northampton area school district



A Capsule of the board of educationís deliberations and actions

Regular board meeting

FEBRUARY 13, 2012

(Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)



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


        Resignation of Robert Edwards, Special Education Instructional Assistant, effective the end of the day January 27, 2012.

        Additions and deletions to the Substitute List.

        Unpaid FMLA leave of absence for Patricia Daubenspeck to begin the afternoon of February 22, 2012, in accordance with the provisions of the Family Medical Leave Act.

        Mrs. Tara Mrazik, Ms. Tara Mushko, Mrs. Ann Harrington, Mrs. Barrall, and Mr. Richard Silvius to attend the PA DECA State Conference along with sixty-one (61) DECA students on February 22, 23 & 24, 2012, in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Maximum cost to the District will be $11,730.48.  All costs to the District are included in the Board approved 2011-2012 curriculum budget.

        Attendance of Dr. Steven Kachmar at the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Trainer of Trainers Program Part II in State College, Pennsylvania, on April 16-17, 2012, at an estimated cost of $333.16.  All costs to the District are included in the Board approved 2011-12 curriculum budget.

        Tina Ventresca, STS Grade 5 Elementary Teacher at Lehigh Elementary, effective on or about March 9, 2012, through the end of the 2011-2012 school year.  Her per diem rate will be $125.00, without benefits.

         Rate adjustment for Manal Sankari to Long Term Substitute teacher status, with a daily rate of $239.18, without benefits, with salary adjustments to be made retroactive to September 8, 2011, and possible extending through the end of the 2011-2012 school year.

        Listing of Temporary Special Education Instructional Assistant Substitutes, with their assigned building and effective date.  The rate of pay will be $10.53 per hour, no benefits, in accordance with Policy 505.

        Final contract with KCBA Architects, Hatfield, Pennsylvania, as reviewed by the District solicitor, to provide architectural services to the District for the New Northampton Area 6-7-8 Grade Middle School project.

        Resolution for the purpose of authorizing the execution of and approval of the Agreement of Sale for the purchase of property known as 1417 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, PA, Parcel ID #L4-12-6A-1; for the purpose of authorizing all actions necessary to complete the purchase of the property including, but not limited to performing all actions necessary to satisfy all conditions and terms of the Agreement of Sale and the purchasing of title insurance for the property in an amount no less than the purchase price being paid for the property.

        Adopt the 2012-13 Proposed General Fund/Athletic Fund/& Food Services Budget with the total revenues and expenditures listed below and authorize administration to advertise and make the Proposed Budget available for inspection to the public:

                              General Fund                $87,605,887.00

                              Athletic Fund                $     155,316.00

                              Food Services Fund     $  2,390,784.00

        2011-2012 Budget Transfers.

        Bills for Payment.

        Expulsion Hearing Waiver for High School student number 2011-11.

        The Virtual Guild Club at the High School to organize and meet under the direction of Mrs. Janet Grantz and at no expense to the district.