January 23, 2017

  • BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS MEETING

    High School Board Room

    January 23, 2017

    7:30 PM


    I.      OPENING PROCEDURES

    A.     Call to Order

    B.     Recording of Attendance by the Secretary

    C.     Pledge of Allegiance 

    D.School Board of Directors Recognition

    II.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF JANUARY 9, 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.    CURRICULUM/STUDENTS AND STAFF ACTIVITIES

    A.    Building Update

    Southern Lehigh High School...Mrs. Siegfried, Mrs. Guarriello, Mr. Ruhf

    B.    Completion of School Year

    The Administration recommends approval of the request for student #10317 to complete the 2016-2017 school year in accordance with provisions of Policy #202. 

    C.    Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living Agreement

    The Administration recommends approval of the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) agreement for student #10417. This agreement will be paid utilizing IDEA grant funding. (V, C)

    D.    Pediatric Therapeutic Services, Inc.

    The Administration recommends approval of the Pediatric Therapeutic Services, Inc. agreement for speech and language therapy services due to the anticipated childrearing leave of Chelsea Lilly, Speech-language pathologist at Hopewell Elementary and Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate Schools. This agreement will be paid utilizing IDEA grant funding. (V, D)

    E.   Southern Lehigh High School Rifle Booster Club Bylaws

    The Administration recommends approval of the Southern Lehigh High School Rifle Club Bylaws. (V, E)

    VI.   BUSINESS AND FINANCE

    A.     Accounts Payable

    *The Administration recommends approval of the bills to be paid as of January 23, 2017. (VI, A)

    B.    Treasurer�s Report and Investment Report for the month of November

    *The Administration recommends approval of the Treasurer�s Report and Investment Report for the month of November, 2016. (VI, B)

    C.    Elected Tax Collector Compensation

    The Administration recommends the following changes to the compensation schedule that is currently in place for the elected tax collectors, effective January 1, 2018: (VII, C)

    a.     Increase the rate paid per bill for the first 2000 parcels per municipality (currently at $2.80) by 3% annually for the following four years. 

    b.    Increase the rate paid per bill for any parcels in excess of 2000 per municipality (currently at $1.91) by 3% annually for the following four years.

    D.    2017-2018 Lehigh Carbon Community College Proposed Budget

    The Administration recommends approval of the proposed Operating and Capital Budget for Lehigh Carbon Community College for 2017-2018. (VI, D)

    E.    Food Services Agreement

    The Administration recommends approval for Third Party Procurement Specialist Services agreement with K12Services, Inc., pursuant to the Purchasing Cooperative Request for Proposals for the procurement of school food service commercial and commodity foods and supplies. (VI, E)

    VII.  SUPPORT SERVICES

    VIII. PERSONNEL

    A.     Certificated Staff

    1.     2016-2017 Substitute Teachers

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

    Susan Ender              Elem K-6

    Kelly Pantano             PK-4

    Nathan Shorb             Mid-level Math 6-9; Elem K-6; Mid-level Science 6-9, French PK-12

    Theresa Vogel            Elem K-6

    B.    Noncertificated Staff

    1.    Retirement

    *The Administration recommends accepting the retirement of Judith Heidecker, Cafeteria Worker, Southern Lehigh High School, effective December 31, 2016. Ms. Heidecker was an employee of the district for 13 years.

    2.    Resignation

    *The Administration recommends accepting the resignation of the following staff:

    Henry Lemmons, Cafeteria Monitor, Hopewell Elementary School, effective January 10, 2017.

    3.    Unpaid Leave

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

    Diane Price, Cafeteria Worker, Southern Lehigh High School, March 29, 30 and 31, 2017.

    Margaret Treacy, Special Education Instructional Assistant, Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School, March 7, 8 and 9, 2017.

    Kelly Sleeman, Instructional Assistant, Hopewell Elementary School, June 1, 2, 5 and 6, 2017.

    4.    2016-2017 Substitute Staff

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

    Henry Lemmons, Substitute Cafeteria Monitor, an hourly rate of $10.63

    Theresa Vogel, Substitute Instructional Assistant, an hourly rate of $16.45

    C.    Extra-Curricular Activities

    1.    2016-2017 Homework Club

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following staff for the Homework Club, Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School, a rate of $44.53 per hour, for the 2016-2017 school year:

    Tara Cook

    Lisa Dex

    Bethene Graf

    Kristen Grosse

    Rebecca Hamm

    Sherry Lesavoy

    Lisa Lowry

    Lorenna Placencia

    Brynne Rice

    Karen Ryan

    Sandra Santiago

    Russel Tucker

    D.     Athletics

    1.     2016-2017 Volunteer Coaches

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

    Brian Duffy                  Boys Lacrosse

    Steven Kluemper         Boys Volleyball

    Robert Trexler             Softball

    2.     2016-2017 Coaches

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

    Andraea Drabenstott     Head Boys Tennis                 $5407

    Rosemary Grube           Asst. Softball                       $4738

    Brian Neefe                  Head Softball                        $7894

    Anna Kennedy             Asst. Girls Lacrosse               $3763

    IX.    REPORTS

    A.     Committee Reports

    B.     Superintendent�s Report����Mrs. Kathleen T. Evison

    X.     OLD BUSINESS

    XI.    NEW BUSINESS

    A.     First Reading of Revised Policies

    The Administration recommends a first reading of the following revised policies:

    #118    Programs: Independent Study

    #216    Pupils: Education Records

    #314    Administrative Employees: Physical Examination

    #414    Professional Employees: Physical Examination

    #514    Classified Employees: Physical Examination

    #517    Classified Employees: Employee Conduct

    B.     First Reading of New Policy

    The Administration recommends a first reading of the following new policy:

    #806    Operations: Child Abuse

    C.     Rescission of Policies

    The Administration recommends rescinding the following policies:

    #417.1 Professional Employees: Dismissal

    #517.1 Classified Employees: Suspension and Dismissal

    XII.   COMMUNICATIONS

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

    XIII.  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. (XIII, A)

    B.      Graduate Study

    The requests for graduate study are listed in the Board materials by name, course/program, institution, reimbursement eligibility and pre-approval date. (XIII, B)

    XIV.    VISITORS' COMMENTS

    XV.     EXECUTIVE SESSION

    XVI.    OPEN SESSION

    XVII.   ADJOURNMENT