February 27, 2017

  • BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS MEETING

    Southern Lehigh High School Library

    February 27, 2017

    7:30 PM



    I.     OPENING PROCEDURES

    A.    Call to Order

    B.    Recording of Attendance by the Secretary

    C.    Pledge of Allegiance

    II.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 13, 2017

    III.   VISITORS

    Business by visitor(s) will be presented for Board consideration as to agenda placement.            

    IV.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

    Consent agenda items are marked with an asterisk throughout the regular agenda and summarized on a separate sheet.

    V.    STUDENTS AND STAFF ACTIVITIES

    A.    Student Recognition

    LCTI Skills USA Competition����Mr. Thomas Ruhf. Asst. Principal

    VI.   CURRICULUM

    A.    Student Trip

    The Administration recommends approval of the following student trip:

    Southern Lehigh High School Social Studies Students to participate in an educational trip to Peru, from July 10 to 18, 2018.  (VI, A)

    VII.  BUSINESS AND FINANCE

    A.     Accounts Payable

    *The Administration recommends approval of the bills to be paid as of February 27, 2017. (VII, A)    

    VIII.  SUPPORT SERVICES

    A.     Lower Milford Elementary School Property Discussion

    The Board will continue discussion on options for use and possible sale of Lower Milford Elementary School property.   (VIII, A)

    B.     Lehigh County Cooperative Diesel Fuel and Gasoline Bid Extension

    The Administration recommends acceptance of the Lehigh County Procurement Office recommendation for a one-year extension of the Lehigh County Cooperative Diesel Fuel and Gasoline Bid #16-018.  Petroleum Traders Corporation, Fort Wayne, IN, has agreed to hold all diesel and gasoline margins for the first yearly renewal of the contract. The contract approved at the April 25, 2016 Board Meeting will be extended for the period May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018.

    C.    High School Glycol Installation-Change Order-Credit

    The Administration recommends approval of High School Glycol Installation, Credit Change Order No. 1, in the amount of $6000 from JBM Mechanical, Inc., 3273 Gun Club Road, Nazareth, PA 18064.  The credit change order reduces the contract from $63,400 to $57,400 and closes out the project.  (VIII, C)

    IX.  PERSONNEL

    A.   Certificated Staff

    1.   2016-2017 Substitute Teachers

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following substitute teachers for the 2016-2017 school year:

    Rachel DeSimone        Elementary K-6

    Christina Harrison       Social Studies 7-12

    2.   Student Teacher

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following student teacher placement:

    Angela Emili, Art Education, Moravian College, with Lynn Yocum, Southern Lehigh Middle School, from February 14, 2017 to April 8, 2017 for student teaching.

    B.   Noncertificated Staff

    1.   Unpaid Leave

    *The Administration recommends approval of unpaid leave of the following staff:

    Charise Grube, Assistant Lead Cafeteria Worker, Southern Lehigh High School, March 7 through 9, 2017

    Barbara Elsner, Instructional Assistant, Hopewell Elementary School, March 10, 13, 14 and 15, 2017

    Alice Palmieri, Instructional Assistant, Liberty Bell Elementary School, April 5 through 7, 2017

    2.    Resignation

    *The Administration recommends accepting the resignation of the following staff, effective March 6, 2017:

    Kelli Guttman, Cafeteria Worker, Southern Lehigh High School

    Kelli Guttman, Substitute Custodian, District

    3.    Appointments

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following staff:

    Jennifer Opdycke, Custodian, Southern Lehigh High School, an hourly rate of $20.80, effective March 13, 2017.  Ms. Opdycke will fill the position due to the resignation of David Miller.

    4.    2017-2018 Substitute Staff

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following substitute staff for the 2017-2018 school year:

    Kyle Gangwere, Substitute Instructional Assistant, an hourly rate of $16.45

    C.    Extra-Curricular Activities

    1.    2016-2017 Subject Area Leader

    *The Administration recommends approval of Charise Trilling, ESL Subject Area Leader, for the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year, a stipend of $1280.  This is a new position.

    2.    Summer Camp Staff

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following instructors for district-sponsored camps, summer, 2017, an hourly rate of $44.53:

    John McDonald            STEAM (Grades 7 and 8)

    Lynn Yocum                STEAM (Grades 7 and 8)

    John McDonald            STEM Robotics (Grades 6 and 7)

    Kari Bennett                STEM (Grades 4 and 5)

    Robert Gaugler            STEM Robotics (Grades 8 and 9)

    Lynn Yocum                Art Camp (Grades 5 and 6)

    Michael Pauling            Makerspace (Grades 7 and 8)

    Corry Robbins              Makerspace (Grades 7 and 8)

    3.   Liberty Trails Staff

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following instructors for the Liberty Trails program, held June 12-16, June 19-23 and June 26-29, 2017:

    Kathleen Kale, Field Leader, a stipend of $846.48 for the program

    Kathleen Kale, Teacher, $601.56 per week

    Lisa Lowry, Field Leader, a stipend of $846.48 for the program

    Lisa Lowry, Teacher, $601.56 per week

    David LeBourgeois, Teacher, $601.56 per week**

    David Kohler, Teacher, $601.56 per week**

    Judith Miller, Nurse, $21.49 per hour

    **Pending enrollment numbers

    4.   Chinese Summer Camp

    *The Administration recommends approval of Tara Walter, Chinese Summer Camp (Grades 2 and 3) Instructor, an hourly rate of $44.53.

    5.   Kindergarten and Grade 1 Summer Camp-Certificated Staff

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following certificated staff for the Kindergarten and Grade 1 (needs based, invitation only) Summer Camp, held July 10-21, 2017, an hourly rate of $44.53:

    Sara Hovis

    Susan Bryan

    Megan Valley

    Miri Lynn Steinmetz

    6.   Kindergarten Summer Camp-Support Staff

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following Instructional Assistants for Kindergarten Summer Camp, held July 10-21, 2017, an hourly rate of $18.76

    Linda Wentling

    Denise Lounsberry

    D.   Athletics

    1.    2016-2017 Volunteer Coaches

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following volunteer coaches for the 2016-2017 school year:

    Matthew Edwards        Baseball

    Lynn Hardy                 Girls Lacrosse

    Eric Stemple                Boys Lacrosse

    Beverly Marant            MS Track

    Kelli DeCesare             MS Track

    Ashley Pope                Girls Lacrosse

    2.    2016-2017 Coaches

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following coach for the 2016-2017 school year:

    Michael Bender           Asst. Boys Lacrosse  $2822.25**

    **Shared position and stipend

    3.    2017-2018 Coaches

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following coaches for the 2017-2018 school year (Stipends listed are for the 2016-2017 school year and will change when stipends for the new school year are determined, effective September 1, 2017):

    Andrew Filler                          Head Girls Soccer         $7895

    Matthew Greenawald               Head Golf                    $5407

    Justin Kocis                             Head Cross Country   $6273

    Donald West, Jr.                      Head Girls Volleyball   $6273

    Mark Evans                             Head Boys Soccer      $7895

    Adrienne Searfoss                    Head Field Hockey      $7895

    Andraea Drabenstott                Head Girls Tennis        $5407

    John Toman                             Head HS Football         $10,816

    Michael Feifel                           Asst. HS Football        $5191.20**     

    Derek Bleiler                            Asst. HS Football        $5191.20**

    Charles Sonon                         Asst. HS Football        $5191.20**

    Adam Legath                           Asst. HS Football        $5191.20**

    Michael Gurdineer                    Head MS Football        $4868

    Robert Butterbaugh                  Asst. MS Football        $1622**

    Stanley Sroka                          Asst. MS Football        $811**

    Adam Glassic                           Asst. MS Football        $811**

    **Shared stipend.

    4.    2017-2018 Volunteer Coaches

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following volunteer coaches for the 2017-2018 school year:

    Joseph Cassidy           Football

    Brendan Dunne           Football

    Zachary Feifel             Football

    Rodney Godshall         Football

    Christopher Gordon     Football

    Brennan Harding         Football

    Eugene Legath            Football

    Patrick Ludlow             Football

    Curtis Reigle                Football

    Andrew Shorb              Football

    Stephen Sroka             Football

    Derek Weedling            Football

    X.   REPORTS

    A.   Committee Reports

    B.   Superintendent's Report......................Mrs. Kathleen T. Evison

    XI.  OLD BUSINESS

    XII. NEW BUSINESS

    XIII.COMMUNICATIONS

    Letters to the Board are included in the Board materials as they are received in the district.

    XIV. FOR INFORMATION ONLY

    A.    Conference Request

    The requests for professional conferences are listed in the Board materials by name, conference, location, dates of absence, and cost.  (XIV, A)

    XV.  VISITORS' COMMENTS

    XVI. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    XVII. OPEN SESSION

    XVIII.ADJOURNMENT