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                                         Avonworth School District
                                              258 Josephs Lane
                                       Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237
                                   Avonworth Board of School Directors
                                 Minutes--Regular Meeting—May 12, 2008
                                District Administration Office--Board Room
                                                  7:30 P.M.

MEMBERS PRESENT
Ms. Brenda Barlek, Ms. Lynn Evans-McGrath, Mr. Peter McKay, Mr. Frank Mucha, Mr. David
Oberdick, Ms. Marybeth Sommers, Mr. Patrick Stewart, Mr. Eric Templin

MEMBERS ABSENT
Mr. Jeffrey Schmid

OTHERS PRESENT
Dr. Valerie McDonald, Superintendent
Mr. WIlliam Andrews, Solicitor
Mr. Bradley Waters, Director of Fiscal Management and Support Services
Dr Shannon Varley, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Mr. Stephen C. Strasser, Coordinator of Student Services
Brooke Templin– Student Representative
Mr. Kelly Compeau, AEA
Cindy Ransom             Carol McMillin                          Michael Ross
Lisa Schrott             Ashleigh Deemer
Nancy DePace, Board Secretary

Call to Order
Board President Brenda Barlek called the Regular Meeting to order at 7:36 P.M.

Prior to this meeting this evening, a Public Budget Meeting was held at 7:30 P.M. in the District
Administration Office Board Room.

The Curriculum Committee held a meeting May 12, 2008 at 6:30 P.M. in the District Administration Office
Board Room to discuss matters of curriculum and personnel.

At the Regular Meeting of the Board held Monday, April 14, 2008, the Board recessed to an Executive
Session to discuss personnel matters at 8:22 P.M. The meeting reconvened at 8:53 P.M.

Motion: E. Templin; Second: P. Stewart; Motion Carried: Unanimous Voice Vote to approve the
Minutes of the Regular Meeting April 14, 2008.

Visitor Comments
Janet Strakowski and Ashleigh Deemer representing the Neville Island Good Neighbor Committee, passed out
information to the Board regarding grant monies available to place retro-fit filters on school buses to cut down on 90%
of the emissions while buses are idling.
85                     Minutes--Regular Meeting—May 12, 2008
Visitor Comments (continued)
Cindy Ransom, Carol McMillin, and Mike Ross, Avonworth Band Boosters, requested to be included in the process of
hiring a new Band Director and discussed the Memorial Day Parade, mini band camp, and the band members wanting
to remain in competition throughout the school year with outdoor and indoor competitions.
Pam Homol and Kim Felter discussed the 2008-2009 school calendar and the inconvenience the 2 hour delays each
month may be for working parents.

Comments on Federal Programs: Title I, Title II, Title III, Title VI, Title IX, Free and Reduced Breakfast
and Lunch Program, Drug Free Schools, ACCESS, DARE, E-rate
No Comments

Report of Administration – Dr. Valerie McDonald
Dr. McDonald discussed the trip to Harrisburg. The State Budget may not be passed by June 30th. Dr.
McDonald wished to go on record by saying “it is an atrocity that Pennsylvania is 48th out of 50 states in
state allocations for education.” Dr. McDonald discussed Leadership Pittsburgh and GCA’s. Highly
qualified teacher certification is strict particularly with middle school and content level grades 4-8.

Report of the Solicitor – William Andrews, Esq.
No report

Student Board Representative – Ms. Brooke Templin
The girl’s softball team became the first Avonworth softball team to make it to the playoffs in thirty years.
The Avonworth Robot Club took First Prize out of twenty-four teams sponsored by Carnegie Mellon robotics
Academy. Congratulations sixth grade team members: Tony McGaha, Sean Harpst, Bryce Volk, Maryana Stern,
Zach Zimmerly, and Josh Christman.

Report of the A.W. Beattie Career Center – Ms. Marybeth Sommers
Ms. Sommers discussed representatives from Pitt attended the Beattie meeting and indicated their strong commitment
to the Confuicuis instruction.
Ms. McGrath noted enrollment last year started at 730 and as of April is 624. One of the larger districts decided not
to send their tenth graders.

(Sec. 404 of the School Code…In each school district of the second, third and fourth class, shall annually during the
month of May, elect a Treasurer for a 1 year term.)
Election of Treasurer

Nominations for Treasurer commencing July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009:
Motion moved by Mr. Stewart and seconded by Mr. Templin, that the nominations for Treasurer
for the ensuing year be opened.
Nominations for Treasurer for the ensuing year: (Does not need a second) Mr. Oberdick nominated
Mr. Frank Mucha
Motion to close nominations.
Motion moved by Mr. Templin, seconded by Mr. Stewart, and unanimously carried by Voice Vote
that nominations for Treasurer be closed and Mr. Frank Mucha be elected Treasurer.

Board President Brenda Barlek declared Mr. Frank Mucha elected as Treasurer of the
Avonworth School District for the ensuing year.
85                   Minutes--Regular Meeting—May 12, 2008


FINANCE – J. Schmid, Chair

Motion: B. Barlek; Second: E. Templin; Motion Carried: Unanimous Voice Vote to approve items 1.1-1.6
and 2 through 7:
1.1 Ratify payment of General Fund Bills for April 2008, beginning with Check #18192 and ending
    with Check #18477 the total amount of $2,105,459.99
1.2 Ratify the April 2008 payroll in the amount of $712,078.49
1.3 Treasurer’s Report for March 2008
1.4 Ratify payment of the Cafeteria Bills for April 2008 in the amount of $34,183.81
1.5 Budget Transfers for April 2008
1.6 Approval of Capital Project payment per attachment

2.     RESOLUTION #051208 A.W. BEATTIE CAREER CENTER
        BUDGET RESOLUTION – SCHOOL YEAR 2008-2009
                    AVONWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Resolved, that the A.W. Beattie Career Center Budget for the 2008-2009 School Year as set forth in
the proposed budget totaling $5,999,520.00 is approved.

3. The Allegheny Intermediate Unit Special Education Services Agreement for the 2008-2009
   School Year.

4. Pre-approval for Mr. Kenneth Lockette to apply for a Classrooms for the Future:
   Continuation Funding Project (393-09) Grant totaling $202,137.00.

5. Retro-active approval for Board Member Mr. Frank Mucha to attend PSBA Ready, Set,
   Govern! It’s the Law Workshop April 30, 2008, at Gateway School District. Cost to the
   District is registration fees in the amount of $89.00.

6. The transfer of $450,000 from the General Fund to the Capital Project Fund Account
     entitled Elementary Roof Replacement.

7. The transfer of $500,000 from the General Fund to the Capital Project Fund Account
     entitled Future Building Project.

PERSONNEL – B. Barlek, Chair

Motion: B. Barlek; Second: M. Sommers; Motion Carried: Unanimous Voice Vote to approve Items 1-11

1. The resignation of Ms. Mary Ann Zieger as Elementary Intramural Sponsor (2 days a
   week) retro-active to January 20, 2008.

2. The request by Mr. Regis Mullen, Elementary Principal, for retro-active approval
   commencing February 18 through March 24 for Ms. Diane Prager as an elementary
   intramural sponsor two days a week, for the 2007-2008 School Year at a stipend according
   to the AEA contract.
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PERSONNEL (continued)
3. Ms. Suzanne DiSanzo’s request to extend FMLA May 15-23.

4. Ms. Mara E. Alterio as a Part-time Temporary Professional as a Certified School Nurse
   commencing with the 2008-2009 School Year at Category/Step B+19 and
   benefits according to the AEA contract, pending requirements of the District.

5. The resignation of Ms. Makenzie Wetzel fourth grade aide effective April 11, 2008.

6. Ms. Sandy Sienko retro-active approval commencing April 14, 2008 as a second grade lunch
   duty sponsor with stipend according to the AEA contract.

7. The resignation of Ms. Janet Harris as Woodwind Instructor effective April 17, 2008.

8. To change the status of Mr. Angelo Volpe from part time custodian to full time
   custodian effective April 21, 2008.

9. To approve the following summer worker at a rate of $8.95/hr. with no benefits
   commencing May 1, 2008. Drew Margulis

10. Mary Ann Mays as Payroll Specialist/Accounts Payable commencing June 16, 2008 with a
    salary of $33,000 and benefits according to the Act 93 Agreement, pending requirements of the
    District.

11. Ms. Rochelle Perlik as a Temporary Professional Employee with an assignment of Elementary
    Teacher for the 2008-2009 School Year at Category & Step B-18 with benefits according to the
    AEA contract and pending requirements of the District.

CURRICULUM – M. Sommers, Chair

Motion: M. Sommers; Second: E. Templin; Motion Carried: Unanimous Voice Vote to approve Items 1-6
1. To create a ½ time high school English position.

2. To approve a pilot of My Access in grades 5 and 7 at a cost of $4500.

3. To approve the purchase of Study Island for the middle school and high school at a cost of
   $1869.30

4. To approve hiring Dr. David Vawter to provide Differentiated Instruction professional
   development for the high school teachers on June 10-13 at a cost of $1750 per day, plus
   expenses.

5. To approve Great Books training for grades 5-12 English/Language Arts teachers on
   October 12 and 13 at a cost not to exceed $3000.
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CURRICULUM (continued)
6. Approval of Introduction to Business curriculum and payment of $725 to Mr. Jeff Shirey
   for curriculum writing.

ATHLETICS – D. Oberdick, Chair

Motion: D. Oberdick; Second: E. Templin; Motion Carried: Unanimous Roll Call Vote to all except as
noted:
D. Oberdick—aye; E. Templin—aye; P. Stewart—aye; M. Sommers—aye to all except nay to Middle School
Cheerleading Head Coach; P. McKay—aye; L. Evans-McGrath—aye; F. Mucha—aye; B. Barlek-- aye to all
except nay to Middle School Cheerleading Head Coach
1. Returning Coaches for Fall Sports 2008-2009:
         - Jason Kekseo – Varsity Football Head Coach
         - Duke Johncour – Varsity Football Asst. Coach
         - Mark Knochel – Varsity Football Asst Coach
         - Joe Zeglowitch – Varsity Football Asst Coach
         - Barry Johncour – Varsity Football Asst Coach
         - Justin Grady – Varsity Football Volunteer Coach
         - Doug Pastore – Varsity Football Volunteer Coach
         - John Aguiar – Jr. High Football Head Coach
         - Phil Coffin – Jr. High Football Asst. Coach
         - Todd Ford – Jr. High Football Volunteer Coach
         - Tom Angell – Varsity Boys’ Soccer Head Coach
         - Ladjebe Lare – Varsity Boys’ Soccer Asst Coach
         - Kelly Compeau – Middle School Boys’ Soccer Head Coach
         - Chad Perry – Middle School Boys’ Soccer Asst Coach
         - Bill White – Middle School Girls’ Soccer Head Coach
         - Nicole Berner – Middle School Girls’ Soccer Asst Coach
         - Doug Vandervort – Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Head Coach
         - Kristen Buttenfield – Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Asst. Coach
         - Kelly Walbush – 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball Head Coach
         - Julie Moehring – 7th Grade Girls’ Basketball Head Coach
         - Kelly Monteverde – Varsity Cheerleading Head Coach
         - Breanna Zorich – Varsity Cheerleading Asst Coach
         - Ashley Mohr – Middle School Cheerleading Head Coach

Mr. Oberdick reported next fall there will be a separate food venue, a snack tent located in the area of the practice field
with non-competing items. Hot foods will be sold at the concession stand and new foods at the tent.


BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND EQUIPMENT – E. Templin, Chair

Motion: E. Templin; Second: M. Sommers; Motion Carried: Unanimous Voice Vote to approve Items 1-2
1. To declare the following textbooks as unused and unnecessary:
Language Network. Evanston, IL, McDougal Littell: 2001. Copies: 105 + teacher edition and materials

Enjoying Literature. New York, Glencoe: 1991. Copies: 100 + teacher edition
85                    Minutes--Regular Meeting—May 12, 2008
BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND EQUIPMENT (continued)
2. Approval of material purchase for fabrication of fire escape steps on Lenzner Field Press
   Box in the amount of $1514.00.

TECHNOLOGY – P. Stewart, Chair

Motion: P. Stewart; Second: E. Templin; Motion Carried: Unanimous Voice Vote to approve Item #1
1. Renewal of Software Maintenance Agreement with ProSoft Technologies for the
   2008/2009 fiscal year at a cost not to exceed $13,860.

POLICY – P. McKay, Chair

Motion: P. McKay; Second: M. Sommers; Motion Carried: Unanimous Voice Vote to approve Item #1
1. Approval of the Teacher Induction Plan.

Motion: P. McKay; Second: E. Templin; Motion Carried: Unanimous Voice Vote to approve Item #2
2. Approval of the 6th Grade Picnic at ACORD Park June 5th to include swimming pending
   requirements of the District, as detailed in the attached memo.


Old Business
Ms. Sommers discussed the calendar for next year and requested a change for school to begin on Monday, August 25th
and have the day after Easter off.
Motion: M. Sommers; Second: B. Barlek; Motion Defeated: Six—nay; Two—aye Roll Call Vote to Begin
school August 25, 2008 and have the Monday after Easter off.
D. Oberdick—nay, E. Templin—nay, P. Stewart—nay, M. Sommers—aye, P. McKay—nay, L. Evans-
McGrath—nay, F. Mucha—nay, B. Barlek--aye

New Business
Dr. Varley discussed changes in the new Induction Plan include mentors for two years for non-tenured
teachers and anyone new in the district one year.

Adjournment
Motion: E. Templin; Second: P. Stewart; Motion Carried: Unanimous Voice Vote to adjourn the meeting
at 8:55 P.M. to an Executive Session to discuss personnel matters.


Respectfully submitted,



Nancy DePace
Board Secretary

								
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