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									SCHOOL DISTRICT OF UPPER DUBLIN
Minutes, October 8, 2007

The Board of School Directors of the School District of Upper Dublin held their Legislative
meeting on Monday, October 8, 2007 in the Upper Dublin High School cafeteria. 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 7:31 p.m., welcomed everyone, and
noted that Mr. Robinson was excused from attending tonight’s meeting.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Nikki Grossman (UDHS Class of 2008)

ROLL CALL OF BOARD MEMBERS
Margaret Barrett       Art Levinowitz                              Michael Resnick
Joe Chmielewski        Debbie Mendelson                            David Robinson-Absent
Al Feather             Michael Paston                              Bert Saddler

OTHERS PRESENT
M. Pladus, W. Coleman, D. Haines, J. Knebl, N. Evans, J. McGowan, J. Prindle, C. Rittenhouse,
D. Falconi, E. Morrison, and S. Helwig

WELCOME – President Michael Paston – Good evening; it is a privilege and an honor to
welcome you to the UD High School. The Board held an Executive Session this evening prior to
tonight’s meeting to discuss personnel matters.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMUNICATIONS – None

MINUTES
    On a motion by Mrs. Mendelson and second by Dr. Saddler, the Minutes of the 08-27-07
    Work Session, and 09-10-07 Legislative Meetings were approved. Motion carried by
    unanimous affirmative voice vote (Robinson absent).

STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORT – Rachel Paston reported on the following happenings at
the High School: 1) school clubs have started to have their meetings; 2) spirit week and
coronation right around the corner; 3) football team has had a very successful season so far with
a record of 5-1; 4) Homecoming game is on Friday, October 19th against Cheltenham, during
which the homecoming court will be presented; 5) freshman class officers, cabinet, and SGA
members have all been elected; 6) Spirit Week is one of biggest events of the year, October 27th
will be coronation ball – this year’s theme is “Red Carpet” and it will be held in the East Gym –
everyone’s hoping for another successful homecoming dance. Thank you.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT/PRESENTATIONS – Dr. Michael Pladus gave a brief report:
this past week I attended the PSBA School Leadership Conference with several Board Members
– we were guest presenters on our successful March 20th Referendum; 2) “going green” – district
has contracted with an recycling organization to begin our on-campus paper recycling effort; 3)
fundraising – our new director for fund development and grant writing, Pamela Ryan, also we
are in receipt of an EIO Grant from Mr. George Endrigian (Shop ‘n Bag) for $9000 this year and
$9000 next year; 4) Spectacle in Sound is this Saturday; great event; should plan to attend; 5)
Town Meeting tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 29th at the high school for the purpose
of giving all community members the opportunity to view site development plan featuring the
exterior of the design.
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Dr. Pladus spoke briefly about our foreign exchange student program and his desire to
recognize these young people and introduce them to the community at School Board meetings.
Also, as part of the Fulbright Teacher Exchange program, we have a very special exchange
teacher from Germany, Frau Solveigh Vogt. Dr. Pladus introduced Mrs. Eva Morrison, our K-12
World Languages Coordinator.
E. Morrison – spoke about the exchange program and the Fulbright Teacher Exchange,
introduced our two foreign exchange students, Simone Pedersen from Denmark and Osvaldo
Silva from Paraguay, and Frau Solveigh Vogt. All stated how very happy they are to be here and
Frau Vogt spoke of this experience as a lifelong dream of hers to come to America. They were
warmly welcomed by the Board and audience.

COMMUNITY INPUT
R. Petruschke, Dresher – 1) are we developing an action plan to address recent results of the drug
& alcohol study? 2) site plan for new high school – does it include Route 309 and the gas pipe
lines? Are there two pipelines or one? 3) does new plan still including a swimming pool?
L. Sweeney, Educational Autism Assistant in Maple Glen – the concern about status of benefits
having changed over the past two years – effects job stability and the need for one-to-one’s is on
the rise. Requested clarification as to whether any of these policies will be changing and what
will be done to ensure that our roles will continue to be seen as high level of importance.
K. Salomon, MG – expressed her support for the Educational Assistants and the one-on-one
aides in this District. She hopes that teachers, parents, and members of the school board
recognize the importance of these positions.
J. Woodruff, MG – son is in autistic support program – stressed importance of aide positions –
often they are the biggest influence on the students they help.
E. Weisman, Dresher – Also a strong advocate for the one-on-on educational assistants –
questions about programs in the social skills part of the curriculum – social gap widens as these
students age – becomes very difficult to breach this gap. Listed several questions she has
regarding the District’s plans to address the social skills needs of these children.
F. Roccograndi, MG – oldest son in autistic support program – realizes now how important one-
to-one aides really are – urges Board to listen to parents and aides and what they have to say.

BOARD COMMENTS
M. Paston – We’re aware of the issue and value our aides, but because there is a formal
grievance pending, I don’t think it’s appropriate for Board Members to make any comments
regarding this issue.
W. Coleman – explained route 309 and gas lines (two are located right next to one another);
swimming pool – currently planning for competitive swimming pool.
Dr. Pladus – Addressed substance abuse action plan question – For November Board Work
Session, we will have Kim Schuler (K-12 Health & Physical Education coordinator) and Joanne
DeGiralomo (Turning Point Counselor) presenting on this issue.

CURRICULUM REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS – Margie Barrett

1. Approve Student Activities
     On a motion by Mrs. Mendelson and second by Dr. Saddler, the following student
     activities were approved. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Robinson
     absent)



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           Class of 2008 Trip to Disney World
           The class of 2008 will travel to Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort in Orlando, FL from
           April 12 to April 15, 2008. The District will provide bus transportation to and from
           the Philadelphia airport. The cost of the trip is $836 and will be paid by the students.
           There will be approximately 290 students attending accompanied by 15-17 teacher
           chaperones.

           French Club Trip to Quebec
           Approximately 30 students from the French Club and French classes at the high
           school would like to visit Quebec City from January 29-February 2, 2008. The
           students will be exposed to French culture and language that can be found on this
           continent. They will also see how the French, English, and Native American cultures
           co-exist in Canada. They will be traveling by rental bus and accompanied by 3-4
           teacher chaperones. The cost of the trip is approximately $775 and will be paid by
           the students.

2.   Approve Payment for Interwrite Training
       On a motion by Mrs. Mendelson and second by Mrs. Barrett, the Board approved
       payment in the amount of $913.92 to 6 staff members for Interwrite Training of pilot
       teachers for use of the new interactive white boards at the high school and middle school.
       Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Robinson absent).

3.   Approve Conferences
       On a motion by Mrs. Mendelson and second by Dr. Levinowitz, the conferences listed on
       the attached page were approved. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote
       (Robinson absent).

FACILITIES REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS – Joseph Chmielewski

1. Permission to Advertise the Purchase of Three (3) Air Conditioned Server Cabinets
      On a motion by Mr. Chmielewski and second by Mr. Feather, authorizing the
      Administration to advertise a bid to purchase 3 Liebert Air Conditioned Server cabinets
      for Thomas Fitzwater Elementary School, Jarrettown Elementary School and the
      Technology Management Services (TMS) office in the High School was approved.
      Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Robinson absent).

2 Approve a Purchase Order to Roof Systems Consultants to Perform Design and
  Construction Management Services for Replacing Vertical Exterior Panels on the
  Sandy Run Middle School Library and Planetarium.
     On a motion by Mr. Chmielewski and second by Dr. Resnick, issuing a purchase order
     for $3,500 to Roof Systems Consultants to perform design and construction management
     services for replacing the vertical Transite panels on the top exterior surface of the Sandy
     Run Middle School Library and Planetarium was approved. Motion carried by
     unanimous affirmative voice vote (Robinson absent).

3. Approve Alternative Environmental Solutions Change Request No. 4 for continuation
   of the Jarrettown Elementary School site remediation
       On a motion by Mr. Chmielewski and second by Mr. Feather, Change Order No. 4 for
       $20,000 to Alternative Environmental Solutions for their remediation services of the
       Jarrettown Elementary School Site was approved. The additional funds are required to
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       complete the closeout of the site remediation work including backfilling the monitoring
       wells. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Robinson absent).

