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 Crafton Elementary Student Jacob Bickus. Recording Secretary Michale Herrmann called the roll. Director Schirripa was excused from the meeting
public comment on business before the board: None
approval of minutes:
moved, seconded by Director Hughan, to approve the minutes of the
Ø Principals’ Reports – The elementary principals distributed newsletters which highlighted some of the happenings in their schools; Dr. Susini mentioned some upcoming events in the high school
Ø Pupil Services’ Report – Mrs. Myford noted that a Special Education Parent Meeting was held last week; the department is readily preparing for a Special Education monitoring
Ø A ceremony will be held November 10 to present a new flag to the school in honor of graduate Capt. Jason West, who was killed in Iraq
Ø The proposed 2009-10 calendar was included in the board packets for review; comments are welcome
Ø Bids received for the Turf Tender and Energy Management System will be provided for review
Ø The end-of-season meeting with coaches is slated for December 10 at
Director Wilson moved, seconded by Director Tassaro, to approve the following Conference and Field Trip Requests as reviewed by administration and presented:
§ FT…Craft 3rd Gr…Byham Theater…“Cinderella”…10/7
§ C…K.Boring…Radisson GT… Interact Conference …10/28
§ C…R.Foltz…Radisson GT… Interact Conference …10/28
§ FT…L.Talotta/L.Rowley…Janoski’s Farm… Curric-Based …10/29
§ FT…M.Smoller…KDKA-TV…Hometown High-Q…11/1
§ C…Rachel Foltz…Radisson GT…Interact District Conf…11/5
§ FT…M.Priore…Heinz Hall…Symphony Concert…11/13
§ FT…M.Vayanos… Pgh Glass Ctr… Art Glasswork …11/20
§ FT…J.Tylka…Duquesne U…Calcusolve Competition…11/21
§ C…M.Priore…CMU…PMEA Workshops…11/25
§ FT…D.Mitchell…Byham Theater… “A Christmas Carol”…12/?
§ C…J.Tylka…AIU…Gifted Workshop…12/9
§ FT…M.Lear…PPG Wintergarden…Christmas Caroling…12/11
§ FT…M.Priore…Heinz Hall…Symphony Concert…12/12
§ FT…J.Tylka…Science Ctr…Science Bowl…1/13
§ FT…M.Priore…Heinz Hall…Symphony Concert…1/21
§ C…J.Tylka…AIU…Gifted Resource Day…3/31
§ C…J.Tylka…CMU…Young Math Comp…4/2
§ C…B.Martys…CMU…Young Math Comp…4/2
§ FT…J.Tylka…Bishop Canevin…Invention Convention…4/24
(Miscellaneous Item #1108-1) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Recommend approval of the Treasurer’s Report for the month of October 2008 as submitted. PLACE ON AGENDA
Recommend approval of the October 2008 bills in the amount of $__________ as presented. PLACE ON AGENDA
Director Tassaro moved, seconded by Director Wilson, to approve the Carnegie Wage Tax Audit Report for 2007 as presented; (Finance Item #1108-1)
And to approve the Crafton Wage Tax Audit Report for 2006 and 2007 as presented. (Finance Item #1108-2) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Director Walkowiak moved, seconded by Director Hughan, to approve and adopt Resolution #430-08 which authorizes continuation of membership in the Joint Purchasing Board for the 2009-2010 school year along with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and other local school districts, and thereby empowers these entities to make bulk purchases of selected items for use by the school district. It is further recommended that the appropriate Carlynton School District official(s) be authorized to sign the Joint Purchasing Agreement and that Kirby Christy be named the Carlynton School District representative to the purchasing board and Dr. Michael Panza be named as the alternate. (Finance Item #1108-3) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Director Walkowiak moved, seconded by Director McCartney, to approve the 2008-2009 first quarter Athletic Fund Report as presented. (Finance Item #1108-4) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Director Walkowiak moved, seconded by Director Tassaro, to approve the 2008-2009 first quarter Activities Fund Report as presented. (Finance Item #1108-5) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Director Walkowiak moved, seconded by Director Tassaro, to approve the Cafeteria Operating Reports for July, August and September 2008 as presented by Aramark Education Services. (Finance Item #1108-6) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Director Walkowiak moved, seconded by Director Hughan, to approve the agreement with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit for the mailing of the annual Homestead/Farmstead notification letter as required by Act 1 of 2006. (Finance Item #1108-7) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Director Walkowiak moved, seconded by Director McCartney, to approve the Athletic Training Services Agreement with NovaCare Rehabilitation as presented. (Finance Item #1108-8) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Dr. Panza noted the contract was reviewed by the solicitor. He also reported the trainer will be with the district within two weeks. A certified trainer will be available to conduct the hydration test for the wrestlers as well. Director Brown suggested a call be made to Rep. Kotik to speed up necessary clearances.
Director Tassaro moved, seconded by Director Hughan, to the following addition to the 2008-2009 Day-to-Day Substitute List as presented:
§ Dana Masullo – Elementary Education;
(Personnel Item #1108-1)
To approve the following addition to the Supplemental Athletic Contract List for the 2008-2009 school year as recommended by the administration:
§ Panayot Kirov – Varsity Wrestling Assistant Coach;
(Personnel Item #1108-2)
And to approve the following addition to the Supplemental Activities Contract List for the 2008-2009 school year as recommended by the administration:
§ Tonilyn Longo and Michelle Smoller – Co-Sponsors, Cougar Times (Personnel Item #1108-3)
On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Recommend approval of the Professional Employee Contract for James Bassano due to completion of three years of satisfactory service consistent with the provisions of Section 1108 of the PA School Code. (Personnel Item #1108-4) PLACE ON AGENDA
Director McCartney moved, seconded by Director Tassaro, to approve the updates to the Athletic Event Aides Positions List for the 2008-2009 school year as presented; (Personnel Item #1108-5)
And to accept the resignation of Cafeteria Cook Ryan Herman, effective immediately. (Personnel Item #1108-6) On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.
Recommend approval of the revisions to Policy No.
249 – Harassment and Bullying, as presented following recommendation of
administration and review by the solicitor.
(Policy Item #1108-1) PLACE ON THE
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None
NEW BUSINESS: None
OPEN FORUM: Director Wilson mentioned that plans are underway for the 2009 Relay for Life and sign-ups were being held for new teams. She encouraged district and community participation.
Carlynton senior Brad Henry came before the board for a second time to ask consideration of payment for his services to the girls’ volleyball team for managing the scorebook, scoreboard and videotaping matches. He said he believes he deserves compensation because he meets the qualifications and performs the job well. President Roussos reiterated that the board has made the judgment to not pay students for such matters. He suggested a better course of action would be to meet with the superintendent and Mr. Oddi to further discuss the matter.
ADJOURNMENT: With no further business, Director Hughan moved to adjourn the meeting at , seconded by Director McCartney. On a voice vote, the motion carried 8-0.