Minutes

of the

                                                KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

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

 

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

 

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

                        Carl Ziegler, Don Vymazal, Al Darion

 

Absent            

 

Also Present   Brenda Winkler, Joseph Pugliese, Rikki Clark, Nick Lazo, Lorraine Felker, Tom Green,

                        Jennifer McAteer, James Brown, James Orwig, Barbara Richard, Rita Schwalm, Josh

                        Chambers, Joann Buffum, Joan Haring, Donna Keglovits, Kerri Schegan, Melissa Blatt,

                        Ann Dietrich, Amanda Shrawder, Susan McLellan, Kathleen Daneshyar, Beth Stump,

                        Melissa Leiby, Matt Brett, Fay Rothenberger, Lou Cottone, Kris Tuerk

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:50 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 tape-recorded.

 

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

1.     Approval to grant tenure to Beth Patten effective January 4, 2008 due to completion of 3 years of teaching and fulfillment of all requirements for tenure.

2.     Approval of Betty Imboden as sole Middle School History Day Advisor at a salary of $1312.  (Betty Imboden and Beth Patten were previously approved as Co-Advisors.)

3.     Approval of Stephen Boudreau as a night shift custodian effective January 7, 2008, at an hourly rate of $9.60.

4.     Approval of Kenneth Young as a substitute custodian effective January 7, 2008, at an hourly rate of $9.10.

5.     Approval of Jean Werley as a substitute teacher for School Year 2007-2008 at the current substitute rate.

6.     Resignation of Tom Green, Supervisor of Building and Grounds, effective January 22, 2008.

7.     Resignation of Kathleen Koehler, Middle School lunch-room aide, effective December 21, 2007.

8.     Resignation of Michael Balla, custodian, effective December 6, 2007.

Roll call vote:              Yes  9              No  0                Absent  0

Motion carried.

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

 

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

Vacation          grant student permission for an additional 2 days over the allotted 5 day absence during

Requests         the 2007-2008 School Year.  This student will be out from February 21, 2008 until March 2, 2008.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

                        Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Jasper Ho, to approve the request to grant

Elementary student and High School student permission for an additional 3 days over the allotted 5 day absence during the 2007-2008 School Year.  These 2 students will be out from January 14, 2008 through January 24, 2008.

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

                        Motion not carried.

 

Adjudications  Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Harry McGonigle, to approve proposed

                        adjudications for student 104235 and student 102238.

Roll call vote:              Yes  9              No  0                Absent  0

            Motion carried.

 

Executive        Motion made by Dennis Ritter to adjourn for an executive session to discuss personnel

Session           matters at 8:35 p.m.    

                        Motion carried unanimously.

 

                        Board reconvened at 10:30 p.m.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Jasper Ho, seconded by Jo Stevens, to adjourn the

meeting at 10:30 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

                                                                                                            Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                            Rikki L. Clark

                                                                                                            School Board Secretary