Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, December 19, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, December 19, 2005 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, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, Daniel Walter, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative

 

Absent             Dale Reppert, 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, Tom Green, Dan Roman-The Patriot, Diane Fitti, Kurt Kanaskie, Shelby Brett, Mike Kistler, Claire Kempes, Michele Sunday, Lou Cottone, Harry McGonigle

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:35 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 Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes       for the November 21 and December 5, 2005 school board meetings and December 5, 2005

reorganization meeting.

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

Motion carried.

 

TreasurerÕs     Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to accept the treasurerÕs

Report             report of the general account.

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

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Alan Darion, to ratify for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $14,065.84.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Alan Darion, to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $271,778.00.

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

Motion carried.

 

Ratification of  Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to ratify for payment

Construction   the construction account bills in the amount of $32,142.84.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

SuperintendentÕs Report

Dr. Winkler acknowledged the Music staff, Teachers and Principals for wonderful holiday concerts. Middle School concert to be held Tuesday, December 20th in HS Aud. at 7:00.

Mr. Green explained additional high school boiler problems. Approx. 1/3 of the tubes are leaking and need to be replaced. Some roof leaks occurred due to the recent heavy rains.

 

Mrs. Bealer left 7:52 p.m.

Mrs. Bealer returned 7:55 p.m.

 

 

Committee       EIT              No Report

Reports             Dennis Ritter                                

                        BCTC           No Report

Jim Kramer      

                        ECC             Coaches are on tonightÕs agenda for approval

                          Jim Kramer      

            BCIU            No Meeting   

                 Dennis Ritter      

            PSBA          Property Tax Reform in 12th week. Current plan gives control of money to State.

              Kay Churchman  

Policy & Curriculum   Met 11/29/05. Review of new policies. The two on tonightÕs agenda 

  Bill Yurvati    for second reading are Procurement Cards and Bus Idling. Reviewed contracted

                    bus services vs. district owned.  Senior high course selection guide changes

                    were approved.

 

Student                                                Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Daniel Walter, to grant approval for

Request           Alexandra Adamson to be absent from school during February 2006 while showing her

horse at the HITS Ocala, Florida circuit. It is the understanding that useful tutors will be available on-site and a post-assessment will be done to evaluate similar approvals in the future.

                  Roll call vote:  Yes  6      No  2 (Darion, Ritter)     Absent  1 (Reppert)  

                        Motion carried.

 

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

1.  Approval of Brooke Roberts, as a middle school fitness and wellness long-term substitute teacher beginning December 22, 2005 through the end of School Year 2005-2006 during Janelle LoebÕs child rearing and family medical leave at a rate of $88.00 per day for days 1-20, $98.00 per day for days 21-45 and the balance at bachelorÕs column, step 1, for non-tenured teachers per the KASD/KATA contract.

2.  Permission to hire for the Maxatawny Elementary 4th Grade vacancy with ratification at a future board meeting.

3.  Permission to hire a long-term substitute for 1st Grade at Maxatawny Elementary with ratification at a future board meeting.

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

              Volunteer Wrestling             Michael Christianson          $0

              Volunteer Wrestling             Todd Fluck                         $0

5.  Approval of the following extra-curricular personnel for School Year 2005-2006:

              Yearbook Co-Advisor           Jennifer Erb               $1,493  

              Yearbook Co-Advisor           Carol Schulley            $1,493

              Yearbook Co-Copy Advisor  Jennifer Erb                  $700

              Yearbook Co-Copy Advisor  Carol Schulley               $700

6.  Approval of Leslie Stump as a substitute aide and substitute office aide effective December 20, 2005 for School Year 2005-2006 at the current substitute rate of $8.50 per hour.

7.  Ratification of Glenn Knepp as substitute custodian effective December 15, 2005 for School Year 2005-2006 at the current substitute custodian rate of $8.50 per hour.

8.  Approval of the following Krapf bus/van drivers for School Year 2005-2006:

           Maggie Schearer       Sandra Lehman        Kathleen Smith    

           Louise Miller              Carey Boyer              Deb Chambers    

           Charles Snyder         Sandra Narduci         Darrell Reich        

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

                        Motion carried.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Conference     Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the conference

Request           request for Dennis Kutz to attend the PA Educational Technology Expo and Conference

Approval         to be held February 20-21, 2006 in Hershey, PA at a cost of $420.00.           

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Course                        Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the attached

Approval         high school course – Business Elective Introduction to Information Technology (IT) - to be

                        included in the HS selection guide for School Year 2006-2007.

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

Motion carried.

 

Student            Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to enter into a contract for

Tutoring           tutoring services for student #102889 as per the studentÕs IEP at a cost of $30 per hour.

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

Motion carried.

 

Policy              Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the second

Adoption          reading and adoption of the following new policies:

     1. Policy #625 – Procurement Cards

2.  Policy #810.5 – School Bus/Diesel Vehicle Idling

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

Motion carried.

 

Public              Kurt Kanaskie – Concerned parents of Albany school re: consolidation of buildings

Comment  

 

Discussion      Tabled Conference Requests – Michele Sunday, Teresa Merkel

Items  

 

Conference     Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the following

Requests         conference requests:

1.  Teresa Merkel to attend the Attendance/Child Accounting Conference to be held in Hershey, PA on March 22-24, 2006 at a cost of $424.00.

2.  Michele Sunday to attend the Attendance/Child Accounting Conference to be held in Hershey, PA on March 22-24, 2006 at a cost of $568.75.

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

Motion carried.

 

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

Session           for an executive session to discuss a personnel matter at 8:50 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

                        The board reconvened at 9:56 p.m.

 

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

                        meeting at 9:56 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary