CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Area Board of School Directors approved reports from the education and personnel committees and the buildings, finance and activities committee as well as several agreements and other items at Monday night’s school board meeting.
The board approved the agreement with Clearfield County regarding the school safety officer. Superintendent Terry Struble noted that this is the third year for this contract between the commissioners and the Department of Probation Services, Juvenile Division, and the school district to provide a school-based probation/school safety officer.
The board also approved the Act 1 Tax Index Resolution certifying the district will not raise taxes above 3.14 mills.
Three employment agreements were approved: CESPA for secretaries and para-professionals, At Will for non-administration and non-bargaining employees and Act 93 Administrative Team Agreement. All three are retroactive to July 1, 2018 through June of 2022.
The board also approved a contract with Vanessa Sral, an educational consultant, who will perform a curriculum audit at a cost not to exceed $7,500.
A new substitute hourly and daily rate schedule was adopted by the board, effective Feb. 1. The pay rates will be as follows: food service, custodian, para-professional and secretary substitutes, $8.50 per hour; health assistant and technology substitutes, $11 per hour; teacher substitute (full day) $100 per day; and teacher substitute (half day) $50 per day.
Teacher substitutes serving in the same position for at least 21 consecutive days will retro back to the Step 1 pay rate. Effective Feb. 1 when a substitute teacher has accumulated a cumulative 12 days, the rate will move to $110 days for days of work moving forward. And effective for the 2019-2020 school year the rate will move to $110 per day after 20 cumulative days.
Finally, the board approved creating a network manager position with the at-will agreement, hiring Steven Moore to fill the position at $70,000 per year.
Struble explained that the district had been contracting with GDC to provide network services. Directly hiring Moore will save the district money to do the same work he has been doing being contracted through GDC. Effective date is to be determined pending completion of employment paperwork and agreeable terms with GDC.