Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, January 18, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 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, Kent Dahlquist, James Kramer, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative

 

Absent             Krystal Loy-Alt. 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, Tom Green, Sheryl Snyder, Judy Lynn Weaver – Patriot, Christine Dougherty, Josh Chambers, Marta Schunk, Sara Walter, Bonnie Bailey Yurvati, Thelma Bailey, Erica Yurvati, John Noll, Jr., Toni Koller, William Riedel

 

                                    An executive session was held prior to the board meeting to discuss a legal matter.

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 9:05 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 William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the minutes for

Of Minutes       the December 20, 2004 and January 3, 2005 school board meetings.

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

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  9      No  0     Absent  0

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 $4,567.04.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0

                        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 $310,996.90.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Superintendent’s Report

                        Student Recognition:

Ø     Erica Yurvati – Pre-Teen Pennsylvania. Competition where contestants are mainly judged on knowledge. She qualifies for the national competition in July. Congratulations and Good Luck!

Ø     Sara Walter – Berks County’s Outstanding Young Woman

 

Committee       EIT              No meeting.

Reports             Pat Bealer     

 

 

                        BCTC           No meeting.

              Jim Kramer                               

                        ECC             Discussion items included MS track coaches, basketball cheerleading squad

                          Jim Kramer  and other items on tonight’s agenda.

            BCIU            No meeting.

                 Dennis Ritter     

            PSBA          School Boards and administration have become educated on Act 72. School

              Kay Churchman   must get information to residents. Region 8 Educational opportunities available

                                Board/Superintendent Relations, Collective Bargaining and Act 72. PSBA Educational

                                Leadership Conference scheduled for March 6-7, 2005.

Policy & Curriculum   No meeting.

  Bill Yurvati   

 

Personnel       Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the following personnel items:

The administration requests the following personnel items for approval/ratification:

1.  Approval of Pamela Youssef as long-term substitute elementary teacher effective January 20, 2005 until further notice at a rate of $85.00 per day for days 1-20, $95.00 per day for days 21-45 and the balance at bachelor’s column, step 1, for tenured teachers per the KASD/KATA contract.

2.  Approval of Kim Landis as full-time custodian effective January 7, 2005 at the starting rate of $8.75 per hour.

3.  Approval to discontinue this year’s winter high school cheerleading squad due to low participation and to pay a proration of the coaches salaries as follows: (amounts are 65% of winter season salaries)

           Head Cheerleading Coach                    Lori Pieller                    $935.68

           Assistant Cheerleading Coach      Sylvia Romig             $543.40

4.  Acceptance of the resignation of Cheryl Ziegler, part-time cafeteria worker, effective December 31, 2004.

5.  Approval of Gina Koinski as a part-time cafeteria worker effective January 20, 2005 at the starting rate of $7.60 per hour.

6.  Ratification of Patricia Peluso as a substitute teacher effective January 3, 2005 for School Year 2004-2005 at the current substitute teacher rate.

7.  Ratification of Eric Miller as a substitute teacher effective January 3, 2005 for School Year 2004-2005 at the current substitute teacher rate.

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

           Mary Dougherty                Daniel Wilchek

9.  Approval for Janelle Loeb, MS Wellness and Fitness Teacher, to take Thursday, March 31, 2005 as a day without pay.

10.  Approval for Judy Gaffney, KES Kindergarten Teacher, to take Monday, February 21, 2005 as a day without pay if it must be a work day due to snow make-up.

Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

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

 

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

Request           request for Sheryl Snyder to attend the SNA Annual National Conference to be held                

                        July 15-20, 2005 in Baltimore, MD at a cost of $1,210.27

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

Motion carried.

 

Middle School             Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by James Kramer, to create a middle school

Track Team     track team, Head Coach salary to be set at $2,397 for School Year 2004-2005.

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

Motion carried.

 

Tax Collector Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to adopt the following

Compensation resolution for compensation for the term beginning January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2010

                        for our elected school district tax collectors. There have been no changes to the tax collector

                        compensation for the past two terms.

1.  $1.75 for each tax bill mailed when tax collector prepares, mails, collects and remits taxes to the school district and inputs data into the Berks County Intermediate Unit computerized tax tracking system.

2.  $1.00 for each tax bill mailed if tax collector prepares, mails, collects and remits taxes to the school district.

3.  $0.75 for each bill mailed if tax collector prepares and mails tax bills and appoints a bank or a deputy tax collector approved by the school district.

Each collector must choose a payment option. Each option is subject to a $500 minimum fiscal year payment. To qualify for payment based upon bills mailed, the final collections shall be at least 95% of real estate bills mailed or 95% of the dollar value of the real estate duplicated collected. For per capita bills mailed, a collection rate of 90% of per capita bills mailed or 90% of the dollar value of the per capita duplicate collected. Also, the tax collector must hold office the complete fiscal year to qualify for commission on the per bills mailed method. A reconciliation of final duplicate, taxes collected, and commissions paid will be made in June of each fiscal year.

Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

High School    Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by James Kramer, to lease a Canon IR-8500 from

Copier             Fraser AIS under the terms of 60 month lease at $534.11 per month, maintenance not included.

Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Student            Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the proposed

Expulsion        adjudication regarding student number 103202 thereby excluding the student in accordance therewith.

Roll call vote:  Yes  7      No  2 (Churchman, Dahlquist)     Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Discussion      Act 72

Items               High School Renovation

 

Executive        Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Kay Churchman, to enter into an executive

Session           session to discuss legal matters at 10:12 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board reconvened at 10:40 p.m.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by William Yurvati, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 10:40 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary