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The Steelton-Highspire School Board met on the above date for the purpose of acting on financial and personnel matters with the following members present: President, Ms. Mary J. Carricato; Vice President, Ms. Rachel M. Slade; Mr. Barry Baumgardner; Mr. Joseph Conjar; Mrs. Natalie Grubb; Ms. Sarah F. Metallo; Mr. John Salov; Mr. Robert Spizzirri; and Mrs. Rosemary Tonkin. Also present were Mrs. Sherry RolandWashington, Assistant to the Superintendent; Mrs. Leigh Beth Zema, Business Manager, Mr. Vincent Champion, School Solicitor; Mrs. Annie M. Long, School Board Secretary; and Mrs. Carol Hollern, Board Recording Secretary. Attached is a list of members of the public who were present. Ms. Carricato called the meeting to order at 6:32 P.M. The meeting opened with the “Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag”.
PUBLIC COMMENT (Agenda Items) There was no Public Comment.
FINANCIAL REPORT 2013-2014 STEELTON-HIGHSPIRE SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL FUND BUDGET Mr. Conjar made a motion to adopt of the 2013-2014 Steelton-Highspire School District General Fund Budget. The Budget Resolution is attached. Second by Ms. Slade. Six members voted aye on roll call. Mrs. Tonkin, Mrs. Grubb, and Ms. Carricato voted no. (6 ayes, 3 nays, 0 abstentions, 0 absent)
PERSONNEL REPORT RESIGNATIONS Ms. Slade made a motion to accept the following resignations. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. All members voted aye. Carolyn Mosbruger, Elementary Art Teacher Timothy Wendling, Elementary Principal June 30, 2013 August 2, 2013
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PUBLIC COMMENT Shelly Burke, 2511 S. Third Street, Steelton, told the Board that she is against contracting out of the AFSCME custodial services. Karen Watson, on behalf of State Representative Patty Kim, presented to the Board a retirement proclamation honoring Dr. Audrey Utley. Natasha Woods of 181 S. Front Street, Steelton, expressed concerns about the vacant principal position with the departure of Mr. Wendling.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION Ms. Carricato announced that an Executive Session would be held at this time for the purpose of discussing personnel. The Board went into Executive Session at 6:40 p.m. and reconvened at 7:47 p.m. Mr. Conjar left the meeting at the conclusion of the Executive Session.
PERSONNEL REPORT (CONTINUED) APPOINTMENT OF SUPERINTENDENT Ms. Slade made a motion to appoint Dr. Ellen Castagneto as Superintendent with a four-year contract. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. Seven members present voted aye on roll call. Ms. Slade voted no saying that she is not against the appointment of Dr. Castagneto but feels that there were good candidates within in the District who weren’t considered for the position. (7 ayes, 1 nay, 0 abstentions, 1 absent) Ms. Slade made a motion to make Dr. Castagneto’s effective start date as July 15, 2013 and her annual salary as $113,000, prorated. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. All members present voted aye on roll call. (8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 1 absent) Ms. Slade made a motion to appoint Dr. Wendy Reisinger as Acting Superintendent from July 1 through July 14, 2013 at an additional $250 per day. Second by Mr. Salov. All members present voted aye on roll call. (8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 1 absent)
June 24, 2013 Page 3 ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. on a motion by Ms. Slade. Second by Mr. Salov. All members present voted aye.
__________________________________ Carol L. Hollern, Recording Secretary
__________________________________ Annie M. Long, Board Secretary