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St. Marys Area School District

Board of School Directors

Regular Meeting

February 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 February 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, Jerry Zimmerman.  Directors Absent:  Eric Wonderling.

Others Present:  Dr. G. Brian Toth, Ginger Williams, Robin Johnson, Joe Schlimm, Warren Beck, Noel Petrosky, 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 two (2) visitors.

Comments from visitors including comments on federal programs.

Presentations

Pat Schlimm recognized for his appointment to West Point

Superintendent Comments

Motion by board president to combine VII & VIII as one vote.

The minutes of the regular meeting held on December 6, 2016 were approved.

The treasurer’s report for November 2016 was approved.

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

Approved Payment of Bills

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

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

Business Affairs

Auditor for Year Ending June 30, 2017

Approved Geci and Associates, P.C. to perform the audit for the year ending June 30, 2017, at a cost of $21,600.00.  (Attachment No. 1)


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

Health Care Consortium

Approval was given for the St. Marys Area School District to join the Hubberd Bert Health Care Consortium as of July 2, 2017.


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

Mental Health Specialist

Approved the proposal from Dickinson Center, Inc. for the mental health specialist services as of March 2, 2017.  (Attachment No. 6)

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

Windstream Agreement

Approved an agreement between St. Marys Area School District and Windstream Communications, LLC to terminate all services at no additional cost to the District.

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

General School Affairs

School Calendar (For Information Only)

February 20, 2017 will be used as the make-up day for the emergency school closing on January 31, 2017.  (Attachment No. 2)

2017-2018 School Calendar

Approved the school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year including the naming of these five dates as local holidays or Section 1502 holidays: November 24th and 27th (Friday and Monday after Thanksgiving), December 22nd and 26th (Friday and Tuesday, the day before and the day after Christmas), and March 30th (Friday of Spring break.)  (Attachment No. 3)

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

Memorandum of Understanding

Approved the Memorandum of Understanding and Transportation Plan between St. Marys Area School District and Elk County Children and Youth.  (Attachment No. 4)

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

Penn Literacy Network

Approved the agreement with 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 2017.  Tuition cost of $1,750.00 per teacher to obtain 4.5 graduate credits will be funded with existing tuition budget.  (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, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Support Organizations (For Information Only)

The St. Marys Area Boys Basketball Booster Club has submitted necessary information for the 2016-2017 school year as required under Policy No. 915.  (Attachment No. 8)

Transportation

Motion by School Board President to combine Sections A&B under XII. Transportation and Section A.1 Field Trips of XIII. Student Activities as one vote.

Bus Stops

Approved the following bus stops:
                1659 Bucktail Road, St. Marys
                194 Pine Avenue, Force
                18909 Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville
                425 Toby Road, Kersey

School Vehicle Driver

Approved Diane Gillen as a school vehicle driver for Muccio Transportation.

Student Activities

Field Trips

Approval was given for three (3) students and one (1) chaperone to attend the District Jazz Festival at the Meadville High School from February 16, 2017 through February 18, 2017.

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

Approval was given for the St. Marys Area High School varsity baseball team to travel to Charlottesville, Virginia, March 22-26, 2017 to practice and hold scrimmage games at Covenant High School’s baseball field.  Students will also be visiting the University of Virginia.  Approximately twenty-four (24) students will be participating.  This will be at no cost to the District.  (Only two (2) days of school will be missed.)

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

Special Olympics

Approved a Memorandum of Understanding between Special Olympics Pennsylvania and St. Marys Area School District for the development of an Interscholastic Unified Sports program.  (Attachment No. 9)

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


Buildings and Grounds

Motion by School Board President to combine sections 1&2 under XIV section A as one vote.

Use of Facility Approval

The request to use the South St. Marys Elementary School and the St. Marys Area Middle School gymnasiums for a 5th and 6th Grade Basketball Tournament to be held Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 6:30AM – 5:00PM was approved.

The request for use of the South St. Marys Elementary School gymnasium for a local LuLaRoe Consultants fundraiser for the David Smith Family on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 8:00AM – 4:00PM was approved.

Motion by Stacy McKee, seconded by Robert Sorg; voting yes:  Danielle Abrahamson, Kathryn Blake, Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung, Stacy McKee, Robert Sorg, 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 made by School Board President to combine Sections A & B under XV Personnel as one vote.

Resignation

Name:                                    Robert Kopp
Position:                High School HRT Teacher
Effective:                               February 24, 2017               (Attachment No. 5)

Name:                                    Amy Donachy
Position:                Title I Tutor – Fox Township/St. Boniface
Effective:                               February 13, 2017               (Attachment No. 10)

Hire, Personnel

Name:                                    Amy Bothun
Position:                Health Related Technology Teacher
Terms    :                               Bachelor’s, Step 10 (prorated)
Effective:                               Upon release from current employer
Degree:                                 Associate Degree
Certification:                         Nursing
University:                             Lock Haven University
Experience Present:            Elk Haven Nursing Home, Training Coord/Infection Control
Experience: 1 Year:             Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Supervisor/Charge Nurse
Experience: 2 Year:             Country Side Convalescent, Supervisor/Charge Nurse
Building:                St. Marys Area High School

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

Hire, Supplemental Contracts, 2016-2017 School Year


Motion made by School Board President to combine Sections C & D under XV Personnel as one vote.

Name:                    Mark Badtorff
Position: Junior Class Advisor
Terms:                   $150.00 (New) (Prorated ½ year)

Name:                    Adam Brooks
Position: Musical Director - Vocal
Terms:                   $1,124.00 (Renew)

Name:                    Christine Gavazzi
Position: Junior Class Advisor
Terms:                   $150.00 (New) (Prorated ½ year)

Name:                    Joe Blessel
Position: Elementary Basketball Coach
Terms:                   Volunteer (New)

Name:                    Dan Gabler
Position: Softball Head Coach – Junior Varsity
Terms:                   $1,050.00 (Renew)

Name:                    Kenneth Haupricht
Position: Elementary Basketball Coach
Terms:                   Volunteer (New)

Name:                    A. J. Meeker
Position: Boys Baseball – Junior Varsity
Terms:                   $1,200.00 (New)

Name:                    Sherman Whitaker
Position: Boys Baseball – Junior Varsity
Terms:                   $500.00 (New)

Name:                    Robert Young
Position: Girls Softball – Junior Varsity
Terms:                   $500.00 (New)

Name:                    Wesley Harler
Position: Marching Band Asst. Director
Terms:                   $1,000.00 – Prorated (New)

Name:                    Amanda Clark
Position: Track & Field – Varsity Boys Head Coach
Terms:                   $2,000.00 (New)

Name:                    Amanda Poirier
Position: Track & Field – Junior High Asst. Coach
Terms:                   $600.00 – Split Contract (New)

Name:                    Cindy Schuster
Position: Track & Field – Varsity Asst. - Throwers
Terms:                   $1,610.00 – (Renew)

Name:                    Katie Daly
Position: Girls Softball – Junior Varsity Asst.
Terms:                   Volunteer (New)

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

Name:                    Danielle Terbovich
Position: Soccer – Junior High
Terms:                   $610.00 (Renew)

Hire, Lifeguards 2016-2017 – Hourly Rate $7.25

Name:                    Janae Anderson
Effective:               February 13, 2017

Name:                    Kira Pesce
Effective:               February 13, 2017

Name:                    Carissa Vavala
Effective:               February 13, 2017

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

Motion by School Board President to combine sections E&F under XV Personnel as one vote.

Approved two (2) student workers for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year at a special student minimum wage of $6.16 per hour for a maximum of four (4) hours per week.

Hire, Homebound Personnel, 2016-2017 Contract Pay Rate

Name:                    Lori Ann Pomeroy
Position:                 Source4Teachers – Building Substitute St. Marys Area High School
Effective:                               February 14, 2017
Degree:                 Bachelor of Science in Education
Certification:                         Chemistry, General Science
University:                             Pennsylvania State University – University Park
Experience Present::           Source4Teachers – Building Substitute
Building:                All

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, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Board Discussion

Executive Session

An executive session was held at 6:00PM to discuss personnel and legal matters.

Adjournment

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli; seconded by Kathryn Blake - meeting adjourned 7:37PM

 

 

 

 

 

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Board President, Dr. Clythera S. Hornung

 

 

 

 

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Board Secretary, Ginger Williams