Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – September 16, 2008

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for the regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 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; Robert Lascher, solicitor; 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,  David Smith, Mark Mellott, Sheila Swope, Jean Gregory, Michelle Foor, John Foor, Bridgette Foor, Ashley Harper, Stephanie Harper, and Lisa Keefer.

 

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

 

2.      Citizens’ Participation.  Mrs. Michelle Foor had questions on the Senior PSSA trip to Ocean City and announced her efforts and intent to pursue legal action against the District.

 

Richard Mosemann arrived at 8:05 p.m.

 

3.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the minutes of the August 19, 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.

 

2.      Communications.  A letter from Glenn Ward asking for a two- year extension on Bus Route #12.

 

3.      A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to give a 30-cent ($.30) a gallon one time payment to all bus contractors for the 2008/2009 school year based on a maximum of 38,328 gallons as calculated by the Business Manager, contingent upon a memorandum of understanding signed by each contractor.

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.       A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Edgar Yates to extend the transportation contract for Bus Route #12 to Glenn and Trecila Ward for the 2009 – 2010 and 2010 – 2011 school years.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – no

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertemberg - yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

5.      A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the Extended Family Program as an Act 48 Program Placement 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.

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the contract with Vision Quest retroactive to August 19, 2008 with specified corrections.

 

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. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve contract for the 2008-2009 school year with M & C Lumber Co., Inc., for the purpose of transporting afternoon Pre-K students to the elementary school at a rate of $100.00 per day, effective September 8, 2008.

 

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. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve to continue agreement with F & M Trust to utilize the Repo Sweep account.

 

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. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve Ryan Ickes as Elementary Teacher at Step 1, Column 1, at a salary of $35,683.00 as per the Professional CBA, effective September 8, 2008.

 

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.

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2008-2009 school year pending completion of paperwork.

 

a.       Holly Stambaugh

b.      Christy Boehme

c.       Deborah Cooper

d.      Rachelle Rowles

e.       Diane DeMarco

f.        Hope Kephart

g.       Jessica Grove

 

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. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve grades K-2 to participate in the Child Evangelism Fellowship Bible Release time instruction as requested and required by law.

 

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. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the second reading of 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.

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the second 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.

 

 

 

14.  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.

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott 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 - no        Timothy Mellott – yes

             Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the letter of agreement with Manito for Student Assistance Program (SAP).

 

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. Patrick Bard 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.

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to adjourn the meeting.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:40 p.m.