Minutes

of the

KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, July 21, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors of Kutztown Area School District met for the regular board meeting on Monday, Monday, July 21, 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, Harry McGonigle, Jo Stevens, Al Darion, Carl Ziegler, Pat Bealer, Dan Walter

 

Absent����������� Jasper Ho

 

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, Karen Austin, Melissa Blatt, Donna Keglovits, Fay Rothenberger, Steve Rothenberger, Monte Schroeder, Joan Haring, Melanie Hartman, Rebecca Ziegler, Matt Cullen, Pam Ashman, Andrea Sanders

 

Call to Order����������� The meeting was called to order at 7:32 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 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 Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve the minutes

Of Minutes����������� for the June 16, 2008 school board meeting.

����������������������� Roll call vote:Yes8������ No0����� Absent1 (Ho)

Motion carried.

 

Treasurer�s����������������������� Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to accept the treasurer�s

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

����������������������� Roll call vote:Yes8����� No0����� Absent1 (Ho)

Motion carried.

 

Ratification Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to ratify for payment the

of General general account bills in the amount of $815,830.52.

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

Motion carried.

 

Approval Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Harry McGonigle to approve for payment

of General the general account bills in the amount of $270,800.12.

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

Motion carried.

 

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

of Construction construction account bills in the amount of $11,616.55.

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

Motion carried.

 

Supts Mr. Gross reported that this is his first Superintendents Report with hopefully many more to

Report follow.

 

Mr. Gross is very pleased to report that all the Kutztown Schools met Annual Yearly Progress for 2007-2008 as set by No Child Left Behind. Like many other districts, we are struggling to bring IEP students strongly into the tests. However, the state is looking to develop a new assessment for 2009-2010 for these students with individualized plans.

 

Later this week, the administration will have three candidates back for High School Principal final interviews. The administration hopes to have a recommendation for the Board in August.

 

Mr. Gross was happy to announce that the state budget as approved by the Governor and legislation shows a 3% increase in additional funding, which is an increase from the usual 1.5% increase.

Committee EIT Ms. Bealer reported that it costs Berks County only $.68 for every dollar they collect.

Reports Pat Bealer She also reported that personal revenues are continuing to be good and steady.

  BCTC No report.

Carl Ziegler

ECC No report.

Harry

McGonigle

BCIU Pastor Ritter reported that the IU appointed a new Executive Director.

Dennis Ritter

PSBA Ms. Bealer reported that the proposed graduation competency assessments have

Pat Bealer been pulled back for a year.

Ms. Bealer also reported that there is a court case in Phoenixville where a

teacher was found to help students cheat on the PSSA tests, and the teacher was

not removed. PSBA is trying to appeal this judgement.

 

Policy & Curriculum Mr. Walter reported that they did a final revision of the Student Activity

Dan Walter Guidelines and the transportation policy. They are also looking into making

students provide their vacation requests at least one month prior to their leave of absence.

 

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

1.       Resignation of Lissa Baldwin as a full-time Middle School Life Skills Support aide, effective July 21, 2008.

2.       Resignation of Janelle Loeb as a full-time Middle School fitness and wellness teacher, effective June 30, 2008.

3.       Approval of Brooke Roberts as a full-time Middle School fitness and wellness teacher, effective School Year 2008-2009 at a salary to be set at $39,975 per Step 3, Bachelors column (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

4.       Approval of the following Senior Volunteer Tax Exchange Program applicants for School Year 2008-2009, effective July 1, 2008.

Joan Brown

Gladys Derstine

Joyce Dietrich

Patsy Greenawalt

Gertrude Johnson

Lillian and Peter Karch

Catherine Kuhns

Dorothy Bailey

5.       Approval of Kourtney Buck as a full-time High School physical science teacher, effective School Year 2008-2009 at a salary to be set at $54,027 per Step 5, Masters column (tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

6.       Approval of Amy Russo as a full-time Elementary computer teacher, effective School Year 2008-2009 at a salary to be set at $43,890 per Step 1, Masters column (non-tenured) of the KASD/KATA contract.

7.       Approval of Christopher Stofko as an independent contractor to conduct psychoeducational evaluations for the Kutztown Area School District at a rate of $50.00 per hour on an as needed basis for School Year 2008-2009. The total cost of services is not to exceed $4,800.

8.       Approval of Ed Myers to assist in the High School office for not more than 10 days during Summer 2008 at his current 2008-2009 teacher per diem rate.

9.       Approval of Tammy Warning as a full-time, 10-month Middle School office aide, effective School Year 2008-2009 at her current 2008-2009 salary.

10.   Approval of Calvin Fridiricis hourly pay rate at $10.10 effective July 1, 2008.

11.   Approval of the following 2008 High School Summer Program teachers, effective June 16, 2008 through July 25, 2008 at the current curriculum rate:

Tim Haas

Tom Sally

Suzanne Peters

Jesse Whitehouse

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

Motion carried.

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

Textbook Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dennis Ritter, to approve donating used, outdated

Donation textbooks to Booksavers of Ephrata.

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

Motion carried.

Sale of F350 Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve the 1997 Ford F350 Truck

Truck Bed Bed to be sold to the highest bidder, Micheal Sacks, 14015 Kutztown Road, Fleetwood, PA

19522 for $200.00.

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

Motion carried.

 

Sale of Dump Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve the 1969 International

Truck Harvester Series 1700 Dump Truck and plow to be sold to the highest bidder, Dale Siegfried, 110 Folk Road, Mertztown, PA 19539 for $1,650.00.

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

Motion carried.

HVAC/RTU Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Pat Bealer, to approve M&M Mechanical, LLC of

Installation Fleetwood, PA to install a 5 ton York HVAC/RTU with a heat pump serving the KASD Central Office to replace an irreparable 1981 Carrer Unit for the sum of 9,680.00 funded from the Construction Fund.

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

Motion carried.

 

Recarpeting Motion made by Al Darion, seconded by Jo Stevens, for retroactive approval for the following

of KAHS classrooms at the Kutztown Area High School to be recarpeted: B6, B9, B11, B12, B13, B14.

Classrooms This work is to be done as follows: Materials (28 oz. Non Zipper Commercial Carpet) supplied by Floor Creations, Inc. of Maxatawny, PA for $9,233.60 and labor performed by Rich Gill, 56 Treichler Road, Alburtis, PA for $8,592.70, all to be paid for from the Construction Fund.

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

Motion carried.

 

Special Funds Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve the first reading of Policy

Policy 618 Special Funds as attached

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

Motion carried.

 

Student Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve the Student Activity

Activity Guidelines as attached.

Guidelines

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

Motion carried.

 

Transportation Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Carl Ziegler, to approve the 2008-2009 Kutztown

Contract Area School District Contract for the Transportation of School Pupils as per attached.

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

Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

Admin. Motion made by Dennis Ritter, seconded by Al Darion, to approve the Administrative

Guidelines Guidelines for Transportation as attached.

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

Motion carried.

 

 

Committee Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve the following committee

Appointments appointments:

1.       Resignation of Carl Ziegler from the Joint Operating Committee of the Berks Career and Technology Center, effective June 16, 2008.

2.       Appointment of Dennis Ritter to the Joint Operating Committee of the Berks Career and Technology Center, effective July 22, 2008.

3.       Appointment of Carl Ziegler to the Berks County Intermediate Unit Board of Directors, effective July 22, 2008.

Roll call vote: Yes 7 No 0 Abstain 1 (Ritter) Absent 1 (Ho)

Motion carried.

 

District Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve Dr. John P. Boyle, D.M.D.,

Dentist Kutztown, PA 19530 as District Dentist for School Year 2008-2009 at a cost of $2.00 per student exam.

Roll call vote: Yes 8 No 0 Absent 1 (Ho

Motion carried.

 

District Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to approve Blandon Medical Group,

Physician Blandon, PA as District Physician for School Year 2008-2009 at a cost of $10.00 per student exam and $60.00 per employee physical.

Roll call vote: Yes 7 No 1 (McGonigle) Absent 1 (Ho)

Motion carried.

 

Discussion Middle School Summer School Requirements

Items PSBA Voting Delegates

 

Motion made by Carl Ziegler, seconded by Harry McGonigle, to appoint Pat Bealer as a

PSBA Voting Delegate for School Year 2008-2009

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Public Joan Haring reiterated what a tremendous job our students did at the National History Day

Comment competition. Jo Stevens also added that on the National History Day website, there is a webcast to see our students receiving their awards.

 

Adjournment Motion made by Pat Bealer, seconded by Dan Walter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 p.m.

Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

 

Rikki L. Clark

School Board Secretary