April 6, 2009

MINUTES:  BOARD OF EDUCATION–April 6, 2009

 

The meeting of the Board of Education of the Southern Tioga School District was called to order by Board President, Barbara Shull, with the following members present: Ivan Erway, Roxanne Landis, Gloria Schwab, Frank Kollar, Terry Osborne, Stuart Crossen, Dan Berguson, and Susan Jaquish.

 

Also present were Messrs: Kalata, Rakoski, Jaquish, Lindner, David, Jaquish, Mrs. Drabick, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Crowell, Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Sick, and interested teachers and citizens.

 

The Minutes of the meeting held on March 9, 2009 were read by the Board.  On motion of Mr. Berguson and second of Mrs. Schwab the Board voted 9 to 0 to approve the minutes, as presented.

 

The Financial Summary was presented.  The report also included statements regarding the General Fund, Student Activity Funds, Student Athletic Funds, and Scholarship Funds.  On motion of Mrs. Landis and second of Mr. Osborne the Board voted 9 to 0 to approve the Financial Summary as presented.  (EXHIBIT)

 

The Board studied the Bill List for the General Fund.  On motion of Mr. Kollar and second of Mr. Crossen the Board voted 9 to 0 to approve the bill list as presented. (EXHIBIT)

 

The Board studied the Bill List for Capital Projects Fund.  On motion of Mr. Osborne and second of Mrs. Schwab the Board voted 9 to 0 to approve the bill list as presented. (EXHIBIT)

 

The Board studied the Bill List for WLM Fire Restoration Fund.  On motion of Mrs. Landis and second of Mr. Berguson the Board voted 9 to 0 to approve the bill list as presented. (EXHIBIT)

 

Mr. Rakoski presented the food service report.  On motion of Mr. Crossen and second of Mr. Kollar the Board voted 9 to 0 to approve the Food Service Report as presented.  (EXHIBIT)

 

On motion of Mrs. Jaquish and second of Mr. Osborne the Board voted 9 to 0 to approve the following:

 

Retirement of Janet Gyekis, Family and Consumer Science teacher, Mansfield Jr. Sr. High School, effective on June 5, 2009 or last day of 2008-2009 school year.

 

On motion of Mr. Erway and second of Mrs. Schwab the Board voted 9 to 0 to approve the Facility Use Permits as amended. (EXHIBIT)

 

On motion of Mr. Osborne and second of Mrs. Schwab the Board voted 9 to 0 to approve the Field Trip and Conference Requests as presented.  (EXHIBIT)

 

Mr. Kalata reported for the administration and suggested a special board meeting to review building options and financing. 

 

The Citizen’s Recognition portion of the meeting and comments were organized as follows;

 

Budget

Dana Delker, literacy coach, asked the board to reconsider eliminating her position

The following individuals spoke on behalf of the STAR Program; Tiffany Milburn (Middlebury Center), Crystal Wannette (Arnot), Katrina Andrews, (Mansfield). Tim Jersak (Mansfield), Christian DeRove (Wellsboro), Tim Trescot (Wellsboro), Tina Wannette (Arnot), Tony Wannette (Arnot), Le Carroll Russell (Blossburg), and Katrina Bear (Wellsboro)

Calendar

Sonya Yeager, teacher, asked the board to consider moving the first staff development day from November to October

 

North Penn Building Options

 

Tom Nelson, teacher, encouraged further discussion and research on the building options.  Other residents, including Tom MacIntosh (Blossburg) Amy Bowens (Blossburg), Francis Craig (Mansfield), Crystal Wannette (Arnot), Mary Holloman (Mainesburg), Tom Wolfe (Blossburg), Jen Haldinger (Morris) Pam Mumford (Liberty), and James Bogaczyk (Blossburg) encouraged maintaining the community schools in Blossburg.

 

Julie Betts ( Mansfield) thanked the Board for retaining the three paraprofessional positions until the end of the 2008-09 school year.

 

 The Administration recommended Board approval of the following:

 

Employ Mary Freeman, as pre-arranged short-term substitute elementary teacher, at Warren L. Miller Elementary School, retroactively to March 9 – April 17, 2009.  Ms. Freeman will be employed at a daily rate of $120.00 as defined by the Conditions of Employment for Substitute Professional Employees.

 

Employ Leah Greenfield, as pre-arranged short-term substitute elementary teacher at Warren L. Miller Elementary School, retroactively to March 19 – May 13, 2009.  Ms. Greenfield will be employed at a daily rate of $120.00 as defined by the Conditions of Employment for Substitute Professional Employees.

 

Employ Robin Stetter, as pre-arranged short-term substitute Library Science teacher at Warren L. Miller Elementary School, retroactively to April 1- June 5, 2009.  Ms. Stetter will be employed at a daily rate of $120.00 as defined by the Conditions of Employment for Substitute Professional Employees.

 

Employ Ann Kolb, as part-time cafeteria employee at Liberty Elementary School, retroactively to March 23, 2009.  Ms. Kolb will be employed at an hourly rate of $7.15 as defined by the Conditions of Employment for Hourly Employees.

 

Add the following individuals to the daily substitute employees’ list:

Cathy Bogaczyk, secretary, effective March 12, 2009  

Doris Clark, Emergency Certified teacher, effective March 16, 2009

Gayle Hill, Emergency Certified teacher, effective March 19, 2009

Jessica Kachur, Emergency Certified teacher, effective March 23, 2009

Ashley Meuse, Paraprofessional, effective March 16, 2009

Johna Neal, Emergency Certified teacher, effective March 23, 2009

Bonnie Sherman, cafeteria, effective March 26, 2009

Ann Yocum, custodian, effective March 23, 2009

Hollie Kulago, Emergency Certified teacher, effective March 31, 2009

Pat Malletz, Paraprofessional, effective April 1, 2009

 

On motion of Mr. Berguson and second of Mr. Kollar the Board voted 9-0, by roll call, to approve the above recommendations.

 

The Administration recommended Board approval to enter into a supplemental contract with Jillianne Mattern, as assistant girls track coach, at North Penn Jr. Sr. High School, for the 2008/2009 school year in the amount of $2,155.  On motion of Mr. Osborne and second of Mr. Crossen the Board voted 9-0, by roll call, to approve the recommendation.   

 

The Administration recommended Board approval of the Art, General, and Custodial Supply bids for 2009/2010.  On motion of Mr. Kollar and second of Mrs. Schwab the Board voted 9-0, by roll call, to approve the above recommendations. (EXHIBIT)

 

The Administration recommended Board approval of the following:

 

Second Reading of revisions to Board Policy #105.1-Parent Involvement in Title I Reading (EXHIBIT)

 

Accept a resolution by the Board of Supervisors of Jackson Twp., Lycoming County, PA, appointing the Director of Business Affairs, or designee, to collect school taxes within Jackson Twp., from January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2009. (EXHIBIT)

 

A Resolution naming school district officials as delegates to the Tax Collection Committee (TCC) in accordance with Act 32 of 2008. (EXHIBIT)

 

Add a new “Academic Literacy” course beginning in 2009/2020.

 

On motion of Mr. Crossen and second of Mrs. Landis the Board voted 9-0, by roll call, to approve the above recommendations.

 

The Administration presented a 2009-10 Calendar for approval. (EXHIBIT)  On motion of Mr. Berguson and second of Mr. Osborne the Board voted 8-1, with Mrs. Schwab dissenting, to approve the recommendation.

 

The Administration recommended Board approval to enter into an Agreement for Dental Hygiene Services with Nicola Kress, RDH, BS, for the 2008/09 and 2009/10 school years.  On motion of Mr. Osborne and second of Mrs. Schwab the Board voted 9-0, by roll call, to approve the recommendation.

 

The Administration recommended Board approval to employ Ginnette Moskowitz as pre-arranged short-term substitute Spanish teacher, at Mansfield Jr. Sr. High School, beginning April 13 – June 5, 2009.  Ms. Moskowitz will be employed at a daily rate of $120.00 as defined by the Conditions of Employment for Substitute Professional Employees, pending receipt of a PA Emergency Spanish Certificate.  On motion of Mrs. Landis and second of Mrs. Jaquish the Board voted 9 to 0, by roll call, to approve the recommendation.

 

The Administration recommended Board approval of a request from Lauren Webster, 5th grade teacher at Warren L. Miller Elementary School, to administer a survey to a randomly selected group of students between 3rd and 6th grades.   On motion of Mrs. Schwab and second of Mr. Erway the Board voted 9 to 0, to approve the recommendation.

 

Board President Barbara Shull made the following announcements:

 

Next Board Meeting (s)

Monday, May 11, 2009, at 6:30 P.M.

North Penn Jr. Sr. High School Auditorium, Blossburg

 

Monday, June 8, 2009, at 6:30 P.M.

North Penn Jr. Sr. High School Auditorium, Blossburg

 

Board Work Session(s)

Monday, May 4, 2009, at 6:30 P.M.          

North Penn Jr. Sr. High School Library, Blossburg

 

Monday, June 1, 2009, at 6:30 P.M.

North Penn Jr. Sr. High School Library, Blossburg

 

 

 

Executive Sessions(s)

Monday, April 6 2009, following Board Meeting          

North Penn Jr. Sr. High School Library

RE:  Student

Labor

                                         

On motion of Mr. Kollar and second of Mr. Osborne the Board voted 9-0 to adjourn the meeting.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted

 

 

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James J. Rakoski, Board Secretary