BETTSVILLE - Bettsville Board of Education was brought to order Wednesday by President Nicholas Baker. Of the business conducted, appropriations for 2012/2013 school year approved.
According to Superintendent Gregg Pettit, analysis of K-12 enrollment found 65 students had left and 38 new students entered. The 10th grade is down 10 students.
Pettit said the first 2012/2013 in-service was held regarding state test results. He said "one question on a test can make or break an excellent score for the school."
In her report, Principal Michelle Dantuono said the proposal for school and county energy fair is in progress.
She added the senior class Caribbean Cruise is in planning stage, with an approximate cost of $1,000 per student due in January.
Dean of Students Leigh Anne King reported two Honduras students arrived this week and were admitted to junior and senior classes pending transcript review and passing on OGT English reading comprehension Test. Successful ESC services can mean future non-English speaking students enrolled in district.
King said a coding system for crisis counseling that includes students/parents/teachers is in development.
Colleges are moving up FAFSA and acceptance deadlines. An informational meeting is Sept. 26 for juniors, seniors and their parents to discuss FAFSA specifics and scholarship opportunities.
In other news, the board:
Heard a minimum 20 laptop computers have been installed for student use.
Approved General Fund, payroll and Athletic Fund reconciliations for August.
Approved certified and classified staff for 2012/2013 school year and salary schedule for classified staff.
Approved employment of Shelley Phillimore, junior class advisor; Betsy Clevenger, sophomore class advisor; Diana Diels, first aid supplemental contract; Sue Kimmet, substitute non-certified position; and Amy Castellanos, ESL tutor.
Approved substitute teacher pay at $70 per day.
Approved salary schedule adjustment for additional education for Betsy Clevenger, eight years experience/Master's degree/.65 FTE; Kimberly Shearn, six years experience/Master's degree; Mary Zambrano, 15 years experience/.65 FTE
Approved Medicaid School Program Services by NCOESC.
Approved 2012/2013 bus routes until next school year.
The board is to meet Oct. 11.