Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 20, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, August 20, 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, Kay Churchman, Al Darion, Dennis Ritter, Dale Reppert, Dan Walter, Don Vymazal, Bill Yurvati, and Carl Ziegler

 

Absent                  

 

 

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

Present                  Richard, James Brown, Tom Green, Leroy Merkel, James Orwig, Lu Palmer, Mick OÕNeil, Rikki Clark, Tom Kase-AEM Architechts, Donna Keglovits, John Noll, Luci Adam, Ron Devlin-Reading Eagle, Fay Rothenberger, Melissa Blatt, Eric Bubbenmoyer, Matt Brett

 

Call to Order      The meeting was called to order at 7:58 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 Bill Yurvati, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes           for the July 16, 2007 and August 6, 2007 school board meeting.

                                    Roll call vote:  Yes  9       No  0      Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

TreasurerÕs         Motion made by Bill Yurvati, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to accept the treasurerÕs

Report                    report of the general fund.

                                    Roll call vot e:  Yes  9      No  0      Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Ratification         Motion made by Bill Yurvati, seconded by Kay Churchman, to ratify for payment the

of General            general account bills in the amount of $1,029,563.37.

Account Bills     Roll call vote:  Yes  9       No  0      Absent  0

                                    Motion carried.

 

Approval               Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Bill Yurvati, to approve for payment

of General            the general account bills in the amount of $544,686.92.

Account Bills     Roll call vote:  Yes  9       No  0      Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

SuptÕs                     Dr. Winkler announced that we are ready to open school. Maintenance crews have been doing

Report                    a lot over the summer to get the school ready for teachers.  Dr. Winkler stated that the summer help this year was very good and helpful. 

 

                                    New teachers will report for orientation on the 21st, elementary teachers on the 22nd, and secondary teachers on the 23rd. 

 

Committee           EIT                      No report.

Reports                                                   

                                   BCTC               Meeting next Wednesday, August 22, 2007.

Carl Ziegler         

 

                                    ECC                   Sport team participant numbers will be researched in order to provide an efficient

                                                                 amount of coaching staff. 

 

                                                                 Information and board discussion request regarding males participating on female

                                                                 teams.

 

                  BCIU                 Mr. Ritter reported that they had a meeting last week.

                  Dennis Ritter

 

                  PSBA               No report.

                                    Kay Churchman    

 

Policy & Curriculum   Mr. Yurvati reported that there would be a meeting next Wednesday.

                                    Bill Yurvati     

                 

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

1.   Resignation of Ines Heuser, student-assigned aide, effective immediately.

2.        Resignation of Barb Miller, Middle School office aide, effective August 14, 2007

3.        Resignation of Dawn Hankins, LPN health assistant, effective August 8, 2007.

4.        Resignation of Jane Angstadt, Middle School part-time cafeteria worker, effective August 15, 2007.

5.        Permission to hire an elementary LPN health assistant with ratification at a future board meeting.

6.        Permission to hire a Middle School part-time cafeteria worker with ratification at a future board meeting.

7.        Approval of Lisa Tumbleson, as a long-term substitute for Grade Five at Greenwich Elementary, for School Year 2007-2008, 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.

8.        Permission to hire a Middle School office aide with ratification at a future board meeting.

9.       Permission to hire a High School fitness long-tem substitute teacher with ratification at a future board meeting.

10.    Approval of Jennifer L. Cronrath as a part-time cafeteria worker in the Senior High School, effective August 21, 2007, at a rate of $8.20 per hour.

11.    Approval of Beverly K. Leibensperger as a part-time cafeteria worker at Albany Elementary, effective August 27, 2007, at a rate of $8.20 per hour.

12.    Approval of Albert T. Whitehead as a mail truck driver, effective August 21, 2007, at a rate of $10.50 per hour, 25 hours per week, and no benefits.

13.   Approval of Marie Day as a custodian at Kutztown Elementary, effective August 22, 2007, at a rate of $9.60 per hour.

14.    Approval of Eric Luckenbill as a short-term substitute teacher for School Year 2007-2008. 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.

15.    Approval of Douglas Croner as a guest teacher for the Middle School and High School for School Year 2007-2008 at the rate of $96 per day for days 1-20, $107.00 per day, thereafter.

16.    Approval of the attached substitute lists for School Year 2007-2008.

17.    Approval of salary adjustment for Andrew Weber, Middle School learning support teacher, for School Year 2007-2008 to be set at $46,429, MasterÕs Degree +12, Step 3, (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.  (Previously approved at $49,276, Step 2, tenured.)

18.    Ratification for Virginia Booth as a certified part-time RtI aide at Albany and Maxatawny Elementary, effective School Year 2007-2008 at a rate of $10.40 per hour.

19.   Ratification for Andrea Salsano as a certified full-time RtI aide at Greenwich Elementary, effective School Year 2007-2008, at a rate of $10.40 per hour.

20.    Ratification for Michael Billman as a certified part-time IST aide at Kutztown Elementary, effective School Year 2007-2008, at a rate of $10.40 per hour.

21.    Ratification for Tammy Spaid as a certified full-time RtI aide at Kutztown Elementary, effective School Year 2007-2008, at a rate of $10.40 per hour.

22.    Approval for David Drummer, high school physics teacher, to take an additional half term sabbatical for continued health restoration to start upon the expiration of his current half term sabbatical.  (Current sabbatical was approved to begin March 7, 2007.  Due to snow days and the extension of sick and personal days he was paid through March 12, 2007.)

23.   Approval of Zach Boyers as a volunteer golf coach for School Year 2007-2008.

24.    Approval for an assistant girls tennis coach for School Year 2007-2008 with a salary recommendation of $1,400 and Jeff Zimmerman filling this position.

25.    Approval of Krapf Drivers for School Year 2007-2008:

Colleen Lichtenwalner                                          Lois Timberman

Melanie Kehl                                                                                Robert Butcavage

Brenda Pensyl                                                                            Debra Hauck

Clarence Schaeffer                                                                  Barb Hottenstein

Dale Bailey                                                                                   Howard King

Sharon Trout                                                                                Jennifer Lentz

Dennis Graver                                                                            Peggy Weil

Titus Miller                                                                                     Ronald Angstadt

William Brobst                                                                             Trish Kehl

Susan Boyer                                                                                Sandy Narducci

Sal Barrett                                                                                     Dimas Martinez

Robert Jaindl                                                                               Paul Hedegard

26.  Aproval of Krapf Substitute Drivers and Trip Drivers for School Year 2007-2008:

Deb Chambers                                                         William Hanthorne

Richard Haag                                                                              Jackie Kirkhoff

Vicki Foscone                                                                             Dennis Kintzer

Tara Jacoby                                                                                 Gerald Trate

Rob Sutliff                                                                                      Charles Deboeser

Jean Butkus                                                                                 Mark George

James Keller                                                                                                 

                               Roll call vote:   Yes  9                No 0                                  Absent 0

                               Motion carried.

 

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

 

Fingerprinting Motion made by Dale Reppert, seconded by Dennis Ritter, for the approval to reimburse

Reimbursement support staff the $40.00 Act 114 Clearance (FBI fingerprinting) charge after the employeeÕs

                                    probationary period of 90 days.

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

                                    Motion carried.

                                   

Support Staff    Motion made by Dale Reppert, seconded by Al Darion, for the approval to pay unused sick

Sick Days at       days to any full time support staff employee that retires under the provisions of the Public

Retirement          School Code of Pennsylvania.  Twelve month employees will be paid for each accumulated sick day at the rate of $15 per day not to exceed 150 days and ten month employees will be paid $10 per day not to exceed 100 days.  Employees must have worked 15 consecutive years at the school district to be eligible.  Effective September 1, 2007.

                                    Roll call vote:       Yes 9              No 0                                    Absent 0

                                    Motion carried.

 

Bus Routes         Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Bill Yurvati, to approve the attached bus and van

2007-2008             routes for School Year 2007-2008 and to allow the Director of Transportation and/or designee to make any necessary changes to the existing routes as deemed appropriate throughout School Year 2007-2008, including the addition and deletion of routes as necessary.

                                    Roll call vote:         Yes  9           No 0                                Absent  0

                                    Motion carried.

 

High School       Motion made by Al Darion, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve contracting with Barry Isett &

Site                           Associates not to exceed a cost of $31,350 for Site Engineering work for Option 10A in the

Engineering     back of the Kutztown High School building per the attached proposal

                                    Roll call vote:       Yes 5           No 4 (Bealer, Churchman, Walter, Vymazal)       Absent  0           

                                    Motion carried.

 

High School       Motion made by Al Darion, seconded by Bill Yurvati, to procede with Option 11, the High

Facilities               School addition in the front of the building.

Option 11             Roll call vote:    Yes  4 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter, Yurvati)  No 5                       Absent  0

                                    Motion not carried.                                 

 

Temp. Hold         Motion made by Kay Churchman, seconded by Dan Walter, to put the High School Facilities

of High School project on temporary hold until the Elementary Task Force responds with a decision regarding

Facilities               building usage.                                             

Project                   Roll call vote:         Yes 5            No 4 (Darion, Reppert, Yurvati, Ziegler)              Absent   0

                                    Motion carried.

 

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

                                    meeting at 10:30 p.m.

                  Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                                                                   Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                                                                   Rikki L. Clark

                                                                                                                   School Board Secretary