CLARION - The Clarion Area School Board June 14 unanimously approved a three-year contract with Paul R. Brown Busing for the district's transportation.
The district agreed to pay Brown $390,000 for the 2022-23 school year and will determine the next two years payments based on the Consumer Price Index.
Moreover, the district agreed to pay the fuel costs for the regular school day transportation.
Paul R. Brown Busing will also provide after-school activity bus runs at a cost of $3.25 per mile. The district will also pay the fuel costs for the after school runs.
The contractor will install cameras on all of its buses and those cameras will become property of the contractor. However, the district will provide a $500 per year per bus allowance which will be paid at the end of the school year to offset the cost of the cameras.
Should a bus have more than two instances that the camera equipment doesn't work or isn't provided when requested; the stipend for that particular bus will be forfeited. Additionally, the district will provide IT support for the cameras as necessary.
In other business, the board:
4Approved the following appointments: Lainey Lavelle, permanent full-time elementary teacher, I-1, $49,368; Afton Bauer, permanent full-time elementary teacher, M-1, $53,368; Amber Beichner, permanent full-time elementary teacher, M-1, $53,368; Heather Bish, temporary full-time elementary teacher, I-2, $50,968; D. Samuel Heeter, permanent full-time teacher (High School Social Studies), I-2, $50,968; Ashley Kildoo, Summer School teacher, $31.66/hour; Emily Alston, Summer School teacher, $31.66/hour; Tracy Craig, Summer School Teacher, $31.66/hour, Natalie Anderson, Summer School teacher, $31.66/hour, Matt Uckert, Summer School teacher, $31.66/hour; Dana MacBeth, Summer School teacher, $31.66/hour; Robin Henry, Summer School teacher, $31.66/hour; Danielle Stoner, Summer School teacher, $31.66/hour; James Smathers, Summer School teacher, $31.66/hour; Danielle Stoner, Junior High girls basketball head coach, one year or less experience, $2,120; Sarah Harp-Smith - assistant Junior High girls basketball coach, one year or less experience, $2,000.
4Accepted the following resignations: Keith McClain, custodian; Jen Bolinger, elementary music teacher.
4Approved a vacation day payout for Superintendent Dr. Joseph Carrico for five days at $477.83 per day.
4Approved the following volunteers: Dave Brueck, golf; Lake Staub, golf; Chandra Scheftic, cross country; Molly Kirby, cross country; Stephanie Lambert, cross country; Chelsey Kabel, cross country; Michael Dawson band; Keven Slike, football manager; Vance Slike, football manager; Dr. Robert Armstrong, football sidelines; Travis Rhoads, football.
4Approved the following rates for substitute teachers through Exceptional Student Service: Full-day building bases substitute teacher, $110 per day; half building based substitute teacher, $65; full day substitute teacher, $100; half day substitute teacher, $60 per day; full-day substitute teacher after 21st day, $120 per day; half-day substitute teacher after 21st day, $65 per day.
4Approved disposal of damaged and obsolete books.
4Approved the agreement for food services with Jefferson-Clarion Head Start for the 2022-23 school year.
4Approved the final 2022-23 budget with no tax increase.
4Approved the 2022-23 guest teacher resolution with the Riverview Intermediate Unit.