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Board Basics

Highlights of the April 13, 2017 Board Meeting

 

Administration:

The Board recognized the following staff and students:  Mr. Mike Branas – induction into the District VI Wrestling Hall of Fame; Claudia Shrefler – Forensics 1st place winner in Public Forum Debate; Luke Helsel – Forensics 1st place winner in Public Forum Debate; Sidney Kakabar – Forensics 1st place winner in Prose and also selection to All-State Chorus;

Mr. Mike Seidel of PJ Dick and Mr. John Pappas of Eckles presented an update on the Junior-Senior High School building project.

Regular Session:

Mrs. Vanessa Sral, Director of Education, presented the Academic Focus - 2017-2018 Curriculum and Class Rank

 

Tabled the elimination of Valedictorian/Salutatorian designation

Approved additions and implementation of new courses for the 2017-2018 school year

Approved the resolution for the sale of the Forest Hills Middle School

Approved the 2017-2018 school calendar

Approved the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 – 2017-2018 General Fund Operating Allocation

Approved the Election of Board of Directors for Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8

Approved a request from the Rifle Team to solicit donations for the team

Approved the purchase of extra LVT from DeGol Carpet

Approved Summer School as per high school administrators recommendation as outlined in letter

Approved potential Edmentum contract for the 2017-2018 school year

Approved Pre-K Home Visits for the 2017-2018 school year as per elementary administration recommendation

Approved an addition to the 2016-2017 bus driver list

Reviewed Policy #249–Bully/Cyberbullying and the District’s bullying brochure

Approved Policy Revisions/Modifications – 1st Reading

  1. Policy #209.2 – Diabetes Management – NEW POLICY
  2. Policy #246 – School Wellness
  3. Policy #808 – Food Services

Executive Session:

Approved the expulsion of elementary school student as recommended by administration

Approved a parent request to allow her children to attend Forest Hills Elementary School until the end of the 2016-2017 school year

 

Approved a parent request to allow her children to attend Forest Hills Junior High School until the end of the 2016-2017 school year

 

Approved a request from Ms. Aspen Mock – unpaid leave April 7, 2017

Accepted the retirement request from Mrs. Margaret Klein effective the end of the 2016-2017 school year

Accepted the retirement request from Mrs. Lynne McCall effective the end of the 2016-2017 school year

Accepted the retirement request from Mrs. Barbara Berk effective the end of the 2016-2017 school year

Approved Project Kids Program and Teachers for Summer 2017:  Mrs. Eva Seftic, Mrs. Tracey Howell, Mrs. Wendy Gordon, Mr. Chad Cordek, Miss Jennifer Poldiak, Mrs. Kelly Myers

 

Approved a request from Mrs. Karen Gressick – unpaid leave on March 10, 2017

Approved the recommendation for 3 hour/day elementary cafeteria worker – Ms. Heather Marsh

Approved a request from Mrs. Laura Price-Shrift – unpaid leave on March 9 and 27, 2017

Approved a request from Ms. Janine Smith – unpaid leave on April 7, 2017

Accepted the retirement request from Mrs. Judy Wadsworth effective August 2, 2017

Accepted the retirement request from Mrs. Shirley Allison effective June 2, 2017

Accepted the resignation of Mr. John Saksa – Jaycee/Jaycette advisor

Accepted the resignation of Mr. Keith Pesto – Varsity Boys’ Soccer Coach

Approved the recommendation for Junior-Senior High School Assistant AV Coordinator – Mrs. Melissa Livermore to begin in the 2017-2018 school year

 

All requests for conferences, field trips and use of school facilities presented to the Board were approved.