Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – May 20, 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, May 20, 2008, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.  There was an Executive Session held prior to the Board meeting for a student issue.  The following members were present:

 

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

 

Also present were Ralph R. Scott, superintendent; Brett Gilliland, high school principal; Kendra Trail, elementary principal; Doug Leisher, technology specialist; Debra Schetrompf, business manager; and Betty Feagley, board secretary.

 

Visitors present were:  David Smith, Mac Miller, Jennifer Miller, Noah Hykes, Darlene Gordon, Dylan Gordon, Drew Gordon, Donnie Gordon, Ruth Shilling, Bill Shilling, Chrystal Lashley, George Lashley, Dillan Lashley, Jaime Barnard, Cassie Barnard, Lori Bard, Collin Bard, Judy Linscott, Julie Patterson, Ed Patterson, Nick Patterson, Andrew Patterson, Erick Weller, Melissa Weller, Daisy Wertz, Marlin Wertz, Cheyenne Miller, and Geraldine Sauter.

 

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:

 

Ariel Smith – First place 4th grade spelling bee

Lacey Bradshaw – Second place 4th grade spelling bee

Allison St. Clair – Third place 4th grade spelling bee

 

Cassie Barnard – First place 5th grade spelling bee

Courtney Caro – Second place 5th grade spelling bee

Allison Spade – Third place 5th grade spelling bee

 

Kristin Caro – First place 6th grade spelling bee

Noah Hykes – Second place 6th grade spelling bee

Rachel Swindell – Third place 6th grade spelling bee

 

Dylan Gordon – Winner of the third grade 24 Game Competition

Collin Bard – Winner of the fourth grade 24 Game Competition

Dillan Lashley – Winner of the fifth grade 24 Game Competition

Sami Barnhart – Winner of the sixth grade 24 Game Competition

 

3.      There was no citizens’ participation. 

 

4.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the minutes of the April 15, 2008, Board Meeting.   

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

5.      Communications.

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the list of seniors eligible for the Southern Fulton High School 2008 graduation pending all graduation requirements are met.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight 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 20, 2008, meeting in the amount of $276,985.06 with a total of $878,793.00.  

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - no

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

 

8.       A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the following doctors for the 2008/2009 school year: 

 

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

b. Dr. Brady and/or Tri-State Community Health Center as school doctor at a rate   of $8.00 per student.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - 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 the elementary school to participate in the Camp Joy-El Released Time Program.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the Southern Fulton Basketball to use the elementary gym area on July 7 – July 10, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a Southern Fulton girls’ basketball camp as per board policy.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight 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 Jr.  & Sr. high band and Guard to go to Hershey Park on June 5, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at no cost to District as done in past.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the second reading of Policy 207, Pupils, Confidential Communications Of Students.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Boyer & Ritter as local auditor for the 2008/09 school year for approximately $17,500.00. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the proposal from Bollinger Co. for Student Accident and Athletic Insurance for the 2008/2009 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 $3,341.00. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve a Resolution opposing proposed high school graduation competency assessment.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve Augustine Patricia Baker as a substitute cafeteria worker pending completion of paperwork.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the tentative budget for the 2008-2009 school year for a total of $10,488,603.18.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse -  no             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the following taxes:

 

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              Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – no       Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to accept with regret the letter of resignation from Dr. Brett Gilliland as High School Principal.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. Edgar Yates and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve to hire Thomas Brambley as High School Math teacher at Step 1, Column 1, 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             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Herbert Brambley to attend a DEP Introductory Alternative Energy Educator’s Workshop in Lackawana, PA on June 2 - 3, 2008, at a cost of approximately $100.00 to be paid with Title II funds.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve a fall cross-country team beginning 2008-2009 school year.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by John McKee to approve the financial reports as presented. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the payment of bills as presented.   

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann– yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Timothy Mellott – yes

`                                                               Donald Whiteside – yes     Dwight 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 the administrative reports as presented.

 

26.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to adjourn the meeting.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.