Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – August 19, 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, August 19, 2008, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.  There was an Executive Session held prior to the Board meeting for a personnel and student issue.  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; Kendra Trail, elementary principal; Meredith Hendershot, high school principal; Robert Lascher, solicitor; Michael Shaw; facilities manager; Doug Leisher, technology specialist; Debra Schetrompf, business manager; and Betty Feagley, board secretary.

 

Visitors present were:  Chanin Rotz Mountz from the Fulton County News, David Smith, Glenn Ward, Kevin Mellott and Jean Gregory.

 

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

 

2.      There was no citizens’ participation.  

 

3.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the minutes of the July 15, 2008, Board Meeting and July 29, 2008, Special Meeting.   

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

4.      Communications.  There were two letters of resignation: one from Thomas Brambley as high school math teacher and one from Cajan Reed as junior varsity volleyball coach.

 

5.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to accept the letter of resignation of Cajan Reed as Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve Heather Hollenshead as Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach as per the Professional Staff Contract.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve a change of status of Southern Fulton Elementary School from Kindergarten – Grade 6 to Pre-K - Grade 6 and authorize administration to notify the Pennsylvania Department of Education of same.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the list of fundraisers for the 2008/2009 school year.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the list of field trips for the 2008/2009 school year with date changes. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - 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. Patrick Bard to approve the list of professional conferences with date changes.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the 2008/2009 teaching and staff assignments.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the Coaches Handbook.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - 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. John McKee to approve the Extended Family Program as our alternative education provider.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to accept the following grants:

 

a.       Dual-Enrollment Grant for 2008-2009 in the amount of $20,679.17 for high school students participating in college courses conducted by Penn State Mount Alto and Allegheny College of Maryland.

 

b.      Classrooms for the Future Grant for 2008-2009 in the amount of $74,691.00.  

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve addendum to first-grade report card beginning with the 08-09 school year. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the second reading of the following policies a through ee with item ff  Policy 906 to be tabled: 

 

a.       Policy 000, Local Board Procedures, Board Policy/Administrative Regulations

b.      Policy 001, Local Board Procedures, Name And Classification

c.       Policy 002, Local Board Procedures, Authority And Powers

d.      Policy 003, Local Board Procedures, Functions

e.       Policy 004, Local Board Procedures, Membership

f.        Policy 005, Local Board Procedures, Organization

g.       Policy 007, Local Board Procedures, Distribution

h.       Policy 201, Pupils, Admission Of Students

i.         Policy 601, Finances, Fiscal Objectives

j.        Policy 602, Finances, Budget Planning

k.      Policy 603, Finances, Budget Preparation

l.         Policy 604, Finances, Budget Adoption

m.     Policy 605, Finances, Tax Levy

n.       Policy 606, Finances, Tax Collection

o.      Policy 607, Finances, Tuition Income

p.      Policy 608, Finances, Bank Accounts

q.      Policy 609, Finances, Investment Of District Funds

r.        Policy 610, Finances, Purchases Subject To Bid/Quotation

s.       Policy 611, Finances, Purchases Budgeted

t.        Policy 612, Finances, Purchases Not Budgeted

u.       Policy 613, Finances, Cooperative Purchasing

v.       Policy 614, Finances, Payroll Authorization

w.     Policy 615, Finances, Payroll Deductions

x.       Policy 616, Finances, Payment Of Bills

y.       Policy 617, Finances, Petty Cash

z.       Policy 618, Finances, Student Activity Funds

aa.   Policy 619, Finances, District Audit

bb.  Policy 621, Finances, Local Taxpayer Bill Of Rights

cc.   Policy 622, Finances, GASB Statement 34

dd.  Policy 626, Finances, Federal Fiscal Compliance

ee.   Policy 814, Operations, Copyright Material

ff.      Policy 906, Community, Public Complaints

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the first reading of the following policies:

 

a.       Policy100, Programs, Strategic Plan

b.      Policy 102, Programs, Academic Standards

c.       Policy 114, Programs, Gifted Education

d.      Policy 115, Programs, Vocational Technical Education

e.       Policy 116, Programs, Tutoring

f.        Policy 118, Programs, Independent Study

g.       Policy 119, Programs, Current Events

h.       Policy 121, Programs, Field Trips

i.         Policy 124, Programs, Summer School

j.        Policy 125, Programs, Adult Education

k.      Policy 126, Programs, Class Size

l.         Policy 127, Programs, Assessments

m.     Policy 130, Programs, Homework

n.       Policy 137, Programs, Home Education Programs

o.      Policy 137.1 Programs, Extracurricular Participation By Home Education Students

p.      Policy 138, Programs, Limited English Proficiency Program

q.      Policy 140, Programs, Charter Schools

r.        Policy 140.1, Programs, Extracurricular Participation By Charter/Cyber Charter Students

s.       Policy 142, Programs, Migrant Students

t.        Policy 143, Programs, Standards For Persistently Dangerous Schools

u.       Policy 144, Programs, Standards For Victims Of Violent Crimes

v.       Policy 146, Programs, Student Services

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the following mentors with a stipend as per the Professional Staff Contract:

 

a.       Suzette Knox – Amber Galson

b.      Ellen Glunt – Leah Eslinger

c.       Julie Dickerhoff – Thomas Brambley

d.      Marjory Leese – Sixth Grade Teacher

e.       Dan Meredith – Music Teacher

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve Stacy Smith as Co-Head Jr. High Softball Coach as per the Professional Staff Contract.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve to give authorization to employ day-to-day substitutes (professional and support staff) as needed provided each candidate has on file a valid teaching certificate (professional) criminal background check, child abuse history clearance, FBI clearance, required health and TB test, and federal form I-9.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the following volunteers for the elementary basketball program pending completion of paperwork:

 

a.       Thomas Strait

b.      Brian Mottern

c.       Tammy Ifert

d.      Linda Francis

e.       Becky Ray

f.        Brooke Francis

g.       Lucas Mellott

h.       L. Allen Morton

i.         Brooke Whiteside

j.        Andrew Merica

k.      Josh Wertz

l.         Zachary Swope

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside–abstain Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

            Donald Whiteside abstained because Brooke Whiteside is his granddaughter.

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve Benjamin Arnold as Music Teacher at Step 1, Column 1, at a salary of $35,683.00 as per the Professional CBA.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve Mary Harding as Part-time Cashier/cafeteria work at $8.25 an hour as per the Support CBA.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to authorize the administration and attorney to draw up a contract for the Scoreboard.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – no             Kenny Wuertemberg - no

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

25.  There was a discussion of the AVTS secretary position.

 

26.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to schedule a special meeting to discuss transportation fuel adjustments.

 

Patrick Bard – no                  Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann - no     John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – no             Kenny Wuertemberg - no

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - no

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

 

 

 

27.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg to table the discussion of transportation fuel adjustments until the September meeting.  Motion failed for lack of a second.

 

28.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to have the administration look at the budget and make a determination what available unspent money is available for the fuel adjustments and bring a recommendation to the September meeting.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - no        Timothy Mellott – no

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

29.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse accept letter of resignation of Thomas Brambley as High School Math teacher.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

30.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve Stephanie Hartman as Math Teacher at Step 1, Column 1, at a salary of $35,683.00 as per the Professional CBA.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - 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. Danny Crouse to approve the Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church to use the old elementary parking lot as an Angel Food drop site on August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, and December 20, 2008 from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. as per Board policy.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

 

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

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

33.  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 Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

  

34.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to accept the administrative reports as presented.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

35.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to go into Executive Session for a student issue with adjournment to immediately follow.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried.  Executive Session began at 9:45 p.m. and ended at 10:15 p.m.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:16 p.m.