Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, October 17, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, October 17, 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, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative, Krystal Loy-Alt. Student Representative

 

Absent             Dennis Ritter

 

Also                 Dr. Brenda Winkler-Superintendent, Gretchen Diehl-Board Secretary, Nick Lazo, Lorraine

Present           Felker, Eric Erb, Jim Orwig, Tom Green, Barbara Richard, Kelsey Schaffer, Jennifer Euston, Melissa Blatt, Leslee Saylor, Donna Feiertag, James Romig, Karen Austin, Norman Burkholder, Raymond Hoover, Norman Sauder, Mike Trask-Reading Eagle, Luci Adam, Andrea Sanders, Jeri Wehr, Dan Roman-The Patriot, Ann Dietrich, Shelby Brett, Lori Arndt, Barb Weston, Cindy Smith, Harlan & Elaine Burkholder, Leon Burkholder, Lou Cottone, Beth Rothenberger, Megan Bradley, Sara McCleaf, Dave Baer, Carly Scalera, Jackie Pentecharsky, Liz Augustine, Janelle Yawornicky, Denise Sabatini, Jamie Moulthrop, Susan Rohrer

 

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 Patricia Bealer, seconded by Jim Kramer, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes       for the September 19, and October 3, 2005 school board meetings.

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

Motion carried.

 

TreasurerÕs     Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to accept the treasurerÕs

Report             report of the general account.

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

Motion carried.

 

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

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $3,064,954.26.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

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

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $330,417.50.

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

Motion carried.

 

Ratification of  Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to ratify for payment

Construction   the construction account bills in the amount of $41,176.08.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

SuperintendentÕs Report

Dr. Winkler welcomed staff, community members and college students to the meeting.

PSBA Tax Reform information meeting to be held on November 3, 2005. All board members are encouraged to attend. Information on current options were included in the packet.

Beauty and the Beast musical to be held November 18-20, 2005. Also, Wednesday, November 17th senior citizens are invited for the program. Soup and sandwiches will be served.

Dr. Winkler acknowledged the wonderful administration for keeping everything running smoothly while she was recovering from knee replacement surgery.

 

Committee       EIT              No report. Meet next Tuesday

Reports             Pat Bealer       

                        BCTC           Joint Operating Committee Briefs included in the packet. Students received

Jim Kramer       silver awards for Auto and Culinary Arts.

                        ECC             Minutes in the packet. Refractometer on the agenda. PIAA will require it next

                          Jim Kramer      year. We would like to get a head start by approving it tonight.

            BCIU            No report.   

                 Dennis Ritter      

            PSBA          Legislator views on property tax proposals in packet. PSBA fall conference  

              Kay Churchman  to be held next week. Topics are boosting student achievement, wellness

                                policy and Property Tax Reform.

Policy & Curriculum   Received updates on 1:1 laptop program. Special Education case

  Bill Yurvati   loads and move-ins, field trip liability, and summary on October 10th inservice

                    were the topics discussed. PSSA results from last year came through. Kutztown

                    near the top in the state.

 

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

1.   Approval of Alison VanDuren as full-time, 10 month/year, 35 hours/week, certified student-assigned aide effective October 11, 2005 at a rate of $9.75 per hour.

2.   Approval of Karen Deysher as part-time cafeteria worker effective October 17, 2005 at a rate of $7.80 per hour.

2.   Acceptance of the resignation of Antoinette Sprinkle as Freshman Class Advisor for School Year 2005-2006, effective prior to the start of the school year.

4.  Approval of Christopher Simmons as Freshman Class Advisor for School Year 2005-2006 at a salary of $986.

5.  Approval of the following coaches and salaries for School Year 2005-2006:

Assistant Coach – Boys Basketball         Ken Sanders               $2,987

Assistant Coach – Boys Basketball         Rudy Lopez                 $2,987

Assistant Coach – Girls Basketball                                      Barry Shultz $2,987

Assistant Coach – Girls Basketball                              Timothy McElwee $2,987

Assistant Coach – Girls Basketball                                      Kaitlyn Zima $2,987

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

Motion carried.

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

 

Refractometer Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by James Kramer, to purchase a refractometer,

Purchase        device to test hydration level of athletes, at a cost of $98.00.

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

Motion carried.

 

Land                Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Jim Kramer, to acquire through its power of

Acquisition      eminent domain the needed acreage of land with payment of due consideration for the

purpose of building in the future a new high school, parking facilities, playing fields, and other appurtenances, per the attached resolution.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  3 (Dahlquist, Kramer, Ziegler)     No  5     Absent  1 (Ritter)  

Motion not carried.

 

Discussion Items        Berks Vocational-Technical SchoolÕs Authority Representative

                                    Negotiations Training School II 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                        meeting at 8:24 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary