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					   MINUTES FROM THE MEETING OF TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
                                           STRATEGIC VISION DIRECTED
       Wilson School District Strategic Vision Planks
WSD Vision Plank 1 - Improve upon or expand Wilson’s portfolio to advance student success.
WSD Vision Plank 2 - Grow Wilson regionally or nationally.
WSD Vision Plank 3 - Increase organizational agility and capacity.
WSD Vision Plank 4 - Creative development of existing and new infrastructure.
WSD Vision Plank 5 - Create a flatter organizational structure for stakeholder collaboration.
WSD Vision Plank 6 - Control for fiscal accountability.

The regular meeting of the Wilson School Board was called to order at 7:07 P.M. on Tuesday, February 17, 2009,
in the Board/Staff Development Room of the Senior High School by Mr. Jeffrey M. Werner, President. The
following members were present:
         Daniel M. Choma
         Gary Coller
         Jason B. Hopp
         Michael W. Martin
         Carol C. Reid
         Jeffrey M. Werner
         Albert V. Wicks
         Absent: George E. Mack and Robert M. Myer
Others present: Drs. Lawrence J. Mussoline, Rudy Ruth, Leigh Ann Ranieri; Diane Richards, Georgann Syphard,
Lori Lillis, Eric Kahler, Matthew Bender, Michael Edelman, Pamela Mitchell, Kati Farrer, Ronald P. Kalyan, Jr., Esq.,
Jennifer Adams, Heather Heckman, Carla Mannix, Amy Young, Derrick Latshaw, Matthew Schaeffer, and
Valdis Lacis, representing the Reading Eagle.

Mr. Martin offered the invocation.

Wilson JROTC posted the colors, followed by the pledge to the flag. Colonel Wendell May gave a progress report
to the School Board on the JROTC program.

Mr. Werner announced there would be no Executive Session after the board meeting this evening. At the
Pre-Board meeting a personnel matter was discussed with no vote taken.
Hearing no objection to approve the Wilson School Board minutes of February 2, 2009,
President Werner directed that a unanimous vote be cast to ratify/approve the minutes. (7 AYES)

Mr. Coller presented the January 2009 treasurer’s report showing Sovereign Bank total receipts in the amount of
$1,395,232.69; expenditures in the amount of $995,000.00, with an ending cash balance of $635,258.51 with
investments held in the amount of $32,277,900.40; Fulton Bank/GVD total receipts in the amount of $213,759.28;
expenditures in the amount of $600,679.10, with an ending cash balance of $115,046.41; as well as Capital Reserve Fund;
1997 Construction Fund #5; 2nd Series of 2002; 2003 A Construction Fund; Capital Project Fund 1995 Series 2; Spirit Fund;
Franklin H. Kissner Scholarship Fund; Health Service Support; and Art Scholarship Fund as of January 2009. Mr. Coller
moved, seconded by Mrs. Reid, to accept the Treasurer’s Report and approve related invoices as presented and to include the
General Fund Investment Accounts list and Board Summary Report for the period ending January 31, 2009, in the permanent
minutes. A roll call vote was recorded as follows:
       AYES 7; Messrs. Choma, Coller, Hopp, Martin, Werner, Wicks and Mrs. Reid.

Mr. Coller moved, seconded by Mr. Choma, to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $904,881.39 for 2008-09.
A roll call vote was recorded as follows:
        AYES 7; Messrs. Choma, Coller, Hopp, Martin, Werner, Wicks and Mrs. Reid.

Mr. Coller moved, seconded by Mr. Martin, to approve the following financial statements and list of bills:
   Athletic Department showing a balance of $152,267.49 as of January 31, 2009;
   Athletic Department Statement of Profit/Loss showing a Profit of $13,351.36 as of January 2009;
   Cafeteria Statement showing a balance of $897,496.69 as of January 31, 2009;
   Cafeteria Statement of Profit/Loss showing a Loss of $-67,942.87 from July 2008 to January 2009;
   Wilson Child Care Program Statement showing a balance of $398,596.41 as of January 2009;
   Wilson Child Care Program Statement of Profit/Loss showing a Profit of $22,996.00 as of January 2009;
   Central Junior High School Treasury Statement showing a balance of $33,783.50 as of January 31, 2009;
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    Southern Junior High School Treasury Statement showing a balance of $15,404.72 as of January 31, 2009;
    High School Treasury Statement showing a balance of $178,784.98 as of January 31, 2009; and
    High School Treasury Statement of Profit/Loss showing a Profit of $22,612.34 from July 2008 to January, 2009.
A roll call vote was recorded as follows:
    AYES 7; Messrs. Choma, Coller, Hopp, Martin, Werner, Wicks and Mrs. Reid.

At this point in the meeting, Dr. Lawrence, J. Mussoline, Jr., presented the Distinguished Title I School Award to
Matthew Flannery, Principal, of the West Wyomissing Elementary School.

Hearing no objection to Agenda Item #1, President Werner directed that a unanimous vote be cast to
ratify/approve the following (7 AYES):

   a. Field Trip
      Southern Jr. High (16), Central Jr. High (30) French II students, Linda Reed and Claire Guyot, Green Hills
         Restaurant, Green Hills, 4/21/09. cost to students: $20.00; cost to district: 2 substitutes and transportation.
   b. Participations
      Two Southern Jr. High students and Pamela Carley to “You be the Chemist Challenge for Berks County,
         BCIU, 2/21/09 (Saturday). No cost to students; cost to district: transportation.
      Approximately 15 High School students, Michael Fitzgerald and Chris Trickett, PA Computer Fair, BCIU,
         2/27/09. No cost to students; cost to district: 2 substitutes and transportation.
WSD Vision Plank 1 – Improve upon or expand Wilson’s portfolio to advance student success.

Mr. Choma, moved, seconded by Mr. Wicks, to approve the Superintendent’s Report as follows:
  a. Retirement
      David Debiec, Grade 6, Whitfield, 34 years of service with the Wilson School District, anticipated
      retirement by 12/31/09.
  b. Resignations
      Carolyn Petersen, Substitute Instructional Assistant, eff. 2/18/09.
      Geralyn Matyasich, Learning Support Instructional Assistant, Green Valley, eff. 4/17/09.
  c. Change in Maternity Dates
      Doree Bednarik, Family & Consumer Science, Central Jr. H.S., from 4/14/09 – 6/8/09 to 4/1/09 – 6/1/09.
  d. Unpaid Leave of Absences
       Kate Kramer, Reading Specialist, West Wyomissing, 3/25/09 (1 working day).
       Kathy Hagee, History teacher, High School, 10/13/09 – 10/16/09 (4 working days).
  e. Leave of Absence for Professional Development
      Robin Dautrich, English, Southern Jr. H.S., 2009 – 2010 school year.
      Stefanie Wagner, Business, High School, 2009 – 2010 school year.
  f. Change in Status
       Helen Finkbone, Substitute Food Service Worker to Food Service Cashier, Central Jr. H.S., 22.5 hrs./wk.,
                 no change in rate, eff. 12/5/08.
       Judith Drey, Special Education Instructional Assistant, Southern Jr. H.S., 11 hrs./wk. to 12.5 hrs./wk., no change
                 in rate, eff. 2/5/09.
       Thomas Walter, Special Education Instructional Assistant, Central Jr. H.S., to Substitute Special Education
                 Instructional Assistant, as needed, $10.17/hr., eff. 2/9/09.
       Deborah Allison, Child Care Supervisor, West Wyomissing, to Kindergarten Aide, Green Valley, 15 hrs./wk.,
                 at $10.17/hr., eff. 2/17/09.
       Ashleigh Marquardt, Substitute Instructional Assistant to Autistic Support Instructional Assistant, Green Valley,
                 no change in rate, eff. 2/18/09.
       Samantha Wolfe, from Long-Term Substitute teacher (LTS) to Temporary Professional Employee, Learning
                 Support, High School, no change in salary, eff. 2/18/09.
  g. Appointments
           1.) Long-Term Substitute Teacher (eff. 2/23/09)
               Amanda Quirin
               502 Mifflin Blvd.
               Reading, PA 19607
                 Education
                 Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education & Special Education, Millersville University, December 2008
                 Experience
                 SOAR to Success teacher, Whitfield, December 2008 – Present
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                   Amanda Quirin – (continued)
                   Experience
                   Student Teaching, Grade 2, Whitfield, October 2008 – December 2008
                   Degree, Credit Year, Salary
                   B, CY 1, $38,500
                   Assignment
                   Grade 2, Whitfield (substituting for Kelly Wylezik who is out on medical leave).
            2.) Elementary World Language Aides (45 minutes, 1 day/wk. for 8 weeks, eff. 1/28/09 – 3/19/09,
                 to be reimbursed by the Wilson Education Foundation)
                   Denise Bentz, Whitfield, $10.70/hr.
                   Susan Hughmanick, Shiloh Hills, $11.25/hr.
                   Leigh Tamaccio, Green Valley, $15.25/hr.
             3.) Certified Substitute Teachers (eff. 2/18/09)
                   Matthew Beatrice, Music K-12
                   Lisa Harper, Elementary
                   Rachel Ryan, Elementary
            4.) Emergency Substitute Teachers (eff. 2/18/09)
                   Noreen Cosgrove, Elementary
                   Vivien Richards, Elementary
             5.) Support Staff
                   Theresa Smith, Substitute School Nurse, $14.68/hr., eff. 2/18/09.
   h. Extracurricular Programs/Staff
             1.) Appointments
                   Jessica Schmura, Assistant Southern Jr. H.S. Girls Soccer Coach, $1,596.
                   Audra Case, Volunteer Softball Coach, Central Jr. H.S.
                   Jackie Fox, Volunteer Softball Coach, Central Jr. H.S.
                   Erin Squibb, Volunteer Softball Coach, Southern Jr. H.S.
A roll call vote was recorded as follows:
       AYES 7; Messrs. Choma, Coller, Hopp, Martin, Werner, Wicks and Mrs. Reid.
WSD Vision Plank 3 – Increase organizational agility and capacity.

Hearing no objection to Agenda Items #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7, President Werner directed that a unanimous vote
be cast to ratify/approve the following: (7 AYES).
Accepted with gratitude, the following donations:
   a.) $67.03 from Ohiopyle Prints, Inc., 410 Dinnerbell Rd., Ohiopyle, PA 15470-1002, to the High School
               to be used for 2009 Graduation expenses;
   b.) $204.75 from Coca Cola Bottling Company to the Central Junior High School to be used for
               PSSA preparation; and
   c.) $100.00 from Addies Pattern Matching/Chinareplace, Inc., 4 Winding Brook Dr., Sinking Spring, PA 19608,
               to the Whitfield Elementary School to be used towards the purchase of the WeatherBug weather station.
WSD Vision Plank 1 – Improve upon or expand Wilson’s portfolio to advance student success.
WSD Vision Plank 6 – Control for fiscal accountability.
WSD Vision Plank 3 – Increase organizational agility and capacity.


Ratified the placement of one 15-year-old High School male on 2/4/09 and one 14-year-old Central Jr. High School
male on 2/12/09 into the Wilson/Governor Mifflin Alternative Education Program.
WSD Vision Plank 1 – Improve upon or expand Wilson’s portfolio to advance student success.

Appointed the Director of Technology as e-Rate administrator responsible for the filing and signing of e-rate
documents for the Wilson School District.
WSD Vision Plank 3 – Increase organizational agility and capacity.
WSD Vision Plank 6 – Control for fiscal accountability.

Approved the revised 2009-2010 Wilson School District calendar.
WSD Vision Plank 1 – Improve upon or expand Wilson’s portfolio to advance student success.

Rescinded the appointment of Deb Heffner as an aide for the After-School Language program, (her position was
approved on the 1/21/09 board agenda), due to insufficient number of students to require an aide.
WSD Vision Plank 3 – Increase organizational agility and capacity.


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Mr. Martin moved, seconded by Mr. Choma, to approve the 2009-2010 preliminary general fund budget for
the Wilson School District in the amount of $79,936,675, per the attached resolution to the permanent minutes.
A roll call vote was recorded as follows:
           AYES 5; Messrs. Choma, Hopp, Werner, Wicks, and Mrs. Reid.
           NAY: 2; Mr. Coller and Mr. Martin.
WSD Vision Plank 6 – Control for fiscal accountability.

Mr. Coller moved, seconded by Mrs. Reid, to approve the placement of one male High School student, Grade 11,
on 2/13/09 into the Alsace Alternative Education Program at a cost of $73.75/day. A roll call vote was recorded as
follows:
       AYES 7; Messrs. Choma, Coller, Hopp, Martin, Werner, Wicks and Mrs. Reid.
WSD Vision Plank 1 – Improve upon or expand Wilson’s portfolio to advance student success.


Mr. Coller moved, seconded by Mr. Choma, to approve the addition of two Instructional Assistants for the
Fast ForWord Program (one at Whitfield and one at Cornwall Terrace), each at 20 hours per week, at
$10.17 per hour, effective 2/18/09. A roll call vote was recorded as follows:
       AYES 7; Messrs. Choma, Coller, Hopp, Martin, Werner, Wicks and Mrs. Reid.
WSD Vision Plank 3 – Increase organizational agility and capacity.


