NORTHAMPTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
THE MORNING AFTER
a special meeting of the Board of Education on January 12, 2004, the Board
approved the following:
Adoption of the settlement agreement settling all claims by Foreman Architects and Engineers, Inc. arising out of the high school architect’s contract for a total payment of $160,000.
the regular meeting of the Board of Education on January 19, 2004, Dr. Joseph
Mickley from CIU20 presented a report on the Second Chance Academy.
Ms. Denise Rader shared a “Good News” report.
Mrs. Leibenguth gave the Technology Committee report.
Mr. Zuercher gave the Facilities Committee report.
Mr. Politi gave the Northampton Community College report.
Ms. Wolfel gave the BAVTS report. Sean
Killeen reported on student council activities.
The Board approved the following:
(1) dock day for Anthony Messina.
Family Medical Leave for Cristen Bachman for six (6) days, effective on or
about April 23, 2004 through April 30, 2004.
Ms. Bachman anticipates her return to the classroom on or about May
of Cheryl L. Bellesfield, Special Education Instructional Assistant,
effective January 14, 2004. Her
last day of work will be January 13, 2004.
one-half (1-1/2) days of unpaid leave for Camille Bieber, LTS music teacher.
This unpaid leave is in accordance with Policy 4:23 Uncompensated
of John Carter, cafeteria monitor, effective December 20, 2003.
His last day of work was December 19, 2003.
for the purpose of retirement for Debra Dubbs, Art teacher in the Middle
School, effective March 16, 2004. Her
last day of work will be March 15, 2004.
and one-half (11 1/2) dock days for Kristin Mitchalk.
of Michael A. Reenock, assistant baseball coach, effective immediately.
transfer of David Abraham, day custodian to the middle school, effective
January 20, 2004. Compensation will be in accordance with the current
Collective Bargaining Agreement, with benefits.
Additions to the volunteer list the 2003-04 school year: Lori Marsh - Lehigh and Jolynn Vanderheiden - Lehigh.
and deletions to the Substitute List, effective January 20, 2004.
of the voluntary resignation of Mary K. Hall, Special Education Teacher at
the Senior High School, effective immediately.
transfer of Leo O’Donnell to the position of temporary utility, effective
January 20, 2004 until on or about March 15.
Compensation will be in accordance with the current Collective
Bargaining Agreement, with benefits.
Family Medical Leave, for Anne Marouchoc, Guidance/Career Education teacher
at the middle school, effective on or about February 25, 2004, and end on or
about May 24, 2004. The timeframe of unpaid leave will be for the remainder of
the 2003-04 school year. She
anticipates her return to the classroom for the beginning of the 2004-05
school year. This leave is in
accordance with the Family Medical Leave Policy.
transfer of Lee A. Strohl from Middle School Custodian to Maintenance,
effective January 20, 2004.
Family Medical Leave for Kathy Williams, effective on or about January 26,
2004. Ms. Williams anticipates
her return to the classroom on or about June 1, 2004.
M. Moser as a Special Education Instructional Assistant, effective January
27, 2004. Compensation will be $7.00/hour, with benefits and is in
accordance with the salary schedule of the current bargaining agreement.
Steiner as a Special Education Instructional Assistant, effective date
January 22, 2004. Compensation
will be $7.00/hour, with benefits and is in accordance with the salary
schedule of the current bargaining agreement.
V. Baer, PE music teacher, effective. January 20, 2004 or possibly sixty
(60) days thereafter. His
salary will be $43,600.00, prorated with benefits and is based on a MA
Degree and Step 6 and Year 9 of the current Salary Schedule.
Fanelli as a LTS Special Education Teacher, effective January 2004.
Her salary will be $37,500.00, prorated with benefits and is based on
a BA Degree and Step 1 and Year 1 of the current Salary Schedule.
B. Nester as a LTS social studies teacher, effective for the second semester
of the 2003-04 school year. His
salary will be $41,000.00 pro-rated with benefits and is based on a MA+15
Degree and Step 1 and Year 1 of the current Salary Schedule.
to the Extra Help Athletic Events staffing list for 2003/2004: Al Webb -
adjustment for Jeff Lantzer’s position of Band Director.
His compensation will be $5,177.00 for the 2003/04 school year.
Peters, Part-Time Alternative Education Instructional Assistant, effective
immediately. Compensation will
be $7.00/hour without benefits.
and their hourly rates for the Special Education/Math After-School Tutoring
Program, effective January 5, 2004. Each
of the three teachers will be paid for three (3) hours of program
preparation time and three (3) hours per week for tutoring.
John Mauser - $34.49/hour, Rebecca Philbin - $31.43/hour, and Lori
Schellhamer - $31.43/hour.
Csencsitz as Assistant Girls Basketball Coach with 17 years’ experience at
a compensation of 100% of the current district supplemental reimbursement of
$3,900.00, no benefits.
of Debra Anthony, Field Hockey Coach, at the “Ultimate Performance
Coaching Seminar” January 15-16, 2004 in Atlantic City, NJ at a cost to
the District of $595.00.
of Terry Johnson, Head Football Coach, at the “Kickoff Clinic” January
29-31, 2004 in Hershey, PA at a cost to the District of $485.00.
of Mike Sugra, Matt Greenplate, and Mick Sugra at the “Be The Best You
Are” Baseball Clinic January 22-24, 2004 in Cherry Hill, NJ at a cost to
the District of $1,299.80.
of Understanding with the Northampton Area Education Association to align
the eligibility language in Article VI Early Retirement Incentive, paragraph
1 with Article VI, paragraph 3 effective for the term of the contract
agreement pending approval by the Northampton Area Education Association.
school remediation program at the four elementary schools for PSSA test
preparation in grades 3 and 5. Total
cost of the program will not exceed the budgeted amount of $12,000.00.
of Studies for the 2004-2005 school year.
for the Administration to solicit three (3) appraisals for the Maintenance
Order 9838-401-29 that provided labor, materials, tools, and equipment for
additional masonry work by E.R. Stuebner, Inc. on the Moore Elementary
School project in the amount of $8,118.58.
for Engineering Services with D’Huy Engineering for the design and bid of
the replacement Middle School chiller/cooling tower and sidewalk/handicapped
parking at a cost of $39,000.
School/High School Traffic Plan Proposals as follows: Crossing guard for the
remainder of the 2003-2004 school year at a rate of $6.50 per hour, no
benefits, and traffic signs at a cost not to exceed $350.00.
the Administration to enter negotiations with D’Huy Engineering as
resident project engineer and present an executable contract for action at
the February Board meeting. A
draft of the contract shall be presented to each Board member one week prior
to the February workshop. D’Huy
Engineering will recommend a minimum of two qualified architectural firms
and limit the contract to that project where the scope has been defined.
attachment agreement with PPL Electric Utilities for seven anchor
attachments on Laubach Ave. at a rate of $63.14 for the period January 14,
2004 through January 13, 2005.
education services contract with IU20 for the 2003-04 school year in the
amount of $909,279.14.
Maintenance Agreement for the Postage Machine and Scale with
Pitney Bowes at the District Office at a cost of $432.00 per month, for
the period February 1, 2004 - January 31, 2005.
for the administration to prepare and re-bid Foodservice Management Services
for the School District.
of the 2002-03 Audit Report as prepared by local auditors, Hutchinson,
Gorman & Freeh.
for PFM to proceed with preparing for the issuance of General Obligation
Bonds, Series 2004 in the amount of $10,000,000 to refund the outstanding
Series 2000 Bonds as seen in Option 2.
to provide telecommunication services for the Northampton Area School
District starting July 1, 2004. (Service
costs do not reflect E-Rate Program discounts that may be applicable.)
Area Network –
Three-year agreement with Sting Communications for 72mbps wireless
point-to-point network services. Initial
configuration costs of $21,150 and then $5,250 monthly for 36 months. (Term
7/1/04-6/30/07, service cost $63,000 annually.)
Phones - Nextel
Communications of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc. for approximately $19,300,
Telephone and Voice Mail Systems - ET&T for general maintenance of district-wide systems for $5,898.17, annually. (Term 7/1/04-6/30/05).
of Linda Mann, Northampton Area School District Tax Clerk, as the collector
of current period delinquent taxes effective January 1, 2004.
for the Pennsylvania Department of Real Estate to perform an appraisal of
the East Allen Twp. property using the Department’s appraiser at the
Hearing Waiver and Agreement for high school student number 2003-02.
of embroidery equipment from Mrs. Bonnie Dodge to the Family and Consumer
Science Department of the NASD.
of M & M’s from Sheetz, Inc. to the Chemistry Department.