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NEW HOPE-SOLEBURY SCHOOL DISTRICT Engaging, Enriching, and Empowering All Students through a World-Class Education Board of School Directors Meeting October 26, 2017 Upper Elementary School LGI Room, 6:30 PM New Hope-Solebury Board of School Directors Mr. Neale Dougherty President Mrs. Adrienne Deussing Vice President Mr. John Capriotti Member Mr. Mark Cowell Member Mrs. Jennifer Gormley Member Mrs. Tracy Keyes Member Mr. Douglas McDonough Member Mrs. Maria Povacz Member Mrs. Sandra Weisbrot Member Non-Voting Members Dr. Steven Yanni Superintendent Mr. Andrew Lechman Board Secretary Mr. John Cook Treasurer Our Mission The New Hope-Solebury School District takes pride in our commitment to excellence. We strive to inspire and empower our students to become passionate, confident, life-long learners, with the strength of character to contribute to a diverse and ever-changing world. Executive Session 6:00 pm Legal, Personnel & Negotiation Matters

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  • NEW HOPE-SOLEBURY SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Engaging, Enriching, and Empowering All Students

    through a World-Class Education

    Board of School Directors Meeting October 26, 2017

    Upper Elementary School LGI Room, 6:30 PM

    New Hope-Solebury Board of School Directors

    Mr. Neale Dougherty

    President

    Mrs. Adrienne Deussing

    Vice President

    Mr. John Capriotti

    Member

    Mr. Mark Cowell

    Member

    Mrs. Jennifer Gormley

    Member

    Mrs. Tracy Keyes

    Member

    Mr. Douglas McDonough

    Member

    Mrs. Maria Povacz

    Member

    Mrs. Sandra Weisbrot

    Member

    Non-Voting Members

    Dr. Steven Yanni

    Superintendent

    Mr. Andrew Lechman

    Board Secretary

    Mr. John Cook

    Treasurer

    Our Mission The New Hope-Solebury School District takes pride in our commitment to excellence. We strive to

    inspire and empower our students to become passionate, confident, life-long learners, with the strength of

    character to contribute to a diverse and ever-changing world.

    Executive Session 6:00 pm

    Legal, Personnel & Negotiation Matters

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    NEW HOPE-SOLEBURY SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Engaging, Enriching, and Empowering All Students

    through a World-Class Education

    Board of School Directors Meeting Agenda

    October 26, 2017

    Per Board Operating Guidelines 006.2, all Board of School Directors meetings

    are audio recorded.

    I. Call to Order and Announcement of Executive Session

    II. Pledge of Allegiance

    III. Roll Call

    IV. Additional, Deletions, and/or Modifications to the Agenda

    V. Acceptance of Minutes A. It is recommended that the Board of School Directors accept the minutes from the

    September 27, 2017 regular meeting of the New Hope-Solebury Board of

    Directors as presented in Attachment A.*

    VI. Reports to the Board of Directors A. Student Reports

    1. High SchoolKaylee Tao, Blake Doherty 2. Middle School 3. Upper Elementary School

    B. Superintendents ReportDr. Yanni

    C. Committee Reports 1. Athletics and ActivitiesMrs. Weisbrot 2. CurriculumMrs. Keyes 3. Facilities CommitteeMr. Capriotti 4. Finance CommitteeMr. Dougherty 5. Policy and Personnel CommitteeMr. McDonough 6. Special Education CommitteeMrs. Gormley

    D. Liaison Reports 1. Bucks County Intermediate UnitMrs. Weisbrot 2. Middle Bucks Institute of TechnologyMr. Capriotti 3. Pennsylvania School Boards AssociationMr. Dougherty

    VII. Old Business

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    None

    VIII. New Business A. Discussion Item: Student Performance Updates Dr. Yanni and Mr. Malone

    B. Comments/Discussion (Agenda Items Only) 1. Board Discussion 2. Public Comment 3. Board Comment 4. Superintendents Comments

    C. Action Items (Consent Agenda)

    1. Facilities a. It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve a

    change order for critical path work completed in the senior hallway courtyard to remove bedrock to allow for the installation of the sanitary pit for a total of approximately $101,000. Funds from the contingency account will be used for this change order.

    2. Finance a. It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve the

    Treasurers Reports for September, 2017, in their entirety as

    presented in Attachment B.*

    b. It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve and ratify the list of bills totaling $3,581,471.88 in its entirety as

    presented in Attachment C.*

    c. It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve the Act 93 Agreement (Administrators Compensation Plan) effective

    July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023 as presented in Attachment

    D.*

    d. It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve a confidential settlement agreement with a family due to a residency

    issue during the 2016-2017 school year.

    e. It is recommended that the Board of School Directors commit an additional $1,500,000 of the Districts estimated ending fund

    balance for the 2016-2017 school year for capital projects. This

    will make the total committed fund balance for capital projects

    $1,760,000.

    3. Personnel

    a. It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve the following retirements/resignations:

    Resignations Position Effective Forcino, Vincent

    Evening Custodian (Retirement with Supermax)

    1/2/2018

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    b. It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve

    the following leaves:

    Leaves Position Effective Guertler, Mary Administrative Assistant

    Internet Technology Department

    Extended end date: 10/6/2016 10/5/2017 10/5/2018 (Intermittent)

    Rosenburg, Karen Teacher, Art High School

    Extended end date: 9/1/2016 8/31/2017 8/31/2018 (Intermittent)

    Sanders, Tara Teacher, English High School

    Extended end date: 5/1/2017 1/26/2018 6/18/2018

    Whyte, Jennifer Teacher, 3rd Grade Upper Elementary School

    Extended end date 2/6/2017 1/26/2018 6/18/2018

    c. It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve

    the following transfers:

    Transfers From/To Effective Salary Benefits

    Leveille, Zachary Temporary Summer Helper IT Department; Per Diem Substitute IT Department

    10/2/2017 (no change) (no change)

    Tzemintimpi, Maria

    ESL Teacher HS/MS; Spanish Teacher HS (Leave Huffman)

    10/11/2017

    1/26/2018

    (no change) (no change)

    Miller, Jacqueline Instructional Assistant LES; LTS Teacher (Whyte) 3rd Grade UES

    Extended end date

    8/29/2017

    1/26/2018 6/18/2018

    (no change) (no change)

    d. It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve

    the following appointments, contingent upon satisfying all requirements of law and district policy:

    Appointments/

    Position Reason Effective Salary Benefits

    Donovan, Michael LTS Teacher English HS

    Leave - Sanders

    Extended end date

    8/29/2017 1/26/2018

    (no change) (no change)

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    6/18/2018

    McGettigan, Colleen LTS Teacher ESL HS

    Transfer - Tzemintimpi

    10/24/2017 1/26/2018

    $48,455 (prorated) B, Step 01

    No

    Brennan, Colleen LTS Instructional Assistant LES

    Additional Support

    10/30/2017 6/14/2018

    $14.99/ Hourly Step 0

    Yes

    Rhoades, Matthew Groundskeeper Per Diem Substitute

    Substitute Position

    On or about 10/30/2017

    $18.84/ Hourly Step 0

    No

    Salazar, Shirley Custodian Per Diem Substitute

    Substitute Position

    On or about 10/30/2017

    $17.67/ Hourly Step 0

    No

    e. It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve

    the following Extra Duty Responsibility (EDR) contracts for the 2017-2018 school year in the amount of $ 9,233.04 (Annual Total to Date - $163,964.04).

    Name Extra Duty Responsibility (EDR) Stipend

    Balmer, Lori Curriculum Liaison for Secondary Social Studies $2,166 ATHLETICS

    Chuma, Meka 7th Grade Volleyball

    $840.54 prorated

    Cummings, Sharon 8th Grade Field Hockey $1,704 HIGH SCHOOL

    Cummings, Sharon Class Advisor 12B $1,672 James, Liz Class Advisor 10 $647 Nino, Angela GSA Alliance $686

    UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Conway, Mark School Store $189.50

    Demore, Christine Garden Club $686

    Loving, Jennifer Newspaper $642

    4. Policy a. It is recommended that the Board of School Directors approve the

    following policies as presented in Attachment E *: o 113Special Education o 113.1Discipline of Students with Disabilities o 113.2Screening and Evaluation for Students with Disabilities o 113.3Behavior Support o 216Student Records

    b. It is recommended that the Board of School Directors reapprove the New Hope-Solebury Comprehensive Plan for submission to the

    Pennsylvania Department of Education to comply with state

    regulations. (Click Here for New Hope-Solebury Comprehensive

    Plan)

    https://www.nhsd.org/cms/lib/PA01001961/Centricity/Domain/29/NHHSD%20Comp%20Plan%202020.pdfhttps://www.nhsd.org/cms/lib/PA01001961/Centricity/Domain/29/NHHSD%20Comp%20Plan%202020.pdf

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    IX. Comments/Discussion (Non-Agenda Items Only) A. Public Comment B. Board Discussion C. Superintendents Comments

    X. Adjournment

    Informational Items

    Enrollment Report as presented in Attachment F.*

    The following Board Operating Guideline had a first reading and is under consideration. The second reading will take place on Thursday (11/9/2017) at the Policy/Human Resources Committee Meeting:

    006.2Audio Recording of School Board Meetings by District

    The following policies have had a first reading and are under consideration. The second reading will take place on Thursday (11/9/2017) at the Policy/Human Resources Committee Meeting:

    146Student Services 918Title I Parent Involvement 701.1Naming Rights 701.2Sponsorship, Partnerships, and Advertising

    November 2017 Meeting ScheduleAll meetings are held in the UES LGI room unless otherwise noted.

    Athletics Thursday (11/2/17) 6:00 PM Special EducationThursday (11/9/2017)6:00PM UES Library FacilitiesThursday (11/9/2017)6:00PM Policy/Human ResourcesThursday (11/9/2017)7:30PM FinanceThursday (11/16/2017)6:00 PM School Board Meeting (11/30/2017)6:30PM

    Fiscal Dashboards, Current and Future Financial Projections, September 30, 2017, as presented in Attachment G.*

  • NEW HOPE-SOLEBURY SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Engaging, Enriching, and Empowering All Students

    through a World-Class Education

    Board of School Directors Meeting September 27, 2017

    Upper Elementary School LGI Room, 6:30 PM

    New Hope-Solebury Board of School Directors

    Mr. Neale Dougherty

    President

    Mrs. Adrienne Deussing

    Vice President

    Mr. John Capriotti

    Member

    Mr. Mark Cowell

    Member

    Mrs. Jennifer Gormley

    Member

    Mrs. Tracy Keyes

    Member

    Mr. Douglas McDonough

    Member

    Mrs. Maria Povacz

    Member

    Mrs. Sandra Weisbrot

    Member

    Non-Voting Members

    Dr. Steven Yanni

    Superintendent

    Mr. Andrew Lechman

    Board Secretary

    Mr. John Cook

    Treasurer

    Our Mission The New Hope-Solebury School District takes pride in our commitment to excellence. We strive to

    inspire and empower our students to become passionate, confident, life-long learners, with the strength of

    character to contribute to a diverse and ever-changing world.

    Executive Session 6:00 pm

    Legal, Personnel & Negotiation Matters

    DRAFT

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    NEW HOPE-SOLEBURY SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Engaging, Enriching, and Empowering All Students

    through a World-Class Education

    Board of School Directors Meeting Agenda

    September 27, 2017

    Per Board Operating Guidelines 006.2, all Board of School Directors meetings

    are audio recorded.

    I. Call to Order and Announcement of Executive Session

    A meeting of the New Hope-Solebury School District Board of Directors was held in the Upper Elementary School LGI on Wednesday September 27, 2017. Mr. Dougherty, Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m.

    II. An Executive Session was held prior to the Board meeting to discuss legal issues and personnel and negotiations matters.

    III. Pledge of Allegiance

    Mr. Dougherty introduced Mrs. Marrones 3rd grade class to lead members and guests in the Pledge of Allegiance.

    IV. Roll Call

    The Secretary called roll:

    Members present: Mr. Capriotti, Mr. Cowell, Mr. Dougherty, Mrs. Gormley, Mrs. Keyes, Mr. McDonough, Mrs. Weisbrot Members absent: Mrs. Deussing, Mrs. Povacz Administrators present: Dr. Yanni, Mrs. Candido, Dr. Cortellessa, Mrs. Frantz, Mr. Lechman, Mr. Malone, Mrs. Marton, Dr. McKenna, Mr. Pedersen, Mr. Radaszkiewicz, Mr. Seier

    V. Additional, Deletions, and/or Modifications to the Agenda Dr. Yanni covered the following items:

    Comprehensive Plan and Campus Revitalization Project presentation items will be covered in the Superintendent report.

    MS and UES student reports will start next month

    Mrs. Gormley Made a motion to temporarily suspend BOG 006.2 where all

    meetings are audit recorded and have this BOG be reviewed at the policy committee.

    Special education committee is concerned about unintentionally relaying confidential

    information.

    Mrs. McDonough seconded the motion The motion was approved to be added to the agenda.

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    VI. Acceptance of Minutes

    a. Upon a motion made by Mr. Cowell, seconded by Mrs. Weisbrot, the Board voted unanimously to accept the August 24, 2017 Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of School Directors.

    Mr. Capriotti Yes Mr. Cowell Yes Mrs. Deussing Absent Mrs. Gormley Yes Mrs. Keyes Yes Mr. McDonough Yes Mrs. Povacz Absent Mrs. Weisbrot Yes Mr. Dougherty Abstain

    Voice Motion passed 6 0 with 2 absent and 1 abstention

    VII. Reports to the Board of Directors a. Student Reports

    i. High SchoolKaylee Tao, Blake Doherty ii. Middle School No Report

    iii. Upper Elementary School No Report

    b. Superintendents ReportDr. Yanni

    Dr. Yanni reported on the following i. District Theme for this school year ROAR Removing Obstacles to

    Achieve Results. ii. Thank you offered to staff for being flexible in dealing with obstacles

    in getting school up and running this summer. iii. Comprehensive Plan to be reapproved at October Board meeting

    1. Continued collaboration with the Penn Literacy Network 2. Six-Seven teachers getting trained in Wilson Reading 3. School Wide Positive Behavior Support 4. Advanced Placement Environmental Science 5. Revitalizing Business Department 6. Work with BCIU and development of IU Hope transition program. 7. Multi-tier system of support for intervention and enrichment.

    iv. Long range facility planning for building, grounds and athletics for development of a plan and properly fund our capital needs.

    v. Continue long range financial planning. vi. Complete a demographic study to have data to show enrollment trends to

    make decisions on how to maximize use of facilities.

    vii. Campus Revitalization Plan update Still on track for August 2018 project completion date. Provided overview of two project change orders

    for action at tonights meeting.

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    c. Committee Reports

    Committee chairs reported on meetings; minutes are posted to the district website.

    i. Athletics and ActivitiesMrs. Weisbrot ii. CurriculumMrs. Keyes

    iii. Facilities CommitteeMr. Capriotti iv. Finance CommitteeMr. Dougherty v. Policy and Personnel CommitteeMr. McDonough

    vi. Special Education CommitteeMrs. Gormley

    d. Liaison Reports i. Bucks County Intermediate UnitMrs. Weisbrot

    1. Transition program and ESY mini report 2. Update on Perkasie Square

    ii. Middle Bucks Institute of TechnologyMr. Capriotti 1. No updates to provide.

    iii. Pennsylvania School Boards AssociationMr. Dougherty 1. No updates to provide.

    VIII. Old Business a. Comprehensive Planning Dr. Yanni

    i. Covered in the Superintendents Report.

    IX. New Business a. Change Orders for Campus Revitalization Dr. Yanni

    i. Covered in the Superintendents Report.

    b. Comments/Discussion (Agenda Items Only) i. Board Discussion

    Board Discussion occurred around the following agenda item topics: Added agenda item Temporarily Suspend BOG 006.2

    until review by the Policy Committee.

    o Board discussion occurred when the motion was made and the topics covered are as follows:

    More information about the reason for this motion as it relates to the Special Education

    Committee and compliance with FERPA.

    Confirmation that this motion is only temporary.

    Can minutes and audio be edited to redact sensitive information?

    Committee meetings are public meetings so how can we address private matters that are

    discussed publically? No private information

    should be discussed at public meetings.

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    Training for board members to handle situations that might occur in the future.

    Timing review to be completed at October Policy meeting and 2nd reading for

    November Board Meeting.

    There is precedent within our own district as the HR Committee is not audio recorded.

    o When it came time to take action on this motion the motion was pulled from the table as an action item and

    the Board agreed that it would be further discussed at

    the Policy Committee without taking action to

    temporarily suspend BOG 006.2.

    ii. Public Comment

    Public Comment occurred around the following agenda item topics: Mrs. Nichols commented on the agenda item to

    Temporarily Suspend BOG 006.2 Mr. Band commented on the following:

    o Agenda item to suspend BOG 006.2 o Personnel Item f. (EDR)

    iii. Board Comment None

    iv. Superintendents Comments

    Superintendent commented on the following agenda item topics: Dr. Yanni addressed Mr. Bands comments regarding

    Personnel Item f. (EDR)

    c. Action Items (Consent Agenda)

    i. Facilities Upon a motion made by Mr. Cowell, seconded by Mrs. Weisbrot, the

    Board voted as follows on Facilities Items a-b:

    Mr. Capriotti Yes Mr. Cowell Yes Mrs. Deussing Absent Mrs. Gormley Yes Mrs. Keyes Yes Mr. McDonough Yes Mrs. Povacz Absent Mrs. Weisbrot Yes Mr. Dougherty Yes

    Motion passed 7 0 with 2 absent and 0 abstentions

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    1. Approve a change order not to exceed $41,500 for water

    proofing the rear of the original High School building. The change order includes new gutters, leaders, water proofing of the walls for the rooms below grade, new drainage pipes and regrading of the ground away from the building.

    2. Approve a deduct change order in the amount of $5,500 from the conversion of sidewalk to a concrete pad adjacent to the enclosed

    link between the Middle and High Schools which was discussed at

    the August 24, 2017 Board Meeting.

    ii. Finance Upon a motion made by Mr. Cowell, seconded by Mrs. Weisbrot, the

    Board voted as follows on Finance Items a-b:

    Mr. Capriotti Yes Mr. Cowell Yes Mrs. Deussing Absent Mrs. Gormley Yes Mrs. Keyes Yes Mr. McDonough Yes Mrs. Povacz Absent Mrs. Weisbrot Yes Mr. Dougherty Yes

    Motion passed 7 0 with 2 absent and 0 abstentions

    1. Approve the Treasurers Reports for July and August, 2017, in

    their entirety as presented in Attachment B.*

    2. Approve and ratify the list of bills totaling $4,062,626.27 in its entirety as presented in Attachment C.*

    iii. Personnel Upon a motion made by Mr. Cowell, seconded by Mrs. Weisbrot, the

    Board voted as follows on Personnel Items a-f:

    Mr. Capriotti Yes Mr. Cowell Yes Mrs. Deussing Absent Mrs. Gormley Yes Mrs. Keyes Yes Mr. McDonough Yes Mrs. Povacz Absent Mrs. Weisbrot Yes Mr. Dougherty Yes Motion passed 7 0 with 2 absent and 0 abstentions

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    a. Approve the following resignation:

    Resignations Position Effective Taylor, Elizabeth Part-Time Non-Instructional

    Assistant (LES) 6/14/2017

    b. Approve the following leaves:

    Leaves Position Effective Reynolds, Michelle Special Education Teacher

    (LES) 3/7/2018 4/18/2018 (Approx.)

    Huffman, Andrea Foreign Language Teacher (HS)

    8/29/2017 1/26/2018

    c. Approve the following transfers:

    Transfers From/To Effective Salary Benefits

    Parker-Kramli, Kathryn

    LTS Instructional Assistant (Miller) UES; IA HS (Resignation-Fofrich)

    8/29/2017 $15.53/hourly Step 1

    Yes

    Miller, Jacqueline Instructional Assistant LES; Grade 3 LTS (Whyte)

    8/29/2017 1/26/2018

    $52,515, B+24, Step 01 (prorated)

    Yes

    Laff, Amy LTS Teacher (Abt) Special Education UES; LTS Teacher (Jones) Special Education UES

    10/6/2017 4/13/2018 (Approx.)

    $68,181 B+24, Step 5 (prorated)

    Yes

    d. Approve the following appointments, contingent upon

    satisfying all requirements of law and district policy:

    Appointments/ Position

    Reason Effective Salary Benefits

    Webb, Barbara (Part-Time Cafeteria Worker: HS)

    Termination (Rosenthal)

    9/5/2017 $11.54/ hourly Step 0

    No

    Gross, Emma (LTS Instructional Assistant: LES)

    Transfer (Miller)

    9/12/2017 -1/26/2018

    $14.99/ hourly Step 0

    No

    Kaminski, Lori (Part-Time Non-Instructional Assistant: LES)

    Resignation (Taylor)

    9/20/2017 $14.95/ hourly Step 0

    No

    Atkins, Megan (Special Education Teacher: HS)

    Retirement (Finley)

    Revised On or about 8/29/2017 9/29/2017

    $63,082 MA/ME Step 2

    Yes

    Berwick, Alison (Per Diem Nurse Substitute)

    Substitute Position

    On or about 10/2/2017

    $22.00/ hourly

    No

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    Kolsky, Yajie (Kim) (Per Diem Cafeteria Substitute)

    Substitute Position

    On or about 10/2/2017

    $11.54/ hourly Step 0

    No

    Philipps, Robert (Part-Time Evening Custodian)

    Resignation Mervine

    10/3/2017 $17.67/ hourly Step 0

    No

    e. Recognize that the following teacher has earned tenure as of

    September 29, 2017: Haferl, Stacey

    f. Approve the following Extra Duty Responsibility (EDR)

    contracts for the 2017-2018 school year in the amount of $102,489 (Annual Total to Date - $154,731).

    Name Extra Duty Responsibility (EDR) Stipend

    Brown, Nicole Curriculum Liaison for Elementary K-5 $2,166

    Cook, Chris Curriculum Liaison for Secondary Science $2,166

    Cook, Chris Mentor to Elizabeth James $691

    Giorgi, Andrew Curriculum Liaison for Secondary English $2,166

    Giorgi, Andrew Mentor to Michael Donovan (half-year) $345.50

    Korn, Andrea Mentor to Megan Atkins $691

    Loving, Brian Curriculum Liaison for Math Grades 6-12 $2,166

    Rosenburg, Karen Curriculum Liaison for Fine & Practical Arts K-12 $2,166

    Vath, Kristin Curriculum Liaison for World Languages $2,166 ATHLETICS

    Bennett, Maria 7th grade Volleyball $1,556 Demby, Brian Golf $2,822 Doyle, Kaitlin Cross Country MS $1,348 Fleischacker, Michael 8th grade Volleyball $1,704 Jeff, Love Soccer 8th grade Boys $1,704 Natale, Emma Soccer JV Girls $3,358

    HIGH SCHOOL Achenbach, Fred Class Advisor 12 $1,672 Anderson, Alicia National Honor Society $629 ~ Bachart, David Junior Class 11B $2,093 Bachart, David Pit Orchestra Musical $1,438 Bachart, David Band Director $2,677 Bateman, Tom Vocal Coach/Musical $2,136 Bateman, Tom Pianist Musical $702 Bateman, Tom Choral Director $2,677 Cook, Chris Class Advisor 9 $647 Elvey, Kevin HS Ski Club $809 Giorgi, Andrew Lions Tale $1,946 Gonsiewski, Jon Blue/Gold Advisor $501.50 ~ Gonsiewski, Jon Student Council HS $3,406 Gonsiewski, Jon HS Ski Club $809 Korn, Andrea Culminating Project Coordinator $4135.50 ~ Lengyel, Emilia Key Club $1,707 Lengyel, Emilia Class Advisor 9 $647 Loving, Brian Athletic Equipment Manager $5,645

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    Loving, Brian Chess Club $946 Marchok, Chris FBLA $1,556 O'Hara, John Mathletes HS $986 Penglase, Brandon Stage Manager $2,968 Pittner, Melanie Play Director $2,434 Pittner, Melanie Director of Musical $3,309 Pfancook, Jeremy Envirothon $628 Preiss, Glenn Yearbook $1,946 Procaccino, Christine Class Advisor 10 $647 Rosenburg, Karen Art Club $2,044 Ryan, Stefanie Class Advisor 11A $2,093 Schwander, Mary Press Coordinator $1,505 Schwander, Mary Key Club $1,707 Schwander, Mary Reading Olympics $324 Shade, Staci National Honor Society $629* Sherman, Adam Blue/Gold Advisor $501.50 ~ Sorensen, Ryan Science Olympics $271 Soriano, Lori Culminating Project Coordinator $4135.50 ~ Wehr, Nich String Groups $1,704

    MIDDLE SCHOOL Bachart, David MS Jazz $1,653

    Bateman, Tom MS Musical/Pit $2,372

    Ferber, Dawn Art Club $984 ~

    Golden, Christyn Art Club $984 ~

    Derby, Heather Spirit Club $1,217 ~

    Dykie, Jeff Outdoors Club A $1,270

    Hamill, Michele MS Talent Show $359.50 ~

    Hamill, Michele TAG Env. Club MS $1,838

    Kolinchok, Dave MS Outdoor Club B $1,270

    Nichols, Victoria Spirit Club $1,217 ~

    Nichols, Victoria MS Talent Show $359.50 ~

    Nino, Angela 8th Grade Advisor $1,296

    Nino, Angela 7th Grade Advisor $1,296

    Nino, Angela MS Student Council $617 ~

    O'Donnell, Colleen MS Student Council $617

    Smith, Craig Stage Manager MS $646

    Smith, Craig MS Yearbook $2,190

    Smith, Craig Reading Olympics 6 $324

    Smith, Craig Reading Olympics 7 & 8 $324

    UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Burns, Donna UES School Store $189.50

    Burns, Morgan Homework Club $1,233

    Gale, Laurie Safety Patrol $600

    Kilroy, Robin Yearbook $642

    Nelson, Peter ES Soccer $1,060

    Nelson, Peter Flag Football $1,062

    Schade, Renee Student Council $646

    Van Praag, Emily "Naturals" Chorus $449

    Van Praag, Emily Chorus - 4th & 5th $834

    ~ = split contract

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    iv. Appointment PSBA Officers/ Insurance Trust Trustees Upon a motion made by Mr. Cowell, seconded by Mr. Dougherty, the

    Board voted as follows on the appointment of PSBA Officers/Insurance

    Trust Trustees:

    Mr. Capriotti Abstain Mr. Cowell Yes Mrs. Deussing Absent Mrs. Gormley Yes Mrs. Keyes Yes Mr. McDonough Yes Mrs. Povacz Absent Mrs. Weisbrot Yes Mr. Dougherty Yes

    Motion passed 6 0 with 2 absent and 1 abstention

    1. Motion to vote for Mr. Voit to serve as President-Elect of PSBA

    for 2018.

    a. Motion made by Mr. Cowell, seconded by Mrs. Weisbrot. 2. Motion to vote for Mr. Smedley to serve as Vice President of

    PSBA for 2018.

    a. Motion made by Mr. Cowell, seconded by Mr. Dougherty. 3. Motion to vote for Mr. Gossert to serve as Treasure of PSBA for

    2018.

    a. Motion made by Mr. Cowell, seconded by Mr. Dougherty. 4. Motion to vote for Mr. Neel to serve as PSBA Insurance Trust

    Trustee of PSBA for 2018.

    a. Motion made by Mr. Cowell, seconded by Mr. Dougherty. b. Mr. Capriotti Abstained

    X. Comments/Discussion (Non-Agenda Items Only) a. Public Comment

    i. Mr. Rose commented on the NHSEA contract negotiations ii. Mr. Band commented on the NHSEA contract negotiations.

    iii. Mrs. Highland commented on the new IU HOPE program and thanked the district for starting this program.

    b. Board Discussion

    i. None c. Superintendents Comments

    i. Dr. Yanni Responded to Mr. Band regarding NHSEA contract negotiations and confirmed that we are not at impasse so the details of the negotiations are premature.

    XI. Adjournment Meeting was adjourned at 8:02pm

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    Informational Items

    Enrollment Report as presented in Attachment D.*

    The following policies have had a first reading and are under consideration. The second reading will take place on Thursday (10/12/2017) at the Policy/Human Resources

    meeting:

    113Special Education 113.1Discipline of Students with Disabilities 113.2Screening and Evaluations for Students with Disabilities 113.3Behavior Support 216Student Records

    October 2017 Meeting ScheduleAll meetings are held in the UES LGI room unless otherwise noted.

    Curriculum AdvisoryThursday (10/5/2017)6:00PM Special EducationThursday (10/12/2017)6:00PM UES Library FacilitiesThursday (10/12/2017)6:00PM Policy/Human ResourcesThursday (10/12/2017)7:30PM FinanceThursday (10/19/2017)6:00 PM School Board Meeting (10/26/2017)6:30PM

    Fiscal Dashboards, Current and Future Projections, August 31, 2017, as presented in Attachment E.*

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  • NEW HOPE-SOLEBURY SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR COMPENSATION PLAN

    (ACT 93)

    Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023

    Approved by the Board of School Directors October 26, 2017

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  • Introduction

    The Board of School Directors of the New Hope-Solebury School District (hereinafter, referred to as the Board) strongly supports the concept that a thorough and effective school system can only exist if the day-to-day management of the schools is entrusted to dedicated, competent, and highly qualified persons. Good management relies on the abilities of persons to perform the responsibilities of the positions for which they are hired. It is therefore incumbent upon the Board to pursue a plan of compensation, based upon achieving district goals, responsible and acceptable performance, which will provide fair and appropriate financial incentive for management personnel. Therefore, the Board now establishes that the District shall adopt a compensation plan for the Administrators of the District and that such plan shall be in accord with Section 11-1164 of the Public School Code of the State of Pennsylvania, 1949, as amended.

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  • ARTICLE 1 LEGAL AUTHORITY

    Legal Authority The New Hope-Solebury School District, hereinafter called the District adopts the following Administrative Compensation Plan which is in accord with the Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949, as amended, Section 11-1164.

    ARTICLE 2 EFFECTIVE DATE

    Effective Date This compensation plan sets forth the salaries and fringe benefits of employment for all administrators identified in Article 3. This plan shall become effective on July 1, 2018, and shall continue in effect until June 30, 2023.

    ARTICLE 3 COVERED ADMINISTRATORS

    Covered Administrators The following positions are covered by this plan:

    Assistant High School & Middle School Principal/Athletic Director Director of Elementary & Secondary Education Director of Facility Operations Director of Food Services(10 Month Position) Director of Student Services Director of Technology High School Principal Lower Elementary School Principal Middle School Principal Supervisor of Personnel Resources Upper Elementary School Principal

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  • ARTICLE 4 MEET AND DISCUSS

    Meet and Discuss

    Pursuant to Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949, as amended, Section 11-1164 , a committee of the Board will meet with administrators in the 2022-2023 school year to discuss the compensation plan to be adopted for subsequent years. If the Superintendent and/or the Administrators request, the Board will appoint representatives from the Board to meet and discuss with administrators any concerns during the school years, prior to and including the 2022-2023 school year.

    ARTICLE 5 PAID TIME OFF

    Paid Time Off All covered administrators will be given twelve (12) paid holidays each year of this agreement, assuming they fall within the work year in accordance with the District calendar. Such holidays will generally include:

    New Years Day Martin Luther Kings Day Presidents Day Good Friday Memorial Day Fourth of July Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Friday after Thanksgiving Day before Christmas Christmas Day One Floating Holiday (with Superintendents approval)

    If school is open on any day that is designated as a holiday, e.g. to make up for snow days, the Administrators are expected to be at work and the holiday may be rescheduled at another date. When any of the above holidays fall on a Saturday or Sunday, the district will designate another work day as the holiday in its place.

    ARTICLE 6 VACATION

    Vacation Days The vacation period is the fiscal year, July 1 through June 30. All administrators will annually receive a minimum of twenty-two (22) vacation days per year (July 1-June 30), depending upon length of service. Additional vacation days will be granted upon completion of the fifth (5th), eighth (8th), and tenth (10th) year of service as outlined

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  • below. Administrators hired mid-year will receive pro-rated vacation days based on the month they were hired in the year in which they begin service. Any vacation days earned but not used in a school year will be permitted to be taken from July 1 through Labor Day. After Labor Day, up to three (3) vacation days total may be carried over from the previous school year for use in the subsequent school year. No more than fifteen (15) working days may be used in any single vacation period without the prior approval of the Superintendent. Vacation periods in excess of three (3) days may not be taken during the period that the students are in school, unless approved by the Superintendent. Upon completion of the fifth (5th) school year of employment with the District, one additional vacation day will be granted bringing the total vacation days to twenty-three (23). Upon completion of the eighth (8th) school year of employment with the District, a second additional vacation day will be granted, bringing the total vacation days to twenty-four (24). Upon completion of the tenth (10th) school year of employment with the District, a third additional vacation day will be granted, bringing the total vacation days to twenty-five (25). Three (3) unused vacation days in a school year, through the fifth (5th) school year of employment with the district, not to exceed three (3) vacation days total, (and not including up to three (3) vacation days permitted to be carried over for use in the subsequent school year) will be valued at the current per-deim rate and such funds will be deposited in the employees qualified 403(b) retirement account, to the extent and manner allowed by law. Four (4) unused vacation days in a school year, after the fifth (5th) through the tenth (10th) school year of employment with the district, not to exceed four (4) vacation days total, (and not including up to three (3) vacation days permitted to be carried over for use in the subsequent school year) will be valued at the current per-deim rate and such funds will be deposited in the employees qualified 403(b) retirement account, to the extent and manner allowed by law. Five (5) unused vacation days in a school year, after the tenth (10th) school year of employment with the district, not to exceed five (5) vacation days total, (and not including up to three (3) vacation days permitted to be carried over for use in the subsequent school year) will be valued at the current per-deim rate and such funds will be deposited in the employees qualified 403(b) retirement account, to the extent and manner allowed by law. Any other unused vacation days, (beyond three (3) that may be carried over for use in the subsequent school year), will be converted to sick leave. Extraordinary, job-related situations in a school year preventing an Administrator from utilizing his/her vacation time may be presented to the Superintendent. In extraordinary, job-related situations, the Superintendent will provide consideration of developing a plan for the Administrator

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  • to utilize vacation days, over the limit, in a reasonable period of time. If such a plan is provided, the Superintendent will report the plan to the Board. Upon resignation, vacation will be prorated for the school year, based upon days worked. Vacation will be paid at the prorated days, minus days already taken. If there is any tuition payback required, the value will be deducted from these funds.

    ARTICLE 7 LEAVE

    7.1 Personal Leave All covered Administrators will be granted three (3) days of personal leave per year for personal, legal, business, household or family matters. Personal leave is established to provide time for those activities which cannot be scheduled after school hours and which require the participation of the employee. Personal leave is not to be used for recreational purposes, nor is it to be used to extend vacations or holidays, except under the most difficult of circumstances related to travel arrangements. In such cases, advance approval must be received from the Superintendent. The Administrator intending to take personal leave will notify the Superintendent, in writing, at least five (5) days in advance of the absence, except in cases of emergencies. Unused personal leave days to a maximum of three (3) days can accumulate as sick leave and are to be taken only for illness, after an Administrators regular sick leave is exhausted. Accumulated personal leave days may qualify to be used for reimbursement upon retirement or death, subject to the Super Maximum limits as defined and described in Article 8. 7.2 Sick Leave All covered Administrators shall annually receive twelve (12) sick days. Unused sick leave shall be accumulated from year to year, without limitation. Accumulated sick days can be used for reimbursement upon retirement or death, subject to the Super Maximum limits as defined and described in Article 8. 7.3 Legal and Jury Duty In the event that an Administrator is required to serve as a member of a jury, he or she is expected to reimburse the district for any amount received in payment for such service from the Court.

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  • 7.4 Death in the Family All covered Administrators shall be granted leave for death in the immediate family not to exceed five (5) days. The members of the immediate family shall be defined as father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, wife, husband, or parent-in-law. Also included shall be any near relative who resides in the same house or any person with whom the employee has made his or her home. At the Superintendents discretion, request for up to five days of leave may be granted for the death of any near relative. A near relative shall be defined as a first cousin, grandfather, grandmother, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, or brother-in-law. 7.5 Family and Medical Leave Covered Administrators are eligible to receive Family and Medical Leave as required by law and under the same terms and conditions as that offered to members of the NHSEA. Such information is contained in the current NHSEA agreement and will be made available to Administrators upon request to the Superintendent. The Human Resources Office will provide information on the terms, requirements, and eligibility for Family and Medical leave to all covered Administrators. 7.6 Child Rearing Leave Covered Administrators are eligible to receive child rearing leave under the same terms and conditions as that offered to members of the NHSEA. Such information is contained in the current NHSEA agreement and will be made available to Administrators upon request to the Superintendent. The Human Resources Office will provide information on details and requirements for child rearing leave to all covered Administrators. 7.7 Unpaid Leave of Absence Administrators shall be entitled to request from the Board, an unpaid leave of absence for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months. Unpaid leave of absence requests must be submitted in writing to the Superintendent on or before April 1 of the year immediately preceding the school year the leave is being requested. The Superintendent may recommend to the Board of School Directors that a request be either granted or denied, and his/her recommendation shall be based on his/her assessment of the merits of the request, and the positive and negative implications for the individual employee, and the districts staff and students. In addition, if it is the intent of the Administrator to use such leave to continue additional education, degree, or certification pursuits, requests for tuition reimbursement during the time the Administrator will be on leave must also be submitted in writing to the Superintendent at the same time as the initial unpaid leave of absence request (on or before April 1 of the year immediately preceding the school year the leave is being requested.) The Superintendent may recommend to the Board of School Directors that a request for tuition reimbursement during an unpaid leave of absence be either granted or denied and his/her recommendation shall be based on his/her assessment of the merits of the request, and the positive and negative implications for the individual employee, and the districts staff and students.

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  • Employees granted leave under this section shall be allowed to remain a member of the Districts group health, dental, vision and life insurance plans on condition that they prepay to the District, the entire premium for their participation in the plan for the expected length of their unpaid leave of absence. Upon return to active employment and immediately upon the expiration of the authorized leave of absence, seniority, accumulated sick leave, and full participation in all of the benefits of employment shall be restored. An employee who does not return from an authorized leave of absence upon the expiration of said leave shall be determined to have resigned on the date such authorized leave commenced. 7.8 Disability Leave of Absence Covered Administrators are eligible to receive a disability leave of absence, without pay, under the same terms and conditions as that offered to members of the NHSEA. Such information is contained in the current NHSEA agreement and will be made available to Administrators upon request to the Superintendent. The Human Resources Office will provide information on details of the disability leave of absence, and all necessary documentation, and required forms to all covered Administrators upon request. 7.9 Insurance While on Leave All covered Administrators while on an approved leave of absence without pay, may, at their option, continue group medical and benefit coverages by making the appropriate payments to the District to cover all premium costs associated with such insurance coverages. All insurance premiums must be paid in advance in order to maintain coverage.

    ARTICLE 8

    SUPER MAXIMUM BENEFITS Super Maximum Benefits

    Each Administrator having served the District for eight (8) years of satisfactory service shall be eligible for a super maximum increment for long-term service to be paid during the last year of employment in the District. The super maximum increment shall be based upon the rate of forty dollars ($40.00) per day for the first one hundred twenty (120) days of accumulated sick leave to a maximum of $4,800. The next one hundred and twenty days of accumulated sick leave will be calculated at the rate of sixty dollars ($60.00) per day for an additional maximum increment of $7,200. The total super maximum benefit is limited to 240 accumulated sick days, for a total payout not to exceed $12,000. This super maximum service increment will be paid only during the last year of service to the District and only if the employee is eligible for an annuity pension under the terms of the existing retirement benefits as determined by the PSERS.

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  • The Administrator must apply for the super maximum increment on or before May 15, of the intended final year of service. The request must be in writing, submitted to the Board of School Directors for approval, and indicate that the Administrator intends to retire from service that year. Final salary checks (not to exceed the amount of the super maximum increment for long term service) will be withheld from the employee until all retirement forms are completed and the employee officially retires from service to the District. Payment of the super maximum increment will be made the last month of employment with the District. All payments made under this section shall be paid in the form of a non-elective employer contribution into the Administrators qualified 403(b) account. The Administrator does not have an option to receive any direct cash payment in lieu of the employer contribution into the Administrators qualified 403(b) account under this Article.

    ARTICLE 9 TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

    Tuition Reimbursement The District recognizes the importance of educational and professional development. Tuition reimbursement shall be made for courses that meet one or more of the following criteria:

    Graduate courses that are taken to meet Pennsylvania certification requirements; Courses that are required as part of a graduate program leading to a degree or

    certification. All programs of study must be pre-approved by the Superintendent who will annually inform the Board of all Administrators who are participating in a program of study and likely to seek tuition reimbursement. Administrators must maintain a final equivalent grade of B or better in order to receive reimbursement under this section. The Administrator is expected to submit documentation of the final course grade, prior to receiving reimbursement. Administrators are eligible for full tuition reimbursement with a cap of $70,000 per year for the entire Act 93 Administrative team, for graduate level courses approved by the Superintendent. Administrators who take advantage of this benefit are expected to remain employed with the school district for two years after receiving reimbursement. Employees who leave within one year from reimbursement will refund the district 100 percent of the reimbursement. Employees who leave after one year, but less than two years, will refund the district 50 percent of the reimbursement. Employees who leave after two years from reimbursement will refund zero percent of the reimbursement. Voluntary or involuntary termination of employment with the District will terminate eligibility for assistance.

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  • ARTICLE 10 DOCTORAL STIPEND

    Doctoral Stipend Administrators who receive a Doctoral degree in a program of study approved by the Superintendent as part of their individual professional development plan, are eligible to receive a stipend in the year(s) immediately following the earning of their Doctoral degree. Covered Administrators are eligible to receive a Doctoral stipend under the same terms and conditions as that offered to members of the NHSEA. Such information is contained in the current NHSEA agreement and will be made available upon request to the Human Resources Office. If, NHSEA agreement, at any point during the term of this agreement, no longer offers this benefit, this agreement will be governed by the language in the previous NHSEA agreement. The Human Resources Office will provide information to all covered Administrators on the details and requirements necessary in order to receive a Doctoral stipend.

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    ADDITIONAL STIPENDS

    Additional $1500 Stipend The Board recognizes the benefit of having Administrators stay up to date in their subject areas by attending professional meetings, graduate level classes, conferences, workshops, training, and reading current literature and other publications related to their field. Therefore, all covered administrators will be eligible to receive a stipend of up to $1,500 per year in order to cover the costs of:

    Professional meetings, publications, conferences, workshops, training that is not already included in the Districts budget, and for which the Administrator does not already receive reimbursement from the District.

    ARTICLE 12 INSURANCE

    12. 1 Group Term Life Insurance Covered Administrators are eligible to receive a $350,000 group term life insurance paid for by the District. Administrators may be eligible for additional coverage up to $500,000 subject to insurance company requirements.

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  • 12.2 Health and Medical Insurance Covered Administrators are eligible to receive health and medical insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as that offered to members of the NHSEA. Such information is contained in the current NHSEA agreement and will be made available to Administrators upon request to the Superintendent. The Human Resources Office will provide information on terms of specific coverages, including policy choices and costs. Administrators have the option of taking a choice of health insurance packages provided through the district or receiving a check of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) per month if he/she waives health care coverage. The administrator shall demonstrate he/she is covered by another health plan when making this request. 12.3 Dental Insurance Covered Administrators are eligible to receive dental insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as offered to members of the NHSEA. Such information is contained in the current NHSEA agreement and will be made available to Administrators upon request to the Superintendent. The Human Resources Office will provide information on terms of specific coverages, including policy choices and costs.

    12.4 Vision Insurance

    Covered Administrators are eligible to receive vision insurance coverage under Vision Benefits Administration Plan C 12/12/24 with $125 elective contacts or a Board approved equal. The Human Resources Office will provide information on terms of specific coverages, including policy choices and costs. 12.5 Disability Insurance

    Covered Administrators are eligible to receive disability insurance coverage up to 66 2/3 percent of their annual salary amount, not to exceed $5,800 per month. The Human Resources Office will annually provide information on terms of specific coverages, including policy choices, costs, and eligibility.

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    SECTION 125 PLAN Section 125 Plan

    Covered Administrators are eligible to participate in the Districts Section 125 plan under the same terms and conditions as offered to members of the NHSEA. Such information is contained in the current NHSEA agreement and will be made available to Administrators upon request to the Superintendent. The Human Resources Office will provide information on specific terms and details of the Section 125 Plan.

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  • ARTICLE 14 EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    Employee Assistance Program

    Covered Administrators are eligible to participate in the Districts Employee Assistance Program under the same terms and conditions as offered to members of the NHSEA. Such information is contained in the current NHSEA agreement and will be made available to administrators upon request to the Superintendent. The Human Resources Office will provide information to all covered Administrators on the specific terms and details of the Employee Assistance Program.

    ARTICLE 15 RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTION

    Retirement Contribution All covered Administrators are expected to participate in PSERS as outlined by law. The Administrators understand that this is a contributory program. Depending upon the date of the individuals initial continuing membership in PSERS, a percent of all wages as established by PSERS will be deducted and deposited in the Administrators retirement system account.

    ARTICLE 16 SEVERABILITY

    Severability If any portion or provision of this Agreement shall, to any extent, be declared illegal or unenforceable by a court or arbitrator of competent jurisdiction, then the remainder portions or provisions of this Agreement, or the application of such portions or provisions on individuals other than those as to which it is so declared illegal or unenforceable, shall not be affected, and each portion and provision of this Agreement shall be considered valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

    ARTICLE 17 RESOLVING DIFFERENCES

    Resolving Differences In the event that differences or concerns arise from the administration of this Plan and compensation plan, representatives of the Board, the Superintendent, and the Administrators will meet and discuss the specific issues. Resolutions of any such differences are to be determined by the Board. Further, both parties acknowledge that this document constitutes the entire Agreement between the New Hope-Solebury School District and all covered Administrators enumerated in Article 3. Both parties acknowledge that this Plan supersedes any prior communications, agreements or

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  • understandings, whether oral or written, between the school district and all covered administrators that may relate to any subject matter of this Plan.

    ARTICLE 18

    SALARY SCHEDULE/COMPENSATION

    18.1 Program Objectives

    The Board of School Directors recognizes the importance of maintaining an effective management team and adopts this Administrative Compensation Plan with the basic objectives of:

    Attracting and retaining administrative personnel capable of performing effectively in the positions to which they are assigned;

    Linking financial rewards directly to individual performance;

    Effectively competing with compensation programs in other school districts in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

    18.2 Compensation

    A. Salary Commencing on July 1, 2018, the base in salary considerations for Administrators will be the 2017-2018 administrative salaries as listed in Appendix A. The annual salaries of the administrators shall be the basis for determining the Administrators annual salaries in subsequent years and the Districts contributions to the PSERS. The Superintendent is responsible for communicating the approved salary adjustments and the accompanying rationale to the covered Administrators after such adjustments have been approved by the Board of School Directors.

    B. New Hires Individual starting salaries for newly hired Administrators are recommended by the Superintendent and approved by the Board. Starting salaries are based primarily on the experience of the candidate, the competitive marketplace at the time, and are at the discretion of the Superintendent and the Board.

    C. Annual Increases The Board recognizes the complexity of the Administrators positions and the Board desires to fairly compensate its Administrators. A total annual increase pool shall be provided to the Superintendent to be apportioned to the Act 93 group. This annual increase pool shall be the Act 1 Index plus one half a percent (0.5%) of the total gross salaries of the Act 93 group. If distinguished performance has been determined by the Superintendent, based on an annual evaluation as detailed in Section 18.2 F. distinguished, Administrators will receive an annual salary increase of up to the Act 1 index plus one and a half percent (1.5%). Distinguished means the Administrator performed job responsibilities in an outstanding manner and met or exceeded established Administrative goals as determined by the Superintendent. The Board and the

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  • Superintendent maintain the expectation, and hold every confidence, that each Administrator will strive for and achieve distinguished performance. Administrators, who achieve satisfactory, but not exemplary, performance, will receive an annual salary increase of up to the Act 1 Index. Any evaluation other than distinguished or satisfactory, shall be put in writing by the Superintendent with evidence in line with Act 82 of 2012. This shall result in an adjustment to salary as recommended by the Superintendent and determined by the Board in its sole discretion. Any salary increases shall be considered to be part of the Administrators salaries for subsequent years and for the purposes of determining the Districts contributions to PSERS for the Administrators.

    D. Median Salary Administrators below the median salary for like titled positions in Bucks County, shall be entitled to at least one percent (1%) of additional salary increase annually or until the median salary is reached. This additional salary increase is dependent upon a satisfactory evaluation. The Superintendent may recommend greater than one percent (1%) and be determined by the Board at its sole discretion. E. Changes to Salary Any additional adjustment in salary made during the life of this agreement shall be in the form of an amendment and become part of the agreement, but it shall not be deemed that the Board and Administrators have entered into a new agreement. In addition, If an Administrator requests and is granted a classroom position, an appropriate salary adjustment will be made. In such a case, the administrator will retain his/her level of seniority.

    F. Evaluation Prior to June 30th in each year of the agreement, the Superintendent will complete a formal written annual evaluation and will facilitate an annual evaluation conference with each Administrator. The annual evaluation will be the primary basis of the Superintendents Administrative salary recommendations to the Board for the following school year. The annual evaluation will be based on the following:

    1. Between July 1st and the beginning of the school year in each year of the agreement, each Administrator will work with the Superintendent to jointly determine his/her Administrative goals for the upcoming school year. The goals should assist in moving the District forward (e.g. Board goals, Superintendent goals, Comprehensive Plan, professional growth goals, etc.), assist in the effective operation of the District, and achieve professional development for the administrator. The goals may also include expectations for the Superintendent in reference to providing assistance. 2. During the course of the school year, the Superintendent will carefully monitor and assist each Administrator in meeting his/her job description responsibilities and in achieving his/her Administrative goals. To facilitate these endeavors:

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  • a. The Superintendent will schedule a regular monthly meeting of the Administrative leadership team and each Administrator will have the opportunity to schedule agenda items. b. The Superintendent may schedule a regular monthly update meeting with each individual Administrator and each Administrator will have the opportunity to schedule agenda items. c. The Superintendent will maintain an open door policy to assist each administrator whenever the need arises.

    3. A mid year evaluation may be completed by the Superintendent at the discretion of the Superintendent and/or at the request of the Administrator. 4. The Superintendent will base his annual evaluation for each Administrators performance in meeting his/her job description responsibilities and achieving his/her administrative goals. 5. The Superintendent will utilize, but will not be limited to the following considerations for the annual recommendation to the Board for each Administrators salary increase :

    a. Annual performance evaluation.

    b. Salary placement in reference to the entire Administrative Leadership Team.

    c. Annual survey of salaries and benefits prepared by the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) #22.

    d. Annual administrative compensation update prepared by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA).

    e. Administrators achievement in exceeding job description responsibilities and in exceeding administrative goals.

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  • Appendix A

    Administrative Position 2017-2018 Salary

    Assistant High School & Middle School Principal/Athletic Director $113,900

    Director of Elementary & Secondary Education $164,214

    Director of Facility Operations $93,500

    Director of Food Services(10 Month Position)* $74,190

    Director of Student Services $143,520

    Director of Technology $124,353

    High School Principal $134,866

    Lower Elementary School Principal $120,500

    Middle School Principal $136,243

    Supervisor of Personnel Resources $70,380

    Upper Elementary School Principal $135,712

    * While the Director of Food Services salary is established by the Act 93 agreement, it is paid for through the food services budget.

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  • RATIFICATION AND APPROVAL

    Ratification and Approval of this Plan

    I certify that this plan has been ratified and approved by the New Hope-Solebury Board of School Directors on October 26, 2017. Further, I attest that this plan was approved by a duly recorded roll call vote of _____ to _____. The results of the vote are as follows: (A Yes vote indicates approval of this plan. A No vote indicates disapproval of this plan.) Mr. Dougherty __________ Mrs. Deussing __________ Mr. Capriotti __________ Mr. Cowell __________ Mrs. Gormley __________ Mrs. Keyes __________ Mr. McDonough __________ Mrs. Povacz __________ Mrs. Weisbrot __________ I further certify that the above recording is a true and accurate description of the vote that occurred in an open and duly advertised meeting of the New Hope-Solebury Board of School Directors on the date noted above. ________________________________ Mr. Neale Dougherty President New Hope-Solebury Board of School Directors

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    Book PolicyManual

    Section 100Programs

    Title CopyofSpecialEducation

    Number 113

    Status

    Adopted November23,1992

    LastRevised March3,2014

    I.Purpose

    A.TheDistrictshalloffereachstudentwithadisabilityeducationprogramsandservicesthatappropriatelymeetthestudent'sneedsforeducational,instructional,transitional,andrelatedservices.Astudentwhorequiresspecialeducationshallreceiveprogramsandservicesaccordingtoanindividualizededucationprogram(IEP).IEPsshallprovideaccesstotheDistrictsgeneralcurriculumandparticipationinstateandlocalassessments,includingsupplementalaidsandservicesthatpermitthestudentswithdisabilitiestobeeducated,tothemaximumextentappropriate,withtheirnondisabledpeers.TheDistrictshallprovideacontinuumofplacementoptionstoappropriatelymeettheneedsofstudentswithdisabilities.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

    II.Definitions

    A.StudentswithdisabilitiesForthepurposesofthispolicy,"studentswithdisabilities"shallbedefinedasthosestudentswhohavebeenevaluatedbytheDistrictandfoundtobeeligibleforservicesundertheIndividualswithDisabilitiesinEducationAct(IDEA)IndividualswithDisabilitiesinEducationAct,20U.S.C.1401,et.Seq.[7][8][9][10][11]

    B.IndividualizedEducationProgram(IEP)Forthepurposesofthispolicy,"IEP"isdefinedasthewritteneducationalstatementforeachstudentwithadisabilitythatisdeveloped,reviewedandrevisedinaccordancewithfederalandstatelawsandregulations.[12][37]C.SpecialEducationPlanForthepurposesofthispolicy,the"SpecialEducationPlan"shallbedefinedasthestrategicplanthatarticulateshowtheDistrictwillappropriatelyeducatestudentswithdisabilities.

    III.Authority

    A.TheBoarddirectsthatallstudentswithdisabilitiesshallbeidentified,evaluated,andprovidedwithappropriateeducationalprogramsandservices,inaccordancewithfederalandstatelawsandregulations.TheDistrictshallestablishandimplementasystemofproceduralsafeguardsandparent/guardiannotificationaspartofitsSpecialEducationPlan.[14][1][2][15][16][17][18][19][38]

    B.TheDistrict'sSpecialEducationPlanshallincludeproceduresforidentifyingandeducatingstudentswithdisabilitiesandshallbealignedwiththeComprehensivePlanadoptedbytheBoard.[21][5][22]

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    C.TheDistrictshalldeterminethefacilities,programs,servicesandstaffthatshallbeprovidedbytheDistrictfortheinstructionofstudentswithdisabilities,basedupontheidentifiedneedsoftheDistrictsspecialeducationpopulation.[14][5]

    D.InordertomaintainaneffectiveSpecialEducationPlan,theBoardmayparticipateinspecialeducationprogramsofBucksCountyIntermediateUnitNo.22.[5]

    IV.DelegationofResponsibility

    A.TheSuperintendentorhis/herdesigneeisdirectedtoannuallyrecommendtotheBoardtheemploymentandretentionofnecessarystaffandprovisionofrequiredfacilities,programsandservicestoprovidefortheneedsofstudentswithdisabilities.

    B.TheSuperintendentorhis/herdesigneeshalldevelopproceduresforevaluatingtheeffectivenessoftheDistrict'sSpecialEducationPlanandshallperiodicallyreporttotheBoardthecriteriaandresultsofsuchevaluation.

    C.TheDistrictshallmaintainproceduresandprocessesthatimplementspecialeducationprogramsandservices,inaccordancewithfederalandstatelawsandregulations.[8][20]

    V.Guidelines

    A.EachstudentwithadisabilityshallbeeducatedpursuanttoanIEPwhichshallprovideanappropriateeducationintheleastrestrictiveenvironment,inaccordancewithfederalandstateregulations.[1][23][24][39]

    B.TheDistrictprohibitsdiscriminationbasedondisability.StudentswithdisabilitiesareentitledtoreceiveservicesandaccommodationswhichwillpermitthemtoparticipateinDistrictprograms,servicesandactivitiesasrequiredbylaw.[26][11]

    C.TheDistrictsSpecialEducationPlanshallcomplywiththerequirementsofstateandfederallawandregulations.TheDistrictshallestablishprocedurestoensuretheplanisupdatedandimplementedasnecessary.TheSpecialEducationPlanshalladdress:[5][40]

    1.Educationalplans.

    2.Childfind.

    3.IdentificationofspecialeducationprogramsthatoperateintheDistrict,thoseoperatedintheDistrictbytheIntermediateUnit,vocationalschoolsandotheragencies.

    4.Staffandparent/guardiantraining.

    5.Assessments.

    6.Screening.

    7.CriteriatheDistrictwillusetoidentifyspecificlearningdisabilities.

    8.Evaluation.[28]

    9.Reevaluation.

    10.IndividualizedEducationPrograms(IEPs),includingexamplesofsupplementaryaidsandservicesprovidedbytheDistrict.

    11.ExtendedSchoolYearservices(ESY).

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    12.Behaviorsupport.[29]

    13.Afullcontinuumofeducationalplacementsandevidencethatplacementsinotherthanregulareducationsettingsarenotbasedonlackofresources,facilities,stafforforadministrativeconvenience.

    14.Disciplinaryplacements.[30]

    15.Facilitiesandaccesstoafullcontinuumofeducationalplacements.

    16.Earlyinterveningservices,ifprovidedbytheDistrict.

    17.Proceduralsafeguards.

    18.Confidentialityofinformation.

    19.Highlyqualifiedstaff.

    20.Maintenanceofinformationconcerningstudentswithdisabilities,servicesprovided,performanceanddisciplinedata,andreportinformationasrequiredbytheSecretaryoftheDepartmentofEducation.

    21.ProceduresfortheeducationofallstudentswithdisabilitieswhoareresidentsoftheDistrict,includingthosereceivingspecialeducationinapprovedprivateschoolsandstudentwithdisabilitieswhoarenonresidentsplacedinprivatehomesorinstitutionsintheDistrictunderapplicableprovisionsoftheSchoolCode.

    D.IftheDistrictisidentifiedwithsignificantdisproportionality,theSpecialEducationPlanshallincludepoliciesandproceduresdesignedtopreventinappropriateoveridentificationordisproportionaterepresentationbyraceandethnicityofchildrenwithdisabilities.[5]

    VI.FiscalandProgramCompliance

    A.TheSuperintendentorhis/herdesigneeshallestablishprocedurestoensurethattheDistrictcomplieswithallfederalandstatelawandregulationsandprogramrequirementsforspecialeducationrelatedfundingandreimbursement.

    B.TheDistrictmaycoordinatewiththeBucksCountyIntermediateUnitNo.22toestablishprocedures,fulfillreportingrequirementsandparticipateinapplicableprograms.

    VII.ChildFind/Outreach

    A.TheSuperintendentorhis/herdesigneeshallensurethattheDistrictannuallyconductsawarenessandoutreachprogramsandactivitiesdesignedtoreachDistrictresidentsincludingparents/guardiansofstudentswithdisabilitieswhoareenrolledintheDistrict,preschoolagedchildren,studentswhoattendprivateschools,homelesschildrenandchildrenwhoarewardsofthestate.[41][42]

    B.TheDistrictspublicawarenessactivitiesshallincludeannualpublicationofawrittennoticeinnewspapersandothermedianotifyingresidentsaboutchildidentificationactivitiesavailableearlyinterventionandspecialeducationservicesandprogramsandhowtorequestthemandproceduresusedtoensureconfidentialityofstudentinformation.WritteninformationshallbepublishedinDistricthandbooksandontheDistrictwebsite.Publicawarenessactivitiesmustincludeinformationregardingpotentialsignsofdevelopmentaldelaysandotherriskfactorsthatcouldindicatedisabilities.

    C.TheBucksCountyIntermediateUnitNo.22shallberesponsibleforconductingchildfindactivitiesnecessaryandtoprovideequitableparticipationservicestostudentswithdisabilities

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    whoareenrolledbytheirparents/guardiansinprivateschools.

    VIII.Screening

    A.TheDistrictshallestablishasystemofscreening,includinghearingandvisionscreenings.Screeningsshallbeconductedatreasonableintervalstodeterminewhetherallstudentsareperformingbasedongradeappropriatestandardsincoreacademicsubjects.[32][33]

    IX.Confidentiality

    A.TheDistrictshallmaintainasystemofsafeguardstoprotecttheconfidentialityofstudentseducationalrecordsandpersonallyidentifiableinformationwhencollecting,storing,disclosinganddestroyingstudentrecords.[34][43]

    B.Districtstaffshallmaintaintheconfidentialityofstudentrecordsandpersonallyidentifiableinformation,asrequiredbylaw,regulationsandBoardpolicy.

    C.TheDistrictmayrelease,withoutparent/guardianconsent,educationalrecordsthattheDistricthasdesignatedasdirectoryinformation.ThisshallnotbeconstruedasrequiringtheDistricttoreleasesuchinformationunlesstheDistrictisrequiredbylawtodoso.

    D.TheDistrictshallobtainwrittenparent/guardianconsentpriortoreleasingastudentseducationalrecordwhenpriorconsentisrequiredbylaw,regulationsorBoardpolicy.[36]

    E.TheDistrictshallnotifyparents/guardiansofintentandgainwrittenpermissionpriortodestroyingpersonallyidentifiableinformationinastudentsrecordthatisnolongerrelevantornecessaryforprovidingeducationalservicestothestudent.

    X.RecordingsofMeetingsWithSchoolEmployees

    A.Exceptasspecificallyprovidedforwithinthispolicy,theDistrictprohibitsaudio,videoandelectronicrecordingofmeetingsbetweenparents/guardiansandDistrictteachers,paraprofessionals,programspecialists,consultantsoradministrators.However,nothinginthispolicyshallbeinterpretedtodenyparentsorguardianstheirlegalrightsundertheADA,Section504ortheIDEA.Shouldaparent/guardianrequesttoaudiorecordameetingheorshewillmakethatrequestinwritingtotheSuperintendentorhis/herdesigneeandtheDistrictreservestherighttoaudiorecordthemeetingaswell.TherecordingwillbekeptbytheSuperintendentandhis/herdesignee.B.Individualswhohavedisabilitiesorotherlimitationswhoarerequesting,asanaccommodation,therighttorecordmeetingsinwhichtheyparticipate,suchasIEPteammeetings,mustmakesuchrequestinwritingtotheSuperintendentorhis/herdesigneeandmustprovidetheDistrictwithinformationregarding:

    1.thenatureoftheindividualsdisabilityorlimitation,2.themeetingthathe/shewishestorecordand3.theproposedaccommodation.

    C.TheDistrictshallmakeadeterminationastothespecifictypeofaccommodation,ifany,thatwillbeprovided.D.TheDistrictmayrequestadditionalinformationinordertomakeitsdetermination.E.Audioand/orvideorecordingsofmeetingsshallnotbeusedwheretheDistricthasdeterminedthatanotheraccommodationisappropriateand/orreasonable.

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    F.Anattempttorecordameetingbyaparent/guardianafteraverbalprohibitionbyDistrictstaffshallresultinimmediateterminationofthemeetingandmayresultinejectionfromDistrictproperty.G.Suchrecordingmaybeunlawful,andtheDistrictmayseekpossiblecriminalprosecution.

