Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, July 15, 2002, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, July 15, 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, Donald Meyers, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler

 

Absent             James Kramer, Dale Reppert

 

Also                 Brenda Winkler-Superintendent, Gretchen Diehl–Secretary, Geri Miller, Lu Palmer,

Present           Mark Erb, Eric Erb, Nick Lazo, Celeste Brown, Barbara Richard, Leroy Merkel, Curt

Clifford-Reading Eagle

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 8:19 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 Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve

Of Minutes       the minutes of the June 24 and June 28, 2002 school board meetings.

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

Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s     Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Donald Meyers, to accept

Report             the treasurer’s report of the general account.

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

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to ratify for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $170,425.37.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:        Yes  7           No  0             Absent  2 (Kramer, Reppert)

                        Motion carried.

 

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

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $206,528.97.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:        Yes  7           No  0             Absent  2 (Kramer, Reppert)

Motion carried.

 

Supt’s              Dr. Winkler gave an update on the search for an Assistant HS Principal/Dean of Students.

Report             We have received approximately 25 applications so far.

 

Committee       EIT              No Report.

Reports             Pat Bealer  

                        BCTC           No Report.

                          Jim Kramer   

                        ECC             No meeting held.

              Jim Kramer 

BCIU            Minutes included in the packet from the last BCIU Board Meeting.

  Dennis Ritter                             

                        PSBA          No Report.

                          Carl Ziegler 

Policy & Curriculum  No meeting held.

  Bill Yurvati  

 

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

                        personnel items #1-16:

1.   The administration recommends the awarding of tenure status to the following

     individuals who have completed all requirements for tenure:

            Shelby Brett                 Susan DeAngelis      Melissa DeLong 

            Kevin Fretz                   Dona Hetman            Jodi Kirstein       

            Lynmarie Schroeder     Matt Smith

2.  Resignation, due to retirement, of Richard Voortman, custodian, effective              August 2, 2002.

3.  Resignation of Lisa Keenan, secondary social studies teacher, effective July 31, 2002.

4.  Resignation of Margaret Sell, secondary learning support aide, effective June 5, 2002

5.  Resignation of Deborah Kriger, secondary learning support aide, effective July 8, 2002.

6.  Resignation of Laura Wood, middle school lunch room monitor, effective May 1, 2002.

7.  The last date of employment for Darlene Krause, inclusion aide, to be June 5, 2002.

8.  Increase hours of Jennifer Pallela from 10 to 35 hours per week.

9.  Increase hours of Robin Rhodes from 30 to 35 hours per week.

10. Approval of Jason Moore as strength and conditioning coach for Summer 2002 at a stipend of $650.

11. Change of status of Charlotte Schroeder from non-tenured to tenured as it pertains to her part-time (.2) long-term substitute German teacher position. Salary to be changed to .2 of Bachelor’s Column, Step 1 of the KASD/KATA contract for tenured teachers beginning day 46 (May 8) through the end of School Year 2001-2002. (A difference of $128.40)

12. Approval of Thomas Green as Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds, an Act 93 position, effective July 17, 2002 salary to be set at $52,000 per year.

13. Permission to hire a full-time elementary vocal music teacher with ratification at a future meeting.

14. Approval of John Noll as full-time secondary social studies teacher effective School Year 2002-2003 salary to be set at $31,505 per Step 1, Bachelor’s column (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

15. Permission to hire a (.5) secondary language arts teacher and part-time learning support aide (15 hours/week) at a rate of $9.25 per hour with ratification at a future meeting.

16.  Permission to hire a secondary social studies teacher with ratification at a future meeting.

 

Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to remove item #10 from the previous motion.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve Jason Moore as strength and conditioning coach for Summer 2002 at a stipend of $650.

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

                             Absent  2 (Kramer, Reppert)

Motion not carried.

 

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

 

Summer          Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by William Yurvati to approve the attached

Transportation 2002 Summer transportation route revisions.

Route Rev.      Roll call vote:        Yes  7           No  0             Absent  2 (Kramer, Reppert)

Motion carried.

 

Apple Lease    Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by William Yurvati to enter into the Apple Equity

Agreement      Lease Agreement with Apple Financial Services as per the attached proposal.

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

Motion carried.

 

AED Policy      Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer to approve the second reading

2nd Reading     and adoption of attached new Policy #822 Automatic External Defibrillator.

& Adoption      Roll call vote:        Yes  7           No  0             Absent  2 (Kramer, Reppert)

Motion carried.

 

MS Band and   Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to approve an adjudicated

Chorus Trip     trip to Williamsburg, VA for the middle school band, chorus, pop group and jazz band

                        to be held May 8-11, 2003.

 

Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Donald Meyers to table the above motion until further information is gathered.

                        Motion carried unanimously.

 

2002-2003       Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to adopt the attached resolution

Budget             which notes the change of basic subsidy payments to be received from the state from 3%

Resolution       to 2% for the 2002-2003 school year budget and the last paragraph of the

resolution to read:

“NOW, THEREFORE, MOVE that pursuant to Act 88 of 2002, the Board re-open the 2002-2003 school year budget, and in light of the foregoing facts, further move that the Board re-approve and ratify the 2002-2003 school year budget as originally adopted by the Board on June 28, 2002 with no revisions thereto.”

 

Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by William Yurvati to change the ending of the resolution to read:

“NOW, THEREFORE, MOVE that the Board determine that because the revenue to be received in the three categories discussed above is less than was budgeted for, that there is no need or basis to reopen the budget as contemplated by Act 88 and that the budget for the 2002-2003 school year, as originally adopted on June 28, 2002, not be revised.”

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

Motion carried.

 

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

Motion carried.

 

                        The attached list of high school activity account balances as of June 30, 2002 was

                        distributed to the board.

 

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

                        meeting at 9:35 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary