Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – December 2, 2008

 

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.  The following members were present:

 

Patrick Bard, 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; Jason Imler, solicitor; Michael Shaw; facilities manager; Doug Leisher, technology specialist; Debra Schetrompf, business manager; and Betty Feagley, board secretary.

 

Visitors Present:  Lowell Barnhart, Robert Bard, Gerri Strait, Benjamin Arnold, Melissa Barton, Amanda Brumbaugh, Amber Clark, Leah Eslinger, Ellen Glunt, Suzette Knox, Melissa Mackel, Rebecca Mosemann, Ashley Newfield, Heather Powell, Nancy Wright, and Cindy Flaherty.

 

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

 

2.      Mr. Dwight Bard called for nomination of a temporary President.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. John McKee to nominate Mr. Ralph Scott as Temporary President.  There were no other nominations.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

3.      Mr. Ralph Scott called for nominations for President.

 

Mr. Dwight Bard was nominated by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg, Mr. Edgar Yates was nominated by Mr. Danny Crouse, Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg was nominated by Mr. Donald Whiteside for President.

A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to close the nominations. VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

Mr. Ralph Scott conducted a hand vote of all members present for Mr. Dwight Bard for President.  Mr. Bard received 4 votes.  Mr. Ralph Scott conducted a hand vote of all members present for Mr. Edgar Yates for President.   Mr. Yates received 1 vote.

 

Mr. Ralph Scott conducted a hand vote of all members present for Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg for President.  Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg received 2 votes. 

 

One member abstained.

 

Since there was not a majority vote for any nominee, Mr. Scott opened the floor again for nominations for President.

 

Mr. Danny Crouse nominated Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg, Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg declined.  Mr. Patrick Bard nominated Mr. Dwight Bard, and Mr. Danny Crouse nominated Mr. Timothy Mellott for President.

A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to close the nominations. VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

Mr. Ralph Scott conducted a hand vote of all members present for Mr. Dwight Bard for President.  Mr. Bard received 6 votes.

 

Mr. Ralph Scott conducted a hand vote of all members present for Mr. Timothy Mellott for President.   Mr. Mellott received 2 votes.

 

Mr. Dwight Bard was declared the elected president.

 

4.      Mr. Ralph Scott called for nominations for Vice President.

 

Mr. Danny Crouse nominated Mr. Edgar Yates.  Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg nominated Mr. John McKee for Vice-President.

A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to close the nominations. VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

Mr. Ralph Scott conducted a hand vote of all members present for Mr. Edgar Yates for Vice-President.  Mr. Yates received 1 vote.

 

Mr. Ralph Scott conducted a hand vote of all members present for Mr. John McKee for Vice-President.   Mr. McKee received 5 votes.

 

 2 members abstained.

 

Mr. John McKee was declared the elected Vice-president.

 

            Richard Mosemann arrived at 7:45 p.m.

 

5.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the appointment of Mr. John McKee to serve on the Fulton County Vocational Technical School Board.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the appointment of Mr. Patrick Bard and Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg to serve as alternates on the Fulton County Vocational Technical School Board.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve Mr. Richard Mosemann as the PSBA Legislative Representative.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the meeting dates for Board Meetings and next year’s Reorganization as proposed.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

The Reorganization Meeting is complete.  The meeting is now open for general business.

 

Mr. Dwight Bard took charge of the meeting as president of the newly organized Board of School Directors.

 

9.      Student Recognition.  Liam Flaherty and Dristin Mellott were presented certificates for achieving the 85th percentile to earn the Presidential Physical Fitness Award.  

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the minutes of the October 21, 2008 Board 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.

 

11.  There were no communications.

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve a team of Darlene DeShong, Cheryl Hoffner, Kathy Cutchall, Tammi Ifert, Kendra Trail, and Diane Younker to go to the Pennsylvania Title I Improving School Performance Conference in Pittsburgh on January 25 – 27, 2009, to do a presentation, and Ralph Scott to attend the opening session and presentation.

 

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. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve Act 1 Resolution as presented.

 

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.

 

14.  Introduction of new and recent employees.  Each employee was asked to introduce himself/herself and tell the board something unusual about themselves.

 

15.  Citizens’ Participation. Mr. Robert Bard and Mrs. Gerri Strait of WAYS thanked the board for their support of the community soccer program and announced that they would be presenting a plaque to the board.

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve to initiate a varsity boys’ soccer team, effective the 2009 season. 

 

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. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to go into Executive Session.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion failed.  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 8:10 p.m. and ended at 8:44 p.m.

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg to hire Tamera Hixon as an instructional assistant at $8.25 an hour as per the Support CBA.

 

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.

 

            It was announced that Tamera Hixon is the niece of Mr. John McKee.

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the following substitutes for the 2008-2009 school year pending completion of paperwork:

 

a.       Anna Thompson as a substitute secretary or aide.

b.      Gloria Hurney as a substitute teacher.

 

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. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the recommendation of the environmental committee to pay tribute to Mrs. Alleene Hoopengardner by naming the nature trail in her honor. The name of the trail will be the Alleene Hoopengardner Memorial Trail for Environmental Studies.

 

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. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg to approve Mr. Edgar Yates as Southern Fulton Board of School Directors representative on the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Committee board of directors.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – no

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann 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.

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard 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.

 

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to extend the AYP provision of the professional collective bargaining agreement to all elementary faculty and all district support staff with respect to the 2007-2008 PSSA results.

 

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.

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to accept the administrative reports as presented.  As part of her administrative report, Mrs. Trail announced that SFES has been named as one of the top two Title I schools in Pennsylvania and will be recognized at the national Title I conference in San Antonio, Texas.

 

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. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to go into Executive Session for negotiation reasons with adjournment to immediately follow.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried.  Executive Session began at 9:20 p.m. and ended at 9:45 p.m.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.