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.
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
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
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.
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.
Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Donald Meyers to approve the second reading and adoption of attached new policy #801 Š Public Records.
Discussion Item Kutztown University Computer Donation
Adjournment Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by James Kramer, to adjourn the meeting at
Motion carried unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by,
Gretchen A. Diehl
School Board Secretary