KENNETT CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Summary of School Board Meeting
December 5, 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

ORGANIZATION MEETING

ELECTION OF TEMPORARY PRESIDENT

The Board elected Dominic F. Perigo, Jr. as Temporary President of the KCSD Board to preside over the election of President.

ELECTION OF PRESIDENT

The Board elected Kendra LaCosta as President of the KCSD Board for a term of one year.

ELECTION OF VICE PRESIDENT

The Board elected Joseph Meola as Vice President of the KCSD Board for a term of one year.

2017 BOARD MEETINGS The Board established the second Monday of each month, except August (when there will be no meeting) and December (when the Board will meet on the first Monday), at 7:00 p.m., at the locations listed below, as the date, time, and place of the Regular meetings of the Board of School Directors to be held during the 2017 calendar year –

Date Location
9-Jan Bancroft Elementary
13-Feb Mary D. Lang
13-Mar Mary D. Lang
10-Apr Mary D. Lang
8-May Kennett Middle
12-Jun Mary D. Lang
10-Jul Mary D. Lang
August No Meeting
11-Sep Kennett High 
9-Oct Greenwood Elementary
13-Nov New Garden Elementary
4-Dec Mary D. Lang

2017 COMMITTEE MEETING DATES

The Board established the following schedule, in the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center unless otherwise indicated, as the date, time, and place for standing Committee meetings –

Finance – 7:00 p.m. – 1st Monday (except January, when the Committee will meet on the 4th Monday; July, August, and September, when there will be no meeting; and December, when the Committee will meet on the 2nd Monday)

Liaison and Communication – 7:00 p.m. – April 17 and October 16

Curriculum – 6:30 p.m. – last Monday (except June, July, August, and December, when there will be no meeting; and May, when the meeting will be held on the 4th Monday)

REGULAR MEETING

PERSONNEL

The Board approved the following personnel items, as well as supplemental contracts for the 2016-2017 school year –

Resignation

Sarah Guido, French, Kennett High and Kennett Middle, effective December 2, 2016 (change in effective date).

Requests for leave of absence

Carolyn Isakoff, food service manager, Kennett High, a family and medical leave beginning October 21, 2016, and continuing through December 16, 2016, in accordance with the FMLA of 1993 and applicable School Board Policy.

Janis McDonnell, 1st grade, Bancroft Elementary, a family and medical leave beginning November 28, 2016, and continuing through January 13, 2017, in accordance with the FMLA of 1993 and applicable School Board Policy.

Jennifer Miller, 3rd grade, Greenwood Elementary, a maternity/child rearing leave beginning on or about March 31, 2017, and continuing through the end of the 2016-2017 school year in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and applicable School Board Policy.

Amanda O’Connor, social studies, Kennett High, an extension of her child rearing leave though the end of the 2016-2017 school year in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and applicable School Board Policy.

Recommendations for employment

CERTIFIED STAFF

Mia Ciasullo, French, Kennett High and Kennett Middle, beginning December 5, 2016 (change in start date). Abington Sr. High School; Pennsylvania State University (B.S. – certified French PK-12).

Rebecca Smith, 1st grade, Bancroft Elementary, beginning November 28, 2016 (LTS through January 13, 2017). Ridley High School; West Chester University (B.S. – certified Grades PK-4).

Kenneth Wells, social studies, Kennett High, beginning January 3, 2017 (extension of LTS position the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year). West Chester Henderson High School; Millersville University (B.S. – certified history).

REQUEST FOR STUDENT TRIP

In accordance with Board Policy 121, Field Trips, the Board granted permission for Kennett High School to offer a student trip to Germany during the spring of 2018. The students will take an overnight flight on Thursday, March 22, and return on Saturday, March 31, 2018, missing one day of school depending on the final calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.

KHS STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SURVEY

As part of the District’s Strategic Plan focusing on blended and personalized learning, we have developed a survey for high school students in order to gauge their interest regarding additional learning opportunities as well as Internet and device accessibility so that we can determine the District’s direction moving forward. The Board granted permission for the KHS Student Technology Survey to be administered to those students who gain parental permission to participate.

STUDENT ACTIVITY ACCOUNTS

As recommended by the District’s auditors, Barbacane Thornton and Company, the Board approved the 2016-2017 student representatives and advisors for school activity accounts as governed by Section 511 of the Public School Code. While the Code does not specifically address the approval of the student representatives and advisors, it clearly defines that the Board has oversight responsibility.

KMS BASEBALL FIELD

The Board awarded the re-bid to Barwis Construction for their base bid of $412,680.48 and rejected their alternate bid No. 1 bid of $0.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, December 8 Bancroft Choral Concert
7:00 p.m., Bancroft APR
Monday, December 12 Finance Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m., Mary D. Lang K Center
Tuesday, December 13 Greenwood Choral Concert
7:00 p.m., Greenwood APR
Thursday, December 15 New Garden Choral Concert
7:00 p.m., New Garden APR
Monday, December 19 KHS Winter Choral Concert
7:30 p.m., KHS Auditorium
Tuesday, December 20 KMS Choral Concert
7:00 p.m., KMS Gymnasium
Wednesday, December 21 6th Grade Chorus & Orchestra Concert
7:00 p.m., KMS Gymnasium
Thursday, December 22 KHS Alumni Day
Friday, December 23 – Monday, January 2 Winter Holiday – No School
Saturday, December 24 – Tuesday, December 27 DISTRICT CLOSED
Friday, December 30 – Monday, January 2 DISTRICT CLOSED
Tuesday, January 3 School Resumes
Monday, January 9 School Board Meeting
7:00 p.m., Bancroft Elementary