The mission of the Northampton Area School District is dedicated to educating and developing responsible citizens who learn from the past, listen to the present, and lead our future.

 

NORTHAMPTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

July 16, 2018

Regular Board Meeting

AGENDA

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

MOMENT OF SILENCE

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

 

II.        PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

III.       COMMUNICATIONS

 

IV.       STUDENT COUNCIL REPORT

 

V.        PRESENTATION

 

VI.       AGENDA REVIEW

 

VII.     REPORTS

 

            A.  Superintendent

                        1.  Architect

                        2.  Engineer   

 

            B.  Administrators

 

            C.  Board

                        1.  Committees

                        2.  Colonial Intermediate Unit 20

                        3.  Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School

                        4.  Northampton Community College

 

VIII.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

            A.        18-310 – June 25, 2018, Regular Board Meeting

 

IX.       ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

X.        UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

XI.       STUDENT COMMENT

 

XII.      PUBLIC COMMENT (Agenda Items Only)

 

XIII.    BOARD/ADMINISTRATOR COMMENT 

 

XIV.    NEW BUSINESS

 

A.        Personnel

 

1.         Voice Vote

 

The administration recommends the Board approve the following:

 

                                    a.     18-248R1 - Revised list of Professional and Support Staff transfers effective with the 2018-2019 school year.

 

                                    b.     18-313 – Resignation of Chad Friend from the position of Science Teacher, effective July 2, 2018.

 

                                    c.     18-320 – Additions and deletions to the Substitute Listing for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

                                    d.     18-332 - Kathleen Schatz an unpaid FMLA childrearing leave beginning August 20, 2018, through September 19, 2018, with insurance, as per Federal Government regulations, and an unpaid childrearing leave of absence beginning September 20, 2018, through on or about March 26, 2019, without insurance.

 

 

                              2.         Roll Call Vote

 

      The administration recommends the Board approve the following:

 

                                    a.     18-240R - Revised list of teachers, school nurses, and 1:1 Instructional Assistants to provide Extended School Year (ESY) and Chapter 15/Section 504 Services for the summer 2018.

 

                                    b.     18-312 - Cathleen Corrow, Special Education Instructional Assistant at Franklin Elementary School, effective August 20, 2018.  Her salary will be $12.59 per hour, with benefits, in accordance with the ESPA Agreement.

 

                                    c.     18-316 - April Ziegler, Short Term Substitute English Teacher at the Middle School, effective August 20, 2018, for the first marking period of the 2018-2019 school year.  Her salary will be $125.00 per diem.

 

                                    d.     18-317 - The following additions to the Elementary Instrumental Stipends for the 2017-2018 school year:

                                                            Michael Baer - Elementary Band – George Wolf - $884.00          

                                                            Lori Emery - Elementary Band – Lehigh - $884.00

                                                            Kristy Young - Elementary Orchestra – Moore - $884.00

                                                            Susan Lischner - Elementary Orchestra – Siegfried - $884.00

 

                                    e.     18-318 - Matthew Frailey, Assistant to the Athletic Director, effective for the fall, winter and spring seasons of the 2018-2019 school year, with a stipend of $3,100.00, per sports season, no additional benefits.

 

                                    f.     18-324 - Carrie Saul, TPE Biology Teacher at the High School, effective August 20, 2018, pending receipt of proper documentation.  Her salary will be $60,159.00, with benefits, based on a Master’s degree, Step 7; benefits in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Northampton Area School District and NAEA.

 

                                    g.     18-325 – Kristin Olsen, Long Term Substitute Grade 2 Elementary Teacher at Siegfried Elementary School, effective August 20, 2018, through on or about March 26, 2019.  Her salary will be $274.23 per diem, based on a Bachelor’s degree and Step 1.

 

                                    h.     18-326 - Listing of head coaches and assistant coaches with their designated payments, effective July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, for the appropriate sport season.  

 

                                    i.     18-333 - Lindsay Wisser, TPE Special Education Teacher at the Middle School, effective August 20, 2018, pending receipt of proper documentation.  Her salary will be $54,703.00, with benefits, based on a Master’s degree, Step 1; benefits in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Northampton Area School District and NAEA.

 

                                    j.     18-334 - Edward Keichel, Long Term Substitute Special Education Teacher at the High School, effective August 20, 2018, for the 2018-2019 school year.  His salary will be $54,703.00, based on a Master’s degree and Step 1, with benefits.

 

 

            B.        Facilities

 

                        The administration recommends the Board approve the following:

 

                        1.     18-322 – PlanCon Part “J” for the “Project Accounting Based on Final Costs” and give approval to submit PlanCon Part “J” to the PA Department of Education for approval.

 

 

            C.        Finances

 

                        The administration recommends the Board approve the following:

 

                        1.   18-314 - The following Public Official Bonds through Willis of Pennsylvania, Inc., with Fidelity & Deposit Company of Maryland as the carrier, as follows:  Assistant Board Secretary (Denise Vilkauskas), 1-year term, 7/1/18-6/30/19, $25,000 limit – $88.00; Board Treasurer (Matt Sawarynski), 1-year term, 7/1/18-6/30/19, $25,000 limit - $150.00        

 

                        2.   18-315 - The following Real Estate Tax Exonerations:

                                                                                                                        TAX AMOUNT            REASON
L5-1-12 - Northampton Area School District-2018       $1,081.98           tax exempt entity

                                    J3-3-11 -  Northampton Area School District-2018        $3,418.21           tax exempt entity

 

                         3.   18-330 – Treasurer’s Report.

 

                        4.   18-331 – Bills for Payment.

 

 

            D.        Miscellaneous

 

                        The administration recommends the Board approve the following:

 

                        1.     18-298R – High School, Middle School, and Elementary School Handbooks for the 2018-19 school year.

 

                        2.     18-321 – Northampton Area School District Organizational Chart.

 

                        3.     18-323 – Accept, with appreciation, the donation of various office supplies from Bon Ton Stores, Inc., Distribution Center, for use throughout the District, at a total value of $1,000.00.

 

                        4.     18-328 – Lease Agreement between First Student, Inc., and the Northampton Area School District effective August 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019.

 

 

XV.        STUDENT COMMENT

 

XVI.      PUBLIC COMMENT

 

XVII.     BOARD/ADMINISTRATOR COMMENT

XVIII.   ADJOURNMENT

 

ADDENDUM

 

 

 

XIV.    NEW BUSINESS

 

            A.        Personnel

 

                        2.   Roll Call Vote

 

                        The administration recommends the Board approve the following:

 

                                k. 18-335 - Douglas Sherman, Assistant Principal of the Borough Elementary Schools, on a date to be determined, upon release from present school district.  Salary will be $80,000, prorated with benefits, and in accordance with the Act 93 Agreement.

 

                                l.  18-336 - Jason Jones, TPE Science Teacher at the Middle School, effective August 20, 2018, pending receipt of proper documentation.  His salary will be $55,612.00, with benefits, based on a Master’s degree, Step 2; benefits in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Northampton Area School District and NAEA.