Board Reorganization Meeting Agenda/Minutes 12-1-14

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State College Area School District
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Agenda
Reorganization Board Meeting
Monday, December 1, 2014
7:00 pm, Board Room
131 W. Nittany Avenue
State College, PA 16801


I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II. BOARD REORGANIZATION
A. Elect Temporary President (must be a continuing Board Member)
B. Elect President
C. Elect Vice-President

III. ACTION ITEMS
A. Annual Appointments (attachment III-A)
B. 2015 School Board Meeting Dates (attachment III-B)

IV. ADJOURNMENT
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MINUTES

I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Ms. Fishbaine called the Reorganization Meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. and explained that prior to the Board Regular meeting, the Reorganization meeting would take place. A copy of all materials distributed to board members for discussion and/or action are included with the official minutes, unless otherwise indicated.
Board members present: Amber Concepcion, Penni Fishbaine, Scott Fozard, David Hutchinson, Jim Leous, Ann McGlaughlin, Jim Pawelczyk, Dorothea Stahl, Laurel Zydney
Board members absent:
Board Secretary: Mary Jenn Dorman
Solicitor: Scott Etter
Superintendent: Robert J. O’Donnell
District Personnel: Sara Brennen, Randy Brown, Eric Davey, Jacque Martin, Sharon Perry,
Ed Poprik, Donna Watson
Guests: Shawn Annarelli, Michael Garrett
 
II. ELECTION OF TEMPORARY PRESIDENT
Ms. Fishbaine announced a temporary president would be elected to then elect the president and vice-president. Mr. Leous moved and Ms. Concepcion seconded to nominate Dorothea Stahl as the temporary president. Mr. Leous moved and Ms. Concepcion seconded to close the nominations for temporary president. All board members present voted aye with voice vote to close nominations. The motion passed and there was no discussion. With all board members present, Dorothea Stahl was elected unanimously with a voice vote as temporary president. The motion passed with no discussion.
 
III. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT
Ms. Stahl asked for a nomination for President. Ms. Zydney moved and Ms. McGlaughlin seconded to nominate Amber Concepcion as president. No discussion and no other motions. Mr. Leous moved and Mr. Fozard seconded to close nominations. All board members present voted aye with voice vote to close nominations. The motion passed and there was no further discussion. All board members present voted aye with a voice vote to elect Amber Concepcion as president. Ms. Concepcion was unanimously elected as president and congratulations were given.
 
IV. ELECTION OF VICE-PRESIDENT
Mr. Fozard moved and Ms. Fishbaine seconded to nominate Jim Leous as vice-president. There was no discussion and no other motions. Ms. Fishbaine moved and Mr. Fozard seconded to close nominations. All board members voted aye with voice vote to close nominations. The motion passed and there was no further discussion. All board members present voted aye with voice vote to elect Jim Leous as vice-president. Mr. Leous was unanimously elected as vice-president and congratulations were given.
 
Dr. O’Donnell thanked Ms. Fishbaine for the great job she has done the last two years as Board President. He noted her dedication, service and commitment and thanked her again. Ms. Concepcion also thanked Ms. Fishbaine for all her work for the High School Project and Referendum.
 
V. REORGANIZATION ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS for 2015
Ms. Concepcion reviewed the annual appointment list and the following appointments were agreed upon for the 2015 year:
 
Positions:
Federal Relations Network Representative-David Hutchinson
Alternate Representative-CIU Board Representative-Laurel Zydney (position to 6/2017)
CIU Member at Large-Scott Fozard (position until 6/2017)
Alternate Member-Penni Fishbaine
NSBA Liaison-David Hutchinson
PSBA Liaison-David Hutchinson
CARE Partnership-David Hutchinson
COG Liaison-Jim Pawelczyk
Legislative Chairperson-David Hutchinson
Career and Technology Center Committee-Jim Leous
 
Sub-Committees of the Board:
Communications-Ann/Jim L/Penni (Jim Leous-Chair)
Culture, Climate, and Learning-David/Jim P/Laurel/Dorothea (Jim Pawelczyk-Chair)
Facilities and Grounds-Amber/Ann/Jim P./Laurel (Dorothea as an Alternate)
 
Citizens Advisory Committees:
CAC for Interscholastic Athletics Committee-Penni Fishbaine, Dorothea Stahl
CAC for Facilities Committee-Amber Concepcion/Jim Pawelczyk
CAC for Finance Committee-Ann McGlaughlin/Scott Fozard
CAC for Safety Committee-Laurel Zydney
CAC for Technology Committee-Jim Leous
Ms. Stahl moved and Mr. Fozard seconded to approve the listing of appointments for 2015. All board members present voted aye with a voice vote to approve the appointments. The motion passed unanimously.
 
VI. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING DATES for 2015
In accordance with the PA School Code, the following dates were recommended as School Board of Directors’ meetings in 2015. The approved dates, time and location–7:00 p.m., Board Room, 131 W. Nittany Avenue, State College, PA–will be advertised in the Centre Daily Times. Ms. Concepcion noted the listing of Board Meetings for 2015 and September 14, 2015 was changed to Wednesday, September 16. Mr. Hutchinson moved and Ms. Zydney seconded to approve the meeting dates as listed below. All board members present voted aye with a voice vote. The following meeting dates were approved unanimously.
January 12 and 26, 2015
February 9 and 23, 2015
March 2 and 23, 2015
***March 16, 2014–Work Session
April 13 and 27, 2015
May 4 and 18, 2015
June 8 and 22, 2015
July 13 and 27, 2015
August 10 and 24, 2015
September 16 and 28, 2015 (Sept. 16-Wednesday)
October 12 and 26, 2015
November 9 and 23, 2015
December 7 and 21, 2015
 
Submitted by, 
Mary Jenn Dorman, Board Secretary