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LOWER DAUPHIN SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS
Regular Meeting Minutes
Monday, May 20, 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. Keith E. Oellig, Mrs. Renae
M. Paladino, and Mrs. Laurie N. Reichert, Mr. Eric Samples, as well as Dr. Sherri L.
Smith, Superintendent. Also in attendance was Student Board Representative, Ashleigh
Simpson. Mr. Jeffrey A. Neely and Mitchell Wolfe were 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; Dr. Kevin White, Director of Information & Technology Services;
and Mr. Todd Neuhard, High School Principal.

Also in attendance was a press representative from The Patriot and 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 preliminary agenda with additions and deletions as discussed at the work
session on May 6, 2013 was submitted for the Board's approval.

Dr. Smith stated the following additions were made since the work session:
J.1. and J.2. – resignations, and J.5, and J.6 – several employments.

Motion: Mrs. Barry and Mrs. Reichert moved to approve the agenda with additions,
deletions, and corrections made to the preliminary agenda on May 6, 2013.

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



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V. RECOGNITION OF GUESTS AND SCHEDULED SPEAKERS
1. Dr. Smith welcomed the guests and introduced high school art teacher, Dana
Naugle who shared the changes planned for the Art department curriculum as well
as slides of the students’ participation in recent art shows and events. Also in
attendance were teachers, Emily Fehrenbach and Michael Layser, as well as
student Elle Wallace. Although not all were able to attend, she recognized three
students who won a Scholastic Art Award - Silver Key - Devyn Barry, Ariana
Iantosci, and Elle Wallace.

2. The ceremonial signing of Jacqueline Kreiser’s diploma, daughter of Todd
Kreiser, took place followed by photo opportunities.

3. At President Kreiser’s request, Mrs. Myers temporarily assumed the chair of
presidency to affix her name as President of the Board to the graduation certificate
of Richard Myers, her son. Photos were taken.

4. Temporary President Myers requested that Mr. Kreiser re-assume the Presidency
of the Board.


VI. REPORTS

A. DAUPHIN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOL: Mr. Kreiser reported:
 They had good representation at their last meeting. The projected enrollment
for next year is 1052 with a building capacity of 1100. They also had a first
reading of the graduation requirement policy.
 Mr. Oellig added the current 9
th
grade is at 282 which if future classes are that
large will bring the building to capacity.

B. HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: No Report

C. CAPITAL AREA INTERMEDIATE UNIT: Mrs. Reichert provided two
handouts - Fact Sheet: PA Academic Standards and the Common Core, and
Capital Area Partial Program (CAPP). She explained they heard a presentation on
the impressive CAPP program and the services they provide.

D. STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES: Ashleigh Simpson reported:
 The regular sports season has ended and Lower Dauphin has done really well
in spring sports. We are Mid-Penn Keystone District Champion in Girls’
Lacrosse, Girls’ Track and Field, Boys’ Volleyball, Softball, and Baseball.
Boys’ Track and Field finished 7-1 and missed division champs by only two
points. With exception of Boys’ Tennis and Boys’ Lacrosse, all spring teams
made it to district playoffs.
 Hunter Bracale and Jeff Light were nominated for the John Travers Award.
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 They are busy with the Keystone testing in literature, algebra and biology for
9
th
, 10
th
, and 11
th
grade retakes.
 Senior finals start May 31 and underclassmen finals start June 4.
 National Honor Society inductions were held on May 1.
 Senior Awards is May 22.
 Commencement is June 6.
 Choir, band and orchestra are in the midst of spring concerts.
 This is the last week of Camp Hebron.
 The fifth annual Hershey Apollo Awards were held May 19. Mary Kate Hoag
was named Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Lady
Macbeth in Macbeth in Translation. Our spring musical was named one of the
top five musicals in the Central PA for 2013.
 Twenty students were honored for their performance on the 2013 National
Spanish Exam.
 On May 1, PAYP seniors, along with Hershey seniors, presented their final
presentations at Hershey Medical Center in front of participating doctors and
supervisors.
 The indoor drum line competed in Wildwood this past weekend. They earned
a spot in the top ten and competed in finals on Saturday night and won 7
th

place.
 Our Math Bowl Quiz team won first place in LVC’s Math Bowl Quiz. They
won all six matches, coming in first out of twelve teams.

E. CURRICULUM: Dr. Schultz reported:
 We had a visitor from PDE on our first day of testing to monitor testing
procedures with Mr. Neuhard and his staff. We passed with flying colors
although we have not yet received official notification. The monitors were
impressed with how things were organized. Students are working hard and
taking it seriously. It should be noted and teachers should be commended for
encouraging students to do their best. We should have PSSA results on June
13. Keystone results should be received on June 27. Preliminary AYP usually
comes out in July.

F. LEGISLATIVE: No report.

G. SUPERINTENDENT: Dr. Smith reported:
 Congressman Charles Dent was at the Middle School and as part of a drug and
alcohol presentation, had a Q & A session about his job. She will be setting
up a meeting with him and local superintendents to discuss No Child Left
Behind.
 Board members were told to let Sharon know if they would like
commencement tickets.
 They are in the midst of interviewing and are impressed with the caliber of
applicants.
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 Dr. Schultz and Mrs. Shaver-Durham are gearing up for summer professional
development. They can be viewed online and board members were invited to
attend.
 Senior award night is Wednesday, May 22.


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 April 15, 2013 and the
minutes and record of the May 6, 2013 regular meeting/work session were
forwarded in advance to all members of the Board of Directors.

2. FISCAL ITEMS

a. BILLS
The bills for April which were presented for Board approval are
chargeable against the funds and accounts indicated. The list of
bills recommended was provided prior to the regular meeting.

(1) General Fund Acct. $ 3,238,775.20
Including two payrolls amounting to
$2,057,647.69 and four Highmark medical wires
totaling $436,897.59

(2) Activity Account $ 76,781.04

(3) Athletic Account $ 20,866.03

(4) Cafeteria Account $ 325,959.55

(5) Construction Account $ 0.00

(6) Capital Reserve Account $ 0.00

(7) Capital Contingency Account $ 0.00


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b. TAX EXONERATIONS

Real Per Capita
Municipality Estate 511 & 679 Occup. 511

Conewago $ 0.00 $ 11.00 $ 2,200.00
East Hanover $ 0.00 $ 33.00 $ 3,025.00
Hummelstown $ 0.00 $ 33.00 $ 2,475.00
Londonderry $ 0.00 $ 165.00 $ 7,700.00
South Hanover $ 0.00 $ 55.00 $ 4,400.00

TOTAL $ 0.00 $ 297.00 $ 19,800.00


3. SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATIONS ON PERSONNEL
ISSUES:

a. ADDITIONS/DELETIONS TO THE PROFESSIONAL
SUBSTITUTE LIST

The following individuals were recommended:

PROFESSIONAL

ADDITIONS:

Michelle Assalita Biology
Lauren Horn Elementary, Environmental Education
Carrie Twaddell Elementary Pre K-4


b. RESIGNATION – SUPPLEMENTAL

1) Edward Neiswender, Head Wrestling Coach, High School


c. ELECTION OF TREASURER

In accordance with Section 404 of the Public School code, the
School District shall elect annually, during the month of May, a
treasurer to serve for one (1) year beginning on the first day of July
following his/her election. NOTE: Michele Bostdorf is currently
serving as School District Treasurer.




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d. ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD SECRETARY

In accordance with Section 404 of the Public School Code, school
districts of the third class shall elect a secretary during the month
of May to serve for a period of four (4) years. Mrs. Hagy’s term of
office will terminate as of June 30, 2013. In accordance with
Section 432 of the Public School Code, the Board of School
Directors shall fix the amount of compensation for services
performed by the School Board Secretary. The compensation
recommended for this term is $4,400.



4. POLICY AND PROGRAM ISSUES

a. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION

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

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

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

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



B. FISCAL

1. TREASURER'S REPORT
It was recommended that the Board approve the treasurer's report for the
month of April. The treasurer's report was provided prior to the regular
meeting.

Motion: Mrs. Barry and Mrs. Reichert moved to approve the
treasurer's report for the period of April 1, 2013 to April 30, 2013 as
presented.

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




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2. 2013-2014 CAIU SPECIAL EDUCATION CONTRACT

Board approval is required to enter into a contract with the Capital Area
Intermediate Unit to provide special education services.

Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mrs. Barry moved to approve the 2013-2014
CAIU Special Education Service Contract as presented.

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


3. LUNCH PRICES

The following lunch prices are recommenced for the 2013-2014 school
year.

Current
2012-2013
Proposed
2013-2014
Elementary

Breakfast $1.10 $1.20
Lunch $1.75 $1.90
Secondary

Breakfast $1.20 $1.20
Lunch $1.95 $2.10
Adult Lunch $2.75 $2.95


Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mr. Oellig moved to approve the lunch
prices as presented.

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


4. BID AWARD – SERVICE CONTRACT, LANDSCAPE
MAINTENANCE

Bids were opened on May 3, 2013. The following bid is recommended for
approval:

Archibald Landscape Design

Remaining 2013 Cutting Season - mowing, trimming, and edging $34,560
Optional additional two years upon satisfactory completion of 2013 season

2014 $43,910
2015 $47,950
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Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mr. Samples moved to award the
Landscape Maintenance contract to Archibald Landscape Design LLC for
2013 at the prices and upon the the terms set forth in the Request for
Proposal and in Archibald’s proposal, dated April 30, 2013, and subject to
2 extension years at the District’s sole discretion as provided in the request
for proposals and for the Superintendent to execute the contract with
Archibald Landscape Design LLC for Landscape Maintenance services
upon receipt of the contract signed by Archibald and the required
Certificates of Insurance.

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


C. PERSONNEL

1. RESIGNATION – PROFESSIONAL

a. Elizabeth Curtiss, Therapeutic Autistic Support, High School.
Effective: July 11, 2013. Reason: Personal.

b. Nora Cruz de Rodriguez, Spanish Teacher, High School. Effective:
The end of the 2012-2013 school year. Reason: Personal.

Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mr. Samples moved to accept the
resignation of the individuals as presented.

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


2. RESIGNATION - CLASSIFIED

a. Stephanie A. Ebersole, Instructional Aide, Conewago Elementary
School. Effective: June 8, 2013. Reason: Personal.

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

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






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3. FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE – PROFESSIONAL

a. Stephanie Zahora, Classroom Teacher, Conewago Elementary
School. Effective: Approximately May 13, 2013 through the end
of the 2013-2014 school year.

Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mr. Samples moved to approve the
family medical leave as presented.

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


4. CHILD REARING LEAVE – PROFESSIONAL

a. Jessica L. Ludwick, Classroom Teacher, Middle School. Effective:
First Semester of the 2013-14 school year.

Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mrs. Barry moved to approve the child
rearing leave as presented.

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


5. EMPLOYMENT – PROFESSIONAL

a. Megan E. Bovenzi, Health & Physical Education Teacher, High
School. Effective: August 15, 2013. Salary: $43,008.

b. Jessica M. Caserta, Music Teacher, East Hanover Elementary
School. Effective: August 15, 2013. Salary: $43,008.

c. Catie M. Gingrich, Learning Support Teacher, Middle School.
Effective: August 15, 2013. Salary: $43,458.

d. William L. McGregor, Long-term Substitute, Mathematics
Teacher, Middle School. Effective: First Semester of the 2013-
2014 School Year. Salary: $43,008 prorated.

e. Stephanie D. Rodgers, Long-term Substitute, Music Teacher,
Londonderry Elementary School. Effective: August 15, 2013
through January 3, 2014. Salary: $43,008 prorated.

f. Caleb M. Stelle, Music Teacher, South Hanover Elementary
School. Effective: August 15, 2013. Salary: $43,008.

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g. Nathan J. Zechman, Health & Physical Education Teacher,
Londonderry Elementary School. Effective: August 15, 2013.
Salary: $43,008.

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

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



6. EMPLOYMENT – CLASSIFIED

a. Carron K. Wolf, Secretary to the Assistant to the Superintendent,
District Administration Center. Effective: June 10, 2013. Salary:
$32,500.

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

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



7. EMPLOYMENT – TEMPORARY SUMMER EMPLOYEES

CUSTODIANS - AIDES
June 10, 2013 through August 16, 2013 at $11.00/hr. for new employees
and $11.35/hr. for returning employees.

1. Laurie Boyer* 6 Cindy Morris*
2. Ted Errickson* 7. Patricia Olson*
3. Sherry Klinger* 8. Dawn Reese*
4. Donna Lister* 9. Carol Ware*
5. Dolores Macri* 10. Mary Young*
*Returning Employee

CUSTODIANS - STUDENTS
June 10, 2013 through August 16, 2013 at $7.50/hr.

1. Devyn Barry*

12. Elle Machamer

2. Clayton Dennis

13. Lauren Machamer*

3. Luke Ehler*

14. Rhiannon Miller*

4. Benjamin Fails*

15. Cassidy Morris

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5. Kyle Fails

16. Cole Nissley

6. Liam Fitzpatrick

17. Leah Palm

7. Jordan Foreman

18. Caitlyn Reese*

8. Marissa Hoffman

19. Ruby Rhoad

9. Richard Inzeo

20. Alexis Sunday*

10. Caleb Koval

21. Elle Wallace

11. Alex Lessard

22. Ashea Ware

*Returning Student

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

Vote: Seven members (Kline, Kreiser, Myers, Oellig, Paladino,
Reichert, and Samples) voted “aye.” One member (Barry) abstained.


E. POLICY AND PROGRAM ISSUES

1. PROPOSED 2013-2014 OVERNIGHT FIELD TRIP


Grade Approx. # of Students Time of Year # of Nights
Outdoor Education 5 300 Spring up to 4

Motion: Mrs. Barry and Mrs. Myers moved to approve the overnight
field trip as presented.

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


2. TEXTBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS (Information Only)

A list of recommended textbooks to be used for the first time in the 2013-
2014 school year are on display for 30 days before adoption in June.


E. OTHER


VIII. INFORMATION ITEMS

A. DATES FOR BOARD MEMBERS' CALENDARS

May 29, 2013 6:30 p.m. Public Budget Presentation
District Administration Center
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June 6, 2013 7:00 p.m. Commencement, The Giant Center
June 10, 2013 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting/Work Session
June 17, 2013 7:00 p.m. Regular Board Meeting

B. DISTRIBUTIONS


IX. ADJOURNMENT

Motion: Mrs. Reichert and Mr. Samples moved to adjourn at 8:01 p.m.

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


An executive session followed this meeting for the purpose of discussing two personnel and one
student discipline issue.

Respectfully submitted,



Sharon K. Hagy
Board Secretary

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