COUDERSPORT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S REGULAR MEETING
MINUTES – MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2004
Members present: Ed Babcock, Al Barry, Bob Benson, Carol ROLL CALL
Bernard, Linda Klingaman, and Tim Watson
Members absent: Michael Heroux, Joe Lagrua and David Long
District employees present: Linda Hofmann, Teena Erway,
Alanna Huck, Russ Streich, George Nuffer, Brian Snyder and
President Tim Watson called the meeting to order at 7:14 pm CALL TO ORDER
in the Large Group Instruction Room of the Coudersport Area
Jr-Sr High School.
There were no visitor comments. VISITOR COMMENTS
¨ A motion was made by Al Barry and seconded by Carol MINUTES & FINANCIAL
Bernard to approve the November 22, 2004 minutes and the REPORTS APPROVED
following financial reports as presented:
General Fund/Federal Program Bills - $55,016.66
Capital Reserve Fund - 0.00
School Lunch Fund - 0.00
Roll call vote: Ed Babcock, aye; Al Barry, aye; Bob Benson,
aye; Carol Bernard, aye; Linda Klingaman, aye; Tim Watson, aye.
Mr. Nuffer reviewed the letter he sent to Dan Wetzel, IU9 SUPERINTENDENT’S
Executive Director regarding the AVTS. REPORT
Mr. Nuffer presented a sample letter he drafted asking
questions regarding the AVTS program. Board members directed
Mr. Nuffer to send a copy of this letter to the other 72
school board members of the other eight districts and their
Mr. Nuffer shared copies of House Bill 30 which would amend
PA’s telecommunications law – Act 183.
Mr. Nuffer noted that changes to House Bill 657 Clean and
Green were vetoed by Governor Rendell.
Mr. Nuffer noted that House Bill 1113 Asthma Inhalers was
Approved – Act 187.
The Board Retreat will be held Saturday, January 22, 2005,
8 am to noon at Canoe Place Inn, Port Allegany.
Mr. Nuffer distributed a handout regarding the Broadband
Consortium Pilot Project for Potter/McKean County.
Mr. Nuffer will be meeting with Netra Baker, RN, Charles Cole
Memorial Hospital regarding the School to Work Program.
December 6, 2004
The following committees had nothing to report: COMMITTEE REPORTS
Athletic, Building, Curriculum, Legislative, Negotiations,
Personnel, Technology, Transportation
Al Barry stated that the Policy Committee will be soon
starting on some new policies.
There was no Old Business. OLD BUSINESS
¨ A motion was made by Linda Klingaman and seconded by Carol LINE OF CREDIT
Bernard to adopt Resolution 1206 of 2004 – Line of Credit as RESOLUTION
presented. Roll call vote: Al Barry, aye; Bob Benson, aye;
Carol Bernard, aye; Linda Klingaman, aye; Tim Watson, aye; Ed
¨ A motion was made by Bob Benson and seconded by Ed Babcock 2002 & 2003 TIF
to pay the Potter County Redevelopment Authority $73,376.48 FINAL PAYMENT
for school years 2002 and 2003 for the Coudersport Borough
Water System Improvement Project.
Roll call vote: Bob Benson, aye; Carol Bernard, aye; Linda
Klingaman, aye; Tim Watson, aye; Ed Babcock, aye; Al Barry,
Tim Watson asked Mr. Nuffer to send a letter with the check
to the Redevelopment Authority stating that this was CASD’s
final payment for the TIF Program.
¨ A motion was made by Linda Klingaman and seconded by Bob VO-TECH RESOLUTION
Benson to table the Vo-Tech Resolution. Motion carried TABLED
Written reports outlining November activities were presented
by the following:
Alanna Huck – Vice-Principal
Russ Streich – Elementary Principal – Also reported that
3rd grade PSSA results will be made available to CASD soon.
Ernie Kuratomi – High School Principal
Steve Gerner – Maintenance Supervisor
Jack Keifer – Technology Coordinator
¨ A motion was made by Ed Babcock and seconded by Al Barry PERSONNEL - MUSICAL
to approve the following personnel items as presented: POSITIONS
Appoint Patricia Symans to the position of
Musical Director/Choreographer for the 2004-2005 school year.
Appoint Brian Gresh to the position of Orchestra
Conductor for the 2004-2005 school year.
Appoint Anne Acker to the position of Performance/
December 6, 2004
Rehearsal Pianist for the 2004-2005 school year.
Appoint Carla Kusmierz to the position of Producer/
Stage Director for the 2004-2005 school year.
Roll call vote: Carol Bernard, aye; Linda Klingaman, aye;
Tim Watson, aye; Ed Babcock, aye; Al Barry, aye; Bob Benson,
¨ A motion was made by Bob Benson and seconded by Carol PERSONNEL - SUB
Bernard to approve the following substitute positions for the POSITIONS
2004-2005 school year:
Valerie Archer David Bucheit
David Bucheit Jennifer Funk
Jennifer Funk James Pomeroy
James Pomeroy Amanda Stuckey
Roll call vote: Linda Klingaman, aye; Tim Watson, aye; Ed
Babcock, aye; Al Barry, aye; Bob Benson, aye; Carol Bernard,
President Watson called for an executive session at 8:08 pm EXECUTIVE SESSION
to discuss personnel.
President Watson called the meeting back to order at 9:05 pm.
¨ A motion was made by Ed Babcock and seconded by Linda SUPPORT STAFF
Klingaman to approve the Early Bird tentative agreement with CONTRACT APPROVED
the CESPA – Coudersport Educational Support Personnel
Association. Roll call vote: Tim Watson, aye; Ed Babcock,
aye; Al Barry, aye; Bob Benson, aye; Carol Bernard, aye; Linda
¨ A motion was made by Carol Bernard and seconded by Al Barry KINDERGARTEN
to establish a three hour special education aide for Kinder- SPECIAL ED AIDE
garten. Roll call vote: Ed Babcock, aye; Al Barry, aye; Bob APPROVED
Benson, aye; Carol Bernard, aye; Linda Klingaman, aye; Tim
An executive session was held at the conclusion of the EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
November 22, 2004 business meeting to discuss building
projects and personnel.
An executive session may be held between now and the next
regularly scheduled meeting to discuss issues covered under
December 6, 2004
Section 8 of the Sunshine Law.
¨ A motion was made by Linda Klingaman and seconded by Al ADJOURNMENT
Barry to adjourn at 9:06 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
Connie Benson, Board Secretary