The Carlynton School District Board of Education
conducted its Agenda Setting/Committee/Voting Meeting on
Call to order: The meeting was called to order by President Roussos at . The pledge was led by Carlynton Senior Stephanie Southerland. Miss Southerland was recognized for an essay she wrote about bullying, of which she earned an award through the Rebounding Baseball in Inner-cities (RBI) program. Recording Secretary Michale Herrmann called the roll. All directors were present except Director Schirripa, who was excused from the meeting.
public comment on business before the board: None
approval of minutes:
Director Hughan moved, seconded by Director McCartney, to approve the minutes of the September 18, 2008 Agenda Setting/Committee/Voting Meeting as presented, with changes. On a voice vote, the motion carried 7-0-1, with President Roussos abstaining due to his absence at the September 18 meeting.
Ø Principals’ Reports – The principals touched on some of the most recent happenings in their school; elementary principals distributed newsletters
Ø Pupil Services’ Report – Mrs. Myford announced the launching of the “Keys to Success” program
Ø He will obtain an estimate for rekeying the outer doors of all district buildings
Ø A roster of surplus items will be provided to school directors at the next meeting
Ø 83 students are enrolled for the PSAT; 44 for the SAT Prep Course
BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD:
Director Hughan moved, seconded by Director McCartney, to approve the following Conference and Field Trip Requests as reviewed by administration and presented:
§ FT…M.O’Neil…Fox Chapel HS…Honors Orchestra Audition…9/15
C…K.Glasspool…Carnegie Science Ctr…
FT…Crafton 1st gr…
§ C…K.Papst…WQED/PATTAN…Cont’d Educ…10/6
§ C…A. Shaddick…AIU… LETRS Training …10/6, 11/6, 11/11
§ C…J.Supko… AIU… LETRS Training …10/6, 11/6, 11/11
§ C…Maria Wisser… AIU… LETRS Training …10/6, 11/6, 11/11
§ FT…Carnegie 1st gr…Triple B Farm…Workings of Farm…10/10
§ C…C. Badger… LaRoche …College Board AP Workshop…10/10
§ C…M.Kozy…LaRoche …AP Calculus Trends…10/10
§ C…N.Martin…LaRoche…College Board AP Workshop…10/10
§ C…L.Begg…LaRoche…College Board AP Workshop…10/10
§ C…B.Palonis…LaRoche…College Board AP Workshop…10/10
§ FT…J. Tylka…Gilfillian Farm USC…Enrichment…10/10
§ FT…D.Mitchell…Pgh Zoo & Aquarium…Out-based Learning…10/15
§ FT…J.Tylka…WTAE TV…Station Tour…10/22
§ C…J.Sweeney…Cranberry Marriott…A/CAPA W/Shop…10/31
§ C…J.Loos…PATTAN…Access PA/Power Library…10/23
§ FT…B.Palonis…BC Environ. Ctr…Wetland Eco-system…10/23
§ C…N.Kelly/C.Rex…AIU…Reading Comprehension…10/4, 11/12, 1/7, 4/1
§ C…J.Sweeney/C.Pruss…AIU…Homeless Children W/Shop…10/27
§ C…B.Harewicz…AIU…Prof. Dev-Writing…10/27, 11/3
§ C…J.Sonnie…Holocaust Ctr…Symposium…11/10
§ FT…C.Badger…S/S Hall…Faraday Lecture…11/19
(Miscellaneous Item #1008-1 REVISED) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Recommend approval of the Treasurer’s Report for the month of September 2008 as submitted. PLACE ON AGENDA
Recommend approval of the September 2008 bills in the amount of $_________ as presented, which includes investments of $_________. PLACE ON AGENDA
Recommend approval of the Crafton Real Estate Tax Refunds as presented. (Finance Item #1008-2) PLACE ON AGENDA
Director McCartney moved, seconded by Director Tassaro, to approve the contract with Educational Billing Services for optional Electronic Payment Processing capability for parents, at no cost to the district; (Finance Item #1008-3)
To approve the request for acquiring State Income Tax information from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue for the 2006 tax year and that such information be placed on CD-ROM for processing by Centax Bureau of Pennsylvania, Inc; (Finance Item #1008-4)
And to approve the License Agreement between the Carlynton School District and Comcast Cable Communications Management for programming of the board meetings on the Comcast Local Origination Channel. This agreement is effective September 2, 2008 through June 30, 2009 at no cost to the district. (Finance Item #1008-5) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Director Tassaro moved, seconded by Director Wilson, to approve the following additions to the Day-to-Day Substitute List for the 2008-2009 school year as reviewed and recommended by the administrative staff:
§ Jennifer Bannon – Elementary, K-6
§ Dianne Inghram – Lunchroom/Playground Aide
§ Ashley Wisniewski – Elementary, K-6
§ Scott Gelotti – Secondary English
§ Erin VanHorn – Reading Specialist
(Personnel Item #1008-1 REVISED)
On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Director Wilson moved, seconded by Director Tassaro, to approve the following additions to the Supplemental Activities List for the 2008-2009 school year as recommended by the administrative staff:
§ Patricia Bernhardy (returning) – Color Guard and Majorettes
§ Holly Nagy (returning) – Honor Guard
§ Kristen Klein – Assistant Band Director
§ Stephen Rogers – Assistant Band Director
§ Marla Koch – Cougarette and Drum Instructor/Percussion;
(Personnel Item #1008-2)
To approve Angela Zenone for the position of lunchroom/ playground aide, under the terms and agreements of the Secretarial-Cafeteria-Aides Bargaining Unit Agreement; (Personnel Item #1008-3)
And to approve the following teachers to serve as Elementary After-School Tutors during the 2008-2009 school year:
§ Jeanine Butts –
§ Renee Carter – Math, Carnegie
§ Adrienne Monaghan – Math, Crafton
The program will operate three (3) days per week,
for one hour per day. (Personnel Item #1008-4 REVISED) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0. Prior
to voting, Director Hughan motioned for an amendment to
Director Walkowiak moved, seconded by Director DiPietro, to approve Adrienne Alexy for the position of After-School Community Academic Tutoring Program Director. The program will be held two days per week at both The Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Carnegie and Crafton United Presbyterian Church. The program will focus on those students in grades seven and eight. (Personnel Item 1008-5) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Director Walkowiak moved, seconded by Director Hughan, to approve Wendy Steiner for the position of After-School Community Academic Tutoring Coach, to be held two days per week at both The Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Carnegie and Crafton United Presbyterian Church. The program will focus on those students in grades seven and eight. (Personnel Item 1008-6) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Director Walkowiak moved, seconded by Director Tassaor, to grant authority for Dr. Michael Panza, Lee Myford, Lynn Utchell, Dr. Robert Susini, John McAdoo, Jacie Maslyk and Christopher Very to serve as attendance officers for the district for the purpose of filing citations and truancy reports and appearing before the magistrate for related hearings. On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Recommend approval of the 300 series of policies as modified and reviewed by administrative staff and the Board of Education. PLACED ON HOLD
· Student Services
Director McCartney moved, seconded by Director Wilson, to approve the district van drivers for the 2008-2009 school year as presented by Roenigk Van Transportation. A copy of all appropriate forms and clearances are on file with the Director of Transportation. (Student Services Item #1008-1) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None
NEW BUSINESS: None
OPEN FORUM: The Rev. Ed Bowen announced that the benefit spaghetti dinner for former student Alyssa Boff raised $2,337. He then presented Crafton Elementary Principal Jacie Maslyk with a check for $1000 to underwrite mini-grant opportunities for teachers in the school.
ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to discuss, Director Hughan moved to adjourn the meeting at , seconded by Director Wilson. On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.