Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, June 20, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, June 20, 2005 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, Kay Churchman, James Kramer, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Krystal Loy-Alt. Student Representative

 

Absent             Kent Dahlquist, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative

 

Also                 Dr. Brenda Winkler-Superintendent, Joe Pugliese-Treasurer, Gretchen Diehl-Board 

Present           Secretary, Nick Lazo, Lu Palmer, Mark Erb, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith, Tom Green, Barb Richard, Diane Haring, Mike Trask-Reading Eagle, Steve Finke, Scott Wilson, Bev Burleigh, Dan Roman, LeAnn Shoemaker, Doreen Seaman, Steve Seaman, Kathleen Petrie, James Shrawder

 

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. The meeting was tape recorded.

 

Approval         Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes       for the May 16 and June 6, 2005 school board meetings.

Roll call vote:  Yes  7      No  0     Absent  1 (Dahlquist)   Abstain 1 (Kramer)

Motion carried.

 

Treasurer�s     Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to accept the treasurer�s

Report             report of the general account.

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

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to ratify for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $13,639.20.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $351,094.22.

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

Motion carried.

 

Approval of     Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by James Kramer, to approve for payment

Construction   the construction 2004 account bill in the amount of $401.57.

Account Bill    Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Dahlquist)  

                        Motion carried.

 

 

Superintendents Report

The senior class put together a very nice Baccalaureate. It included talented seniors and inspirational words. Dr. Winkler recognized Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker and Kris Tuerk for organizing a wonderful graduation ceremony. Mr. Chambers was a great speaker and the night went very well. Class practices were well organized and attended by all. The grounds looked the best ever. Thank you to Tom Green and his staff. Thank you to the agriculture students and Bill Riedel for donating and planting the plants.

Close of school in all buildings went well. Staff got together one last time before summer.

 

Committee       EIT              No meeting.

Reports             Pat Bealer      

                        BCTC           Meet this Wednesday.

 Jim Kramer  

                        ECC             Minutes in the packet. Items on the agenda.

                          Jim Kramer   

            BCIU            Minutes in the packet. Discussion of BCIU equivalent to Act 93 and how salaries   

                 Dennis Ritter       are handled there. Number of concerns were brought up and how to look at

                                the salaries in the future.

            PSBA          Tuesday, June 21, 2005 is lobby day in Harrisburg. Bill 361 approved by Senate

              Kay Churchman. – allows homeschoolers to be involved in all school activities.

Policy & Curriculum   Next meeting June 27th at 7:00 p.m.       

  Bill Yurvati    

 

Public Comment         Jim Shrawder – Policy regarding police offences with laptops

                                    Jane Wilson – Felony charges against students re:laptops

                                    LeAnn Schumacher – Felony charges against students re:laptops

 

Executive        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer to have the board meet

Session           for an executive session to discuss personnel matters at 8:10 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

                        The board reconvened at 9:03 p.m.

 

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

1.     Approval of Matt Smith as Middle School Principal effective July 1, 2005.

2.     Approval of attached Act 93 salaries for School Year 2005-2006.

3.     Ratification of Bryan Zettlemoyer as summer maintenance employee beginning June 8, 2005 at the rate of $7.50 per hour.

4.     Ratification of Julie Hummel as resource person for Barbara DeAcosta at the rate of $150.00 from March 2005 through the end of School Year 2004-2005.

5.     Ratification of Pat Conrad as Head Coach of Girls Basketball for School Year 2005-2006 at a salary of $5,402.

6.     Approval to rescind employment for Brandy Faust as ESY aide for Summer 2005.

7.     Approval of Barbara Robinson as an aide for the 2005 Extended School Year program for 2.5 hours per day at her current hourly rate. (To be reimbursed by Brandywine Heights Area School District).

8.     Approval of the following coaches and salaries for School Year 2005-2006:

      Head Coach-Softball                     Richard Angstadt                            $4,496

      Head Coach-Baseball                   Tim Mertz                                        $4,496

      Head Coach-Volleyball                  Eric McGuiney                                 $4,496

      Head Coach-Boys Tennis             Harry McGonigle                              $4,006

      Head Coach-Girls Soccer             Steve ONeil                                    $4,872

Field Hockey

      Assistant Coach                            Jennifer Kunkel                               $2,683

      Assistant Coach                            Lynmarie Schroeder                        $2,683

      Assistant Coach                            Krista Keim                                      $2,683

      Volunteer Coach                           Amanda Behney                                    $0

      Volunteer Coach (college intern)  Megan Moran                                         $0

Golf

      Volunteer Coach                           Mark Csensits                                         $0

      Volunteer Coach                           Amy Grayek                                           $0

Cross Country

      Volunteer Coach                           Kelley Neyhart                                        $0

      Volunteer Coach                           Randy Wert                                            $0

      Volunteer Coach                           Bill Riedel                                               $0

      Volunteer Coach (college intern)  Jennifer Malkovits                                    $0

Football

      Assistant Coach                            John Cooper                                   $2,987

      Assistant Coach                            Jason Moore                                   $2,987

      Assistant Coach                            Jim Picone                                      $2,987

      Assistant Coach                            Warren Chester                               $2,987

      Assistant Coach                            Steve Calande                                $2,987

      Volunteer Coach                           Don Vymazal, Jr.                                    $0

      Volunteer Coach                           John Zima                                              $0

      Volunteer Coach                           Jon Hilbert                                              $0

      Volunteer Coach                           Lamont Hilbert                                        $0

      Volunteer Coach                           Mark Prevorznik                                      $0

      Volunteer Video Coordinator         Dan Faust                                              $0

Boys Soccer

      Assistant Coach                            Alan Angstadt                                 $2,683

      Volunteer Coach                           Luke Bricker                                           $0

      Volunteer Coach                           Michael ONeil                                        $0

Cheerleading

      Assistant Coach                            Jessica Stuart                                 $1,714

      Volunteer Coach                           Michenelle Groller                                   $0

9.     Approval of the following stipends and personnel for School Year 2004-2005:

Middle School Student Council Adviser         Jeff Huffert                         $700

Middle School Berks Teen Inst.                     Mary Ann ONeil                 $275

Middle School Technology Std. Assoc.          Matt Cullen                        $400

Middle School CTV                                        Matt Cullen                        $500

Middle School Majorette Instructor                 Alison Ferris                       $500

High School Majorette Instructor                    Angela Bucci                  $1,400

High School Debate Co-Coach                      Andy Brett                         $550

High School Debate Co-Coach                      Brenda Loeb                     $550

High School FFA Advisor                               Celeste Ball                       $500

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

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         request for Tom Green to attend Chillers: Operation and Maintenance of Chilled Water Systems

                        Seminar in Harrisburg, PA to be held August 16-18, 2005 at a cost of $1,294.95.

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

Motion carried.

 

Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the conference for Donna Keglovits to attend the 2005 Keystone State Reading Conference to be held in Hershey, PA on October 16-18, 2005 at a cost of $633.70.

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

Motion carried.

 

2005-2006       Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Dale Reppert, to approve the attached 2005-2006

Support Staff   support staff salaries.

Salaries          Roll call vote:  Yes  7      No  0     Absent  1 (Dahlquist)   Abstain 1 (Kramer)

Motion carried.

 

 

Summer          Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the attached

Krapf Bus        Krapf Summer 2005 bus routes.

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

Motion carried.

 

Insurance        Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the attached list of

Renewals        district insurance companies, coverages and rates, etc. for School Year 2005-2006.

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

Motion carried.

 

Computer        Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve a 4-year lease

Lease              with Apple Computer, Inc. for replacement of the middle school and elementary instructional

                        staff computers at a cost of $37,637.94 per year. This is to replace the current lease which

                        expires June 30, 2005.

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

Motion carried.

 

Van Bid           Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by James Kramer, to accept the bids for an

Acceptance     Omnibus 9-Passenger Van opened June 15, 2005 as listed on the attached summary sheet.

& Purchase     Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion made by Kay Churchman, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the purchase of a 9-passenger Omnibus from Wolfington Body Co., Inc. for a total of $29,240.00.

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

Motion carried.

 

Title I               Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to allow administration

Waiver             to apply for waivers for Title I Section 1113(a)(2)(B) – Eligible School Attendance areas for

the 2005, 2006, 2007 school years for Kutztown Elementary School and Maxatawny Elementary School. Using the district-wide low-income average would deny Title I reading support to students at Kutztown and Maxatawny Elementary Schools. These waivers are requested for 3 years in order to provide educational continuity to our students in those buildings. 

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

                        Motion carried.

 

2005-2006       Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by James Kramer, to adopt the 2005-2006

KASD Budget  Kutztown Area School District budget in the amount of $22,874,152.00

Adoption

RESOLVED, that the Board of School Directors of Kutztown Area School District hereby assess, levies, and enacts or re-enacts (a) a tax upon the assessment valuation of real estate in the said school district at the rate of 24.26 mills or twenty-four dollars and twenty-six cents ($24.26) on each $1,000 of assessed valuation; (b) a tax of $5.00 upon each person residing in said school district on the first day of July 2005, under Section 679 of the Pennsylvania School Code; (c) a tax of $5.00 upon each person residing in said school district on the first day of July 2005, under authority of Act 511; (d) a tax of 1% upon the earned income of each resident of said school district, under authority of Act 511; (e) a 1% realty transfer tax upon the transfer of all real estate situated within the said school district under authority of Act 511; (f) a $10.00 Occupational Privilege Tax upon all persons having their principal place of employment within the geographical limits of said school district, under authority of Act 511.

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

Motion not carried.

 

 

 

 

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 9:26 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary