Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, January 6, 2003, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, January 6, 2003, 7:30 p.m., in the Albany Elementary School Multi-purpose room pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present          Patricia Bealer, Kent Dahlquist, James Kramer, Donald Meyers, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal,

                                    Carl Ziegler

 

Absent                 Dale Reppert, William Yurvati, 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, Eric Veronikis-The Patriot

 

Call to Order The meeting was called to order at 7:49 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. 

 

Presentation Dr. Geri Miller gave a power point presentation on ŅNo Child Left BehindÓ requirements and

how it will impact the district. The goal set by the state of PA is that 100% of students will be proficient in reading, math and writing by the year 2014. If yearly goals are not met, there is a four-year plan for districts to abide by. Realistically, it isnÕt a matter of if PA districts will fall short at some point, but when.

 

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

personnel items 1, 2, 4 & 5:
1.   Approval of child rearing and family medical leave for Andrea Sanders commencing on April 8, 2003 or the expiration of approved, applicable sick leave. Ms. SandersÕ absence is planned from March 10, 2003 through the last full day for students, currently June 2, 2003. She will then work four half days through the last teacher day, currently June 6, 2003. (June dates are tentative pending weather make-up.)
2.   Approval of Kay Fritz as long-term substitute during Andrea SandersÕ absence which is planned from March 10, 2003 through the end of School Year 2002-2003 with the last four days to be half days only. Pay rate will be based on $80 per day for days 1-20, $90 per day for days 21-45, and the balance per BachelorÕs, Step 1 (tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.
4.   Approval of unpaid leave of absence for Sue Heiter due to scheduled surgery commencing on February 18, 2003 (after using 24 sick days if 6 weeks of absence needed) or commencing on February 28, 2003 (after using 32 sick days if 8 weeks of absence needed). Ms. HeiterÕs absence will be from January 15, 2003 for 6 to 8 weeks (returning February 26th or March 12th).
5.   Approval of Frances Shea and Barry Sohn as VanLear drivers for School Year 2002-2003.
                        Roll call vote:         Yes  7      No  0      Absent 2 (Reppert, Yurvati)

Motion carried.

 
Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve a personal trip for Kristen Tuerk resulting in the use of two personal days and one day without pay on     January 8, 2003.
                        Roll call vote:         Yes  1 (Vymazal)          No  6   Absent 2 (Reppert, Yurvati)

Motion not carried.

 

The board wishes to send a letter to the Kutztown Area TeacherÕs Association stating that days taken by teachers without pay during the school year are unacceptable unless they are needed for  emergencies or extended illness. Also, requests for non-emergency unpaid days must be pre-approved by the Board in advance of the absence. Board approval should not be assumed.

 

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

 

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

Request             request for Barbara Richard for the PASBO Annual Conference to be held March 18-21, 2003 at Seven Springs, PA at a cost of $585.00.

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

Motion carried.

 

Adoption of    Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to approve the second reading

Policies              and adoption of attached new policy #204.1 Š Study Abroad.

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

Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Donald Meyers to approve the second reading and adoption of attached new policy #801 Š Public Records.

                        Roll call vote:         Yes  6      No  1 (Ziegler)       Absent 2 (Reppert, Yurvati)

Motion carried.

 

Discussion Item    Kutztown University Computer Donation

 

Adjournment                   Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by James Kramer, to adjourn the meeting at

                                    9:13 p.m.

                  Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                                                                   Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                                                                   Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                                                                   School Board Secretary