Northampton area school district

THE MORNING AFTEr

A capsule of the board of education's deliberations and actions

(This is unofficial recap subject to revision.)

regular board meeting of august 18, 2003 

Mr. Fritz announced that Dr. Senese was officially sworn in as Superintendent of Northampton Area School District today in Harrisburg.  Ms. Wolfel gave the BAVTS report.  Mrs. Hanner presented the results of the AYP report.  Cody Schuler gave a brief update on Student Council activities. 

The Board approved the following:

÷      Resignation of Marisa Miller, Title I Instructional Aide in the Borough, effective immediately.

÷      Resignation of Elizabeth Gee from her position of Instructional Assistant at Moore Elementary, effective August 29, 2003.

÷      Resignation of Eloise Groegler from her position of Student Council Advisor at the Senior High School, effective August 30, 2003.

÷      Three (3) days of unpaid leave for Vicky Hunsberger, Special Education Instruction Assistant for Moore Elementary on February 4, 5, 6, 2004.

÷      2003/04 Substitute List, effective August 19, 2003.

÷      Resignation of Jonathan Terry from the position of Director of Summer School, effective immediately.

÷      Resignation of Brad D. Haupt, Math Teacher at the Senior High School, effective August 30, 2003.

÷      Medical sabbatical for Cathy Gabel, Reading Teacher at George Wolf and the Boro, for the 2003-04 school year.

÷      Listing of school volunteers for the 2003-04 school year.

÷      Hiring and/or transferring of professional staff for the start of the school year with retroactive action at the September 15, 2003 Board meeting.

÷      Resignation of Cheryl Newton from her extra-curricular positions of Social Studies Department Chair and National Honor Society Advisor, effective immediately.

÷      Resignation of Jen Werley, Indoor Twirling Coach, effective immediately.

÷      Barbara Jo Gorman as a LTS Spanish Teacher at the Senior High School, effective for the 2003-04 school year, pending receipt of clearances.  Her salary will be $40,500.00, with benefits and is based on a MA Degree and Step 1 Year 1 of the current Salary Schedule.

÷      Michael J. Fister as Drama Coach at Lehigh Elementary, effective for the first semester of the 2003-04 school year.  Compensation will be $286.00, no additional benefits.

÷      Voluntary transfer of Kerry Haydt to the position of Tuesday through Saturday Custodian at George Wolf Elementary School, effective August 19, 2003.  Compensation will be in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

÷      Attendance of William Falstich at the Lehigh University School Study Council Study Tour 2003 to Pittsburgh, PA from September 30 through October 3, 2003 at a cost not to exceed $865.00.

÷      Diane Kellachow to provide service to a Special Education Student, as per IEP, for the 2003-2004 school year at the rate of $20.00/hour for 6.0 hours per day.

÷      Payment of Kathy Risley and Camille Bieber salary for their work in the summer strings program.  Mrs. Risleyĺs salary is $1,331.60 and Ms. Bieberĺs salary is $260.00.

÷      Salary adjustment for Sterling Ritter, LTS German Teacher, from BA Degree to BA+15 Degree.  His compensation will be $38,500.00 with benefits and is based on Step 2 Year 2 of the current salary schedule.

÷      Kim Davis as Coordinator for Community Education for the 2003-04 school year.  Compensation will be $4,129.81, no additional benefits.

÷      Shelly Carl as a Cafeteria Monitor at the Middle School, effective September 4, 2003.  Her salary will be in accordance with the support staff salary schedule of the contract agreement.  No benefits will be provided.

÷      John Carter as a Cafeteria Monitor in the Borough, effective September 4, 2003.  His salary will be in accordance with the support staff salary schedule of the contract agreement.  No benefits will be provided.

÷      Pamela Hoffner as Student Council Advisor at the Senior High School, effective for the 2003-04 school year.  Compensation will be $1,751.00, no additional benefits in accordance with the Supplemental Reimbursement for Extra Services of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

÷      Ann Harrington as a PE full time Math Teacher at the Senior High School, effective for the 2003-04 school year, pending release time from Easton School District and receipt of updated clearances.  Her salary will be $42,000.00, with benefits and is based on a MA Degree and Step 5 Year 6.5 of the current collective bargaining agreement.

÷      Chris Geonnotti as a Cafeteria Monitor at the Senior High School, effective September 4, 2003, pending receipt of clearances.  Her salary will temporarily be $5.82/hour and will be adjusted upon approval of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  No benefits will be provided.

÷      Voluntary transfer of Karla Scheirer as Hall Monitor at the Senior High School, effective September 4, 2003.  Her salary will temporarily be $6.12/hour and will be adjusted upon approval of the collective bargaining agreement.  Minimal benefits will be provided as per the agreement.

÷      Voluntary transfer of Kristin Mitchalk to Instructional Assistant/Study Hall at the Senior High School effective for the 2003-04 school year.  Her compensation will temporarily be $8.61/hour with benefits.   Compensation will be adjusted with the settlement of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

÷      Attendance of Beverly Yankowy at the annual PA EIT Collectors Conference in York, PA, September 8-10, 2003 at an approximate cost of $700.00.

÷      Joseph Nester as a LTS Social Studies Teacher at the Middle School, effective for the first semester of the 2003-04 school year, pending receipt of updated clearances.  His salary will be $40,500.00, pro-rated, with benefits and is based on a MA Degree and Step 1 Year 1 of the current Salary Schedule.

÷      Kimberly K. Omar as a Title I Instructional Assistant at Moore Elementary, effective for the 2003-04 school year.  Her compensation will temporarily be $6.73/hour with benefits and is based on Step 3 of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Compensation will be adjusted with the settlement of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

÷      Donald M. Pulcini, HVAC mechanic district wide, effective August 19, 2003 pending receipt of clearances.  Compensation will be $16.30/hour (90% of starting rate of $18.11) with benefits and is in accordance with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

÷      Donald Siegfried as a Tuesday through Saturday Custodian at the Senior High School, effective August 19, 2003.  Compensation will be in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, with benefits.

÷      Tammy Rice as a Category I - Group B Secretary, effective September 8, 2003.  Her compensation will temporarily be $14.20/hour with benefits and is based on Step 6 of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Compensation will be adjusted with the settlement of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

÷      David P. Remaley as a LTS Guidance Counselor at the Senior High School, effective for the 2003-04 school year.  His salary will be $40,500.00 with benefits and is based on a MA Degree and Step 1 and Year 1 of the current Salary Schedule.

÷      Listing for Extra-Curricular & Supplemental Positions for the 2003-04 school year.

÷      List of mentors and payments for the 2003-2004 school year. 

÷      James Kurtz as Assistant Field Hockey Coach with 0 yearĺs experience at a compensation of 80% of the current district supplemental reimbursement totaling $2,316.

÷      Eric Markovcy as Assistant Football Coach with 0 yearsĺ experience at a compensation of one half of 80% of the current district supplemental reimbursement ($4373.00) for a compensation of $2,186.50.

÷      Linda Hassler as Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach with 5 yearĺs experience at a compensation of 100% of the current district supplemental reimbursement totaling $2,187.00.

÷      Suzette Fodor as a LTS Reading Specialist at George Wolf and the Boro, effective for the 2003-04 school year.  Her salary will be $40,500.00, with benefits and is based on a MA Degree and Step 1 and Year 1 of the current Salary Schedule.

÷      Elizabeth Bernaski as a Title I Instructional Assistant at the Borough, effective for the 2003-04 school year.  Her compensation will temporarily be $7.16/hour with benefits and is based on Step 4 of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Compensation will be adjusted with the settlement of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

÷      Michael Skubik as a Long-Term Substitute Custodian, effective August 19, 2003.  Compensation will be in accordance with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement with benefits.

÷      Voluntary transfer of Lee Strohl to the position of Long-Term Utility Substitute, effective August 19, 2003, pending release from physician for return to full time duty.  Compensation will be in accordance with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement with benefits.

÷      Adoption of policies 202 - Eligibility of Non-Resident Students, 206 - Assignment Within District, and 815 - Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources.  Elimination of policies 1:02 - Attendance Areas for Northampton Borough Elementary Schools, 5:20 - Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources, 5:24 - Non-Resident Students, and 8:01 - Acceptable Use of Internet.

÷      Curricula for the following new courses: Cartooning, Rockinĺ Out, Intro to Sports Medicine/Athletic Training, Comprehension and Analytical Thinking, Thinking and Comprehension A, and Thinking and Comprehension B.

÷      Revised curricula for the following courses: Public Speaking, Computer Technology II, Computer Technology III, Strategies for Comprehension and Analytical Thinking, Strategies of Thinking and Comprehension A, and Strategies of Thinking and Comprehension B.

÷      Adoption of the Rock Music Styles: A History; Third Edition textbook for the Rockinĺ Out course at a cost of $873.50.

÷      Interim agreement for General Maintenance on the District Wide Telephone Systems to ET&T at a cost of $5,898.17.

÷      Authorization for the Administration to prepare and solicit bids for balancing the HVAC system at Moore Elementary.

÷      Authorization for the administration to submit PlanCon Part I: Interim Reporting -Submittal No. 4 for Moore Twp. Elem. Project No. 2498.

÷      Adoption of the 2003-04 Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School General Fund Budget in the amount of  $8,581,472 with the NASD portion of $1,787,913 required to fund the budget.

÷      Agreement with N2H2 for Internet filtering be continued through the 2003-2004 school year with an annual cost of  $7,182.

÷      Authorization for the administration to prepare and solicit bids to install fiber optic cable to Wolf Elementary.

÷      Contract with Extended Family Care Services.  During the school year cost: $45 per hour, approximately 8 hours a day, for 5 days a week ($45 x 8 = $360 x 180 days = $64,800).  During the Extended-School-Year cost: $45 per hour, approximately 5 hours a day, for 5 days a week, for 6 weeks. ($45 x 8=$360 x 30 days = $10,800).  Cost not to exceed: $75,600.

÷      Bills For Payment.

÷      Treasurerĺs Report.

÷      Tax Exonerations.

÷      Real Estate Tax Exonerations: L4SW1C-19-10, NASD, 2003, $22,595.10, Tax Exempt Entity; L5-1-12, NASD, 2003, $6,765.00, Tax exempt entity.

÷      Real Estate Tax Exonerations: K4-22-5A-T106, Hausman, Ronald S., 2003, $ 205.85, Trailer removed                                                                                     H2-11-21-1T, Schleicher, Dan W., 2003, $151.17, Trailer destroyed by fire                                                                                        H2-17-1B-45, Iatalese, Brian &     2002 & 2003, $1,249.56, Trailer double billed by                                                                  (H2-17-1B-T45)  Nemeth, Amanda                                   county                               

÷   Foreign Exchange placement of Sascha Philipp Schoene as a student at Northampton Area Senior High School for the 2003-04 school year.