northampton area school district



Text Box:  A Capsule of the Board of Educationís Deliberations and Actions
Regular Board Meeting 
January 24, 2011
(Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)









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


        Professional status and tenure for the following two teachers who have completed three years of teaching and have received six satisfactory evaluations:

                                                            Alana Heller Ė Borough

                                                            Alison Kowalick Ė High School

        Correction of the hiring of Michael Papay, to be a TPE Special Education Teacher at the Middle School.  His first date of employment was November 23, 2009.

        The following job descriptions, effective January 25, 2011:  Supervisor for School Psychological Services and School Psychologist.

        The following additions to the District Volunteer master listing for the 2010-2011 school year:

NAME                                                 SCHOOL

            Robert Bruch                                        Borough

Luisa Rivera                                         Band

        Additions and deletions to the Substitute List.

    Revised list of teachers (one teacher added) for the elementary after school math program from January 18, 2011, to March, 10, 2011, at the appropriate contracted curriculum rate.

        Jamie Rockwell, LTS Special Education Teacher at George Wolf Elementary,   effective on or about  January 24, 2011, through the end of the 2010-2011 school year.  Her salary will be $44,156.00, pro-rated, with benefits, based on a Bachelorís degree and Step 1, Year 1 of the current salary schedule. 

        Tara Mrazik to receive an additional 50% to her stipend as Business Dept Chair, as per the NAEA contract.  The 2010-11 total stipend will be $2,802.00, with no additional benefits.

        Correction to the stipend for Science Dept Chair, as per the NAEA contract, for Mr. Glenn Young.  The correct 2010-11 stipend should be $2,229.00, with no additional benefits.

        Attendance of Joseph Kovalchik at the 2011 CIU20 Superintendent Legislative Workshop on March 3-4, 2011, at The Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg at a cost not to exceed $350.00.

        JoAnn Welsko, LTS English Teacher at the High School, effective retroactive to December 6, 2010, through the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year.  Her annual salary will be $47,657.00, pro-rated with benefits, based on a Masterís degree and Step 1, Year 1 of the current salary schedule. 

        Attendance of Nicole Tucker at the Reading Apprenticeship Annual Winter Conference in Lafayette Hill, PA, on March 3-8, 2011, at an estimated cost of $974.00 to be paid out of Federal Stimulus Monies with no cost to the District.

    Adoption of the following revised policy, effective January 25, 2011:  Policy 126 Ė Class Size.

    Raymond C. Geiger Real Estate to perform the appraisal of the Northampton Campus of the Bethlehem Vocational School located at 1417 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067 at a cost of $2,000.

    Completion and signing of the Form W-9 and the signing of the Grant of Right of Way by the officers of the Board of School Directors.

       Treasurerís Report

       The resolution relating to Act 1 certifying that the Board shall not increase any tax at a rate that exceeds the 1.7% index as calculated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

        2009-10 Fund Balance amounts and classifications:

A.     $470,464 for Inventory and $154,469 for PrePaid Expenses as Nonspendable 

Fund Balance Reserves.

B.   $1,477,652 for future PSERS spikes and $385,394 for a new Middle School                     

       As Committed Fund Balance Reserves.

        Bills for Payment

        Tax Exonerations

     2011-2012 NASD School Calendar and faculty meeting dates.