Northampton Area School District

 

THE MORNING AFTER

 

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

 

Regular Board Meeting

 

December 15, 2008

 

(Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)

 

 

At the regular meeting of the Board of Education, Dr. Arthur Scott presented the Northampton Community College 2009-10 budget.  Chris Haller, D’Huy Engineering, presented an update on the High School and George Wolf projects.  Mrs. Skrapits presented the Technology report.  Nick Politi presented the NCC report.   Alyssa Figura presented an update on Student Council activities.        

 

The Board approved the following:

 

·      Addition to the District Volunteer master listing for the 2008-09 school year: Jerry Hall - Moore.

·      Additions and deletions to the Substitute List.

·      List of After-School Math Tutors and their compensation effective January, 2009, through March, 2009.  Compensation is in accordance with the Supplemental Reimbursement for Extra Services.    

·      Revised list of Coach Appointments and Stipends for the 2008-2009 school year, effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009, reflecting the new 2008-09 stipends as per the 2008-2013 NAEA collective bargaining agreement.

·      Revised list of Extra-Curricular & Supplemental Positions for the 2008-2009 school year, effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009, reflecting the new 2008-09 stipends as per the 2008-2013 NAEA collective bargaining agreement.

·      Revised list of Department Chairs for the 2008-2009 school year, effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009, reflecting the new 2008-09 stipends as per the 2008-2013 NAEA collective bargaining agreement.

·      Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Northampton Area Security Association, as presented, for the school years 2008-09 through 2010-11.

·      Revised list of After-School Detention and Activity Bus Monitors for the 2008-2009 school year, reflecting the new 2008-09 hourly rates as per the 2008-2013 NAEA collective bargaining agreement.

·      Revised list of After School Remediation Tutors for the 2008-2009 school year, effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009, reflecting the new 2008-09 hourly rates as per the 2008-2013 NAEA collective bargaining agreement.

·      Revised list of mentors and stipends for the 2008-2009 school year, effective July 1, 2008, reflecting the new 2008-2009 stipends as per the 2008-2013 NAEA collective bargaining agreement.

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

EC-67 - $7,376.76 - Provide and install an indoor LED sign per the Owners request and per COR 180 (revised).  Previously listed as EC-68.

EC-68 - $9,580.96 - Provide and install (20) new wall pack lighting fixtures per the Owners request and per COR 192 (revised).  Previously listed as EC-69.

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

        GC-72 - $19,030.07 - Provide and install new fire rated doors, hardware and frames in the basement area of Stair ‘D’, per RFP GC289.  The existing doors and frames were damaged by previous flooding in the basement area and were removed per the Owner’s direction.

·      Acceptance of the approval of PlanCon Part I: Interim Reporting #13 for the High School Renovation/ Additions Project No. 3179.

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

GC-22 - ($1,000.00) credit - This amount will be deducted from the total contract amount of Perrotto Builders.  Demolition work that was completed by an independent contractor related to the removal of the blacktop walk- way on the buildings south west corner.

·      Appointment of NASD Earned Income Tax Office to collect the Lehigh Township Local Services Tax pursuant to their request at a commission of 3% effective January 1, 2009.

·      Appointment of Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd to collect the 2008 delinquent real estate taxes.

·      Treasurer’s Report.

·      Bills for Payment.

·      Awarding of the proposal for George Wolf Classroom Furniture to Virco per attached quotation in the amount of $79,411.35.

·      Tax Exonerations.

·      Dates for the 2009 Board Meetings:

January 12              April 6              July 13                          October 12

January 26              April 27            July 27                          October 26                   

February 9              May 11             August 10                   November 9

February 23            May 18             August 24                   November 23   

March 9                  June 8               September 14              December 7

March 23                June 22             September 28              December 21

·      Appointment of Robert Koch to serve on the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School Operating Committee, effective January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2011.

·      Board Committees:

Act 93                                - Jean Rundle, Madelyn Kemp, Geraldine Skrapits

Contract Negotiations    - Brett Reichelderfer, Madelyn Kemp, Jean Rundle

Employee Benefit Trust  - Jane Erdo

Facilities                            - David Gogel, Jean Rundle, Darin Arthofer
Meet and Discuss            - Brett Reichelderfer, Madelyn Kemp, Geraldine Skrapits

Policy                                 - Jean Rundle, Robert Koch, Darin Arthofer

Safe School                       - Geraldine Skrapits, Jean Rundle, Madelyn Kemp

Technology                      - Geraldine Skrapits, Cory Fenstermaker

PSBA Liaison                   - Jane Erdo, Cory Fenstermaker (as Alternate)

Public Library Liaison     - Darin Arthofer

Nazareth COG                   - Jane Erdo, Robert Koch (as Alternate)