Northampton Area School District
THE MORNING AFTER
A Capsule of the Board of Education's Deliberations and Actions
Regular Board Meeting
September 18, 2006
(Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)
At a Special meeting of the Board of Education on September 11, 2006, the Board approved the following:
for The PFM Group, Harrisburg, to conduct Act 1 analysis and individual
onsite training per the Colonial IU20 consortium pricing agreement at a cost
of the following nine (9) persons to the Act 1 Tax Study Commission
effective September 14, 2006 for a period of ninety (90) days: Dorothy
Ambrosino, William Holmes, James Juckett, Paul Kozero, Nina Malsch, Lawrence
Oberly, David Shulman, Patricia Strike, and Louis Vermeulen.
At the regular meeting of the Board of Education on September 18, 2006, Mr. Conner and Mr. Kovalchik presented an overview of Middle School Teaching Teams. Jamie Doyle, PFM, presented information regarding the Internet sale to partially refund the 2003 Series in the amount of $10,000,000. Mr. Haller presented the engineer report for the High School project. Mrs. Erdo presented the Legislative and CIU20 reports. Dr. Firestone presented the Policy Committee report. Mr. Politi presented the NCC report. Brittney Hein presented the Student Council report.
The Board approved the following:
Estate Tax Exoneration:
H6 20 20-F-3T 0520, Nemeth, Keith 2003 $775.80 Trailer was removed 01/01/2003
with the Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 for a Speech and Language Support
teacher for 3-5 days a week at a cost not to exceed $40,474.00, beginning in
October 2006 and continuing for approximately seven months until all IEP
obligations have been met.
of a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria police car from the Colonial Regional Police
Department at a cost of $4,000.00.
annual Maintenance Agreements with ET&T, Bethlehem, for the telephone
systems at all buildings for a total district cost of $3,085.15.
for the Solicitor to review and approve the Stipulation and thereafter sign
the Stipulation of Counsel on behalf of the School District in settlement of
the assessment appeal of Bath Elderly C/O Northampton County Housing
Authority, Petitioner, vs. Board of Assessment Appeals County of
Northampton, Respondent Case No. C0048CV2005008343, Court of Common Pleas of
Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
for the issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Refunding Series 2006 in the
estimated amount of $10,000,000 to partially refund the outstanding Series
Financial Management, Harrisburg, as the Districtís Investment Advisor on
the upcoming Refunding Series 2006 at a fixed fee of $4,500.
status and tenure for the following teachers who have completed three (3)
years of teaching and have received six (6) satisfactory evaluations:
(Tatasciore) Gaughran Christopher Krachie
of Wendy Hoppel from the position of LTS Guidance Counselor, effective
August 21, 2006.
of Lucinda Shaw, Cafeteria Monitor, effective September 1, 2006.
and deletions to the Substitute List.
of Joette Bindics, Special Education Instructional Assistant, effective
August 28, 2006.
Volunteer master listing for the 2006-07 school year.
of Chris Johnson, Marching Band Assistant, effective September 6, 2006.
sabbatical for William Gowdy, Social Studies Teacher at the High School, for
the purpose of academic study, during the second semester of the 2006-07
school year, with the option to finish the sabbatical during the spring
semester of the 2007-08 school year.
of Board Member Cory Fenstermaker at the PASA/PSBA Conference for School
Leadership in Hershey, PA October 10-13, 2006 at an estimated cost of
Frey as a Cafeteria Monitor, effective retroactive to September 1, 2006.
Her rate of pay will be $7.10 per hour, no benefits.
Rau as a TPE Elementary Teacher, effective retroactive to August 28, 2006.
Her salary will be $41,100.00, with benefits, based on a BA degree
and Step 2, Year 2 of the current salary schedule.
Hoffman as a LTS Elementary Teacher, effective on or about September 27,
2006, through on or about December 22, 2006.
Her per diem rate will be $217.55, no benefits, based on a BA degree
and Step 1, Year 1 of the current salary schedule.
Malkovsky as a LTS Guidance Counselor, effective retroactive to August 28,
2006, through on or about January 3, 2007.
Her per diem rate will be $233.51, no benefits, based on a Masters
degree and Step 1 Year 1 of the current salary schedule.
Pail as a Day-by-Day Substitute for the High School Guidance Department,
retroactive to August 25, 2006, at a rate of $255.00 per day, without
Jacobson as Head Teacher at Washington Elementary School, effective
September 19, 2006, with a stipend of $2,344.00.
Sawarynski, PE Kindergarten Teacher at Washington Elementary School, as the
mentor for Amanda Rau effective
August 28, 2006 for the 2006-07 school year at a stipend of
Wasilko as Junior Class Advisor, effective
for the first semester only of the 2006-07 school year, with a stipend of
of staff and their compensation for After-School Detention at the High
School and Middle School for the 2006-07 school year (September through the
end of the academic year in June). No
additional benefits will be provided.
position of a Special Education Instructional Assistant to work with a high
school student one-to-one, effective date to be determined, for the
remainder of the 2006-2007 school year.
Compensation will be in accordance with the salary schedule of the
current collective bargaining agreement.
Stover as a Temporary Kindergarten Instructional Assistant, effective
September 19, 2006 through the end of the 2006-2007 academic school year.
Her rate of pay will be $7.60 per hour, with benefits, in accordance
with the collective bargaining agreement.
Roster of Community Education Instructors for the 2006-07 school year.
Winchenbach as a Secondary Guidance Counselor, effective September 19, 2006,
or upon release by his present employer, and upon receipt of PA
salary will be $43,900.00, with benefits, based on a MA degree and Step 1,
Year 1 of the current salary schedule.
of the following policies: 352 - Weapons and 353 - School Incidents.
The addition of Policies 352 and 353 to the Policy Book is to become
effective September 19, 2006.
Curricula: Reading 7 & 8 and New Curriculum: Functional Math - Grades
for Pennoni Consulting Engineers, Bethlehem, to perform geotechnical
services for the upcoming addition/renovation project sites with base costs
as follows: George Wolf Elementary - $5,020 and Wolf Elementary - $6,630.
Order GC-01 for Boro Construction in the amount of $48,743.58 for relocation
of a manhole and headwall to revise the storm water layout system on the HS
Order AS-01 for Sargent Enterprises, Inc. in the amount of
$2,445.00 for removal of approximately 40 linear feet of exterior
transite (lower level only) near the boiler room entrance at the HS project.
of the telephone system at the HS to include internal network communications
to the main switchboard and maintenance over the district internal network
through ET&T Communications at a cost of $122,669 as part of the HS
of PDE approval of PlanCon Part A: Project Justification for Project No.
3311, for the Wolf Elementary Addition.
for the Administration to submit PlanCon Part D -
Project Accounting Based on Estimates and Part E - Design
Development for the GW Addition/Alterations project, Project No.
of the Resolution authorizing the Act 34 public hearing to be held in
connection with the Wolf Elementary Addition project, estimated budget with
a maximum building construction cost of $10,917,576 and maximum project cost
of $15,084,216 and authorization for the administration to advertise the
same to be held on Monday, October 16, 2006 in the HS Auditorium at 6:30 PM.
from Aramark in the amount of $180.00 to defray the cost of the Districtís
annual induction luncheon.
of 6,034 packs of crayons from the Binney & Smith Company for use at the
of High School student No. 2006-04 for one year, with re-admittance after
one year, dependent on a psychological test report.