Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 1, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday,  August 1, 2005, 7:30 p.m., at the Kutztown Area Senior High School Library pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present           Patricia Bealer, Kay Churchman, James Kramer, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Tyler Loeb-Student Representative, Krystal Loy-Alternate Student Representative

 

Absent             Kent Dahlquist, Carl Ziegler

 

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

Present           Secretary, Lu Palmer, Mark Erb, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith, Jim Orwig, Peter Miller, Mike Trask-Reading Eagle, Dan Roman-The Patriot, Bonnie Miller, Joann Buffum, Donna Keglovits, Ann Dietrich, Vickie Bastian, Cheryl Funk, Donna Hill-Chaney, Nancy Bowman, Kay Fritz, Debra Kenney, Linda Grim, Dan Della Rova

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:50 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.

 

Presentation   One-To-One Laptop Initiative Update

 

Personnel       Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the following  

personnel items:
1.   Award tenure status to the following individuals who have completed all requirements for tenure:
            Jessica Almond      Timothy Haas        Sarah Reed          John Noll
2.   Acceptance of the resignation of Karl Foerster, social studies teacher, effective no more than 60 days from July 29, 2005 or as soon as a replacement is available.
3.   Permission to hire a secondary social studies teacher with ratification at a future board meeting.
4.   Approval to adjust the starting salary of Adam Berrigan to $35,881 per BachelorÕs column, Step 1 of the KASD/KATA contract. (change from BachelorÕs +15 to BachelorÕs)
5.   Approval to hire Celeste Brown as needed up to four days at the per diem rate of $278.92.
6.   Ratification of James Orwig as elementary principal effective August 1, 2005 at a salary of $78,000 per year (prorated).
7.   Acceptance of the resignation, of Pamela Youssef, 4th grade teacher, effective July 19, 2005.
8.   Ratification of Kerri Lichtenwalner as elementary teacher effective school year 2005-2006 at a salary of $33,881 as per BachelorÕs column, Step 1 (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.
9.   Ratification of Lisa Fluck as full-time elementary remedial math teacher effective school year 2005-2006 at a salary of $35,881 as per BachelorÕs column, Step 1 (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.
10. Ratification of Chris Conrath as long-term substitute second grade teacher for School Year 2005-2006 during John EbnerÕs leave a rate of $88.00 per day for days 1-20, $98.00 per day for days 21-45 and the balance at BachelorÕs column, Step 1, (non-tenured) per the KASD/KATA contract.
11. Ratification of Peter Miller as elementary principal effective date to be determined at a salary of $85,000 per year (prorated)
12. Ratification of Jennifer Ryan as secondary science teacher effective school year 2005-2006 at a salary of $37,057 as per MasterÕs column, Step 1 (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.
13. Acceptance of the resignation, of Brian Zettlemoyer, summer maintenance, effective July 18, 2005.
14. Acceptance of the resignation, of Judith Mehltretter, Head Cook-Kutztown Elementary, effective August 1, 2005.
15. Approval of Darryl Hoffman as middle school computer lab aide beginning School Year 2005-2006 at a rate of $10.20 per hour.
16. Approval of Angela Skrobak as Head Coach of Cheerleading for School Year 2005-2006 at a salary of $2,950
17. Permission to hire an assistant soccer coach and assistant field hockey coach for School Year 2005-2006 with ratification at a future board meeting.
18. Approval of Ernest Funk as a Krapf driver for School Year 2005-2006.
19. Approval of the following special education aides beginning School Year 2005-2006:
Tina Henderson – non-certified classroom aide for 7 hours per day at $8.75/hour
Tanja Weller – non-certified student assigned aide for 7 hours per day at $8.75/hour
Wendy Kuckenbrod – non-certified student assigned aide for 6 hours per day at $8.75/hour
Dana Wendt's increase her hours from 7 to 8 per day at her current rate
Roll call vote:    Yes  7        No  0        Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Ziegler)

                        Motion carried.

 

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

 

Conference     Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to approve the conference

Requests         request for Lu Palmer to attend the Eastern PAÕs Special Education AdministratorÕs

                        Conference to be held October 19-21, 2005 in Hershey, PA at a cost of $648.60

Roll call vote:    Yes  7        No  0        Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Ziegler)

                        Motion carried.

 

Legislative      Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to appoint Kay Churchman

Council            as a voting delegate to the PSBA 2005 Legislative Policy Council. Meeting to be held

Member           October 27, 2005 during the School Leadership Conference in Hershey.
                        Roll call vote:    Yes  6         No  0       Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Ziegler)
                                                  Abstain 1 (Churchman)

                        Motion carried.

 

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

Adoption          and adoption of revised policy #815: Computer Hardware/Software.

Roll call vote:    Yes  7         No  0       Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Ziegler)

                        Motion carried.

 

Laptop             Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dale Reppert, to approve the following

Insurance        insurance costs for the laptop program that are to be reimbursed to the district by the parent:

1.   The fee of $52.00 per laptop, per year, and

2.   A deductible of $67.50 shall be paid by the school district per incident, per laptop on the first claim, for each additional claim on that laptop within the term of this contract, the deductible will increase by 75%.

Roll call vote:    Yes  7         No  0       Absent  2 (Dahlquist, Ziegler)

                        Motion carried.

 

 

 

Executive        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Patricia Bealer to have the board meet

Session           for an executive session to discuss a personnel matter at 9:00 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

                        The board reconvened at 9:35 p.m.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by James Kramer, seconded by William Yurvati, to adjourn the meeting at

                        9:35 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary