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NASB names asst. principal

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN pwillistein@tnonline.com in Local News

Personnel, contractors also hired

Kimberly Kochansk has been hired as Northampton Area High School assistant principal, effective July 13, or upon release from her previous employer. Her salary is $75,000, prorated, with benefits.

The Northampton Area School Board also approved the following employment agenda items at its July 8 meeting, at the administration's recommendation, by a vote of 5-0, with four school board members absent:

· Revised contract for Wilfred Williams as the Northampton Area School District School police officer, effective July 1-June 30, 2014, at a salary of $48,689.79. This represents a 2-percent increase over his 2012-13 salary.

· Voluntary transfer of Julie DeGroot from special educational instructional assistant to noninstructional assistant in the counseling office at Northampton Area High School, effective Aug. 19.

· Lisa Frederick, short-term substitute mathematics teacher at Northampton Area Middle School, Aug. 19-Nov. 8, at the per diem rate of $125, without benefits;

· Revised list of teachers to provide extended school year and Chapter 15-Section 504 Services for summer 2013.

· Mitchell Thomas, custodian at George Wolf Elementary School, retroactive to July 1. His base rate is $16.54 per hour with benefits, in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between NASD and Teamsters Local 772. Employment is contingent upon receipt of acceptable clearances.

· Donald Suranofsky, skilled maintenance for middle shift, on or about July 22 at a rate of $22.66 per hour, with benefits, in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between NASD and Teamsters Local 772. Employment is contingent upon receipt of acceptable clearances and drug test results.

· Revised list of student summer help, with a rate of $7.25 per hour, effective summer 2013. The listing denotes those students who are pending receipt of acceptable clearances.

The board also approved the following, at the administration's recommendation, by a voice vote:

· The retirement of Robert Schaffer, skilled maintenance, effective Jan. 31, 2014.

· Textbooks for the 2013-14 school year at a cost of $121,348.73, per the board-approved curriculum budget.

· A three-year service agreement with Engines Inc., Northampton, for service to NASD emergency generators for July 1-June 30, 2016. The first year, 2013-14, will cost, $4,561, plus a routine generator test at $4,200, for a total of $8,761. The following year will be $4,561 and the third year will be $4,561.

· A three-year service agreement with Communication Systems Inc., Allentown, for the Northampton Area High School fire alarm system annually at $1,980, which is the same rate as previously, effective July 1-June 30, 2016.

· A three-year service agreement with Integrity Mechanical, Plumsteadville, Bucks County, for NASD boilers for $5,000 annually and an hourly rate of $72 per hour for mechanical labor if needed, effective July 1-June 30, 2016.

· A three-year service agreement with Trane Inc. for the service and annual coil cleaning of the two chillers at Moore Elementary School annually at $4,425, effective July 1-June 30, 2016.

· A five-year service agreement with Johnson Controls Inc. for service to NASD HVAC digital-control computer systems annually at $33,107, at the same rate as the previous contract, effective July 1-June 30, 2018.

The board also appointed Walter Fries and Donna Pinsley as trustees for Northampton Area Public Library Board.