Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

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

 

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

 

Absent             Patricia Bealer, William Yurvati, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative

 

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

Present           Felker, Eric Erb, Jim Orwig, Tom Green, Barbara Richard, Jess Rhody, Stephanie Coverdale, Lauren Mahoney, Lindsey Kay, Nicole St. Clair, Jen Conley, Kevin and Beth Stump, Denise Fetter, Donna Hill-Chaney, Jaime Kennally, Ann Dietrich, Donna Keglovits, Kurt and Lynn Kanaskie, Bryan Hartman, Ron Imboden, Wendy Hall, Jeffrey Collier, Susan Collier, Liz Wessner, Janelle Geist, Kathleen Daneshyar, Beverly Burleigh, Lou Cottone, Dan Roman-The Patriot, Jason Englehart, Joanne Englehart

 

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 Dennis Ritter, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes       for the August 15 and September 6, 2005 school board meeting.

Roll call vote:  Yes  5      No  0     Absent  2 (Bealer, Yurvati)   Abstain 2 (Ritter, Ziegler)

Motion carried.

 

Treasurer�s     Motion made by Dale Reppert, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to accept the treasurer�s

Report             report of the general account.

Roll call vote:  Yes  7      No  0     Absent  2 (Bealer, Yurvati)  

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to ratify for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $2,936,013.08.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  7      No  0     Absent  2 (Bealer, Yurvati)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Dale Reppert, to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $249,635.51.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  7      No  0     Absent  2 (Bealer, Yurvati)  

Motion carried.

 

Superintendents Report

Dr. Winkler acknowledged the 2004-2005 Traveling Art Show and the artists that contributed their artwork. Each student presented their artwork and received a certificate and pin. The show travels to local banks and community buildings. The pieces are then returned to the students building for display.

Two businesses recently gave donations to the KASD Education Foundation through the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) program which is run through the state. KASD is eligible for donations through this program for the current multimedia project. Mr. Breidegam and Chris Pruitt for East Penn Manufacturing graciously donated $28,900 through this program (an increase from $18,600 last year). Also, Giant Foods donated $3,310 this year, an increase of over $300. Even though Giant Foods is not in the Kutztown area, they go out of their way to support schools with innovative projects. Thank you very much for your support, financially and in other ways.

The school musical Beauty and The Beast will have showings November 18, 19 and 20, 2005. The kids are working very hard, it is coming together nicely. We are the first school in eastern PA to be allowed to do a Disney musical on stage.

The districts Back-To-School nights were a success. High Schools night is scheduled for October 5, 2005.

 

Committee       EIT              No report.

Reports             Pat Bealer       

                        BCTC           No meeting.

Jim Kramer   

                        ECC             Met last week. Minutes in the packet. Personnel and music dept. trip on agenda.

                          Jim Kramer   

            BCIU            Continue to discuss the long-range plan.   

                 Dennis Ritter      

            PSBA          Governor Rendell is in support of the new property tax relief plan. It is to control 

              Kay Churchman  the cost of high quality education with a mix of state and local financing.

                                PSBA agrees with the guidance from the Commonwealth but having decisions

                                ultimately in the hands of the local school board. Local tax caucus made up of

                                taxpayers devoted to reform.

Policy & Curriculum   No report.

  Bill Yurvati   

 

Personnel       Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve the following personnel items:

1.   Approval of the 2005-2006 salary for Dr. Brenda Winkler, Superintendent, of $122,130 (retroactive to July 1, 2005),

2.   Approval of the 2005-2006 salary for Joe Pugliese, Business Administrator, of $82,800 (retroactive to July 1, 2005).

3.   Approval of the child rearing and family medical leave for Janelle Loeb commencing on January 25, 2006 (PM) or the expiration of approved, applicable sick and personal leave. Ms. Loebs absence is planned from December 22, 2005 through the end of School Year 2005-2006.

4.   Approval of Renee Marchand as Volunteer Coach for girls tennis for School Year 2005-2006.

5.   Approval of Larissa Esposito as Assistant Coach for cheerleading for School Year 2005-2006.

6.   Acceptance of the resignation of Bonny Seldomridge, IST aide, effective August 26, 2005.

7.   Acceptance of the resignation of Jill Brodhead, student-assigned aide, effective September 24, 2005.

8.   Approval of a full-time student-assigned aide position for the middle school, approximately 35 hours per week.

9.   Acceptance of the resignation of Marie Kemp, cafeteria worker, effective September 6, 2005.

10.  Approval of Lynette Kline as substitute custodian for School Year 2005-2006 at the current substitute custodian rate.

Roll call vote:  Yes  7      No  0     Absent  2 (Bealer, Yurvati) 

Motion carried.

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

 

Policy              Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by James Kramer, to approve the second reading

Approval         and adoption of Policy #210.1 Possession/Use of Asthma Inhalers.

 

                        Motion to amend the policy wording in the last sentence on the first page to say The student

                        shall notify the school nurse as soon as possible following each use of an asthma inhaler.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  6      No  1 (Vymazal)     Absent  2 (Bealer, Yurvati)  

Motion carried.

 

Music              Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve a trip for the show

Department     choir and jazz band to Disney World and cruise to the Bahamas from Wednesday, April 5

Trip                  through Monday, April 10, 2006 at no cost to the district.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  7      No  0     Absent  2 (Bealer, Yurvati)  

Motion carried.

 

Budgetary       Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by James Kramer to approve the attached

Transfers        budgetary transfers as of June 30, 2005.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  7      No  0     Absent  2 (Bealer, Yurvati)  

Motion carried.

 

Change            Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by James Kramer to approve change order #1 

Order              on the science lab project in the amount of $1,870.16 as part of the attached documentation.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  7      No  0     Absent  2 (Bealer, Yurvati)  

Motion carried.

 

Discussion Item          Vacation Request 

 

Extended         Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Don Vymazal to approve a vacation 

Vacation          request for Ciera Horonzy to be excused for 9 days for a family trip to Montana.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  3      No  4 (Churchman, Kramer, Ritter, Ziegler)

                                                               Absent  2 (Bealer, Yurvati)  

Motion not carried.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 8:26 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary