PLAINS TWP. — The Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technical Center has a superintendent of record, but whether he ever needs to be at a joint operating committee seems to be open for debate.
The committee voted last year to keep the superintendent of the largest sending school, Wilkes-Barre Area, as the superintendent of record despite attempts by representatives of some sending districts to have the role rotate through all five sending districts.
However, at the most recent meeting, Wilkes-Barre Area representative Lynn Evans said that since the acting superintendent from Wilkes-Barre has not attended any meetings, she wanted to make a motion to have the superintendent of record designate an alternate from one of the other districts to attend when he could not.
“If they want the title, the least they can do is show up here for half an hour,” Evans said.
The motion received a second Monday night, but then Pittston Area representative Bruce Knick moved to table, with questions arising from various board members about whether the superintendents even want to attend the joint operating committee meeting.
The motion to table passed, with some board members stating that the superintendents’ preferences for attending should be considered the issue revisited.
In other business, the committee:
Approved payments totaling $146,170 to Joyce Insurance Group for several insurance policies.
Approved a four year lease with Apple Computers in the amount of $27,561 per year for the audio visual and graphic arts shops.
Approved payment to Everon Electrical Contractors for $7,470 for repairs to the emergency power for computer servers and for $20,225 for electrical work on the practical nursing construction project.
Approved payments totaling $176,360 to Apollo Group, Inc for general construction and $35,141 to Bognet, Inc. for plumbing work on the practical nursing construction project.
Acknowledged the receipt of $347,733 in Perkins funding and the donation of an LCTA bus for use for educational purposes by the diesel shop students.