Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – November 20, 2007

 

 

          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, November 20, 2007, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.   The following members were present:

 

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

 

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

 

Visitors present were:  Chanin Rotz Mountz from the Fulton County News, Tim Mellott, David Smith, Gary Swope, Nichole Swope, Damon Gordon, Melette Gordon, Steven Meyer, Ann Meyer, and Ray Meyer.

 

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

 

2.      Student Recognition.  The following students were recognized as the top three winners of the Junior High Science Fair: Gary Swope, Damon Gordon, and Steven Meyer.

 

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 16, 2007, Board Meeting.   

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – abstain

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

            John McKee abstained because he was not present at the meeting.

 

5.      There were no communications.

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

 

a.       Policy 204, Pupils, Attendance

b.      Policy 207, Pupils, Confidential Communications of Students

c.       Policy 216.2 Pupils, Student Records Exceptional Students

d.      Policy 218, Pupils, Student Discipline

e.       Policy 235, Pupils, Student Rights/Surveys

f.        Policy 236, Pupils, Student Assistance Program.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Edgar Yates and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the first reading of Policy 113.1 Programs, Discipline Of Students With Disabilities.

 Richard Mosemann - yes  Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve Carol Souders as long-term substitute for Wendy Wright for approximately six weeks starting tentatively January 19, 2008 to March 3, 2008.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve an intermittent unpaid leave of absence under the FMLA of 1993 pursuant to the law and regulations for Valerie A. Ciampa-White during the 2007-2008 school year.

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

 

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve Debra Schetrompf as business manager at a prorated salary of $40,000.00 for the 2007-2008 school year with fringe benefits as per individual contract effective November 19, 2007.

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – no

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve Kara Pittman to do student teaching with Carolyn Mottern from March 11, 2008, to May 2, 2008.

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve Jennifer Miller as a substitute teacher for the 2007-2008 school year pending completion of paperwork.

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve George Kuhne to attend Track and Field Clinic on December 13 and 14, 2007, in Atlantic City at an approximate cost of $260.00.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve agreement with Chambersburg Hospital to provide physical therapy services retroactive to November 1, 2007.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to accept the 2007 Environmental Education Grant in the amount of $15,000.00. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to replacement of booster water heater in high school cafeteria for dishwasher. C-45 Hatco Booster installed: $3,680.00.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

17.  There was a discussion of the Diploma Recovery Program as presented by Dr. Gilliland.

 

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

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the payment of bills as submitted. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve a paid leave of absence under FMLA of 1993 pursuant to the law and regulations for Jennifer Keebaugh for approximately 6 weeks beginning approximately March 3, 2008 to April 15, 2008.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve RFP from Travis Fogal for bus route #10 at 100% of the state formula.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Bill Whiteside to approve the following coaches as per the Professional Staff Contract:

 

a.       Stacy Smith as Head Jr. High Softball Coach

b.      Melissa Mackel as Assistant Jr. High Softball Coach

c.       Stephanie Mills as Varsity Assistant Softball Coach

d.      Andrew Pepple as Head Varsity Boys Baseball Coach

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve Act 93 Agreement. 

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. Bill Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to accept the administrative reports as submitted.

 

Richard Mosemann - yes    Edgar Yates – yes

Allen Morton – yes             John McKee – yes

Bill Whiteside - yes             Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes     Patrick Bard - yes

Dwight Bard – yes              

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

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to go into Executive Session for a Student Issue to be followed by adjournment.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried.  Executive Session began at 9:00 p.m. and ended at 9:17 p.m.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:17 p.m.