Committee Meeting
Instructional Support Center
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
5:30 P.M.

NOTICE:  No official action will be taken during the Committee of the Whole Meeting. The business of this Meeting is merely to discuss and deliberate information that may be placed on the Agenda for the Voting Meeting to be held on January 28, 2019.



1.  The 2017-2018 Independent Audit – McGill, Power, Bell & Associates

CURRICULUM – Melissa Burnett, Chairperson

1.  Discussion regarding the Future PA Ready Index

2.  Discussion regarding First Reading of the following Curriculum:

  • AP Psychology, Cochranton Jr.-Sr. High School, Grade 12 (Attachment)
  • Writer’s Workshop I, Cochranton Jr.-Sr. High School, Grades 9-12 (Attachment)
  • Writer’s Workshop II, Cochranton Jr.-Sr. High School, Grades 9-12 (Attachment)
  • Writer’s Workshop III, Cochranton Jr.-Sr. High School, Grades 9-12 (Attachment)
  • Conceptual Chemistry, Meadville Area Senior High School, Grades 10-12 (Attachment)

3.  Discussion regarding the Second and Final Reading of Genius Bar Curriculum, Meadville Area Senior High School, Grades 9-12 (Attachment)


1.  Events

  • Title I Distinguished School Designation – West End Elementary
  • Title I Parent Conference

EXTRACURRICULAR – Paula J. Lynch, Chairperson

1.  Discussion regarding the Meadville Area Senior High School Senior English Class traveling to New York City on April 6-7, 2019, at no cost to the District (Attachment)

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS – Frank J. Schreck, Chairperson

1.  Discussion regarding Schedule K #421 – Cochranton Jr.-Sr. High School Roof Bids (Attachment)

2.  Discussion regarding the gymnasium floor replacement at Meadville Area Senior High School (Attachment)

3.  Discussion regarding the purchase of a 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Wagon for $27,700 (Attachment)

FINANCE – Jeffrey S. Rose, Chairperson

1.  Discussion regarding not increasing the District taxes for 2019-2020 at a rate that exceeds the index (Attachment)

2.  Discussion regarding Schedule L – Budgetary Transfers (Attachment)

3.  Discussion regarding the reappointment of Guy O’Neil and Phyllis Lord to the Crawford County Tax Collection Committee

PERSONNEL/POLICY – Jan A. Feleppa, Chairperson 

1.  Discussion regarding the Second and Final Reading of the following policies:

=         810.3 – School Vehicle Drivers (new policy) (Attachment)

=         006 – Meetings (Revision) (Attachment)

=         105 – Curriculum (Revision) (Attachment)

=         108 – Adoption of Textbooks (Revision) (Attachment)

=         138 – English as a Second Language (Revision) (Attachment)

=         239 - Foreign Exchange Students (Revision) (Attachment)

=         246 – School Wellness (Revision) (Attachment)

=         311 – Reduction of Staff (Revision) (Attachment)

=         609 – Investment of District Funds (Revision) (Attachment)

=         806 – Child Abuse (Revision) (Attachment)

=         808 – Food Services (Revision) (Attachment)

=         810 – Transportation (Revision) (Attachment)

=         818 – Contracted Services Personnel (Revision) (Attachment)

=         906 – Public Comment (Revision) (Attachment)

=         918 – Title I District-Wide Parental Engagement (Revision) (Attachment)

2.  Discussion regarding the First Reading of the following policies:

=         007 – Local Board Procedures (Revision) (Attachment)

=         210.1 – Possession/Administration of Asthma Inhalers/Epinephrine Auto-Injectors (Revision) (Attachment)

3.  Discussion regarding the appointment of Timothy M. Sennett as Solicitor to replace Carl N. Moore due to his retirement from Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett on December 31, 2018, at a rate of $105.00 per hour

4.  Discussion regarding the rescheduling of the Reorganization Meeting to Tuesday, December 3, 2019

5.  Discussion regarding Committee Chairpersons and other Board representations (Handout)

6.  Discussion regarding a Board Retreat

7.  Discussion regarding the Personnel Schedules (Attachment)

Board Debriefing on Core Values

1.     How did we do at keeping our definition of success firmly in mind as we discussed our agenda items?

a.   What specifically did we do well?

b.   What could we have done better?

2.     Did we as a Board do exceptionally well at living by any of our Core Values?  What specific examples demonstrated those Core Values?

3.     Does any individual Board Member deserve recognition for living by a Core Value?  If so, please take a moment to provide positive feedback to that individual in SBI format.

4.     Does any individual Board Member need some feedback about violating any of the Core Values?  If so, please take a moment in private to provide that feedback using SBI format.  In providing that feedback be sure to live by the Core Values yourself and in receiving that feedback be sure to keep an open mind!

Question of the Month

Teamwork – Does anyone deserve feedback (positive or negative) around:  

a.  Acting selflessly?

b.  Recognizing individual talents and skills in others and leveraging them to further the Board’s agenda?

c.  Initiating constructive feedback to keep the Board focused on success?

Executive Session – Personnel/Student Discipline