Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 21, 2006, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday,   August 21, 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, Al Darion, Dale Reppert, Don Vymazal, Daniel Walter, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler

 

Absent             Kay Churchman, Dennis Ritter

 

Also                 Brenda Winkler-Superintendent, Gretchen Diehl-Board Secretary, Nick Lazo, Eric Erb,

Present           Matt Smith, Jim Orwig, Tom Green, Barb Richard, Sheryl Snyder, Luci Adam, Mary Paterno,

John Keiser, Marc Yoder, Nate Herrlin, Mark Hardenbrook, Dan Roman, Kristin DaMore, Bill Riedel, Lou Cottone, Melissa Blatt, Donna Keglovits

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 7:52 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 Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes       for the July 17 and August 7, 2006 school board meetings.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  0      Absent  2 (Churchman, Ritter)  

Motion carried.

 

Pastor Ritter arrived 7:55 p.m.

 

TreasurerŐs     Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Daniel Walter, to accept the treasurerŐs

Report             report of the general account.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  8       No  0      Absent  1 (Churchman)  

Motion carried.

 

Ratification      Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dale Reppert, to ratify for payment the

of General       general account bills in the amount of $400,104.35.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  8       No  0      Absent  1 (Churchman)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Approval         Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dale Reppert, to approve for payment

of General       the general account bills in the amount of $445,974.41.

Account Bills  Roll call vote:  Yes  8       No  0      Absent  1 (Churchman)  

Motion carried.

 

SuperintendentŐs Report

Dr. Winkler reviewed the enrollment numbers for the start of school and PSSA results.

Today, training for special education aides and substitutes was held on the new AESOP substitute calling software. The system was well received. Thursday is the first day for teachers at which time they will receive similar training.

MacBooks will roll-out on Tuesday.

 

Committee       EIT              Discussion held on Act 1. Seems like a refurbished Act 72. Harrisburg is discussing

Reports             Pat Bealer        having only one tax collector per county.

                        BCTC           Gearing up for school opening. Student house sold for $367,000. They are seeking

  Carl Ziegler     a large plot of land on which to build a few years worth of student built houses.

                        ECC             Approval of personnel is on tonightŐs agenda.

                          Pat Bealer      

            BCIU            Meeting minutes handed out.

              Dennis Ritter      

            PSBA          No report.

              Kay Churchman        

Policy & Curriculum   No meeting.

Facilities     The committee toured the high school ÓmechanicalsÓ. Tom Green is in process of

                    creating repair list priorities, patch and mend vs. repair and replace. April is the

                    funding deadline. The board suggests committee should get new prices and/or get a

                    plan together.

 

Personnel       Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the following personnel items:

Administrators/Supervisors:

1.   Permission to hire a Food Service Director, 10-month supervisory position within Act 93 contract with ratification at a future board meeting.

Teachers:

2.   Ratification of Lisa White as secondary learning support teacher beginning School Year 2006-2007 at a salary of 51,183 as per MasterŐs + 45 column, Step 7 (year 2005-2006) of the current KASD/KATA contract for tenured teachers. (Salary may change upon new contract agreement beginning July 1, 2006)

3.   Approval of the educational sabbatical leave request for Shannon Sunday for a half-year sabbatical leave beginning the third quarter through the end of School Year 2006-2007, pending receipt of the required detailed plan of developmental activities to be undertaken during the leave.

4.   Correction of Aaron Ashman, secondary mathematics teacher to be acknowledged as tenured instead of non-tenured as approved on July 17, 2006.

Support Staff:

5.   Ratification of Linda Findlay as full-time 10-month/year, 35 hour/week certified student-assigned aide effective School Year 2006-2007 at a rate of $10.05 per hour. (not a new position)

6.   Acceptance of the resignation of Tina Henderson, student-assigned aide, effective August 14, 2006.

7.   Approval of Elizabeth Dorney as full-time 10-month/year, 35 hour/week certified student-assigned aide effective School Year 2006-2007 at a rate of $10.05 per hour. (not a new position)

8.   Ratification of Pam Zimmerman as full-time 10-month/year, 35 hour/week certified student-assigned aide effective School Year 2006-2007 at a rate of $10.05 per hour. (position approved August 7th)

9.   Approval of Jo Ann Taylor as part-time 10/month/year, 15 hour/week cafeteria worker, effective School Year 2006-2007 at a rate of $7.95 per hour.

10. Approval of a 10-month/year, 32.5 hours/week, student-assigned aide position at Greenwich Elementary School per student IEP.

11. Ratification of Karen Turner as full-time, 10-month/year, 35 hours/week nurse aide effective School Year 2006-2007 at a rate of $11.20 per hour.

12. Ratification of Ann McCoach as long-term substitute aide during Dana WendtŐs leave for the first semester of School Year 2006-2007 at a rate of $8.80 per hour.

13. Acceptance of the resignation of Donna Wenz, middle school lunch room monitor, effective August 11, 2006.

14. Permission for administration to hire for the following vacant positions with ratification at a future board meeting:

Lunch Room Monitor – Middle School

Head Cook – Kutztown Elementary School

Extra-Duty:

15. Approval of Alan Angstadt as Head Coach of GirlsŐ Soccer for School Year 2006-2007 at a salary TBD.

16.  Approval to transfer Amanda Behney from Assistant Coach to Volunteer Coach of Field Hockey for School Year 2006-2007.

 

     motion continuesÉ.

17. Approval of Stacy Bricker as Assistant Coach of Field Hockey for School Year 2006-2007 at a salary TBD.

18. Approval of Sue Schellenberger as Assistant Coach of BoysŐ Soccer for School Year 2006-2007 at a salary TBD.

19. Approval of Laura Clark as Assistant Coach of Cheerleading for School Year 2006-2007 at a salary TBD.

20. Approval of Steve Seyfert as Volunteer Coach of Football for School Year 2006-2007.

Miscelleaneous:

21. Approval of the attached substitute lists for School Year 2006-2007.

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

Rick Haag              Rod Sutliff           Lois Timberman         Sherri Reinert

Brenda Pensyl       Debra Hauck       Clarence Schaeffer   Barb Hottenstein

Dale Bailey             Howard King       Sharon Trout             Frances Quaintance

Nevin Smith            William Brobst      Trish Kehl                  Sue Boyer

Sandy Narducci      Sal Barrett           Nancey Barner          Pat King

Sandy Lehman      Howard King       Paul Hedegard          Bob Jaindl

Titus Miller              Jackie Kirkhoff     John Aulenbach        Lori Suglia       

Randy Crossley      Tracy Reich         Tara Jacoby              Gerald Trate

Dennis Kintzer        Renee George    Chuck Snyder           Charles Fick

Jame Keller            Heather Mayer    Scott Trate                Kevin Marsh

Ruben Ojeda         Kevin Kelley        Bud DeBoeser         

23.  Ratification of Helene Quaintance, long-term substitute part-time IST aide, effective August 28, 2006 at the substitute aide rate of $8.80 per hour.

Roll call vote:  Yes  8       No  0      Absent  1 (Churchman)  

                        Motion carried.

 

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

 

District                        Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve Dr. John P. Boyle,

Dentist             D.M.D., Kutztown, PA as District Dentist for School Year 2006-2007 at a cost of $2.00 per student

                        exam.

Roll call vote:  Yes  8       No  0      Absent  1 (Churchman)  

                        Motion carried.

 

District            Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve Berks Family Physicians,

Physician        P.C., Blandon, PA as District Physicians for School Year 2006-2007 at a cost of $7.00 per student

                        exam and $50.00 per employee physical.

Roll call vote:  Yes  8       No  0      Absent  1 (Churchman)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Federal/State  Motion made by William Yurvati, seconded by Patricia Bealer, to grant the administration

Grant               permission to apply for all appropriate state and federal grants and/or waivers that become

Participation   available during School Year 2006-2007.

Roll call vote:  Yes  8       No  0      Absent  1 (Churchman)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Bus Routes     Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by William Yurvati, to approve the attached bus and

2006-2007           van routes for School Year 2006-2007 and to allow the Director of Transportation and/or designee

                        to make any necessary changes to the existing routes as deemed appropriate throughout School

                        Year 2006-2007 including the addition and deletion of routes as necessary.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  8       No  0      Absent  1 (Churchman)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Cornerstone    Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the rental of the Middle

Church            School Commons and D.A.R.E. room to the Cornerstone Community Church at a rental

Facilities         fee of $800 per month for a term of 2 years beginning September 2006.

Request          

 

 

 

                        Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Alan Darion, to amend the previous motion to read

                        rental fee of $200 per day rather than $800 per month.

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  1 (Bealer)      Absent  1 (Churchman)  

                        Motion carried.

 

                        Roll call vote:  Yes  7       No  1 (Bealer)      Absent  1 (Churchman)  

                        Motion carried.

 

Discussion Items:                   Tax Study Commission

                                Facilities Committee

                               

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

Session           for an executive session to discuss personnel – negotiations at 9:00 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

                        The board reconvened at 9:02 p.m.

 

 

Adjournment   Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to adjourn the

                        meeting at 9:20 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary