July 11, 2016

  • BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS MEETING

    High School Board Room

    July 11, 2016

    7:30 PM



    I.  ELECTION OF TEMPORARY PRESIDENT

    II.OPENING PROCEDURES
    A.Call to Order
    B.Recording of Attendance by the Secretary
    C.Pledge of Allegiance

    III.APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF JUNE 27, 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 
     
    VII.BUSINESS AND FINANCE 
    A.   Accounts Payable
    *The Administration recommends approval of the bills to be paid list as of July 11, 2016.  (VII, A)

    B.   Bond Refinancing
    Mr. Chris Gibbons from Concord Public Financial Advisors will present a refunding option for the district�s 2010 and 2011 General Obligation Bonds. 

    C.   Cafeteria Price Increase
    The Administration recommends a price increase to 2 �meal deals� and various A La Carte items.  (VII, C-1)(VII, C-2)
    �The 2015-2016 price list reflects current pricing.  
    �The changes are designated on the 2016-2017 price list by yellow highlighter.  These items were not increased when the lunch prices were adjusted last year and have not been increased for 8 years.

    VIII.SUPPORT SERVICES

    IX.PERSONNEL
    Certificated Staff
    1.Appointments
    The Administration recommends approval of the following certificated staff for the 2016-17 school year (pending receipt of required documentation):  

    Jeffrey Loda, Music Teacher, Southern Lehigh Middle School, a salary of $52,724, Bachelors +15, Step 9, effective August 22, 2016. Mr. Loda will fill the position due to the retirement of Nancy Beitler.

    Rachel Saber, Chemistry Teacher, Southern Lehigh High School, a salary of $59,833, Masters, Step 12, effective August 22, 2016.  Ms. Saber will fill the position due to the retirement of Patricia Smiley.

    2.Appointment Rescission 
    *The Administration recommends rescinding the appointment of Paul Sabino, Long-Term Substitute, Southern Lehigh High School, effective August 22, 2016.
        
    B.Non-Certificated Staff 
    1.Appointments
    *The Administration recommends approval (pending receipt of required documentation) of the following staff:
    Barbara Smedley, Licensed Health Room Nurse, Southern Lehigh High School, an hourly rate of $20.91, with an effective date to be determined.  Ms. Smedley will fill the position due to the resignation of Ann Lamb.

    Amanda Mowery, Long-Term Substitute Secretary, Southern Lehigh High School, an hourly rate of $15.64, with an effective date to be determined. 

    2.Resignation 
    *The Administration recommends accepting the resignation of Bridget Jurgens, Licensed Health Room Nurse, effective immediately. 
       
    C.Extra-Compensatory Positions
    1.2016-2017 Peak Advisors
    *The Administration recommends approval of the following Peak Advisors for the 2016-2017 school year, $54.34, per session:
    Tara McGinniss
    Brett Assise
    Erica Rich
    Jennifer Kindt
    Michael Pauling
    Heather Toto
    Kimberly Halloran
    Kristen Heydt
    Ronnette Mays
    Donald West
    Erick Miller
    Jaqueline Butler
    Dana Kleppinger
    Lorraine Frasch
    Anne Cooper
    Lynn Yocum
    Alison Bauer
    Rosemary Grube
    Blaze Meyers
    John McDonald
    David Marchek
    Anita Benedix
    Krista Sterner
    Francisco Rodriguez
    Stephanie Kerrick
    Justin Kocis
    Susan MacIntyre
    Virginia Rothenberger
    Corry Robbins
    Christopher Strobl
    Devon Hagy

    2.2016-2017 Dance Chaperones 
    *The Administration recommends approval of the following Dance Chaperones for the 2016-2017 school year, an hourly rate of $47.79:

    Tara McGinniss
    Brett Assise
    Erica Rich
    Michael Pauling
    Heather Toto
    Tara Walter
    Kimberly Halloran
    Kristen Heydt
    Ronnette Mays
    Donald West
    Eric Miller
    Jaqueline Butler
    Dana Kleppinger
    Lorraine Frasch
    Anne Cooper
    Lynn Yocum
    Alison Bauer
    Rosemary Grube
    Blaze Meyers
    John McDonald
    David Marchek
    Anita Benedix
    Krista Sterner
    Francisco Rodriguez
    Stephanie Kerrick
    Justin Kocis
    Susan MacIntyre
    Christopher Strobl
    Devon Hagy

    3.Detention Monitor
    *The Administration recommends approval of the following Detention Monitor for the 2016-2017 school year, an hourly rate of $43.44:
    David Diaz

