Minutes

of the

                                                KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, April 7, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, April 7, 2008, 7:30 p.m., in the Albany 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, Jennifer

                        McAteer, James Brown, Barbara Richard, Brenda Loeb, Andrew Brett

                       

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 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.     Resignation of Diane Shirk, due to retirement, as a Maxatawny Elementary cafeteria employee, effective the end of School Year 2007-2008.

2.     Ratification of Jennifer Koehler as a part-time Middle School cafeteria employee for 4.5 hours per day, effective April 7, 2008, at the approved hourly rate of $8.20.

3.     Approval of Susan Collier to take a full-year educational sabbatical leave for professional development during School Year 2008-2009 per guidelines of Policy #438.

4.     Approval of Amy Russo as a long-term Reading Specialist substitute during Kristin Haring’s leave effective approximately April 28, 2008 through the end of School Year 2007-2008 at a rate of $96.00 per day for days 1-20, then $107.00 per day for days 21-45, then the remainder at Bachelor’s Step 1 for non-tenured teachers of the current KASD/KATA contract.

5.     Permission to hire a student-assigned aide.

6.     Approval of Karen Dysher as a district-wide food service baker at an hourly rate of $9.75 for School

Year 2008-2009, pending retirement of the current baker at the end of the current school year.

Roll call vote:              Yes  9              No  0                Absent  0

Motion carried.

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

 

Fingerprinting Motion made by Dan Walter, seconded by Jasper Ho, to amend the original motion by

Reimbursement  adding “after a minimum of five working days” to the end of the motion.

                        Roll call vote:              Yes  9              No  0                Absent  0

            Motion carried.

 

            Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter to approve the amended motion

            to reimburse support staff substitutes the $40.00 Act 114 Clearance (FBI fingerprinting)

            charge after a minimum of five working days.

            Roll call vote:              Yes  9              No  0                Absent  0

            Motion carried.

 

2008 Student   Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the following

Summer Prog. Elementary Summer Reading/Mathematics Programs (to be held at Kutztown Elementary

& Staffing        School) staffing and dates for 2008:

                  Staff Teachers            

                                    Amanda Harden                       Andrea Salsano                       Kerry Schegan

                                    Jane Venkauskas                    Jessica Almond                        Ann Dietrich

                                    Karen Austin

                        Staff Coordinator

                                    Donna Keglovits

                        Calendar for 2008

                                    Staff:   June 16-July 24 (Monday through Thursday) – 24 days

                                    Students:    June 17-July 24 (Monday through Thursday) – 23 days

                        Roll call vote:              Yes  9         No 0                  Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

                        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Pat Bealer, to approve the listed summer

Programs for 2008 as per the attached brochure:

Reading and Math

Pre-Kindergarten

Middle School Math

Young Writers/Young Readers Program

                        Roll call vote:              Yes  9         No 0                   Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

Discussion      Student Achievement Committtee

Items              

                       

 

Executive        Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Jasper Ho, to adjourn for an executive

Session           session to discuss personnel matters at 7:50 p.m.       

                        Motion carried unanimously.

               

                        Board reconvened at 8:43 p.m.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Jasper Ho, to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

                                                                                                            Respectfully submitted by,                                                                                                       

                                                                                                            Rikki L. Clark

                                                                                                            School Board Secretary