Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, November 6, 2006, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, November 6, 2006, 7:30 p.m., at the Greenwich Elementary School pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present           Patricia Bealer, Kay Churchman, Al Darion, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, Daniel Walter, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler, Erica Muthard-Student Representative

 

Absent             Chelsea Lenhart-Student Representative

 

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

Present           Board Secretary, Nick Lazo, Lu Palmer, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith, Jim Orwig, Peter Miller, Tom Green, Barbara Richard, Dennis Seaman, Karen Austin, Leslee Saylor, Melissa Blatt, Shauna Oswald, Pam Ashman, Alyssa Raifsnider, Joann Buffum, Donna Hill-Chaney, Vickie Bastian, Cynthia Copeland, Terry Guers, Diane Haring, Mary Paterno, Karen Quillman, Nancy Bowman, Karen Neas, Kathy Daneshyar, John Noll, Josh Chambers, Rebecca Ziegler, Meredith DeVere, Barbara Madea, Kathy Mannai, Donna Keglovits, Jane Venkauskas, Marta Schunk, Ann Dietrich, Lori Arndt, Brenda Loeb, Kay Fritz, Rita Schwalm, Jessica Almond, Kevin Fretz, Bonnie Treadway, Cheryl Funk, Sallie Sandler, Shannon Sunday, Claire Kempes, Tom Campbell, Dr. Mary Ann O’Neil, Shelby Brett, Betty Imboden, Dave Kenny, Lynmarie Schroeder, Andrea Sanders, Kerri Schegan, Jessie Hess, Lou Cottone, Jeff Collier, Brenda Boyer

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:40 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.

 

Executive        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Kay Churchman to have the board meet

Session           for an executive session to discuss negotiations at 7:42 pm.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

                        The board reconvened at 8:45 p.m.

 

Fact Finders    Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by William Yurvati, to accept the attached fact

Report             finders report dated October 30, 2006 between Kutztown Area School District and Kutztown Education Association.
Roll call vote:    Yes  5         No  4 (Bealer, Churchman, Walter, Ziegler)        Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

Personnel       Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve the following  

personnel items:

1.  Approval to grant tenure to Michenelle Groller effective November 6, 2006 due to completion of 3 years of teaching and fulfillment of all requirements for tenure.

2.  Approval of the child rearing and family medical leave for Jennifer Youndt commencing on December 7, 2006 or the expiration of approved, applicable sick and personal leave. Ms. Youndt’s absence is planned from November 28, 2006 through June 6, 2007.

3.  Approval of Denice Coles to take .5 day without pay on November 22, 2006 due to an extended personal trip.

4.  Approval of an additional full-time student-assigned aide for a new student per the child’s IEP.

5.   Approval of Ann Sullivan as full-time certified student-assigned aide effective November 13, 2006 at a rate of $10.05 per hour.

Motion continues….

 

6.  Approval of the following Krapf bus/van drivers for School Year 2006-2007:

         Jay Wetzel             Robert Butcavage     Dennis Graver

         Mary Wagner          Dimas Martinez          Deb Chambers

         Peggy Weil             Mark George             William Hanthorn

         Daryll Reich            Maggie Schearer       Jacob Feist

         Victoria Foscone    Randy Crossley         Scott Trate

7.  Ratification of the following personnel as substitute teachers effective October 17, 2006 for School Year 2006-2007 at the substitute rate of $93 per day, days 1-20, $103 per day thereafter:

Helene Quaintance   Elementary                      DeSales University

Shannon Langer       Elementary                      Indiana University of PA

Andrea Salsano        Elementary/Early Childhd            Kutztown University

Nancy Runyon          Guest Teacher                West Chester/East Stroudsburg U

Bonnie Rohde           Guest Teacher                Albright/St. Joseph’s/Lincoln Tech

Donna McGrath         Guest Teacher                East Stroudsburg University

Tammy Haring           Elementary                      Indiana University of PA

Deborah Kenney       Elementary                      Kutztown University

Debra Bugera           Special Education/Elem  Kutztown University

8.  Ratification of Helene Quaintance as a substitute aide effective October 17, 2006 for School Year 2006-2007 at the substitute rate of $8.80 per hour.

9.  Approval of Debra Bugera as a substitute aide effective November 7, 2006 for School Year 2006-2007 at the substitute rate of $8.80 per hour.

10. Approval of W. Scott Overley, Jr. as substitute custodian effective November 7, 2006 at the current substitute custodian rate of $8.80 per hour.

11. Approval to appoint Attorney Jeffrey Tucker as Special Counsel.

Roll call vote:    Yes  9          No  0      Absent  0

Motion carried.

 

All Personnel Are Approved Pending the District’s Receipt of All Mandated Credentials.

 

Conference     Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Daniel Walter, to approve the following

Requests         conference requests:

1.  Dona Hetman to attend “Facilitating Groups” workshop on November 13-14, 2006 in Bethlehem, PA at a total cost of $476.00.
2.   Dona Hetman to attend “Intro to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively” workshops on December 11-12, 2006 in Bethlehem, PA at a total cost of $476.00.
Roll call vote:    Yes  9         No  0        Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

Equipment       Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Daniel Walter, to grant permission to

Disposal          the administration to dispose of the Genicom 4410 impact printer due to obsolescence.
Roll call vote:    Yes  9         No  0        Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

Senior Class   Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dale Reppert, to approve a senior class

Trip                  trip to the Poconos per the attached itinerary and student cost schedule at no cost to the
                        district.
Roll call vote:    Yes  8         No  1 (Ritter)        Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

Assessment    Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the request of

Appeal             taxpayer ID#55-5544-20-91-1239, to forgive the penalty and interest owed of $356.43 for
                        the 2002 interim real estate taxes, due to an error on the original tax bill. The taxpayer will
                        pay the Tax Claim Bureau the flat rate amount owed for the above-mentioned property for
                        the 2002 Interim Real Estate tax bill, prior to November 30, 2006.
Roll call vote:    Yes  9         No  0        Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

Public Comment   Lou Cottone – Thank you to the board for cordial negotiation process.

 

Discussion Items  Charter School Costs

                              High School Facilities

 

AEM Architect             Motion made by Alan Darion, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the proposal from

Proposal         AEM Architects for an additional feasibility study analysis for the high school, time and
                        materials not-to-exceed $5,000.00.
Roll call vote:    Yes  9         No  0        Absent  0

                        Motion carried.

 

                        Mrs. Bealer left at 9:15 p.m.

 

Discussion Items cont.

                        State Police Risk and Vulnerability Assessment

                        Tax Study Commission/Act 1

 

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

                        9:19 p.m

            Motion. carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary