Minutes

of the

                                                KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, March 3, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, March 3, 2008, 7:30 p.m., in the Senior High School Library 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

 

Absent             Dennis Ritter

 

Also Present   Brenda Winkler, Joseph Pugliese, Rikki Clark, Nick Lazo, Lorraine Felker, Leroy Merkel

                        Jennifer McAteer, James Brown, Barbara Richard, Peter Miller, Joann Buffum, Melissa

                        Ziegler, Paul Noon, Donna Keglovits, Josh Chambers, Brenda Loeb, Tyler Loeb, Bonnie

                        Treadway, Kevin Leiby, Joan Haring, Barb Mull, Fay Rothenberger

                       

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:40 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 Dan Walter, seconded by Pat Bealer, to approve the following personnel items:        

1.     Approval of Angela Zettlemoyer as a Krapf driver for School Year 2007-2008.

2.     Approval of the following Krapf substitute drivers for School Year 2007-2008:

Roderick Sutliff

John OÕBrien, Jr.

3.     Approval of the following spring coaches and salaries for School Year 2007-2008:

MS Girls Soccer                        Assistant Coach           Daniel Kauffman                      $2,255

Track                                        Volunteer Coach          Corey Crider

                                                                                    Matt Bonsall

4.     Resignation of Nancy Boyer as a Learning Support Aide, effective February 12, 2008.

5.     Approval of Howard Breithaupt as Supervisor of Building and Grounds, effective March 10, 2008, at a salary of $60,000 with full benefits under the Act 93 agreement.

6.     Approval of David Miller as Accounting Supervisor, effective March 25, 2008, at a salary of $44,000 with full benefits under the Act 93 agreement.

7.     Approval of Loretta Sterner as an Agriculture Science volunteer for School Year 2007-2008, effective February 16, 2008.

8.     Approval of Kenneth Young as Middle School second-shift custodian for eight hours per day, effective March 4, 2008, at the approved hourly rate of $9.60.

9.     Approval of Judy Daub as a substitute aide for School Year 2007-2008 at a rate of $9.10 per hour.

10.  Approval to grant tenure to Jesse Whitehouse effective March 1, 2008 due to completion of 3

years of teaching and fulfillment of all requirements for tenure.

11.  Approval of Jackie Kokolus as a substitute aide, effective March 4, 2008, at an hourly rate of

$9.10.

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

Motion carried.

 

 

 

Motion made by Harry McGonigle, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve the following personnel item:

1.      Approval of Lindsey Youse as Middle School Majorette, effective March 3, 2008, at a stipend of

$500.

Roll call vote:              Yes  7  No  0    Absent  1 (Ritter)         Abstained 1 (Stevens)

Motion carried.

All Personnel Are Approved Pending the DistrictÕs Receipt of All Mandated Credentials.

 

Student            Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Al Darion, to grant approval for student  

Vacation          #104027 permission for a five day absence from February 25, 2008 through February 29,

Request           2008.

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

            Motion not carried.

 

Conference     Motion made by Harry McGonigle, seconded by Pat Bealer, to approve the request for

Request           Brenda Boyer to attend the PSLA Conference to be held May 1-3, 2008 in Hershey, PA,

                        at a cost of $500.00.

                        Roll call vote:              Yes  5         No 3  (Ho, Bealer, Walter)        Absent  1 (Ritter)

                        Motion carried.

 

                        Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Jo Stevens, to approve the request for Leroy

Merkel to attend the PASBO Food Service Directors Conference to be held April 8-9, 2008 in State College, PA, at a cost of $636.00.

                        Roll call vote:              Yes  6         No 2  (Ho, Walter)        Absent  1 (Ritter)

                        Motion carried.

 

Information      Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Jo Stevens, to approve the creation of a

Technology     department chair position for Information Technology Resources.

Resources

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Discussion      Poll was taken regarding Facilities Financing and whether the committee should continue

Items               researching facilities spending within the $25 million to $30 million dollar range.

                        Roll call poll:               Yes  4  No  4 (Bealer, Ho, Stevens, Walter)  Absent 1 (Ritter)

                        No action was taken at this time.

                       

                        Motion made by Al Darion, seconded by Pat Bealer, to express support for the KASD

                        Education Foundation to conduct a feasibility study for the construction of an all-weather High School track as well as contributing $1,500 towards the cost of the consultant.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

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

Session           session to discuss property assessment appeal matters at 9:05 p.m.  

                        Motion carried unanimously.

                       

                        Motion made by Dan Walter, seconded by Pat Bealer, to adjourn the executive session at

                        10:01 p.m.

                        Motion carried unanimously.

 

                        Board reconvened at 10:01 p.m.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Dan Walter, seconded by Pat Bealer, to adjourn the meeting at 10:02 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

                                                                                                            Respectfully submitted by,                                                                                                       

                                                                                                            Rikki L. Clark

                                                                                                            School Board Secretary