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LOWER DAUPHIN SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS
Regular Meeting Minutes
Monday, June 17, 2013



I. CALL TO ORDER
The Lower Dauphin School Board met this evening at 7:00 p.m. in its regular session at
the District Administration Center with President Todd M. Kreiser presiding.

II. OPENING CEREMONY
The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

III. ROLL CALL
Responding to Roll Call were Board Members, Mr. Todd M. Kreiser, Mrs. Dana A.
Barry, Ms. Rebecca D. Kline, Mrs. Marcela D. Myers, Mr. Jeffrey A. Neely, Mrs. Renae
M. Paladino, and Mrs. Laurie N. Reichert, as well as Dr. Sherri L. Smith, Superintendent.
Mr. Keith E. Oellig was absent.

Staff members present included Dr. Robert Schultz, Assistant to the Superintendent; Mrs.
Michelle D. Shuler, Business Manager; Ms. Debra Karlin, Director of Human Resources;
Mr. Andrew McCrea, Director of Pupil Services; Mr. James Hazen, Community
Relations Coordinator; Mr. David Marshall, Supervisor of Operations & Maintenance;
Dr. Kevin White, Director of Information & Technology Services; and Mr. Todd
Neuhard, High School Principal.

Also in attendance was a press representative from The Sun.


IV. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
It should be noted that public notice was given for this meeting in accordance with Act 84
of 1986. The agenda was submitted for the Board's approval.

Dr. Smith stated there were several additions to the agenda: H.4, Supplemental
employments for head coaches with Kemal Pegram being added as wrestling head coach;
I.3, Fixed asset inventory; and several items in J. Personnel.

Dr. Smith announced there was an executive session held prior to this meeting to discuss
a student and personnel issue.

Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mrs. Myers moved to approve the agenda with
additions, deletions, and corrections made to the preliminary agenda on June 10, 2013.

Vote: All eight (8) members approved the motion.
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V. RECOGNITION OF GUESTS AND SCHEDULED SPEAKERS
There were no guests or scheduled speakers, but Dr. Smith welcomed two special people
who will be recognized – retiring, Debra Karlin, and Angela Hepner, who is on the
agenda to fill her position.

VI. REPORTS

A. DAUPHIN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOL: Mr. Kreiser reported
 At their last meeting on June 12, it was reported that they sought and received
approval for a Jr. and Sr. only trip in September for the building and
technology group to help rebuild areas devastated by storms. They are going
to have two trips this year with staying closer to home in the fall going to New
Jersey.
 They are approaching maximum occupancy and are talking about placing a
freestanding building on site to house and expand some other programs,
probably the medical occupations technology program. They are looking into
having the students doing a good bit of the work. Dr. Smith questioned how
the space from the former Logistics program is being used, since that no
longer exists.
 They are still investigating some HVAC issues, both heating and cooling. The
preliminary numbers are too much for one year and are considering breaking it
into stages.

B. HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: They have not had any
meetings, but she can report that Dr. Ski has added Michael Walsh, who is the
former Deputy Secretary to the PA Department of Education, to his cabinet as
Chief of Staff. The position will function as both the legislative affairs officer,
and the executive assistant. He will be starting on June 24, filling the combined
positions in an effort to save money.

C. CAPITAL AREA INTERMEDIATE UNIT: She reported that the Executive
Director will be retiring in January 2014.

D. CURRICULUM: Dr. Schultz reported
 They had about 80% of the staff in last week for summer professional
development. Workshops were held for two days with Mel Shaver-Durham;
Todd Neuhard, Dan Berra, and he worked with the secondary staff, along with
some people from the IU, on the new teacher evaluation tool.
 They are working with the new hires, getting them set for staff development and
new teacher orientation so they can hit the ground running. He’s looking to
make some small tweaks to our induction program. He met with the
coordinators at the end of the school year to try to some things with technology
to enhance that program.
 Safe and supportive schools committee, which is part of the comprehensive
plan, will be meeting the week of July 8.
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 In hybrid training and support, we are moving from one team to a second one at
the high school. A fourth grade teacher at Nye is also going to do a pilot for the
hybrid. There is a lot of work with the vendors on the software side and training
with the teachers taking place to ensure a successful year with the students.

F. LEGISLATIVE: Mrs. Barry reported:
 Budget talks continue in Harrisburg. The governor has been holding press
conferences and discussions continue on all of his priority issues which are
transportation funding, pension reform, and privatization of the state liquor
store system.
 She also reported on several bills being voted on in the senate, including,
SB31, SB606, and SB57. In the house, bills being vote on include HB34, and
HB1342.
 Other bills under consideration include SB798, SB10, HB1133, and HB1336.
 The deadline to submit proposals to PSBA Legislative Platform is June 28,
2013. Discussion took place on submitting a statement on Common Core.

G. SUPERINTENDENT: Dr. Smith reported:
 They are moving some major ground at the high school parking lot and tennis
court project. We are hoping they are finished finding sink holes. A rather
large second one was found today and was filled.

 Dr. Smith gave a presentation of a review of the past year and the start of the
new year including:
 New Comprehensive Plan – approval and first year implementation
 Professional Effectiveness Model Training and Implementation
 Elementary Staff – implemented a new math series this year
 Restructuring at the High School – Course Realignment
 Transition to PA Common Core Curriculum from Standards
 Math and English Tutoring during the day for at-risk learners at HS
 Implementation of new Infosnap
 Studying bullying concerns
 LD Cyber School
 New High School Course Implementation
 New Custodial Contract for 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16 school year
 Successful transition to new DAC staff layout
 In Building and Operations:
o Replaced phone system in south Hanover building
o South Hanover Roof – maintenance coat to West End
o Seal Wall North End Gym - Londonderry
o Conewago Elementary’s punch list items are almost complete
o Researched, developed, bid and started new High School Parking lot
and Tennis Court

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 In Ancillary Programs
o Continued Revamping our School Safety Plans
o Balanced Budget for 2013-14 without a tax increase
o Designation of funds for two future roofing projects (HS and MS) to keep
out of General Fund Budget for 2014-15
o Move of district bank accounts to several new banks.
o Successfully moved to new countywide tax collection agency this past
year.
Next year’s goals include:
Building and Grounds
 Nye Roof – Maintenance coat to 1991 roof
 Locker Replacement – Boys Locker Room
 East Hanover – Repair Basement Wall
 Carpet Replacement – Londonderry, SH Library
 MS – Fire alarm replacement
 Camera System Upgrade – HS
 Complete High School Parking Lot Project
Academics and Technology
 Hybrid Elementary Classroom – 4
th
grade at Nye Elementary
 Expansion of Hybrid classrooms at High School for new team of identified 9
th

grade students: continuation of program for 10
th
graders in program last year
 Expand countywide collaborative work to develop own online courses and to save
in costs from district to district
 Continue use in software to more teachers on “flipped classroom” concept
 Implement New Teacher Effectiveness Model with all teachers
 Study and pilot new Principal Effectiveness Model
 Continue development of courses to Common Core curriculum
 Study grading best practices and build district philosophy for future practices
 Decide on programs to address bullying and socialization concerns and begin in-
servicing teachers on program
Community Programs
 Project in conjunction with Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation – Field House Project
 Communities that Care
Both provide great resources and care to our students, families and community.

Dr. Smith asked Debra Karlin to come forward to receive her retirement plate in
recognition of her 36 years of service at Lower Dauphin School District. Photos were
taken, and Ms. Karlin thanked the district and board for the many opportunities
afforded her over the years.





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VII. ITEMS FOR BOARD ACTION
By notice of the President, the following action items suggest a roll call vote. You will be
recorded as voting in the affirmative for the motion unless you say "nay" or "I abstain".
Board Members are further advised that they must publicly announce and disclose the
nature of any conflict of interest before the vote on the matter is taken and file the
appropriate form with the Secretary of the Board.

A. CONSENT CALENDAR

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Copies of the minutes of the regular meeting held May 20, 2013, and
June 10, 2013 were forwarded in advance to all members of the Board of
Directors.


2. FISCAL ITEM

a. DISTRICT INSURANCE

It was recommended that consideration be given to Murray Securus
to act as our agent for Package, Automobile, School Board Legal,
and Excess Liability insurances. The 2013-2014 renewal premium
is $146,748. The firm’s charges are paid by the insurance
companies that they represent.

b. BILLS

1.


General Fund Account
including two payrolls amounting to $2,125,343.65
and Highmark medical wires totaling $490,306.10
$3,541,000.74


2. Activity Account $27,044.11
3. Athletic Account $2,064.38
4. Cafeteria Account $1,035.65
5. Construction Account $687.55
6. Capital Reserve Account $0.00
7. Capital Contingency Account $0.00








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3. SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATIONS ON PERSONNEL
ISSUES:

a. EMPLOYMENT – SUPPLEMENTAL HEAD COACHES

Cheerleading Julie Grierson
Cross Country John Butler
Field Hockey Linda Kreiser
Football Rob Klock
Golf Terry Basehore
Soccer (Boys) Gerry Lynch
Soccer (Girls) Nic Amici
Tennis (Girls) Peggy Long
Volleyball (Girls) David Machamer
Basketball (Boys) Mark Hofsass
Basketball (Girls) Bob Heusser
Swimming Cari Zelko
Wrestling Kemal Pegram
Baseball Ken Kulina
Lacrosse (Boys) Rich Vickroy
Lacrosse (Girls) Natalie Kratzer
Softball Steve Alcorn
Tennis (Boys) Peggy Long
Track & Field Greg Miller
Volleyball (Boys) David Machamer
Randy Behney Asst. Athletic Director
Keith Richardson Band Director


4. POLICY AND PROGRAM ISSUE

a. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION

It was recommended that homebound instruction be provided for
two students based on medical certification.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

Motion: Mr. Neely and Mrs. Reichert moved to approve the consent
calendar as recommended.

Vote: All eight (8) members approved the motion.
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B. FISCAL

1. TREASURER’S REPORT

It was recommended that the board approve the treasurer’s report for the month
of May. The treasurer’s report was provided prior to the regular meeting.

Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mrs. Barry moved to approve the
treasurer’s report for the period of May 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013 as
presented.

Vote: All eight (8) members approved the motion.


2. STOP LOSS INSURANCE

It was recommended the board approve a medical stop loss insurance
program for the 2013-2014 school year.

Specific

Deductible $185,000 (per covered person)

Specific Premium

Single $15.53

Family $41.20

Contract Basis 60/12

Estimated Annual Specific Premium $192,361

Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mrs. Myers moved to approve the stop
loss insurance as presented.

Vote: All eight (8) members approved the motion.


3. FIXED ASSET INVENTORY AND APPRAISAL SERVICES

The following company is recommended for approval to provide fixed
asset inventory and appraisal services:

American Appraisal Associates, Inc. $8,100

Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mrs. Barry moved to approve the
proposal for services as presented.

Vote: All eight (8) members approved the motion.
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4. PERMISSION TO SELL USED EQUIPMENT


Items For Sale
1. 50 Desks
2. 50 Chairs
3. 10 Computer Tables
4. 11 Folding Tables
5. Sound System Rack
6. Amplifier
7. 2 Minute Man Scrubbers
8. 1 Cart
9. 2 Sousaphones
10. 6 Sets of Wooden Bleachers - 5 Seats High x 15' Wide
11. Marquette Arc Welder - Model 180
12. Marquette Arc Welder - Model 295
13. Lincoln Arc Welder - AC-225
14. 18" Backhoe Bucket for Kelley Hoe
15. Hobart Meat Slicer
16. 6 Amana Gas Ranges
17. 6 Ceiling Fans with Cages - 60"
18. Wooden Card Catalog
19. Delta Metal Lathe
20. Fisher Piano
21. Sattley Coin Counter - Electric
22. Colt NSS Wet Vac

Motion: Mr. Neely and Mrs. Reichert moved to approve the
advertisement and sale of the used equipment as presented.

Vote: All eight (8) members approved the motion.

C. PERSONNEL

1. RESIGNATON – PROFESSIONAL

a. Jillian E. Warminsky, Learning Support Teacher, Middle School.
Effective: August 1, 2013. Reason: Personal.

Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mrs. Myers moved to accept the
resignation of the individual as presented.

Vote: All eight (8) members approved the motion.
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2. JOB DESCRIPTION

The following job description is attached and recommended for approval:

a. Assistant Superintendent

Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mrs. Myers moved to approve the job
description as presented.

Vote: All eight (8) members approved the motion.


3. EMPLOYMENT – ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

Motion: Mr. Samples and Mrs. Reichert moved to elect Dr. Robert
K. Schultz as Assistant Superintendent for a term of (5) years commencing
on July 1, 2013 and ending on June 30, 2018 and approve the employment
agreement dated June 17, 2013 attached to the minutes as Exhibit “A.”

Vote: All eight (8) members approved the motion.


4. EMPLOYMENT – ADMINISTRATIVE

a. Angela L. Hepner, Director of Human Resources, District
Administration Center, Effective: July 15, 2013. Salary: $60,000
prorated.

Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mrs. Barry moved to approve the
employment of individual as presented.

Vote: All eight (8) members approved the motion.


5. EMPLOYMENT – PROFESSIONAL

a. Chad C. Pellman, Therapeutic Autistic Support Teacher, High
School. Effective: August 15, 2013. Salary: $50,903.

Motion: Mr. Samples and Mrs. Reichert moved to approve the
employment of the individual as presented.

Vote: All eight (8) members approved the motion.


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6. EMPLOYMENT - CLASSIFIED

a. Barbara M. Pfaff, Custodian, TBD. Effective: July 1, 2013.
Hourly rate: $12.45.

Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mrs. Myers moved to approve the
employment of the individual as presented.

Vote: All eight (8) members approved the motion.



D. POLICY AND PROGRAM ISSUES

1. APPROVAL OF 2013 LIST OF GRADUATES

The Board of Education is pleased to take action on the list of students
presented for graduation during the June 6, 2013 graduation ceremonies at
The Giant Center. The list presented as an attachment has been certified
by Mr. Todd Neuhard, High School Principal, and Dr. Sherri Smith,
Superintendent, following each student's satisfactory completion of all
requirements prior to these ceremonies.

Motion: Mr. Neely and Mrs. Reichert moved to approve the 2013
list of graduates as presented.

Vote: All eight (8) members approved the motion.


E. OTHER


VIII. INFORMATION ITEMS

A. DATES FOR BOARD MEMBERS' CALENDARS

August 5, 2013 7:00 p.m. Work Session
August 19, 2013 7:00 p.m. Regular Board Meeting
August 21, 2013 Opening Day
September 9, 2013 7:00 p.m. Work Session/Regular Meeting

B. DISTRIBUTIONS

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IX. ADJOURNMENT

Motion: Mrs. Neely and Mrs. Reichert moved to adjourn at 7:54 p.m.

Vote: All eight (8) members approved the motion.



Respectfully submitted,



Sharon K. Hagy
Board Secretary

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