The Carlynton School District Board of Education
conducted its Committee/Voting Meeting
Call to order - The meeting was called to order by President Brown at . The pledge was led by Director McCartney. Recording Secretary Michale Herrmann called the roll. Directors Hughan and Tassaro were excused from the meeting.
public comment on business before the board: None
approval of minutes::
moved, seconded by Director Walkowiak, to approve the minutes of the
Ř Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Panza reviewed the calendar of upcoming events and provided the following information:
§ High school nurse Carol Rech was honored by the American Diabetes Association
§ The 300, 400 and 500 policy series were emailed to all board members and the 600 series were included in the board packets
§ Driveway paving work has begun; all should be completed by August 10
§ Student handbooks were distributed to board members for review
§ Food Services Director Robin Duff is leaving; her replacement is Deena Mitchell
§ Several conference requests will be placed before the board at the next meeting; approximately 10 individuals will attend this conference to gain insight into the new reading curriculum. It will be paid with ACCESS funds.
§ All students are now required to have all immunizations before entering school. A brief discussion disclosed that waivers can be issued for moral or religious beliefs when a letter is provided to the school district.
· Pathfinder Report – None
· SHASDA – None
· PSBA-Legislative – Director Walkowiak reported that controversy still surrounds the Keystone Exams. The exam can count as 1/3 of the final course grade and costs will be expended at both the state and local levels.
Director Roussos moved, seconded by Director DiPietro, to approve the recommended list of equipment as surplus and declare that such items be discarded or donated to various non-profit organizations; (Miscellaneous Item #0709-1)
And to approve the Conference Request as submitted by
Andrea Mackey for the
Director McCartney moved, seconded by Director Walkowiak, to approve the settlement agreement and release in the matter of a student as submitted;
The 2008-2009 year end Athletic Fund Report as presented; (Finance Item #0709-1)
The 2008-2009 year end Activities Fund Report as presented; (Finance Item #0709-2)
The agreement and release between the district and individual CFT09-08 as submitted and recommended by counsel; (Finance Item #0709-3)
And the April 2009 and May 2009 Cafeteria Reports as submitted by Aramark. (Finance Item #0709-4) On a voice vote, the motion carried 7-0.
Director Schirripa moved,
seconded by Director Wilson, to approve the 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
§ Emily Tupi
§ Pamela Stone
The following as Long-Term
Substitutes for the 2009-2010 school year, effective
§ Ashley Bichler
§ Bridget Ward
Beth Rave for the position of
Lunchtime/Playground Aide at Crafton Elementary, effective
Courtney Tempest for the position of Secondary Assistant Principal, under the terms and conditions of the Administrative Compensation Plan and pending receipt of all necessary documentation;
Shannon Vitali for the 12-hour
Extended School Year position for individual instruction of an elementary
student, June 22 through
And the additions to the Supplemental Activities List for the 2009-2010 school year as follows:
§ Stephen Rogers, Assistant Band Director
§ Kristen Kline-Bassong, Assistant Band Director
(Personnel Item #0709-3)
On a voice vote, the motion carried 7-0.
Director Roussos moved, seconded by Director Walkowiak, to approve Policy No. 200, Enrollment in District, as presented and reviewed by the solicitor. (Policy Item #0709-1) On a voice vote, the motion carried 7-0.
Director Roussos asked for clarification as to why the motion was removed from the table. President Brown said it was because there was not enough time to review all the material, given its size, but the motion will be placed on the agenda again for the first meeting in August.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Director Roussos asked if the board had given any more thought to maintaining membership with PSBA. Dr. Panza recommended the district remain with the organization because they represent the district legislatively. Director Schirripa stated she would like to review and watch the outcome of the Keystone Exams decision before making a final decision. The board asked that membership dues be held.
NEW BUSINESS: Director Roussos asked for further explanation of the process by which personnel are hired prior to the upcoming band camp. President Brown said it was understood that if all necessary clearances were provided, individuals could work the camp, and board approval would be granted at the first meeting in August.
OPEN FORUM: None
ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to discuss, Director Roussos moved to adjourn the meeting at , seconded by Director DiPietro. On a voice vote, the motion carried 7-0.