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									        NEWS AND NOTES FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE
                                                                 November 6, 2007

               RETIREMENT INFORMATION FOR 2007-2008

EXIT COUNSELING
      It is mandatory to attend an Exit Counseling session the year that an
employee plans to retire. Ms. Michele Earnest, the Northcentral PSERS
representative, is coming to the District on Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at
4:00 p.m. at Middleburg Middle School in the library. This session is for those
employees who are actually going to retire this year. Ms. Earnest will review
your retirement application with you. You will also need to obtain a retirement
estimate which you can obtain a copy of the form from the District’s website
under “Employee Services.”
      Employees will need to pre-register with Ms. Earnest at 1-888-773-7748,
Ext. 5275, or by e-mailing her at mearnest@state.pa.us before February 15,
2008. In addition, please e-mail Robin Kauffman at rkauffman@mwsd.cc if you
have pre-registered. If you are unable to attend this session, there are others
scheduled throughout the Northcentral Region.

                  OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH INSURANCE
       During the month of November, there will be an open enrollment for health
insurance for all insurance providers [i.e., Keystone Health Plan, Geisinger
Health Plan, Trust Preferred PPO and NCAS of Pennsylvania {Trust}]. If you
would like to change your insurance provider, please contact Allyson Folk at the
Central Office to request the necessary enrollment application form. The
deadline to change your insurance is November 21, 2007. All insurance plans
will be effective on January 1, 2008.

                        HEALTH INSURANCE RATES
      Effective January 1, 2008, the Geisinger Health Plan and Keystone
Health Plan insurance rates will increase. This will affect any employee who
contributes toward the health insurance through payroll deduction. The bi-
weekly amounts are listed below:

                              10% Co-Pay        Per Pay Deduction

Geisinger Health Plan         $86.00            $43.00
Keystone Health Plan          $81.50            $40.75
                MIDDLECREEK AREA COMMUNITY CENTER
      The Midd-West School District, with Wellness monies, has renewed its
corporate membership with the Middlecreek Area Community Center in Beaver
Springs. This corporate membership entitles all Midd-West employees a
discount of 10% towards the purchase of any membership at the M.A.C.C. for
one full year.

                              VACANCY NOTICE
      The following positions are vacant for the 2007-2008 school year, and
interested persons should apply in writing as directed below:

             Position                                  Location                       Apply To

Cheerleading Coach {winter season}            Midd-West High School                Ronald Renshaw
Operetta Director – Elementary Level          Middleburg Elementary School         Gregg Wetzel
Student Council Advisor (1)                   Midd-West High School                Ronald Renshaw
Assistant Softball Coach                      Midd-West High School                Ronald Renshaw
Assistant Junior Varsity Softball Coach       Midd-West High School                Ronald Renshaw
Jr. High Field Hockey Coach                   West Snyder Middle School            David Harrison
Assistant Jr. High Field Hockey Coach         West Snyder Middle School            David Harrison
Freshman Class Advisor                        Midd-West High School                Ronald Renshaw
Assistant Freshman Class Advisor (1)          Midd-West High School                Ronald Renshaw
Assistant Sophomore Class Advisor (1)         Midd-West High School                Ronald Renshaw
Assistant Junior Class Advisor       (1)      Midd-West High School                Ronald Renshaw
Head Custodian                                Middleburg Elementary School         Richard Martz
Half-time Instructional Assistant –           Perry-West Perry Elementary School   Richard Martz
 Classroom {Kindergarten}
Half-time Instructional Assistant –           Middleburg Elementary School         Richard Martz
 Classroom {Kindergarten}

                                DATES FOR CALENDARS

November 8-10, 2007 7:30 p.m.              Midd-West High School                   Fall Play
                                                                                   Arsenic and Old Lace
November 9, 2007                           Elementary Buildings                    K-5 Parent-Teacher
                                                                                   Conferences
November 12, 2007         7:00 p.m.        Midd-West High School                   Parent Advisory
                                                                                   Committee Meeting
November 13, 2007         7:00 p.m.        Midd-West High School                   Community Meeting on
                                           {Auditorium)                            Midd-West High School
                                                                                   Building Project
November 19, 2007         7:30 p.m.        West Snyder Middle School               Regular Meeting
November 20, 2007         7:00 p.m.        Midd-West High School                   Community Meeting on
                                           (Auditorium)                            Middleburg Elementary
                                                                                   and Midd-West High
                                                                                   Schools Building Project
November 29, 2007    7:30 p.m.   Middleburg Middle School        Special Meeting
                                                                 (Building Options)
December 3, 2007     7:30 p.m.   Middleburg Middle School        Reorganization Meeting
December 10, 2007    7:00 p.m.   Middleburg Elementary School    Winter Concert
                                                                 (Grades K-1)
December 11, 2007    7:00 p.m.   Middleburg Elementary School    Winter Concert
                                                                 (Grades 2-3)
December 17, 2007    7:30 p.m.   Middleburg Middle School        Regular Meeting

                                BOARD BRIEFS
      At the special meeting of the Board of School Directors on November 5,
2007, the following action was taken:

◄ Approved to proceed with the geotechnical borings for the building project at
  Midd-West High School and Middleburg Elementary School at a cost of
  $7,488.00 as follows: CMX Engineering – $6,240.00 and Crabtree, Rohrbaugh
  & Associates Architects – $1,248.00.
◄ Approved to update the Midd-West High School and Middleburg Elementary
  School surveys from six (6) years ago by James Grose, surveyor, at an hourly
  rate of $75.00 per hour, not to exceed $4,000.00.
◄ Approved Loutron Roof Renew for the cleaning of the roof on the District
  Administrative Office in the amount of $574.00.
◄ Approved Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects to prepare building
  plans for the maintenance shed at the Midd-West High School stadium for a
  fee of $2,000.00.
◄ Approved James Grose, surveyor, to prepare site plans for the maintenance
  shed at the Midd-West High School stadium for a fee of $1,000.00.
◄ Approved the following bus stop recommendations from the Transportation
  Committee: Request from Ms. Tara Mattern – Intersection of Erdley Church
  and Swartzlander Roads, Middleburg; Request from Mr. and Mrs. Doug
  Ross – 152 Mountain Road, Middleburg; and Request from Ms. Stephanie
  Stover – 22 East Market Street, Middleburg; Established stops at the
  following locations: 1) Intersection of Weikel Road and Troxelville Road,
  Middleburg; 2) 1057 Hartman Road, Middleburg; 3) 3890 Troxelville Road,
  Middleburg and 4) 3762 Troxelville Road, Middleburg.
◄ Approved the additional bus stops for the 2007-2008 school year as follows:
  a.) Intersection of Route 522 and Pine Crest Drive, McClure {student moved}
  and b.) 13185 Route 35, Richfield {new students}.
◄ Adopted the revised Policy Guide 216, Student Records, on first reading.
◄ Adopted the new Policy Guide 123.1, Coaches Conduct, on first reading.
◄ Adopted the new Policy Guide 146, Student Services, on first reading.
◄ Approved to reconsider to adopt the Student Discipline Adjudication Order
  for Student 102907-1 and to direct the Superintendent to give notice of the
  Order to Student 102907-1 and the parent(s) and advise them of the
  disciplinary recommendation.
◄ Approved to adopt the Student Adjudication Order for Student 102907-1 and
  to direct the Superintendent to give notice of the Order to Student 102907-1
  and the parent(s) and advise them of the disciplinary recommendation.
◄ Approved to reconsider to adopt the Student Discipline Adjudication Order
  for Student 102907-2 and to direct the Superintendent to give notice of the
  Order to Student 102907-2 and the parent(s) and advise them of the
  disciplinary recommendation.
◄ Approved to adopt the Student Discipline Adjudication Order for Student
  102907-2 and to direct the Superintendent to give notice of the Order to
  Student 102907-2 and the parent(s) and advise them of the disciplinary
  recommendation.
◄ Approved to adopt the Student Discipline Adjudication Order for Student
  103107-1 and to direct the Superintendent to give notice of the Order to
  Student 103107-1 and the parent(s) and advise them of the disciplinary
  recommendation.
◄ Approved to adopt the Student Discipline Adjudication Order for Student
  103107-2 and to direct the Superintendent to give notice of the Order to
  Student 103107-2 and the parent(s) and advise them of the disciplinary
  recommendation.
◄ Approved the following individuals as bus drivers for the 2007-2008 school
  year: Janice M. Reichenbach for Harry H. Nace and Rodney L. Furgison for
  Super Service Garage.
◄ Appointed Orris C. Knepp, III, as Solicitor to the Board for the year 2008 at
  the following schedule: $100.00 per hour for work performed by the attorney
  and $45.00 per hour for work performed by paralegal or legal assistant.
◄ Appointed the following individual for the 2007-2008 school year: Dale K.
  Franquet, Jr., as assistant wrestling coach at Midd-West High School.

								
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