CENTENNIAL BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS
 
BOARD MEETING
January 8, 2013
7:00 P.M.

 
CALL TO ORDER
Dr. Pollock
ROLL CALLDr. Pollock
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Dr. Pollock
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dr. Pollock
 
PRESENTATIONS
Dr. Cressman
 Ron Bernstein, Executive Director, Foundations Community Partnership
GOOD NEWS!  Attachment
Mr. Gretton
 
STUDENT REPORTS
Mr. Kurnat
Miss Kemler
Mr. Ceccoli (alternate)
 
COMMUNITY COMMENTS
Dr. Pollock
 
 
NEW BUSINESS
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CENTENNIAL SCHOOL BOARD:
Dr. Pollock
1.

Approves the changes to the William Tennent High School 2013-2014 Program of Studies. Attachment 1

Mrs. Schrader Lynch
 
2.
Approves the Release and Settlement Agreement for student 10-8
Mrs. Huf
 
3.

Accepts the Performance Audit Report of the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s Office for the time period of June 12, 2009 through August 5, 2011.
Attachment 3

Mr. Hartline
  
 4.Approves the use of up to three school district buses to be used in the Montgomery/Bucks Bus Road-eo competition for the pre-trip inspection testing at a cost to the district of approximately $200.Attachment 4Ms. Driban
 
 5.Approves the change orders for the McDonald Elementary School project in the amounts of $13,494.19 to increase electric feeder size and $30,280.00 (reimbursed by contractor) to replace damaged heat pumps. Attachment 5Ms. Driban
  
6.

Grants final approval for a trip by the William Tennent High School cheerleaders to compete in the National High School Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Florida, February 8-11, 2013.  The cost to the District is approximately $200.00 for transportation to and from the airport. Attachment 6

Ms. Driban
7.

Approves the attached overnight conference request at an approximate cost to the District of $96.00. Attachment 7

Mrs. Huf

 

8.

Grants final approval for a trip for William Tennent High School German Language students to Jamison, Pennsylvania, March 15-16, 2013.  There is no cost to the District. Attachment 8

Mrs. Huf
9.

Grants final approval for a trip for William Tennent High School student foreign travel to Germany, June 24-July 19, 2013.  There is no cost to the District. Attachment 9

Mrs. Huf
10.
Grants final approval for a trip for William Tennent High School language students to Canada, June 24-June 28, 2013.  There is no cost to the District.
Attachment 10
Mrs. Huf
11.

Grants preliminary approval for a trip for William Tennent High School PMEA Choral participants to Hatboro-Horsham High School, February  6-8, 2013.  The cost to the District is $440.00. Attachment 11

Mrs. Huf
12.

Approves the attached overnight conference request at an approximate cost to the District of $951.00. Attachment 12

Mrs. Huf
13.

Approves an exception to Policy 7.18, Resident, Non-Resident and Tuition Status, for Student 1-13 to attend McDonald Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year.  The parent is requesting transportation be provided.

Mrs. Huf
14.

Approves the attached standard contract with Camfel Productions to provide The Pledge Elementary assembly at Willow Dale Elementary School on April 17, 2013 at a cost of $745.00 to the District.  Attachment 14A, Attachment 14B

Mrs. Huf
15.

Approves the Standard Contract for Services with Wordsworth Academy as attached. Attachment 15

Mrs. Huf
16.

Deny waiver of penalties per attached. Attachment 16

Mr. Hartline
17.

Approve change order to Bid number 2013-04, Fencing Installation, Centennial School District Bus Garage. Attachment 17

Ms. Driban
18.

Approves, retroactively, the curriculum materials expenditure of $38,000 for the 2012-2013 school year for the Intensive Learning Support, Life Skills and Autistic Support classes as presented to the Education Committee on 01/07/13. Attachment 18

Mrs. Schrader Lynch
19.

Approves the curriculum materials expenditure of $65,000 for the 2013-2014 school year for the Intensive Learning Support, Life Skills and Autistic Support classes as presented to the Education Committee on 01/07/13. Attachment 19

Mrs. Schrader Lynch
20.

WHEREAS, the role of locally elected school officials has served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and local communities in meeting the needs of public education since the passage of the Free School Act in 1834; and

WHEREAS, these local boards have discharged their responsibilities to public education in a manner which has placed public education in the forefront of our educational systems; and

WHEREAS, locally elected officials have distinguished themselves and their communities in this nonpaid, volunteer public service commitment; and

WHEREAS, the contributions of these men and women should be recognized and appreciated by those who benefit from the workings of our public school system;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association hereby proclaims the month of January as School Director Recognition Month in this commonwealth; and

FURTHER RESOLVE that this proclamation be communicated to all school districts, school officials and local communities in a planned program which brings visibility and awareness of the role of locally elected school officials to the citizenry of this commonwealth.

Dr. Cressman

PERSONNEL 
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CENTENNIAL SCHOOL BOARD
approves all personnel recommendations as attached:
     Authorization to Employ 
     Resignations, Retirements, Leaves of Absence
     Per Diem Substitute Professional Staff
     Substitute Support Staff
     Curriculum Resource Team Members
Mrs. Huf
 
FINANCIAL  Attachment
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CENTENNIAL SCHOOL BOARD
accepts the:
     Schedule of Bills, Investments, Cafeteria Fund Budget Report – December 2012
     Student Activity/Clearing Fund – December 2012
and approves the: 
     Fund Profiles/Treasurer's Report – December 2012
     Budgetary Transfers – December 2012
Mr. Hartline
 
MINUTES
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CENTENNIAL SCHOOL BOARD
approves the minutes of the:
     Regular School Board Meeting – November 13, 2012 Attachment
     Work Session/Regular School Board Meeting – November 27, 2012 Attachment
     Regular School Board Meeting – December 3, 2012 Attachment
     Work Session/Regular School Board Meeting – December 11, 2012 Attachment
Mrs. Huf
 
BOARD DISCUSSION AND COMMENT
Dr. Pollock
 
REPORTS
Dr. Pollock
EDUCATION COMMITTEE Mrs. Schrader Lynch
  FINANCE COMMITTEE Mr. Hartline
OPERATIONS COMMITTEE Ms. Driban
 
Bucks County School Directors Legislative Council LiaisonMrs. Schrader Lynch
Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit #22Mr. Hartline
PSBA RepresentativeMr. Miller
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology Executive CouncilMrs. Huf
 
COMMUNICATIONS
Dr. Pollock
 
ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY COMMENTS
Dr. Pollock
 
SCHEDULE OF BOARD MEETINGS/CALENDAR OF EVENTS  Attachment
Ms. Driban
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Note:  The motions approving contracts shall not be construed as altering in any respect the terms, conditions, and limitations contained in any contract.  No summary of the contract contained in the agenda or the minutes is intended to alter in any respect the terms, conditions, or limitations contained in any contract.  In all instances, the terms, conditions, and limitations of the contract document(s) itself and not the summary shall control.