northampton area school district

THE MORNING AFTER

 

Text Box:  A Capsule of the Board of Educationís Deliberations and Actions
Regular Board Meeting 
September 27, 2010
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 At the regular meeting of the Board of Education, the Board approved the following:

 

             and has received six satisfactory evaluations:  Matthew Scholl Ė High School.

    School, effective the end of the day, September 17, 2010.

    August 25, 2010.

                        NAME                                     SCHOOL

                        Jamie Molnar                            George Wolf

        Additions and deletions to the Substitute List.

        Lora Vaknin, LTS Special Education Teacher at the High School, effective September 14, 2010, to on or about November 16, 2010.  Her per diem rate will be $258.81, without benefits, based on a Masterís +15 degree and Step 1, Year 1 of the current salary schedule. 

        Mrs. Jeanette Gilliland for the position of Assistant Superintendent at a base salary of $118,000.00, effective, September 28, 2010, through June 30, 2013.

        Employment Agreement for Mrs. Jeanette Gilliland, Assistant Superintendent effective September 28, 2010, through June 30, 2013.  

        Mary Kintz, Temporary Kindergarten Instructional Assistant at Lehigh Elementary, effective September 28, 2010, for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school yearHer rate of pay will be $10.12 per hour, with benefits, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

        Christopher Erdo, After Prom Committee Advisor at the High School, effective for the 2010-2011 school year, with a total stipend of $1,092.00.

        Winter head coaches and assistant coaches with their designated stipends, in accordance with the current collective bargaining agreement, for the 2010-2011 school year, effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, for the appropriate sport season.  

        Jennifer Gerhart, Yearbook Advisor at George Wolf Elementary, effective for    the 2010-2011 school year, with a total stipend of $796.00.

        Jenna McNees, LTS Mathematics Coach for the District, effective October 12, 2010, to on or about June 7, 2011, pending receipt of acceptable Act 114 clearance.  Her annual salary will be $44,956.00, pro-rated with benefits, based on a Bachelorís +15 degree and Step 1, Year 1 of the current salary schedule.  Salary and benefit costs to be paid by Federal Stimulus Funds.

        Ashley Smith, Assistive Technology Assistant for the District, effective September 29, 2010, pending receipt of acceptable Act 151 clearance.  Her rate of pay will be $15.39 per hour, with benefits, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

        Three (3) year service agreement to Elliott-Lewis of Nazareth, PA, for service to the middle schoolís chiller and refrigerant monitor at a cost of $2,760, annually, for the period of October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2013.

        Credit change order for Sargent Enterprises, Inc., as part of the George Wolf Elementary School renovation project:

               GC-M01 Ė ($37,822.40) Ė Final payment application balance to finish, including

               retainage, is $37,822.40.  The work not completed, and described below, equals this

               remaining contract amount:

1.      Sargent Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) did not remove the identified asbestos containing fittings in accordance with the technical specifications for asbestos abatement using the specified full containment procedures.  Rather, SEI chose to use the glove bag technique.  In addition, the bid was to assume there were 300 asbestos containing fittings to be removed under full containment procedures.  The actual number of fittings was 75 as jointly counted by SEI and 1 Source Safety and Health, Inc. (1Source).  SEI provided a unit cost of $18/fitting for removal of asbestos containing fittings using the glove bag technique.  In our opinion, SEI should deduct the cost for the removal of the asbestos under full containment conditions and add 75 fittings multiplied by $18/ fitting or $1,350.

2.      Mechanical ductwork and piping not removed as shown on contract documents.

       Attendance of Brian Dravecz, Assistant Network Specialist, for Cisco technical training in Bethlehem, PA, from October 18-22, 2010, at a  cost of $1,865.

        Foreign Exchange placement of Ji Young Yoon as a student at Northampton Area High School for the 2010-2011 school year.