School board welcomes two new members

Following its annual organizational meeting, the Warren County School District’s board of directors met Thursday night for its regular meeting.

District Superintendent Dr. William Clark welcomed new board members Paul Mangione and Trisha Rosenstein in his opening remarks.

A number of items were approved under the consent agenda, in which motions are approved in bulk as a single action.

The items were approved unanimously after items pertaining to dissolving the co-op agreement between Eisenhower Middle High School and Youngsville High School for golf and creating a new agreement between the two schools and Warren Area High School were removed for further discussion. The move would lead to a county-wide program, as Warren and Sheffield already have such an agreement.

Applications for two grants were approved. The first was a CVS Caremark Community Grant of up to $5,000 for programs that build healthy habits. The administration will now work with any interested teachers in completing applications.

The second approval was for application for $1,594 from the Community Foundation of Warren County to support a National Archery in Schools program at Allegheny Valley Elementary School.

Three licensing agreements were approved, both related to software used by the district. A $28,140 agreement for maintenance and licensing was approved for usage of the AppSense Environmental Manager program. Two agreements were approved for usage of programs through Sungard, one for maintenance and licensing of the Eschool+ program at a cost of $74,779.87 and one for maintenance and licensing of the Finance+ programs at a cost of $17,197.10.

An articulation agreement with the Pittsburgh Technical Institute was approved. The agreement will give Institute students credit for courses taken through the Warren County Career Center, removing the need for students to retake instruction they have already completed. The agreement sets out guidelines for courses to qualify for credit.

An affiliation agreement was approved with Gannon University. The agreement sets out the terms and condition under which Gannon students may participate in student teaching internships, practicum and observations in the district.

Cyber school course planned instruction for the district was approved. The action approved planned instruction for all cyber school courses as a single action.

The board also approved creation of a co-op for boys’ and girls’ soccer between Warren County Christian School and Eisenhower High School.