Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, December 16, 2002, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, December 16, 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, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Lynn Nonnemacher

 

Absent             Donald Meyers

 

Also                 Brenda Winkler-Superintendent, Nickolas Sosik-Treasurer, Gretchen Diehl–Secretary,  Present           Geri Miller, Lu Palmer, Mark Erb, Eric Erb, Nick Lazo, Michele Fragnito, Celeste Brown,

Tom Green, Barbara Richard, Leroy Merkel, Rebecca Crow, Eric Veronikis-The Patriot,

Merav Bushlin-Reading Eagle, David Bullock, Adam Bullock, Nora Bullock, Jacob

Bullock, Randy Wert, Kirsten Wert

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:33 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 Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve

Of Minutes       the minutes of the November 18, December 3 reorganization and December 3,

2002 workshop school board meetings.

            Roll call vote:        Yes  7           No  0             Absent  1 (Meyers)

                                          Abstain  1  (Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s     Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to accept

Report             the treasurer’s report of the general account.

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

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to ratify for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $25,400.46.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:        Yes  8           No  0             Absent  1 (Meyers)

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $220,736.96.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:        Yes  8           No  0             Absent  1 (Meyers)

Motion carried.

 

Approval of     Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dale Reppert, to approve for

Construction   payment the construction account bill in the amount of $1,372.51.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:        Yes  8           No  0             Absent  1 (Meyers)

Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supt’s           Š Dr. Winkler honored two students for being recognized as National Merit Commended

Report             Students. Adam Bullock and Kirsten Wert scored in the top 2.8% of 1.2 million students that took PSSA tests. This honor qualifies the students for renewable scholarships.

Š  Elementary winter concerts were wonderful. KES/MAX concert was standing room only. Principals and Dr. Winkler are receiving very good feedback from parents and community.

Š  ESL Monitoring took place last week. The monitor was impressed with what Kutztown has accomplished. However, as expected, the two ESL aide positions are not adequate to comply with state mandates. The district will be forced to add an ESL teacher and pull ESL students out of regular English classes where they are having success.

Š  PSSA incentive awards were reported for 2002. Kutztown received some money for attendance and test score increases. Dr. Winkler commented that the district already fairs very well in these two categories the big jump was within the last two years. Money is only for increases not top performance.

 

Committee       EIT              Cautions to watch spending.

Reports             Pat Bealer  

                        BCTC           Meeting was held last week.

                          Jim Kramer 

                        ECC             Meeting was cancelled.

                          Jim Kramer 

            BCIU            Rededication of River Chase facility was a nice affair. Activities for

              Dennis Ritter                            children were available including Santa visit.

                        PSBA          Reading Eagle retirement benefits article made public aware of retirement

                          Carl Ziegler  plan for state including high increases to burden district budgets and taxpayers.

Policy & Curriculum  Meeting held. Policies and job descriptions on previous agenda.

  Bill Yurvati    

 

Personnel       Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the following

                        personnel items #1-9:

1.  Approval of Tom Green as Integrated Pest Management Coordinator effective  January 1, 2003.

2.  Ratification of Darlene Surak as full-time (35 hours/week, 10 months/year) nurse’s aide effective December 18, 2002 at a rate of $11.00 per hour.

3.  Approval of Gordon Konneman as part-time (10 hours/week, 10 months/year) lunch room monitor effective December 17, 2002 at a rate of $8.25 per hour.

4.  Approval of the following substitute teacher effective December 17, 2002 for School Year 2002-2003 at the current substitute teacher rate:

            Marilyn McMillen                    Biology             Seton Hill/St.Vincent College

5.  Ratification of Tammy Snyder as part-time cafeteria worker effective December 3, 2002 at the current starting cafeteria rate.

6.  Ratification of Melissa Tukovits as part-time cafeteria worker effective December 4, 2002 at the current starting cafeteria rate.

7.  Acceptance of the resignation of Tyson Scott, Asst. Boys Basketball Coach, no duties performed.

8.  Approval of the following coaches and salaries for School Year 2002-2003:

            Amy Walton               Assistant Cheerleading Coach          $1,592

            Chris Pachuta           Assistant Boys Basketball Coach      $2,774

            Dave Yoder               Volunteer Wrestling Coach                       $0

9.  Approval of the following Van Lear drivers for School Year 2002-2003:

            Douglas Shears             Ruth Shears                  Kathy Smith

            Randy Crossley              Deborah Mohler             Cheryl Tobias

            Dennis Seliciano            Thomas Boyer               Carey Boyer, Jr.

            Deborah Chambers        Harold Endy                  Donna Wilde

            Melissa A. DeLong

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

Motion carried.

 

Cafeteria         Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to approve the proposed

Salary             starting rates and pay scale for district cafeteria employees effective December 16, 2002.

Adjustments    Roll call vote:      Yes  7         No  1 (Bealer)     Absent  1 (Meyers)

                        Motion carried.

 

Job                 Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer to approve the attached

Descriptions   job descriptions for Assistant Superintendent and District Technology Coordinator. 

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

Motion carried.

 

Revised Bus   Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Dennis Ritter to approve the attached

And Van          revised bus and van routes for School Year 2002-2003.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Vo-Tech           Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to approve Barry Mengel

Authority         as the Kutztown Area School District representative to the Berks County Vocational Technical

Representative                 School Authority for a term of 3 years, effective January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2005.

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

Motion carried.

 

Policies           Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Carl Ziegler to approve the second reading and adoption of attached revised Policy #006 – Meetings.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

                        Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter to approve the first reading of attached new policy #204.1–Student Travel Abroad.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

                        Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to approve the first reading of attached new policy #801-Public Records.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Executive        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by James Kramer to have the board meet

Session           for an executive session to discuss personnel – administration evaluations at 8:35 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

                        The board reconvened at 8:36 p.m.

 

Discussion Item          Facility Request

 

Facility            Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by William Yurvati to waive $20.00 custodial

Request           fees for March 1-2, 2003 for Rebecca Crow because it relates to a community project needed

                        for her girl scout gold award.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Executive        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by James Kramer to have the board meet

Session           for an executive session to discuss personnel – administration evaluations at 8:44 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

                        Mrs. Bealer left prior to 9:06 p.m.

 

                        The board reconvened at 9:06 p.m.

 

Yearly Salary Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to approve the salary increases

Adjustment      of $3,500.00 for Dr. Brenda Winkler, Superintendent, and $3,000.00 for Nickolas Sosik, Jr.,

                        Business Manager, for Fiscal Year 2002-2003.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

                        Mr. Ziegler said they both faired well in the evaluation process and the board

                        should have approved the increases on a more timely basis.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 9:08 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary