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St. Marys Area School District

Board of School Directors

 

Regular Meeting

March 12, 2018, 7:00P.M.

Library, St. Marys Area High School

 

Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

The St. Marys Area Board of School Directors held their regular meeting March 12, 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 (arrived 7:08PM), Eric Wonderling.  Directors Absent:  Jerry Zimmerman.

Others Present:  Dr. G. Brian Toth, Dr. James Wortman, Ginger Williams, Warren Beck, Sarah Schreiber, Noel Petrosky, Dan Vollmer, Christine Kuhar, Julie Boyer, Karen Lucanik, Mollie Anzinger, Terry Straub, Mark Romain, Dan Elder, Mike Belovesick, Aaron Simbeck, Atty. Richard Brown, and a representative from The Daily Press, The Courier-Express and sixteen (16) visitors.

Comments from visitors including comments on federal programs.

Presentation

 

Dr. Wortman, PETE&C conference

Superintendent Comments

The minutes for the special/workshop meeting held on February 6, 2018 and the regular meeting held on February 12, 2018 were approved.

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

The treasurer’s report for January 2018 was approved.

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by Timothy Frey – motion carried by a voice vote of all member present.

Approved Payment of Bills

General Fund                       March 2018 and office checks for February 2018
Food Service Fund              March 2018
Athletic Fund                        February 2018
Retiree Fund                         February 2018
Payroll Wire Fund                February 2018
Payroll Fund                         February 2018

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


Board Procedures

Board Policy

Approved the following revised policies:

Policy No. 000, Board Policy/Procedure/Administrative Regulations 
(Attachment No.1)

Policy No. 002, Authority and Powers (Attachment No. 2)

Policy No. 004, Membership (Attachment No. 3)

Policy No. 006.1, Attendance at Meetings via Electronic Communications (Attachment No. 4)

Policy No. 007, Distribution (Attachment No. 5)

Policy No. 008, Organization Chart (Attachment No. 6)

Policy No. 808, Food Services (Attachment No. 7)

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

First reading of the following policies:

Policy No. 100, Comprehensive Plan (Attachment No. 8)

Policy No. 101, Mission Statement (Attachment No. 9)

Policy No. 102, Academic Standards (Attachment No. 10)

Policy No. 103, Nondiscrimination in School and Classroom Practices (Attachment No. 11)

Policy No. 103.1, Nondiscrimination – Qualified Students with Disabilities (Attachment No. 12)

Policy No. 304, Employment of District Staff (Attachment No. 13)

Business Affairs

E-Rate

The E-Rate PEPPM 2018 mini bid contract between Logicalis and St. Marys Area School District to purchase access points pending Category 2E-Rate funding was approved.  (Attachment No. 14)

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

IU9 General Operating Budget

The 2018-2019 IU9 General Operating Budget was approved.

Motion by Kathryn Blake, seconded by Lewis Murray; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling.  Voting No:  Robert Sorg – motion carried.

Standing Stone Consulting

Approved the proposal from Standing Stone Consulting, Inc. to provide comprehensive treat and vulnerability studies for each of the District schools.  Payment will be split over two budget years.  (Attachment No. 15)

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

Aramark Contract

The amendment to the Aramark Contract was approved.  (Attachment No. 16)

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

Contract for Services

Approved the Contract for Services between St. Marys Area School District and Cen-Clear Child Services, Inc. for student crisis and counseling services for the Middle School.  (Attachment No. 17).

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

General School Affairs

Presenter Agreement

Approved the agreement between Joseph M Sanfelippo, LLC and St. Marys Area School District to present at the October 8, 2018 Inservice.  This will be paid for with funds made available as a result of Ready to Learn.  (Attachment No. 18)

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 – motion carried.

Open Campus Agreement

Approved the Cooperative Agreement between St. Marys Area School District and DuBois Area School District to join the St. Marys Area School District Open Campus pilot.  (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 – motion carried.

Special Education Plan

Approved the draft Special Education Comprehensive Plan posting for public review and comment beginning on March 15, 2018.

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by Robert Sorg.  Lewis Murray requested discussion on original recommendation that had March 13, 2018 amending the date to March 15, 2018.  Robert Sorg, motioned and Stacy McKee seconded.  Voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling – motion carried.

Student Activities
Motion by school board president to combine all sections under Student Activities as one vote.

Field Trips

Twenty-four (24) students and five (5) chaperones were approved to attend the Baseball Spring Competition at Covenant School, Charlottesville, VA from March 21, 2018 – March 25, 2018.  (No Cost to District)

Approval was given for four (4) students and two (2) chaperones to attend the PMEA Region II All State Music Festival and Convention at the Lancaster Hotel Resort, Lancaster, PA April 18, 2018 – April 21, 2018.

Ten (10) students, members of DECA, and two (2) chaperones, were approved to attend the DECA 72nd Annual International Career Development Conference/Competition in Atlanta, GA from April 21, 2018 – April 24, 2018.  (No Cost to District)

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

Buildings and Grounds
Motion by school board president to combine all sections under Buildings and Grounds as one vote.

Use of Facility Approval

The request to use the outside front of the Bennetts Valley Elementary School by Girl Scout Troop 26632 on Sunday, March 4, 2018 for a Girl Scout cookie drive-thru was approved.

The request to use the outside front of the Bennetts Valley Elementary School by Girl Scout Troop 26632 on Sunday, March 11, 2018 for a Girl Scout cookie drive-thru was approved.

The request to use the Bennetts Valley Elementary School by the Bennetts Valley PTO organization for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 12:30PM – 3:45PM was approved.

The request to use the three (3) soccer/football fields at the St. Marys Area High School by the Stallions Flag Football organization every Sunday beginning April 15, 2018 through and including May 20, 2018 was approved.

The request for use of the parking lots and Room 112 at the St. Marys Area High School by the EMT class of the St. Marys Area High School on Sunday, April 29, 2018 for the driving portion of the curriculum was approved.

The request for use of the St. Marys Area Middle School Gymnasium and Cafeteria by the 7th Grade Class for a 7th Grade Basketball Tournament on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from  9:30AM – 5:30PM was approved.

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 – 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 1-4 under A XV. Personnel as one vote.

Resignations Personnel

Name:                    Shelly Bauer
Position: Personal Care Aide – South St. Marys Street Elementary School
Effective:               February 13, 2018

Name:                    Caroline Flacinski
Position: Teacher – Middle School
Effective:               June 1, 2018  (Attachment No. 20)

Name:                    Randi Waid
Position: Personal Care Aide – South St. Marys Street Elementary School
Effective:               February 20, 2018  (Attachment No. 21)

Name:                    Daniel Winkler
Position: Facilitator – St. Marys Area High School
Effective:               March 23, 2018  (Attachment No. 24)

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

Hire, Supplemental Contracts, 2017-2018 School Year
Motion by school board president to combine all sections 1-8 under B. as one vote.

Name:                    Doug McAnany
Position: Track and Field – Asst. Coach
Terms:                   $1,000.00 (New) – Split with Amanda Kunes

Name:                    Amanda Kunes
Position: Track and Field – Asst. Coach
Terms:                   $1,000.00 (Renew) – Split with Doug McAnany
                                Correction from 2/13/2018 Board Agenda

Name:                    Amanda Poirier
Position: Track and Field – Asst. Coach – Jr. High
Terms:                   $1,200.00 (New)

Name:                    James Allegretto
Position: Softball – Asst. Coach
Terms:                   Volunteer (New)

Name:                    Phillip Engelken
Position: Indoor Percussion
Terms:                   Volunteer (New)

Name:                    Patrick McMackin
Position: Softball – Asst. Coach
Terms:                   Volunteer (New)

Name:                    George Steele
Position: Baseball – Asst. Coach - Jr. High
Terms:                   Volunteer (New)

Name:                    Cassandra Wonderling
Position: Girls Softball – Asst. Coach
Terms:                   Volunteer (New)

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

Security Personnel

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

Name:                    Darren Burford
Effective:               Upon court approval
Terms:                   Contract (Attachment No. 22)

Name:                    Thomas Izbinski
Effective:               Upon court approval
Terms:                   Contract (Attachment No. 23)

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

Hire, Homebound Personnel, 2017-2018 Contract Pay Rate

Name:    Stacey Kaveney
Effective:               March 12, 2018

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 – motion carried.

Student Teacher (For Information Only)

University             Name           Certification        Dates            School     Teacher
Pitt at Bradford    Doud, Erynne     Elem     8/20/18-10/5/18     SSM-K     Bauer, S

Board Discussion

Executive Session

An executive session to discuss personnel was held immediately following adjournment.

Adjournment

Motion by Kathryn Blake; seconded by Stacy McKee - meeting adjourned 7:51PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Board President, Eric Wonderling

 

 

 

 

 

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Board Secretary, Ginger Williams