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									                                                 June 30, 2009

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bradford Area School District was held in the Floyd C. Fretz
Large Group Instruction Room, 140 Lorana Avenue, Bradford, Pennsylvania at 7:00 p.m.

Present

          Directors:           Timothy Bean, President; Pat Vigliotta, Vice President; Paul Ridley, Treasurer;
                               Keith Hatch, Secretary; Rita Dincher, Asst. Secretary; and Helen Cummiskey

          Absent:              Carla Manion and Joseph Troutman

          Administrators:      Sandra Romanowski, Superintendent; Katy Pude, Sam Johnson, Kathy Kelly, Ken
                               Coffman, David Ray, Tina Slaven, Sarah Tingley, Erin Waugaman, John Petruzzi,
                               and Gene Woodmansee

          News Media:          JoEllen Chesnut    - The Bradford Era

          Visitors:            Rev. Cox, Hailie Cox, Chuck Hoyt, Lee Woodmansee, Allen Wilson, Shannon
                               Cattoni, Mindy Stormer, Shane Oschman, Jan Russell, Jim Russell, Kaitlyn
                               Russell, Bethany Russell, Linda Costello, Janet Musolino, Thomas Musolino, Ben
                               Pagagonia, and Marsha Dowd

Timothy Bean, President, called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence.

Recognition of Visitors

There were no visitor’s comments.

Approval of Board Agenda

              Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Pat Vigliotta, to approve the Board agenda as presented.

Unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting – May 11, 2009
Special Meeting – June 2, 2009

              Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Paul Ridley, to approve the minutes as presented.

Unanimously carried.

Appointment of School Director

A letter of interest was received from Mr. Shane Oschman to fill the vacancy left by Rev. J. Arthur Cox as a
member of the Board of Education.

           Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Rita Dincher, to appoint Mr. Shane Oschman as School
Director. Mr. Timothy Bean administered the Oath of Office.

6 Yeas      0 Nays

Mr. Oschman took his seat at the Board table.
Regular Meeting                                        June 30, 2009                                         Page 2

Election of Secretary

The Office of Secretary must be elected for a four-year term starting in July. Keith Hatch is the current treasurer.

            Motion by Helen Cummiskey, seconded by Pat Vigliotta, to elect Keith Hatch as Secretary as stated
above.

7 Yeas    0 Nays

Election of Assistant Secretary

The Office of Assistant Secretary must be elected for a four-year term starting in July. Rita Dincher is the current
Assistant Secretary.

            Motion by Paul Ridley, seconded by Keith Hatch, to elect Rita Dincher as stated above.

7 Yeas    0 Nays

Business Office and Financial Affairs

A. Treasurer’s Report for the periods ending April 30, 2009 and May 31, 2009 as presented.

            Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Rita Dincher, to approve the Treasurer’s Reports as presented.

6 Yeas    0 Nays      1 Abstention (Oschman)

B. Payment of Bills (General, Capital Reserve, School Lunch, and Athletic Activities)

            Motion by Pat Vigliotta, seconded by Rita Dincher, to approve the payment of bills as presented.

6 Yeas    0 Nays      1 Abstention (Oschman)

C. Payment of Bills

    Authorization is requested for bills to be paid from June 16, 2009 to the next regular Board Meeting
    scheduled for August 10, 2009. All checks will be included in your Board packets at that time.

            Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Rita Dincher, to approve the request as presented.

6 Yeas    0 Nays      1 Abstention (Oschman)

D. Budget Transfers

    Budget transfers from May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009 are presented for your approval.

            Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Helen Cummiskey, to approve the budget transfers as presented.

6 Yeas    0 Nays      1 Abstention (Oschman)

E. Vocational Bid Awards

            Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Paul Ridley, to approve the bid awards as presented.

