Mo Valley OKs web-hosting agreement|
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
By Annie Lynn Staff Writer
HOUTZDALE - The Moshannon Valley School Board of Directors last night approved a motion for a 24-month agreement with School Wires to host the district website at a cost of $16,550 for the first year and $7,020 for the second year.
Charles Shingle with C-Jaws presented an overview of School Wires, a company out of State College, saying an agreement with them will help keep up with newer technology.
The current website is run by Microsoft Front Page and, Shingle noted, Microsoft stopped selling Microsoft Front Page in 2006. District Superintendent Tonya DeVecchis-Kerr noted the expense is in the budget.
Doug DeLazier with Levine Engineering talked to the board concerning a change order of $2,493.78 for an additional concrete pad for the dust collector replacement. He said he would try to get the company moving on installation of the pad before next week when the paving project at the elementary school will begin.
A motion to approve the
change order carried with all board members present voting in the affirmative.
Those in attendance were Albert Adams, Kris Bacher, Nathan Dotts, Cassandra Kitko, Rodney Kitko, Robert Reed, Ruth Saupp and Stacey Williams. Larry Saupp was absent.
Following a lengthy discussion concerning changes, the board voted to approve, with modifications, the 2012-13 High School Coaches Athletic Manual; the 2012-13 High School Student Handbook and the 2012-13 High School Faculty Handbook.
High School Principal John Dibert reported that the Moshannon Valley High School Marching Band took first place in the Osceola Mills Fourth of July parade. He noted that the fall sports programs will conduct the sportsmanship talk with players, parents and the coaches for the upcoming fall sports season on July 31. Parents and players will sign the sportsmanship pledge and review sportsmanship expectations. On Aug. 7 the annual sports physicals will be conducted at the high school nurse's office from 1 to 4 p.m. Physical forms are available at the front desk. Also, high school schedules will be available on Aug. 20.
Seventh grade students are able to come and pick up their locks and their new access code for Ed-line for the coming school year.
Connie Godin, elementary principal, congratulated Austin Bierlair who was the first place winner of the Houtzdale Days t-shirt design contest. He received a t-shirt, a monetary prize and his photo was published in The Progress. He will be recognized on July 26 at the opening ceremonies of Houtzdale Days. She also congratulated Alexis Acey who was the second place t- shirt design winner.
Maintenance supervisor John Smith reported a new floor was installed in the elementary cafeteria cooler and tile was installed in the high school home economics room.
In personnel matters the board voted to:
• extend an offer of employment to Matthew Kephart as Secondary Social Studies teacher.
• extend an offer of employment to Anna Woods as elementary teacher, to Megan Reimer as elementary music teacher and to Alesandro Manifest as elementary business computer information technology instructor.
• accept the resignation of Susan Smith as school psychologist, effective immediately.
• approve retroactive permission to advertise for certified school psychologist due to limited time prior to start of 2012-13 school year.
• advertise for a certified school nurse.
In other business, the board approved the resignation of Kate Bacher as AR Book Club advisor and as junior high cheerleading advisor and the resignation of Shelly Tudor as co-advisor for the junior class.
Other motions approved by the board include adoption of textbook for Language Arts Department; a letter of agreement between the district and Clearfield Area School
District pertaining to Title I services; participation in the North Central Region Math/Science Education Collaborative, which offers workshops/professional development activities to enhance and supplement curriculum and academic programs for the district;
ambulance service for 2012 home varsity and junior varsity football games, provided by Houtzdale-Ramey Emergency Management Service; security guard services from Allied on Guard for 2012-13 school year; Submit annual sponsor application to participate in school nutrition programs for the 2012-13 school year; Clear Med Family Practice to provide student physicals, cafeteria physicals and cafeteria PPD shots; CNB Bank, M&T Bank, First Commonwealth Bank, Invest Program, Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust and Pennsylvania School District Liquid Asset Fund as bank depositories for the 2012-13 school year.
The board approved the Knights Booster Auxiliary placing a bench at the football field in memory of Dylan Keith, who died recently. The board would like to review the plans before it is finalized.