Mr. May wanted to commend Mrs. Bixby, Mrs. Gilliland, and the rest of the safety committee for during a wonderful job, which in turn lowered the insurance rate.
The resignation of Virginia Roupp Personal Care Aide at TIS was approved.
Members of the board were asked to read the information of those people running for President and Vice President of the PSBA.
To conclude this meeting, board members discussed what will happen if the State budget is not passed soon. Mrs. Gilliland said she is looking into the matter and will have suggestions at the next meeting.
Bill Brasington also spoke on the what is impacted because of the state budget.
Action at the Sept. 15 Meeting
Superintendent Charles Young announced that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Troy Area Education Association. No details can be announced until both sides have approved the proposal.
Northern Tier Career Center – John Morgan stated that Mrs. Frankhouser, director of NTCC, had resigned and Beth Schultz, a retired superintendent from Athens School District, is interim. They are seeking a permanent replacement. He also noted that he would like to get more information out about programs in the Center.
Intermediate Unit 17 – Dan Martin spoke about the reorganization of the board. Mr. Martin was elected vice president. He also mentioned that John Brenchley resigned and Brian Driscoll is his replacement.
Primary School Report – Steve Brion's report included the beginning of the first fundraiser; open house will be Sept. 22 from 6-8; and a new program where students are rewarded for good behavior is a great success. Every week prizes are given from a drawing of a gold coin which they receive as a reward.
Intermediate School principal – Mary Abreu reported The Mobile Lab will be at the school, Sept. 20 through Oct. 2; on Sept. 24 and Oct 1, an informational meeting will be held to explain the new grading system to parents. NO more ABC's. The students will be graded to standards; cookie dough fundraiser is starting; and the new system for "car riders" is working.
Junior/Senior High School Principal Sue Shipman congratulated Colin Binford on his fine performances in soccer and football last week; all iPads were distributed and bugs are being worked out; the Calvacade of Bands is in Towanda, Sept. 30; and the FFA is leaving on a trip.
Superintendent Charles Young. noted that he got a call from the PA Auditor General asking about the district's financial situation. The Auditor will call again if the impasse is not settled; the County Commissioners will talk to the board next month about leasing of the land next to the NTCC for a Safety Center; and he reiterated that ABC grading is a thing of the past.
The following were approved by the board:
2015-2016 Salary Listing
2015-2016 Athletic Salary Listing Extra Duty Activities
Resignations: Robert Gentile, Head Girls’ Basketball Coach
Sheryl Mondock, 9th Grade/Freshman Class Advisor
Amy Miller, JSHS Yearbook Advisor
Jessica Pepper category 2 secretary at JSHS.
The following employees have completed a minimum of three (3) years of service in the Troy Area School District, with a final rating of satisfactory, thus entitling them to be issued a permanent professional employee contract.
Nisa Kshir, 2nd Grade Elementary Teacher
Shaina Slocum, 1st Grade Elementary Teacher
Jamie Stephens, Learning Support Teacher at WR Croman
Joe Millard, JSHS Nurse
Brittany Hakes, 6th grade learning support teacher
Samantha Geer, 20 hrs per week Casual Cafeteria at TIS
Fall Coaching Contracts:
Virginia Parks, Football Cheerleader Coach, as per contract, no additional benefits
Cheryl Gross, 7th & 8th Grade Cheerleader Coach, as per contract, no additional benefits
Mikayla Bristol, 7th & 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Head Coach, as per contract, no additional benefits
Courtney Woodworth, 7th & 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Assistant Coach, as per contract
Extra Duty Activities:
Sarah K. Brown, 9th Grade/Freshman Advisor, 8/26/15, no additional benefits and Jenn Gilbert, mentor.
Transfers: Support Staff: Jeannie Estep, 4 hr Casual Cafeteria JSHS to KDG Classroom Aide 1 year only; Brenda Holdren, Personal Care Aide at WRC to Personal Care Aide at TIS; Kara Bird, Personal Care Aide at WRC to Personal Care Aide at TIS;
Brenda Vogel, Personal Care Aide at WRC to Personal Care Aide at JSHS, 8/26/15
Virginia Roupp, Personal Care Aide at WRC to Personal Care Aide at TIS; Annmarie Gilliland, Personal Care Aide at WRC to Personal Care Aide at JSHS;
Marsha Ensign, Personal Care Aide at TIS to Personal Care Aide at WRC; Danielle Wheeler, Personal Care Aide at JSHS, Personal Care Aide at TIS;
Misty Vinsek, Personal Care Aide at JSHS to Personal Care Aide at TIS; Evie Cryan, Personal Care Aide at JSHS to Personal Care Adie at WRC; and Regina Crofut for casual personal care aide to full time personal care aide at TIS.
Also approved was an overnight field trip for the FFA to Springfield, MA; and an overnight field trip for 18 Student Council Members to Halifax Nov. 12-14.
The board voted to elect Mark Miller for president of PSBA; and Bob Schwartz for vice president.
October Work Session meeting is 10/12 due to PSBA Conference.
Mr. Curran thanked Mr. Young, Mrs. Gilliland and Mr. Martin for going above their duties to get a teachers contract agreement.