FINANCE RECOMMENDATIONS – David Robinson (absent)

1. Treasurer’s Report
      On a motion by Dr. Resnick and second by Dr. Levinowitz, accepting the September
      2007 Treasurer’s Reports and Upper Dublin High School Fund Trial Balances for July
      and August 2007 and filing them for audit was approved. Motion carried by unanimous
      affirmative voice vote (Robinson absent).

2. Vouchers
      On a motion by Dr. Resnick and second by Mr. Chmielewski, the following vouchers
      were approved for payment. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote (Mr.
      Paston abstained on bill List #28, Check #27991; Robinson absent).

       *      Food Service Fund – List #2, Sovereign checks #3036 through #3066
                    totaling $55,475.62;
       *      2006 Bond Fund – List #3, PLIGIT/ARM check #109 through #111
                    totaling $113,870.55;
       *      General Fund – List #16A, Pre-approved payments made through
              September 2007 in the amount of $321,802.88;
       *      General Fund – List #25, Pre-approved checks to be issued through
              October 2007 in the amount of $200,361.80;
       *      General Fund – List #26, Sovereign checks #27828 through #27849
                    totaling $83,827.49;
       *      General Fund – List #27, Sovereign checks #27850 through #27928
                    totaling $129,725.06;
       *      General Fund – List #28, Sovereign checks #27929 through #28087
                    totaling $494,556.11;
       *      General Fund – List #29, Sovereign checks #28088 through #28107
                    and electronic transfers totaling $2,598,440.19;
       *      General Fund – List #30, Sovereign checks #28108 through #28274
                    totaling $547,953.44;
       *      General Fund – List #31, Sovereign checks #28275 through #28460
                    totaling $486,089.11.

3. Appoint Financing Team
     On a motion by Dr. Resnick and second by Mr. Feather, appoint the District Financing
     team of Ken Roos as Solicitor, Bob Jones of Saul, Ewing and PFM as financial advisor
     for a contemplated November $10 million Bond Sale was approved. Motion carried by
     unanimous affirmative voice vote (Robinson absent)

PERSONNEL RECOMMENDATIONS – Art Levinowitz
     On a motion by Dr. Levinowitz and second by Mr. Chmielewski, the following personnel
     recommendations were approved. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote
     (Robinson absent).



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ADMINISTRATIVE/SUPERVISORY STAFF

Request for Child-rearing Leave – 2007/08 School Year
      It is recommended that an unpaid child-rearing leave of absence be approved through
      February 1, 2008 for the following employee:
               Kara Canale, School Psychologist, effective 10/10/07

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Request for Child-rearing Leave – 2007/08 School Year
      It is recommended that an unpaid child-rearing leave be approved for the remainder of
      the 2007-08 school year for the following:
               Alayne Greenberg, social studies teacher, Sandy Run MS, effective 10/14/07

Change of Contract Status
     It is recommended that the following changes of contract status be approved, effective the
     beginning of the 2007-08 school year:

       Long Term Substitute to Temporary Professional Contract
             Ryan Thomas, Fort Washington ES, Grade 4

Approve Mentors – 2007-08 School Year
     It is recommended that the Board approve the following mentors for the 2007-08 school
     year and be compensated at the rate of $301/semester.
              Peta McCall         (for Danielle DiPasquale)(pro-rated)
              Brian Palme          (for Lisa Fantini)

Approve Administrative Assistance – Elementary Schools
     It is recommended that the Board approve the following individuals to provide
     administrative assistance in the elementary schools for the 2007-08 school year.
     Reimbursement is to be made at the curriculum rate not to exceed $710/person.
              Debra Einhorn                       Fort Washington Elementary
              Julie Ranck (1/2 position)          Jarrettown Elementary
              Deborah Bonk (1/2 position)         Jarrettown Elementary
              Margaret Place                      Maple Glen Elementary
              Brian Dougans                       Thomas Fitzwater Elementary

Approve Curriculum Support
     It is recommended that the Board approve the following individuals to provide
     curriculum support in the elementary, middle school and high school for the 2007-08
     school year. Reimbursement is to be made at the curriculum rate not to exceed
     $710/person.
     Writing/Language Arts
              Mary Huckin                 Fort Washington Elementary
              Esther Miller               Jarrettown Elementary
              Jessica Kane                Maple Glen Elementary
              Hannah Kim                  Thomas Fitzwater Elementary
              Samantha Connelly           Sandy Run Middle School
              Kathleen Smyth              Sandy Run Middle School

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       Social Studies
              Kathy Gibson                 Fort Washington Elementary
              Teresa Milrod                Jarrettown Elementary
              Amy Rosenberg                Maple Glen Elementary
              Karen Flynn                  Thomas Fitzwater Elementary
              Charlyn Weitkunat            Sandy Run Middle School

       Science
              Gwynne Thornton               Fort Washington Elementary
              Vera Shembel                  Jarrettown Elementary
              Amanda Cox                    Maple Glen Elementary
              Jennifer Nogowski             Thomas Fitzwater Elementary
              Tina Tofel                    Sandy Run Middle School

       Math
              Fran Duntzee                  Fort Washington Elementary
              Julie Ranck                   Jarrettown Elementary
              Margaret Place                Maple Glen Elementary
              Brian Dougans                 Thomas Fitzwater Elementary
              Sandy VanHorn                 Sandy Run Middle School

       Technology
             Mary DePaul                    Fort Washington Elementary
             Ed Bush                        Fort Washington Elementary
             Jeff Dillon                    Jarrettown Elementary
             Jennifer Ruiter                Jarrettown Elementary
             Ted Dennis                     Maple Glen Elementary
             Matthew Dorneman               Maple Glen Elementary
             Kathy Diamond                  Thomas Fitzwater Elementary
             Cathy Dashoff                  Thomas Fitzwater Elementary
             Maria Burke                    Sandy Run Middle School
             Michael Tancredi               Sandy Run Middle School
             Dan Hugenbruch                 Sandy Run Middle School
             Stephanie Weinstein            Sandy Run Middle School
             Christopher Smith              Upper Dublin High School
             Nancy O’Leary                  Upper Dublin High School
             Christopher Michener           Upper Dublin High School
             John Squeri                    Upper Dublin High School
             Dan Greenberg                  Upper Dublin High School

Degree Changes
      The following employees have earned credits and degrees related to salary classification.
                                        Degree                          Salary
                                 From           To              From            To
      Tina Abel                  M+15           M+30            86,873          91,555
      Joshua Adelman             M              M+15            56,286          58,679
      Nicole Adkins              M+15           M+30            61,696          63,360
      Edward Bush                B              PC              44,425          45,570
      Patricia Callaghan         M              M+15            53,893          56,078

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                                   Degree               Salary
                                   From          To     From     To
       Marcia Cherry               M             M+15   49,211   50,980
       Karin Clark                 M             M+15   56,286   58,679
       Stephanie Colletti          B             PC     45,986   47,650
       Samantha Connelly           M+15          M+30   56,078   57,534
       Pamela Dager                M+15          M+30   68,250   70,019
       Dana Dahl                   M+15          M+30   53,477   54,933
       Lauren D’Amico              M+15          M+30   61,696   63,360
       Lisa Davido                 M+15          M+30   56,078   57,534
       Kathleen Diamond            M             M+30   51,500   54,933
       Stephanie Fagan             M+15          M+30   53,477   54,933
       Richard Farina              B             M      41,304   43,385
       Kendra Finger               M+15          M+30   50,980   52,332
       Christina Fisher            B             PC     47,754   49,731
       Alissa Giancarlo-Hart (.7)  M             M+15   39,400   41,075
       Jessie Gold-Smith           PC            M      54,101   56,286
       Megan Goodwin               M             M+15   56,286   58,679
       Betty Greco                 M             M+15   58,783   61,696
       Daniel Green                M+15          M+30   72,880   74,701
       Daniel Greenberg            M+15          M+30   53,477   54,933
       Christine Hoplamazian       M             M+15   49,211   50,980
       Mary Huckin                 M             M+15   56,286   58,679
       Stephanie Hultquist         PC            M      47,650   49,211
       Christine Jones (.8)        B             M      34,291   35.956
       Melissa Joyce               M+15          M+30   58,679   60,343
       Hannah Kim                  M+15          M+30   56,078   57,534
       Amy Leary                   M             M+15   49,211   50,980
       Sarah Magarity              M             M+15   43,385   44,425
       Meg Malatack                PC            M      45,570   47,026
       Suzanne Maslowski           M             M+15   51,500   53,477
       Kathleen Matekovic          M             M+15   56,286   58,679
       Melissa Meyers              B             M      45,986   49,211
       Christopher Michener        B             PC     45,986   47,650
       Susan Mowery                M+15          M+30   86,873   91,555
       Kristin Pavlick             M+15          M+30   58,679   60,343
       Meghan Redding              B             PC     47,754   49,731
       Alexander Schugsta          B             PC     45,986   47,650
       Kimberly Small              M+15          M+30   61,696   63,360
       Ruth Swartz                 M             M+30   82,296   91,555
       Marissa Tester              B             M      44,425   47,026
       Jennifer Tulli              M+15          M+30   72,880   74,701
       Paul Vandegrift             M+15          M+30   61,696   63,360
       Jennifer Vogel              M             M+15   53,893   56,078
       Lauren Weihenmayer          B             M      42,864   44,945
       Charlyn Weitkunat           M+15          M+30   58,679   60,343
       Linda Woodland              M+15          M+30   78,002   80,319
       Marlene Zubrow              M+15          M+30   86,873   91,555


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OFFICE PERSONNEL AND EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS

Resignation
      Catherine DiCamillo, cafeteria/playground assistant, Sandy Run MS, effective 8/20/07,
      after 9 years of service.

Appointments *
      Name:       Keely Clauson
      Assignment: Educational Assistant, Jarrettown ES, effective 10/1/07 (repl. J. Gangwer)
      Salary:     $12.71 per hour (probationary status)

       Name:       Christy Coughlin
       Assignment: Educational Assistant (1-on-1), Ft. Washington ES, effective 9/24/07 for
                   the duration of the assignment or the length of the 2007-08 school year not
                   to exceed 6/30/08 (new position)
       Salary:     $12.71 per hour (probationary status)

       Name:       Margaret LoCasale
       Assignment: Educational Assistant, Upper Dublin HS, effective 9/17/07
       Salary:     $12.71 per hour (probationary status)

       Name:       Julie Welch
       Assignment: Educational Assistant (1-on-1), Sandy Run ES, effective 9/17/07 for the
                   duration of the assignment or the length of the 2007-08 school year not to
                   exceed 6/30/08 (repl. A. Taylor)
       Salary:     $12.71 per hour (probationary status)

       Name:       Christina Huber
       Assignment: Instructional Support Assistant, Thomas Fitzwater ES, effective date as
                   soon as October 8, 2007 but no later than October 17, 2007 for the
                   remainder of the 2007-08 school year (new position)
       Salary:     $16.88 per hour (probationary status)

OPERATIONAL MAINTENANCE/TRANSPORTATION

Salary – Contract Driver
       It is recommended that an increase of 4.25% be given to Margaret Garrity, contract
       driver, for the 2007-08 school year, effective the beginning of the 2007-08 school year.
                              From                           To
                              $18.83/hour                    $19.63/hour

Appointment *
      Name:       Lorraine Townsend
      Assignment: Full Time Custodian, Upper Dublin High School, effective October 9,
                  2007 (repl. T. Benton)
      Salary:     $14.98 / hr (probation waived)

FOOD SERVICE


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Appointment *
       Name:         Kathleen Lorenzi
       Assignment Food Service Worker, Upper Dublin High School, effective 10/9/07 (repl.
                     P. Bell)
       Salary:       $8.75 per hour/ 3 hours per day

OTHER

Approve Additions to Substitute Lists for 2007-08
     It is recommended that the following additional staff be added to the appropriate
     substitute lists for the 2007-08 school year:

       Rachel Brister               Elementary
       Caitlin Donnelly             Elementary
       Lee Jeeyoung                 Elementary/Art
       Julie Mazurek                Elementary
       Susan Nam                    Elementary
       Carol Shearon                Elementary/Art
       Judy Summers                 Elementary
       Maryanne Sweeney             Elementary
       Danielle DiPasquale          English
       Sheri Hoffman                English
       Thomas Pettit                Health & Physical Education
       Craig Collis                 Mathematics
       Felicia Desher               Social Studies

       Debra Jefferson              Educational Assistant
       Margaret Jones               Educational Assistant
       Susan Nam                    Educational Assistant
       Alison Sandler               Educational Assistant
       Carol Shoemaker              Educational Assistant

       Patricia Morgan              Cafeteria/Playground Assistant

Approve Deletions to Substitute List for 2007-08
     Margaretta Williams           Custodian

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENT SPONSORS
     It is recommended that the attached addendum be approved for the 2007-08 school year.

* All appointments pending approval of completion of appropriate paperwork.

POLICY REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS – Michael Paston – No report/no motions

SPECIAL EDUCATION/RELATED SERVICES REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS
– Bert Saddler




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1. Educational Expenses and Independent Provider Agreement
     On a motion by Dr. Saddler and second by Mr. Feather, the following educational
     expenses and independent provider agreements were approved. Motion carried by
     unanimous affirmative voice vote (Robinson absent).

   a. Authorized the independent contract for Stephen Black, English as a Second Language
      teacher, to provide ESL tutoring during the 2007-2008 school year, for two hours per
      day, at the cost of $42.00 per hour, not to exceed $15,000.00.

   b. Authorized approval of a settlement agreement between the District and the parents of a
      special education student in the amount of $15,700.00 for the 2007-2008 school year.

   c. Authorized reimbursement of $3,100.00 for a summer program agreed upon between the
      District and the parent of a special education student

   d. Authorized approval of a settlement agreement between the District and the parents of a
      special education student in an amount not to exceed $22,350.00 for the 2007-2008
      school year.

STRATEGIC PLANNING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS – Debbie Mendelson –
     No motions on tonight’s agenda. A letter has gone out to members of the previous
     Steering Committee for Strategic Planning regarding notice of the beginning of the
     planning for the next Strategic Plan.

TECHNOLOGY REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION(S) – Al Feather (absent)

1. Authorize Change Order for the Purchase of Classroom Telephones
      On a motion by Mr. Feather and second by Dr. Resnick, a change order for the classroom
      telephone project to Phone America not to exceed $32,200.00 as adjusted to meet the
      Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act was approved. Motion carried by unanimous
      affirmative voice vote (Robinson absent).

       The board previously approved the purchase of equipment and installation of the final
                     phase of the telecommunications project.
          • Phase 1 - School and District Office Phones
          • Phase 2 – Classroom Phones
          • Phase 3 – Paging Systems
             Phase 1 through Phase 3 are nearing completion. The original estimated cost to
             replace the communication systems in the buildings, as listed by Vitetta as a
             Priority One Project, was over $750,000.00. Including this change order, the
             issues addressed through this project have been completed at an approximate cost
             of $321,946.00. The project was completed through the operating budget and the
             bond issue. Pricing is as per PA State Contract.
                        Item                              Total

                        Prevailing Wage Labor Costs       $34,100.00

                        SRMS Bell Scheduling Software     $3,500.00


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                          TOTAL                              $37,600.00

2. Authorize a Change Order for Purchase of Interactive Whiteboards, Mobile Tablets,
   and Installation
      On a motion by Mr. Feather and second by Dr. Saddler, the purchase of interactive
      whiteboards, wiring, and installation using the COSTARS 3/PEPPM state bids, which are
      state bidding purchasing programs, using Camcor, Inc. at the cost of $0 as adjusted to
      meet the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act was approved. Motion carried by
      unanimous affirmative voice vote (Robinson absent).

3. Authorize the Purchase of Replacement Computers
      On a motion by Mr. Feather and second by Dr. Saddler, the purchase of replacement
      computers from Dell at a cost not to exceed $68,280.00 was approved. Motion carried by
      unanimous affirmative voice vote (Robinson absent).

