Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, June 19, 2006, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday,   June 19, 2006 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, Alan Darion, Dennis Ritter, Daniel Walter, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Krystal Loy-Alt. Student Representative

                       

Absent             Dale Reppert, Don Vymazal, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative,

 

Also                 Brenda Winkler-Superintendent, Joseph Pugliese-Board Treasurer, Gretchen Diehl-Board

Present           Secretary, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith, Peter Miller, Tom Green, Barb Richard

Mick O�Neil, Meredith DeVere, Barbara Madea, Shannon Sunday, Donna Keglovits, John Noll,

Karen Neas, Shelby Brett, Chris Haring

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:47 p.m. by Vice-President Ziegler.

 

Welcome         Vice-President Ziegler 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 Dennis Ritter, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes       for the May 15 and June 5, 2006 school board meetings.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  6       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Vymazal)  

                                                Abstain  1 (Ziegler)

Motion carried.

 

TreasurerÕs     Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Alan Darion, to accept the treasurerÕs

Report             report of the general account.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Vymazal)  

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to ratify for payment the

of General       general account bills in the amount of $284,531.41.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Vymazal)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $363,873.22.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Vymazal)  

Motion carried.

 

SuperintendentÕs Report

Dr. Winkler thanked Tyler Loeb and Krystal Loy for participating in the student board representative program. They received a pen, cougar pin and certificate. Best wishes with your future plans.

Graduation went extremely well. Faculty presence is always well received and students appreciate their support. Special thanks to all that participated. The Class of 1956 was honored. Dr. David Boger as this yearÕs distinguished alumni. There were approx. 1360 in attendance.

All the buildings had a good close to the school year. Middle and elementary schools also had great award ceremonies, especially for Kindergarten, 5th and 8th graders.

 

Committee       EIT              No report.

Reports             Pat Bealer       

 

                       

                        BCTC           New director interviews are scheduled this week. Candidate name should be

  Carl Ziegler    available for hire next week.

                        ECC             Head soccer coach Steve OÕNeil resigned. Vending services will now be handled

                          Pat Bealer     by MacKenzie Vending. Coke products are no longer exclusive at KASD. It was

                                            noted that 2 of the districtÕs volunteer golf coaches are pro-golfers. Boys baseball

                                            had a fantastic season.

            BCIU            County-wide area network program - most are on board, Kutztown, Fleetwood and

              Dennis Ritter    Hamburg will take more work since they need to have use of a non-Verizon tower.

                                It took longer to negotiate contract than anticipated. Tulpehocken and Conrad Weiser

                                are also behind in implementing. Date moved to August 1st.        

            PSBA          People 65 and older under $36,000 income to receive $250 tax rebate. Referendum

              Kay Churchman        in 2007 may allow 1% decrease.

Policy & Curriculum   Attendance policy discussed – HS handbook changes relating to

  Bill Yurvati     unexcused/unlawful absences.

 

Personnel       Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the following personnel items:

1.   Acceptance of the resignation, due to retirement, of Fay Kamp, Secretary to the High School Principal, effective August 31, 2006. (Ms. Kamp was employed by the district for 41 years.)

2.   Acceptance of the resignation of Sarah Reed, secondary guidance counselor, effective July 10, 2006.

3.   Acceptance of the resignation of Daniel Della Rova, math teacher, effective August 15, 2006.

4.   Approval to extend the unpaid child-rearing leave of absence for Cyndi Parker, elementary teacher, through the end of School Year 2006-2007.

5.   Approval of an unpaid child-rearing leave of absence for Lisa Saby, HS language arts teacher, for School Year 2006-2007.

6.   Ratification of Jason MooreÕs, chemistry teacher, resignation date as August 15, 2006.

7.   Approval of Maura Higgins-Haas as secondary chemistry teacher effective School Year 2006-2007 at a salary of $42,507 as per BachelorÕs Column Step 4 (year 2005-2006) of the current KASD/KATA contract for tenured teachers. (Salary may change upon new contract agreement beginning July 1, 2006)

8.   Approval of Jennifer Reis as middle-level general science teacher effective School Year 2006-2007 at a salary of $39,057 as per MasterÕs Step 1 (year 2005-2006) of the current KASD/KATA contract for non-tenured teachers. (Salary may change upon new contract agreement beginning July 1, 2006)

9.   Approval of Marc Strackbein as secondary physical science teacher effective School Year 2006-2007 at a salary of $39,881 as per BachelorÕs, Step 1 (year 2005-2006) of the current KASD/KATA contract for non-tenured teachers. (Salary may change upon new contract agreement beginning July 1, 2006)

10. Acceptance of the resignation of Katherine Weber, elementary reading aide for 2006 ESY Program.

11. Approval of Ambika Khanna, elementary reading aide for 2006 ESY Program (2.5 hours per day paid at employeeÕs hourly rate)

12. Approval of Kay Gernert, elementary aide for 2006 summer reading program (5 hours per week paid at employeeÕs hourly rate)

13. Approval of Jennifer DeNault as assistant field hockey coach for School Year 2006-2007 at a rate to be determined. (Name was not available for previous ECC meeting and season starts prior to the next ECC meeting)

14.  Approval of Jessica DeNault as volunteer field hockey coach for School Year 2006-2007. (Name was not available for previous ECC meeting and season starts prior to the next ECC meeting)

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. Approval of the following coaches for School Year 2006-2007 (salaries to be determined)

Head Coach-Softball                Richard Angstadt     

Head Coach-Baseball              Tim Mertz     

Head Coach-Volleyball             Eric McGuiney          

Head Coach-BoysÕ Tennis        Harry McGonigle       

Head Coach-GirlsÕ Tennis         Harry McGonigle       

Head Coach-Cross Country      Mark Hardenbrook    

Head Coach-BoysÕ Basketball  Scott Heiter  

Head Coach-GirlsÕ Basketball   Pat Conrad  

Head Coach-Wrestling              Brad Losito                          

Field Hockey      Assistant Coach         Amanda Behney

                          Assistant Coach         Denise Keim       

                          Volunteer Coach        Angie Lutz         

Golf                   Head Coach               Rick Kline                       

                          Volunteer Coach        Mark Csensits     

                          Volunteer Coach        Amy Grayek       

Cross Country    Volunteer Coach        Kelley Neyhart    

                          Volunteer Coach        Randy Wert        

                          Volunteer Coach        Kelly Hardenbrook          

                          Volunteer Coach        Jen Ryan                       

Football             Head Coach               Larry Chester

                          Assistant Coach         John Cooper      

                          Assistant Coach         Shawn Katz       

                          Assistant Coach         Jim Picone         

                          Assistant Coach         Warren Chester  

                          Assistant Coach         Ben McKnight III

                          Volunteer Coach        Steve Seyfert     

                          Volunteer Coach        John Zima          

                          Volunteer Coach        Jon Hilbert          

                          Volunteer Coach        Jonathan Bales  

                          Volunteer Coach        Mark Prevorznik  

                          Volunteer Coach        Ben McKnight IV

                          Volunteer Video Coordinator     Dan Faust

BoysÕ Soccer      Head Coach               Jared Diehl

                          Assistant Coach         Josh Sheetz       

                          Assistant Coach         Calvin Fridirici

                          Volunteer Coach        Michael OÕNeil    

Cheerleading     Head Coach               Angela Skrobak

                          Assistant Coach         Lauren Moore    

                  Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Vymazal)  

                        Motion carried.

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

 

 

2006-2007       Motion made by Alan Darion, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve the attached support

Support Staff   staff salary increases for School Year 2006-2007.

Salaries          Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Vymazal)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Insurance        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the attached list of

Renewals        district insurance companies, coverages and rates, etc. for School Year 2006-2007

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Vymazal)  

                        Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MacKenzie      Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve a two-year

Vending           exclusive contract with MacKenzie Vending Services per the attached information.

Services         Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Vymazal)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Stadium           Motion made by Alan Darion, seconded by William Yurvati, to award the purchase of the 

Scoreboard     stadium scoreboard to Varsity Scoreboards at a price of $8,503.66.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Vymazal)  

                        Motion carried.

 

2006-2007       Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Alan Darion, to adopt Option A of the attached

KASD Budget  2006-2007 Kutztown Area School District operating budget amended to include an extra

Adoption          $50,000 into budgetary reserve increasing the total budget to $24,304,195 with a millage of

                        24.78 (an increase of 0.52).

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  3 (Darion, Ritter, Ziegler)      No  4      Absent  2 (Reppert, Vymazal)  

Motion not carried.

 

Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by William Yurvati, to adopt Option A of the attached 2006-2007 Kutztown Area School District operating budget in the amount of $24,254,195 with a millage of 24.70 (an increase of 0.44).

 

RESOLVED, that the Board of School Directors of Kutztown Area School District hereby assess, levies, and enacts or re-enacts (a) a tax upon the assessment valuation of real estate in the said school district at the rate of 24.70 mills or twenty-four dollars and seventy cents ($24.70) on each $1,000 of assessed valuation; (b) a tax of $5.00 upon each person residing in said school district on the first day of July 2006, under Section 679 of the Pennsylvania School Code; (c) a tax of $5.00 upon each person residing in said school district on the first day of July 2006, under authority of Act 511; (d) a tax of 1% upon the earned income of each resident of said school district, under authority of Act 511; (e) a 1% realty transfer tax upon the transfer of all real estate situated within the said school district under authority of Act 511; (f) a $10.00 Occupational Privilege Tax upon all persons having their principal place of employment within the geographical limits of said school district, under authority of Act 511.

 

Motion made by Daniel Walter, seconded by Kay Churchman, to amend the motion to also guarantee staffing for first grade class at Albany Elementary School.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  3 (Bealer, Churchman, Walter)   No  4    Absent  2 (Reppert, Vymazal)  

Motion not carried.

 

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  6       No  1 (Ritter)      Absent  2 (Reppert, Vymazal)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Albany             Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Daniel Walter, to staff a 1st grade classroom 

1st Grade        at Albany Elementary for School Year 06-07 regardless of the number of students attending.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  5       No  2 (Ritter, Ziegler)      Absent  2 (Reppert, Vymazal)  

                        Motion carried.

 

                        Mr. Walter left at 9:30 p.m.

                        Mr. Walter returned at 9:34 p.m.

 

Discussion Items:                   Facilities Committee Meeting

                                Kindergarten and First Grade Enrollment

 

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

                        meeting at 9:47 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary