October 24, 2016

  • BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS MEETING

    Lehigh Career and Technical Institute

    October 24, 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 OCTOBER 10, 2016

    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.Title I Parent Workshop

    The Administration recommends the approval of Colleen West-Slotter to be paid the homebound rate of $43.44 per hour and Luciann Gavin, Instructional Assistant, an hourly rate of $18.76 to conduct a Title I parent workshop on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm.

    B.Homebound Instruction

    *The Administration recommends approval of homebound instruction for student #101601.

    VI.BUSINESS AND FINANCE

    A.  Accounts Payable

    *The Administration recommends approval of the bills to be paid as of October 24, 2016. (VI, A)

    B.Treasurer�s Report & Investment Report for the month of August

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

    C.  PNC Benefit Plus Program

    The Administration recommends approval of the PNC Benefit Plus program to serve as the district�s Section 125 plan for employee Flexible Spending Accounts and Dependent Day Care, effective January 1, 2017.  (VI, C)

    VII.SUPPORT SERVICES

    A.   Lower Milford Elementary School Building Appraisal

    The Board will discuss proposals for building appraisals for the Lower Milford Elementary School property. (VII, A-1) (VII, A-2) (VII, A-3)

    VIII.PERSONNEL

    A.   Certificated Staff

    1.   Extended Support Services

    *The Administration recommends approval of Justina Viola, Teacher, to provide extended educational support services for student #051601 for no more than 10 hours per week, effective October 10, 2016 to June 7, 2017, an hourly rate of $43.44. 

    2.   Childrearing Leave (Effective Date Change)

    *The Administration recommends changing the effective date of the approval of first period of childrearing leave, of Julia Czerechowski, Learning Support Teacher, Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School, from October 30, 2016 (as approved at the October 10, 2016 board meeting) to September 30, 2016 through the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year. 

    B.  Noncertificated Staff

    1.  Unpaid Leave

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

    Kelly Fitzmaurice, Instructional Assistant, Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School, November 7 and 8, 2016. 

    Donna Kish, Instructional Assistant, Southern Lehigh Middle School, December 9, 2016.

    2.Resignation 

    *The Administration recommends accepting the resignation of Melissa Salamon, Special Ed Instructional Assistant, Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School, effective October 14, 2016.

    C.Athletics

    1.2016-2017 Volunteers

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

    Frank DonnellyDiving

    Geoffrey GeissDiving

    IX.REPORTS

    A.  Committee Reports 

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

    X.OLD BUSINESS

    XI.NEW BUSINESS 

    A.Final Reading of Revised Policies

    The Administration recommends a first reading of the following revised policies: (XI, A)

    #019Grievance Procedure for Federal or State Laws

    #336Administrative Employees:  Unpaid Leave

    #436Professional Employees:  Unpaid Leave

    #536Classified Employees:  Unpaid Leave717Property:  Cell Phones

    #820Operations:  Automated External Defibrillator

    B.Rescission of Policies

    The Administration recommends rescinding the following policies: (XI, B)

    #310Administrative Employees:  Resignation

    #404.4Professional Employees:  Resignation

    #504.1Classified Employees: Resignation 

    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 Pre-Approval

    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