Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

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

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, September 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          Kent Dahlquist, James Kramer, Donald Meyers, Dale Reppert, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler

 

Absent             Patricia Bealer, Dennis Ritter

 

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

Tom Green, Barbara Richard, Leroy Merkel, Eric Veronikis-Patriot, Ron Imboden, Ann Alkons, Fred and May Alkons, Marie and Phil VonFunk, Brian and Jeanne Wlazelek, Lisa Foster, Donna and Carolyn Wasser, Donna, Randy, Magenta and Jade Hensinger

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:42 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 William Yurvati, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve

Of Minutes       the minutes of the August 19 and September 3, 2002 school board meetings.

            Roll call vote:        Yes  6           No  0             Absent  2 (Bealer, Ritter)

                                          Abstain 1 (Meyers)

Motion carried.

 

TreasurerÕs     Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Donald Meyers, to accept

Report             the treasurerÕs report of the general account.

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

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to ratify for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $558,972.54.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:        Yes  7           No  0             Absent  2 (Bealer, Ritter)

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Dale Reppert, seconded by James Kramer, to approve for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $324,731.50.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:        Yes  7           No  0             Absent  2 (Bealer, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

Approval of     Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve for

Construction   payment the construction account bills in the amount of $39,111.56.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:        Yes  7           No  0             Absent  2 (Bealer, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

SuptÕs              Mrs. Kuehne, Mrs. Hill-Chaney and Mr. Imboden introduced the traveling art show

Report             participants and their artwork that was framed and displayed around the library.

Dr. Winkler presented the students with a certificate and cougar paw pin. The traveling art show is done every year. The art is displayed throughout the community at various sites during the school year. All students had their picture taken with their artwork. The students are Ann Alkons, Jason Gernert, Doug Von Funk, Kristen Wlazelek, Rachel Mauro, Caitlin Rodriguez, Amber Theres, Todd Greiss, Carolyn Wasser, Magenta Hensinger, Jane Foster and Andrew Tews.

 

Dr. Winkler also announced that the community council will have their first meeting of School Year 2002-2003 on October 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school library.

 

Mr. Ritter arrived 8:02 p.m.

 

Committee       EIT              No Report.

Reports             Pat Bealer  

                        BCTC           The BCTC is preparing for open house.

                          Jim Kramer   

                        ECC             Discussion items were game management, fencing and port-a-potties for

                          Jim Kramer  outside home games, plus the possibility of the band traveling to away games.

                                            Also recommended was a$100 donation to the Kutztown Fire Co. for

                                            replacing stadium lights.

            BCIU            Will meet on Thursday.

              Dennis Ritter                           

                        PSBA          Legislative meeting scheduled for October 3rd.

                          Carl Ziegler 

Policy & Curriculum  Sgt. Hirko of the Kutztown Police Department gave an overview

  Bill Yurvati   of the school resource officer program. Future P & C Meeting date changed

from November 26th to 25th. ESL Update and policy on the agenda tonight for second reading and adoption. Strategic plan changes relating to ESL, Extra-duty list, grant update, special ed personnel, teacher testing scheduled for November 13th. The borough is requesting the district to assume responsibility for crossing guards. Committee does not agree and wishes to keep crossing guards a borough responsibility.

 

Personnel       Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the following

                        personnel items #1-4:

1.  Permission to hire a secondary wellness/fitness teacher with ratification at

                                 a future board meeting.

     2. Permission to hire a one-on-one aide with ratification at a future board meeting. (This is a new position.)

     3. Ratification of Robin Ostach as a substitute teacher effective School Year 2002-2003 at the previously approved daily substitute teacher rate.

4.  Approval of Brenda Bogert and Virginia Silfies as cafeteria substitutes effective School Year 2002-2003 at the previously approved hourly substitute rate.

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

Motion carried.

 

2002-2003       Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to approve the attached

Bus/Van          bus/van route revisions for School Year 2002-2003.

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

Revisions        Motion carried.

 

ESL Policy      Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by William Yurvati to approve the second reading

#105.3                         and adoption of new policy 105.3 Š English as a Second Language.

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

Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

Kutztown Fire              Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to donate $100 to the

Co. Donation   Kutztown Fire Company for assisting the district in replacing stadium light bulbs.

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

Motion carried.

 

Topdressing    Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Donald Meyers to purchase a

Equipment       topdresser/spreader for sports field maintenance at the state contract price of not to exceed

                        $5,253.

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

Motion carried.

 

Port-a-Potty     Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Dennis Ritter to rent one handicapped and

Purchase        one non-handicapped port-a-potty for use during outside activities for the remainder of the fall sports season at a cost of $40 and $35 per month, respectively.

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

Motion carried.

 

Discussion Items        Kutztown University Student Housing Proposal (private company)

 

                        Mr. Ritter recognized Jocelyn Beck on successfully completing the CAA program and

                        becoming a Certified Athletic Administrator.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Donald Meyers, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 8:44 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary