Minutes

of the

                                                KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, February 4, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, February 4, 2008, 7:30 p.m., in the commons of the Maxatawny Elementary School 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

 

Absent             Don Vymazal, Pat Bealer

 

Also Present   Brenda Winkler, Joseph Pugliese, Rikki Clark, Nick Lazo, Lorraine Felker, Lu Palmer,

                        Jennifer McAteer, James Brown, Barbara Richard, Peter Miller, Michelle Park, Kevin

                        Leiby, Joann Buffum, Fay Rothenberger, Joan Haring, Donna Keglovits, Rosemary

                        Zettlemoyer, Donnie Zettlemoyer, Josh Chambers, Bonnie Treadway, Elizabeth

                        Wessner, Paul Schaefer

                       

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:50 p.m. by Vice President Ziegler.

 

Welcome         Vice President Ziegler 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 not being tape-recorded.

 

Personnel       Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Harry McGonigle, to approve the following personnel items:        

1.     Approval of the following substitute teachers for School Year 2007-2008 at the current substitute rate of $96.00 per day for days 1-20 and $107.00 per day for days 21-45:

David Toth                               Pennsylvania State University              Guest Teacher

Linda Persons                          Temple University                                 Guest Teacher

Kelly Biehl                               Pennsylvania State University              Guest Teacher

Miranda Allen                           Pennsylvania State University              Agriculture

2.     Approval of Gisella Borelli as a long-term substitute for Michenelle Groller, Middle School Spanish, for School Year 2007-2008, effective on or before May 8, 2008 at a rate of $96.00 per day for days 1-20, $107.00 per day for days 21-45 and the balance at BachelorÕs Degree, Step 1, for non-tenured teachers per the KASD/KATA contract.

3.     Resignation of Barbara Madea, Middle School Language Arts teacher, due to retirement, effective June 30, 2008.

4.     Resignation of Pat Conrad as Head GirlsÕ Basketball Coach, effective January 31, 2008.

5.     Approval of Paul R. Schafer as full-time Middle School Head Custodian, effective February 5, 2008, at the hourly rate of $12.20.

6.     Permission to hire a full-time Middle School second shift custodian with benefits, at the board approved beginning custodial hourly rate of $9.30.

7.     Resignation of Buddy Balik as Middle School Head Custodian, effective February 1, 2008.

8.     Resignation of Nancy Boyer, Student-Assigned Aide, effective February 14, 2008.

9.     Permission to hire a replacement Student-Assigned Aide for 35 hours per week, effective February 14, 2008.

10.  Amend accepted resignation of Judith Daub, Life Skills Aide, effective January 12, 2008.  (Effective date previously approved as January 21, 2008.)

11.  Permission to hire a replacement elementary Life Skills Aide for 40 hours per week.

12.  Permission for Amy Howard to attend the PA Educational Technology Expo and Conference from February 10 through February 12, 2008, in Hershey, PA at a cost of $751.00, paid for by CFF grant money.

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

Motion carried.

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

 

Grant Fund      Motion made by Al Darion, seconded by Harry McGonigle, to approve a resolution to

Acceptance     revise the School Year 2007-2008 revenue and expenditure budgets by accepting and incorporating the grant funds detailed below for the following Local, State, and Federal Programs:

                                    Classrooms For the Future Grant                      20,055

                                    CFF Coaching Grant                                        30,000

                                    Title I (additional amount)                                 21,013

                                    Title I – Academic Achievement                                      6,228

                                                                                                            77,296

                                                                                   

                                    Original 07-08 Revenues                              25,091,807

                                                                                                              77,296

                                    Revised 07-08 Revenues                             25,169,103

                                    Original 07-08 Expenditures                         25,307,068

                                                                                                              77,296

                                    Revised 07-08 Expenditures                        25,384,364

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

            Motion carried.

 

Grant Fund      Motion made by Harry McGonigle, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the request for

Acceptance     fund expenditures to be paid to AEM Architects, not to exceed $2,000, for updated cost

                        estimates for possible High School renovations.

                        Roll call vote:              Yes  6              No  1 (Ho)        Absent  2 (Bealer, Vymazal)

                        Motion carried.

 

Executive        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Harry McGonigle, to adjourn for an executive Session     session to discuss personnel matters at 8:46 p.m.       

                        Motion carried unanimously.

 

                        Board reconvened at 9:20 p.m.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Dan Walter, seconded by Jasper Ho, to adjourn the

meeting at 9:21 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

                                                                                                            Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                            Rikki L. Clark

                                                                                                            School Board Secretary