Dan Martin reported that the Intermediate Unit is working on many new programs.
Bill Brasington noted that the PA School Boards Association is going to hold a teleconference the first week in March about the governor's budge.
Primary School Report – Steve Brion said that Movie Night is this Friday and reminded everyone about Kindergarten registration.
Rebecca Stanfield, principal of the Intermediate School, noted the Mrs. Carpenter and the students are getting ready for the Music Fest which will be held April 24. She also told the board that "we are trying to do our best with indoor recess."
Principal of the Junior/Senior High School Sue Shipman told the board about the accomplishments of several students: Trevor Ward will attend Regional Chorus; two attended Regional Band; the play is coming up; nine boys qualified for the wrestling districts; and the girls basketball team qualified for post season play.
In other matters, and board approved the preliminary 2015/ 2016 budget in the amount of $23,726,929.
The board voted to advertise the Intent to File Act 1 Referendum Exceptions for the 2015/2016 budget.
The Proposed 2015/2016 I.U. 17 General Operations budget was approved.
The updated substitute driver listing and a vehicle upgrade for #37 out of Coryland were approved.
The board accepted resignations of Sherry Levindoski 19.75 hr/week Personal Care Aide, January 20, 2015 and Ronald Bellinger, Assistant Track Coach, January 31; Kelly Rountree, assistant volleyball coach; and Jill Cole, 7th and 8th grade girls' volleyball head coach.
Added to the Substitute lists were: Olivia Shedden, Spanish PK-12, Amy Johnson, Secretary.
Brandon Spiak was named assistant baseball coach and Aaron Valoroso new assistant track coach.
New Positions were created for 7th & 8th Grade Student Council Advisor, $583. Since the combining of the schools, one person has been doing the job of two. They voted to create a new position to ease the burden.
The board approved the contract for W. Charles Young as Superintendent for July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020.
Buildings and Grounds Chairman Todd Curren reported that Members discussed selling of the old administrative building on Main Street in Troy.
Motion to Approve the following resources (books):
"I Survived Hurricane Katrina" (Grade 5 Social Studies)
"Out of the Dust" (Grade 5 Social Studies)
"Sarah Plain and Tall" (Grade 5 Social Studies)
"Mystery in the Great Lakes" (Grade 5 Social Studies)
The board approved the Band Trip to Williamsburg, VA on May 15-17, 2015 and voted for students and staff to attend the Region IV chorus festival in Milton, PA, Feb. 26-28 and to attend the State FFA Legislative Leadership Conference in Harrisburg and the State Basketball Finals in Hershey.
All trips will be paid for out of their activity accounts.
Approved a junior-senior high school student to finish the 2014-15 school year at Troy Area School District, free of tuition, even though the family moved outside the district.
Under Community Relations (Rebecca Nauta, Chair):
A Motion was approved to donate excess cafeteria plates to the Troy Fire Department and also approved a motion to sell the German text books, which they no longer have a need for, to highest bidder.
Bill Brasington asked that Superintendent Charles Young gather a couple of inhouse people including himself, to see if they can come up with place and work together to make a practice track for the safety of the students who are members of the track team. He noted that a track would benefit all sports. Mr. Young said he would look into it.