Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, October 4, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday,  October 4, 2004, 7:30 p.m., in the Berks Career and Technology Center Board Room pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

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

 

Absent             None

 

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

Present           Board Secretary, Geri Miller, Eric Erb, Estella Carabello, Celeste Brown, Tom Green, Barb Richard, Sheryl Snyder, Mick O’Neil, Eric Veronikis-Kutztown Patriot, Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 8:14 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 Dennis Ritter, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve the following  

professional staff personnel items:
1.  Ratification of Michael O’Neil as Director of Student Activities/Athletics, an Act 93, 11-month supervisor position, effective September 30, 2004 at a salary of $42,000.
2.  Permission to hire an Assistant High School Principal with ratification at a future board meeting.
3.  Acceptance of the resignation of Wanda Yerger, cafeteria worker, effective September 29, 2004.
4.  Approval of Jane Angstadt as a cafeteria worker effective as soon as she is available at a rate of $7.60 per hour.
5.  Acceptance of the resignation of Debra Hauck, cafeteria worker, effective September 23, 2004.
6.  Approval of the following as substitute cafeteria workers effective October 4, 2004 at the current substitute cafeteria rate.
              Karen Deysher             Sharon Hess                Jennifer Fenstermacher
7.  Approval of the following guest teachers effective October 4, 2004 for School Year 2004-2005 at the current substitute teacher rate.
              Nina Symons                Rebecca Hamm (retroactive to September 21, 2004)                                                                           Lowell Katz  Christina Pinkerton                Donna Ratzell             
              Karl Ruch                     Angela Nagle               Kristine Marino        
              Angela Kosmerl            Thomas Hughes           John Dykty 
              Marsha Cassel
8.  Approval of the following bus/van drivers to be added to the 2004-2005 Krapf Bus Company list:
              Brenda Pensyl             Susan Schlottman                 
                  Roll call vote:    Yes  9        No  0        Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

 

 

                       

 
Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve Al Darion to take one day without pay December 2, 2004.
                  Roll call vote:    Yes  5        No  4 (Dahlquist, Kramer, Ritter, Yurvati)        Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

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

 

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

Requests         conference requests:

1.  Matt Cullen to attend the TSA Conference to be held November 4-5, 2004 at Camp Hill, PA at a cost of $455.

2.  Matt Cullen to attend the PA-TSA State Leadership Conference to be held April 20-23, 2005 at Champion, PA at a cost of $705. (Mr. Cullen will be accompanying students to competitive events and seminars.)

3.  John Noll to attend the 2004 PASC State Student Council Conference to be held November 4-6, 2004 at North Allegheny HS at a cost of $485.

4.  Betty Imboden to attend the Creating the Vision for Gifted Education Conference to be held October 25-26, 2004 at State College, PA at a cost of $473.

                  Roll call vote:    Yes  9        No  0        Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

Personnel       Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the transfer of  
Item                 Buddy Balik from full-time custodian to full-time maintenance worker effective October 1,
                        2004 at a rate of $10.50 per hour.
                  Roll call vote:    Yes  9        No  0        Absent  0  
                        Motion carried.

 

Bus Route       Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve an additional van
Additions         route, at a cost of $71.74 a day to begin September 27, 2004. This unit is needed in the
                        morning to transport additional students to no-public schools in a timely manner.
                  Roll call vote:    Yes  9        No  0        Absent  0  
                        Motion carried.
 
Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by James Kramer, to approve additional bus route #96 as a transfer bus from Kutztown Elementary School to Maxatawny Elementary School in the afternoon at no extra charge to the district.
                  Roll call vote:    Yes  9        No  0        Absent  0  

                        Motion carried.

 

Policy              Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the first reading
Revisions        of the following attached new policy:
                          #248 – Harassment (replaces policy #236 Sexual Harassment)
                        Motion carried unanimously.

 

Discussion Items        Numeric Grading Implementation Update

                                    Cafeteria Fund Results 2003-2004

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by William Yurvati, to adjourn the meeting at

                        9:12 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary