Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, May 19, 2003, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, May 19, 2003 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, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Lynn Nonnemacher

 

Absent             Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter

 

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

Tom Green, Mark Whitehouse, Carol Whitehouse, Nicole Yergey, Melissa Blatt, Debra Solivan, John Ebner, David Carroll-Reading Eagle, Andy Sabetti, Claire Kempes, Andrew Crow, Austin Crow

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:49 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. This meeting was tape recorded.

 

Approval         Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve

Of Minutes       the minutes of the April 22 and May 5, 2003 school board meetings.

            Roll call vote:        Yes  5      No  0     Absent  2 (Reppert, Ritter)

                                          Abstain 2 (Kramer, Meyers)

Motion carried.

 

TreasurerÕs     Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to accept the

Report             treasurerÕs report of the general account.

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

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by James Kramer, to ratify for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $112,273.80.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:        Yes  6   No  1 (Dahlquist)  Absent  2 (Reppert, Ritter)

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $212,080.82.

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

Motion carried.

 

Approval of     Motion made by Donald Meyers, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve for

Construction   payment a construction account bill in the amount of $1,450.00.

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

Motion carried.

 

SuptÕs           á Dr. Sills commended the high school students for outstanding behavior during the past week.

Report             A week that included the funeral of Zachary Snyder, 10th grade student, but also the Prom and playoffs for sporting events.

á  Dr. Winkler noted on May 27th the board will have a retreat to discuss the recent trip to Apple headquarters and how it relates to future projects.

á  Disney visited the high school last week to film Celeste Ball and her classroom because she was named Outstanding Educator by Disney. Tom Green and the maintenance crew are diligently working to complete the new greenhouse.

 

Committee       EIT              No meeting until June.

Reports             Pat Bealer  

                        BCTC           No report. Meet next week.

                          Jim Kramer 

                        ECC             No report.

  Jim Kramer 

            BCIU            No report.

              Dennis Ritter                              

                        PSBA          No report.

                          Carl Ziegler 

Policy & Curriculum  Meeting held April 28th. Items discussed: Achievement classes,

  Bill Yurvati   support staff vacation policy, HIPAA Policy, status of full-day kindergarten in

                    PA, AP courses and test payments, PSBA policy review. Next meeting June 17.

 

Personnel       Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by James Kramer, to approve the following

      personnel items #2-#6:

2.   Approval of the following advisors and stipend amounts for School Year 2002-2003. These positions are not part of the KASD/KATA contract:

Middle School Student Council Co-Advisor    Jeff Huffert              $350 Stipend

Middle School Student Council Co-Advisor    Lorraine Felker        $350 Stipend

Middle School Yearbook                               Diane Shaw         $1,000 Stipend

Middle School Berks Teen Institute               Mary Ann OÕNeil      $275 Stipend

Middle School Technology Student Assoc.    Matt Cullen           $1,200 Stipend

Middle School CTV                                        Matt Cullen              $500 Stipend

High School Biology Club Advisor                  Sue Hieter               $500 Stipend

High School Debate Coach                           Scott DeLong       $1,100 Stipend

High School FFA Advisor                               Celeste Ball             $500 Stipend

3.   Approval of Maria Mogford and Sandy Klemmer as VanLear bus drivers for School Year 2002-2003.

4.   Approval of Nicole Kerschner as substitute custodian effective May 20, 2003 for School Year 2002-2003 at the current substitute custodian rate.

5.   Approval of the attached new job description for Maintenance-Electrician.

6.   Approval of Tom CapparellÕs change of position from Maintenance-Grounds Worker to Maintenance-Electrician at a rate of $12.00 per hour.                           

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

Motion carried.

 

Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve an unpaid child rearing leave of absence for Daniel Yurchak during School Year 2003-2004.

                  Roll call vote:        Yes  4           No  3 (Kramer, Meyers, Vymazal)

                                                Absent  2 (Reppert, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

All Personnel are Approved Pending the District's Receipt of All Mandated Credentials

 

Conference     Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by William Yurvati to approve the conference 

Requests         requests for Dennis Kutz (2 days) and Mark Erb (3 days) to attend the MacWorld Conference

                        to be held July 14-16, 2003 at New York City, NY at costs of $427.00 and $677.00,

                        respectively.

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

Motion carried.

 

 

 

School Board                                Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Donald Meyers to approve a stipend of

Secretary        $1,800 for the position of Board Secretary for School Year 2003-2004.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

District            Motion made by Carl Ziegler seconded by Donald Meyers to approve the

Depository      reappointment of National Penn Bank as district depository for School Year 2003-2004.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Budgetary       Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by James Kramer to approve the attached

Transfers        list of budgetary transfers for School Year 2002-2003.

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

Motion carried.

 

Special Ed.     Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to approve the attached

Plan 03-06       Special Education Plan for School Years 2003-2006.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

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

Adoptions        reading and adoption of new Policy #802-Privacy of Health Information (HIPAA).

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

Motion carried.

 

Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer to approve the second reading and adoption of revised Policy #537-Vacation.

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

Motion carried.

 

2003-2004       Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Carl Ziegler to adopt the 2003-2004 Kutztown

Tentative         Area School District tentative operating budget totaling $19,977,204.00 with a millage

Budget             of 21.77 (an increase of .90 mill).

 

                        Mr. Ritter arrived at 8:44 p.m.

 

Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to direct the administration to incorporate the attached list of expenditure reductions with the exception that $17,900 for Capital Reserve For Band Uniforms to be changed to $2,460 thereby allowing the total expenditures to equal $146,601.00, the reduction amount needed for a .90 millage increase for School Year 2003-2004.

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

Motion carried.

 

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

Motion carried.

 

                        Mr. Kramer left at 8:50 p.m.

 

Discussion Item - High School Project

                        Activity account balances as of April 30, 2003 were distributed to the board as attached.

                 

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

                        meeting at 9:02 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

                                                                             Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary