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President's Payday Reminder 1/28/2016:

Dear Members:

Attached please find the minutes from the January Representative Council meeting.  If you have any revisions/questions/concerns please contact Secretary Amy Niemkiewicz or any of the officers.

Health Care Update:  From our Health Care Chair, Mindy Rottmund:

As your grown children turn 26 and are removed from out healthcare plan, remember to verify the change on your pay stub!  Attached to this payday reminder is the amounts we pay per paycheck.  If you are currently a family unit and drop to 2-party OR are 2-party and drop to single, remember there is a deduction difference!!  

Compensation for Covering During Prep:  Below is the message Dr. Leichliter sent yesterday.  This pilot program also includes coverage of another class during your prep for the teacher of record to attend a meeting such as a Coordinators' Meeting (high school primarily) or an IEP/MDE/GIEP/etc. meeting.  Again, this is only if you are giving up all or a portion of your designated prep period, not a duty period.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Over the past two years as the statewide substitute crisis has grown, we have increasingly called upon teachers to help cover classes.  I have been in discussion with Mary Kay Fair and PMEA about piloting a system to compensate teachers who cover classes when a substitute is not available.  This pilot arrangement begins today (fortunately we had 100% sub coverage today). Attached you will find two items: 1) an agreement between the district and association outlining procedures for both covering classes and compensating teachers; and 2) a timesheet for submission to your building principal in the event you are asked to cover during a prep period.  Your principal will discuss procedures at greater length at an upcoming faculty meeting.  Since this is new, it will take time to problem solve questions and unique situations that may arise.  Please keep in mind that compensation is primarily in the event that you are asked to cover during your prep period.  If you have an assigned duty and are asked to cover in lieu of that duty, you would not be eligible for compensation.  Likewise, if a colleague is permitted by the building principal to leave a few minutes early due to some kind of special appointment and asks you to cover his/her classes for a short period of time, this would not apply as well.

Again, your principal will work with everyone to help implement this pilot program.  Mary Kay and I will continue to work together to problem solve those unique circumstances not contemplated by the attached MOU.  We will revisit this program at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.  In the meantime, I will continue to advocate with our leaders in Harrisburg for additional ways to help solve this statewide (and national) problem.  Here is a story on testimony provided to a joint House/Senate committee earlier this school year: 

Adopt A Board Meeting: Thank you Eshleman members for covering the February Board meeting!

Get together with your friends in the building and go to dinner first, then head to the Board Meeting!  Thank you, in advance, for helping your Association be seen as an active participant in the decision-making process of our district.

If you attended a Board Meeting and I did not note your name below, please e-mail so I can add it to our list!

School Board meeting dates and coverage:

All meeting are at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted

September 8, 2015 (Tuesday) – Manor; Dell Jackson

September 21, 2015 – Manor; Travis Masten

October 5, 2015 – Marticville Middle; Dell Jackson (Manor)

October 19, 2015 – Marticville Middle - Diane Kreider; Dell Jackson (Manor)

November 2, 2015 – High School; Erick Dutchess and Matt Fox; Dell Jackson (Manor)

November 16, 2015 – High School; Donna Brady, Melissa McMichael, Sallie Bookman,Maureen Klingaman, MaryAnn Saylor, Melissa Ostrowski; Dell Jackson (Manor)

December 7, 2015 – Pequea; Elizabeth Raff

January 4, 2016 – Hambright - Megan Szentesy; Dell Jackson (Manor)

January 19, 2016 (Tuesday) – Hambright

February 1, 2016 – Eshleman               

February 16, 2016 (Tuesday) – Eshleman

March 7, 2016 – Conestoga

March 21, 2016 – Conestoga

April 4, 2016 – Letort

April 18, 2016 – Letort

May 2, 2016 – Central Manor

May 16, 2016 – Central Manor

June 6, 2016  - Martic

June 20, 2016 – John Matusek

Retirement Notification Final Reminder:  If you think you may retire at the end of this school year (and have at least 15 consecutive years of service with Penn Manor), our Collective Bargaining Agreement requires that you give initial (revocable, if necessary) retirement notification to the superintendent by February 1st to be eligible for the Retirement Stipend (payment for years of service and unused sick/personal days).  Final, irrevocable notification is due by April 1st.  Requests for Sabbaticals and Transfer are due by April 1st.  I recommend that you send me a copy of your letter to keep on file in case there would be any dispute.

PMEA Website:  Erick Dutchess will be posting items on the "Buy and Sell" section of our website (  Please send him an e-mail at  Don't forget that you can access our current contract and health care documents on our site.

February Representative Council Meeting:  The next meeting of the year is scheduled for Thursday, February 18, at 4:00 p.m. at Manor Middle Faculty Room.  All members are welcome to attend.

Mary Kay

Mary Kay Fair
Penn Manor Education Association
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PMEA Spotlight

Penn Manor Guidance Department recently present information as a school board meeting about programs and functions of the guidance department on career readiness. Thanks Melissa Ostrowski for presenting and providing us with information.

PMSD Counseling Department K-12 College and Career Readiness



Grade 5—4 Lessons—PA Career Education and Work Standards


Grade 7—Career Day,

                  Career Exploration Lesson


Grade 8—Career Day,

                  Two Career Exploration Lessons,

                  Career Shadowing


Grade 9—Importance of 4-Year Planning/HS Success Lesson,

                 Graduation Project Lesson

Grade 10-10th grade Academic Success,

                 Intro to PSAT testing,  PSAT results interpretation

                 CTC Cluster Information,

                 Dual Enrollment Workshop,      

                 CTC Tours,

Grade 11- College Application Process Assembly,

                 Financial Aid Workshop,

                 PSAT Testing-Pre and Post Testing instruction and interpretation,


                 Dual Enrollment Workshop,      

                 Stevens Program Presentation and tour,

                 SAT and ACT site administration,

                 CTC Presentation, CTC Tours,


                Individual 11th Grade Interview—late winter/spring of Junior Year

                        Includes making sure on target with all planning-credits, NCAA, Honors

                        Make sure transcript is accurate/updated with activities,

                        Guide course selection decisions,

                        Identify goals, outline process for steps needed to work toward goals,

                        Teach/Model/ how and where to locate information on post-secondary                                  options,

                        Advise on school visit, selection and entrance requirements,                 

                        Provide supporting website, printed materials,

                        Information sent home to families


Grade 12- FAFSA PIN Sign -ups,

                  Parchment Lesson,


                  Undecided Senior Meetings and Tour options,- HACC,           Stevens, CareerLink,                                     CTC Adult Education,

                  Senior Interview: Goal Setting with student post-secondary plan,

                                               Clarifying options, deadlines, requirements for application,

                                                Ensuring transcript is up to date and submitted,

                                                NCAA deadlines met,

                                                Scholarship information shared,

                                                FAFSA assistance



Provided to grades 9-12—Education Day, Career Seminars, Course Selection Presentations and Advising, Parchment Electronic Transcript Service, Updated PMHS Counseling Blog with significant Scholarship page,  on site ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP testing, Financial Aid Night, Community Service Resource List,



9-12 Career Oriented Graduation Project: 

Grade 9          Complete Career Matchmaker interest inventory,

                        Create a Resume,

Grade 10       School Comparison activity,

                        Informational Career Interviews,

                        Update Resume,

Grade 11       Career Shadowing,

                        Community Service,

                        Update Resume

Grade 12       Reflection Paper




Parent Offerings:

Education Day

Financial Aid Night

My Smart Borrowing Workshop

FAFSA Completion Workshop

Planning meetings as requested



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