KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, August 7, 2006, 7:30 p.m.
The Board of Directors of
Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on
Monday, August 7, 2006, 7:30 p.m.,
at the Senior High School Library pursuant to due notice to board members and
Present Patricia Bealer, Kay Churchman,
Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler
Darion, Daniel Walter
Also Brenda Winkler-Superintendent, Joseph Pugliese-Board Treasurer, Gretchen Diehl-Board
Lu Palmer, Mark Erb, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith, Jim Orwig, Peter
Miller, Barb Richard, Sheryl Snyder, John Noll, Mary
Ann Oï¿½Neil, Lou Cottone, Mary Paterno,
Neas, Shelby Brett, Lori Arndt
Call to Order The meeting was called to order at 8:06
p.m. by President Vymazal.
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 Patricia Bealer,
seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the following
of the resignation, due to retirement, of Sheryl Snyder, Food Service Director,
effective August 31, 2006.
to grant tenure to Kathy Mannai due to completion of 3 years of teaching and
fulfillment of all requirements for tenure.
to change the leave status of Lisa Saby from child rearing leave to child
rearing and family medical leave effective School Year 2006-2007.
of Antoinette Sprinkle to take a child rearing and family medical leave
commencing on November 13, 2006 or the expiration of approved, applicable sick
and personal leave. Ms. SprinkleÕs absence is planned from September 25, 2006
through the second quarter of School Year 2006-2007.
of Karen Vymazal as secondary high school guidance counselor effective School
Year 2006-2007 at a salary of $50,144 as per M+30 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)
of Kristen Lekitsky as elementary learning support teacher effective School
Year 2006-2007 at a salary of $33,881as per BachelorÕs column, step 1 (year
2005-2006) of the current KASD/KATA contract for non-tenured teachers. (Salary
may change upon new contract agreement beginning July 1, 2006)
of Elizabeth Remmel, secondary language arts long-term substitute teacher for
School Year 2006-2007 during Lisa SabyÕs leave at a rate of $93.00 per day for
days 1-20, $103.00 per day for days 21-45 and the balance at bachelorÕs column,
step 1, for non-tenured teachers per the KASD/KATA contract.
of Sara Patton, Kindergarten long-term substitute teacher for School Year 2006-2007
during Judy GaffneyÕs leave at a rate of $93.00 per day for days 1-20, $103.00
per day for days 21-45 and the balance at bachelorÕs column, step 1, for
non-tenured teachers per the KASD/KATA contract.
of Erin Forbes, Secretary to the High School Principal, effective August 2,
2006 at a rate of $11.20 per hour.
10. Approval to
rescind employment of Taylor Thompson as MS Summer Math Teacher.
of Tim Sommer as MS Summer Math Teacher to be paid at the current approved curriculum
of the resignation of Barb Miller, District Business Office & Educational
Support Secretary effective July 18, 2006
of Cindy Heiner, 12-month, part-time (up to 27.5 hours/week) District Business
Office & Educational Support Secretary effective July 24, 2006 at a rate of
$12.10 per hour.
14. Approval of
the transfer of Andrea (Servedio) Salsano to RTI Aide at Greenwich Elementary
School (paid from accountability grant) effective School Year 2006-2007 only at
a rate of $10.05 per hour.
15. Approval of
Dennis Hertzog and Lovell Barlet as substitute van drivers for School Year
for administration to hire for the following vacant positions with ratification
at a future board meeting:
Long-term substitute Spanish Teacher – High
Special Education Teacher – High School
Student-Assigned Aide – Middle School (not a
new position, internal transfer)
Student-Assigned Aide–High School(Brush
call vote: Yes 6
No 0 Absent 2 (Darion, Walter)
Abstain 1 (Vymazal)
All Personnel Are Approved
Pending the DistrictÕs Receipt of All Mandated Credentials.
Conference Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William
Yurvati, to approve the conference
Request request for Lu Palmer to attend
the Eastern PA Special Education AdministratorÕs
to be held October 17-20, 2006 at Hershey, PA at a cost of $586.18.
call vote: Yes 7 No 0 Absent 2
Senior Tax Motion made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis
Ritter, to approve Edgar Muth, Jr.
Volunteer as a senior tax volunteer for the
Kutztown Area School District.
call vote: Yes 7 No 0 Absent 2 (Darion, Walter)
Discussion Items Laptop
Ritter left at 8:25 p.m.
Discussion Items cont. Strategic Plan Update
made by Patricia Bealer, seconded by William Yurvati to adjourn the meeting at