Carbondale Area School Board recently approved the first bill for an upcoming trip by the board president to an educational conference in San Diego, California.
In September, the school directors voted to authorize their president, Gary Smedley, to attend this annual conference, which is being held by the National School Board Association from April 13 to 15.
School directors and administrators are reimbursed up to $1,900 in expenses for trips to conferences and seminars, in accordance with a district policy which has been reinstated by the board.
Last month, Smedley submitted his first reimbursement bill for the trip, in the amount of $441.60 for airfare. The board approved the bill during its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday night, Jan. 16.
In personnel matters at the meeting, the board:
•hired Megan Ruggiero, Stephanie Miller and Chris Murakami as PIMS (Pennsylvania Information Management System) coordinators at a salary of $2,000 each;
•accepted the resignation of Colleen Ward-Sullivan as Ski Club Advisor, and appointed Joanna Grizzanti as interim advisor;
•added Mary Jo Brown to the paraprofessional/secretary substitute list;
•agreed to raise the salary of the truant officer by an additional $1 an hour.
The directors also granted permission for:
•Red Dragon Karate USA to use the high school gymnasium for graduation ceremonies on March 3, May 5, July 15, Sept. 22, and Dec. 1;
•Anne Torch to take the Ski Club to Smuggler's Notch, Vermont, March 8-10;
•a Spring Chorus Concert to be presented in the elementary school gymnasium on March 20;
•a Spring Concert by the CAHS Band to be presented in the high school auditorium on May 16;
•Carbondale Dance Academy to use the high school auditorium June 18 through June 22 for their annual dance recitals;
•Carbondale Area PROSPER Team to use the elementary school gymnasium and cafeteria for a Vendor/Craft Fair on Nov. 16.