SVBriefs

August 2017 BOARD BRIEF

STEEL VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Memorial Books

The School Board acknowledged the passing of Hetti E. Pido, sister of Holli Bobick, Park School paraprofessional; Wayne R. Matukonis, uncle of Melissa Ladik, High School paraprofessional; George Barnhart, grandfather of Edward Colebank; and Michael Skocz, uncle of Edward Colebank, Director of Academics, Information & Technology. It was moved by Mr. Bulger and seconded by Mrs. Yuhas to place an appropriate selection of books into the school libraries in their memory.

Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Wehrer announced that Steel Valley moved up in the rankings of the best school districts in the Pittsburgh area. Niche.com compared school districts in the Pittsburgh area and across the state. We are ranked 38 out of 79 school districts in the Pittsburgh area and 234 out of 497 school districts in Pennsylvania. Steel Valley was given a B overall. We scored a B+ in teacher quality, resources and facilities, and food, and an A in student diversity. Further results can be found at
www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/m/pittsburgh-metro-area.

Director of Academics, Information and Technology Report

Mr. Colebank reported that the distribution of iPads would be completed during the first week of school. Parent signatures will be needed for the 5th grade students and all new students to receive their iPads.

Meeting Minutes

The Board approved the following meeting minutes:

  • July 24, 2017 worksession meeting
  • July 27, 2017 regular meeting

Financial Management

The Board approved the following financial items:

  • General Fund invoices for 2016-2017 paid in 2017-2018 in the amount of $84,375.94
  • General Fund invoices for August 2017 in the amount of $230,070.83
  • General Fund hand checks for 2016-2017 paid in July 2017 in the amount of $3,935.97
  • General Fund hand checks for July 2017 in the amount of $1,264,753.24
  • General Fund Revenue Report for June 2017
  • General Fund Revenue Report for July 2017
  • General Fund Expenditure Report for June 2017
  • General Fund Expenditure Report for July 2017
  • General Fund Balance Sheet for June 2017
  • General Fund Balance Sheet for July 2017
  • Food Service invoices for 2016-2017 paid in 2017-2018 in the amount of $625.00
  • Food Service Revenue Report for June 2017
  • Food Service Revenue Report for July 2017
  • Food Service Expenditure Report for June 2017
  • Food Service Expenditure Report for July 2017
  • Food Service Balance Sheet for June 2017
  • Food Service Balance Sheet for July 2017
  • Payroll Funding Transfers for June and July 2017
  • Capital Projects Revenue Report for June 2017
  • Capital Projects Expenditure Report for June 2017
  • Capital Projects Balance Sheet for June 2017
  • Capital Projects Revenue Report for July 2017
  • Capital Projects Expenditure Report for July 2017
  • Capital Projects Balance Sheet Report for July 2017
  • High School Student Activities Balance Sheet and Disbursement Report for July 2017
  • Middle School Activities Balance Sheet and Disbursement Report for July 2017
  • External Groups Balance Sheet and Disbursement Report for July 2017
  • Athletics Fund Balance Sheet and Disbursement Report for July 2017
  • Adopted a resolution authorizing the Business Manager and proper officers of the School Board to pay certain invoices timely when the goods, services or contract had been previously approved and included in the budget and where the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the United States of America require payments in a required time period that would occur prior to a Board meeting

Operations

The Board approved the facility rental requests as presented. Co-Curricular Leadership

The Board approved the following items:

  • Fundraising requests as presented
  • 8th Grade Field Trip to Washington, D.C., on May 10-12, 2018, at no cost to the district
  • Food Service Budget for the 2017-2018 school year with revenues projected at $1,106,280 and the expenditures projected to be $1,135,165. The Fund Balance will absorb the deficit of $28,885.
  • Resolution recognizing and supporting the Steel Valley Soccer Club, known as an association that conducts its activities as a service organization supporting the educational endeavors of the District

Educational Leadership

The Board designated book titles listed as surplus books and authorized the administration to dispose of the titles listed.

Personnel Management

The Board approved the following items:

  • Appointed Christie Barron to a full time professional school nurse position with a 2017-2018 assignment of full time elementary school nurse at Bachelor’s Step 2 salary ($45,432) plus benefits as per the SVEA collective bargaining agreement effective August 25, 2017, and contingent upon receipt of current clearances, health examination, screening for controlled substances and compliance with Act 168
  • Dr. Richard L. Kapusta, certified school psychologist and PA licensed psychologist, as a contracted provider to perform school psychological services as needed
  • Tracey McPherson and Carl Sarber as day-to-day substitute teachers for the 2017-2018 school year at the approved daily rate, contingent upon compliance with Act 168 of 2014, and upon passing physical exam and drug screening test
  • Aaron Conner to the supplemental position of High School Cross Country coach for the 2017-2018 school year
  • Intermittent family medical leave of absence for Mary Jo Sklencar effective August 23, 2017, not to exceed 60 days
  • Accepted, with regret, the resignation of Jules DeFelices from the position of paraprofessional, effective with the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year
  • Every day substitute teachers as presented for the 2017-2018 school year at the approved daily rate
  • Hired Joley Stegena as a substitute custodian to be paid at the rate of $9.00 per hour, contingent upon compliance with Act 168 and passing physical and drug screening exams
  • List of volunteers for the 2017-2018 school year, contingent upon receipt of current clearances
  • Opened the position of Junior Varsity Cheerleading Coach effective immediately
  • Appointed Terri Vargo as a Districtwide Paraeducator at a rate of $10.10 per hour plus $1.50 per hour for highly qualified status, contingent upon passing a physical exam and the mandated screening for controlled substances and receipt of current clearances,