Northampton Area School District




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


School Board Meeting


May 21, 2007


(Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)


At the regular meeting of the Board of Education, Barbara Carrington presented Speech and Hearing Month.  Dr. Kathleen Ott presented the Scholastic Novice Majorette Champions and the Scholastic World Dance Champions.  Both groups performed for the Board.  Mark Thompson, MKSD, presented the architect’s report and Chris Haller, D’Huy Engineering, presented the engineer’s report.  Mr. Gogel presented the Facilities Committee and BAVTS reports.  Mrs. Skrapits presented the Safe School Task Force report.


The Board approved the following:


Act 511 Local Tax Enabling Act:

   Per Capita Tax                         $ 5.00

   Real Estate Transfer Tax           0.5%

   Earned Income Tax                   0.7%

Section 670 Pennsylvania School Code

   Per Capita Tax                         $ 5.00

   Real Estate Tax                        40.94 mills

                                Elementary       Secondary

Student                          $1.60                 $ 1.75

Premium                         $2.90                 $ 3.15

Student Entrée Only    $1.35                 $ 1.45 

Fruit or Vegetable         $0.55                $ 0.55

Adult                              $3.50

Adult Entrée Only        $2.25

Student Milk (1/2 pint) $0.40

These prices reflect a $0.05 increase over 2006-07.

·    Reappointment of NASD Business Office as the tax collector for Bath Boro and Chapman Boro, as well as Allen Township, Moore Township, and East Allen Township, due to the decision of the Allen Township, Moore Township, and East Allen Township tax collectors to relinquish their right to collect 2007-08 NASD taxes.

·   Official job descriptions for School Police Officer/Director of Security and School Police Officer, effective May 22, 2007.