Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, November 21, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, November 21, 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, Kent Dahlquist, James Kramer, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative, Krystal Loy-Alt. Student Representative

 

Absent             None

 

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

Present           Treasurer, Nick Lazo, Lu Palmer, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith, Tom Green, Barbara Richard, Mick O�Neil, Dan Roman-The Patriot, Hugh Smith, Lynmarie Schroeder

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:34 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 Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes       for the October 17, and November 7, 2005 school board meetings.

Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0  

Motion carried.

 

Treasurer�s     Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to accept the treasurer�s

Report             report of the general account.

Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0  

Motion carried.

 

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

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $59,617.39.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $379,204.13.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0  

Motion carried.

 

Ratification of  Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Jim Kramer, to ratify for payment

Construction   the construction account bills in the amount of $5,894.24.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0  

                        Motion carried.

 

Superintendents Report

Beauty and the Beast musical was held November 18-20, 2005. The entire community thanks the students, staff and parents for fantastic performances. They brought a lot of pride to the district. Also, Wednesday, November 17th senior citizens were invited for the program and soup and sandwiches were served. Thank you for the high school administration for undertaking the event.

Certifications were given from PSBA to Carl Ziegler, Jim Kramer and Dale Reppert for longevity on the board. Years of service are 12, 8, and 8, respectively. Thank you for the countless hours and dedication to the school district and the students.

Tonight also marks the last board meeting for two members, Jim Kramer and Kent Dahlquist. Dr. Winkler commented on Mr. Dahlquists passion to fight for what is right for all students in the district. Mr. Kramer was applauded for handled curriculum, music and sports decisions with equal intensity and commitment. Dr. Winkler thanked the entire board for working together so well as a cohesive unit for the benefit of the students, teachers, administration and district as a whole.

 

Committee       EIT              Revenue projections look good. All municipalities and entities should see an

Reports             Dennis Ritter                                 increase.

                        BCTC           No meeting until first week in December.

Jim Kramer      

                        ECC             Agenda items for approval tonight are personnel and facilities usage request.

                          Jim Kramer      

            BCIU            Minutes and Emphasis newsletter were distributed. Meeting focused on technology.   

                 Dennis Ritter      

            PSBA          2006 PSBA legislative platform was introduced at the recent conference.

              Kay Churchman  A few topics were finances and construction as well as lobbyists seeking

                                an amendment to the constitution for government to fund at least 50% of

mandated programs. Property tax relief vs. reform. Cyber and Charter school funding. New funding formula should be created. School boards should decide if we can do a front-end referendum and have the state as a funding partner.

Policy & Curriculum   Topics included School Bus Idling policy and Student Wellness policy.

  Bill Yurvati   Enrollment trends and building options were also discussed.

 

Personnel       Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the following personnel items:

1.  Acceptance of the resignation, due to retirement, of Sheila Fulton effective the end of the second quarter of School Year 2005-2006 currently January 17, 2006.

2.  Approval of the child rearing and family medical leave for Michenelle Groller commencing on April 28, 2006 or the expiration of approved, applicable sick leave. Ms. Grollers absence is planned from February 27, 2006 through the end of School Year 2005-2006.

3.  Approval to rescind employment of Janet Yost as Costume Director for the 2005-2006 Musical.

4.  Approval of Jennifer Juntenen as Costume Director for the 2005-2006 Musical at a salary of $607.

5.  Acceptance of the resignation of Tanja Weller, Kutztown Elementary School Head Cook, effective November 1, 2005.

6.  Approval of Jeff Zimmerman as Assistant Boys Basketball Coach for School Year 2005-2006 at a salary of $2,987.

7.  Approval of Andrew Hoffman as Assistant Girls Basketball Coach for School Year 2005-2006 at a salary of $2,987.

8.  Ratification of Edmund Pilarski as substitute custodian effective November 1, 2005 for School Year 2005-2006 at the current substitute custodian rate of $8.50 per hour.

9.  Approval of Joan Brown as substitute clerical/office aide effective November 22, 2005 for School Year 2005-2006 at the current substitute office aide rate of $8.50 per hour.

10. Approval of the following personnel as substitute teachers effective November 4, 2005 for School Year 2005-2006 at the current substitute teacher rate:

              Carol Schulley            Guest Teacher          LaRoche College

              Denise Statkus           Elementary                Kutztown University

11. Approval of the following substitute cafeteria workers effective November 22, 2005 for School Year 2005-2006 at the current substitute cafeteria worker rate of $7.50 per hour.

              Carol DeLong             Elizabeth Young

              Leslie Stump              Norman Kehl

12.  Ratification of Nancy Barner as a Krapf bus driver effective November 14, 2005 for School Year 2005-2006.    

                  Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0  

                        Motion carried.

 

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

 

 

 

Conference     Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the following changes

Request           relating to conference request approvals effective immediately:

Approval              1.   Allowance of a banquet fee (various amount if it is a conference option) in place of the

Update                       $25 dinner expense limit.

2.     Maximum allowable expenses for lodging to be increased from $100 to $150 per night.

3.     Maximum total conference expenses allowed to be approved by Superintendent to

      be increased from $300 to $350. (Requests of $350 or more need board approval.)

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0  

                        Motion carried.

 

Facility Usage Motion made by Jim Kramer, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve the attached updated

Request Form  facility usage request form, including a new fee schedule.

Update             Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0  

Motion carried.

 

Financial         Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to enter into an agreement

Computer        with Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) to purchase financial computer services

Services         with an annual cost of approximately $15,200. This is a savings of about $4,000 from our

                        existing service.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0  

Motion carried.

 

Budgetary       Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the attached

Transfers        budgetary transfers for the 2005-2006 budget.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  9      No  0     Absent  0  

Motion carried.

 

Discussion Items        Stadium Renovations and future monetary commitments by the board.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 8:49 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary