Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – June 24, 2008

 

 

          Board Meeting Minutes

 
 

 

 


The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for the regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 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, Timothy Mellott, and Dwight Bard.

 

Also present were Ralph R. Scott, superintendent; Brett Gilliland, high school principal; Michael Shaw; facilities manager; Robert Lascher, solicitor; Debra Schetrompf, business manager; and Betty Feagley, board secretary.

 

Visitors present were:  Gretta Afton, Dennis Afton, Chanin Rotz Mountz from the Fulton County News, David Smith, Carol Exline, Carol Faith, Pete Faith, Kristin Palmer, Scott Exline, Gene Pittman, Norma Pittman, Charles Exline and James H. Ericson, Jr.

 

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

 

2.      Student Recognition.  The following Diploma Recovery Program graduates: James Ericson, Jr., Ronald Bishop, Gerald Exline, and Janice Lynch and an anti bullying DVD created by the student forum was shown by Dr. Brett Gilliland.  Kristin Palmer accepted a certificate on behalf of the student forum members. 

 

3.      There was no citizens’ participation. 

 

4.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the minutes of the May 20, 2008, Board Meeting.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – abstain

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

            Kenny Wuertenberg abstained because he was not present at the meeting.

 

5.      There were no communications.

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the 2008-2009 budget at a total of $10,488,603.18.and with taxes set as stated below:

 

Real Estate Taxes                                 22.5 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%

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - no              Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the bids and proposals for the 2008-2009 school year as per attached.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the following positions for the 2008-2009 school year:

 

a.       F & M Bank as Treasurer.

b.      F& M Bank as Depository of Funds.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve Mr. Andrew Klein as Special Education Consultant for the 2008-2009 school year at a rate of $­­­­­­180.00 per hour for all cases.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse  to approve to obtain Occupational Therapy services for the 2008-2009 school year for the OTR/L and the COTA/L through the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 with cost based on the number of students needing services.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Carl Beard of Andrews and Beard, as solicitor for the 2008-2009 school year at a rate of $115.00 per hour.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – no

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the administration to make all journal entries necessary to complete the financial closing of fiscal year 2007-2008 and file closing end-of-year reports with appropriate agencies with a report to the Board on all transactions and reports.  All budget transfers will be presented for Board approval after the close of the year, before transfers are made.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the 2008 Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion Resolution. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

 

 

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the following insurance carrier and approve authorization of payment of the premiums regarding the same for the 2008/2009 school year. 

 

Policy                                                   Carrier                                         Premium

Commercial Package                   Strickler Agency                                $ 21,232.00

Worker’s Compensation                                                                       $ 23,025.00

Educator’s Legal Liability                                                                      $   7,369.00

Commercial Umbrella                                                                           $   7,060.00

Commercial Auto                                                                                 $_ 3,467.00_ 

 

Total Annual Premium                                                               $ 62,153.00

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the Seniors who scored advanced or proficient on the PSSA in both math and reading to go to Ocean City, MD on September 7 – 9, 2008, as budgeted. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the MacMillan McGraw Hill Reading Series for the elementary school at a cost not to exceed the budgeted amount of $60,000.00.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the Holt, Rinehart & Winston’s Elements of Language books for grades 7-8 at a cost not to exceed the budget amount of $11,400.00.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the Prentice Hall Reading Series for grades 7-12 at a cost not to exceed the budgeted amount of $40,000.00.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve to authorize the business manager to invest all monies from present CD’s into the PLGIT CD program at a minimum of 3.4% for 365 days, and that it will be under an account called the Tax Stabilization Fund.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the High School and Elementary student handbooks.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the following substitutes for the 2008/2009 school year, pending completion of paperwork:

 

                    Substitute Teachers

 

                        Carol Barnhardt                        Beverly Chronister                    Elizabeth Merica                                   Gail Potter                           Andrew Beegle             Patricia Scott                                        Amy Strait                                Terry Diehl                               Kay Bradshaw                                     Jamie Shaw                              Ellen Poe                                    Jamie Shipley                                        Brooke Francis             Amanda Schetrompf                 Lindsey Bard

                        Maggie Swope             Jennifer Miller                           Carol Wolf                                           Carol Souders                                    Linda Smith                              Carol Hendershot                                 Bradly Truax                            Jennifer Arnoth            

                       

                         Cafeteria Substitutes                Custodian Substitutes           Teacher Aide Substitutes

 

Betty Strait                               Sharon Knable                         Barbara Peck

                        Sandra Wills                             Barbara Peck                           Barbara Mellott           

                        Dana Myers                             Betty Strait                               Ann Vanorsdale

                        Daisy Wertz                             Ann Vanorsdale                        Debra Hixon

                        Sharon Knable                         Daisy Wertz                             Vivian Bernhard

Barbara Mellott                                                                        Tammy True

                        Augusta Baker                                                                          Tamera Hixon

                                                                                                                        Rose Shank

                                                                                                                        Karen Smartt

                                                                                                                        Bonnie Wiley

                                                                                                                        Daisy Wertz                                                                                                                                                                            

                        Nurse Substitutes                      Secretary Substitutes

 

                        Lucinda Lynch              G. Jean Morton

                        Wendy Fischer             Barbara Mellott

                        Rebecca Dase                          Tamera Hixon

            Cassie Scott                             Karen Smartt

                                                            Bonnie Wiley

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the following individuals as extra curricular coaches/advisors in the specified positions for the 2008/2009 school year as per the Professional Staff Contract:

 

a.   Denise Conley as Head Varsity Volleyball Coach

b.   Melissa Mackel as Co-Head Coach Jr. High Softball

c.   Cajun Woodal as Asst. Varsity Volleyball Coach

d.   Melissa Mackel as Head Jr. High Volleyball Coach

e.   Kent Hendershot as Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

f.    Charles Conley  as Jr. High Asst. Baseball Coach

g.   Dave Gordon as Asst. Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

h.   Dave Gordon as Head Junior High Baseball Coach

i.    Mark Mellott as Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

j.    Joseph Hollenshead as Head Girls Jr. High Basketball Coach

k.   Amy Fischer as Asst. Girls Jr. High Basketball Coach

l.    Terry Wertz as Head Boys Jr. High Basketball Coach

m.  Justin Sholes as Asst. Boys Jr. High Basketball Coach

n.   Mike Shade as Head Varsity Softball Coach

o.   Stephanie Mills as Asst. Varsity Softball Coach

p.   Darlene Deshong as Head Jr. High Softball Coach

q.   Darlene Deshong as Elementary Basketball Coordinator

r.    Andy Pepple  as Head Varsity Baseball Coach

s.    Kent Hendershot as Athletic Director

t.    Dustin Fischer as Asst. Varsity Baseball Coach

u.   George Kuhne as Head Track Coach

v.   Lory Baker as Asst. Track Coach

w.  Jon Diffenderfer as Asst. Track Coach

x.   Herb Brambley Head Jr. High Soccer Coach

y.   Thomas Brambley as Asst. Jr. High Soccer Coach

z.    Debbie Hixon as Cheerleading Advisor

aa.  Mike Shade, Heather Kauffman, Jean Morton, and Missy Barton as Game     Managers

bb. Eric Poe as Instrumental Music

cc.  Karen Smartt as Band Front Advisor

dd. Andrew Pepple and Angela Booth as Co-Yearbook advisors

ee.  Dan Meredith as Vocal Music Director and Stage Director

ff. Heather Hollenshead as National Junior Honor Society Advisor

gg. Carolyn Mottern as Play Director/Drama Coach

hh. Julie Dickerhoff as National Honor Society Advisor

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve Terry Bard as Asst. Girls Varsity Basketball Coach for the 2008/2009 school year as per the Professional Staff Contract.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - abstain

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

            Dwight Bard abstained because Terry Bard is his brother.

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg to approve Mr. Michael Shade as elementary Dean of Students for the 2008-2009 school year at an additional stipend of $10,000.00 as budgeted.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the following use of the building requests as per board policy:

 

a.       Penn State Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program to use the elementary cafeteria, restrooms, and yard on June 27, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a Science Day Camp.

 

b.      WAYS to use available athletic fields and old elementary field from August 1, 2008, to October 31, 200/8, subject to approval by Buildings & Grounds Supervisor and Athletic Director.

 

c.       Volleyball to use the elementary gym on June 23-25, 2008 ­­­­­from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Jr. High Volleyball Camp.

 

d.      Southern Fulton Cheerleaders to use the high school gym on July 21 - 23, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Cheerleading Camp.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

26.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve Metz and Associates as Food Service Management Company according to the terms of the RFP.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

 

 

 

27.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to request authorization to create position of part-time cashier at high school cafeteria with all employee costs paid by Metz and Associates.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - no              Kenny Wuertenberg – no

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – no

Dwight Bard - yes

                                                     “ 6 ” yes “ 3 ” members no.  Motion carried.

 

28.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. John McKee to request authorization for administration to proceed with any logistical and/or legal procedures necessary in implementing a Pre-K program.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

29.  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 – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

30.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the payment of bills as presented.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

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

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

32.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to go into Executive Session for personnel reasons.  VOICE VOTE, Motion Did Not Carry.  A Roll Call Vote Was Taken. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - no              Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

Executive Session began at 9:30 p.m. and ended at 10:04 p.m.

 

33.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the salary of $42,450.00 for the 2008-2009 school year and employment contract for Debra Schetrompf, Business Manager.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - no              Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

34.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the salary of $25,000.00 for the 2008-2009 school year and employment contract for Betty Feagley, Secretary to the Superintendent and salary of $4,992.00 for the 2008-2009 school year and employment contract for Board Secretary.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

35.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the salary of $27,790.00 for the 2008-2009 school year and employment contract for Lori Bard, Assistant Business Manager.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - no              Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - abstain

                                                     “ 6 ” yes “ 2 ” members no “ 1 ” member abstain..  Motion carried.

 

            Dwight Bard abstained because Lori Bard is his spouse.

 

 

 

 

36.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the salary of $34,450.00 for the 2008-2009 school year and employment contract for Michael Shaw, Facilities Manager. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - no              Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Timothy Mellott – yes

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

37.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to adjourn the meeting.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:10 p.m.