MIDDLETOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT School Board Meeting June 24, 2013 – 7:00 p.m.

MINUTES Members in attendance were: Newton Davis, Gordon Einhorn, Melvin Fager, Terry Gilman, David John, Barbara Layne, Pamela Price, and Michael Richards. Members not in attendance were: Sheila Evans. Staff/Public in attendance were: Dr. Lori Suski, Superintendent of Schools; Christine Mostoller, Assistant to the Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; David Franklin, Assistant to the Superintendent for Finance and Operations; Marie Drazenovich, Director of Student Services; Heidi Zula, Director of Human Resources; Earl Bright, Reid Elementary School Principal; Trevor Davis and Jodi Sessa, Teachers; Caitlin Hunt, Jeremy King, Sergei Koreba, Corie Miller, Erika Mrakovich, Brett Myers, Anastasia Neboga, Angela Pontius, Tiffany Schell and Jana Woodring, Candidates for Employment; Phyllis Zimmerman and Daniel Walmer, Reporters; Michael Corradi, Kate Davis, Mike and Julie Deibler, Deb and Aaron Fischer, Mason Guckavan, John and Lydia Hursh, Michele, Elizabeth, Aaron and John McDevitt, Andrew, Holly, Harrison and Wyatt McKenna, Skip Memmi, Laurie and Nate Nelson, Xavier Ortiz, Matt and Rowan Sessa, Laura and Zach Souders, and Andrew Yeich, Interested Students and Citizens; and Joshua Bleecher, Computer Technician. Call to Order Ms. Layne reported that the school board met in Executive Session prior to the board meeting at 6:30 p.m. to discuss legal matters and personnel matters. Ms. Layne called the meeting to order and asked those present to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silent meditation. Roll Call Introduction of Meeting Guests and Presentations Presentations Final General Fund Budget for 2013-2014: Mr. Franklin provided an update on the General Fund Budget for 2013-2014. Mr. Franklin reviewed the revenues and expenditures that were in the budget at the various stages of development – adopted preliminary draft (February), proposed final draft (May) and the final draft presented at the meeting tonight. Mr. Franklin noted that the preliminary draft of the budget Ms. Layne asked the Secretary, David Franklin, to call the roll. A quorum was present as noted above.

had a $1.8 million deficit, which had been reduced to approximately $400,000 in the proposed final draft. Mr. Franklin reported that revenues and expenditures were further reduced in the version of the budget that was presented for adoption tonight. Mr. Franklin explained that the implementation of the spousal eligibility rule for health insurance helped to reduce expenditures by almost $250,000. Mr. Franklin noted that other budget cuts allowed for expenditures to be reduced by more than $540,000. Mr. Franklin said that revenues were reduced by approximately $300,000 with the majority of the reduction related to mills being lowered in this version of the budget. Mr. Franklin noted that there is still a budget deficit of approximately $170,000 in this draft of the budget, but said that it is for one-time costs in the budget. Mr. Franklin said that the tax increase proposed in the final draft of the budget is 1.92%, which is a decrease from the 3.43% increase that was required in May. Mr. Franklin noted that the District is again proposing a tax increase that is lower than the Act 1 index. Mr. Franklin said that the 1.92% tax increase equates to .41 mills or $41 per $100,000 of assessed value. Mr. Franklin also reviewed the homestead/farmstead exclusion information for the year. Mr. Franklin said that the amount provided by the state for the exclusion has been relatively flat at $920,000 per year. Mr. Franklin said that the number of properties eligible for the exclusion increased by 20 this year. Mr. Franklin noted that the increase in properties eligible for the exclusion results in a decrease in the amount provided to each homeowner. Mr. Franklin said that the exclusion amount would be $9,444 in assessed value or $205.97 in taxes. Mr. Franklin said that 270 homeowners would pay no real estate taxes because of the homestead exclusion. Recognitions Dr. Suski introduced Trevor Davis to present the Science Olympiad participants for recognition. Mr. Davis noted that the District competed against 15 other schools. Mr. Davis said that Middletown earned fourth place overall, which allowed the District to qualify for the state level competition. Mr. Davis said that 19 students got individual awards at the regional completion and that 2 students got state awards. Mr. Davis introduced the students that were present at the meeting – Aaron Fischer, Mason Guckavan, John Hursh, Lydia Hursh, John McDevitt, Harrison McKenna, Nate Nelson, Xavier Ortiz, Rowan Sessa, Zachary Souders and Andrew Yeich. Dr. Suski noted that several candidates for employment were present at the meeting. The following candidates introduced themselves – Erika Mrakovich, Corie Miller, Anastasia Neboga, Angela Pontius, Caitlin Hunt, Tiffany Schell, Brett Myers, Jeremy King, Jana Woodring and

Sergei Koreba. Public Comment Secretary’s Report Minutes Mr. Richards moved and Mr. Gilman seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the May 20, 2013 School Board Meeting. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Mr. Franklin said the Board Committee Calendar for July and August was attached and that changes to previously scheduled nights and times were in red. Mr. Einhorn moved and Ms. Price seconded a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for May 2013. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. (See Attachment) Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. Richards seconded a motion to approve the "List of Paid Bills" with totals by fund, as detailed. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. (See Attachment) Fund 10 General Fund $451,919.14 Fund 32 Capital Reserve Fund $14,222.79 Fund 39 Capital Projects Fund $0 Fund 51 Food Service Fund $241.20 Fund 59 WMSS Radio Station Fund $0 Fund 72 Expendable Trust Fund $400.00 Fund 74 Nonexpendable Trust Fund $0 Fund 81 Student Activities Fund $32,037.46 Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. Gilman seconded a motion to approve the "List of Unpaid Bills" with totals by fund, as detailed. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. (See Attachment) Fund 10 General Fund $547,876.69 Fund 32 Capital Reserve Fund $182,204.63 Fund 39 Capital Projects Fund $0 Fund 51 Food Service Fund $112,996.71 Fund 59 WMSS Radio Station Fund $3,763.58 Fund 72 Expendable Trust Fund $0 Fund 74 Nonexpendable Trust Fund $0 Fund 81 Student Activities Fund $5,536.27 Old Business None No one came forward at this time.

Communications

Treasurer’s Report

Bill Lists

Personnel Committee Mr. John reported for the Personnel Committee. Report

Communications Leave of Absence Requests

The Minutes from the June 11, 2013 Personnel Committee Meeting were made available as an information item. Mr. John moved and Mr. Einhorn seconded a motion to approve the leave of absence requests listed below. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. 1. Christine Shaffer, Learning Support Instructional Aide - Leave without Pay from May 29 through 31, 2013 2. Michael Garman, Head Custodian - Leave without Pay from June 10, 2013 through June 21, 2013 3. Elizabeth Gannon, Teacher - Leave without Pay on September 19 and 20, 2013 and September 23 through 25, 2013 4. Kate Ferarri, Teacher - Childrearing leave from on or about November 20, 2013 to January 6, 2014 Mr. John moved and Mr. Davis seconded a motion to change the employment status of the individuals listed below from Temporary Professional Employee to Professional Employee with no change in compensation. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. 1. Kaitlyn Bailey 2. Phillip Boehmer 3. David Coffey 4. Dana McClafferty 5. Cassandra Pribanich 6. Sara Schell Mr. John moved and Mr. Einhorn seconded a motion that compensation increases for 2013-2014 be based upon the PSBA matrix with “x” set at 1.75% for administrators and 2.2% for support staff. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Mr. John moved and Mr. Richards seconded a motion to approve the employment of the individuals listed below, pending submission of all required clearances. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. 1. Alexis Butler as a Part-Time Summer Food Service Program Site Supervisor at a rate of $9.78 per hour effective June 6, 2013. This position is federally funded through the United States Department of Agriculture's National School Lunch Program. 2. Claudia Lopez as a Part-Time Summer Food Service Site Supervisor at a rate of $9.78 per hour effective June 6, 2013. This position is federally funded through the United States Department of Agriculture's National School Lunch Program. 3. Aaron Suknaic as a Part-Time Summer Food Service Site Supervisor at a rate of $9.78 per hour effective June 6, 2013. This position is

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Employment

federally funded through the United States Department of Agriculture's National School Lunch Program. 4. Tyler Suknaic as a Part-Time Summer Food Service Site Supervisor at a rate of $9.78 per hour effective June 6, 2013. This position is federally funded through the United States Department of Agriculture's National School Lunch Program. 5. Dominic Zehring as a Part-Time Summer Food Service Site Supervisor Substitute at a rate of $9.78 per hour effective June 6, 2013. This position is federally funded through the United States Department of Agriculture's National School Lunch Program. 6. Claude Baskerville as a Part-Time Custodian Student Worker at a rate of $8.00 per hour effective June 10, 2013. 7. Cody Friedrich as a Part-Time Custodian Student Worker at a rate of $8.00 per hour effective June 10, 2013. 8. Laura Creek as a High School Emotional Support Teacher (MAEA Professional Employee) at an annual salary of $43,610 (Bachelors, Step 2) plus a $500 special education stipend to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Janet Zeager effective the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. 9. Erika Mrakovich as an Elementary Teacher (MAEA Professional Employee) at an annual salary of $49,985 (Masters+15, Step 4) to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Philip Heggenstaller effective the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. 10. Caitlin Hunt as a High School English Teacher (MAEA Temporary Professional Employee) at an annual salary of $42,410 (Bachelors, Step 1) to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Cynthia Santoro effective the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. 11. Kaitlyn Kepler as an Elementary Emotional Support Teacher (MAEA Temporary Professional Employee) at an annual salary of $42,410 (Bachelors, Step 1) plus a $500 special education stipend to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Kathleen Merriman effective the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. 12. Corie Miller as an Elementary Teacher (MAEA Temporary Professional Employee) at an annual salary of $43,610 (Bachelors, Step 2) to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Julie Clemens effective the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. 13. Anastasia Neboga as an Elementary Teacher (MAEA Temporary Professional Employee) at an annual salary of $42,410 (Bachelors, Step 1) to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Carrie FlowersTracy effective the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. 14. Tiffany Schell as a High School Biology Teacher (MAEA Temporary Professional Employee) at an annual salary of $43,610 (Bachelors, Step 2) to a fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Stephen

Boyland effective the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. Mr. John welcomed the new employees on behalf of the board. Academic Affairs Committee Report Communications Curriculum Ms. Price reported for the Academic Affairs Committee. The Minutes from the June 11, 2013 Academic Affairs Committee Meeting were made available as an information item. Ms. Price moved and Mr. Davis seconded a motion to require Middletown Area High School students to carry a minimum of 6.75 credits per year and to require 6 credits to be earned for promotion to sophomore status, 12 credits to be earned for promotion to junior status, 16 credits to be earned for promotion to senior status and 23 credits to be earned for graduation consideration. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Ms. Price moved and Mr. John seconded a motion to sell outdated textbooks to Follett Used Books at fair market value. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Employment Ms. Price moved and Mr. Einhorn seconded a motion to approve the following candidates for employment, effective July 1, 2013. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. 1. Jon Dickey, Special Education Department Chair 2. Holly Hepner, Grade Level Chair for Fifth Grade Ms. Price moved and Mr. John seconded a motion to approve the LEA Agreement to Participate in the School-Based Administrative Claiming Program with Public Consulting Group. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Ms. Price moved and Mr. Davis seconded a motion to approve the contracts listed below. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. 1. River Rock Academy to provide alternative education services during the 2013-2014 school year at a total cost of $158,233.10 for four slots at the Shiremanstown campus and 3 slots at the Carlisle campus. 2. Yellow Breeches Educational Center, Inc. to provide special education services during the 2013-2014 school year at a total cost of $179,322 for six and one half slots and transportation for the students being educated. 3. S. Wilson Pollock Center for Industrial Training to provide vocational training for students with disabilities during the 2013-

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2014 school year at a cost of $35.00 per day for Workshop Vocational Training, $45.00 per day for Intensive Support Vocational Training, $56.00 per day for Industry Integrated Vocational Training, and $43.00 per hour for Job Coaching Services. TherAbilities, Inc. to provide Extended School Year (ESY) schoolbased occupational therapy services at a rate of $85.00 per hour for 10 hours. The Vista School to provide special education services during the 2013-2014 school year at a cost of $39,400 per student fully funded by the District for four students and partially subsidized by the state for two other students. The Vista School to provide Extended School Year (ESY) special education services for five students at a cost of $5,400 per student. New Story to provide Extended School Year (ESY) special education services for one student at a cost of $180 per day for 23 days.

Ms. Price moved and Mr. Gilman seconded a motion to approve Memorandums of Understanding with the Vista School for the District to provide assistive technology to the Vista School during the 20132014 school year for use by two students at no cost. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Ms. Price moved and Mr. Einhorn seconded a motion to approve the purchase of iObservation licenses for the 2013-2014 school year from Learning Sciences International at a total cost of $11,097. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Mr. Richards reported for the Athletics/Activities Committee. The Minutes from the June 20, 2013 Athletics/Activities Committee Meeting were made available as an information item. Mr. Gilman moved and Mr. Richards seconded a motion to approve the employment of the individuals or volunteers on the listings attached to the agenda as co-curricular and extra-curricular personnel for the 20132014 school year, pending submission of required clearances. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. (See Attachments) Mr. Richards reported for the Operations Committee. The Minutes from the June 20, 2013 Operations Committee Meeting were made available as an information item. Mr. Richards moved and Mr. Fager seconded a motion to add the

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Athletic/Activities Committee Report Communications Employment

Operations Committee Report Communications Use of Facilities

following organization to the facility usage category list for the 20132014 school year. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. 1. Garden Chapel Bethany Christian Services - Category 5 Mr. Richards moved and Mr. Fager seconded a motion to approve the use of facilities on the listing attached to the agenda. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. (See Attachment) Agreements Mr. Gilman moved and Mr. Richards seconded a motion to approve an agreement with H-T Partners, LLC regarding planned improvements at the entrance to the High School campus at the intersection of North Union Street and Sage Boulevard at no cost to the District in exchange for the District’s donation of less than 0.05 acres to PennDOT in connection with such improvements. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Mr. Gilman moved and Ms. Price seconded a motion to approve an agreement with Utility Rates Analysts to provide electric supply brokering services to the District at a cost of $.001 per kWh beginning July 1, 2013. The vote to approve the motion was 7 to 0. Mr. Richards abstained from the vote. Mr. Richards moved and Mr. Fager seconded a motion to approve the agreements listed below. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. 1. Direct Energy Business, LLC to supply electricity for one account at the Middle School at a contract price of $.04702 plus capacity and transmission costs for a term of 11 months beginning in July 2013. 2. Direct Energy Business, LLC to supply electricity for all other accounts currently supplied by Direct Energy at a fixed, all inclusive price of $.05696 for a term of 11 months beginning in July 2013. Contracts Mr. Richards moved and Mr. Fager seconded a motion to approve the contracts listed below. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. 1. The Hite Co. to provide lighting retrofit materials for the Fink Elementary School lighting retrofit at a cost of $12,550 using Costars pricing and Capital Reserve funds. 2. The Gordian Group to provide installation services for the Fink Elementary School lighting retrofit at a cost of $13,771.09 using EZIQC pricing and Capital Reserve funds. 3. The Hite Co. to provide lighting retrofit materials for the Kunkel Elementary School lighting retrofit at a cost of $12,199 using Costars pricing and Capital Reserve funds. 4. The Gordian Group to provide installation services for the Kunkel Elementary School lighting retrofit at a cost of $15,095.13 using

EZIQC pricing and Capital Reserve funds. Equipment Purchases Mr. Richards moved and Mr. Einhorn seconded a motion to purchase a replacement aerial platform lift from Mobile Lifts, Inc. at a cost of $17,722 using National Joint Powers Alliance pricing and Capital Reserve funds. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Bids Mr. Richards moved and Mr. Fager seconded a motion to award the bid for the practice athletic fields construction project to B. R. Kreider & Son, Inc. as the lowest responsible bidder at the base bid cost of $267,700 with no alternates accepted. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Mr. Richards moved and Mr. Gilman seconded a motion to award fuel bids to the lowest responsible bidders as determined by the Central Pennsylvania Energy Consortium. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. 1. B2 SME Biodiesel to PAPCO, Inc. at a firm price per gallon of $3.008 plus additives for a total budgeted cost of $114,874 for the 20132014 school year. 2. ULSD Dyed to Talley Petroleum Enterprises, Inc. at a firm price per gallon of $3.2483 for a total budgeted cost of $3,248.30 for the 2013-2014 school year. Mr. Richards moved and Mr. Fager seconded a motion to advertise a replacement school bus for bid. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Construction Projects Mr. Richards moved and Mr. Davis seconded a motion to approve the change orders listed below. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. 1. CO #1 of contract with FieldTurf USA, Inc. - Installation of additional concrete at pole vault at a cost of $900.39 2. CO #2 of contract with FieldTurf USA, Inc. - Base repair at south end of the track and water service for the athletic field at a cost of $14,601.21 Mr. Richards moved and Mr. John seconded a motion to contract with Barton Associates, Inc. after review of the responses to the Di strict’s RFP to provide commissioning services for the Middletown Area High School project at a cost of $68,500 using Capital Project funds, subject to legal review of the contract. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0.

Mr. Richards moved and Ms. Price seconded a motion to contract with Douglas A. Shope Excavating, Inc. to install a patio and sitting wall outside of the Middletown Area Middle School cafeteria at a cost of $18,400 with funds to be provided by a contribution from the MAMS PTSO. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Approvals Mr. Richards moved and Mr. Davis seconded a motion to approve the District attendance zones for the 2013-2014 school year with no changes. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Mr. Einhorn reported for the Finance Committee. The minutes from the June 18, 2013 Finance Committee Meeting were made available as an information item. Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. Gilman seconded a motion to adopt the Final General Fund Budget Resolution for 2013-2014 with expenditures of $39,342,958, revenues of $39,173,622 and fund balance utilization of $169,336. A roll call vote was taken and the vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0 with all board members present voting in the affirmative. Mr. Einhorn moved and Ms. Price seconded a motion to adopt the resolution authorizing the levy and/or continuation of taxes, including those noted below. A roll call vote was taken and the vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0 with all board members present voting in the affirmative. Real Estate Tax - 21.81 mills Interim Real Estate Tax - 21.81 mills Real Estate Transfer Tax - 1.0% Earned Income and Net Profits Tax - 1.25% Local Services Tax - $10 Patron Parking Tax - 10% Mr. Einhorn moved and Ms. Price seconded a motion to adopt the resolution authorizing homestead and farmstead exclusion real estate tax assessment reductions for the school year beginning July 1, 2013. The estimated tax savings per homestead and farmstead will be $205.97. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0.

Finance Committee Report Communications Resolutions

Appointments

Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. John seconded a motion to appoint the Assistant to the Superintendent for Finance and Operations as the Investment Officer for the District for the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with Board Policy #609. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. Gilman seconded a motion to approve the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Middletown Area Education Support Personnel Association and the District for the 20132014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Mr. Einhorn moved and Ms. Price seconded a motion to approve the agreements listed below. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. 1. John Wilsbach to provide general manager services for WMSS Radio Station for the 2013-2014 school year at a cost not to exceed $23,000. 2. Tim Starliper to provide engineering services for WMSS Radio Station for the 2013-2014 school year at a cost of $3,000. 3. Instructure to provide learning management system software during the 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years at a cost of $10.00 per user, $10.50 per user and $11.00 per user, respectively; implementation and training at a cost of $4,500; and course development training at a cost of $3,200.

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Participations

Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. Davis seconded a motion to approve participation in the National Joint Powers Alliance during the 2013 calendar year. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. John seconded a motion to approve contracts with the vendors listed below to provide District insurances for the 2013-2014 school year. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. 1. Delta Dental to provide dental insurance at an estimated cost of $173,385 2. Indemnity Insurance Co. of North America to provide package property and casualty insurance at a premium of $67,187 3. Indemnity Insurance Co. of North America to provide automobile insurance at a premium of $20,955 4. Hartford Steam Boiler to provide boiler and machinery insurance at a premium of $8,705 5. Old Republic Insurance Company to provide umbrella insurance at a premium of $7,895

Insurance

6. Old Republic Insurance Company to provide school board legal insurance at a premium of $21,130 7. Monumental Life Insurance Company to provide student accident insurance at a premium of $9,975 8. School Districts Insurance Consortium to provide workers compensation insurance at an insured cost of $66,047 plus claims exposure up to a maximum of $15,851 Exonerations Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. Gilman seconded a motion to exonerate the real estate tax bill on the listing attached to the agenda for the reason noted. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. (See Attachment) Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. Davis seconded a motion to exonerate accrued meal charges for the students on the listing attached to the agenda because of an eligibility status change in the National School Lunch Program. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. (See Attachment) Approvals Mr. Einhorn moved and Ms. Price seconded a motion to approve adoption of a Section 457(b) deferred compensation plan for employee elective deferrals and employer contributions and to authorize the Assistant to the Superintendent for Finance and Operations/Board Secretary to sign any required plan documents. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. Gilman seconded a motion to fund balance as of June 30, 2013 for any of the reasons listed below with amounts to be determined after the audit for the 2012-2013 school year is completed. This action complies with Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 54. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. 1. Retirement Rate Stabilization 2. Health Insurance Cost Stabilization 3. Variable Debt Interest Rate Stabilization Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. John seconded a motion to authorize the Assistant to the Superintendent for Finance and Operations to transfer amounts from any under-expended line items in the 2012-2013 budget to any over-expended line items with no increase in total budgeted expenditures in accordance with Section 687 of the Public School Code. A detailed listing of the budget transfers will be reported after preparation for the annual audit is completed. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0.

Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. Davis seconded a motion to authorize the administration to hire personnel, pay bills and award bids and contracts in accordance with budget constraints in the absence of a July board meeting with formal board approval to occur at the August 26, 2013 board meeting. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Grants Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. Richards seconded a motion to approve an agreement with the Capital Area Intermediate Unit provide Section 619 subgrant funds in the amount of $3,101 during the 2013-2014 school year. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. John seconded a motion to suspend application of Policy #003 requiring a first reading before approval of policy additions or changes. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. Fager seconded a motion to approve revisions to Policy #815 – Acceptable and Safe Use for Technology – without a first reading. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. New Business Personnel Committee Mr. John moved and Mr. Einhorn seconded a motion to approve the withdrawal of Christopher Etter’s request for leave without pay from February 10, 2014 through February 21, 2014. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Mr. John moved and Mr. Fager seconded a motion to approve the employment of the individuals listed below, pending submission of all required clearances. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. 1. Brett Myers as the Dean of Students (Act 93 Administrator, Range 5) at an annual salary of $72,308 to fill a vacancy created by the promotion of Michael Carnes effective July 1, 2013 and upon completion of the necessary credentials movement to the position of Assistant High School Principal (Act 93 Administrator, Range 4) with the appropriate adjustment in compensation. 2. Jeremy King as the Director of Athletics/Assistant Principal (Act 93 Administrator, Range 4) at an annual salary of $75,100 to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of William Mills effective July 1, 2013. 3. Krystal Palmer as the Director of Special Education (Act 93 Administrator, Range 2) at an annual salary of $92,230 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Rebecca DeLisio effective

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July 29, 2013. Angela Pontius as a Reading Specialist (MAEA Professional Employee) at an annual salary of $50,285 (Masters, Step 6) to a fill a newly created budgeted position to provide reading services to students effective the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.

Mr. John moved and Mr. Richards seconded a motion to accept the resignation of Anne Einhorn, PATHS and Ophelia Program Director, effective June 11, 2013. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Mr. John moved and Ms. Price seconded a motion to dismiss Robert McGovern from employment as a groundskeeper, effective June 24, 2013. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Academic Affairs Committee Ms. Price moved and Mr. Davis seconded a motion to adopt the Standard Terms and Conditions as attached to the agenda for all agreements, contracts and other services with the Capital Area Intermediate Unit through June 30, 2017, subject to solicitor review. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. (See Attachment) Ms. Price moved and Mr. Einhorn seconded a motion to approve an agreement with Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School to allow District students that attended Capital Area School for the Arts during the 2012-2013 school year to attend the charter school on a part-time basis during the 2013-2014 school year at a cost of $2,500 per credit. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Ms. Price moved and Mr. John seconded a motion to approve employment of Pablo Orellana as a Technology Intern in the Work Experience Program for the 2013-2014 school year at an hourly rate of $7.25. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Athletics/Activities Committee Mr. Gilman moved and Mr. Richards seconded a motion to approve the employment of the individuals or volunteers on the listings attached to the agenda as co-curricular and extra-curricular personnel for the 20132014 school year, pending submission of all required clearances. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. (See Attachments) Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. John seconded a motion Memorandum of Understanding #2 to the Professional Negotiations Agreement between the Middletown Area Education Association and the District beginning July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0.

Finance Committee

Mr. Einhorn moved and Mr. Richards seconded a motion to approve a subgrant contract with Capital Area Intermediate Unit for the passthrough of IDEIA funding for the 2013-2014 school year in the amount of $424,186. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. Representatives Capital Area Intermediate Unit Dauphin County Technical School Dauphin County Tax Collection Committee Harrisburg Area Community College Olmsted Regional Recreation Board Ms. Layne said she has a meeting on Thursday. Mr. Davis and Ms. Price had nothing to report. Mr. Franklin had nothing to report.

Ms. Layne had nothing to report. Ms. Layne said that a meeting is scheduled for Thursday. Ms. Layne said that the pool is open and the playground program is operating well. Ms. Layne said that some students are getting swimming lessons. Ms. Layne commented that the students attending the playground program are also participating in the summer food service program that provides lunches using federal dollars. Mr. John said that no state budget has been adopted. Mr. John said that comments were made about line item vetoes being used in order to encourage the privatization of the liquor stores. Mr. John commented about House Bill #618 which would allow school districts to include PSERS contributions as a deduction from the calculation of amounts owed to charter schools. Mr. John said that the bill also would require charter schools to comply with truancy provisions and fund balance restrictions, as well as allow school districts to have access to the financial records of charter schools. Mr. John commented about House Bill #980 that would provide a three year moratorium on establishing new charter schools in the state. Mr. John said that this bill also has a provision to limit the fund balance of charter schools. Dr. Suski congratulated the 151 graduates of the Class of 2013. Dr. Suski acknowledged the work of Mr. Massey and Ms. Chambers and the students performing in the Middle School Operetta. Dr. Suski announced that the summer food service program is running well. Dr. Suski commended Mrs. Mostoller, Mr. Brougher and Mr. DiCello for

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their work on the Professional Learning Conference. Dr. Suski thanked Ms. Drazenovich for overseeing the operations of summer school and extended school year programs. Dr. Suski thanked Mr. Meiser for his logistical operations for the summer building consolidation. Dr. Suski thanked Mrs. Zula for arranging all of the staff interviews. Dr. Suski commended Mr. Franklin for his work on finalizing the budget. Dr. Suski noted the considerable time that was taken by the administration to review every line item of the budget to look for reductions that would not affect kids. Dr. Suski welcomed Mr. Myers, Mr. King and Mrs. Palmer to the administrative team. Dr. Suski welcomed the new teachers to the Middletown team. Dr. Suski recognized Mr. Gilman, Mr. Einhorn and Ms. Layne along with Mr. Meiser, Mr. Franklin and Mrs. Zula for their collective work to negotiate a new agreement with the maintenance and custodial staff. Dr. Suski wished everyone an enjoyable summer. Roundtable Mr. Gilman thanked Dr. Suski for her leadership this year and welcomed the new employees. Ms. Price welcomed the new employees and said she is looking forward to a good year. Mr. Davis thanked the teams that interviewed the new hires and thanked the administration for their work on the budget. Mr. Richards welcomed the new employees and thanked the administration for their selection of quality candidates. Mr. Fager thanked Mr. Franklin for his work on the budget. Mr. Fager welcomed the new teachers and said that is great to have a new football coach. Mr. Einhorn welcomed the new employees, thanked the administration for their work on the budget and commended Dr. Suski for a successful first year. Mr. John welcomed all of the new employees and thanked Dr. Suski and her team for a great year that was handled professionally. Ms. Layne echoed the comments made by her colleagues. Ms. Layne said that as a Middletown graduate she is excited to see the new employees. Ms. Layne commended Dr. Suski and her team for their hard work. Ms. Layne said that Dr. Suski has done a fabulous job for

the District. Adjournment Mr. Richards moved and Mr. Gilman seconded a motion to adjourn. The vote to approve the motion was 8 to 0. The meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m. ATTEST:

David A. Franklin, Secretary

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