Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, December 5, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday,  December 5, 2005, 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, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, Daniel Walter, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative, Krystal Loy-Alternate Student Representative

 

Absent             Dale Reppert

 

Also                 Joseph Pugliese-Board Treasurer, Gretchen Diehl-Board Secretary, Nick Lazo

Present           Lu Palmer, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Jim Orwig, Peter Miller, Matt Smith, Barbara Richard,

Sheryl Snyder, Lori Arndt, Mary Paterno, Donna Keglovitz, Harry McGonigle, Shelby Brett, Lou Cottone, Dan Roman-The Patriot

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:37 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 William Yurvati, to approve the following  

personnel items:
1.  Approval of the child rearing and family medical leave for Cyndi Parker commencing on the afternoon of March 20, 2006 or the expiration of approved, applicable sick leave. Ms. ParkerÕs absence is planned from February 17, 2006 through the end of School Year 2005-2006.
2.  Approval of Theresa OÕMara as part-time head cook effective December 6, 2005 at an hourly rate of $8.75.
3.  Approval to rescind employment of Janie Ross as Choreographer for the 2005-2006 Musical.
4.  Approval of Donielle Horst as Choreographer for the 2005-2006 Musical at a salary of $645.
5.  Approval of the following 2005-2006 Krapf bus/van drivers:
        Sandra Narducci          Sandra Lehman      Charles Snyder
Roll call vote:    Yes  8        No  0        Absent  1 (Reppert)

Motion carried.

 

All Personnel Are Approved Pending the DistrictÕs Receipt of All Mandated Credentials.

 

 

Conference     Motion made by Alan Darion, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the following conference

Requests         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 $431.00.

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 $556.75.

 

                        Motion made by Alan Darion, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to table the motion.

                        Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

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

Selection         courses to be added to the 2006-2007 High School Course Selection Guide.

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

Changes          Motion carried.

 

COBRA            Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by William Yurvati, to contract with School 

Administration            School Claims Service, a division of PSBA, for COBRA administration services effective Service         January 1, 2006. 

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Policy             Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the first 

Approvals       reading of the attached new policies as listed below:

     1. Policy #246 – Student Wellness

     2. Policy #625 – Procurement Cards

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

 

                        Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Alan Darion, to amend the motion to include

                        only new policies #625 and # 810.5.

                        Roll call vote:    Yes  5        No  3 (Bealer, Ritter, Yurvati)        Absent  1 (Reppert)

                        Motion carried.

 

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to adjourn the meeting at

                        8:35 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary