Minutes

of the

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.

 

Present           Patricia Bealer, Kay Churchman, Al Darion, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, Daniel Walter, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler

 

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

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:39 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 Daniel Walter, to approve the following  

personnel items:
1.   Acceptance of the resignation, due to retirement, of Ronald Imboden, art teacher, effective the end of School Year 2005-2006. (Mr. Imboden was employed by KASD for 23 years.)
2.   Acceptance of the resignation, due to retirement, of Kathleen Petrie, elementary teacher, effective the end of School Year 2005-2006. (Ms. Petrie was employed by KASD for 37 years.)
3.   Approval of Tammy Miller to transfer from full-time District Business Office & Educational Support Secretary to full-time Payroll Specialist at an annual salary of $32,000, effective July 1, 2006.
4.   Approval to grant tenure to Thomas Sally effective April 24, 2006 due to completion of 3 years of teaching and fulfillment of all requirements for tenure.
5.   Ratification of Stacey Campbell as a daily substitute secondary guidance counselor filling a leave beginning April 24, 2006 through the end of School Year 2005-2006 at a daily rate of $208.86 (Master’s degree required).
6.   Approval of family medical leave for Lisa Saby commencing on May 23, 2006 or the expiration of approved, applicable sick leave. Ms. Saby’s absence is planned from April 26, 2006 through the end of School Year 2005-2006.
7.   Approval of Jennifer Ryan, HS science teacher to take one and a half unpaid days May 18-19, 2006 due to participation in a wedding in Delaware.
8.   Ratification of Calvin Fridirici as temporary summer custodian effective May 22 through August 18, 2006 at the starting rate of $9.00 per hour.
9.   Ratification of Josh Sheetz as temporary summer custodian effective May 22 through August 18, 2006 at the starting rate of $9.00 per hour.
10. Approval of the following substitute teachers effective May 2, 2006 for School Year 2005-2006 at the current substitute teacher rate of $88.00 per day for days 1-20 and $98.00 per day thereafter:
Kristen Derr            Elementary Education     Shippensburg University
Stephanie Myers    Elementary Education     College Misericordia
Ann McCoach        Elementary Education     Kutztown University
Dianna Accordino   Elementary Education     Kutztown University
Robert Gillespie      Elementary Education     Univ. of Delaware/Alvernia College
 

Motion continues…

Linda Findlay         Elementary Education     Kutztown University/Univ. of Virginia
Ken Buffum            Social Studies                 Indiana University of PA
Brynn Hollywood    Elementary/Special Ed.   Kutztown University
11.  Approval of Elaine Rabenold as substitute aide effective May 1, 2006 for School Year 2005-2006 at the current substitute aide rate of $8.50 per hour.
Roll call vote:    Yes  9        No  0        Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

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.

Roll call vote:    Yes  9        No  0        Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

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

                        Roll call vote:    Yes  4 (Darion, Reppert, Ritter, Yurvati)   No  5     Absent  0

                        Motion not carried.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Daniel Walter to adjourn the meeting at

                        9:32 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary