Northampton Area School District


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

Regular Board Meeting

January 16, 2006

(Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)

At the Board Workshop on January 9, 2006, Kellyann Firmstone presented a framed American flag to the Middle School in honor of her son, Kale, a 7th grade student.  The flag was flown on a C130 Hercules in Afghanistan and Iraq by Kaleís stepfather, MSgt. Michael Effting, who is currently stationed at Willow Grove AFB.  A signed American flag was also donated to the Middle School by James Manninoís unit serving in Iraq as a thank you to the Middle School students who sent care packages.  Representatives from VFW, Post 4714 presented a plaque to Team Pegasus for their efforts in the collection of items for service men and women in Iraq. 

At the regular meeting of the Board of Education on January 16, 2006, Kellyann Firmstone presented an American flag to the High School in honor of her son, Shane, a high school student.  This flag was also flown on a C130 Hercules in Afghanistan and Iraq by Shaneís stepfather, MSgt. Michael Effting.  Dr. Firestone announced that January is School Board Director Appreciation Month and she presented certificates to each Board member in appreciation for their service as School Board Directors.  Mr. Gogel presented the Facilities Committee and BAVTS reports, Mrs. Erdo presented the CIU20 and legislative reports, Mr. Koch presented the public library report, Mr. Politi presented the NCC report, Dr. Ott reported on the activities of the Peer Helpers, and Lauren Verret reported on the activities of Student Council.

The Board approved the following:

Wolf Elementary School - Service To     Senior High School - Service to Elevator

Elevator & Two Wheel Chair Lifts:

Year 1 = $1,513.20                                 Year 1 = $756.60 

Year 2 = $1,573.73                                   Year 2 = $786.86

Year 3 = $1,636.68                                   Year 3 = $818.34

Year 4 = $1,702.14                                   Year 4 = $851.07

Year 5 = $1,770.23                                   Year 5 = $885.11


Per Capita/Occupation         Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc.       None*

            Earned Income Tax              Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc.       None*

                                                       * payable by delinquent taxpayer