Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 5, 2002, 7:30 p.m.

 

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

August 5, 2002, 7:30 p.m., in the senior high school library pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present           Patricia Bealer, Kent Dahlquist, Donald Meyers, Dale Reppert, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler

 

Absent             James Kramer, Dennis Ritter

 

Also                 Dr. Brenda A. Winkler-Superintendent, Gretchen Diehl-Board Secretary, Geri Miller,

Present           Lu Palmer, Mark Erb, Nick Lazo, Tom Green, Eric Veronikis-The Patriot, Lily Henning-

Reading Eagle, Darryl Graff-Barry Isett & Assoc.

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:51 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. 

 

Personnel       Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the renewal of 

Dr. Brenda WinklerÕs commission as Superintendent of Kutztown Area School District for a term of 5 years.
Roll call vote:    Yes  7              No  0             Absent 2   (Kramer, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

                        Mr. Ziegler noted that Dr. Winkler has done an excellent job as Superintendent.

 

                        Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the appointment of 

Dr. Geraldine Miller as Assistant Superintendent for a commission beginning July 1, 2002 for a term of 3 years at the Kutztown Area School District
Roll call vote:    Yes  7              No  0             Absent 2   (Kramer, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

                        Mr. Ziegler also noted that Dr. Miller has done an excellent job so far and he looks forward to

                        having her at Kutztown for many years to come.

 

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

personnel items #3-#7, #9-#10c:

3.   Adjust Sarah CullenÕs, secondary guidance counselor, status to non-tenured and salary to $39,210 as per the KASD/KATA contract Step 4 MasterÕs Column for non-tenured teachers. (Ms. Cullen did not have tenure as was originally approved.)

4.   Ratification of Melanie Hartman as full-time elementary vocal music teacher effective the beginning of School Year 2002-2003 salary to be set at $39,420 per Step 2, BachelorÕs +15 column (tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

5.   Approval of Christina Boyle as full-time special education teacher effective the beginning of School Year 2002-2003 salary to be set at $39,420 per Step 2, BachelorÕs +15 column (tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

6.   Ratification of Timothy Haas as part-time (.5) language arts teacher salary to be set at $15,752.50 (.5 of $31,505) per Step 1, BachelorÕs column (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract plus part-time (15 hours per week) instructional aide at a rate of $9.25 per hour effective the beginning of School Year 2002-2003.

7.   Ratification of Thomas Sally as full-time secondary social studies teacher effective the beginning of School Year 2002-2003 salary to be set at $31,505 per Step 1, BachelorÕs column (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

9.   Permission to hire an elementary long-term substitute during Shelby BrettÕs 1st semester leave with ratification at a future meeting.

10. Permission to hire a .5 elementary reading specialist with ratification at a future meeting.

10c.Permission to hire a long-term substitute for special education at the middle school with ratification at a future meeting.

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

Motion carried.

 

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

personnel items #11-#18:

11. Approval of Kim Grasso (non-certified), full-time (35 hours per week) clerical aide, 10-months/year, at an hourly rate of $8.25 per hour effective the beginning of School Year 2002-2003. (Not a new position).

12. Approval of Pamela Story (non-certified), full-time (35 hours per week), instructional aide, 10-months/year, at an hourly rate of $8.25 per hour effective the beginning of School Year 2002-2003. (Not a new position)

13. Change of position of Carol Schulley, cafeteria worker to non-certified, full-time (35 hours per week), inclusion aide, 10-months/year, at an hourly rate of $8.25 per hour effective the beginning of School Year 2002-2003. (Not a new position)

14. Approval of Martha Bergman (non-certified), part-time (25 hours per week), instructional aide, 10-months/year, at an hourly rate of $8.25 per hour effective the beginning of School Year 2002-2003.  (15 of the 20 hours per week is a new position as required through student IEP)

15. Approval of Barbara Miller (non-certified), part-time (15 hours per week) library aide, 10-months/year, at an hourly rate of $8.25 per hour effective the beginning of School Year 2002-2003. (Not a new position)

16. Approval of Lori Ackerman (non-certified), part-time (10 hours per week) lunch room monitor, 10-months/year, at an hourly rate of $8.25 per hour effective the beginning of School Year 2002-2003. (Not a new position)

17. Approval of Donna Wenz (non-certified), part-time (10 hours per week) lunch room monitor, 10-months/year, at an hourly rate of $8.25 per hour effective the beginning of School Year 2002-2003. (Not a new position)

18. Permission is requested to hire 35 hour per week aide in the new learning support classroom at Albany. (This is a new position)

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

Motion carried.

 

                        Motion made by Dale Reppert, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve the following

personnel item #19:

19. Approval of the following coaches for School Year 2002-2003, salaries to be set per the KASD/KATA contract:

           Assistant Football                   John Cooper, Brian Tolliver, Jason Moore,

                                                         Jim Picone, Lamont Hilbert

           Volunteer Football                  Tom Roth

           Assistant BoysÕ Soccer           Jared Diehl, Terry Lindenmuth, Kevin Fretz

           Assistant Field Hockey            Jennifer Kunkel, Krista Keim, Lynnmarie Schroeder

           Volunteer Field Hockey           Tamara Fitzgerald

           Volunteer Golf                        Scott Wagaman, Rick Kline

           Volunteer Cross-Country         Kelly Neyhart, Randy Wert, Lauren Notte

           Assistant Cheerleading           Kimberly Kucher

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

Motion carried.

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

 

Reduction in    Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Donald Meyers, to approve the alteration

Librarian Staff                                          of the elementary library program to conform with standards of organization. (Reduce

                        library staff by .55)

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

Motion carried.

 

Discussion      HS Baseball Field Update Š A quote will be requested from Davis Landscape, the contractor

Items                           of record from current projects for athletic field restoration on two options given by

                                    Barry Isett and Assoc.

                        Resolving Outstanding Construction Issues

 

Strength &       Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve Jason Moore

Conditioning    as Strength and Conditioning Coach at a stipend of $650 prorated for number of weeks

Coach              the program was available during Summer 2002.

                        Roll call vote:    Yes  5              No  2 (Bealer, Yurvati)      Absent 2   (Kramer, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

HS Assistant   Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to grant permission

Principal         to the administration to hire a high school Assistant Principal for $67,000 with ratification at a future meeting.

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

Motion carried.

 

                        The board recognized Pastor Ritter as the voting delegate for Kutztown area School District at

                        the PSBA Legislative Policy Council Meeting

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to adjourn the meeting at

                        8:50 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary