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									UPPER ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT
      UPPER ST. CLAIR, PA 15241

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS
Monday, June 23, 2008 – 7:00 P.M.
High School LGI Room

6:00 P.M. – EXECUTIVE SESSION – PERSONNEL & LITIGATION MATTERS

PRESIDING:       Angela B. Petersen, President

Notice having been advertised and posted and members duly notified, the regular meeting of the Board of
School Directors was held on Monday, June 23, 2008, in the High School LGI Room.

        The following Directors were present:

        Mrs. Angela B. Petersen, President                    Mr. Harry F. Kunselman
        Mrs. Amy L. Billerbeck, Vice-President                Mr. Louis A. Piconi
        Mrs. Barbara L. Bolas                                 Mrs. Rebecca A. Stern
        Mrs. Carol B. Coliane                                 Dr. William M. Sulkowski
        Mr. Daniel Iracki                                      (departed @ approximately 9:45 p.m.)

        School personnel in attendance:

        Dr. Patrick O’Toole, Superintendent of Schools
        Dr. Terrence Kushner, Assistant to the Superintendent & Director of Secondary Education
        Dr. John Bornyas, Director of Programming, Operations & Middle Level Education
        Dr. Judith Bulazo, Director of Professional Development & Elementary Education
        Ms. Frosina Cordisco, Director of Business & Finance
        Mrs. Jean Toner, Director of Human Resources
        Mr. Raymond Berrott, Director of Technology
        Ms. Eloise Stoehr, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel
        Dr. Sharon Suritsky, Supervisor of Special Education
        Mrs. Mary Ann Stabile, Stenographer
        Mr. W. Theodore Brooks, Solicitor

CALL TO ORDER

Mrs. Angela B. Petersen called the meeting to order at approximately 7:20 p.m. Procedure for residents'
comments was explained.

RESIDENTS’ COMMENTS

Trish Donlon, 1541 Hollow Tree Drive, commented regarding the proposed strike free education bill.

Chelsea Cramer, 1511 Candlewood Drive, commented regarding the selection of commencement speakers
for the graduating class.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

        MOTION:           By Bolas: I move that the Board approve the agenda as presented. Seconded by
                          Stern, and carried on majority voice vote. (Mrs. Coliane and Dr. Sulkowski
                          voted nay.)
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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

      MAY 19, 2008 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

      MOTION:           By Stern: I move the approval of the minutes of the May 19, 2008 regular Board
                        meeting. Seconded by Bolas, and carried on unanimous voice vote.

      JUNE 9, 2008 BOARD MEETING

      MOTION:           By Stern: I move the approval of the minutes of the June 9, 2008 Board meeting.
                        Seconded by Bolas, and carried on unanimous voice vote.

      JUNE 17, 2008 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

      MOTION:           By Stern: I move the approval of the minutes of the June 17, 2008 special Board
                        meeting. Seconded by Bolas, and carried on unanimous voice vote. (Mrs.
                        Coliane, Dr. Sulkowski, and Mrs. Bolas abstained.)

BUSINESS & FINANCE

      APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT

      MOTION:           By Billerbeck: The Committee recommends and I move the approval of the
                        Treasurer’s Report AS ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT RECORD OF
                        THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING, including budget transfers and approved
                        total of the Bill List and Check File Listing as follows. Seconded by Piconi, and
                        carried on majority roll call vote of 8-1. (Mrs. Coliane voted nay.)

                        Fund 10 (General Fund) - $2,176,870.17
                        Fund 31 (Capital Reserve Fund) - $2,752.52
                        Fund 36 (Middle School Project) - $461,265.45

      APPROVAL OF 2008-09 OPERATING & CAPITAL BUDGETS

      There was a full discussion among Board members with respect to the 2008-09 Budget.
      Discussion included comments regarding the fund balance, budget cuts, monitoring of the budget,
      and the contingency fund.

      MOTION:           By Billerbeck: The Committee recommends and I move that the Board approve
                        the following resolution adopting the budget for levying of school tax for the
                        2008-2009 school year. Seconded by Bolas, and carried on majority roll call
                        vote of 5-4.

                        ROLL CALL VOTE:    Ayes: Billerbeck, Bolas, Kunselman, Stern, Petersen
                                           Nays: Coliane, Iracki, Piconi, Sulkowski
                        MOTION CARRIES BY A VOTE OF 5-4

      RESOLVED, that the budget of the School District of the Township of Upper St. Clair, Allegheny
      County, Pennsylvania, in the amount of $55,242,561, including $61,515.19 for bid supplies, after
      due public notice, be and the same hereby, is finally adopted as the annual budget of the School
      District of the Township of Upper St. Clair, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, for the fiscal year
      beginning the first day of July 2008.

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of School Directors of the School District of the
      Township of Upper St. Clair, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania hereby authorizes the appropriation
      of expenditure of funds as itemized in said budget during the fiscal year beginning the first day of
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     July 2008. The necessary revenue for the same period for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008,
     shall be provided by a Real Estate Transfer Tax adopted May 29, 1953, as amended and
     supplemented by resolution of June 8, 1987; an Earned Income Tax adopted May, 1954, a
     Mercantile Tax adopted in May, 1968; and a School Tax on Real Estate, which is hereby levied
     and assessed at the rate of 22.45 mills on the dollar on the total amount of the assessed valuation
     of all property taxable for school purposes in the School District of the Township of Upper St.
     Clair, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, or at the rate of 2.245 on each $100 of assessed valuation
     of taxable property resulting in no increase to millage. Of said millage, 3.92 mills are levied for
     general purpose and 18.53 mills are levied pursuant to the authority vested in Section 672 of the
     Public School Code of 1949, as amended, to pay, in part, the minimum salaries and increments of
     the teaching and supervisory staff and to pay interest and principal on indebtedness incurred
     pursuant to the "Local Government Unit Debt Act," as amended.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all taxpayers required to pay the tax on real estate imposed
     by the School District, pursuant to the foregoing resolution within two months after the date of tax
     notice, shall be entitled to a discount of two percent (2%) on the amount of such taxes; and all
     taxpayers who shall fail to make payment of any such taxes charged against them for four months
     after the date of the tax notice, shall be charged a penalty in the amount of ten percent (10%) of
     such taxes which will be added to the taxes by the tax collector and collected by him or her; or in
     the alternative, if otherwise-eligible taxpayers elect to pay such taxes in installments, payments
     shall be in accordance with the Resolution Providing an Option to Eligible Taxpayers for
     Installment Payment of Real Estate Taxes on Approved Homestead and Farmstead Property
     Pursuant to the Taxpayer Relief Act (Act 1 of 2006), adopted by the District Board of School
     Directors on May 21, 2007.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the 2008-09 Capital Budget in the amount of $289,601 be
     approved AS ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT RECORD OF THE MINUTES OF THIS
     MEETING.

     APPROVAL OF BID AWARD FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS

     MOTION:           By Bolas: The Superintendent recommends and I move that the Board approve
                       the following bid awards for Capital Projects. Seconded by Stern, and carried
                       on unanimous roll call vote.

                       Project                             Vendor                      Bid Amount

                       High School Asphalt Sealing         Axtell’s, Inc.              $41,500
                       High School Bridge Repair           Thos. Didiano & Son         $29,900

     HOMESTEAD & FARMSTEAD EXCLUSION RESOLUTION

     MOTION:           By Coliane: The Committee recommends and I move that the Board approve the
                       Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion Resolution AS ATTACHED TO THE
                       PERMANENT RECORD OF THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING. Seconded
                       by Iracki, and carried on unanimous roll call vote.
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     APPROVAL OF RENEWAL OF INSURANCE POLICIES & AVAILABILITY OF
     STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE

     MOTION:           By Piconi: The Committee recommends and I move the renewal of the
                       following insurance policies for the 2008-09 school year and authorize the
                       School District to make available Student Accident Insurance for the 2008-09
                       school year on a voluntary basis through Life Insurance Company of North
                       America. Seconded by Bolas, and carried on unanimous roll call vote.

                       Type of Coverage            Carrier                     Premium Amount

                       Commercial Package    PSBA/ACE                          $114,438
                                             Travelers                         $ 13,523
                       School Leaders Policy PSBA/SBIC                         $ 19,868
                       Workers’ Compensation PSBA/SBIC                         $221,118
                       Umbrella Policy       PSBA/Old Republic                 $ 22,260

     APPROVAL OF ELECTION OF TREASURER

     MOTION:           By Bolas: The Committee recommends and I move that Bonnie Thomas be
                       elected as Treasurer of the School District effective July 1, 2008 through June
                       30, 2009 at the rate of $3,000 annually, provided that before entering upon the
                       duties of such office for said term, she shall furnish, at the expense of the School
                       District, a bond in favor of the School District in the amount of $100,000
                       conditioned upon the faithful performance of her duties as School Treasurer, in
                       substantially the same form that was furnished to the School District in 2007.
                       Seconded by Billerbeck, and carried on unanimous roll call vote.

     DISCUSSION REGARDING APPROVAL OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

     There was a full discussion among Board members with respect to the Construction Manager for
     the Middle Schools Renovation Project. Discussion included comments regarding a request for
     the committee’s recommendation, the process that was followed, comments regarding the two
     finalist firms – P. J. Dick Incorporated and Massaro CM Services, LLC, conflicts of interest, fee
     comparisons/strengths-weaknesses/current projects of the two firms, project timetable, single
     prime vs. multiple prime contracts, the importance of communication during the project –
     especially between the construction manager and architect, and the establishment of a contract
     with the construction manager that is beneficial to the School District.

     ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

     The Board adjourned into executive session at approximately 8:57 p.m. to discuss potential
     litigation.

     RECONVENE BOARD MEETING

     The Board meeting was reconvened at approximately 9:19 p.m.

     APPROVAL OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

     MOTION:           By Petersen: The Superintendent recommends and I move that the Board
                       authorize the School District to enter into a Construction Management
                       Agreement with P. J. Dick Incorporated to perform construction management
                       services for the Middle Schools Renovation Project at a turnkey price of
                       $1,371,918 for all work included within the scope of the work of the Project, the
                       terms of such Agreement to be approved by the Superintendent and Solicitor,
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                      and that the proper officers of the School District be and are hereby authorized
                      and directed to execute the documents deemed necessary by the parties and to
                      take all appropriate actions to effectuate the purposes of the foregoing.
                      Seconded by Stern, and carried on majority roll call vote of 5-4.

                      ROLL CALL VOTE:   Ayes: Billerbeck, Bolas, Kunselman, Stern, Petersen
                                        Nays: Coliane, Iracki, Piconi, Sulkowski
                      MOTION CARRIED BY A VOTE OF 5-4

     APPROVAL OF LEASE WITH AIU FOR DART PROGRAM

     MOTION:          By Piconi: The Committee recommends and I move that the Board approve the
                      Lease Agreement with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit DART Program for the
                      2008-09 school year AS ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT RECORD OF
                      THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING. Seconded by Stern, and carried on
                      majority roll call vote of 7-1. (Mrs. Coliane voted nay.)

ADMINISTRATORS’ REPORTS

     APPROVAL OF RESOLUTIONS REGARDING STAFFING

     MOTION:          By Billerbeck: The Committee recommends and I move the approval of the
                      following resolutions. Seconded by Bolas, and carried on unanimous roll call
                      vote.

                      RESOLVED, that based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
                      Schools, the District staff be increased by the following positions effective July
                      1, 2008:

                      1.0 Custodian
                      1.0 Network Systems Specialist

                      RESOLVED, that based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
                      Schools, the District staff be decreased by the following position effective
                      July 1, 2008:

                      1.0 Technology Systems Specialist

     PERSONNEL APPROVALS

     MOTION:          By Bolas: The Committee recommends and I move the approval of the
                      Personnel Listings, pending receipt of all paperwork, AS INCLUDED IN THE
                      MINUTES OF THIS MEETING. Seconded by Stern, and carried on majority
                      roll call vote of 7-1. (Mrs. Coliane voted nay.)

     Election – Administrative Staff
     William Lee Schafer – Director of Transportation effective 7-01-08 - $78,000

     Leave of Absence – Administrative Staff
     Dr. John Bornyas – Director of Middle School Education Programming and Operations –
      Sabbatical leave from 8-20-08 through 1-25-09
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     Leave of Absence- Professional Staff
     Gary McCullough – Boyce/Elementary Teacher Military Leave effective 5-8-08, 5-16-08, and
      5-15-08
     Valerie Ober – Streams/Spanish Teacher Unpaid Personal Leave effective 2008/2009 school year
     Christina Morford – High School/English Unpaid Personal Leave effective 2008/2009 school year

     Elections – Professional Staff
     Tonia Garofalo - Boyce Counselor (Long Term Substitute for Antonio) for the 2008-2009 school
      year effective 8-18-08 - $44,200
     Kelly Costa - Baker Elementary (Long Term Substitute for Williams) for the 2008-2009 school
      year effective 8-20-08- $44,950
     Christine McCarron Finnegan - Boyce Special Education (Temporary Professional Employee)
      effective 8-18-08 - $44,200
     Sean O’Rourke – High School English (Long-Term Substitute for Perrin) for the 2008-2009
      school year effective 8-18-08 - $42,600
     Clayton Yonker – High School Physics/Mathematics (Professional Employee) effective 8-18-08 –
      $46,450
     William Corey Langley – High School Mathematics (Long –Term Substitute for W. Angelo)
      effective 8-20-08 - $43,725

     Change of Status – Professional Staff
     Brittany Moskovitz – FROM (.5) Baker Elementary (Temporary Professional Employee) TO (1.0)
      Baker Elementary (Temporary Professional Employee) effective 8-19-08 - $44,950

     Change of Status – Administrative Support
     Paul Jaglowski FROM Technology Systems Specialist at $42,765.08 TO Network Systems
      Specialist at $47,765.08 prorated effective 7-01-08

     Elections – Classified Staff
     Amanda Sanderson – High School Teacher Aide (Cafeteria) effective 6-16-08 - $10.81 per hour

     Change of Status – Classified Staff
     Edy Smith – Sub Nutrition Center Worker to High School/Part-Time Nutrition Center worker
      effective 8-21-08

     Resignation – Classified Staff
     Tonia Garofalo – High School/Teacher Aide (Special Education) effective 8-13-08
     Christine McCarron Finnegan- Eisenhower/Teacher Aide (Special Education) effective 8-13-08
     Brittany Moskovitz – (.5) Streams/Teacher Aide (Special Education) effective 8-18-08
     William Woods – Ft. Couch/Part-time Nutrition Center Worker effective 6-16-08

     Layoffs – Transportation Department
     Sylvester J. Lachut - Bus Driver effective 6-16-08
     Barbara Bernarding – Bus Driver effective 6-16-08
     Fred Verzellesi – Bus Driver effective 8-15-08

     Change of Status – Extra Curricular Activities
     Jerry Malarkey – Baseball Head Coach FROM $5,200 TO $4,200 for 2007-08
     Bradley Wilson – Baseball Assistant Coach FROM $2,200 TO $3,200 for 2007-08
     Tim Wagner – FROM (.5) Girls Tennis Coach TO Volunteer Girls Tennis Assistant Coach
     Karol Kommer – FROM (.5) Girls Tennis Coach TO Volunteer Girls Tennis Assistant Coach
     Michael Gray – FROM (1.0) Girls Soccer Assistant Coach TO (.75) Girls Soccer Assistant Coach
      - $1,725
     Greg Wagner - FROM Volunteer Girls Soccer Assistant Coach TO (.25) Girls Soccer Assistant
      Coach - $575
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     Kevin Coffman – FROM Volunteer Boys Assistant Soccer Coach TO Boys Assistant Soccer
      Coach - $2,755
     Bradley Wilson FROM (.5) Middle School Football Coach TO (1.0) Middle School Football
      Coach - $2,599

     New Appointments – Extra Curricular Activities
     Doug Petrick – Boys Cross Country Coach - $3,161.50
     Melissa Ferguson – Girls Volleyball Assistant Coach - $2,300
     Emily Crichton – Assistant Cheerleading Sponsor - $1,655
     Matt Martocci- (.3) Assistant Football Coach - $1,500
     Jessica Mineo – Assistant Cheer Sponsor (Freshman) - $1,255
     Linda McCormick – Girls JV Tennis Coach - $2,300

     Reappointments – Extra Curricular Activities
     Kevin Clark – Deer Valley Coordinator - $2,109
     Justin Gremba (.5) Deer Valley Assistant Coordinator - $791
     Matt Dudley (.5) Deer Valley Assistant Coordinator - $791
     Karen Brown – Inservice Coordinator -$2,573
     Lisa Cain – Middle School/Elementary Phys Ed Department Chair - $2,150
     Elizabeth Hess – High School Phys Ed Department Chair - $2,150
     Fran McElroy – Nurse Department Chair - $2,150
     Barbara Peresie – Library Department Chair - $2,150
     Michelle Zirngibl – Special Ed Department Chair - $2,150
     Paul Fox – Written Communications Assistant - $2,151
     Don Pickell - Marching Band Director - $4,860
     Paul Fox – Marching Band Admin Assistant - $1,054
     Tracy Olkowsky – Marching Band Assistant (Pantherettes) - $2,636
     Patrick Jones – Marching Band Assistant (Drumline) - $2,636
     Kierah Hannah – Marching Band Assistant (Color Guard) - $2,636
     Todd Flynn – Boys Golf Coach - $3,218
     Fred Lese – Girls Golf Coach - $3,218
     Janice Irwin –Girls Tennis Coach - $3,711
     Yoko Nagao – Girls Volleyball Head Coach - $4,158
     Rebecca Meyers – Girls Volleyball Assistant Coach - $2,300
     Enrique Camacho – Girls Volleyball Assistant Volunteer Coach
     David Gray – Girls Soccer Head Coach - $4,453
     Stephanie Pegnataro – Girls Soccer Assistant Coach - $2,300
     Jane Sharpless – Girls Soccer Assistant Coach - $2,300
     Uwe Schneider – Boys Soccer Head Coach - $4,984
     Ryan Schwoebel – Boys Soccer Assistant Coach - $2,755
     Fred Jackson – Freshman Soccer Coach - $2,703
     Kevin Tan – Field Hockey Coach - $3,638
     Erin Lemon – Field Hockey Assistant Coach - $2,300
     Matt Martocci - .75 Assistant Athletic Director - $3,430
     Joe Graceffo - .75 Assistant Athletic Director - $3,430
     Maureen Chermak – Girls Cross Country Coach - $3,161.50
     Dan Holzer – Boys Head Basketball Coach - $7,355
     Estelle Luck – Art Club Sponsor - $968
     Keith Froelich – Campus News Network Sponsor - $2,571
     Carolyn Cusick – F.B.L.A. Sponsor - $1,316
     Bethany Wolf – French Club Sponsor - $968
     Deanna Baird – German Club Sponsor - $968
     Doug Kirchner – Interact Club Sponsor - $968
     Constantina Lardas – Latin Club Sponsor - $968
     Patrick Manion – S.A.D.D. Sponsor - $968
     Leslie Leeds – Spanish Club Sponsor - $968
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     Marjorie Heins – World Affairs Club Sponsor - $968
     Lorraine Milovac – Thespians Club Sponsor - $968
     Lauren Davidovich – Multi-Cultural Club Sponsor - $791
     Ron Sivillo – USC Law Club Sponsor - $791
     Richard Platts – Forensics Sponsor - $2,450
     David Watson – (.5) Forensics Assistant Sponsor - $914
     Katie Ryan – F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Coordinator - $1,369
     Dee Kelly – F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Event Leader - $422
     Kim Marmion - F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Event Leader - $422
     Elizabeth Cecelia – Montage Sponsor - $1,603
     Laura Moeller – National Honor Society Sponsor - $1,634
     Dan Holzer – Senior Class Sponsor - $2,194
     Shelia Lloyd – Senior Class Assistant Sponsor - $1,536
     Shelia Lloyd – Assistant Activities Director - $2,194
     Caroline DeWalt – St. Clarion Sponsor - $2,151
     Zoltan Toth – Middle School Athletic Coordinator - $2,911
     Mark Goelz – Middle School Football Coach - $2,599
     Richard Ali – Middle School Football Coach - $2,599
     David Kyle – Middle School Football Coach - $2,599
     Zoltan Toth – Middle School Football Coach - $2,599
     Tom Kaminski – Middle School Football Coach - $2,599
     Steve Levine – Middle School Cross Country Coach - $1,856
     Ryan Duchi – Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach - $1,856
     Bernard O’Brien – Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach - $1,819
     Jayna Rubin – Middle School Swimming Coach - $1,856
     Jim Render – Football Head Coach - $11,000
     Shawn Morton – Football Assistant Coach - $5,196
     Charles McKinney – Football Assistant Coach - $4,500
     Jon Miller – Football Assistant Coach - $5,196
     Mike Voelker – (.8) Football Assistant Coach - $3,500
     Damien Patragas – Football Assistant Coach - $4,665
     John Trovato – Football Assistant Coach - $4,665
     Jason Santelli – (.8) Football Assistant Coach - $3,500
     Terry Coleman – (.9) Football Assistant Coach $4,351
     Pat Corr – (.8) Football Assistant Coach - $3,500
     Philip Reynolds – (.5) Football Assistant Coach - $2.040
     Tim Robbins – Football Assistant Coach - $4,402
     William Gehrlein – Middle School Cross Country Assistant Coach - $1,060

     2008-2009 M.A.T. Interns
     Monica Walker
     Brian Smith
     Ryan Logue
     Ellie Ratliff
     Maria Nepa
     Sara Oddis
     Megan Myron
     Ally Stasik

     School Psychologist Intern
     Kathleen O’Connor

     Summer School Teachers – effective 6-23-08 to 8-08-08
     Jessica Brickett
     Kristy DeNee
     Dana Mellinger
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     Matthew Mellinger
     Shawn Morton
     Kristen Rauber
     Timothy Robbins
     Jaclyn Rutkowski
     Thomas Smedley
     Robert Sully
     Timothy Wagner
     Thomas Yochum
     Kelly Zinn
     Monica Erwin
     Phillip Bower
     Lauren Draksler

     Additions to District Substitute List
     Professional:
     Mary Lyn Mulroy – Summer Sub Teacher (Special Ed)
     Denise Luckenbach – Summer Sub Teacher (Special Ed)
     Amy Pfender – Summer Sub Teacher (Special Ed)
     Katie Ryan – Summer Sub Teacher (Special Ed)
     Heather Seaman – Summer Sub Teacher
     Melissa Yoest – Summer Sub Teacher (Special Ed)
     Devon Fiore – Secondary Counseling, Elementary Counseling effective 5-21-08
     Barbara Ann Rinaldi – Elementary, Reading Specialist effective 8-26-08

     Classified:
     Jacqueline Geisler – Summer Sub Aide (Special Ed)
     Heidi Jospeh – Summer Sub Aide (Special Ed)
     Darla Kelly – Summer Sub Aide (Special Ed)
     Denise Luckenbach – Summer Sub Aide (Special Ed)
     Sharon Mackowick – Summer Sub Aide (Special Ed)
     Jonelle Stambaugh – Summer Sub Aide (Special Ed)
     Kara Mead O’Neill – Summer Sub Aide (Special Ed)
     Laura Goldner – Summer Sub Secretary
     Denise Luckenbach – Summer Sub Secretary
     Marie Reese – Summer Sub Secretary
     Elizabeth Williard – Summer Sub Secretary
     Jared Podroskey – Custodian effective 5-27-08
     Neal Podroskey – Custodian effective 5-27-08
     Matthew Willenbucher – Custodian effective 6-16-08

     Deletions from District Substitute List
     Professional:
     Blanche Rogers – School Nurse effective 5-22-08

     Classified:
     Karen Burton – Aide, Secretary effective 5-20-08
     Sandra Milan – Aide, Nutrition Center Worker effective 5-15-08
     Melvin O’Bryon – Bus Driver effective 5-20-08
     Ann Marie Quealy – Bus Driver effective 5-20-08
     Donald Welsh – Bus Driver effective 5-20-08
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     APPROVAL OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

     MOTION:    By Billerbeck: I move that the Board adopt the following resolution. Seconded
                by Bolas, and carried on unanimous roll call vote.

                RESOLVED, that based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
                Schools, the Board approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the Upper
                St. Clair Educational Support Association AS ATTACHED TO THE
                PERMANENT RECORD OF THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING.

     APPROVAL OF 2008-09 CURRICULUM RECOMMENDATIONS

     MOTION:    By Bolas: The Committee recommends and I move the approval of the 2008-09
                Curriculum Recommendations AS ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT
                RECORD OF THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING. Seconded by Billerbeck,
                and carried on majority roll call vote of 7-1. (Mrs. Coliane voted nay.)

     APPROVAL OF CONTRACTUAL EDUCATION AGREEMENTS WITH WESLEY
     SPECTRUM INTEGRATED SERVICES

     MOTION:    By Bolas: The Committee recommends and I move that the Board approve the
                Contractual Education Agreements with Wesley Spectrum Integrated Services
                for the 2007-08 school year AS ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT
                RECORD OF THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING. Seconded by Coliane,
                and carried on unanimous roll call vote.

     APPROVAL OF CONTRACT FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES

     MOTION:    By Bolas: The Committee recommends and I move that the Board approve the
                Contractual Agreement for the provision of occupational therapy services with
                Pediatric Therapy Specialists, Inc. for the 2008-09 school year AS ATTACHED
                TO THE PERMANENT RECORD OF THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING.
                Seconded by Coliane, and carried on unanimous roll call vote.

     APPROVAL OF CONTRACT FOR SPEECH/LANGUAGE SERVICES

     MOTION:    By Bolas: The Committee recommends and I move that the Board approve the
                Agreement for Provision of Speech Pathology and Audiology Services with
                Crossroads Speech & Hearing, Inc. for the 2008-09 school year AS
                ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT RECORD OF THE MINUTES OF THIS
                MEETING. Seconded by Coliane, and carried on unanimous roll call vote.

     APPROVAL OF NON-PUBLIC TITLE I CONTRACT WITH ALLEGHENY
     INTERMEDIATE UNIT

     MOTION:    By Kunselman: The Committee recommends and I move that the Board approve
                the non-public Title I Letter of Agreement with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit
                in the amount of $6,149.00 for the 2007-08 school year AS ATTACHED TO
                THE PERMANENT RECORD OF THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING.
                Seconded by Coliane, and carried on unanimous roll call vote.

     APPROVAL TO DECLARE COMPUTER EQUIPMENT SURPLUS

     MOTION:    By Iracki: The Committee recommends and I move that in accordance with
                Policy #3006 – Sales of Surplus Furniture, Equipment and Other Tangible
                Personal Property, the Board declare surplus 151 Apple Computers, which are
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                      included in a list ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT RECORD OF THE
                      MINUTES OF THIS MEETING, and that the administration be authorized to
                      bid the sale of the items, donate the items, dispose of the items as appropriate or
                      advertise via public Internet auction. Seconded by Coliane, and carried on
                      unanimous roll call vote.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

     COMMENDATIONS & RECOGNITIONS

     MOTION:          By Billerbeck: The Superintendent recommends and I move the approval of the
                      Commendations & Recognitions INCLUDED IN THE MINUTES OF THIS
                      MEETING. Seconded by Bolas, and carried on unanimous voice vote.

     Joseph Merchant, a freshman bassoon player in Wind Symphony (directed by Mr. Don
     Pickell) and Chamber Orchestra (Mr. Paul Fox), is to be commended for auditioning and
     earning membership in the prestigious Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, usually
     reserved for seniors in high school or college students.

     The Vail Jazz Foundation, Inc. selected Benny Benack for admission to the Vail Jazz
     Workshop, which will be held in Vail, Colorado August 23 through September 1, 2008.
     Based on a national audition and interviews, this prestigious and unique appointment was
     offered to three high school students from the United States. Benny is a student of Mr.
     Frank Eisenreich.

     Congratulations to the following students who, out of hundreds of entries, were honored
     by the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest sponsored by the Carnegie Library of
     Pittsburgh. All students worked with English/Creative Writing teacher, Emily
     Robbibaro.
     Jake Rosati - 2nd place for "Blue" (non-fiction essay)
     Faith Beck - 3rd place (fictional short story)
     Peter Rosati - finalist for "Wooden" (poetry)
     Other entries of merit selected for publication in the annual contest chapbook are:
     Sarah Walters-Slezak (poetry)
     Peter Rosati for "The Lullaby of the Restless" (poetry)
     Jake Rosati for "Walking Stick" (poetry)

     Three seniors recently completed in the KDKA “Hometown High Q” Semi-Final
     competition. The team finished third out of the 81 teams across Western Pennsylvania. KDKA
     and Westfield Insurance honored the "Top Nine" teams at a special luncheon at the Hall of
     Fame Club at PNC Park and Westfield Insurance presented a check for $5000 to our
     team. Team members were senior Tyler Lehman, senior and team captain Shawn
     Summers, and junior John Subosits. John will serve as our 2008 - 2009 Team Captain.

     Congratulations to two Fort Couch students who recently competed in the National
     Garden Club Poetry Contest. This year's theme was “Nature and Me.” Taylor Manalo,
     an 8th grader, placed first and Madison Chafin, in 7th grade, placed 3rd.

     Congratulations to high school graduate, William Kleinhans, upon the completion of his
     Eagle Scout award.

     Congratulations to the following International Baccalaureate MYP Certificate Students:
     Pankaj Aggarwal             Brandon Kerber            Shalin Patel
     Everett Altherr             James Kern                Ryan Pearson
     Meera Babu                  Kristina King             Jacob Quigg
     Michelle Billerbeck         Petek Kosar               Sebastian Reigber
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     Jesse Blyth                Aashay Kumar              Talia Rochmann
     Tyler Brantner             Christopher Labelle       Indraniel Roye
     Teresa Burdette            Dylan Lease               Aashil Shah
     Rebecca Dreyer             Sam Li                    Cassandra Smith
     Luis Frazao                Kathryn Lin               Paul Spence
     Conor Frazier              Andrew McKenna            Diatrah Stott
     Megan Frennier             Ishan Mitra               Emily Summers
     Utkarsh Gaurav             Natasha Nagpal            Michelle Szucs
     Meilin Grunnagle           Gabriel Nastac            Aaron Ungar
     Amelia Hanna               Vincent Palmieri          Jeffery Wucher
     Joseph Kennedy             Jalpa Patel

     APPROVAL OF AMENDED 2008-09 SCHOOL CALENDAR

     MOTION:            By Iracki: The Superintendent recommends and I move that the Board approve
                        the amendment to the 2008-09 School Calendar AS ATTACHED TO THE
                        PERMANENT RECORD OF THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING. Seconded
                        by Bolas, and carried on unanimous voice vote.

     APPROVAL TO SUBMIT PLAN CON PART A FOR ADDITIONS AND RENOVATIONS
     TO BOYCE MIDDLE SCHOOL TO THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF
     EDUCATION

     MOTION:            By Kunselman: The Superintendent recommends and I move that the Board
                        authorize the School District to submit PlanCon Part A for Additions and
                        Renovations to Boyce Middle School to the Pennsylvania Department of
                        Education AS ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT RECORD OF THE
                        MINUTES OF THIS MEETING. Seconded by Billerbeck, and carried on
                        unanimous voice vote.

     Dr. O’Toole thanked architect Graves & McLean for their work on the PlanCon documents.

     Mrs. Stern announced that information regarding the Middle Schools Renovation Project is
     included on the District’s website www.uscsd.k12.pa.us.

     APPROVAL TO SUBMIT PLAN CON PART A FOR ADDITIONS AND RENOVATIONS
     TO FORT COUCH MIDDLE SCHOOL TO THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF
     EDUCATION

             MOTION:            By Kunselman: The Superintendent recommends and I move that the
                                Board authorize the School District to submit PlanCon Part A for
                                Additions and Renovations to Fort Couch Middle School to the
                                Pennsylvania Department of Education AS ATTACHED TO THE
                                PERMANENT RECORD OF THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING.
                                Seconded by Piconi, and carried on unanimous voice vote.

     MATTERS OF INFORMATION

     AVAILABILITY FOR BOARD GOALS WORKSHOP – AUGUST 18, 2008 – RSVP

     Dr. O’Toole recommended the date of Monday, August 18, 2008, for the next Board goals
     workshop and requested Board members to respond to him if they are available. Mrs. Petersen
     noted that a timeframe for the workshop will be established and suggested that the workshop begin
     early in the evening.
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        Dr. O’Toole thanked the administration for their hard work on the many projects and agenda
        items.

OTHER ITEMS OF BUSINESS

        ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING EXECUTIVE SESSION

        Mrs. Petersen announced that executive sessions were held as follows:

                 June 9, 2008 – Personnel, Negotiations & Litigation Matters
                 June 23, 2008 – Personnel & Litigation Matters

RESIDENTS’ COMMENTS

Jim Walsh, Montclair Drive, commented regarding the construction manager and middle schools
renovation project.

Victoria Pye, 1535 Scenery Ridge Drive, commented regarding the middle schools renovation project and
the health needs of the children.

ADJOURNMENT

It was moved, seconded, and carried on unanimous voice vote that the meeting adjourn at approximately
10:11 p.m.



                                                            Angela B. Petersen, President
                                                            BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS



                                                            Frosina C. Cordisco, Secretary
                                                            BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS



Submitted by:    Mary Ann L. Stabile
                 School Board Stenographer

								
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