AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
of the Board of Education's Deliberations and Actions
Board Meeting of October 28, 2004
Board Meeting of November 15, 2004
Summary Subject to Revision)
At a Special Meeting of the
Board of Education on October 28, 2004, the Board approved the following:
An additional position
of Kindergarten Instructional Assistant, effective date to be determined,
for the remainder of the 2004-2005 school year.
Compensation will be in accordance with the salary schedule of the
current collective bargaining agreement.
Awarding of the Winter
and Spring Sports bid for the 2004-05 school year at a total cost of
One-year agreement with
Berkmont Communications Corp. for Coin-Operated Phone Service and Repair,
effective November 1, 2004 - October 31, 2005 at a cost of $1,260, annually.
Roth Marz Partnership to
provide architectural services to the District for High School
renovations/additions project at a fee of 5.5% pending solicitor review and
final Board approval of the contract.
the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education on November 15, 2004, Delinquent
Tax Collection was presented by Northampton County and Portnoff Associates.
The Middle School, High School and District Improvement Plans were
presented by Karen Fleming, Dr. Ott, and Lydia Hanner.
Denise Rader presented the Good News Report.
Mrs. Skrapits gave the Facilities and Safe School Committee reports, Mr.
Gogel gave the BAVTS report, Mrs. Rundle gave the CIU20 report, and Mr. Nick
Politi presented the Northampton Community College report.
Board approved the following:
of Rochelle (Shelley) Latteman, Technology Office Assistant, effective
October 23, 2004. Her
last day of work was Friday, October 22, 2004.
of Nathan Fuller, Technology Technician, effective November 3, 2004.
His last day of work was Tuesday November 2, 2004.
Family Medical Leave for child rearing for Jennifer Erie, Kindergarten
teacher at Washington Elementary School, beginning on or about May 12, 2005
and end with the last working day of the 2004-05 school year.
Ms. Erie anticipates her return to the classroom for the start of the
2005-06 school year.
FMLA for Sterling Ritter, German teacher at the Senior High School,
beginning October 27, 2004. His
absence may be full or half days, dependant upon his physical condition and
physician’s orders. This
leave is in accordance with Board policy.
and one-half (13 1/2) days of unpaid FMLA leave for Linda Kressley,
custodian assigned to the administration building.
to the School Volunteer Master List for the 2004-05 school year.
of military leave for John S. Onulack, semi-skilled utility person in the
maintenance department, effective October 7, 2004 until on or about July 29,
and deletions to the Substitute List, effective November 16, 2004.
of William Conner, Principal, Lehigh Elementary School, as a member of the
Validation Team for a Middle States Association Accreditation for Growth
visit to Tracy Elementary School in Easton, PA on November 16 (1/2 p.m.)
through November 19, 2004 at no cost to the district.
of Darrell Crook, Principal, Borough Elementary Schools, and George
Anthony, Grade 7-12 Math Department Coordinator and AFG Internal
Coordinator, as members of the Validation Team for a Middle States
Association Accreditation for Growth visit to Ward L. Myers Elementary
School and Muncy Jr./Sr. High School, Muncy, PA on November 15 through
November 18, 2004 at a cost of $400.00 to the District.
before school math remediation program to be held at the Wolf Elementary
School, run by fourth grade teacher, Mr. Craig Mogel, at a cost not to
of additional mentors and payments for the 2004-2005 school year.
of Silke Keeler, District Network Administrator, and Jayne Hartzog, District
Instructional Technology Specialist, at the Pennsylvania Educational
Technology Expo & Conference in Hershey, PA on February 22-24, 2004 at
an approximate cost of $1,221.00.
listing of District Coordinators and their compensation(s) for the 2004-2005
stipend for the Elementary Student Council Advisors as noted:
George Wolf Robert Lawlor $337.00
Michael Frohnheiser $337.00
of Donna Teklits at The Attendance/Child Accounting Professional Association
Annual Conference March 30 - April 1, 2005 at an estimated cost to the
district of $687.00.
transfer of Cheryl A. Kusmider from Special Instructional Assistant to the
position of 10-month Secretary effective January 3, 2005.
Compensation will be $9.35/hour, with benefits and is in accordance
with the current collective bargaining agreement.
Laury and Victoria Milburn as Moore Elementary Yearbook Co-Advisors,
effective for the 2004-05 school year.
The stipend of $595.00 will be shared 50-50 totaling $275.50 for each
advisor, no additional benefits.
of the Northampton Dance Team in the National Competition of the Universal
Dance Association in Orlando, FL from February 4-8, 2005.
Tracey Blaukovitch, dance team director, and Kathy Donnangelo, third
grade teacher at Lehigh Elementary, will serve as chaperones. Total cost to
the district will not exceed $1,100.00.
Beers as Assistant Boys Basketball Coach with 0 years of experience at a
compensation of 80% of the current
district supplemental reimbursement of $4,056.00, totaling $3,245.00.
of After-School Homework Club Tutors and their compensation, effective
November 16, 2004, for the 2004-05 school year.
Compensation is in accordance with the Supplemental Reimbursement for
Extra Services; however, there will be no cost to the District.
of Suzette Fodor, Washington and George Wolf Elementary Schools Reading
Specialist, at the Pennsylvania Title I Improving School Performance
Conference in Pittsburgh, PA January 24-26, 2005.
Approximate cost to the district will be $1,109.00 and will be paid
from the district’s Accountability Block Grant.
of Stacy Gober, Donna Teklits, Rose Roberts and Denise Rader at the annual
PASBO/PENSPRA Conference in Valley Forge, PA on March 8-11, 2005 at an
approximate cost of $2,690.50.
McCaffrey as a TPE Special Education teacher - Half-time Middle School and
Half-time Lehigh Elementary - effective date to be determined pending the
release from the present employing school district. Salary will be $38,900, pro-rated with benefits and is
based on a BA Degree and Step 2 Year 2 of the current salary schedule.
of William Gillespie, Senior High School AP Economics Teacher, at the
College Board AP Workshop on Micro and Macro Economics at the Sheraton Bucks
County in Langhorne, PA on March 4 and 5, 2005 with an approximate total
cost to the district of $520.00.
of Tara Mrazik, DECA Advisor and Business teacher, and Justine Frantz at the
PA DECA Planning Session in Hershey, PA on December 2 and 3, 2004 with an
anticipated cost to the district of $424.00.
transfer of Maria E. Tierney from the position of Half-time Special
Education Instructional Assistant and Part-time Lunchroom Monitor to
Kindergarten Instructional Assistant for the remainder of the 2004-05 school
year. The effective date is to
be determined based on securing her replacement for her present position of
Half-time Special Education Instructional Assistant. Salary will be $7.20/hour, with benefits, in accordance
with the collective bargaining agreement.
Kostantewicz as a Special Education Instructional Assistant, effective
January 3, 2005. One day of
transition will occur sometime in December 2004.
Salary will be $7.20/hour, with benefits, in accordance with the
collective bargaining agreement.
Area School District Professional Education Plan 2004-2009.
Area School District Improvement Plan.
Improvement Plan for the Northampton
Area Middle School.
Improvement Plan for the Northampton Area Senior High School.
of the resolution designating the District Solicitor to attend the public
hearing of the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors to present the
contents of the resolution as the Board’s position regarding the proposed
rezoning of the Route 329/Seemsville Road property to agricultural use.
of $1,923.00 to the Colonial Intermediate Unit #20 as Northampton Area
School District’s pro-rated share of the Request for Proposal (RFP) to
create a wide area network. The wide area network would link the 13 area school
districts and the Colonial Intermediate Unit.
with Integra Business Systems for installation of Blue Coat reverse proxy
appliance with an approximate cost of $5,500, which is included in the
2004-05 budget. This
installation will help to secure our online information system.
Estate Tax Exonerations:
K5 13 11-T8 0508, Long, Nelson
Trailer removed from park as
K5 13 11-T15 0508, Miller, Wayne E. ‘01
Trailer removed from park as of 6/1/02
J4 16 6-a-2T 0520, Fedor, Robert ‘02 ‘03
Trailer removed from park as of 01/01/02
with the Colonial Intermediate Unit # 20 for Title I remedial services to
non-public schools for the 2004-05 school year.
The total cost of the contract is $19,200.00 and will be paid from
the district’s Title I grant.
proposal for a special education student totaling $33,863 with the first
payment of $4,497 payable within 30 days of Agreement execution.
participation as a charter member of the IU20 sponsored Colonial Academy as
outlined in the Participation Agreement and contingent upon all
considerations and conditions set forth in said agreement.
firm of King, Spry, Herman Freund and Faul as Northampton Area School
District Solicitor for the rates stipulated in the solicitor’s proposal
effective January 1, 2005.
of the donation of 37 sets of books from the Wachovia Bank Reading First
Program for all district kindergarten classrooms, first grade classrooms,
and elementary school libraries.
Northampton Area Senior High School Ski/Snowboard Club be allowed to
organize and meet under the direction of Mrs. Linda Deurer at no expense to
Hearing Waiver for High School Student Number 2004-02.
Hearing Waiver for High School Student Number 2004-03.