Southern Fulton School District

13083 Buck Valley Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes April 18, 2006

 

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.  There was an Executive Session for personnel and potential litigation reasons held prior to the board meeting.  The following members were present:

 

Richard Mosemann, Allen Morton, Bill Whiteside, Donald Whiteside, John McKee, Kenny Wuertenberg, Patrick Bard, Edgar Yates, and Dwight Bard.

 

Also present were Ralph R. Scott, superintendent; Brett Gilliland, high school principal; Kendra Trail, elementary principal; LuAnne Keebaugh, business manager; Michael Shaw, facilities manager; Doug Leisher, technology specialist; and Betty Feagley, board secretary.

 

Visitors present were Chanin Rotz-Mountz from the Fulton County News, David Smith, Rodney Leese, Joellen Jones, Samantha Mussellman, Jamie Mussellman, Carl Breakall, Mary Breakall, Natalie Breakall, Wendy Ritz, Whitney Ritz, Kelly Morton, Taelor Morton, Sharon Elbin, Marley Elbin, Ralph Schriever, Barb Schriever, Tracy Schriever, Cathy Walter, and Morgan Mills.

 

1.      The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Bill Whiteside and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mr. Dwight Bard.

 

2.      Student Recognition.  Mrs. Kendra Trail recognized Jamie Mussellman for placing first in the Fulton County Poster Contest, Natalie Breakall for placing second in the Fulton County Poster Contest, Samantha Mussellman for placing third in the Fulton County Poster Contest, Taelor Morton for placing fifth in the Fulton County Poster Contest, Marley Elbin for placing first for all fourth grades in Fulton County in the American Legion Essay Contest, and Whitney Ritz for placing first in all sixth grades in the American Legion Essay Contest.  Mr. Brett Gilliland recognized Morgan Mills as Junior High Student of the Month and Tracy Schriever as Senior High Student of the Month.

 

3.      Citizens Participation.  Dan Berger made a presentation on the iSafe program.

 

 

 

4.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the minutes of the March 21, 2006, Board Meeting.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee  - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard    yes

Donald Whiteside yes     Edgar Yates  yes

                   Dwight Bard  -  yes          

                                                     9 yes 0 members no.  Motion carried.

 

5.      Communications.  There was one letter from David Smith contesting board action taken on March 21, 2006, which awarded the contract for bus route #2 to Rodney & Faye Leese.

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside  to approve the following nominees to serve as the school board representatives on the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit Board of Directors for a three year term:

 

Dr. Merrill S. Arnold

Karen Y. Fish

Phillip C. Nash           

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee  - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard    yes

Donald Whiteside yes     Edgar Yates  yes

                   Dwight Bard  -  yes          

                                                     9 yes 0 members no.  Motion carried.

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve Leslie Gates and Aileen Molinick to attend the PaTTAN New Teacher Conference on June 21 23, 2006 at Penn State. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee  - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard    yes

Donald Whiteside yes     Edgar Yates  yes

                   Dwight Bard  -  yes          

                                                     9 yes 0 members no.  Motion carried.

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the following substitutes for the 2005/2006 school year pending completion of paperwork:

 

a.       Melissa Mills as a substitute aide

b.      Nancy Wright as a substitute aide.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee  - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard    yes

Donald Whiteside yes     Edgar Yates  yes

                   Dwight Bard  -  yes          

                                                  9 yes 0 members no.  Motion carried.

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve Diane Younker as mentor for Michael Johnson, elementary learning support teacher.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee  - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard    yes

Donald Whiteside yes     Edgar Yates  yes

                   Dwight Bard  -  yes          

                                                     9 yes 0 members no.  Motion carried.

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve to hire Deneen Fogal as full-time cafeteria worker at $7.75 an hour, Step 1 as per the Support Staff Contract.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee  - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard    yes

Donald Whiteside yes     Edgar Yates  yes

                   Dwight Bard  -  yes          

                                                     9 yes 0 members no.  Motion carried.

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve placement agreement for the Manito program. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee  - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard    yes

Donald Whiteside yes     Edgar Yates  yes

                   Dwight Bard  -  yes          

                                                      9 yes 0 members no.  Motion carried.

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the first reading of Policy 137, Programs, In-Home Instruction.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee  - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard    yes

Donald Whiteside yes     Edgar Yates  yes

                   Dwight Bard  -  yes          

                                                     9 yes 0 members no.  Motion carried.

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve the financial reports as submitted. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee  - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard    yes

Donald Whiteside yes     Edgar Yates  yes

                   Dwight Bard  -  yes          

                                                     9 yes 0 members no.  Motion carried.

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Edgar Yates and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the payment of bills as presented. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee  - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard    yes

Donald Whiteside yes     Edgar Yates  yes

                   Dwight Bard  -  yes          

                                                      9 yes 0 members no.  Motion carried.

 

15.  In addressing discussion item number fifteen regarding the awarding of the contract for Bus Route 2 on March 21, 2006, the board announced it would stand by its prior decision.

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to recess the meeting to go look at the gymnasium floor.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.  The recess began at 9:23 p.m. and ended at 9:36 p.m. 

 

17.  There was a discussion about gym floor repairs, and it was decided that nothing would have to be done at this time.

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve PaTTAN Mini-grant in the amount of $10,000.00.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee  - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard    yes

Donald Whiteside yes     Edgar Yates  yes

                   Dwight Bard  -  yes          

                                                     9 yes 0 members no.  Motion carried.

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to accept the administrative reports as presented.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee  - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard    yes

Donald Whiteside yes     Edgar Yates  yes

                   Dwight Bard  -  yes          

                                                     9 yes 0 members no.  Motion carried.

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to go into Executive Session for personnel issues.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.  Executive Session began at 9:55 p.m. and ended at 10:48 p.m.

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to adjourn the meeting.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried. 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:49 p.m.