Administrative Reports



Southern Fulton School District Board Meeting


Tuesday, July 21, 2009



District Report


Budget Impasse


At this time no state budget has been passed.If the state adopts a budget as proposed in SB 850, Southern Fulton would lose approximately $412,000 in funding as proposed by Gov. Rendell, who had based his projections upon the state funding formula aligned with the Costing Out Study approved by the legislature several years ago.On Thursday, July 16, Mrs. Hendershot, Mrs. Younker, Mr. Whiteside, and I attended a rally in the Capitol rotunda in support of school funding.


Thank You


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all faculty, staff, and administration for their hard work this past year. I would also like to thank the board, collectively and individually, for being committed to improving student achievement in Southern Fulton.




High School Report


Alternative Education Disruptive Youth Application


This grant application has been completed in conjunction with Extended Families, Inc that serves Bedford and Fulton Counties.It is an annul grant that serves both the elementary and high school.


Dual Enrollment Final Report


The Dual Enrollment report is due July 31 and it has been completed and submitted.Southern Fulton School District received $11,338 during the 2008-2009 school year through this initiative.


PSSA Committee


The PSSA Committee members have been working very hard over the summer to analyze, review and collect data in order to continue to prepare our students for the PSSA assessments.

Elementary Report




Pre-K is full for the 09-10 school year with ten students on the waiting list at this time.


Pennsylvania Conservation Corp Grant


Two interviews were held for the crew leader; however, everything is on hold until the state passes a budget. There is a possibility that SFES will lose this grant entirely if state funds are cut.


Fulton County Conservation District


I will be attending a meeting on Monday, July 27 at the Fulton County Conservation District to discuss ideas and activities for the Youth Ag Expo that takes place in September.


School Improvement


I will be going to the IU on Thursday, August 6, along with Mrs. Younker and a few teachers to work on a school improvement plan for both schools. The team will analyze data identifying both strengths and weaknesses and create a plan accordingly.




I met with Andy Pepple and Angie Booth yesterday regarding a curriculum for Business Education. This, of course, is a work in progress; however, a lot was accomplished yesterday.


Upcoming Events



20                6-7:00 Open House for Pre-K students

7-8:00 Open House for Kindergarten students

24                6-7:30 Open House for students in Grades 1-6

25                School Begins



Federal Programs Report


Federal Programs


The Federal Programs Grant for the 09-10 school year was submitted to the state.


††††††††††† Title I†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 184,009

††††††††††† Title I Stimulus††††††††††††† 88,705

††††††††††† Title II††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 45,797


††††††††††† Total †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $318,511.00




Facilities Manager Report




Update on summer maintenance and repair projects:


Tremco is currently working on the HS roof. It will be finished this week or next depending on weather.

The new carpet has been installed in the gym and shop halls.

Main curtains have been installed in elementary and HS auditoriums. Borders and travelers have been installed in the HS auditorium stage.

The upgrade to the fire suppression system in the HS kitchen is done.

The upgrades to the fire alarm systems in both buildings are complete.

New locksets for the elementary rooms are installed.

I am in the process of preparing Kendraís office for use.


We are still on schedule with our cleaning and maintenance.


There is a leak in the main water line in the HS building. The repair has been scheduled for August 3rd and 4th. The water will be shut off and lines drained Sunday afternoon, the 2nd. Repairs may be completed on Monday; however, I have allowed until Tuesday in case of unforeseen problems.


The new carpet and floor cleaning equipment has made a tremendous difference in the cleanliness of the floors, especially the carpets. My cleaning staff wants to thank the board for funding the purchase of the carpet extractors and auto-scrubber.




Business Manager Report




I have handed out tonight a copy of the June 30 quarter report of the 2008-2009 budget.This is not a final report.After the auditors have completed their audit in September/October and have made their adjustments, I will print a final budget report for the 2008-2009 school year.


Tax Stabilization Report-


Fourteen CDís matured on June 26 and were earning between 2.23% and 4.05% interest.They were reinvested for one year at rates between 1.56% and 1.95%.


Five CDís matured on July 9 and were earning between 3.95% and 4.15% interest.They were reinvested for one year at rates between 1.85% and 1.80%.


Ten CDís matured on July 17 and were earning between 3.85% and 4.00% interest.They were reinvested for one year at rates between 1.35% and 1.83%.


Two CDís matured today, July 21, and were earning between 4.10% and 4.15%.They were reinvested for one year at a gross rate of 1.35%.


You will notice on the Tax Stabilization Fund Report that CDís are being purchased at a higher amount.The reason for this is that President Obama signed legislation on May 20th extending the increase in deposit insurance through 2013 which temporarily increases deposit insurance coverage from $100,000 to $250,000 per depositor through December 31, 2013.The legislation provides that the basic deposit insurance limit will return to $100,000 after January 1, 2014.


As you all know, Southern Fulton could possibly lose $411,899 in basic funding from what the Governor has proposed if the Republican budget is passed.At this time, I do not believe that the district would have to borrow funds to meet our financial obligations for the 2009-1010 school year.




Technology Specialist Report


Nothing to report.