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    Book PolicyManual

    Section 100Programs

    Title CopyofDisciplineofStudentswithDisabilities

    Number 113.1

    Status

    Adopted April22,1996

    LastRevised April19,2010

    I.Purpose

    A.TheDistrictshallconductFunctionalBehaviorAssessments(FBAs)anddevelopandimplementpositiveBehaviorSupportPlansandprogramsforstudentswithdisabilitieswhorequirespecificinterventionstoaddressbehaviorsthatinterferewiththeirlearning.[1][2][3]

    B.StudentswithdisabilitieswhoviolatetheCodeofStudentConduct,orengageininappropriatebehavior,disruptiveorprohibitedactivitiesand/oractionsinjurioustothemselvesorothers,whichwouldtypicallyresultincorrectiveactionordisciplineofstudentswithoutdisabilities,shallbedisciplinedinaccordancewithstateandfederallawsandregulationsandBoardpolicyand,ifapplicable,theirIndividualizedEducationProgram(IEP)andBehaviorSupportPlan.[1][4][5][6][7]

    II.Definitions

    A.StudentswithdisabilitiesForthepuprosesofthispolicy,studentswithdisabilitiesshallbedefinedasschoolagedchildrenwithinthejurisdictionoftheDistrictwhohavebeenevaluatedandfoundtohaveoneormoredisabilitiesasdefinedbylaw,andwhorequire,becauseofsuchdisabilities,specialeducationandrelatedservices.[2]

    B.SuspensionsfromschoolForthepurposesofthispolicy,suspensiosnfromschoolshallbedefinedasdisciplinaryexclusionsfromschoolforaperiodofone(1)toten(10)consecutivedays.[8][7]

    C.ExpulsionsfromschoolForthepurposeofthispolicy,expulsionsfromschoolshallbedefinedasdisciplinaryexclusionsfromschoolforaperiodexceedingten(10)consecutiveschooldaysandmayincludepermanentexpulsionfromtheschoolrolls.[8][7]

    D.InterimalternativeeducationalsettingsForthepurposeofthispolicy,interimalternateeducationalsettingsshallbedefinedassettingsotherthanDistrictprogrammingusedforadefinedperiodoftime.Interimalternativeeducationalsettingsmaybeusedbyschoolpersonnelforuptofortyfive(45)schooldaysforcertaininfractionscommittedbystudentswithdisabilities.TheIndividualizedEducationProgram(IEP)teamshalldeterminetheinterimalternativeeducationalsetting.[26][5]

    III.Authority

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    A.TheSuperintendentorhis/herdesigneeshallensurethattheDistrictcomplieswithprovisionsoftheIndividualsWithDisabilitiesEducationAct(IDEA)andfederalandstateregulationswhendiscipliningstudentswithdisabilitiesforviolationsofDistrictpolicyorschoolrulesandregulations.B.Nostudentwithadisabilityshallbesubjectedtoadisciplinarychangeinplacementifthestudent'sparticularmisconductisamanifestationofhis/herdisability.However,undercertaincircumstancesastudentmaybeplacedinaninterimalternativeeducationalsettingbyschoolpersonnelortheIEPteamcould,ifappropriate,changethestudentseducationalplacementtoonewhichismorerestrictivethantheplacementwherethemisconductoccurred.[4][5][26]

    IV.ProvisionofEducationDuringDisciplinaryExclusions

    A.Duringanyperiodofexpulsion,orsuspensionfromschoolformorethanten(10)cumulativedaysinayear,orplacementinaninterimalternativeeducationalsettingfordisciplinaryreasons,astudentwithadisabilityshallcontinuetoreceiveafreeandappropriateeducation,inaccordancewithlaw.[8][24][5]

    V.Guidelines

    A.SuspensionFromSchool

    1.Astudentwithadisabilitymaybesuspendedforten(10)consecutiveandfifteen(15)cumulativedaysofschoolperschoolyear,forthesamereasonsanddurationasastudentwithoutadisability.Suchsuspensionshallnotconstituteachangeinthestudentseducationalplacement.Also,useofinterimalternativeeducationalsettingspermittedbylawdoesnotconstituteachangeineducationalplacementforthesepurposes.[8][4][5][26][29]

    B.ChangesinEducationalPlacement/ManifestationDeterminations

    1.Fordisciplinaryexclusionswhichconstituteachangeineducationalplacement,theIEPteamshallfirstdeterminewhetherthestudentsbehaviorisamanifestationofhis/herdisability.Expulsion,orexclusionfromschoolformorethanfifteen(15)cumulativedaysinayear,orpatternsofsuspensionsforsubstantiallyidenticalbehaviorsconstitutechangesineducationalplacementsrequiringamanifestationdetermination.Forstudentswithintellectualdisabilitiesanydisciplinarysuspensionorexpulsionisachangeineducationalplacement.[4][5]

    2.Astudentwithadisabilitywhosebehaviorisnotamanifestationofhis/herdisabilitymaybedisciplinedinaccordancewithBoardpolicy,Districtrulesandregulationsinthesamemannerandtothesameextentasstudentswithoutdisabilitiesuptoandincludingexpulsion.[4][6][7][5]

    C.Parent/GuardianAppealsFromDisciplinaryActions/RequestforHearingbyDistrictforStudentswhoareaDangertoThemselvesorOthers

    1.Adueprocesshearingmayberequestedbyaparent/guardianofastudentwithadisabilitywhodisagreeswithadisciplinaryplacementormanifestationdetermination.TheDistrictmayrequestadueprocesshearingifitbelievesthatthestudent'scurrentplacementissubstantiallylikelytoresultininjurytothestudentorothers.2.Onparent/guardianappeal,orwhentheDistrictrequestsadueprocesshearing,thehearingofficermayreturnthestudenttotheplacementfromwhichhe/shewasremovedororderhis/herremovaltoanappropriateinterimalternativeeducationalsettingforuptofortyfive(45)schooldaysifitisdeterminedthatmaintainingthechildscurrentplacementissubstantiallylikelytoresultinaninjurytothestudentorothers.[26][17]

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    3.PlacementduringappealsofdisciplinaryactionsshallbeconsideredinterimalternativeeducationalsettingpendingthedecisionofthehearingofficerorexpirationofthetimeperiodsetforthedisciplinaryexclusionfromthestudentsregularplacementunlesstheDistrictandtheparent/guardianagreeotherwise.[26][18]

    4.StudentswhohavenotbeenidentifiedashavingadisabilitymaybesubjecttothesamedisciplinarymeasuresappliedtostudentswithoutdisabilitiesiftheDistrictdidnothaveknowledgeofthedisability.Ifarequestforevaluationismadeduringtheperiodthestudentissubjecttodisciplinarymeasures,theevaluationshallbeexpedited.[26][19]

    D.AdministrativeRemovaltoInterimAlternativeEducationalSettingforCertainInfractions

    1.TheDistrictmayremoveastudentwithadisability,includingintellectualdisabilities,toaninterimalternativeeducationalsettingfornotmorethanfortyfive(45)schooldayswithoutregardtowhetherthebehaviorisdeterminedtobeamanifestationofthestudentsdisabilityifthestudent:[26][5]

    a.Carriesaweapontoorpossessesaweaponatschool,onschoolproperty,oratschoolfunctionsunderthejurisdictionoftheDistrict.Forpurposesofthisprovision,weaponshallbeisdefinedasadevice,instrument,material,orsubstance,animateorinanimate,thatisusedfor,orisreadilycapableof,causingdeathorseriousbodilyinjury,exceptthatsuchtermdoesnotincludeapocketknifewithabladeoflessthantwoandonehalf(2)inchesinlength.[21][25][26][5]b.Knowinglypossessesorusesillegaldrugs,asdefinedbylaw,orsellsorsolicitsthesaleofacontrolledsubstance,asdefinedbylaw,whileatschool,onschoolproperty,oratschoolfunctionsunderthejurisdictionoftheDistrict.[22][5][26][27]c.Inflictsseriousbodilyinjuryuponanotherpersonwhileatschool,onschoolproperty,oratschoolfunctionsunderthejurisdictionoftheDistrict.Forpurposesofthisprovision,seriousbodilyinjurymeansbodilyinjurywhichinvolvesasubstantialriskofdeath,extremephysicalpain,protractedandobviousdisfigurement,orprotractedlossorimpairmentofthefunctionofabodilymember,organormentalfaculty.[5][26][28]

    E.ReferraltoLawEnforcement

    1.TheDistrictshallreportcrimescommittedbyastudentwithadisabilitytotheappropriateauthoritiesinthesamemannerasitreportscrimescommittedbystudentswithoutdisabilities.[23][26]

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    Book PolicyManual

    Section 100Programs

    Title CopyofScreeningandEvaluationsforStudentsWithDisabilities

    Number 113.2

    Status

    Adopted December15,2008

    LastRevised September21,2015

    I.Purpose

    A.Thispolicydefinestheminimumrequirementsforstudentscreenings,educationalevaluationsconductedtodetermineeligibilityforspecialeducationservices,instructionallevelsandprogrammingrequirementsforstudentswithdisabilities,includingfunctionalbehavioralassessments.Further,thispolicydefinesrequirementsforindependenteducationalevaluations(IEEs).[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

    II.Authority

    A.TheDistrictshalladoptasystemofscreeningthatshallincludeearlyinterveningservicesandmustbedesignedtoaccomplishidentificationandinitialscr