Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 15, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, August 15, 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, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative, Krystal Loy-Alt. Student Representative

 

Absent             Patricia Bealer, Dennis Ritter

 

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

Present           Felker, Eric Erb, Mark Erb, Lu Palmer, Matt Smith, Jim Orwig, Tom Green, Barb Richard, Mick OÕNeil, Mike Trask-Reading Eagle, Dan Roman-The Patriot, Sandi Fisher, Rod Fisher, Michael Boland, Judy Heffley, Danielle Berger, Jim Shrawder, John Shrawder, Helen Bispels, Thomas Loch, Pat Loch, Marina Lynch, Laurie Lynch

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:45 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 Dale Reppert, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes       for the August 1, 2005 school board meeting.

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

Motion carried.

 

TreasurerÕs     Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to accept the treasurerÕs

Report             report of the general account.

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

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Dale Reppert, to ratify for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $808,420.25.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $403,129.97.

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

Motion carried.

 

Approval of     Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve for payment

Construction   the construction 2004 account bills in the amount of $85,410.27.

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

                        Motion carried.

 

 

SuperintendentÕs Report

The renovated science labs are 90-95% done. They are on schedule and on budget. One regular classroom was made into a science lab and other labs were updated. HS lobby was updated for energy efficiency. TeacherÕs lounge and HS PrincipalÕs office and auxiliary gym floor were worked on as well. The boiler at the Greenwich Elementary School was repaired.

The district is geared up for the start of school. All teachers are hired. August 24th is the first day for elementary teachers and the 25th for secondary teachers. Students report on the 29th.

Approximately forty teachers have been trained on newly leased laptops. HS teachers are getting new training. WeÕre ready for a good start.

 

Committee       EIT              No report.

Reports             Pat Bealer       

                        BCTC           No meeting.

Jim Kramer   

                        ECC             Minutes in the packet. New coaches and resignation to approve tonight.

                          Jim Kramer   

            BCIU            No report.   

                 Dennis Ritter      

            PSBA          School health issues are being documented, such as obesity. Mrs. Snyder is 

              Kay Churchman  working diligently towards new requirements for this school year. HS reform

                                efforts and teacher preparedness. PA only 1 of 6 states that doesnÕt have

                                uniform graduation requirements. State statistics are 70% of students graduate,

                                40% enroll in college and 28% go on to get degrees. KAHS fairs higher than

                                these statistics.

Policy & Curriculum   No meeting.

  Bill Yurvati   

 

Personnel       Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve the following personnel items:

1.   Approval to increase the salary of Tom Sally to $43,546, BachelorÕs +15, Step 4. (Mr. Sally is not able to acquire tenure until later this school year due to an unpaid leave. However, since it was military leave he is credited with 3 years of teaching as it relates to the KASD/KATA contract. Therefore, he receives a salary increase as if he were a tenured teacher beginning with this School Year.)

2.   Ratification of Doris Schappell as full-time family and consumer science teacher effective School Year 2005-2006. Salary to be set at $40,920 per Step 1, BachelorÕs +15 column (tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

3.   Ratification of Amy Howard as full-time social studies teacher effective School Year 2005-2006. Salary to be set at $38,057 per Step 1, MasterÕs column (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

4.   Ratification of Christopher Simmons as full-time business education teacher effective September 28, 2005. Salary to be set at $33,881 (prorated) per Step 1, BachelorÕs column (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

5.   Approval of a full-time, approximately 35 hours/week, high school hall monitor (aide) position beginning School Year 2005-2006.

6.   Approval of Kathy Kramer to move from PT lunch room monitor/attendance caller to FT high school hall monitor beginning School Year 2005-2006 at her current rate of $8.84 per hour.

7.   Approval of Jane Rohrbach as part-time lunch room monitor/attendance caller at a rate of $8.75 per hour beginning School Year 2005-2006.

8.   Acceptance of the resignation of Tanja Weller as a student-assigned aide.

9.   Approval of Tanja Weller as PT head cook at Kutztown Elementary School effective School Year 2005-2006 at a rate of $8.85 per hour.

10. Approval to add a part-time (20 hours/week) learning support classroom aide position at Greenwich Elementary School.

11. Approval of Steven Rettstadt as a summer maintenance employee at a rate of  $7.50 per hour effective August 4, 2005.

12.  Acceptance of the resignation of Steven Calande as Asst. Football Coach for School Year 2005-2006.

13. Approval of the following substitute lists for School Year 2005-2006 at the current substitute rates:

Elementary / Secondary Substitute Teachers

Substitute Aides

Substitute Cafeteria Workers

Substitute Custodians

 

14. Approval of the following personnel and salaries to fill School Year 2005-2006 extra-duty positions as per the Extra-Curricular Committee:

            Asst. Athletic Director               Sue Kunkel                   $3,439

            Pop Group Director                  Bryan Hartman              $1,740           

            Band Director                           Douglas Matz                $4,722

            Asst. Band Director                  Tom Siegfried                $2,457

            Band Front Co-Coordinator      Amy Strunk                      $794

            Band Front Co-Coordinator      Felicia Meitzler                  $794

            Faculty Co-Manager of Music   Douglas Matz                $1,229

            Faculty Co-Manager of Music   Bryan Hartman              $1,229

            Senior Class Advisor                Sallie Sandler                $1,287

            Junior Class Advisor                 Suzanne Mixa               $1,287

            Sophomore Class Advisor        Tom Sally                         $986

            Freshman Class Advisor           Toni Sprinkle                    $986

            Student Council Advisor           Tom Sally                      $1,173

            Yearbook Business Advisor      Sue DeAngelis              $1,365

            Newspaper Advisor                  Karen Kabakoff             $1,098

            Academic Challenge Coach     Bill Riedel                      $1,248

            Elementary/Sec. Sub Caller      Michele Sunday            $2,850

            Emergency Staff-Albany           Diane Haring                 $1,362

            Emergency Staff-Greenwich     Alyssa Raifsnider           $1,362

            Emergency Staff-Maxatawny    Ann Dietrich                  $1,362

            Emergency Staff-Kutztown       Louise DeMatteo           $1,928

            KES Patrol Advisor                   Kevin Fretz                    $1,400

      MUSICAL

            Director                                    Bob Williams                  $2,343

            Vocal Director                           Bryan Hartman              $1,702

            Orchestra Director                    Doug Matz                       $986

            Costumes                                 Janet Yost                       $607

            Scenery Construction Director  Barbara Bleiler                 $379

            Scenery Painter Director           Barbara Bleiler                 $379

            Choreographer                         Janie Ross                       $645

15. Approval of the following coaches and salaries for School Year 2005-2006 as per the Extra-Curricular Committee:

            Assistant Football                     Mark Prevorznik             $2,987

            Assistant Boys Soccer                                          Josh Sheetz            $2,683

            Assistant Boys Soccer                                         Calvin Fridirici            $2,683

            Volunteer Golf                          Scott Wagaman                   $0

16. Approval of the following Krapf bus drivers for School Year 2005-2006.

            Rick Haag              Frances Quaintance     Sue Sperber       Sherri Reinert

            Frances Shea        Brenda Pensyl             Debra Hauck       Clarence Schaeffer

            Barb Hottenstein    Dale Bailey                   Howard King       Sharon Trout

            Donna Wilde          LaVerne Stevens         Nevin Smith         William Brobst

            Trish Kehl               Sue Boyer                    Vincent Kusy       Sal Barrett

            Bob Jaindl              Harold Ade                   Ryan Koehler

17. Approval of the following Krapf bus substitute drivers for School Year 2005-2006.

            John Aulenbach     Harold Endy                 Tara Jacoby        Mark George

            Jackie Kirkhoff        Gerald Trate                 Jean Butkus        Randy Crossley

            Bud DeBoeser       Jack Feist                     Ernie Fink            Gordon Hanthorn

            Rod Sutliff

18. Permission to hire for the following positions left vacant due to resignations with ratification at a future board meeting:

            FT Student Assigned Aide - HS

            FT Student Assigned Aide – MS

19.    Approval of Gene Greenawalt as KASD substitute van driver for School Year 2005-2006.

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

Motion carried.

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

 

 

Conference     Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Kent Dahlquist, to approve the conference

Request           request for Joyce Sturtevant to attend the 2005 Keystone State Reading Conference to be held

                        October 16-18, 2005 in Hershey, PA at a cost of $633.70.

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

Motion carried.

 

District                        Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by James Kramer, to approve Dr. John P. Boyle

Dentist             D.M.D., Kutztown, PA as District Dentist for School Year 2005-2006 at a cost of $2.00 per

                        student exam.

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

Motion carried.

 

District            Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Dale Reppert to approve Berks Family

Physician        Physicians, P.C., 11 Ingot Drive, Blandon, PA  19510 as District Physicians for School Year

                        2005-2006 at a cost of $7.00 per student exam and $50.00 per employee physical.

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

Motion carried.

 

Federal and     Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Carl Ziegler to grant permission to the 

State Grant      administration to apply for all appropriate state and federal grants that become available

Participation   during School Year 2005-2006.

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

Motion carried.

 

Bus Routes     Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Kent Dahlquist to approve the attached bus 

2005-2006           and van routes for School Year 2005-2006 and to allow the Director of Transportation and/or

                        designee to make any necessary changes to the existing routes as deemed appropriate

                        throughout School Year 2005-2006 including the addition and deletion of routes as

                        necessary.

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

Motion carried.

 

Public              Atty. Mike Boland, HS laptop issue 

Comment         Jim Shrawder, HS laptop issue

 

Walk-through of renovated science labs. 

 

Executive        Motion made by Kent Dahlquist, seconded by Carl Ziegler to have the board meet

Session           for an executive session to discuss personnel matters after the science lab walk-through.

                        The executive session began at 8:35 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

                        The board reconvened at 9:20 p.m.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Kay Churchman, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 9:20 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary