Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, December 17, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, Monday, December 17, 2007 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, Carl Ziegler, Jo Stevens, Jasper Ho

 

Absent             Dan Walter

 

 

Also                 Dr. Brenda Winkler, Joseph Pugliese, Nick Lazo, Karen Connaghan, Lorraine Felker, Barb

Present           Richard, Rikki Clark, James Brown, Tom Green, James Orwig, Leroy Merkel, John Noll, Kevin Leiby, Charlene Sheetz, Vicki Stump, Rosyln Fenerty, Karen Quillman, Beth Stump, Kerri Schegan, Bill Yurvati, Randy Burch,  Melissa Blatt, Donna Keglovits, Karlene Brintzenhoff, Naomi Owen, Ann Dietrich, Tammy Warning, Donna Hill-Chaney, Vickie Bastian, Tricia Parker, Michelle Park-Reading Eagle, Kay Fritz, Mary Weber, Bonnie Treadway, Lisa Fluck, Matt Brett, Kurt Kanaskie, Cheryl Bailey, Lou Cottone, Tina Billing

 

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 Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes       for the November 19, 2007 and December 3, 2007 school board meetings.

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

Motion carried.

 

TreasurerÕs     Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to accept the treasurerÕs

Report             report of the general fund.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Harry McGonigle, to ratify for payment the

of General       general account bills in the amount of $275,255.30.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Harry McGonigle to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $401,897.98.

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

Motion carried.

 

Ratification of  Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Harry McGonigle to ratify for payment the

Construction   construction account bills in the amount of $662.84.

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

Motion carried.

 

SuptÕs              Dr. Winkler gladly recognized two members, Bill Yurvati and Dale Reppert, who recently left the

Report             Board of Directors and thanked them for their service throughout the many years.

 

                        Dr. Winkler also complemented the students and staff who prepared our winter concerts.  

 

                       

Committee       EIT              No meeting.  

Reports           Pat Bealer  

 

                        BCTC           No meeting.

Carl Ziegler 

                   

                        ECC             Harry McGonigle reported that Mick OÕNeil welcomed the new members of the

                        Harry            committee and that he was setting up interviews for the Head Football Coach   

                        McGonigle   position.

 

                                            Mr. McGonigle also reported that there is a concern with the wrestling team

                                            participation rate.  The team is down to only six students from the thirteen who

                                            began the season.

 

            BCIU            No report.

            Dennis Ritter

                           

            PSBA          No meeting.

                        Pat Bealer    

 

Policy & Curriculum   No Meeting.

                               

Personnel       Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the following personnel items:

1.     Resignation of Brooke Roberts as Middle School GirlsÕ Basketball coach, effective December 3, 2007.

2.     Resignation of Thor Schaeffer as Middle School BoysÕ Basketball coach, effective December 3, 2007.

3.     Resignation of Marie Day as a custodian, effective December 10, 2007.

4.     Approval of Anne Sullivan as a learning support classroom aide (replacement position), effective December 3, 2007, at a rate of $10.40 per hour.

5.     Approval of Denise Keim as Middle School GirlsÕ Basketball Coach for School Year 2007-2008 at a salary of $1,507.

6.     Approval of Dorothy Bailey as a Middle School lunchroom aide, effective December 18, 2007, at a rate of $9.30 per hour.

7.     Approval of Elaine Rabenold as a cafeteria substitute, effective December 17, 2007, at the current approved daily cafeteria substitute rate.

8.     Approval of Angel Rodriguez as a full time custodian, effective December 17, 2007, at a rate of $9.80 per hour.

9.     Approval of the following guest substitute teachers for School Year 2007-2008, at the current approved daily substitute rate:

Giselle Clarke                                       Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Rhea Hatzistavrakis                              Alvernia College

Andrea Richardson                              Kutztown University

10.  Approval of Michenelle Groller to take a child rearing leave commencing on May 5, 2008 through the end of School Year 2007-2008.  Ms. GrollerÕs last day of work will be May 2, 2008 and she will return to work for School Year 2008-2009.

11.  Approval of Kristin Haring to take a child rearing leave commencing on April 28, 2008 through the end of School Year 2007-2008.  Ms. HaringÕs last day of work will be April 25, 2008 and she will return to work for School Year 2008-2009.

12.  Approval of the following High School extra-duty positions for School Year 2007-2008:

Faculty Co-Manager of Music               Bryan Hartman                         $1,292

                                                            Douglas Matz                           $1,292

Stage Co-Manager – High School        Bryan Hartman                         $597

                                                            Douglas Matz                           $597

Stage Manager – Elementary               Bryan Hartman                         $1,194

Pop Group Director                              Bryan Hartman                         $1,827

Band Director                                       Douglas Matz                           $4,961

Class of 2008 Advisor                          Thomas Sally                           $1,352

Class of 2009 Advisor                          Christopher Simmons               $1,352

Class of 2010 Advisor                          Amy Howard                             $1,036

Class of 2011 Advisor                          Sue Mixa                                  $1,036

Debate Team                                       Andy Brett                                $1,312

FFA                                                      Celeste Ball                              $641

History Day                                           Amy Howard                             $1,312

Honor Society                                      Jennifer Knight                         $641

Science Olympiad                                Suzanne Peters                                   $1,312

Academic Challenge                            Sallie Sandler                           $1,312

Math League                                       Sallie Sandler                           $308

Key Club                                              Suzanne Peters                                   $308

Leo Club                                              Josh Chambers                                    $308

Yearbook Co-Advisory/Copy                 Dona Hetman                           $2,304

                                                            Carol Schulley                          $2,304

Yearbook Business Advisor                  Susan DeAngelis                     $1,470

Student Council                                               Thomas Sally                           $1,232

Newspaper                                           Karen Kabakoff                                    $1,154

13.  Approval of the following Middle School extra-duty positions for School Year 2007-2008:

Yearbook Advisor                                 Gene Sweeney                                    $974

CTV Advisor                                         Bernie Boyle                            $525

Student Council Advisor                                   Jeff Huffert                               $735

History Day Co-Advisor                         Betty Imboden                         $656

                                                            Beth Patten                             $656

Science Olympiad Co-Advisor               Betty Imboden                         $437

                                                            Jeff Collier                                $437

                                                                                    Jennifer Reis                            $437

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

                       Motion carried.

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

 

Course            Motion made by Al Darion, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approval the Kutztown Area

Selection Guide School District 2008-2009 Course Selection Guide.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Grant               Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Pat Bealer, to accept the 2007-2008 Agricultural

Approval         and Rural Youth Program Direct Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for $2,500.

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

                        Motion carried.

                                                                       

Adjournment   Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 9:35 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                             Rikki L. Clark

                                                                             School Board Secretary