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T H E C E N T R A L C O L U M B I A S C H O O L B O A R D T O O K T H E F O L L O W I N G A C T I O N AT T H E I R M E E T I N G O F M O N D AY, S E P T E M B E R 20, 2010:

Academic Presentations: Brenda Dewire thanked the Board for their support in sending the students to Nationals for F.B.L.A. in Nashville this past summer. Student, Megan Bien presented the Board with a plaque for their appreciation. Informational Items: The following were presented for review: requests for buildings and facilities, field trip(s), meeting(s)/conference(s), reports on food service fund, general fund, capital reserve, middle school and high school activity accounts, athletic fund, memorial fund, and enrollment. Board Committee Reports and Action Items: Activities and Personnel Committee ­- Appoint Alt-Ed Liaison & Director ­ Mr. Fogarty moved, seconded by Mr. Sitler for approval to appoint Alice Justice to the position of Central Columbia alternative education liaison effective immediately. Ms. Justice will receive a stipend of $1,500. Approval was granted to appoint Ryan Romanoski to the position of alternative education director effective September 7, 2010. Mr. Romanoski will receive a rate of $16/hr, for 25 hours/week, 36 weeks/year. Child Bearing/Rearing Leave ­ Approval was granted to approve child bearing/rearing leave for Laurie Sweney-Witmer, elementary art teacher, effective December 6, 2010, through the end of the 2010-11 school year. Professional Substitutes ­ Approval was granted to appoint the following professional substitutes: Name Certification Jennifer Asbury Reading Specialist Matthew Blakeslee Elementary Derek Kishbaugh Citizenship 7-12 Lindsay Maturo Early Childhood N-3 Erika Reichert German K-12 Kristen Sarnoski English Support Staff Substitutes - Approval was granted to appoint the following support staff substitutes: Name Tammy Ferguson Bettie Huda Staff Position Cafeteria Cafeteria

Finance, Budget & Insurance Committee ­ Consent Agenda: Mr. Sitler moved, seconded by Mr. Markowski, for approval of the following finance and budget actions. The motion passed as a result of the following vote tally:(8-0) Payment of Bills ­ Approval was granted to issue General Fund checks #62575 through #62855 totaling $1,977,669.68 and Cafeteria checks #7595 through #7628 totaling $61,385.73.

Pay Bills from Capital Reserve Account ­ Approval was granted to pay the following bills from the Capital Reserve Account: Berkshire System Group, Inc. $ 3,500.00 Cardmember Services 1,464.26 CDW-G, Inc. 74,445.78 Total $79,410.04 Buildings & Grounds Committee ­ Appoint Custodian ­ Mr. Williams moved, seconded by Mr. Fogarty for approval to appoint Millard Beatty Jr., as a full-time custodian, effective September 27, 2010. Mr. Beatty will receive a rate of $9.50/hr with a 25¢/hr. shift differential, for 8hrs./day, 52 wks./yr., plus he is eligible for full benefits (pro-rated for the 2010-11 school year). The motion passed as a result of the following vote tally: (8-0) High School Project Discussion ­ Mr. Mathias asked the school board what decisions need to be made and what they needed to know in order to move forward with a decision on the high school project renovation. A list of questions was created. Mr. Mathias will work on the list and present at a later board meeting. Curriculum, In-Service & Textbooks Committee ­Consent Agenda: Mr. Markowski moved, seconded by Dr. Jackson, for approval of the following curriculum, in-service and textbook actions. The motion passed as a result of the following vote tally: (8-0) Course(s) to be Declared for Reimbursement ­ Approval was granted for the following request(s) for course(s) declared for reimbursement: Staff Member/Position Kevin Flynn 8th Grade Apryle Heintzelman 4th Grade Megan Hockenbroch 5th Grade Bhrett Long HS Math Course Research in Education Credits 3 Issued By Bloom U

79.591

60.506

Multicultural Education

3

Bloom U

60.573

Intro to Education Admin

3

Bloom U

TED702 TED703 TED705 TED704

Assessment in a Constructivist

3 3 3

California U California U California U California U Bloom U

Classroom

Strategic Management in Education Technology & Sustainable

Development Integrating Math, Science, & Tech 3 Graduate Internship Education

Diane Marro 5th Grade Mark Thomas HS Industrial Tech

79.525

3

TED701 TED702 TED703 TED807

Issues Tech. Ed. Curriculum &

3

California U California U California U California U

Instruction

Assessment in a Constructivist 3 Classroom Strategic Management in Education 3 Technology Program Dev. & Improve. 3

Meeting(s) and/or Conference(s) ­ Approval was granted for the following meeting(s) and/or conference(s): Staff Member Doug Brown Location & Purpose Indianapolis, IN National FFA Convention Baltimore, MD Date(s) 10/19/10 10/23/10 11/03/10 Fund General Cost $1,500

Jamie Flick

General

$811

National MS Assoc. Annual Conference 11/06/10

Chad Heintzelman

Baltimore, MD

11/03/10 -

General

$670

National MS Assoc. Annual Conference 11/06/10

Sue Lipsey

Baltimore, MD

11/03/10 -

General

$846

National MS Assoc. Annual Conference 11/06/10

Diane Marro

Baltimore, MD

11/03/10 -

General

$811

National MS Assoc. Annual Conference 11/06/10

Darren Rider

Baltimore, MD

11/03/10 -

General

$811

National MS Assoc. Annual Conference 11/06/10

Madge Schworer

Baltimore, MD

11/03/10 -

General

$811

National MS Assoc. Annual Conference 11/06/10

Jamie Susco

Baltimore, MD

11/03/10 -

General

$811

National MS Assoc. Annual Conference 11/06/10

Carol Wagner

Baltimore, MD

11/03/10 -

General

$846

National MS Assoc. Annual Conference 11/06/10

Andy Belolan

Washington, DC

11/19/10 -

General

$603

FBLA National Leadership Conference 11/21/10

Brenda DeWire

Washington, DC

11/19/10 -

General

$431

FBLA National Leadership Conference 11/21/10

Holly Hippenstiel

Washington, DC

11/19/10 -

General

$431

FBLA National Leadership Conference 11/21/10

Student Field Trip Request(s) ­ Approval was granted for the following field trip requests: No. of Location & Purpose Students Altoona, PA 14 FFA State Leadership Conference Indianapolis, IN National FFA Convention York, PA HS Business Activity 3

Staff Member(s) Curt Turner

Date(s) 10/05/10

Fund

Cost N/C

Doug Brown

10/19/10 10/23/10 11/02/10 General

N/C

Brenda DeWire

35

$300

Student Field Trip Request(s) cont. No. of Location & Purpose Students Gettysburg, PA 90 AP History & Senior Activity Washington DC 8th Grade Activity 45

Staff Member(s) Roger Mowery

Date(s) 11/12/10

Fund General

Cost $700

Jim Fiedler

11/13/10

N/C

Brenda DeWire

Washington DC 15 11/19/10 FBLA National Leadership Conference 11/21/10 Europe German Educational Tour Spain Spanish Educational Tour State College, PA FFA States Activities Week 20 04/16/11 04/24/11 06/14/11 06/24/11 06/14/11 06/16/11

N/C

Chris Snyder

N/C

Amber Bassett & Jennifer Taylor Curt Turner & Doug Brown

36

N/C

14

N/C

Equipment, Supply and Cafeteria Committee ­ Food Service Resignation ­ Mr. Coates moved, seconded by Mr. Williams for approval to accept the resignation of Gloria Cromis, part-time food service worker, effective September 24, 2010. The motion passed as a result of the following vote tally: (8-0) Transportation Committee ­ Bus Drivers ­ Mr. Coates moved, seconded by Dr. Jackson for approval to appoint the following bus drivers: Drivers Contractor Becky Bennage Fishingcreek Margaret Davidson Fishingcreek Carolyn Snyder Fishingcreek Calvin Straub Fishingcreek Carol Woodruff Fishingcreek This motion passed as a result of the following vote tally: (8-0) Policy, Legislative, Goals & Evaluation Committee ­ Mr. Fogarty, representative, presented a "first reading" for policies #6100-Evidence of Age (revised) and #6940-Non-Discrimination/NonRetalation in School and Classroom Practices (revised). These policy changes are recommended by the policy committee. South Centre Township Police Agreement ­ Mr. Fogarty moved, seconded by Dr. Jackson, for approval to authorize the superintendent to sign an agreement with South Centre Township Police to establish procedures to be followed when an incident involving the act of violence or possession of a weapon occurs on school property. The motion passed as a result of the following vote tally: (8-0) Negotiations & Grievance Committee ­ Mr. Sokoloski, business administrator/board secretary, reported that the 4-day summer work week actually did not show a savings in utilities due to the fact that this summer was unseasonably warmer than last year. Mr. DeFrain reported that productivity was up with his employees.

Vo-Tech Operating Committee ­ Mr. Fogarty stated that Mr. Freeman will be departing from the CMAVTS. Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit ­ Mr. Fogarty informed the Board that Mr. Robert Witten, director of the IU, has announced his retirement. Student Report ­ Homecoming is Friday, October 15, 2010. Administrative Reports ­ Jeff Groshek, High School Principal ­ reported that the Pathway initiative is moving along and Carole Connolley has successfully placed 25 students in industry internship thus far this year. Chad Heintzleman, Middle School Principal ­ thanked all the custodians, Dr. Kurelja, Kim MacDonald, and Ralph DeFrain for a nice job they did preparing for the current school year. John Kurelja, Curriculum Coordinator, reported that it was a great start to a new year. Demonstrated the CCSD curriculum on line. He also spoke about what the teachers did over the summer. Reminded the Board that October 13, 2010 is the first Strategic Planning Meeting to be held in the District Office Board Room. They will be discussing what will be implemented for the 2010-11 school year. Helen Lewis, Elementary School Principal, stated it was a crisis-free start. John Monick, Technology Director, demonstrated to the Board how they can find previous press releases and bluejay notify through the archives. Michael Sokoloski, Business Administrator, reported that local auditors are here for 4 days. And our lockbox brought in August 5.3 million dollars in real estate/per capita taxes. Act 32 Earned Income Tax, Central Tax Bureau was awarded the bid ­ they will collect 1.25% for 3 years. Chris Snyder, Dean of Students ­ met with teachers and set up CCHS Discipline Plan ­ a Points of Emphasis for students -Be present, be on time, be where you are supposed to be, be constructively engaged, and be respectful to all staff and students. Harry Mathias, Superintendent, thanked John Kurelja and the teachers for all the work they have done to prepare the curriculum for the start of the school year. Also reminded the Board of an expulsion hearing, Thursday, September 23, 2010 in the District Office Board Room at 6:00 p.m. A special Board meeting will immediately follow the hearing. Mr. Mathias also handed out the "Teacher Hiring Policy" ­ asked the Board to take time and look over, send him an e-mail with their input. The house on Old Berwick Road is sold. We received the money. Asked the Board to reserve the money in Capital Reserve Account. With their okay, it will be placed on next months agenda items. Presented our Cyber Charter School commercial then explained the savings is $4,000 per student for students attending our cyber school. We started the budget process for the 2011-12 school year. Asked Mr. Sitler and his committee for input on how the Board would like to have the information presented to them. Future Meetings: Regular Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, October 18, 2010, in the district office board room.

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