Preliminary Budget Review Process
Mrs. Schetrompf and the superintendent will be meeting with the principals and supervisors to pare the budget requests before forwarding them to the board. Once the preliminary numbers are entered into the system, the process will be repeated as necessary before the Board’s budget meeting is scheduled.
The bluegrass concert sponsored by the guitar club and the SF Ensemble concert were well attended.
Andrews & Beard Legal Review
Any director planning to attend the Legal Review should let Mrs. Feagley know as soon as possible.
Special Education Monitoring
The monitoring team from PDE will begin its review of special education records on April 1.
Diploma Recovery Graduates: The following students have earned enough credits and done the work to satisfy the requirements of the Drop Out Recovery Program. These students will get a diploma on the night of March 18, 2008 at 8:00 p.m., with board permission.
Lance Alan Hixon SFHS class of 1998
Scott Wayne Risbon Elizabethtown class of 1994
Daisy Mae (Everts) Wertz SFHS class of 1973
Julia Ann (Decker) Fletcher SFHS class of 1976
WAYS will use the upper field and shot put area and inside of track from March 1- June 10 as approved in the past. They will use it when not in use by our track team.
Spanish Club requests to use the cafeteria and kitchen on April 6, 2008 for the basket bingo.
Tractor Day tentatively scheduled for April 18th for school tractor day and the 19th for the county.
Shooting Stars are requesting to use the cafeteria for their annual basket bingo on May 4th or 18th.
FFA Banquet scheduled for May 23, 2008.
The Senior Class has requested Baccalaureate to be held at the school the evening prior to graduation.
Field Trip Report
On March 31 FFA will go to their annual Area Public
Speaking Conference at
On March 28 the Ag Mech and
Tech Ed requesting to go to
FBLA is going to states at Hershey on April 1-2, 2008 as per budgeted and approved in August.
The Band is requesting to go to Nashville TN 4/10-4/13/08 as approved in August.
Mr. Hollenshead and Mr. Kuhne requesting to take students to the Envirothon April 22, 2008, as approved in August and done in the past.
The FFA will attend the rodeo in
The FBLA will go to the State Leadership Conference on April 30-May 2. This was as done in the past and has been budgeted.
Conference Request Report
Kent Hendershot will go to the AD conference on March 26-29.
Joan Peachey attended a conference entitled “What’s New in Children’s Literature” on March 13, 2008.
Amber Clark and Suzette Knox
attended a conference for kindergarten teachers on March 10, 2008, in
Kathy Cutchall will be attending a conference on April 2, 2008, entitled “Practical Strategies for Working with Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.”
Use of Building
WAYS is requesting use of the gymnasium and the outdoor area to hold a coaches clinic on Saturday, March 29, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A health fair will be held at
the elementary school on April 22, 2008. The
An Emergency Management Agency Representative was present for the weather drill that was held on March 13, 2008. Everything went well.
Fifty-five students enrolled for kindergarten for the 08-09 school on February 28 and 29.
Tammi Ifert and I spoke with representatives from Bedford/Fulton Head Start regarding this grant last week. We will again be speaking with these ladies on Wednesday to finalize our plan for the grant. Partnering and collaborating with other agencies is a plus when the grant is reviewed. The grant is due by April 7.
A Nature Trail Committee Meeting was held on March 5. The committee expressed concern about having a policy for community members using the trail. A DEP grant for approximately $15,000.00 was submitted on March 7.
I will be meeting with all students individually in grades 4-6 to talk about the scores they received last year as well as discussing what they can do to perform better this year. I want all students to understand the importance of these assessments. Elementary students will take the assessments on April 1, 2, and 3.
I finished my final two days of training on the Corollary Standards on March 17 and 18. This year’s topics focused on best practices in literacy and math as well as professional knowledge. Thank you for the opportunity to attend this worthwhile training.
Reading Committee Meetings
The committee is viewing four elementary reading series. The committee has seen and heard from two company representatives. We have two more to hear from and then a final decision will be made. The committee is putting in quite a bit of time in determining the best reading series for the students.
ELL (English Language Learners)
A report is due to the state by March 31. I will be working on this within the next two weeks.
1,2,3 PSSA Testing (grades 3-6)
7 Report cards go home
11 K-3 dental exams
13-15 Kendra to Federal Program’s Conference
16 Reading meetings
18 Act 80 Day
22 Health Fair
Federal Programs Report
I will be attending the Federal Program’s Conference from Sunday, April 13 through Tuesday, April 15, 2008. I usually find out if our federal program dollars will increase, decrease, or remain about the same.
Lowell Barnhart and I have signed up for a turf management class in McConnellsburg on April 24.
U.S. Silica donated seven tons of clean sand to the school for use on the track field.
Clean up around the outside of the school has started. We have been assisted by Mrs. Mosemann and her landscaping class around the building and ball fields.
I had all four bearing assemblies for the HVAC system rebuilt. They were damaged due to water in the mechanical room. The cost of repair was covered by insurance.
Business Manager Report
Lori Bard and I attended the 53rd Annual Conference on March 6th & 7th at the Hershey Lodge. We received information on Finance and Investments, Long-Range Budget Forcasting, GASB, IDEA Funds, Property Tax & Referendum and Stress Management.
Connie Mellott and I attended
the A/CAPA Spring Conference at Hershey on March 12th, 13th
& 14th. We attended a
Beginners Workshop that offered a wealth of knowledge on organization
techniques, what forms to file when, resident/non-resident students,
I met with Gordon Walker on February 20th to discuss our financial standing and if refunding would be beneficial. Gordon recommended doing an analysis on refunding vs. non-refunding. After careful consideration, he is recommending not to refund at this time. Refunding would mean that we would have to borrow additional money and adding two additional years to our debt service. Non-refunding we could use the money we have set aside for debt service and have our debt paid in ten years. I plan to meet annually with Gordon to discuss our finances and make sure we are utilizing our money wisely. I have copies of the analysis if you would like one.
I submitted the PA Technology Inventory (PATI) for the district and individual buildings. The next phase which will start March 25, 2008 will be for teachers and building administrators to complete an online survey.
Data / eMail Archiving
There is a mandate for schools to archive any digital content (e.g., email messages, files, etc.) for a period of time. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything I’ve seen yet that specifically states what we have to archive and for how long. I am researching this. Once I have definitive information as to what we must archive and for how long, I’ll investigate the cost to do so and report this to the board.