Minutes

of the

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 the public.

 

Present           Patricia Bealer, Kay Churchman, Dale Reppert, Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, William Yurvati, Carl Ziegler

 

Absent             Al Darion, Daniel Walter

 

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

Present           Secretary, Lu Palmer, Mark Erb, Eric Erb, Lorraine Felker, Matt Smith, Jim Orwig, Peter

Miller, Barb Richard, Sheryl Snyder, John Noll, Mary Ann O�Neil, Lou Cottone, Mary Paterno,

Karen Neas, Shelby Brett, Lori Arndt

 

Call to Order   The meeting was called to order at 8:06 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 Patricia Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the following  

personnel items:
1.   Acceptance of the resignation, due to retirement, of Sheryl Snyder, Food Service Director, effective August 31, 2006.
2.   Approval to grant tenure to Kathy Mannai due to completion of 3 years of teaching and fulfillment of all requirements for tenure.
3.   Approval to change the leave status of Lisa Saby from child rearing leave to child rearing and family medical leave effective School Year 2006-2007.
4.   Approval 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.
5.   Ratification 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)
6.   Ratification 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)
7.   Ratification 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.
8.   Ratification 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.
9.   Ratification 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.
11. Ratification of Tim Sommer as MS Summer Math Teacher to be paid at the current approved curriculum rate.
12. Acceptance of the resignation of Barb Miller, District Business Office & Educational Support Secretary effective July 18, 2006
13. Ratification 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 2006-2007.
16. Permission for administration to hire for the following vacant positions with ratification at a future board meeting:
Long-term substitute Spanish Teacher – High School
Special Education Teacher – High School
Student-Assigned Aide – Middle School (not a new position, internal transfer)
Student-Assigned Aide–High School(Brush resignation–7/17/06 agenda)
Roll call vote:    Yes  6         No  0        Absent  2 (Darion, Walter)

                           Abstain   1 (Vymazal)

Motion carried.

 

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

                        Conference to be held October 17-20, 2006 at Hershey, PA at a cost of $586.18.

Roll call vote:    Yes  7         No  0        Absent  2 (Darion, Walter)

                        Motion carried.

 

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.

Roll call vote:    Yes  7         No  0        Absent  2 (Darion, Walter)

                        Motion carried.

 

Discussion Items  Laptop Insurance

 

                        Pastor Ritter left at 8:25 p.m.

 

Discussion Items cont.    Strategic Plan Update

                                         Act 1

 

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

                        8:53 p.m.

            Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                             Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

                                                                             Gretchen A. Diehl

                                                                             School Board Secretary