Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 6, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, August 6, 2007, 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, Dan Walter, Bill Yurvati,

                                    Carl Ziegler, Don Vymazal

 

Absent                   Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter

 

Also Present      Brenda Winkler, Joe Pugliese, Nick Lazo, Lorraine Felker, James  

                  Brown, James Orwig, Peter Miller, Tom Green, Barbara Richard,

                                    Joann Buffum, John Noll, Donna Keglovits, Matt Brett, Jason and

                                    Tonya Moyer

 

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 Bill Yurvati, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve the following personnel items:

1.        Resignation of Harry McGonigle, High School Social Studies teacher, effective November 23, 2007, due to retirement.

2.        Resignation of Jean M. Werley, Kutztown Elementary Life Skills Aide, effective July 19, 2007.

3.        Resignation of Judith Lesher, Middle School full-time Head Cook, effective immediately.

4.        Approval of Caitlin Hague as Volunteer/College Intern for Field Hockey for School Year 2007-2008.

5.        Approval of Cecily Siegfried as Band Front Director, for School Year 2007-2008, at a stipend of $1,628.

6.        Approval of Christopher Gorsky, as an elementary long-term substitute for Grade Five at Greenwich Elementary, for the 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, Step1, for non-tenured teachers per the KASD/KATA contract.

7.        Approval of salary adjustment for Sara Patton, Fourth Grade teacher at Kutztown Elementary for School Year 2007-2008, to be set at $38,565, BachelorÕs Degree +12, Step 2, (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract. (Previously approved at $37,151, BachelorÕs Degree, Step 2.)

8.        Approval for Kyle Kline as a substitute custodian at $8.00 per hour, effective June 18, 2007.  (Previously approved at $8.80 per hour.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.        Administration recommends the approval of the following teacher aides for School Year 2007-2008.           

P. Gale Peluso

High School

Student-Assigned

Certified

35 hrs/wk

$10.40/hr

Replacement

Ines Heuser

Middle School

Student-Assigned

Certified

35 hrs/wk

$10.40/hr

Replacement

Kristine Siefert

Kutztown Elem

Student-Assigned

Non-certified

40 hrs/wk

$9.30/hr

Replacement

Megan Shade

Middle School

Life Skills

Certified

35 hrs/wk

$10.40/hr

Replacement

Joanne Waidelich

Middle School

Life Skills

Non-certified

35 hrs/wk

$9.30/hr

New Position

Laurie Flowers

High School

Inclusion Aide

Certified

35 hrs/wk

$10.40

Replacement

Louise Hutchings

Kutztown Elem

Learning Support

Non-certified

35 hrs/wk

$9.30

Replacement

                  10.  Approval of tenure for the following teachers, effective June 1, 2007.

                Suzanne Neuheimer, Middle School Reading Specialist

                Jody Baxley, Middle School Sixth Grade teacher

                Eugene Sweeney, Middle School Computer Education teacher

11.       Permission to hire an Instruction-In-The-Home Teacher (must have special education certificate) for up to 15 hours per week at the current hourly curriculum rate and ratification at a later board meeting.

12.       Permission to hire a new High School Life Skills Support Classroom Aide position for 35 hours per week (which will be filled by an employee currently in a different aide position) and ratification at a later board meeting.

13.       Approval of Dennis Hertzog as a Preferred Maintenancce Substitute at a rate of $9.40 per hour for the School Year 2007-2008.

14.       Resignation of Jen DeNault, Middle School Field Hockey Coach, effective immediately.

15.       Approval of Elaine Rabenold as Middle School Field Hockey Coach, for School Year 2007-2008, at a rate of $2,200.

16.       Approval of Andrew Weber as a Middle School Learning Support teacher effective School Year 2007-2008 salary to be set at $49,276 per Step 2, MasterÕs Degree +12 (tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

17.       Approval of Lorraine FelkerÕs salary as Acting High School Principal, effective July 30, 2007, prorated at $82,508.

18.       Approval of Scott Wagaman, as a High School Physical Science long-term substitute, beginning 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, Step1, for non-tenured teachers per the KASD/KATA contract, pending receipt of David DrummerÕs return.

19.       Approval of Chris Schumacher, as a High School Social Studies long-term substitute, for the 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, Step1, for non-tenured teachers per the KASD/KATA contract, pending receipt of Classrooms For the Future Coach funding.

20.       Retirement of Dr. Brenda Winkler, Superintendent, effective November 3, 2007.

21.       Acting Assistant High School Principal, Ed Meyers, effective August 13, 2007 at a salary of $72, 500.

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

 

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

 

Uncollectible      Motion made by Bill Yurvati, seconded by Pat Bealer, to approved the attached list of

Delinquent          properties from Berks County Tzx Claim Bureau to qualify these delinquent taxes as

Taxes                      uncollectible. 

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

 

Budget                   Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve the attached list

Transfer                of budget transfers for School Year 2006-2007.

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

 

Tax                            Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve the filing of real estate  

Assessment       assessment appeals for 2008 on the following properties as identified by their property

Appeal                    identification number:

1.        55-5453-09-06-6936

2.        63-5444-00-50-4213

3.        55-5443-08-88-6366

4.        45-5444-00-23-5100

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

 

Superintendent    Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to contact the PSBA on a

Search                      Superintendent Search at the approximate amount of $9800 as quoted by PSBA.

                                    Roll call vote:                      Yes  6                      No  1  (Darion)  Absent  2  (Ritter, Reppert)

 

Adjournment     Motion made by Bill Yurvati, seconded by Pat Bealer, to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.

                                    Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                                                                                                                  Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                  Rikki L. Clark

                                                                                                                                                                  School Board Secretary