northampton area school district

THE MORNING AFTER

 

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

Regular board meeting

OCTOBER 24, 2016

(Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)

 

 

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

·     Additions and deletions to the Substitute Listing for the 2016-2017 school year.

·     Resignation of Lindsay Hutterer-Gallagher, Fall Play Business Manager and Spring Musical Business Manager, effective October 14, 2016.

·     Carol Cunningham, a paid leave of absence beginning January 3, 2017, through March 17, 2017 – AM, and an unpaid FMLA leave of absence, due to a serious health condition of a family member, beginning March 17, 2017 – PM, through May 14, 2017, with insurance, as per Federal Government regulations.  Approve the resignation of Carol Cunningham, Elementary Principal, for the purpose of superannuated retirement, effective May 14, 2017.

·     Resignation of Lauren MacCready, Spring Musical Set Design Advisor, effective October 18, 2016.

·     Barbara Bleacher, a paid leave of absence beginning November 9, 2016, through January 26, 2017, and an unpaid FMLA leave of absence, beginning January 27, 2017, through February 9, 2017, with insurance, as per Federal Government regulations.

·     Richard Gladish, a paid FMLA leave of absence, for medical reasons, beginning October 21, 2016, through October 31, 2016, and an unpaid FMLA leave of absence beginning November 1, 2016, through November 4, 2016, without insurance, as per Federal Government regulations.

·     Lacey Snyder, an extension to her unpaid FMLA childrearing leave of absence through November 4, 2016, with insurance.

·     Updated job description for At-Risk Student Program Leader, effective October 25, 2016.

·     Revised Master District Volunteer List for the 2016-17 school year.

·     Termination of Luz Boyer, a probationary employee under the Collective Bargaining Agreement between NASD and NAESPA, effective at the end of the work day on October 24, 2016, for compensation and at the end of the day on October 31, 2016, for benefits.

·     Revised listing of Traffic Duty Monitors and hourly rates, effective for the 2016-2017 school year.

·     Revised Mentor/Inductee List for the 2016-2017 school year including the mentors and stipend payment for the 2016-2017 school year.

·     The following athletic coaching staff member and stipend for the 2016-2017 school year:

                              Jalen Nichols – Assistant Girls Basketball Coach - $4,317.00 (80% of 90%).

·     Mary Ann Weaver, Special Education Instructional Assistant at Siegfried Elementary School, effective January 4, 2017.  Her salary will be $11.55 per hour, with benefits, in accordance with the ESPA Agreement.

·     Heather Royer, Special Education Instructional Assistant at Siegfried Elementary School, effective October 25, 2016.  Her salary will be $13.00 per hour, with benefits, in accordance with the ESPA Agreement.

·     Michelle Newton and Paula Ulrich as co-advisors of the Future Educators of America (FEA) Club at the High School.  Each will receive a stipend of $1,098.50 for the 2016-2017 school year.

·     Mrs. April Krempasky to attend the ACTFL Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 18-20, 2016.  Maximum cost to the District will be $866.00.  All costs to the District are including in the Board approved 2016-2017 curriculum budget.

·     Attendance of Mrs. Michelle Schoeneberger at the 2016 Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Conference in State College, PA, on November 30, 2016, at an approximate cost of $415.96.  The amount is included in the 2016-2017 Board approved curriculum budget.

·     Ms. Anita Mateyak and Mr. James Chuss to accompany eleven (11) FBLA student members to attend the PA FBLA Leadership Workshop in Harrisburg, PA, on November 6 and 7, 2016. Total cost to the District will not exceed $403.67. All costs to the District are included in the Board approved 2016-2017 curriculum budget.  

·     Julie Poniktera, Short Term Substitute English Teacher at the Middle School, through November 4, 2016.  Her salary will be $125.00 per day, no benefits, retroactive to August 29, 2016.

·     Laura Tominaj, TPE Elementary Teacher at Siegfried Elementary School, effective October 25, 2016.  Her salary will be $47,720.00, with benefits, based on a Bachelor’s degree and Step 1, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between NASD and NAEA.

·     Bradford Sell, PE At-Risk Student Program Leader at the High School, effective January 3, 2017, or later upon release from current employer, not to exceed 60 days.  His salary will be $59,105.00, with benefits, based on a Master’s +30 degree and Step 5, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between NASD and NAEA.

·     Accept approval by PDE of PlanCon Part H:  Project Financing Project No. 3687, the new Middle School construction project.

·     Treasurer’s Report.

·     Tax Exonerations/Changes.

·      Bills for Payment.

·     Revision to the Middle School Handbook for the 2016-2017 school year.

·     Expulsion Hearing Waiver for High School student number 2016-06.

·     Expulsion Hearing Waiver for High School student number 2016-04.