Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, September 15, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, Monday, September 15, 2008 at 7:30 p.m., in the library of the Senior High School pursuant to due notice to board members and the public.

 

Present������������ Dennis Ritter, Don Vymazal, Al Darion, Carl Ziegler, Pat Bealer, Dan Walter, Jasper Ho

 

Absent������������ Jo Stevens

 

Also���������������� Robert R. Gross III, Joseph Pugliese, Nick Lazo, Barb Richard, Rikki Clark, David Miller

Present������������ James Brown, Jennifer McAteer, Howard Breithaupt, Peter Miller, Matthew Link, Rebecca Beidelman, James Orwig, Karen Connaghan, Joann Buffum, Gina Koinski, Melissa Blatt,

Joan Haring, Jacob Waters, Fay Rothenberger, Andrea Sanders

 

Call to Order��� The meeting was called to order at 7:33 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 everyone to 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. The meeting was tape-recorded.

 

Approval��������� Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes������ of the August 18, 2008 and September 2, 2008 school board meetings.

����������������������� Roll call vote:Yes7������ ������ No0����� ����������� Absent1 (Stevens)

Motion carried.

 

Treasurer�s������ Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Pat Bealer, to accept the treasurer�s

Report������������� report of the general fund.

����������������������� Roll call vote:Yes7����� ������� No 0 Absent 1 (Stevens)

Motion carried.

 

Ratification Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Al Darion, to ratify for payment the

of General general account bills in the amount of $406,868.96.

Account Bills Roll call vote: Yes 7 No 0 Absent 1 (Stevens)

Motion carried.

 

Approval Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Al Darion to approve for payment

of General the general account bills in the amount of $366,989.60.

Account Bills Roll call vote: Yes 7 No 0 Absent 1 (Stevens)

Motion carried.

 

Supts Mr. Gross stated that one of the highlights of the school year is acknowledgment of our

Report student accomplishments in visual arts and the Traveling Art Show, which would be

presented tonight. He is very proud of our fine arts department, faculty, and students for all their hard work.

 

Bryan Hartman, chairman of the Fine Arts Department, introduced Donna Hill, Elementary art teacher, who presented the Elementary artwork of Alyssa Shuman, Justin Renninger, Wyatt Wolf and Erika Matrone. Alyssa, Justin, and Wyatt were in attendance to receive their award.

 

Kristen Tuerk, Middle School art teacher, presented the artwork of Brad Miller, Bradley Schapell, and Briana DeLong. Bradley and Briana were in attendance to receive their award.

Committee EIT Ms. Bealer reported that she received the September distribution, and revenues

Reports Pat Bealer are generally up. Still no decision has been made regarding Act 32.

  BCTC Pastor Ritter reported there was a lot of back-to-school business taken

Dennis Ritter care of.

ECC No report.

Jo Stevens

BCIU Mr. Ziegler reported they are still detailing budgets.

Carl Ziegler

PSBA Ms. Bealer reported that they are looking into the idea of taking oil reserves into

Pat Bealer consideration when calculating property taxes.

Policy & Curriculum Mr. Walter reported that there was a discussion on Policy 204

Dan Walter Attendance and extending the amount of time needed for vacation requests.

 

Personnel Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Jasper Ho, to approve the following personnel items:

1.       Resignation of David Jacobs as a custodian at the High School, effective September 19, 2008.

2.       Resignation of Elizabeth Dorney as a special education aide at the High School, effective August 13, 2008.

3.       Resignation of Andrea Salsano as a RtI aide at Greenwich-Lenhartsville Elementary, effective September 3, 2008.

4.       Ratification of Jamie James as a non-certified emotional support aide (35 hours/week) at the High School, effective September 18, 2008 at the approved hourly rate of $9.50.

5.       Approval of Kimberly Moyer as a certified RtI aide at Greenwich-Lenhartsville Elementary, effective September 30, 2008 at the approved hourly rate of $10.70.

6.       Approval of Lois Long as a Senior Volunteer Tax Exchange Program applicant for School Year 2008-2009, effective September 16, 2008.

7.       Approval of Angela Sakach as a guest teacher for School Year 2008-2009 at the approved substitute teacher rate of $100 per day for days 1-20 and $110 per day for days 21-45.

8.       Approval of Denise Yerger as a cafeteria employee substitute for School Year 2008-2009 at the approved substitute cafeteria employee hourly rate of $8.35.

9.       Approval of James Prato as a Krapf bus/van driver for School Year 2008-2009.

10.   Approval of Kelly Dyak as a long-term substitute teacher for Erin Tenney, learning support teacher at the High School, effective September 12, 2008 through January 15, 2008 or the end of the second quarter, at the approved long-term substitute teacher rate of $100 per day for days 1-20, $110 per day for days 21-45, and the remainder at Bachelors degree, Step 1 (non-tenured) per the KASD/KATA contract.

11.   Approval of Lisa White as a resource person for Kelly Dyak, effective September 12, 2008 at a pro-rated salary of $127.

12.  Approval of Lauren Duca as a non-certified substitute aide for School year 2008-2009 at the approved non-certified substitute aide hourly rate of $9.50.

Roll call vote: Yes 7 No 0 Absent 1 (Stevens)

Motion carried.

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

 

District Motion made by Al Darion, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to table the motion to approve the price

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

Roll call vote: Yes 7 No 0 Absent 1 (Stevens)

Motion tabled.

Conference Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Jasper Ho, to approve the conference request for

Requests Robert R. Gross III to attend the National Conference on Education/AASA to be held February 18-22, 2009 in San Francisco, CA at a cost of $2,542.

Roll call vote: Yes 7 No 0 Absent 1 (Stevens)

Motion carried.

Discussion Communicating Task Force Recommendations to Community

Items Facility Usage Fee Policy Information and Sample Policies

Committee Meetings as Voting Meetings

Student Achievement/Grading Committee Meeting Dates

Animal Ordinancy Signage

Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Jasper Ho, to approve six (6) animal ordinance signs to be purchased at an approximate cost of $100.00 each and to be placed on the district

property.

Roll call vote: Yes 7 No 0 Absent 1 (Stevens)

Motion carried.

 

Public Barb Richard stated that on Sunday, the BCIU held a golf tournament to benefit the National

Comment Cancer Society. She was pleased to announce that Kutztown Area School District was

represented by two teams of four.

 

Pastor Ritter expressed his concern and disappointment that our band wasnt present at the

home football game on Saturday.

 

Adjournment Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Jasper Ho, to adjourn the meeting at 9:22 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

 

Rikki L. Clark

School Board Secretary