NORTHAMPTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
THE MORNING AFTER
A Capsule of the Board of Education's Deliberations and Actions
Regular Board Meeting of May 12, 2003
Mrs. Ritter was honored and recognized
for her appointment as the PA PTA president.
Cake and punch were served following the meeting.
Joseph Kovalchik presented the revised Drug and Alcohol Administrative
Regulations. Barbara Carrington
gave a brief overview of the activities for Better Hearing, Speech and Language
Month. Kim Davis presented the
state peer helper award to Jamie Schoenberger.
Mr. Collins gave the Policy Committee and CIU20 reports, Mr. Martin gave
the Meet and Discuss Committee report, Mr. Rank gave the Facilities Committee
report, Ms. Wolfel gave the Act 93 Committee report, Mrs. Leibenguth gave the
Technology Committee report, Mr. Fritz reported on the ongoing contract
negotiations, and Ryan Collins and Lisa Bogdanski reported on Student Council
The Board approved the following:
Resignation of Barbara Toth, Cafeteria Monitor at the Middle School,
effective June 7, 2003. Her last
day of work will be June 6, 2003.
to the Volunteer Listing.
Two days of dock pay for Joanne Bryant, Grade 2 teacher at Lehigh
Elementary, for April 29 and May 8, 2003.
One half-day of dock pay
for Deana Ferry, At-Risk Coordinator at the Senior High School, for the a.m.
April 22, 2003.
One and one-half days of
dock pay for Elizabeth Kokolus, Instructional Assistant at George Wolf, for a.m.
May 12 and May 14, 2003.
and one-half days of dock pay for Rochelle Latteman, Technology Office Assistant
in Central Administration, for p.m. June 20 and June 23, 2003.
day of dock pay for Pambi Longley, Instructional Assistant at Franklin
Elementary, for April 30, 2003.
day of dock pay for Victoria Milburn, Special Education Teacher at Lehigh
Elementary, for May 1, 2003.
day of dock pay for Ronald Taylor, English teacher at the Senior High School,
for May 7, 2003.
half day of dock pay for Janet Ulshafer, Instructional Assistant at George Wolf,
for p.m. April 11, 2003.
of Karla Scheirer, supply room coordinator senior high school, effective June
and deletions to the Substitute List, effective May 13, 2003.
Trainer Job Description.
day of dock pay for Margaret Archer, Instructional Assistant at Franklin
Elementary, for May 6, 2003.
of Rebecca Balog from the position of Debate Advisor, effective June 30, 2003.
H. Deurer, half-time (TPE) Family/Consumer Science K-12 teacher at the senior
high, effective March 13, 2003, for the 2002-2003 school year.
Her salary will be $36,150.00, prorated with benefits and is based on a
BA Degree and Step 1 - Year 1 of the current Salary Schedule.
Appointment of Rose M.
Roberts as Board Treasurer for the term of July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.
of Rebecca Stroup, Biology and Physical Science Teacher at the Senior High
School, at the Mammalogy and Field Research Techniques Seminar at Kettle Creek
Lodge, Potter County, PA July 7-9, 2003 with the cost to the district not to
of Linda Zehner and four yearbook students at the Jostens Summer Conference at
Gettysburg College August 3-6, 2003 at a total cost to the district not to
of Roger Firestone, Richard Silvius and a female chaperone at the Computer Fair
State Finals May 19-20, 2003, along with four students, in Carlisle, PA at a
maximum cost to the district of $200.00.
Jones as a Technology Technician, effective May 13, 2003.
His salary will be $13.60 with benefits and in accordance with the salary
schedule of the current collective bargaining agreement.
of Paul Marcinkowski, Athletic Trainer, at the National Athletic Trainers
Association Meeting and Clinical Symposia in St. Louis, MO June 24-28, 2003 at a
total cost to the district not to exceed $1,128.00.
of Craig Mogel at the Watershed and Conservation Workshop at Juniata College
June 23-27, 2003 at a total cost of $492.00.
to compensation to Step 3 - $5.75/hour, no benefits for the following student
summer maintenance workers: Robert Pristash, Keith Knoblach, and Anthony
of professional staff and their reimbursement based on the current Supplemental
Reimbursement for Extra Services - Curriculum and Instruction for the 2002-2003
school year. Effective date of
program will be June 27 through August 8, 2003.
of Dr. Kathleen E. Ott at the Schools That Learn Conference in Manhattan, NY
June 30-July 2, 2003 at a cost of $1,199.00.
Attendance of Tim Caffrey
at the State Special Olympics at Penn State University June 5-8, 2003 at no
expense to the district.
Drug and Alcohol Administrative Regulations effective beginning with the
2003-2004 school year.
of lightning protection system at Moore Elementary to Warrenĺs Lightning
Protection Company at a cost of $41,200.
Authorization for the
administration to prepare PlanCon Parts C-F for the construction of a new HS,
Project No. 2943.
Authorization for the
administration to submit PlanCon Part I: Interim Reporting - Submittal No. 3 for
Moore Twp. Elementary Project No. 2498.
of conveyance for the property known as the Central Building, 1503 Main St,
Northampton, which shall be deemed unused and unnecessary property, to the
Borough of Northampton for consideration of one dollar.
Adoption of the 2003-04
General Fund Preliminary Budget with revenues of $56,886,483 and expenditures of
$56,886,483. This budget is
supported by an increase of 3.76 mills.
Adoption of the
resolution to implement a Property Tax Rebate program for qualified district
homeowners for the 2003-04 school year.
Bills for Payment.
Public Official Bonds
through John Yurkonic Insurance Agency, with Ohio Casualty Insurance Company as
the carrier, effective July 1, 2003 as follows: Assistant Board Secretary (Pat
Brusko), 1-year term, 7/1/03-6/30/04, $25,000 limit - $66; Board Treasurer (Rose
Roberts), 1-year term, 7/1/03-6/30/04, $25,000 limit - $113.
Agreement with Preferred
EAP, Allentown, as the Districtĺs employee assistance provider for the period
July 1, 2003 through June 30,2004 at the following rate:
Utilization <3.0%, $16.50 per employee per year
Utilization between 3.1% and 6.0%, $19.50 per employee per year **
Utilization >6.1%, $22.50 per employee per year
Contract with Lehigh
Valley Physicians Group to act as the school doctor for a three-year period
beginning July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2006.
Area School District Summer School Program tuition increase of $10 per six-week
of FY2003-04 Supplies and Equipment bids for art, audio visual, cleaning,
custodial, general supplies, general art, health, industrial arts, phys. ed.,
computer and duplicating to the various vendors at a total cost of $206,844.57.
from the schoolĺs final examination in that AP course for all students who
take the Advanced Placement (AP) examination in coordination with the AP course
for which they are enrolled.
Special Education Plan
for submission to PDE.