Southern Fulton School District

13083 Buck Valley Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – May 16, 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, May 16, 2006, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.  There was an Executive Session for personnel, student issues, and negotiations reasons held prior to the board meeting.  The following members were present:

 

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

 

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

 

 Visitors present were:  David Smith, Arielle Black, Carol Ford, and Cragle Black.

 

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

 

2.      Student Recognition.  Mr. Brett Gilliland recognized Arielle Black as Junior High Student of the Month and Brian Palmer as Senior High Student of the Month.

 

3.      There was no citizens’ participation.

 

4.      A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the minutes of the April 18, 2006, Board Meeting.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

5.      Communications.  There were no communications.

 

 

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the list of seniors eligible for the Southern Fulton High School 2006 graduation pending all graduation requirements are met. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve the Fulton County AVTS Budget as presented at the May 16, 2006, work session.   Southern Fulton’s share is $329,664.54.  Southern Fulton’s cost is $237,134.39.

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the following use of the building requests as per board policy:

 

a.       Frostburg State Women’s Basketball to use the elementary gym and outside basketball courts on June 12 – 14, 2006, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a girls’ basketball camp.

 

b.      Frostburg State University to use the elementary gym and outside basketball courts on June 26-30, 2006, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a boys’ basketball camp.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the following field trips:

 

a.       Seniors to go to Washington, DC on May 25, 2006, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

 

b.      Grade 7 & 8 Star Program to go to Idlewild Park on June 8, 2006, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. as budgeted.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Edgar Yates and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the second reading of Policy 137, Programs, In-Home Instruction.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve an education agreement with There’s Room in the Inn (TRITI) for the 2006/2007 school year.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton -  no               John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Edgar Yates and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the following doctors for the 2006/2007 school year: 

 

a. Dr. Wolfe as school dentist at a rate of $.80 per student.

b. Dr. Milroth as school doctor at a rate of $1.50 per student.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve Boyer & Ritter as local auditor for the 2006/07 school year for approximately $14,750.00. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the proposal from Bollinger Co. for Student Accident and Athletic Insurance for the 2006/2007 school year as stated below: 

 

Sports (no football team)

                                                Plan:                 $100 Primary Excess

                                                Coverage:         $1,000,000 Benefit Max. five (5) year benefit period

                                                Premium:          Approximately $2,811.72.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve the following insurance carriers and approve authorization of payment of the premiums regarding the same for the 2006/2007 school year.  

 

Policy                                                   Carrier                                         Premium

Commercial Package                   Strickler Agency                                $ 22,000.00

Worker’s Compensation                                                                       $ 24,500.00

Educator’s Legal Liability                                                                      $ 10,000.00

Commercial Umbrella                                                                           $   7,500.00

Commercial Auto                                                                                 $_ 3,500.00_ 

 

Total Annual Premium                                                               $ 67,500.00

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve the tentative budget for the 2006-2007 school year for a total of $9,761,684.00. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the following taxes:

 

Real Estate Taxes                                 22 Mills (Same as last year.)

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    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

18.  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.       Jamie Shaw as a substitute teacher

b.      Jennifer Mulhollen as a substitute teacher

c.       Ellen Poe as a substitute teacher.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve Jaime Barnard as part-time dishwasher at $7.75 an hour effective April 19, 2006 as per collective bargaining agreement.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the following revised job descriptions: 

 

a.       Business manager

b.      Assistant Business manager

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve Lori Bard as assistant business manager at a salary equivalent to an hourly rate of $10.00 per hour.  In accordance with policy 504.1 it is announced that Lori Bard is the spouse of board member Dwight Bard.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - no                John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  abstain       Patrick Bard  –  no               

                                                     “ 5 ” yes “ 2 ” members no “ 1 ” member abstained.  Motion carried.

 

Allen Morton and Patrick Bard announced they voted no because each thought the position should have been re-advertised.

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve Rachel Fisher as long-term substitute for Mr. Larry Truax.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve the financial reports as presented. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the payment of bills as presented.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve to appoint LuAnne Keebaugh as authorized representative for Southern Fulton School District to make requests for information from Berkheimer.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

26.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to accept the administrative reports as presented.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              John McKee  - yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Dwight Bard  -  yes              Patrick Bard  –  yes             

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

 

27.  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 9:50 p.m.