NORTHAMPTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

THE MORNING AFTER

A Capsule of the Board of Education's Deliberations and Actions

Regular Board Meeting

January 17, 2005

(Unofficial Summary Subject to Change)

At a Special Board Meeting of the Board of Education on January 10, 2005, the Board approved the following:

Workshops       Regular Meetings        Special Meetings (Facilities)        Combined Workshops/Meetings

February 7           February 14                       February 24                                    - - - - - - -

March 14 (GW)    March 21 (GW)                   March 31                                        - - - - - - -

April 11 (Moore)    April 18 (Moore)                  April 21                                          - - - - - - -

May 9 (Lehigh)      May 16 (Lehigh)                 May 26                                           - - - - - - -

June 13                June 20                             June 23                                           - - - - - - -

- - - - - -                - - - - - -                             - - - - - -                                            July 18

- - - - - -                - - - - - -                             - - - - - -                                            August 1

- - - - - -                - - - - - -                             - - - - - -                                            August 15

Sept. 12               Sept. 19                            - - - - - -                                             - - - - - - -

October 10           October 17                         - - - - - -                                            - - - - - - -

November 7          November 14                      - - - - - -                                            - - - - - - -

- - - - - -                - - - - - -                              - - - - - -                                           December 5 (Reorg.)

At the Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Education on January 17, 2005, Denise Rader presented the Good News Report, Mark Thompson from MKSD, LLC presented a brief update on the high school renovation project, Mrs. Kemp gave the Policy Committee report, Mrs. Skrapits gave the Facilities Committee report, Mr. Politi gave the NCC report, Mr. Gogel presented the BAVTS report, and Mrs. Rundle gave the CIU20 report.  Dr. Senese read a resolution from PSBA proclaiming January as School Director Recognition Month.  On behalf of the administration, staff and students, he thanked Board members for their countless hours of service to the district.  He invited Board members and the public for cake and coffee following the meeting.

The Board approved the following:

    Lance Albus - MA Degree - $35.88/hour; Sara Raub - BA Degree - $32.69/hour.

- Internet Service* -  Three (3) year agreement with PenTeleData for 5mbps burstable to 15mbps at a service cost of approximately $2,008 per month. (Term 7/01/05-6/30/08)

- Internet2 Transport - Three (3) year agreement with PenTeleData for 4mbps transport to IU20 at a service cost of  $125 per month. (Term 7/01/05-6/30/08)

- Regional Wide Area Network Services* - Three (3) year agreement with PenTeleData  (in collaboration with IU#20) at a cost of approximately $1,251 per month, plus a one-time installation fee of $2,190.  (Term 7/01/05-6/30/08)

- Cellular Phones - Nextel Communications of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc. for approximately $20,000 annually.  (Term 7/1/05-6/30/06)

- Web Hosting - Two (2) year agreement with Internet Solutions at a service cost of $5,400, annually.  (Term 7/01/05-6/30/07)

- *NOTE: The combined Internet and Regional WAN payment of $3,259 per month reflects a $25,000 annual savings from our current Internet agreement.