Northampton Press

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

NASD school board approves two borough library trustees

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Paul Willistein pwillistein@tnonline.com in School

Two trustees for Northampton Area Public Library’s board have been approved by Northampton Area School District Board of Education.

School directors voted unanimously 9-0 at the Dec. 17 meeting to approve, at the recommendation of the NASD administration, the appointment of Daniel Belletti, of Walnutport, and Jane Yagerhofer, of Bath, each to terms from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2021.

In other business at the Dec. 17 meeting, school directors voted 9-0 to approve:

Marisa Graver, kindergarten teacher, Lehigh Elementary School, effective Jan. 16, 2019, for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year, pending receipt of Pennsylvania certification, at $54,703, pro-rated

Extension of Amy Wieller’s employment as long-term substitute music teacher, George Wolf Elementary School, effective retroactive to Sept. 7 through Feb. 1, 2019, at $274.23 per diem, with no benefits

Extension of employment of LaRea Henninger, library instructional assistant, Northampton Area Middle School, effective at the start of the second semester of the 2018-19 school year, at a salary in accordance with ESPA agreement

Jessica Lopez, special education instructional assistant, NAMS, effective Dec. 18 for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year, at $10.53 per hour, with benefits

The 2018-19 community education program roster of instructors, stipends and list of anticipated classes for spring 2019

James Sansone and one student to attend PMEA District 10 band festival at Catasauqua High School. The student will attend Jan. 23-25, 2019. Sansone will attend Jan. 23, 2019. The approximate cost is $125, which is included in the district budget.

Ryan Mertz and two students to attend PMEA District 10 orchestra festival at Boyertown Area High School. The students will attend Jan. 9-11, 2019. Mertz will attend Jan. 9-10, 2019. The approximate cost is $477.36, which is included in the district budget.

Adoption of revised policies and attachments, effective Dec. 18: 209-health exams; 610-purchases subject to bid quotation; 626-federal fiscal compliance; and attachments 4 and 5-procurement

A five-year contract with PowerSchool, beginning July 1, 2019, to provide Unified Talent Absence Management at an initial cost of $7,500 and to convert from TalentEd Onboard to Unified Talent Records at an additional cost of $9,000 with 3-percent annual increases for subscription and a one-time fee of $5,250 for implementation support and training

Behavioral support services for a special needs student at Moore Elementary School at a cost not to exceed $40,000, paid from ACCESS funds

Accept, with appreciation, a donation of 23 white and blue lab coats worth $1,000 from a NAMS parent, Meredyth Seibert, for the sixth-grade science department

Revised master active First Student drivers/operators list for the 2018-19 school year

At the Nov. 5 board meeting, school directors voted 9-0 to approve:

Robin Matis, English-learner teacher, Siegfried Elementary School, effective Jan. 3, 2019, at $64,388, prorated, with benefits

Kathy Magditch, special education instructional assistant, Lehigh Elementary School, effective Nov. 12, at $15.74 per hour, with benefits

Ashley Gulla, special education 1:1 instructional assistant, Moore Elementary School, effective Nov. 27, at $14.17 per hour, with benefits, paid from ACCESS funds

Contract for special education teacher Susan Gallagher to provide home instruction and school-based special education services not to exceed $28,875

Megan Lieberman, school nurse, NAMS, effective Jan. 18, 2019, at $54,703, prorated, with benefits

Resignation of Bruce Gaston, special education teacher, for retirement, effective June 4, 2019, or last teacher day of 2018-19 school year

Adoption of revised and new policies, effective Nov. 6: 204.2-absence for educational trip; 222-tobacco use; 707-use of school buildings, facilities and equipment; and 821-electronic signatures

Disposal of obsolete audio/visual and computer equipment/components to American Container & Disposal Service at a cost of $1,200

Vendor(s) for fuel oil for 2019-20 school year as recommended by Northampton-Monroe-Pike County Joint Purchasing Board and approved by Colonial IU-20 Board of Directors at December meeting

Forty-six-month lease with Fraser Advanced Information Systems for three student copiers and one color copier at NAMS at $544 per month

eSignature Resolution for the Pennsylvania Department of Education in order to complete the Safe Schools Targeted Grant applications for safety equipment and programs