High School Life Skills Classroom. IX. Student Activities and Athletics A consent motion was made by Mrs. Lauver, seconded by Mr. Gelb, and carried unanimously (7-0) to approve Items A and C, as follows: A. Approved the Athletic Funding Proposal and Stadium Advertising Program. B. Approved the changes to the Handbook for Parents of Athletes. X. Business Administration (Mr. Deveney called Mrs. Oliveira on the telephone at 7:51 p.m. to include her in the Business Administration portion of the meeting and to include her vote on the resolution for final approval of the 2006-2007 budget). A. A motion was made by Mr. Haas, seconded by Mrs. Lauver, and carried unanimously (8-0), to approve the final adoption of the 2006- 2007 budget. Mr. Haas read the resolution into the record as follows: “WHEREAS, the proposed budget for the school year 2006-2007 was tentatively adopted on May 15, 2006, and remained on display for thirty days according to law, due notice having been given; “NOW, therefore, be it resolved by the Board of School Directors of the East Pennsboro Area School District that the budget for the year 2006-2007 presented at this meeting providing for receipts of $30,627,564 and expenditures of $32,539,752, be finally adopted and that School District impose or continue in effect taxes as follows: “On the assessed value of real estate within the School District, 11.78 mills; 5 “On each resident of the School District over the age of eighteen (18) years an Occupation Privilege/Emergency & Municipal Services Tax on the privilege of engaging in an occupation, $5.00; “On the earned income of each resident of the School District over the age of eighteen (18) years, 1.6% - effective rate 1.1%; “On the transfer of real property within the boundaries of the School District, 1% - effective rate ½%.” A roll call vote was taken on the motion as follows: Miss Daniels – yes; Mr. Haas – yes; Mrs. Lauver – yes; Mrs. Otstot – yes; Mrs. Oliveira – yes; Mrs. Riddle – yes; Mr. Gelb – yes; Mrs. McMaster – yes. (Mrs. Oliveira was excused by telephone at 8:07 p.m.) A consent motion to approve Item B through Item G was made by Miss Daniels, seconded by Mrs. Lauver, and carried unanimously (7-0), as follows: B. Approved the renewal for Student and All Sports Insurance. C. Approved budgetary transfers for 2005-2006. D. Approved Field Maintenance Services for Jamco Products for 2006-2007. E. Approved general educational supplies bid for Kurtz Bros. contract for 2006-2007. F. Approved insurance renewals for 2006-2007. G. Approved school lunch price increase for 2006-2007. H. A motion was made by Mrs. Lauver, seconded by Mrs. Otstot, and carried unanimously (7-0), to approve Change Order #E-1 in the amount of $377.11 to Leer Electric, Inc., for installation of additional emergency lighting in the Nurse’s Office at the Middle School. 6 XI. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment A consent motion was made by Mrs. Lauver, seconded by Mrs. Otstot, and carried unanimously (7-0), to approve Item A through Item C, as follows: A. Approved the 2006 Math Committee Report. B. Approved the 2006 CAIMS (Capital Area Institute for Math and Science) Report. C. Approved the recommendation to discontinue SAT 10 testing but to continue OLSAT testing, effective in the 2006-2007 school year. XII. Treasurer’s Report A. Approved the Capital Projects Fund for May 2006. The motion was made by Mr. Gelb, seconded by Mrs. McMaster, and carried unanimously (7-0). B. Approved the General Fund for May 2006. The motion was made by Mr. Gelb, seconded by Mrs. Otstot, and carried unanimously (7-0). The Monthly Expenditure Report, Month Revenue Report, Monthly Athletic Report and Monthly Student Activities Report were also approved by a motion made by Mr. Gelb, seconded by Mrs. McMaster, and carried unanimously (7-0). XIII. Payment of Bills A. Approved the General Fund for May 2006. The motion was made by Mr. Gelb, seconded by Mrs. McMaster, and carried unanimously (7-0). B. Approved the Capital Projects for May 2006. The motion was made by Mr. Gelb, seconded by Mrs. Otstot, and carried unanimously (7-0). XIV. Superintendent’s Report A consent motion was made by Mrs. Lauver, seconded by Mrs. McMaster, and carried unanimously (7-0), to approve Item A through Item E, as follows: A. Approved the acceptance of the Challenge Grant in the amount of $7,000.00 for fitness equipment for the Middle School Fitness Program from Highmark Blue Shield. 7 B. Approved the following Board policies, which have been on a 30-day review: 1. Organizational Chart Policy 008 2. Student Wellness Policy 246 C. Adopted a resolution for Helen Belsak on the death of her father-in- law. D. Adopted a resolution for Marie Conrad on the death of her father. E. Adopted a resolution for Kelly and Mike Donovan on the death of Kelly’s father. INFORMATION ONLY XV. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment A. Dr. Burkhart presented curriculum documents/planned courses of study concerning Foreign Languages for Latin, French, Spanish and International Cultures/Travel. B. Dr. Burkhart presented curriculum documents/planned courses of study concerning Computer Education Curriculum for Grades 1 through 4, Advanced Keyboarding and Word Processing for Grade 5, Introduction to Computer Application for Grade 10, Advanced PowerPoint/Desktop Publishing for Grades 10 through 12, and Advanced Web Page Design and Development for Grades 11 and 12. Mrs. McMaster invited the Board Members to contact Dr. Burkhart if they had any questions or concerns regarding his presentation before approval at the next Board Meeting scheduled for July 17, 2006. C. Mr. Robbins, Miss Ainscough and Mrs. Pankiw presented information concerning Student Suicide Intervention Procedures and a procedure flowchart. Mr. Robbins stated that there was an increase in suicide attempts in the 2005-2006 school year. Mrs. Pankiw, School Psychologist at the High School and Middle School, presented a slide show outlining student suicide statistics. Miss Ainscough presented information concerning steps being taken in intervention and prevention of student suicide, as well as information for risk assessment. XVI. Support Services A. Mr. Deveney presented information for the proposed bus stops for the 2006-2007 school year and invited questions or comments. Mrs. Otstot questioned the number of new stops and asked if information 8 could be provided comparing the bus stops from last year. Mr. Deveney stated that he would provide the information before the next Board Meeting schedule for July 17, 2006. XVII. New Business Mrs. Lauver acknowledged the hard work of everyone involved in graduation. Mrs. Lauver stated that the High School needs to communicate better with parents with regard to graduation information for students. Parents with a student graduating who have not been involved with the procedures in the past may experience confusion regarding dates, times and procedures. Some items for notification suggested should include the cost of caps and gowns and a senior checklist. Miss Daniels thanked the administration for the wonderful job done for graduation. Miss Daniels stated that she would be away for two weeks and would not be attending the next facilities meeting or personnel meeting. Mrs. Otstot stated she will be on vacation and will not be attending the Cumberland Perry Vo Tech meeting. Mr. Gelb will attend as an alternate for Mrs. Otstot. Mrs. Otstot stated that the Summer Law and Governance Workshop is scheduled for July 14, 15 and 16, 2006, and that she would be attending the full workshop. Mr. Haas indicated that he would be attending the workshop on Friday, July 14, 2006, only. Mrs. Otstot indicated that she received a notice from the School Board Association for points supporting activities entitling one board member to a free evening seminar. Mrs. Otstot also stated that she enjoyed the graduation ceremony and exercises. Mrs. Otstot also stated that she does not have a computer and will not have one until the end of the month. Mr. Haas also stated that he enjoyed graduation and was very impressed with the event. Mr. Haas advised that the School Board Association has payment processing on line with the ability to check account balances. Mrs. Riddle stated that graduation was wonderful and thanked the administration for providing the opportunity to take part in it. Mrs. Riddle asked to add to Mrs. Lauver’s comment regarding senior information if items could be marked in red on the calendars if it pertains to seniors. Mrs. McMaster stated that graduation was very nice and added that all nine board members were present at graduation and hoped that the message was conveyed that all members were there for the right reasons. Mrs. McMaster asked if information could be provided on the follow-up of the students who did not graduate. Mrs. McMaster reminded everyone that the Board Retreat is scheduled for July 25, 2006, and that there is another Board Meeting scheduled for July 17, 2006. 9 Dr. Bigos stated that Dr. Burkhart would have additional information packets in the next Board Agenda regarding the curriculum for Language Arts, Tech Ed and Science, and advised everyone that if they wanted to review this information with Dr. Burkhart to please contact him. Mr. Haas mentioned that the Pennsylvania School Board Association has a free webinar on Thursday, June 22, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. regarding House Bill 39 on Tax Reform. The website address is www.psba.org. XX. Public Comment There were no additional public comments. XXI. Adjournment A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 9:25 p.m. was made by Miss Daniels, seconded by Mrs. Lauver, and carried unanimously (7-0). (Miss Daniels was excused at 9:25 p.m.) A motion to enter executive session at 9:30 p.m. was made by Mrs. Lauver, seconded by Mrs. McMaster, and carried unanimously (6-0). There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:47 p.m. was made Mrs. Lauver, seconded by Mrs. McMaster, and carried unanimously (6-0). _________________________ Donna J. Thornton School Board Secretary 10
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