• Northampton Area School District

    THE MORNING AFTER
    A capsule of the board of education’s deliberations and actions
    Regular board meeting
    February 10, 2020

    (Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)

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

    *Professional status and tenure for the following teachers who have completed three years of teaching and have received six satisfactory evaluations:

                            Borough Elementary                                      Lehigh Elementary

                            Nicole Strain                                                  Andrea Tonnies

                            Laura Tominaj

                            George Wolf Elementary                               High School   

                            Amy Grabfelder                                             Jacqueline Grady

                            Christine Nemeh                                            Joseph Provini

                            Middle School                                   

                            Christopher Bastidas

                            Kayla Cowitch

    *Resignation, per Agreement, of William Sanchez as a Maintenance I employee, effective January 30, 2020.

    *Employee #4824, a paid childbearing leave of absence, beginning on or about March 20, 2020, through March 23, 2020 – AM, an unpaid childbearing leave of absence, beginning March 23, 2020 – PM, through April 30, 2020, and an unpaid childrearing leave of absence beginning May 1, 2020, through on or about May 29, 2020, no insurance.

    *Resignation of Marilyn White, Language Arts Teacher, for the purpose of superannuated retirement, effective at the end of the day on June 4, 2020, or the last teacher day of the 2019-2020 school year.

    *Resignation of Kathleen Erdosy, Elementary Teacher, for the purpose of superannuated retirement, effective at the end of the day on June 4, 2020, or the last teacher day of the 2019-2020 school year.

    *Resignation of Susan DiCrosta, School Counselor, for the purpose of superannuated retirement, effective at the end of the day on June 4, 2020, or the last teacher day of the 2019-2020 school year.

    *Resignation of Patricia Kearney-Aroniss, Art Teacher, for the purpose of superannuated retirement, effective June 4, 2020, or the last teacher day of the 2019-2020 school year.

    *Resignation of Monica Young, Reading Teacher, for the purpose of superannuated retirement, effective June 9, 2020, or the last teacher day of the 2019-2020 school year, whichever is later.

    *Employee #4575, an unpaid leave of absence beginning February 3, 2020, through on or about April 2, 2020, no insurance.

    *Employee #3553, an unpaid leave of absence beginning January 21, 2020, through on or about February 12, 2020, no insurance.

    *A half-year sabbatical for Meghan Bleiler, for the purpose of professional development, for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year and for the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year.

    *Revised Master District Volunteer List for the 2019-2020 school year.

    *Additions and deletions to the Substitute Listing for the 2019-2020 school year.

    *Revised Mentor/Inductee List for the 2019-2020 School Year including the mentors and stipend payment for the 2019-2020 school year.

    *William Lower, One to One Special Education Instructional Assistant at the High School, effective retroactive to February 3, 2020. His salary will be $13.89 per hour, with benefits, in accordance with the ESPA Agreement.

    *Emily Reinsmith and one (1) student to attend the PMEA Region 5 Chorus Festival at Eastern York High School in Wrightsville, PA. The student will be attending February 27-29, 2020.  Mrs. Reinsmith will be attending on February 27, 2020.  The approximate cost to the District is $260.00.  The costs are included the Board approved 2019-2020 budget.

    *Kelsey Binder, TPE English Teacher at the Middle School, effective on or about March 23, 2020, pending receipt of proper documentation. Her salary will be $52,755.00, pro-rated with benefits, based on a Bachelor’s degree and Step 1, as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between NASD and NAEA.

    *Attendance of Mrs. Victoria Kropf and Mrs. Meghan Lloyd at the 2020 PDE Special Education Conference in Hershey, PA, on March 9-11, 2020, at an approximate cost of $843.66.  The amount is included the 2019-2020 Board approved curriculum budget.

    *Adoption of the following revised policies, one new policy and one attachment, effective February 10, 2020: 331 – Professional Development, 431 – Professional Development, 610 – Purchases Subject to Bid/Quotation, 611 – Purchases Budgeted, 626 – Attachment 4 – Federal Fiscal Compliance, 705 – Safety – Rename to Facilities and Workplace Safety, 709 – Building Security, 805 – Emergency Preparedness , 805.1 – Relations with Law Enforcement Agencies, 805.2 – School Security Personnel.

    *Stipulation of Counsel and Addendum to the Stipulation of Counsel and authorize C. Steven Miller, as solicitor for the School District, to sign the Stipulation of Counsel and the Addendum to the Stipulation Counsel. The Stipulation and Addendum set forth a settlement regarding delinquent real estate taxes owed since 1990 to 2003-2004 for the following properties located within the School District:  Riverview Drive (Tax Parcel No. H2SW1 5 3 0516 – Lehigh Township); No. Line Drive (G4 1 46D 0520 – Moore Township) and No Line Drive (Tax Parcel No. G4 1 46K 0520 – Moore Township).  The Stipulation and Addendum will be adopted as a Northampton County Court Order.

    *2019-2020 Budget Transfers.

    *Bills for Payment.

    *Authorize the administration to award the eRate PEPPM mini-bid for wireless equipment to Optiv Security, Inc., in the amount of $69,495.22 less eRate reimbursement and contingent upon successful receipt of E-rate funding commitment letter.

    *Authorize the administration to award the eRate PEPPM mini-bid for UPS equipment to DISYS Solutions, Inc. in the amount of $15,829.85 less eRate reimbursement and contingent upon successful receipt of E-rate funding commitment letter.

    *Revised master active First Student Drivers/Operators list for the 2019-2020 school year.

    *Adoption of Resolution Calling for Charter School Funding Reform.