Minutes

of the

                                                KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, May 5, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, May 5, 2008, 7:30 p.m., in the Greenwich Elementary Auditorium pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present           Jasper Ho, Harry McGonigle, Dennis Ritter, Dan Walter, Jo Stevens,

                        Carl Ziegler, Al Darion, Don Vymazal, Pat Bealer

 

Absent            

 

Also Present   Brenda Winkler, Joseph Pugliese, Rikki Clark, Lorraine Felker, Peter Miller, Nick Lazo,

                        Barbara Richard, Leroy Merkel, Josh Chambers, Bryan Hartman, Shannon Sunday,

Joann Buffum, Andrew Brett, Shelby Brett, Beth Stump, Andrea Sanders, Scott McLellan, Susan McLellan, Claire Kempes

                       

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:37 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 that everyone 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.  This meeting was being tape-recorded.

 

Personnel       Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve the following personnel items:        

1.     Approval of Brenda Boyer as the Information/Technology Resources department chair, effective April 29,2008, at a salary of $205 for the remainder of School Year 2007-2008.

2.     Approval of Thomas Olivia as a Krapf driver for School Year 2007-2008.

3.     Resignation of Lorraine Felker as High School Principal, effective June 30, 2008.

4.     Approval of Steve Rettstadt as a preferred custodian substitute, effective May 6, 2008 to June 3, 2008 at the approved rate of $9.40 per hour.

5.     Approval of Trent Mertz and Steve Rettstadt as temporary summer 2008 maintenance personnel for a maximum of 40 hours per week, effective June 4, 2008 through August 29, 2008 at the approved rate of $9.50 per hour.

6.     Approval of Carey Green and Steve Motika (HS Students) as temporary summer 2008 maintenance personnel for a maximum of 40 hours per week, effective June 4, 2008 through August 29, 2008 at the approved rate of $8.30 per hour.

7.     Approval of Derek Picone as a summer technology assistant at the approved rate of $9.50 per hour for 20 hours per week, effective no earlier than June 16, 2008.

8.     Approval of Ross Wood (HS student) as a summer technology assistant at the approved rate of $8.30 per hour for 20 hours per week effective no earlier than June 16, 2008.

9.     Approval of Connie Carver as a guest teacher for School Year 2007-2008 at the approved substitute teacher rate of $96.00 for days 1-21 and $107 for days 21-45, effective May 5, 2008.

Messiah College & Fresno University                Special Education

Roll call vote:              Yes  9              No  0                Absent  0

Motion carried.

All Personnel Are Approved Pending the District’s Receipt of All Mandated Credentials.

 

08-09 KASD     Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Al Darion, to adopt the 2008-2009 Kutztown

Tentative         Area School District tentative operating budget totaling $26,944,968 with a millage of

Budget             27.174.

Roll call vote:              Yes  6              No  3 (Bealer, Ho, Walter)       Absent  0

            Motion carried.

           

Extended         Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Jo Stevens, to approve the following additions

School Year    to the 2008 Extended School Year Program for special education students:

Program                      Increase in hours for Jessia Ortiz-Eichert from 39 to 52 total hours.

                                    Increase in hours for Julie Weaknect from 39 to 46 total hours.

                                    Approval of Rachel Christian for up to 28 total hours ESY Instruction-In-Home.

                        Roll call vote:              Yes  9         No 0                  Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

Conference     Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Pat Bealer, to approve the conference

Request           request for Sandra Bishop to attend the Special Education Law Symposium to be held

            June 23, 2008 to June 24, 2008 at Lehigh University, at a cost of $627.12.

Roll call vote:              Yes  7              No  2 (Ho, Walter)        Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

Student            Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Jo Stevens, to approve the vacation request to

Vacation          grant student #104420 permission for a five day absence from May 5, 2008 through May

Request           9, 2008.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Student            Motion made by Jo Stevens, seconded by Pat Bealer, to approve the vacation request to

Vacation          grant student #102272 permission for a seven day absence from April 25, 2008 through

Request           May 5, 2008.

Roll call vote:              Yes  3 (Ho, McGonigle, Vymazal) No  6          Absent  0

                        Motion not carried.

 

MS Infosys      Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to grant approval to contract

Building           NRG Building Services for a one year agreement per the attached at a cost of $11,260

System                        from the 2008-2009 General Fund to service the Infosys Building System at Kutztown

Middle School.  This includes scheduled preventative maintenance inspections and diagnostics services on equipment covered, remote communications access to provide on-line support, provide updates and revisions to the software, and operator training.

Roll call vote:              Yes  9              No  0                   Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

Textbook         Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Al Darion, to approve the following textbooks

Approval         for purchase, pending budgetary considerations:

      Grade/Level                 Textbook Title                                      Publisher

      Level 3/4                      Somos Listos                                       EMC/Paradigm Publishing

      Level 5                         Somos Ya!                                           EMC/Paradigm Publishing

      Grade 7                       Life Science; Science Explorer             Prentice Hall

      Grade 10                     Biology                                                 McDougal Littell

      Grade 11/12                World of Chemistry                               McDougal Littell

      High School                 Algebra 2, e-Edition DVD-ROM             McDougal Littell

      Middle/High School      Algebra 1, e-Edition DVD-ROM             McDougal Littell

      Grade 7                       Middle School Math 3 Course               McDougal Littell

Grade 6                       Houghton Mifflin English                                   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pub.

Roll call vote:              Yes  6              No  3 (Bealer, Ho, Walter)       Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

Middle School Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Jo Stevens, to approve the Middle School band

Band/Choral    and choral trip to Cleveland, OH from May 7-10, 2009 as detailed on the attached

Trip                  itinerary at no cost to the district

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

                        Motion carried.

Full Day           Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Harry McGonigle, to authorize the

Kindergarten   Elementary and District Office Administration to look at elementary school configurations and possible full day kindergarten options and configurations.

Roll call vote:              Yes  7              No  2 (Ho, Vymazal)                Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

Academic        Motion made by Jasper Ho, seconded by Al Darion, to establish an Academic

Achievement   Achievement Committee to monitor and recognize students’ academic achievements by

Committee       global records of achievement.  This committee will include Al Darion, Jo Stevens, Carl

                        Ziegler, and Jasper Ho.

Roll call vote:              Yes  6              No  3 (Ritter, Ziegler, Vymazal)        Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

Public              Lorraine Felker wishes to publicly thank all who was involved in the “Operation: Arrive  

Comment         Alive” assembly.  She is pleased to see all the support from the students, staff, and community.

 

                        Peter Miller and Carl Ziegler wanted to thank Lorraine Felker for her many years of

                        service and wish her the best of luck in the future.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

                                                                                                           

 

Respectfully submitted by,                                                                                                       

 

 

                                                                                                            Rikki L. Clark

                                                                                                            School Board Secretary