6 Yeas    0 Nays      1 Abstention (Oschman)
Regular Meeting                                        June 30, 2009                                       Page 3


F. Bids – School Street Elementary Parking Lot

     Bids were received for a new parking lot for School Street Elementary School:

     1. General Construction

         a.    Bob Cummins Construction Co., Bradford, PA                    $220,167.00
         b.    Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., Turtlepoint, PA                      $224,321.00
         c.    J&T Paving, Inc., Greenville, PA                              $203,731.00
         d.    PV Paving Company, Bradford, PA                               $137,270.00
         e.    Carl E. Swanson & Sons, Inc., Bradford, PA                    $279,000.00
         f.    Wayne Paving & Contracting, Shinglehouse, PA                  $247,465.00

     2. Electrical Construction

         a.    Elco Electrical Company, Ridgway, PA                          $14,200.00
         b.    Dave Kronenwetter Electric, Kersey, PA                        $ 8,900.00
         c.    Pure Tech Electrical Contractors, Bradford, PA                $16,176.00
         d.    Tech Services, Ridgway, PA                                    $15,800.00
         e.    Bob Cummins Construction Co., Bradford, PA                    $15,472.80

           Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Helen Cummiskey, to accept the General Construction Bid from
 PV Paving Company from Bradford, PA for $137,270 and the Electrical Construction Bid from Dave
 Kronenwetter Electrical Contractors from Kersey, PA for $8,900.

7 Yeas        0 Nays

G. 2009-10 Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion Resolution

            Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Paul Ridley, to approve the resolution as presented. An
exclusion of $14,156 is approved and a maximum of $304.63 is approved to each approved homestead and
farmstead.

7 Yeas    0 Nays

H. Agreement for School Resource Officer

     The Agreement for the School Resource Officer is subject to renewal for a one-year term beginning July 1,
     2009 through June 30, 2010. The original agreement was initiated in August of 2005.

           Motion by Paul Ridley, seconded by Rita Dincher, to approve the renewal of the School Resource
Officer Agreement as presented.

7 Yeas        0 Nays

I.   Contracts for Transportation of School Pupils to Private School

               Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Helen Cummiskey, to award the contracts as presented.

7 Yeas        0 Nays
Regular Meeting                                       June 30, 2009                                         Page 4


J. Taxes to be Levied for 2009-10

    1% on Earned Income and Net Profits (.5 to be shared with municipality)
    1% Realty Transfer Tax (shared with municipality)
    Real Estate Taxes to be levied at 21.52 mills

              Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Keith Hatch, to approve the taxes to be levied as presented.

7 Yeas       0 Nays

K. Multimedia Learning Center.

    The District bid a 30-student station mobile digital language lab. This will be used at the High School and is
    included in the 2009-10 Technology Budget. One bid was received from Educational Systems Service Inc.
    for $63,572.

              Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Rita Dincher, to accept the above bid as presented.

7 Yeas       0 Nays

L. Friendship Table

    The Friendship Table, located at 21 East Corydon Street, is requesting real estate tax exemption for 2008.
    They have operated for eleven years and have moved to a new location.

              Motion by Helen Cummiskey, seconded by Paul Ridley, to exonerate the 2008 real estate taxes as
requested.

Unanimously carried.

M. Capital Reserve Bids

    Bids were received for replacement of the metal fascia panels at George G. Blaisdell Elementary School.
    Two bids were received:

                                                     Base Bid      Alternate G-1    Alternate G-2

         1. J. C. Orr & Son Inc.                     $449,800         + $39,000       ($ 5,000)
         2. Carl E. Swanson & Sons Inc.              $399,300         + $37,000       ($50,300)

            Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Pat Vigliotta, to accept the base bid and alternate G-2 from Carl
E. Swanson & Sons, Inc. for a total of $349,000. The alternate G-2 was an alternate but equal manufacturer.
Alternate G-1 was for cleaning of the exterior building.

7 Yeas       0 Nays

N. Home Harmless Agreement

              Motion by Helen Cummiskey, seconded by Keith Hatch, to approve the agreement as presented.

Unanimously carried.
Regular Meeting                                        June 30, 2009                                           Page 5


O. Food Service Budget

    We received the 2009-10 projected Operating Budget from Metz & Associates. They guarantee a profit of
    $80,000. Student lunch prices will increase by $ .10.

            Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Pat Vigliotta, to approve the Food Service Budget as presented.

7 Yeas    0 Nays

P. Contract and Board Resolution for Hearing and Vision/Mobility Support Services

            Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Helen Cummiskey, to approve the resolution as presented.

7 Yeas    0 Nays

Q. General Fund Budget (2009-10)

    The General Fund Budget for 2009-10 has revenue of $35,961,022, expenditures of $37,544,488, and
    transfers of $1,583.466.

            Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Rita Dincher, to approve the General Fund Budget for 2009-10
as presented.

6 Yeas    0 Nays      1 Abstention (Oschman)

R. Capital Reserve Budget (2009-10)

    The Capital Reserve Budget for 2009-10 has revenue of $2,140,532, expenditures of $972,964 , and a
    projected fund balance of $1,980,698 for June 2010.

           Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Paul Ridley, to approve the Capital Reserve Budget for
2009-10 as presented.

6 Yeas    0 Nays      1 Abstention (Oschman)

S. Resolution – Appointment of Solicitor

    RESOLVED, to appoint Knox, McLaughlin, Gornall & Sennett, P.C. as Solicitor of the Bradford Area School
    District. Jennifer Gornall shall act as general solicitor for the District, at an hourly rate of $125. Rich Perhacs
    shall act as labor counsel for the District, at an hourly rate of 175.

            Motion by Pat Vigliotta, seconded by Rita Dincher, to approve the resolution as presented.

7 Yeas    0 Nays

Policy

Policy #200 – Enrollment in District

            Motion by Pat Vigliotta, seconded by Rita Dincher, to approve the policy as presented.

Unanimously carried.
Regular Meeting                                        June 30, 2009                                           Page 6

Students and Curriculum

A. Resolution of Support for Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny

              Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Pat Vigliotta, to approve the resolution as presented.

7 Yeas       0 Nays

B. Curriculum Update

    Penn State held its Summer Special Olympics games from June 4-6. During this event, three Bradford
    students earned medals.

    The Summer Curriculum Institute started the first week of summer vacation. Roughly 60 on-site sessions
    have been scheduled for faculty and staff.

    The High School was a recipient of the Highmark Grant in the amount of $10,000. The money will be used
    for fitness equipment.

C. Student Representative – Bethany Russell

    Ms. Russell reported on the end-of-year activities including the Awards Ceremonies, Baccalaureate, and
    Graduation.

Personnel

A. Act 93 Amendment

    Adjust salary range in the current Act 93 Agreement for the following positions. Head Custodian and
    Maintenance/Custodial Supervisor to reflect the PSBA recommended market movement.

              Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Pat Vigliotta, to approve the market movement adjustments as
presented.

7 Yeas       0 Nays

B. Resignations

    1. Mary Ann Fensel, General Aide at Fretz Middle School, for the purpose of retirement, effective June 30,
       2009.

            Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Rita Dincher, to approve the resignation of Mrs. Fensel, as
presented above, with regrets and appreciation for her 29 years of service to the students and staff of the District.

Unanimously carried.

    2. Heidi Blatchley, Lead Teacher for 1st Grade for the 2009-10 school year.

            Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Pat Vigliotta, to approve the resignation of Ms. Blatchley, as
presented above, with regrets and appreciation for her service to the students and staff of the District.

Unanimously carried.
Regular Meeting                                      June 30, 2009                                          Page 7


C. Employment

   1. Teacher

         Mindy Stormer, Elementary Education Teacher at School Street Elementary School, B.S., Indiana
         University of Pennsylvania, PA Certified: Elementary Education. Salary will be Bachelor, Step 1:
         $36,848, effective August 19, 2009.

             Motion by Pat Vigliotta, seconded by Rita Dincher, to approve the employment of Ms. Stormer, for
 the position, as shown above, pending completion of all necessary paperwork and in accordance with Board
 policy and the current agreement between the Board and BAEA.

 7 Yeas     0 Nays

   2. Custodian

         Tom Seagren, Custodian at Bradford Area High School, second shift position (3:00 – 11:30 p.m.). Hours
         may be adjusted at the discretion of the building-level administration and or Custodial/
         Maintenance Supervisor. Rate of pay is $15.60 per hour with an additional $0.40 per hour above the
         posted rate for second shift work, effective July 6, 2009.

             Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Pat Vigliotta, to approve the employment of Mr. Seagren, for
the position, as shown above, pending completion of all necessary paperwork and in accordance with Board
policy and the current agreement between the Board and Teamsters.

Unanimously carried.

   3. Student Assistant

         Sarah Young, Student Assistant at Bradford Area High School, for a maximum of 4 hours per day at a
         rate of $7.25 per hour, not to exceed 30 days. Work hours are at the discretion of Mr. Coffman.

             Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Helen Cummiskey, to approve the temporary employment of
Ms. Young, as presented, pending completion of all necessary paperwork and in accordance with Board policy,
effective June 22, 2009.

Unanimously carried.

D. Lead Teachers

   a.    Bob MacFarlane          - 8th Grade
   b.    Judith Abbey            - Middle School Specials
   c.    Steve Mongillo          - TASK
   d.    Sue Lee                 - Science
   e.    Zack Stark              - HPE
   f.    Jennifer Morgan         - Special Education
   g.    Louise Boutwell         - Student Services

               Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Helen Cummiskey, to approve the lead teachers, as
presented above, in accordance with Board Policy and the current agreement between the Board and BAEA.

7 Yeas     0 Nays

E. Math Coaches (2009-10)

   1. Heidi Blatchley                   - Elementary Math Coach
   2. Heather Hennigan                  - Secondary Math Coach
   3. Chris Gooch                       - Secondary Math Coach
Regular Meeting                                      June 30, 2009                                       Page 8


           Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Pat Vigliotta, to approve the math coaches, as presented, above,
in accordance with Board policy, the MOU, and the current agreement between the Board and BAEA, and
pending the approval of the required allocations for these positions.

7 Yeas    0 Nays

F. Lead Mechanic (2009-10)

   Randy Payne – Lead Mechanic

            Motion by Paul Ridley, seconded by Rita Dincher, to approve Mr. Payne as the Lead Mechanic for
the 2009-10 school year, as presented above and in the job posting for the position, and in accordance with Board
Policy, the current agreement between the Board and AFSCME and pending completion of all necessary
paperwork.

Unanimously carried.

G. Advisors – (2009-10)

   1. Angela Comilla             - Assistant Cheerleading Advisor
   2. Katie Wilhelm              - Assistant Cheerleading Advisor
   3. Andria Paterniti           - 10th Grade Class Advisor

Recommendation: To approve the employment of the above-listed individuals for the supplemental positions, as
shown above, pending completion of necessary paperwork and in accordance with Board policy and the current
agreement between the Board and BAEA.

 H. Coaching Staff (2009-10)

     1. Basketball

         a.   Jason Blatchley    - Boys’ Assistant Varsity Coach
         b.   Lori Nuzzo         - Girls’ Junior Varsity Coach
         c.   Natalie Marasco    - Girls’ Assistant Varsity Coach
         d.   Randy Ruffner      - Girls’ Freshmen Head Coach
         e.   Ashley Fox         - Girls’ Head Middle School Coach
         f.   Nichole Spindler   - Girls’ Middle School Assistant Coach

     2. Football

         a. Randy Ruffner        - Head Freshmen Coach
         b. Kevin Teribery       - Assistant Freshmen Coach

Recommendation: To approve the employment of the above-listed individuals, as presented, effective July 1,
2009, pending completion of all necessary paperwork and in accordance with Board policy and the current
agreement between the Board and BAEA.

 I. Mentor Teachers (2009-10)

     1. Melissa Melvin           - School Street for Mindy Stormer
     2. Kim Swanson              - George G. Blaisdell for Valerie Woodring

Recommendation: To approve the mentor teachers, as presented above, in accordance with Board policy and the
current agreement with BAEA, effective July 1, 2009.
Regular Meeting                                     June 30, 2009                                         Page 9

            Motion by Rita Dincher, seconded by Pat Vigliotta, to approve the above individuals
(Items G-I) for employment as stated above.

7 Yeas    0 Nays

  J. Substitutes

      Substitute Custodian

      Justin Lowman, effective July 1, 2009

           Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Helen Cummiskey, to add Mr. Lowman to the District’s
approved substitute listing in accordance with Board policy and pending the completion of all necessary
paperwork.

Unanimously carried.

Superintendent’s Report

Mrs. Romanowski presented a PowerPoint review of the 2008-09 Accomplishments for our school district.

Other Business
Adjustment for Director of Human Resources
           Motion by Keith Hatch, seconded by Pat Vigliotta, to approve an adjustment of $3,258 for the salary
of the Human Resources Director.
7 Yeas    0 Nays
Announcements

A. An executive session was conducted prior to this meeting at 6:00 p.m. for personnel reasons.
B. An executive session may be conducted for the reason stated in Section 8 of the Sunshine Law between now
   and the next regularly scheduled meeting.
Recognition of Visitors
There were no visitor’s comments.

Adjournment
            Motion by Pat Vigliotta, seconded by Rita Dincher, that the meeting be adjourned.
Unanimously carried.

                                                                    Keith Hatch
                                                                    Secretary

								
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