Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 19, 2002, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, August 19, 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, Donald Meyers, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler

 

Absent             Don Vymazal

 

Also                 Brenda Winkler-Superintendent, Gretchen DiehlŠSecretary, Nickolas Sosik-Treasurer, Present           Lu Palmer, Mark Erb, Eric Erb, Michele Fragnito, Celeste Brown, Tom Green, Barbara

Richard, Leroy Merkel, Julia Nazimov-Reading Eagle, Darryl Graff, Bob Cox, Phil

Leinbach-AEM Architects, Frances Shepherd, Gary Miklus, Jeff Schmoyer, Kevin

Conrad, Richard Angstadt, Eric Veronikis-Patriot

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:48 p.m. by Vice-President Ziegler.

 

Welcome         Vice-President Ziegler 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 Donald Meyers, to approve

Of Minutes       the minutes of the July 15 and August 5, 2002 school board meetings.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

TreasurerÕs     Motion made by Dale Reppert, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to accept

Report             the treasurerÕs report of the general account.

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

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by William Yurvati, to ratify for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $999,494.57.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $208,730.58.

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

Motion carried.

 

Approval of     Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Donald Meyers, to approve for

Construction   payment the construction account bills in the amount of $31,278.51.

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

Motion carried.

 

SuptÕs              Dr. Winkler said the district is ready for school to begin. Wednesday new teachers and mentors

Report             are coming. Thursday is the first teacher day. Brandywine is sending their teachers and sharing the cost of the speaker.

¤       Monday is the first student day.

¤       Cougar Camp will be held Wednesday at the MS.

¤       KES Book Challenge had elementary students reading throughout the summer. Mrs. Fragnito challenged that for every 150 books read she will buy a book for the library and if 1500 books are read there will be a special recess. So far 420 books were read but there is still time to receive letters.

¤       The HS German trip went flawlessly. It was an excellent trip.

¤       Greenwich PSSA money combined with parentÕs and teacherÕs donations provided a new sign for outside the building.

¤       Lu Palmer has been staffing for special education all summer and is almost finished. New special education 9th grade students and families came to an orientation session at the HS. It was well received.

¤       Transportation eliminated one bus from last year routes. All letters have been mailed.

¤       August 31st Š Charity Night for Education Foundation and KYAA at the Kutztown Tavern.

 

Committee       EIT              No Meeting.

Reports             Pat Bealer  

                        BCTC           No Meeting.

                          Jim Kramer   

                        ECC             Met last week. Items are on the agenda tonight and minutes were in the

                          Jim Kramer  packet. Softball jackets will be discussed tonight.

            BCIU            Building has been completed. He will have Emphasis newsletters for

              Dennis Ritter                            distribution in the future. Dr. Allmon will be here Sept. 3rd Š have

                                questions ready.

                        PSBA          Fall meeting coming up.

                          Carl Ziegler 

Policy & Curriculum  No meeting held.

  Bill Yurvati  

 

Feasibility Study Phil Leinbach handed out the feasibility study and explained it to the board.          

 

                        Mr. Dahlquist left at 8:43 pm.

 

Personnel       Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the following

                        personnel items #1-22:

1.   Approval of the 2002-2003 lists of substitute teachers at the previously approved daily substitute teacher rate.

2.   Approval of the 2002-2003 lists of substitute aides at the previously approved hourly substitute aide rate.

3.   Approval of Helen Warmkessel as elementary and secondary substitute caller for School Year 2002-2003 at the previously approved rate of $2,500.

4.   Ratification of Dr. F. Eric Sills as Assistant Principal of the high school, an Act 93 position, at a salary of $67,000 (prorated) per year effective August 20, 2002.

5.   Ratification of Joyce SturtevantÕs change in status from part-time (.5) to full-time teacher to be split between Kindergarten teacher and reading specialist at 100% of her current step and column of the KASD/KATA contract effective the beginning of School Year 2002-2003.

6.   Ratification of Tammy Haring as long-term substitute teacher during Shelby BrettÕs leave of absence at a rate of $80 per day for days 1-20, $90 per day for days 21-45, and the balance per BachelorÕs Step 1 of the KASD/KATA contract. (This substitute is needed from September 9 through December 20, 2002 {tentative})

7.   Approval of the following mentors and resource people for the new professional employee induction program for School Year 2002-2003:

Mentor:

      Diane Haring             for Pamela Ashman                 $400

      Barbara Madea         for Tim Haas                            $600

      Amy Berger               for Sarah Cullen                       $600

      Karl Foerster             for Thomas Sally                      $600

Resource Person:

      Andrea Sanders        for Jessica Almond                   $300

      Jessie Hess               for Heather Dewald                  $150

      Carolyn Shaw            for Heather Dewald                  $150

      Alyssa Raifsnider       for Pamela Ashman                 $300

      Donna Keglovits        for Joyce Sturtevant                 $300

      Heather Oppmann    for Christina Boyle                    $300

      Kathy Mohler             for Melanie Hartman                 $300

      Matt Smith                 for Patricia Kokolus                  $300

      Michele Longacre      for Linda McLean                     $300

8.   Ratification of Kristen Hamm as a non-certified instructional aide (35 hours per week, 10 months per year), effective the beginning of School Year 2002-2003 at a rate of $8.25 per hour.

9.   Acceptance of the resignation of JoAnna Hoke, secondary nurseÕs aide, effective no later than September 30, 2002.

10. Permission is requested for the administration to hire for the position of secondary nurseÕs aide with ratification at a future board meeting.

11. Acceptance of the resignation of Brian Lewis, certified aide, effective August 14, 2002.

12. Permission is requested for the administration to hire for a vacant middle school aide position with ratification at a future meeting.

13. Approval of the change in status of Jim Keeley from maintenance-grounds keeper to custodian effective no later than September 9, 2002.

14. Permission is requested for the administration to hire for the position of maintenance-grounds keeper with ratification at a future board meeting.

15. Acceptance of the resignation of Jean Hugo, part-time cafeteria worker, effective the end of School Year 2001-2002.

16. Approval of the change of status of Kim Ryan from part-time lunch monitor (aide) to part-time cafeteria worker effective School Year 2002-2003 at her current hourly rate.

17. Permission is requested for the administration to hire 2 part-time cafeteria workers to fill vacant positions with ratification at a future meeting.

18. Approval of Sue Kunkel as Assistant Athletic Director for School Year 2002-2003 at a salary determined by the KASD/KATA contract.

19. Approval of Angela Bucci as high school majorette coach for School Year 2002-2003 at a salary to be determined by the KASD/KATA contract.

20. Approval of Allison Reed as middle school majorette coach for School Year 2002-2003 at a salary to be determined by the KASD/KATA contract.

21.  Approval of the attached list of Van Lear, Inc. bus and van drivers who will drive for the Kutztown Area School District for School Year 2002-2003.

22.  Permission to hire a long term substitute for Rita Schwalm to cover for anticipated sick days.

Roll call vote:      Yes  7         No  0              Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Vymazal)

Motion carried.

 

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

 

2002-2003       Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer to approve all the bus and van

Bus Route       routes for the Kutztown Area School District, public and non-public, for School Year 2002-

Approvals       2003 as attached.

Roll call vote:      Yes  7         No  0              Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Vymazal)

Motion carried.

 

District            Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by Patricia Bealer to approve Dr. John P. Boyle,

Dentist             D.M.D., Kutztown, PA as District Dentist for School Year 2002-2003 at a cost of $2.00 per

                        student exam.

Roll call vote:      Yes  7         No  0              Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Vymazal)

Motion carried.

 

 

District             Motion made by Dale Reppert, seconded by Donald Meyers to approve Kutztown Family

Physician        Medicine, P.C., with offices in Kutztown, Blandon, and Hamburg, PA as District Physicians for

                        School Year 2002-2003 at a cost of $7.00 per student exam and $50.00 per employee

                        physical.

Roll call vote:      Yes  7         No  0              Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Vymazal)

Motion carried.

 

Softball Team Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Dale Reppert to approve the purchase of

Jackets           softball team jackets with the district paying 2/3 and softball booster club paying 1/3 of the total

                        cost. The total cost of the jackets is $69.00 each for 25 jackets and the districtÕs share would

                        equal $1,150.

Roll call vote:      Yes  4         No  3 (Bealer, Meyers, Ritter)

                                                Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Vymazal)

Motion not carried.

 

Middle School             Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Donald Meyers to approve the middle school

Music Trip       music trip to Williamsburg, VA to be held in Spring 2003.

Roll call vote:      Yes  7         No  0              Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Vymazal)

Motion carried.

 

Federal/State Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Donald Meyers to grant permission for the

Grant               district to apply for all appropriate state and federal grants that become available during

Participation   School Year 2002-2003.

                        Roll call vote:      Yes  7         No  0              Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Vymazal)

Motion carried.

 

Mr. Reppert left 9:00 pm

 

Computer        Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer to approve the new K-12

Curriculum      computer education curriculum as attached.

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

Motion carried.

 

Public Comment         Francis Shepherd of Kempton noted Social Security Numbers on per capita tax bills.

 

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

                        meeting at 9:47 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary