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					                 GATEWAY BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS

                           MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011

                   MINUTES OF STUDY SESSION MEETING

                  The Study Session Meeting was held at the
                          Gateway School District
                     Administrative Offices, Board Room
              9000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146


                                  IN ATTENDANCE

Board Members:              Mr. Bailey, Mrs. Neilly, Mr. Nowak,
                            Mr. O’Donnell, Mrs. Rawson, Mr. Rosipal,
                            Mr. Wightkin and Mr. Williams

Absent:                     Mr. Magill

Administrators/Others:      Dr. Petrella, Superintendent; Dr. Piatek, Assistant
                            Superintendent; Dr. Hines, Director of Curriculum &
                            Instruction; Mr. Schott, Business Manager;
                            Mr. Reger, Assistant to the Superintendent; Mr. Dice,
                            Solicitor; and Mrs. Easha, Board Secretary


                                  CALL TO ORDER


Mr. Rosipal, President, called the Study Session Meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

The Secretary called the roll.


                                 EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mr. Rosipal announced that the board met in Executive Session prior to the
meeting for Personnel Matters.




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           CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION – WPIAL CHAMPIONS


SWIMMING:

Gateway High School Swimmer - 2011 WPIAL AAA Champion in the 100 Meter
Breaststroke:

      Luke Nosbisch – All American Swimmer – Luke broke both the school
      and WPIAL records in the 100 Meter Breaststroke.


BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL:

Gateway High School Boys Varsity Basketball team won the 2011 WPIAL AAAA
Boys Basketball Champion. This was the first ever WPIAL championship for the
Gateway High School Boys Basketball team. The following students were
awarded certificates for their accomplishments along with Head Coach Mitch
Adams:

      Timothy Bell               Luke Kochka
      Dennis Boyce               Jacob Kleya
      Devantae Butler            Tyler Palenchak
      Michael Corbett            Nicholas Paolino
      Devon Cottrell             Tyler Scott
      Daniel Garness             Matthew Shorr
      Barnett Harris             Tyler Wright
      Steven Hartnett            Anthony Benvenuto - Team Manager



                     COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE

      1. John Pietrone – Monroeville – proposed tax increase
      2. Frank Csanyi – Monroeville – proposed tax increase
      3. Mike Berryman – Monroeville – proposed tax increase


                             SECTION B
               REVIEW OF BILLS, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS,
                      AND BUDGET TRANSFERS

The following are included for review at the Study Session Meeting of Monday,
March 14, 2011, and for board action at the Regular Board Meeting of
Wednesday, March 23, 2011:




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 RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves
 Sections B.1 - List of Bills (July 2010 and August 2010) and B.2 - Monthly
 Financial Statements (June 2010 & July 2010) as listed in Section B for
 the March 23, 2011, Regular Board Meeting.

 NOTE:           If any section, clause, provision, or portion of this Resolution for
                 Section B shall be held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of
                 competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect any other section,
                 clause, provision, or portion of this Resolution so long as it remains
                 legally enforceable minus the invalid portion.



                                 SECTION C
                    REVIEW OF ITEMS PREVIOUSLY TABLED
                          AND/OR CARRIED OVER

There were no items previously tabled and/or carried over.


                                    SECTION D
                                PERSONNEL AGENDA

The following items are for review at the Study Session Meeting on Monday,
March 14, 2011 and for acceptance and approval at the Regular Board Meeting
of Wednesday, March 23, 2011:

RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors accepts and
approves the Personnel Agenda, Items I through VII as listed in Section D
for the March 23, 2011 Regular Board Meeting.

Note: If any section, clause, provision, or portion of this Resolution for Section D shall
      be held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such
      decision shall not affect any other section, clause, provision, or portion of this
      Resolution so long as it remains legally enforceable minus the invalid portion.

    I. RESIGNATION

       RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors accepts the
       resignation of the following individual(s):

       Jean Connors, Elementary Teacher at Ramsey Elementary School
       effective at the conclusion of the 2010/11 school year for reason of
       retirement.

       Robyn Tongel, Elementary Teacher at University Park Elementary
       School effective March 7, 2011 for personal reasons.


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   Lee Howard, Part-Time Special Education Aide at Ramsey Elementary
   School effective March 11, 2011 for personal reasons.

   Emily Werle, Reading Teacher at Gateway Middle School effective at the
   conclusion of the 2010/11 school year for personal reasons.


II. LEAVES OF ABSENCE

   RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves the
   following leaves of absence for the following individuals:

   Maternity/Child Rearing/FMLA/ Study Leave

   Alfred Martini, Maintenance Worker, District-wide effective February 8,
   2011 through February 23, 2011.

   Eve Dudek, Special Education Teacher at Gateway High School effective
   February 21, 2011 through tentatively June 9, 2011.

   Sandy Siegel, Lunch Room Aide at Ramsey Elementary School effective
   February 8, 2011 through tentatively April 1, 2011.

   Elizabeth Gigliotti, Guidance Secretary at Gateway Middle School
   effective February 14, 2011 through tentatively March 14, 2011.

   James Pottinger, Gifted Coordinator at Gateway High School effective
   May 23, 2011 through June 9, 2011.

   Garrett Schmidt, Elementary Teacher at Pitcairn Elementary School
   effective February 28, 2011 through tentatively March 9, 2011.

   David Bruce Surmacz, Science Teacher at Gateway High School
   effective February 24, 2011 through tentatively March 17, 2011

   Kelly Sweeny, Reading Teacher at Gateway Middle School, intermittent
   leave from February 7, 2011 through June 9, 2011.


III. EMPLOYMENT

   RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves the
   employment of the following individuals for the positions indicated:

   (All employment is pending receipt and review of all documentation)




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   A.    Partial Semester Teacher:

         Abigail Wilson, Elementary Teacher at University Park Elementary
         School, Masters, Step 1, $51,087 (prorated) effective March 7,
         2011 through the remainder of the 2010/11 school year (Replacing
         Robyn Tongel who resigned)

         Sherill Martin, Special Education Teacher at University Park
         Elementary School, $90/$100 per day while regular teacher is on
         paid leave then Bachelors, Step 2, $46,644 (prorated) effective
         tentatively March 15, 2011 through June 7, 2011. (Replacing
         Nicolle Linderman who will be on leave)

   B.    Substitute Teachers, as needed:

         Patrick Bradley             Social Studies and English
         Christopher Chatham         Mathematics
         Anthony Diemidio            Elementary and Mid-Level Math
         Paul Jenker                 English
         Tanya Johnson               Elementary
         Samantha Kopa               Elementary
         Racheal Lamberti            Elementary and Special Ed
         Ashley Levino               Elementary
         Nichole Long                Elementary and Special Ed
         Annamarie Meyer             Elementary
         Ty Schmidt                  Social Studies
         Monica Scott                Health & Physical Education
         Michael Suppa               Elementary
         Rebecca Swonick             Elementary

   C.    Substitute Aides/Secretaries, as needed:

         Kathleen Desmond

   D.    Substitute Food Service, as needed:

         Barbara Caracciolo          Tammy Engleka
         Leslie Jobe                 Colleen Skladany
         Deborah Stoyanoff


IV. TRANSFERS

   RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves the
   transfer of the following individual(s) to the position(s) indicated in
   accordance with the collective bargaining agreement:



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  Lynne Farina, Displaced Teacher Aide to Part-Time Special Education
  Aide (Autistic) at Ramsey Elementary School, 4.0 hours per day, $13.61
  per hour effective February 21, 2011. (Replacing Lorenza Grado who
  transferred)

  Kristen Natale, Displaced Teacher Aide to Part-Time Special Education
  Aide (Autistic) at Ramsey Elementary School, 4.0 hours per day, $13.61
  per hour effective February 21, 2011. (Replacing Judith Crookston who
  transferred)

  Amy Cicak, Substitute Teacher Aide to Part-Time Computer Aide at Moss
  Side Middle School, 4.0 hours per day, $13.56 per hour effective March
  11, 2011. (Replacing Kelly Maxwell who resigned)

  Robert Trunzo, Substitute Custodian to Part-Time Custodian at Gateway
  Middle School, 4.0 hours per day, $14.92 per hour, effective February 17,
  2011. (Replacing David Smith who transferred)

  Dennis Shearer, Substitute Custodian to Part-Time District-wide Floater,
  no less than 20 hours and no more than 24 hours per week, $14.92 per
  hour, effective February 24, 2011. (Replacing Justin Myers who
  transferred)

  Justin Myers, Part-Time District–wide Floater to Temporary Full-Time
  Custodian at Ramsey Elementary School, 8.0 hours per day, $15.28 per
  hour, effective February 16, 2011. (Replacing Terry Kuberski who is on
  leave)

  Deborah Michal, Substitute Food Service to Part-Time Food Service
  General Worker at Gateway High School, 3.0 hours per day, $10.28 per
  hour effective March 14, 2011. (Replacing Loni Conklin who resigned)


V. SUMMER MAINTENANCE WORKERS

  RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves the
  employment of the following as temporary summer maintenance workers
  for the 2011 summer season, as needed, at the rate of $8.00 per hour:
  (Employment is contingent upon receipt and review of all necessary information and
  approval in the 2011/12 budget))

  Returning Applicants:

  Anthony Alston         Elizabeth Costello Steven Paccio
  Jeff Parrish           Daniel Abbenante Hope Hakas
  Corey Garone           Eric Pelkey        Russell Arelt
  Paul Korbar            Christopher Urban


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       New Applicants:

       Casey Kern       Jordan Lilja                   Christopher DelSignore
       Courtney Szumetz Matthew Getty                  Cameron Meindl
       Kimberly Urban   Robin Mabe


  VI. SUPPLEMENTAL CONTRACTS

       A.     Resignations

       RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors accepts the
       resignation of a supplemental contract for the following individual(s):

              Kylie Martin            GHS – Track-Varsity Asst. Coach

       B.     Issuance

       RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves the
       issuance of a supplemental contract to the following individual(s) for the
       2010/11 school year.

        Athletic Supplemental
        Contracts                                   NAME                 2010/11
        GHS – Fitness Coach                     ^   Terry Felton         $ 843
        GHS – Track Girls Varsity Asst.
        Head Coach                              ^   Kylie Martin         $3,542
        GHS – Track Varsity Asst.
        Coach                                   ^   Brian McGuire        $3,036
        GHS – Track Varsity Asst
        Coach                                   ^   Andrew Martin        $3,036
        GHS – Track Varsity Asst
        Coach                                   ^   David Carr           $3,036
        GHS – Volleyball, Boys Varsity              Robert
        Asst, Coach                             ^   Mullarkey            $1,922

Shaded indicates District Employee
^ First year in Supplemental


 VII. VOLUNTEERS

       RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves and
       authorizes the following individual(s) for the volunteer position(s) as
       indicated:
       (Employment as volunteers is contingent upon receipt and review of all necessary
       information)


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       Scott Lewis       Softball Coach Volunteer - GHS
       Jay Wu            Volleyball Coach Volunteer –GHS
       Timothy Novi      Volleyball Coach Volunteer – GHS
       Daniel Irvine     Volleyball Coach Volunteer – GHS
       Cleveland Steward Basketball Coach Volunteer - GHS
       Kevin Dick        Baseball Coach Volunteer – GHS
       Duane Dick        Baseball Coach Volunteer – GHS
       Candice Berko     Independent Volunteer at Evergreen
       Tammy Johnson Independent Volunteer at Evergreen
       Kelly Manso       Independent Volunteer at Ramsey
       Mary Cirucci      Independent Volunteer at Ramsey
       Sandra Seidling Independent Volunteer at Cleveland Steward



                            SECTION E
                   CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS


I.     RESOLVED that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves the
       following conferences/conventions:

NAME         CONFERENCE                CITY         AMOUNT    DAYS SUB


A. Adamu     NECTFL Conference         Baltimore    $220.00   4     YES

J. Blash     NECTFL Conference         Baltimore    $220.00   4     YES

A. Rodgers NECTFL Conference           Baltimore    $220.00   4     YES

J. Scott     NECTFL Conference         Baltimore    $220.00   4     YES

M. DeMao     What’s New in Children    Pittsburgh   $310.05   1     YES
             Literature

M. Gibson    FBLA Conference           Hershey      $994.00   4     NO

E. Lascek    PEMA All-State Chorus     Hershey      $850.80   4     YES

C. Matta     PA Speech and Hearing     Pittsburgh   $200.00   3     NO
             Conference

S. Pastor    PA Speech and Hearing     Pittsburgh   $300.00   3     NO
             Conference




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T. Riccardi FEFE National Training                 Tucson           $600.00 (1) 5            NO

(1) Paid by Title II Funds


                                 SECTION F
                   ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – ACTION AGENDA


   RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves and
   authorizes (as appropriate) the following item, listed in the
   Administrative Report, Section F, item I, for March 14, 2011, Study
   Session Meeting.
   NOTE:             If any section, clause, provision, or portion of this Resolution for Section F
                     shall be held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction,
                     such decision shall not affect any other section, clause, provision, or portion
                     of this Resolution so long as it remains legally enforceable minus the invalid
                     portion.


    I. APPROVAL TO BID – CAPITAL RESERVE FUND – NEW HOT WATER
       HEATER FOR GATEWAY HIGH SCHOOL

       RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves the
       Administration’s request to advertise (in the Times Express and the
       Tribune-Review) a request for bids for a vendor to furnish and install a
       new hot water heater in the Gateway High School and for the same
       vendor to dispose of the existing broken hot water heater at the Gateway
       High School.

Motion:           Mr. Bailey
Second:           Mr. Williams

Roll call vote:

       Mr. Bailey                 aye              Mrs. Rawson              aye
       Mr. Magill                 absent           Mr. Rosipal              aye
       Mrs. Neilly                aye              Mr. Wightkin             aye
       Mr. Nowak                  aye              Mr. Williams             aye
       Mr. O’Donnell              aye

Motion carried.




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                              SECTION F
                        ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT

RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves and
authorizes (as appropriate) the following items, listed in the
Administrative Report, Section F, items I thru XIII , for March 23, 2011,
Regular Board Meeting.
NOTE:        If any section, clause, provision, or portion of this Resolution for Section F
             shall be held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction,
             such decision shall not affect any other section, clause, provision, or portion
             of this Resolution so long as it remains legally enforceable minus the invalid
             portion.


 I. ACCEPTANCE OF A GRANT FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA
    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (PDE)

   RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors accepts a grant
   from the Pennsylvania Department of Education in the amount of $10,000
   for the project entitled “DIBELS Electronic Data Management System”.


II. APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 2011-1 MAIL BALLOT – EASTERN
    AREA SPECIAL SCHOOLS

   RESOLVED, that as authorized by Section 1704 of the Public School
   Code of 1949, as amended, all voting on the affairs of the Joint Board of
   School Directors of Eastern Area Special Schools shall be conducted by
   mail ballot. (EXHIBIT A)


III. APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 2011-2 MAIL BALLOT – 2011-2012
     BUDGET OF EASTERN AREA SPECIAL SCHOOLS

   RESOLVED, that the Budget of the Eastern Area Special Schools for
   2011-2012 school year in the form appended hereto is hereby approved.
   (EXHIBIT B)


IV. PRIMARY APPROVAL – OVERNIGHT EXCURSION – JUNIOR
    CLASSICAL LEAGUE

   RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors grants primary
   approval for the Junior Classical League to attend the 2011 Junior
   Classical League Convention at Penn State University, May 20 thru May
   22. (EXHIBIT C)



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 V. FINAL APPROVAL – OVERNIGHT EXCURSION – JUNIOR CLASSICAL
    LEAGUE

    RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors grants final
    approval for the Junior Classical League to attend the 2011 Junior
    Classical League Convention at Penn State University, May 20 thru May
    22. (EXHIBIT D)


VI. PRIMARY APPROVAL – OVERNIGHT EXCURSION – PMEA ALL
    STATE CHORUS

    RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors grants primary
    approval for students to attend the PMEA All State Chorus in Hershey PA
    April 13 thru April 16. (EXHIBIT E)


VII. FINIAL APPROVAL – OVERNIGHT EXCURSION – PMEA ALL STATE
     CHORUS

    RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors grants final
    approval for students to attend the PMEA All State Chorus in Hershey PA
    April 13 thru April 16. (EXHIBIT F)


VIII. ACCEPTANCE, APPROVAL, AND RELEASE OF THE DISTRICT’S
      JUNE 30, 2010 AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

    RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves the
    Administration’s request to accept and to approve the District’s June 30,
    2010 Audited Financial Statements and Supplemental Information, Single
    Audit Report Package, and Schedule of Current Real Estate Tax
    Collections as prepared by McKeever Varga & Senko and to release the
    reports as required to the various Federal and State oversight agencies.


IX. APPROVAL OF THE ALLEGHENY INTERMEDIATE UNIT #3
    PROGRAM OF SERVICES BUDGET FOR 2011-2012

    RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves the
    Administration’s request to approve the 2011-2012 Allegheny Intermediate
    Unit #3’s (AIU#3) Program of Services (POS) Budget. The total POS
    Budget for 2011-2012 is $3,815,375 and reflects an overall decrease of
    $2,425 or 0.064% in overall expenditures. The total district allocation by
    state subsidy withholding for 2011-2012 for all school districts is
    $1,764,150 reflecting an increase of $0 or 0.00% from the 2010-2011


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    Budget. The District’s share of the allocation by State subsidy withholding
    for 2011-2012 is estimated to be $79,338.32. (EXHIBIT G)


 X. AWARD OF BID – GENERAL FUND – NEW PIANO FOR HIGH
    SCHOOL CHORAL ROOM

    RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves the
    Administration’s request to award the bid for a new Steinway Model M
    piano for the High School Choral Room to Trombino Piano Gallerie who is
    the lowest responsible bidder to meet the District’s bid specifications in the
    amount of $50,060 with the official purchase to not occur until District
    receipt of the insurance check from School Claims Service.


XI. AWARD OF BIDS – CAPITAL RESERVE FUND – CAPITAL
    MAINTENANCE SERVICES

    RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves the
    Administration’s request to award the bid for the installation of Auditorium
    House, Theater, and Emergency Lighting at the Gateway Middle School to
    Hanlon Electric who is the lowest responsible bidder to meet the District’s
    bid specifications in the amount of $62,400.


XII. AWARD OF CONTRACT – GENERAL FUND – NEW FIELD LIGHT
     POLES AT THE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL FIELDS

    RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves the
    Administration’s request to award a contract to Musco Sports Lighting,
    LLC from the State Costars pre-bid contract for the demolition and
    disposal of the existing 23 Whitco brand field light poles and the materials
    and labor required for the installation of 10 new Musco brand field light
    poles at the High School Baseball and Softball Fields in the amount of
    $300,235.


XIII. AWARD OF CONTRACT – GENERAL FUND – GEOTECHNICAL
      ENGINEERING SERVICES REQUIRED FOR NEW FIELD LIGHT
      POLES AT THE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL FIELDS

    RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves the
    Administration’s request to award a professional services contract to
    Garvin Boward Beitko Engineering, Inc. for 10 soil testing samples
    required for the installation of the 10 new Musco brand field light poles at




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       the High School Baseball and Softball Fields for a maximum amount of
       $26,390.


                           SECTION F
        ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT - ADDENDUM ITEM FOR REVIEW


I.     APPROVAL OF THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

       RESOLVED, that the Gateway Board of School Directors approves the
       2011-2012 School Year Calendar. (EXHIBIT H)


                            SECTION G
             RESOLUTIONS PRESENTED BY BOARD MEMBERS

There were no resolutions presented by board members.


                          ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Dr. Petrella welcomed the residents in attendance and thanked them for their
public comments. He reported that the administration is committed to being as
finically responsible as they can be and pointed out that last year they cut
personnel costs in central administration by almost $100,000 and overall costs by
approximately one million dollars. He said they do not want to raise taxes and
because of the planning by the district, Gateway is in better shape then
surrounding school districts and they have not compromised the students. He
then outlined student achievement and growth. Last he congratulated the boys’
basketball team and the swimmer for their accomplishments.


Mr. Schott gave the following statement with regards to the 2011-2012 school
year budget and basic education funding:

“All 500 school districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania received
extremely bad financial news last week during Governor Tom Corbett’s budget
address. Overall State education funding was proposed to be significantly lower
for the 2011-2012 fiscal year for all school districts. However, the Gateway
School District under the leadership of the Board of School Directors and the
Central Administrative Team previously took the initiative in the formulation of the
District’s Preliminary General Fund Budget to predict and react in a proactive
manner to several of the proposed reduced State revenue reductions for the
2011-2012 fiscal year. In addition, the District made other fiscally conservative
expenditure predictions in the formulation of the District’s Preliminary Budget.



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The proposed State budget decreases the District’s Basic Education Funding for
the 2011-2012 fiscal year by as much as 11% or $780,000. The proposed State
budget freezes the District’s Special Education Funding, eliminates the District’s
Accountability Block Grant funding, eliminates the District’s Reimbursement for
Charter School Expenditures, and reduces the District’s Reimbursement for
Employer Share of Social Security and Medicare Tax Expenditures for the 2011-
2012 fiscal year in the approximate amount of $747,000.

The steps taken in the finalization and means utilized to balance the District’s
current 2010-2011 fiscal year Budget have made the District better able to meet
the various financial challenges encountered in the development and finalization
of the 2011-2012 fiscal year Budget. Compared to our neighboring school
districts, the District is in a much better financial position to react to the current
negative economic environment. Many critical fiscal decisions with multiple fiscal
year financial implications will be required by the District in the upcoming months
to finalize the 2011-2012 Budget. The District is committed to implementing
various proposed expenditure saving initiatives to not only “balance” the budget
but also to support and advance the educational initiatives of the District.”


                          BOARD MEMBER REPORTS


Mr. Wightkin reported that the on March 2nd Gateway High School held an
Engineering Career Night and he said it was a success. He announced that
there would be Budget and Finance Committee meetings on April 4 th and May 2nd
at the Gateway High School LGI Room. The meetings would be open to the
public and the purpose of the meetings will be to review the 2011-2012 school
year preliminary budget.

Mrs. Rawson congratulated the student athletics recognized at the beginning of
the meeting. She then stated that she has been a Board Member for 4 years and
said she sympathizes with the residents for their concerns regarding a proposed
tax increase. She pointed out that taxes were raised last year for the first time in
5 years and said out that she too is on a fix income. She said they are doing
everything possible to be prudent and hold the line. She commended the
administration and said they are doing a great job.

Mr. O’Donnell congratulated the student athletics recognized at the beginning of
the meeting. He next commended Dr. Hines and everyone involved in the new
curriculum presented at the Curriculum Committee meeting prior to the Study
Session. He said it is great to see the public in attendance. He said they will
continue to work on the budget for next school year and invited the residents to
attend the Budget and Finance Committee meetings.




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Mr. Bailey congratulated the student athletics recognized at the beginning of the
meeting.

Mrs. Neilly thanked Dr. Hines for her work on the new curriculum presented
earlier in the evening. She congratulated the student athletics recognized at the
beginning of the meeting and reported that she attended Youth Night at Gateway
Middle School. She emphasized the importance for residents to attend Budget,
Curriculum and Technology Committee meetings. She questioned Mr. Schott on
where they are with the RFP’s for new printers. She announced that there would
be a Policy Committee Meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at 6:00 pm,
before the Regular Board meeting. She wished her mother a Happy 81st
Birthday.

Mr. Williams congratulated the student athletics recognized at the beginning of
the meeting.

Mr. Rosipal congratulated all the students that were recognized for their
academic and athletic achievements. He gave an update on residency checks.
He wished his brother Mike a speedy recovery after a recent surgery. He
emphasized the importance for residents attend the upcoming Budget and
Finance Committee meetings.


                       COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE

             Mike Berryman – Monroeville – proposed tax increase
             Kevin Dick – Pitcairn – Closing of Pitcairn Elementary
             John Pietrone – Monroeville - proposed tax increase
             Patrick Baxter – Pitcairn – proposed tax increase
             Chad Stubenbort – Monroeville – Curriculum and mid-term & final
              exams

                                 ADJOURNMENT

Hearing no further comments, Mr. Rosipal asked for a motion to adjourn.

Motion:        Mr. O’Donnell
Second:        Mr. Williams

The Study Session Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

                                          Respectfully Submitted,


                                          Bonnie Easha, Secretary
                                          Gateway Board of School Director


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