    4. After-School Learning Lab
    *The Administration recommends approval of the following After-School Learning Lab Advisors for the 2016-2017 school year, an hourly rate of $43.44:
    Tara McGinniss
    Kimberly Halloran
    Ronnette Mays
    John McDonald
    Susan MacIntyre
    Corry Robbins
    Christopher Strobl
    Krista Sterner
    Alison Bauer
    Kate Flannery (following return from leave)

    5.Math Counts Advisor
    *The Administration recommends approval of the following Math Counts Advisor for the 2016-2017 school year, an hourly rate of $43.44:
    Ronnette Mays

    6.2016-2017 Advisors (Middle School)
    *The Administration recommends approval of the following Middle School advisors for the 2016-2017 school year:
    Kimberly HalloranStudent Senate Advisor$1509
    Erin JividenMusical Production$900
    Michael Pauling AV & Stage$1738
    Tina LebrechtChoral$2276

    7.2016-2017 Advisors
    *The Administration recommends approval of the following Middle School advisors for the 2016-2017 school year, at $54.34 per session:
    Kristen HeydtBuilders (Key) Club 
    Heather TotoYearbook 

    8.Stipend Adjustment
    *The Administration recommends approval to adjust the stipend of Bonnie Organski, FBLA Advisor, as approved at the June 27, 2016 board meeting. This will be a shared position and stipend as follows:
    Bonnie OrganskiFBLA Advisor$884
    JoAnn PeraltaFBLA Advisor$884

    D.Athletics 
    1.2016-2017 Coaches
    *The Administration recommends approval of the following coaches for the 2016-2017 school year:
    Carolyn DunhamMS Cross Country$2823
    Spencer CameronMS Head Volleyball$2823
    Kursten CarrHS Asst. Volleyball$3763

    2.2015-2016 Volunteer Coaches
    *The Administration recommends approval of the following volunteer coach for the 2016-2017 school year:
    Donald West, Sr.Girls Volleyball

    X.REPORTS
    A.Committee Reports
    B. Superintendent's Report...............Dr. Leah M. Christman 
    XI.OLD BUSINESS
    A.Second and Final Reading of New Policies
    The Administration recommends a second and final reading of the following new policies: (XI, A)
    #123.4Programs:  Hazing
    #626.1Finances:  Travel Reimbursement � Federal Programs
    #827Operations:  Conflict of Interest

    B.Second and Final Reading of Revised Policies
    The Administration recommends a second and final reading of the following revised policies:  (XI, B)
    #324 Administrative Employees:  Personnel Files
    #319.1, 419.1, Employees:  Outside Activities and Intellectual Property
    #519.1
    #623Finances:  General Fund and Internal Account
    #808Operations:  Student Lunch Program

    XII.NEW BUSINESS
    A.Administrative Salaries
    The School Board will set the salary of the following administrators for the 2016-2017 school year:
    William Kennedy, Human Resources Administrator$100,457
    Jeremy Melber, Director of Business Services$125,965

    B.Act 93 Administrative Salaries
    The Superintendent recommends the approval of the following salaries of the Act 93 Administrative personnel for the 2016-2017 school year:
    Todd Bergey, Director of Support Services$104,285
    Andria Buchman, Director of Special Education$117,718
    Nathan Davidson, MS Assistant Principal$  96,425
    Edward Donahue, MS Principal$114,098
    Mary Farris, JPLIS Principal$118,300
    Beth Guarriello, HS Assistant Principal$  95,111
    Samuel Hafner, Liberty Bell Elementary Principal$107,220
    Kenneth Jordan, Dir. Of Elem. Ed. and Instruc. Tech.$112,225
    Susan Knoll, Coordinator of Support Services$  59,587
    Kristen Lewis, Asst. to the Superintendent$130,000
    Lori Limpar, Hopewell Elementary Principal$109,972
    Sean McGinty, JPLIS Asst. Principal$  94,192
    Andrea Scherzberg, Accountant$  61,465
    Christine Siegfried, HS Principal$129,650
    Joan Takacs, Director of Secondary Education$112,886

    C.Independent School Employees Salaries
    The Superintendent recommends approval of the following salaries of the Independent School Employees for the 2016-2017 school year:
    Deneen Carreras, Coordinator of Payroll & Benefits$  48,060
    Erik Malmberg, Coordinator of Network & Inform. Svs.$  98,030
    Gregory Martin, Coordinator of Food Services$  63,870
    Diana Millman, Coordinator of Administrative Services$  63,105 

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

    XIV. FOR INFORMATION ONLY
    A.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.  (XIV, A

    XV. VISITORS' COMMENTS
    XVI.EXECUTIVE SESSION
    XVII.OPEN SESSION
    XVIII.ADJOURNMENT