Keystone Exams in process at Glendale|
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
By Tyler Kolesar Staff Writer
FLINTON - Usual business was conducted at last night's Glendale school board meeting.
High School Principal Gary Walstrom announced the school is in the process of giving the new Keystone Exams to senior high students. Walstrom said Algebra 1 was given on last Wednesday and Thursday, while English Literature was given Monday and yesterday. Biology will then be given tomorrow and Friday.
Walstrom said these tests have replaced PSSAs for Eleventh Grade students.
Walstrom then announced the Junior/Senior High Students of the Month were Ciearria Beers and Ashley Reed. He also said students won 13 medals at an academic decathlon on January 8 in Montoursville. Students who won include Reed, Alexis Brink, Derrian Matchock, Zach Gobert, Elisha Matier and Zach Dodson.
The board also had an executive session for personnel, litigation and contract negotiations that lasted approximately one hour and 20 minutes.
The following actions by the board were taking during the regular meeting:
• hiring Jenna Yeckley to fill the elementary teacher vacancy at a 2012-13 Step 1 prorated salary of $32,000.
• hiring Viola Kay Sinclair to fill the full time, second shift maintenance vacancy and Mark Kutruff to fill the part-time weekend maintenance vacancy.
• approved the following coaches: Matthew Irvine as head varsity football coach, Edward Kephart as assistant varsity baseball coach, and Brett Sweitzer as volunteer coach for junior high wrestling. The board tabled hiring a head varsity volleyball coach.
• approved numerous facilities requests and field trip requests, including multiple retroactive ones.
• approved Rick Kozak, Rebecca Link, Deb Neyman and Georgia Rice as mentors for recently hired staff members.
• approved a four-year agreement with the district tax collectors, effective 2014-15 through 2017-18 tax seasons, with up to a $4.75 increase per tax bill.
• approved payment of $100 toward each of the district's Clearfield County tax collectors for their software program for 2013-14.
• retroactively approved the addition of four bus stops and retroactively approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pennsylvania State Police Ebensburg Station, effective Jan. 8.