Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – October 21, 2008

 

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for the regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 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, and Timothy Mellott.

 

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, and David Smith.

 

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

 

2.      There was no student recognition.

 

3.      There was no citizens’ participation.

 

4.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to enter into the minutes the work session presentation of Southern Fulton’s PSSA scores as reported by Mr. Robert Shinskie and Dr. Tracy Hinish of TIU11.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried. 

 

5.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the minutes of the September 16, 2008, Board Meeting.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertemberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      John McKee – yes            

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

 

6.      Communications.  A letter from Dr. Gerald Zahorchak commending Southern Fulton on an audit report that did not contain any findings or observations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, 2005, 2004, and 2003 and recommending the commendation become part of the official minutes.

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and Mr. Danny Crouse to enter into the minutes the letter from Dr. Gerald Zahorchak commending Southern Fulton on an audit report that did not contain any findings or observations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, 2005, 2004, and 2003.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried. 

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the school emergency plans for the elementary and high school with corrections. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertemberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      John McKee – yes            

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

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve an amendment to the intergovernmental agreement of April 21, 2005, creating the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission to admit Licking Creek Township into the commission under the same terms and conditions as the other municipalities.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertemberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      John McKee – yes            

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

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the Adult Basketball League to use the elementary gym on October 23, 2008, to April 30, 2009, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for playing basketball as per board policy.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertemberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      John McKee – yes            

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the following substitutes for the 2008-2009 school year pending completion of paperwork.

 

a.       Linda Banks as a substitute teacher

b.      Deborah Cooper as a substitute teacher

c.       Jessica Dovey as a substitute teacher

d.      Debbie Duran as a substitute teacher

e.       Brittany Frost as a substitute teacher

f.        Deborah Remeikas as a substitute teacher

g.       Via Shaw as a substitute custodian.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertemberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      John McKee – yes            

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

 

12.  There was an administrative presentation about District progress and initiatives.

 

13.  There was a discussion of school visits and potential feasibility study.

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the financial reports as presented. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertemberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      John McKee – yes            

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

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to approve the payment of bills as presented with some clarifications.  

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertemberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      John McKee – yes            

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

 

16.   Mr. Scott asked for volunteers for two different committees:  an energy committee and interview committee.

 

Energy committee volunteers were:  Danny Crouse, Kenny Wuertenberg, and Edgar Yates.

 

Interview committee volunteers were:  Donald Whiteside, Timothy Mellott, and Richard Mosemann.

 

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

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertemberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      John McKee – yes            

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

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Edgar Yates and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse 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 10:35 p.m. and ended at 10:45 p.m.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 p.m.