The first meeting is a public hearing on the superintendent’s contract. This is the result of a new bill that took affect July 1, 2012. The Board will recommend that Mr. Tyree receive a raise of $1,035. The Board will allow public comments to be made for the increase and against the increase.
Once the hearing is over, we will proceed into the Regular Board Meeting. Below is a recap of the Business Items.
Item 3.1 - Mr. Tyree will ask the Board to accept the donation of $100,000 from the Dan and Julie Weidner family. This will be the named donor for the School of Inquiry. One of the themes of the school is promoting entrepreneurialism. The Weidner family is a shining example of a family who has grown a very successful local business.
Item 3.2 - Report on Maintenance will be a report reviewing the projects accomplished by the maintenance department over the summer. One of the biggest projects was to finish the new bus drop-off and pick-up area at Webster School. This project provides a much safer environment for students and parents before and after school at Webster.
Item 3.3 - The Board needs to appoint a member to the Redevelopment Commission. This position is a non-voting member of the commission. Frank Brubaker has served the last two years.
Item 3.4 and 3.5 - Mrs. Riise will talk to the board about the High Ability Program and the Title I Program. This is an annual report that provides updated information to the Board.
Item 3.6 - Plymouth High School will report on new classes they would like to offer next year. The new classes will be highly recommended by Mr. Tyree as Mr. Condon and Mr. Olson continue to take giant steps in providing students with a 21st century education. These classes include the following:
a. PHS – Mandarin II and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
b. SOI – Bio-art, Chem-foods, and Modern World Humanities
Item 3.7 - Mr. Tyree will recommend a salary increase for both certified and classified administration. The recommendation will be an increase of $1,035 for each administrator.
Item 3.8 - The final business item of the evening will be the first reading of many new policy changes and administrative guideline changes. The changes that affect staff members will also be discussed at the next discussion meeting. A couple of the changes will be in the areas of bus transportation, working conditions, the housing of hazardous chemicals, animals in the classroom, student concussions, and wireless communication devices. PCSC belongs to NEOLA, a legal service that helps schools keep current with new laws and court decisions that impact our policies and administrative guidelines.