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St. Marys Area School District

Board of School Directors

Regular Meeting

February 5, 2019, 7:00P.M.

Library, St. Marys Area High School

 

Minutes

 

 

An executive session to discuss legal issues was held at 6:36PM.

 

 

The St. Marys Area Board of School Directors held their regular meeting February 5, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Library of the St. Marys Area High School.  The meeting was called to order by board vice president Stacy McKee.

Pledge of Allegiance

Directors Present:  Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling (excused), Jerry Zimmerman.  Directors Absent:  Robert Sorg. Others Present:  Dr. G. Brian Toth, Dr. James Wortman, Ginger Williams, Joe Schlimm, Warren Beck, Sarah Schreiber, Mollie Anzinger, Noel Petrosky, Christine Kuhar, Julie Boyer, Terry Straub, Mike Belovesick, Aaron Simbeck, Mark Romain, Dan Elder, Baird Bankovic, Atty. Richard Brown, a representative from The Daily Press, The DuBois Courier and three (3) visitors.

Comments from visitors including comments on federal programs.

Presentation

Audrey Bear – Financial Analysis

Superintendent Comments

Baird Bankovic – student representative

The minutes for the workshop meeting held on January 8, 2019 and the regular meeting held on January 14, 2019 were approved. Motion by Kathryn Blake, seconded by Timothy Frey – motion carried by a voice vote of all members present.

The treasurer’s report for December 2018 was approved. Motion by Lewis Murray, seconded by Kathryn Blake – motion carried by a voice vote of all members present.

Approved Payment of Bills General Fund              February 2019 and office checks for January 2019 Food Service Fund     February 2019 Athletic Fund              January 2019 Payroll Wire Fund                  January 2019 Payroll Fund               January 2019 Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by Timothy Frey; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Board Procedures

Board Policy (For Information Only)

First reading of the following policies:

Policy 103, Nondiscrimination in School and Classroom Practices (Attachment No.1)

Policy 247, Hazing (Attachment No. 2)

Policy 323, Tobacco Free (Attachment No. 3)

Policy 707, Use of School Facilities (Attachment No. 4)

Policy 904, Public Attendance at School Events (Attachment No. 5)

Business Affairs

Auditor for Year Ending June 30, 2019 Geci and Associates, P.C. was approved to perform the audit for the year ending June 30, 2019.  (Attachment No. 6) Motion by Jerry Zimmerman, seconded by James Condon; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Confidential Agreement Approved the Confidential Agreement revision regarding student 1718001. Motion by James Condon, seconded by Kathryn Blake; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

MpoweredParent, L.L.C. Agreement Approved a contract with MpoweredParent L.L.C. for vaping prevention assemblies for high school students, parents and staff.  This will be paid with funds made available through the Ready to Learn grant.  (Attachment No. 7) Motion by Kathryn Blake, seconded by James Condon; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

General School Affairs

2019-2020 School Calendar The school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year including the naming of these five (5) dates as local holidays or Section 1502 holidays: November 29th and December 2nd (Friday and Monday after Thanksgiving), December 24th and 26th (Tuesday and Thursday, the day before and the day after Christmas), and April 10th (Friday of Spring break).  (Attachment No. 8) Motion by Kathryn Blake, seconded by Timothy Frey; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Student Activities

Student Clubs Approved the following St. Marys Area High School HOSA club, advisers and officers for the 2018-2019 school year.            Advisor                       Danielle Schneider            President         Rachael Johnson            Vice PresidentCarley Gray            Secretary         Emma DeLullo            Treasurer         Olivia Mosier Motion by James Condon, seconded by Kathryn Blake; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Field Trip Permission Motion by school board vice president to combine all sections under B. Field Trip Permission as one vote.

Permission was granted for three (3) students and one (1) chaperone to attend the PMES Region II Bank Festival at Northeast High School in Northeast PA from March 7, 2019 through and including March 9, 2019.

Permission was granted for six (6) students and one (1) chaperone to attend the DECA ICDC Development Conference/Competition in Orlando, Florida from April 26, 2019 through and including May 1, 2019. Motion by Timothy Frey, seconded by Kathryn Blake; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Buildings and Grounds

Use of Facilities Approved the use of the St. Marys Area Middle School Gymnasium for the Sunday Soccer League for Indoor Soccer on Sunday; February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31 and April 7, 2019 from 2:45PM-5:15PM. Motion by Jerry Zimmerman, seconded by James Condon; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, 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 vice president to combine sections A-F under Personnel as one vote.

Hire, Supplemental Contracts, 2018-2019 School Year

Name:              Michael Beimel Position:          Boys Baseball – Varsity Asst. Terms:             $1,520.00 (Renew)

Name:              Paul Bellina Position:          Boys Baseball – Varsity Asst. Terms:             Volunteer (Renew)

Name:              Aaron Bowes Position:          Girls Softball – Varsity Asst. Terms:             $1,389.00 (Renew)

Name:              Joshua Buzard Position:          Girls Softball – Junior High Asst. Terms:             Volunteer (Renew) – Contingent upon completion of PIAA                        and PDE Courses

Name:              Michaela Cashmer Position:          Girls Softball – Varsity Asst. Terms:             Volunteer (Renew)

Name:              Matthew Eckels Position:          Girls Softball – Varsity Asst. Terms:             Volunteer (Renew)

Name:              David Grotzinger Position:          Girls Softball – Varsity Asst. Terms:             $1,000.00 (New) – Contingent upon FBI Clearance and Physical

Name:              James Hanslovan Position:          Girls Softball – Junior High Terms:             $551.00 (New)

Name:              Tim Henry Position:          Boys Varsity Tennis – Head Coach Terms:             $1,470.00 (Renew)

Name:              Ed Kaiser Position:          Girls Softball – Junior High Asst. Terms:             Volunteer (Renew)

Name:              William Makufka Position:          Girls Softball – Junior High Asst. Terms:             Volunteer (Renew)

Name:              Patrick McMackin Position:          Girls Softball – Varsity Asst. Terms:             $1,000.00 (New) – Contingent upon FBI Clearance and Physical

Name:              A. J. Meeker Position:          Boys Baseball – Head Varsity Coach Terms:             $2,100.00 (Renew)

Name:              Sarah Newell Position:          Girls Softball – Varsity Asst. Terms:             Volunteer (New) – Contingent upon completion of PIAA                        and PDE Courses

Name:              Melissa Nicklas Position:          Girls Volleyball – Junior High Terms:             $500.00 (New)

Name:              Amanda Poirier Position:          Track and Field – Junior High Terms:             $1,323.00 (Renew)

Name:              Christopher Shaw Position:          Girls Softball – Varsity Asst. Terms:             $1,260.00 (Renew)

Name:              Mark Sicheri Position:          Boys Baseball – Varsity Asst. Terms:             Volunteer (Renew)

Name:              Cassandra Wonderling Position:          Girls Softball – Varsity Asst. Terms:             Volunteer (New) – Contingent upon completion of First Aide Course

Name:              Robert Young Position:          Girls Softball – Junior High Coach Terms:             $551.00 (Renew)

Hire, Supplemental Contracts, 2019-2020 School Year            Name:              Melissa Nicklas            Position:                      Girls Volleyball – Head Coach Varsity            Terms:             $2,000.00 (New)

Security Personnel Approved the addition of contracted school police officer, subject to approval of Elk County Court.            Name:              Daniel Boyer            Effective:        Upon Court Approval            Terms:             Contract (Attachment No. 9)

Volunteers            Name:              Julia Olay            Terms:             Volunteer Health Aide            Building:                     All Schools

Tenure (For Information Only)            Ashley Chiappelli            Shawn Millinder

Unpaid Leave            Name:              Judy DePrator            Position:                      Professional – South St. Marys Street Elementary School            Request:          Unpaid Leave            Dates:              January 3, 2019 – February 5, 2019 Motion by James Condon, seconded by Lewis Murray; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Board Discussion

Adjournment Motion by Kathryn Blake; seconded by Jerry Zimmerman - meeting adjourned 7:47PM

 

 

 

 

 

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Board Vice President, Stacy McKee

 

 

 

 

 

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Board Secretary, Ginger Williams