northampton area school district

THE MORNING AFTER

 

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

Regular board meeting

April 10, 2017

(Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)

 

 

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

·     Richard Gladish an unpaid leave of absence, for medical reasons, beginning April 3, 2017, through April 24, 2017, no insurance.

·     Reappointment of Terry A. Leh as Board Secretary for the term of July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2021, at no additional compensation.

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

·     Updated job descriptions for the following positions:  High School Building Secretary, Technology Technician, and Curriculum Secretary, effective April 10, 2017.

·     Revised job descriptions for the following positions: Elementary Principal and Assistant Principal, Middle School Principal and Assistant Principal, and High School Principal and Assistant Principal, effective April 10, 2017.

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

·     Revised listing of Summer School Instructors and their reimbursement based on the current Supplemental Reimbursement for Extra Services – Curriculum and Instruction.  Effective dates for the program will be June 19, 2017, through July 27, 2017.

·     The following addition to the Athletic Event Staff for the 2016-2017 school year:

                                                NAME                                    POSITION

                                                Kyle George                  Clock/Game Manager

·     Stephen Fahringer, Short Term Substitute Mathematics Teacher at the Middle School, effective retroactive to March 17, 2017, through the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year.  His salary will be $125.00 per day, no benefits.

·     Catherine Espinal, Long Term Substitute Spanish Teacher, effective August 21, 2017, for the 2017-2018 school year.  Her salary will be $49,540.00, based on a Bachelor’s degree and Step 1, with benefits.

·     Tracy Paules, Cafeteria Monitor at Moore Elementary School, effective retroactive to March 24, 2017.  Her hourly rate will be $11.55, without benefits, in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between NASD and ESPA.

·     Izabela Pintarich, TPE Family Consumer Science Teacher at the High School, effective August 21, 2017, pending receipt of documentation.  Her salary will be $49,540.00, with benefits, based on a Bachelor’s degree and Step 1, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between NASD and NAEA.

·     Voluntary transfer of Anthony Frantz from Day Shift Custodian at Washington/Middle School to Day Shift Working Head Custodian at Moore Elementary School, effective July 5, 2017, with no change in base salary, but with a $2.00 per hour differential, in accordance with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

·     Jennifer Heitzman-Baggitt, TPE Speech and Language Pathologist, effective August 21, 2017, pending receipt of documentation.  Her salary will be $54,506.00, with benefits, based on a Master’s degree and Step 3, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between NASD and NAEA.

·     Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Northampton Area Educational Support Personnel Association (NAESPA), as presented, for the term of July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2021.

·     2017 Title I/KTO Summer Camp: “Kindergarten Konnections!” offered to incoming Kindergarten students on June 12, 13, 14  & 15, 2017.  This program will be grant-funded through Title I / KTO 2016-2017 available funds and there is no cost to the District.

·     Accept approval, by PDE, of PlanCon Part K: Project Refinancing – Lease No.174179 for the refunding of the Series 2011 and 2011A General Obligation Bonds.

·     A three (3) year state mandated safety inspection beginning June 1, 2017, through May 31, 2020, to C.M. Eichenlaub Company, for bleacher inspections at an annual cost of $3,750.00.  The inspections will include the following bleachers:  George Wolf Gym, Middle School Gym, High School Gym, Wolf Soccer Field, Wolf Softball Field, Joan Kremus Field, Mike Lisetski Field, Field Hockey Practice Field, Al Erdosy Stadium Home and Visitor Bleachers.

·     Renewal agreement to the standard contract with Aramark Educational Services, LLC to provide foodservice management for the 2017-18 school year.

·     Lunch prices for the 2017-18 school year as follows:

                                                                        Elementary                 Secondary

                             Student                               $ 2.10                          $ 2.30

                             Student Entrée Only          $ 1.90                          $ 2.05

                         Student Milk (1/2 pint)          $ 0.50                         $ 0.50

            Adult--            $3.75; Adult Entrée Only-- Range $2.25 to $3.25

·     A La Carte prices for the 2017-18 school year.

·     Bids for Paper and Janitorial Supplies, Bid No. NMPCJPB-DP/JS-2017-2018, in the amount of $112,454.30 as awarded by the Northampton/Monroe/Pike County Joint Purchasing Board.

·     A 60-month lease with Fraser Information Systems for six (6) Sharp MX-354 Print Release Stations to be located at the High School at a cost of $497.28 per month.

·     2017-18 Northampton Community College Educational and Support Budget in the amount of $59,542,639 with the Northampton Area School District portion, including a Capital Budget contribution, of $773,728 required to fund the budget.

·     2017-18 Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School General Fund Budget in the amount of $11,632,930 with the Northampton Area School District portion of $1,863,581 required to fund the budget.

·     2016-2017 Budget Transfers.

·     A one (1) year service agreement to Physio-Control, Mid-Atlantic District, to provide inspections, reports, replacement batteries, and electrodes as needed for four (4) of the District’s LifePak “CR-Plus” defibrillators at a cost of  $1,460.00 for the term of April 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018.

·     Bills for Payment.

·     Expulsion Hearing Waiver for High School student number 2016-13.

·     Contract for Shawn Ruppert to provide Homebound Instruction for a Northampton Area School District student at a cost not to exceed $7,000.00.

·     Expulsion Hearing Waiver for High School student number 2016-14.