NORTHAMPTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
THE MORNING AFTER
A Capsule of the Board of Education's Deliberations and Actions
Board Reorganization Meeting and Regular Board Meeting
December 6, 2004
Summary Subject to Change)
At the combination Board Reorganization Meeting/Board Workshop/Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Education, Stacy Gober was voted temporary election chairperson. Richard Zuercher was elected President of the Board and David Gogel was elected Vice President of the Board. Denise Rader presented the Good News Report. Mark Thompson from Roth Marz Partnership presented an update on architect activities. Henry Guarriello from D’Huy Engineering presented a recap of the August pre-design phase meeting for additions and renovations to George Wolf Elementary School. Mr. Paccio gave the Technology Committee report. Meagan Edelman reported on student council activities.
The Board approved the following:
January 2005 Board Workshops/Meetings: Workshop/Regular Meeting - January 10; Regular Meeting - January 17.
of David Gogel on the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School Operating
Committee effective January 1, 2005 until December 31, 2007.
of Lisa Maderic and Joanne Evans to the Northampton Area Public Library
Board for a three-year term effective January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2007.
Policy - Jean Rundle, Madelyn Kemp, and Gail Wolfel
Meet and Discuss - John Stoffa, Geraldine Skrapits, and Debra Leibenguth
Facilities - David Gogel, Jean Rundle, Debra Leibenguth, and Geraldine Skrapits
Legislative - Richard Zuercher
Act 93 - Madelyn Kemp, Geraldine Skrapits, Gail Wolfel
Technology - Debra Leibenguth and Jean Rundle
Employee Benefit Trust - Richard Zuercher
Contract Negotiations - Jean Rundle, Madelyn Kemp, and John Stoffa
Northampton Community College - Nick Politi
Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School - David Gogel and Gail Wolfel
Colonial Intermediate Unit #20 - Jean Rundle
School & Community Safety Task Force - Debra Leibenguth, Geraldine Skrapits,
and Jean Rundle
Budget and Finance - Ted Fritz,
Gogel, and John Stoffa (Dr. Senese - Chair)
PSBA Representative - Gail Wolfel
Gitski, Linda - December 1, 2004 - Special Education - Middle School
Hottle, Georgine - January 3, 2005 - Grade 2 - Moore
Marano, Carol - End of 1st Semester - Grade 5 - Boro
Omar, Kimberly - December 1, 2004 - Grade 1 - Lehigh
to the District Volunteer Master List for the 2004-05 school year.
Continuation of Leo O’Donnell as LTS semi-skilled utility person until on or about, July 29, 2005. Salary with benefits is in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.
Attendance/participation of Jeff Lantzer, Senior High School Band Director, and the Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Concert Band at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Washington, DC April 28 through May 1, 2005 with a total cost to district not to exceed $200.00.
of Dr. Linda Firestone, Assistant Superintendent, at the Annual PASPA
Conference March 2-4, 2005 in Harrisburg at an approximate cost to the
district of $456.00.
diem rate of $205.85 for Jennifer Ortwein, Substitute teacher, retroactive
to September 14, 2004. Benefits
will not be provided.
A. Bundy, half-time Special Education Instructional Assistant, effective
retroactive to November 24, 2004 for the remainder of the 2004-05 school
year. Compensation will be
$7.20/hour, no benefits.
L. Green as a Technology Office Assistant, effective January 3, 2005,
pending updated clearances. Compensation
will be $14.70/hour, with benefits, and in accordance with the collective
bargaining agreement. Also,
approve Ms. Green’s absence from her position for the last two weeks of
June 2005, due to a pre-scheduled trip to Germany.
Richan as a JV Boys Soccer Coach, effective retroactive to September 28,
2004. The stipend of $2,860,
will be divided in half (1/2) for a compensation of $1,430.00, no benefits,
and in accordance with the current district supplemental reimbursement.
Appointment of Dr. Linda J. Firestone to continue serving as the District’s Assistant Superintendent effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2010 with terms of employment as stated in the negotiated contract.
Derkits as a Cafeteria Monitor, effective upon receipt of updated
clearances. Compensation will
be $6.70/hour, without benefits and is in accordance with the collective
Swartley as a Cafeteria Monitor, effective December 7, 2004.
Compensation will be $6.70/hour, without benefits and is in
accordance with the current bargaining agreement.
following addition of lifeguard to the Community Education Instructors for
the 2004-05 school year: Kelly Miller - Student NASD - $8.00/hour - no
Zamadics as a LTS Special Education teacher effective retroactive to
November 4, 2004. Her salary
will be $39,500 pro-rated, with benefits and is based on a Bachelor’s + 15
Degree and Step 1 Year 1 of the current Salary Schedule.
of the Saxon Math program as a remedial math program for students with
by auction of the property known as the Central Building, 1503 Main St,
Northampton, to Bruce MacGregor and Joseph Setton jointly, at a sale price
for The PFM Group, Harrisburg, to conduct Act 72 analysis and training per
the Colonial IU20 consortium agreement at a cost of $4,500.
Nextel Direct Connect communication devices for security purposes at the
secondary level for the 2004-2005 school year at a cost to the district of
of the possession and jurisdiction of the playground from the Lehigh
Elementary Playground Committee to the Northampton Area School District.