Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, June 24, 2002, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, June 24, 2002 at 7:30 p.m., in the library of the Senior High School pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Roll Call          Patricia Bealer, Kent Dahlquist, James Kramer, Donald Meyers, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Ben Haas-Student Representative

 

Absent             Dale Reppert

 

Also                 Brenda Winkler-Superintendent, Gretchen Diehl�Secretary, Nickolas Sosik�Treasurer,

Present           Mark Erb, Barry Adams, Eric Erb, Michele Fragnito, Barbara Richard, Leroy Merkel,

Shelby Brett, Sarah Cullen, Heather Dewald, Jessica Almond

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:42 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 signs the attendance book and marks 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.

 

NOTE:              Executive Session was held June 16, 2002 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to

discuss personnel matters.

 

Approval         Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve

Of Minutes       the minutes of the May 20 and June 3, 2002 school board meetings.

            Roll call vote:        Yes  7           No  0             Absent  1 (Reppert)

                                          Abstain 1 (Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

TreasurerÕs     Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to accept

Report             the treasurerÕs report of the general account.

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

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Donald Meyers, to ratify for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $76,507.62.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Donald Meyers, to approve for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $186,225.33.

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

Motion carried.

 

Approval of     Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by James Kramer, to approve for

Construction   payment the construction account bills in the amount of $13,173.68.

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

Motion carried.

 

SuptÕs              Dr. Winkler noted the next standards to be implemented in PA are the Science Standards.

Report                  The team of Science teachers is meeting this week on this subject.

 

Softball State Champions

¤       Tuesday, June 25, 2002 the Kutztown High School Softball State Champion Team, Mrs. Beck, Mr. Eric Erb and Dr. Winkler are invited by Senator OÕPake and Rep. Semmel to be recognized on the Senate floor in Harrisburg. They will also get a tour of the Capital building, GovernorÕs mansion and treated to lunch.

¤       Also on June 25th, USA Today will feature State Championship teams throughout the country, including KASD.

¤       Dr. Winkler publicly recognized the hundreds of fans that followed the team. As well as the Kutztown Fire Department for meeting the team upon their return and escorting them down Main Street for a parade complete with a buffet meal.

 

                        Graduation was magnificent. Mr. AdamsÕ speech was touching. He recognized the

                                    important people in his life and gave a wonderful send off to the graduates.

 

                        Athletic banners that hang in the gym are in need of cleaning and repair. The Cougar Tail 

                                    Association is stepping forward to meet and work with the school to spruce up the

                                    old banners.

 

Committee       EIT              Next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25, 2002.

Reports             Pat Bealer  

                        BCTC           Next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, 2002. Students earned

                          Jim Kramer  competition honors. Jess Hoppes is the countyÕs student of the year.

                                            The BCTC has pulled together well from reconstruction. Everyone is

                                            welcome to the Open House this Fall.

                        ECC             Discussions held about head coaches for 2002-03 and field conditions.

              Jim Kramer 

BCIU            No report.

  Dennis Ritter                             

                        PSBA          No meeting was held. Legislative Alert was in the packet regarding

                          Carl Ziegler  the cyber school lawsuit.

Policy & Curriculum Minutes from the last meeting were in the packet. Staffing issues. Draft

  Bill Yurvati   support staff holiday schedule. Assessment schedule. Discussed reduction of

library staff by .55, increase in reading staff by .5. In favor of adding a special ed. class at Albany. AED policy. ESL policy discussion. Changes in education support program - $500 tutoring state grant support is available for families. Partnership with Lehigh Valley PBS cable to bring all 4 elementary schools on-line. Pilot education standardized testing 3-year program may be an option for KASD. This program is reimbursable by the state.

 

Personnel       Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the following

                        personnel items #2-12:

2.   Approval to change the retirement date of Barry Adams to be effective June 29, 2002 not June 30, 2002 as previously approved.

3.   Approval of Eric Erb as high school principal effective August 22, 2002 at a salary of $70,500.

4.   Approval of Jessica Almond as full-time elementary teacher effective School Year 2002-2003 salary to be set at $31,505 per Step 1, BachelorÕs column (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

5.   Approval of Pamela Ashman as full-time elementary teacher effective School Year 2002-2003 salary to be set at $31,505 per Step 1, BachelorÕs column (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

6.   Approval of Heather Dewald as full-time elementary teacher effective School Year 2002-2003 salary to be set at $38,544 per Step 1, BachelorÕs + 15 column of the KASD/KATA contract.

7.   Approval of Sarah Cullen as full-time secondary guidance counselor effective School Year 2002-2003 salary to be set at $42,210 per Step 4, MasterÕs column of the KASD/KATA contract.

8.   Decrease the elementary library staff by .55 effective the end of School Year 2001-2002.

9.   Increase the elementary reading specialist staff by .5 beginning School Year 2002-2003.

10. Approval of the following head coaches for School Year 2002-2003, salaries to be set per the KASD/KATA contract:

             Football                                     Larry Chester       

             BoysÕ Soccer                              Mick OÕNeil

             GirlsÕ Soccer                               Terry Lindenmuth

             Field Hockey                              Sue Kunkel

             Cheerleading                             Nicole Bromhead

             BoysÕ Tennis                              Harry McGonigle

             GirlsÕ Tennis                               Harry McGonigle

             BoysÕ Basketball                        Kevin Foley

             GirlsÕ Basketball                         Karl Foerster

             Wrestling                                    Kyle Follweiler

             Softball                                      Gary Miklus

             Baseball                                    Tim Mertz

             Track and Field                          Jason Hilt

             Summer Strength & Cond.         Jason Moore

             Golf                                           Dennis DeTurk

             Rifle                                           Harold Sheaffer

             Volleyball                                   Brian Szabo

             Cross-Country                            Mark Hardenbrook Volunteer

11.  Change Richard Angstadt from Assistant Coach to Volunteer Coach of softball for School Year 2001-2002. The salary of $2,226 will not be paid to Mr. Angstadt.

12.  Change Jeff Schmoyer from Volunteer Coach to Assistant Coach of softball for School Year 2001-2002 at a salary of $2,226.        

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

Motion carried.

 

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

 

Executive        Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by James Kramer, to enter into an executive

Session           session to discuss personnel matters at 8:03 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Reppert arrived at 8:05 p.m.

 

The Board reconvened at 9:17 p.m.

 

Conference     Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Dennis Ritter to approve the conference

Request           request for Celeste Ball to attend the Lewes Advanced Placement Summer Institute on

                        August 6-8, 2002 in Lewes, DE at a cost of $958.50.

                        Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

2002-2003       Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Dennis Ritter to approve the attached support

Support Staff   staff salary increases for School Year 2002-2003.

Salaries          Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

2002-2003           Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Donald Meyers to approve the attached 2002-

Support Staff   2003 support staff holiday schedule.

Holiday Schd. Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

2002-2003       Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer to approve the attached 2002-

Standardized   2003 standardized testing schedule.

Testing Schd.  Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

AED Policy      Motion made by Dale Reppert, seconded by William Yurvati to approve the first reading of

1st Reading      the attached new Policy #822 Automatic External Defibrillator.

                        Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Albany Special           Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by James Kramer to create a special education

Education        class at the Albany Elementary School beginning School Year 2002-2003.

Class               Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

            Motion carried.  

 

Additional Tax Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by William Yurvati to approve of Michele 

Study               Zimmerman, Kutztown, as an additional tax study committee member.

Committee       Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0        

Member           Motion carried.   

                         

Budget             Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Carl Ziegler to approve of the attached

Transfers        budget transfers for School Year 2001-2002.

                        Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Insurance        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer to approve the following Renewals        insurance rates for School Year 2002-2003:

1. Renew the district building, liability, and automobile insurance package to PSBA Insurance trust underwritten by ACE US for $58,249 for 2002-2003 fiscal year as listed in the attached proposal.

2. Renew the voluntary student accident insurances with Peoples Benefit Life Insurance Company. The voluntary premiums for School Year 2002-2003 will be $20.00 school time and $75.00 for 24-hour coverage.

3. Renew the Athletic Insurance Policy with Peoples Benefit Life Insurance Company for School Year 2002-2003 for a premium of $5,830.00.

                        Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Lenhartsville   Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to approve Marilyn Lutz

Tax Collector  as the Kutztown Area School District Real Estate and Per Capita Tax Collector for

                        Lenhartsville Borough for Tax Year 2002-2003.

                        Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

2002-2003 Act Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by William Yurvati to approve the attached

93 Salaries     Act 93 salaries for School Year 2002-2003 and the change of title for Dr. Geri Miller to

                        Assistant Superintendent and Barbara Richard to Assistant Business Manager/Director of

                        Transportation.

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

Motion carried.

 

Meeting           Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Donald Meyers to cancel the July 1, 2002

Cancellation    School Board Meeting.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

Discussion Items        PA Value Added Assessment System

                                    Internet Service Update

                                    July 1st Board Meeting

                                    2002-2003 Budget

 

Budget             Motion made by Bill Yurvati and not seconded to remove the expenditure for band

Adjustment      uniforms of $17,900 from the proposed 2002-2003 KASD budget.

Motion not carried due to lack of being seconded.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 10:38 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary