A Capsule of the
Board of Education's Deliberations and Actions
Meeting of April 19, 2004
Summary Subject to Change)
Schneider introduced and recognized C. Hirst, Swimming Coach, and Terry Daubert,
Wrestling Coach. The coaches
introduced their championship team members.
Mrs. Gober presented the NASD 2004-2005 budget.
Ms. Rader presented the District Good News report.
Mrs. Skrapits gave the Facilities and Safe School/Safe Community
committee reports. Ms. Wolfel gave
the BAVTS report. Mrs. Rundle gave
the CIU20 report. Mr. Politi gave
the NCC report. Sean Killeen,
Justine Frantz, and Cody Schuler gave updates on student council activities.
Board approved the following:
leave of absence for Laura Pieroni-Flores, Spanish Teacher at the High
School, for the 2004-05 school year.
Family Medical Leave for Stacy Hageman, Music Teacher at Moore Elementary
School, effective April 1 through June 11, 2004.
She anticipates her return to the classroom for the 2004-05 school
to the Volunteers List for the 2003-04 school year.
(2) days of unpaid leave for John Becker, Health Physical Education Teacher
at the Senior High School. This
leave is in accordance with Policy 4:23 Uncompensated Leave.
(1) dock day for Angela Kulp, Instructional Assistant at Washington
(1) dock day for Kristin Mitchalk, Instructional Assistant at the Senior
of Archie Pendergrass, Hall Monitor at the Middle 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.
Family Medical Leave for Kindra Block, Speech/Language Teacher at Moore
Elementary, effective September 1 through November 29, 2004.
Also, approve an unpaid childrearing leave effective November 30,
through December 31, 2004. Ms.
Block anticipates her return to the classroom on or about January 3, 2005.
leave for Janice Gober, Special Education Teacher at Moore Elementary
half (1/2) PM dock day for Jill
Rider, Instructional Assistant at the Senior High School.
of Katherine E. Weeks, Guidance Counselor at the Senior High School,
effective March 24, 2004.
(1) dock day for Pambi Longley, Instructional Aide at Franklin Elementary
Family Medical Leave for Denise Straub, grade 2 teacher at Lehigh
Elementary, effective September 1, 2004 and continue through on or about
November 30, 2004. Ms. Straub
anticipates her return to the classroom on or about December 1, 2004.
of Joseph Yudt, History teacher at the Senior High School, for the purpose
of retirement, effective October 17, 2004.
His last day of work will be October 15, 2004.
staff transfers effective with the 2004-05 school year.
Spec Ed - Boro Grade
5 - Wolf
Grade 2 - Moore Kindergarten
Technology - Wolf
Technology - Moore
and deletions to the Substitute List, effective April 20, 2004.
of Kelly Sanchez as Team Explorer Leader at the Middle School, effective
June 12, 2004, or the last day of school.
Mrazik, Senior High School DECA Club Advisor, and Mario Pasquariello,
Business Teacher, to accompany 14 students to the DECA National Competition
in Nashville, Tennessee April 30 – May 5, 2004 at a total cost to the
district not to exceed $13,716.36.
Hoffner, Gifted and Environmental Science Teacher, and Gene Thrash, Social
Studies Teacher, to accompany 25 senior high students to the Delaware River
Watershed Youth Eco-Leadership Summit at the Delaware Water Gap and Mt.
Bethel, PA April 25-27, 2004 at a cost to the district not to exceed
$2,700.20. Costs include fees
for two chaperones and 25 students as well as substitutes for the teachers.
of Terry Daubert, Billy Stenack, Billy Haydt, Mike Parisi and Josh Haines at
the NHSCA Senior Nationals and Coaching Clinic March 31 - April 2, 2004 in
Cleveland, Ohio at a cost to the District of $1,001.00.
of three NASD teams at the State Odyssey of the Mind competition in Altoona,
PA on April 17, 2004 at a cost not to exceed $3,087.00.
Education Instructors for the spring 2004 session: Sarah Berry - Lifeguard,
Lee Ann Fotta - Yoga, Suzanne Hastie - Dance, Sarah Holubowski - Lifeguard, and Dianna Schoenen - Yoga.
A. Laureigh as a Confidential Secretary replacement position in the Business
Office, effective May 3, 2004. Compensation
will be $29,800.00, pro-rated, with benefits.
of Board member Gail Wolfel at the PSBA Summer Workshop June 25-27, 2004 in
Lancaster at an estimated cost of $600.00.
Persichetti for an additional two and half days per week as a Speech and
Language Therapist at George Wolf Elementary School, at her per diem rate of
$261.70. The time frame is
April 20, 2004 until the end of
the 2003-04 school year.
Lantzer, Senior High School Band Director, to accompany student Kyle Hummel
to the PA Music Educators State Conference April 21-22, 2004 in Erie, PA at
a cost not to exceed $753.90.
of Karen Fleming, Principal, Middle School, Maureen Sproul, Assistant
Principal, High School, and Michael Monaghan, Principal, George Wolf
Elementary School, at the Pathwise 7th Annual Teaching and Learning
Institute ‘Training to Lead the Introduction to a Framework for
Teaching’ seminar in Philadelphia, PA June 27-28, 2004 at an approximate
cost of 1,911.00.
teacher positions and nine Instructional Assistant positions for the 2004
Special Education summer program based on projected enrollments to be funded
from IDEA Flow Through monies and tuition for summer school courses.
Estimated cost of the program is $14,769.00.
Fritz as a LTS Middle Shift Custodian, effective April 20, 2004.
His rate of pay will be the base rate of $12.35 per hour, no
Miletics as a LTS Custodian, effective April 20, 2004.
Compensation will be in accordance with the current Collective
Bargaining Agreement, with single benefit coverage.
of summer help for the maintenance department.
of Silke Keeler, Network Specialist, at the “Implementing and Managing
Exchange Server 2003” course May 24-28, 2004 at the Productivity Point
Training Center in Allentown, PA at a total cost not to exceed $1,350.00.
of Faust Falcone, Ray Snyder, David Jones, and Phil Moser at the Desktop
Support Technician Boot Camp to be held in Allentown at a total cost to the
district of $4,320.00.
of Dr. Linda Firestone at the Pathwise 7th Annual Teaching and Learning
Institute in Philadelphia, PA June 25-29, 2004 at an approximate cost of
of new policies: 702 - Gifts, Grants, Donations & Solicitations, 703 -
Sanitary Management, 704 - Maintenance, 705 - Safety, 706 - Property
Records, 708 - Lending of Equipment and Books, 709 - Building Security, 710
- Use of Facilities by Staff, 711 - Traffic/Parking/Signage at the Schools,
and 715 - Use of FAX Machines, and deletion of Policy 4:21 - Use of School
Equipment, effective April 20, 2004.
of PlanCon Part K: Project Refinancing approval for the 2003 Refunding Issue
which refunded the 1999 Series.
Order 9838-415-05, JBM Plumbing, Inc., for $2,092.52; Change Order
9838-415-06, JBM Plumbing, Inc., for $792.91; and Change Order 9838-416-34,
Ray Angelini for $3,157.00 as submitted by Foreman Program and Construction
with D’Huy Engineering to serve as resident project engineer to
the District for renovations/additions and new construction at the Middle
and High Schools.
Estate Tax Exonerations: J6 5 2-T17, McGraw Loretta - 2002 - $167.26 -
Trailer removed from Park and destroyed.
Northampton Community College Budget in the total amount of $32,835,790 with
Northampton’s total share being $613,269 for a 3.26% increase.
Colonial IU #20 General Operating Budget in the amount of
$2,333,880 with the NASD portion of $33,834 required to fund the
Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School General Fund Budget in the amount
of $8,801,656 with the NASD
portion of $1,916,433
required to fund the budget.
DataCom to provide professional services, configuration, and installation
for WAN / LAN electronics at an approximate cost of $8,475.00.
of a 2003-2004 PSBA Policy Manual, which will include revision services,
copy on disk, and 25 hard copies at a cost of $2,000.00.
of the following to fill four vacancies on the Northampton Community College
Board of Trustees, for the term effective July 1, 2004 through June 30,
2010: Thomas Doluisio (incumbent) - Bethlehem Area School District, Richard
Siegfried - Easton Area School District, Karl Stackhouse (incumbent) - Pen
Argyl Area School District, and Robert Fehnel (incumbent) - Wilson Area
of items by Mr. Miller and Mr. & Mrs. Schlener to the Northampton Area
Middle School Indoor Guard.
Hearing Waiver for Middle School student number 2004-01.