northampton area school district

THE MORNING AFTER

 

A Capsule of the board of education’s deliberations and actions

Regular board meeting

DECEMBER 17, 2012

(Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)

 

 

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

·        Adjusted dates for half-year sabbaticals for the following employees:

                  Rebecca Philbin – Fall – August 27, 2012 – through the end of the 1st semester (currently January 28, 2013)

                  Linda Kney – Spring – Beginning January 2, 2013 – May 16, 2013

                  Erin Miller – Spring – Anticipated January 28, 2013 – through the end of the 12-13 school year

                  Beth Arcury – Spring – Beginning January 2, 2013 – May 16, 2013

                  Bill Hume – Fall – September 6, 2012 – February 4, 2013

·        Craig Schutts, an FMLA Childrearing Leave, with no pay, but with benefits, per Federal Government regulations, for the period beginning on April 15, 2013, through the end of the 2012-13 school year.

·        Resignation of Cheryl Patterson as Instructional Assistant at Moore Elementary, effective January 11, 2013.

·         Resignation of Donald Nush, Custodian, for the purpose of super-annuated retirement, effective February 28, 2013.

·        Kelly Allabach, a paid Childbearing Leave beginning on or about March 25, 2013, through May 1, 2013, and an FMLA Childrearing Leave, with no pay, but with benefits, per Federal Government regulations, for the period beginning on May 2, 2013, through the end of the 2012-13 school year.

·        Resignation of Ronald Krebs, Mathematics Teacher, for the purpose of retirement, effective June 11, 2013, or the last teacher day of the 2012-2013 school year.

·        Additions and deletions to the Substitute Listing for the 2012-2013 school year.

·        The following additions to the District Volunteer Master Listing for the 2012-2013 school year:

                                          Name                                       School

                                                Angela Buskirk             Lehigh

                                          Kathryn Goletz-Kospiah           Borough

                                          Sharon Leitzel                           Band

                                          Rachel Lilly                               Borough

                                          Kara Retlick                             Lehigh

·        Long Term Special Education Substitute Teacher position for the Borough Schools December 18, 2012, through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

·        Resignation of Kerri Lynn Grube as Special Education Instructional Assistant and Yearbook Co-Advisor at the Middle School, effective December 14, 2012.

·        Revised December 11, 2012, mentor list including the one new mentor and payment for the 2012-2013 school year.

·        Updated listing of Winter Coaches, effective for the 2012-2013 school year.

·        Contract for Mr. Joseph S. Kovalchik as the Northampton Area School District Superintendent of Schools for a term beginning July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2018, and approve a contract for employment for an initial salary of $136,605.00, which represents a 2% increase of his 2011-2012 salary, subject to the terms and conditions contained therein including a 2% increase to his salary each year over the length of the contract.

·        Adria Rios, LTS Spanish Teacher at the High School, effective January 2, 2013, through May 16, 2013.  Her salary will be $286.16 per day, based on a Master’s +30 Degree and Step 1, without benefits.

·        Terri Lubenesky, Short Term Substitute Special Education Teacher at Moore Elementary, effective on or about February 4, 2013, through the end of the 2012-2013 school year, at the per diem rate of $150.00, without benefits.

·        Jayme Holland, LTS Special Education Teacher at Siegfried Elementary, effective December 18, 2012, through the end of the 2012-2013 school year, pending receipt of updated clearances.  Her salary will be $249.20 per day, based on a Bachelor’s +15 Degree and Step 1, without benefits.

·        Settlement of the tax assessment appeal filed by Joseph O. Negrao for Tax Parcel No. K6SW1B 2 5 0503 (located on Walnut Street in Bath Borough) pursuant to the Stipulation of Counsel and authorize the District’s solicitor to execute the Stipulation of Counsel on behalf of the District.

·        Approve the signing by the School Board President of the Indemnification Agreement by and between the Northampton Area School District and Metrotek Electrical Services Company. 

·        Approve the signing by the Superintendent of Schools of the Stipulation & Settlement Agreement by and among the Township of Moore, the Zoning Hearing Board of Moore Township, Northampton Area School District and Metrotek Electrical Services Company.

·        Treasurer’s Report.

·        Catalog Fixed Discount Program as awarded by the IU20 Joint Purchasing Board for the period January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.

·        Tax Exonerations.

·        Bills for Payment.

·        Expulsion Hearing Waiver for Middle School student number 2012-10.

·        Expulsion Hearing Waiver for High School student number 2012-06.

·        Expulsion Hearing Waiver for High School student number 2012-09.

·        Expulsion Hearing Waiver for Middle School student number 2012-07.

·        Expulsion Hearing Waiver for Middle School student number 2012-11.

·        Resolution Regarding Sequestration by the Northampton Area School District.

·        Expulsion Hearing Waiver for High School student number 2012-08.