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

November 5, 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

 

            1.  Northampton Area High School 2019-2020 Program of Studies Mr. Luke Shafnisky & Ms. Kimberly Levin

 

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.        18-535 October 22, 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.   18-248R5 Revised list of Professional and Support Staff transfers effective with the 2018-2019 school year.

 

                              b.   18-545 - Resignation of Bruce Gaston, Special Education Teacher, for the purpose of super-annuated retirement, effective June 4, 2019, or the last teacher day of the 2018-2019 school year.

 

                              c.   18-547 - Employee 1767 an unpaid FMLA leave of absence beginning October 25, 2018, through on or about November 6, 2018, with insurance, as per Federal Government regulations.

 

                              d.   18-549 Revised Master District Volunteer List for the 2018-19 school year.

 

                              e.   18-550 Additions and deletions to the Substitute Listing for the 2018-19 school year.

 

 

                        2.  Roll Call Vote

 

                        The administration recommends the Board approve the following:

 

                              a.   18-536 Extra-curricular staff members and stipend for the 2018-2019 school year.

 

                              b.   18-542 - Robin Matis, PE English Learner (EL) Teacher at Siegfried Elementary School, effective January 3, 2019.  Her salary will be $64,388, prorated, with benefits, based on a MA Degree and Step 10, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between NASD and NAEA.

 

                              c.   18-543 - Megan Lieberman, TPE School Nurse at the Middle School, effective on or about January 18, 2019.  Her salary will be $54,703, prorated, with benefits, based on a MA Degree and Step 1, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between NASD and NAEA.

 

                              d.   18-553 - Kathy Magditch, Special Education Instructional Assistant at Lehigh Elementary School, effective on or about November 12, 2018.  Her salary will be $15.74 per hour, 100% of the position rate, with benefits, in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between NASD and NAESPA. 

 

                              e.   18-554 - Ashley Gulla, Special Education 1:1 Instructional Assistant at Moore Elementary School, effective November 27, 2018.  Her salary will be $14.17 per hour, 90% of the position rate, with benefits, in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between NASD and NAESPA.  The salary for this position will be paid through ACCESS funds.

 

 

            B.        Policy

 

                        The administration recommends the Board approve the following:

 

                              1.   18-515R - Adoption of the following revised and new policies, effective November 6, 2018: 204.2 - Absence for Educational Trip, 222 - Tobacco Use, 707 - Use of School Buildings, Facilities and Equipment, and 821 - Electronic Signatures.

 

 

            C.        Finances

 

                        The administration recommends the Board approve the following:

 

                              1.   18-537 - Disposal of obsolete audio-visual and computer equipment/components to American Container & Disposal Service at a cost of $1,200.

 

                              2.   18-540 2018-2019 Budget Transfers.

 

                              3.   18-541 - Vendor(s) for Fuel Oil for the 2019-2020 school year as to be recommended by the Northampton/Monroe/Pike County Joint Purchasing Board and to be approved by the Colonial IU#20 Board of Directors at their December 2018 regularly scheduled meeting.

 

                              4.   18-548 Contract for a special education teacher, Susan Gallagher, to provide home instruction and school-based special education services not to exceed $28,875.00.

 

                              5.   18-552 - 46 month lease with Fraser Advanced Information Systems for three (3) student copiers and one (1) color copier to be located at the Middle School at a cost of $544.00/month.

 

                              6.   18-555 Bills for Payment.

 

 

            D.        Miscellaneous

 

                        The administration recommends the Board approve the following:

 

                              1.   18-539 Expulsion Hearing Waiver for student number 2018-01.

 

                              2.   18-556 eSignature Resolution for the Pennsylvania Department of Education in order to complete the Safe Schools Targeted Grant applications for safety equipment and programs.

 

 

XV.        STUDENT COMMENT

 

XVI.      PUBLIC COMMENT

 

XVII.     BOARD/ADMINISTRATOR COMMENT

 

XVIII.   ADJOURNMENT