NORTHAMPTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
A Capsule of the board of Education's Deliberations and Actions
Regular Board meeting
March 21, 2005
(Unofficial Summary Subject to Change)
At the Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Education on March 21, 2005, Mrs. Kemp presented the Policy Committee report, Mrs. Skrapits presented the Facilities and Safe School Committee reports, Mr. Politi presented the NCC report, Mr. Gogel presented the Budget and Finance Committee report, and Mrs. Rundle presented the CIU20 report. Denise Rader presented the District Good News Report.
The Board approved the following:
of Pambi Longley, Instructional Assistant at Franklin Elementary, effective
February 12, 2005. Her last day
of work was February 11, 2005.
(1/2) dock day for Brigette Bailey, Special Education teacher at George Wolf
(1) dock day for Erin Dalton, Long-Term Substitute (LTS) Kindergarten
Teacher at Moore Elementary School.
(1/2) dock day for Tanya Hock, Spanish teacher at the Middle School.
(2) dock days for Sterling Ritter, German teacher at the Senior High School.
Family Medical Leave, for childrearing for Nadine Rupp, Guidance Counselor
at the Senior High School, beginning on or about September 6 and ending on
or about October 14, 2005. Ms.
Rupp anticipates her return to her position of Guidance Counselor on or
about October 17, 2005.
of Sally A. Derkits, Cafeteria Monitor, effective March 5, 2005.
Her last day of work will be March 4, 2005.
and one-half (4 1/2) days of unpaid leave for Carrie Eberly, Grade 5 teacher
at Wolf Elementary School.
to the District Volunteer Master Listing for the 2004-05 school year: Carol
Croll - George Wolf; Christina Mertz - George Wolf; and Jacqueline Schucker
- George Wolf.
for the purpose of retirement of Mary M. Hagley, Instructional Assistant,
effective June 11, 2005. Her
last day work will be June 10, 2005, or the last day of school in the event
that days have to be made up due to school cancellation.
Family Medical Leave for child bearing/rearing for Lisa Hohenshilt, Social
Studies teacher at the Senior High School, beginning on or about May 23,
2005. Ms. Hohenshilt
anticipates her return to the classroom on or about November 3, 2005 for the
2005-06 school year.
and one-half (1 1/2) days of unpaid leave for Darlene Hughes, Instructional
Assistant at Wolf Elementary School.
(2) dock days for Michael L. Moser, Custodian at the Middle School.
(1) dock day for Maria Stenack, Instructional Assistant at the Middle
and deletions to the 2004/05 Substitute List, effective March 22, 2005.
of three administrators at the Kutztown Job Fair on April 14, 2005 and the
Penn State University Educational Career Day on April 11, 2005 at a total
cost to the District of $804.76.
A. Silvius as Robotics Club Advisor, effective March 22, 2005 for the
remainder of the 2004-05 school year. Compensation
will be $1,090.00, pro-rated with no additional benefits.
of Karen Fleming, Middle School Principal, and Lydia Hanner, Director of
Curriculum and Instruction, as members of the validation team for a Middle
States Association for Colleges and Schools Accreditation for Growth visit
to Connetquot Central School District, Bohemia, NY March 15-18, 2005 at no
cost to the District.
Thrash and Dan Rempp, Outdoor Club Advisors, to attend an overnight camping
trip with 30 students in the Outdoor Club held at Bald Eagle State Forest,
PA May 28-30, 2005 at no cost to the district.
Hoffner, Gifted and Environmental Science teacher, and Gene Thrash, Social
Studies teacher, to accompany 20 senior high students to the Delaware River
Watershed 2005 Youth Eco-Summit at the Delaware Water Gap and Mt. Bethel, PA
May 1-3, 2005 at a cost not to exceed $2,900.08 to the district.
Costs include all fees for two chaperones and 20 students as well as
substitutes for the teachers.
job descriptions for the following Instructional Assistant positions:
General Education, Special Education, Title I, Elementary Library, Secondary
Library, and Natatorium.
of 21 vacancies and the beginning of the hiring process for the 2005-06
school year. Positions are a
result of retirements and student population shifts.
of Rose Roberts, Accounting Supervisor, at the Changes in Child Nutrition
Law and Regulations Conference at Penn State June 2-3, 2005 at an
approximate cost of $258.00.
of Robert Tugend, Middle School Basketball Coach, at the “Nike
Championship Basketball Clinic” April 29-May 1, 2005 in Uncasville, CT at
a cost to the District of $615.00.
of Teko Johnson, Head Football Coach, and Mark Bendekovits, Assistant
Football Coach, at the “West Virginia Coaches Football Clinic” April
1-2, 2005 in Morgantown, WV at a cost to the District of $666.25.
of Don Rohn, Wrestling Coach, at the National Wrestling Coaches Association
Clinic on March 17-19, 2005 in St. Louis, MO at a cost to the District of
E. Yanders as a 10-month Secretary, effective April 4, 2005, pending receipt
of updated clearances. Her
salary will be $9.35/hour with benefits and in accordance with the current
collective bargaining agreement.
of one NASD team at the State Odyssey of the Mind competition in Altoona, PA
on April 16, 2005 at a cost not to exceed $1,740.75.
Amato as a substitute After School Remediation Program teacher at Lehigh
Elementary, effective retroactive to March 15, 2005.
Her rate of pay will be $32.69, no benefits.
of Wrestling Coach Terry Daubert and three senior wrestlers - Joe Ecklof,
Steve Mytych & Dave Gilio - at the National High School Coaches
Association Senior Nationals and Coaching Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio March 31
- April 4, 2005 at an approximate cost to the district of $936.00.
Omar as a Long-Term Substitute, no benefits, effective March 18, 2005 until
the end of the 2004-2005 school year. Her
per diem rate of pay will be $205.85.
of Policies 009 - Political Activities, 903 - Public Participation In Board
Meetings, and 913 - Special Interest Group/Individual
Participation In The School Setting, effective March 22, 2005.
English and Language Arts curricula for Grades 6 - 12.
(3) year service contract to Medtronic Physio-Control Corporation to provide
battery and electrode replacement, testing and written reports of actions on
the district’s 13 defibrillators at an annual cost of $4,550.00.
(3) year service agreement with Trane of Northeastern Pennsylvania for the
George Wolf chiller and monitor in the amount of $2,088 annually.
for MKSD, LLC to design tennis courts for the High School on the Wolf field
as part of their existing HS contract for services.
to prepare and solicit bids for replacement and construction of tennis
courts for the High School on the Wolf field.
Sixty (60) month lease with Toshiba to upgrade the following copiers:
Estudio 55 Digital $230.24/mo.
plus $0.01/ copy >50K
Fifty Year Graduation program and attendance of a maximum of 150 graduates
at a cost not to exceed $2,375.00.
of professional books from Dr. Katherine Mack for use in the Lehigh
Elementary School Professional Library.
The books are valued at $4,000.00.
Employee Recognition Dinner at an approximate cost of $2,000.00 to the
of the Northampton Area Senior High School Astronomy Club to organize and
meet under the direction of Mr. Jon Terry at no expense to the district.
and Secondary faculty meeting dates for the 2005-2006 school year.
donation from the Lioness Club to George Wolf Elementary School for the
purchase books for the school library.
of the settlement agreement for grievance No. 001-M-1272005 at no financial
cost to the district.