Visitor’s Comments: None Superintendent’s Report: At the July board meeting a concern was brought up regarding the inclusion of Regents exam scores in the GPA of high school students. Mr. D’Alleva brought the concern to the building leadership team for feedback. The group devised a plan to address the primary concern, which was motivation. As outlined, the plan would remove the Regents exam from the course final average, making it a stand-alone grade on the transcript. However, if a student achieves and overall average at or above mastery (85%) in the course and subsequently earns a higher grade on the Regents exam, the course grade/overall average would then be replaced by the Regents grade. Mr. Phillips will contact the school attorneys to create a policy pertaining to the Regents testing. Board Members: Kelly McCarthy read a thank you note from Mary Anne Smith for the unique artwork given to her upon retirement. Kelly McCarthy recently sent a letter to Odessa Montour School District about additional shared services. Their superintendent responded to our superintendent was at this time they are satisfied with the current situation and are not interested in joint meetings. 1. Approved/accepted/acknowledged the following consensus items: o Approved minutes of 7/6/15 meeting o Approved Substitute List for 2015-16. o Accepted CSE/CPSE recommendations. o Acknowledged Budget Status and June Budget Transfers. o Accepted Treasurer’s Report o Acknowledged Warrants as approved by Sharon Clark, Claims Auditor o Approved Fundraisers for the 2015-16 school year. o Acknowledged BOE Committees 2. Approved the ES/HS Parent/Student Handbook. 3. Acknowledged the attendance report for the 2014-15. 4. Accepted the resignation of Jessica Purpura as Elementary Teacher. 5. Approved the following call back appointment: o Beth Powell as Science Teacher
6. Approved the following appointment: o Jessica Manwaring as Teaching Assistant/Sign Language Interpreter 7. Approved the following appointment: o Sarah Stocum as Special Education Teacher 8. Approved the following appointment: o Amanda Colunio as Art Teacher 9. Approved the following appointment: o Norah Fritz as Elementary Teacher 10. Approved the following appointment: o Mathew Mangus as Elementary Teacher 11. Accepted the resignation of Barbara Kelly as Elementary Teacher. 12. Approved the following coaching appointment: o Jessica Karius as Modified Girls’ Swimming 13. Approved the following appointment: o Steven McFarland as Assistant Principal 14. Approved the following appointment: o Barbara Kelly as Teacher Aide 15. Approved the following appointment: o Wendy Hatch as School Nurse (LPN) 16. Approved the following coordinator positions for 2015-16 o Pre-K Coordinator(s) – Nicole Bennett & Tara Parish o Kindergarten Coordinator – Victoria Everett o First Grade Coordinator – Jennifer Titus o Second Grade Coordinator – Patti Smith o Third Grade Coordinator – Krysti Westervelt o Fourth Grade Coordinator – Daphne Holland o Fifth Grade Coordinator – Alice Conklin o Sixth Grade Coordinator – Becky Sue Bianco o Seventh Grade Coordinator – Tammy Kellogg o Eight Grade Coordinator – Ben Connelly o Ninth Grade Coordinator – Alex Richmond o STEM (PK – 6) Coordinator – Daphne Holland o Humanities (PK – 6) Coordinator – Beck Sue Bianco o STEM (7 – 12) Coordinator(s) – Christie Fedele and Mary DeBolt o Humanities (7 – 12) Coordinator – Liam O’Kane o Physical Education and Health (Wellness PK – 12) Coordinator – Cyndy Wood o Art, Music, Cultural Arts (Fine Arts) Coordinator – Elaine Wojtus
o Guidance, School Psychologist, OT, Speech and PT (Student Support Services (PK – 12) – Melissa Snow o K – 6 Special Education Coordinator – Amy Miller o 7 – 12 Special Education Coordinator – Sarah Woodward 17. Approved the following stipend positions for 2015-16 o HS Attendance Officer – Robin Bingham o ES Attendance Officer – Lindsey Starr o Aquatic Director – Cyndy Wood o Senior Class Advisor – Sam Brubaker o Junior Class Advisor – Jeanette Lasko o Sophomore Class Advisor – Kelsey Wood o Freshman Class Advisor – Eileen Malaney o Eighth Grade Advisor – Alicia Shutts o Seventh Grade Advisor – Tammy Kellogg o Yearbook Advisor – Eileen Malaney o Broadcast News Advisor – Maggie Field o Extra-Curricular Activities Central Treasurer – Diana Crane o Student Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) – Margaret Swinnerton o HS Art Club Advisor – Elaine Wojtus o Diversity Club Advisor – Matt Craig o Junior NHS Advisor – Amy Planty o HS National Honor Society Advisor – Kelly Muir o HS Business and Marketing Honor Society – Eileen Malaney o Varsity Club Advisor – Kaz Popovich o Production Support Specialist - Maggie Field o Music Ensemble Director(s) – Diana Groll, Matt Craig, Sarahjane Harrigan o Elementary Performance Ensemble Director – Megan Kelley o Athletic Manager – Erich Kramer o Tax Collector – Renee Rappleye 18. Approved the creation of Teacher Aide position. 19. Approved the following appointment: o Renee Riley as Teacher Aide 20. Accepted the resignation into retirement effective August 31, 2015 o Jennifer Nichols as Elementary Teacher 21. Approved to increase the Budget due to insurance recovery funds from last spring water pipe break in the Elementary School. Jerry Harriger a summary of projects that have been completed this summer. The next BOE meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 17, 2015 beginning at 5:45 p.m.