Summary of School Board Meeting
February 9, 2015

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.


The Board approved the following items of personnel, as well as supplemental contracts and daily substitute staff for the 2014-2015 school year –


Alfred Adams, custodian, Kennett High, effective February 4, 2015.

Gerald Doyle, custodian, Kennett Middle, effective January 14, 2015.

    Requests for leave

Sara Bender, 4th grade, Bancroft Elementary, a maternity/child rearing leave beginning on or about March 16 and continuing through the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and applicable School Board Policy.

Maureen Keitch, 1st grade, Greenwood Elementary, an extension of her maternity/ child rearing leave through the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and applicable School Board Policy.

    Recommendations for employment


Kimberly Griffis, 1st grade, Greenwood Elementary (extension of LTS position through the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year).  Avon Grove Charter School; Arcadia University (B.A. in elementary and early childhood education).


The following temporary professional employee is certified as satisfactory by the District Superintendent for professional employee status according to the provisions of the Public School Code:  Stephens, Gabriela

2015-2016 CALENDAR   

The Board approved the calendar proposed for the 2015-2016 school year, which provides for 182 days of instruction.  In addition to the student days, instructional staff members will have 8 in-service days for 190 days of employment in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The 2015-2016 student school year will begin on Monday, August 31, 2015.  The winter holiday will run from Monday, December 21, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016, with school resuming on Monday, January 4, 2016.  Spring break will be Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25, 2016.

Nine (9) inclement weather make-up days have been built into the calendar and will be used in this order – December 21, 22, and 23, 2015; February 15, June 15 and 16, and March 21, 22, and 23, 2016.  Additional days will be made up at the end of the school year.  There are five days designated as “local holidays” in accordance with the ruling of the Department of Education.  The designated local holidays are Monday, January 18, 2016 (Martin Luther King holiday); Monday, February 15, 2016 (President’s Day holiday); and Monday, March 21 through Wednesday, March 23, 2016 (spring break).


The Board approved the release of 2015-2016 preliminary budget in the amount of $79,062,067 for the Kennett Consolidated School District 2015-2016 fiscal year and authorized a public notice of the budget, indicating that it is available on the District web site and for public comment in the office of the Superintendent Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., until Monday, June 8, 2015.