NORTHAMPTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
A Capsule of the board of Education's Deliberations and Actions
Regular Board meeting
April 18, 2005
(Unofficial Summary Subject to Change)
At the Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Education on April 18, 2005, Dr. Joseph Mickley presented the CIU20 2005-06 budget. William Falstich and Lydia Hanner presented the District Mission and Belief Statements. Denise Rader presented the Good News report, Mark Thompson presented the architect report, Mrs. Kemp presented the Policy Committee report, Mrs. Skrapits presented the Facilities Committee report, Mr. Politi presented the NCC report, Ms. Wolfel presented the BAVTS report, and Kurt Paccio presented the Technology Steering Committee report.
The Board approved the following:
One (1) dock day for Margaret Archer, Instructional Assistant at Franklin Elementary School.
Three (3) days of uncompensated
leave for Susan Carlson, Guidance Counselor for the Borough elementary
One (1) dock day for Lisa Druckenmiller, Instructional Assistant at Washington Elementary School.
Two (2) dock days under unpaid Family Medical Leave for Tanya Hock, Spanish teacher at the Middle School.
Resignation for the purpose of
retirement of Alfred I. Reimer, Custodian, effective July 1, 2005.
His last day of work will be June 30, 2005.
Four and one-half (4 1/2) dock days for Maria Stenack, Instructional Assistant at the Middle School.
Two (2) days of unpaid leave for Rachael R. Suranofsky, Hall Monitor at the Senior High School.
Resignation of Maria Stenack,
Instructional Assistant, effective April 15, 2005.
Her last day of employment will be April 14, 2005.
One-half (1/2) dock day for Leanne Tatasciore, English teacher at the Senior High School.
Additions and deletions to the Substitute List, effective April 19, 2005.
One (1) dock day for Sterling
Ritter, German teacher at the Senior High School.
One (1) dock day for Jill
Rider, Instructional Assistant at the Senior High School.
Attendance of Tara Mzarik,
Mario Pasquariello, Karen Rehrig, and 21 members of the Northampton Area
Senior High School DECA organization at the National DECA competition in
Anaheim, CA on April 26 through May 1, 2005.
Total cost of the trip is approximately $22,079.80, of which the
district will pay $13,628.00. The
students will earn the remaining costs through fundraising activities or
Attendance of Brian Leskowich,
Transportation Supervisor, at the 2005 Safe Schools Conference May 2-4, 2005
in Harrisburg at an approximate cost to the district of $362.72.
Attendance of Brian Leskowich,
Transportation Supervisor, at the Outstanding Tools to Enhance Your School
Transportation System Workshop May 12, 2005 in King of Prussia at an
approximate cost to the district of $365.00.
of Linda Zehner, English Teacher and Amptennian
Advisor, and six female yearbook students at the Jostens Summer Conference
at Gettysburg College July 31-August 3, 2005 at a total cost to the district
not to exceed $2,900.00.
of Kathleen E. Ott, Principal, Senior High School, and Joseph Kovalchik,
Assistant Principal, Senior High School, at the PA Department of Education
Safe Schools Conference in Harrisburg, PA May 2-4, 2005 at an approximate
cost of $689.44, which is funded by the Safe School grant allocation awarded
Blaukovitch, Dance Team Coach, and Cara Hillenbrand, Twirler Coach, to
chaperone 28 students to participate in the Dance and Twirling Championship
Competition to be held in Wildwood, NJ April 28 - May 1, 2005.
Costs to the district will be limited to the transportation cost of
of Swimming Coaches C. Hirst, Gwen Whildin and Mel Lebo at the “10th
Annual PHSSCA Swimming Clinic” May 5-6, 2005 at Penn State University at a
cost to the District of $852.50.
of a Water Aerobics Instructor to the Community Education Instructors for
the 2004-05 school year: Melissa
Clymer - 479 Manor Drive, Nazareth - $20/hour - No Benefits.
Colotta Knittle as a Cafeteria Monitor, effective April 19, 2005. Compensation will be $6.70/hour, no benefits and in accordance with the current collective bargaining agreement.
Tina L. Swartley as a Special
Education Instructional Assistant, effective April 19, 2005.
Compensation will be $7.20/hour with benefits and in accordance with
the current collective bargaining agreement.
Official job descriptions for the following secretarial positions: Receptionist, Secretary for the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Payroll Specialist, 12-month Special Education Secretary, and Head Secretary for the Special Education Department.
Extension of contract for Pete
Pavlovic, District Security Officer, to a two-year agreement, effective July
1, 2005 through June 30, 2007, with a 4% salary increase each year of the
Medical and prescription plan
as an amendment to the Compensation Plan with the Northampton Area Act 93
Administrators effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.
Attendance of Brian Leskowich at the Safe Schools Forum May 15-16, 2005 at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, VA at no cost to the district.
Adoption of Policies: Unlawful
Harassment, Policy 248; Harassment/ Disorderly Conduct/Criminal
Mischief/Criminal Trespass, Policy 249; Bullying, Policy 249.1; effective
April 19, 2005; Professional Development/ Administrative, Policy 331;
Professional Development/Professional, Policy 431; Professional
Development/Non-certified, Policy 531, effective July 1, 2005.
Mission and belief statements prepared by the District Accreditation for Growth Planning Team with input from staff, students, parents, and community members.
Reading and Test-Taking Strategies” summer enrichment program at George
Wolf Elementary June 20-24, 2005. Instructors
will be Mrs. Carla Conner and Mrs. Wendy Clemons, teachers at
George Wolf Elementary School. There
will be no cost to the district.
“Beginner String Camp” and “Intermediate String Camp” summer enrichment programs at the Northampton Area Middle School the weeks of August 1 and 8, 2005. Mrs. Kathy Risley, elementary strings teacher, will be the instructor for both programs. There will be no cost to the district.
Authorization for Advantage
Engineering to perform geotechnical services, including electrical imaging,
at the HS site at a total cost not to exceed $29,882.00.
Contract with Environmental Abatement Associates, Inc (EAA) relating to the HS Renovations/Additions as follows:
Lead Based Paint Inspection/Testing
month lease agreement with Xerox for a Xerox copier model M20i for the
Technology Department at a cost of $95.59
per month plus $0.015 per copy > 2,000 per month.
Bids for Paper and Janitorial Supplies, Bid No. NMPCJPB-DP/JS-05, for July 1, 2005 as awarded by the Northampton/Monroe/Pike County Joint Purchasing Board.
Adoption of the 2005-06 Colonial IU#20 General Operating Budget in the amount of $2,531,820 with the NASD portion of $35,114.47 required to fund the budget.
Adoption of the 2005-06 Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School General Fund Budget in the amount of $9,141,830 with the NASD portion of $2,180,100 required to fund the budget.
Adoption of the 2005-06 Northampton Community College Budget in the total amount of $37,793,189 with Northampton’s total share being $629,477 for a 2.64% increase.
Bills for Payment.
2004-05 Budget Transfers.
Attendance of the Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team at the OM World Competition in Boulder, Colorado at a cost not the exceed $9,130.00.
Donation of eight T-Shirts from Bindics Printing to the members of the winning volleyball team.