Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – May 19, 2009

 

 

          Board Meeting Minutes

 
 

 

 


The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.  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; Michael Shaw; facilities manager; Doug Leisher, technology specialist; Debra Schetrompf, business manager; and Betty Feagley, board secretary.

 

Visitors Present: David Smith, Glenn Ward, Justin Sholes, Daniel Wolfe, Elaina Truax, Ellie Mundale, Nathan Keebaugh, Steven Meyer and Ann Meyer. 

 

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

 

2.      Student Recognition.  The Scholastic Scrimmage Team was recognized for finishing second in the WPSU competition.

 

3.      Citizens’ Participation.   Collin Sanifer from T.A.C made a presentation during the work session preceding the meeting.

 

4.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the minutes of the April 21, 2009, 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.

 

5.      There were no communications.

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the list of seniors eligible for the Southern Fulton High School 2009 graduation pending all graduation requirements are met.

 

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. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve John Sigel, who has received his HS diploma via the diploma recovery program.

 

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. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve the 2009-2010 Fulton County AVTS Budget in the amount of $892,829.00.

 

Patrick Bard – no                  Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - no     John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – no             Kenny Wuertemberg – no

Donald Whiteside -abstain                Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - no

                                                     “3” yes “ 5 ” members no “ 1 ” member abstain.  Motion failed.

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the following doctors for the 2009/2010 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            Kenny Wuertemberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – no 

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve a PIAA Co-operative Agreement with Everett for Southern Fulton students to go to Everett for wrestling and for Everett students to come to Southern Fulton for cross country.

 

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. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the elementary school to participate in the Camp Joy-El Released Time Program for the 2009-2010 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.

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve Boyer & Ritter as local auditor for the 2009/2010 school year for approximately $19,360.00. 

 

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.

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve Carl Beard of Andrews and Beard, as solicitor for the 2009-2010 school year at a rate of $120.00 per hour.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg – no

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the proposal from Bollinger Co. for Student Accident and Athletic Insurance for the 2009/2010 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 $3,592.00.

 

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

 

a.       Shooting Stars Majorettes to use the high school cafeteria on June 28, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for basket bingo.

 

b.      Southern Fulton Junior High Volleyball camp to be held at the elementary school from June 22 – June 24, 2009.

 

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. John McKee to approve Amber Galson to attend the 2008-2009 Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Statewide Meeting at Penn State on June 2 – June 3, 2009, at an approximate cost of $213.00. 

 

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.

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the Southern Fulton administration to attend TIU 11 Administrative Retreat at State College on June 23 – 24, 2009, at no cost to the district.

 

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. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2008-2009 school year pending completion of paperwork:

 

a.       Adam George

b.      Kevin Sandell

c.       Sharon Bakner

d.      Nancy Harris

e.       Melissa Wilson

f.        Angela Fuss

 

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. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the following coaches for Fall 2009 as per the Professional Staff Contract:

 

a.       Leah Eslinger as Jr. High Soccer Assistant

b.      Brian Strait as Head Jr. High Soccer 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.

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve Metz, Inc. as food service provider at a 2009-2010 loss of $88,267.47, as per RFP.

 

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. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the tentative budget for the 2009-2010 school year for a total of $11,601,933.00.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – abstain     Kenny Wuertemberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

 

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann 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 – 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.

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to accept the PCC grant in the amount of $103,000.00.

 

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.

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott 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.

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse 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            Kenny Wuertemberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

 

 

 

 

26.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann 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.

 

27.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to go into Executive Session for personnel reasons.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried.  Executive Session began at 9:30 p.m. and ended at 10:16 p.m.

 

28.  A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve an additional 45 contracted days for Diane Younker from 215 to 260 at a below per diem rate to $79,500.00 as per the Act 93 agreement.

 

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.

 

29.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to set superintendent’s 2009-2010 salary increase at 5% and any health care savings, and to add 10 vacation days.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – no             Kenny Wuertemberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

30.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to adjourn the meeting.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:20 p.m.