Greencastle-Antrim School Board members appointed to committees

PAT FRIDGEN

Greencastle-Antrim School Board members Eric Holtzman, Brian Hissong, Ken Haines, Joel Fridgen, Tracy Baer, Mike Shindle, Mike Still, William Thorne and Melinda Cordell met last week and made appointments to numerous committees for the coming year.

Baer was elected school board treasurer. Lipella remained secretary.

Committee appointments were: G-A Education Foundation, Still and Cordell; Franklin County Career and Technology Center Joint Operating Committee, Shindle with Haines alternate; FCCTC Technical Authority, citizen Paul Politis with Shindle alternate; Franklin Learning Center JOC, Melinda Cordell with Holtzman alternate; Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, Thorne with Fridgen alternate; Franklin County Council of Governments, Fridgen with Hoover alternate; Pennsylvania School Boards Association legislative chairperson, no one; Lincoln Intermediary Unit Board of Directors, Hissong with Still alternate; Tayamentasachta Advisory Committee, Still with Haines alternate; Comprehensive 10-Year Plan, Thorne; Act 32 Earned Income Tax Consolidation, Lipella with Holtzman alternate; and Act 32 EIT bylaws, Lipella with Holtzman alternate.

The school board committees were: finance, Holtzman, Fridgen and Baer; personnel, Shindle, Holtzman and Fridgen; and facilities, Haines, Thorne, Hissong and Shindle.

Other business

Resident Mary Thomas asked the district to review its transportation department policy on contacting parents in an emergency, such as when a school bus was struck on Dec. 5 and students arrived home late. Some parents did not have the news even 30 minutes after the accident occurred. Hoover responded that he did not know why every parent had not been notified, since four or five employees were making phone calls. The district had already worked on the issue.

Resignations of retiring teachers were approved - Daphne Murray, high school family and consumer science, effective Aug. 1; and Ann Schnabel, fourth-grade, effective the last day of the 2011-2012 term.

Deborah Timmons, Child Accounting and PIMS Coordinator, was authorized to attend the Attendance/Child Accounting Professionals Association Conference in Hershey in March. Hoover stressed the importance of the seminar. "Basically, through child accounting is how we get paid. We want to keep her updated on procedures."