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					                                 WELLSBORO AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                      BOARD OF EDUCATION
                                        SPECIAL MEETING
                                          June 22, 2009
                                             Minutes


Called to Order by President Glenn Poirier at 6:00 P.M. in the Wellsboro Area High School Large Group
Instruction Room, 225 Nichols Street, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.

President Glenn Poirier led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll of Members: Mr. Albert Bieber, Mr. Charles Borden, Mr. Todd Coolidge, Mr. Wayne Hackett at 6:10
P.M., Mr. Jonathan Lawton, Mr. Glenn Poirier, Mrs. Atalanta Shabloski and Mrs. Anna Vail. Member
Absent: Mr. Dennis Crumb

Present were the following: Mr. Phil Waber, Mrs. Marcia Newcomb, Mr. Patrick Hewitt, Mr. Steve
Adams, Mr. David Krick, Mr. Chris Morral, Dr. Lisa Feil, Mr. Phil Gastrock; Board Secretary: Cynthia
Boyce; Press Present: Natalie Kennedy (Wellsboro Gazette) and Bryan Robinson (Williamsport Sun
Gazette).

Announcement of Executive Session - immediately following the meeting for personnel issues.

The Board Secretary read into the minutes the Notice of Special Meeting.

President Glenn Poirier read the Guidelines for Public Comment.

Concerned Resident Issues - None

Approval of Agenda and Addendum – A motion was made by Mrs. Shabloski, seconded by Mrs. Vail to
approve the agenda and addendum as presented. The motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

Approval of Bills – A motion was made by Mrs. Vail, seconded by Mrs. Shabloski to approve the bills as
presented. The motion passed by unanimous voice vote

ACTION ITEMS

1. ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION

A. 2009 Act 1 Board Resolution – A motion was made by Mr. Borden, seconded by Mrs. Shabloski to
approve the adoption of the 2009 Act 1 Board Resolution authorizing and implementing the Homestead
and Farmstead Exclusion applicable to the 2009-10 fiscal year. The motion passed by unanimous roll call
vote.
                                                                             Minutes – Special Meeting
                                                                             June 22, 2009 – Page Two


B. 2009-2010 School District Budget – A motion was made by Mrs. Vail, seconded by Mr. Bieber to
approve the adoption of the General Fund Operating Budget for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2010 with
expenditures totaling $21,862,309 and Revenues totaling $21,862,309. The motion passed with six (6)
votes in the affirmative and two (2) dissenting votes by Mr. Coolidge and Mr. Lawton. Member Absent:
Mr. Crumb.

C. Adoption of Tax Rates for 2009-2010 Fiscal Year – A motion was made by Mr. Hackett, seconded by
Mrs. Vail to approve the adoption of the following tax rates for the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year:
                                Real Estate Tax:
                                        Tioga County Real Estate Millage:                 15.4430 mils
                                        Lycoming County (Pine Township)
                                        Real Estate Millage                               14.6757 mils

                                Act 511 Taxes:
                                        Real Estate Transfer Tax:                       0.50%
                                        Earned Income Tax:                              1.00%
                                        Local Services Tax:                             $5.00

The motion passed by unanimous roll call vote.

D. Amended Resolution to March 11, 2008 Bond Resolution – A motion was made by Mr. Coolidge,
seconded by Mrs. Shabloski to approve the adoption of the Amended Resolution to the March 11, 2008
Bond Resolution which authorized the issuance of the Series of 2008, General Obligation Note, to
supplement the purpose for the issuance to include paying or reimbursing the School District’s fund or
accounts for the payment of all or a portion of the costs of completing the School District’s Capital
Projects. The motion passed with seven (7) votes in the affirmative and one (1) dissenting vote by
Mrs. Vail.

