of the


Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 7:30 p.m.


The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 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, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative


Absent             Daniel Walter, Krystal Loy-Alt. Student Representative


Also                 Dr. Brenda Winkler-Superintendent, Gretchen Diehl-Board Secretary, Joe Pugliese-Board

Present           Treasurer, Nick Lazo, Lu Palmer, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith, Jim Orwig, Peter Miller, Tom Green, Barbara Richard, Lori and Shane Alesi, Donna Keglovits, Harry McGonigle, Judy Mehltretter, Lou Cottone


Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:33 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 Kay Churchman, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes       for the January 17 and February 6, 2006 school board meetings.

Roll call vote:  Yes  6      No  0     Absent  1 (Walter)     Abstain  2 (Ritter, Yurvati)

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  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Walter)  

Motion carried.


Ratification      Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dale Reppert, to ratify for payment the

of General       general account bills in the amount of $242,336.84.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Walter)  

                        Motion carried.


Approval         Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $271,382.61.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  8      No  0     Absent  1 (Walter)  

Motion carried.


Discussion Item:   Student Vacation Request


Vacation          Motion made by Dale Reppert, seconded by Alan Darion, to approve a vacation request

Request           for a high school student to take 2 additional days over the 5 allowed per year per current KASD policy for a family trip.

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

                        Motion not carried.


SuperintendentÕs Report

Kindergarten enrollment numbers are being continuously updated. Parents are responding to the annual mailing sent out by the district to inform the school of their intent to enroll 5 and 6 year old students in the district for School Year 06-07. Current kindergarten numbers are as follows:              Albany 15, Greenwich 22, Kutztown Elem. 34, and Maxatawny 8

On the March 13th inservice day the administration and teachers will review the PSSA results.

The KASD 04-05 Report Card was published and mailed in the district newsletter.

Strategic Plan kick-off is Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Sports banquet was held. Middle school Future City team placed 3rd in regional competition. They received the PeopleÕs Choice award, fire safety award and others. Congratulations!



Committee       EIT              No Report.

Reports             Pat Bealer       

                        BCTC           Next meeting is Wednesday evening. Career Connections in packet.

  Carl Ziegler    

                        ECC             Coaching positions on agenda. Code of Conduct was discussed. Question

                          Pat Bealer    if code should apply to all students and not only athletic team members.

                                            The code being discussed should be used as minimum guidelines. Coaches can

                                            have more strict codes for their teams.

            BCIU            Stan Kita was reappointed as Asst. Executive Director for 4 years. The 06-07

                 Dennis Ritter       budget was approved. BERCS entity no longer needed and $20,000 savings

                                will be funneled down to districts to cover the cost of mandated services budget


            PSBA          The house voted 197-0 to reject senateÕs amendments to House Bill #39 on tax

              Kay Churchman     reform. The senate and house have different ideas as to the funding for

property tax cuts. PSBAÕs leadership conference is to be held March 5th. All PA state legislators have been invited.

Policy & Curriculum   Met January 23rd. Student wellness policy on agenda for 2nd reading 

  Bill Yurvati    and approval. Educational trips/vacation policy was discussed.

                    Representatives from the Noble Project inquired about material distribution from

                    outside groups. Review of HS grading system and how it compares to the old

                    system was discussed.


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

1.  Approval to increase the status of Kathy Mannai, .7 ESL teacher, to full-time effective February 22, 2006 at 100% of her current step and column per the KASD/KATA contract.

2.  Approval of a full-time, 35 hour per week (10-month per year) student-assigned aide position for Kutztown Elementary School effective February 22, 2006. (This is a new position.)

3.  Approval of Judy Mehltretter as a student-assigned aide effective February 22, 2006 at the rate of $8.75 per hour. (To fill the new position in item #2)

4.  Acceptance of the resignation of Brenda Bogert, part-time, cafeteria worker, effective February 10, 2006.

5.  Ratification of Cindy Heiner as part-time cafeteria worker effective February 20, 2006 at the rate of $7.75 per hour.

6.  Approval of the following coaches for School Year 2005-2006:

Volunteer Coach – Track & Field                         Shelby Brett             

Volunteer Coach – Girls Soccer (College Intern)  Elizabeth Shanks     

Volunteer Coach – Volleyball (College Intern)      Nathaniel Baublitz    

7.  Approval of the following substitute aides effective February 22, 2006 through School Year 2005-2006 at the current substitute aide rate of $8.50 per hour:

Sandra Peters              Krista Keim

8.  Approval of Krista Keim as a substitute cafeteria worker effective February 22, 2006 for School Year 2005-2006 at the current substitute cafeteria rate of $7.50 per hour:

9.  Approval of Tracy Reich as a Krapf bus/van drivers for School Year 2005-2006: 

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

                        Motion carried.

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



Policy              Motion made by Alan Darion, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the second reading

Adoption          and adoption of attached policy #246 – Student Wellness.

                  Roll call vote:  Yes  6      No  2 (Bealer, Reppert)     Absent  1 (Walter)  

                        Motion carried.




Electrical        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to pay MBR Construction

Contract          Services, Inc. $7,175.26 to settle outstanding claims on the Albany Elementary, Greenwich-

Settlement       Lenhartsville Elementary and Kutztown Elementary electrical contracts per the attached settlement agreement.

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

Motion carried.


2006-2007       Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the attached

School Year    Calendar for School Year 2006-2007

Calendar         Roll call vote:  Yes  6      No  2 (Reppert, Yurvati)     Absent  1 (Walter)  

Motion carried.


Executive        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer to have the board meet

Session           for an executive session to discuss a personnel matter at 8:15 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.


                        The board reconvened at 10:05 p.m.


Adjournment   Motion made by Don Vymazal, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 10:05 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.


                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,



                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary