Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, March 6, 2006, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, March 6, 2006, 7:30 p.m., at the Greenwich-Lenhartsville Elementary School Multi-purpose room pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

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

 

Absent             Patricia Bealer, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative, Krystal Loy-Alternate Student Representative

 

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

Present           Secretary, Lu Palmer, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith, Jim Orwig, Peter Miller, Tom

Green, Barb Richard, Audra Whitner, Roslyn Whitner

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:38 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 Dennis Ritter, seconded by Daniel Walter, to approve the following  

personnel items:
1.  Acceptance of the resignation of Julia Hummel, nurse’s aide, effective March 17, 2006.
2.  Approval of Sandra Peters as full-time 35 hours/week, 10 month/year classroom aide at a rate of $8.75 per hour effective March 2, 2006.
3.  Permission to hire a full-time secretary for the special education department with ratification at a future board meeting.
4.  Correction of the starting rate of Judy Mehltretter, student-assigned aide to the pre-approved starting aide rate of $8.75 per hour effective February 22, 2006.
5.  Approval of the following guest teachers effective March 7, 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:
              Anne Schnore                                Lillian Freeman
Roll call vote:    Yes  8        No  0        Absent  1 (Bealer)

Motion carried.

All Personnel Are Approved Pending the District’s Receipt of All Mandated Credentials.

 

2006-2007           Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Dale Reppert, to approve the 2006-2007

BCIU Budget    Berks County Intermediate Unit Mandated School District Services Budget in the total amount

                        of $1,773,232, with the share for Kutztown Area School District to be $21,475.47, which

                        represents no increase from last year.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Transportation            Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Daniel Walter, to approve the contract between

Contract          the Kutztown Area School District and the Brandywine Heights Area School District and

Gross School Bus Service, to transport a Kutztown special needs student to Pottstown Community Service Foundation-Buxmont Academy in Pottstown, PA at a daily rate of $68.00, plus the cost of fuel, beginning February 22 through June 12, 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Kay Churchman, to amend the motion to read “half the cost of fuel” instead of “the cost of fuel”.
                        Roll call vote:    Yes  8        No  0        Absent  1 (Bealer)

                        Motion carried.

 
Motion made by Daniel Walter, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to append the motion with “or the last day for said student.”
                        Roll call vote:    Yes  8        No  0        Absent  1 (Bealer)

                        Motion carried.

 

(The motion now reads: to approve the contract between the Kutztown Area School District and the Brandywine Heights Area School District and Gross School Bus Service, to transport a Kutztown special needs student to Pottstown Community Service Foundation-Buxmont Academy in Pottstown, PA at a daily rate of $68.00, plus half the cost of fuel, beginning February 22 through June 12, 2006, or the last day for said student.)

 

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Executive        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Daniel Walter to have the board meet

Session           for an executive session to discuss contract negotiations at 7:53 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Yurvati left at 8:45 p.m.

 

                        The board reconvened at 9:15 p.m.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Kay Churchman to adjourn the meeting at

                        9:15 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary