northampton area school district

THE MORNING AFTER

 

A Capsule of the board of educationís deliberations and actions

Regular board meeting

JUNE 11, 2018

(Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)

 

 

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

       Revised list of Professional and Support Staff transfers effective with the 2018-2019 school year.

       Job descriptions for Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction K-8 and Assistant to the Superintendent, effective July 1, 2018.

       Resignation of Michael Papay from the position of Special Education Teacher, effective July 31, 2018.

       Tina Carnathan-Marx, an extension to her unpaid FMLA leave of absence, through on or about June 7, 2018.

       Elena Krupa a paid childbearing leave of absence, beginning on or about November 2, 2018, through December 7, 2018, and an unpaid FMLA childrearing leave of absence beginning December 10, 2018, through on or about March 15, 2019, with insurance, as per Federal Government regulations.

       A half-year sabbatical for Carrie Abruzzi, for the purpose of professional development, for the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year.

       A half-year sabbatical for Anna Zawierucha, for the purpose of professional development, for the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year.

       Additions and deletions to the Substitute Listing for the 2017-2018 school                         year.

       Revised listing of Student Summer Help, along with their compensation rate of $7.25 per hour, effective for the summer of 2018.

       Dylan Ashton, Long Term Substitute French Teacher, effective August 20, 2018, for the 2018-2019 school year.  His salary will be $51,555.00, based on a Bachelorís degree and Step 1, with benefits.

       Angelina Bender, Long Term Substitute Kindergarten Teacher at George Wolf Elementary School, effective on or about September 23, 2018, through on or about February 12, 2019.  Her salary will be $278.48 per diem, based on a Bachelorís +15 degree and Step 1.

       Gina VanLuvanee, Short Term Substitute Kindergarten Teacher at George Wolf Elementary School, effective on or about November 2, 2018, through on or about March 15, 2019.  Her salary will be $150.00 per diem.

       Ranim Sankari, TPE Elementary Teacher at Siegfried Elementary School, effective August 20, 2018.  Her salary will be $52,166.00, with benefits, based on a Bachelorís degree, Step 2; benefits in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Northampton Area School District and NAEA.

       Taylor Kerbacher, TPE Special Education Teacher at Moore Elementary School, effective August 20, 2018, pending receipt of proper documentation.  Her salary will be $51,555.00, with benefits, based on a Bachelorís degree, Step 1; benefits in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between

Northampton Area School District and NAEA.

     Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Northampton Area Maintenance Association, as presented, for the term of July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2021.

     Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Northampton Area Custodial Association, as presented, for the term of July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2021.

     Ryan Hercik, TPE Elementary Teacher at Siegfried Elementary School, effective August 20, 2018, pending receipt of proper documentation.  His salary will be $52,166.00, with benefits, based on a Bachelorís degree, Step 2; benefits in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Northampton Area School District and NAEA.

     Dr. Kathleen Ott to attend the PDE Title I State Parent Conference at Seven Springs, PA, on July 10, 11, and 12, 2018, at no cost to the District.  The cost of the conference will be covered completely by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

     Amy Wright, Long Term Substitute Guidance Counselor at the High School, effective August 20, 2018, pending receipt of proper documentation, for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.  Her salary will be $290.97 per diem, based on a Masterís degree and Step 1.

     PSBA Principles for Governance and Leadership for the 2018-2019 school year.

     Adoption of the following reviewed policy, effective June 12, 2018: 249.1 - Anti-Bullying.

     Adoption of the following revised policies, effective June 12, 2018:  006 Ė Meetings, 103 - Nondiscrimination in School and Classroom Practices, 117 - Homebound Instruction, 203.2 - Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, 216 - Student Records, 219 - Student Complaint Process, 239 - Foreign Exchange Students, 251 - Homeless Students, 255 Ė Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care, 304.1 - Nepotism, 304.2 - Exit Interviews, 331 - Professional Development, 353 - School Police Incidents, 354 - Pre-Employment Drug Testing, 404 - Teacher Selection/Hiring Process, 404.1 - Nepotism, 404.2 - Exit Interviews, 431 - Professional Development, 454 - Pre-Employment Drug Testing, 504.1 - Nepotism, 504.2 - Exit Interviews, 531 - Professional Development, 554 - Pre-Employment Drug Testing, 627 - Job Related Expenses, 709 - Building Security, 805 - Emergency Preparedness, 810 - Transportation, 814 - Copyright Policy, and 916 - School Volunteers.

       A five (5) year service agreement to Lutron Services Co, Inc., to provide onsite/remote response time for troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, system optimization, reports, onsite training and support that includes 100% Lutron parts coverage of the Middle Schoolís lighting system, at an annual cost of $6,181.00 for the term of July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2023.

       A five (5) year service agreement effective July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2023, with Johnson Controls, Inc., for service to our Districtís HVACís direct digital controls systems at the following costs:

            2018/2019 - $21,870.00

            2019/2020 - $22,526.00

            2020/2021 - $23,201.00

            2021/2022 - $20,881.00

            2022/2023 - $21,508.00

       Adopt the 2018-19 Final General Fund/Athletic Fund/ & Food Services Budget with total revenues and expenditures listed below:

                        General Fund                  $107,003,305.00

                        Athletic Fund                  $      219,125.00

                        Food Services Fund        $   2,446,795.00 

  

The General Fund budget is supported by an increase of 2.01% that equates to 1.06 mills and the following tax levy:

                        Act 511 Local Tax Enabling Act:

                                Per Capita Tax                            $5.00

                                Real Estate Transfer Tax               0.5%

                                Earned Income Tax                        0.7%

 

             Section 670 Pennsylvania School Code

                                Per Capita Tax                            $5.00

                                Real Estate Tax               53.83 mills

       Expulsion Hearing Waiver for student number 2017-06.

       Expulsion Hearing Waiver for student number 2017-07.

       2018 Homestead and Farmstead real estate tax reduction amount at $113.10 with a 2018 Homestead and Farmstead real estate assessed value reduction at $2,101.00.

       Elect the following to fill the vacancies on the Northampton Community College Board of Trustees for the term of July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2024:

                              Mr. Ronald L. Angle, Bangor Area School District

                              Dr. Dean M. Donaher,            Bethlehem Area School District

                              Dr. Karen Beck Pooley, Bethlehem Area School District

                              Mr. Robert R. Fehnel, Easton Area School District

                              Mr. John Dally, Pen Argyl School District

                              Ms. Janis E. Krieger, Wilson Area School District

       A four (4) year renewal agreement with K12 Systems, Inc., of Allentown, PA, for Student Information System and Special Education software licensing, support, and hosting with annual cost of $134,644 and renewable annually.

       An agreement with West Interactive Services Corporation for School Messenger mass communication services with an annual cost of $1.65 per student per year from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2022.

       2017-2018 Budget Transfers.

       Continued participation in the CIU 20 consortium for the purchase of life insurance through Assurant Employee Benefits for the period July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020, at a rate of $0.073 per $1,000 of coverage for basic life,  $0.02 per $1,000 of coverage for basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D), and $0.22 per $100.00 of payroll for long term disability.

       Tax Exonerations/Changes.

       Bills for Payment.