NORTHAMPTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
'THE MORNING AFTER'
A Capsule of the Board of Education's Deliberations and Actions
Regular Board Meeting of October 20, 2003
Robert Yanders presented a ôFacilities Renovation Processö report, which
included Middle School and High School room conversions, and asbestos, lighting,
computer, kitchen, heating and air conditioning, internal and external door
security, storage, and bathroom issues.
The Board approved the following:
of Extra-Curricular Volunteer Advisors for the Clubs in the District for the
2003-04 school year.
of Michele Carl, Cafeteria Monitor at the Middle School, effective September 25,
2003. Her last day of work was September 24, 2003.
of unpaid child-rearing leave for Wendy J. Seip, Grade 3 teacher at Lehigh
Elementary. She anticipates her
return to the classroom for the beginning of the second semester - on or about
January 27, 2004.
of Dale R. Smith, Head Custodian at George Wolf Elementary, effective
Family Medical Leave for Tammy Tacker, special education teacher at Franklin
Elementary, effective on or about March 8, 2004.
Ms. Tacker anticipates her return to the classroom for the beginning of
the 2004-05 school year.
of military leave for Michael Seng, Social Studies Teacher at the Middle School,
for the remainder of the 2003-2004 school year.
(2) days of unpaid leave for Andrea Messenlehner, Social Studies Teacher at the
Middle School, for December 4 and 5, 2003.
(2) days of unpaid leave for Rachel Cressman, Grade 6 Teacher at Lehigh
Elementary School, for April 1 and 2, 2004.
and deletions to the Substitute List, effective October 21, 2003.
Northampton Sick Leave
Bank as a voluntary sick leave program offered to all bargaining members of the
Northampton Area Educators Association effective October 21, 2003.
of Deborah Hinman, 10-month secretary in the Special Education Department,
effective October 11, 2003. Her
last day of work was October 10.
(4) days of dock pay for Deborah Hinman, 10-month secretary in the special
education department of Central Administration, for September 18, 29, and
October 1, 6, 2003.
Two (2) days of unpaid
leave for Rochelle Latteman, secretary of the technology department in Central
Administration, for November 20 and 21, 2003.
The following additions
to the Volunteer List: Katie McFadden (pending receipt of Act 151) - Asst. Field Hockey Coach;
Joanne Santee (pending receipt of Act 34 & 151) - Asst. Field Hockey Coach;
and Joel Serfass (pending receipt of Act 34)- Basketball.
of Jodi Thompson, Science Teacher at the High School, effective December 10,
Family Medical Leave for Tracy Rolles, kindergarten teacher, effective on or
about January 23, 2004. Ms. Rolles
anticipates her return to the classroom, January 2005.
of Christine Geonnotti, Cafeteria Monitor at the Senior High School, effective
October 2, 2003. Her last day of
work was October 1, 2003.
Family Medical Leave for Beth Wolfel, Special Education Teacher at the Senior
High School, effective on or about March 9, 2004.
Ms. Wolfel anticipates her return to the classroom on or about May 3,
of Jodi Ritter, Grade 6 Teacher at Moore Elementary School, effective for sixty
(60) days or until a suitable replacement can be found.
Whichever of these situations occurs first will serve as her final day.
of Karol DĺHuyvetters at the Pennsylvania Council of Administrators of Special
Education and Annual Conference of Pennsylvania Federation Council for
Exceptional Children on November 5-7, 2003 in Harrisburg, PA at an estimated
cost of $466.20.
Bauer as Senior High School Debate Team Advisor, effective October 21, 2003 for
the 2003-04 school year. Compensation
will be $1,448.00, pro-rated with no additional benefits.
Partridge as Social Studies Department Chair, effective September 22, 2003 for
the 2003-04 school
year. Compensation will be
$1,674.00, prorated, no additional benefits.
adjustment for Elisabeth Toolan, Activity Bus Monitor.
Compensation will be $7.25/hour, no benefits for the 2003-04 school year.
Tara Mrazik to attend and
chaperone six DECA student members at the North Atlantic Region Leadership
Conference in Philadelphia November 14-16, 2003 at a cost to the district not to
Adjustment for Kristin
Pietruszewski to long-term substitute status, with benefits, effective November
1, 2003 until the end of her present assignment.
Cara Hillenbrand as
Advisor of the Indoor Twirling Squad, effective immediately.
Her stipend will be $1,294.00, without benefits and in accordance with
the Supplemental Reimbursement for Extra Services Extracurricular and Clubs of
the current bargaining agreement.
Kristie Hassler as
Cafeteria Monitor at the Middle School, effective retroactive to September 29,
2003. Her salary will be $6.50/hour
with no benefits.
Mike Keglovits as Advisor
of the National Honor Society, effective immediately.
His stipend will be $851.00, without benefits and in accordance with the
Supplemental Reimbursement for Extra Services Extracurricular and Clubs of the
current bargaining agreement.
of the long-term substitute assignment for Meghan Bleiler for the remainder of
the 2003-2004 school year. Her
salary will be $37,700, with benefits, based on a Bachelorĺs degree, Step 2,
Year 2 of the current salary schedule.
3.5% salary increase for
the confidential employees with current health benefits effective for the
2003-2004 school year and retroactive to July 1, 2003.
of Anne-Sophie Tzanetatos, French Teacher at the Senior High School, at the
American Council for Teachers of Foreign Languages Conference in Philadelphia,
PA November 20-23, 2003 at a total cost to the district not to exceed $1,024.16.
of Jayne Hartzog at the Connected Classroom Conference in Philadelphia, PA
November 11-12, 2003 at a cost not to exceed
of Linda Firestone at the
American Association of School Personnel Administrators Conference in Baltimore,
MD October 15-18, 2003 at a cost to the district of $1,545.00.
Gowdy to accompany Ms. Pam Hoffner and chaperone two male students from Student
Council to Hershey, PA October 22-24, 2003 for the PSBA Student Delegate Program
at an additional cost
$665.00. (Total cost to the
district of all participants not to exceed $2,120.00.)
of Glen Young, Science Department Chairperson at the Senior High School, at the
Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Conference in Hershey, PA December
4-5, 2003 at a cost to the district not to exceed $514.00.
Vandergrift as a Hall Monitor at the Senior High School, effective October 23,
2003. Her salary will be $6.60/hour
and is in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Braker as a 10-month Special Education Secretary, effective on or about November
4, 2003. Her salary will be $9.00 per hour, with benefits and per the
schedule in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
of Dr. Angelo Senese at the annual American
Association of School Administrators Conference
in San Francisco, CA from February 19 to 23, 2004 at an approximate cost of
technology services from IntegraOne on an as needed basis at the rate of $18.50
per hour for the 2003-2004
Additions to the Extra
Help List: Brian Muschko (pending
receipt of Act 151) - Football Chain Crew; Daniel Herzog - Football Chain Crew;
Jason Herzog - Football Chain Crew; Gerald Neff - Football Chain Crew; Michael
Bendekovits (pending receipt of Act 34/151) - Football Chain Crew.
Addis to provide IEP identified services to a Special Education Student for the
2003-2004 school year at the rate of $20.00/hour for 6.0 hours per day.
Form PP-07 - Statement
and Agreement with Northampton Area School District By The Parent(s) Or Legal
Custodian(s) Of Students and Form PP-08 - Non-Resident Student Agreement - as
components of Policy 202 - Eligibility Of Non-Resident Students - effective
October 21, 2003.
art curricula for grades 9 through 12.
Revised Keyboarding II -
Word Core, Keyboarding III - Advanced Word Expert, and Microsoft Word 2002
planned courses taught at the Senior High School.
Revised Personal Fitness,
Health Emergencies, and Strength Conditioning planned courses taught at the
Senior High School.
Acceptance of the
approval of PlanCon Part I: Interim Reporting #4 - for Moore Twp. Elementary
Project No. 2498.
agreement for Facility Management Systems at Wolf, George Wolf, Lehigh and Moore
Elementary Schools with Johnson Controls for the period October 1, 2003 through
June 30, 2004 at a cost of $12,480.00.
Bills for Payment.
Agreements with F & E Checkwriter, York PA, for the check signers at EIT and
the Business Office for the period 10/6/03 - 10/6/04 (EIT Office) and 10/7/03 -
10/7/04 (Business Office) at a cost of $367.50 each.
Service agreement with
Allen Organ Company for the organ at the Senior High School at a cost of $450.00
for the period September 1, 2003 through August 31, 2004.
Real Estate Tax
TAX AMT. REASON
20 20-C-6T, Kron, Louis
Trailer was removed
20 20-C-5T, Marositz, Christine
20 20-N-12T, Torres, Marie
2001 & 2002 $1,291.15
20 20-P-1, Kocher, Bonnie
Trailer was removed
20 20-A-100, Powell, Nicole
2000 to 2002 $ 745.03
& Musselman, Gary
20 20-A-45, Foose, Robert
2001 & 2002
Trailer was removed
Corporation as our service provider, effective 11/01/03 through 10/31/2004, for
coin-operated telephones at no cost to the District.
of the revised Local Earned Income Tax Rules and Regulations for the Northampton
Area School District effective January 1, 2004 in accordance with the Amended
Local Tax Enabling Act 166 of 2002.
Settlement for the
Ponderosa Fibers assessment appeal reducing the fair market value of $11,000,000
to $2,400,000 and the assessed value of $5,752,200 to $1,200,000, effective for
tax year 2000.
Submission of PlanCon
Part K: Project Refinancing for the 2003 Refunding Issue which refunded the 1999
Service contract with
CIU20 to provide Title I services for non-public Northampton Area School
District students for the 2003-04 school year at a cost not to exceed
Donation of the
Districtĺs Jacobson F10 lawn mower to Northampton Borough effective October
Expulsion Hearing Waiver
and Agreement for a high school student.