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THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF JENKINTOWN

PUBLIC WORK SESSION MINUTES

June 13, 2011 

    1.0 CALL TO ORDER:  A Public Work Session meeting of the Board of School Directors was called to order by Dr. Doug Moore, President, in the Community Room on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM. 

    1. OPEN PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT

      The Pennsylvania Open Public Meetings Law was enacted to ensure the right of the public to have advance notice of and to attend the meetings of public bodies at which any business affecting their interests is discussed or acted upon.  In accordance with the provisions of this Law, The School District of Jenkintown School Directors has caused notice of this meeting to be given by having the date, time and place advertised in The Times Chronicle newspaper on December 15, 2010 and posted in the Administration Office. 

        • FLAG SALUTE (Business Meeting Only)
        • ROLL CALL - ATTENDANCE
       

        BOARD MEMBERS:

            Dr. Douglas Moore, President   Present

            Mr. Ted Miller, Vice President   Present

            Rev. Betty Campbell    Present

            Mrs. Patty Castner    Present

            Mrs. Maya Cheek    Present

            Mrs. Teresa Cooper    Present

            Mr. George Dorshimer    Present

            Mr. Kenneth Mullen, Esq.   Present

            Dr. Eileen Tyrala Goldsmith   Present 

        OTHER STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:

        Zorian Dubenko, Secretary   Dr. Timothy Wade, Superintendent

        Michele Glennon, Director of Special Education Keith Purcaro, Elementary Principal

        James Cummins, Director of Technology Tom Roller, M/HS Principal

        Dick Grear, Facilities Manager   Justin O��Donoghue, Esq. Solicitor

        Mark Citron, Athletic Director, Assistant to M/HS Principal

        Christine DiPaulo    Nikki Wiseman

        Matthew Cox     Mark Stover

        Margaret Herr     Paul Hamilton

        Tony Pacuraru     Kathryn Limmer

        David Limmer     Samantha Lite

        Jenna Rocco     Mollie Berkowitz 

          OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE (see attached sign in sheet for June 13, 2011) 
           

          1. COMMUNICATIONS
            1. Comments From Student Representatives – Kevin Hull and Molly Berkowitz 
            2. Superintendent��s Report
            3. Other Communications
            4. Administrators�� Reports (Business Meeting)
            5. Comments from the Public and Staff on Agenda Items Only
           

            This meeting will now be open to the public for comments on specific Agenda Items only.  If your comment pertains to students, personnel, litigation or negotiations, we would ask that you see the Superintendent after the meeting since the Board does not generally discuss such items in public. 

          1. BOARD MEETING PRESENTATION:
           

            Work Session Meeting Presentations: 

            Recognition of Retiring Staff Members

            Recognition of Reading Olympics Participants – Elementary

            Recognition of Student Representatives to the Board – High School

            Recognition of Michael Gabage as Student of the Month – Eastern Center for Arts and Technology

            Recognition of Middle School World Affairs – Mark Stover

            Presentation of Finalists for Employment – Tom Roller and Keith Purcaro 

            Recognition of Retiring Staff Members

            The School Board recognized the following teachers who will be retiring from the School District of Jenkintown: Nancy Berkey, Joseph Cappella, Daniel Chittick, Karen Klemp, David Seitz, Paulette Sterman-Soroko and Richard Stetler.  The Board of Education expressed their gratitude for their many years of service and presented them with a gift of appreciation and wished them well with their retirement. 

              Recognition of Reading Olympics Participants

              The following students were recognized for their participation in the Reading Olympics: 

              Team 1    Team 2    Team 3

              Richard Phanor  Emily Dubin   Joe Carissimi

              Caitlin Frazee   Teddy Foley   Emily Farina

              Mia Wallis   Jonathan Golden  Jennifer Kremp

              Abigail Martin   Ashley Kremp   Caleb Limmer

              Vincent Dobbs   Amelia Mulvaney  Charlie Mangan

              Colin Lawler   Matt Stasiak   Grace McCafferty

              James Breining  Brooke Webb   Henry Breinig

              Sydney Brown   Cassidy Robbins  Jillian Condran

              Madeleine Getty  Sean Davis   Mikayla Casey

              Naomi Grigoryan  Ella Goldman   Max Wollman

              Evan Wilt   Vincent Willie   Alec Griffin

              Michelle MacLennan  Jackson Cummings  Gavin Lafferty 

              Recognition of Student Representatives

              The School Board recognized student representatives Kevin Hull and Molly Berkowitz for their participation at school board meetings and presented them with a gift of appreciation. 

              Recognition of Eastern Center for Arts and Technology ��s Student of the Month

              The School Board recognized Michael Gabage for his achievements in Technology Education and being named student of the month at the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology. 

                Recognition of Middle School World Affairs Program

                Adam Bdeir and Peter Giammonco were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Middle School Diplomat Program by the School Board. 

                Presentation of Finalists for Employment

                The following individuals were presented as finalists for employment: 

                      Elementary School   Middle/High School

                      Maggie Herr    George Vafiades

                      Nicole Wiseman   Samantha Lite

                      Jenna Rocco    Christine DiPaulo

                      Matthew Cox    Paul Hamilton 

              1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
                • Minutes from the Work Session Meeting of 5/9/11 will be presented for formal Board action on 6/20/11. 
                • Minutes from the Business Meeting of 5/16/11 will be presented for formal Board action on 6/20/11.
                • Minutes from the Budget Hearing of 5/23/11 will be presented for formal Board action on 6/20/11.
              1. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT ( Agenda Items) 
               

                Formal Board action will be taken on the following items at the Business Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 20, 2011: 

              A. FINANCE/OPERATIONS 

              A.1 Payment of Vouchers dated 6/1/2011.

              A.2 Real Estate Tax Collector��s Report through May 2011.

              A.3 County Report of Real Estate Transfer Tax for May 2011.

              A.4 Treasurer��s Report for May 2011.

                  A.5 High School Fund Student Activity Report through May 31, 2011.

              A.6 Scholarship Fund Activity Report through May 31, 2011.

              A.7 Cafeteria Report through April 30, 2011.

                A.8 Real Estate Assessment and Appeals Updates.

                A.9 General Fund YTD Revenues and Expenditures Summary through May 30, 2011.

                A.10 YTD General Fund Revenues and Expenditures Comparison to Prior Year.

                A.11 Authorization to Dispose of Surplus Books/Equipment.

                A.12 Approval of 2011-12 Non-Resident Student Tuition Rates.

                A.13 Approval of Transportation RFP.

                A.14 Authorization – Payment of Bills through August 2011.

                A.15 Authorization – Budget Transfers for 2011-12.

                A.16 Authorization to Adjust Montgomery Early Learner Center��s Rent.

                A.17 Adoption of Final 2011-12 General Fund Budget Resolution.

                A.18 Adoption of 2011-12 Real Estate Tax Structure Resolution.

                A.19 Adoption of 2011-12 Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion Resolution. 

          B. EDUCATION 

            B.1 List of Graduates for the Class of 2011

            B.2 Purchase of Apple Computers

            B.3 Purchase of Aruba Wireless Network

            B.4 Approval of High School Trip to France

              B.5 Contract with Brandywine Academy to Create the Jenkintown Cyber Charter School. 

              C. PERSONNEL ITEMS 

              C.1 Personnel Report.

              C.2 Approval of John Bell��s and Chris O�� Brien��s Employment Contracts for 2011-12

              C.3 Approval of Mark Citron��s Employment Contract for 2011-12

              C.4 List of Teachers and Assistants for 2011-12 

            D. POLICIES AND REGULATIONS – First Reading 

            D.1 Second Reading of Policies:

                  Policy 718 Service Animals

                  Policy 904 Public Attendance at School Events 
             
             

          E. SAFETY REPORTS 

                E.1 Maintenance Report

                E.2 Fire Drill: Elementary and Middle/High School 

      F. COMMITTEE REPORTS 

            F.1 Approval of minutes of Technology Committee meeting of 6-6-2011. 

      G. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS 

      1. OLD BUSINESS
       

        7.1 Discussion of A3 Marketing Proposal 

      1. NEW BUSINESS
       

        8.1 Projects Update: Tennis Courts and Doors at the Elementary School

        8.2 Summer Schedule: Aramark Projects

        8.3 Sidewalk Trip Hazard Repair Proposal

        8.4 Removal of Trees in the Rear of the Elementary School near the Basketball Court

        8.5 Approval of August Board meeting for August 22nd (if needed) 

      1. COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, BOARD AND STAFF ON GENERAL TOPICS
       

        This meeting will now be open to the public on any topic.  If your comment pertains to students, personnel, litigation or negotiations, we would ask that you see the Superintendent after the meeting since the Board does not generally discuss such items in public. 

        1. RESOLUTION FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION
         

                RESOLVED, that the Jenkintown Board of Directors shall meet in Executive Session for the purpose of discussing: Personnel. 

                FURTHER RESOLVED, that the discussion of such subject matter in Executive Session will be disclosed to the public when the matter has been resolved, unless such is otherwise prohibited by law. 

          1. ADJOURNMENT
           

            The Board adjourned the meeting at 8:45 PM. 
             
             

            Respectfully Submitted, 
             
             

            Zorian Dubenko, Board Secretary

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