The Pettisville Board of Education convened on September 12 at 7:00 PM. In the absence of President John King, the meeting was chaired by Vice President Rick Graber.
The minutes of the prior meeting as well as the financial reports were approved by the board following roll call. Also approved were supplemental contracts for Gabe Jaramillo (Special Assistant and Junior High Cross Country Coach), Marla Miller (1/2 High School Stem Club), Donna Meller (1/2 High School Stem Club), Michael Short (play director), and Duane Beck (assistant play director). A partial supplemental contract was also approved for seventh grade girls basketball coach Lexi King.
Appropriation modifications and an amended certificate presented by Chris Lee, Treasurer were also approved.
Reports from Elementary Principal Jason Waldvogel and High School Principal Michael Lane were heard during the meeting and Superintendent Dr. Stephen Switzer also reported on district enrollment numbers. These show that PK-12 enrollment is up a total of 29 students (from 508 to 537) from the end of last school year to currently. 48 new students enrolled in the fall and open enrollment has increased from 202 to 232 since last fall. The number of students open enrolling out has decreased from 46 to 39 over the same time span. This leads to a net increase of open enrolled students, up to 194 this year from 156 at the end of the prior school year. In addition 9 students are currently being home schooled, down from 11 last year.
It was also learned during the meeting that documents have been submitted to continue the district’s certification with the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). This allows the district to continue to issue I-20s, which allow students to come to the United States for educational purposes. There are no outgoing costs.
Also learned at the meeting was that the Fulton County Commissioners will hold a community meeting on the proposed storm sewer project for Pettisville at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 11 and that Rupp Lumber has replaced two small concrete pads located at each side of the east atrium entrance. Both pads had cracked and were settling; creating a potential ankle turning gap.