Northampton Area School District

 

THE MORNING AFTER

 

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

 

Board Reorganization Meeting and Regular Board Meeting

 

December 8, 2008

 

(Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)

 

At the Board Reorganization Meeting of the Board of Education, David Gogel was elected President of the Board and Robert Koch was elected Vice President for 2009.  All Board meetings will be held at the District Administration Building at 6:30 p.m. in 2009.
 

At the regular meeting of the Board of Education, Patrice Turner along with Team Quest teachers and students presented “Quest for Africa”.  Jamie Doyle, PFM, presented an update on the variable rate Emmaus loan.  Mr. Conner presented certificates from PDE to Lori Gibbs and Patrice Turner because their schools achieved AYP for two years in a row.  Mr. Kovalchik presented the Safe School Committee report.  Mr. Yanders presented the Facilities Committee report.     

 

The Board approved the following:

 

·      Resignation of Donna Rumfield from the position of Cafeteria Monitor at the Middle School, effective the end of the day, December 23, 2008.

·      Resignation of William Conner, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, for the purpose of retirement, effective June 29, 2009.

·      Resignation of Adam Nickischer from the position of Skilled Maintenance employee, effective at the end of the day on December 1, 2008.

·      Additions and deletions to the Substitute List.

·      Kate Zansitis as a LTS Reading Specialist at the Middle School, effective on or about December 15, 2008, through on or about March 31, 2009, pending receipt of PA certification.  Her salary will be $225.27, per diem without 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.

·      Pamela Longacre as a LTS Grade 1 Elementary Teacher at Lehigh Elementary School, effective January 26, 2009, through the end of the 2008-09 school year.  Her salary will be $44,844.00, pro-rated with benefits, based on a MA degree and Step 1, Year 1 of the 2007-08 salary schedule.  Her salary will be adjusted upon the settlement of the new NAEA collective bargaining agreement.

·      Voluntary transfer of Mary Ellen Zastko from Special Education Instructional Assistant to Library Instructional Assistant at Lehigh Elementary School, effective as soon as a replacement for Ms. Zastko is available to begin.

·      Amanda Lattemann as Assistant Cheerleading Coach at the High School, effective December 9, 2008, with 0 years experience at a compensation of one-half of 80% of the current district supplemental reimbursement, totaling $1,011.00.  Her salary will be adjusted upon the settlement of the new NAEA collective bargaining agreement.

·      Debra Zietlow as a Cafeteria Monitor at the Middle School, effective January 5, 2009.  Her continued employment is contingent upon receipt of acceptable Acts 151 and 114 clearances.  Her salary will be $9.36 per hour, 80% of the current hourly rate, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, no benefits.   

·      Rita Hanzl as a Cafeteria Monitor at the High School, effective December 9, 2008.  Her salary will be $9.36 per hour, 80% of the current hourly rate, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, no benefits.   

·      Terry Leh, Business Administrator for the Northampton Area School District, as Open Records Officer, effective December 9, 2008.

·      Allison Bair as a TPE Reading Specialist at the High School, effective December 9, 2008, or upon release from present employer.  Her salary will be $41,917.00, pro-rated with benefits, based on a BA degree and Step 3, Year 3 of the 2007-08 salary schedule.  Her salary will be adjusted upon the settlement of the new NAEA collective bargaining agreement.

·      Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Northampton Area Educator’s Association, as presented, for the school years 2008-09 through 2012-13.

·      Adoption of the following policies: 112 - Guidance, 811 - Bonding, 812 - Property Insurance, 813 - Other Insurance, 818 - Contracted Services, 822 - Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and 825 - State Mandate Waivers, effective December 9, 2008.

·      Revision of Policy 801, Public Records, Request for Information Form, Request for Information Response Form, and information that will be placed on the District Website, effective December 9, 2008.

·      Acceptance of PDE approval of PlanCon Part I: Interim Reporting #12 for the High School Renovation/ Additions Project No. 3179.

·      Change orders for Boro Construction, General Contractor, as approved by PDE for the High School project:

GC-69 - $16,763.39 - Provide and install ‘intruder locks’ as requested by the Owner per RFP GC-254.

GC-70 - $14,663.75 - Repair the existing roof flashings located over the existing FCS classrooms as requested by the Owner per RFP GC-257.

GC-71 - $22,940.00 - Provide and install a new ‘TAC22 Controller’ for the existing elevator per the Owners request.

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

PC-10 - ($717.66) - Credit change order to be deducted from the remaining unused allowance balance.

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

EC-04 - ($25,000.00) - Credit change order to be deducted from the remaining unused allowance balance.

·      Bills for Payment.

·      Awarding of the proposal for George Wolf library furniture to T. Schneider Co. in the amount of $73,178.70.

·      Awarding of the 2009-2010 Fuel Bid as follows: #2 Fuel Oil (Truck Transport) to Petroleum Traders Corp. at a firm price per gallon based on the NYMEX settlement of December 9, 2008.

·      2008-2009 Budget Transfers.

·      Expulsion Hearing Waiver for Middle School student number 2008-09.

·      Expulsion Hearing Waiver for Middle School student number 2008-10.

·      Denial of the application of the Thomas Paine Charter School.