January 9, 2017

  • BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS MEETING

    High School Board Room

    January 9, 2017

    7:30 PM


    I.     OPENING PROCEDURES

    A.    Call to Order

    B.    Recording of Attendance by the Secretary

    C.    Pledge of Allegiance 

    II.   Apple Distinguished Program Recognition

    Tim McHugh and David Diokno, Apple representatives will present a banner and plaque in recognition for being selected as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2016-2018.

    III.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF DECEMBER 5, 2016

    IV.  VISITORS

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

    V.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

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

    VI.  CURRICULUM/STUDENTS AND STAFF ACTIVITIES

    A.   Student Trip Requests

    The Administration recommends approval of the following student trip requests:

    1.    Southern Lehigh High School Cheerleading Team to participate in the PIAA States Competition, Hershey, PA, January 20 and 21, 2017.

    2.    Southern Lehigh High School Boys and Girls Swim Team to participate in the All-American Invitational, Wilkes-Barre, PA, January 13 and 14, 2017.

    3.    Southern Lehigh Speech and Debate Team to participate in the Falcon Invitational Tournament, Fairless Hills, PA, February 3 and 4, 2017.

    B.    Graduation Date and Venue

    The Administration recommends approval of the agreement with Lehigh University Sports and Events Venue, 124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA to hold graduation on June 9, 2017 at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, PA.  (VI, B)          

    C.    Homebound Instruction

    The Administration recommends approval of homebound instruction for student #10117 and #10217.

    VII.  BUSINESS AND FINANCE

    A.    Accounts Payable

    *The Administration recommends approval of the bills to be paid as of January 9, 2017. (VII, A)

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

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

    C.   Resolution Under Act 1 of Special Session No. 1 of 2006

    The Administration recommends approval of the enclosed resolution to limit any real estate tax increase for 2017-2018 to the Act 1 index and to comply with Section 687 of the Public School Code as it pertains to budget adoption for 2017-2018.  (VII, C)

    VIII. SUPPORT SERVICES

    IX.   PERSONNEL

    A.    Certificated Staff

    1.    2016-2017 Substitute Staff

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

    Gregory Bennett         Emergency 06 (K-12)

    Maureen Gallagher      Elem K-6

    Danielle Monroe          English 7-12

    Megan Smolinski         Social Studies 7-12

    Jordan Stenroos          Social Studies 7-12

    2.   Student Teacher

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

    Melissa Walko, Art, Moravian College, with Marilyn Hower, Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School, from January 17, 2017 through March 3, 2017.

    Ivette Thompson, Pennsylvania State (Lehigh Valley) University, with Melissa Greenawald, Tuesdays and Wednesdays February 7 through April 19, 2017 (pre-service internship) and August 29, 2017 through December 8, 2017 (student teaching).                                             

    B.   Noncertificated Staff

    1.   Resignation

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

    Lindsey Horvath, Instructional Assistant, Southern Lehigh High School, effective January 6, 2017.

    Rosemarie Keller, Accounts Payable Clerk, Administration Building, effective January 4, 2017.

    2.   Unpaid Leave

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

    Lisa Allison, Instructional Assistant, Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School, March 6 through 10, 2017.

    Ellen Beidelman, Instructional Assistant, Liberty Bell Elementary School, January 19 and 20, 2017.

    Barbara Elsner, Instructional Assistant, Hopewell Elementary School, January 6 and 9, 2017.

    3.   Appointments

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following non-certificated staff:  

    Danielle Monroe, Instructional Assistant (5.75 hours per day), an hourly rate of $18.76, Southern Lehigh High School, effective January 10, 2017.  Ms. Monroe will fill the position due to the resignation of Lindsey Horvath.

    Tracie Raven, Accounts Payable Clerk, Administration Building, an annual salary (prorated) of $34,500, effective January 10, 2017.  Ms. Raven will fill the position due to the resignation of Rosemarie Keller.

    Henry Lemmons, Cafeteria Monitor, Hopewell Elementary School, an hourly rate of $10.63, effective January 10, 2017.

    4.   2016-2017 Substitute Staff

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

    Lauren Demosthene, Substitute Cafeteria Monitor, an hourly rate of $10.63

    Terra Pleasant, Substitute Cafeteria Monitor, an hourly rate of $10.63

    Karen Psaila, Substitute Cafeteria Monitor, an hourly rate of $10.63

    Roxann Fadeley, Substitute Instructional Assistant, an hourly rate of $16.45

    Roxann Fadeley, Substitute Secretary, an hourly rate of $16.07

    Trisha Hawk, Substitute Instructional Assistant, an hourly rate of $16.45  

    Megan Smolinski, Substitute Instructional Assistant, an hourly rate of $16.45 

    Shauna Werling, Substitute Instructional Assistant, an hourly rate of $16.45 

    C.   Extra-Curricular Activities

    1.   2016-2017 Mentor

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

    Tara Walter, Mentor for Yu Che, Chinese Language Teacher, effective December 7, 2016.  Ms. Walter was previously approved as mentor for Na Ni who is no longer in the position.

    2.   Subject Area Leader Resignations

    *The Administration recommends accepting the resignation of the following Subject Area Leaders, effective the end of the first semester 2016-2017:

    David Kohler, Elementary Science

    Danielle Pompella, Elementary Math

    3.   Subject Area Leaders 2016-2017

    *The Administration recommends approval of the following Subject Area Leaders, effective the second semester 2016-2017:

    Malinda Watkins, Elementary Science, a stipend of $794.75 with position and stipend shared with Nicholas Weaver (previously approved June 13, 2016).

    Brooke Ruch, Elementary Math, a stipend of $918.25 with position and stipend shared with Karen Ryan (previously approved June 13, 2016).

    D.   Athletics

    1.   2016-2017 Volunteer Coaches

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

    Spencer Cameron       Baseball

    Robert Mirth               Baseball

    Amy Bausher            Softball

    Melanie Smith             Swimming

    2.   Resignation

    *The Administration recommends accepting the resignation of Linda Koziel , Event worker, effective May 11, 2016.

    3.    2016-2017 Coaches

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

    Casey Cooperman       Asst. Baseball                         $1184.50**

    Terry Johnson             Asst. Baseball                         $3553.50**

    **Shared position and stipend.

    Ty Souders                 Head Boys Lacrosse                 $6273

    Devon Hagy                Asst. Softball                           $4738

    Steven Schrader          Asst. Track & Field                    $4738

    Todd Miller                   Head Baseball                         $7894

    Matthew Greenawald     Asst. Baseball                         $4738                         

    X.   REPORTS

    A.   Committee Reports

    LCCC

    The minutes of the Lehigh Carbon Community College Board of Directors meeting of December 1, 2016 Board of Trustees meeting and President's Newsletter are attached. 

    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)

    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.  (XIV, B)

    XV.  VISITORS' COMMENTS

    XVI. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    XVII. OPEN SESSION

    XVIII.ADJOURNMENT