Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, July 19, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, July 19, 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          Patricia Bealer, Kay Churchman, Kent Dahlquist, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler

 

Absent             James Kramer

 

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

Present           Palmer, Mark Erb, Eric Erb, Eric Sills, Tom Green, Barbara Richard, Eric Veronikis-

Kutztown Patriot, Cheryl Hochberg

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:45 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 Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve

Of Minutes       the Minutes for June 21 and July 6, 2004 School Board Meetings.

 

                        Mr. Yurvati asked to have minutes voted on separately.

 

                        Approval for June 21, 2004 School Board Meeting Minutes

Roll call vote:  Yes  7      No  0     Absent  1 (Kramer)   Abstain 1 (Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

                        Approval for July 6, 2004 School Board Meeting Minutes

Roll call vote:  Yes  5      No  0     Absent  1 (Kramer)  

                         Abstain 3 (Reppert, Yurvati, Ziegler)

Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s     Motion made by Dale Reppert, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to accept the

Report             treasurer’s report of the general account.

Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Kramer)

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to ratify for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $308,128.76.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Kramer)

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve for

of General       payment the general account bills in the amount of $391,984.09

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Kramer)

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Kay Churchman, to ratify for

of New             payment the new construction account bills in the amount of $68,363.88

Construction   Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Kramer)

Account Bills Motion carried.

Supt. Report    Laptop Project – Dr. Winkler, Eric Erb and Mark Erb have weekly meetings and

conference calls with Apple to facilitate the project and keep it on track. Three teacher trainings are scheduled with 95% of all HS teacher signed up already showing the high interest from the faculty. Training begins Wednesday with a 3-hour session and continues through the School Year. Mark Erb explained the wireless assessment of the HS building by Apple technicians. They went through every classroom to measure interference with wireless and give optimal placement for airports and channels for best reception. Report should come any day so airports can be installed. Tomorrow all teacher laptop imaging will be complete. BCIU came to discuss the warranty. Laptop sleeves were chosen as cases for the students. Some businesses came forward to donate the cost of the bags, so hopefully parents won’t have that additional cost. All high school families will receive information on costs for insurances and bags in the near future.

 

Committee       EIT              Collections are coming in better than expected. Over 20,000 refund checks

Reports             Pat Bealer   were issued.

                        BCTC           No report.

                          Jim Kramer 

                        ECC             No report.

              Jim Kramer   

BCIU            No report.

                 Dennis Ritter     

            PSBA          Legislation passed for slot machines. There will not be an immediate impact.

              Carl Ziegler  Possibly 2006 will show some revenue. Fall legislative meeting to be held

                                Sept. 30. A voting delegate is requested for the district to attend the meeting.

Policy & Curriculum   Meeting held June 28 at 7:00 in the HS library. One-to-one program

  Bill Yurvati    was the main discussion and insurance was approved. Two policies, petty cash

                    and harassment were discussed. Gifted program independent study approved and

                    middle school social studies textbooks were ordered.

 

Public Comment         Cheryl Hochberg-private school bussing situation

 

Personnel       Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve the following personnel items:

1. Acceptance of the resignation of Joyce Szedon, cafeteria worker, effective July 2, 2004.

2. Approval of Eugene Sweeney as full-time secondary computer education teacher effective School Year 2004-2005. Salary to be set at $33,130 per Step 1, Bachelor’s column (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

3. Approval of Erin Tenney as full-time learning support teacher effective School Year 2004-2005. Salary to be set at $35,306 per Step 1, Master’s column (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

4. Approval of Drew Krapf as high school computer lab aide effective School Year 2004-2005 at a rate of $10.20 per hour.

5. Approval of Stacey Sohmer as part-time office aide effective School Year 2004-2005 at a rate of $8.50 per hour.

6. Acceptance of the resignation of Rhonda Himic, custodian, effective July 30, 2004.

Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Kramer)

Motion carried.

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

 

Extended         Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by William Yurvati, to ratify the 2004

School Year    Extended School Year Program and staff as follows:

Program              June 22-August 6, 2004 (not July 5)

                            Cost to students: $0

                            Teacher (to be paid at the current curriculum rate): Heather Oppmann

                            Aide (to be paid at the current hourly rate): Deborah Lopuski

Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Kramer)

Motion carried.

 

Standardized   Motion made by Dale Reppert, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the attached revised

Testing            School Year 2004-2005 Standardized Testing Calendar as changed by the state.

Schedule         Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Kramer)

Revision          Motion carried.

 

Policy              Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the second

Revisions        reading and adoption of revised Policy #617 – Petty Cash as attached.

Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Kramer)

Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Don Vymazal, to approve the first reading of new policies listed below:

#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 (Kramer)

Motion carried.

 

Mr. Reppert left 8:54 p.m.

 

Computer        Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve a 4-year

Lease              lease with Apple Computer, Inc. for replacement of the middle school lab computers at a

                        cost of $7,560.39 per year.

Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Kramer)

Motion carried.

 

2004-2005       Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve the REVISED

KASD Budget  2004-2005 Kutztown Area School District budget in the amount of $21,544,977.00. due to

Revision          the late adoption of the state budget and to incorporate additional state subsidies in the amount of $30,220. This constitutes no millage change. The adjustments to the budget are as follows:

Revenue                                  Exp. Budget Allocation

Basic Ed.          $12,289          Fuel Oil/Maintenance

Special Ed.        $ 3,071          Special Education

Acct. Grant       $14,860          One-to-One

Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Kramer)

Motion carried.

 

Calendar         Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to add October 8th as an 

Revision          Act 80 day for staff development. There will be no school for students.

Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Kramer)

Motion carried.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 9:16 p.m.