• Northampton Area School District

    THE MORNING AFTER
    A capsule of the board of education’s deliberations and actions
    January 25, 2021

    (Unofficial Summary Subject to Revision)

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

     

    • Unpaid leave of absence extension for Employee #4217, through January 7, 2021.
    • Resignation of Katie Wasilko from the position of Long Term Substitute Social Studies Teacher at the Middle School, effective January 11, 2021.
    • An unpaid leave of absence extension for Employee #3795, through April 29, 2021.
    • Employee #4486, an unpaid FMLA childbearing/childrearing leave of absence, beginning April 28, 2021, through June 7, 2021, as per Federal Government regulations.
    • Employee #2737, an unpaid FMLA leave of absence beginning February 26, 2021, through April 19, 2021, as per Federal Government regulations.
    • Additions and deletions to the Substitute Listing for the 2020-2021 school year.
    • Revised Master District Volunteer List for the 2020-2021 school year.
    • Revised Mentor/Inductee List for the 2020-2021 School Year including the mentors and stipend payment for the 2020-2021 school year.
    • Revised listing for Extra-Curricular & Supplemental Positions for the 2020-2021 school year.
    • Alyssa Miller, Long Term Substitute Learning Support Teacher at the Middle School, effective retroactive to January 11, 2021 – PM, for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Her salary will be $291.78 per diem, based on a Bachelor’s + 15 Degree, Step 1.
    • The following additions to the Athletic Event Staff for the 2020-2021 school year:

                                      NAME                                    POSITION

                                     Karen Hosking                        Swimming Scorekeeper

                                     Robert Kohler, Jr.                     Announcer

    • Christopher Creyer, Long Term Substitute Social Studies Teacher at the Middle School, effective January 22, 2021, for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. His salary will be $287.53 per diem, based on a Bachelor’s Degree, Step 1.
    • Scott Oste, Curriculum Supervisor – Secondary Education 7-12, effective April 1, 2021. His salary will be $85,000.00, prorated, with benefits, and in accordance with the Act 93 Agreement.
    • Megan Marker, Long Term Substitute Teacher at the Middle School, effective retroactive to October 30, 2020, through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Her salary will be $287.53 per diem, based on a Bachelor’s Degree, Step 1.
    • Samantha Gaydos, Short Term Substitute Grade 5 Teacher at George Wolf Elementary School, effective retroactive to January 14, 2021, through approximately April 19, 2021. Her salary will be $125.00 per diem, as per the Substitute Professional pay schedule.
    • Approve the contract with Barbara Carrington for a Speech and Language services at Lehigh Elementary School at a cost not to exceed $8,250.00, pending receipt of proper documentation.
    • Revised Curricula: Elementary, Middle, and High School including English Language Learners K-12, HS World Languages German and Spanish Cultures and Conversation II
    • 1.  Approve the 2021-2022 Preliminary Budget.  That the Board of Education does approve the 2021-2022 Preliminary Budget as follows:

                                               General Fund         $114,852,606

                                              Food Service Fund     $2,502,658

                                              Athletic Fund                $257,494

          The Preliminary Budget has been made available for public inspection at least twenty (20) days prior to adoption and public notice of the Board’s intent to adopt the Preliminary Budget has been given at least ten (10) days in advance pursuant to Act 1 of Special Session 2006.

              2.  Approval to seek Exceptions.  That the Board of Education does hereby authorize Administration to seek approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for certain exceptions allowed under Act 1, that if approved, will allow the District to increase the rate of tax levied for the support of its schools during fiscal year 2021-2022 by more than the index allowed under Act 1 of Special Session 2006.  The intent to seek exceptions shall be advertised in a newspaper of general circulation and on the District’s publicly accessible internet site at least one week prior to submitting the request.

             3.  Authorization to Advertise the Intent to Seek Exceptions.  That the Board of Education does hereby authorize Administration to give notice in a newspaper of general circulation and on the District’s publicly accessible internet site the District’s intent to seek approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for exceptions.

    • 2019-2020 Single Audit as completed by Gorman & Associates, P.C.
    • Treasurer’s Report.
    • Bills for Payment.
    • Revised master active First Student Driver/Operators list for the 2020-2021 school year.