Northampton Area School District

 

THE MORNING AFTER

 

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

 

Regular Board Meeting

 

November 3, 2008

 

(Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)

 

At the regular meeting of the Board of Education, Ned Cummings, Aramark, presented an update on the food service program.  Chris Haller, D”Huy Engineering, presented an update on the construction projects.  Ms. Erdo presented the COG, Legislative and CIU20 reports.  Mr. Gogel presented the Facilities Committee report.  Alyssa Figura presented an update on Student Council activities.    

 

The Board approved the following:

 

·      Resignation of Susan Bartholomew from the position of Cafeteria Monitor at Siegfried Elementary School, effective at the end of the day on October 24, 2008.

·      Unpaid childrearing leave extension for Alison Sugra, Grade 1 Elementary Teacher at Lehigh Elementary School, for the second semester of the 2008-09 school year.

·      Voluntary transfer of Michael Schneider from Special Education Emotional Support Teacher at the Middle School to Special Education Emotional Support Teacher at the High School, effective retroactive to October 7, 2008. 

·      Voluntary transfer of Diane Lloyd from Special Education Instructional Assistant at the Middle School to Special Education Instructional Assistant at the High School, effective November 4, 2008. 

·      Voluntary transfer of Kelly Marhefka from Cafeteria Monitor at Franklin Elementary to Cafeteria Monitor at Siegfried Elementary, effective November 4, 2008. 

·      Additions to the District Volunteer master listing for the 2008-09 school year: Tricia Gallagher - Borough, Linda Shinner - Borough, and Jessica Van Antwerp - Borough.

·      Additions and deletions to the Substitute List.

·      Attendance of Glen Young, Biology teacher and Science Department Chairperson, and Cornelius McHugh, Physical Science teacher, at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Conference in Hershey, PA, on December 4-5, 2008, at an estimated cost of $882.20.

·      Denise Reszek as a Cafeteria Monitor at George Wolf Elementary School, effective November 4, 2008.  Her continued employment is contingent upon receipt of acceptable Act 114 clearance.  Her salary will be $9.36 per hour, 80% of the current hourly rate, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, no benefits.   

·      Dusty Eaton as a Special Education Instructional Assistant at the Middle School, effective November 4, 2008.  Her salary will be $9.36 per hour, 80% of the current hourly rate, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, with benefits.  

·      Patricia Hall as a Cafeteria Monitor at Franklin Elementary School, effective November 4, 2008.  Her continued employment is contingent upon receipt of acceptable Act 114 clearance.  Her salary will be $9.36 per hour, 80% of the current hourly rate, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, no benefits.   

·      Termination of Veronica Paules, Assistant Cheerleading Coach, effective retroactive to September 10, 2008.

·      Attendance of Terry Leh, Rose Roberts, Donna Teklits at the annual PASBO Conference in Valley Forge, PA, on March 31 - April 3, 2009, at an approximate cost of $2,166.00.

·      Linda Clinger as a Cafeteria Monitor at the High School, effective November 4, 2008.  Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of acceptable Acts 151 & 114 clearances.  Her salary will be $9.36 per hour, 80% of the current hourly rate, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, without benefits.   

·      Karen Baldanza as a LTS Special Education Teacher at Lehigh Elementary School, effective on or about January 23, 2009, for the remainder of the 2008-09 school year. Her salary will be $42,350.00, pro-rated with benefits, based on a BA +15 degree and Step 1, Year 1 of the current salary schedule.  Her salary will be adjusted upon the settlement of the new NAEA collective bargaining agreement.

·      Fall Roster of Community Education Instructors for the 2008-09 school year.

·      John Ilgenfritz as a PE Special Education Teacher at the Middle School, effective November 4, 2008, or upon release from present employer.  His salary will be $55,314.00, pro-rated with benefits, based on a BA +15 degree and Step 12, Year 15 of the 2007-08 salary schedule.  His salary will be adjusted upon the settlement of the new NAEA collective bargaining agreement.

·      Adoption of the following policies: 123.1 - Experience Credit for Coaching Assignments, 801 -Public Records, 802 - School Organization, 803 - School Calendar, 804 - School Day, 807 - Opening Exercises/Flag Displays, 808 - Food Services, 808.1 - Free and Reduced Price Lunches, and the deletion of the following policies: 3:18 - Public Records, 4:06 - Experience Credit for Coaching Assignments, and 5:05 - Free and Reduced Price Lunches, effective November 4, 2008.

·      Extension of the service agreement with Criticom International for an additional one (1) year for monitoring the fire alarm panel at the High School at a cost of $372.00. ($31 per month). 

·      Plumbing change orders for Worth and Company as part of the Col. John Siegfried Elementary School Project:

PC-06 - $7,499.02 - Provide and install new vent line for the existing sink in room 209 per PCO-9 due to field conditions with new construction.

PC-07 - $   931.83 - To enlarge the drain for the water heater relief in Janitor 236 per PCO12 at owner’s request.

PC-08 - $7,572.17 - Provide and install new sinks and all associated piping in rooms 222 and 226 per PCO-13 due to omission.

PC-09 - $4,205.25 - Provide and install drain pans and all associated piping for the existing water heaters as required by the Code Official per PCO-14.

·      General construction change orders for Perrotto Builders as part of the Col. John Siegfried Renovation project:

GC-20 - $3,230.71 - Provide and install additional fireproofing at grease duct shaft, 2nd & 3rd floor ramps, 2nd & penthouse shaft infill steel, Stair A void at slab pour stop and penthouse floor beam at existing building per the Building Inspector’s requirements per CCPR-77R.

GC-21 - $6,825.53 - Provide and install wall infills to close off the wall openings in between classrooms 155,156,157, 158 and 159 as directed on a Time Materials basis; and to provide finish paint to match existing, per CCPR-97.  These openings were used as a “means of egress” while the rooms functioned as a temporary cafeteria.

·      Electrical change order for Wind Gap Electric as part of the Col. John Siegfried Elementary School project:

EC-03 - ($50,000.00) - Credit change order to be deducted from the remaining unused allowance balance.

·      Authorization for the administration to submit PlanCon Part I: Interim Reporting - Submittal No. 12 for the High School Renovation/Addition Project No. 3179.

·      Electrical change orders for The Farfield Company as part of the High School Renovation/Additions project:

EC-63 - $8,113.31- Add power to sump pumps in E002 per ASI EC-17 - pumps per Owners request  per COR164 (revised) at $5,306.10; change the designed lighting in E113, E134, E137 and E148 from "normal' to 'normal / emergency' as required by the Code Official and COR 176 (revised) at $1,045.63; relocate the existing lighting contactor as requested by the Owner (from Corridor E248 to IDF room) and demo existing panel NG due to field conditions and COR 177 (revised) at $1,761.58.

EC-64 - $8,837.73 - Provide and install a new EWC receptacle (located outside Women’s Toilet Room E227) per RFI EC 212 and COR 172 (revised) at $567.45; provide and install three (3) new receptacles (in Corridor E248 and room E188a) per RFI EC-213 and EC-137 and per COR 178 (revised) at $1,702.37; provide and install (5) new receptacles to replace existing devices lost due to new door locations (in Corridor E249) per response to RFI's EC-218 and EC-219 and COR 182 at $2,839.30; provide and install (1) new receptacle in room E137a per the response to RFI EC-221 and COR 184 (revised) at $567.45; relocate existing EWC receptacle due to existing field conditions at Stair 'B' and per COR 186 (revised) at $910.50; provide and install (2) additional receptacles (in classrooms E217 and E233) per RFI EC-225 and per COR 189 (revised) at $1,134.92; remove existing GFI and add a single receptacle in Kitchen (GFI constantly tripping), blank off outlets for Phase 1 computer desks as required by the Code Official, remove existing circuits and cut existing conduits flush w/ floor in E237 per DEI and provide and install temporary lighting in the new covered temporary walkway per the Code Officials requirements. All per COR 191 (revised) at $1,115.74.

EC-65 - $8,368.79 - Provide and install additional horns / strobes in E217a, E128a, E128b and E128c per the Code Officials requirements and per COR 173 (revised) at $860.97; add (11) additional exit signs in the Phase 2 construction per the Code Officials requirements and per COR 174 (revised) at $4,850.04; provide and install (2) additional 'low' exit signs in Auditorium E105 per the Code Officials requirements and COR 181 (revised) at $911.88; relocate existing F/A devices on 1st and 2nd floors of Stair 'D' due to new ceilings per COR 197 (revised) at $1,745.90.

EC-66 - $2,183.35 - Remove existing floor boxes in Science Classrooms (2nd floor) and core drill new locations to align with new furniture layout per response to RFI EC-226 and COR 198 (revised). Existing floor boxes could not be used due to clearance requirements indicated by the Code Official.

EC-68 - $7,376.76 - Provide and install an indoor LED sign per the Owners request and per COR 180 (revised).

EC-69 - $9,580.96 - Provide and install (20) new wall pack lighting fixtures per the Owners request and per COR 192 (revised).

·      Plumbing change order for Worth and Company as part of the High School  Renovation/Additions project:

PC-11 - $5,907.75 - Provide and install ceiling mounted sprinkler heads in Stairs B & C, Elevator Machine Room E151c and TV Studio E147a due to the requirement for new ceilings (N.I.C.) per PCO 25.  The existing ceilings in Stairs ‘B’ and ‘C’ were removed under a separate contract and were not schedule to be replaced.  Installed per field conditions.  The ceiling in E151c was required to maintain a one hour rating (Code Official requirement). The new ceiling in E147a was installed due to existing excessive openings in the upper portions of the existing walls.

PC-12 - $8,517.83 - Provide and install a control panel for the sump pumps per the Owners request per PCO 30 at $4,655.51; modify the piping on the gas burners per the Owners observation and ATP P-3 per PCO 31 at $3,862.32.

·      2008-09 Budget Transfers.

·      Bills for Payment.

·      2007-08 Earned Income Tax Audit Report, as prepared by local auditors Gorman & Associates.

·      Disposal of computers and related components by sale to AAA Computer and Electronic Recycling, Inc. for $800.00.

·      High School 2008 to 2009 Continuous School Improvement Plan.

·      Expulsion Hearing Waiver for Middle School student number 2008-08.