October 24, 2016
BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS MEETINGLehigh Career and Technical InstituteOctober 24, 20167:30 PM
A.Call to Order
B.Recording of Attendance by the Secretary
C.Pledge of Allegiance
II.APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF OCTOBER 10, 2016
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.
*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)
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)
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.
*The Administration recommends accepting the resignation of Melissa Salamon, Special Ed Instructional Assistant, Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School, effective October 14, 2016.
*The Administration recommends approval of the following volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year:
A. Committee Reports
B. Superintendent’s Report…………Mrs. Kathleen T. Evison
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
Letters to the Board are included in the Board materials as they are received in the district.
XIII. FOR INFORMATION ONLY
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