KENNETT CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Summary of School Board Meeting
May 9, 2016

The following is a summary of the actions taken at the meeting of the Board of School Directors To review the full minutes and any attachments, contact the Superintendent’s Office at 610.444.6602

APPOINTMENT OF BOARD CANDIDATE

In accordance with Section 315 of the Public School Code of 1949, as amended (24 P.S. §3-315), the Board of School Directors of the Kennett Consolidated School District must appoint a qualified elector of Region A (Kennett Borough) to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Douglas B. Stirling. The person appointed will serve until the first Monday of December 2017. The vacancy was publicly advertised and applications were accepted until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. An interview was held at a public meeting on Monday, May 2, 2016.

The Board appointed Robert Norris to fill the vacancy on the Kennett Consolidated School District Board of Education until the first Monday of December 2017, and Mrs. LaCosta administered the Oath of Office.

PERSONNEL

The Board approved the following personnel items –

Retirements/resignation

Mary Carroll, special education, Kennett High, retiring with a final day of employment of June 30, 2016, and an effective retirement date of July 1, 2016. [12 years]

Scott Green, special education, Kennett High, resigning effective June 20, 2016.

Jeanne Nornhold, 2nd grade, Greenwood Elementary, retiring with a final day of employment of June 30, 2016, and an effective retirement date of July 1, 2016. [26 years]

Requests for leave of absence

Lindsay Case, psychologist, Bancroft and Greenwood Elementary, a maternity/child rearing leave beginning August 22, 2016, and continuing through December 16, 2016, in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and applicable School Board Policy.

Thomasina Gentekos, English, Kennett High, a maternity/child rearing leave beginning on or about August 22, 2016, and continuing through November 11, 2016, in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and applicable School Board Policy.

Kelly Hainsey, health and physical education, Bancroft and Greenwood Elementary, a maternity/child rearing leave beginning August 22, 2016, and continuing through November 11, 2016, in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and applicable School Board Policy.

Anna McLaughlin, special education, Kennett Middle, a maternity/child rearing leave beginning on or about June 10, 2016, and continuing through the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year, in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and applicable School Board Policy.

Recommendations for employment

INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF

Jennifer Bollacker, kindergarten, Mary D. Lang K Center, beginning April 18, 2016 (LTS through the end of the 2015-2016 school year). Interboro High School; West Chester University (B.S. in early childhood education); Wilmington University (M.Ed. in literacy).

Laura Tingley, special education, Kennett High, beginning August 22, 2016. Smithtown High School; University of Delaware (B.A. in math education; M.A. in exceptional students and youth).

REQUESTS FOR STUDENT TRIPS

The Board granted approval of the following student trips in accordance with Board Policy 121, Field Trips.

England, Ireland, and Wales – The Kennett High School English Department is requesting permission to offer this student trip during the 2016-2017 spring break, April 6 until April 15, 2017, with students missing one day of school.

Paris – The Kennett High School World Languages Department is requesting permission to offer this student trip during the 2016-2017 spring break, April 7 until April 14, 2017, with students missing one-half to one day of school depending on the time of the departing flight.

TABLE OF ORGANIZATION

The Board approved the new Table of Organization effective July 1, 2016.

DESIGNATION OF SOLICITOR

Board designated John R. Merrick as Solicitor of the Kennett Consolidated School District for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016, and ending June 30, 2017 at his rate charged municipalities.

ELECTION OF TREASURER

Michael H. Finnegan was elected Treasurer of the Kennett Consolidated School District for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017.

AMOUNT OF TREASURER’S BOND

The Kennett Consolidated School District treasurer’s bond was set in the amount of $50,000 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

FREE AND REDUCED PRICE LUNCHES

The Board approved District participation in the Pennsylvania income guidelines for determining the eligibility of children for free and reduced price lunches and for free milk.

2016-2017 CAFETERIA PRICES

The Board approved a breakfast price of $1.50 for all students and a lunch price of $2.75 for elementary students and $3.00 for middle and high school students for the 2016-2017 school year.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Tuesday, May 10

Bancroft Open House, 6:00 p.m.

KHS Spring Concert II
7:30 p.m., KHS Auditorium

Thursday, May 12 Bancroft Instrumental Concert
7:00 p.m., BC APR

New Garden Choral Concert
7:00 p.m., NG APR

Greenwood Choral Concert
7:00 p.m., GW APR

Wednesday, May 18 Bancroft Choral Concert
7:00 p.m., BC APR
Thursday, May 19 New Garden Instrumental Concert
7:00 p.m., KHS Auditorium
Monday, May 23 Curriculum Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m., Mary D. Lang K Center Library
Wednesday, May 25 Mary D. Lang Student Showcase
6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 26 Greenwood Instrumental Concert
7:00 p.m., BC APR
Friday, May 27 Mary D. Lang Parent/Child Dance
6:30 p.m., Mary D. Lang K Center APR
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day – DISTRICT CLOSED
Tuesday, May 31 KEA Awards Night
7:00 p.m., Mary D. Lang K Center Library
Wednesday, June 1 KHS Music Awards Breakfast
8:00 a.m., KHS Cafeteria

KMS Choral Concert I
7:00 p.m., KMS Gymnasium

Thursday, June 2 KHS Yearbook Dedication
7:50 a.m., KHS Auditorium

KMS Choral Concert II
7:00 p.m., KMS Gymnasium

Monday, June 6 Greenwood Open House
4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Finance Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m., Mary D. Lang K Center Library

Wednesday, June 8 KHS Awards Night
6:00 p.m., KHS Auditorium

KMS Instrumental Concert
7:00 p.m., KMS Gymnasium

Friday, June 10 KHS Senior Dinner Dance
6:00 p.m., Hockessin Memorial Hall
Monday, June 13 School Board Meeting
7:00 p.m., Mary D. Lang K Center Library
Kenneth Consolidated School District
Table of Organization

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