Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – July 17, 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, July 17, 2007, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.   The following members were present:

 

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

 

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

 

Visitors present were: Danny Crouse

 

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

 

2.      There was no citizens’ participation.

 

3.      A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the minutes of the June 19, 2007 Board Meeting. 

 

Allen Morton- 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.

 

4.      Communications.  There were two letters of resignation:  one from Matthew Quigg and one from Tina Bulger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to accept the following resignations:

 

a.       Matthew Quigg as Technology Education teacher.

b.      Tina Bulger as High School Learning Support teacher.

 

Allen Morton- 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.

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve the new kindergarten report card. 

 

Allen Morton- 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. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve Metz and Associates as Food Service Management Company according to the terms of the RFP.

 

Allen Morton- 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.

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the reauthorization charter for the Tuscarora Blended Learning Charter School, Inc. 

 

Allen Morton- no                 Edgar Yates – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             John McKee – no

Donald Whiteside - yes      Kenny Wuertenberg – no

Dwight Bard - yes                Patrick Bard –  no                

                                                     “ 4 ” yes “ 4 ” members no.  Motion failed.

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Cindy Layton as Part-time Assistant High School Principal at a stipend of $6,398.00.

 

Allen Morton- 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. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the following candidates for teaching positions, with final step and column placements and salary figures to be determined by the new Professional Staff Collective Bargaining Agreement:

 

a.       Amber Clark as an elementary teacher at Step 1, Column 1

b.      Dustin Fischer as a high school learning support teacher at Step 3, Column 1

c.       Cynthia Flaherty as an elementary teacher at Step 1, Column 2

d.      Amanda Fulmor as an elementary teacher at Step l, Column 1

e.       Suzette Knox as an elementary teacher at Step 3, Column 3

f.        Shane Shaffer as an elementary learning support teacher at Step 10, Column 2

g.       Stacy Smith as an elementary teacher at Step 7, Column 3.

 

Allen Morton- 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. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the financial reports as presented. 

 

Allen Morton- 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. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve the payment of bills as presented. 

 

Allen Morton- 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. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve Linda Smith as long-term substitute for Suzanne Elbin for the duration of Mrs. Elbin’s previously approved FMLA leave.

 

Allen Morton- 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. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the following authorization:

 

 As a member of the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit Capital Insurance Trust (TIUCIT), The Southern Fulton Board of Education (Board) authorizes litigation as necessary to reclaim moneys owed to the TIUCIT, from the Mifflin County School District and the Mifflin-Juniata Career and Technology Center.  Further, the Board authorizes Bald Eagle Area School District and TIUCIT to represent the Southern Fulton School District in all matters relative to reclaiming these funds and that they are authorized to utilize the services of Richard Finberg, Esq., to bring such action, together with any other counsel deemed necessary and appropriate by Mr. Finberg, with it being understood that the costs and expenses of litigation will be paid or reimbursed by TIUCIT, and that attorney’s fees will be paid contingently by TIUCIT all under an agreement by TIUCIT and counsel.  Further, the Board hereby approves and ratifies all prior actions of Bald Eagle Area School District, counsel, and TIUCIT relative to reclaiming the moneys properly owed to TIUCIT by both the Mifflin County School District and the Mifflin-Juniata Career and Technology Center. 

 

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

 

Allen Morton- 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. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to go into Executive Session for Personnel reasons with possible action after with adjournment to immediately follow.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried.  Executive Session began at 8:40 p. m. and ended at 10:16 p.m.

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to   adjourn the meeting.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:17 p.m.