Reports were heard as follows:
Northern Tier Career Center - John Morgan noted that Heather McPherson will be the new superintendent of NTCC. Also that director, Elizabeth Franhouser will be resigning and currently they are seeking a new director.
Federal Programs – Steve Brion said, "We have filed for the program. Just waiting to hear."
Primary School Report - Steve Brion reported work on scheduling. He did note that the building was looking good and sealant has been applied to the driveway.
Intermediate School Report – Rebecca Stanfield noted that the building was getting into good shape and class scheduling is being completed.
Junior/Senior High School Report – Sue Shipman reported the carpets are done in the high school, the sealant completed on parking lots; and it is the third week of summer school. "We had seven students taking this program this summer."
Superintendent Charles Young reported, "As you probably know there is still no state budget, so we wait." He also noted that the Sec. of Education reported that the PSSA scores are lower this year, all around. It was due to the harder testing and was expected.
These resignations were approved:
Beverly Anderson - Senior High School Student Council Advisor(s) 9-12.
Brock Parker - Assistant Wrestling Coach
Justin Fitzwater - Assistant Boys’ Soccer Coach
Brian Canfield - Head Girls’ Softball Coach
Megan Gilson - Elementary Teacher
These adminstrative changes were approved: Mary Abreu is now the Intermediate School Principal
Elizabeth Elliott will Assist with PIMS Administration/Child Accounting/Transportation - 2015/16 School year Only with a stipend.
Extra Duty Activities:
Rebecca Wrisley - Senior High School Student Council Advisor 9-12
Sydney Blade - Play Advisor
These transfers were approved:
Rebecca Stanfield from Intermediate School Principal to Junior Senior High School Principal grades10-12
Susan Shipman from Junior Senior High School Principal to Junior Senior High School Principal grades 7-9
Support staff changes:
Robert Hipple, Custodian at JSHS to Custodian at WRC
Matt Williams, Custodian at WRC toCustodian at JSHS
Pam Curren Secretary- Category 3 at WRC to Secretary -Category 1 at WRC
Todd Curren, chairman of the Buildngs and Grounds, asked for approval of a 3-year contract with McClure Company for preventative maintenance on building environmental systems at a cost of $ 43,228.00. It was approved.
A motion to approve Evie Cryan as summer school aide, not to exceed 56 hours, was approved.
A motion to accept a $500 donation from the PA Farm Bureau to be used towards the Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab was approved.
The Board approved these Policy changes:
116 Tutoring - Revised
127 Assessment System - Revised
137 Home Education Programs - Revised
138 English As A Second Language/Bilingual Education Program - Revised
212 Reporting Student Progress - Revised
222 Tobacco Use - Revised
227 Controlled Substances/Paraphernalia - Revised. It was noted that the new policy, also includes e-cigarettes. "We foresee this becoming a problem and thought we should address it now."
918 Title I Parent Involvement - Revised
113.3 Screening And Evaluations For Students With Disabilities - Revised
General Board Discussion:
116-AR-0-PrivateTutoring - New
116-AR-1 Tutoring - Revised
127-AR-3-AssessStrat - New
137-AR-0-Home Education Program Requirements - Revised
137-ATT-1-Affidavit Of The Supervisor Of Home Education Program - Revised F.
137-ATT-2-Affidavit Of The Supervisor Of Home Education Program - Revised G.
137-ATT-3-Parent Guardian Letter Home Education - New
138-AR-0-English As A Second Language/Bilingual Education Program - New
138-AR-1-Exit Criteria For English Proficient (LEP) Students/English Language Learners (ELL) - New
212-AR-0-Reporting Student Progress - New
216-AR-0 Student Records - Revised
Mrs. Shipman was asked to present the scheduling for the driver-ed simulator. She distributed papers featuring the times and personal being used. She also said that Mr. Skipper, who teaches driver ed, will conduct a survey of each student to see how the class can be more effective.
The PSBA is holding a conference and Mrs Gilliland asked if any board member might be interested in attending. The district gets 2 voting delegates. It will be held on Oct 13 in Hershey.