                     The breakdown of computers is as follows:
                        • 11 Desktops UDHS
                        • 89 Desktops SRMS
                        • 11 Desktops Elementary Schools
                        • 9 Desktops District Offices
                                Item                Unit Price Quantity   Total
                  Dell Desktop no monitor           $ 569.00       120 $ 68,280.00

                  Total                                                   $ 68,280.00

                     Dell has provided competitive pricing through the PEPPM, COSTARS,
                     and PA State Contract Bids.

TRANSPORTATION REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS – Michael Resnick
    No motions on tonight’s agenda. Dr. Resnick reported that he had received a couple of
    community inquiries which the administration is working on.

OTHER BUSINESS RECOMMENDATIONS – no motions

LIAISON COMMITTEE REPORTS
         Montgomery County Intermediate Unit – Joe Chmielewski – met on 9/26 – on 10/5
         MCIU Education Foundation held their Monte Carlo Night in King of Prussia with
         proceeds supporting special needs – next meeting 10/24.
         Montgomery County Legislative Committee – David Robinson – absent – no report
         Eastern Center for Arts & Technology – Art Levinowitz – continuing strategic
         planning work with retreat held at Abington – Chuck Rittenhouse attended with
         him; next meeting 10/9.
         Parks & Recreation – Margie Barrett – August meeting held regarding Bub Farm;
         next meeting 9/7 regarding Bub Farm, concerns about traffic, parking, noise were
         addressed. September report there was a picture of Dr. Pladus and Mr. Paston at the
         groundbreaking ceremony for the Bub Farm.
         EAC – Debbie Mendelson – First meeting – have submitted draft of the Guidance
         Report; talked about having a joint meeting with the School Board to discuss
         reports; will bring forward EAC policy revisions for Board approval.

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             PTO/PTA – Michael Paston – attended Maple Glen, Fort Washington, and
             Thomas Fitzwater PTO/PTA meetings – all off to a great start.
             FWBA – Michael Paston – September meeting regarding the state of the Office
             Park was very well attended – good presentation.
             Township – Dr. Saddler and Mr. Robinson – Dr. Saddler reported there had been no
             meeting scheduled and both he and Mr. Chmielewski joined Dr. Pladus at the
             Township meeting and all are continuing the ongoing collateral relationship.

SOLICITOR UPDATE – Ken Roos – Megan Shafer attended for Ken Roos – no report.

BOARD COMMENTS
D. Mendelson – reminded everyone that SPEAC meeting is tomorrow at 7:00pm at Maple Glen
Elementary School Library.
M. Barrett – echoed Dr. Saddler’s commendation of the World Languages Department and the
international exchanges we have here at Upper Dublin.
M. Resnick – question asked by community member what would we do if our children were the
ones affected. I think of all the children in our District as our children.
M. Paston – 1) football program for now matching our academic prowess; 2) thanked other
Board Members who joined at the PSBA School Leadership Conference to share our experience
across the Commonwealth; 3) next Work Session is November 5th here and the next Legislative
meeting is November 12, 7:30pm at Fort Washington Elementary; 4) October 29th is the date for
the Town Meeting to update the community on the progress of the high school construction.
Dr. Pladus – I think Dr. Resnick made a very keen point that we do try to look at anything that
affects our school children, as if they are our children.

COMMUNITY INPUT
E. Weisman, Dresher – what is the District doing to teach the skills for social success for those
children who do not have the same abilities?
H. Wojnar – question about classroom phones when most students today have cell phones. Also,
the Dell desk tops – they usually break after a year.

BOARD/ADMINISTRATION COMMENTS
J. McGowan – regarding cell phones – not always reliable; regarding Dell desk tops – they are a
reliable machine with a four-year warranty – I agree there are better machines that cost more.
A. Feather – explained how cell phones, in an emergency, can easily get swamped and messages
don’t get through.
D. Mendelson – just wanted parents and educational assistants to know we heard the message
and appreciate your speaking.

ADJOURNMENT
     On a motion by Mr. Feather and second by Dr. Saddler, the meeting was adjourned at
     8:50 PM.

                                                  Attest,



                                                  Debbie Mendelson
                                                  Board Secretary

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