Area School District
Capsule of the Board of Education's Deliberations and Actions
Summary Subject to Revision)
At a special meeting of the
Board of Education on September 6, 2005, the Board approved the following:
(Karc) Bastian as a TPE Special Education teacher, effective date to be
determined, pending release from her present district.
Her salary will be $40,400.00 (pro-rated), with benefits, based on a
Bachelorís degree and Step 3, Year 3 of the current salary schedule.
of Joseph Kovalchik to the position of Middle School Principal, effective
date to be determined, pending arrangements between the High School and
Middle School, as well as the hiring of Mr. Kovalchikís replacement at the
High School. His salary will be
$86,824.41, with benefits and in accordance with the Act 93 agreement.
Dimmick, Assistant Principal at the High School, effective September 7,
2005, or as soon as possible based upon release from his present district.
This date will be no later than November 7, 2005.
His salary will be $70,000, with benefits, in accordance with the Act
At the regular meeting of
the Board of Education on September 19, 2005, Mr. Conner presented an overview
of Adequate Yearly Progress. Silvia
Hoffman, MKSD Architects, reviewed bid alternates for the high school project.
Mrs. Skrapits presented the Facilities Committee report, Mrs. Rundle
presented the CIU20 report, Mr. Gogel presented the BAVTS report, Mrs. Kemp
presented the Policy Committee report, and Mr. Politi presented the NCC report.
The Board approved the
Resignation of Christine
C. Baylor, Cafeteria Monitor, effective August 19, 2005.
Additions and Deletions to the
Resignation of Robert Lawlor as
Student Council Advisor, effective August 22, 2005.
childbearing/childrearing leave of absence for Kathryn Malay, Special
Education teacher at Wolf Elementary School, beginning August 31, 2005
through the end of the 2005-2006 school year.
Resignation of Michael Sitler,
Technology Assistant, effective August 25, 2005.
Resignation of Susan Sommers,
Cafeteria Monitor and Recess Monitor, effective August 31, 2005.
Two (2) days of unpaid leave
for Angela Kaintz, 5th grade teacher at George Wolf Elementary School.
District Volunteer master
listing for the 2005-06 school year.
Resignation of Rosemary Huggan,
Personnel Secretary, effective at the end of the day, September 21, 2005.
Athletic Coaches listing for the 2005-06 school year.
Two (2) days of unpaid leave
for Mary Catherine Heffelfinger, Guidance Counselor at Lehigh Elementary
Resignation for the purpose of
retirement of Linda Ott, Instructional Support Teacher, effective February
2, 2006. In the event, that
personal circumstances change before February 1, 2006, Ms. Ott respectfully
requests that the Board permit her to rescind her request for retirement and
return to employment as an instructional support teacher.
of Jeff Krempasky, Assistant Principal at the Middle School.
The effective date is to be determined, but not to exceed sixty (60)
days from September 13, 2005.
of Kristie Hassler, Cafeteria Monitor, effective September 1, 2005.
Professional status and tenure
for the following teachers who have completed three (3) years of teaching
and have received six (6) satisfactory evaluations: George Wolf -
Brigette Bailey, Kristina Wall, Bobby Fredericks, Wendy Heller, Stephanie
Katsaros, Jessica Quinones, Amy Gable, Helen Suchajda; Middle School
- Kristen Harting, Jaclyn Welch; Borough - Rebecca Fox, Jamie
Horvath; High School - Whitney Cairns, Natalie Kroope, Rebecca
Wagner, Beth Wolfel; Moore
- Stacy Hageman.
Sara Rittenhouse as a LTS
Special Education teacher, effective retroactive to August 31, 2005.
Her salary will be $ 40,000.00, prorated with benefits, based on a
Bachelorís degree and Step 1 - Year 1 of the current salary schedule.
of staff and their compensation for After-School Detention and After-School
Activity Bus at the Senior High School and Middle School for the 2005-06
school year. No additional
benefits will be provided.
Manning as a Hall Monitor, effective retroactive to August 31, 2005.
Her salary will be $7.00/hour, with limited benefits and in
accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.
Stout as an Instructional Assistant, effective retroactive to August 31,
2005. Her rate of pay will be
$7.40 per hour, no benefits. The
position will be funded through the Alternative Education Grant.
Roster of Community Education Instructors for the 2005-06 school year.
Clemons, Student Council Advisor, effective for the 2005-06 school year.
Compensation will be $351.00, no benefits and is in accordance with
the current collective bargaining agreement.
Hassler as the interim Assistant Girlsí Volleyball Coach with 5+ years
experience at a compensation of $35.06 per day of the current district
supplemental reimbursement, totaling $525.90, for the period of August
Meyers as the Assistant Girlsí Volleyball Coach with one year of
experience prorated at a compensation of 85% per day of the current district
supplemental reimbursement, totaling $1,401.00, effective September 1, 2005,
pending receipt of updated clearances.
of Mr. Dan Rempp, Mrs. April Krempasky and Mr. Sterling Ritter in the 2006
German American Partnership Program and to accompany our students to Germany
for their exchange visit. Total
cost to the district for the program not to exceed $2,000.00, which has been
budgeted through the High School budget.
Daptula as a Cafeteria Monitor at George Wolf Elementary School, effective
September 20, 2005 and upon receipt of an updated and acceptable Act 151
clearance. Her rate of pay will
be $6.90 per hour, no benefits.
Troxell as a Cafeteria Monitor at Wolf Elementary School, effective
September 20, 2005. His rate of
pay will be $6.90 per hour, no benefits.
Rehrig as the DECA Co-Advisor, effective January 2, 2006. Her reimbursement will be $793.00 (50% of the $1,586.
stipend) as per the collective bargaining agreement.
Drosnock as a TPE Technology Teacher at George Wolf Elementary School,
effective September 20, 2005. Her
salary will be $43,000.00, with benefits and is based on a Masterís Degree
and Step 1, Year 1 of the current salary scale.
Miller as a Special Education Instructional Assistant, effective September
20, 2005. Her rate of pay will
be $7.40 per hour, with benefits.
Ginther, Middle School Health and Physical Education Teacher, as
Administrative Intern at the Middle School effective October 10, 2005, for
the remainder of the 2005-2006 school year. Her salary will remain at $42,600, with teacher
additional kindergarten Instructional Assistant positions, one for each of
the following elementary schools: George Wolf, Lehigh, Moore, and
Northampton Borough, effective for the 2005-2006 school year.
of Board policies 210.1 - Possession/Use of Asthma Inhalers, 335 - Family
and Medical Leaves (Administrative Employees), 535 - Family and Medical
Leaves (Noncertificated Employees), and deletion of Board policy 4:17 Ė
Family and Medical Leave Act, all to become effective September 20, 2005.
for the solicitor to execute the Release of Liability and agreement with
Todd Heller to proceed with the necessary gas line easement across the
of PlanCon Part K: Project Refinancing to PDE for the 2005 Refunding Issue
which refunded the 2001 Series.
for the administration to prepare and solicit bids for repair of the
Administration Building Elevator.
of the present Senior High School gymnasium to eight classrooms to
accommodate the Senior High School addition/renovation project at an
estimated cost of $ 17,667.00. These
classrooms will be used for approximately the first 18 months of the Senior
High School addition/renovation project.
to the standard contract for Aramark to provide food service management for
the 2005-06 school year.
Earned Income Tax Audit Report as prepared by local auditors, Hutchinson,
Gorman & Freeh.
for Northampton County to sell the following parcel in Northampton Area
School District as follows: J3-3-2A -
Cedar Drive, Lehigh Twp. -
of King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC as Solicitor for Northampton
Area School District, effective September 30, 2005.
Steven Miller, Esquire as Northampton Area School District solicitor at a
rate of $5,000 for retainer to attend a maximum of 24 Board meetings per
year and $135/hour for all other billable services as stipulated in the
solicitorís Proposal for Legal Services effective October 1, 2005 and
Miller to be compensated at his hourly rate for transition meetings between
September 20 and September 30, 2005 with King, Spry, Herman, Freund &
Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC as special counsel to continue its
representation for those pending special education and construction
litigation cases that will not be resolved by the effective date of that
firmís resignation (September 30, 2005) and approve C. Steven Miller to
monitor the status of the said pending cases for the purpose of providing
the Administration and Board with periodic reports.
maintenance agreement with Integra Business Systems for maintenance and
support of a Cisco PIX 515E firewall at a total cost of $637.
transport for the Northampton Area School District starting September 1,
2005 with Colonial Intermediate Unit #20 at a cost of $648.00 per month plus
a one-time installation fee of $100.00 as authorized by our participation in
the Regional Wide Area Network program.
the administration to post the proposed list of Bills for Payment for public
distribution on the district web page prior to the monthly workshop and
2005/06 school calendar.
of childrenís literature from Dr. Katherine Mack for use in the
Northampton Area School District Elementary Schools.
The books are valued at $7,500.00.
of $189.56 from the Northampton High School Class of 1937 to the
Northampton Area Senior High School library for the purchase of books.