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NORTH PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT
Board of School Directors
Action Meeting
September 18, 2014
The One Thousand twenty sixth meeting of the Board of School Directors of the North Penn School
District was held on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
The following members were present:
Vincent Sherpinsky
Joseph Sullivan
Frank O'Donnell
John Schilling
Timothy Kerr
Josephine Charnock
Carolyn Murphy
Suzan Leonard
Cory Brown
Also present were the following persons:
Curtis R. Dietrich
Diane Holben
Tom Schneider
Cheryl McCue
Stephen Skrocki, Board Secretary
Jack Dooley, Esquire, Solicitor
The meeting was called to order by Vincent Sherpinsky at 7:32 p.m. Vincent Sherpinsky reminded
those in attendance that the meeting was being videotaped by the school district for the community
cable channel. Vincent Sherpinsky requested that members of the audience wishing to address the
board should come to the microphone, state their name and address, sign the audience of citizens log
book, and limit their questions and comments to permit time for all those who wished to speak to the
board.
Executive Session – Vincent Sherpinsky
The Board met in Executive Session tonight from 6:30 p.m. until 7:20 p.m. to discuss matters of
personnel, potential litigation, and negotiations.
During the Audience of Citizens – William Patchell of Lansdale spoke to the Board regarding football,
concussions, and general comments; Tina Stoll of Lansdale, spoke to the Board about football; and Ed
Madge of Lansdale, spoke to the Board about transportation and enrollment.
A motion was made by John Schilling, seconded by Josephine Charnock, to approve the minutes from
the August 12, 2014, Action Meeting.
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
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Committee reports were presented as follows:
Support Services – John Schilling
The Support Services Committee has not met since the last Board Meeting.
The next meeting of Support Services will be on September 29, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.
Education/Community/Policy – Carolyn Murphy
The ECP committee met on September 8th, 2014. Items discussed included data regarding AP exams;
an overview of the PA Core Standards; NP Advantage Program; and the ECP Student Representative
updated the committee on activities at NPHS.
The next meeting of ECP will be held on October 13, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
North Penn Ed Foundation – Carolyn Murphy
Monday, August 18th was the Annual Golf Classic – Net profits were over $20,000 this year; also two
EITC donations were received for a total of $12,500 from Univest and Waste Management; on
October 5th the Foundation will host the Fall Charity at Bacco; the following weekend the NP Alumni
Association will hold an alumni picnic for Homecoming on October 10th; and in a few weeks the
Foundation will put out another request for grant applications.
Finance – Frank O'Donnell
The Finance Committee did not meet in August.
The next meeting will be held on September 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Safe Schools – Carolyn Murphy
The Safe Schools Committee met on September 2nd, 2014.
Items discussed included an update by Ray Wilson on upcoming drills in our schools; the recent
summer projects at Hatfield/Pennfield, NPHS fencing; and PB and PF security camera installation.
Mr. Wilson also discussed the 2014-15 Safe Schools Goals to continue relationships with the 6 local
police departments’ by way of a newsletter or web presence. The Committee requested that Mr.
Wilson and Mr. Schneider survey all the schools in the district and to report on the different types of
exterior entry points.
The next meeting of the Safe Schools Committee will be held on November 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
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Personnel – Timothy Kerr
The Personnel Committee met in Executive Session on September 2, 2014, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. to
discuss matters of personnel, negotiations, and potential litigation.
North Montco Technical Career Center –Timothy Kerr/Suzan Leonard/Frank O'Donnell
The NMTCC Committee met on Monday, September 15th. Items discussed included the announcement
of the new Superintendent of Record, Dr. Rogers of Perkiomen Valley; the Center is off to a good start
and some curriculum questions are being looked into.
The next meeting of the NMTCC will take place on October 20th, 2014.
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit – Carolyn Murphy
The Board of MCIU met on September 17th at the IU in Norristown. Items discussed included an
employee award given for 28.5 years of service; Dr. John George was appointed as the new Executive
Director of the IU effective October 20th; the IU will host a statewide videoconference on September
30th to gain input from superintendents, business managers and school board members on a long term
solution for equitably funded public schools; new IU renovations are on schedule and on budget; and
Brad Landis presented the findings for the Communications Audit and Strategic Branding.
The next meeting of the MCIU will take place on October 15th, 2014 at MCIU.
A motion was made by John Schilling, seconded by Timothy Kerr, to approve the Settlement
Agreements for students #091814-1 and #091814-2 whose names are on file in the Office of the
Superintendent.
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
A motion was made by John Schilling, seconded by Timothy Kerr, to approve the NPSD resident
tuition-free, 40 school days maximum, for student #091814-3 whose name is on file in the Office of the
Superintendent.
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
A motion was made by Carolyn Murphy, seconded by Josephine Charnock, to approve the waiver of
tuition for the following International Friendship Exchange Students for the 2014-15 school year:
Name
Ludovic Francis
Nele Kanzer
Jorge Paul Lopez
Pia Katharina Wolf
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
Country
France
Germany
Spain
Germany
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A motion was made by Frank O'Donnell, seconded by Josephine Charnock, to approve an easement
agreement with PPL Electric Utilities Corp., on the Hatfield Elementary School Property, as listed, per
Item # 51-14 (A-D), affixed hereto and made an official part of these minutes; see pages 17703 A-D.
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
A motion was made by Frank O'Donnell, seconded by Timothy Kerr, to approve an Add Change Order
# GC-1 for Lobar, Inc., for the Hatfield Renovations Project, at an increased cost of $3,469.20 for
changes to the kitchen equipment, as listed, per Item # 52-14 (A-F), affixed hereto and made an official
part of these minutes; see pages 17704 A-F.
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
A motion was made by John Schilling, seconded by Josephine Charnock, to approve the acceptance of
the following gifts to the district as listed:
SCHOOL/BUILDING
DONOR
GIFT
AMOUNT
Inglewood Elementary
School
6th Grade Class of 2014
c/o 1313 Allentown Road,
Lansdale, PA 19446
Knapp Home and School
Association
698
Knapp Road, Lansdale, PA
19446
N.F. Landis & Son, Inc.
9 S. Front Street, Souderton,
PA 18964
Waterhog Floor Mat with
Customized Inglewood
Logo
2 Trees for Courtyard to
Replace overgrown Shrubs
$600.00
Front Load washer and
pedestal – free delivery and
removal of old units
$655.00
Knapp Elementary
School
Pennbrook Middle
School – Life Skills
Classroom
$225.00
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
A motion was made by Timothy Kerr, seconded by Suzan Leonard, to approve Personnel, per Item #
BA-4 (A-R), affixed hereto and made an official part of these minutes; see pages 17705 A-R; North
Penn School District Substitute List 2014-15, per Item # BA-5 (A-D), affixed hereto and made an
official part of these minutes; see pages 17706 A-D; and Extra Duty, per Item #50-14 (A-B) affixed
hereto and made an official part of these minutes; see pages 17707 A-B.
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
A motion was made by Josephine Charnock, seconded by Carolyn Murphy, to approve student travel,
per Item #BA-6, affixed hereto and made an official part of these minutes; see page 17708.
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
A motion was made by Frank O'Donnell, seconded by John Schilling, to approve Contracts per
Item # BA-7 (A- B), copies of which are on file in the Office of Business Administration, affixed hereto
and made an official part of these minutes; see page 17709 A-B.
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
A motion was made by Josephine Charnock, seconded by Timothy Kerr, to approve Alternative
Placements per Item # BA-8, copies of which are on file in the Office of Special Education, affixed
hereto and made an official part of these minutes; see page 17709 C.
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
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The treasurer’s report for the month of September 2014 was reviewed by Stephen Skrocki, Director of
Business Administration, and ordered filed for audit. Said treasurer’s report is affixed hereto and made
an official part of these minutes. See pages 17710 A- J.
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
A motion was made by Frank O'Donnell, seconded by Timothy Kerr, to approve disbursements to be
sanctioned for the month of August 2014 in the amount of $20,048,408.28; and disbursements to be
approved for the month of September 2014, in the amount of $3,071,643.25, affixed hereto and made
an official part of these minutes. See pages 17711 A-OOO.
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
Discussion by President Vincent Sherpinsky regarding the PSBA voting procedure wherein each school
district will have one vote for each officer and at-large representative position requiring NPSB to come
to a consensus on each candidate and the School Board Secretary will cast the votes electronically on
behalf of the NPSB on/or before October 6th, 2014.
A motion was made by Vincent Sherpinsky, seconded by Carolyn Murphy, to approve the North Penn
School Board votes of PSBA Officers as follows:




Kathy K. Swope for President
Mark B. Miller for Vice President
Otto W. Voit III for Treasurer
Robert M. Schwartz for At-Large Representatives (East)
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
Discussion by Board on attendance/cost at PSBA conference this year to be held on October 21-24,
2014 in Hershey, PA. Superintendent Dietrich advised that NPSD is the recipient of a Grant that will
be available to cover the cost of sending Board member(s) to represent NPSD.
A motion was made by Vincent Sherpinsky, seconded by Timothy Kerr, to approve the two Committee
changes – Cory Brown will serve on Finance and Vincent Sherpinsky will step down from that
Committee – Cory Brown will serve on Safe Schools and Frank O'Donnell will step down from that
Committee.
—This motion was carried unanimously nine (9) ayes—
There being no further business to come before the board, the same was adjourned upon motion by
Josephine Charnock, seconded by Timothy Kerr, and unanimously carried at 8:25 pm.
SUSAN KRAUSE, ASST. SECRETARY
VINCENT SHERPINSKY, BOARD PRESIDENT
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