KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, May 2, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, May 2, 2005, 7:30 p.m., at the Albany Elementary School pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.
Absent Kent Dahlquist, Dale Reppert, Don Vymazal, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative, Krystal Loy-Alternate Student Representative
Also Joe Pugliese-Board Treasurer, Gretchen Diehl- Board Secretary, Nick Lazo, Eric Erb,
Present Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith, Michele Fragnito, Celeste Brown, Tom Green, Barb Richard, Mick O’Neil, Mike Trask-Reading Eagle, Dan Roman-The Patriot, Lillian and Peter Karch, Janice Garman, Joyce Zippe, L. David Garman, Thomas Loch, Sandy Luckenbill, Shelby Brett, Andrew Brett, Joann Arndt, Jackie Wilerford, Tom Campbell, Alison VanDuren, Bev Burleigh, Leann Zettlemoyer, Dan Roman, Caitlin and Deryl Ross, Jennifer Johnson and Family, Melissa and Connie Fegely, Belinda Arndt and Family, Jonnee Border, Lou Cottone, Michele Zimmerman
Welcome Vice-President Ziegler 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.
Personnel Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the following
All Personnel Are Approved Pending the District’s Receipt of All Mandated Credentials.
2005 Extended Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve the 2005
School Year Extended School Year Program and Staffing for elementary and middle school life skills
June 21-July 28, 2005 Monday-Thursday (not July 4)
Teacher (3 hours per day paid at the current curriculum rate):
Aides (2.5 hours per day paid at employee’s hourly rate):
2005-2006 Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by James Kramer, to approve the attached
Standardized 2005-2006 Standardized Testing Schedule.
2005-2006 Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to increase lunch prices
Lunch Prices beginning School Year 2005-2006 as follows:
Elementary students from $1.50 to $1.80, an increase of $.30
Secondary students from $1.60 to $1.90, an increase of $.30
Adult lunches from $2.70 to $3.25, an increase of $.55
Grant Fund Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the following
Acceptance resolution to revise the School Year 2004-2005 revenue and expenditure budgets by
accepting and incorporating the grant funds detailed below for the following Local, State and
Environmental Grant (carryover) $2,430
Safe & Drug Free (left from 2003-04) $6,329
Tobacco Settlement Grant (carryover) $3,160
Tobacco Settlement Grant $2,110
Library Services and Technology Act Grant $35,000
KASD Education Foundation (technology) $29,461
Original Budget 2004-2005 $21,544,977
Revised Budget 2004-2005 $21,623,467
2005-2006 Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to authorize
BCTC expenditures of the Berks Career and Technology Center’s General Program for the period
Budget July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006 as set forth in the attached summary
Plancon J Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the submission of
Approval Plancon J (Project Accounting Based on Final Costs) for the Albany, Greenwich-
Lenhartsville, Kutztown and Maxatawny Elementary Schools and the Middle School to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Public Comment Peter Karch – Replacement of retiring teachers
Jennifer Johnson – Request for a paid coach for the dance team
Leann Zettlemoyer – Kindergarten class sizes 05-06
Beverly Burliegh – Change school lines between ALB and GWC elementary schools
Alison VanDuren – Albany Kindergarten
Discussion Items: 2005-2006 Budget
Act 72 Committee: Members of the Committee presented to the board individual
opinions with detailed backup information explaining their position on the district opting in or out of Act 72. The committee was split with each side making good points. Members of the board thanked the committee for their diligence and hard work in looking into the intricacies of the Act. Mr. Ziegler explained that the board members will review the information and at the next meeting, if a board member so chooses, they can bring it to a vote for the district to Opt in to Act 72. Act 72 Committee members who spoke at tonight’s meeting were David Garman, Tom Loch, Sandy Luckenbill, Lillian Karch, Peter Karch, Lou Cottone, Michele Zimmerman, Tammy Leisey (written statement), Don Meyers, Larry Shrawder and Janice Garman.
Adjournment Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to adjourn the meeting at
Motion carried unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by,
Gretchen A. Diehl
School Board Secretary