Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, September 18, 2006, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday,   September 18, 2006 at 7:30 p.m., in the library of the Senior High School pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present           Patricia Bealer, Kay Churchman, Al Darion, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, Daniel Walter, Carl Ziegler

 

Absent             Dale Reppert, William Yurvati

 

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

Present           Secretary, Nick Lazo, Lu Palmer, Lorraine Felker, Peter Miller, Tom Green, Terry Guers,

Wendy Hall, Kris Tuerk, Bill Riedel, Donna Hill-Chaney, Lou Cottone, as well as, traveling art show parents and students

 

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 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 Dennis Ritter, seconded by Daniel Walter, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes       for the August 21 and September 5, 2006 school board meetings.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Yurvati)  

Motion carried.

 

TreasurerÕs     Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to accept the treasurerÕs

Report             report of the general account.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Yurvati)  

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to ratify for payment the

of General       general account bills in the amount of $391,121.63.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Yurvati)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Alan Darion, to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $307,052.93.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Yurvati)  

Motion carried.

 

SuperintendentÕs Report

Dr. Winkler introduced Dr. Nancy Allmon, Director of the Berks County Intermediate Unit

     Dr. Allmon and Mr. Stan Kita rotate visits to all Berks County District board meetings annually.

Dr. Winkler continued with the introduction of the 2005-2006 Traveling Art Show student participants. Each student received a certificate and pin and had their artwork on display for the board and audience. The artwork will travel around berks county businesses during the 06-07 School Year.

    Emma Adam                   Kutztown Elementary

    Dane Becker                   Maxatawny Elementary

    Kyle White                       Greenwich Elementary

    Allison Waidelich             Albany Elementary      

    Gina Sposto                    Middle School

    Matthew Oliver                Middle School

    Erica Muthard                  High School

 

Committee       EIT              No meeting.

Reports             Pat Bealer        

                        BCTC           Dr. Lees is familiarizing himself with the board and staff and is off to a good start.

  Carl Ziegler     

                        ECC             Meeting held last Monday. Items on tonightÕs agenda. Items discussed were

                          Pat Bealer      coaches, lunch/dinner allowances for district and state competitions, soccer shed,

                                              potential Fleetwood and Wyomissing football games to be held at KU field. Code

                                              of Conduct to be sent to solicitor.

            BCIU            Meeting to be held this Thursday.

              Dennis Ritter      

            PSBA          Act 1 following a timeline, tax study commission meeting scheduled for 9/21 for an

              Kay Churchman         update on what expectations are.

Policy & Curriculum   No report.

 

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

1.   Acceptance of the resignation of Karen Turner, elementary nurseÕs aide, effective September 8, 2006.

2.   Ratification of Brooke Roberts, full-time (35 hours/week, 10 months/year) certified classroom aide effective September 12, 2006 at a rate of $10.05 per hour. (not a new position)

3.   Approval of the following changes in extra-duty personnel for School Year 2006-2007:

              Co-Stage Manager – High School                  Doug Matz

              Co-Stage Manager – High School                  Bryan Hartman

              Co-Elem. Stage/Evening Perf. Mgr                 Doug Matz

              Co-Elem. Stage/Evening Perf. Mgr                 Bryan Hartman

4.   Approval of the following personnel as substitute teachers effective September 18, 2006 for School Year 2006-2007 at the approved rate of $93 per day for days 1-20 and $103 per day thereafter:

           G. Ann McDowell          Guest Teacher     Pennbroke State University

           Alisha Martucci             Elementary           West Chester University

           Stephen Kell                Music                    Kutztown University

           Annie Schnore             Guest Teacher     Kutztown University

           Dawn Farlow                Guest Teacher     Kutztown University/St. JosephÕs University

5.   Approval of Barb Miller as a substitute aide effective September 18, 2006 for School Year 2006-2007 at the approved substitute aide rate of $8.80 per hour.

6.   Approval the resignation of Lauren Moore as paid assistant cheerleading coach effective prior to duties being performed.

7.     Approval of Eric DiFulvio as a substitute custodian effective September 19, 2006 at a rate of $8.80 per hour.

Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Yurvati)  

                        Motion carried.

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

 

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

Requests         requests:

1.     John Noll to attend the 86th National Council for the Social Studies Conference to be held in Washington, DC at a cost of $677.00

2.     Terry Guers to attend Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Training to be held in Philadelphia, PA  at a cost of $752.72.

3.     Beth Pennebacker to attend Reading Apprenticeship to be held at the BCIU on           October 5, 6, December 19 and February 27 at a cost of $727.44.

4.     Mary Ann OÕNeil to attend Reading Apprenticeship to be held at the BCIU on            October 5, 6, December 19 and February 27 at a cost of $642.00.

5.     Taylor Thompson to attend Reading Apprenticeship to be held at the BCIU on          October 5, 6, December 19 and February 27 at a cost of $642.00.

Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Yurvati)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Equipment       Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Alan Darion, to grant permission for the

Sale                 administration to sell a 24Ó Floor Scrubbing Machine.

Roll call vote: Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Yurvati)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Meal                Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Alan Darion, to approve the following

Allowance       maximum meal allowances for district and state competitions:

                        Breakfast         $5.00 (no increase)

                        Lunch              $7.00

                        Dinner              $9.00

Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Yurvati)  

                        Motion carried.

 

2006-2007       Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to approve the Kutztown

Strategic Plan Area School District Strategic Plan for School Year 2006-2013. (Available in the office of the

                        Assistant Superintendent)

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Yurvati)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Additional        Motion made by Alan Darion, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the pre-registration of

Conferences   five additional conference requests similar to those approved previously for Reading

                        Apprenticeship.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Reppert, Yurvati)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Discussion Items:                   Soccer Storage Shed

                                Act 1

                               

Executive        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Daniel Walter to have the board meet

Session           for an executive session to discuss personnel-administrator salaries at 8:44 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

                        Mr. Walter left at 10:15 p.m.

 

                        The board reconvened at 10:30 p.m.

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Kay Churchman, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 10:30 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary