CHESTNUT RIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT Fishertown, Pennsylvania Board of School Directors

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1 CHESTNUT RIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT Fishertown, Pennsylvania Board of School Directors COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES JUNE 16, 2009 PAGE 9122 The Chestnut Ridge School Board met for a committee meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at 7:12 p.m. in the Chestnut Ridge Middle School Media Center. The following members were present: Robert G. Mickle, President Shane E. Weyant, Vice President Donald R. Allison James D. Bence Ryan M. Emerick Annette V. Godissart William S. Pataki Terry A. Shank, Jr. Absent was Trudy K. Barefoot. Also, present were: Joseph K. Kimmel, Superintendent Michelle E. Dutrow, Assistant Superintendent Dennis K. Shaffer, Business Manager/Board Secretary George A. Knisely, High School Principal Max A. Shoemaker, Middle School Principal Kenneth D. Grace, Director of Elementary Education Charles R. Corle, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds Bradley D. Allison, Attorney/Solicitor Mary Lou Livingston, Food Service Director Jennifer Howard, Bedford Gazette reporter Chrissie Klinger, BCLC Coordinator The following items were discussed: EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY A. BCLC presentation Chrissie Klinger B. Recommend approval of the Middle School Library book list (Enclosure #1) Moved by, seconded by C. Recommend approval of the following conference requests:

2 COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES JUNE 16, 2009 PAGE Mindy Boyce to the Carnegie Learning Regional Training at Allison Park on August 4-6 approximate cost, $1,092 (budgeted) (Title IIA) 2. Tammy Johnson to the Carnegie Learning Regional Training at Allison Park on July approximate cost, $1,084 (budgeted) (Title IIA) 3. Matthew Voland to the Bridges to Algebra Training at Allison Park on July approximate cost, $968 (budgeted) (Title IIA) 4. Wendy Onstead to the PA Career and Technical Education Conference at Seven Springs on June approximate cost, $646 (budgeted) (Carl Perkins grant) 5. Pre-K teachers and students to the Pitt Theatre in Bedford on June 2 approximate cost, $773 (budgeted) (Pre-K funds) Moved by, seconded by D. Recommend approval to operate a Summer School for the After School students during the weeks of June 8 and June 15 (21 st Century Program funds) Moved by, seconded by BUDGET AND FINANCE A. Recommend approval of the 2009 Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion resolution B. Final adoption of the budget RESOLVED, that the budget for the Chestnut Ridge School District, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, which was tentatively adopted at a meeting of the Board of School Directors of the said district held May 26, 2009, in the amount of $20,271,583 expenditures and other financial uses and the revenues and receipts in the amount of $19,627,472 be hereby finally adopted as the annual budget of the Chestnut Ridge School District, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, for the fiscal year beginning the first Monday of July BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of the Chestnut Ridge School District, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, hereby authorizes the appropriations and expenditures of the funds as itemized in said budget during the fiscal year beginning the first Monday of July The necessary revenue for the same shall be provided by a school tax on real estate which is

3 COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES JUNE 16, 2009 PAGE 9124 levied and assessed at the rate of fifty-two point nine (52.9) mills on the dollar on the total amount of assessed valuation of all property taxable for school purposes in the Chestnut Ridge School District, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, or at the rate of $5.29 on each $100 of the assessed valuation of the taxable property. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chestnut Ridge School District, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, shall levy a five dollar ($5.00) per capita tax on each resident or inhabitant, over eighteen (18) years of age, according to Section 679 of the School Code; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chestnut Ridge School District, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, shall levy a five dollar ($5.00) per capita tax, poll or other similar head taxes on each resident or inhabitant over eighteen (18) years of age, according to Act 511 of the School Code (Section 8, Act of December 31, 1965, P.L. 1257); and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chestnut Ridge School District, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, shall levy on wages, salaries, commissions, and other earned income of individuals, one per cent (1%) according to Act 511 of the School Code (Section 8, Act of December 31, 1965, P.L. 1257); and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chestnut Ridge School District, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, shall levy a one per cent (1%) real estate transfer tax according to Act 511 of the School Code. SECTION 508. Majority Vote Required; Record, SECTION 687. Annual Budget The affirmative vote of a majority of all the members of the board of school directors in every school district, duly recorded, showing how each member voted, shall be required in order to take action of adopting the annual budget. C. Recommend authorization for the school auditors, Ritchey, Ritchey and Koontz, to make budgetary transfers D. Discussion on athletic trainer contract (Enclosure #2) E. Recommend approval of the lunch and breakfast prices for the school year:

