Agenda For Upcoming Meeting

SOLANCO SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS
General Business Meeting Agenda
August 21, 2017
7:30 PM
Quarryville Elementary School
211 S. Hess Street – Quarryville, PA 17566

Mr. Steven P. Risk, Board President
Dr. Brian A. Bliss, Superintendent

1.      Call to Order, Roll Call, Pledge of Allegiance, Moment of Silence and Invitation to Speak on Agenda Items

2.      Current Areas of District Focus

2.1      Study growth in the district and its impact on facilities
2.2     Maintain a strong financial base for the district
2.3     Continue to develop and maintain a strong K-12 academic program

3.      Presentations

3.1      Distinguished Teachers
3.2     New Teachers

4.     Approval of Remaining August 7, 2017 Agenda Items – A motion is requested to approve the items reviewed but not approved due to lack of quorum.

(Items in Red require official approval: General Fund Reports, Capital Project Reports, 2017-2018 Goals, Obsolete Items Offered for Sale and Personnel report)

5.      Board Minutes

5.1      June 19, 2017 General Business Meeting Minutes
5.2     August 7, 2017 Agenda Meeting Minutes

6.      Business/Financial Reports/Motions

6.1      General Fund Reports (Activity Summary, Detailed Activity, Investments, Check Runs)

6.2      Capital Project Fund Reports (Activity, Investments)

6.3      Cafeteria Report

7.       Personnel

7.1      Resignations

7.1.1      Gregory Lyon, English Teacher, Solanco High School
With the District Since August 1998
Reason: Accepted position elsewhere
Effective: End of the 2016-2017 School Year

7.1.2      Jeffrey Craig, Speech Teacher
With the District Since March 2014
Reason: Accepted Position Elsewhere
Effective: 60 Days from August 15, 2017

7.1.3      Kennedy Grinestaff, Classroom Aide, Swift Middle School
With the District Since January 2016
Reason: Personal
Effective: End of the 2016-2017 School Year
To remain on the substitute list for Swift Middle School

7.1.4      Angie Wiggins, Bus Driver
With the District Since November 2002
Reason: Will continue driving under the employment of Eschbach Bus Service
Effective: August 3, 2017

7.1.5      Chris Beers, Bus Driver
With the District Since October 1998
Reason: Will continue driving under the employment of Eschbach Bus Service
Effective: August 3, 2017

7.2      Employment

7.2.1      Cortney Shirey, Grade 5 Teacher, Clermont Elementary School
Replaces: Stephanie Sletta
Effective: August 18, 2017

7.2.2      Sarah Kratz, Grade 3 Teacher, Clermont Elementary School
Replaces: Lauren Shenk
Effective: August 18, 2017

7.2.3      Amy Hornberger, Grade 2 Teacher, Clermont Elementary School
Replaces: Allyson Weitzel
Effective: August 18, 2017

7.2.4      Phoebe Bender, Part-time (.4) Art Teacher, Bart-Colerain Elementary School
Replaces: Mary Ferris
Effective: August 18, 2017

7.2.5      Aaren Davis, Long Term Substitute, Kdg, Providence Elementary School
Replaces: Victoria Dagen who accepted the position then took contract position elsewhere
Effective: August 18, 2017

7.2.6      Payton Adams-Holdaway, Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Swift Middle School
Replaces: Required position for student need
Effective: August 28, 2017

7.2.7      Ashley Absher, Special Education Classroom Aide, Swift Middle School
Replaces: Christine Webster
Effective: August 28, 2017

7.2.8      Missy Shoemaker, Special Education Classroom Aide, Swift Middle School
Replaces: Christine Webster
Effective: August 28, 2017

7.2.9      Diane Eaby, Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Providence Elementary School
Replaces: Required position for student need
Effective: August 28, 2017

7.2.10     Karen Kennedy, Cafeteria Personnel, G.A. Smith Middle School
Effective: August 28, 2017

7.2.11     Patricia Wilson, Cafeteria Personnel, Solanco High School
Replaces: Natasha Lefever
Effective: August 28, 2017

7.2.12     Abbie Sensenig, Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Swift Middle School
Replaces: New hire for student need
Effective: August 28, 2017

7.2.13     Megan McClune Special Ed Classroom Aide, Quarryville Elementary School
Replaces: New hire for student need
Effective: August 28, 2017

7.3     Act 93 Agreement

8.      Correspondence

9.      Buildings and Grounds Committee

10.    Extra-Curricular Committee

11.     Curriculum Committee

11.1      The Craft of Research – A motion is requested for approval of the textbook The Craft of Research.

11.2      Foreign Exchange – A motion is requested to approve the following Foreign Exchange Student:

Student: Kexin Liu, Grade 10, Home Country – China
Host Family: Betty Mertz

12.      Transportation Committee

12.1      Bus Drivers – A motion is requested to approve the attached list of bus drivers.

12.2      Solanco School Bus Stops – A motion is requested to approve the Solanco School District Bus Stops as set and recommended. A complete list of stops is available for review upon request.

13.      Policy/Legislation

14.      Reports

15.      Dates to Remember

August 22 – 24, 2017 – Teacher In-Service
August 28, 2017 – First Day of School for Students
September 1 and 4, 2017 – Schools Closed – Labor Day Holiday
September 11, 2017 – Agenda Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
September 18, 2017 – General Business Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
September 20-22, 2017 – Solanco Fair

16.      Executive Session (If necessary)

17.      Adjournment

"The mission of the Solanco School District is to develop responsible citizens and life-long learners by providing opportunities to maximize student academic performance in a safe and secure environment"