Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 2, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday,  August 2, 2004, 7:30 p.m., in the High School Library pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present           Patricia Bealer, Kay Churchman, James Kramer, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal,

                        William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler

 

Absent             Kent Dahlquist

 

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

Present           Board Secretary, Geri Miller, Lu Palmer, Mark Erb, Eric Erb, Eric Sills, Nick Lazo, Tom Green, Sheryl Snyder, Eric Veronikis-Kutztown Patriot, Thomas P. Loch

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:36 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 Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve the following  

personnel items:
1. Award tenure status to the following individuals who have completed all requirements for tenure:
    Randall Wert    Karen Austin               Kristin Haring           Jason Moore
    Scott Heiter      Leslee Koehler           Andrew Sabetti
2. Acceptance of the resignation of Jocelyn Beck, Athletic Director, effective      August 21, 2004.
3. Acceptance of the resignation of Curtis McQueen, instructional aide, effective     July 1, 2004.
4. Acceptance of the resignation of Brenda Feiring, instructional aide, effective      July 26, 2004.
5. Acceptance of the resignation of Carol Fairchild, instructional aide, effective       July 21, 2004.
6. Acceptance of the resignation of Sharon Painter, cafeteria worker, effective       May 25, 2004.
7. Approval of the child rearing and family medical leave for Amy Berger commencing in the fall of School Year 2004-2005, exact date to be determined, through the end of School Year 2004-2005.
8. Approval of Pamela Youssef as a long-term substitute elementary teacher beginning September 27, 2004  through the end of the second marking period of School Year 2004-2005 during Pam Ashman’s child rearing and family medical leave 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.
9. Approval of Kathy Kramer as part-time cafeteria monitor/attendance caller effective School Year 2004-2005 at a rate of $8.50 per hour.
10.  Approval of a stipend of $500 to Rikki Urich as middle school majorette instructor for School Year 2003-2004.              
                  Roll call vote:    Yes  7        No  0        Absent  1 (Dahlquist)    Abstain 1 (Kramer)

                        Motion carried.

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

 

Policy              Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the second reading
Revisions        and adoption of attached revised policies:
                          #348 – Harassment (Administrative Employees) replaces Policy #340 – Sexual Harassment
                          #448 – Harassment (Professional Employees) replaces Policy #445 – Sexual Harassment
                    #548 – Harassment (Classified Employees) replaces Policy #544 – Sexual Harassment       Roll call vote:    Yes  8        No  0        Absent  1 (Dahlquist)  
                        Motion carried.

 

Kutztown         Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to ratify the Kutztown Manor
Manor Parking Parking Lot lease for five years starting July 1, 2004 with an option to renew for another five Lot Lease                       years thereafter at the following rates:
        Year 1               $860.00 per month
        Year 2               $890.00 per month
        Year 3               $920.00 per month
        Year 4               $950.00 per month
        Year 5               $980.00 per month
                  Roll call vote:    Yes  8        No  0        Absent  1 (Dahlquist)  

Motion carried.

 

Title I Waiver   Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to apply for a waiver for
Application      Title I Section 1113 (a)(2)(B) – Eligible School Attendance Areas for the 2004, 2005, and
                        2006 school years.
                  Roll call vote:    Yes  8        No  0        Absent  1 (Dahlquist)  
                        Motion carried.
 
Legislative      Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to appoint Kay Churchman  
Policy Council as a voting delegate to the PSBA 2004 Legislative Policy Council. Meeting to be held
Voting Delegate   September 30 during the School Leadership Conference 2004.     
                        Motion carried unanimously.

 

Discussion      1:1 project progress

Items               Facilities Update

 

Adjournment   Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Dale Reppert, to adjourn the meeting at

                        8:05 p.m.

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