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St. Marys Area School District

Board of School Directors

Regular Meeting

October 8, 2018, 7:00P.M.

Library, St. Marys Area High School

 

Minutes

 

 

 

 

The St. Marys Area Board of School Directors held their regular meeting October 8, 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:  Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman.  Directors Absent:  Kathryn Blake, Stacy McKee, Robert Sorg.

Others Present:  Dr. G. Brian Toth, Dr. James Wortman, Ginger Williams, Joe Schlimm, Noel Petrosky, Dan Vollmer, Christine Kuhar, Julie Boyer, Karen Lucanik, Sarah Schreiber, Hannah Platko, Mike Belovesick, Aaron Simbeck, Jody Young, Jodee Raybuck, Atty. Richard Brown, and two (2) visitors.

Comments from visitors including comments on federal programs.

Presentation – Nutrition Group

Superintendent Comments

Monthly Report

Tax Appeal Information

PA School Work Funding and Property Tax Report

The minutes for the regular meeting held on September 10, 2018 were approved.

Motion by Lewis Murray, seconded by Jerry Zimmerman – 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 report for August 2018 was approved.

Approved Payment of Bills

General Fund              October 2018 and office checks for September 2018
Food Service Fund     October 2018
Athletic Fund              September 2018
Payroll Wire Fund                  September 2018
Payroll Fund               September 2018

Motion by Timothy Frey, seconded by Bryan Chiappelli; voting yes: Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Board Procedures

Board Policy

First reading of the following revised policies:

Policy 006, Meetings (Attachment No.1)

Policy 210.1, (Possession/Use of Asthma Inhalers/Epinephrine Auto-Injectors) (Attachment No. 2)

Policy 302, Employment of Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent (Attachment No. 3)

Policy 311, Suspensions/Furloughs (Attachment No. 4)

Policy 806, Child/Student Abuse (Attachment No. 5)

Policy 818, Contracted Services (Attachment No. 6)

Policy 123, Interscholastic Athletics (Revised Attachment No. 8)

Revised with the following addition to allow Sunday practices:

Infrequent and not a common practice.

Voluntary – (Non-attendance cannot be held against the athlete)

After traditional church and family dinner times (12pm)

Planned and requested in advance to the Activities Director.  The Activities Director will then discuss the request with the high school principal.  The approval of the Activities Director and high school principal is required before the practices can be held.

Do not require custodial services.

Review Policy 704, Maintenance.  No changes recommended.  (Attachment No. 7)

 

Business Affairs

Trust Amendment

The Northwestern Region Employee Benefit Trust amendment was approved.  (Attachment No. 9)

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by James Condon; voting yes: Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Contract to Sell or Purchase Meals

Approved the contract between Elk County Catholic School System and the St. Marys Area School District to purchase meals for St. Boniface School.  (Attachment No. 10)

Motion by Jerry Zimmerman, seconded by James Condon; voting yes: Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Procurement Cards
Motion by school board president to combine sections 1&2 as one vote.

Approved the resolution for PFM Financial Services LLC to administer and issue individual procurement cards to authorized employees.  (Attachment No. 11)

The member account agreement assigning Ginger Williams and Geri Krull as program administrators for BMO ePurchasings Solutions Corporate MasterCard Program with the initial monthly credit limit to be determined upon credit evaluation was approved.  (Attachment No. 12)

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by Timothy Frey; voting yes:  Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Self-Care Workshop Proposal

Approved Awaken Pittsburgh proposal for a day-long self-care workshop for teachers and staff on January 14, 2019.  This will be funded with the Ready to Learn Grant.  (Attachment No. 13)

Motion by Jerry Zimmerman, seconded by Timothy Frey; voting yes:  Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Tax Exoneration

Approved the exoneration of the City of St. Marys and Benezette, Fox and Jay Township tax collectors from the collection of real estate taxes in the amount of $537,005.38 for the 2017 tax year.  These taxes have been returned to the county for collection.  (Attachment No. 14)

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by Lewis Murray; voting yes:  Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Contract for Services

Approved the contract between Gaggle.Net, Inc. and St. Marys Area School District Google email monitoring services.  Funds are made available through the School Safety Grant.  (Attachment No. 21)

Motion by James Condon, seconded by Timothy Frey; voting yes:  Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

General School Affairs
Motion by school board president to combine sections A&B as one vote.

Memorandum of Understanding

Approved the Memorandum of Understanding between Mansfield University and St. Marys Area School District for dual enrollment courses.  (Attachment No. 15)

Affiliation Agreement with University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Approved the School District Affiliation Agreement with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.  (Attachment No. 24)

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by Timothy Frey; voting yes:  Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

School Photographer

Approved Lifetouch as the school photographer for the St. Marys Area School District.

Motion by Jerry Zimmerman, seconded by Lewis Murray; voting yes:  Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Support Organizations (For Information Only)

The following support organizations have submitted necessary information for the 2018-2019 school year as required under Policy No. 915.
            Yearbook Booster Club (Attachment No. 16)
            Swim and Dive Boosters (Attachment No. 17)
            Bennetts Valley Elementary School PTO (Attachment No. 22)
            St. Marys Area Cheer Booster Club (Attachment No. 23)

Student Activities
Motion by school board president to combine sections 1&2 under A. Field Trips as one vote.
Lewis Murray motioned to vote on 1&2 as separate votes.

Field Trips

Approval was given for fifty-three (53) students and four (4) chaperones to attend the DECA Sports and Entertainment in Philadelphia PA from November 9, 2018 through November 10, 2018.  The trip includes visiting Independence Hall, United States Mint and Lincoln Financial Field.

Motion by Lewis Murray, seconded by Timothy Frey; voting yes:  Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Approved the 2019 senior class trip to Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, May 24-28, 2019.  The trip includes visits to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Animal Kingdom.  This trip will be at no cost to the District.

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by James Condon; voting yes:  Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman.  Voting no:  Lewis Murray – motion carried.

Student Club

Approved creating a boys and girls indoor track and field club.  This will be at no cost to the district.

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by Jerry Zimmerman; voting yes:  Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Transportation

Transportation Agreement

Approved the agreement between St. Marys Area School District and Ridgway Area School District for transportation of a non-public school student.  (Attachment No. 18)

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli, seconded by Timothy Frey; voting yes:  Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Bus Stops
Motion by school board president to combine B&C as one vote.

Approved the following new bus stops.
            1228 Million Dollar Hwy, Kersey
            Walnut Street/South Michael Street, St. Marys

School Vehicle Drivers

Approved the following school vehicle drivers for Muccio School Transportation
            Jill Chiappelli  Christine Whitaker

Motion by Jerry Zimmerman, seconded by Timothy Frey; voting yes:  James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman.  Bryan Chiappelli abstained from voting – motion carried.

Buildings and Grounds
Motion by school board president to combine all sections under Use of Facilities as one vote.

Use of Facilities

Approved the request for permission to use the St. Marys Area High School Cafeteria for a Kiddies Christmas Party hosted by Ledvance SEA Committee on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 9:00AM until 3:00PM.

Approved the request for the use of Bennetts Valley Elementary School, gymnasium and halls, by the Bennetts Valley Lions Club for the annual Halloween parade on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 12:00PM until 4:00PM.

Approved the request for the use of South St. Marys Elementary School, gymnasium by the St. Marys Rotary Club for the annual Halloween parade on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 11:00AM until 3:00PM.

Approved the request for permission to use the St. Marys Area High School Auditorium for the Sinibaldi Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 15, 2018 from 10:00AM until 5:00PM.

Motion by Jerry Zimmerman, seconded by Lewis Murray; voting yes:  Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, 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 A&B under Personnel as one vote.

Name:              Betty Brennen
Position:          Cafeteria Monitor – South St. Marys Street Elementary School
Effective:        October 5, 2018                      (Attachment No. 19)

Name:              Amy Leuschel
Position:          Title I Tutor – St. Boniface
Effective:        September 7, 2018      (Attachment No. 20)

Unpaid Leave of Absence

Name:              Casie Buhler
Position:                      Teacher – St. Marys Area Middle School
Request:                      Unpaid leave October 1-25, 2018
Reason:                       Personal

Motion by James Condon, seconded by Jerry Zimmerman; voting yes:  Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Hire - Personnel
Motion by school board president to combine C,D & E under Personnel as one vote.

Name:              Shannon Field
Position:          High School Facilitator
Terms:             $13.33/hour; 7.5 hours/day; 5 days/week
Effective:        September 14, 2018
Degree:                        Elementary Education; K-6
Experience:     Source4Teachers; Substitute Teacher
Building:         St. Marys Area High School

Name:              Kimberly Garner
Position:          Transportation Aide
Terms:             $9.00/hour; 5 hours/day; 5 days/week
Effective:        September 18, 2018
Experience:     Pinecrest Manor – Dietary Aide
                        DuBois Nursing Home – Dietary Aide
Building:         Bennetts Valley Elementary School

Name:              Billie Jo Kunes
Position:          10 Month Secretary
Terms:             $10.50/hour; 8 hours/day; 5 days/week
Effective:        September 13, 2018
Experience:     Source4Teachers; Substitute; Para and Teacher
                        Agape’ Preschool – Teacher
                        Daily Press – Classified Ad Specialist
Building:         South St. Marys Street Elementary School

Name:              Amanda Hanes
Position:          Personal Care Aide
Terms:             $9.00/hour; 5 hours/day; 5 days/week
Effective:        October 10, 2018
Experience:     Johnsonburg Area School District – Personal Care Aide
Building:         St. Marys Area High School

Name:              Linda Petruna
Position:          Title I Tutor
Terms:             $11.30/hour; 5 hours/day; 5 days/week
Effective:        October 1, 2018
Degree:                        Bachelors in Business Administration, Major in Accounting
Experience:     H&R Block – Tax Analyst
                        Nics Tobacco Outlet – Cashier
                        Title I Tutor – St. Marys Area School District
Building:         St. Boniface Elementary and St. Marys Catholic Elementary

Hire, Supplemental Contracts, 2018-2019 School Year

Name:              Ronda Beimel
Position:          Yearbook Advisor
Terms:             $1,000.00 (Renew)

Name:              Ronda Beimel
Position:          Yearbook Advisor – Asst.
Terms:             $600.00 (Renew)

Name:              Julie Bish
Position:          Department Head - Mathematics
Terms:             $400.00 (Renew)

Name:              Tony Defilippi
Position:          Department Head – Social Studies
Terms:             $400.00 (Renew)

Name:              Amy Sines
Position:          Choral Director - Middle School
Terms:             $450.00 (Renew)

Name:              Lena Gavazzi
Position:          Asst. Girls Basketball Coach – 7th grade
Terms:             $1,600.00 (Renew) (Adjustment from August Agenda)

Name:              Shad Boschert
Position:          Varsity Boys Basketball  - Head Coach
Terms:             $3,197.00 (Renew)

Name:              Krista Dippold
Position:          Varsity Cheerleading – Asst.
Terms:             $1,200.00 (New)

Name:              Christopher Gankosky
Position:          Marching Band Director
Terms:             $5,185.00 (Renew)

Name:              Christopher Gankosky
Position:          Musical Director
Terms:             $1,436.00 (Renew)

Name:              Christopher Gankosky
Position:          Concert/Jazz Band - Director
Terms:             $1,870.00 (Renew)

Name:              Daniel Hoohuli
Position:          Varsity Girls Basketball  - Asst.
Terms:             Volunteer (Renew)

Name:              Irene McCandless
Position:          Varsity Gymnastics – Head Coach
Terms:             $4,000.00 (Renew)

Name:              James Werner
Position:          Fitness Center Supervisor
Terms:             $10.00/Hour (New)

Volunteers

Name:  Nancy Engelbert         Cheryl Hoffman         Abby Sporner
Building:         South St. Marys Street Elementary School

Motion by Jerry Zimmerman, seconded by James Condon; voting yes:  Bryan Chiappelli, James Condon, Timothy Frey, Lewis Murray, Eric Wonderling, Jerry Zimmerman – motion carried.

Tenure (For Information Only)

            Eric Benson
            Ann Hart

Student Teachers (For Information Only)

Clarion            Bogacki, B.     MidLevEng     1/14-3/8           MS-6   Meeker,T.
Clarion            Bogacki, B.     MidLevEng     3/11-5/1           MS-7   Penn, B.

Board Discussion

Adjournment

Motion by Bryan Chiappelli; seconded by Lewis Murray - meeting adjourned 7:34PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Board President, Eric Wonderling

 

 

 

 

 

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Board Secretary, Ginger Williams