Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, May 6, 2002, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday,

May 6, 2002, 7:30 p.m., in the Greenwich-Lenhartsville Elementary School Multi-purpose Room pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present           Patricia Bealer, James Kramer, Dale Reppert, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler

 

Absent             Kent Dahlquist, Donald Meyers, Dennis Ritter, Ben Haas-Student Representative, Lynn Nonnemacher-Alternate Student Representative

 

Also                 Dr. Brenda A. Winkler-Superintendent, Gretchen Diehl-Board Secretary, Nickolas Sosik, Jr.-

Present           Business Manager, Geri Miller, Lu Palmer, Mark Erb, Barry Adams, Eric Erb, Celeste Brown,

Mark Dawson, Tina Billig, Ralph Konemann, Dorothy Konemann, Lori, Breon & Bethany Riegel, Ken and Ruitt Kern, Cheryl Funk, Michael Balla, Eric V.-Kutztown Patriot

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:46 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. 

 

WWII Veteran Mr. Yurvati presented a high school diploma to Mr. Ralph Konemann through �Operation

Diploma           Recognition�. This program honors WWII Veterans who left high school to enter the armed forces

Presentation   during WWII and were not able to graduate. Mr. Konemann accepted the diploma and thanked

                        the Board for this honor and his friend Ken Kern for making him aware of this program.

 

Personnel       Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dale Reppert, to approve the following

personnel items #1-#4 and #6:

1.   Acceptance of the letter of resignation, due to retirement, of Franklin Wiltrout, elementary teacher, effective June 30, 2002.
2.   Acceptance of the letter of resignation, due to retirement, of Frank Orlando, high school principal, effective June 30, 2002.
3.   Approval of an unpaid leave of absence for Sharon Leuchak commencing April 17, 2002 for the balance of School Year 2001-2002.
4.   Approval of Mary Walsh as a long term substitute elementary school nurse effective May 7 for the balance of School Year 2001-2002 during Sharon LeuchakÕs leave of absence at a rate of $75.00 per day for days 1-20, $85.00 per day for days 21-45 and the balance at bachelorÕs column, step 1, for non-tenured teachers per the KASD/KATA contract.
6.   Approval of the following individual to be added to the approved 2001-2002 substitute teacher list at the daily substitute rate:
            Keith Brintzenhoff        Elementary Ed.         Kutztown University     
Roll call vote:    Yes  6           No  0             Absent 3   (Dahlquist, Meyers, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

                        Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Donald Vymazal, to approve the following

personnel item #5:

5.     Approval of an unpaid child rearing leave of absence for Tom Campbell for
      School Year 2002-2003.
Roll call vote:    Yes  0           No  6             Absent 3   (Dahlquist, Meyers, Ritter)

Motion not carried.

 

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

 

Conference     Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by James Kramer, to approve the following

Requests         conference requests #1-#4:

1.  Michele Fragnito to attend the PrincipalÕs Academy, Part II to be held July 24-26, 2002 at State College, PA at a total cost of $645.00.

2.  Nicholas Lazo to attend the PrincipalÕs Academy, Part II to be held July 24-26, 2002 at State College, PA at a total cost of $745.00.

3.  Mark Erb to attend the MacWorld Conference to be held July 16-18, 2002 at Jacob Javits Center, NYC at a total cost of $678.00.

4.  Dennis Kutz to attend the MacWorld Conference to be held July 16-18, 2002 at Jacob Javits Center, NYC at a total cost of $678.00.

Roll call vote:    Yes  6              No  0             Absent 3   (Dahlquist, Meyers, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

VanLear          Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dale Reppert, to approve Melanie Riegel

Substitute        as a 2001-2002 Van Lear substitute bus/van driver for the Kutztown Area School District.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

HS Feasibility Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by James Kramer, to contract with Adams, Eisenhower

Study               & Meckley, Inc., dba AEM Architects, for a district-wide feasibility study with design options

Architect         and alternatives focusing on a high school project for a fixed fee of $6,500, which will be

credited upon initiation of a construction project and subject to conditions as detailed in the attached proposal.

Roll call vote:    Yes  6              No  0             Absent 3   (Dahlquist, Meyers, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

Student            Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to adopt the attached

Discipline        adjudication relating to the following student, number 101575, hereby excluding the student

Action              from the Kutztown Area School District, in accordance with the terms thereof.

Roll call vote:    Yes  6              No  0             Absent 3   (Dahlquist, Meyers, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

TB Test            Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to request a waiver from the Waiver - New                      Pennsylvania Department of Health to exempt new hires of the Kutztown Area School District

Employees      from being tested for TB as a requirement for employment. Kutztown Family Medicine, the

district physicians, wrote the attached prescription due to the district being in a non-endemic region of reportable cases of TB.

Roll call vote:    Yes  6              No  0             Absent 3   (Dahlquist, Meyers, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

2001-2002       Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the attached revised Calendar                School Year 2001-2002 calendar reflecting the change of no afternoon Kindergarten on the last

Revision          student day.

Roll call vote:    Yes  6              No  0             Absent 3   (Dahlquist, Meyers, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

Mr. Ritter arrived at 7:58 p.m.

 

2002 Summer Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Donald Meyers, to approve the following Programs                           Summer Programs items #1-#5 and #7-#8:

1.     Approval of the required Extended School Year Program to run from approximately  June 17 to July 25, 2002, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The program will be operated by KASD. Modifications in times and dates will be based on individual and/or class needs.

 

 

 

2.  Approval of the following teachers for the Extended School Year Program at the current curriculum rate as per the KASD/KATA contract for up to 7 hours per week:

Dona Hetman                  Erin Webb                 Jodi Kirstein

3.  Approval of the Summer Fast ForWord Program to run between June 17 and July 25, 2002, Monday through Friday with a break for July 4-5, 2002.

4.  Approval of Cheryl Funk to facilitate the summer Fast ForWord Program for up to 32 hours per week at the current curriculum rate as per the KASD/KATA contract.

5.  Approval of one aide for the Summer Fast ForWord Program at $8.25 per hour for up to 30 hours per week with ratification at a future meeting.

7.  Approval of Dennis Kutz as coordinator of the summer elementary computer camp for a total of 40 hours at the current curriculum rate as per the KASD/KATA contract.

8.  Approval of the following high school summer school teachers and subjects:

Lisa Saby                        English

Sue Heiter                       Science

To be determined            Social Studies

Stephen Pizzuto             Math

Roll call vote:    Yes  7              No  0             Absent 2   (Dahlquist, Meyers)

Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the following teachers to work during the Summer Professional Development Academy at the current curriculum rate as per the KASD/KATA contract.

Al Darion       40 hours

Jerry Hartle    16 hours

Brenda Loeb 16 hours

Celeste Ball   16 hours

Roll call vote:    Yes  6              No  1 (Bealer)      Absent 2   (Dahlquist, Meyers)

Motion carried.

 

Mr. Meyers arrived at 8:10 p.m.

 

Comment         Mr. Ziegler recognized Franklin Wiltrout for his many years of dedicated service to the

students of the Kutztown Area School District.  Also, Mr. Ziegler mentioned that even though Frank Orlando spent only a short amount of time as HS Principal, his experience and dedication to the students made for a great learning environment and he will be missed.

 

Informational Item          Revenue Budget Report as of April 29, 2002

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Donald Meyers, to adjourn the meeting at

                        8:16p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary