Administrative Reports



Southern Fulton School District Work Session


Tuesday, April 18, 2006



    District Report


Wellness Committee


The Wellness Committee met on April 6 to develop elements and goals for a Wellness Policy to recommend to the Board for adoption in June. The next meeting is set for April 25 at 6:45 p.m.




An important meeting for the TBLCS will be held on May 3 after the monthly TIU 11’s superintendents’ meeting. The TBLCS charter will be the focus of discussion.




The annual PARSS conference will take place on April 27-28 in State College.


Directors’ Convention


The annual TIU 11 convention of boards of school directors will be held at 6:30 in McVeytown. Mr. Don Whiteside and Mr. Bill Whiteside have registered to represent Southern Fulton. Mr. Dwight Bard will also attend in a dual role as Southern Fulton board member and as president of the TIU 11 board.


Bridge Closing


The Rt. 522 bridge over I-70 will close on April 19, after the morning bus run. PennDot has made provisions for access to the school by EMS personnel in the event of emergencies.




The state is in its annual battle over school funding. We have based our budget on the governor’s budget numbers provided to us. Mrs. Keebaugh is in the final stages of assembling budget books for each board member. Dates for review must be set.



High School Report




Student of the Month


The junior high student selected is Morgan Mills.  Tracy Schriever is the senior high student of the month for April.  Each will be presented a plaque and certificate at the April 18, 2006 meeting.


Building Usage


FFA had a dance in the cafeteria on April 7, 2006 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.  They will be using the cafeteria from 4-11 for set up and tear down time.


The Needmore Volunteer Fire Company will be using the gym and cafeteria on April 22, 2006 for a Donkey Basketball Game.  They are requesting a custodian and will pay the fees.


The Shooting Stars will be using the cafeteria on May 7 for Basket Bingo from 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.  They have requested a custodian and will pay for it.


The FFA has requested the cafeteria and auditorium on May 26, 2006 for the FFA Chapter Banquet and Awards program from 3:00 – 10:00 including set up and tear down time. 


Field Trip Report


The Job and College fair sponsored by the Votech was held at the McConnellsburg American Legion on Monday April 10, 2006.  We didn’t force students to go and our numbers were down.


Mr. Sams took the German Club to the Holocaust Muesum for his annual trip on April 11, 2006.  He left at 6:30 a.m. and returned at 5:00 p.m.


Mr. Poe has requested to take the Sr. High Band to the Warfordsburg Sr. Center on April 18, 2006.


Ms. Bickel has requested to take the public speaking finalists to HACC for competition on April 20, 2006.


Ms. Booth has requested to take the FBLA students that placed in the competition to the state competition on April 19-21.  This state competition will be held in the Hershey Conference Center.


Mr. Poe had requested to take the Sr. High Band and Guard to Virginia Beach on April 21-23, 2006.  This was requested earlier in the year.


Ms. Bickle has requested to take the FFA to the PA Farm Show Complex in April 22, 2006 for the annual Rodeo.


Mr. Hollenshead and Mr. Kuhne requested taking the grades 7-12 Environthon teams to Cowan’s Gap State Park on April 25, 2006 as budgeted and as was done in the past.


Mrs. Mottern has requested to take the BUSTED group to the York PA Susan Byrnes Center on April 27, 2006 for a program coordinated with the Health and Science Curriculum for 5th and 6th graders and Busted Members.


Ms. Bickel has requested to take the FFA to the annual Williamsburg FFA Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, April 29, 2006.


Mr. Hoffner has requested to take the Seniors to H.B. Mellott’s Estate Inc. for the annual interview fair.  This will be held May 3, 2006 from 8:10-11:45 a.m.


Mr. Hollenshead has requested to take the Environmental Club to the Land Judging Competition in McConnellsburg on May 3, 2006.


Mr. Kuhne and Mr. Hollenshead requested taking the 7-9 grade Eco Meet Teams

to Raystown Lake for the Annual Eco Meet Competition on May 3, 2006 as budgeted and as was done in the past.


Mrs. Schriver has requested to take the Physics class to Hershey Park for the annual Physics Day.


Conference Request Report


None this Month.




The HOPE team is sponsoring a Drug and Alcohol Awareness week April 24 – 28.  I wanted to share with you some of the activities going on that week.


  • A member of the Franklin/Fulton Drug and Alcohol agency will be here on Monday and Friday to provide information for the students.  They will have a table set up at lunch both days, presenting a film on heroin during the lunches on Monday and presenting on the dangers of huffing to Mrs. White’s classes on Friday.


  • Our liaison (Susan Reed) will also be here those days and will have a table set up at lunch on the SAP program.
  • There will be an assembly on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, from 8:30 – 10:30 called the HEADS UP Program.  It will be a presentation by the Philadelphia police department. 


June 1, 2006 Field Day at the Elementary School



Elementary Report


Bridge Closing


With the closing of the I-70 bridge, the elementary school will dismiss at 2:50 each day.


Kindergarten Registration


There were 58 students that registered for kindergarten for the 06-07 school year on March 30 and March 31.




Thomas Knox and Joan Peachey will be attending a conference entitled, “Guided Reading” on May 11, 2006.


Terra Nova Testing


The first and second grade students will be taking Terra Nova Tests on May 2, 3, and 4.


Strategic Planning Meeting for Pre-K


The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 24 at 3:10 p.m. in the elementary library.


Accountability Block Grant


The ABG is completed and was submitted in early April.


Community Relations


A Community Relations Meeting was held on Monday, April 10 at 9:00 a.m.



Federal Programs Report


The Federal Program’s Monitoring was held on March 27 and 28.  Everything seemed to go well; however, I am still waiting on the written report from the state.


We will no longer be receiving Title II D money as we have in the past.  This was always used for technology.  The state is now using it as a competitive grant.


Title V money will soon be obsolete.  For the 06-07 school year, school districts will receive approximately 50% of what we received during the 05-06 school year.




Facilities Manager Report




A glass panel was replaced in an exterior door at the elementary.


A water pump was replaced in the emergency generator at the high school.


I attended a meeting at the McConnellsburg Fire hall for The Federal Emergency Management System. Once my attendance is recorded for the class and the appropriate paperwork is submitted, the school district may be eligible for some federal funds.




Business Manager Report


Income Tax Collector


I attended a meeting on April 11 with J P Harris Associates an earned income tax collector from Mechanicsburg, PA. They would like to do a presentation for the school board on collecting our EIT tax instead of Berkheimer Associates. They had a very good presentation and are willing to do all that they can to devise a list of residents and their addresses so that we can collect all of the earned income tax that we should be collecting. They are willing to go knock on doors to find out who lives in the district. As far as I know Berkheimer has not sent any letters or anything to the residents to determine if the lists are correct. There are probably people living in our district that do not pay any earned income tax, especially if they are living here and working in Maryland or somewhere else, they will not have any EIT tax withheld. I think that it would be worth it to have them come and give us a presentation so that they can explain what they can do for us.










Technology Specialist Report


Donated Computers


The Social Security Office in Chambersburg has donated fifteen computers, fifteen 17” monitors, and fifteen surge protectors.  The specifications are:


CPU:                Intel Pentium III  933Mhz

Memory:          256MB

Disk Drive:       20GB


These were used to replace older computers in classrooms.  I may be getting ten more computers from their Harrisburg office in the near future.


They also donated two 24 page per minute laser printers with duplex units.  Most of the ones we have are 17 pages per minute and cannot duplex.  I’ll be investigating how to best use these.  There is a possibility of getting one more of these printers.