Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, February 7, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday,  February 7, 2005, 7:30 p.m., at the Middle School pursuant to due notice to board members  and the public.

 

Present           Patricia Bealer, Kay Churchman, Kent Dahlquist, Dale Reppert, James Kramer, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative, Krystal Loy-Alternate Student Representative

 

Absent             William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler

 

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

Present           Board Secretary, Nick Lazo, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith, Michele Fragnito, Tom Green, Barb Richard, Dr. Kim Slick, Thomas Loch, Lou Cottone, Michele Zimmerman, Zairab Abdulfaltah-Reading Eagle, Judy Lynn Weaver-Kutztown Patriot

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:42 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 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 Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the following  

personnel items:
1. Permission to hire a secondary math teacher with ratification at a future meeting.
2. Acceptance of the resignation of Ronald Richard, head custodian and bus driver, effective February 4, 2005.
3. Acceptance of the resignation of Sharon Hess, cafeteria worker, effective January 28, 2005.
4. Approval of Mary Weber as long-term substitute elementary teacher during Karen Austinís child rearing leave effective March 14, 2005 through the end of School Year 2004-2005 at a rate of $85.00 per day for days 1-20, $95.00 per day for days 21-45 and the balance at bachelorís column, step 1, for tenured teachers per the KASD/KATA contract.
5. Ratification of Pamela Youssef as full-time elementary teacher effective January 19, 2005, salary to be set at $40,005 (prorated) per Step 2, Bachelorís column (tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.
6. Ratification of Helen Schell as a substitute teacher effective January 31, 2005 for School Year 2004-2005 at the current substitute teacher rate.
7. Approval of Tim Sommer as a resource person for Beth Pennebacker at a salary of $150 for the second semester of School Year 2004-2005.
8. Approval for Pat Kokolus, MS learning support teacher, to take Monday, February 21, 2005 as a day without pay if it must be a work day due to snow make-up.
9.  Approval of Ryan Koehler as a Krapf Bus Company driver for School Year 2004-2005.
Roll call vote:    Yes  7        No  0        Absent  2 (Yurvati, Ziegler)

                        Motion carried.

All Personnel Are Approved Pending the Districtís Receipt of All Mandated Credentials.

 

Conference     Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the conference request

Approvals       for Jennifer Lesagonicz to attend Prevention: A Cornerstone to Health Families and

                        Communities Conference to be held April 8-9, 2005 in Lancaster, PA at a cost of $350.00.

Roll call vote:    Yes  7        No  0        Absent  2 (Yurvati, Ziegler)

                        Motion carried.

 

                        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the conference request

                        for Dennis Seaman to attend the ASPP Spring Conference to be held March 2-4, 2005 in

                        Harrisburg, PA at a cost of $385.50.

Roll call vote:    Yes  7        No  0        Absent  2 (Yurvati, Ziegler)

                        Motion carried.

 

                        Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve the conference request

                        for Joe Pugliese to attend the PASBO Annual Conference to be held March 8-11, 2005 in

                        Valley Forge, PA at a cost of 630.50.

Roll call vote:    Yes  7        No  0        Absent  2 (Yurvati, Ziegler)

                        Motion carried.

 

New Science   Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to accept the bids for New High

Lab Bid/Award School Science Lab and Refurbishment opened February 3, 2005 as listed on the attached

                        summary sheet.

Roll call vote:    Yes  7        No  0        Absent  2 (Yurvati, Ziegler)

                        Motion carried.

 

Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, approval of the following resolution to award the new high school science lab and refurbishment contract:

RESOLVED, that tentative award of a construction contract for renovation of an existing classroom and chemistry lab for the Kutztown Area Senior High School for the Kutztown Area School District, be awarded to the following contractor in the amount stated herein, and subject to conditions stated herein:

a)  A General Trades Construction Contract to Cresswell Brothers General Contractors, Inc., 129 W. Second Mountain Road, Pottsville, PA, 17901, in the base bid amount of $154,865.00.     

b)  AND, to postpone considerations for 30 days, the alternates listed below:

Alt.  101           Science Casework by Sheldon.

Alt.  102           Science Casework by Hamilton Industries.

Alt.  103           Science Casework by Collegedale.

Alt.  104           Science Casework by Polyvision.

c)  AND, to reject the following alternates:

Alt.  105           Science Casework by Southside Manufacturing.

Alt.  111           Plastic Laminate Casework by TMI.

Alt.  112           Plastic Laminate Casework by Mastercraft.

Alt.  113           Plastic Laminate Casework by Polyvision.

Alt.  114           Plastic Laminate Casework by LSI.

Alt.  115           Plastic Laminate Casework by Case Systems.

Alt.  121           Science Accessories by Sheldon.

Alt.  122           Science Accessories by Hamilton Industries.

Alt.  123           Science Accessories by Collegedale.

Alt.  124           Science Accessories by Polyvision.

Alt.  125           Science Accessories by Campbell Rhea.

Alt.  126           Science Accessories by Southside Manufacturing.

d)  AND, to accept the General Trades Construction Unit Prices as submitted in the Bid Form.

e)  TOTAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT   $154,865.00.

 

AND, be it further RESOLVED that proper officers of the Board and Administration are hereby authorized to do all things necessary and to execute the necessary documents for approvals and contracts for construction.

 

AND, be it further RESOLVED, that the Architect, Adams, Eisenhower & Meckley, Inc., and the Solicitor, be authorized to issue a Letter of Intent informing the Contractor of this action and requesting submission of required bonds and insurances to the Solicitor for approval.  The Letter of Intent is conditioned upon receipt of final approvals from all regulatory agencies and the legal sufficiency of Bid Forms, Bonds, and Insurance Certificates.

 

AND, be it further RESOLVED, that upon the Solicitor's approval, proper Officers of the Board are hereby authorized to execute the Contract and to authorize the Architect to issue the Notice to Proceed so that construction may begin.

Roll call vote:    Yes  7        No  0        Absent  2 (Yurvati, Ziegler)

                        Motion carried.

 

Discussion Items        Annual AP Government Field Trip to Washington, D.C.

                                    School Year 2005-2006 Calendar

                                    Act 72

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by James Kramer, to adjourn the meeting at

                        8:30 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary