Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Tuesday, February 22, 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          Kay Churchman, James Kramer, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Krystal Loy-Alt. Student Representative

 

Absent             Patricia Bealer, Kent Dahlquist, Carl Ziegler, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative

 

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

Present           Nick Lazo, Lu Palmer, Mark Erb, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith, Michele Fragnito, Tom Green, Mick O‘Neil, Judy Lynn Weaver – Patriot, Donna Keglovits, John Ebner, Renee Mantz, Lauren Mantz, Lou Cottone, Lori Arndt, Kim Slick

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:35 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 Dale Reppert, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve the minutes for

Of Minutes       the January 18, and February 7, 2005 school board meetings.

Roll call vote:  Yes  5      No  0     Absent  3 (Bealer, Dahlquist, Ziegler)

                        Abstain  1  (Yurvati)

Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s     Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by William Yurvati, to accept the treasurer’s

Report             report of the general account.

Roll call vote:  Yes  6      No  0     Absent  3 (Bealer, Dahlquist, Ziegler)

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by James Kramer, to ratify for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $271,104.08.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  6      No  0     Absent  3 (Bealer, Dahlquist, Ziegler)

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Dale Reppert, to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $262,118.13.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  6      No  0     Absent  3 (Bealer, Dahlquist, Ziegler)

Motion carried.

 

Approval of     Motion made by Kay Churchman, seconded by James Kramer, to approve for payment

Construction   the construction 2004 account bills in the amount of $2,943.14.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  6      No  0     Absent  3 (Bealer, Dahlquist, Ziegler)

Motion carried.

 

Superintendent’s Report

   School Bus Accident, Eagle Point Road, February 18, 2005

An oncoming car swerved to avoid another accident and moved into the path of a Kraft bus. The bus driver did the right thing by bearing to the right to avoid the oncoming car. The bus went off the road and the front axel broke. The bus was carrying 14 secondary students in addition to the driver. There were 5 occupants in the other vehicles. There were no life-threatening injuries and the last student was doing well but being kept in the hospital for observation. The driver of the car was MedEvac’d because of a broken bone and

 

heavy traffic on Rt. 222. Dr. Winkler noted it was a frightening scene. The emergency responders were magnificent and safety was their first priority. Responses were rapid and included the Kutztown Boro, Maxatawny Township, Emmaus and Blandon.

 

Committee       EIT              Not in attendance tonight due to an EIT meeting.

Reports             Pat Bealer     

                        BCTC           The committee met at the end of January. Refinancing of BCTC bonds were

              Jim Kramer    discussed. Lisa Greenawald hired as principal of the East Center. She will

                                be coming on in a few weeks. The auto body calendar was available for the board to view.

                        ECC             Spring coaches to be approved tonight, list in packet. Spring physicals coming up.

                          Jim Kramer   

            BCIU            Emphasis newsletter was distributed. Services provided to non-public schools. 

                 Dennis Ritter      Next month action will be taken on BCIU operating budget. Budget packets

                                distributed by mail.

            PSBA          PSBA Leadership council March 5 and 6 in Hershey – What’s new in Act 72 -

              Kay Churchman   latest interpretations and what school boards are doing. All PA legislators invited to

                                the conference. March 1 and 8 workshops coming up and Spring Legal Roundup.

Policy & Curriculum   January canceled due to bad weather. Next meeting Monday @ 7:00.

  Bill Yurvati   

 

Personnel       Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the following personnel items:

1.     Approval of Lorraine Felker as Assistant Principal of the high school, effective February 23, 2005 at a salary of $65,000.

2.     Ratification of Jesse Whitehouse as full-time secondary mathematics teacher effective as soon as he is available but not longer than 60 days, salary to be set at $36,880 per Step 3, Bachelor’s column (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

3.     Acceptance of the resignation of Sharon Leuchak, elementary school nurse, effective February 14, 2005.

4.     Permission for the administration to hire an elementary school nurse with ratification at a future board meeting.

5.     Rescind John Ebner’s request for educational sabbatical leave during School Year 2005-2006.

6.     Approval of John Ebner to take an unpaid child rearing leave during School Year 2005-2006.

7.     Approval of John Ebner to take an educational sabbatical during School Year 2006-2007 per documentation received and approved by Dr. Winkler.

8.     Acceptance of the resignation of Gina Koinski, cafeteria worker, effective February 11, 2005.

9.     Approval of Maria Luna, cafeteria worker, effective February 22, 2005 at the starting rate of $7.60 per hour.

10.  Approval of the following guest teachers effective January 19, 2005 for School Year 2004-2005 at the current substitute teacher rate.

Jeffrey Koegel           Denise Nowotarski        Sheila Slimmer    Susan Hemig

11.  Approval of the following Spring coaches for School Year 2004-2005:

               Soccer             Assistant                     Angelo Corrado                   2,618

                                       Assistant                     Shawn Rennie                     2,618

                                       Assistant                     Kelly Murdock                      2,618

                                       Volunteer                    Hugh Smith                                0

               Track & Field    Assistant                     Tim Haas                             2,397

                                       Assistant                     Kelley Neyhart                     2,397

                                       Assistant                     Randy Wert                         2,397

                                       Volunteer                    Shelby Brett                               0

                                       Volunteer                    Brett Cook                                  0

                                       Volunteer                    Jason Moore                              0

                                       Volunteer                    Lynmarie Schroeder                   0

 

               Softball            Assistant                     Kevin Conrad                      2,397

                                       Assistant                     Dwayne Scheidt                  2,397

                                       Assistant                     Kathy Schlenker                  2,397

                                       Volunteer                    Jeffrey Ebling                             0

                                       Volunteer                    Angela Lutz                                0

                                       Volunteer                    Dave Loeb                                 0

                                       Volunteer                    Wynn Greiss                               0

                                       Volunteer                    Amanda Behney                        0

               Volleyball         Volunteer                    Robert McGuiney                        0

               Baseball           Assistant                     Todd O’Neil                         2,397

                                       Assistant                     Scott Scheidt                       2,397

                                       Assistant                     Alan Angstadt                     2,397

                                       Volunteer                    Brent Krick                                  0

                                       Volunteer                    Dave Zwoyer                              0

                                       Volunteer                    Luke Bricker                               0

                                       Volunteer                    Brad Sechler                              0

                                       Volunteer                    Duane Fegely                             0 

                                       Volunteer                    Ryan Scheidt                              0

                                       Volunteer                    Bart Fenstermacher                    0

                                       Volunteer                    Jason Henley (college intern)      0

                                       Volunteer                    Brad Kutz (college intern)           0

Roll call vote:  Yes  6      No  0     Absent  3 (Bealer, Dahlquist, Ziegler)

Motion carried.

 

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

 

Bond Sale       Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by James Kramer, to approve the minimum

Savings           savings threshold as $300,000 for the proposed bond sale as presented by Greg Ewing of

Threshold        Parker-Hunter and Peter Edelman of Stevens and Lee.

Roll call vote:  Yes  6      No  0     Absent  3 (Bealer, Dahlquist, Ziegler)

Motion carried.

 

Bond Sale       Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the attached

Resolution       Resolution setting forth the Kutztown Area School Board’s intent to issue a series of General

Obligation Bonds, Series of 2005, in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $23,675,000, to finance the refunding of the School District’s Series of 1999 Bonds and authorizing the acceptance of a Bond Purchase Proposal from RBC Dain Rauscher for the purchase of the Series of 2005 Bonds.

Roll call vote:  Yes  6      No  0     Absent  3 (Bealer, Dahlquist, Ziegler)

Motion carried.

 

Discussion      Act 72

Items

 

Executive        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by William Yurvati, to enter into an executive

Session           session to discuss legal matters at 9:02 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board reconvened at 9:21 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjournment   Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Dale Reppert, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 9:21 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary