Saint Marys Area School District

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St. Marys Area School District

Board of School Directors

Regular Meeting

April 16, 2018, 7:00P.M.

Library, St. Marys Area High School

 

Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

The St. Marys Area Board of School Directors held their regular meeting April 16, 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, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg (arrived 7:08PM), Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman.  Directors Absent:  Bryan Chiappelli.

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, Dan Elder, Aaron Simbeck, Jody Young, Atty. Richard Brown, a representative from The Daily Press, The Courier-Express and ten (10) visitors.

Comments from visitors including comments on federal programs.

Presentations

 

Ellen Stolarski – ISTE Award

Baseball trip to Virginia

Dan Vollmer – Reality Tour

Mr. Snelick/students – calculator robots

Superintendent Comments

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

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

The treasurer’s report for February 2018 was approved.

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

Approved Payment of Bills

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

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

Board Procedures

Board Policy

Approved the following revised policies:

Policy No. 100, Comprehensive Plan (Attachment No. 1)

Policy No. 101, Mission Statement (Attachment No. 2)

Policy No. 102, Academic Standards (Attachment No. 3)

Policy No. 103, Nondiscrimination in School and Classroom Practices (Attachment No. 4)

Policy No. 103.1, Nondiscrimination – Qualified Students with Disabilities (Attachment No. 5)

Policy No. 304, Employment of District Staff (Attachment No. 6)

First reading of the following revised policies:

Policy No. 105, Curriculum Development (Attachment No. 7)

Policy No. 105.1, Curriculum Review by Parents/Guardians and Students (Attachment No. 8)

Policy No. 246, Student Wellness (Attachment No. 9)

Policy No. 626, Federal Fiscal Compliance (Attachment No. 10)

Policy No. 906, Public Complaints (Attachment No. 11)

Review of the following policy:

Policy No. 105.2, Exemption from Instruction (Attachment No. 12)

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

Business Affairs

Special Education Consultant

The contract between Andrew M. Klein and the St. Marys Area School District special education consultant services retroactive to March 19, 2018 was approved.  (Attachment No. 13)

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

Contract for Technology Pool-Counsel

The Contract for Technology Pool-Counsel between Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit and the St. Marys Area School District was approved.

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

Food Service Management

Approved the Food Service Management Company to exercise a one year renewal with The Nutrition Group for 2018-2019.  (Attachment No. 15)

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

2018-2019 Proposed Budget

Approved the 2018-2019 proposed budget for the St. Marys Area School District.  (Attachment No. 16)

Robert Sorg requested a discussion be held prior to the vote.

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

General School Affairs

Penn Literacy Network

Approved the agreement Penn Literacy Network of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education to provide Penn Literacy Course 1 to elementary teachers on site beginning June 2018.  Tuition cost of $1,750.00 per teacher to obtain 4.5 graduate credits will be funded with existing tuition budget.  (Attachment No. 17)

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

Memorandum of Agreement

Approved the Memorandum of Agreement between St. Marys Area School District and the St. Marys Area Education Association.  This will be at no additional cost to the District.  (Attachment No. 18)

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

Support Organization (For Information Only)

The following support organization has submitted necessary information for the 2017-2018 school year as required under Policy No. 915.

            SMAHS          Baseball Dugout Club Boosters          (Attachment No. 19)

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

School Bus Stops

Approved the following new bus stops:
            496 West Creek Road, St. Marys PA
            802 South St. Marys Street, St. Marys PA

School Vehicle Driver

Mary Simons was approved as a school vehicle driver for Muccio School Transportation LLC, effective March 29, 2018.

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

Date Change:  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, May 6, 2018 for the driving portion of the curriculum was approved.

The request for use of Berwind Park on Sunday, April 15, 2018, starting at 2:00 p.m. for a Junior High baseball game was approved.

The request for use of the St. Marys Area High School Tennis Courts and Men’s Locker Room by the City of St. Marys for the Straub Tennis Tournament, Saturday, May 26, 2018 through and including Monday, May 28, 2018 from 7:00a.m. – 9:00 p.m. was approved.

The request for use of the St. Marys Area High School Auditorium and Music Room by the High School Music Department for a student recital on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. was approved.

Motion by Robert Sorg, seconded by Timothy Frey; voting yes: Kathryn Blake, 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,B & C under Personnel as one vote.

Hire, Supplemental Contracts, 2017-2018 School Year

Name:              Edward Kaiser
Position:          Softball – Asst. Coach
Terms:             Volunteer (New)

Name:              Jamie Pistner
Position:          Boys Soccer – Asst. Coach
Terms:             Volunteer (New)

Hire, Homebound Personnel, 2017-2018 Contract Pay Rate

Name:              Christine Gavazzi
Effective:        March 20, 2018

Name:              Steven Simchick
Effective:        March 20, 2018

Hire Substitute Health Aid, 2017-2018 Contract Pay Rate

Name:              Joann McMackin
Effective:                    April 14, 2018
Degree:                        Associates of Science
Certification:               Registered Nurse
University:                  University of Pittsburgh, Bradford PA
Experience:                 Penn Highlands Elk
Building:                     St. Marys Area High School

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

Robert Sorg recommended the District send a letter to Senator Scarnati, Representative Gabler and Governor Wolf regarding the financial impact of public lands on the tax base for local schools and lack of state funds for schools.

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

Board Discussion

Adjournment

Motion by Stacy McKee; seconded by Kathryn Blake - meeting adjourned 8:01PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Board President, Eric Wonderling

 

 

 

 

 

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Board Secretary, Ginger Williams