Steelton, Pennsylvania September 19, 2013 The Steelton-Highspire School Board met on the above date with the

following members present: President, Ms. Mary J. Carricato; Vice President, Ms. Rachel M. Slade; Mr. Barry L. Baumgardner; Mrs. Natalie Grubb; Ms. Sarah F. Metallo; Mr. John Salov; Mr. Robert Spizzirri and Mrs. Rosemary Tonkin. Mr. Joseph Conjar was absent. Also present was Dr. Ellen Castagneto, Superintendent; Dr. Wendy Reisinger, Assistant to the Superintendent; Mrs. Susan Helms, Director of Accounting; Mr. Dean Piermattei, Attorney, Rhoades and Sinon; 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. Carricato called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M. The meeting opened with the “Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag”. PUBLIC COMMENT (Agenda Items) There was no Public Comment.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES Ms. Slade made a motion to approve the August 12, 2013 Planning Meeting minutes. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. All members present voted aye. Ms. Slade made a motion to approve the August 22, 2013 Legislative Meeting minutes. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. All members present voted aye.

FINANCE REPORT GENERAL FUND Mr. Salov made a motion to approve the following financial reports for August 2013. Second by Ms. Slade. All members present voted aye on roll call. (8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 1 absent) Treasurer’s Report August 2013 (Report #1) Balance 8/1/13 Receipts Disbursements Balance 8/31/13

$ 187,246.46 $1,697,546.16 $1,141,740.42 $ 743,052.20

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Accounts Payable/Estimated Expenditures Report Final approval of August 31, 2013 vendor checks #00037099-#00037199 in the amount of $429,269.07. (Report #2) September 2013 Estimated Expenditures in the amount of $700,000.00 which include vendor checks #00037201-#00037274 in the amount of $561,337.23 (Report #3)

CAFETERIA FUND Cafeteria Report August 2013 (Report #4) Balance 8/1/13 Receipts Disbursements Balance 8/31/13

$ 865.54 $2,677.98 $ 150.00 $3,393.52

ATHLETIC FUND Athletic Association Financial Report August 2013 (Report #5) Balance 8/1/13 Receipts Disbursements Balance 8/31/13

$7,940.00 $1,842.31 $5,604.87 $4,177.44

STUDENT ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT Student Activities Financial Report August 2013 (Report #6) Balance 8/1/13 Receipts Disbursements Balance 8/31/13

$23,517.33 $ 6.94 $ 5,816.02 $17,708.25

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CONSTRUCTION FUND ACCOUNT Construction Fund Report August 2012 Balance 8/1/13 Deposits Disbursements, August Interest Balance 8/31/13

$3,834.50 $ --$ --$ 1.10 $3,835.60

REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL TAXES Exonerations for personal taxes as presented on List #2, persons applying for exoneration of the $200.00 Occupation Tax for 2013-2014, the $200.00 Occupation Tax for 2012-13, the $200.00 Occupation Tax for 2011-12, and persons applying for full exoneration/ deletion of the Occupation, Per Capita and Residence Taxes for 2013-14, 2012-13, and 2011-12. (Report #7)

PERSONNEL REPORT

Substitute Teachers Lists Ms. Slade made a motion to approve the attached 2013-2014 Substitute Teachers lists for the High School and Elementary School. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. All members present voted aye.

PROPERTY AND SUPPLIES REPORT

Facilities Usage Attached is the approved Facilities usage Report for September 19, 2013.

September 19, 2013 Page 4 STUDENT ACTIVITIES REPORT Fundraisers Mrs. Tonkin made a motion to approve the following fundraisers. Second by Ms. Slade. All members present voted aye. Club/Group Science/4H Club Math 24 Club 3rd Grade 4th Grade Date September 20, 2013 September 23, 2013 September 30, 2013 September 30, 2013 Type of Funding Athletic Wear Sale Fruit Snacks Sale after School R and K Sub Sale Selling Roller Gear

Field Trips Mrs. Tonkin made a motion to approve the attached field trip requests. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. All members present voted aye

BOARD PRESIDENT’S REPORT Ms. Carricato informed the Board that a copy of the Student Athletic Handbook was at their seats for them to review. Any questions should be addressed to Mr. Andrae Martin, the Athletic Director. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT Conference Requests Mr. Spizzirri made a motion to approve the following Conference Requests. Second by Mr. Salov. All members present voted aye on roll call. (8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 1 absent) Name Nicole Koller Conference/Site PA Science Teachers’ Convention State College, PA Capital Area Regional Council CAIU – Summerdale Date 12/04/13Cost Sub

Shell Johnson

9/24-5/14 (9 - ½ day sessions)

$0

September 19, 2013 Page 5 (Conference Requests Cont.) Iris Brown Chrisan Greenawalt John McFall Willie Slade Scott McGrady Safe Schools Conference Holiday Inn, Grantville ^ ^ ^ 10/1-10/2 $125.00 ea. (ABG Grant)

Acceptance of Donation Mr. Spizzirri made a motion to accept a donation of $3,049.00 from the Prowell Family Fund. The money will be used for educational and enrichment programming. Second by Mr. Salov. All members present voted aye on roll call. (8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 1 absent)

SPECIAL REPORTS Athletic Association Mr. Salov reported that the football team is 3 and 0 and we play Trinity Friday the 20th. He saw Mr. Barbush running the Junior High Basketball girls up and down the 6th street hill for practice. PSBA Representative Mr. Salov shared with the Board some Charter School information from the PSBA School Leader News. He also stated that we no longer have the “No Child Left Behind” law and there is no more AYP. There is more to come from the Department of Education. HACC There was nothing to report. Joint Local Government Association Mr. Baumgardner stated that the next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September, 26, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the Highspire Borough Hall.

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Strategic Planning Team There was nothing to report. Buildings and Grounds Mr. Spizzirri stated that the front of the school looks nice. Mr. Dan Lehigh did a good job taking down the hedges. Discipline Committee There was nothing to report. Budget Committee There was nothing to report.

Mrs. Carricato reminded the Board of the invitation from EI Associates for dinner at the Devon Seafood Grill on Wednesday October 16th, at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP by Oct 4th if you plan to attend.

BOARD ROUND TABLE Mr. Salov commented on the referees at the football games using Steelton instead of Steelton-Highspire or Steel-High. Dr. Castagneto said she heard it come out of the press box also. Ms. Slade said it has been addressed. Unfortunately we can’t control what they say. It is hard to control how they announce things.

Mr. Dean Piermattei, Attorney, Rhoades and Sinon informed the Board he received some emails regarding the Verizon Tower at the Cottage Hill Field. He stated he will go over them and make sure they make the changes that the Board had discussed previously also. The plans now are to change the light standard to a heavier duty one and keep it the same height as it is now. The FAA would not sign off on the higher light standard that they wanted to put in.

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PUBLIC COMMENT (ANY TOPIC) There was no public comment.

ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m. on a motion by Ms. Slade. Second by Mrs. Grubb. All members present voted aye.

Annie M. Long
______________________________ Annie M. Long, Board Secretary

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