Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, December 6, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday,  December 6, 2004, 7:30 p.m., at the Albany Elementary School pursuant to due notice to board members  and the public.

 

Present           Patricia Bealer, Kay Churchman, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative, Krystal Loy-Alternate Student Representative

 

Absent             Kent Dahlquist, James Kramer

 

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

Present           Board Secretary, Lu Palmer, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Nick Lazo, Celeste Brown, Tom Green, Barb Richard, Matt Smith, Eric Veronikis-Kutztown Patriot, David and Brenda Loeb, Kerry and Debra Loy, Matt Finke, Steve Finke

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:31 p.m. by President Vymazal. This meeting was tape-recorded.

 

Personnel       Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the following  

personnel items:
1.  Approval of Nick Lazo as Assistant Superintendent effective January 1, 2005 at a salary of $88,500 per year (prorated).
2.  Approval of Matt Smith as Middle School Acting Dean of Students at a salary of $55,000 per year (prorated) effective as soon as a replacement for his social studies teaching position is found.
3.  Acceptance of the resignation, due to retirement, of Jerry Hartle, 6th Grade Teacher, effective the end of the second quarter of School Year 2004-2005.
4.  Approval of Sharon Leuchak to take an unpaid family medical leave effective November 23, 2004 until further notice for a maximum of 12 weeks.
5.  Approval of John Ebner to take an educational sabbatical during School Year 2005-2006 per documentation received and approved by Dr. Winkler.
6.  Approval of Michael Balla as full-time custodian effective December 7, 2004 at a starting rate of $8.75 per hour.
7.  Approval of Carl O’Brien as a substitute custodian effective December 7, 2004 for School Year 2004-2005 at the current substitute custodian rate.
8.  Approval of Meredith Morse as full-time floating substitute with individual benefits beginning December 7, 2004 through May 27, 2005 at the approved rate of $102 per day.
9.  Approval of Brandy Troy as a guest teacher for School Year 2004-2005 effective December 7th at the current substitute teacher rate.
10.  Approval of Merissa Ryan as Volunteer Girls Basketball Coach for School Year 2004-2005.                          
Roll call vote:    Yes  7        No  0        Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Kramer)

                        Motion carried.

 

All Personnel Are Approved Pending the District’s Receipt of All Mandated Credentials.

 

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

Requests         conference request for Patricia Kokolus to attend the 2-Day PECS Training to be held

                        January 25-26, 2005 at Philadelphia, PA at a cost of $780.00.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

                        Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the

                        conference request for Michele Sunday to attend the Attendance/Child Accounting Meeting

                        to be held March 30-April 1, 2005 at Hershey, PA at a cost of $676.00.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Tax                  Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to forgive the penalty
Forgiveness    on real estate tax bills for parcels ID# 21-5446-00-26-3710 and ID# 21-5446-00-07-8692 and
                        per capita tax bills #219 and #221. The district will accept the flat rate amount on the above
                        cited tax bills as full payment of the tax obligation.
Roll call vote:    Yes  7        No  0        Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Kramer)
                        Motion carried.

 

Discussion Items        High School Course Selection Guide

 

Additional        Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Kay Churchman, to add two new courses, iBook
Courses          Presentations and Mathematics Literature Circle to the math course selection guide as
                        attached.
Roll call vote:   Yes  4        No  3 (Bealer, Ritter, Vymazal)
                         Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Kramer)
                        Motion carried.

 

                        Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the attached

                        course changes and additions/corrections to the high school course selection guide

                        booklet.

Roll call vote:    Yes  5       No  2 (Vymazal, Ziegler)        Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Kramer)

                        Motion carried.

 

Discussion Items (cont.)    Act 72 Presentation

                                          Calculation of EIT

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to adjourn the meeting at

                        8:50 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary