Colonial intermediate unit 20 minutes of meeting april 22, 2015



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COLONIAL INTERMEDIATE UNIT 20

MINUTES OF MEETING

April 22, 2015
The April meeting of the Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 Board of School Directors was held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Colonial Intermediate Unit 20, 6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA. President Baxter called the meeting to order at 7:52 PM at which time the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Members Present:

Susan Baxter, Saucon Valley (President)

Pamela Colton, Bangor (Vice-President)

Michelle Price, Easton

Dr. Michael Baird, Northampton

Daniel Wunder, Pleasant Valley

Ethan Habrial, Pen Argyl

Cindy Nester, Wilson

Annabella Lastowski, Pocono Mountain

Kenneth Butz, Nazareth

Eileen Featherman, East Stroudsburg

Eugene McKeon, Bethlehem


Members Absent:

Pam Lufty, Delaware Valley

Merlyn Clarke, Stroudsburg
Also Present:

Dr. Charlene M. Brennan, Executive Director

Dr. Mary Beth Bianco, Assistant Executive Director

Ms. Michelle Koch, Secretary to the Board

Mr. Anthony Pidgeon, Director of Human Resources & Research Services

Dr. Janice Cunningham, Director of Resolve Behavioral Health Services

Mr. Thomas Kalinoski, Director of Technology

Mr. Christopher Wolfel, Director of Special Education

Mr. Hans Balttzersen, Director of Business Services

Mr. John Freund, Solicitor




  1. MOTION to Approve Agenda – April 22, 2015

On motion by Ms. Lastowski, seconded by Ms. Price, and unanimously passed by voice vote, the Board approved the Agenda as presented with any additions and/or corrections noted.


  1. MOTION TO Approve Minutes of Meeting – March 25, 2015

On motion by Dr. Baird, seconded by Mr. Wunder, and passed by voice vote the Board approved the Minutes of the March 25, 2014 meeting as presented.


  1. MOTION TO Approve the Report of the Treasurer & Request for Approval of Bills – February, 2015

On motion by Ms. Colton, seconded by Mr. Butz, and unanimously passed by voice vote, the Report of the Treasurer for the month of March, 2015 was approved and bills ordered paid.



  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mrs. Baxter announced that an Executive Session was held prior to the meeting to discuss Legal and Personnel matters. Present were: Susan Baxter, Michelle Price, Pamela Colton (arrived at 6:42), Daniel Wunder, Annabella Lastowski, Eileen Featherman, Ken Butz, Ethan Habrial, Dr. Michael Baird, Eugene McKeon, Cindy Nester, Dr. Brennan, Dr. Bianco, Mr. Pidgeon, Mr. Baltzersen and Atty. Freund.


  1. COMMUNICATIONS None at this time




  1. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS –

Kevin Reid from King Spry

Scott Shearer from PFM

Beth Braithwaite, Bonnie Yezzo and Paula Toborowski from the PSEA



  1. COMMENTS BY VISITORS (Agenda Items) None at this time



  1. REPORT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR




    1. Dr. Brennan reintroduced Scott Shearer from PFM who gave a update regarding refinancing the Colonial Academy Debt Service. Attorney Kevin Reid also spoke regarding the process. Mr. Shearer and Mr. Reid answered a couple questions from Board members.

    2. Dr. Brennan reminded the Board of the Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony on April 30, 2015

Miscellaneous:

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  • The Twenty was distributed for the month of April




  1. OLD BUSINESS – None at this time


On motion by Ms. Colton and seconded by Mr. Wunder and unanimously passed by voice vote, the Board approved the following Action Items (on Agenda) as presented with any additions and/or corrected noted:
On motion by Mr. Butz and seconded by Ms. Lastowski and unanimously passed by voice vote, the Board approved the following Action Items (on Addendum) as presented with any additions and/or corrected noted:
13. ACTION ITEMS
1. Adoption – Amended Measurement, Administrative and Stability Period Resolution

It is recommended the Board modify the current Measurement, Administrative and Stability Period Resolution passed on December 11, 2013 from a fiscal period to a calendar period as noted. ATTACHMENT 13.1



2. Approval – PDE Corrective Action Plan Request

It is recommended the Board adopt and approve the CIU20 Performance Audit Corrective Action as requested by PDE and to be submitted to the Division of Budget and Fiscal Management. ATTACHMENT 13.2


3. Approval – Amendment to Mental Health/Early Intervention Services Agreement

It is recommended the Board approve the revised Action Item originally approved on September 24, 2014 to include the state flat rate for Speech Therapy/Evaluations ATTACHMENT 13.3


ADDENDUM – ADD
4. Acknowledgement – Completion of Induction

It is recommended the Board acknowledge the following individuals who have completed the CIU20 Induction Program:


Chrisoula Kallinteris-Casagrande

Amanda Helman


5. Approval – Salary Revision

It is recommended the Board approve the revision of salary for Kimberly Dudley from Step 3 Associate Teacher to Step 4 Associate Specialist, effective February 10, 2015. She was incorrectly recommended at Step 3 when she should have remained Step 4.


6. Approval - New Class/Position

It is recommended the Board approve the following new class/positions:




  1. Part-time Secretary, effective April 22, 2015 in the Human Resources department at the Central Office, 20 hours per week. Position needed to provide the fingerprinting services at Colonial IU 20 Office and district sites, when requested.

  2. Associate Teacher (1:1), effective April 20, 2015 and will continue until student moves or no longer needs service. The Pocono Mountain School District has requested CIU20 provide an Associate Teacher to meet the individual needs of a student at the Swiftwater Elementary School in the Pocono Mountain School District. ATTACHMENT 13.6.b

  3. Associate Teacher (1:1), effective April 16, 2015 and will continue until student moves or no longer needs service. The Nazareth Area School District has requested CIU20 provide an Associate Teacher to meet the individual needs of a student at the Washington Elementary School in the Bangor Area School District. ATTACHMENT 13.6.c

  4. Associate Teacher (1:1), effective April 21, 2015 and will continue until student moves or no longer needs service. The Pocono Mountain School District has requested CIU20 provide an Associate Teacher to meet the individual needs of a student at the Pocono Mountain East Junior High School in the Pocono Mountain School District. ATTACHMENT 13.6.d


7. Approval – Refinancing of School Lease Revenue Bonds, Series of 2015

It is recommended the Board approve the Borrowing Resolution for the 2015 Bond Issue which refinances the IU’s outstanding School Lease Revenue Bonds, Series of 2005 issued by the State Public School Building Authority for purposes of interest rate savings.

The Financing Team is directed to structure the refinancing according to Option One as presented on March 25, 2015 in PFM’s Bank Loan Sale document so as to reflect upfront savings with a fixed rate of 2.29% for a five-year term and a variable rate thereafter with a cap of 2.89%.
On motion by Ms. Colton and seconded by Ms. Nester and unanimously passed by voice vote, (with the exception of items F.7 and F.8 receiving NO votes from Mr. Habrial) the Board approved the following Personnel Items (On Agenda) as presented with any additions and/or corrections noted.
On motion by Mr. Habrial and seconded by Ms. Nester and unanimously passed by voice vote, the Board approved the following Personnel Items (On Addendum) as presented with any additions and/or corrections noted.
15. PERSONNEL ITEMS
IF NECESSARY, THE REASON FOR SUBMISSION FOR BOARD APPROVAL AFTER THE

PREVIOUS BOARD MEETING DATE IS PROVIDED.
A. LEAVES OF ABSENCE None at this time

ADDENDUM ADD: None at this time

B. RESIGNATIONS

It is recommended the Board accept the following Resignations:







Name

Position

Effective Date

1

Carty, Melanie

Mental Health Worker

April 2, 2015

2

Dello Russo, Thomas

Associate Teacher

April 17, 2015

3

Lange, Patricia

Associate Teacher

March 30, 2015

4

Murphy, Lauren

Associate Teacher

March 24, 2015

5

Summers, Emily

Associate Teacher

April 2, 2015

6

Waring, Bonnie

Teacher

June 26, 2015


ADDENDUM ADD:





Name

Position

Effective Date

7

Kerbacher, Amy

TSS

April 15, 2015

8

Orcutt, Michelle

Supervisor of Special Education

May 7, 2015

C. JOB STATUS CHANGES

It is recommended the Board approve the following Job Status Changes:





Name

Assignment

Salary

Effective

1

Felloni, Michele

From Associate Teacher (1:1) to Classroom Associate Teacher (Life Skills Support, Pocono Mountain West Junior High School, PMSD)

Remains the same

March 30, 2015

2

Seymour, Deborah

From Associate Teacher (1:1) to Classroom Associate Teacher (Autistic Support, Swiftwater Elementary School, PMSD)

Remains the same

March 25, 2015


ADDENDUM ADD: None at this time

D. APPOINTMENTS

It is recommended the Board approve the following Appointments:







Name

Assignment

Salary

Effective Date



Carty, Melanie

Teacher (ES, Palmer Elementary School, EASD)

2014-2015 Step 1 Masters ($50,272)

April 7, 2015



DeCesare, Roxanne

Associate Teacher (1:1) (AS, Bangor High School, BASD)

2014-2015 Step 1 HS48/AS (2012-2013 Salary $17,615)

March 9, 2015



Denaro, Regina

Monitor (1:1), Transportation

2014-2015 Starting Hourly Rate (2012-2013 Rate $11.30/hour)

April 16, 2015



Dillard, Tabitha

Associate Teacher (AS, Farmersville Elementary School, BASD)

2014-2015 Step 1 BS/BA (2012-2013 Salary $20, 115)

April 27, 2015



Murphy, Lauren

Teacher (AS, Swiftwater Elementary School, PMSD)

2014-2015 Step 1 Bachelor’s Degree plus 15 credits ($48,675)

March 25, 2015



Summers, Emily

Long-Term Substitute Teacher (AS, Cheston Elementary, EASD)

Step 1 Bachelor’s Degree ($48, 143)

April 2, 2015


ADDENDUM ADD:






Name

Assignment

Salary

Effective Date

7

Green, Beth

Associate Teacher (1:1) (PS, Pleasant Valley Elementary, PVSD)

2014-2015 Step 1 BS/BA (2012-2013 Salary $20,115)

April 30, 2015

8

Jones, Tamiko

Monitor (1:1) Transportation

2014-2015 Starting rate (2012-13 Rate $11.30/hour)

April 20, 2015


E. SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENTS TO CURRENT POSITIONS

It is recommended the Board approve the following Supplemental Agreements with current employees:






Name

Rate

Service

Effective Dates



Davies-Lemal, Cynthia

Not to exceed $500

Mentoring of a new professional

March 25, 2015 – March 24, 2016



Peterka, Laura

Not to exceed $500

Mentoring of a new professional

April 7, 2015 – April 6, 2016



Strebig, Nicholas

Contractual hourly rate, not to exceed 21 hours

Mental Health Worker to provide services during the Summer Partial Hospitalization Program

August 4 – August 6, 2015


The following staff to receive their contractual hourly rate (unless otherwise noted), not to exceed 68 hours,

to provide services during the Extended School Year Program. Effective July 1, 2015 – July 30, 2015





















Name

Current Position

ESY Position

Hourly Rate (if different from current position



Young, Rebecca

LTS

Teacher

$36.60 per hour



Dal Pos, Eric

Sub

Associate

2014-15 Cluster 7 Step 1 BS/BA hourly rate (2012-13 rate - $14.27 per hour)



Dolan, Erin

Sub

Associate

2014-15 Cluster 7 Step 1 BS/BA hourly rate (2012-13 rate - $14.27 per hour)



Giorgione, Michelle

Associate

Associate

Contractual Hourly Rate



Lozowski, Christine

Sub

Associate

2014-15 Cluster 7 Step 1 BS/BA hourly rate (2012-13 rate - $14.27 per hour)



Lutkins, Joanne

Associate

Associate

Contractual Hourly Rate



McCree, Kristen

Associate

Associate

Contractual Hourly Rate



Plavin, Nicole

Sub

Associate

2014-15 Cluster 7 Step 1 BS/BA hourly rate (2012-13 rate - $14.27 per hour)



Saveri, Kristie

Associate

Associate

Contractual Hourly Rate



Schaeffer, Ilene

Sub

Associate

2014-15 Cluster 7 Step 1 BS/BA hourly rate (2012-13 rate - $14.27 per hour)


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