northampton area school district



A Capsule of the board of educationís deliberations and actions

Regular board meeting

MARCH 7, 2016

(Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)



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

     Resignation of Anthony Messina, Custodian at Franklin Elementary, effective March 31, 2016, and to end his employment as per Agreement.

     Valerie Sharkazy, an extension to her unpaid FMLA childrearing leave of absence through April 26, 2016, with insurance, as per Federal Government regulations.

     Resignation of Matthew Walters as Assistant Football Coach, effective February 23, 2016.

     Resignation of Tiffany Nagy as Assistant Cheerleading Coach, effective at the end of the 2015-2016 season.

     Additions and deletions to the Substitute Listing for the 2015-2016 school year.

     Revised Master District Volunteer List for the 2015-16 school year. Ms. Marie Rodrigues, dance team coach, to chaperone four (4) students to participate in the Dance Championship Competition to be held in Wildwood, New Jersey, on April 28, 29, 30, and May 1, 2016.  Cost to the District will be approximately $440.00.  This amount is included in the Board approved 2015-2016 High School budget.

     Ms. Anita Mateyak, Mr. James Chuss, pending necessary clearances, and 7 FBLA students to attend/compete in the FBLA State Competition and Leadership Conference in Hershey, PA, on April 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2016. Total cost to the District will not exceed $1,941.46. All costs to the District are included in the Board            approved 2015-2016 curriculum budget.

     The following coaches and stipends, effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, for the appropriate sports season.  Stipend may be adjusted upon settlement of the new NAEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

                              Jeanette Briody - Assistant Girls Soccer Coach - $1,708.00 - (80% of 50%)

                                          Lauren Sniscak - Asst. Cheer Coach - $2,620.00 - (90% of 90%)

                                          Kayla Bringenberg - Asst. Cheer Coach - $1,747.00 - (90% of 60%)

     Amy Grabfelder, Short Term Substitute Kindergarten Teacher at George Wolf Elementary, through on or about April 26, 2016.  Her salary will be $150.00 per day, no benefits, retroactive to December 14, 2015.

     The following extra-curricular staff member and stipend for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year:

                                                Tammie Tacker - Head Teacher - Siegfried Elementary - $1,092.42

     Adoption/reaffirmation/review of the following policies, effective March 8, 2016: 011 - Board Governance Standards/Code of Conduct, 108 - Textbook and Workbook Selection and Adoption, 109 - Instructional Materials, 109.1 - Complaints about Instructional Materials, 109.2 - Inventory and Weeding, 114 - Programs for Gifted Students, 115 - Vocational Technical Education, 116 - Tutorial Instruction, 122 Ė Extracurricular and Club Activities, 124 - Summer School, 127 - Assessments, 140 Ė Charter Schools, 231 - Social Events and Class Trips, and 826 - Record Retention.                              (effective 3/8/16 to 6/8/16,  pro-rated)