Curwensville school board reviews policies|
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
By Wendy Lynn Brion Staff Writer
CURWENSVILLE - The Curwensville School Board held a regular voting meeting last night.
Under the legislative report, the board learned that Senate Bill 244 has had its second review by the Senate. The bill would amend the school code and require each school building to have at least one person certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation except under certain extenuating circumstances.
Superintendent Dr. Norman Hatten presented the school board with a copy of the current bullying/cyber bullying policy. The district is required to provide this information to the school board every three years and regularly update the policy.
The board learned of new instructors being hired at the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center and one resignation.
The following voting actions were approved:
• under old business, the following grants will be submitted: Title I, $295,932 and Title II, $53,899. Also the tentative 2012-2013 General Fund Budget was approved with revenues of $14,491,721 and expenditures of $15,444,394 with no tax increase.
• under new business, an unpaid leave of absence for Shaina Franson from May 30 to June 11 was approved.
• the following appointments were approved: Scott Freyer as a custodian I on step 1 effective upon receipt and review of clearances, Robert Hryn as custodian I on step 1, Jason Butler as an assistant football coach on step 1 for the 2012-2013 school year.
• the status of Sherry Thurston from four-hour part time custodian II to an eight-hour full time custodian II position for the 2012-2013 school year.
• the following assistant and volunteer coaches for the 2012-2013 fall sports season: football, assistants: Chris Folmar, JT Irwin, Mickey Morgillo, Rick Wheeler; volunteers: Luke Grata, Brad Sopic, Jim Thompson, Nike Sipes, Dean Swatsworth, Tom McClure, Rich Terry and Tim Opaliski. Volleyball, assistant Lara Wiggins and volunteer Courtney Thompson. Boys' soccer, assistant Robert Ethan Shearer and volunteer Jay Angelo. Girls' soccer, assistant Joyce Struble and volunteers Randy Tubbs and Mike Carter. Junior high girls' basketball, assistants Dawna Wheeler and Chris McGarry and volunteer Lee Dixon. Cheerleading, assistant Lisa Clark and volunteers Kayla Cox and Casey Zorger. Pool supervisor, Heather Gelnett.
• the 2012 Homestead Farmstead Exclusion Resolution and the Rate Stabilization Fund. Also, any budget transfers needed as a result of the local audit to be submitted at a later date.
• the insurance package for the 2012-13 school year with Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Highmark Casualty for $108,740 and the student accident insurance package with AG Administrators for 2012-2013 school year for the same rates as last year.
• an increase in cafeteria prices of $.50 per lunch beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. This will not affect the cost of free or reduced lunches.
• approving contracts with Central Intermediate Unit No. 10 to provide literacy coaching and data liaison services during the school year. Both services will be funded by the Keystones to Opportunities Grant. Also, the McGraw Hill LEAD 21 reading series for grades K-5 for $118,926, also funded by the Keystones to Opportunities Grant.
• a memorandum of understanding regarding health insurance with the Curwensville Educational Support Personnel Association.
There will not be a work session or regular meeting of the school board in July.
School Board President Darlene Wriglesworth thanked the administration, teachers, staff and board members for a successful school year.