September 9, 2013 Steelton, PA The Steelton-Highspire School Board met on the above date for the purpose

of planning and developing the agenda for the regular meeting of September 19, 2013 with the following members present: Vice President, Ms. Rachel Slade; Mr. Barry L. Baumgardner; Mrs. Natalie Grubb; Ms. Sarah F. Metallo; Mr. John Salov; Mr. Robert Spizzirri and Mrs. Rosemary Tonkin. President, Ms. Mary Carricato and Mr. Joseph Conjar were absent. Also present were Dr. Ellen Castagneto, Superintendent; Dr. Wendy Reisinger, Assistant to the Superintendent; Mrs. Susan Helms, Director of Accounting/ Assistant School Board Secretary; Mr. Vincent Champion, Esq., School Solicitor; Mr. Travis Waters, High School Principal and Mrs. Annie M. Long, Board Secretary. Attached is a copy of a list of names of the members of the public who were present. Ms. Slade called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M. The meeting opened with the “Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag”.

PUBLIC COMMENT (Action Items) There was no public comment. ACTION ITEMS PERSONNEL REPORT RESIGNATIONS Mr. Spizzirri made a motion to approve the following resignations. Second by Mrs. Grubb. All members present voted aye on roll call. (7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 2 absent) Jeffrey Snyder – HS Math Lynda Hess-Moore – Elementary Secretary 8/26/13 9/13/13

FMLA REQUESTS Mr. Spizzirri made a motion to approve a change in dates for Erica Leonard’s F.M.L.A request from October 21, 2013 through November 8, 2013, to November 4,5,6,7, and 8th 2013. Second by Mrs. Grubb. All members present voted aye on roll call. (7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 2 absent)

September 9, 2013 Page 2 FMLA Requests Cont. Mr. Salov made a motion to approve a Childrearing F.M.L.A request for Amanda Deng beginning September 20, 2013 and returning to work on December 15, 2013. All members present voted aye on roll call. (7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 2 absent)

APPOINTMENTS Mr. Spizzirri made a motion to approve the appointment of Mr. Adam Gable as Secondary Mathematics Teacher effective September 4, 2013. Mr. Gable will be placed on Step 7-B+15 at a prorated salary of $49,978.00. Second by Mrs. Grubb. All members present voted aye on roll call. (7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 2 absent) Mr. Salov made a motion to approve the appointment of Mr. Robert Martin as the Assistant Volley Ball Coach for the 2013-14 school year. Mr. Martin’s salary for this position will be step 1 at a salary of $1,334.00. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. All members present voted aye on roll call. (7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 2 absent) Mrs. Grubb made a motion to approve the appointment of Ms. Iris Brown as the Gifted Teacher Coordinator effective September 5, 2013. Ms. Brown will receive a $3,000 supplemental contract pro-rated. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. All members present voted aye on roll call. (7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 2 absent) Mrs. Grubb made a motion to approve the appointment of Mr. Victor Rivera as a part time custodian effective September 9, 2013. Mr. Rivera will work 19.5 hours a week at $8.00 an hour. Mr. Rivera will be on a 90 day probation period. Second by Mr. Salov. All members present voted aye on roll call. (7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 2 absent) Mr. Spizzirri made a motion to approve the appointment of Mr. Paul Williams as a part time custodian effective September 9, 2013. Mr. Williams will work 19.5 hours a week at $8.00 an hour. Mr. Williams will be on a 90 day probation period pending results of his clearances. Second by Mrs. Grubb. All members present voted aye on roll call. (7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 2 absent) Mrs. Grubb made a motion to approve the appointment of Mr. Charles Geegee as a part time custodian effective September 9, 2013. Mr. Geegee will work 19.5 hours a week at $8.00 an hour. Mr. Geegee will be on a 90 day probation period pending results of his clearances. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. All members present voted aye on roll call. (7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 2 absent)

September 9, 2013 Page 3 MENTORS Mr. Spizzirri made a motion to approve the following mentor for the 2013-2013 school year. Second by Mrs. Grubb. All members present voted aye on roll call. (7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 2 absent) New Teachers Adam Gable Krista Farner Mentors Rachel Morgan Elayne Davis

ELEMENTARY GRADE LEVEL COORDINATORS/DEPARTMENT CHAIRS CHANGE Mrs. Grubb made a motion to approve the following change to the Elementary Grade Level Coordinators/Department Chairs list. Second by Mr. Salov. All members present voted aye. Special Education From – Jacqueline Deppen To – Keri Poston

LONG TERM AUTISM SUPPORT CLASS SUBSTITUTE Mrs. Grubb made a motion to approve the creation and hiring of a Long Term Autism Support Classroom Substitute Teacher position to serve during an F.M.L.A. Leave. Salary will commensurate with the teachers’ contract. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. All members present voted aye on roll call. (7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 2 absent)

UNCOMPENSATED LEAVE Mrs. Grubb made a motion to approve a request for Uncompensated Leave for Heidi Kajder. Ms. Kajder will be taking a leave of absence for 4-6 weeks for medical reasons beginning on September 9th, 2013. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. All members present voted aye on roll call. (7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 2 absent)

September 9, 2013 Page 4 SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

CONFERENCE REQUESTS Mrs. Grubb made a motion to approve the following conference request. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. All members present voted aye. Name Iris Brown Conference Leaders of Tomorrow NBMBAA Success Boot Camp Houston, Texas Date 9/10-9/15, 2013 Cost N/C

REVIEW OF BOARD REPORTS Financial Report The financial reports for the month of August for the General Fund, Cafeteria Fund, Athletic Fund, Student Activities Fund, Construction Fund, and Real Estate and Personal Taxes will be brought forward for approval at the September 19, 2013 Legislative Meeting. Personnel Report Substitute Teachers Lists will be brought forward for approval at the September 19, 2013 Legislative Meeting. Mr. Baumgardner informed the board that he received a call regarding one of our crossing guards allowing the students to cross the street while she is talking on her cell phone. He doesn’t feel she is giving her full attention to what she is supposed to be doing.

Student Activities Report A list of Approved Field Trips and Fundraisers will be brought forward at the September 19, 2013 Legislative Meeting.

September 9, 2013 Page 5 Board President’s Report Mr. Salov made a motion to vote for following PSBA Officers. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. Six members voted aye. Mr. Baumgardner voted no, stating he did not know any of the nominees. (6 ayes, 1 nay, 0 abstentions, 2 absent) President-elect: Vice President: Treasurer: At-Large Representative: Superintendent’s Report Dr. Castagneto informed the Board that the CAIU Board Highlights: Personnel & Policies/Programs Highlights; and Executive Director’s Report is attached to their Agenda. Mark B. Miller Larry B. Breech Otto W. Voit, III Kathy K. Swope

SPECIAL REPORTS Athletic Association Mr. Salov informed the Board that our football team is 2-0 and we play Pious X on Friday the 13th. We have about 60 students out for football. Ms. Slade asked how the volleyball team was doing. Mr. Waters, stated they aren’t winning games but they are playing well. PSBA Representative The PSBA Leadership Conference is coming up and he plans on attending for just one day. HACC There was nothing to be reported. Joint Local Government Association Mr. Hoerner informed the Board that the next meeting will be on September 26, at 7:00 in the Highspire Borough Building.

September 9, 2013 Page 6 Strategic Planning There was nothing to be reported. Buildings and Grounds Ms. Slade stated that some people were complaining about the bushes not being trimmed here in front of the school. Mr. Baumgardner stated that we need to look into paperless board agendas. It would save the school a lot of money. He asked if maybe we could use the schools laptops twice a month for our meetings. He stated it’s something we should think about. Discipline Committee There was nothing to be reported. Budget Committee There was nothing to be reported.

Public Comment Mr. Larry Vega, 539 S Front Street. Steelton. Mr. Vega informed the Board that his son was accepted into Dauphin County Vo-Tech this year as a ninth grader. He understands that Steelton-Highspire School District does not pay for 9th graders to attend Vo-Tech. Tuition is $16,000.00 per year. He has paid a little over $9,000.00 so far this year. He stated he is here to ask the Board for a little help to pay the remaining balance. He also has two other students who go to Steelton-Highspire school district.

Adjournment The meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m. on a motion by Mr. Salov. Second by Mrs. Grubb all members voted aye. Annie M. Long _____________________________ Annie M. Long Board Secretary