Northampton Area School District
THE MORNING AFTER
A Capsule of the Board of Education's Deliberations and Actions
Regular Board Meeting
June 19, 2006
(Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)
At a Special Meeting of the Board of Education on May 22, 2006, the Board approved the following:
Authorization for Administration to submit PlanCon Part A: Project Justification and Part B: Schematic Design for the George Wolf Renovation/ Addition project.
of the 2006-2007 Fuel Bid to Farm & Home Oil as follows:
#2 Fuel oil (Tank Transport) @ $2.3225 per gallon.
#2 Fuel oil (Consumer Tank) @ $2.4875 per gallon.
#87 Unleaded Gasoline @ $2.575 per gallon.
Low-Sulphur Diesel (Tank Transport) @ $2.5725 per gallon.
Blended LS Diesel (Tank Transport) @ $2.6525 per gallon.
At the regular meeting of the Board of Education on June 19, 2006, Darrell Crook presented the Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team which took first place at the World Championship in Iowa. Chris Haller, D’Huy Engineering, presented an update on the high school project. Mr. Gogel presented the Facilities Committee and BAVTS reports, Mrs. Erdo presented the Legislative Committee and CIU20 reports, Mrs. Rundle presented the Safe School Task Force report, Mrs. Skrapits presented the Technology Steering Committee report, and Mr. Politi presented the NCC report.
The Board approved the following:
511 Local Tax Enabling Act:
Estate Transfer Tax 0.5%
670 Pennsylvania School Code:
of the 2006-07 General Fund Budget with revenues of $72,210,766 and
expenditures of $72,210,766. This
budget is supported by an increase of 2.10 mills.
Iroquois St, Lehigh Twp.
Mangrove Dr, Lehigh Twp.
Official Bonds through HRH with Fidelity & Deposit Company of MD as the
carrier, as follows: Assistant Board Secretary (Pat Brusko), 1-year term,
7/1/06-6/30/07, $25,000 limit - $88.00; Board Treasurer (Rose Roberts),
1-year term, 7/1/06-6/30/07, $25,000 limit - $150.00.
Property and Casualty
Boiler and Machinery
Old Republic Ins. Co.
School Board Errors & Omissions
School Board Ins. Co. of PA
Old Republic Ins. Co.
Peoples Benefit Life Ins. Co.
Voluntary School Time (parent paid)
Voluntary 24 hour
Student Entrée Only
Fruit or Vegetable
Adult Entrée Only
Student Milk (1/2 pt.)
These prices reflect a $0.00 increase over 2005-06.
to allow Aramark to sell lunches to the following non-public schools for the
2006-07 school year:
St. John Neumann
Christ the King
Our Lady Help of Christians
These prices reflect a $0.00 increase over 05-06.
Adoption of Referendum Resolution to authorize the administration to submit a ballot question to Northampton County Election Bureau in accordance with Act 24 of 2001 as amended 53 P.S. § 6927.1 to repeal the occupation assessment tax to be replaced with an increased earned income tax at a maximum rate of 1.2%. The Board authorizes the administration to submit to the Election Officials for their consideration an explanation of the referendum question which includes the purpose, limitations and effects of the ballot question on the residents of the School District.
Resignation of Frank Bair, Cafeteria Monitor, effective May 5, 2006.
Resignation of Bob
Saltern, Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, effective May 26, 2006.
Termination of the
temporary assignments, effective June 9, 2006.
transfers effective with the 2006-07 school year.
Type of Transfer
ES - Moore
LS - George Wolf
Spec. Ed. - GW
Spec. Ed. - Wolf
Gr. 2 - Moore
Gr. 6 - GW
of the PDE approval of PlanCon Part
H: Project Financing for HS Renovations/Additions Project No. 002346, 023179,
Three (3) year service agreement to Simplex for the master clock, fire
alarm, and rescue assistance systems at all building locations as follows:
Clock Systems $
with Sonitrol Security for monitoring the fire alarms systems at Wolf, Lehigh
and Moore Elementary at an annual cost of $120 (10/month) for each location with
a one time cost of $1,680 for testing the smoke, pull, and fire related devices
at Wolf, Lehigh, and Moore Elementary Schools.
Floor Plan Option 5 for the Wolf Elementary School Addition/ Renovation Project.
Awarding of bid to Crest
Environmental Services, Corp. for Carpet Removal/Mold Remediation at George Wolf
Elementary School in the amount of $131,000 for Option 3 (Remove and dispose of
mold-contaminated materials with mastic removal by shot blasting) plus $24,000
for the Add-On (Encapsulate floors where carpet has been removed with
environmentally compatible, mold & dust-control encapsulant).
Acceptance of the most
generous loan offer from Interface Flooring to temporarily utilize approximately
1,800 square yards of carpet tile in classrooms at George Wolf Elementary School
until renovations take place. The carpet tiles will be returned to Interface Flooring after
the temporary use in these classrooms.
Change order MC-01 to
Worth and Company in the amount of $134,025.43 for removal and disposal of
contaminated material and to provide labor and material to remove and dispose of
three (3) existing fuel oil tanks at the High School project site.
Direct Administration to
send a letter to Lehigh Township and Lehigh Engineering concerning the possible
hook-up of municipal water and sewer and to address other issues that pertain to
the subdivision across the street from Lehigh Elementary School.
High School Student
Handbook, Middle School Student Handbook, Elementary Student Handbook, and
Borough Elementary School, George Wolf Elementary School, Lehigh Elementary
School, and Moore Elementary School Handbook Addendums; handbooks effective for
the 2006-2007 school year.
placement of Marie-Laure Duchamp from Gradignan, France as a student at
Northampton Area Senior High School for the 2006-2007 school year
Acceptance of donation of
$200 from Dr. Alex Feig, DDS for the Northampton ASD Dental program.
Hearing Waiver and Agreement for High School student number 2006-03.
Election of the following
to fill four vacancies on the Northampton Community College Board of Trustees,
for the term effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2012:
Joseph L. Craig (incumbent), Bethlehem Area School District
Margaret J. Williams (incumbent), Bethlehem Area School District
Herman C. Kissiah, Easton Area School District
Michael Baird, Bangor Area School District