2. PERSONNEL

A-1. Resignation/Hire – A motion was made by Mrs. Vail, seconded by Mr. Coolidge to approve the
following:
        1. To accept the resignation of Regina Johnson, Rock L. Butler Middle School Fifth Grade
           Teacher, effective June 17, 2009.
        2. To hire Matthew Perry, Rock L. Butler Middle School Fifth Grade Teacher, Master’s, Step #5,
           $45,493, effective August 20, 2009 (any salary adjustments due to negotiations will be made
           after the ratification of the new Teachers’ Contract)
The motion passed by unanimous roll call vote
                                                                             Minutes – Special Meeting
                                                                            June 22, 2009 – Page Three


A. Hires – A motion was made by Mrs. Shabloski, seconded by Mr. Coolidge to approve the following
hires:
        1. Heather Curchoe, Don Gill Second Grade Teacher, Bachelor’s Degree, Step #1, $38,428,
           effective August 20, 2009 (any salary adjustments due to negotiations will be made after the
           ratification of the new Teachers’ Contract)
        2. Leah Greenfield, Don Gill Fourth Grade Teacher, Bachelor’s Degree, Step #1, $38,428,
           effective August 20, 2009 (any salary adjustments due to negotiations will be made after the
           ratification of the new Teachers’ Contract)
        3. Jessica Copp, Don Gill Second Grade Teacher, Bachelor Degree, Step #1, $38,428, effective
           August 20, 2009 (any salary adjustments due to negotiations will be made after the
           ratification of the new Teachers’ Contract)
        4. Brandie Boyce, Charlotte Lappla First Grade Teacher, Bachelor’s Degree, Step #1, $38,428,
           effective August 20, 2009 (any salary adjustments due to negotiations will be made after the
           ratification of the new Teachers’ Contract)
        5. Kristen Falk, Don Gill Second Grade Teacher, Bachelor’s Degree, Step #3, $38,428, effective
           August 20, 2009 (any salary adjustments due to negotiations will be made after the
           ratification of the new Teachers’ Contract)
        6. Angela Rhone, Charlotte Lappla Kindergarten Teacher, Bachelor’s Degree, Step #1, $38,428,
           effective August 20, 2009 (any salary adjustments due to negotiations will be made after the
           ratification of the new Teachers’ Contract)
        7. Stephen Boyce, Charlotte Lappla Kindergarten Teacher, Masters Degree, Step #VI, $45,493,
           effective August 20, 2009 (any salary adjustments due to negotiations will be made after the
           ratification of the new Teachers’ Contract)
        8. Shannon Tice, Charlotte Lappla Kindergarten teacher, for the Title 1 Summer School Remedial
           Mathematics Program K-8
        9. Arthur Mann as “roving” summer custodian at the rate of $9.00 per hour, effective
           June 9 – August 14, 2009.
       10. Lindsay Bozzo, Rock L. Butler Middle School Special Education Learning/Emotional Support
           Fifth Grade Teacher, Master’s Degree, Step #1, $41,094, effective August 20, 2009 (any salary
           adjustments due to negotiations will be made after the ratification of the new Teachers’
           Contract)
       11. Anjanette Cole, Rock L. Butler Middle School Special Education Learning/Emotional Support
           Sixth Grade Teacher, Master’s, Step #1, $41,094, effective August 20, 2009 (any salary
           adjustments due to negotiations will be made after the ratification of the new Teachers’
           Contract)
The motion passed by unanimous roll call vote

B. Mentors for New Teachers – A motion was made by Mrs. Shabloski, seconded by Mr. Borden to
approve the following mentors in accordance with the New Teacher Induction Plan:
       1. Laura Lightner, mentor for Angela Rhone, Charlotte Lappla Kindergarten Teacher, for school
          year 2009-2010
       2. Glenda McCarthy, mentor for Stephen Boyce, Charlotte Lappla Kindergarten Teacher, for
          school year 2009-2010
                                                                            Minutes – Special Meeting
                                                                            June 22, 2009 – Page Four


       3. Terri Dunkleberger, mentor for Brandie Boyce, Charlotte Lappla First Grade Teacher, for
          school year 2009-2010
       4. Brenda Brought, mentor for Kristen Falk, Don Gill Second Grade Teacher, for school
          year 2009-2010
       5. Carla Starkweather, mentor for Jessica Copp, Don Gill Second Grade Teacher, for school year
          2009-2010
       6. Jeanne Warner, mentor for Heather Curchoe, Don Gill Second Grade Teacher, for school year
          2009-2010
       7. Bonnie Stanley, mentor for Leah Greenfield, Don Gill Fourth Grade Teacher, for school year
          2009-2010
The motion passed by unanimous roll call vote.

Concerned Resident Issues - None

Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:52 P.M. All Ayes.




               Glenn B. Poirier,                               Cynthia L. Boyce,
               Board President                                 Board Secretary

				
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