Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, November 1, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday,  November 1, 2004, 7:30 p.m., at the Maxatawny Elementary School pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present           Kay Churchman, Kent Dahlquist, James Kramer, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, Carl Ziegler

 

Absent             Patricia Bealer, William Yurvati

 

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

Present           Board Secretary, Geri Miller, Mark Erb, Lu Palmer, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Nick Lazo, Michele Fragnito, Tom Green, Barb Richard, Sheryl Snyder, Mick O’Neil, Eric Veronikis-Kutztown Patriot, Brenda Beck, Joshua Beck, Donna Keglovits, Mike Trask-Reading Eagle, Emily Wills

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:38 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 James Kramer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the following  

personnel items:
1.  Acceptance of the resignation of Dr. Geraldine Miller, Assistant Superintendent, effective December 31, 2004.
2.  Approval of Derek Schroeder as full-time custodian effective November 1, 2004 at the starting rate of $8.75 per hour.
3.  Approval of Sharon Hess as part-time cafeteria worker effective October 25, 2004 at the starting rate of $7.60 per hour.                     
4.  Ratification of Dean DeTurk as Head Wrestling Coach for School Year 2004-2005 at a salary of $5,270.
5.  Approval of a one-time stipend in the amount of $300 to Sue Kunkel for covering duties of the Athletic Director position during the recent vacancy.
6.  Approval of the following guest teachers for School Year 2004-2005 at the current substitute teacher rate:
                 Anne Norton          Robinette Armstrong             Fred Leon
7.  Approval of the following substitute aides for School Year 2004-2005 at the current substitute aide rate:
                 Jeanette Tercha Ward            Laura Hahn                  Aimee Riley
8.  Approval of Janet Fox as substitute secretarial/clerical and substitute office/general aide for School Year 2004-2005 at the current substitute rates.
9.   Approval of the unpaid family medical leave of absence for Daniel Reist beginning October 15, 2004 p.m. until further notice up to a maximum of 12 weeks. (This is a correction from the previous motion of October 22nd)  
                  Roll call vote:    Yes  7        No  0        Absent  2 (Bealer, Yurvati)

                        Motion carried.

 

                        Mr. Vymazal is sorry to see Dr. Miller leave and wished her the best of luck.

                       

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

 

 

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

Request           conference request for Barbara Richard to attend the 2005 Annual PASBO Conference to

                        be held March 8-11, 2005 at Valley Forge, PA at a cost of $569.50.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Scholarship    Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Dale Reppert, for approval that all existing
Management   and future Kutztown Area School District scholarships now be managed by the KASD Education Foundation, Inc.  Scholarships will continue to be managed expressly as they were established and award decisions will continue to be made by the District.
 
Motion made by Kay Churchman, seconded by James Kramer, to table the motion for further clarification and solicitor review.

                        Motion carried unanimously.

 

Tax                  Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Dale Reppert, to approve the 2004 tax
Forgiveness    forgiveness in the amount of $68.74 on parcel 58-5415-07-67-4675 acquired by the Borough
                        of Lenhartsville.
                  Roll call vote:    Yes  7        No  0        Absent  2 (Bealer, Yurvati)
                        Motion carried.
 
Central            Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to not have the Kutztown Area
Catholic Gym  School District participate in any future basketball games played in the Central Catholic
                        gym due to safety concerns.
                  Roll call vote:    Yes  6        No  1 (Vymazal)        Absent  2 (Bealer, Yurvati)
                        Motion carried.

 

Discussion Items        Act 72 – Cost, CD, Presentation Dates, etc.

                                    Financial Results 03-04

 

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

                        8:11 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary