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St. Marys Area School District

Board of School Directors

Regular Meeting

August 13, 2018, 7:00P.M.

Library, St. Marys Area High School

 

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The St. Marys Area Board of School Directors held their regular meeting August 13, 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 7:02PM), Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman.  Directors Absent:  Bryan Chiappelli.

Others Present:  Dr. G. Brian Toth, Ginger Williams, Joe Schlimm, Warren Beck, Noel Petrosky, Christine Kuhar, Julie Boyer, Karen Lucanik, Terry Straub, Mike Belovesick, Mark Romain, Aaron Simbeck, Jody Young, Atty. Richard Brown, a representative from The Daily Press and two (2) visitors.

Comments from visitors including comments on federal programs.

Presentation

Julie Boyer, Mary Kay Candalor – STAR Data

Attorney Rick Brown – Legal Update

Superintendent Comments

The minutes for the special meeting held on July 12, 2018 and the regular meeting held on       June 11, 2018 were approved.

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

Motion by school board president to combine VIII and IX as one vote

The treasurer’s reports for May and June 2018 were approved.

Approved Payment of Bills

General Fund              August 2018 and office checks for June and July 2018
Food Service Fund     July and August 2018
Athletic Fund              June and July 2018
Retiree Fund               June and July 2018
Payroll Wire Fund                  June and July 2018
Payroll Fund               June and July 2018

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.

Business Affairs

Provider Agreement

The Provider Agreement between St. Marys Area School District and Interim Healthcare of Dubois, PA for nursing services was approved.  (Attachment No. 1)

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

Letters of Agreement
The school board president motioned to combine sections 1&2 under B as one vote.

Approved the Partial Hospitalization Program Agreements between Dickinson Center, Inc., and St. Marys Area School District.  (Attachment No. 2)

Approved the Letter of Agreement for Title I Services between Kane School District and St. Marys Area School District.  (Attachment No. 18)

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.

Resolution to Provide Tax Information

A resolution to appoint Jill Pritt, Fox Township Tax Collector, as a liaison with Berkheimer, Act 511 Tax Collector, for express purpose of sharing confidential tax information with the District for official purposes was approved.  (Attachment No. 3)

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

2018-2019 Depositories

The following depositories were approved:  First Commonwealth Bank, Northwest Savings Bank, PSDLAF, PLGIT, CNB Bank and PNC Bank.

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.

Bids for the 2018-2019 School Year (For Information Only)

Low bids for the 2018-2019 school were awarded for the following:  (Attachment No. 4)

Kurtz CoStars 4

Art Supplies

Industrial Arts Supplies

Science Supplies

Physical Education Supplies

Nursing Supplies

Performance Bonds
Lewis Murray requested a discussion be held on performance bonds prior to voting.

Approved renewing performance bonds for the Business Manager/Board Secretary ($100,000), Board Treasurer ($20,000), Student Control Treasurers and Custodians – Middle School and High School ($15,000) and Assistant Board Secretary ($20,000).

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.

 

General School Affairs
Motion by school board president to combine Sections A,B and C under XI as one vote.

Teacher Induction Plan

Approved the St. Marys Area School District Teacher Induction Plan.  (Attachment No. 5)

Differentiated Supervision Plan

The St. Marys Area School District Differentiated Supervision Plan was approved.  A copy of the plan will be available on the District website and in the Superintendent’s office.

Cooperative Agreement

The Cooperative Agreement between Saint Francis University and the St. Marys Area School District for the College in High School Program for the 2018-2019 school year was approved.  (Attachment No. 6)

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

Cafeteria Prices for 2018-2019
Robert Sorg requested a discussion be held on this prior to voting.

The recommendation to increase the adult lunch price to $3.60 was approved.

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

For Information Only – Student school lunch prices for 2018-2019 will remain the same as prior year as listed below:

                                    2018-2019 Meal Prices


Elementary      $1.00               $2.00               $2.20
Middle School $1.25               $2.25               $2.20
High School    $1.25               $2.25               $2.00

Reduced Price $0.30               $0.40

Support Organizations (For Information Only)

The South St. Marys Street Elementary PTO and the St. Marys Area Quarterback Club have submitted necessary information for the 2018-2019 school year as required under Policy No. 915.  (Attachment No. 7)

School Safety and Security Coordinator
Jerry Zimmerman requested a discussion prior to the vote.

Approved John Lovett as the School Safety and Security Coordinator as required under Act 44.

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.

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

School Vehicle Drivers

Approved Bonnie Copelli, Muccio School Transportation as school vehicle driver for the 2018 Extended School Year.

School vehicle drivers for the 2018-2019 school year as per Attachment No. 8 were approved.

Approved two (2) additional school vehicle drivers for Muccio School Transportation.
                        Jill Chiappelli
                        John Cribbs

Motion by Jerry Zimmerman, seconded by Kathryn Blake; 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 XIII. Buildings and Grounds as one vote.

Use of Facility Approval

Approved the use of the St. Marys Area High School Auditorium for the Family Feud hosted by Memorial Park and Fox Township Parks on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 8:00AM until 9:00PM.

The use of the St. Marys Area High School Tennis Courts for a tennis tournament hosted by Memorial Park on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 9:00AM until 10:00PM was approved.

Approved using the St. Marys Area High School Library for a St. Marys Area School District Fall Coaches meeting hosted by the Athletic Department on Sunday, August 12,2018 from 6:30PM until 9:00PM.

Motion by Jerry Zimmerman, seconded by Stacy McKee; 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.

Resignations, Personnel
Motion by school board president to combine sections 1-8 under XIV.A as one vote.

Name:              Barbara Cousins
Position:          Nurse, South St. Marys Street Elementary School
Effective:        August 6, 2018            (Attachment No. 9)

Name:              Madeline Geist
Position:          Teacher, Fox Township Elementary School
Effective:        June 1, 2018    (Attachment No. 10)

Name:              Tiffany Gump
Position:          St. Marys Area School District Elementary Music Teacher
Effective:        July 18, 2018  (Attachment No. 11)

Name:              Nicole Meyer
Position:          Teacher, St. Marys Area Middle School
Effective:        September 14, 2018    (Attachment No. 12)

Name:              Mark Sekeres
Position:          Teacher, St. Marys Area High School
Effective:        September 15, 2018    (Attachment No. 13)

Name:              Kristen Tibbles
Position:          Teacher, St. Marys Area High School
Effective:        August 6, 2018            (Attachment No. 14)

Name:              Tracy Carnovale
Position:          Secretary, South St. Marys Street Elementary School
Effective:        September 11, 2018    (Attachment No. 19)

Name:              Rachelle Williamson
Position:          Paraprofessional-Classroom Aide, So. St. Marys St. Elementary School
Effective:        August 23, 2018          (Attachment No. 20)

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

Transfers, personnel (For Information Only)

Name:              Leigh Aaron
Transfer from: South St. Marys Street Elementary School
Transfer to:     St. Marys Area High School
Effective:        August 20, 2018

Name:              Mark Badtorff
Transfer from: Facilitator, St. Marys Area High School
Transfer to:     Teacher, St. Marys Area High School
Effective:        August 20, 2018

Name:              Wendy Bonanno
Transfer from: St. Marys Area Middle School
Transfer to:     St. Marys Area High School
Effective:        August 20, 2018

Name:              Shannon Eckels
Transfer from: Fox Township Elementary School
Transfer to:     St. Marys Area Middle School
Effective:        August 20, 2018

Name:              Stacie McDonald
Transfer from: Tutor, Fox Township Elementary School
Transfer to:     LTS Elementary Teacher, Fox Township Elementary School
Effective:        August 20, 2018

Name:              James McGonnell
Transfer from: St. Marys Area High School
Transfer to:     South St. Marys Street Elementary School
Effective:        August 20, 2018

Name:              Katharine McGonnell
Transfer from: St. Marys Area Middle School
Transfer to:     South St. Marys Street Elementary School
Effective:        August 20, 2018

Name:              Molly Wehler
Transfer from: St. Marys Area High School
Transfer to:     St. Marys Area Middle School
Effective:        August 20, 2018

Name:              Courtney Rieger
Transfer from: Paraprofessional, South St. Marys Street Elementary School
Transfer to:     Tutor, Fox Township Elementary School
Effective:        August 20, 2018

Name:              Christine Woodford
Transfer from: South St. Marys Street Elementary School
Transfer to:     St. Marys Area High School
Effective:        August 20, 2018

Hire, Personnel
Motion by school board president to combine sections 1-3 under C. XIV as one vote.

Name:              Jessie Zameroski
Position:          School Psychologist
Terms:             As per contract – Attachment No. 15
Effective:        Upon release from current District
Degree:                        Master of Science
Certification:   School Psychologist PK-12
University:      Penn State/Edinboro
Experience:     Punxsutawney School District – School Psychologist
                        Brookville School District – School Psychologist
Building:         St. Marys Area School District

Name:              Christine Ackley
Position:          Cafeteria Monitor
Terms:             $9.00/Hour – 2.5 Hours/Day
Effective:        August 23, 2018
Building:         St. Marys Area Middle School

Name:              Gregory Carpenter
Position:          Special Education Teacher
Terms:             Step 2, Masters
Effective:        Upon release from current District
Degree:                        Master of Education
Certification:   Special Education PK-12, Elementary K-6, English 7-12,
                        Family-Consumer Sci. PK-12, Principal PK-12
University:      Prescott College/University of Phoenix
Experience:     Ridgway MS/HS – Special Education Teacher
                        Abraxas - Teacher
Building:         St. Marys Area Middle School

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

Motion by school board president to combine sections 4-6 under C. XIV as one vote.

Name:              Amy Donachy Leuschel
Position:          Title I Tutor
Terms:             $11.30/Hour – 5 Hours/Day
Effective:        August 23, 2018
Degree:                        Child Development Associate
Experience:     Self Employed Child Care Attendant/Nanny
                        Always Bettering Children Daycare
                        A Step Ahead Child Center
Building:         St. Boniface Elementary School

Name:              Cortney Foote
Position:          Music Teacher
Terms:             Step 1, Bachelors
Effective:        August 20, 2018
Degree:                        BS in Education
Certification:   Music PK-12
University:      Indiana University
Experience:     Source4Teachers – substitute teacher
                        Elk Co. Catholic School System – substitute teacher
Building:         South St. Marys Street, Fox Township and Bennetts
                        Valley Elementary Schools

Name:              Laura Gorman
Position:          Cafeteria Monitor
Terms:             $9.00/Hour – 2.5 Hours/Day
Effective:        August 23, 2018
Building:         St. Marys Area Middle School

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

Motion by school board president to combine sections 7-8 under C. XIV as one vote.

Name:              Candace Lecker
Position:          Long-Term Substitute Teacher
Terms:             Step 1, Bachelors
Effective:        August 20, 2018
Degree:                        BS in Education
Certification:   Elementary K-6, Mid-Level Math 6-9, Mid-Level Science 6-9
University:      Shippensburg University
Experience:     Source4Teachers – substitute teacher
                        St. Marys Area School District – Title I Tutor
                        Chambersburg School District – LTS Teacher
Building:         South St. Marys Street Elementary School

Name:              Deric Luvaas
Position:          Title I Tutor
Terms:             $13.33/Hour – 5 Hours/Day
Effective:        August 23, 2018
Degree:                        Bachelor of Science
Certification:   Elementary and Early Childhood K-4
Experience:     St. Marys Area School District – Volunteer
                        Penn State Behrend Learning Center
                        Memorial Park Preschool and Summer Camp Program
Building:         South St. Marys Street Elementary School

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

Motion by school board president to combine sections 9-10 under C. XIV as one vote.

Name:              Katelyn Reed
Position:          Long-Term Substitute Teacher
Terms:             Step 1, Masters
Effective:        August 20, 2018
Degree:                        Master of Education
Certification:   Elementary K-6, Early Childhood, N-3, Reading Specialist PK-12
University:      Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Experience:     Bolivar-Richburg School District – teacher
                        Oswayo Valley School District – Pre-K teacher
                        St. Marys Area School District – Title I Tutor
Building:         South St. Marys Street Elementary School

Name:              Jenna Zimmerman
Position:          School Nurse
Terms:             Step 1, Bachelors
Effective:        August 27, 2018
Degree:                        BSN Nursing
Certification:   School Nurse PK-12
University:      Eastern University
Experience:     Helpmates – Nursing Administrator
                        Johnsonburg School District – Substitute Nurse
                        Penn Highlands Elk – Registered Nurse
Building:         South St. Marys Street Elementary School

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

Hire, Supplemental Contracts, 2017-2018 School Year

Name:              Adam Brooks
Position:                      Musical Director – Vocal
Terms:             $1,179.00 (Renew)

Name:              Wesley Harler
Position:                      Marching Band – Asst.
Terms:             $1,050.00 (Renew)

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

Hire, Supplemental Contracts, 2018-2019 School Year
Motion by school board president to combine all sections under E. XIV as one vote.
Eric Wonderling requested a discussion be held before voting.

Name:              Michael Belovesick
Position:          Media Advisor
Terms:             $1,500.00 (Renew)

Name:              Paul Bullers
Position:          Weight Room Supervisor
Terms:             $10.00/Hour (Renew)

Name:              Salvador Campos, Jr.
Position:          Outdoor/Indoor Colorguard Instructor
Terms:             Volunteer (Renew)

Name:              Larry Conway
Position:          Asst. Girls Basketball – 5th Grade
Terms:             $383.00 (Renew)

Name:              Ann Defilippi
Position:          Outdoor Colorguard Advisor
Terms:             $1,041.00 (Renew)

Name:              Ann Defilippi
Position:          Indoor Colorguard Advisor
Terms:             $1,615.00 (Renew)

Name:              Richard Gabler, Jr.
Position:          Asst. Cross Country Coach
Terms:             $840.00 (Renew)

Name:              Jason Kuhar
Position:          Weight Room Supervisor
Terms:             $10.00/Hour (Renew)

Name:              Michael Kunes
Position:          Weight Room Supervisor
Terms:             $15.00/Hour (Renew)

Name:              Doug McAnany
Position:          Girls Soccer – Asst. Coach
Terms:             Volunteer (Renew)

Name:              James McGonnell
Position:          Weight Room Supervisor
Terms:             $10.00/Hour (Renew)

Name:              Becky Pistner
Position:          Girls Basketball – Asst. Coach 6th Grade
Terms:             Volunteer (Renew)

Name:              John Benjamin
Position:          Girls Basketball – Asst. Coach – 5th Grade
Terms:             Volunteer (Renew)

Name:              Shelbie Benjamin
Position:          Girls Basketball – Asst. Coach – 5th Grade
Terms:             $315.00 (Renew)

Name:              Jennifer Bish
Position:          Head Cheerleading Coach
Terms:             $2,431.00 (Renew)

Name:              Shannon Eckels
Position:          Girls Basketball – Asst. Coach – 8th Grade
Terms:             Volunteer (Renew)

Name:              Lena Gavazzi
Position:          Girls Basketball – Asst. Coach – 7th Grade
Terms:             $300.00 (Renew)

Name:              Erin Hanslovan
Position:          Girls Basketball – Asst. Coach – 7th Grade
Terms:             Volunteer (Renew)

Name:              Erica Hayes
Position:          Girls Basketball – Asst. Coach 6th Grade
Terms:             Volunteer (Renew)

Name:              Daniel Hoohuli, Jr.
Position:          Girls Basketball Coach – Asst. Coach 8th Grade
Terms:             $2,660.00 (Renew)

Name:              Doug McAnany
Position:          Girls Varsity Soccer – Asst. Coach
Terms:             $600.00 (New) (Split – Adjustment)

Name:              Melissa Nicklas
Position:          Girls Volleyball – Asst. Coach
Terms:             Volunteer (New)

Name:              Amy Reed
Position:          Girls Volleyball – Asst. Coach 7/8th Grades
Terms:             $551.25 (Renew)

Name:              Amy Reed
Position:          Girls Volleyball – Asst. Jr. Varsity
Terms:             $1,323.00 (Renew)

Name:              Ben Reuscher
Position:          Asst. Golf Coach - Varsity
Terms:             Volunteer (New)

Name:              Danielle Terbovich
Position:          Girls Soccer – Varsity Head Coach
Terms:             $2,000.00 (New)

Name:              Frank VanAlstine
Position:          Girls Volleyball – Varsity Head Coach
Terms:             $2,434.00 (Renew)

Name:              Travis Wendel
Position:          Head Golf Coach
Terms:             $1,400.00 (New)

Motion by Jerry Zimmerman to approve all after verifying stipend amount on XIV E. 20, seconded by Lewis Murray; voting yes:  Kathryn Blake, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Stacy McKee, Lewis Murray, Robert Sorg, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Motion by school board president to combine F & G under XIV as one vote.

Hire Health Aide Substitutes, 2018-2019 SY Contract Pay Rate
(Attachment No. 16)

Hire Homebound Personnel, 2018-2019 SY Contract Pay Rate
(Attachment No. 17)

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

Military Leave
Motion by school board president to combine all sections under H as one vote.

Approved continuation of health insurance benefits for Christopher Casey during his current military leave of absence.

Approved payment of thirty days (30) military leave for Christopher Casey during 2017-2018 and thirty (30) days military leave during 2018-2019.

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

Unpaid Leave of Absence

Approved an unpaid leave of absence for Samantha Nedzinski for the 2018-2019 school year.  (Samantha will be required to pay her own health care.)

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

Hire Student Cafeteria Workers, 2018-2019 SY at a Contracted Pay Rate

                        Simon Bishop             Tanner Quackenbush
                        Teddy Bishop              Tyler Quackenbush
                        Mykl Blanchard                      Adam Rakieski
                        Salina Bona                 Alex Rakieski
                        Max Buttery                Danielle Rakieski
                        Brittany Fritz              Tanner Schrefler
                        Joey Lipsey                 Ty Szymanski

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

Volunteers

                        Joan Kamandulis         South St. Marys Street Elementary School
                        Nancy Yorns               South St. Marys Street Elementary School

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.

Internship (For Information Only)

            Student:                                  Carrie Burgett
            University:                  St. Bonaventure University
            Program:                      School Counseling
            Cooperating Teacher:  Ashley Kline

Board Discussion

An executive session was held after the meeting to discuss personnel.

Adjournment

Motion by Jerry Zimmerman; seconded by Stacy McKee - meeting adjourned 8:00PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Board President, Eric Wonderling

 

 

 

 

 

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Board Secretary, Ginger Williams