Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – February 19, 2008

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for the regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2008, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.   The following members were present:

 

Patrick Bard, Richard Mosemann, Danny Crouse, Donald Whiteside, Edgar Yates, John McKee, Kenny Wuertenberg, and Timothy Mellott.

 

Also present were Ralph R. Scott, superintendent; Kendra Trail, elementary principal; Doug Leisher, technology specialist; Michael Shaw, facilities manager; Debra Schetrompf, business manager; and Betty Feagley, board secretary.

 

Visitors present were:  Chanin Rotz Mountz from the Fulton County News, Glenn Ward, Angela Booth, Natalie Keebaugh, Megan Deneen, Brittany Smith, Lindee Harr and Carolyn Hull.

 

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

 

Student Recognition. Natalie Keebaugh, Megan Deneen, Brittany Smith and Lindee Harr,

            FBLA students who placed in regional competition.

 

2.      Citizens’ Participation.  Herbert Brambley, Greg Reinke, and Kendra Trail made a presentation regarding environmental education.  Carolyn Hull spoke to request revisions to GPA calculation process.

 

3.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the minutes of the January 15, 2008, Board Meeting.   

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

4.      Communications.  There was a letter from Gerald Zahorchak about new graduation requirements.

 

 

 

5.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to accept the 2006-2007 audit report as presented at the January 15, 2008, Board meeting.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the second reading of the following policies: 

 

a.       Policy 103, Programs, Nondiscrimination In School And Classroom Practices.

b.      Policy 105, Programs, Curriculum Development.

c.       Policy 105.1, Programs, Curriculum Review By Parents/Guardians And Students.

d.      Policy 105.2, Programs, Exemption From Instruction.

e.       Policy 105.3, Programs, Alternatives To Activities Involving Animals.

f.        Policy 106, Programs, Guides For Planned Instruction.

g.       Policy 107, Programs, Adoption Of Planned Instruction.

h.       Policy 108, Programs, Adoption Of Textbooks.

i.         Policy 109, Programs, Resource Materials.

j.        Policy 109.1, Programs, Challenges To Instructional Materials.

k.      Policy 110, Programs, Instructional Supplies.

l.         Policy 111, Programs, Lesson Plans.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the second reading of Policy 104, Programs, Nondiscrimination In Employment And Contract Practices.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the following substitutes pending completion of paperwork:

 

a.       Amanda Schetrompf as a substitute teacher for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

b.      Rose Shank as an instructional assistant for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

c.       Sharon Knable as a cafeteria worker and custodian for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – 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. Timothy Mellott to approve Herbert Brambley to attend the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators Conference on February 28 – March 1, 2008 with funding through Title II.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve to update the exit criteria on the district’s current English as a Second Language Plan in the Exit Assessment Procedures section.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the tax exoneration lists for the 2007-2008 school year as presented by the business manager.

 

 Patrick Bard - yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the following use of the buildings as per board policy:

 

a.       Needmore Fire Company to use the elementary gymnasium on April 19, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for a Donkey Basketball Game. 

 

b.      Southern Fulton Adult Basketball League to use the elementary gymnasium on February 4 – May 16, 2008, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. as scheduled by the Athletic Director.

 

c.       Warfordsburg Area Youth Soccer (WAYS) to use the high school and elementary outdoor grounds, upper field at old elementary, inside of track, and any field areas available on March 1, 2008 to June 10, 2008 from 3:00 p.m. to dark for WAYS Soccer season as scheduled by the Athletic Director in consultation with Mr. Shaw.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the following volunteer coaches for spring sports:

 

a.       Craig Elbin

b.      Danny White

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the following coaches as per the Professional Staff Contract:

 

a.       Melissa Mackel and Stacy Golden as Jr. High Softball Co-coaches.

 

b.      Chuck Conley as Jr. High Assistant Baseball Coach pending completion of paperwork.

 

c.       Dustin Fischer as Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve Dwight Bard as board member representative from the Southern Fulton School District to the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit Board of Directors to fill a new three-year term for the period July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2011. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve a dual enrollment committee and concurrent agreements.

The committee will consist of the following: 

 

Kate Murphy from Penn State Mt. Alto

Jen Fisher from Hagerstown Community College

Barbara Zuchelli from Allegheny College of Maryland

Parent representatives:  Sandy Crouse, Linda Schriever, and two non-school employees.

Karen Solomon, Counselor

Brett Gilliland and Kendra Trail, Administrators. 

Timothy Mellott, Board Member.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – abstain

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

            Timothy Mellott abstained because he is a member of the committee.

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg authorizing the administration to coordinate the Mobile Dentist Program for the 2008/2009 school year.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

18.   A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve an addendum to contracted service for pupil transportation.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve the PSBA Standards of Effective School Governance and the PSBA Code of Conduct for Members of Pennsylvania School Boards.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

 

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

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - no              Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

                                                     “ 6 ” yes “ 2 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the payment of bills as presented.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - no              Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

                                                     “ 6 ” yes “ 2 ” members no.  Motion carried.

  

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

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     John McKee – yes              

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

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to adjourn the meeting.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:07 p.m.