4 COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES JUNE 16, 2009 PAGE 9125 Breakfast Elementary and Secondary: Students, full price $.80 Students, reduced price.30 Adults 1.70 Lunches Central Elementary and New Paris Elementary: Students, full price $ 1.45 Students, reduced price.40 Adults 2.70 Lunches Middle School and High School: Students, full price $ 1.65 Students, reduced price.40 Adults 2.70 Moved by, seconded by F. Recommend approval of insurance premiums for the school year 1. Basic package 2. Educators Legal Liability 3. Umbrella Coverage 4. Workers Compensation G. Recommend approval of the life insurance rates for the school year H. Recommend approval of the athletic and student accident insurance for the school year I. Recommend approval of the salaries for the school year J. Recommend approval of the following bids for the school year: 1. General supplies 2. Custodial/maintenance supplies 3. Electrical supplies 4. Garbage and ashes removal 5. Coal

5 COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES JUNE 16, 2009 PAGE 9126 K. Recommend approval of a salary adjustment for Kami J. Oldham for acquisition of a Master s Degree Equivalency effective with the school year ($1,723 increase) BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS A. Recommend approval of the American Red Cross s Disaster Shelter and Reception Center Agreement valid from October 2009 through September 2012 B. Recommend approval of the following requests for use of facilities: 1. Max Shoemaker to use the High School Athletic Fields to conduct a Youth Football Camp from July Randy Meck to use the High School gymnasium to conduct a Summer Basketball Camp from 9 a.m. to noon on July The Class of 1964 Reunion to tour the Middle School and High School buildings and to hold a tailgate party in the Central Elementary parking lot prior to the game on September 11 Moved by, seconded by C. Discussion regarding fiber project between the High School and the Middle School ATHLETICS AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES A. Recommend approval of the following volunteer: 1. Brian Barefoot summer boys basketball NEGOTIATIONS AND PERSONNEL A. Recommend acceptance of the following resignations: 1. Beth Ruffley as a special education teacher effective at the end of the school year 2. Kimberly Bosch as Odyssey of the Mind Co-Director

6 COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES JUNE 16, 2009 PAGE 9127 B. Recommendations to hire: 1. Summer school HQT instructors at a rate of $125 per course:,,, 2. as a special education teacher at a starting salary of $ 3. as a special education teacher at a starting salary of $ 4. as the Alternative Education Coordinator at a rate not to exceed $225 per day for services rendered for the school year 5. Tammy Johnson as the 8 th grade team leader for the school year at a stipend of $ C. Approval of Amy Miller s request for a leave of absence from to D. Recommend the appointment of Amy Diehl as a temporary substitute for Amy Miller during her leave of absence for 15 additional days at her per diem rate E. Recommend the reappointment of Dennis Shaffer as Board Secretary and Karen Dively as Assistant Board Secretary for a four-year term (July 1, 2009, - June 30, 2013) REGULATORY ACTIVITIES (POLICIES) A. Final approval of the following new policy: 1. No. 254 Dietary Restrictions Information Items: A. The following teachers have attained tenure status as of the end of the school year: 1. Stacey Herncane 2. Kristen Kauffman

7 COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES JUNE 16, 2009 PAGE Lisa Kohler 4. Gregory Lazor 5. Erin Livengood 6. Eric Zeznanski B. Reminder: The regular June board meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 30, C. Reminder: There will be no Committee meeting in July. The regular meeting will be held on July 21, D. Summer library hours at the Middle School are 3 to 7 p.m. on Mondays from June 15 through July E. Approved conference and field trip requests: 1. Amanda Lafferty, Laurie Criswell, Elaine Grabill, Bradley Criswell, Duane Cleveland, Tonya Miller, Angela Appleman, and Laura Porta to the IU 8 FOSS Science Kit training at Altoona on August 5 approximate cost, $250 (budgeted) (Title IIA funds) 2. Lori Sidelinger attended the Coaching Basics seminar at Altoona on May 20 approximate cost, $33 (budgeted) (Title IIA funds) 3. Shelley Lockard conducted delivery and consultation for nonpublic schools in Bedford and Newry on June 5 approximate cost, $44 (budgeted) (Title I funds) 4. Amanda Weighley attended the PLN Coaching training at Altoona on May 20 substitute cost only (budgeted) (Title IIA funds) 5. Shelley Lockard to the DIBELS Intervention Workshop at Altoona on September 10 approximate cost, $37 (budgeted) (Title IIA funds) 6. Janis Helsel, Nadine Glass, and the Life Skills students visited Shawnee State Park on May 21 approximate cost, $180 (budgeted) (Elementary Life Skills budget) 7. Kimberly Ream and the Summer After-school Program students to Old Bedford Village in Bedford on June 17 approximate cost, $41 (budgeted) (21 st Century grant) 8. Kimberly Ream and the Summer After-school Program students visited Camp Living Waters at Schellsburg on June 10 approximate cost, $18 (budgeted) (21 st Century grant) 9. Linda Shaffer, Wendy Snyder, Lorraine Miles, and Sondra Corle to The Keys to Success Workshop at Altoona on August 5 approximate cost, $207 (budgeted)

8 COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES JUNE 16, 2009 PAGE 9129 A motion was made to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m. President Robert G. Mickle Secretary Dennis K. Shaffer