Minutes

of the

                                                                        KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, October 1, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, October 1 2007, 7:30 p.m., in the commons of the Kutztown Area Middle 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      Brenda Winkler, Joe Pugliese, Nick Lazo, Lorraine Felker, Rikki Clark, Peter Miller,  

James Brown, Tom Green, Michelle Park-Reading Eagle, Josh Chambers, Donna Keglovits, Fay Rothenberger, Melissa Blatt, Matt Brett

 

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 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 Bill Yurvati, to approve the following personnel items:

1.        Resignation of Joann Oswald, part-time High School cafeteria worker, effective September 28, 2007.

2.        Permission to hire a part-time High School cafeteria worker with ratification at a later board meeting.

3.        Ratification of Jean Werley as an additional Learning Support classroom aide to follow the increase in the learning support population of the current 6th grade class for 35 hours per work, effective September 24, 2007 at a rate of $9.30 per hour.

4.        Ratification of Tammy Warning as a part-time Middle School office aide, effective September 24, 2007 at a rate of $9.40 per hour.

5.        Ratification of Kathleen Koehler as a Middle School cafeteria monitor, effective September 21, 2007 at a rate of $9.00 per hour.

6.        Approval of Karen Bettleyon as a Special Education Instruction in the Home teacher, effective September 18, 2007 at a rate of $24.50 per hour.

7.        Approval of an increase in hours for Martha Bergman, a student-assigned aide, from 35 to 40 hours per week at her current hourly rate, effective September 17, 2007.

8.        Approval of an increase in hours for Kay Gernert from 40 to 43 hours per week due to the need for increased time to brail classroom materials, effective October 1, 2007.

9.        Approval for Janelle Loeb, Middle School fitness and wellness teacher, to take a child rearing/family medical leave commencing on February 7, 2008 through School Year 2007-2008.  Ms. Loeb will use her available sick and personal days commencing on January 22, 2008.  The unpaid leave is effective upon expiration of these available sick and personal days.  Ms. LoebŐs anticipated return date is July 2008, the start of School Year 2008-2009. 

10.    Approval of the following individuals to be added to the approved 2007-2008 substitute teacher list at the daily substitute rate:

Teresa R. Haak                   Moor College                                           Art K-12 Certification

Brian Simpson                                        Kutztown University                            Music

11.    Approval of Lucy Williams as a substitute aide/secretary for School Year 2007-2008 at the current hourly substitute aide/secretary rate.

12.    Approval of the following Emergency Staff Leaders for School Year 2007-2008, at a salary of $1,431:

Albany   Elementary                                                                 Melissa Blatt

Greenwich-Lenhartsville Elementary                             Alyssa Raifsnider

Maxatawny Elementary                                       Ann Dietrich

13.    Approval of Louise DeMatteo as the Emergency Staff Leader at Kutztown Elementary for School Year 2007-2008 at a salary of $2,025.

14.    Approval of John Noll as Resource Person for Chris Schumacher (HS SS LTS) for School Year 2007-2008 at a salary of $300.  (Tom Sally was previously approved for this position.)

15.    Approval of the following Krapf Drivers for School Year 2007-2008:

Jay Wentzel

Dennis Lesher

Roll call vote:                      Yes  9                      No  0                        Absent  0)

Motion carried.

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

 

Conference         Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Bill Yurvati, to approve the conference request

Request                 for Rikki Clark to attend the Annual PSBA School Board Secretaries Conference to be held October 31 to November 2, 2007 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, PA at a cost of $462.12.

                   Roll call vote:                     Yes  9                      No  0                        Absent  0

 

Copier Lease     Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to table the motion to accept

Proposal               FraserŐs lease proposal until State Contract options are researched. 

                                    Roll call vote:                      Yes  6    No  3 (Darion, Reppert, Vymazal)     Absent  0

                                    Motion carried.

 

Pupil                        Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Bill Yurvati, to approve the contract for 

Transportation Hamburg Area School District to transport a Kutztown Area School District student to and

Contract                from the Early Intervention program at the Hamburg Center in Hamburg, Pennsylvania at

                                    a  daily rate of $35.28, beginning September 5, 2007.

Roll call vote:                      Yes  9                      No  0                        Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Senior Tax           Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve Joyce Dietrich to

Exchange             participate in the KASD Senior Volunteer Tax Exchange program for School Year 2007-

Volunteer             2008.

Participant           Roll call vote:                      Yes  9                      No  0                        Absent  0

                                    Motion carried.

 

Senior Tax          Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Bill Yurvati, to approve the reimbursement of  

Exchange             the $40.00 Act 114 (FBI Fingerprinting) Clearance for Senior Tax Exchange Volunteers         

Volunteer             upon hire and the $10.00 Act 34 (Criminal) and $10.00 Act 151 (Child Abuse) clearances 

Clearances          upon completion of the 100-hour program.

Reimbursement Roll call vote:                    Yes  9                      No  0                        Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

2007-2008             Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve the attached 2007- 

Grant List             2008 grant list.

Roll call vote:                      Yes  9                      No  0                        Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Forgiveness       Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Pat Bealer, to approve forgiveness of a

Of Real Estate   taxpayerŐs 2005 interim real estate tax 10% penalty in the amount of $138.53 PIN #45-

Taxes                      5455-00-57-1258, per taxpayer letter.

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

Motion carried.

 

PA REAP              Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Pat Bealer, to table the approval of PA 

REAP, an online application service, until this motion can be revisited in January 2008.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

District                   Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve Dr. John P. Boyle,

Dentist                   D.M.D., Kutztown, PA as District Dentist for School Year 2007-2008 at a cost of $2.00

                                    per student exam.

Roll call vote:                      Yes  9                      No  0                           Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

District                   Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve Berks Family

Physician             Physicians, P.C., Blandon, PA as District Physicians for School Year 2007-2008 at a cost of $10.00 per student exam and $60.00 per employee physical.

Roll call vote:                      Yes  9                      No  0                           Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Designation        Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Pat Bealer, to designate $842,013 of the fund

Of Fund                 balance for capital projects.

Balance

Roll call vote:                      Yes  9                      No  0                           Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Adjournment     Motion made by Bill Yurvati, seconded by Pat Bealer, to adjourn the

meeting at 9:30 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                  Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                  Rikki L. Clark

                                                                                                                                                                  School Board Secretary