Minutes

of the

                                                KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, November 5, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, November 5, 2007, 7:30 p.m., in the commons of the Albany Elementary School pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present           Pat Bealer, Kay Churchman, Dale Repper, Dennis Ritter, Dan Walter, Bill Yurvati,

                        Carl Ziegler, Don Vymazal, Al Darion

 

Absent            

 

Also Present   Nick Lazo, Joe Pugliese, Peter Miller, Rikki Clark, James Brown, Tom Green, Matt Brett,

Josh Chambers, Scott and Susan McLellan, Steve DeLucas-Reading Eagle, Chilton Shaffer, Brenda Loeb, Kurt Kanaskie, Lou Cottone

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:45 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.

 

Executive        Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to adjourn for an executive

Session           session to discuss personnel matters at 7:50 p.m.       

                        Motion carried unanimously.

 

                        Board reconvened at 8:10 p.m.

 

Personnel       Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Bill Yurvati, to approve the following personnel items:

1.     Approval to conclude employment for Jean Kerchner as a part-time Middle School cafeteria employee, effective October 19, 2007.

2.     Correction of Karen Bettleyon�s rate from $24.00 to $24.50 per hour as a Special Education Instruction in the Home teacher, effective September 18, 2007.

3.     Approval of Dale DuBois as a part-time Middle School cafeteria employee, effective November 5, 2007 at the approved rate of $8.20 per hour.

4.     Resignation of Kristine Siefert as a student-assigned aide, effective October 17, 2007.

5.     Approval of Kristine Siefert as a substitute aide and substitute secretary for School Year 2007-2008, effective October 22, 2007.

6.     Approval of Cindy Hamm as a substitute aide for School Year 2007-2008 at the current substitute aide rate.

7.     Approval of the following substitute teachers for School Year 2007-2008 at the current substitute rate of $96 per day for days 1-20 and $107 per day beginning on day 21 :

Penny Hummel             Cedarville University                 Guest Teacher

Emily Hunt                    Kutztown University                  Guest Teacher

Luci Bower                   Kutztown University                  Guest Teacher

Nathanial Bentley         Kutztown University                  Guest Teacher

Tina Hermany               Kutztown University                  Guest Teacher

Lori King                      Mansfield University                  Elementary Education Cert.

Tina Asthon-Reinert     University of Louisville              Guest Teacher

8.     Approval of Frank Orlando as an administrative substitute, effective October 31, 2007 at a rate of $315.00 per day.

9.     Approval of W. Christopher Schumacher (High School social studes long-term substitute teacher) to continue his current assignment on a permanent basis, effective November 6, 2007 at a salary of $36,546 per Step 1, BachelorÕs column (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

10.  Approval of Rose Wentzel as a High School social studies teacher, effective November 27, 2007 at a salary of $36,546 per Step 1, BachelorÕs column (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

11.  Approval of Stephen Bodreau as a substitute custodian, effective November 12, 2007, at a rate of $9.10 per hour.

12.  Permission to hire a replacement aide to follow the current sixth grade Learning Support need increase.

13.  Approval of Gene Miller as a Krapf Driver for School Year 2007-2008.

14.  Approval of Mick OÕNeil as Boys Soccer  Head Coach for School Year 2007-2008 at a rate of $4,872 retroactive to the fall season.

15.  Approval of the following returning Kutztown All School Musical Staff for School Year 2007-2008, salaries TBD:                                                                                                               

Director                                                Robert Williams                         $2,343

Vocal Director                           Bryan Hartman                         $1,702

Orchestra Director                    Douglas Matz                           $986

Costumes                                 Jennifer Juntunen                    $607

Scenery Construction               Barbara Bleiler                         $379

Scenery Painting                      Barbara Bleiler                         $379

Choreographer                         Beverly Blatt  (replacement)      $645

16.  Approval of the following Winter coaches for School Year 2007-2008:

Boys Basketball                       Head Coach                             Scott Heiter                  $5,675

                                    Assist. Coach                           Ken Sanders                $3,062

                                    Junior Varsity Coach                Jeff Zimmerman            $2,255

                                    Head MS Coach                       Jarrod Heffner              $3,062

                                    Assist. MS Coach                     Guy Herring                  $2,153

Volunteer Coach                      Taylor Grim

Girls Basketball                        Head Coach                             Pat Conrad                  $5,675

                                    Junior Varsity   Coach              Lori Loeb                     $2,358

                                    Head MS Coach                       Brooke Roberts                        $2,255

                                    Assist. MS Coach                     Katie Reed                   $2,153

Wrestling                      Head Coach                             Brad Losito                  $5,537

                                    Assist. Coach                           Shawn Katz                 $2,358

                                    Head MS Coach                       Shawn Losito               $3,062

                                    Volunteer Coaches                  Dan Bryce

                                                                                    Dan Hallman

                                                                                    Matt Engle

                                                                                    Mike Christianson

                                                                                    D.J. Traylor

Rifle                             Head Coach                             Harold Sheaffer                        $4,188

Cheerleading               Assist. Coach                           Deb Goretzke               $850

Swimming                     Coach                                      Steph Unger                non-paid

                                    Volunteer Coach                      Rob Gottlund

Roll call vote:              Yes  9              No  0                Absent  0

Motion carried.

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

 

Easement        Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Pat Bealer, to approve the request for an

Agreement      Easment Agreement between the Borough of Kutztown and the Kutztown Area School

                        District , for the property that the Borough desires to use to continue the Saucany Trail.

            Roll call vote:              Yes  9              No  0                Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

Student            Motion made by Bill Yurvati, seconded by Dale Reppert, to approve the request to grant

Vacation          student #102242 permission for a 6.5-day absence during the 2007-2008 School Year.

Request for     Roll call vote:              Yes  3  (Reppert, Yurvati, Vymazal)  No  6                 Absent  0

#102242          Motion not carried.

 

Student            Motion made by Al Darion, seconded by Pat Bealer, to approve the request to grant  

Vacation          student #104104 permission for a 4-day absence during the 2007-2008 School Year.

Request for     Roll call vote:              Yes  4 (Darion, Reppert, Yurvati, Vymazal)   No  5    Absent  0

#104104          Motion not carried.

 

Student            Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve the request for to grant

Vacation          student #102604 permission for a 4-day absence during the 2007-2008 School Year.

Request for     Roll call vote:              Yes  4 (Darion, Reppert, Yurvati, Vymazal)   No  5    Absent  0

#10260                        Motion not carried.

 

BCIU Joint       Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the participation in   

Purchasing     the Berks County Joint Purchasing Program.  The chief school business administrator will       

Agreement      be the appointed representative to the BCIU Joint Purchasing Board. 

Roll call vote:              Yes  9              No  0                Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to adjourn the

meeting at 8:40 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

                                                                                                            Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                            Rikki L. Clark

                                                                                                            School Board Secretary