Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – November 21, 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, November 21, 2006, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.  There was an Executive Session for negotation reasons held prior to the board meeting.   The following members were present:

 

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

 

Also present were Ralph R. Scott, superintendent; Michael Shaw, facilities manager; LuAnne Keebaugh, business manager; Doug Leisher, technology specialist; Aimee Willett, solicitor; and Betty Feagley, board secretary.

 

Visitors present were:  Chanin Rotz Mountz from the Fulton County News, David Smith,

Danny Crouse, Glenn Ward, Josh Wright, Nancy Wright, Kelly Elbin, Bart Elbin, Karen Elbin and Casey Elbin.

 

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

 

2.      Student Recognition.  Mr. Ralph Scott and Mr. John McKee recognized Josh Wright as Junior High Student of the Month and Kelly Elbin as Senior High Student of the Month.

 

3.      There was no citizens’ participation. 

 

4.      A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the minutes of the October 17, 2006 Board Meeting.

  

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

5.      Communications.  There were two letters:  a letter of resignation from Barbara MacDonald as part-time physical therapist and a letter from Donald Corbett commending the school on the play Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve Linda Bolden as life skills instructional assistant at $7.75 an hour, as per the Support Staff Contract.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Edgar Yates and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the following substitutes for the 2006/2007 school year, pending completion of paperwork.

 

             Cafeteria Substitute                                          Nurse Substitute

 

            Betty Strait                                                       Jolene Keefer

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Edgar Yates and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve to subscribe to Laws on Line for School Leaders for superintendent, board members, and administrators at a cost of $493.00. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve the following conferences: 

 

a.       Doug Leisher, Technology Coordinator, to attend the annual PETE&C education technology conference in Hershey, PA from February 11, 2007 thru February 13, 2007 as budgeted.

 

b.      Jon Diffenderfer and George Kuhne to attend the Track & Field and Cross-Country Clinic in Atlantic City, New Jersey on December 14 – 15, 2006, at a  cost of approximately $450.00.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve the first reading of Policy 907, Community, School Visitors. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve to rehire DeAnn Hawkins as temporary part-time physical therapist.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve a three year agreement with the Southern Alleghenies Chapter American Red Cross to use the Southern Fulton Elementary and High School as a Disaster Shelter and Reception Center in case of a disaster. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to give authorization to advertise for RFP for Bus Route #8. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to give authorization to administer school climate survey to grades 5 -12 students.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg – abstain

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no “ 1 ” member abstain.  Motion carried.

 

Kenny Wuertenberg abstained because an employee of his agency will collect and analyze the information.

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve David Smith to do the activities run until March.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

Bill Whiteside, Edgar Yates, and Donald Whiteside are not in favor of Southern Fulton buying a bus.

 

Bill Whiteside suggested to have a transportation committee.  Mr. Ralph Scott asked for volunteers.  Those on the committee are:  Kenny Wuertenberg, Edgar Yates, and Bill Whiteside.  They are to come back to the board with a recommendation in January.

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to table the bus bids till January.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to keep the meetings at once a month and to start the work session at 7:30 p.m. and to start the regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

18.  Mr. Scott went over the Act 1 budget timeline with the board.  The board will be mailed copies of the Act 1 timelines.

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the financial reports as presented. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the payment of bills as presented.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve the appointment of Kenny Wuertenberg to represent Southern Fulton School District on the Board of the Parks and Recreation Commission for a term to begin retroactive to January 1, 2006 and ending December 31, 2009.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg – abstain

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

                                                     “ 7 ” yes “ 0 ” members no “ 1 ” member abstain.  Motion carried.

 

Kenny Wuertenberg abstained because he was the person appointed to the committee.

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to change the time of the December meeting from 8:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to accept the letter of resignation from Barbara MacDonald as part-time physical therapist, effective October 19, 2006.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to purchase the necessary notebooks for Mrs. Diane Younker.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates - yes

Allen Morton - yes              Kenny Wuertenberg  – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Patrick Bard  –  yes

Donald Whiteside -  yes     John McKee - yes

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

 

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

 

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