Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, December 20, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, December 20, 2004 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, Kent Dahlquist, James Kramer, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative, Krystal Loy-Alt. Student Representative

 

Absent             Patricia Bealer, Dale Reppert, Carl Ziegler

 

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

Present           Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Nick Lazo, Matt Smith, Celeste Brown, Tom Green, Sheryl Snyder, Lauren Foulke, Andrew Stutzman, Dave & Joy Stutzman, Rick and Linda Foulke, Kelley Neyhart, Randy Wert, Jason Hilt

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:40 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 Kent Dahlquist, to approve the minutes for

Of Minutes       the December 6, 2004 reorganization and November 15 and December 6, 2004 school

board meetings

Roll call vote:  Yes  4      No  0     Absent  3 (Bealer, Reppert, Ziegler)

                                                  Abstain  2  (Kramer, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s     Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Kay Churchman, to accept the treasurer’s

Report             report of the general account.

Roll call vote:  Yes  6      No  0     Absent  3 (Bealer, Reppert, 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 $35,682.53.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $378,500.99.

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

Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve for

New Const.      payment the new construction account bills in the amount of $48,132.00

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Superintendent’s Report

                        Student Recognition:

Ř     Lauren Foulke – Accomplishments in Golf at the county and district levels. Won the district meet shooting a 78! Lauren started in the intramural program at the middle school and worked her way up. Congratulations!

Ř     Andrew Stutzman – Member of the All-County Cross Country Team, he finished first in the county and district meets. He finished third in the state meet. Andrew was also one out of ten selected for the eastern regional meet, Kutztown was one of only two AA schools that were selected to compete. Great job!

Dr. Winkler noted the winter concerts were a resounding success. There was a marvelous turnout for them and the musical as well. Hats off to students and directors for all their hard work.

KASD was one of a few of district where all buildings receive achievement awards from the state. The awards were presented to the superintendents at a recent meeting at the BCIU. Dr. Winkler in turn presented them to the principals at the board meeting. The award was for two consecutive years of meeting and exceeding proficiency – 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 School Years.

Foundation Summary:

Ř     $500,000 raised in less than 3 years

Ř     Embarking on a number of fund-raising projects

o      Golf tournament

o      Chris Haring art show

o      Reprints of HS painting

o      Auto raffle

o      Alumni mailing for track project

o      Pursuing Nike program $50,000 matching grant

                        Nick Lazo and Matt Smith were in attendance ready to begin in their new positions.

                        Dr. Winkler invited the student representatives to present a report at future monthly meetings.

 

                        Mr. Reppert arrived 8:05 p.m.

 

Committee       EIT              No report.

Reports             Pat Bealer      

                        BCTC           Extensive conversation held regarding math and science offerings for next year.

              Jim Kramer  Principals were going to give points of concern to not have students come down for

                                full term of the day. Voting tabled on social studies until next month so sending

                                districts could have more discussions with their boards. Audit results received.                   

                        ECC             Joe spoke on the budget. Mick presented indoor track program and baseball

                          Kent Dahlquist  schedule change. Discussed male participation in female sports. Parents

                                concerned with the lack of wrestling matches, dual meets vs. tournaments.

BCIU            No report.

                 Dennis Ritter     

            PSBA          No report.

              Carl Ziegler 

Policy & Curriculum   Meeting held 11/22. Conference request approvals discussed.

  Bill Yurvati   Geri Miller gave an overview of current grants. Discussed HS course selection

      guide changes. Next meeting scheduled for January 24, 2005.

 

 

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

1.   Approval to increase the substitute rate for nurse’s aide substitutes from $8.25 to $10.00 per hour effective December 21, 2004 for School Year 04-05.

2.   Approval of Brenda Burkhardt as substitute nurse’s aide effective December 21, 2004 for School Year 2004-2005 at the current substitute nurse’s aide rate.

3.  Permission for administration to hire a full-time secondary social studies teacher with ratification at a future board meeting.

4.  Permission for administration to hire a full-time secondary mathematics teacher with ratification at a future board meeting.

5.  Approval of Timothy Moll as a guest teacher effective December 21, 2004 for School Year 2004-2005 at the current substitute teacher rate.

 

 

6.   Approval of Andrew Hahn as a substitute cafeteria worker effective December 21, 2004 for School Year 2004-2005 at the current substitute cafeteria worker rate.

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

Motion carried.

 

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

 

Conference     Motion made by Kay Churchman, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve the conference

Request           request for Teresa Merkel to attend the Attendance/Child Accounting Meeting to be held

                        March 30-April 1, 2005 at Hershey, PA at a cost of $344.00.

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

Motion carried.

 

Baseball          Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Dale Reppert, to approve holding six home

Games on       varsity baseball games for 04-05 season on the legion field in the Kutztown Park:

Legion Field            4/7/05        Brandywine

                                4/14/05      Fleetwood

                                4/21/05      Holy Name

                                4/28/05      Oley

                                5/03/05      Wyomissing

                                5/10/05      Schuylkill Valley

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

Motion carried.

 

Discussion      Indoor track team (club)

Items               Middle school track team

                        Act 72

 

                        Mr. Kramer left 8:22 p.m.

                        Mr. Dahlquist left 8:52 p.m.

 

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

                        meeting at 9:15 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary