Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, Tuesday, February 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           Pat Bealer, Al Darion, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, Harry McGonigle, Jo Stevens, Jasper Ho, Dan Walter

 

Absent             Carl Ziegler

 

 

Also                 Dr. Brenda Winkler, Joseph Pugliese, Nick Lazo, Lorraine Felker, Barb Richard, Rikki Clark

Present           James Brown, Leroy Merkel, Jennifer McAteer, James Orwig, Steve DeLucas-Reading Eagle, Joan Haring, Leara Angelo, Jackie Conley, Charles Kline, Megan Belt, Leif Helbert, Jackie Kampf, Jacob Kise, Terry Guers, John Noll, Melissa Blatt, Bonnie Treadway, Brenda Loeb, Andrea Sanders, Kevin Leiby, Fay Rothenberger, Susan DeAngelis, Randy Wert, Donna Keglovits, Amy Howard, Brenda Boyer, Lou Cottone, Gregory Dewald

                         

 

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 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 Al Darion, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes       for the January 22, 2008 and February 4, 2008 school board meetings.

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

Motion carried.

 

TreasurerÕs     Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Al Darion, to accept the treasurerÕs

Report             report of the general fund.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to ratify for payment the

of General       general account bills in the amount of $550,879.78.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Jo Stevens to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $341,899.66.

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

Motion carried.

 

SuptÕs              Dr. Winkler welcomed the Kutztown University students who are writing a paper on the board

Report             meeting for an undergraduate journalism class.  She hopes that attendance at the meeting will inspire them to become future School Directors, which is a great opportunity to give back to the community.

                       

                        Dr. Winkler also introduced Mr. Brent Frey from Apple, Inc. who presented the High School with the Apple Distinguished School Award.  She stated that this is an award that really recognizes the studentsÕ and facultyÕsÕ accomplishments. 

 

                        Mr. Frey stated that Kutztown Area High School is one of eighteen schools in the United States, one of three schools in the Northeast, and the only school in Pennsylvania to receive this award. 

 

                        Dr. Winkler announced that in mid-March the High School will be hosting various schools, universities, and possibly the First Lady for visitation of the one-to-one laptop program. 

                         

Committee       EIT              No report.

Reports           Pat Bealer  

 

                        BCTC           No report.

Carl Ziegler 

                   

                        ECC             Jo Stevens reported that funds needed to build a new stadium were discussed.

                        Harry            The coaching program was also discussed regarding the process of hiring and

                        McGonigle   and reviewing coaches.

                                                                                   

            BCIU            No report.

            Dennis Ritter.

                           

            PSBA          Ms. Bealer reported that the GovernorÕs proposals are currently in the works.

                        Pat Bealer    

 

Policy & Curriculum   Dennis Ritter and Dan Walter were selected as co-chairs.  The

                    committee is currently in the process of reviewing a bullying policy and how it will

                    relate to the harassment policy that is currently in effect.  The district report card

                    that is located in the winter newsletter was also reviewed.

                               

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

1.     Approval of Cheryl Bennecoff as a Krapf driver for School Year 2007-2008.

2.     Correction of Buddy BalikÕs effective resignation date as Middle School Head Custodian to be changed to February 8, 2008.  (Previously approved as February 1, 2008.)

3.     Resignation of Sallie Ann Yerger as Accounting Supervisor, due to retirement, effective March 28, 2008.

4.     Approval of Christopher Simmons to take a child rearing leave throughout School Year 2008-2009.

5.     Ratification of Lissa Baldwin as a Student Assigned Aide at 35 hours per week, effective February 13, 2008, at a rate of $9.30 per hour.

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

Boys Volleyball       Head Coach                             Shawn Katz                 $3450

                                    Assist. Coach                           Justin Wolfgang                       $2204

7.     Approval of Howard Breithaupt as Supervisor of Building and Grounds with a salary to be

determined.

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

                       Motion carried.

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

 

District            Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the newly revised 2008-

Calendar         2009 KASD District Calendar (Version 12).

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Extension of    Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Al Darion, to approve the extension of a faculty

Faculty Medical memberÕs medical sabbatical through the end of School Year 2007-2008. 

Sabbatical                                                                                               

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

                        Motion carried.

 

District            Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Jo Stevens, for approval to contract with School

Website           World at an annual cost of $4,275 per year, less applicable eRate discount, as per attached

                        handout.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes 6        No  2 (Bealer, Walter)          Absent 1 (Ziegler)

                        Motion carried.

                       

Connect Ed     Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Al Darion, for approval to contract with Connect Ed

                        at a cost of $2.95 per student and less than a $500.00 setup fee.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes 7        No  1 (Walter)                    Absent 1 (Ziegler)

                        Motion carried.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Al Darion, to adjourn the meeting at 9:55 p.m.

                        Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                             Rikki L. Clark

                                                                             School Board Secretary