Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, April 15, 2002, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, April 15, 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, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Ben Haas-Student Representative

 

Absent             None

 

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

Present           Geri Miller, Lu Palmer, Mark Erb, Barry Adams, Nick Lazo, Eric Erb, Celeste Brown,

Mark Dawson, Barbara Richard, Leroy Merkel, Lily Henning-Reading Eagle, Lisa Stopp, Ryan Stopp, Cindy, Erin and Kendra Smith, Kathy Broussard, Carrie Broussard, Kimberly Trexler, Casey and Amber Trexler, Brenda Bogert, Lisa Gump, Melissa and Matthew Gump, Daniel Bailey, Luther Moyer, Ron Dalius, Kent Quil, Beverly Genetti, Miranda Genetti, Nancy Kurz, Lisa Jefferey

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:44 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.

 

Approval         Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve

Of Minutes       the minutes of the March 18 and April 2, 2002 school board meetings.

            Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Treasurer�s     Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Donald Meyers, to accept

Report             the treasurer�s report of the general account.

            Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to ratify for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $27,079.82.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Dale Reppert, to approve for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $211,208.07.

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

Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Donald Meyers, to approve for

of Construction payment the construction account bills in the amount of $12,184.98.

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

Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

Supts              Presentation of Huguenot Lodge donations to PTOs:

Report                  Ron Dalius and three other members of the Huguenot Lodge presented four $1,500 checks, one to each elementary PTO. The money was raised by the lodge with the help of PTO representatives at the Hemecht Fest pot pie supper and chicken BBQ. It was unfortunately held the weekend after Sept. 11th attacks.

                        Dr. Winkler said that the board just finished with two of the four architect interviews. The next two are scheduled for next week. She said they now have a better understanding of a high school Feasibility Study.

 

Committee       EIT              13.5 people at the Berks EIT process 10,000 returns.

Reports             Pat Bealer  

                        BCTC           JOC Briefs were handed out. They are preparing for open house in the Fall. 

                        Jim Kramer   

            ECC             Items on tonights agenda. Minutes in packet.

            Jim Kramer   

BCIU            No report. Handout in packet.

Dennis Ritter 

                        PSBA          Spring meeting was held in this area. It was well attended by politicians. Nine

                        Carl Ziegler    Representatives, Senators or aides were in attendance. Many School Board

                                            Directors came. Politicians seemed to be more interested and productive than

                                            other years.

Policy & Curriculum Reviewed and recommended Family and Consumer Science textbook, 

  Bill Yurvati    pending budget approval. Life skills support options for next year were discussed.

A grant of $500 is available for parents. Remediation services, no child left behind, PSSAs and Terra Novas, summer programs for students and academy for professional staff, GAPP trip update Mr. Erb will chaperone. Teacher recruitment poster was shown for Alvernia College job fair.

 

Personnel       Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve the following

                        items #2-#4 (Item #1 on the agenda was not included):

2.   Approval of child rearing and family medical leave for Shelby Brett commencing October 18, 2002 or the expiration of approved, applicable sick leave. Ms. Bretts absence is planned from no later than September 6, 2002 through January 22, 2003.

3.   Approval of the following coaches for School Year 2001-2002 at salaries listed per the KASD/KATA contract:

                           Girls Soccer

                                         Assistant Coach         Steve ONeil               $2,431

                                         Assistant Coach         Mike Youse                $2,431

                                         Volunteer Coach        Matthew Youse                 $0

                                         Volunteer Coach        Matthew Lindenmuth         $0

                                         Volunteer Coach        Shawn Rennie                  $0

                                         Volunteer Coach        Tim Sommers                    $0

4.     Approval of Kim Grasso to be added to 2001-2002 substitute aide list at the current substitute aide rate.  

            Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

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

 

2002 Elem.      Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to approve the Calendar for

Summer          2002 Elementary Summer Reading Program at Kutztown Elementary School for Monday

Reading           through Thursday as follows:

Program                      First day for Teachers                           June 17

                                    First day for Students                           June 18

                                    No School Independence Day                      July 4

                                    Last Day for Teachers and Students    July 25

Motion carried unanimously.

                        Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Kent Dahlquist the following personnel for the

                        2002 Elementary Summer Reading Program, salary to be set at $21.00 per hour for June

                        days and $21.50 per hour for July days as per the KASD/KATA contract:

                                    Team 1            Donna Keglovits

                                    Team 2            Sheila Fulton

                                    Team 3            Ann Dietrich

                                    Team 4            Lynmarie Schroeder

                                    Team 5            Mary Ann ONeil

                                    Team 6            (Optional)         To be determined if needed

                                    Librarian           Melanie Wessner (paid at 12 month custodian rate)

                                    Coordinator      Louise Sholedice (paid at above hourly rates + $500 stipend)

            Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Custodial/        Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Donald Meyers to approve the following

General/Art     bid items #1-#3

Supplies Bids       1.   To award the custodial supplies bids to the lowest responsible bidder who has met

                                    the specifications as listed on the attached summary sheet.

2.   To award the general supplies bids to the lowest responsible bidder who has met the specifications as listed on the attached summary sheet.

3.     To award the art supplies bids to the lowest responsible bidder who has met the specifications as listed on the attached summary sheet.

            Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Bus Buy-Back Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to accept the bids for

Bids                 bus buy-back opened April 5, 2002 as listed on the attached summary sheet.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Dennis Ritter to award the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 bus buy-back contract for up to four buses to Blue Bird Bus Sales of Pittsburgh per their low bid. The following bid is a decrease of $430.00 (-6.2%) from 2001-02.

                                  2002-03           2003-04

Purchase Price          $55,425           $48,945

Buy-back Price          $48,945           $42,465

        Net Cost              $6,480             $6,480

            Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

           

2001-2002       Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Donald Meyers to add the following

Bus Driver       Van Lear bus drivers who drive for the Kutztown Area School District to the approved list for

Additions         School Year 2001-2002:

Kathy Smith                       Deb Mohler                  Doug Potts       Ken Keim

Randy Crossley         Marcia Spohn                        Cheryl Tobias   Dennis Seliciano

Lisa Eberhart            Frances Quaintance

            Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Audit                Motion made by Dale Reppert, seconded by Carl Ziegler to renew the services of Gorman 

Consultant       & Freeh, Certified Public Accountants, to perform the audit of the 2001-2002 financial

Contract          records. Their fee is $10,000.00. A federal single audit, if required, would be performed for

                        an additional $1,750.00.

            Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

 

 

Competition     Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Dennis Ritter to pay for registration fees for

Fees                History Day as listed on the attached summary sheet for $510.00. 

 

Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Dennis Ritter to amend the motion to include payment for entire proposal as listed on the attached summary sheet for a total of $1,207.00.

            Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by William Yurvati to pay for expenses for Science Olympiad state competition for students and advisors as listed on the attached summary sheet totaling $916.80.

            Roll call vote:        Yes  9           No  0             Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Donald Meyers, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 8:35 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary