Carlynton School District

 

Committee/Agenda Setting/Voting Meeting

August 6, 2009

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

 

Minutes

The Carlynton School District Board of Education conducted its Committee/Agenda Setting/Voting Meeting Thursday, August 6, 2009 in the library of the junior-senior high school. Attendance included President Thomas Brown, Vice President Patricia Schirripa and Directors Thomas DiPietro, David Roussos, Betsy Tassaro, Raymond Walkowiak and Sharon Wilson. Also present was Superintendent Michael Panza and Solicitor Ira Weiss. Administrators in attendance included Business Manager Kirby Christy and Principals Jacie Maslyk, Robert Susini, Courtney Tempest and Christopher Very. The audience was comprised of two individuals and one member of the press.

 

 

Call to order - The meeting was called to order by President Brown at 7:33 pm. Assistant Principal Courtney Tempest led the pledge. The roll was called by Recording Secretary Michale Herrmann. Directors Hughan and McCartney were excused from the meeting.

 

public comment on business before the board: None

approval of minutes:

Director Roussos moved, seconded by Director DiPietro, to approve the minutes of the July 16, 2009 Regular Voting Meeting as presented.

 By voice vote, the motion carried 6-0-1 with Director Tassaro abstaining due to absence.


REPORTS:

 

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

Ø      Principal’s Report – The principals provided information about the upcoming school year and stated that all is moving along in preparation for school to begin

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

§         The marching band will hold a preview show on the last day of band camp and will perform in Kennywood next week

§         The driveway paving project is complete save for painting of lines, which will take place in one week

§         The immunization deadline has been extended to October 1

§         RWAN has been switched over and is operational

§         A Cougar Night will be held August 21, 5:30 pm, at Honus Wagner Field

 

I. Miscellaneous

 

Director Wilson moved, seconded by Director DiPietro, to approve the following conference requests as presented:

§         C…L.Myford…AIU…“Language!” Training…9/1-3…

As well as T.Coburn, R.Cygan, C.Foley, B.Harewicz, B.Luffy, D.Mitchell, G.Pepe, P.Stone and C.White

                   (Miscellaneous Item #0809-1)

By voice vote, the motion carried 7-0.

 

Before the following motion was voted upon, discussion took place about making some necessary changes to the handbooks. The board asked that all handbooks be consistent, although they recognized that due to differences in the facilities, some items are unique to specific buildings. It was also suggested that all handbooks include both a Table of Contents and an Index. Additionally, there was some discussion about the “tardy” statement within the high school manual, but it was learned that the matter was based on board policy.

Director Roussos moved, seconded by Director DiPietro, to approve the 2009-2010 Parent and Student Handbook for the junior-senior high school and the elementary schools, as presented, per modification of suggested changes and final review by the superintendent. By voice vote, the motion carried 7-0.

 

II.    Finance

 

The Treasurer’s Report for the month of June 2009 as presented; PLACE ON AGENDA

 

The June 2009 bills in the amount of $__________ as presented; PLACE ON AGENDA

 

The Treasurer’s Report for the month of July 2009 as presented; PLACE ON AGENDA

 

The July 2009 bills in the amount of $__________ as presented; PLACE ON AGENDA

 

The following three items were approved in one motion:

Director Wilson moved, seconded by Director Tassaro, to approve the Academic Mental Health Services Agreement between the district and Wesley Spectrum Services for the 2009-2010 school year, as presented;  (Finance Item #0809-1)

 

The Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth ACT 48 Program Agreement for Services between the district and Communities in Schools of Pittsburgh for the 2009-2010 school year, as presented. Payment is rendered only when services are used;   (Finance Item #0809-2)

 

And J.B. Mechanical, Inc. as the lowest responsible bidder for a three-year contract for the Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (RHVAC) services for the high school at a cost of $24,900 per year.  (Finance Item #0809-3)  By roll call vote, the motion carried 7-0.

Dr. Panza noted that significant savings was achieved by rejecting the first bids and re-bidding the project.

 

III.  Personnel

The 2009-2010 Day-to-Day Substitute List as reviewed by administration and presented;  TBP (Personnel Item #0809-1)  PLACE ON AGENDA

 

The following seven items were approved in one motion:

Director Schirripa moved, seconded by Director Wilson, to approve the following addition to the 2009-2010 Supplemental Athletic List as presented:

§   Emily Wheeler, HS Assistant Volleyball Coach

   (Personnel Item #0809-2)

 

The following additions to the 2009-2010 Supplemental Activities List as presented:

§   Brianne Neil, Colorguard Instructor and Majorette/Silks Sponsor

§   Pamela Stone, Cougarette/Honor Guard Sponsor     

                          (Personnel Item #0809-3)

        

The resignation of Nicole Miller, secondary mathematics teacher, as per the terms and conditions of the Carlynton Federation of Teachers Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement, and to approve the anticipated posting;  (Personnel Item #0809-4)

 

Leave of absence for employee CFT09-09, as per the terms and conditions of the Carlynton Federation of Teachers Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement;  (Personnel Item #0809-5)

 

The following as a Long-Term Substitute for the 2009 school year, effective August 20, 2009, per the terms and conditions of the Carlynton Federation of Teachers Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement:

§   Jocelyn Illig, Secondary English

                                (Personnel Item #0809-6)

 

The resignation of Adrienne Alexy, secondary special education teacher, as per the terms and conditions of the Carlynton Federation of Teachers Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement, and to approve the anticipated posting;  (Personnel Item #0809-7)

 

The resignation of Stephen Rogers, assistant band director/supplemental contract holder, and to approve the anticipated posting.  (Personnel Item #0809-8)  On a voice vote, the motion carried 7-0.

 

 

IV.   Policy

                                                                                                                                                                    

The first reading of the 300 board policy series as presented.  (Policy Item #0809-1)  REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA

 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Director Roussos suggested that the 300, 400 and 500 policy series be reviewed as a group because the policies all inter-relate. He also asked that the whole process of reviewing and approving the three series be completed by November. Director Walkowiak asked at what point in time is the board going to assemble to voice any concerns about the proposed changes to policies; it was decided to discuss the matter under “Unfinished Business” at the next meeting.

 

Dr. Panza asked board members of their preference to remain as a member of PSBA. The board stated they wish to remain in a holding pattern.

 

Business Manager Kirby Christy provided information about Act 32, a new law that will consolidate the collection process of earned income taxes. The district will become a part of the southwest collection agency. A committee will be formed and the board will need to elect a delegate to serve on this tax collection committee. Solicitor Weiss suggested this be placed on next month’s agenda.

 

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Christy noted that with its final bond payment on October 1, 2009, the district will be debt free. Although the state budget has yet to be passed, the district is fortunate to have a strong fund balance to carry it through for several months. 

 

OPEN FORUM: None

   

ADJOURNMENT:  With no further business to discuss, Director Roussos moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:49 pm, seconded by Director DiPietro.

By voice vote, the motion carried 7-0.