Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, December 3, 2002, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Tuesday,

December 3, 2002, 7:30 p.m., in the Maxatawny Elementary School Multi-purpose room pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present           Patricia Bealer, James Kramer, Donald Meyers, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati,

                        Carl Ziegler

 

Absent             Kent Dahlquist, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, 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, Mary Edwards, Hugh Smith

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:35 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. 

 

First Reading  Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer to approve the first reading

Policy #006     of attached revised policy #006 – Meetings

Roll call vote:    Yes  6              No  0             Absent 3 (Dahlquist,Reppert,Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

Student Trip    Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the proposed student

to Spain           trip to Spain on June 16-24, 2003.

Roll call vote:    Yes  6              No  0             Absent 3 (Dahlquist,Reppert,Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

Lehigh Valley  Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Donald Meyers to approve the attached Lehigh

PBS Agreement  Valley PBS (WLVT) Agreement to be signed when the connections are complete. Lehigh Valley PBS will provide programming at a cost of $.75 per student.

Roll call vote:    Yes  5              No  1 (Bealer)        Absent 3 (Dahlquist,Reppert,Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

KU Alcohol      Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by William Yurvati, to agree to conduct the

Survey            Kutztown University Alcohol survey with the senior class members.

Roll call vote:    Yes  6              No  0             Absent 3 (Dahlquist,Reppert,Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

English as a    Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Carl Ziegler to approve the following curriculum

Second            for English as a Second Language, details of each are attached:

Language             a.    English as a Second Language Non-English Speaker/Beginner Language Arts

Program                      Curriculum Level I

b.       English as a Second Language Non-English Speaker/Beginner Language Arts Curriculum Level II

                             c.     English as a Second Language Intermediate Language Arts Curriculum

                             d.    English as a Second Language Advanced Language Arts Curriculum

Roll call vote:    Yes  6              No  0             Absent 3 (Dahlquist,Reppert,Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by William Yurvati to approve the attached “English as a Second Language” Course Description.

Roll call vote:    Yes  6              No  0             Absent 3 (Dahlquist,Reppert,Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Donald Meyers to approve the attached new job description for English as a Second Language teacher.

Roll call vote:    Yes  6              No  0             Absent 3 (Dahlquist,Reppert,Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

Tax                  Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Donald Meyers, to approve the 2002 tax

Forgiveness                                            forgiveness on parcel 55-5444-00-82-6651 acquired by the Borough of Kutztown from LRM

                        Ziegenfus Partnership (formerly PIN# 55-5444-20-82-7103)

Roll call vote:    Yes  2 (Vymazal,Ziegler)      No  4        
                          Absent 3 (Dahlquist,Reppert,Ritter)

Motion not carried.

 

Mr. Meyers left at 8:47 p.m.

 

Discussion      High School Feasibility Study

Items               Public Records Policy

                        Student Foreign Travel Policy

                        Assistant Superintendent Job Description

                        Director of Technology Job Description

                        HS Course Selection Guide Changes

 

HS Course       Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the high school

Selection         course selection guide changes as presented, see attached.

Guide              Roll call vote:    Yes  4              No  1 (Vymazal)     
Changes                                   Absent 4 (Dahlquist,Meyers,Reppert,Ritter)

                        Motion carried.

 

Discussion      Preliminary County Calendar 2003-2004

Items (cont.)    Cafeteria Salaries

 

Executive        Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to enter into an executive

Session           session to discuss personnel matters at 9:10 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board reconvened at 9:29 p.m.

 

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

personnel items 1, 2, 4 & 5:
1.     Approval to increase Carol Heppe, Reading Specialist/Academic Support Teacher from
      .5 to .53 teacher effective December 4, 2002 due to a recalculation of instructional time.
2.   Acceptance of the resignation of Dori Zingley, nurse’s aide, effective November 22, 2002.
4.     Approval of the following individuals as substitute teachers effective December 4, 2002
      for School Year 2002-2003 at the current substitute teacher rate:
            Michelle Krause               Elementary Ed.         Bloomsburg Univ.
            Ronald Confer, Jr.           Elementary Ed.         Penn State/East Stroudsburg                               
            Kristy Kuhns                    Elementary Ed.         Penn State
            Shelley Lenich                Guest Teacher          Kutztown Univ.
5.   Approval of the following individuals as Van Lear bus drivers for School Year 2002-2003:
            Cindy Auker                    Lester Auker            
            Daryl Reich                      Holly Gaul    
                        Roll call vote:           Yes  5        No  0       Absent 4 (Dahlquist,Meyers,Reppert,Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

 

All Personnel Are Approved Pending the District’s Receipt of All Mandated Credentials.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to adjourn the meeting at

                        9:31 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary