Published On: Sun, Sep 14th, 2014

New Hope-Solebury School Board meeting Agenda for Monday, Sept. 15

new hope free press school boardBoard of School Directors Meeting
September 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
District Office Conference Room
New Hope-Solebury School District, 180 West Bridge Street

(Per Policy 006.2 all Board of School Directors meetings are audio recorded.)

Agenda

I.    CALL TO ORDER

II.    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III.   ROLL CALL

IV.    REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES (*Denotes Attachment)
It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve the August 18, 2014 Minutes of the Regular Meetings of the Board of School Directors.*

V.    SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT*

VI.    BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS

– Board Committee Reports

Community Engagement Committee – Mrs. Weisbrot
Curriculum Advisory Committee – Mrs. Deussing/Mrs. Keyes
Facilities Committee – Mr. Adar
Finance Committee – Mr. Dougherty
Policy Committee – Mrs. Atkinson
Special Education Committee – Mrs. Deussing

-Board Liaison Reports

Bucks County Intermediate Unit – Mrs. Weisbrot
MBIT – Mrs. Atkinson
PSBA Liaison – Mr. Harraka

VII.    NEW BUSINESS

Discussion/Information Items
–    Donation for Special Education Program * – Dr. Boccuti, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Perrone
–    ESL Services * – Dr. Boccuti, Mr. Yanni
–    PSBA Officer Elections – Mr. Perrone

PSBA 2014 Slate Of Candidates

President: Kathy K. Swope, Charles H. Ballard
Vice President: Mark B. Miller
Treasurer: Otto W. Volt, III
At-Large Representative (East): Robert M. Schwartz, Michael Facinetto, Edward J. Cardow

Action Item

It is recommended that the Board of School Directors vote for the following PSBA Officers for 2014:
_________________President
_________________Vice President
_________________Treasurer
_________________At-Large Representative East

Board Discussion (Agenda Items Only)

Public Comment
(Agenda Items Only)

Action Items

A. Finance
1.    It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve the Treasurer’s Report and the Financial Report for June, 2014. *

2.    It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve and ratify the following list of bills totaling $750,451.18. *

2014-2015 General Fund Checks Between Meetings for Ratification Check Number – 10039847 Totaling – $12,545.00
2014-2015 Officials Checks for Approval Check Numbers – 10039848 to 10039885 Totaling – $3,334.00
2014-2015 General Fund Checks for Approval Check Numbers – 10039886 to 10040081 Totaling – $734,572.18

3.    It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve the 2014- 2015 General Fund ACH, Wire and Procurement Card Transactions from July 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014, total net transactions of $12,693.58. *

4.    It is recommended that the Board of School Directors authorize the Administration to enter into a Legal Services Consultation Agreement with Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP for the Special Education Pool Counsel at a cost of $6,000.00 for the 2014-2015 school year. *

5.    It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve the following student educational services agreements in the form presented to the Board:
– The Bridge Academy for Student No. 6952361286 for the 2014-2015 school year in the amount of $39,800.

B. Personnel

1. Acting on the recommendation of the Superintendent at the August 18, 2014 public School Board meeting, the Board approved Natasha Naldzin for a high school instructional aide position as the most highly qualified candidate for the support staff position. Subsequent to the action, it was learned that Ms. Naldzin is the step niece of a Board member and step daughter of another support staff employee at the high school. School Board Policy #304 prohibits hiring the relatives of Board members and also the assignment of related District employees to the same building unless the Superintendent recommends and the Board approves an exception to the Policy. Therefore, in accordance with Policy #304, the Superintendent is formally informing the Board of the relative relationships, assuring the Board the two support staff employees are not in supervisory authority over each other, and it is recommended that the Board approve the Superintendent’s recommendation to retain Ms. Naldzin in the high school instructional aide position as the most qualified candidate.

2.    It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve the proposed job description for a Health Office Clerk. *

3.    It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve one full day of professional development compensation for applicant/candidate Mark Kopp.

4.    It is recommended that the Board of School Directors ratify/approve the following personnel actions, contingent upon meeting all requirements of law and district policy:

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6.    It is recommended that the Board of School Directors recognize that the following teachers have earned tenure as of August 26, 2014:

Leo Macdonald
Stefanie Ryan

7.    It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve the posting of the Seniority Lists for the 2014-2015 school year for members of the Teachers Collective Bargaining Unit NHSEA and for members of the New Hope-Solebury Local 180 PSEA-NEA. *

C. Policy & Program
1.    It is recommended that the Board of School Directors accept a donation from Cummins Bridgeway LLC in the amount of $4,000.00 to be utilized for the special education program.

2.    It is recommended that the Board of School Directors authorize the administration to contract with Collins Education Associates LLC to provide professional development activities for the Collins Writing Progam at a cost of $1,523.52. *

VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT (Non-Agenda Items)
IX. BOARD DISCUSSION
X. ADJOURNMENT

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