Mr. Choma moved, seconded by Mr. Coller, to ratify the After-School Elementary Foreign Language Program,
three courses at $400 per course, fully reimbursed by the Wilson Education Foundation, effective 1/26/09
(Teachers: Linda Reed, Esther McBride and Jesse McBride). A roll call vote was recorded as follows:
        AYES 7; Messrs. Choma, Coller, Hopp, Martin, Werner, Wicks and Mrs. Reid.
WSD Vision Plank 1 – Improve upon or expand Wilson’s portfolio to advance student success.
WSD Vision Plank 6 – Control for fiscal accountability.


Mr. Wicks moved, seconded by Mr. Coller, to terminate the employment of Deborah Gerbino, effective immediately.
A roll call vote was recorded as follows:
        AYES 7; Messrs. Choma, Coller, Hopp, Martin, Werner, Wicks and Mrs. Reid.
WSD Vision Plank 3 – Increase organizational agility and capacity.

Mrs. Reid moved, seconded by Mr. Choma, to approve the Berks County Intermediate Unit Services Budget,
July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. A roll call vote was recorded as follows:
        AYES 7; Messrs. Choma, Coller, Hopp, Martin, Werner, Wicks and Mrs. Reid.
WSD Vision Plank 6 – Control for fiscal accountability.


Mr. Wicks moved, seconded by Mr. Martin, to purchase two 72 passenger buses from Brightbill Body Works, Inc.,
lowest responsible bidder, at a total cost of $146,800 ($73,400/each) with $48,788 to be paid out of the general fund
and the remaining $98,012 out of the capital reserve fund. A roll call vote was recorded as follows:
        AYES 6; Messrs. Choma, Hopp, Martin, Werner, Wicks and Mrs. Reid.
        NAY: 1; Mr. Coller.
WSD Vision Plank 6 – Control for fiscal accountability.


Mr. Hopp moved, seconded by Mr. Choma, to adopt the following revised policies:
       Policy #113.3 – Special Education Evaluations and Requests for Independent Educational Evaluations
WSD Vision Plank 5 – Create a flatter organizational structure for stakeholder collaboration.

          Policy #202 – Eligibility of Nonresident Students
WSD Vision Plank 1 – Improve upon or expand Wilson’s portfolio to advance student success.

          Policy #202.1 – Determination of Student Residence and Right to Wilson Educational Privileges
WSD Vision Plank 1 – Improve upon or expand Wilson’s portfolio to advance student success.
A roll call vote was recorded as follows:
        AYES 7; Messrs. Choma, Coller, Hopp, Martin, Werner, Wicks and Mrs. Reid.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Berks County I.U. Board Representative – Next meeting is this Thursday.
Berks Career and Technology Center Representative – The next meeting will be held on February 25, 2009.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS- (continued)
Berks E.I.T. Representative - The Budget Committee of the Berks E.I.T. is getting together next week
Curriculum Committee Chairman – On behalf of the Curriculum Committee, Pamela Mitchell, presented an
          update on the Language Arts program.
Extracurricular Committee Chairman – No Report.
Facilities Committee Chairman – No Report.
Finance Committee Chairman – A budget meeting will be held on March 31.
Human Resources Committee Chairman – No Report.
Legislative/PA School Board Assn. Representative – Government budget for the 2nd year in a row allows for an
          underfunded retirement system (PSERS).
Public Relations Chairman – The first meeting was held on February 10. The calendar and the redesign of
          Wilson’s Pride was discussed.
Education Foundation Report – The Foundation met on Thurs., Feb. 12. General Franks will be the speaker on
          May 16th. The theme will be a leadership forum.
Student Outreach, Chairman – A luncheon will be held on Fri., Feb. 20, with the Student Council. WCTC Trivia
          Night is Fri., Feb. 27 and the Swim-N-Gym will be held on Mar. 22.
Technology Chairman – No Report.
Solicitor – No Report.

OTHER BUSINESS
  1.) Carla Mannix discussed with the Board her concerns regarding the West Wyomissing/Lincoln Park
      Elementary Schools. She expressed her opinions on community-based schools and that she and other
      Community members would like to keep those schools in operation.
  2.) Derrick Latshaw spoke to the Board concerning his daughter’s move from Central Jr. H.S. to the
      Southern Jr. H.S. and the district policy related to this issue.

Enrollment Update – As of February 12, 2009, the total district enrollment is 5,777 students. This is an increase
of 2 students since last month’s report.

There being no further business, Mr. Wicks moved, seconded by Mr. Hopp, to adjourn the meeting at 8:22 p.m.
Motion carried.




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