KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, March 5, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, March 5, 2007, 7:30 p.m., at the Albany Elementary School multi-purpose room pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.
Also Brenda Winkler-Superintendent, Joseph Pugliese-Board Treasurer, Gretchen Diehl-Board
Present Secretary, Nick Lazo, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith, Peter Miller, Tom Green, Barb
Richard, Mick OÕNeil, Karen Neas, Melissa Blatt, Tracey Pielsh, Julie Gilbert, Brandie Fortneg, Angie Petall, Brett Martinez, Ron Devlin – Reading Eagle, Lou Cottone, Andy Brett
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.
Personnel Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve the following
7. Approval of Tom Smith as transitional technology director until further notice at an additional salary of $500 per pay period.
All Personnel Are Approved Pending the DistrictÕs Receipt of All Mandated Credentials.
School Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Daniel Walter, to approve King, Spry, Herman,
District Freund & Faul, LLC as school district Solicitor for the following services and rates:
Solicitor 1. General Counsel (Solicitor): For all services listed below, KASD would be billed at the
rate of $110.00 per hour for attorneys and $95.00 for paraprofessionals.
á All telephone conferences, except for matters covered by item 2 below, and routine legal advice.
á As requested, attendance at KASD regular and special Board meetings, together with any executive sessions which immediately precede or follow the public meeting, except for matters covered by item 2 below.
2. Services outside of Solicitor services: For all other services, generally which will include the following types of activities: labor relations to include union negotiations; employee and student discipline; special education; review and negotiation of business contracts; threatened or actual litigation; and real estate related, e.g., zoning, acquisition and leasing, KASD would be billed at the rate of $150 per hour for attorneys and $95 per hour for paraprofessional tasks.
Brandywine Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Daniel Walter, to approve, effective
Act 1 Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to set an additional earned
Motion made by Alan Darion, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to accept the recommendation of the Local Tax Study Commission through adoption of the attached school board resolution.
Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to adopt the attached school board resolution authorizing the submission of a referendum question to the electors seeking voter approval for the levy, assessment and collection of an earned income and net profits tax to annually fund homestead and farmstead exclusions.
Motion made by Dale Reppert, seconded by Daniel Walter, to adopt the attached school board resolution approving the non-legal interpretative statement and authorizing submission of the non-legal interpretative statement to the berks county election officials.
Discussion Items HS Facilities
High School Motion made by Alan Darion, seconded by William Yurvati, to authorize and direct AEM
Discussion Items cont. Enrollment
Adjournment Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Kay Churchman to adjourn the meeting at
Motion. carried unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by,
Gretchen A. Diehl
School Board Secretary