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St. Marys Area School District

Board of School Directors

Regular Meeting

March 13, 2017, 7:00 P.M.

Library, St. Marys Area High School

 

Minutes

 

 

 

The St. Marys Area Board of School Directors held their regular meeting March 13, 2017 at 7:00PM in the Library of the St. Marys Area High School.  The meeting was called to order by board president Dr. Clythera S. Hornung.

Pledge of Allegiance

Directors Present:  Danielle Abrahamson, Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung, Stacy McKee, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman.

Others Present:  Dr. G. Brian Toth, Ginger Williams, James Wortman, Robin Johnson, Joe Schlimm, Warren Beck, Noel Petrosky, Dan Vollmer, Christine Kuhar, Julie Boyer, Karen Lucanik, Terry Straub, Mark Romain, Dan Elder, Mike Belovesick, Aaron Simbeck, Jody Young, Atty. Richard Brown, a representative from The Daily Press, and eleven (11) visitors.

Comments from visitors including comments on federal programs.

Presentation – PETE&C

Superintendent Comments

The minutes of the workshop meeting on February 7, 2017 and the regular meeting held on February 13, 2017 were approved.

Motion by Eric Wonderling, seconded by Robert Sorg – motion carried by a voice vote of all members present.

Motion by the board president to combine Section VIII and IX as one vote.

The treasurer’s report for January 2017 was approved.

Approved Payment of Bills

General Fund              March 2017 and office checks for February 2017
Bond Fund                  March 2017
Food Service Fund     March 2017
Athletic Fund              February 2017
Payroll Wire Fund                  February 2017
Payroll Fund               February 2017

Motion by Kathryn Blake, seconded by Bryan Chiappelli; voting yes: Danielle Abrahamson, Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung, Stacy McKee, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman.

Board Procedures

Board Policy

First reading of the following new/revised policies:

Revised Policy 251, Homeless Students (Attachment No. 1)

New Policy 255, Educational Stability for Children in foster Care (Attachment No. 2)

New Policy 705.2, Standard Operating Procedures for Persons Authorized to Use Weapons (Attachment No. 3)

Business Affairs

S4Teachers Agreement

The Addendum to an Agreement between S4Teachers, LLC, and the St. Marys Area School District to renew contract for four (4) years was approved.  (Attachment No. 4)


Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by Robert Sorg; voting yes:  Danielle Abrahamson, Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung, Stacy McKee, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

St. Marys Area Middle School and High School Flooring Bids

A low bid from Tom Brown Performance Floors, Inc., Lawrence, PA for sanding and refinishing Middle School and High School gym floors in the amount of $32,656.00, to be funded with bond proceeds was approved.  (Attachment No. 5)


Motion by Robert Sorg, seconded by James Condon; voting yes:  Danielle Abrahamson, Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung, Stacy McKee, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Aramark Contract

The amendment to the Aramark Contract was approved.  (Attachment No. 6)

Motion by Eric Wonderling, seconded by Danielle Abrahamson; voting yes:  Danielle Abrahamson, Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung, Stacy McKee, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Carpet/Flooring – Fox Township Elementary School/High School

The low bid from DeGol Carpet, Duncansville, PA for carpeting at Fox Township Elementary School in the amount of $118,420.00 and flooring for St. Marys Area High School offices in the amount of $59,290.00, to be funded with bond proceeds was approved.  (Attachment No. 11)

Motion by Robert Sorg, seconded by Kathryn Blake; voting yes:  Danielle Abrahamson, Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung, Stacy McKee, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

General School Affairs

Curriculum Changes

Changes to curriculum requirements for the St. Marys Area High School were approved.  (Attachment No. 7)

Motion by Stacy McKee, seconded by Danielle Abrahamson; voting yes:  Danielle Abrahamson, Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung, Stacy McKee, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Cooperative Agreement

The Superintendent was given approval to execute the Cooperative Agreement of the           St. Marys Area School District to be offered to Johnsonburg School District, Ridgway School District and Elk County Catholic High School for an Open Campus Initiative.  (Attachment No. 8)

Motion by Stacy McKee, seconded by Kathryn Blake; voting yes:  Danielle Abrahamson, Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung, Stacy McKee, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Student/Teacher Presentations Contracts

Approved the contracts between St. Marys Area School District and Stan Pearson for student/teacher presentations to be funded by Ready to Learn grant.  (Attachment No. 9)

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by Danielle Abrahamson; voting yes:  Danielle Abrahamson, Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung, Stacy McKee, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Student Activities

Field Trips

Approval was given for four (4) students and two (2) chaperones to attend the PMEA All State Festival at the Ambassador Center in Erie, PA from April 19, 2017 through and including April 22, 2017.

Motion by Danielle Abrahamson, seconded by Stacy McKee; voting yes:  Danielle Abrahamson, Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung, Stacy McKee, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Buildings and Grounds

Use of Facility Approval

The request to use the South St. Marys Street Elementary School Auditorium by the Local 502 IUE/CWA for a ratification meeting on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 8:00AM – 11:00AM was approved.

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by Robert Sorg; voting yes:  Danielle Abrahamson, Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung, Stacy McKee, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

The request for use of the St. Marys Area High School Concession Stand by St. Marys Area Dugout Club for Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 4:00PM – 10:00PM was approved.

Motion by Kathryn Blake, seconded by Jerry Zimmerman; voting yes:  Danielle Abrahamson, Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung, Stacy McKee, 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 board president to combine Sections A-D under XV Personnel as one vote.

Resignation

Name:                          Anita Arthurs
Position:                      Personal Care Aide – South St. Marys Street Elementary
Effective:                    March 1, 2017 (Attachment No. 5)

Hire, Supplemental Contracts, 2016-2017 School Year

 

Name:              Mark Badtorff
Position:          Junior Class Advisor
Terms:             $300.00 (New) (Revised from 2/17/2017 Board Meeting)

Name:              Christine Gavazzi
Position:          Junior Class Advisor
Terms:             $300.00 (New) (Revised from 2/17/2017 Board Meeting)

Name:              Nicholas Hirsch
Position:          Track & Field – Asst. Coach
Terms:             $1,260.00 (Renew)

Name:              Doug McAnany
Position:          Track & Field – Varsity Asst. Coach
Terms:             Volunteer (New)

Name:              Joseph Lenze
Position:          Girls Softball – Asst. Coach
Terms:             Volunteer (New)

Hire, Homebound Personnel, 2016-2017 Contract Pay Rate

Name:              Dawn Erich
Position:                      St. Marys Middle School Teacher
Effective:                    March 14, 2017

Volunteers

Name:              Jaclyn Housler
Building:                     South St. Marys Street Elementary School

Name:              Tiffiney Maines
Building:                     Bennetts Valley Elementary School – Classroom Aide

Name:              Brittany Tarle
Building:                     All – Sports Volunteer

Motion by Danielle Abrahamson, seconded by James Condon; voting yes:  Danielle Abrahamson, Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung, Stacy McKee, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Board Discussion

Executive Session

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

Adjournment

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli; seconded by James Condon - meeting adjourned 7:55PM

 

 

 

 

 

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Board President, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung

 

 

 

 

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Board Secretary, Ginger Williams