December 5, 2016

  • BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS MEETING

    High School Board Room

    December 5, 2016

    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 NOVEMBER 29, 2016
    III.  VISITORS
    Business by visitor(s) will be presented for Board consideration as to agenda placement.
    IV.  REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
    A.   Election of Temporary President
    B.   Nomination and Election of Officers
    The Temporary President will accept nominations for President, Vice-President and Treasurer, respectively.  Officers will serve for one year with the exception of the Treasurer whose term of office expires on June 30, 2017.  Board members will cast their ballots for the respective officers.
    C.   Bonding of Treasurer
    The Administration recommends approval of the bonding of the District�s treasurer at $50,000. The School Code requires that each district�s treasurer be bonded.  Because the Treasurer for the Southern Lehigh School District does not actually handle cash or negotiable instruments of the district, the amount of the bond traditionally has been low.
    D.   Facsimile Plates
    The Administration recommends authorization to use facsimile signature plates of the President, Treasurer, and Secretary when signing school district checks.  This request is necessary each year when officers of the Board change.
    E.   Depository Resolutions
    The Administration recommends authorization for the Board Secretary to execute and submit the standard resolutions, signature cards, and any other forms necessary to reflect the change in President and Treasurer with the district�s depositories.
    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.   High School Program of Studies 2017-2018
    The Administration recommends approval of the High School Program of Studies with proposed changes for 2017-2018. (VI, A)
    B.   Student Trip
    The Administration recommends approval of the following student trip request:  (VI, B)
    Southern Lehigh High School Competition Cheerleading Team to attend the UCA High School National Championship, Orland, FL, February 9 through 13, 2017.
    VII.BUSINESS AND FINANCE
    A.   Accounts Payable
    *The Administration recommends approval of the bills to be paid as of December 5, 2016. (VI, A)
    VIII.SUPPORT SERVICES  
    IX.   PERSONNEL
    A.    Certificated Staff
    1.    2016-2017 Substitute Teacher
    *The Administration recommends approval of the following Guest Teacher Program Substitute Teacher for the 2016-2017 school year:
    D. Craig DanielEmergency 06 (PK-12)
    B.    Non-Certificated Staff
    1.    Resignation
    *The Administration recommends accepting the resignation of Jessica Makowski, Cafeteria Monitor, Hopewell Elementary School, effective November 21, 2016.
    2.    2016-2017 Substitute Staff
    *The Administration recommends approval of the following substitute staff for the 2016-2017 school year:
    Jessica Makowski, Substitute Cafeteria Monitor, an hourly rate of $10.63
    Jessica Makowski, Substitute Instructional Assistant, an hourly rate of $16.45
    X.    REPORTS
    A.    Committee Reports  
    XI.   OLD BUSINESS
    XII.  NEW BUSINESS   
    A.    Rescission of Policies
    The Administration recommends rescinding the following policies:  (XII)
    311.1  Administrative Employees: Demotion
    411.1  Professional Employees: Demotion
    339.2  Administrative Employees: Professional Leave
    439     Professional Employees:  Professional Leave
    539     Classified Employees: Leaves 
    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