Administrative Reports



Southern Fulton School District Board Meeting


Tuesday, July 19, 2011


District Report

Leadership Summit

Mrs. Corle, Mrs. Hendershot, Mr. Leisher, Mrs. Younker, and Mrs. Trail will be

attending TIU 11’s Leadership Summit in Altoona on Thursday and Friday. Some of

the topics that will be discussed are as follows: new teacher evaluation tool and the progress the state department is making on the implementation of this instrument,

common core transition, graduation requirements,SAS updates, Keystone Exams, technology, etc.


High School Report

AP Academy


The IU is proposing to organize and run an AP Academy for all districts so that all students across the IU11 region have access to AP courses in the four core areas of:  AP English Lit, AP Biology, AP Us History, and AP Calculus.  To accomplish this, select teachers from various districts will begin their training this summer and prepare for the pilot implementation the next school year.  Teachers may come from any of our nine districts.  The course will be delivered via videoconferencing and/or a combination of other virtual approaches to education.  The 2011-2012 school year will be a planning year with teachers and administrators who will organize each of the courses for delivery in the fall of 2012.  Justin Sholes is the teacher from SFHS that will be participating. 

7th Grade Orientation/Open House


On Wednesday, August 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. the high school will be open for incoming 7th graders to take another tour of the building, pick up their schedules and set up their lockers prior to the beginning of the school year.  In previous years, the National Honor Society has participated in this event, serving as tour guides and “helpers” for the younger students. 


Master Schedule


The master schedule is complete.  We are working on scheduling individual students at this time. 





·         August 10  - 7th grade Open House



Elementary Report



  • Olweus Bullying Training will be held in McConnellsburg on July 19 and 20.  The elementary will have six staff (including myself) participating in the training event.  We will then train the rest of the elementary staff during an in-service day.


Building Use Request




Pre-K Counts


Our PreK Counts enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year is 21 students.  I still have five slots open.


Upcoming Events


July                  19-20               Olweus Bully Program training


1                    PSSA Data Review

                        9          Title I School-wide planning meeting

                                    Kindergarten Tour 6:00-7:00pm      



Federal Programs Report


The grant has been submitted.



Facilities Manager Report


  • Summer cleaning is still on schedule and going well.


  • I have budgeted items ordered and work scheduled.


  • Maintenance and repairs are being done.


  • Baseball foul posts have been painted, plaster repairs and walls painted, weeds sprayed and lights have been repaired or replaced.



Business Manager Report


The General Fund Budget (PDE-2028) was electronically sent to PDE on June 28, 2011 and a paper original mailed on 7/1/11.


I have submitted the BEAR Forms (eRate) for reimbursement by Qwest and Frontier for the 2010-2011 school year.


Mrs. Younker and I attended an IDEA-B and ARRA IDEA Fiscal Reporting Training at the TIU#11 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.


I completed and submitted a quarter report for Title II.  All Final Expenditure Reports will be completed by September 30th.


PDE Form 2071 (Application for Reimbursement for School Construction Project) has been sent to M&T Bank for completion of their part and when it is returned to me I will forward to PDE for reimbursement. (I had received a letter from PDE on June 1st that an application could not be sent to the Comptroller’s Office until after July1st for payment of appropriation year 2010-11 funds.)


Technology Specialist Report

Nothing to report.



Supervisor of Special Education Report


Meeting School Psychologist


On July 11th I will meet with Mrs. Thompson as well as the new psychologist in McConnellsburg to review our protocol as well as to find what supplies and materials will be needed for the psychologist.  A list was provided to both Central Fulton and Southern Fulton on the tests that are needed to carry out the evaluations within our districts. 



IDEA-B and ARRA-IDEA Fiscal Reporting Training


 This is a mandatory training for all school districts in the state of PA.  I attended with the business manager on July 12, 2011. Stimulus guidelines are not going away and accountability piece for Special Education Funds will remain.





FBA Training (Functional Behavior Assessment)


On July 20, 2011 the TIU #11 will provide training at the elementary school from 8:30 – 3:30.  FBA training is required to make sure that our district is in compliance with changes in the requirements.  As a school district we must do what it takes to make sure we are following all state mandates.  A functional behavior assessment is always required when there are mental health, behavioral issues, and/or if a student is involved in a physical altercation. 


Forbes Road School District and Central Fulton School District special education staff were extended an invitation to join our training if it is something they are interested in. 


Special Education Leadership Conference


I will be attending the conference at Bedford Springs Resort from July 25 - 28.  All expenses associated with this conference are covered by me.  This is the only conference that is solely focused on initiatives associated around special education and the roles that leaders of special education need to maintain.


MP3 Player Bundle


On June 28, 2011 I received four MP3 Players in the mail.  Pennsylvania Department of Education picked up the tab for these devices as an incentive to demonstrate how technology can assist students with disabilities. 


Special Olympics


On June 18, 2011 I meet with a team who are attempting to establish Special Olympics in Fulton County.  Bocce ball is the first sport they will attempt.  Training for coaches will be on August 3rd in McConnellsburg and we are to attempt to recruit coaches and helpers.  Also, on August 11, 2011 at 6:30 will be registration day for children and adults who have cognitive disabilities.  A grant was awarded and five bocce fields will be created free of charge through the grant. Southern Fulton is slated to receive two courts.