Board Meeting Agenda/Minutes August 13, 2018

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Agenda
  
August 13, 2018 Regular Board Meeting          
Panorama Village Administrative Center 
Meeting Room A - 7:00 p.m.
240 Villa Crest Drive
State College, PA  16801

I.        CALL TO ORDER

II.      COMMUNICATIONS (Press Release Preview)

III.     PUBLIC COMMENT  Each individual will be limited to comments of three (3) minutes as time permits for items on this agenda or related to Board business.

IV.      ROUTINE APPROVALS  (7:15 p.m.)
A motion to approve the Routine Approval Listing as presented.
           A. Out-of-State / Overnight Student Travel (attachment IV-A)
           B. Board Travel for PSBA Conference October 17-19, 2018 (attachment IV-B)
           C. Regular Board Meeting Minutes July 23, 2018 (attachment IV-C)
           D. District Bills for July 2018 (attachment IV-D)
           E. Annual bid award for beverages for 2018-2019 school year (attachment IV-E)
           F. Annual bid award for Food Service food and supplies for 2018-2019 (attachment IV-F)
           G. Annual bid award for Pizza in the school cafeterias for 2018-2019 (attachment IV-G)
           H. Contract with Music Theatre International for exclusive rights for a student production in 2018-2019 (attachment IV-H)
           I. Additions to Fall 2018 listing of approved athletic officials (attachment IV-I)
           J. Technology Department Vendors for Annual Service Renewals (attachment IV-J)
           K. Renewal of St. Francis Agreement with the High School (attachment IV-K)
           L. Renewal of Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Agreement with CTC (attachment IV-L)
           M. Continuation of contract for year two with Learning Forward for K-5 professional development (attachment IV-M)
           N. Human Resource Recommendations (attachment IV-N)

V.       ACTION ITEMS  (7:25 p.m.)
           A. A motion to approve the engagement for Baker Tilly for Audit/Tax for the SCASD Educational Foundation as presented. (attachment V-A)
           B. A motion to approve student attending CPI for 2018-2019 year presented (attachment V-B)
           C. A motion to approve the 2018-2019 Athletic Ticket Prices as presented (attachment V-C)
           D. A motion to approve the bid award for portable stair chair and manual wheelchair with seating to low bidder, Susquehanna Vally Mobility, in an amount not to exceed $12,090 (attachment V-D)
           E. A motion to approve the Proposal for year two of SCASD K-5 Pennsylvania Math Initiative (PMI) as presented (attachment V-E)
           F. A motion to accept the quotes not to exceed $21,799.30 for installation, and software licensing as part of the door hardware access installation project. (attachment V-F)
           G. A motion to accept recommendation for North Field Turf as presented (attachment V-G)
           H. A motion to accept quotes for summer facility improvement projects and service contracts located in the District as presented. (attachment V-H)
           I. A motion to approve Elementary School Projects Change Orders presented: (attachment V-I)
                 Corl Street project:
                 General Contractor CO #14, in the amount of $573.00
                 General Contractor CO #15, in the amount $1,164.94
                 Electrical Contractor CO #08, in the amount of $591.00
                 Electrical Contractor CO #09, in the amount of $4,037.00
                 Asbestos Contractor CO #01, in the amount of $280.57
                 Spring Creek project:
                 General Contractor CO #11, in the amount of $2,852.54
                 General Contractor CO #12, in the amount of $1,118.34
                 General Contractor CO #13, in the amount of $585.85
                 Plumbing Contractor CO #01, as a credit of $889.00
                 Mechanical Contractor CO #06, as a credit of $2,193.00
                Radio Park project:
                 General Contractor CO #16, in the amount of $2,674.13
                 General Contractor CO #17, in the amount of $861.84
                 General Contractor CO #18, in the amount of $1,020.92
                 General Contractor CO #19, in the amount of $1,025.82
                 Mechanical Contractor CO #04, as a credit of $1,750.00
                 Mechanical Contractor CO #05, in the amount of $2,753.16
                 Mechanical Contractor CO #06, in the amount of $3,421.78
                 Electrical Contractor CO #12, as a credit of $750.00
                 Electrical Contractor CO #13, in the amount of $13,260.00
                 Electrical Contractor CO #14, in the amount of $797.00
           J. A motion to approve High School Project Change Orders presented: (attachment V-J)
                 General Contractor CO #167, in the amount of $5,741.34
                 General Contractor CO #168, in the amount of $2,162.89
                 General Contractor CO #169, in the amount of $12,207.85
                 Site Contractor CO #39, in the amount of $75,360.15
                 Plumbing Contractor CO #27, in the amount of $14,575.00
                 Fire Protection Contractor CO #16, in the amount of $1,137.00
                 Electrical Contractor CO #116, in the amount of $2,869.34
                 Electrical Contractor CO #117, as a credit of $342.31
                 Electrical Contractor CO #118, in the amount of $382.15
                 Electrical Contractor CO #119, in the amount of $971.31

VI.      INFORMATION/DISCUSSION (7:45)
           A. District Goal Category: Facilities and Grounds     
                 Elementary and High School Projects Update (attachment VI-A1)
                 Slideshow - (High School) (Corl Street) (Spring Creek) (Radio Park)
                 Playground RFP (attachment VI-A2)
           B. District Category: Human Resources
                 TalentEd Software Employee Recruitment (attachment VI-B)
           C. Wonderland Charter School Update (attachment VI-C)
           D. Research Proposal (attachment VI-D)
           E. Draft Board Committee Meeting Schedule for 2018-2019 (attachment VI-E)

VII.     BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING 
Upcoming Committee Meeting
                  Culture Climate and Learning Committee - August 16, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

VIII.    FUTURE AGENDA PLANNING
August 27, 2018 Regular Meeting
**Action Items
High School Project Change Orders
Elementary Projects Change Orders
Accept quotes for summer facility improvement projects in District
Additional Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment licenses 
**Information/Discussion
Elementary Projects Update
High School Projects Update
Student Assessment

September 10, 2018 Regular Board Meeting
**Action Items
High School Project Change Orders
Elementary Projects Change Orders
Accept quotes for summer facility improvement projects in District
**Information/Discussion

September 24, 2018 Regular Board Meeting
**Action Items
High School Project Change Orders
Elementary Projects Change Orders
Accept quotes for summer facility improvement projects in District
**Information/Discussion
Elementary Projects Update
High School Projects Update

October 8, 2018 Regular Board Meeting
**Action Items
High School Project Change Orders
Elementary Projects Change Orders
**Information/Discussion

October 22, 2018 Regular Board Meeting
**Action Items
High School Project Change Orders
Elementary Projects Change Orders
**Information/Discussion
Elementary Projects Update
High School Projects Update

IX.      ADJOURNMENT


MINUTES

 

August 13, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Minutes          
Panorama Village Administrative Center                                  
Meeting Room A - 7:00 p.m.
240 Villa Crest Drive
State College, PA  16801


I.        CALL TO ORDER
Ms. Concepcion called the State College Area School District Board of School Directors regular meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. She welcomed all attending and those viewing from home. Ms. Concepcion announced the Board held an executive session July 23, 2018 on student discipline, personnel and legal matter, and prior to this meeting, on a legal matter. With the agenda before them, she asked board members for any changes; there were no changes.

A copy of all materials distributed to board members for discussion and/or action is included with the official minutes, unless otherwise indicated.

Board members present: Amy Bader, Lori Bedell, Gretchen Brandt, Amber Concepcion, Dan Duffy, Scott Fozard, David Hutchinson, Jim Leous, Laurel Zydney
Board members absent:
Board Secretary: Mary Jenn Dorman
Student Representative:
Solicitor: Scott Etter
Superintendent: Robert O’Donnell
District Personnel: Linda Andrews, Vernon Bock, Randy Brown, Curtis Johnson, Jason Little, Nabil Mark, Sharon Perry, Linda Pierce, Ed Poprik, Chris Rosenblum, Eugene Ruocchio, Megan Schaper, Nicole Steele, Will Stout, Fanessa Thompson, Donna Watson, Chris Weakland, Nick Zepp
Guests: John Aston, Greg Browser, Michael Gay, Nancy Gorgas, Tim Jones, Alexa Walter


II.       COMMUNICATIONS
Dr. O’Donnell announced that unfortunately, we had to close Mount Nittany Middle School today until further notice due to effects of excessive moisture. Specialists were brought in to investigate and test the environment and we hope to have results tomorrow. The safety of our students and employees is our primary concern and will ensure the building is safe before we allow it to be reoccupied. Meanwhile, MNMS office staff and administration is working out of Mount Nittany Elementary School.


The second kindergarten camp was held today at Ferguson Township Elementary and the rest of the schools will take place this week and next. He welcomed all of our kindergarten families to the District, and thanked teachers and staff for making the orientations a fun experience. You can check the kindergarten page on our website for a camp schedule.


We are only two weeks away from the first day of school, August 27, and looking forward to starting another memorable year. The first day for teachers is next Tuesday, we have been preparing schools for the opening and months of learning ahead. Families can check bus route information via the Parent Portal/HAC online or call 814-231-1033 for bus-related questions.


Dr. O’Donnell introduced Officer John Aston, new School Resource Officer at the High School. He has worked with Officer Stec and brings experience and wisdom to the role. Lieutenant Greg Browser accompanied him to the meeting and Dr. O’Donnell thank them for all they do with the District and for our community.


III.      PUBLIC COMMENT  

There was no public comment.

IV.       ROUTINE APPROVALS  
A motion to approve the Routine Approval Listing as presented.
--Out-of-State / Overnight Student Travel       
--Board Travel for PSBA Conference October 17-19, 2018
--Regular Board Meeting Minutes July 23, 2018
District Bills for July 2018                  2017-18                  2018-19                Total
General Fund                             $ 7,066,658.63             $5,120,573.13       $12,187,231.76
(checks 1037480 to 1037872 and V1040342 to V1040375)
Food Service Fund                                     0.00                  11,081.95               11,081.95
(checks 64215 to 64233 )
Activities Fund                                           0.00                   6,502.09                6,502.09 
(checks 92116 to 92124)
Purchasing Cards                               66,714.78                         0.00                66,714.78
(June 2018 - checks 237, 7729, 886)
Total All Funds                               $7,113,373.41              $5,138,157.17      $12,271,530.58
--Annual bid award for beverages for 2018-2019 school year
--Annual bid award for Food Service food and supplies for 2018-2019
--Contract with Music Theatre International for exclusive rights for a student production in 2018-2019 school year
--Additions to Fall 2018 listing of approved athletic officials
--Technology Department Vendors for Annual Service Renewals
--Renewal of St. Francis Agreement with the High School
--Renewal of Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Agreement with CTC for 2018-2019
--Continuation of year two contract with Learning Forward for K-5 professional development
--Human Resource Recommendations (refer to attachment IV-N)
Mr. Leous moved and Mr. Hutchinson seconded to approve the Routine Approvals Listing minus Item IV-G, bid award for pizza. This will be the first action item. Board members discussed having more time to look at other options, how long ago did this outside provider start, and the possibility for a locally owned business. Ms. Schaper came to the table and provided information that she could take quotes for locally owned but not sure they could do the capacity needed; there was collaboration here with student voice; they want a national brand recognition; and this began about 15 years ago. Approximately 85% of the students in elementary and middle school buy lunch on this day. Ms. Schaper noted there were no issues when the bid originally went out and recommendation is due to good criteria.

Mr. Fozard noted a correction for a salary under the non-certified section in the HR Report - $1800/hour needs a decimal point for $18.00/hour. Mr. Leous and Mr. Hutchinson accepted the salary amendment to the motion. With the motion moved and seconded above to approve the Routine Approvals Listing minus Item IV-G and the amendment for salary, all board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

V.        BID AWARD FOR PIZZA in SCHOOL CAFETERIAS                    
A motion to approve the annual bid award for Papa John’s Pizza in the school cafeterias for 2018-2019 as presented. Mr. Fozard moved and Mr. Leous seconded to approve the motion. Board members commented, offered suggestions and had questions regarding this item. If it was not approved today, Ms. Schaper did have a little time prior to school starting, but up to the vendor to pull together this quickly; this is a franchise here and not comfortable holding people accountable that has no involvement; capacity could be very different and difficult with a local vendor vs. a corporate company and students want a national brand recognition. This decision was based on criteria and a point value. Sales decreased when a former low bid was chosen and do not want that to happen. With the motion moved and seconded above to approve the annual bid award for Papa John’s Pizza in the school cafeterias for 2018-2019, and with all board members present, five members voted aye, four board members voted nay (Dr. Bader, Ms. Bedell, Ms. Brandt and Ms. Concepcion) on a roll call vote. The motion passed 5 to 4.

VI.       APPOINT BAKER TILLY for AUDIT/TAX SERVICES for EDUCATION FOUNDATION
A motion to approve the engagement of Baker Tilly for Audit/Tax Services for the SCASD Education Foundation as presented. Dr. Duffy moved and Mr. Leous seconded to approve the motion. There was no discussion. With the motion moved and seconded, and with all board members present, eight board members voted aye and one board member abstained (Mr. Fozard due to a conflict of interest with receiving a monthly benefit from Baker Tilly due to a buyout situation) on a roll call vote. The motion passed 8 to 1 abstention.


VII.      APPROVE STUDENT ATTENDING CPI for 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
A motion to approve a student to attend CPI for 2018-2019 school year as presented. Mr. Leous moved and Ms. Bedell seconded to approve the motion. There was no discussion. With the motion moved and seconded, all board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.


VIII.     APPROVE 2018-2019 ATHLETIC TICKET PRICES
A motion to approve the 2018-2019 Athletic Ticket Prices as presented. Dr. Duffy moved and Mr. Leous seconded to approve the motion. There was no discussion. With the motion moved and seconded, all board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.


IX.       APPROVE BID AWARD for STUDENT ASSISTIVE DEVICES
A motion to approve the bid award for portable stair chair and manual wheelchair with seating to low bidder, Susquehanna Valley Mobility, in an amount not to exceed $12,090. Dr. Duffy moved and Mr. Fozard seconded to approve the motion. There was no discussion. With the motion moved and seconded, all board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.


X.        PROPOSAL for YEAR TWO of SCASD K-5 PMI 
A motion to approve the Proposal for year two of SCASD K-5 Pennsylvania Math Initiative (PMI) as presented. Ms. Bedell moved and Mr. Leous seconded to approve the motion. There was no discussion. With the motion moved and seconded, all board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.


XI.       APPROVE QUOTES for DOOR ACCESS INSTALLATION
A motion to accept the quotes not to exceed $21,799.30 for installation and software licensing as part of the door hardware access installation project. Mr. Fozard moved and Dr. Duffy seconded to approve the motion. Board member questioned the three vendors and Mr. Zepp explained that each vendor provides a different service for different items installed. Quotes are not for the same job. With the motion moved and seconded above, all board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.


XII.      APPROVE NORTH FIELD PROJECT RECOMMENDATIONS
A motion to accept the recommendation for North Field Project as presented. Mr. Fozard moved and Dr. Duffy seconded to approve the motion. Mr. Poprik responded to a few questions noting
The lighting piece and all has been reviewed with the Borough; it meets the ordinance; and all has been worked out. The lights will need to be off one-half hour after the end of the event; the weather is severely hampering progress for use of the field and will be playing on for sure for spring sports. Board member acknowledged the thorough description and development of the memo. With the motion moved and seconded above, all board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.


XIII.     SUMMER FACILITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS and SERVICE CONTRACTS
A motion to accept quotes for summer facility improvement projects and service contracts located in the District as presented. Mr. Fozard moved and Mr. Leous seconded to approve the motion.
Board members questioned and commented on the Skateboard Deterrents at the High School and Mr. Poprik explained the protection for the wooden benches, there would be two/bench, one at each end, and the bench is still very usable. Ms. Concepcion asked about water bottle refilling and Mr. Poprik noted he is getting a vendor lined up for this. With the motion moved and seconded above, all board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.


XIV.      APPROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECTS CHANGE ORDERS
A motion to approve Elementary School Projects Change Orders presented:
            Corl Street project:
            General Contractor CO #14, in the amount of $573.00
            General Contractor CO #15, in the amount $1,164.94
            Electrical Contractor CO #08, in the amount of $591.00
            Electrical Contractor CO #09, in the amount of $4,037.00
            Asbestos Contractor CO #01, in the amount of $280.57
            Spring Creek project:
            General Contractor CO #11, in the amount of $2,852.54
            General Contractor CO #12, in the amount of $1,118.34
            General Contractor CO #13, in the amount of $585.85
            Plumbing Contractor CO #01, as a credit of $889.00
            Mechanical Contractor CO #06, as a credit of $2,193.00
            Radio Park project:
            General Contractor CO #16, in the amount of $2,674.13
            General Contractor CO #17, in the amount of $861.84
            General Contractor CO #18, in the amount of $1,020.92
            General Contractor CO #19, in the amount of $1,025.82
            Mechanical Contractor CO #04, as a credit of $1,750.00
            Mechanical Contractor CO #05, in the amount of $2,753.16
            Mechanical Contractor CO #06, in the amount of $3,421.78
            Electrical Contractor CO #12, as a credit of $750.00
            Electrical Contractor CO #13, in the amount of $13,260.00
            Electrical Contractor CO #14, in the amount of $797.00
Ms. Bedell moved and Mr. Leous seconded to approve the motion. Mr. Poprik noted that Mr. Little, and Ms. Gorgas and Mr. Jones from Massaro, joined him at the table. He and Mr. Jones are taking care of the High School and Mr. Little and Ms. Gorgas are on the Elementary Projects. Board member questioned the $13,000 Radio Park plug wiring. Mr. Poprik noted the initial quantity Was not accurate and there are 32 areas at Radio Park alone. These are specific plugs and only specification was the pump and these plugs do not come with the pump, thus the cost. With the motion moved and seconded above, all board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

XV.       APPROVE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT CHANGE ORDERS
A motion to approve High School Project Change Orders presented:
            General Contractor CO #167, in the amount of $5,741.34
            General Contractor CO #168, in the amount of $2,162.89
            General Contractor CO #169, in the amount of $12,207.85
            Site Contractor CO #39, in the amount of $75,360.15
            Plumbing Contractor CO #27, in the amount of $14,575.00
            Fire Protection Contractor CO #16, in the amount of $1,137.00
            Electrical Contractor CO #116, in the amount of $2,869.34
            Electrical Contractor CO #117, as a credit of $342.31
            Electrical Contractor CO #118, in the amount of $382.15
            Electrical Contractor CO #119, in the amount of $971.31
Mr. Leous moved and Ms. Bedell seconded to approve the motion. With a board member questioning GC#169, Mr. Poprik explained the cost for the general contractor due to the construction of a 36 foot wall due to the areas of acceleration (library and guidance office).  Fire alarms could be other small amounts. An explanation was also given by Mr. Jones for PC#27 due to a Life-Safety generator not being able to take a gas feed from outside of the building. With the motion moved and seconded above, all board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

XVI.      DISTRICT GOAL CATEGORY: FACILITIES and GROUNDS
High School Project Update
Mr. Poprik noted being disheartened by the rainy weather. It has had a negative impact on the High School and Elementary building projects. He is hoping to present an open project for the first day of school. There could be some messy weeks coming up. The High School is a beautiful building with a very ugly lawn right now. Mr. Jones reviewed Phase 3 with the Music Wing and Auditorium with the mud being a few feet deep; the Student Success Hub, Media Center Finishes, Counseling Center and Courtyard that will be open to students the first day of school. He reviewed Phase 4 Aux Gym Renovation on the North side; the two-story wall that masons are building between the kitchen and Delta building and Delta foundations; the north parking lot, south parking lot (Phase 3), and Phase 1 Punch List work and landscape Punch List work also. Mr. Jones spoke on the fall traffic pattern with all bus traffic on the South, and traffic light at the main entrance with work expected this fall into October. Upcoming work, projects stats and schedule were reviewed. Mr. Poprik noted they are now looking at problems for next summer due to the rain this summer.


Elementary School Projects Update

Ms. Gorgas reviewed each of the Elementary Projects starting with Corl Street School: Move in to Phase 1 is on schedule for January 2019; masonry has been affected but proceeding with the second floor, slab on deck and work proceeding with the multi-purpose room that is the last piece to finalize; the weather not affecting parking here, mechanicals are going in, and ready for West Penn scheduled for next week. Overall the moving forward is going well and have 159 days with no recordable accidents. At Spring Creek School there is no concern for move-in next August; rain has affected site work and will affect next summer since the overflow parking lot did not take place this summer, but will occur in 2019. They are cleaning things up now for the start of school, reviewed upcoming work, and have 165 days with no recordable accidents. Showed Radio Park School with finish materials in Areas A and B, Solar Panels on Areas A and B, equipment startup, noted inspections are progressing nicely, air quality testing on Sunday, and CRCA is scheduled Wednesday-Friday for staff occupancy. Ms. Gorgas reviewed the areas of school vs. construction, traffic patterns and access to building, parking for the start of school, and the timeline for the first day of school. They are on schedule for move-in to Phase 1 August 2018 and currently have 51 days without recordable accidents.

Board member asked about the large graphics and if they have been selected. Mr. Poprik noted they were selected in the spring and named the patterns for each building. Mr. Brown thanked the District team, Massaro and CRA people. They have been doing a great job.


Playground RFP
Mr. Poprik explained that the playground masterplanning was outlined in the memo provided.
Of the six firms chosen to receive the RFP, four submitted a proposal with fees related. He took these to the CAC for Facilities and Grounds, received feedback, and noted Ms. Bedell and Ms. Zydney were present. Mr. Poprik provided a general sense of the discussion for each proposal. There is a need to determine what the process will be and be aggressive with some of this since there will be two schools with no playgrounds next summer. Board members commented and made suggestions. Mr Poprik noted Board Facilities and Grounds Committee and CAC for Facilities will be included for interviews and also videotape interviews. He spoke about a taskforce of 30 people and will have this on the next Facilities and Grounds Committee agenda. He would like to keep pushing forward with this, have a timeline for the process, ideas of what we want and asked board members for their consent to do so. Seven of the board members consented for Ed to move forward with two firms, Pashek-MTR and Metcalfe, recommendation from CAC for Facilities.


XVII.     RESEARCH PROPOSAL (Agenda Item VI-D moved up)
Dr. Stout noted this came to the Board rather late and this research proposal is related to concussions with athletes. The purpose of the study is to assess the effects of repeated sub-concussive hits, within subjects, on postural stability and general brain function. The goal of the study, criteria and protocol for the study, and testing procedures were reviewed. This also has Penn State University IRB approval. During the season, they will evaluate hits with a sensor in the helmet and for the study; they would like ten High School players and ten Middle School players to participate; they do have a preference for speciality positions, i.e., linemen, but will also consider players with parents that are interested. The research will be for this season and this is just to identify, not diagnose. Mr. Leous moved and Ms. Brandt seconded to move this item to action.  All board members present voted aye with a voice vote. The motion passed unanimously. Mr. Leous moved and Dr. Duffy seconded to approve the research proposal presented. There was no discussion. With the motion moved and seconded, all board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

Board members took a break from 9:13 to 9:24 p.m.


XVIII.    DISTRICT GOAL CATEGORY: HUMAN RESOURCES
TalentEd Employment Recruitment
Ms. Pierce noted the system they are currently using is not applicant friendly or administrative friendly for the Human Resources office. She explained her process of researching 20 vendors, talked with 12 of the vendors and asked six vendors to come in and do a presentation. She had a committee of 20 people for the presentations. Two vendors were selected, there was a great cost difference with TalentEd being much lower, and contacted Districts in PA that use this product.

All were very positive about it. If approved, this should be up and running in November. Board member confirmed if applicants would access this and show interest in employment, to which Ms. Pierce confirmed. Ms. Zydney moved and Dr. Duffy seconded to move this item to action. All board members present voted aye with voice vote. The motion passed unanimously. Ms. Zydney moved and Dr. Duffy seconded to approve TalentEd as the recruiting software as presented. With the motion moved and seconded, all board members present voted aye on a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously. Board member noted a good interface and wanting to work here is very important.


XIX.      WONDERLAND CHARTER SCHOOL UPDATE
Dr. Etter spoke on information that he and District administrators gathered in the initial stages of the Wonderland Charter School five-year renewal request; Mr. Bock, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education, had personal meetings or phone conversations with 16 people associated in one form or another with Wonderland, to include a former Board member, parents of current or former or prospective students, and teachers, who among them had some association with Wonderland for a period of approximately 10 years. Dr. Etter noted that as of July 31, 2018, the day when Wonderland Board adopted a Resolution to close the school and surrender its charter, some areas of inquiry were complete but many remained open. He spoke on Wonderland’s legal obligations as a charter, special education and what we knew on June 4, 2018. He spoke on the following: Wonderland was out of compliance in 2013 in 56 out of 869 issues; May of 2014 regarding Special Education and a complaint from a former parent with an evaluation of her daughter and failed to comply; and for 2016-2017, we received notification from the Department of Health that Wonderland violated the Code for School Dentist and/or Dental Screenings and we are waiting for a significant report. Other additional concerns are: administering assessment to student(s) and re-administering the assessment until results are 5 out of 5; minutes show the charter school had paid costs of the trademark; Mr. and Mrs. Ohnmeis are voting members of the Board; after a conversation, Board member voted on something for herself; Mr. Ohnmeis generated bills and lease handling over to himself; he would recommend a vote, would vote, and cut the check, which is highly questionable. No bidding of construction work was ever done and not given to lowest bidder; Spoke on financial income and in 2016-2017 most recent CEO had no income from Wonderland; and IRS files 990 - all that should be reported, was not reported. Dr. Etter will continue to review documents.


Board member that was not present for the June 4 meeting noted that the hearing was cancelled. If Wonderland had not relinquished their Charter, would they have had the opportunity to address these issues and Dr. Etter responded “absolutely.”


XX.       DRAFT BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE for 2018-2019
Dr. Duffy noted the concern for the requirements for administrator(s) participation, and the schedule provides a balance of committee structure and administrators doing their jobs. Dr. O’Donnell noted there are situations to add meetings or work sessions on off Mondays. He suggested having a Board Committee meeting on a Board meeting night to provide flexibility. During the day, especially a school day, we are pulling people from buildings. Board members shared comments, suggestions, and concerns with what was presented. It was decided to go with this schedule for three months, to the Reorganization Meeting, and then revisit. The need to maintain start and end time of meetings, there being a fifth week sometimes to consider, and these being Board committees and discussions are valuable to have for the Board.

XXI.      BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING
Ms. Concepcion noted the upcoming Committee Meeting for Culture Climate and Learning Committee will be held August 16, 2018, 1:00 p.m.


XXII.     FUTURE AGENDA PLANNING
Ms. Concepcion noted that board members could review the future meeting agendas.


XXIII.    ADJOURNMENT
Mr. Fozard moved and Dr. Duffy seconded to adjourn the meeting. With the motion moved and seconded, all board members voted aye with a voice vote. The motion passed unanimously. Ms. Concepcion adjourned the State College Area School District Board of

School Directors regular meeting at 10:16 p.m. to an executive session.


Submitted by,

 

Mary Jenn Dorman
Board Secretary