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St. Marys Area School District

Board of School Directors

 

Regular Meeting

May 14, 2018, 7:00P.M.

Library, St. Marys Area High School

 

Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

The St. Marys Area Board of School Directors held their regular meeting May 14, 2018 at 7:00PM in the Library of the St. Marys Area High School.  The meeting was called to order by board president Eric Wonderling.

Pledge of Allegiance

Directors Present:  Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman.

Others Present:  Dr. G. Brian Toth, Dr. James Wortman, Ginger Williams, Sarah Schreiber, Mollie Anzinger, Hannah Platko, Joe Schlimm, Warren Beck, Noel Petrosky, Dan Vollmer, Christine Kuhar, Karen Lucanik, Terry Straub, Mike Belovesick, Mark Romain, Aaron Simbeck, Jody Young, Atty. Richard Brown, a representative from The Daily Press and nine (9) visitors.

Comments from visitors including comments on federal programs.

Presentations

 

Noel Petrosky – STEM presentation

CNA, EMT, Firefighters presentation

Aaron Simbeck – Tech Update

Superintendent Comments

The minutes for the workshop meeting held on April 10, 2018 and the regular meeting held on April 16, 2018 were approved.

Motion by Lewis Murray, seconded by Kathryn Blake – motion carried by a voice vote of all members present.

The treasurer’s report for March 2018 was approved.
Motion by school board president to combine Sections VIII and IX as one vote.

Approved Payment of Bills

General Fund              May 2018 and office checks for April 2018
Food Service Fund     May 2018
Athletic Fund              April 2018
Retiree Fund               April 2018
Payroll Wire Fund                  April 2018
Payroll Fund               April 2018

Motion by Kathryn Blake, seconded by Bryan Chiappelli; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.


Board Procedures
Motion by school board president to combine all sections under X.  Board Procedures as one vote.

Board Policy

Approved the following revised policies:

Policy No. 105, Curriculum Development (Attachment No. 1)

Policy No. 105.1, Curriculum Review by Parents/Guardians and Students (Attachment No. 2)

Policy No. 246, Student Wellness (Attachment No. 3)

Policy No. 626, Federal Fiscal Compliance (Attachment No. 4)

Policy No. 906, Public Complaints (Attachment No. 5)

First reading of the following revised policies:

Policy No. 106, Guides for Planned Instruction via Curriculum Mapping (Attachment No. 6)

Policy No. 107, Adoption of Planned Instruction (Attachment No. 7)

Policy No. 108, Adoption of Textbooks (Attachment No. 8)

Policy No. 109, Resource Materials (Attachment No. 9)

Policy No. 110, Instructional Supplies (Attachment No. 10)

Policy No. 138, Language Instruction Educational Program for English Learners (Attachment No. 11)

Policy No. 239, Foreign Exchange Students (Attachment No. 12)

Policy No. 331, Job Related Expenses (Attachment No. 13)

Motion by Kathryn Blake, seconded by Bryan Chiappelli; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Election of Board Treasurer

As per Section 404 of the Public School Code, approved election of Geraldine Krull as board treasurer for one year beginning July 1, 2018.  Compensation is to be set at the budgeted amount of $150.00 annually.

Motion by Kathryn Blake, seconded by Stacy McKee; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Appointment of Assistant Board Secretary

As per Section 434 of the Public School Code, approved appointment of Laura Carlson as Assistant Board Secretary for one year beginning July 1, 2018.

Motion by Kathryn Blake, seconded by Bryan Chiappelli; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Personnel Committee

Approved the formation of a Personnel Committee.  Members to include the following:  Eric Wonderling (Board President), Stacy McKee (Board Vice President), Lewis Murray (Board Member).

Motion by Kathryn Blake, seconded by Bryan Chiappelli; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Business Affairs

Special Education Services

The contract for IU9 Special Education support services for the 2018-2019 school year was approved.  (Attachment No. 14)

Motion by Kathryn Blake, seconded by Stacy McKee; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Elk County Intensive Outpatient Agreement

The agreement between Seneca Highlands Intermediate IU#9 and the St. Marys Area School District for the Elk County Intensive Outpatient Program was approved.  (Attachment No. 15)

Motion by Kathryn Blake, seconded by Bryan Chiappelli; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

2018-2019 Bids

The Business Manager was given approval to solicit bids for the 2018-2019 school year for the items listed below.

General consumable supplies

Art supplies

Science supplies

Kindergarten supplies

Tech prep and industrial art supplies

Physical education supplies

School health supplies

Tech prep health supplies

Music supplies

Furniture and equipment

Motion by Lewis Murray, seconded by Timothy Frey; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Budgetary Transfers

The Business Manager was given approval to make budgetary transfers as needed pending final audit.  These transfers will be presented to the board upon completion of the audit.

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by Timothy Frey; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Contracts for Student Instruction

Approved two contracts with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes for individual student instruction.  (Attachment No. 19)

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by Kathryn Blake; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Tuition Agreement

Approved the revised tuition agreement between New Story and St. Marys Area School District.  This agreement reflects a reduced daily rate.  (Attachment No. 20)

Motion by Robert Sorg, seconded by Timothy Frey; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

General School Affairs
Motion by school board president to combine all sections under XII as one vote.

Inservice Agreement

Approved the agreement between Diane Hubone (University of Pennsylvania Facilitator) and St. Marys Area School District for August 21, 2018 Inservice Day presentation. (Attachment No. 17)

Project RAPPORT

Approved the Participation Certification for continued program services provided by The Guidance Center’s Project RAPPORT program funded by the Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT) grant.  (Attachment No. 21)

Motion by Kathryn Blake, seconded by James Condon; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Transportation

School Bus Stops

Approved the following new bus stops:

            891 Washington Street, St. Marys PA
            295 Wilson Road, St. Marys PA (Exception to 2/10 mile requirement between stops due to
                                                         road/berm conditions)
            1051 Trout Run Road, St. Marys PA
            502 West Creek Road, St. Marys PA

Motion by Stacy McKee, seconded by Lewis Murray; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Personnel

Approved personnel actions as listed.  All employment approvals are provisional for thirty days pending receipt of Act 151 clearance documentation.

Motion by school board president to combine sections A - D under Personnel as one vote.

Resignations

Name:              Jeffrey Gavazzi
Position:          Teacher, St. Marys Area Middle School
Effective:        June 1, 2018    (Attachment No. 17)

Name:              Debbie Nesbitt
Position:          Transportation Aide – Bennetts Valley Elementary
Effective:        May 18, 2018

Name:              Wendy Hanslovan
Position:          Guidance Counselor, St. Marys Area Middle School
Effective:        June 4, 2018    (Attachment No. 22)

Name:              Edwin Schwer
Position:          Music Teacher, St. Marys Area Middle School
Effective:        June 5, 2018    (Attachment No. 23)

Name:              Suzann Erickson
Position:          Part-time School Psychologist
Effective:        May 21, 2018  (Attachment No. 24)

Security Personnel

Approved the addition of contracted school police officer, subject to approval of Elk County Court.

Name:              Craig Smith
Effective:                    Upon court approval
Terms:             Contract          (Attachment No. 18)

Hire, Supplemental Contracts, 2018-2019 School Year

Name:              James Allegretto
Position:          Football – Varsity Asst. Coach
Terms:             $1,890.00 (Renew)

Name:              Ray Benjamin
Position:          Football – Varsity Asst. Coach
Terms:             $2,188.00 (Renew)

Name:              Paul Thomas Bullers
Position:          Football – Varsity Asst. Coach
Terms:             $1,680.00 (Renew)

Name:              Tony Defilippi
Position:          Football – Varsity Head Coach
Terms:             $5,351.00 (Renew)

Name:              Zachary Hoy
Position:          Football – Varsity Asst. Coach
Terms:             $1,890.00 (Renew)

Name:              Michael Kunes
Position:          Football – Varsity Asst. Coach
Terms:             $2,188.00 (Renew)

Name:              James McGonnell
Position:          Football – Varsity Asst. Coach
Terms:             $3,083.00 (Renew)

Volunteer

Name:              Laura Pierce
Building:                     Bennetts Valley Elementary School

Motion by Jerry Zimmerman, seconded by Bryan Chiappelli; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Student Teachers, 2018-2019 School Year (For Information Only)

University         Student                 Subject           Dates               School/grade       Teacher
Clarion             Wadleigh, V           ECH          8/28-10/19             FOX – 2              Yetzer
Clarion             Wadleigh, V          SPED       10/22-12/12             SSM                    Kaveney
Clarion             Clark, N                 ECH          8/28-10/19             FOX – 3               Taylor
Clarion             Clark, N                 ECH        10/22-12/12             BV - K                    Liptak

Board Discussion

Adjournment

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli; seconded by Kathryn Blake - meeting adjourned 8:44PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Board President, Eric Wonderling

 

 

 

 

 

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Board Secretary, Ginger Williams