Committee settles MJCTC procedural, personnel issues

LEWISTOWN – The Mifflin-Juniata Career and Technology Center’s Joint Operating Committee met Tuesday evening in Lewistown to discuss procedural and personnel items related to the 2013-14 school year.

The new Mifflin County committee will hold meetings at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month before Mifflin County School District’s Board of Directors committee-of-the-whole meetings. Juniata County will still have the opportunity to have one representative on the board, and all meetings will be held at the MJCTC.

During the meeting, Director Daniel Potutschnig said there are 342 students enrolled at the school next year, including 117 new students. He said those numbers are about even with ending enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year. There are still a few program vacancies open to both Mifflin and Juniata county students, he said.

Also during the meeting, the committee approved the articles of agreement between the Mifflin County and Juniata County school districts. Representatives also appointed the law firm of Rhoades and Sinon as solicitor of the school for a one-year term beginning July 1.

In other new business, the board:

Approved the final 2013-2014 CTC budget.

Elected Melinda K. Kenepp to serve as board treasurer for a term of one year effective July 1.

Approved a new position of Director of Student Services to handle enrollment and discipline.

Approved current MJCTC and Mifflin County employees for 2 1/2 summer custodial positions at a rate of $10 per hour.

Approved Teresa Stangl, of Lewistown, as a substitute teacher for the 2013-2014 school year, pending receipt of clearances. Potutschnig said she has a cosmetology license.

Approved an educational trip for LeAnna Baker to attend the HOSA National Competition from June 25 to 30 in Nashville, Tenn. Potutschnig said the trip will cost $2,100 from the student activity fund.

Decided the contract of William Runkle will not be renewed, effective June 12.

Approved a contract with Richard Cook for the Summer Youth Fair at $28 per hour not to exceed 30 total hours.