Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – March 17, 2009

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 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; Michael Shaw; facilities manager; Doug Leisher, technology specialist; Debra Schetrompf, business manager; and Betty Feagley, board secretary.

 

Visitors Present:  Chanin Rotz Mountz from the Fulton County News, Glenn Ward, and Charles Frame.

 

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

 

2.      Citizens’ Participation.  Mr. Charles Frame presented the 2007-2008 audit report and Glenn Ward had some questions on the transportation of students going to the elementary for activities and why three buses have to transport the students instead of one.

 

3.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the minutes of the January 20, 2009, Board Meeting.  

 

Patrick Bard - abstain                          Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes   

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

 

            Patrick Bard abstained because he was not present at the January meeting.

 

4.      Communications.  There were two letters of resignation from Stacy Smith as Jr. High Softball Coach and Heather Hollenshead as Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach.

 

5.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to accept the 2007-2008 audit report as presented at the March 17, 2009, meeting.  Mr. Scott suggested that next year the audit report be presented at one meeting and accepted at the next meeting.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                 Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to accept the following letters of resignation:

 

a.       Stacy Smith as Jr. High Softball Coach.

b.      Heather Hollenshead as Jr. Varsity Volleyball Coach.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                 Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to hire the following coaches as per the Professional Staff Contract:

 

a.       Melissa Mackel as Head JH Softball coach

b.      Melissa Barton as Asst. JH Softball coach

c.       Mark Lund as 2nd Asst. Track Coach

d.      Heather Hollenshead as 3rd Asst. Track Coach

e.       Ryan Ickes as Asst. Varsity Soccer Coach

 

Patrick Bard -  yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the following volunteer coaches for spring sports:

 

a.       Stacy Smith as a Volunteer Varsity Softball Coach

b.      Craig Elbin as a Volunteer Varsity Softball coach

c.       Danny White as a Volunteer Varsity Softball coach

d.      Ryan Ickes as Volunteer Asst. JH Softball Coach.

 

Patrick Bard -  yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

9.      A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Mrs. Jamie Shipley as a long-term substitute beginning March 9, 2009, for Mrs. Rebecca Mosemann, while on FMLA leave at a rate of $110.00 per day.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to  approve the following substitutes pending completion of paperwork:

 

a.       Jolinda Harkless as a substitute teacher

b.      Sandra Wills as a substitute secretary and substitute aide.

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve the unpaid leave of absence under the FMLA of 1993 pursuant to the law and regulations for an intermittent unpaid leave for Lisa Truax for the 2008-2009 school year.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                 Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the second reading of the following policies: 

 

a.       Policy 249, Pupils, Bullying/Cyberbulling.

b.      Policy 800, Operations, Records Management.

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

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

 

a.       WAYS Soccer to use any fields available at the high school from April 1, 2009, to May 31, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to play soccer. 

 

b.      Fulton County Center for Families to use the outside and restroom areas at the elementary on May 16, 2009, with a rain date of May 23, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a World Fair – activities to reach ages birth to 5. 

 

c.       Needmore Volunteer Fire Company to use the elementary gym on April 17, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for a Donkey Basketball Game. 

 

d.      Southern Fulton Girls Basketball to use the elementary gym on July 6 – July 9, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a Southern Fulton Girls Basketball Camp. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to give retroactive approval for the cheerleaders to go to ECA Nationals in Williamsburg, VA on March 13, 2009, to March 15, 2009, for a competition.

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the National Honor Society to go to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh on April 17, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the following conferences:

 

a.       Angela Adams to attend the Multiple Cultures, Multiple Voices conference to be held on June 14 – 16, 2009, in Harrisburg.

 

b.      Kendra Trail to attend the PASA Aspiring to Leadership Conference on March 25 & 26, 2009, in Harrisburg, PA. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes   

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

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the 2009/2010 tentative school calendar. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the tax exoneration lists for the 2008-2009 school year as presented by the business manager.

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve authorizing the Southern Fulton Business Manager to reinvest in insured accounts any PLGIT certificates of deposit modified due to their acquisition by another financial institution, subject to public reporting of same at the next Board meeting. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to authorize the administration to coordinate the Mobile Dentist Program for the 2009/2010 school year.

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve Scott Mosemann as a volunteer FFA Advisor pending completion of paperwork.

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to purchase the Alert Now notification system at $2.25 per student.

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

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

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

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

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to accept the administrative reports as presented.

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

26.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg to go into Executive Session for personnel and litigation reasons with adjournment to immediately follow.

 

Patrick Bard – yes                                Edgar Yates – yes

Danny Crouse - yes                             John McKee – yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                     Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                                Timothy Mellott – yes  

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

 

Executive Session began at 9:40 p.m. and ended at 11:10 p.m.

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:10 p.m.