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September 26, 2017 Board Meeting

     September 26, 2017 Recap

Meeting Notice

6:30     Dinner

6:45     Executive Session

     Mileage Form

Dates to Remember:

October 24, 2017 - WIU Regular Board Meeting - 7:00 PM, WIU Board Room


I. Opening Exercises

A. Call to Order

B. Pledge of Allegiance

C. Roll Call


II. Citizen Comments on Agenda Items

If you wish to address any item on the Agenda, please pick up a 3 x 5 card from the table located inside the entrance to the meeting room.  Put your full name and address on this card along with the agenda item (i.e. - SB-1516-003) you wish to address, then submit the card to the Assistant Board Secretary.  (Comments on unrelated Agenda items will be entertained at the end of the meeting.)  At the appropriate time, the President of the Board of Directors will recognize you to state your comment.


III. Approval of Minutes

     August 22, 2017 Minutes

IV. Financial Reports

A. Treasurer's Report

     FR-1718-009 - August Treasurer's Report

B. Payment of Bills

     FR-1718-010 - Accounts Payable Report from 08/16/17-09/15/17


C.  Ratification of Investments

     FR-1718-011 - Ratification of Investments Report - August


V. Board Committee Reports

Executive - Dennis Rittenhouse, Chairperson

Members:  Irvin Tantlinger, Robert Gumbita, Dallas Leonard


Financial Services - Joseph L. Yorio, Chairperson

Members:  Robert Gumbita, Dallas Leonard, Rob Fusia


Technology & Infrastructure Services - Barbara Vernail, Chairperson

Members:  Gretchen Beveridge, Aimee Love, Robert McDonald


Curriculum Services - Susan J. Mains, Chairperson

Members:  Bill Feldbusch, Linda Leghart, Herb Yingling


Student Services - Dennis J. Rittenhouse, Chairperson

Members:  Aaron Bialon, Sharon Mauck, Michelle Schmidt


VI. Executive Director Report

1.  Power Wednesdays

2.  WIU Job Alike Group Meetings

3.  Capital Project Update

4.  Clairview Enrollment/Building Discussion Update


  

VII. WIU Foundation Report

Mr. Robert A. McDonald - Board Representative

Mrs. Luann Murtha - Foundation President

Next Meeting 

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. - WIU Board Room


VIII. Correspondence

None


IX. Old Business

None

X. New Business

Click on the sub-chapters for each of the divisions.

A. Financial Services

FS-1718-001

To grant the Administration permission to negotiate the termination of Payroll Services with the Jeannette City School District, effective February 1, 2018.


B. Human Resource Services

HR-1718-013

To approve/ratify the following retirement(s)/resignation(s):


Name

Position

Effective end of day

Reason

Nicholas Falcon

Educational Consultant

September 11, 2017

Other Employment

Sharon McKinney

Classroom Assistant

August 25, 2017

Retirement

Kelli Gorecki-Pastore

Teacher

August 22, 2017

Other Employment

Karen Petrarca

Teacher

August 28, 2017

Other Reasons


HR-1718-014

To approve the resignation of Joseph Scaccia, furloughed Classroom Assistant, effective end of day August 21, 2017.


HR-1718-015

To approve the following Resolution:


Be it resolved that the Board of Directors of the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit hereby approves the transfer of the following program and class as a unit from the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit to the following School District as required under the Transfer of Entities provisions of Section 1113 of the Pennsylvania School Code, Act No. 25 of 1991:


     One (1) Emotional Support class to the Belle Vernon Area School District.


Be it further resolved, that this educational program change of the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit has been taken on the request of the Belle Vernon Area School District.


Be it further resolved, that since the Emotional Support teacher, Mrs. Kelli Gorecki-Pastore, assigned to this class has confirmed her resignation effective August 22, 2017 (Board motion HR-1718-013) no transfer of employment is necessary.


HR-1718-016

To rescind the following:


          HR-1718-004

To ratify the Administration entering into a written contract with the following to serve as Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, not to exceed 29 hours per week.

Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Hourly Wage

Pamela Magness

$30.00


To ratify the Administration entering into an employment agreement with the following to serve as a Teacher of Deaf and Hard of Hearing effective September 27, 2017 through June 30, 2018, not to exceed 29 hours per week.


Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Hourly Wage

Pamela Magness

$30.00


HR-1718-017

To approve/ratify employment of two (2) Job Coaches, pending satisfactory completion of all pre-employment requirements.  All salaries are prorated:


Name

Salary

Effective Date

Location

Patricia Novak

Removed 09/25/17-declined offer 

$16.00 per hour

September 27, 2017

WIU Administration Building

Rebecca Pich

$16.00 per hour

September 27, 2017

WIU Administration Building


     Authorized Users Only - HR-1718-017

HR-1718-018

To approve/ratify employment of one (1) Speech and Language Pathologist, pending satisfactory completion of all pre-employment requirements.  All salaries are prorated:


Name

Salary

Step

Type

Effective Date

Location

Katie Delaney

$45,796

M6

Speech and Language Pathologist

September 27, 2017

Early Intervention


     Authorized Users Only - HR-1718-018


HR-1718-019

To ratify the Administration entering into an employment agreement with the following to serve as Speech and Language Pathologist, effective September 27, 2017 through June 30, 2018, pending satisfactory completion of all pre-employment requirements.  Not to exceed 29 hours per week.


Speech and Language Pathologist

Salary

Kaylee Dougherty

$35.00

     


HR-1718-020

To approve/ratify the following leave requests:

Family Medical Leave

a.  Employee #010452, beginning August 28, 2017


HR-1718-021

To approve the following Resolution:


Be it resolved that the Board of Directors of Westmoreland Intermediate Unit #7 hereby approve the following classroom assistant position eliminations effective August 22, 2017 based on reasons of economy and efficiency.  The following Classroom Assistants are affected: 


#010054, 010452, 010880, 011133, 010742, 010180, 010202, 010664, 011651, 133310, 133361, 012130, and 010668. 


Be it further resolved that the affected individuals be notified by the Board Secretary and/or Executive Director of this action.


HR-1718-022

To approve the following Resolution:


Be it resolved that the Board of Directors of Westmoreland Intermediate Unit #7 hereby approve the following classroom assistant position eliminations effective October 3, 2017 based on reasons of economy and efficiency.  The following Classroom Assistants are affected: 


#010054 and 010668. 


Be it further resolved that the affected individuals be notified by the Board Secretary and/or Executive Director of this action.


C. Technology & Infrastructure Services

TIS-1718-003

To approve Agreements with the following districts to provide Fraud Application services:

a.  Central Intermediate Unit 10 - TIS-1718-003a

b.  Marple Newtown SD - TIS-1718-003b


D. Curriculum Services

CS-1718-008

To approve an eAcademy Consortium Membership Services Agreement with Blairsville-Saltsburg School District for a term commencing on July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

     CS-1718-008


E. Student Services

SS-1718-007

To approve an Agreement with Clarion University of Pennsylvania to provide a speech pathology clinical site, for a period not to exceed five (5) years.


SS-1718-008

To ratify an Agreement with Catapult Learning, LLC to provide reading and math instruction, guidance counseling, nursing and paraprofessionals services.


SS-1718-009

To approve Service Agreements with the following agencies to provide Teacher Evaluation services for the 2017-2018 school year:

a.     

Great Expectations Child Care and Early Learning Center

b.

Ligonier Valley Learning Center  

c.

Loveli Foundations  

d.

Seton Hill Child Services, Inc



SS-1718-010

To approve a Service Agreement with Burrell School District to provide ACCESS billing services for the 2017-2018 school year.


SS-1718-011

To approve an Agreement with Tuscarora Intermediate Unit for an Early Intervention Evidence Based Implementation Mini-Grant.


SS-1718-012

To approve an Agreement with Westmoreland Casemanagement and Supports, Inc. for a Work Discovery Program Site.


SS-1718-013

To approve the following employee to serve as a Designee for the Local Education Agency Role for Early Intervention Programs during IEP, Evaluation, Re-Evaluation, and other meetings where such role is required:

a.  Emily Kennedy


SS-1718-014

To approve an Agreement with Duquesne University to provide Placement Sites.


SS-1718-015

To approve an Agreement with Excela Health for a Work Discovery Program Site.


SS-1718-016

To approve an Agreement with the following agencies to provide the WIU Induction Program for the 2017-2018 school year:

a.   Great Expectations Child Care and Early Learning Center  

b.   Ligonier Valley Learning Center, Inc.

c.   Loveli Foundations

d.   Seton Hill Child Services, Inc


F. School Board

SB-1718-002

Policy #706.1 - Disposal/Sale of Surplus Obsolete/Outdated Equipment (Second Reading)-NEW

    SB-1718-002 - Second Reading


SB-1718-003

To approve the attendance of employee #133175 at the iNACOL Symposium, Orlando, FL from October 23-25, 2017.


SB-1718-004

To approve the annual salary of Lynne Leu, Financial Services Director, at $97, 375.00 for the 2017-18 fiscal year per employment contract, effective October 1, 2017.



G. Board Policy First Readings

None


XI. Comments by Citizens in Attendance

If you wish to address the Board of Directors for any item on the Agenda or not, please pick up a 3 x 5 card from the table located inside the entrance to the meeting room.  Put your full name and address on this card along with the agenda item/topic (i.e. - SB-1516-003) you wish to address, then submit the card to the Assistant Board Secretary.  At the appropriate time, the President of the Board of Directors will recognize you and ask you to state your comment.


XII. Comments by WIU Board of Directors

Open Board Discussion Forum


XIII. Adjournment

Motion by _______________  Seconded by ________________

Affirmative Vote _____  Negative Vote _____