Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, May 19, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, Monday, May 19, 2008 at 7:30 p.m., in the library of the Senior High School pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present           Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, Harry McGonigle, Jo Stevens, Dan Walter, Carl Ziegler, Pat Bealer, Jasper Ho

 

Absent             Alan Darion

 

Also                 Dr. Brenda Winkler, Joseph Pugliese, Nick Lazo, Barb Richard, Rikki Clark, David Miller

Present           James Brown, Leroy Merkel, Jennifer McAteer, James Orwig, Mick OÕNeil, Lorraine Felker,

                        Karen Connaghan, Howard Breithaupt, Josh Chambers, John Noll, Fay Rothenberger,

                        Danielle Berger, Ashley Parker, Amanda Weiser, Donna Keglovits, Joann Buffum, Susan

                        DeAngelis, Pat Loch, Lucy Williams, Kay Fretz, Andrea Sanders, Betty Imboden, Christine Dougherty, Rebecca Ziegler, Marina Lynch, Tammy Touchsaent, Phil Weiser, Bryan Hartman,

                        Joan Haring, Melissa Blatt, Donna Wasser, Carolyn Wasser, Vince Snyder, Jayna Snyder,

                        Bonnie Yurvati, Erica Yurvati, Ann Dietrich, Joan Dietrich, Lynmarie Hilt, Robert R. Gross III, Scott Heiter, Lori Arndt, Randy Burch, Brenda Boyer, Jeremy Angstadt, Lou Cottone

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:36 p.m. by President Vymazal.

 

Welcome         President Vymazal welcomed guests and opened the meeting with a moment of silence

                        and Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.  He asked everyone to sign the attendance book and mark their concern next to their name.  He requested that anyone wishing to speak on an agenda item please raise his/her hand to be recognized. The meeting was tape-recorded.

 

Approval         Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes       for the April 21, 2008 and May 5, 2008 school board meetings.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  8       No  0      Absent  1 (Darion)

Motion carried.

 

TreasurerÕs     Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to accept the treasurerÕs

Report             report of the general fund.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0      Absent  1 (Darion)

                        Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Jo Stevens, to ratify for payment the

of General       general account bills in the amount of $325,134.88.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  8       No  0      Absent  1 (Darion)

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $440,998.08.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  8       No  0       Absent  1 (Darion)

Motion carried.

 

SuptÕs              Mrs. Lorraine Felker presented the Source Water Protection Award that the FFA earned for

Report             planting greenery along the Saucony River.

                         

                        Mr. Mick OÕNeil presented the 2008 Berks County Interscholastic Athletic Sportsmanship Award.  This was the first time Kutztown Area School District has ever received this award. 

                        Players, coaches, and Mr. OÕNeil were all recognized for their accomplishment in winning this Sportsmanship Award.

 

                        Dr. Winkler stated that the new District website is currently in construction, and will be ready to launch June 10, 2008.

 

                        Josh Chambers, KASD Leo Club Advisor, presented an acknowledgement to the students

                        in the Leo Club.  Amanda Weiser and Ashley Parker joined Mr. Chambers in his presentation.

                         

Committee       EIT              No report.

Reports           Pat Bealer  

 

                        BCTC           Mr. Ziegler reported that they officially approved the budget.  They are currently

Carl Ziegler  searching for a new Principal of the West Campus.

                   

                        ECC             Mr. McGonigle reported that the committee held a discussion on the dancing/

                        Harry            twirling coaches and programs.  Alan Angstadt, Girls Soccer Head Coach,          

                        McGonigle   began laying groundwork for a possible trip next school year.

                                                                                   

            BCIU            Mr. Ritter reported that they are currently searching for a new Director.

            Dennis Ritter

                                                           

            PSBA          No report.

                        Pat Bealer    

 

Policy & Curriculum   Mr. Walter reported that the committee proposed new textbooks which

Dan Walter   were approved last Board meeting.  The committee also reviewed the Kutztown

Manor Agreement and are working on wording.  A Middle School Summer Program discussion was also held with a possibility of eligibility changes for future school

years.

 

District            Motion made by Jasper Ho, seconded by Pat Bealer, to move that the Board elect Robert R.

Superintendent Gross, III as District Superintendent for a term of five years beginning July 7, 2008, at an

                        annual salary of $135,000.00, and that the Board approve the proposed District SuperintendentÕs

                        Agreement, a copy of which is attached to and made part of these meeting Minutes, and that the

                        Board President and Secretary be authorized and directed to execute the Agreement on behalf

                        of the Board.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes 8              No 0                 Absent 1 (Darion)

                   

Executive        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Dan Walter to adjourn for executive session at 8:25  

Session           p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

            Board reconvened at 8:31 p.m.

 

Personnel       Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the following personnel items:

1.     Resignation of Betty Parks as a full-time student-assigned aide, effective May 17, 2008.

2.     Approval of Matthew Link as Director of Special Education with a salary of $89,000 and an effective date TBD.

3.     Approval of Betty Parks as a substitute aide for School Year 2007-2008, effective May 18, 2008, at an hourly rate of $9.10.

4.     Approval of Katherine Gilmartin as a substitute aide for School Year 2007-2008, effective May 12, 2008, at an hourly rate of $9.10.

5.     Approval of Felicia Gonzalez as a preferred aide substitute for School Year 2007-2008, effective May 16, 2008, at the approved preferred aide hourly rate of $9.90.

6.     Approval of the following custodial substitutes for School Year 2007-2008, effective May 19, 2008, at an hourly rate of $9.10:

George Bach

Walter Johnson

Rickie Schnabel

7.     Approval of Mick OÕNeil as head boysÕ soccer coach for School Year 2008-2009, at a salary of $4,994.

8.     Approval of fall head, assistant and volunteer coaches and salaries for School Year 2008-2009 per the attached list. 

9.     Approval of Jodi Kirstein, to take a Family Medical leave during the first quarter of School Year 2008-2009.  Ms. Kirstein plans to return on October 30, 2008, the beginning of the second quarter.

10.  Approval of David Jacobs as second shift custodian at the High School, effective May 27, 2008, at an hourly rate of $9.60.

11.  Approval of the following teacher substitutes for School Year 2007-2008, effective May 19, 2008, at a rate of $96.00 per day for days 1-20 and $107.00 per day for days 21-45:

Karen Brennan                        Bloomsburg University              Citizenship/Social Studies

Matthew Sweigart         Kutztown University                  Social Studies

Jacob Waters               Kutztown University                  Art

Brent Hoover                Kutztown University                  Guest Teacher

Jessica Franken           Kutztown University                  Elementary

Lindsay Dietrich                        Kutztown University                  Elementary/Special Ed.           

Tyler Kulp                     Kutztown University                  Music

Roll call vote:  Yes  7             No  0       Absent  1 (Darion)    Abstain 1 (McGonigle)

                        Motion carried.

        All Personnel are Approved Pending the District's Receipt of All Mandated Credentials

                       

Fire Comp.      Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Harry McGonigle, to approve the a donation of

Donation          $150.00 to the Kutztown Fire Company in appreciation of their donation of time and equipment.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes 8        No  0                     Absent 1 (Darion)

                        Motion carried.

                       

08-09 Staff       Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Harry McGonigle, to approve the 2008-2009

Holiday            Support Staff/Administration Holiday Schedule per the attached information.

Schedule

                        Roll call vote:  Yes 7        No  1 (Ho)            Absent 1 (Darion)

                        Motion carried.

 

Board              Motion made by Harry McGonigle, seconded by Pat Bealer, to approve a stipend of $1900

Secretary        for the position of Board Secretary for School Year 2008-2009.

Compensation

                        Roll call vote:  Yes 8              No  0                Absent 1 (Darion)

                        Motion carried.

                       

Board              Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the appointment of 

Treasurer        Joseph P. Pugliese as School District Board Treasurer for School Year 2008-2009 with

                        a stipend of $950.00.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes 8              No  0                Absent 1 (Darion)

                        Motion carried.

 

District            Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve the appointment of the

Depositories    following institutions as district depositories for School Year 2008-2009:

                                    National Penn Bank

                                    PSDLAF (Pennsylvania School District Liquid Asset Fund

                                    Wachovia Bank

                                    Sovereign Bank

                                    Fleetwood Bank

                        Roll call vote:  Yes 7        No  0          Absent 1 (Darion)        Abstain 1 (Ho)

                        Motion carried.

 

Competition     Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the funding of nine (9)

Funding           students at $283 a student, to attend the National History Day Competition in College Park from June 15, 2008 through June 19, 2008.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes 8        No  0                     Absent 1 (Darion

                        Motion carried.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Jasper Ho, to adjourn the meeting at 9.09 p.m.

                        Motion carried unanimously.

                                                                          

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                             Rikki L. Clark           

                                                                             School Board Secretary