Regular School Board Meetings


Highlights of the November 13, 2013 Board meeting



Approved permitting the Superintendent to sign designated Forest Hills School District documentation in lieu of Board President and/or Secretary.

Approved the 3rd and final readings of Board policy revisions: 113.1 – Programs: Discipline of Students with Disabilities, 113.2 – Programs: Behavior Support, 218 – Pupils: Student Discipline, 218.1 – Pupils: Weapons, 218.2 – Pupils: Terroristic Threats, 222 – Pupils: Tobacco, 227 – Pupils: Controlled Substances/Paraphernalia, 323 – Employees: Tobacco, 351 – Employees: Controlled Substances/Paraphernalia, 805 – Operations: Emergency Preparedness, 904 – Community: Public Attendance at School Events, and 909 – Municipal Government Relations

Approved the 3rd and final readings of new Board policies:  103.1 – Programs: Nondiscrimination – Qualified Students with Disabilities, 805.1 – Operations: Relations with Law Enforcement, and 810.2 – Operations: Use of Audio/Video on Buses.

Approved three additions to 2013-2014 bus driver list.

Approved an Administrative Regulation regarding transportation of students

Approved the 2014 Board Meeting Calendar.

Approved the 2014-2015 Budget Workshop schedule as presented by Mr. Reighard.

Approved the Forest Hills School District Comprehensive Plan for school years 2013-2014 through 2016-2017 as presented by Mr. Bowser.

Approved a resolution for middle school activity and athletic accounts check signatures.

Authorized the district to provide bonding insurance for new middle school secretary.

Authorized the district to request an Interim Real Estate Tax Assessment for 2014 from the Cambria County Assessment Office.

Approved the proposal for services from Beal Counseling & Consulting Services at no cost to the District.

Approved a one year suspension of Indoor Majorette program for 2013-2014 school year due to lack of participants with the advisor’s salary to be pro-rated.

Denied a request from Laurel Mountain Hockey League for additional fees.

Approved a request by the athletic department to sell old hockey jerseys for a fee of $15 to be returned to the athletic fund.

Approved payment to Laurel Municipal Inspection Agency for the “Plan Review” for the new Junior-Senior High School.




Approved a leave requested by elementary teacher Mrs. Tammy Bachota under the terms of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Accepted the resignation of varsity girls’ soccer coach Mrs. Donna Gallaher effective immediately and the retirement/resignation of high school teacher Mr. Rick Ruddek effective at the end of the 1st semester of the 2013-2014 school year. 

Appointed Mr. David Wisor as permanent full-time middle school custodian at $8 per hour, effective date to be determined, Mr. Austin Smay as varsity hockey assistant coach at $2,200 per year, and approved the transfer of cafeteria workers Ms. Heather Sherle to a 5 hour/day position at the elementary school effective November 18, 2013, and Ms. Violet Noon to a 5 hour/day position at the high school effective January 2, 2014.



All requests for conferences, field trips and use of school facilities

presented to the Board were approved.