Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, February 3, 2003, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, February 3, 2003, 7:30 p.m., in the Greenwich Elementary School Multi-purpose room pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present           Kent Dahlquist, James Kramer, Donald Meyers, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal,

                        William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler

 

Absent             Patricia Bealer, Lynn Nonnemacher

 

Also                 Brenda Winkler-Superintendent, Nickolas Sosik, Jr.-Board Treasurer, Gretchen

Present           Diehl-Board Secretary, Geri Miller, Lu Palmer, Mark Erb, Eric Erb, Nick Lazo, Michele

Fragnito, Celeste Brown, Tom Green, Barbara Richard, Leroy Merkel, Eric Veronikis-The Patriot, Toni Koller, Matt Cullen, Carol Heppe, Lisa Saby, Peter Edelman Š Stevens & Lee

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:48 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 James Kramer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the following  

personnel items 1-4:
1. Acceptance of the resignation, due to retirement, of Nickolas Sosik, Jr., Business Manager, effective March 31, 2003.
2. Approval of the following individuals as a substitute teachers for School Year 2002-2003 at the current substitute teacher rate:
            Kate Pizzelanti                 Andrew Sandel                  Donna Hinkle
3.  Ratification of Elaine Kistler as non-certified, secondary life skills aide (10 month/year, 40 hours/week) at the rate of $8.25 per hour, effective January 22, 2003.
4.  Approval of the following individuals as substitute aides for School Year 2002-2003 at the current substitute aide rate:
            Julie Ann Weaknecht        Julie Schaeffer      
                        Roll call vote:           Yes  8        No  0       Absent 1 (Bealer)

Motion carried.

 

Mr. Vymazal commended Mr. Sosik on 33 years with the district and a job well-done. Mr. Ziegler also expressed his appreciation.

 

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

 

Conference     Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to approve the following

Requests         conference requests #1-#3:

1. Approval of Dr. Geraldine Miller to attend the Title I Conference to be held April 13-16, 2003 at Seven Springs, PA at a cost of $931.00.

2. Approval of Cynthia Copeland to attend the PA School LibrarianÕs Association 30th Annual Conference to be held April 24-26, 2003 at Hershey, PA at a cost of $355.00.

3. Approval of Matthew Cullen to attend the PA-TSA State Leadership Conference to be held April 9-12, 2003 at Champion, PA a cost of $676.00.

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

Motion carried.

 

 

Transportation Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by William Yurvati to ratify the following

Contracts        transportation contracts between the Kutztown Area School District and VanLear Equipment, Inc., items #1-#8

1. Route 84 - for student transportation per the attached route beginning August 27, 2002 for the balance of School Year 2002-2003, unless terminated earlier for cause or by mutual consent of the parties hereto at a cost of $49.39 per day.
2. Route 88 (noon) - for student transportation per the attached route beginning August 26, 2002 for the balance of School Year 2002-2003, unless terminated earlier for cause or by mutual consent of the parties hereto at a cost of $74.08 per day.
3. Route 83/103 - for student transportation per the attached route beginning September 4, 2002 for the balance of School Year 2002-2003, unless terminated earlier for cause or by mutual consent of the parties hereto at a cost of $148.16 per day.
4. Route 85 - for student transportation per the attached route beginning September 3, 2002 for the balance of School Year 2002-2003, unless terminated earlier for cause or by mutual consent of the parties hereto at a cost of $148.16 per day.
5. Route 87 - for student transportation per the attached route beginning September 3, 2002 for the balance of School Year 2002-2003, unless terminated earlier for cause or by mutual consent of the parties hereto at a cost of $148.16 per day.
6. Route 88 - for student transportation per the attached route beginning August 26, 2002 for the balance of School Year 2002-2003, unless terminated earlier for cause or by mutual consent of the parties hereto at a cost of $148.16 per day.
7. Route 107 - for student transportation to KidsPeace per the attached route from January 20-27, 2003 at a cost of $133.34 per day.
8. Route 107-EI - for early intervention student transportation per the attached route beginning February 10, 2003 for the balance of School Year 2002-2003, unless terminated earlier for cause or by mutual consent of the parties hereto at a cost of $88.89 per day.
                        Roll call vote:           Yes  8        No  0       Absent 1 (Bealer)

Motion carried.

 

Bus Route       Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the attached bus 

Approval         route #107-EI beginning February 10, 2003 for early intervention student transportation.

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

Motion carried.

 

Note                 Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the attached resolution 

Authorization   to authorize the issuance of Pennsylvania General Obligation Note, series of 2003, of the school

district in the aggregate principal amount of $2,500,000. This replaces the monies used from the Emmaus Bond Fund Authority for current building project expenses.

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

Motion carried.

 

Discussion Item    Conference Request for Betty Imboden

 

Conference     Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve Betty Imboden

Request           to attend the PA-TSA State Leadership Conference to be held April 9-12, 2003 at Champion, PA at a cost of $656.00.

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

Motion carried.

 

 

Discussion      English Department Proposal for 9th & 10th Grade Remediation Plan

Items (contÕ)                                     Business Manager Search

 

 

 

 

Adjournment   Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Donald Meyers, to adjourn the meeting at

                        8:30 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary