COUDERSPORT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S REGULAR MEETING
MINUTES – MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2005
Members present: Ed Babcock, Al Barry, Bob Benson, Carol ROLL CALL
Bernard, Michael Heroux, David Long and Tim Watson
Members absent: Linda Klingaman, Joe Lagrua
Others present: Donna Giannattasio, Dan Wetzel
District employees present: Steve Gerner, Jack Keifer, Ernie
Kuratomi, Russ Streich, George Nuffer, Brian Snyder and Connie
President Watson called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm in the CALL TO ORDER
Large Group Instruction Room of the Coudersport Area Jr-Sr
Donna Giannattasio thanked the board and Pat Keeney for doing VISITOR COMMENTS
a great job with advance placement classes. She encouraged
the board to also keep in mind the AVTS students because this
reaches another group of students.
Linda Klingaman arrived to the meeting at 7:32 p.m.
Dan Wetzel, Executive Director, IU9, helped to clarify the DAN WETZEL, IU9
AVTS Articles of Agreement. Mr. Wetzel fielded many questions
from board members. He noted that Article 18 of the PA School
Code deals with Vocational Technical Schools.
Mr. Wetzel stated that Austin, Otto-Eldred, and Oswayo Valley
School Districts have voted unanimously for the design phase
for the AVTS.
¨ A motion was made by Al Barry and seconded by Carol Bernard MINUTES
to approve the January 10, 2005 Regular Minutes as presented.
Motion carried unanimously.
¨ A motion was made by David Long and seconded by Linda FINANCIAL REPORTS
Klingaman to approve the following financial reports as APPROVED
General Fund/Federal Program Bills - $ 77,075.04
Capital Reserve Fund - 0.00
School Lunch Fund - 8,622.62
Activities Report – December 2004
Athletic Fund Report – December 2004
Roll call vote: Ed Babcock, aye; Al Barry, aye; Bob Benson,
aye; Carol Bernard, aye; Michael Heroux, aye; Linda Klingaman,
aye; David Long, aye; Tim Watson, aye.
The following committees did not report: COMMITTEE REPORTS
Curriculum, IU Nine, Legislative, Negotiations,
January 31, 2005
Ed Babcock stated that the Athletic Committee met on January
21 to discuss program goals, organizational structure,
priorities and scheduling athletic events.
Michael Heroux stated that the next meeting of the Building
Committee will be Monday, February 7, 2005, 4:30 pm.
Al Barry stated that the next meeting of the Policy Committee
will be Monday, February 7, 2005, 5:30 pm to discuss an
Acceptable Use of the Internet Policy.
Al Barry stated that he is still hearing complaints in the
community about Krise Bus Service.
Mr. Nuffer distributed the Manheim Central School District SUPERINTENDENT’S
letter regarding Act 71/72. REPORT
Mr. Nuffer and Brian Snyder gave a presentation regarding
Act 72 of 2004 – PA Homeowner Tax Relief Act.
Mr. Nuffer noted that the PA-Educator.net teacher search
that we joined last year resulted in the hiring of our new
Mr. Nuffer noted that the Organization Chart needs to be
reworked because the secretaries were omitted.
Mr. Nuffer distributed handouts regarding the Safe Sport
Testing Service – drug testing for sports.
Mr. Nuffer noted that the radon testing has been completed
and shows that we tested very low for radon levels – within
acceptable range. The company has suggested that they return
in nine months to do a follow-up test.
There was no Old Business. OLD BUSINESS
¨ A motion was made by Bob Benson and seconded by Linda SPARE BUS & VAN
Klingaman to approve the following spare buses in case the APPROVAL
need arises to use them and the mini van to transport
Bus 075 – Vin #1HVBBPHN8RH559221
Bus 05 - Vin #1HVBBNEP2LH265508
Van 54 - Vin #1GNDX03EXXD115610
Motion carried unanimously.
¨ A motion was made by Al Barry and seconded by David Long PERSONNEL
to approve the following appointments for the 2004-2005 school
Appoint Robert Tingley to the volunteer position of Jr
High Basketball Coach.
Appoint John Sherry to the volunteer position of Assistant
January 31, 2005
Lauren Webster Carrie Dunn
Roll call vote: Al Barry, aye; Bob Benson, aye; Carol
Bernard, aye; Michael Heroux, aye; Linda Klingaman, aye;
David Long, aye; Tim Watson, aye; Ed Babcock, aye.
An executive session will be held after tonight’s meeting to
discuss personnel issues.
An executive session may be held between now and the next
regularly scheduled meeting to discuss issues covered under
Section 8 of the Sunshine Law.
There were no Public Comments.
¨ A motion was made by Michael Heroux and seconded by Linda ADJOURNMENT
Klingaman to adjourn at 10:09 p.m. Motion carried
Connie Benson, Board Secretary