of the


Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, October 2, 2006, 7:30 p.m.


The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, October 2, 2006, 7:30 p.m., at the Albany 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


Absent             None


Also                 Joseph Pugliese-Board Treasurer, Gretchen Diehl-Board Secretary, Nick Lazo, Lu Palmer

Present           Eric Erb, Jim Orwig, Peter Miller, Leroy Merkel, Lou Cottone, Karen Neas


Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:46 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.


Personnel       Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the following  

administrative salaries for School Year 2006-2007 retroactive to July 1, 2006.
      Brenda Winkler, Superintendent              $127,150
      Joseph Pugliese, Business Administrator                                $86,200
      Nicholas Lazo, Jr., Asst. Superintendent    $94,850
Roll call vote:    Yes  9         No  0        Absent  0

Motion carried.


                        Motion made by Kay Churchman, seconded by Daniel Walter, to approve the following  

personnel items:
1.  Approval of Kathy Githens as school psychologist intern effective September 25, 2006 at a stipend of $5,000.
2.  Ratification of the change of status of Ann McCoach to preferred long-term substitute aide during Dana Wendt’s leave for the first semester of School Year 2006-2007 at a rate of $9.55 per hour.
3.  Approval of Amber Kelley as a substitute cafeteria worker at the substitute cafeteria rate of $7.80 per hour.
4.  Approval of the following department chairpersons for School Year 2006-2007, salaries TBD:
Language Arts                           Toni Koller
Math                                          Sallie Sandler
Science                                     Bill Riedel
Social Studies                            Tom Sally
Elementary (Content)                 Louise DeMatteo
Elementary (Language Arts)      Louise DeMatteo
Business/Vocational                  Karen Neas
Fine Arts                                    Bryan Hartman
Foreign Languages                   Marta Schunk
Special Education                      Karen Kabakoff



Motion continues….






5.  Approval of the following personnel as substitute teachers effective October 3, 2006 for School Year 2006-2007 at the substitute rate of $93 per day, days 1-20, $103 per day thereafter:
Daniel Novakovich   Guest Teacher     Clarion/Kutztown University
Nathan Ottaviani      Guest Teacher     Albright College
Deborah Kulp          Guest Teacher     Johnson & Wales College
Arlene Clapp            Guest Teacher     Univ.of Central Florida/Kutztown University
6.  Approval of Ines Heuser as a substitute aide effective October 3, 2006 for School Year 2006-2007 at the substitute rate of $8.80 per hour.
7.   Permission is requested to hire a classroom aide to fill a vacant position at Kutztown Elementary School with ratification at a future board meeting. (not a new position).


            Motion made by Alan Darion, seconded by Dale Reppert, to amend the motion above to

remove item #4 until receiving a secret ballot from department members to vote for


Roll call vote:    Yes  4 (Bealer, Darion, Reppert, Walter)        No  5        Absent  0

Motion not carried.

Roll call vote:    Yes  5          No  4 (Bealer, Darion, Reppert, Walter)      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 Kay Churchman, to approve a conference

Request           request for Lisa White to attend “Diagnosis: Treatment of Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and

related neurological disorders” conference on November 16, 17, 2006 in Lancaster, PA at a total cost of $446.00.

Roll call vote:    Yes  9         No  0        Absent  0

                        Motion carried.


Grant              Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to accept the following

Acceptance     grants awarded to the Kutztown area School District:

1.  PA Department of Community and Economic Development, Community Revitalization Program grant in the amount of $5,000 to be used for hardware/software related to the one-to-one project.    

2.  PDE Classrooms for the Future grant in the amount of $97,279 for SMARTBOARDS, projectors, etc. to facilitate “smart classrooms” in the senior high school.    

Roll call vote:    Yes  9         No  0        Absent  0

                        Motion carried.


Discussion Items  HS facilities

                              Tax Study Commission/Act 1


Adjournment   Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer to adjourn the meeting at

                        8:21 p.m

            Motion. carried unanimously.


                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,



                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary