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									                        ROSE TREE MEDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
                          BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS

       Informational Session            October 26, 2006   7:30 p.m.

                                        AGENDA


I.      Committee Highlights & Liason Reports

        A.    Student Liaison Reports
        B.    Teaching & Learning
        C.    Finance
        D.    Operations
        E.    Personnel
        F.    Pupil Services
        G.    Technology
        H.    Liaison Reports


II.     Building Update - Principals


III.    Adjournment
                        ROSE TREE MEDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
                          BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS

         Legislative Meeting         October 26, 2006              8:00 p.m.

                                         AGENDA

I.     Call to Order                     Roll Call         Pledge of Allegiance


II.    Approval of Minutes

       A.      Legislative Meeting of September 28, 2006

III.        Presentations and Awards

       A.      2007 National Merit Semi-Finalists: Kevin Axelrod, Sarah Evans, Victor
               Janmey, Randy Kreider, Emily Moberg, Adam Papamarcos, Daniel Sprik,
               Lana Stern, and Sarah Sunshine.

IV.    Educational Presentation

       A.      A Portrait of Kindergarten in 2006: Reflections on the PA Academic
               Standards for Kindergarten and Meeting the Needs of all Learners

V.     Reports

       A.      School Reports
       B.      Superintendent’s Report
       C.      Solicitor’s Report
       D.      President’s Report

VI.    Scheduled Presentations (Limited to Five Minutes Each)

       A.      RTMEA
       B.      RTM Education Foundation
       C.      Healthy Communities Initiative
VII.    Unscheduled Presentations (Limited to Three Minutes Each)

        A.    Rose Tree Media Residents

VIII.   Old Business

        A.    Policy Review
              1.     Energy Policy – Second Reading – See Attachment B

IX.     New Business

        A.    Personnel
              1.    Terminations
                    a.      Professional
                    b.      Non-Instructional
              2.    Nominations
                    a.      Professional
                    b.      Non-Instructional
              3.    General
                    a.      Classification Change
                    b.      Unpaid Leave of Absence
                    c.      Supplementals
                    d.      Degree Advancement
                    e.      Rescind Supplemental Contract
                    f.      Other – See Attachment A
        B.    Overnight Trips
              1.    Ice Hockey Club Tournament – Toronto, Canada
              2.     Penncrest Marching Band – Jacksonville, FL
              3.     Future Business Leaders of America – Penn State
              4.     Girls Cross Country – Lehigh University
        C.    Addendum – Personnel (none)
        D.    Addendum – General (none)

X.      Finance
        A.    Purchasing (none)
        B.    General
              1.       Springton Lake Middle School – HVAC Renovation, Summer 2007
              2.       Media Elementary School – Lease Agreement with Calvary Chapel
                        of Delaware County
              3.       Penncrest High School – Chemical Storage Room
              4.       Snow Removal Agreement – Renewal
              5.       Change Orders
              6.       Transportation- CADES Contract – Annual Renewal
              7.       Vanguard School
              8.       Holcomb Behavioral Health systems
        C.    Financials for September, 2006
        D.    Bill lists for September, 2006

XI.     Adjournment
                                ANNOUNCEMENT

There will be an executive session of the School Board for matters of personnel at
6:30 p.m. prior to the Informational Session of November 30, 2006, at Springton Lake
Middle School. The Legislative meetings are recorded on tape.
                                         EXCELLENCE
                                         TODAY                             Rose Tree Media School District
                                         FOR TOMORROW                                      308 North Olive Street
                                                                                 Media, Pennsylvania 19063-2493
                                                                                        Telephone: 610-627-.6000
                                                                                              Fax: 610-891-0959
                                                                                                 www.rtmsd.org



Denise C. Kerr, Ed.D.                                                                           Sharon A. Learn
Superintendent of Schools                                                                      Board Secretary




         To:                Members of the Board of School Directors
                            Denise C. Kerr, Ed.D., Superintendent
         From:              Sharon A. Learn, Board Secretary
         Date:              September 29, 2006
         Subject:           Minutes of the September 28, 2006 Legislative Meeting

         I. Call to Order                      Roll Call                     Pledge of Allegiance

         Board Members in Attendance:                  Student Board Members:
         Nancy Fronduti, Board President                     Mike Peche
         Stacey Benson,Vice President                        Lepi Jha
         Veronica Barbato                                    Courtney O’Conner
         Linda Fox
         Nancy Mackrides
         William Montgomery
         Jeffrey Pettit
         Thomas Shoemaker

         Also in attendance:
         Denise Kerr, Super. of Schools                      Joanne Horan, Assist. Princ. SLMS
         Ken Batchelor, Principal, PCHS                      Joyce Jeuell, Principal, SLMS
         Meg Barney, R&D Specialist                          Mack Johnson, Management Sys. Admin.
         Pete Barry, Ass’t. Principal, SLMS                  Judy Jalbert, Psychologist
         Bill Bennett, Principal, ILE                        Bonnie Kinsler, Acting Transp. Dir.
         Valerie Burnett, Dir.of Pupil Serivces              Patti Linden, Dir. of Tech. & Infor.
         Anne Callahan, Dir. of Human Resources              John Lohn, Ass’t Principal, PCHS
         Ken Curran, Psychologist                            Anthony Lombardo, Assess.Spec. &
         Ben Danson, PCHS RTMEA Pres.                                Data Analysis
         Joe D’Antonio, Athletic Director                    Kim McCann, Info. Tech. Specialist
         Eleanor DiMarino-Linnen, Psychologist               Danielle Penza, Accountant
         William Dougherty, Principal, GWE                   Roxanne Schupp, Super. Business Oper
         Susan Evans, Ass’t Principal, PCHS                  Steve Taylor, Dir.Teaching &
         Angela Gilbert, Dir. of Teaching & Learning         Learning/Second. Educ.
            Elem.                                            Sandra Shacklady White, Second.
         Ron Harris, Network Specialist                      Super.of Spec. Educ.
         Ralph Harrison, Asst. Princ. PCHS                   Thomas Kelly, Solicitor
         Mary Beth Hoffman, Occup.Therapist




                                                  1                                 9/28/06
The Legislative Meeting of the Board of School Directors of the Rose Tree Media School
District was held on Thursday, September 28, 2006, at Springton Lake Middle School. The
meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by President Fronduti.

In Memoriam – Tribute to Norm Kelly

At this time, a video was presented in memoriam to Norm Kelly, who passed away on
August 25, 2006. Board President Fronduti read a letter of tribute written by student
John Schnaars.

II.   Approval of Minutes

      A.     Legislative Meeting Minutes of August 24, 2006

             Mr. Montgomery moved and Mrs. Mackrides seconded a motion to adopt the
             following resolution:
             RESOLUTION: 2006-2007 - 19

             Resolve, that the Board approve the Legislative Meeting Minutes of
             August 24, 2006

             The aforegoing resolution was declared adopted by the Chair, the vote being:

              AYES:         Nancy Fronduti, Veronica Barbato, Thomas Shoemaker,
                            Nancy Mackrides, Stacey Benson, Jeffrey Pettit,
                            Linda Fox, William Montgomery
             NAYS:          None




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III.   Presentations & Awards

       A.    New Employees Video
       B.    Tom Shoemaker, School Board Member Resignation

             Mrs. Mackrides moved and Mrs. Fox seconded a motion to adopt the
             following resolution:
             RESOLUTION: 2006-2007 - 20

             Resolve, that the Board accept the resignation letter from Tom Shoemaker,
             School Board Director, effective October 19, 2006.

             The aforegoing resolution was declared adopted by the Chair, the vote being:

             AYES:        Nancy Fronduti, Veronica Barbato, Linda Fox,
                          Thomas Shoemaker, Nancy Mackrides, Stacey Benson,
                          Jeffrey Pettit, William Montgomery
             NAYS:        None

             Mrs. Pettit moved and Mr. Montgomery seconded a motion to adopt the
             following resolution:
             RESOLUTION: 2006-2007 – 21

             Resolve, that the Board present a RTM Award to Tom Shoemaker for his
             dedication and service to the Rose Tree Media School District as a member
             of the School Board from 1995 – 2006.

             The aforegoing resolution was declared adopted by the Chair, the vote being:

              AYES:       Nancy Fronduti, Veronica Barbato, Linda Fox,
                          Thomas Shoemaker, Nancy Mackrides, Stacey Benson,
                          Jeffrey Pettit, William Montgomery
             NAYS:        None




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      C.    Student Athlete - Karen Shump

            Mrs. Mackrides moved and Mrs. Barbato seconded a motion to adopt the
            Following resolution:
            RESOLUTION: 2006 – 2007 - 22

            Resolve, that the Board recognize, Karen Shump, as an outstanding athlete
            and student for her many accomplishments. Karen won first place in the state
            track meet in shot put and 4th place in discuss at the PA 2006 State Outdoor
            Track Championship.

            The aforegoing resolution was declared adopted by the Chair, the vote being:

             AYES:       Nancy Fronduti, Veronica Barbato, Linda Fox,
                         Thomas Shoemaker, Nancy Mackrides, Stacey Benson,
                         Jeffrey Pettit, William Montgomery
             NAYS:       None

IV.   Educational Presentation

      A.    Educational Resource Center – Mr. Harrison, Dr. Burnett, Mr. Batchelor

V.    Reports

      A.    School Reports – In Official Legislative Minutes of September 28, 2006
      B.    Superintendent’s Report - In Official Legislative Minutes of September 28,
            2006
      C.    Solicitor’s Report - In Official Legislative Minutes of September 28,
            2006

            Mr. Shoemaker moved and Mr. Montgomery seconded a motion to
            adopt the following resolution:
            RESOLUTION: 2006-2007 - 23

            Resolve, that the Board approve the Solicitor’s requests to settle the
            Middletown Township Tax Assessment appeal for the following:
            Glenn/Sandra Schutsky – 16 South Citation Lane, Middletown Township.

            The aforegoing resolution was declared adopted by the Chair, the vote being:

             AYES:       Nancy Fronduti, Veronica Barbato, Linda Fox
                         Thomas Shoemaker, Stacey Benson, William Montgomery
             NAYS:       Jeffrey Pettit
             ABSTAIN:    Nancy Mackrides




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       D.    President’s Report - In Official Legislative Minutes of September 28,
             2006

VI.    Scheduled Presentations

       A.    RTMEA- Ben Danson, President

             Ben Danson suggest that Rose Tree Media School District donate unused
             books and supplies to the Common Ground Relief Fund of New Orleans to
             help get their schools back and running.

             At this time the following motion was made:

             Mr. Montgomery moved and Mrs. Mackrides seconded a motion to adopt the
             following resolution:
             RESOLUTION: 2006-2007 - 24

             Resolve, that the Board approve the request for Rose Tree Media School
             District to donate various books and supplies no longer in use to the Common
             Ground Relief Fund of New Orleans, to help get their schools back and
             running.

             The aforegoing resolution was declared adopted by the Chair, the vote being:

             AYES:        Nancy Fronduti, Veronica Barbato, Linda Fox,
                          Thomas Shoemaker, Nancy Mackrides, Stacey Benson,
                          Jeffrey Pettit, William Montgomery
             NAYS:        None

       B.    RTM Education Foundation – Dr. Meg Barney, Executive Director
       C.    Healthy Communities Initiative – None

VII.   Unscheduled Presentations

       A.    Rose Tree Media Residents




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VIII.   Old Business

        A.    Policies Review - Second Read and Approval
              1.     Policy #105.1–Curriculum Review for Parents and Students
              2.     Policy #106 – Course Guides
              3.     Policy #111 – Lesson Plans
              4.     Policy #126 – Class Size/Faculty Staffing
              5.     Policy #214 – Class Rank
              6.     Policy #217 – Graduation Requirements

                       Mr. Pettit moved and Mrs. Barbato seconded a motion to
                       adopt the following resolution:
                       RESOLUTION: 2006-2007 - 25

                       Resolve, that the Board approve the following:

                       1. Policy #105.1–Curriculum Review for Parents and Students

                       Resolve, that the Board approve the Curriculum Guides Policy.
                       See Attachment A in Official Legislative Minutes of September 28,
                       2006.

                       2. Policy #106 – Course Guides

                       Further resolve, that the Board approve the Course Guides Policy.
                       See Attachment B in Official Legislative Minutes of September 28,
                       2006.

                       3. Policy #111 – Lesson Plans

                       Further resolve, that the Board approve the Lesson Plans Policy.
                       See Attachment C in Official Legislative Minutes of September 28,
                       2006.

                       4. Policy #126 – Class Size/Faculty Staffing

                       Further resolve, that the Board approve the Class Size/Faculty Staffing
                       Policy. See Attachment D in Official Legislative Minutes of September
                       28, 2006.




                                           6                                9/28/06
VIII.   Old Business

        A.   Policy Review (continued)

               5.   Policy #214 – Class Rank

                    Further resolve, that the Board approve the Class Rank Policy.
                    See Attachment E in Official Legislative Minutes of September 28,
                    2006.

               6.   Policy #217 – Graduation Requirements

                    Further resolve, that the Board approve the Graduation Requirement
                    Policy. See Attachment F in Official Legislative Minutes of September
                    28, 2006.

                    The aforegoing resolution was declared adopted by the Chair, the vote
                    being:

                    AYES:        Nancy Fronduti, Veronica Barbato, Linda Fox, Thomas
                                 Shoemaker, Nancy Mackrides, Stacey Benson,
                                 Jeffrey Pettit, William Montgomery
                       NAYS:     None




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IX.   New Business

      A.   Personnel
      B.   Overnight Trips
           1. Penncrest Students to PSBA Student Delegate Conference
      C.   Policy Review – First Reading
           1. Energy Management - Attachment I
      D.   Addendum – Personnel (none)

           Mr. Shoemaker moved and Mrs. Mackrides seconded a motion to adopt the
           following resolution:
           RESOLUTION: 2006-2007– 26

           Resolve, that the Board approve the following Personnel section:

           1.    Terminations

                 a.     Professional
                        1.    Norman Kelly, Deceased, August 25, 2005.

                 b.     Non-Instructional
                        1.    Anne Antonelli, Food Service Worker, Resignation,
                              effective September 1, 2006.

                        2.      Christopher Carbo, Support       Staff   II,   Resignation,
                                effective August 22, 2006.

                        3.      Dawn Carroll, Support Staff II, Resignation, effective
                                September 1, 2006.

                        4.      Kathryn Hajjar, Support Staff II, Resignation, effective
                                August 20, 2006.

                        5.      Thomas Koch, Bus Driver, Termination, effective August
                                27, 2006.

                        6.      Calperta Scott, Support Staff II, Resignation, effective
                                August 21, 2006.

                        7.      Margaret Wilkins, Food Service Worker, Retirement,
                                effective September 1, 2006.

                        8.      Barbara Stalford, Retirement, effective October 1, 2006.

                        9.      Barbara House, .2 Music Teacher, Furlough, position
                                eliminated effective August 28, 2006.



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IX.   New Business

      2.   Nominations

           a.    Professional

                 1.      Robin McCarthy, Long Term Substitute Health/Physical
                         Education Teacher, effective September 5, 2006, at an
                         annual salary of $41,794, Bachelor’s/Step 1. Ms.
                         McCarthy received her Bachelor’s Degree from West
                         Chester University. She is assigned to Springton Lake
                         Middle School replacing Stephanie Baumgardner who is
                         on leave. NOTE: Ms. McCarthy is being hired pending
                         completion of her pre-employment paperwork.

                 2.      Randy Mileto, .4 Long Term Substitute Health/Physical
                         Education Teacher, effective September 5, 2006, at an
                         annual salary of $41,794, Bachelor’s/Step 1, to be
                         prorated at 40%. Mr. Mileto received his Bachelor’s
                         Degree from West Chester University. He is assigned to
                         Springton Lake Middle School replacing Tonya Melchior.
                         NOTE: Mr. Mileto is being hired pending completion of
                         his pre-employment paperwork.

                 3.      Michael Reese, Long Term Substitute Special Education
                         Social Studies Teacher, effective September 5, 2006, at
                         an annual salary of $45,294, Master’s/Step 1. Mr. Reese
                         received his Bachelor’s Degree from West Chester
                         University and his Master’s Degree from Cabrini College.
                         He is assigned to Penncrest High School for the 1st
                         semester replacing Marie Castellan who is on sabbatical.
                         NOTE: Mr. Reese is being hired pending completion of
                         his pre-employment paperwork.

                 4.      Julie Small, Long Term Substitute Elementary Teacher,
                         effective September 5, 2006, at an annual salary of
                         $41,974, Bachelor’s/Step 1. Ms. Small received her
                         Bachelor’s Degree from Millersville University. She is
                         assigned to Glenwood Elementary replacing Maria
                         Cocola who is on leave. NOTE: Ms. Small is being hired
                         pending completion of her pre-employment paperwork.

                 5.      Richard Dunlap, Interim Principal, Glenwood Elementary,
                         effective August 28, 2006 to September 15, 2006, at the
                         rate of $400 per day.




                                9                              9/28/06
IX.   New Business

      2.    Nominations

           b.    Non-Instructional

                 1.       Linda Bendak, Assistant Food Service Coordinator,
                          effective September 11, 2006, at the rate of $9.80 per
                          hour. Ms. Bendak is assigned to the Education Center.
                          NOTE: Ms. Bendak is being hired pending completion of
                          her pre-employment paperwork.

                 2.       Lisa Blake, Support Staff II, Personal Instructional
                          Assistant, effective September 11, 2006, at the rate of
                          $12.81 per hour. Ms. Blake is assigned to Penncrest
                          High School replacing Kathy Hajjar who resigned. NOTE:
                          Ms. Blake is being hired pending completion of her pre-
                          employment paperwork.

                 3.       Jean Davis, Support Staff I, effective September 11,
                          2006, at the rate of $10.82 per hour. Ms. Davis is
                          assigned to Springton Lake Middle School replacing
                          Barbara Protesto who resigned. NOTE: Ms. Davis is
                          being hired pending completion of her pre-employment
                          paperwork.

                 4.       Joanne Goldsmith, Support Staff II, Personal Instructional
                          Assistant, effective September 11, 2006, at the rate of
                          $12.81 per hour. Ms. Goldsmith is assigned to Penncrest
                          High School replacing Florence Brown who was
                          reassigned. NOTE: Ms. Goldsmith is being hired pending
                          completion of her pre-employment paperwork.

                 5.       Patricia Impagliazzo, Support Staff II, Personal
                          Instructional Assistant, effective September 11, 2006, at
                          the rate of $12.81 per hour. Ms. Impagliazzo is assigned
                          to Media Elementary School replacing Erin Dougherty
                          who resigned. NOTE: Ms. Impagliazzo is being hired
                          pending completion of her pre-employment paperwork.

                 6.       Sally Phillips, Food Service Worker, effective September
                          18, 2006, at the rate of $8.45 per hour. Ms. Phillips is
                          assigned to Springton Lake Middle School. NOTE: Ms.
                          Phillips is being hired pending completion of her pre-
                          employment paperwork.




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IX.   New Business

      2.   Nominations

           b.    Non-Instructional (continued)

                 7.      Nicholas Polidori, Substitute Bus Driver, effective
                         September 5, 2006, at the rate of $18.55 per hour. Mr.
                         Polidori is assigned to the Transportation Department.
                         NOTE: Mr. Polidori is being hired pending completion of
                         his pre-employment paperwork.

                 8.      Christina Raymond, Support Staff I, effective September
                         11, 2006, at the rate of $10.82 per hour. Ms. Raymond is
                         assigned to Rose Tree Elementary replacing Jean
                         Claycomb who resigned. NOTE: Ms. Raymond is being
                         hired pending completion of her pre-employment
                         paperwork.

                 9.      Cynthia Taddeo, Support Staff II, Personal Instructional
                         Assistant, effective September 6, 2006, at the rate of
                         $12.81 per hour. Ms. Taddeo is assigned to Indian Lane
                         Elementary School. This is a new position. NOTE: Ms.
                         Taddeo is being hired pending completion of her pre-
                         employment paperwork.

                 10.     Sharon Wolf, Support Staff II, Personal Instructional
                         Assistant, effective September 28, 2006, at the rate of
                         $12.81 per hour. Ms. Wolf is assigned to Indian Lane
                         Elementary. This is a new position. NOTE: Ms. Wolf is
                         being hired pending completion of her pre-employment
                         paperwork.

                 11.     Robert Young, Support Staff II, Personal Instructional
                         Assistant, effective September 7, 2006, at the rate of
                         $12.81 per hour. Mr. Young is assigned to Media
                         Elementary School replacing Maureen Muzikar who is on
                         leave. NOTE: Mr. Young is being hired pending
                         completion of his pre-employment paperwork.

                 12.     Alice Weischedel, Support Staff II, Personal Instructional
                         Assistant, from August 29, 2006 through August 31,
                         2006, at the rate of $12.22 per hour.




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IX.   New Business

      2.   Nominations

           b.    Non-Instructional (continued)

                 13.     Janet Domingos, Math Associate for the 2006-2007
                         school year at the rate of $12.00 per hour. Ms. Domingos
                         is assigned to Penncrest High School.

                 14.     Mary McConville, Reading Associate for the 2006-2007
                         school year at the rate of $12.00 per hour. Ms.
                         McConville is assigned to Penncrest High School.

                 15.     Bonnie Kinsler, Acting Transportation Supervisor,
                         effective September 18, 2006, at the annual salary of
                         $65,000. Ms. Kinsler is assigned to the Transportation
                         Department.

                 16.     Linda Cardwell, Career Counselor for the 2006-2007
                         school year at the rate of $25.00 per hour. Ms. Cardwell
                         is assigned to Penncrest High School.

                 17.     Svitlana Duffy, Support Staff II, Personnel Instructional
                         Assistant, effective September 25, 2006 at the rate of
                         $12.81 per hour. Ms. Duffy is assigned to Penncrest High
                         School. NOTE: Ms. Duffy is being hired pending
                         completion of her pre-employment paperwork.

      3.    General

           a.    Classification Change

                 1.      Diane Heiland from .9 to 1.0 Physical Education Teacher.
                         Ms. Heiland is assigned to Rose Tree Elementary.




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IX.   New Business

      3.   General

           b.    Degree Advancement

                 1.    Recommend Board recognize the following personnel for
                       degree advancement and adjust their salaries
                       accordingly effective August 28, 2006:

                                                        TO

                       Craig Casner                     Master’s +20
                       Mathew Fisher                    Master’s Equiv.
                       Stacy Gallagher                  Master’s
                       Paul Graham                      Master’s
                       Pamela Gregg                     Master’s +20
                       Susan Griffin                    Master’s +40
                       Elisha Mattson                   Master’s +20
                       Elizabeth McKelvey               Master’s +40
                       Carol Mitchell                   Master’s +60
                       Maureen Naylor                   Master’s +20
                       Gregory Puckett                  Permanent Cert.
                       David Stango                     Master’s
                       Elizabeth Thompson               Master’s +60
                       James Walls                      Master’s +40

           c.    Rescind Supplemental Contracts

                 1.    Shari Krauss, Assistant Varsity Cheerleading Coach. Ms.
                       Krauss is no longer an employee of Rose Tree Media
                       School District.

                 2.    Mark Clark, Drama Coach, Mr. Clark will not be taking
                       the position.

           d.    Supplemental Contracts

                 1.    Recommend Board approval for the following personnel
                       to serve as Challenge Program Mentors for the 2006-
                       2007 school year at the annual salary of $516.00:

                       Gail Diksa                 Christine Penning
                       Brian Dougherty            Nancy Peters
                       Helen Douglas-Garrett      Lori Rice-Spring
                       Michele Hart               Karen Walker
                       Michael Ludwig             Michele Woodward


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IX.   New Business

      3.   General

           d.    Supplemental Contracts (continued)

                 2.    Paul DelPrato, Director of Incentive Program for the
                       2006-2007 school year, at the annual salary of $1,290.

                 3.    Samantha Abelson, Director of Challenge Program for
                       the 2006-2007 school year, at the annual salary of
                       $2,580.

                 4.    Recommend Board approval for the following personnel
                       to serve as Night School Teachers at the rate of $40 per
                       hour:

                       Sam Ableson               Kevin Nolen
                       Craig Casner              Michael Reese
                       Jerry Diaz                Mark Samilenko
                       Carley Dillon             Debbie Schnaars
                       Helen Douglas-Garrett     Robert Simpson
                       Brian Dougherty           Ed Somers
                       Linda Flexon              Sharon Sweeney
                       Karen Kerr                Ryan Walls

                 5.    Recommend Board approval for the following personnel
                       to serve as Theme Readers for the 2006-2007 school
                       year at the rate of $255 per month:

                       Michael Bury              John Pritchard
                       Helena Laing              Elaine Prizzi
                       Mary McConville

                 6.    Crystal Grace-Green, Communications Coordinator,
                       Glenwood Elementary, for the 2006-2007 school year at
                       the annual salary of $2,600.

                 7.    Eva Thomas, Communications Coordinator, Rose Tree
                       Elementary, for the 2006-2007 school year at the annual
                       salary of $2,600.

                 8.    Jason Ritter, Girls Freshman Volley Ball Coach for the
                       2006-2007 school year at the annual salary of $3,225.

                 9.    Pam Gregg, (.5) 6-1 Team Leader for the 2006-2007
                       school year at the annual salary of $387.



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IX.   New Business

      3.   General

           d.    Supplemental Contracts (continued)

                 10.   Donna Schied, from (1.0) 6-1 Team Leader to (.5) 6-1
                       Team Leader for the 2006-2007 school year at the
                       annual salary of $387.

                 11.   Jana Maxwell, Art Club Sponsor, Media Elementary, for
                       the 2006-2007 school year at the annual salary of $408.

                 12.   Jean McPheeters, K.I.D.S. Sponsor, Rose Tree
                       Elementary, for the 2006-2007 school year at the annual
                       salary of $408.

                 13.   Recommend the following personnel to serve as New
                       Teacher Mentors for the 2006-2007 school year at the
                       annual salary of $980.

                       Jacqueline Baker    SL   Elizabeth Matlock   PC
                       Linda Berkowitz     PC   Heather Reed        PC
                       Christine Dano      RT   DeAnn Scherer       PC
                       Sandra Goldman      PC   Michele Woodward    PC
                       Diane Imburgia      GW

                 14.   Recommend the Board approve the following salary
                       adjustments for New Teacher Mentors:

                 Todd Brown         $720        Tonya Melchior      $720
                 Tom Durant         $850        Heather Reed        $720
                 Nancy Gheysens     $720        DeAnn Scherer       $720
                 Sandy Goldman      $720        Robin Smith         $850
                 Diane Imburgia     $720        Ed Somers           $850
                 Theresa Long       $720        Suzanne Yanchek     $850

                 15.   Dana Welc, Language Arts Building Coordinator, from .5
                       to 1.0 at an annual salary of $2,600.

                 16.   Katherine White, Delaware County Minority Student
                       Achievement Consortium Sponsor, at the annual salary
                       of $2,500.




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IX.   New Business

      3.   General

           d.    Supplemental Contracts (continued)

                 17.   Ashley Barr, 8th Grade Field Hockey Coach, at the annual
                       salary of $2,709. Ms Barr is assigned to Springton Lake
                       Middle School. NOTE: Ms. Barr is being hired pending
                       completion of her pre-employment paperwork.

                 18.   Kristen Barr, 7th Grade Field Hockey Coach, at the
                       annual salary of $2,709. Ms. Barr is assigned to
                       Springton Lake Middle School. NOTE: Ms. Barr is being
                       hired pending completion of her pre-employment
                       paperwork.

                 19.   Abby Peifer, Communications Coordinator, Indian Lane
                       Elementary, at the annual salary of $2,600.

                 20.   Paul Forberger, .5 Communications Coordinator,
                       Glenwood Elementary, at the annual salary of $1,300.

                 21.   Debra Taylor, .5 Communications Coordinator, Glenwood
                       Elementary, at the annual salary of $1,300.

                 22.   Dana Sudal, Math Honor Society Sponsor, Penncrest
                       High School, at the annual salary of $1,032.

                 23.   Dora Mead, .5 Freshmen Class Sponsor, Penncrest High
                       School, at the annual salary of $709.50.

                 24.   Debra Schnaars, .5 Freshmen Class Sponsor, Penncret
                       High School, at the annual salary of $709.50.

                 25.   Recommend Board approval for the following personnel
                       to serve as Event Chaperones at Penncrest High School
                       for the 2006-2007 school year at the rate of $55.00 per
                       event:

                       Elaine Jay                Felicia Quinzi
                       Linda Kilpatrick          Enoch Stevenson




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IX.   New Business

      3.   General

           e.    Salary Change

                 1.      The following personnel salaries were incorrectly report
                         on the June Board. The correct salary should be:

                         T. Fritch                   $36,866
                         M. Paikoff                  $82,048
                         J. Tareilla                 $56,951
                         E. McIntyre                 $52,674
                         S. Ableson                  $52,674
                         A. Bugosh                   $43,863
                         E. Powell                   $45,894
                         K. Osgood                   $63,747

           f.    Create New Position

                 1.      Personal Instructional Assistant – Support Staff II

                         Recommend the Board approve the creation of an
                         additional Support Staff II – Personal Instructional
                         Assistant position to serve the needs of a student who
                         will be attending Media Elementary School.

           g.    Other

                 1.      Rescind appointment of Aaron Cylinder, Custodian. Mr.
                         Cylinder will not be joining Rose Tree Media School
                         District.

                 2.      Rescind appointment of James Ashton, Custodian. Mr.
                         Ashton will not be joining Rose Tree Media School
                         District.

                 3.      Rescind appointment of Mark Scaperotto, Custodian. Mr.
                         Scaperotto will not be joining Rose Tree Media School
                         District.

                 4.      Recommend Board approval of the Administrators and
                         Supervisors II Handbook on Compensation and Related
                         Benefits and the Handbook for Administrative Assistants
                         and Confidential Secretaries. See Attachments G and H.




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IX.   New Business

      3.   General

           g.    Other (continued)

                 5.      Recommend Board approval of the following salaries for
                         Administrators and Supervisors II and Confidential
                         Secretaries and Administrative Assistants for the 2006-
                         2007 school year:

           Elizabeth Gorman           Confidential Secretary     $32,370
           Debra Raup-Whiteside       Administrative Assistant   $42,760
           Donna Rottenberk           Administrative Assistant   $43,342
           Gail Boettcher             Administrative Assistant   $47,642

           Greg Bost           Facilities Foreman   GW           $34,362
           Gene Pysher         Facilities Foreman   SL           $51,816
           Armando Ragni       Facilities Foreman   PC           $41,600
           Heath Stewart       Facilities Foreman   ME           $35,946
           Joel Schupp         Facilities Foreman   IL           $33,280
           Kerry Feltner       Facilities Foreman   RT           $33,280
           Daron Jones         Maintenance Sup      SC           $51,653
           Ivan Brown          Custodian Sup.       SC           $59,596
           Phillip Quinzi      Garage Sup.          SC           $50,960
           Dawn Fitting        Dispatcher           SC           $38,677
           Dan Rottenberk      Printer              SC           $55,373


                 6.      Paul Griglione, Mechanic, effective August 25, 2006, at
                         the rate of $20.25 per hour. Mr. Griglione was incorrectly
                         reported on the August Board as Master Mechanic. Mr.
                         Griglione is assigned to the Transportation Department.

                 7.      Eva Thomas was incorrectly reported as attaining tenure
                         on the August Board. Ms. Thomas will not be tenured
                         until February, 2007.

                 The aforegoing resolution was declared adopted by the Chair,
                 the vote being:

                 AYES:         Nancy Fronduti, Veronica Barbato, Linda Fox,
                               Thomas Shoemaker, Nancy Mackrides,
                               Stacey Benson, William Montgomery,
                               Jeffrey Pettit
                 NAYS:         None




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IX.   New Business

      B.   Overnight Trips

           1.      Penncrest Students to PSBA Student Delegate Conference

                   Further resolve, that the Board approve the overnight trip to
                   Hershey, PA for PSBA Student Delegate Conference

      C.   Policy Review

           1.      Policy #810.4 Transportation - First Read

                   Further resolve, that the Board review Policy #810.4 for the first
                   reading. See Attachment H in Official Legislative Meeting of
                   September 28, 2006.

      D.   Addendum – Personnel (none)

           The aforegoing resolution was declared adopted by the Chair,
           the vote being:

           AYES:          Nancy Fronduti, Veronica Barbato, Linda Fox,
                          Thomas Shoemaker, Nancy Mackrides,
                          Stacey Benson, William Montgomery,
                          Jeffrey Pettit
           NAYS:          None




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IX.   New Business

      E.   Addendum – General

           1.   Concurrent Enrollment Agreements for Dual Enrollment

                Mrs. Barbato moved and Mr. Pettit seconded a motion to
                adopt the following resolution:
                RESOLUTION: 2006-2007 - 27

                Resolve, that the Board approve the attached Concurrent Enrollment
                Agreements with Delaware County Community College and Neumann
                College for Dual Enrollment for the 2006-2007 school year. See
                Attachment K and L in Official Legislative Minute of September 28, 2006.

                The aforegoing resolution was declared adopted by the Chair,
                the vote being:

                 AYES:         Nancy Fronduti, Veronica Barbato, Linda Fox,
                               Thomas Shoemaker, Nancy Mackrides,
                               Stacey Benson, William Montgomery,
                               Jeffrey Pettit
                 NAYS:         None




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X.   Finance

     A.    Purchasing
           1.      None
     B.    General
           1.      Change Orders
           2.      Indian Lane Elementary School – Rose Tree Soccer Club
           3.      Indian Lane elementary School – Courtyard Proposal
           4.      Architectural Services – Attachment J
           5.      NHS Autism School
           6.      Dr. Patrick Elliot – Alternative Autism Program Services
           7.      Mercy Rehab Physical therapy Services
           8.      Pediatric Therapeutic Services
           9.      Ann Haslanger
          10.      Dr. Robert F. Sing
          11.      Dr. Peter n. Christie
          12.      Kate Phelan Williams
          13.      Anthony Goldsmith
     C.    Financials August 2006
     D.    Bill Lists for August 2006

           Mrs. Mackrides moved and Mrs. Fox seconded a motion to adopt the
           following resolution:
           RESOLUTION: 2006-2007 – 28

           1.    Change Orders

                 Resolve that the Board approve the following change order:

                 Media Elementary School – Masonry Wall

                 Premier Building Restoration, $45,010 for additional
                 restoration work on the State Street side of the building.

           2.    Indian Lane Elementary School -- Rose Tree Soccer
                 Club

                 Further resolve that the Board approve the Rose Tree Soccer
                 Club request to place a storage shed on the lower level Indian
                 Lane Elementary School field providing the work is in
                 compliance with Middletown Township requirements.




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X.   Finance

     B.   General

          3. Indian Lane Elementary School - Courtyard Proposal

          Further resolve that the Board approve the Parent Teacher
          Group’s request to landscape the Norm Kelly Memorial
          Courtyard. The estimated budget is $17,000. The request is
          granted providing the work is in compliance with Middletown
          Township requirements.

          4. Architectural Services – Attachment J

          Further resolve that the Board accept the Bonnett Associates
          proposal for architectural services in the amount of
          $8,800. (See Attachment J in Official Legislative Minutes of
          September 28, 2006.


          5. NHS Autism School

          Further resolve that the Board approve a contract with NHS
          Autism School for the 2006-2007 school year in the
          amount not to exceed $50,400.

          6. Dr. Patrick Elliot –Alternative Autism Program Services

          Further resolve that the Board approve an agreement with Dr.
          Patrick Elliot for the 2006-2007 School Year for an amount
          not to exceed $30,000.

          7. Mercy Rehab Physical Therapy Services

          Further resolve that the Board approve an agreement with Mercy
          Rehab Physical Therapy Services for Physical Therapy
          services at a rate of $60.32/hour.

          8. Pediatric Therapeutic Services

          Further resolve that the Board approve an agreement with
          Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS) for occupational
          therapy services at a rate of 64.00/hour.




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IX.   Finance

      B.   General

           9. Ann Haslanger

           Further resolve that the Board approve an agreement with Ann
           Haslanger for Student Assistance Team Coordination in an amount
           not to exceed $36,109.

           10. Dr. Robert F. Sing

           Further resolve that the Board approve an agreement with Dr.
           Robert F. Sing of Springfield Sports Emergency Medical
           Corporation for medical services in the amount of $25,578.

           11. Dr. Peter N. Christie

           Further resolve that the Board approve an agreement with Dr.
           Peter N. Christie for medical services in an amount not to
           exceed $18,258.

           12. Kate Phelan Williams

           Further resolve that the Board approve an agreement with Kate
           Phelan Williams for dental hygiene services in an amount
           not to exceed $2,000.

           13. Anthony Goldsmith

           Further resolve that the Board approve an agreement with Anthony
           Goldsmith in an amount not to exceed $10,000.




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X.   Financial Reports & Bill Lists for August 2006

     Further resolve that the Board approve the following Financial Reports and Bill Lists.

             Financial Reports

             August        2006          Treasurers Reports
             August        2006          Investment Reports
             August        2006          Summary Expenditure Status Report
             August        2006          Revenue Status Report

             Bill Lists

             August 2006          General Fund Bill List                  $ 6,597,731.87

             August 2006          Imprest Fund Bill List                  $     1,192.50

             August 2006          Construction Fund Bill List             $     9,285.00

             August 2006          Master Capital Improvement Bill List    $         550.00

             August 2006          Future Refunding 1993 Issue Bill List   $   114,591.97

             August 2006          Bond Series 2003 Bill list              $   312,837.58

             August 2006          Bond Series 2004 Bill List              $   177,186.71

             August 2006          Activities/Special Revenue Fund         $     4,817.09

                                                                          $ 7,218,192.72


     The aforegoing resolution was declared adopted by the Chair, the vote
     being:

     AYES :          Nancy Fronduti, Veronica Barbato, Linda Fox
                     Thomas Shoemaker, Nancy Mackrides, Stacey Benson,
                     Jeffrey Pettit, William Montgomery
     NAYS:            None




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X.   Adjournment

     Mr. Shoemaker moved and Mrs. Mackrides seconded a motion to adopt the
     following resolution:
     RESOLUTION: 2006-2007 - 29

     There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting
     adjourned.

     The aforegoing resolution was declared adopted by the Chair,
     the vote being:

     AYES:         Nancy Fronduti, Veronica Barbato, Linda Fox, Thomas Shoemaker,
                   Nancy Mackrides, Stacey Benson, Jeffrey Pettit, William Montgomery
     NAYS:         None




                                                   ___________________
                                                   Sharon A. Learn
                                                   Board Secretary




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III.        Presentations and Awards

       A.    National Merit Semi-Finalists

               Resolve, that the Board recognize the following students who
               achieved Semi-Finalist status in the 2007 National Merit
               Scholarship program: Kevin Axelrod, Sarah Evans, Victor Janmey,
               Randy Kreider, Emily Moberg, Adam Papamarcos, Daniel Sprik,
               Lana Stern, and Sarah Sunshine.


                                          Background
               More than 1.4 million juniors in nearly 21,000 high schools entered
               the 2007 National Merit Program by taking 2005 PSAT/NMSQT,
               which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The
               nationwide pool of semi-finalists, which represents less than one
               percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring
               entrants in each state. These academically talented seniors have
               an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,200 Merit
               Scholarship Awards.
                                    EXCELLENCE
                                    TODAY
                                    FOR TOMORROW




                   SCHOOL REPORT’S – October 2006



GLENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Mr. G’s 5th and 4th grade AMP classes will continue to assess which math concepts need
to be developed upon through the use of a pre-test, post-test model. Fifth grade AMP
students will be completing a weather project, stressing the PA standards correlating to
graphing and statistics while the Math Lab students will be using Boxer Math to identify
strengths and weakness for each student.

Glenwood students in kindergarten through second grades were welcomed back to
school with a theatre presentation by Segal Puppets with Dave Fiebert. The puppeteer
entertained the students through acting and singing while teaching the children the
importance of bus safety.

Mrs. Grace-Green’s Lily Pad started the year by reaching out to another second grade
“Lily Pad” in North Carolina. The two “Lily Pad” classes have become pen pals and have
written their first friendly letters. This year, they will continue to exchange letters and the
students will incorporate their new skills as they learn them in the writing workshop.

The beginning of the school year has brought many new programs which will provide
students and their teachers with the skills needed for the 21st Century. Reading Support
working in conjunction with language arts has attended and facilitated the introduction of
DIBELS testing at the 2nd and 3rd grade levels. Project Read a Phonemic Awareness and
Phonics programs moved into the 3rd grade this year. The new Language Arts Program
grades 1-3 is now in place. Additionally, the Hundred Book Challenge is up and running
at the 3-5 grades this year. Assessment data from last May’s PSSA testing has provided
data for student achievement. The areas of Reading, counseling and testing, IST, and
language arts are working together at both the building and district level to support these
initiatives. Thank you for your support of the inservice-programs with facilitators and the
support time you give teachers to carry on the programs in their buildings.

Glenwood students participated enthusiastically in our summer reading program. At the
end of school in June, each student received a grade-level list of suggested summer
reading titles, a reading record form, and a bookmark from Kathy Cook, library technician.
As students turned in their completed forms in September, they received a certificate of


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achievement and a prize. The reading records have been used to compile “Top Ten” lists
of children’s favorites by grade level, posted on the bulletin board outside the library.

A special award was given to the student in each grade who read the most books over
the summer. These studens read the most books in their grade levels: Eric Courter,
grade 1; Gabrielle Rubin, grade 2; Gabriella Troiani, grade 3; Jacklynne Polcino, grade 4;
and Andrea Hartman, grade 5. They were rewarded with a gift certificate to Borders
Books and a special bookmark.

Fourth graders in Mr. Sharp’s Art Class have made an interdisciplinary connection with
their unit of study of Pennsylvania in their social studies curriculum. In art class, students
learned about the Pennsylvania German, both the Amish and Mennonite, and have
created a paper collage quilt. Using traditional Amish quilt designs for inspiration,
students first created a sketch of their own quilt design with a layout of color. We then
marbleized paper by floating acrylic paint on the surface of water. The entire class
shared their papers when they dried to create individual collaged paper quilts. The
patterns are symmetrical and also involve mathematical concepts of flipping, rotating, and
sliding the various tiles or blocks.

On September 29, Library Technician, Kathy Cook, along with other members of the RTM
library staff, attended the Access Pennsylvania annual fall training session held in King of
Prussia. The Access PA database encompasses catalog holdings of over 3,000 school,
public, and academic libraries throughout the state, serving over 12 million residents. Our
Access PA membership includes POWER Library resources such as DartClix, a collection
of over 18,000 professionally-selected, high quality websites and EBSCHOHost, a
comprehensive periodicals and reference database.

New this year is netLibrary-a resource to search the database for electronic books
(ebooks). netLibrary ebooks contain full-text searchable fiction and nonfiction books.
Entries for all ages are available for use on personal computers in online formats. Also
introduced was AP Multimedia Archives which contains tens of thousands of
photographs, graphics, and audio files for patrons to use.

The Fourth Grade at Glenwood Elementary will be using a newly acquired LCD projector
to enhance their instruction in both Social Studies and Math. The projector was acquired
through an application to the Technology Department. The LCD projector will allow
teachers to utilize Google Earth software as a learning tool while exploring the Regions of
the United States. Students in Mr. Al Heinle’s class have used this resource while
learning about latitude and longitude and population density. Students will be exploring
areas of Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. The projector allows teachers to
visually demonstrate the various features of our country such as size, landmarks,
population density, and natural features. The LCD projector will also allow teachers to
use Boxermath as a tutorial program in the classroom. Boxermath is a web-based
program that is currently used as a remedial and enrichment tool.

In October, primary grade level teachers evaluated the results of the DIBELS tests and
used it to decide how best to teach each individual student.



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Kindergarten has been very busy this fall learning all about apples. We learned about the
life cycle of an apple tree and about the many different types of apples. We had a taste
test and graphed our favorite type of apples. We read many poems and stories about
apples. We learned about John Chapman, more commonly known as Johnny Appleseed.
We traced the route he traveled, sharing apple seeds, from his home in Massachusetts to
Ohio on a map. We celebrated his life on Johnny Appleseed Day with many apple related
activities. We delivered apples to all the teachers in the school, played Apple Jack Bingo,
made a delicious apple snack and painted our favorite color apple. As a culminating
activity to our apple unit we will be visiting Linvilla Orchard.

The kindergarten classes really enjoy gathering data and making pictographs. Lessons
are incorporated daily during calendar activities. The students are learning about trends
in the weather as well as favorites among classmates and families.

Children are learning about maps, map keys and compass rose symbols directions. They
have drawn maps of their rooms or neighborhood. Culminating activity – a walk around
Media with a map to guide them. Children will complete the map with symbols to mark
what they’ve seen.

The Glenwood guidance program “Banana Splits” will be starting this month. This year,
the program is for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who are from separated, divorced or
deceased families. The children will meet in groups by grade during their lunch period, in
Ms. Masterson’s office. The purpose of this program is to give the students a place to
share stories, talk about their feelings, and have some fun. The goal is to provide an
atmosphere in which students feel comfortable sharing their feelings and to understand
ways to handle the many changes a separation, remarriage, divorce or death causes in
their lives.

As part of their study of Catastrophic Events, Glenwood fifth grade students had a
distance learning session to help them better understand how the structure of the earth
impacts on these events. Students in all four classes took part in “Dynamic Earth” which
was presented by the Liberty Science Center in northern New Jersey. The instructors
started the lesson by helping students see the earth’s structure by comparing it to the
makeup of an egg with a hard shell, (crust) liquid layer, (mantle) and more solid center
(core). Students then used a simple sheet of paper to demonstrate tectonic plate
movements which cause earthquakes, create mountains and lead to volcanic eruptions.
The hour-long session included a demonstration of a volcanic eruption using baking soda
and vinegar. Students also learned about the different waves that occur during an
earthquake and how underwater earthquakes create Tsunamis. Each portion of the
presentation was backed up with diagrams of the earth and pictures of the devastation
each natural disaster can inflict on people and property. The students were captivated
and focused for the entire lesson. The lesson clearly met Pennsylvania’s science
standard for earth science.

Glenwood’s fifth graders will look into each of these events in more depth as the
Catastrophic Events unit unfolds, but this distance learning activity (conducted with the
help of RTM Distance Learning Coordinator Michael Clark) was a tremendous way for the
children to learn from the experts about the exact topics they are investigating.


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INDIAN LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Kindergarten: The Middletown Volunteer Fire Department visited our classes and talked
about the important job fire departments provide to our community. The students saw a
ladder truck up close and personal and got to ask questions. Kindergarten visited the
Tyler Arboretum on Friday, October 6. A fun and educational time was had by all.

First Grade: We have been busy building our classroom community. This includes
creating our own class constitution, signed by every member of our room. Writing has
also been keeping us busy. In addition to writing in our daily journals, we have authored
three class books. All students are excited about beginning the 100 Book Challenge and
are now recording their reading logs with ease! After brushing up our math skills, we are
now ready to tackle addition facts.

Second Grade: Second Grade has started the year with a bang! We have been very
busy getting started with our new Language Arts programs – Project Read, DIBELS,
Houghton-Mifflin, and Handwriting Without Tears. Our classes have also had the
opportunity to jump right into 100 Book Challenge this year. Each second grade class is
determined to be the first class to have everyone in their class read 100 lines!

Third Grade: Third grade visited the Da Shin restaurant on Wednesday, October 4. This
is a culminating activity to a story about the Chinese culture the students read in class.

Fourth Grade: September was a fantastic month for 4th grade. The students are
adjusting well to daily routines/procedures and the new 12 day schedule. They are all
working well as a team. Time, money, addition/subtraction, problem solving are the math
skills to be worked on this month. We continue to work on our memoirs, poetry and
descriptive writing with our reading focused on Baby, Caleb’s Story, The War with
Grandpa. In Science, we are exploring Motion and Design (physics, engineering) and in
Social Studies our unit this month is on People of US, Northeast Region.

School-wide: Our Student Council Officer elections were held and the nine candidates
made wonderful speeches to the entire student body. Parents and family members were
in attendance, too. The winners were:
             President: Lauren Angelina
             Vice President: Brett Chominski
             Secretary-Treasurer: Mikey Wilson

Class representatives were elected a week later. One boy and one girl represent each
classroom in grades 3-5. Those representatives are assigned to also visit a K-2
classroom on a regular basis.

Indian Lane celebrated Constitution Day by signing our new Bobcat Pledge in each
classroom and also by signing a gigantic poster in the lobby. We also made
announcements about the Constitution on the intercom that morning. Teachers used
various resources to teach about the Constitution’s importance in history and to us all
today.


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MAP testing in grades 2-5 went off almost without a hitch, although two classes did have
to reschedule due to technical difficulties. The data provided in reading and math will
provide our teachers and parents with valuable information to meet the needs our
students.

Mr. Bennett held the first of two evening Principal’s Coffees that was attended by five
parents. The parents praised the school’s website and implementation of healthy snack
procedures. They voiced concerns about student behavior on busses.


MEDIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Grandparents’/Special Friends’ Day.          We tried a new format for our annual
Grandparents’/Special Friends’ Day. Our new block schedule allowed us to focus in on
“classroom time” for the visits. This is truly one of our favorite days of the year. Our
visitors enjoy doing a “then and now” comparison as they visit the school and their
grandchildren’s classrooms. A variety of activities that included our guests were planned.
For example, in first grade grandparents participated in word study activities and journal
writing and in fourth grade each student/guest wrote a heritage poem. Groups discussed
aspects of culture (foods, events, clothing, traditions) and used the information to create a
shared poem. Our PTG provided delicious treats in the atrium.

Fall is in the Air. Kindergarten students enjoyed a fall theme day. This interdisciplinary
approach to learning builds social connections and learning. Parents facilitated different
activities including apple tree painting, making apple pancakes, sequencing apple tree
growth, Apple jack BINGO, apple tasting, and apple graphing. What’s your favorite kind of
apple? Our kindergarteners also took a walk to The Media Fire Station and the Media
Public Library. They are learning about community resources and helpers and enjoying
our lovely town in the fall at the same time. Planning is in full swing for our Harvest Fair
(October 20). This is one of our main PTG events of the year. Kudos to the PTG for the
beautiful fall decorations that they have placed at our entrance.

Books-Books-Books. The theme of our annual book fair was the rainforest. Posters and
welcoming sidewalk chalk designs alerted the school community about the fair. The
selections, parent participation, and bonuses for our library were all great. We hosted a
100 Book Challenge Family Night. Parents learned about the importance of increasing
children’s reading and language experiences, about 100 Book Challenge reading levels
and “just right” books, how to be an effective home reading coach, how to engage their
children in literature rich reading discussions, and how to celebrate their children’s
reading achievements. There were lots of smiles and prizes –books, of course.
Reading teacher, Katherine Echeverria, and kindergarten teacher, Lisa Hooven,
presented an informational meeting for parents to review the “new” things in kindergarten
in the area of literacy. D.I.B.E.L.S., KID WRITING, Handwriting Without Tears (materials
that we are using) were shared and explained. The “big ideas” in reading that are
measured by D.I.B.E.L.S. were also explained: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency
and accuracy, comprehension, and vocabulary/language. Easy and practical
activities/games that all parents can do were included in the parent packet. The 50 or so


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parents who attended were most appreciative of the preparation and organized
information that they received at this evening event.

Assessment Update. The D.I.B.E.L.S. queens have come to Media Elementary School. A
fantastic team of teachers, specialists and the principal screened kindergarten, first,
second and third graders. Students were screened for early literacy kills. The data
obtained will be used to monitor student progress and help differentiate instruction. This
was a wonderful collaborative effort.
Students in grades 2-5 are in the process of completing the NWEA M.A.P. (Measure of
Academic Progress) assessment. They are cycling through the computer lab to complete
the reading and math sections of approximately one hour each. We are very excited
about the data that we will get from this work.

Ralph Fletcher Conference on Writing: A team from Media (grade 5) attended a special
one day seminar with writing “guru” Ralph Fletcher. Mr. Fletcher authored some of the
writing materials that we use. The team learned practical strategies for fine tuning the
writing workshop, bringing richer content to mini-lessons, using literature to stretch
student writers, using exemplar texts as powerful models to spark young writers, and
making writing conferences more effective.

Safety and Security: In light of recent events, we have had inquiries from parents about
the safety and security of our buildings. We have a district and building plan in place that
includes safety drills. In the last few weeks, we have practiced fire, bus evacuation and
lockdown drills. We have also contacted Media Borough about an evacuation drill to the
Media Borough Community Center. We anticipate the installation of a buzz-in system at
our school.

Speed humps were installed on Front Street which will, hopefully, slow down the traffic
that passes our school entrance. One of our parents, Michelle Cropper, was instrumental
in getting these speed deterrents installed.

SWOOP Visits Media School: The Eagles mascot, Swoop, paid a visit to our cafeteria.
He was really a fun guy! We also had an Eagles Spirit Day. There was a healthy rivalry
between the resident Eagles’ fans and others.

Donuts and Dads and other Parent Participation Activities. Our PTG is doing a fabulous
job of helping engage families and planning fun family activities. The turnout for Donuts
and Dads was incredible. Next year we may have to have two separate days to
accommodate the crowd. A “coffee,” held for library volunteers, also had a larger than
average turnout. This is very exciting news! Parents are helping in all kinds of ways.
Parents also prepared and served fruit at our first cafeteria “food tasting.” Students had a
chance to try prickly pears, kiwi, and honeydew.

Homework Lab and Breakfast Club. In keeping with our philosophy of giving every child
what they need, we have continued our Breakfast Club and homework lab programs.
Both have gotten off to a great start. Students who are in need are referred to our
guidance counselor (breakfast) and instructional support teacher (homework). Teachers
and other staff members supervise the programs.


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Grade 5 Scientists. Our fifth graders planted alfalfa, rye grass, and mustard seed in
terrariums. The terrariums will be connected to aquariums hat the children are
assembling. The children are learning as they watch their ecosystems progress.

AGP News Reporters. Students in grades 3-5 are learning how to write news stories so
they can publish a school newspaper for all our families to read. They are reporting on
news throughout the school. They will also include some student created poems and
stories. The first issue of The Mustang Gazette should be out soon.


ROSE TREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Music Happenings: The 1st and 2nd grade classes had a wonderful learning experience
in music class this month at Rose Tree Elementary School. The students learned about
rhythm building blocks and applied the rhythm of different pieces of music to the
wonderful and popular Orff instruments (xylophones, metallophones, and glockenspiels).
The fifth grade students have worked and will continue to work hard in general music
class to prepare for the Winter Concert. They have been practicing their choral music as
well as hand chime pieces. The concert is sure to be a success!

Physical Education:         For the month of October, Developmental Kindergarten,
Developmental Primary and students in grades 1 and 2 focused on rolling, throwing,
spatial awareness, pathways, and locomotor movements. Grades 3, 4, and 5 participated
in the Presidential Fitness Testing which consisted of curl-ups, push-ups, sit & reach, pull-
ups or flexed arm hang, and the 1/2 mile jog. After testing, 3rd and 4th graders worked
on soccer skills such as kicking, dribbling, shooting and game situations. 5th graders
practiced football skills such as passing, receiving, punting, and game situations.

Library: RESEARCH was the name of the game in October. With our new LCD
projector, we were able to see how to search the library catalog, web path express pages,
and the Power Library. Fourth grade students then made good use of this new
knowledge by splitting into groups and researching famous sports heroes for their trading
card reports.

Second grade has started a Frog and Toad unit that incorporates the famous Arnold
Lobel stories, music from the Broadway show, “A Year with Frog and Toad,” and journal
writing. Also incorporated into this unit will be non-fiction selections and research about
frogs and toads and their differences. The students will end the unit with a journal full of
both creative and informational writing.

Kindergarten: Rose Tree Kindergarten has implemented the Language Arts Wheel
currently in use at Media. Mrs. ThaiFaa Mayfield-Pinkett kindergarten teacher at Rose
Tree observed on several occasions how the Wheel was used last year. With the use of
the Wheel, students will be able have more small group instruction as well as
individualized instruction to meet their particular learning needs.




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Second Grade Happenings: Second graders at Rose Tree are great at graphing! They
have interpreted graphs, analyzed data and conducted surveys. Picture graphs, bar
graphs and even line graphs have been studied and created. To engage the families in
their learning, the students completed a home graphing project called “All About Me,”
where they had a chance to share their graphing/interpreting skills. In our computer lab,
the students have successfully utilized “The Graph Club” to create graphs based on data
collection and record interpretations of the information.

Fourth Grade Happenings: The fourth grade classes visited the Pennsylvania Resources
Council (PRC) Environmental Center adjacent to Ridley Creek State Park in Newtown
Square. The students learned about resource conservation, waste reduction, watersheds,
and an overview of the water cycle. The fourth graders participated in hands-on activities
such as: creating group topographic maps, taking and testing pond samples. After the
environmental lessons, the students enjoyed their lunches on the grounds of the center.
The information presented during this field trip tied in directly to the fourth grade science
unit, Land and Water, and the PA curriculum standards.

Math Coach Report:: After much testing, analysis, and scheduling, the Math Support
schedule was completed. Students will come to Math Lab at least four times during a 12-
day rotation (or at least 2 times during a 6 day rotation). We will work on improving skills,
basic facts, as well as PSSA test taking strategies. We also will work heavily on problem
solving techniques.

Fourth Grade AMP students are in the thick of things, having completed graphing, place
value and now are into decimals. They are working on their first Open Ended prompt
using a 10 point rubric.

Fifth Grade AMP students completed their initial review of probability, ratios,
and percents. Thinking skills have been in overdrive while working on problem solving
strategies. They are working on their first graded Open Ended prompt, after completing a
practice run. On a lighter note, they have also been practicing skills such as perimeter,
area, multiplication, and division.

 AGP: The fifth grade students in Mrs. Clark's AGP class are learning about the
environment around us. We are specifically studying the trees found in our area.
Recently we had Mr. Clyde Hunt, a forestry specialist, visit our class. Mr. Hunt shared
with us the chemical reason why leaves change color. We learned a lot of new
information about trees and leaves. Many of the students are now able to identify the
types of trees found in their backyard.

Reading Support: K-5 grade level teams comprised of teachers, principal, reading
specialist, IST teacher, and math coach met in October to share data, and discuss
students’ literacy needs in order to formulate decisions about how these needs will be
met.
K-3 grade level workshop sessions were held on October 12, 2006. These sessions were
led by our Language Arts Consultant, Helen Conahan-Detry to analyze the fall DIBELS
data and create a plan for intervention instruction based on individualized levels of need.



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Student DIBELS, MAP and PSSA data were analyzed and intervention plans developed by
the teachers and principal.

Building Community Through Books: Our first “Building Community Through Books”
selection for the 2006-07 school year is Annie and the Old One written by Miska Miles.
Miska Miles (a pseudonym for Patricia Miles Martin) is a graduate of the University of
Wyoming and worked as an elementary teacher for four years before starting her career
in writing. She was inspired by experiences on a Kansas farm and Navajo Indian
reservation. Her books, written for young people, include fictional and non-fictional
stories about different cultures, biographies and animals. The story is about a young
Navajo girl and her relationship with her grandmother. “The Old One” has been weaving
a rug and one day announces “My children, when the new rug is taken from the loom, I
will go to Mother Earth.” Annie decides to unravel the rug to prevent her Grandmother
from “leaving.” This heartwarming story gives the reader insight into the Navajo life and
culture while gently presenting the concept of death.

Guidance: Marty Stevens presented an overview of the PSSA results at the October PTG
meeting. Those in attendance learned of the four performance levels and their meanings,
as well as the percentage of students who scored in each area (Advanced, Proficient,
Basic, Below Basic). Also, the assessment anchor categories were discussed in greater
detail. For math, the anchors are: numbers and operations, measurement, geometry,
algebra concepts, and data analysis. For reading, the anchors are: understanding
fiction/nonfiction, understanding components within and between texts, and
understanding concept and organization of nonfiction text. The RT anchor scores were
displayed and discussed.


SPRINGTON LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL

October has been another busy month of academics, athletics and activities at Springton.
Each team on Sixth Grade spent the day at Paradise Farms studying streams and the
wetlands, canoeing on the lake and in team building leadership activities. The Eighth
Graders spent a busy day at the Renaissance Faire in Lancaster on October 11, while our
Seventh Graders completed MAP testing in reading and mathematics.

Progress reports were sent home with each student on October 6 and Homework Clubs
at each grade level began on October 5. Homework Club is held every Tuesday and
Thursday for those youngsters who need added support and encouragement to complete
assignments.

We kicked off our Anti-Bullying Program with three grade level assemblies. Hector
Lopez, Director of the National Hispanic Institute for Leadership at Villanova University,
provided an interactive assembly discussing leadership and what it means to stand up to
the "bullies". He stressed the importance of being a leader and speaking up.

The Springton staff has reviewed a number of proposed schedules for the 2007-2008
school year. A Schedule Committee, representing all of the disciplines and grade levels,
parents and administrators, will continue to review suggestions as the committee looks to


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increase the amount of time spent on math instruction. The next meeting is November 1.

On the athletic front, all of our teams have had some successes and a few challenges.
We have numerous seventh and eighth grade boys and girls competing in field hockey,
football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, volleyball and cross country. Our intramural program is
popular among sixth graders as is the new Drama Club, which drew more than 50
students to the first club meeting.

Our staff enjoyed a delectable breakfast prepared by the building Special Education
Department in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our staff raised more than
$400 for the cause.

The Guidance department will begin teaching developmental lessons in the classrooms
this month. The topics are: Friendships-6th grade, Self-Esteem-7th grade, Diversity-8th
grade. The guidance counselors attended both their grade level and special area back-
to-school nights. During the special area back- to-school night, counselors were located
in the lobby to answer parent’s questions and discuss concerns. School guidance groups
will also begin this month in each grade level.

Eighth Grade World History is examined Elizabethan England in preparation for the
Renaissance Faire on October 11. "Good morrow" and "Hail and well met" can be
heard throughout our classrooms as we browse Elizabethan phrases and look into Queen
Elizabeth I's diplomacy and how England blossomed under her reign. In mid-October we
will be examining the Nile River Valley in Egypt and investigating the pyramids
and mummification. The fascinating discovery of King Tut's tomb and Egyptian
contributions to medicine and the calendar will also be explored.

SLF officers are meeting once a week with Mrs. Gilroy and once a month with Dr. Jeuell
to discuss various ideas for activities and fund-raisers. Mrs. Gilroy and some of our SLF
students visited with residence of Fair Acres on Thursday, October 6th. The students
made Halloween crafts with the residence.

Tickets were sold for the Haunted Hayride at Arasopha Farms. The designated date for
Springton Lake was Sunday night, October 22nd. The students and faculty/parents that
attended met at 6:30pm that evening. The tickets are good for any night if students were
not able to attend on October 22nd. Half of the money from the tickets will go to SLF.
SLF students will be assisting with some of the activities for Red Ribbon Week. Red
Ribbon Week started Monday, October 23rd.

The students formed a committee to decorate for the 8th grade Halloween dance which
will be held on Friday, October 27th from 7-9pm. Prizes will be awarded for the best
costume, scariest costume and most original. We will have a panel of
teacher/parents/students judging the costumes.

"The play's the thing!" That seems to be the mantra of the middle school gifted program
as the school year enters the cool, crisp month of October. First, the eighth grade has
been performing Shakespearean scenes in class as part of its curricular study of the Bard
with Miss Stephens. In addition to acting with Renaissance flair, grade 8 AGP students


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attended Dressage at Devon to learn about cavalry movements of horses which were
developed during the Renaissance. They also learned about the art of shoeing horses.
This lesson incorporated history and science. One girl, Sarah McKeown, actually made a
horseshoe from bar steel by herself, using a hot forge and other smithy tools. The
seventh graders attended a play at the Media Theater with a more American flavor.
Celebrating Constitution Day, the class was able to witness history come alive and even
had a chance to discuss the performance with the actors and actresses. Meanwhile, over
30 sixth graders and their parents joined Mr. Tolomeo at the Player's Club in Swarthmore
for the high energy show School House Rock Live. In addition, all three grades will attend
the Hedgerow Theater's production of the classic works of the original Master of Mystery,
Edgar Allan Poe, in early November. Bravo!

On September 29, district librarians attended the annual training workshop that covers all
changes to the Access PA database and interlibrary loan procedures in the morning and
POWER Library databases in the afternoon. All participants in Access are required to
attend this yearly session.

All SLMS staff was invited to the annual Book Look held at breakfast time on September
25. This event showcases new library materials displayed by curriculum areas. Staff can
enjoy coffee and donuts while browsing through materials that might be useful throughout
the year. The display remained open for the following week to allow time for people to
return when they had more time as well as for students to enjoy.

On October 9, the Food For Thought Café began its fourth year. Students from all grades
gathered during their respective lunch periods to chat about books they have read or
share poems, essays and stories they have written.

Mrs. Motley attended the American Association of School Librarians Fall Forum in Rhode
Island on October 13-15. The three-day workshop focused on Libraries and Assessment.
On Thursday mornings, Mrs. Motley reads to Mrs. Yanchek’s life skill students. So far
this year, some of the titles they have enjoyed include Sky Boys: How They Built the
Empire State Building, Thieves: True Stories from the Edge, and The Baby-Sitter by Jane
Yolen. Orientation for Sixth Grade Students has continued with lessons on basic search
strategies for finding books using authors, titles, and series. Students have also learned
how to use the Visual Search module to browse for books and how to Create a Booklist –
a customized bibliography of items they are interested in reading or want to find for a
report. Students from Ms. Bendistis’s seventh grade L.A. classes listened to book talks
Mrs. Motley presented on historical fiction books and then selected books for their book
chat in that genre. Her sixth graders enjoyed mystery book talks and then selected from
the titles presented.

Library Research Projects: Eighth grade AGP students from Ms. Stephens’s classes
have begun the pre-search stage of their long-term projects by investigating possible self-
selected, individualized topics. Seventh grade students from Mrs. Sangillo’s AGP classes
have also been involved in the pre-search process. Mrs. Motley and Mrs. Sangillo have
collaborated to present a lesson on the Questioning Toolkit which will guide the
researchers through the process of developing essential questions and the subsidiary
questions which lead to their answers. Health students from one of Mrs. Baker’s eighth


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grade classes researched stress reducers while the other group investigated natural
disasters and the first aid techniques that might be needed to deal with injuries. Students
could present findings through a Powerpoint, poster or game. Tech Ed students from Mr.
Gramo’s seventh grade classes researched energy, power and transportation and
presented their findings using a poster or oral presentation. Ms. Gault’s eighth grade
Spanish students used Vocational Biographies to learn about a job related to Spanish and
then reported their findings to the class. Ms. Cooper’s seventh grade language arts
classes came to the library for a refresher lesson on library use. After reading The
Miracle Worker, her students could research any topic of interest related to the play.
Findings could be presented in a written report, oral presentation, or by writing and
dramatizing an additional act for the play. Seventh graders from Mr. Best’s math classes
came to the library to work on differentiated math lessons using Boxer Math. Sixth grade
health students from Mr. Mileto’s classes researched inhalants, smoking, marijuana, and
steroids for a drug unit. Using a poster and/or handouts, students presented their findings
to the rest of the class. In conjunction with reading A View from Saturday, Mr. Tolomeo’s
sixth grade AGP students participated in a library treasure hunt. Finding questions
hidden throughout the library and answering the accompanying trivia questions led them
to their academic bowl teammates.

The first art projects of the year are beginning to line the hallways of Springton Lake
Middle School. Ms. Sycz’s Grade eight art students are completing their interesting
abstract compositions using the elements and principles of design. During their use of oil
pastel to color their artwork, students will continue to explore balance, pattern, contrast
and emphasis. Students will finish by reading about the principles that they use and
analyze a work of art uses those principles as a guide. Students will then begin to prepare
for their clay sculpture unit. Grade seven students are working towards completing their
portraits drawings by learning about color value and shading. Students will then prepare
for their clay unit. Grade six students are finishing their leaf composition using mixed
media. Students will follow with class reading material which will reinforce the classroom
activity. Students will then prepare for their clay unit.

Mrs. Prior’s eighth graders have completed their mixed media collages. Each student has
chosen a slice of life to depict in his or her composition. A variety of themes such as the
beach, the mountains, fishing, baseball, football or other sports, shopping, and even
Disney World have emerged. The work will soon be exhibited after students complete a
writing assignment that explains their usage of the principles of design in the planning of
their compositions. Seventh Graders have worked extremely hard using one point linear
perspective to turn flat letters and shapes into three-dimensional forms. Presently, they
are using our book, Art, A Global Pursuit to learn about and to reinforce previous
knowledge about color related color vocabulary. Soon they will be adding color and value
using colored pencil. Sixth graders have created their own school or home spaces using
one point linear perspective. We will now focus on value and color through value scales
and the rendering of their drawings.




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PENNCREST HIGH SCHOOL

This month we initiated our Penncrest High School 50th Anniversary Celebration On-Line
Trivia Contest. By selecting the designated link from the Penncrest website any member
of the RTM community may submit a response to the question of the month. Each month
between now and the culminating celebratory event on April 28, 2007 a new question will
be posted. Correct responses to any of the questions will be entered in our random
drawing. Two winners, an adult and a student winner, will be selected on April 28. All
members of the community are invited to participate and may submit a response each
month if they wish. Only one correct response per participant each month will be eligible
for the drawing.

Penncrest Physical Education students are completing the fall fitness program which
includes the fitness testing.

The Rotary Students of the Month for September were Senior Sara Sunshine and Junior
Tim Brown. They were honored at the Rotary luncheon at the Towne House Restaurant.

The Penncrest English Department is pleased to announce that Sara Sunshine, grade 12,
has been named a winner in the National Council of Teachers of English Writing Contest.
This is a nationally-recognized honor and the sixth consecutive award for Penncrest.
Congratulations to Sara and to her teachers!

Sarah Sunshine and Lepi Jha attended the Student School Board State Convention in
Hershey Pennsylvania from Wednesday October 11 to Friday October 13. Activities
included several motivational speakers, researching various "hot topics" issues,
participation in the PSBA banquet in the Chocolate Ballroom, participating in the mock
school board session, and a tour of the Hershey Chocolate Factory. They were
accompanied by teacher John Pauley.

The Penncrest Student Council will sponsor the Homecoming Ceremony on Louis Scott
Field at halftime of the Springfield football game on Friday, October 27. The Annual
Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 28, from 7:30-10:30.

Penncrest juniors toured the Delaware County Court House and attended a play (written
and performed by Delaware County high school students) at the Media Theater on
Wednesday, September 20, to celebrate the birthday of the US Constitution. One
hundred juniors participated in the celebration in Media.

Mr. Jeremy Smith hosted three speakers on Thursday October 5. Mr. David Funkhouser,
Mr. Cesar Rivas, and Ms. Elizabeth Killough addressed the issues of world trade and the
plight of the small farmer in South America in the current global market. The speakers
spoke to Global Studies and Economics classes.
The annual Penncrest Back-to-School Night was held on Thursday, October 5. The
evening is designed to provide an opportunity for parents to meet their child’s teachers,
learn the year’s objectives and expectations, see the facility, and get a sense of how their
child spends the day here at Penncrest.



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September was a busy month for Penncrest High School and their Athletic Department.
On Tuesday, September 12th, the field hockey team hosted Springton Lake Middle
School’s field hockey team for a home game as well as a meet and greet with the Coach
Dotts after the game. The middle school players were recognized at half-time of the
game.

On Friday, September 15th, Penncrest High School recognized the emergency service
organizations within the Rose Tree Media School District by inviting them to attend the
home football game free of charge and paying tribute to their outstanding efforts during
halftime.

Tom Falcone, a senior cross country runner at Penncrest High School was named the
male athlete of the week by the Delaware County Daily Times during the week of
September 25th.




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                                                                 Rose Tree Media School District
                                                                            308 North Olive Street
                                                                  Media, Pennsylvania 19063-2493
                                                                          Telephone 610.627.6000
                                                                                Fax 610.891.0959
                                                                                  www.rtmsd.org

                                                                                Sharon A. Learn
Denise C. Kerr, Ed.D.                                                           Board Secretary
Superintendent of Schools                                               Chief Operations Officer
                                                                 Management Services Department



To:            Members of the Board of School Directors
               Denise C. Kerr, Ed.D. Superintendent
From:          Sharon A. Learn, Chief Operations Officer
Date:          October 11, 2006
Subject:       Minutes - October 10, 2006 - Finance Committee Meeting
               9:00 PM Chairperson: Bill Campbell
____________________________________________________________________________

In Attendance:
Bill Campbell               Bill Montgomery             Jeff Pettit
Veronica Barbato            Nancy Mackrides             Nancy Frondutti
Stacey Benson               Linda Fox

Also, in attendance:
Denise Kerr           Anne Callahan        Sharon Learn
Harry Protzmann
_____________________________________________________________________


    1. Act 1

        Tax Study Commission (TSC) was appointed at the August Legislative Meeting.
        The District’s web site has information regarding Act 1 and the TSC. Additional
        information will be added as the process continues.

        TSC meetings are open to the public and will be published in local newspapers as
        well as on the web site and cable channel. The second TSC meeting will be held
        Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 7:00 PM in the Education Center Board Room.

        Act 1 Budget Timelines
        Option 1                                        Option 2
        Accelerated                                     Traditional
        January 25, 2007                          January 25, 2007 – Adoption of
        Deadline for preliminary budget           Resolution certifying no increase
        Available for Public Inspection           beyond index.
        (110 days before primary election)

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   February 5, 2007                         January 30 or within 5 days of
   Deadline for public                      Adoption of Resolution – provide
   Notice of intent to adopt                PDE with relevant information.
   Preliminary budget
   (100 days to primary election)

   February 14, 2007                        February 14, 2007
   Deadline for board to adopt              Deadline for PDE to confirm whether
   Preliminary budget                       district proposed tax increase is below
   Proposal (90 days to primary)            the index (90 days to primary election)

   February 19, 2007                        June 11, 2007
   Deadline to submit any                   Deadline for districts to print and display
   Proposed tax increase to                 annual budget (must be done 20 days
   PDE (85 days to primary)                 prior to final budget adoption)

   March 1, 2007                            June 20, 2007
   Deadline for PDE to inform               Deadline for districts to give public notice of
   Districts if proposed tax                intent to adopt final budget (must provide
   Increase exceeds the index               10 days notice prior to final budget
   (75 days to primary)                     adoption)

   June 30, 2007                            June 30, 2007
   Adoption of final budget                 Adoption of final budget


2. General Fund Budgets

   2005 – 2006
   Estimated fund balance as of June 30, 2006 is $235,638.

   2007 – 2008
   A first look at the estimated 2007 – 2008 General Fund Budget with an index of
   3.4% must focus on available revenue from real estate taxes. The index of 3.4% on
   the current mil rate of 19.4695 is 20.1315 total mils, or a dollar increase of
   $2,232,549.

   Action: The a detailed draft of the 2007 – 2008 General Fund Budget will be
   presented to the Finance Committee no later than December 12, 2006.




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3. Energy Policy

   The second draft of the Energy Policy along with the first draft of management
   procedures was presented. The Committee agreed that procedures do not require
   board approval. However, it is noted that the fines associated with use of personal
   electric equipment will be deleted. Personal electric equipment is not allowed.
   Director Pettit recommended the appropriate policy wording. A third draft will be
   presented at the November Committee Meeting.

   Action: A second draft of the Energy Policy will be on the October, 2006 Legislative
   Agenda.


   The next Finance committee Meeting will be on November 14, 2006, 7:00 PM




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                 OFFICE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

TO:         Members of the Board of School Directors
            Dr. Denise Kerr, Superintendent

FROM:       Dr. Angela Gilbert, Director of Teaching and Learning - Elementary
            Dr. Steve Taylor, Director of Teaching and Learning - Secondary

DATE:       October 4, 2006

RE:         October 3, 2006, Teaching & Learning Committee Meeting Minutes
            Chairperson: Mr. Jeff Pettit

Board Members in Attendance: Veronica Barbato, Stacey Benson, Linda Fox, Nancy
Fronduti, Nancy Mackrides, Jeff Pettit

Also in Attendance: Bill Bennett, Bill Dougherty, Maria Kotch, Ellen Sosangelis, Meg
Barney, Angela Gilbert, Denise Kerr, Steve Taylor

New Elementary Schedule
The elementary principals, Mrs. Kotch, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Dougherty, and Mrs. Sosangelis,
presented and explained the new elementary block schedule. Mrs. Kotch described the
instructional fragmentation, lack of common planning time, and inequities in professional
duty assignments that prompted the need for change. In order to better focus on literacy
and mathematics proficiency and allow time for teacher collaboration, Dr. Golder
solicited the expertise of Dr. Michael Rettig to address these challenges via a scheduling
summit. Mr. Bennett explained the scheduling summit during which teachers and
administrators worked with Dr. Rettig and developed the new elementary block schedule.
Mr. Dougherty described the schedule, which operates on a 12-day cycle, with
uninterrupted blocks of time allotted for all core subjects, encore subjects such as art and
music, and core extensions to offer additional support and/or enrichment to students as
needed. The principals reported that the schedule is working well with positive responses
from students, staff, and parents. Mrs. Sosangelis stated that the biggest questions
about the schedule are “which days to wear sneakers for gym and when to bring in
library books.”

PSSA-Related Programs & Practices for 2006-2007
Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Taylor provided an update on programs and practices to build
students’ skills and knowledge for performance on PSSA tests. Targeted areas for
improvement include, in global terms, the overall performance of students at Basic and
Below in all grades, and, in particular, the performance of students in Writing at the
elementary level and the performance of students in subgroups in Math at the secondary
level. Plans for the year consist of six specific goals:
   • To focus more on individual students
   • To modify the curriculum
   • To improve instruction
   • To provide academic assistance and supportive services
   • To modify the structure of the school and district schedule
   • To employ specific test prep strategies
A wide range of specific action steps will support these goals over the course of the year.

Policy Revision
The Committee discussed the second reading of policy #108 (Adoption of Textbooks).
New language clarifies the Board’s role in evaluation of new textbooks. This policy will
be put on the October legislative agenda for final approval.
                                                             Rose Tree Media School
                                                                               District
                                                                 308 North Olive Street
                                                            Media, Pennsylvania 19063-
                                                                                  2493
                                                              Telephone 610.627.6000
                                                                     Fax 610.891.0959
                                                                        www.rtmsd.org

                                                                       Sharon A. Learn
Denise C. Kerr, Ed.D.                                                  Board Secretary
Superintendent of Schools                                       Chief Operations Office
                                                                 Management Services
                                                                           Department




To:            Members of the Board of School Directors
               Denise C. Kerr, Ed.D. Superintendent
From:          Sharon A. Learn, Chief Operations Officer
Date:          October 7, 2006
Subject:       Minutes – October 10, 2006 Operations Committee Meeting,
               9:00 PM Chairperson: Bill Montgomery


In Attendance:
Bill Campbell               Bill Montgomery           Jeff Pettit
Veronica Barbato            Nancy Mackrides           Nancy Frondutti
Stacey Benson

Also, in attendance:
Denise Kerr                 Anne Callahan             Sharon Learn
Harry Protzmann
_________________________________________________________
  At this time on the agenda, the committee thanked Mr. Montgomery
  for volunteering to be the chairman of the operations committee.

    1. Five Year Capital Improvements and Educational Plan Proposals

        Hayes Large completed the preliminary investigation from which they
        prepared a preliminary draft document for review by the Superintendent,
        Engineer and Chief Operations Officer. A meeting to review the preliminary
        draft was conducted and documents returned to Hayes Large for final draft
        preparation.

        Action: Hayes Large will meet with the Board of School Directors on
        November 9, 2007 at 8:00 PM in the Education Center Board Room.



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 2.   Penncrest High School Football Stadium - Artificial Turf

      The administration is looking forward to working with the Alumni Association
      on a special project. It is timely to work together with the alumni, parents,
      boosters, and other supporters of the district to focus on a major improvement
      to the Penncrest High School Football Stadium - artificial turf. Prior to starting
      discussions with the alumni or other groups, the administration is seeking the
      support of the Board of School Directors.

      Action: The Committee is in favor of the administration and Alumni
      Association working together on special projects.

 3.   Springton Lake Middle School – Swimming Pool

      Robert Campbell and Dave Pennoni of Pennoni Associates, in a letter to
      Harry Protzmann, did not recommend putting the swimming pool back into
      service. They stated that there is an inherent risk in returning the pool to
      service.

      Follow Up: The pool has been discussed with the architects and it will be
      included in the five year capital improvement plan.

 4.   Springton Lake Middle School – Sewer Connection

      Robert Campbell, PE of Pennoni Associates is preparing a written report
      detailing the current status of the project. At this time, the administration is
      requesting permission to solicit a proposal from Pennoni for engineering
      services that will enable the district to bid the pumping station and force main
      in February 2007. The construction should be started in late June and
      completed in late August 2007.

      Action: The committee agreed with the administration’s recommendation.

5.    Springton Lake Middle School – HVAC Renovation, Summer 2007

      The Consolidated Engineer’s proposal in the amount of $45,000 for the next
      phase of the chilled water system upgrades at Springton Lake Middle School
      was reviewed by Mr. Protzmann.

      Action: This item will be on the October Legislative Agenda.




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6.      Media Elementary School – Lease Agreement with Calvary Chapel of
        Delaware County

        The agreement with Calvary Chapel of Delaware County will end on
        January 1, 2007. Calvary Chapel has requested permission to extend the
        current agreement for an additional 33 months. Calvary Chapel recently
        obtained a zoning ordinance change that will allow a church on their land in
        Chadds Ford; they have recently obtained a conditional use permit after
        nearly a two year legal battle with residents. They are currently 95%
        complete with the land development plan and hope to break ground in early
        spring. They are a congregation of one thousand adults seeking to build a
        facility with a sanctuary that seats at least 1200 people and classroom
        space to support it. Maria Kotch, Media Elementary School principal is in
        favor of the extended agreement. The administration recommended a term of
        36 months (2010); security language; increase custodial services from
        $25 to $40/per hour.

        Action: The committee agreed with the administration recommendation. This
        item will be on the October Legislative Agenda

     7. Penncrest High School - Chemical Storage Room

        The Safety Committee noted conditions that raised concerns in the high
        school chemical storage room. Mr. Protzmann inspected the area and
        developed a list of recommendations with an estimated cost of
        $100,000 to $125,000. Proposals for engineering services were solicited
        and three were received.

        Action: Bonnett and Associates’ proposal in the amount of $10,400 will
        be on the October Legislative Meeting Agenda.

8.    Snow Removal Agreement – Renewal

      The administration is recommended renewal of the annual agreement for snow
      removal. This is the second year recommending Gerace, Inc. of Folcroft, PA.
      The proposal includes all necessary labor, material, tools, and equipment to
       remove snow and ice from November 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007. The
      costs for 2005-2006 was $9,500. The cost for 2006, 2007 is budgeted at
      $10,000. There is no increase in the Gerace pricing.

      Action: This item will be on the October Legislative Meeting Agenda.




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9. Change Orders

   Change orders are acted upon in accordance with Resolution 1997-98 - 124,
   Approved by the School Board of Directors on April 23, 1998

   CO#1 – Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc.
   Indian Lane Roof Replacement

   Deduct for elimination of metal fascia system         (-$49,863.50)
   Repair existing metal roof panels                       $ 6,800.00
   7 Additional inspection days                            $ 3,780.00
   Installation of metal cleat                             $ 8,400.00
                             Total Change Order Decrease (-$30,883.50)

   Penncrest High School Roof Replacement
   Deduction of ½” fibreboard insulation on Barrel Roof    (-$18,643.00)
   Remove and replace 2 additional roofs not included in     $ 10,300.00
      original scope of work
   Reflash exiting wall locations                           $ 7,500.00
   Recertification of Lightning Protection Sys. with new    $ 8,325.00
      cables attached to equipment/curbs
   8 additional inspection days                             $ 4,320.00
                            Total Change Order Increase     $11,802.00

   Five Star, Inc.
   Springton Lake Middle School Chilling System Replacement
                                       Phase I Credit - (-$2,500.00)

  Action: This item will be on the October Legislative Meeting Agenda.




The next Operations committee meeting will be on November 14, 2006 7:00 PM




                                        4
                                      EXCELLENCE                   Rose Tree Media School District
                                      TODAY                                       308 North Olive Street
                                                                        Media, Pennsylvania 19063-2493
                                      FOR TOMORROW                             Telephone: 610.627.6000
                                                                                     Fax: 610-891-0959
                                                                                        www.rtmsd.org
 Denise C. Kerr, Ed.D.                                                                    Anne D. Callahan
 Superintendent of Schools                                                   Director of Human Resources




To:                Members of the Board of School Directors
                   Denise C. Kerr, Ed.D, Superintendent
From:              Anne D. Callahan, Director of Human Resources
Date:              October 20, 2006
Subject:           Minutes of the Personnel Committee Meeting – October 10, 2006


Board Members in attendance: S. Benson, chair, V. Barbato, W. Campbell, N. Fronduti,
L. Fox, N. Mackrides, W. Montgomery, J. Pettit

Also in attendance: D. Kerr, A. Callahan, A. Gilbert, S. Learn, and H. Protzmann

    I.        Items for Legislative Meeting – A. Callahan
              The items for the legislative meeting had been sent to the Board in advance
              of the committee meeting. Mr. Campbell had a number of questions which
              were answered in writing and discussed at the meeting.

              Action: All items will appear on the agenda of the legislative meeting on
              October 26, 2006, for a vote of the full board.

    II.       Extended Day Kindergarten Program

              Dr. Kerr made a presentation to the committee on the value, statistics of
              participation , curriculum, and costs of a full day kindergarten program. A
              majority of those board members in attendance support the concept, but they
              requested additional data before making a decision to move ahead.

              Action: Dr. Kerr and Dr. Gilbert will gather additional information from the
              research and from those schools who currently have a full day kindergarten
              program. The data will be brought to the Board of School Directors for their
              review.
   III.   Executive Session

          An executive session was held to discuss matters of personnel.

The next session of the personnel committee will be held on Tuesday, November 14,
2006, at 9PM in the Education Center Board Room.
                                                              Rose Tree Media School District
                                                                             308 North Olive Street
                                                                   Media, Pennsylvania 19063-2493
                                                                           Telephone 610.627.6000
                                                                                 Fax 610.565-5317
                                                                                   www.rtmsd.org
 Denise C. Kerr, Ed.D.                                                         Valerie Burnett, Ed.D.
 Superintendent of Schools                                                  Director of Pupil Services




To:                Members of the Board of School Directors
                   Denise C. Kerr, Ed.D. Superintendent
From:              Valerie Burnett
Date:              October 5, 2006
Subject:           October 3, 2006 Pupil Services Minutes
                   Chairperson: Mrs. Veronica Barbato




School Nurse Software Program

A demonstration of a web based school nurse software system that will assist in uniform
collection and maintenance of required data for our school health reimbursement. This
past year we received in excess of $98,000.00 based on our reported costs and student
data. The nurses have been evaluating potential programs and worked with technology
to identify an appropriate solution. The system also provides protection against liability
in its tracking and reporting of accidents or incidences. The annual cost of the software
is $8,813.00.



Trips

Ice Hockey Club Team

The PHS Ice Hockey Club will travel to Toronto, Canada to compete in a tournament.
They will depart Wednesday December 6, 2006 and return Saturday December 9, 2006.
The cost of the trip will be funded by the students.

         Action: Approval will be on the October Legislative Agenda


Penncrest Marching Band

The Penncrest Marching Lions will be performing at the halftime show of the Gator Bowl
in Jacksonville, FL. The band will travel by bus departing on Friday December 29, 2006
and will return on Wednesday January 3, 2007. The performance will be televised on
January 1, 2007 at 1:00 on the CBS network. The cost of the trip will be funded by the
students.

      Action: Approval will be on the October Legislative Agenda


Future Business Leaders of America

Four members of the Future Business Leaders of America will attend a state workshop
at Penn State University in State College, PA. The group will depart Sunday October
29, 2006 and return Monday October 30, 2006. The cost of the trip will be funded by the
students.

      Action: Approval will be on the October Legislative Agenda


PSBA Student Leadership Conference, Hershey, PA

Two student board members will participate in the PSBA School Leadership
Conference. This annual event provides student board members with the opportunity to
discuss current issues facing school districts as well as understand the processes and
procedures school boards follow in the day to day operations of a district. The cost for
two students and a chaperone is $1,285.00 and will be funded by the district. The
students will depart Wednesday October 11, 2006 and return Friday October 13, 2006.

      Action: Approval will be on the October Legislative Agenda



Contracts

Vanguard School

A student with significant mental health needs requires an out of district placement for
the 2006-2007 school year. The tuition is $36,225.00. The district will pursue state
subsidy through the 4010 process.

Action: Approval will be on the October Legislative Agenda


Holcomb Behavioral Health Assessments

Holcomb provides technical assistance to our Student Assistance Programs.
Assessments for potential Drug and Alcohol use are provided at $65.00 for a brief
screen and $250.00 for a comprehensive evaluation.
The next meeting of the Pupil Services Committee will be held Thursday
                     November 2, 2006 at 8:00 PM.
                                                              Rose Tree Media School District
                                                                             308 North Olive Street
                                                                   Media, Pennsylvania 19063-2493
                                                                           Telephone 610.627.6000
                                                                                 Fax 610.891.0959
                                                                                   www.rtmsd.org

                                                                                        Patti Linden
 Denise C. Kerr, Ed.D.                                                       Director of Technology
 Superintendent of Schools                                                  and Information Science



To:                Members of the Board of School Directors
                   Denise C. Kerr, Ed.D., Superintendent

From:              Patti Linden

Date:              October 6, 2006

Subject:           October 3, 2006, Technology Committee Meeting Minutes
                   Chairperson: Mrs. Nancy Mackrides



Board Members in attendance: Nancy Fronduti, Jeff Pettit, Veronica Barbato, Linda
Fox, Nancy Mackrides, Stacey Benson

Also in attendance: Denise Kerr, Patti Linden, Ron Harris, Kim McCann-Roller,
Anthony Lombardo, Ralph Harrison, Meg Barney

Projector Applications
Patti Linden shared with the Board of Directors the breakdown of how the 40 newly
acquired projectors were distributed by building and across the many departments. The
distribution rates matched closely with the participation rates from each school. The
highest percentage of teacher applications came from Penncrest High School. In
evaluating this process, the department feels that it was an equitable way to ensure that
new equipment is being used for instructional applications. An accountability process
will be in place as part of the classroom observation schedule in addition to monthly
classroom visits for support of the equipment implementation.

Video Surveillance System – Penncrest High School
Ralph Harrison and Ron Harris shared with the Board of Directors the interface used to
monitor the newly installed surveillance system at Penncrest High School. In a
demonstration of computer access to the live cameras, they explained the placement
and design of the flow. A demonstration of the software showed how the system works
to capture and record movement so that administrators can go back to the recording
and burn a CD or DVD for evidence of activity, if needed. Administrators are learning to
tweak certain features of the system for the most efficient use as a measure of security
for the building and our students. At the present time, only 3 people in the district have
access to the administrative monitoring features, which ensures the security of the
system. With the installation of 47 cameras, 6 external and 41 internal, this gives us an
85% coverage rate. The cameras were placed in a priority ranking, with areas of most
potential and reported issues being covered first. As time goes by, areas for additional
cameras will be noted and addressed.


Next meeting:

     Thursday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Education Center Board Room
                   ROSE TREE MEDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT


        PRESIDENTIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS – EXECUTIVE SESSION


“In accordance with the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, executive sessions of the
School Board were held on the following dates to review and discuss matters
permitted under Section 8 of the Act.”

                          September 28, 2006
                          October 3, 2006
                          October 10, 2006

There will be an executive session of the School Board for matters of personnel
at 6:30 p.m. prior to the Informational Session of November 30, 2006, at
Springton Lake Middle School. The Legislative meetings are recorded on tape.
VIII.   Old Business

        A.    Policy Review

              1.       Energy Policy– Second Draft – no vote

                       The second draft of the Energy Policy along with the
                       first draft of management procedures was presented.
                       The Committee agreed that procedures do not require
                       board approval. However, it is noted that the fines
                       associated with use of personal electric equipment
                       will be deleted. Personal electric equipment is not
                       allowed. Director Pettit recommended the appropriate
                       policy wording. A third draft will be presented at the
                       November Committee Meeting.

                                    Background

                       This item was discussed at the Finance Committee
                       Meeting. A third draft will be presented at the
                       November Committee Meeting.
IX.   New Business

      A.   Personnel
           1.    Terminations

                 a.    Professional

                 b.    Non-Instructional

                       1.       Jennie Ferguson, Food Service Worker, resignation,
                                effective September 22, 2006.

                       2.       Raymond Behm, Bus Driver, resignation, effective
                                February 3, 2006.

                       3.       Samuel Lemon, Community Relations Coordinator,
                                termination, effective September 30, 2006. The
                                position of Community Relations Coordinator has
                                been eliminated.

                       4.       Stephanie Battavio, Support Staff II, resignation,
                                effective September 1, 2006.

                       5.       Jean Claycomb, Support Staff I, resignation, effective
                                June 21, 2006.

                       6.       Robin Parker, Custodian, resignation effective
                                October 6, 2006.

                       7.       Gina Kateusz, Support Staff          II,   resignation,
                                effective October 27, 2006.

           2.    Nominations

                 a.    Professional

                       1.       Rebecca Gluck, Long Term Substitute Special
                                Education Teacher, effective October 16, 2006, at the
                                annual salary of $41,794, Bachelor’s/Step 1. Ms.
                                Gluck received her Bachelor’s Degree from the
                                University of Delaware. She is assigned to Springton
                                Lake Middle School replacing Karen Owsley who is
                                on leave. NOTE: Ms. Gluck is being hired pending
                                completion of her pre-employment paperwork.
IX.   New Business

      A.   Personnel

           2.    Nominations (continued)

                 b.    Non-Instructional

                       1.    Erik Gallagher, Custodian, effective October 13, 2006,
                             at the rate of $13.14 per hour. Mr. Gallagher is
                             assigned to Springton Lake replacing Paula Trusty
                             who has been reassigned. NOTE: Mr. Gallagher is
                             being hired pending completion of his pre-
                             employment paperwork.

                       2.    Susan Francek, Support Staff II, Personal
                             Instructional Assistant, effective October 27, 2006, at
                             the rate of $12.81 per hour. Ms. Francek is assigned
                             to Media Elementary. This is a new a position. NOTE:
                             Ms. Francek is being hired pending completion of her
                             pre-employment paperwork.

                       3.    Trevor Chamberlain, 3rd Shift Custodian, effective
                             October 16, 2006, at the rate of $13.64 per hour. Mr.
                             Chamberlain is assigned to Penncrest High School
                             replacing Daniel Beard who resigned. NOTE: Mr.
                             Chamberlain is being hired pending completion of his
                             pre-employment paperwork.

                       4.    Clyde Davis, Custodian, effective September 28,
                             2006, at the rate of $13.44 per hour. Mr. Davis is
                             assigned to Penncrest High School replacing Vernon
                             Smith who resigned. NOTE: Mr. Davis is being hired
                             pending    completion   of   his   pre-employment
                             paperwork.

                       5.    Deborah Sweeney, Health Room Nurse, effective
                             October 23, 2006, at the annual salary of $27,971.
                             Ms. Sweeney is assigned to Indian Lane
                             Elementary School replacing Judy Stingle who
                             has been reassigned. NOTE: Ms. Sweeney is
                             being hired pending completion of her pre-
                             employment paperwork.
IX.   New Business

      A.   Personnel

           2.    Nominations

                 b.    Non-Instructional (continued)

                       6.      Michael Hoffman, Support Staff II, Personal
                               Instructional Assistant, effective October 27, 2006,
                               at the rate of $12.81 per hour. Mr. Hoffman is
                               assigned to Penncrest High School replacing
                               Chris Carbo who resigned. NOTE: Mr. Hoffman is
                               being hired pending completion of his pre-
                               employment paperwork.

                       7.      Tina Stevenson, Cafeteria Worker, effective
                               October 27, 2006, at the rate of $8.45 per hour. Ms
                               Stevenson is assigned to Penncrest High School.
                               NOTE: Ms. Stevenson is being hired pending
                               completion of her pre-employment paperwork.

                       8.      James Penney, Substitute Custodian, effective
                               October 13, 2006, at the rate of $12.00 per hour.
                               Mr. Penney is assigned to the Maintenance and
                               Operations Department. NOTE: Mr. Penney is
                               being hired pending completion of his pre-
                               employment paperwork.

           3.    General

                 a.    Classification Change

                       1.      Stephanie Powers, Food Service Worker, from
                               Cafeteria Trainee to Regular Cafeteria Worker,
                               effective September 5, 2006, at the rate of $9.75.

                 b.    Unpaid Leave of Absence

                       1.      Rebecca McGeehan has requested an extension of
                               her unpaid leave of absence for purposes of child
                               rearing effective through June 30, 2007.

                 c.    Supplementals

                       1.      Michele Woodward, (.5) Professional Development
                               Coordinator, Penncrest High School, at the annual
                               salary of $1,300.
IX.   New Business

      A.   Personnel

           3.    General

                 c.    Supplementals (continued)

                       2.    John Pauley, (.5) Professional Development
                             Coordinator, Penncrest High School, at the annual
                             salary of $1,300.

                       3.    Carly Nietz, Intramural Leader, Media Elementary, at
                             the rate of $18.90 per hour.

                       4.    Randy Mileto, 7th Grade Soccer Coach, at the annual
                             salary of $2,709.

                       5.    Recommend Board approval for the following
                             Springton Lake Middle School personnel to serve as
                             Intramural Instructors at the rate of $27 per hour.

                             Dan Allen                Maureen Auerbach
                             Jackie Baker             John Baker
                             Joahanna Goldman         Robin McCarthy
                             Amanda Morris            George Sycz

                       6.    Deanna Dachiu, (.5) Drama Club, Springton Lake
                             Middle School, at the annual salary of $347.

                       7.    Amanda Morris, (.5) Drama Club, Springton Lake
                             Middle School, at the annual salary of $347.

                       8.    Jeffrey Cellucci, Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball
                             Coach, effective October 27, 2006 at the annual
                             salary of $3,999. NOTE: Mr. Cellucci is being
                             hired pending completion of his pre-employment
                             paperwork.
IX.   New Business

      A.   Personnel

           3.    General

                 d.     Degree Advance

                        1.      Recommend Board recognize the following personnel
                                for degree advancement and adjust their salaries
                                accordingly effective August 28, 2006:

                                                                   TO

                                Crystal Grace-Green                Master’s
                                Bob Higgins                        Master’s
                                Kevin Nolen                        Master’s
                                Lisa Summers                       Permanent Cert.

                 e.     Rescind Supplemental Contracts

                        1.      Joseph Cardwell, Soccer 7th Grade Girls Soccer
                                Coach, rescind contract, Mr. Cardwell will not be filling
                                the position.

                 f.     Other

                        1.      Rescind appointment of Forrest Durnell, Custodian.
                                Mr. Durnell will not be joining Rose Tree Media
                                School District.

                        2.      Recommend the Board approve the ADSUP I Early
                                Retirement Incentive Plan for the 2006-2007
                                school year. Attachment A

      B.   Overnight Trips

           1.    Ice Hockey Club Tournament – Toronto, Canada

                 Resolve, that the Board approve the overnight trip to Toronto,
                 Canada for the Ice Hockey Club Tournament.

                                       Background
                 The PHS Ice Hockey Club will travel to Toronto, Canada to
                 compete in a tournament. They will depart Wednesday December
                 6, 2006 and return Saturday December 9, 2006. The cost of the trip
                 will be funded by the students.
IX.   New Business

      B.   Overnight Trips (continued)

           2.    Penncrest Marching Band – Jacksonville, FL

                 Resolve, that the Board approve the overnight trip to Jacksonville,
                 FL for the Penncrest Marching Band’s participation in the Gator
                 Bowl.

                                       Background
                 The Penncrest Marching Lions will be performing at the halftime
                 show of the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL. The band will travel by
                 bus departing on Friday December 29, 2006 and will return on
                 Wednesday January 3, 2007. The performance will be televised on
                 January 1, 2007 at 1:00 on the CBS network. The cost of the trip
                 will be funded by the students.

           3.    Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Workshop

                 Resolve, that the Board approve the overnight trip to State College,
                 PA for the Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership
                 Workshop.

                                     Background
                 Four members of the Future Business Leaders of America will
                 attend a state workshop at Penn State University in State College,
                 PA. The group will depart Sunday October 29, 2006 and return
                 Monday October 30, 2006. The cost of the trip will be funded by the
                 students.

           4.    Girls Cross Country – Lehigh University

                 Resolve, that the Board approve the overnight trip to Lehigh
                 University, Girls Cross Country Team.

                                     Background
                 Ten members of the Cross Country Team will compete in the
                 District I Championship at Lehigh Valley on October 26 and 27,
                 2006. The cost to the district will be $100.00 for the entry fee. The
                 booster organization will pay for the hotel, meals, and
                 transportation.
                              APPENDIX X


X.   Finance

     A.   Purchasing – None

     B.   General

          1.    Springton Lake Middle School – HVAC Renovation, Summer
                2007

                Resolve that the Board accept the proposal from The
                Consolidated Engineer’s in the amount of $45,000 for the
                next phase of the chilled water system upgrades at
                Springton Lake Middle School.

                                    Background

                This item will be on the October Legislative Agenda.

           2.   Media Elementary School – Lease Agreement with Calvary
                Chapel of Delaware County

                Resolve that the board approve the extension of the
                agreement with Calvary Chapel of Delaware County for an
                additional term of 36 months terminating on January 1,
                2010. The extended lease with include new language
                regarding security and an increase for custodial services
                from $25 to $40/per hour.

                                    Background

                The current lease will end on January 1, 2007. Calvary
                Chapel has requested permission to extend the current
                agreement for an additional 36 months. Calvary
                Chapel recently obtained a zoning ordinance change that will
                allow a church on their land in Chadds Ford; they have
                recently obtained a conditional use permit after nearly a two
                year legal battle with residents. They are currently 95%
                complete with the land development plan and hope to break
                ground in early spring. They are a congregation of one
                thousand adults seeking to build a facility with a sanctuary
                that seats at least 1200 people and classroom space to
                support it. Maria Kotch, Media Elementary School principal
                is in favor of the extended agreement. The committee
                agreed with the administration recommendation. This
                item will be on the October Legislative Agenda




                                   1                                   10/26/06
                                    APPENDIX X


X.   Finance

     B.    General

           3.   Penncrest High School - Chemical Storage Room

                Resolve that the board accept the proposal from Bonnett and
                Associates in the amount of $10,400 for engineering services.

                                    Background

                The Safety Committee noted conditions that raised concerns
                in the high school chemical storage room. Mr. Protzmann
                inspected the area and developed a list of recommendations
                with an estimated cost of $100,000 to $125,000. Proposals for
                engineering services were solicited and three were received.

          4.    Snow Removal Agreement – Renewal

                Resolve that the board approve the renewal agreement for snow
                removal with Gerace, Inc. of Folcroft, PA. in an amount not to
                exceed $10,000.
                                    Background

                The administration recommended renewal of the annual
                agreement for snow removal. This is the second year
                recommending Gerace, Inc. of Folcroft, PA. The proposal includes
                all necessary labor, material, tools, and equipment to
                remove snow and ice from November 1, 2006 through March 31,
                2007. The budgeted costs in the 2005-2006 was $9,500. The cost
                for 2006, 2007 is budgeted at $10,000. There is no increase in the
                Gerace pricing.




                                          2                               10/26/06
                            APPENDIX X


X.   Finance

     B.   General

          5.   Change Orders

               Change orders are acted upon in accordance with
               Resolution1997-98 - 124, approved by the School Board of
               Directors on April 23,1998

               CO#1 – Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc.
               Indian Lane Roof Replacement

               Deduct for elimination of metal fascia system (-$49,863.50)
               Repair existing metal roof panels               $ 6,800.00
               7 Additional inspection days                    $ 3,780.00
               Installation of metal cleat                     $ 8,400.00
                       Total Change Order Decrease           (-$30,883.50)

               Penncrest High School Roof Replacement
               Deduction of ½” fibreboard insulation on Barrel Roof
                                                             (-$18,643.00)
               Remove and replace 2 additional roofs not included in
               original scope of work                           $ 10,300.00
               Reflash exiting wall locations                   $ 7,500.00
               Recertification of Lightning Protection Sys.     $ 8,325.00
               with new cables attached to equipment/curbs
               8 additional inspection days                     $ 4,320.00
                      Total Change Order Increase               $11,802.00

               Five Star, Inc.
               Springton Lake Middle School Chilling System Replacement
               Phase I Credit -                             (-$2,500.00)
                                  Background

               These change orders were discussed at the October
               Operations Committee Meeting.




                                  3                               10/26/06
                            APPENDIX X


X.   Finance

     B.   General

          6.   Transportation – CADES Contract - Annual Renewal

               Resolve that the Board approve the renewal of the
               Children and Adult Disability and Educational Services
               Contract (CADES). Following are the proposed rates for the
               2006-2007 school year:

               Round Trip (Del. Co.)      per student/day      $55
               One Way (Del. Co.)         per student/day      $31
               Round Trip (Devereux0      per student/day      $159

                                   Background

               The CADES services provides round trip door-to-door
               transporation for school aged and preschool students who
               require specialized transportation to enable them to attend
               educational programs.


          7.   Vanguard School

               Resolve, that the Board approve a contract with Vanguard
               School for the 2006-2007 school year for $36,225.

                                   Background

               A student with significant mental health needs requires an
               out of district placement for the 2006-2007 school year. The
               tuition is $36,225. The district will pursue state subsidy
               through the 4010 process.




                                  4                                10/26/06
                            APPENDIX X


X.   Finance

     B.   General

          8.   Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems

               Resolve, that the Board approve a contract with Holcomb
               Behavioral Health Systems for the 2006-2007 to provide
               assessments as the cost of $65.00 for a brief screen and
               250.00 for a comprehensive evaluation.

                                      Background

               Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems provides technical
               assistance to our Student Assistance Programs.
               Assessments for potential Drug and Alcohol use are
               provided at $65.00 for a brief screen and $250.00 for a
               comprehensive evaluation.




                                  5                               10/26/06
                                       APPENDIX X

X.    Financial Reports & Bill Lists

      C.     Financial Reports

             September      2006         Treasurers Reports
             September      2006         Investment Reports
             September     2006          Summary Expenditure Status Report
             September     2006          Revenue Status Report


      D.     Bill Lists


             September     2006 General Fund Bill List                   $ 2,585,437.66

             September     2006 Imprest Fund Bill List                   $     8,143.00

             September     2006 Capital Fund Bill List                   $   366,791.82

             September     2006 Construction Fund Bill List              $    90,610.00

             September     2006 Master Capital Improvement Bill List     $     3,828.00

             September     2006 Future Refunding 1993 Issue Bill List    $    32,578.00

             September     2006 Bond Series 2003 Bill list               $   422,717.48

             September     2006 Bond Series 2004 Bill List               $   688,061.35

             September     2006 Activities/Special Revenue Fund          $    19,843.89

                                                                         $ 4,218,011.20


XI.   Adjournment




                                                                        10/26/06
                 Rose Tree Media School District
              ADSUP I Early Retirement Incentive Plan
                             2006-07




.   Each employee who retires from the School District in accordance with the
    regulations of the Public School Employee’s Retirement System, with
    superannuation (will be 55 years of age prior to the fiscal year of
    retirement), shall be eligible for an insurance benefit as set forth below,
    provided that:

    (1)   The applicant has submitted a letter of intent to retire to the District
          Superintendent prior to January 1st of the fiscal year of his or her
          retirement.

    (2)   The applicant will, during the fiscal year of his or her retirement,
          complete at least 10 years of continuous full-time employment with
          the Rose Tree Media School District as a permanent member of
          the Administrative Staff.

    (3)   Eligible employees must actually retire pursuant to the Public
          School Employees’ Retirement Code prior to the end of the fiscal
          year of application.

    (4)   Eligible applicants will have the choice of insurance providers.

    Provided that an eligible applicant has met all the above requirements, the
    Board will pay husband and wife coverage, with the right of survivorship to
    the age at which the employee would have reached Medicare eligible age,
    for the health package including health, hospitalization, dental, vision and
    prescription, to Medicare eligible date, at 85% of the yearly cost of the
    insurance at the rate of retirement. In the event that the spouse has
    coverage, the employee will defer to that plan. If the spouse has coverage
    that is not as good as the one offered by Rose Tree Media, the district will
    make up the cost differential.
                                                                                             No.

                                                     SECTION:       PROPERTY
ROSE TREE MEDIA                                      TITLE:         ENERGY MANAGEMENT
SCHOOL DISTRICT                                      ADOPTED:

                                                     REVISED:



                                             ENERGY MANAGEMENT

1. Purpose      The School Board of the Rose Tree Media School Districts sets these guidelines to
                ensure that effort is made to conserve energy and natural resources while exercising
                sound financial management.

2. Authority    The implementation of this policy is the joint responsibility of the administration,
                teachers, students, support personnel, and community members using district buildings.
                Success is based on cooperation at all levels. The Board will assign an Energy Manager
                to assist in the implementation of this policy.

3. Guidelines   The district will maintain accurate records of energy consumption and cost of energy.

                The building principals will be accountable for energy management on his/her campus
                with energy audits being conducted and conservation program outlines being updated.
                The Superintendent’s designee will be responsible in other district facilities. The
                school district Engineer will serve as Energy Manager.

								
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