Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, May 15, 2006, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday,   May 15, 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, Don Vymazal, Daniel Walter, William Yurvati,

                        Carl Ziegler

 

Absent             Alan Darion, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative, Krystal Loy-Alt. Student Representative

 

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

Present           Secretary, Nick Lazo, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith, Jim Orwig, Peter Miller, Barb

Richard, Joann Buffum, Dr. Mary Ann O�Neil, Karen Austin, Mike Trask-Reading Eagle, Donna

Keglovits, Barb Weston, Liz Wessner, Vickie Bastian, Joanne Waidelich, Jeff Huffert, Deb

Kenney, Karen Neas, Bev Burleigh, Lou Cottone

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:49 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 Kay Churchman, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes       for the April 18 and May 1, 2006 school board meetings.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  6       No  0      Absent  3 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter)  

Motion carried.

 

TreasurerÕs     Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to accept the treasurerÕs

Report             report of the general account.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  6       No  0      Absent  3 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter)  

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Daniel Walter, to ratify for payment the

of General       general account bills in the amount of $171,731.18.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  6       No  0      Absent  3 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $350,829.93.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  6       No  0      Absent  3 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter)  

Motion carried.

 

SuperintendentÕs Report

Dr. Winkler noted that during this past FridayÕs in-service day, the annual retirement and teacher appreciation luncheon was held.

HS Jazz Band and Chorus concert will be held Wednesday, May 17th

History Day results – MS has 4 students going to national competition, HS has a few 3rd places      and an honorable mention.

Tennis – Bobby Zerwick and Pat Miller placed 2nd in District 3 and will move on to states.

Baseball – in county playoffs tonight

MS concert was wonderful. All groups were outstanding. Highlights were Andy Mohler and Carl ZeplinÕs duet and the percussion ensemble.

MS music groups went to Toronto this past weekend. Everyone did a great job. Seven trophies    were won. The students represented the district well.

 

 

Dr. Winkler and Mr. Erb showed a video of Michael GoldenÕs comments on the laptop program. Excerpts from Mr. WertÕs German class were highlighted.

 

Committee       EIT              No report.

Reports             Pat Bealer       

                        BCTC           Bob RunkleÕs retirement was accepted. Search for a replacement is ongoing.

  Carl Ziegler    Hiring to be expected by the end of fiscal year.

                        ECC             No meeting.

                          Pat Bealer     

            BCIU            No report.

              Dennis Ritter                                       

            PSBA          House adjourned until June. Not enough of a tax break was being given so law not

              Kay Churchman       passed. Primary day is tomorrow.

Policy & Curriculum   Meeting held April 28th. Distribution of school flyers, PSBA

  Bill Yurvati     guidelines and HS attendance policy discussed.

 

Personnel       Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the following personnel items:

1.  Acceptance of the resignation, due to retirement, of Al Machamer, middle school life science teacher, effective the end of School Year 2005-2006. (Mr. Machamer was a teacher and administrator in the district for 28 years.)

2.  Acceptance of the resignation of Barbara DeAcosta, elementary school nurse, effective  June 8, 2006.

3.  Acceptance of the resignation of Jason Moore, chemistry teacher, effective date to be determined.

4.  Approval of Julie Weaknecht as a substitute teacher effective May 5, 2006 for School Year 2005-2006 at the current substitute teacher rate of $88 per day for days 1-20 and $98 per day thereafter.

5.   Approval of Tammy Snyder as a substitute custodian effective May 2, 2006 for School Year 2005-2006 at the current substitute custodian rate of $8.50 per hour.

                  Roll call vote:  Yes  6       No  0      Absent  3 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter)  

                        Motion carried.

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

 

 

School Board  Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Daniel Walter, to approve the stipend of $1,900

Secretary        for the position of school board secretary for School Year 2006-2007.

Compensation Roll call vote:  Yes  6       No  0      Absent  3 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter)  

                        Motion carried.

 

School Board  Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Daniel Walter, to appoint Mr. Joseph P. Pugliese

Treasurer        as school board treasurer for School Year 2006-2007 with a stipend of $950.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  6       No  0      Absent  3 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter)  

                        Motion carried.

 

District                        Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to appoint the following

Depositories   institutions as district depositories for School Year 2006-2007:

                             National Penn Bank

                             PSDLAF (Pennsylvania School District Liquid Asset Fund)

                             Wachovia Bank

                             Sovereign Bank

                             PNC Bank

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  6       No  0      Absent  3 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter)  

                        Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Fund      Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve of a resolution to

Acceptance     revise the School Year 2005-2006 revenue and expenditure budgets by accepting and

                        incorporating the grant funds detailed below for the following Local, State and Federal Programs:

                             Library Services and Technology Act Grant (Balance)   $  7,897

                             Additional IDEA                                                            $25,820

                             Additional TITLE I                                                         $  7,992     

                             KASD Education Foundation                                        $12,838

                                            Total                                                              $54,547

                            

                             Original Budget 2005-2006                                   $22,874,152

                             Revised Budget 2005-2006                                   $22,928,699

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  6       No  0      Absent  3 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter)  

                        Motion carried.

 

AESOP            Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to purchase the AESOP substitute

Substitute        calling software from Frontline Placement Technologies, Inc. at a cost of $2.50 per employee

Calling             per month, estimated at $4,512.50 annually, plus a one-time setup and training fee of $2,000.00.

Software          Roll call vote:  Yes  5       No  1 (Walter)      Absent  3 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Student            Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to adopt the proposed

Disciplinary    adjudication relating to student number 101770, hereby excluding the student from

Action              the Kutztown Area School District, in accordance with the terms thereof.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  6       No  0      Absent  3 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter)  

                        Motion carried.

 

2006-2007       Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to adopt the attached 2006-

KASD               2007 Kutztown Area School District tentative operating budget totaling $24,167,614 with a

Tentative         millage of 24.71 (an increase of 0.45).

Budget             Roll call vote:  Yes  6       No  0      Absent  3 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter)  

Adoption          Motion carried.

 

Discussion Items:                   2006-2007 Support Staff/Administration Holiday Schedule

                                Kindergarten and First Grade Enrollment

 

Adjournment   Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 8:42 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary