KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, June 2, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, June 2, 2003, 7:30 p.m., in the Senior High School Library pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.
Absent Kent Dahlquist, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter,
Also Brenda Winkler-Superintendent, Nickolas Sosik, Jr.-Board Treasurer, Gretchen
Present Diehl-Board Secretary, Geri Miller, Lu Palmer, Mark Erb, Eric Erb, Eric Sills, Nick Lazo,
Michele Fragnito, Celeste Brown, Tom Green, Barbara Richard, Jocelyn Beck, Eric Veronikis-The Patriot, Harold Sheaffer, Ty Smith, Bruce and Louise Wessner, Kenneth, Cheryl, Steve Ziegler, Karen Meitzler, Randy Zimmerman, Laurie Lynch, Marina Lynch, Barry Mengel, Cori Mengel, Dave Kenney, John Buchman, Breton Dietrich, Jake Dixon, Ansel Bachman, Karen Haas, Dean Haas, Sarah Haas, John Noll, Ben Leon, Joe and Blanche Chilcote, Harry McGonigle, Kevin McCloskey, Christopher Haring, Toni Koller, Denice Coles, James Virone, Ron Imboden, Debra Kenney, Alan Kenney, Angela Bucci, Doug Matz, Deb Angstadt, Connie Gail, Shelby Brett, Kim Hicks, Corey Hicks, Kacey Garland, Abby Moore, Vanessa Moore, Jenny Clay, Mary Edwards, Antoinette Springborg, Melissa Blatt, Sandy Hawkins, Jen Hawkins, Tina Mauro, Casi Callmann, Kayla Corman and Family, Andrew Velik Family, Michael Velik Family, Eliza Altenderfer, Merav Bushlin-Reading Eagle, Ann Dietrich, Julie Shaw, Diane Shaw, Rei Horst, Emily, Matt and Lisa Finke, The Altenderfer family, Alan Darion, Brenda Boyer, Susan Hieter, Lori Christ, Christine Dougherty, Tom Campbell, Josh Chambers, Jean Ziegler, Cyndi Parker, Jessica Almond, Robin Ziegler, Alyssa Dietrich, Emily Kurz, Nancy Kurz, Cheryl Dunkelberger, Erin Landis, Danielle Berger, Dona Hetman, William Riedel, Jason Moore, Scott DeLong, Judy Gaffney, Lisa Saby
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. This meeting was tape recorded.
Student Cody Heffner – 1st place in the “There Ought To Be A Law” Contest
Recognition Lynn Nonnemacher – Completed the school year as Student Representative to the Board
Mrs. Imboden introduced the 2003 History Day competition participants and winners:
For excellence in the 2003 National History Day competition:
Cassandra Callmann Marcella Reimer Emily Kurz
Jenny Clay Alyssa Dietrich Erin Landis
Patrick Usher Derek Whitner Andrew Velik
Eliza Altenderfer Chad Dunkelberger Rei Horst
Andrew Crow Julia Shaw Erin Reinisch
Sarah Haas Lauren Schneck Ashleigh VanderMaas-Sack
For excellence in the 2003 Reading Public Library Poetry Contest:
Abigail Moore Sarah Kenney
For excellence in the 2003 Future City Competition:
Zachary Owen Thomas Bond Michael Boyer
For excellence in the 2003 Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest:
For excellence in the 2003 Kutztown Manor "What Older Americans
Mean to Me" Essay Contest:
Jennifer Hawkins Aubrey Chilcote
For excellence in the 2003 Optimists Club Oratorical Contest:
Austin Weidner Christina Mauro
For excellence in the 2003 Reading Eagle Spelling Bee:
Ethan Hall Patrick Usher
For excellence in the 2003 Johns Hopkins University CTY Talent Search:
Mr. Imboden introduced middle school students that created the design and painted a wall Mural for the Louisa Gonser Community Library:
Sarah Steltzman Todd Greiss Marina Lynch
Kayla Corman Sam Bond Erica Muthard
Austin Weidner Tad Koeneski Lyndsey Weaknect
Cory Hicks Emily Finke Christina Mauro
Kacey Garland Eryn Ziegler
Dr. Winkler acknowledged the accomplishments of the students and gave a certificate and
cougar pin to each one.
Personnel Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Donald Meyers, to approve the following
Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Patricia Bealer to approve Meredith Morse as Head Coach of Girls Basketball for School Year 2003-2004 at a salary per the current KASD/KATA contract.
All Personnel Are Approved Pending the District’s Receipt of All Mandated Credentials.
Transportation Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer to ratify the following
Contracts transportation contracts between the Kutztown Area School District and VanLear
Equipment, Inc., items #1-#5:
1. Route 84 (pm) - for student transportation of BCTC students per the attached route beginning August 26, 2002 for the balance of School Year 2002-2003, unless terminated earlier for cause or by mutual consent of the parties hereto at a cost of $49.39 per day.
2. Route 106 - for student transportation to Kids Peace and Partners per the attached route beginning May 1, 2003 for the balance of School Year 2002-2003, unless terminated earlier for cause or by mutual consent of the parties hereto at a cost of $133.34 per day.
3. Route 106 (am) - for student transportation to Kids Peace per the attached route beginning April 17, 2003 for the balance of School Year 2002-2003, unless terminated earlier for cause or by mutual consent of the parties hereto at a cost of $66.67 per day.
4. Route 87 - for student transportation on early dismissal days beginning September 3, 2002 for the balance of School Year 2002-2003, unless terminated earlier for cause or by mutual consent of the parties hereto at a cost of $49.39 per day.
5. Route 85 - for student transportation on early dismissal days beginning September 3, 2002 for the balance of School Year 2002-2003, unless terminated earlier for cause or by mutual consent of the parties hereto at a cost of $49.39 per day.
2003-2004 Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Donald Meyers, to approve the attached
Support Staff/ Support Staff/Administration Holiday Schedule for School Year 2003-2004.
Admin. Holiday Roll call vote: Yes 6 No 0 Absent 3 (Dahlquist, Reppert, Ritter)
Schedule Motion carried.
Grant Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to accept a 2003
Student Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Donald Meyers, to approve the attached
Expulsions agreements relating to Students #100402 and #100537, thereby excluding the students from
the Kutztown Area School District in accordance with the terms thereof.
Pastor Ritter arrived 8:15 p.m.
Mr. Dahlquist arrived at 8:15 p.m.
Public Toni Koller, Al Darion, Harry McGonigle, Scott DeLong – support for providing an additional
Comment .5 language arts position in 03-04 for academic support
Harold Sheaffer – proposal to not cut the rifle team program
Discussion Insurance Renewals
Items HS Renovations
Apple Products – One-to-one Apple laptop program for the high school
2003-2004 Budget – Young Farmer program, rifle team, Behind-the-wheel driver ed program,
Maxatawny Kindergarten and first grade shift to KES in 03-04, employee insurance
Adjournment Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by James Kramer, to adjourn the meeting at
Motion carried unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by,
Gretchen A. Diehl
School Board Secretary