Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – May 15, 2007

 

 

          Board Meeting Minutes

 
 

 

 

 


The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2007, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.   The following members were present:

 

Richard Mosemann, Bill Whiteside, Donald Whiteside, Edgar Yates, John McKee, Patrick Bard, and Dwight Bard.

 

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

 

Visitors present were:  David Smith, Brian Rider, Tracy Rider, Jordyn Rider, Trent Rider, Bradley McCusker, Kellie Shives, Nathan Wuertenberg, Jeneice Shaw, Via Shaw, Adam Miller, Ray Miller, Kay Miller, Jacob Mitchell, Connie Mitchell, Zach Mellott, Connie Mellott, Mark Mellott, Brittany Douglas, Angela Douglas, Dorothy Hakakian, Mark Shanholtz, Barbara Shanholtz, Kevin Truax, Larry Truax, and Sue Truax.

 

The meeting started in the auditorium for student recognition.

 

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:

 

Dillan Lashley – First place 4th grade spelling bee

Jeremy Strickland– Second place 4th grade spelling bee

Krista Gordon – Third place 4th grade spelling bee

 

Meraiah Strait – First place 5th grade spelling bee

Casey Elbin – Second place 5th grade spelling bee

Matthew Swadley – Third place 5th grade spelling bee

 

Jordyn Rider – First place 6th grade spelling bee

Abigail Hawkins– Second place 6th grade spelling bee

Ericka Mellott – Third place 6th grade spelling bee

 

Trent Rider– Winner of the third grade 24 Game Competition

Connor Litton – Winner of the fourth grade 24 Game Competition

Hunter Murray – Winner of the fifth grade 24 Game Competition

Dylan Cross – Winner of the sixth grade 24 Game Competition

 

Bradley McCusker – First place for all third grades in Fulton County in the

                                 American Legion Essay Contest         

Rachel Swindell  –   First place for all fifth grades in Fulton County in the    American Legion Essay Contest.

 

Brett Gilliland recognized the following students:

 

The Scholastic Scrimmage Team consisting of the following:

 

Nathan Wuertenberg – Captain

Daniel Wolfe

Kelly Elbin

Dorothy Hakakian

Christine Barlow

 

Music Award

 

Kevin Truax

 

The Envirothon Teams consisting of the following:

 

Adam Miller

Jacob Mitchell

Zach Mellott

Jessie Murray

Kari Powell

Jeneice Shaw

Nathan Wuertenberg

Brittany Douglas

Kelly Elbin

Logan Fischer

 

3.      Citizens’ Participation.  Mr. Justin Sholes gave a presentation about the Scholastic Scrimmage Competition.  Mr. Joe Hollenhead made a presentation about the recent Envirothon competition.  Mr. Dan Meredith made a presentation on the recent chorus trip.

 

At this time the meeting was moved to the library.

 

 

 

4.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the minutes of the April 17, 2007 Board Meeting. 

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Patrick Bard – yes

           Dwight Bard - yes    

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

 

5.      Communications.  Letter from Kay Meredith thanking the board for supporting the after-school tutoring program, letter from Kendra Trail thanking the board for giving her the opportunity to be part of the Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership Support Program, letter from pastor, David Shaheen, of the Christ Lutheran Church commending the choir on the wonderful program they put on for them, letter from Nancy Szwydek on behalf of the Semper Fi Memorial gratefully accepting the donation of the Southern Fulton Class of 2006 in the amount of $4,683.15, and a letter of intent to retire from Gary Sams.

 

Kenny Wuertenberg arrived at 9:05 p.m.

 

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 2007 graduation pending all graduation requirements are met. 

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve the Fulton County AVTS Budget as presented at the May 15, 2007, meeting in the amount of $900,569.00, inclusive of 2005-2006 deferred revenue applied to the 2007-2008 AVTS budget.   

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes

Dwight Bard -  no Patrick Bard – yes               

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

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the following doctors for the 2007/2008 school year: 

 

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

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

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve an education agreement with There’s Room in the Inn (TRITI) for the 2007/2008 school year. 

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve a Behavioral Health Choices agreement with the Tuscarora Managed Care Alliance. 

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the elementary school to participate in the Camp Joy-El Released Time Program.

 

   Richard Mosemann- yes Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes

Dwight Bard - yes                Patrick Bard – yes               

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the Jr.  & Sr. high band and Guard to go to Hershey Park on June 7, 2007, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the Southern Fulton Basketball to use the elementary gym area on July 9 – July 12, 2007, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a Southern Fulton basketball camp as per board policy.

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the district to pay for fingerprinting for any retired teachers who wish to come back as a substitute and for volunteers, on a one time basis.

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Edgar Yates and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve Patricia Eaton as a substitute nurse pending completion of paperwork.

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the following substitutes for the 2007/2008 school year, pending completion of paperwork:

 

                    Substitute Teachers

 

                        Suzette Knox                            Carol Harbell                            Sara Hendershot                                   Jada Hoopengardner                        Landry Beck                            Beth Ash                                              Danette Feathers                        Beverly Chronister                    Elizabeth Merica                                   Ronni Sowers                           Dustin Fischer                           Gail Potter                                            Amanda Smith              Christie Daniels             Andrew Beegle                         Jean Brenner                            Melissa Mellott             Patricia Scott                                        Amy Strait                                Cynthia Flaherty                       Terry Diehl                                           Kay Bradshaw                                 Jamie Shaw                              Ellen Poe                                              Glenn Cermack                        Holly Stambaugh                      Stephen Hoover

                        Jamie Shipley                            Andrew Hendershot                 Brooke Francis

                        Stephanie Mellott

                       

                         Cafeteria Substitutes                Custodian Substitutes           Teacher Aide Substitutes

 

Betty Strait                               Charles Clark                           Jennifer Miller  

                        Bobbi Peck                              Barbara Peck                           Barbara Mellott           

Misti Kerns                              Betty Strait                               Cheryl Cook

Mary Kerns                              Ann Vanorsdale                        Patricia Divelbliss         

Barbara Peck                                                                           Ann Vanorsdale

Barbara Mellott                                                                        Heather Powell

                        Beulah Mellott                                                              Melissa Mills

                        Nancy Wright                                                                           Nancy Wright

                                                                                                                        Elizabeth Hughes

                                                                                                                        Barbara Peck

                                                                                                                        Debra Hixon

                                                                                                                        Francine Gibbs

                                                                                                                        Vivian Bernhard

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                               

                        Nurse Substitutes                      Secretary Substitutes

 

                        Lucinda Lynch              Paula Wertz

                        Wendy Fischer             Barbara Mellott

                        Rebecca Dase                          G. Jean Morton

            Cassie Scott                             Elizabeth Hughes

            Jolene Keefer                           Francine Gibbs

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve reimbursement of $1,845.36 to James C. Goetz for overpayment of taxes from 2003 to 2006.

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve Boyer & Ritter as local auditor for the 2007/08 school year for approximately $15,500.00. 

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the proposal from Bollinger Co. for Student Accident and Athletic Insurance for the 2007/2008 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 $3,065.00.

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the following insurance carriers and approve authorization of payment of the premiums regarding the same for the 2007/2008 school year. 

 

Policy                                                   Carrier                                         Premium

Commercial Package                   Strickler Agency                                $ 24,000.00

Worker’s Compensation                                                                       $ 24,400.00

Educator’s Legal Liability                                                                      $ 11,000.00

Commercial Umbrella                                                                           $   8,000.00

Commercial Auto                                                                                 $_ 3,000.00_ 

 

Total Annual Premium                                                               $ 70,400.00

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg to approve the tentative budget for the 2007-2008 school year for a total of $10,105,494.00. 

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes

Dwight Bard - yes                Patrick Bard – yes               

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

 

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

 

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     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Richard Mosemann to approve the financial reports as submitted.  

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve the payment of bills as presented. 

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to accept letter of resignation with intent to retire from Mr. Gary Sams as German teacher and direct administration to evaluate staffing needs and advertise for the position accordingly.

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to accept the administrative reports as presented.

 

Richard Mosemann- yes     Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – yes

Donald 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. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to go into Executive Session for student, personnel, and negotiation reasons.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.  Executive Session began at 9:25 p.m. and ended at 10:40 p.m.

 

Edgar Yates left at 10:27

Patrick Bard and Kenny Wuertenberg left at 10:25.

 

28.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to adjourn the meeting.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried. 

 

 The meeting adjourned at 10:40 p.m.