Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, October 6, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the workshop board meeting on Monday, October 6, 2008, 7:30 p.m., at Kutztown Area Middle School pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present ††††††††††† Dan Walter, Jo Stevens, Carl Ziegler, Don Vymazal, Pat Bealer

 

Absent†††††††††††† Dennis Ritter, Jasper Ho, Al Darion

 

Also Present†††† Robert R. Gross III, Joseph Pugliese, Rikki Clark, Rebecca Beidelman, James Orwig,

James Brown, Matt Link, Howard Breithaupt, Mick OíNeil, Barb Richard, Joann Buffum, Melissa Blatt, Joan Haring, Fay Rothenberger, Andrea Sanders, Bonnie Treadway, Brenda Loeb, Celeste Ball, Harold Sheaffer

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Call to Order †† The meeting was called to order at 7:45 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 the topic of comment 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 being tape-recorded.

 

On behalf of the Board, President Vymazal presented Mick OíNeil a plague for his 100th win as High School Boys Soccer Coach.

 

Personnel†††††††† Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the following personnel items:†††††

1.       The approval of Brenda Boyer as the Information/Technology Resources department chair for School Year 2008-2009, effective August 25, 2008, at a salary of $1,630.

2.       The approval of Cheryl Day as a second shift custodian at the High School, effective October 7, 2008 at the approved hourly rate of $9.90 per hour, 8 hours per day (2:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.)This is currently a vacant position.Ms. Day is currently employed as a food service employee in the High School cafeteria.

3.       The approval of Thomas Sweet as a long-term substitute for Chris Simmons, Business Technology teacher at the High School, for 2008-2009, effective October 7, 2008 at a rate of $100.00 per day for days 1-20, $110.00 per day for days 21-45, and the balance at Bachelorís Degree, Step 1, for non-tenured teachers per the KASD/KATA contract.

4.       The approval of Denise Yerger as a support staff substitute for 2008-2009, effective October 7, 2008 at the approved substitute hourly rate of $8.35 for cafeteria, $9.35 for maintenance/custodial, and $9.40 for clerical/classroom aide.

5.       The approval of the following maintenance/custodial substitutes for 2008-2009, effective October 7, 2008 at the approved substitute hourly rate of $9.35:

Daniel Reed†††††† ††††††††††† Shane Kern†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Michael Egland

6.       The approval of the following certified teacher substitutes for 2008-2009, effective October 7, 2008 at the approved substitute teacher rate of $100 per day for days 1-20 and $110 per day for days 21-45:

Steven Neikam††††††††††††† Carla Bossler†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jenna Del Grosso

7.       The approval of Rachel Blatt as a guest teacher for 2008-2009, effective October 7, 2008 at the approved substitute teacher rate of $100 per day for days 1-20 and $110 per day for days 21-45.

8.       The approval of the following Krapf drivers for 2008-2009:

Richard Saint-Preux†††††† Luis Rochet†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Leonel Lazo

Douglas Potts

Roll call vote:††††††††††††† Yes5†††††††††††††† No0††††††††††††††† Absent3(Ho, Darion, Ritter)

Motion carried.

All Personnel were Approved Pending the Districtís Receipt of All Mandated Credentials.

 

Conference†††††† Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the conference request

Request††††††††††† for Rikki Clark to attend the PSBA School Board Secretaries Annual Conference to be held October 30-31, 2008 in Gettysburg, PA at a cost of $534.00.

Roll call vote:††††††††††††† Yes5†††††††††††††† No0††††††††††††††† Absent3(Ho, Darion, Ritter)

††††††††††† Motion carried.

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Additional††††††† Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the attached additional

Van Route††††††† van route that will operate for three to four weeks at a daily rate of $172.33.

Roll call vote:††††††††††††† Yes5†††††††††††††† No0††††††††††††††† Absent3(Ho, Darion, Ritter)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Motion carried.

 

District ††††††††††† Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the price increase from

Physician†††††††† Blandon Medical Group, Blandon, PA, previously approved District Physicians for 2008-2009, from $10.00 to $15.00 per student exam and from $60.00 to $90.00 per employee physical, effective September 3, 2008.

Roll call vote:††††††††††††† Yes5†††††††††††††† No0††††††††††††††† Absent3(Ho, Darion, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

Copier Lease††† Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Jo Stevens, to approve a 48 month lease with Fraser Advanced Informational Systems effective November 1, 2008 for a Canon IR-5050 copier at a monthly cost of $450 including maintenance.This lease is to replace an existing copier at Kutztown Elementary School.This is a savings of $332.04 per month or $3,987.48 annually when compared to the existing copier lease/maintenance agreement.

††††††††††† Roll call vote:††††††††††††† Yes5†††††††††††††† No0††††††††††††††† Absent3(Ho, Darion, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

District ††††††††††† Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the district to obtain a

Credit Card†††††† school district credit card from National Penn Bank (Elan) in the name of the current superintendent with a credit limit of $5,000.The credit card is to be used on a limited basis for appropriate and incidental school district charges.

Roll call vote:††††††††††††† Yes5†††††††††††††† No0††††††††††††††† Absent3(Ho, Darion, Ritter)

Motion carried.

 

Discussion††††††† 2007-2008 Financial Results

Items††††††††††††††† Agricultural Science and Technology Education Curriculum Highlights

††††††††††††††††††††††† High School Construction Update

††††††††††††††††††††††† Track/Athletic Facility Follow-Up Discussion

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† (Jasper Ho joined the meeting at 8:19 p.m.)

 

Construction††† Motion made by Dan Walter, seconded by Pat Bealer, to approve the authorization of

Plan ††† ††††††††††† AEM Architects to proceed with the preparation of all documents and plans based upon

Preparation††††† the revised plans as presented at the October 6, 2008 board meeting in accordance with the PDE PlanCon process.

Roll call vote:††††††††††††† Yes5†† †††† No1 (Vymazal)††††† Absent3(Darion, Ritter)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Motion carried.

 

Resident†††††††††† Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve DíHuy Engineering,

Project ††††††††††† Inc. to serve as resident project manager for the High School addition and renovation

Manager†††††††††† project at a rate of 3.15% of the actual construction cost currently estimated at 23 million dollars.Approval is pending solicitorís final review of the contract agreement.

Roll call vote:††††††††††††† Yes4†† ††††† No2 (Ho, Vymazal)†††† Absent2(Darion, Ritter)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Motion not carried.

 

Public††††††††††††† Joan Haring requested an update regarding the Board vacancy.

Comment†††††††† Jo Stevens expressed her concern regarding senior pictures.

††††††††††††††††††††††† Carl Ziegler expressed his concern regarding the computer system servers.

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Executive†††††††† Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to adjourn for executive session at

Session††††††††††† 9:20 p.m.

††††††††††††††††††††††† Motion carried unanimously.

 

Adjournment †† Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to adjourn the meeting at 10:50 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

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Respectfully submitted by,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rikki L. Clark

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† School Board Secretary