Carlynton School District

 

Voting Meeting

March 6, 2008

Carlynton Jr.-Sr. High School Library – 7:30 p.m.

 

MINUTEs

The Carlynton School District Board of Education conducted its Regular Voting Meeting Thursday, March 6, 2008 in the library of the junior-senior high school. Attendance included Vice President Thomas Brown and School Directors Thomas DiPietro, Sandra Hughan, Ronald McCartney, Patricia Schirripa, Betsy Tassaro, Raymond Walkowiak and Sharon Wilson. Also present was Superintendent Michael Panza, Solicitor Ira Weiss, Business Manager Kirby Christy, Director of Pupil Services Lee Myford and Principals Valerie Keys, Jacie Maslyk and Robert Susini. The audience was comprised of five individuals and two members of the press.

 

 

Call to order - The meeting was called to order by Vice-President Brown at 7:30 pm.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE and Roll Call:  Carnegie Elementary third grade student Nate Wilcox led the pledge. The roll was called by Recording Secretary Michale Herrmann. Board President David Roussos was absent from the meeting; therefore, the meeting was conducted by the Vice-President.

 

public comment on business before the board: None

approval of minutes:

Director Schirripa moved, seconded by Director Walkowiak, to approve the minutes of the February 21, 2008 meeting as presented.  On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.

 

REPORTS:

 

  • Executive Session – Vice-President Brown reported that personnel, legal and labor issues were discussed in the closed session.

Ø      Principals’ Reports – Crafton Elementary principal Jacie Maslyk distributed a newsletter with student highlights. Afterwards, high school principal, Dr. Susini, provided a number of news briefs about student success at the secondary level.

  • Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Panza reviewed calendar activities, noting that the musical, Oklahoma!, will open March 27 (the board granted permission to use a toy gun in the performance); and the AIU Convention is slated for April 8, He also noted the following:

ü      Thirty-two students are registered for the SAT workshop

ü      The first section of the policy book was provided for review

ü      Additional laptops have been purchased for the elementary school and should arrive within the next day

ü      The principals ,technology staff and Lisa Rowley (Title 1 Curriculum Chair) are working collaboratively to apply for the Classrooms of the Future grant

·         Pathfinder Report – No report

·         Parkway West CTC Report – Director Hughan noted that the school has purchased welding machines and an instant parent notification program; nine CHS students will be inducted into the National Vocational-Technical Honor Society; the ceremony will be held April 16 at South Fayette High School.

·         SHASDA – Director Schirripa reported that CHS student Breanna Lantz attended the last meeting, joining students from other districts, to discuss pertinent issues, i.e., the Graduation Competency Assessment.

·         PSBA-Legislative – No report

 

BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD:

 

·         Miscellaneous

 

Director Wilson moved, seconded by Director Schirripa, to approve the list of Field Trip Requests as presented:   

§         FT…Clare Rex…Wheeling Jesuit U/NASA Challenger Ctr…3/18

§         FT…Sheila Nery…Frick Museum/French Workshop…3/20

§         FT…Lori Dedola…Elementary Schools/Musical…3/24

§         FT…Russ Pedersen…Thomas Jefferson HS/District Band…4/4-5

(Miscellaneous Item #0308-1) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.

 

Director Wilson moved, seconded by Director Tassaro, to approve the list of Conference Requests as presented:  

§         C…Susan Cantwell…AIU/LETRS Workshop…3/3, 4/29, 5/14

§         C…Gretchen DeRoss…AIU/LETRS Workshop…3/3, 4/29, 5/14

§         C…Michale Herrmann…CCAC/Dreamweaver Workshop…3/13

(Miscellaneous Item #0308-1 REVISED)  On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.

 

Director Wilson moved, seconded by Director Tassaro, to approve the agreement between the Carlynton School District and Professional Employee #07-08-01 as presented.  (Miscellaneous Item #0308-2) On a roll call vote, the motion carried 8-0.

 

Director Wilson moved, seconded by Director Tassaro, to approve Draft # 4 of the 2008-2009 Carlynton School District Calendar as presented and amended. (Miscellaneous Item #0308-3)  On a voice vote, the motion carried 6-2, with Directors Schirripa and McCartney voting NO.

Vice-president Brown noted that the calendar was discussed quite a bit at the Education Committee Meetings with input from staff and parents. Director Tassaro asked that the first and last days of school be announced; Dr. Panza informed everyone the first day will be Monday, August 25 and the last day is set for Wednesday, June 10, with graduation on June 12.

 

·         Finance

                                                                                                                                   

Director Hughan moved, seconded by Director Schirripa, to approve the modifications to the Allegheny County Schools Health Insurance Consortium agreement as presented.  (Finance Item #0308-1)  On a voice vote, the motion carried 7-1 with Director Hughan voting NO.

     

Director Hughan moved, seconded by Director Wilson, to approve Thomas Galluze as School Board Trustee for the Western Region of the Allegheny County Schools Health Insurance Consortium, for a two-year period effective April 8, 2008.  (Finance Item #0308-2) On a voice vote, the motion carried 7-1, with Director Walkowiak voting NO.

 

Director Hughan moved, seconded by Director Schirripa, to approve Resolution No. 149 of the Parkway West Career and Technology Center General Operating Budget for the school year 2008-2009 as presented.  (Finance Item #0308-3)  On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.

           

Director Hughan moved, seconded by Director Schirripa, to approve Resolution No. 150 of the Parkway West Career and Technology Center Alternative Education Program General Operating Budget for the school year 2008-2009 as presented.  (Finance Item #0308-4)  On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.

           

Director Hughan moved, seconded by Director Schirripa, to approve Resolution No. 151 of the Parkway West Career and Technology Center Rental Budget for the school year 2008-2009 as presented.  (Finance Item #0308-5)  On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.

 

 

·         Personnel

                                                                                                                                   

Director DiPietro moved, seconded by Director Schirripa, to approve the following individuals as coaches to the 2007-08 Athletic Supplemental Contract List as presented and approved by the administrative staff:

§         Benjamin Kohl –Track, Varsity Assistant

§         Annemarie Bunch – Track, Varsity Assistant

§         Robert Mickolay – JV Baseball

      (Personnel Item #0308-1 REVISED)  On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.

 

Director DiPietro moved, seconded by Director Schirripa, to accept the resignation of Darren Fisher, Varsity Girls’ Softball Coach, effective March 22, 2008, and to post for anticipated opening.  (Personnel Item #0308-2) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.

Dr. Panza stated that Mr. Fisher will be sorely missed; other board members agreed.

 

Director DiPietro moved, seconded by Director Hughan, to approve Rachel Kowalcheck for the position of day-to-day substitute mathematics teacher as recommended by the administrative staff.  (Personnel Item #0308-3)  On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  None

 

NEW BUSINESS: Director Hughan remarked that with the change of board members at the AIU, she hopes school districts will be kept informed of the many happenings within the intermediate unit.

 

OPEN FORUM:  Rev. Edward Bowen of the Crafton United Presbyterian Church, thanked the students and faculty for the items donated to the food bank, which is housed in the church and serves over 70 families in the community.

   

ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to discuss, Director Hughan moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:09 pm, seconded by Director Wilson. On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.