Northampton Area School District
THE MORNING AFTER
A Capsule of the Board of Education's Deliberations and Actions
Regular Board Meeting of November 17, 2003
DeRea reported on “Career Day at Moore Elementary School”.
Denise Rader presented a “Community Relations” report.
Ms. Wolfel gave the BAVTS report and Mr. Politi gave the NCC report.
The Board approved the following:
Kristin Mitchalk, Study Hall Instructional Assistant, for a total of 25 dock days for the period of September 12 - October 17, 2003, inclusive.
Two (2) days of dock pay for Joan Faustner, Secretary at the Franklin Building, for November 25 and 26, 2003.
Addition to the Athletic Volunteer Listing: Wayne Oyer - Football
of William J. Newhart, Math Teacher at the Senior High School, for the
purpose of retirement, effective June 12, 2004.
His last day of work will be June 11, 2004, or the last day of school
should the school year be lengthened due to school cancellations.
of Vicky Hunsberger, Special Education Aide at Moore Elementary, effective
November 5, 2003. Her last day
of work was November 4. Also
one day of dock pay - October 31, 2003.
of Rosemary Frey, Music Teacher, effective immediately.
and deletions to the Substitute List, effective November 18, 2003.
(1) dock day for Jodi Thompson, Biology Teacher at the Senior High School,
for November 7, 2003.
Family Medical Leave for Linda Kney, Spanish Teacher at the Senior High
School, effective on or about January 24, 2004 until the end of the 2003-04
to the listing of volunteers for the 2003-04 school year, pending negative
results of TB testing of November 10, 2003.
of an unpaid child-rearing leave for Melissa Sywensky, Middle School
Computer Teacher, effective for the second semester of the 2003-04 school
year. Ms. Sywensky anticipates
her return to the classroom for the beginning of the 2004-05 school year.
half (1/2) dock day for Tara Mrazik, Marketing Teacher at the Senior High
School, for the PM of November 7, 2003.
Teklits at the Attendance/Child Accounting Professional Association Annual
Conference March 17-19, 2004 in Hershey, PA at an estimated cost to the
district of $675.00.
of Andrea Wasilko, Tech Prep English
and Theatre Arts Teacher at the Senior High School, at the U.S. Marine Corps
Educators’ Workshop in Parris Island, South Carolina February 24-27,
2004 with the total cost of $400.00 to the district and all other expenses
will be paid by the U.S. Marine Corps.
Tugend as Assistant Boys Basketball Coach with three years experience at a
compensation of 95% of the current district supplemental reimbursement of
$3,900.00, for a total compensation of $3,705.00.
Gober, Donna Teklits, Rose Roberts and Denise Rader at the annual PASBO/PENSPRA
Conference in Hershey, PA March 9-12, 2004 at an approximate cost of
of Martha Langkamer, Grade 8 English
Teacher at the Middle School, at the “Making Holocaust Education
Relevant” conference in Philadelphia, PA December 4-5, 2003 at a cost to
the district not to exceed $455.00.
of Lisa Weller, Kindergarten Teacher at Lehigh Elementary School, at the
Kindergarten Conference in Philadelphia December 8-9, 2003 at a cost not to
of Susan Carlson, Guidance Department Coordinator and Elementary Guidance
Counselor, at the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum
Development Conference in Hershey, PA on November 24, 2003 at a cost not to
of William Falstich, Assistant Superintendent, at the Association for
Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Annual Conference in New Orleans,
LA March 20-22, 2004 at a cost not to exceed $1,471.00.
of Dr. Linda Firestone and Donna Teklits at The PA Association of School
Personnel Administrators Annual State Conference February 25-27, 2004 at the
Harrisburg Marriot at an estimated cost to the district of $1,255.50.
for tutoring the After-School Homework Club - Middle School only for
English, Math, Social Studies and Science, effective October 22, 2003
through May 2004. Compensation
will be paid with allocated Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth grant
monies: Charlene Belletsky -
Science (Ms. Belletsky is the Coordinator); Jaclyn Welsh - Mathematics;
Richard Baran – Mathematics; Diane Rohn - Language Arts; Kristen Ivey -
Language Arts; Sara Raub - Language Arts; and Tom Petro
- Social Studies.
Sommers as a Cafeteria Monitor at Wolf Elementary School, effective upon
receipt of Act 34 and 151 clearances and TB testing. Compensation will be $6.50/hour without benefits and is in
accordance with the salary schedule of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
of Jason Kremus, Tim Caffrey and Shawn Clary at the 22nd U.S. All-Star Track
& Field/Cross Country Clinic in Atlantic City December 11-12, 2003 at a
cost to the District of $960.00.
Novak as Assistant Boys and Girls Swim Coach with 0 years’ experience at a
compensation of 80% of the current district supplemental reimbursement of
$3,813.00, for a total compensation of $3,050.40, pending receipt of
Additions to the Fall Roster of Community Education Instructors: Sarah Berry, 4015 Wood Drive, Walnutport - Lifeguard; Sarah Holubowski, 3971 Recker Drive, Northampton - Lifeguard.
Holzman as a TPE Biology Teacher at the Senior High School, effective
December 11, 2003, pending receipt of certification from PDE. His salary will be $38,300.00, pro-rated with benefits, and
is based on a BA+15 Degree and Step 1 Year 1 (pro-rated to 1/2 year) of the
current Salary Schedule.
Fribance as an Emotional Support Instructional Aide at Moore Elementary
School, effective November 24, 2003. Her
compensation will be $7.00/hour with benefits as per the current Collective
of Karen Frankenfield’s assignment of Middle School Computer Teacher for
the second semester of the 2003-04 school year.
for the administration and D’Huy Engineering to prepare and solicit bids
to replace the Middle School chiller/cooling tower.
of an agreement to Baltronix of Green Lane, PA for HVAC Balancing at Moore
Elementary at a cost of $37,500 for balancing and $200 per sheeve change, if
2003/2004 Budget Transfers.
maintenance agreement with Skywell Systems, Ambler PA, for the district
folding machine at an annual rate of $950.00.
annual maintenance agreements with Checkpoint Systems, Thorofare NJ for the
book check-out systems at the Senior High and Middle School for a total cost
of the Winter and Spring Sports bid for the 2003/04 school year at a total
cost of $5,150.40.
agreement with Maximus, Inc. for database application service, support and
maintenance at a cost of $2,040.00 annually.
of all proposals for FY2004-05 for Foodservice Management for the District.
for the Joseph F. Mullner and Melenda A. Mullner assessment appeal, parcel
H3-23-7B-1, reducing the fair market value of $119,600 to $95,000 and the
assessed value of $59,800 to $47,500, effective July 1, 2002.
Wellness Committee as a district-sponsored program.
Exchange placement of Irene Angel from Colombia as a student at Northampton
Area Senior High School for the second semester of the 2003-04 school year.
of five Elmo Document Cameras, two sets of Optimus Computer Speakers, and
one portable PA System from Lafayette College and a written letter of thanks
to them for their generosity, effective November 18, 2003.
exchange student visit with ten students from Switzerland to the Senior High
School between March 27, 2004 and April 7, 2004 at no cost to the school
of the Library Club at the Senior High School at no cost to the district.
House/Dedication of the Administration Building on November 13, 2003 with
costs to the district not to exceed $650.00.