Southern Fulton School District

13083 Buck Valley Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – June 20, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

          Board Meeting Minutes

 
 

 

 

 


The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2006, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.  There was an Executive Session for negotiations reasons held prior to the board meeting.  The following members were present:

 

Richard Mosemann, Bill Whiteside, John McKee, Kenny Wuertenberg, Patrick Bard, Ed Yates, and Dwight Bard.

 

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

 

Visitors present were:  Madison Mellott, Ellenor Ward, Maureen Litton, Ryan Litton, Braydon Litton, and Connor Litton.

 

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

 

2.      Student Recognition. Mrs. Trail recognized the following students:

 

Rachel Swindell – First place 4th grade spelling bee

Madison Mellott – Second place 4th grade spelling bee

Jessica Lane – Third place 4th grade spelling bee

 

Jenna Palmer – First place 5th grade spelling bee

Bradley Schriever – Second place 5th grade spelling bee

Taelor Morton – Third place 5th grade spelling bee

 

Kelsey White – First place 6th grade spelling bee

Justin Mellott – Second place 6th grade spelling bee

Allison Wills – Third place 6th grade spelling bee

 

Connor Litton – First place third grade 24 Game Competition

Nicholas Winter – First place fourth grade 24 Game Competition

Dylan Cross – First place fifth grade 24 Game Competition

Damon Gordon – First place sixth grade 24 Game Competition

3.      There was no citizens’ participation.

 

4.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2006, Board Meeting. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

5.      Communications.  There was a letter from the Fulton County Medical Center stating they will be unable to furnish occupational therapy after July 1 due to personnel changes, a letter of intent to retire from Carole Palmer, two letters of resignation from Connie Mellott as Co-Game Manager and Dena Mellott as Assistant Jr. High Softball Coach, and an invitation from Jamie Bryner and the family of Lance Corporal Steven Szwydek to attend the dedication of a memorial statue to honor LCPL Szwydek and other fallen heroes on July 9, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Southern Fulton High School.

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to accept the following resignations:

 

a.       Dena Mellott as Assistant Jr. High Girls’ Softball Coach.

b.      Connie Mellott as Co-Game Manager.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the bids and proposals for the 2006-2007 school year as per attached.  

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Bill Whitesde to approve the following positions for the 2006-2007 school year:

 

a.       F & M Bank as Treasurer.

b.      F& M Bank as Depository of Funds.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – no

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 6 ” yes “ 1 ” members no.  Motion carried.

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the administration to make all journal entries necessary to complete the financial closing of fiscal year 2005-2006 and file closing end-of-year reports with appropriate agencies with a report to the Board on all transactions and reports.  All budget transfers will be presented for Board approval after the close of the year, before transfers are made.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve Mr. Andrew Klein as Special Education Consultant for the 2006-2007 school year at a rate of $150.00 per hour.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve Mr. Philip Wilson for psychological services at a cost of $20,000.00.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve the elementary school to participate in the Camp Joy-El Released Time Program.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Carl Beard of Andrews and Beard, as solicitor for the 2006-2007 school year at a rate of $110.00 per hour. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – no

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 6 ” yes “ 1 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the following use of the buildings as per board policy:

 

a.       Art Honor Society to use the elementary art room on June 26 – 30, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for an Art Enrichment Camp as per board policy.

 

b.      Steven Szwydek and Fallen Hero Statue Memorial Group to use the high school auditorium, cafeteria and kitchen on July 9, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the memorial dedication.

 

c.       WAYS to use fields at the old elementary, inside the track, fields at the elementary, softball and baseball fields at the high school from August 1, 2006 to September 24, 2006.

 

d.      Pennsylvania School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) to use a small room to hold up to 20 members at the high school on June 12, 2007 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for exit counseling for school employees.

 

e.       Joe Hollenshead to use the elementary gymnasium on July 10 – 13, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a summer basketball camp for girls in grades 5 – 9.

 

f.        Joe Hollenshead to use the elementary gymnasium on the following dates from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. for Elementary and Jr. High Girls’ Recreation schedule:  June 15, June 27, June 29, July 11, July 13, and July 20.

 

g.       Debbie Hixon to use the elementary gymnasium on July 18 and 19, 2006, from 8:30 – 4:00 for a cheerleading camp.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve the 2006-2007 budget at a total of $9,761,684.00 and with taxes set as stated below:

 

Real Estate Taxes                                 22 Mills

Section 679 Per Capita Taxes               $ 5.00

Act 511 Per Capita Taxes                    $ 5.00

Earned Income Tax                              1 %

Real Estate Transfer Tax                       1 %

Penalties                                               Maximum 10%

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the following Social Studies textbooks:

 

a.       90 – The World and Its People – Glencoe/McGraw Hill for 7th grade

b.      90 – The American Republic to 1877 – Glencoe/McGraw Hill for 8th grade

c.       75 – The American Republic Since 1877 - Glencoe/McGraw Hill for 9th grade

d.      75 – World History – Glencoe/McGraw Hill for 10th grade

e.       75 – United States Government - Glencoe/McGraw Hill for 11th grade

f.        75 – American Odyssey - Glencoe/McGraw Hill for 12th grade.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to authorize the administration to advertise for an elementary instructional assistant. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the job description for part-time physical therapist.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the Southern Fulton Education Association regarding the part-time physical therapist position. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve DeAnn Hawkins as part-time physical therapist at a rate of $65.00/hour for the 2006-2007 school year.

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to obtain Occupational Therapy services for the 2006-2007 school year for the OTR/L and the COTA/L through the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 at an approximate hourly rate of $32.00 an hour. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the following coaches for the 2006-2007 school year as per the professional staff contract:

 

a.       Tina Bulger as Jr. High Head Volleyball Coach.

b.      Denise Conley as Assistant Jr. High Volleyball Coach.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the salary of $58,311.00 for Doug Leisher, Technology Specialist for the 2006-2007 school year of 215 days. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the following conferences:

 

a.       Jennifer Keebaugh to attend the PA Community on Transition Conference on July 18-21, 2006 in State College, PA as budgeted in the 2006-2007 budget.

 

b.      Debbie Bahrenburg to attend Making Adequate Yearly Progress on July 10-13, 2006 in State College, PA as budgeted in the 2006-2007 budget.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve for a written program setup and training for the custodial staff by Analytical Laboratory Services, Inc. at a cost of $500.00. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

26.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve to purchase a Woods MZ3372G from Meyers Implement at a cost of $8,660.00, as per the 2006-2007 budget. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

27.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the support staff Collective Bargaining Agreement of July 1, 2006, to June 30, 2009.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

28.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the Wellness Policy, as developed by district wellness committee. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

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

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

30.  A motion was made by Mr. Edgar Yates and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the payment of bills as presented. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

 

31.   A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to accept with regret the letter of intent to retire from Mrs. Carole Palmer, girls’ health and physical education teacher, effective June 13, 2006 and authorize the administration to advertise for the position.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

32.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to authorize the business manager to invest $3,099,866.78 from the fund balance into the PLGIT CD program at a minimum of 4% for 365 days, and that it will be under an account called the Tax Stabilization Fund.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

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

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

John McKee  - yes               Edgar Yates – yes

                     Dwight Bard  -  yes        

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

34.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to go into Executive Session for personnel reasons with the meeting to adjourn immediately following.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.   Executive Session began at 9:20 p.m. and ended at 9:40 p.m.  

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:40 p.m.