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									                          KEYSTONE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

                                    School Board Meeting Minutes

                                              June 2, 2005

           The Keystone Central School District Board of School Directors held its regular meeting
at Central Mountain Middle School. President Deborah Nicholas called the meeting to order at
7:40 p.m. Mrs. Nicholas announced that the Board held an executive session prior to tonight’s
meeting from 6:30 to 7:35 p.m., also on May 19, 2005 from 8:55 to 9:05 p.m. to discuss
personnel and negotiation items.
                                           ROLL CALL
           James Berkebile       Present               Jack Peters            Present
           Daniel Brooks         Present               Jeffrey Snyder         Present
           Eugene Farrelly       Absent                Dennis Trout           Present
           Janet Forney          Present               Deborah Nicholas       Present
           Kevin Johnson         Present

Others present were: Acting Superintendent, Dean Hosterman; Director of Pupil Services, Steven
Kreger; Director of Special Education, Judith Petruzzi; Director of Federal Programs, Kelly
Hastings; Board Secretary, Paul LaRocque; Board Treasurer, Neal McGonigal; administrative
staff, media and the public.

MINUTES

       Mr. Snyder moved, seconded by Mr. Brooks to approve the minutes of the Regular
Meeting of the Keystone Central School District Board of Directors, held May 19, 2005 at the
Central Mountain Middle School as presented in Exhibit Minutes – 1.
Motion carried 8 to 0.

HEARING OF VISITORS

        William Smith spoke on the Athletic Program and asked that coaches be in place before
the July 21st meeting and the time the basketball camps and other events begin.

           Mark Traister spoke on the Athletic Program and the reopening of the coaching positions.

           Butch Knauff spoke on the Renovo area schools and the reduction in staff and split
classes.

       Kenneth Cooper, Mill Hall, spoke on math classes offered at Central Mountain Middle
School and the reduction in staff.
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        Jordan McCollough, Lock Haven, spoke on the basketball program and the reopening of
the coaching positions.
        John V. Hanna, Sr., Lock Haven, spoke on the reopening of coaching positions and the
possible disruption to the athletic program.

      Christine Bechdel, Mill Hall, questioned waivers and which students are to attend Lamar
Township Elementary and Robb Elementary Schools.

      Ann Wheeler, Lock Haven, spoke on staff cuts in English and math positions at Central
Mountain Middle School.

       Shannon Cowfer, Renovo, spoke on concerns with teacher cuts in Renovo area schools.

       Gary Lynn, Lock Haven, asked if there was a policy on class size.

BOARD

       Mr. Nicholas spoke on athletics and the sending of the coaching letters. Mr. Packer
responded on the correspondence leading up to the sending of the coaching letters.

        Mr. Trout moved seconded by Mr. Berkebile to approve the appointment of Donald L.
Faulkner and Stuart Hall, Attorneys at Law, and the firm of Snowiss, Steinberg, Faulkner and
Hall as the School District Solicitors for the school year 2005-2006 at an hourly rate of :
        Standard Work $100/hour                 Litigation $130/hour         Exhibit Board – 1.
Motion carried 8 to 0.

         Mr. Trout moved, seconded by Mr. Johnson, to retain the firm of Fox, Rothschild, LLP to
act as legal consultants for Keystone Central School District in matters pertaining to issues not
handled by the district’s local solicitor at a cost of $155.00 per hour for legal services. Exhibit
Board – 2. Motion carried 8 to 0.

BUSINESS

       Mr. Berkebile moved, seconded by Mr. Brooks to:

       Approve the renewal of the District’s Workers’ Compensation for the 2005-2006 school
year with PMA Group Insurance Company through the broker of record, Gearhart, Herr and
Company at a cost of $220,450.00. Exhibit Business – 1.

        Approve the renewal of the district’s Errors and Omissions Insurance for the 2005-2006
school year with PSBA program through Gearhart, Herr and Company at a cost of $19,346.00.
Exhibit Business – 2.

       Approve Bollinger Insurance Company, Short Hills, New Jersey, as the 2005-2006
student insurance carrier through Gearhart, Herr and Company at no cost to the district. Exhibit
Business – 3.

        Approve the depositories and investment institutions for the 2005-2006 school year.
Exhibit Business – 4.
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       Approve to renew the agreement between Keystone Central School District and the
Pennsylvania College of Technology for the purpose of school nurse clinical experience. Exhibit
Business – 5.

Motion carried 8 to 0.

        Mr. Berkebile moved, seconded by Mr. Johnson the approval for Keystone Central School
District to participate in the Apple Computer purchasing contract of the Chester County School
Districts’ Joint Purchasing Board, subject to the following: Exhibit Business – 6.

        1. We agree to be bound by such terms and conditions as the Chester County School
Districts’ Joint Purchasing Board may prescribe.
        2. We agree that we will be responsible for payment directly to the awarded vendor.

Motion carried 8 to 0.

PERSONNEL

SUPPORT

       Dr. Forney moved, seconded by Mr. Berkebile to Approve the following 2005 Summer
Recreation employees:
   • Justine Jones at Sugar Valley Playground at $6.50 per hour for 160 hours to replace Kara
       Schrack.
   • Laura Duff at Robb Playground at $6.50 per hour for 160 hours.
   • Lauren Hosterman at Wayne Township Playground at $6.50 per hour for 104 hours.
   • Sara Houseknect as a lifeguard at the Lock Haven Beach at $6.50 per hour to share 834
       hours.
   • Toni Snyder as Handicraft Supervisor at $14.79 per hour for 167 hours.

This is part of the 2005-2006 budget. Motion carried 7 to 0 with Mr. Snyder abstaining.

PROFESSIONAL and ADMINISTRATION

       Dr. Forney moved, seconded by Mr. Brooks to:

       Approve the following substitute teachers to be added to the substitute teachers’ list:
             Kelly J. Corman                Susan Rio              Suzanne McNally

       Approve the resignation of W. Jeffrey Johnston, Principal at Mill Hall Elementary
School, effective July 1, 2005.
Motion carried 8 to 0.

ATHLETICS
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         Mr. Peters moved, seconded by Mr. Snyder to abandon the opening of coaching positions
for this years’ school cycle. Motion failed 3 to 5 with Mr. Snyder, Mr. Brooks and Mr. Peters the
only yes votes.

STUDENTS

      Mr. Johnson moved seconded by Dr. Forney the approval for 43 students to attend a
Broadway show in New York City and 6 Flags on June 9-10, 2005. Exhibit Students – 1.
Motion carried 8 to 0.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

       Mr. Peters moved, seconded by Mr. Brooks to approve the conferences and workshops as
presented in Exhibit Conferences and Workshops – 1. Motion carried 8 to 0.

DISCUSSIONS

        Mr. Berkebile stated that the projection time line to hire coaches in July is too late. He
asked if this could be done sooner?

        With much discussion on this subject, it was stated that applications are being accepted
until June 15, 2005, and there would not be enough time to interview and have decisions made for
the June 16, 2005 Board Meeting.

        There will be a Finance Committee Meeting on Monday, June 13, 2005 beginning at 7:00
p.m. at the Central Mountain High School Library.

       Dr. Forney moved, seconded by Mr. Johnson, to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 p.m.




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                                                             Paul M. LaRocque
                                                             Board Secretary

								
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