March 11, 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 March 21, 2013 with the following members present: President, Ms. Mary Carricato; Vice President, Ms. Rachel Slade; Mr. Barry L. Baumgardner; Mr. Joseph Conjar; Mrs. Natalie Grubb; Mr. John Salov; Mr. Robert Spizzirri and Mrs. Rosemary Tonkin. Ms. Sarah F. Metallo was absent. Also present were Dr. Audrey L. Utley, Superintendent; Dr. Wendy Reisinger, Assistant to the Superintendent; Mrs. Sherry Roland-Washington, Assistant to the Superintendent; Mrs. Leigh Beth Zema, Business Manager; Mrs. Annie Long, Board Secretary; Mrs. Susan Helms, District Accountant; Mrs. Jan Baumgardner, District Literacy Coordinator; Mr. Travis Waters, High School Principal; Mr. Timothy Wendling, Elementary Principal; and Mrs. Carol Hollern, Recording 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 6:38 P.M. The meeting opened with the “Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag”.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION Ms. Carricato announced that an Executive Session was held prior to the meeting for the purpose of discussing personnel.

PRESENTATION Mrs. Leigh Beth Zema and Mrs. Susan Helms presented the attached preliminary budget for 2013-2014.

PUBLIC COMMENT (Action Items) There was no Public Comment.

ACTION ITEMS PERSONNEL REPORT CHILDREARING LEAVE Ms. Slade made a motion to approve a request from Heidi Kajder for Childrearing

March 11, 2013 Page 2 Leave effective March 11, 2013 through the end of the current school year. Ms. Kajder is planning on returning in August for the 2013-2014 school year. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. All members present voted aye on roll call. (8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 1 absent) RETIREMENT DATE CHANGE Ms. Slade made a motion to accept a request from Leigh Beth Zema to change her retirement date from August 30, 2013 to June 30, 2013. Second by Mr. Salov. Seven members present voted aye on roll call. Mrs. Grubb voted no. (7 ayes, 1 nay, 0 abstentions, 1 absent) RESIGNATION Mr. Spizzirri made a motion to accept a resignation from Danielle DeSantis as an Elementary Guidance Counselor. Her last day of employment will be April 24, 2013. Second by Ms. Slade. All members present voted aye on roll call. (8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 1 absent) PROPERTY AND SUPPLIES REPORT KEYSTONE PURCHASING NETWORK Mr. Conjar made a motion to enter into a contract with EZIQC Keystone Purchasing Network for the removal and replacement of the Liebert Data Aire unit in the district technology room at the total cost of $35,506.58. STUDENT ACTIVITIES REPORT AFTER SCHOOL/IN SCHOOL GOOD NEWS CLUB Ms. Slade made a motion to approve a Good News Club for our Elementary students. The Club is sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship of Dauphin County, which is an interdenominational Christian children’s ministry focusing on bible-teaching, mentoring, and character development. They meet for one hour, one day a week after school. There is no cost to the district for this Club. Second by Mr. Spizzirri. All members present voted aye on roll call. (8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions, 1 absent)

March 11, 2013 Page 2 REVIEW OF BOARD REPORTS Financial Report The financial reports for the month of February for the General Fund, Cafeteria Fund, Athletic Fund, Student Activities Fund, Construction Fund, Real Estate and Personal Taxes will be brought forward for approval at the March 21, 2013 Legislative Meeting along with the 2013-2014 CAIU General Operating Budget. Student Activities Report An Elementary field trip will be brought forward for approval at the March 21, 2013 Legislative Meeting and approved field trips will be reviewed. Superintendent’s Report Conference requests and a board policy will be brought forward for approval at the March 21, 2013 Legislative Meeting. Dr. Utley reported that after their presentation today in Dauphin County Court, the District was granted authority to fund the District’s unfunded debt through a bond issue which will be presented to the Board at the April 8, 2013 Planning Meeting. Dr. Utley congratulated the following students for their recent accomplishments: National History Day Regional Participants: Victoria Montijo, Lauren Gassert, Bahilabe Kidane, Trevor Kessler, and Tyler Vaupel. Big 33 Cheerleader Selections: Morgan Mosby and Amber Hess-Moore. Mid-Penn Conference Basketball All-Stars: First Team: Mark Perry, Daquan Fleming, and Malia Tate-DeFreitas. Honorable Mention: Amber Hess-Moore Dr. Utley thanked the 30 male readers came to the Elementary School to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Mr. Conjar left the meeting at 7:05 p.m.

March 11, 2013 Page 4 SPECIAL REPORTS Athletic Association Mr. Salov reported that baseball parents are forming a Baseball Booster Club. Mr. Petrovich congratulated the girls basketball team for their first round state playoff victory and reported that the next game would be played on Wednesday. Mr. Petrovich reported that the baseball team will scrimmage tomorrow. Mr. Petrovich reported that he is exploring options for athletic transportation for next year. PSBA Representative There was nothing to be reported. HACC There was nothing to be reported. Joint Local Government Association There was nothing to be reported. Strategic Planning There was nothing to be reported. Buildings and Grounds There was nothing to be reported. Discipline Committee There was nothing to be reported. Budget Committee There was nothing to be reported.

March 11, 2013 Page 5 Public Comment Natalie Mehaffey of 2741 S. Third Street, Steelton, addressed the Board concerning bullying of her sixth grade daughter. Dr. Utley requested that Mrs. Mehaffey call her office to schedule an appointment to further discuss the situation. Adjournment The meeting adjourned at 7:12 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

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