KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, May 1, 2006, 7:30 p.m.
The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, May 1, 2006, 7:30 p.m., at the Maxatawny Elementary School Multi-purpose Room pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.
Absent Tyler Loeb-Student Representative, Krystal Loy-Alternate 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, Tom Green, Barb
Richard, Dan Roman-The Patriot, Shelby Brett, Lou Cottone
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 Daniel Walter, to approve the following
All Personnel Are Approved Pending the District’s Receipt of All Mandated Credentials.
Flexible Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to adopt a Flexible Benefits
Benefits Plan Under Section 125 of the IRS Code, to be set up and administered by Kades-Margolis
Plan Corp. and their partner Security Benefit Group, per the attached proposal.
Discussion Items Preliminary Budget 2006-2007
2006-2007 Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Alan Darion, to adopt the 2006-2007 Kutztown
KASD Area School District tentative operating budget totaling $24,136,514 with a millage of 24.73,
Temporary an increase of 0.47 mills. Fund balance amount of $179,252 would be reserved towards next
Budget year's expenditure appropriations.
Adoption Roll call vote: Yes 4 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter, Vymazal) No 5 Absent 0
Motion not carried.
Discussion Items cont.
Kindergarten and First Grade Staffing
AESOP Substitute Calling Software
Maxatawny Township Conditional Use Meeting – May 7th 7:30 p.m.
Connect-ED Motion made by Alan Darion, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to contract for three years
Service Connect-ED Emergency Communication, Attendance Notifications, and Community Outreach
Service from The NTI Group, at the following costs. Message fee is a yearly expense and is
based on district enrollment:
One Time Support Fee $1,600.00
Message Fee $3.00/student, 1,780 students SY 05-06 $5,340.00
Fee for first year $6,940.00
Motion not carried.
Adjournment Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Daniel Walter to adjourn the meeting at
Motion carried unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by,
Gretchen A. Diehl
School Board Secretary