Mr. Olszewski Mrs. Schisler Mrs. Tatone Mr. Harbaugh Mr. Tranter Mr. Testa Mr. Bussard Mr. Hauser Mr. LaRue

Regular Meeting, July 21, 2014     The July 21, 2014, meeting of the Moon Area Board of Education was held in the High School Auditorium 7:00 p.m., f...
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Regular Meeting, July 21, 2014    

The July 21, 2014, meeting of the Moon Area Board of Education was held in the High School Auditorium 7:00 p.m., for general purposes. The meeting was CALLED TO ORDER by President A. Michael Olszewski. The following directors were present: Mr. Olszewski Mr. Testa

Mrs. Schisler Mr. Bussard

Mrs. Tatone Mr. Hauser

Mr. Harbaugh Mr. LaRue

Mr. Tranter

Also seated at the Board table: Mr. Baker and Mr. Brungo. Administrators present: Mr. Haslett, Mr. Heck, Mr. Caton, Mrs. Prevost, Mr. Jaworowski, Mr. Balaski, Mr. Furlow, Mrs. Conti Dinello There were approximately 100 people in the audience. Superintendent’s Report No report this evening. Approval of Reports IT WAS MOVED by Mrs. Schisler, SECONDED by Mr. Tranter, “that the Board of Education approve the minutes from the meetings of May 27, June 9 and June 30, 2014, and the following reports as reflected in the June Financial Report:     

Treasurer’s Report Investment Report Board Summary Report High School/Middle School Activities Fund Report Food Service Profit and Loss Report.”

All directors voted in favor on a voice vote. Payment of Bills IT WAS MOVED by Mr. Tranter, SECONDED by Mrs. Schisler, “that the Board of Education approve the bills for payment as listed in the July Financial Report as follows: General Fund Activities Fund Food Service Investment Account Capital Project Fund Total

$1,108,046.93 $ 26,131.12 $ 65,266.79 $ 5,000.70 $ 3,361.00 $1,207,806.54.”

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Correspondence None. Committee Reports Education Committee The education subcommittee met on July 21st to discuss matters involving instruction, curriculum and data. The education team shared information about the Leadership Conference which occurred on July 8th-10th. Principals and teacher leaders participated in sessions on use of student data and analyzing a model lesson for evidence in the four teaching domains. The lesson also demonstrated instructional practices related to the shifts in the PA Core Standards. The education team presented a plan for professional learning for the coming year focused on the areas of use of data for instructional decision making, Educator Effectiveness and the transition to the PA Core Standards,. All staff will be involved in professional development at the start of the school year focusing on these core areas. Grade and subject specific professional development will take place continuously throughout the upcoming year. Mr. Chris Caton, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, will provide ongoing support to the teachers while Caroline Johns, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, works with the principals. Additional professional development will also be available outside of regular school hours for teachers interested in further support through the transition to PA Core. Mrs. Kim Prevost, Director of Data and Analysis, reviewed the plan for student testing and the steps for the upcoming year to create a culture of data analysis to affect instruction. All students in grades 3-8 and students enrolled in any Keystone courses will take the Classroom Diagnostic exams at the beginning of the school year. These examinations will provide student level data so that teachers can plan instruction to target specific strengths and weaknesses. An update was provided concerning the revisions to the pre-algebra course for this upcoming year and the work being done to realign the Algebra I course. The education team will be offering a presentation for parents and interested community members on the PA Core Standards, as well as the new high school graduation requirements that go into effect for our current 10th graders. The presentation will be offered on two different dates. The first date is August 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the middle school LGI. The presentation will be repeated on September 3rd. Finance Committee No report. Policy Committee No report. 2   

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Student Activities Committee No report. Facilities Committee No report. Legislation Committee No report. Moon Transportation Authority No report. Transportation Committee No report. Parkway West Career and Technical Center No report. Solicitor’s Report A written report is being prepared and will be submitted to the superintendent for distribution to the board. Mr. Testa questioned the time limit for audience comments. Mrs. Schisler stated that the policy calls for 5 minutes each with a 30 minute total. IT WAS MOVED by Mr. Testa, SECONDED by Mr. Hauser, “that the Board of Education allow each person 5 minutes to speak with an unlimited timeframe.” All directors voted in disfavor on a roll call vote, with the exception of Mr. Hauser and Mr. Testa who voted in favor. IT WAS MOVED by Mr. Testa, SECONDED by Mr. Hauser, “that the Board of Education allow each person 4 minutes to speak with an unlimited timeframe.” All directors voted in disfavor on a roll call vote, with the exception of Mr. Hauser and Mr. Testa who voted in favor.

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IT WAS MOVED by Mr. Testa, SECONDED by Mr. Hauser, “that the Board of Education allow each person 3.5 minutes to speak with an unlimited timeframe.” All directors voted in disfavor on a roll call vote, with the exception of Mr. Hauser and Mr. Testa who voted in favor. IT WAS MOVED by Mr. Testa, SECONDED by Mr. Hauser, “that the Board of Education allow each person 5 minutes to speak with a 4 ½ hour time limit.” All directors voted in disfavor on a roll call vote, with the exception of Mr. Hauser and Mr. Testa who voted in favor. IT WAS MOVED by Mr. Olszewski, SECONDED by Mr. Harbaugh, “that the Board of Education allow each person 5 minutes to speak with a 30 minute time limit.” All directors voted in favor on a roll call vote, with the exception of Mr. Hauser and Mr. Testa who voted in disfavor.

Audience Recognition (Agenda Items only) James Bogatay, 109 Shafer Road, Moon Township, questioned the board asking if they have paid attention to their own comments, have you watched the videos? At the last minute you changed which school to close. He feels that it is seven of you versus the rest of the community. Saying you brought in Mr. Baker to do this job for you—an outsider. It is embarrassing that you don’t listen to what the community has to say. Community will hold board accountable for what they are about to do. Added issues of centers and merging with Cornell School District. Saying the residents will fight on and hold the board accountable. Nancy Augustine, 502 Dogwood Court, Moon Township, children have gone through the schools and she is very happy with success they have had. Remember, that previous school boards cancelled over $15 million worth of contracts and wasted money. Hearing our schools are not being used effectively saddens her, Hyde is not a failing school, scores have risen. Mark Scappe, Forest Glen Drive, Moon Township, hopes that the board reviews the invoices that the attorney has given regarding bad information that they had given to the Board. Regarding the elementary building configuration, the next step should have been redistricting of all 5 buildings. Thinks you should delay on the Plancon process until after November when possibly a new Governor will be in place and then we can get quality money back into the district for renovations. Regarding merging with Cornell, would benefit the students of Cornell. A lot of issues need to be resolved before this happens. Explore this possibility and don’t close any buildings, add teachers, get class sizes down to where it’s manageable, etc., don’t have to close buildings right now.

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Mr. Patares, 816 Balmoral Drive, Moon Township, transparency is the key word during election campaign. You voted to close Hyde Elementary School and to merge with Cornell School District. We want neighborhood schools. Keep our community attractive by preserving our 5 elementary schools. Take a step back and look at what is best for the whole community. Greg Sprott, 204, LaRue Drive, Moon Township, led to believe that the superintendent’s proposal was best for the district. Feels the board has failed the students of Hyde and the residents. Trying to get answers to questions, where are the impact studies? How much projected costs are added each year? With so much on table now, will Cornell’s building be empty too, what is the plan for that building? Get everyone involved, students, teachers, residents, business, etc. Ava Richardson, 203 Pine Drive, Moon Township, constant change isn’t a positive way for a child to grow up. Moving 5th graders to middle school was traumatic to some children, hard for them to adapt. The security factor is gone and they are not emotionally ready to face these changes. Martha Smick, 203 Pine Drive, Moon Township, participated in the 5th graders moving to the middle school. Closing elementary schools is not the way to go. Teachers, parents and principal are very positive at Hyde. John Larson, 401 Pin Oak Court, Moon Township, would like to know how much research has been done to close schools. If you can convince him this is a good plan, he will vote for it. Danielle Zieger, 2016 Penfolds Place, Moon Township, although Pine Richland and South Fayette use the center models, it doesn’t mean that the centers will work in our district. There will be bus issues, which will be nightmares for parents. This move will affect academic performance. Neighborhood schools do work. Deanna Blewett, 130 Crestview Drive, Moon Township, her daughter attends third grade at Hyde, very adaptable child. So many children at Hyde are not socially adaptable and may have a hard time adjusting to the centers. Does not want to see any child slip through the cracks. Teachers are Hyde are wonderful, Mr. Johnson is wonderful. She doesn’t want to see Hyde closed and replaced by K-2 / 3-4 centers. Nikki Stewart, 4375 Duckhorn Drive, Moon Township, has done research on studies that were conducted on the continuity of teachers, programs, economic and social development of schools. Creates safety issues, parent volunteers will be impacted with the K-2/ 3-4 centers. Possible safety issues with transportation issues. Many residents are open to hearing about additional research on this project before moving forward.

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Rescind Elementary School Building Configuration Motion Approved on June 25, 2014 IT WAS MOVED by Mrs. Schisler, SECONDED by Mr. Harbaugh, “that the Board of Education rescind the following motion approved on June 25, 2014: “that the Board of Education direct the Superintendent to implement a four (4) elementary school building configuration in which (a) Hyde Elementary School is closed (b) Brooks Elementary School is renovated, and (c) Allard Elementary School is renovated. This work is to be pursued with the objective of having all renovated and/or expanded buildings ready to use for the start of the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, and concurrent with the elementary capital improvement program, the Board directs the Superintendent to engage in discussions with Cornell School District regarding a possible merger of the two Districts. The Board of Education shall be engaged in the process. If a merger is agreed, then it will be in lieu of the elementary capital improvement program.” All directors voted in favor on a roll call vote with the exception of Mr. Hauser who voted in disfavor. Elementary School Building Configuration IT WAS MOVED by Mrs. Tatone, SECONDED by Mr. LaRue, “that the Board of Education direct the Superintendent to implement a four (4) elementary school building configuration in which (a) Hyde Elementary School is closed, (b) Brooks Elementary School is renovated, and (c) Allard Elementary School is renovated. This work is to be pursued with the objective of having all renovated and/or expanded buildings ready to use for the start of the 2015-2016 school year.” IT WAS MOVED by Mr. Testa, SECONDED by Mr. Testa, “that the Board of Education table this motion.” All directors voted in disfavor on a roll call vote with the exception of Mr. Hauser and Mr. Testa in voted in favor. Return to original motion. All directors voted in favor on a roll call vote with the exception of Mr. Hauser and Mr. Testa who voted in disfavor. Discussions with Cornell School District IT WAS MOVED by Mrs. Schisler, SECONDED by Mr. Tranter, “that the Board of Education direct the Superintendent to engage in discussions with Cornell School District regarding a possible merger of the two districts. Board to be involved in the process.” All directors voted in favor on a roll call vote with the exception of Mr. Testa, Mr. Harbaugh and Mr. Olszewski who voted in disfavor.

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Approval of Grade Level Configuration IT WAS MOVED by Mrs. Schisler, SECONDED by Mrs. Tatone, “that the Board of Education direct the Superintendent to implement a K-2/3-4 grade level configuration upon or as soon as practicable after the completion of the elementary school construction program approved by the Board.” All directors voted in favor on a roll call vote with the exception of Mr. Testa and Mr. Hauser who voted in disfavor. The Prevention Network & CLASS Academy IT WAS MOVED by Mr. Tranter, SECONDED by Mr. Hauser, “that the Board of Education approve the contract between the Moon Area School District and the Prevention Network & CLASS Academy to provide out of school alternative education placements for the 2014-2015 school year.” All directors voted in favor on a roll call vote. Conferences IT WAS MOVED by Mr. LaRue, SECONDED by Mr. Bussard, “that the Board of Education approve conferences costing over $500 or requiring an overnight’s stay: Erin Ruggiero: NCTE ANNUAL CONFERENCE in Washington D.C. on November 20, 2014 thru November 23, 2014; cost to the district is approximately $900.00; purpose – To present at at roundtable session, to engage in the remainder of the conference, to develop pedagogical and content strategies, learn new trends and interventions while brainstorming. Margaret Lindsey: SCHOOL OPERATIONS ACADEMY in State College, Pennsylvania on July 24, 2014 thru July 25, 2014; cost to the district is approximately $575.14; purpose – To gather the latest Pennsylvania School Business Office information.” All directors voted in favor on a voice vote. Furniture Purchase Authorization IT WAS MOVED by Mrs. Schisler, SECONDED by Mr. Bussard, “that the Board of Education authorize the purchase of 4 teacher desks and chairs, for Allard Elementary School, from Kurtz Brothers. The $2,648 cost of the purchase will be paid through the Capital Projects Fund.” All directors voted in favor on a voice vote.

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Furniture Purchase Authorization IT WAS MOVED by Mrs. Schisler, SECONDED by Mr. LaRue, “that the Board of Education authorize the purchase of 50 student desks and chairs, for Allard Elementary School, from Virco. The $8,654 cost of the purchase will be paid through the Capital Projects Fund.” All directors voted in favor on a voice vote. Personnel IT WAS MOVED by Mr. Tranter, SECONDED by Mr. Harbaugh, “that the Board of Education approve the items listed: I.

Approval of Long-Term Substitute Teacher “that the Board of Education approve Kevin Hancock, 306 Western Avenue, Oakdale, PA 15071, to the position of long-term substitute teacher Grade 3 at Allard Elementary School for the 20142015 school year. The rate of pay will be $184.14 per day, along with individual health insurance benefits.”

II.

Approval of Elementary Teacher “that the Board of Education approve Lindsay Zipparo, 808 McDonald Street, Sewickley, PA 15143, to the position of Kindergarten teacher at Brooks Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year. The salary for this position will be Bachelors Step 1 $46,650.”

III.

Resignation “that the Board of Education accept the retirement resignation from Shirley Semko from her position as Secretary to the Director of Facilities effective February 27, 2015.”

IV.

Resignation “that the Board of Education accept the retirement resignation from Rebecca Mayton from her position as Library Assistant at the Middle School effective July 15, 2014.”

V.

Approval of Unpaid Childrearing Leave of Absence “that the Board of Education approve an Unpaid Childrearing Leave of Absence to Bethany Swisher from her position as Grade 1 teacher at McCormick Elementary School for the 20142015 school year.”

VI.

Approval of Fall Sports Coaching Staff “that the Board of Education approve the following coaches for the 2014 Fall Sports Season per the recommendation of Mr. Ricci Rich:

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Football Assist A-1 Assist A-1 Assist A-2 Assist A-3 Assist A-3 Assist A-3 Assist A-3 Assist A-3 Assist A-3 Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer

Keith Humphries* Lynwood Alford Zack Hayward Paul Mann Mike Cook Greg Krawchick Jr Draper Gilliam Terry Fisher* Ryan Busch Paul Duncan Frank Marocco Fred Cercone

Girls Volleyball Asst. A-2 Sarah Durham Asst. A-3 Amanda Ardinger Asst A-3 Lindsay Oberacker* Volunteer TBD

Boys Soccer Asst. A-1 Asst. A-3 Volun. Asst Volun. Asst Volun. Asst

Frank Bowman Earl Pannebacker Allan Brown Paul Eastgate Jason DeFranco

Girls Soccer Asst A-1 Asst. A-3 Volunteer

Arne Thomas Mike Maines Jordan Calabria*

Girls Basketball 7th Gr (A-3) Monica Zajeck 8th Gr (A-3) Patty Buys

Cross Country Head Coach – Tim Hrivnak Asst A-1 – Ryan Mischler Asst A-2 – Monica Ianarelli Asst A-3 – Ben Canan Volunteer – Wesley Bell Student Lifeguards Emily Haslett

Tennis Asst A-3

Laura Schepis

Golf Asst A-1

Kevin Gallagher

Equipment Manager Jason Persing

*Pending receipt and review of clearances VII.

Approval of Department Chairpersons “that the Board of Education approve the following Department Chairpersons for the 2014-2015 school year Position Math Expressions Implementation Leaders Math Expressions Implementation Leader, Grade K Math Expressions Implementation Leader, Grade 1 Math Expressions Implementation Leader, Grade 2 Math Expressions Implementation Leader, Grade 3 Math Expressions Implementation Leader, Grade 4 Math Expressions Implementation Leader, Grade 5 Math Expressions Implementation Leader, Grade 6

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Name Allison Misenko Rebecca Myers Barbara Rocca Natalie Eaton Christine Dushack Elaine Mitchell Jeanne Schreiber

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Elementary Grade Level Leaders Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade

Mary Jo Tarquinio Ally Niggel Vicky Carney Karen Bell Christine Dushack

Middle School Grade Level Leaders Grade 5 Grade 6

Sally Fuller Autumn Cairns

Middle School Subject Leaders Mathematics Science Unified Arts Special Education

Patricia Hyland Frank Todd Nancy Burgunder Kristin Baumgardner

High School Department Chairpersons Language Arts (Reading) Mathematics Social Studies Science Technology Ed, Family & Consumer Sciences, & Business Special Education

Maria McGrosky Jennifer Wilhelm Jason Ferri Jana Joseph Scott Adams Patti Perry

Coordinators World Languages (K‐12) Art (K‐12) Music (K‐12) Guidance (K‐12) Special Education (K‐4)

Kathy Tatala Lisa Griffin Nick Barthen Lynn Wood-Franchick Neal Jacoby

PSSA & Keystone Tutoring/Remediation Program Coordinators HS Keystone Algebra 1 HS Keystone Biology HS Keystone Literature MS After School PSSA Remediation Program Coordinator Algebra 1 Keystone Exam Remediation Coordination VIII.

Jennifer Wilhelm Ken Firmstone Maria McGrosky Heidi Gariti Patricia Hyland.”

Approval of Gymnastics Instructors “that the Board of Education approve the following revised list of gymnastics instructors for the 2014-2015 school year as follows: Adult Instructors Name Amy Caprino Kathy Hepak

Rate Reg./Sp.Instr. $21/$23 $17/$19 10 

 

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Michelle Kernan $15/$17 Nicole Caprino $17/$19 Kristen Tucceri $13/$15 Kristen Crayton $11/$13 Jennifer Shaver $11/$13 Courtney Benard $11/$13 Ashley Stevens $11/$13 Crystal Maxin $10/$12 *due for a rate increase during the session listed

Reserve instructors – (teach on & off) Seasonal Tristen Mangan $11/$13 Kristy Hepak $12/$14 Kim Brown $10/$12 Amy Pannebaker $11/$13 Holly Foster $11/$13 Kara Imbrogno $10/$12 Kayla Imbrogno $10/$12 Samantha Viti $10/$12 Tatum Lowe $10/$12 Casey Benard $10/$12 Taylor Furtado $10/$12 Abbey Guzek $10/$12 Abby Shriver $10/$12 Victoria Bardusch $10/$12 Allison Brown $10/$12 Kara DiNofrio $10/$12 Alexis Mitcheltree $10/$12 (as of graduation – summer ’14) Victoria Priola Jessica Schreiber Sunny Smolarek Megan Tamilia Michelle Tejchman Holly Zucchero

$9/$11 $9/$11 $9/$11 $9/$11 $9/$11 $9/$11

Adult Pay Scale Upon graduation – Seniors move to the adult list and increase to $9 per hr. Moon Gymnastics has four 8 week sessions and one partial session during the year. When working special instruction hours, all workers receive $2 more per hour for the added responsibilities. Student Instructors As of Summer ’14 Gr. Name 12 Casey Rockenstein 12 Taylor Hartz

Rate $7.25 $7.25 11 

 

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Emily Mattioli Elizabeth Eberts Leah Hogle Sabrina Picciani Alexandra Bardusch Loretta Carosone Tara Cooney Madison Taylor Hannah Evanuik Mackenzie Kraft Nikki Jacobs Samantha Ryan Samantha Barone Megan Meneskie Kaitlin Coulter Amanda Pawuk Katie Luca Susan Luca Elsie Obenreder

$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

New additions during ’14-‘15 – in the process of having their clearances and all paperwork submitted and/or when they turn 14.

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Sierra Alcorn Jordan Bauer Leah Bookser Tricia Carosone Amanda Crago Nikki Konley Bailey Larson Rachel McConaghy Jenna Puhalla Katie Shields Lucie Steinmetz Seira Turner

$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

If they work any special instruction hours their normal pay rate increases by $2 per hour. This is for the added responsibilities during these hour(s).”

All directors voted in favor on roll call. Policy for First Reading Approval IT WAS MOVED by Mrs. Schisler, SECONDED by Mr. Tatone, “that the Board of Education approve the first reading of the following policy that is new and/or revised by PSBA and MASD: Policy #217

Graduation Requirements.”

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Audience Recognition (Non-Agenda Items) Rob Harper, 229 Oak Haven Drive, Moon Township, thanked Mr. Hauser and Mr. Testa for supporting our community. Mr. Harper read past articles regarding board members. He also read the Code of Conduct for board members. Residents asked to give them one more year with Mr. Joe Johnson, Principal at Hyde Elementary. He’s done great things at the school. It will not cost additional money to keep him there. As an act of goodwill to the community, please give Hyde Joe Johnson one more year with him at the school. Mary Beth Rooky, 110 LaRue Drive, Moon Township, asks to please keep Mr. Johnson at the school, he has done a great job and he is a caring educator. Questions were asked about Mr. Baker telling Sister Rene that Hyde would become a head start. Mr. Baker commented that we had to enroll 30 students within 10 days in order to be considered for the head start program. We did not get the 30 signups for this school year. The head start was awarded elsewhere. Questions on personnel were asked and Mr. Baker could not comment on personnel issues. Jackie DelGreco, 621 Newton Square, Moon Township, this is the third meeting she has been to. The people who are in the majority of the board were quoted as citizens for education assuring they would be transparent and fiscally responsible to represent the voters’ wishes. You have misled your constituents and do not care about the community’s wishes. Have you really listened to what the community really wants? Frank Latino, 202 Windy Hill Drive, Moon Township, his children were here earlier tonight to show them the democratic process, they’ve gone home, feels waste of time. Several things on the board, closing Hyde, merging with Cornell, K-2/3-4 centers, seems its part of a grand plan. K-2/3-4 plan demonstration – we need more information. Asks Mr. Baker what is his plan to tell the children at Hyde why Mr. Johnson is not their principal any longer. Anne Willette, 403 Meade Drive, Moon Township, teacher at Moon, children attend Moon, question is to Mr. Baker, in your presentation to the Board prior to the vote, you mentioned focus groups, educators, this was done without the involvement of the MEA officers. How many teachers, when, where and how many years of experience did they have that you questioned? The union has 299 members and that 19 is certain a small percentage. Mr. Baker commented that 19 total out of tow focus groups – leadership conference and today and admin meeting. Voluntary invited. Mix of season teachers and junior teachers to get some feedback, not a scientific study. Methodology for feedback was blind. Rhonda DiDomenico, 106 Philomena Drive, Moon Township, remained confident in your dedication to this district up until this point. Believes 7 board members have collaborated decisions as a group and not as individuals. Cannot believe that the board has allowed Mr. 13   

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Baker, and she respects Mr. Baker as a financial person, very intelligent and built a great staff around him. The issue is that you allow a person to come into a community, without any educational background, you have now taken the community and have divided us. Greg Sprott, 204 LaRue Drive, Moon Township, why was Mr. Johnson demoted? He has led the school proudly, scores are up. Hyde kindergarten student will have 4 different schools before entering Middle School and about 15 different teachers. Noah Eger, 2106 Johns Ridge Road, Moon Township, would like to see votes projected on the screen so they audience can see what is going on, have it displayed so we know what is going on. Nicole DiCente, 849 Parkridge Lane, Moon Township, said she emailed Mr. Baker twice and didn’t get a response. During the presentation, a little boy yelled “save Mr. Johnson” – that says it all. Mr. Johnson gives kids a chance to shine. They come to school, they look forward to seeing him, he can deal with certain families. Kids are going to be impacted in a bad way if Mr. Johnson is not there this year. Why move him with the last year of Hyde being open? Can you explain to the kids why Mr. Johnson is not there this year? Does not believe you are thinking about the kids. Mr. Baker apologized for not meeting or getting back to her. Will definitely meet with her. He cannot get into the personnel file. He will engage the Hyde community. Michele Carrier, 244 Ramsey Lane, Moon Township, they have had a revolving door at Hyde, coming from administration, with several 4th grade teachers over the last several years. Mr. Johnson is leaving and we have 2 new 4th grade teachers. No consistency. The kids thrive when they know what to expect and they are comfortable and they learn. Mr. Johnson and the teachers at Hyde are their comfort zone. It is a lot to deal with at their age. She would love Mr. Johnson back for one more year. Adjournment IT WAS MOVED by Mr. Olszewski, SECONDED by Mrs. Schisler, that the Board of Education adjourn this meeting, 10:52am.” Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Lisa Brown Clerk, Board of Education

__________________________________ Gia R. Tatone Secretary, Board of Education

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