Carlynton School District

 

Regular Voting Meeting

June 25, 2009

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

 

minutes

The Carlynton School District Board of Education conducted its Regular Voting Meeting Thursday, June 25, 2009 in the library of the junior-senior high school. Attendance included President Thomas Brown, Vice President Patricia Schirripa and Directors Thomas DiPietro, Sandra Hughan, Ronald McCartney, David Roussos, Betsy Tassaro, Raymond Walkowiak and Sharon Wilson. Also present was Superintendent Michael Panza, Solicitor Jocelyn Kramer, and Principals Robert Susini and Christopher Very. The audience was comprised of seven individuals and one member of the press.

 

 

Call to order - The meeting was called to order by President Brown at 7:32 pm. The pledge was led by Director DiPietro. Recording Secretary Michale Herrmann called the roll. All board members were present.

public comment on business before the board: None

approval of minutes:

Director Tassaro moved, seconded by Director Wilson, to approve the minutes of the June 4, 2009 Agenda Setting/Committee/Voting Meeting as presented.  On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0-1, with Director Hughan abstaining due to absence.

 

 

REPORTS:

 

  • Executive SessionPresident Brown reported that personnel, legal and labor issues were discussed in executive session.

Ø      Principals’ and Business Office ReportsPrincipal Chris Very reported that the community outreach at Carnegie Towers is running the first half of the summer; Dr. Susini mentioned that junior Emilee Dzadovsky was a “Students for Stanley” essay contest winner, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Dr. Susini also provided a synopsis of the SLICE program: Student Leaders Improving Carlynton Education. Director Schirripa encouraged him to hold all meetings after school so students will not miss classes.   Business Manager Kirby Christy noted that collection of taxes for the year is actually above that of the previous fiscal year. Real estate transfer taxes are the only area where revenues are slightly down.

Ø      Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Panza reviewed the calendar of summer events and provided the following information:

§   The reconfiguration of the weight room will be placed on hold until more data is provided

§   The energy curtailment drill on June 18 went well

§   The district has heard nothing from Carnegie in regards to LERTA

 

  • Secretary’s Correspondence

Ø      The minutes of the Parkway West Career and Technology Center Joint Committee Meeting of May 5, 2009 were entered into record, as was a letter of appreciation from Dr. Sakai. (Secretary’s Correspondence #0609-1)

·         Pathfinder Report – None

·         Parkway West CTC Report – Director Hughan congratulated CHS students who received honors at the year-end recognition ceremony. She added that enrollment for the 2009-10 school year is down.

·         SHASDA – None

·        PSBA-Legislative – A PSBA video was presented to enumerate the value of the Pennsylvania School Board Association; Director Walkowiak also provided a report of new proposed legislative bills regarding the administering of medicines and child service protection laws.

 

·         Miscellaneous

The following items were voted upon  in one motion:

Director Roussos moved, seconded by Director Wilson, to approve the reappointment of Dr. Edward Snell as district-wide physician;  (Miscellaneous Item #0609-1)

 

The proposed textbooks for the 2009-2010 school year as presented; (Miscellaneous Item #0609-2);

 

Resolution #434-09 opposing the Proposed Keystone Exams as presented; (Miscellaneous Item #0609-3)

 

Hosting the 2011-2012 Elementary District Band Festival West, at a date to be determined;

 

The following Field Trip Request as presented:

§         FT…A.Harrity…Chuck E.Cheese…LS – ESY Summer Prog…7/6
(Miscellaneous Item #0609-4)

On a ROLL CALL vote, the motion carried 9-0, with the exception of Resolution #434-09, upon which President Brown voted NO.

·         Finance

All finance items were voted upon in one motion:

Director Tassaro moved, seconded by Director Roussos, to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the month of May 2009;

 

The May 2009 bills in the amount of $2,566,378.93 as presented; 

 

Resolution No. 432-09 establishing the millage for real estate taxation for the 2009-2010 fiscal year as follows: Resolved that the Carlynton School District does hereby levy and assess the real estate tax for the fiscal year for all taxable property in the Carlynton School District for the Boroughs of Carnegie, Crafton and Rosslyn Farms, at 24.15 mills or $2.415 on each one
hundred dollars ($100) of the assessed valuation on all property for school purposes. This represents no increase in the district millage rate; (Finance Item #0609-1)

 

Resolution No. 433-09 as follows: Resolved that the levy of one percent (1%) on all earned income and net profit levied by Resolution No. 44 of 1966 and enacted under the authority of the Local and Tax Enabling Act #511 of 1965 and its amendments thereto, is hereby renewed for the 2009-2010 fiscal year and for an indefinite term thereinafter, and all taxes levied under Act 511 of 1965 including the earned income and net profits tax and the real estate transfer tax be reenacted without substantial change. This represents no increase in the taxation rate;  (Finance Item #0609-2) 

 

The Carlynton School District 2009-2010 General Fund Budget in the amount of $24,699,714;  

 

Designate PNC Bank, Crafton Branch, as the official school district depository for funds received for fiscal year 2009-2010 in accordance with Section 621 of the PA School Code;

 

Participation in the Ohio Casualty Worker’s Compensation Program at a cost of $56,255, effective July 1, 2009, as presented;  (Finance Item #0609-3) 

 

The insurance package for the 2009-2010 school year as recommended by Gleason Agency at a cost of $34,998; (Finance Item #0609-4) 

 

That Patricia Keeley, Crafton Real Estate Tax Collector; Edward Adams, Rosslyn Farms Real Estate Tax Collector; and Karen Welsh, Carnegie Real Estate Tax Collector, be excused from further collection of school district real estate taxes for the 2008-2009 school year, effective June 30, 2009, and that the list of names of those owners submitted by each of the above tax collectors be given to the delinquent tax collector for the purpose of liening;

 

Reappoint Edward Adams as Rosslyn Farms Earned Income Tax Collector for the 2009-2010 school year;

 

Reappoint Sandra Hughan to serve as Treasurer of the Carlynton School District for the term beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010;

 

Renew public official bonds for Board Secretary Kirby Christy and Treasurer Sandra Hughan;

 

Grant authorization for the appropriate officials to provide tax duplicates to each of the District’s tax collectors on or before July 1, 2009, in accordance with Section 682 of the PA School Code;

 

Authorize the District to acquire the tax collector’s bonds as required by Section 684 of the PA School Code for the Carnegie, Crafton and Rosslyn Farms Tax Collectors;

 

Award bids for General, Art, Physical Education, Science, Medical, Custodial/Maintenance and Athletic Supplies for the 2009-2010 school year;  (Finance Item #0609-5)

 

Reject all bids for the R.H.V.A.C. system and authorize officials to re-advertise for bids;

 

The May 2009 Athletic Fund Report as presented;  (Finance Item #0609-6)

 

The May 2009 Activities Fund Report as presented; (Finance Item #0609-7)

 

The 2009-2010 Allegheny Intermediate Unit Title III Consortium agreement, as presented and required by law; (Finance Item #0609-8) 

The letter of agreement with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit to provide travel instruction services, on an as-needed basis, at the rate of $80.00 per hour for the first 25 hours, and at the rate of $60.00 per hour for all additional hours. (Finance Item #0609-9)

On a ROLL CALL vote, the motion carried 9-0.

 

·         Personnel

All personnel  items were voted upon in one motion:        

Director Wilson moved, seconded by Director Hughan, to approve the annual and semi-annual ratings for Temporary Professional Employees and Professional Employees and that these ratings be filed with the appropriate agencies consistent with Section 1008 of the PA School Code;

 

The following list of Professional Employee Contracts for three years of satisfactory services as submitted by the administrative staff for the 2009-2010 school year:

§         Kirsten Boring

§         Meghan Dettling

§         Tracy Post

§         Stefanie Barnes

      (Personnel Item #0609-1)

 

The following reappointments to the 2009-2010 Curriculum Supplemental Contract List:

§         Laura Begg – Secondary Social Studies

§         Cynthia Eddy – Secondary Language Arts/Foreign Language/ Library/Reading

§         Diane Criste/Russ Pedersen – Elementary Music/Art

§         Brian Harewicz – Elementary Special Education/ GATE

§         Mary Lear/ Marlynn Vayanos – Secondary Music/Art

§         Jacie Maslyk – Elementary Reading/Library & Computers and Elementary Language Arts

§         Lisa Rowley – Secondary Physical Education and Health and Supervisor of Federal Programs

      (Personnel Item #0609-2)

 

____________ for the position of Secondary Assistant Principal, effective ____, 2009, as presented, under the terms and conditions of the Administrative Compensation Plan;  (Personnel Item #0609-3) REMOVED FROM AGENDA

 

Award Temporary Professional Employee Contracts to the following individuals for the 2009-2010 school year, under the terms and conditions of
the CFT Collective Bargaining Agreement, and effective
August 20, 2009:

§         ___________ , Secondary Special Education

§         ___________ , Secondary English

                  (Personnel Item #0609-4)  REMOVED FROM AGENDA

 

Employ the following as Long-Term Substitutes for the 2009 school year, effective August 20, 2009:

§         ___________ , Elementary Education (K, Crafton)

§         ___________ , Elementary Education (4, Carnegie)

§         ___________ , Elementary Education (6, Carnegie)

§         ___________ , Secondary English

                   (Personnel Item #0609-5)  REMOVED FROM AGENDA

 

The Leave of Absence request of Employee #CFT09-06 for the 2009-2010 school year as presented;  (Personnel Item #0609-6)

 

Award Temporary Professional Employee Contracts to the following individuals for the 2009-2010 school year, under the terms and conditions of the CFT collective bargaining agreement, and effective August 20, 2009:

§         Scott Donnelly

§         Tonilyn Longo

§         Lisa Price

Employ the following individuals as Long-Term Substitutes for the 2009-2010 school year , effective August 20, 2009:

§         Daniel Kuhn

§         Julie Lewis

§         Andrea Mackey

§         Melinda Oravitz

§         Emily Tupi

Deborah Chiocca for the position of Accounts Payable Secretary, effective July 13, 2009 under the terms and conditions of the
Secretarial-Cafeteria-Aides Bargaining Unit agreement;

The resignations of the following individuals and to post for the anticipated openings:

§         Rebecca Harey

§         Mary McGrath

§         Jennifer Welty

(Personnel Item #0609-7)

The Leave of Absence request of Employee #CFT09-07 for the 2009-2010 school year as presented and to post for anticipated opening;
(Personnel Item #0609-8)

 

Employ Jocelyn Illig as the girls’ varsity head soccer coach for the 2009-2010 school year.   On a voice vote, the motion carried 9-0.

 

·         Policy

                                                                                                                                                              

Director Roussos moved, seconded by Director DiPietro, to approve Policy No. 800, Records Management, as presented and reviewed by the solicitor.  (Policy Item #0609-1)  On a voice vote, the motion carried 9-0.

 

 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None

 

NEW BUSINESS: President Brown called attention to a need for a construction manager to oversee the high school paving project. He explained that funds were available because the bids for paving fell below that which was budgeted.

 

President Brown moved, seconded by Director Roussos, to employ a construction manager to oversee the high school paving project at a cost not to exceed $8,500. On a ROLL CALL vote, the motion carried 9-0. 

The board asked that the superintendent keep them informed of who is hired and the costs.

 

OPEN FORUM:  President Brown recognized former students Jocelyn and Jillian Butts, who were seated in the audience. The girls are currently attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania and were selected by IUP to serve as ambassadors to the National Teacher of the Year Conference. One of their prerequisites was to attend a school board meeting; hence, their reason for attending the meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT:  With no further business to discuss, Director Hughan moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:31 pm, seconded by Director McCartney. On a voice vote, the motion carried 9-0.

 

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