Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – April 20, 2010

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.  The following members were present:

 

Patrick Bard, Danny Crouse, Dwight Bard, Donald Whiteside, Mark Mosemann, Allen Morton, Timothy Hull, Timothy Mellott, and Kenny Wuertenberg.

 

Also present were Ralph R. Scott, superintendent; Kendra Trail, elementary principal; Michael Shaw, facilities manager; Debra Schetrompf, business manager; and Betty Feagley, board secretary.

 

Visitors present were:  Herbert Brambley and David Smith.

 

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

 

2.      Citizens’ Participation. Herbert Brambley gave a report on his experiences as the Target 2010 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail.

 

3.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the minutes of the March 16, 2010 Board meeting.

 

 Patrick Bard – yes              Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

4.      Communications:  There were four letters of resignation from the following:  Denise Conley as Head Varsity Volleyball Coach, Herb Brambley as Head Varsity Soccer Coach, Melissa Mackel as JV Girls Volleyball Coach, Joseph Hollenshead as Head JH Girls Basketball Coach and a letter from the Commissioners’ Office about passing a resolution to collect Valley-Hi Borough taxes.

 

 

5.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to accept with regret the following letters of resignation:

 

a.       Denise Conley as Head Varsity Volleyball Coach.

b.      Herb Brambley as Head Varsity Soccer Coach.

c.       Melissa Mackel as JV Girls Volleyball Coach

d.      Joseph Hollenshead as Head JH Girls Basketball Coach.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates to do the authorized feasibility study for the Southern Fulton School District at a tentative cost of $4,500.00.  Motion failed for lack of a second.

 

There was a discussion about the feasibility study and another motion was made.

 

6 a. Mrs. Trail was directed to bring to the Board in May a broad strategy for reducing study halls for grades 7 – 12 students.

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates to do the authorized feasibility study for the Southern Fulton School District at a tentative cost of $4,500.00.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - no              Allen Morton - no

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – no 

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

                                                                                    “6” yes “3” members no.  Motion carried.

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the 2010/2011 school calendar. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve Betty Feagley as Board Secretary for a four year term retroactive to May, 2009.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Mark Mosemann to approve the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 2010-2011 budget. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the following nominees to serve as the school board representatives on the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit Board of Directors for a three-year term:

 

Linda H. Garber – Central Fulton School District

Donna Isenberg – Huntingdon Area School District 

Lisa Baer – Southern Huntingdon County School District

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Mark Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Timothy Hull to approve Amber Goldizen to attend a mandated Pre-K meeting on May 6 and 7, 2010, in State College, with costs paid from Pre-K grant. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the following use of the buildings as per Board policy:

 

a.       Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission to use the elementary gymnasium as coordinated by the Athletic Director retroactive on Mondays and Wednesdays from April 12, 2010, to June 2, 2010, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for a basketball league.

 

b.      Fulton County Conservation District to use the old elementary school parking lot on May 22, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for an electronic collection for recycling.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2009-2010 school year pending completion of paperwork: 

 

a.       Betsy Clippinger

b.      Garrett Fix

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Craig Elbin as a volunteer coach for the spring sports.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard  to approve the sixth grade environmental club to go to Harper’s Ferry, WV, to the Appalachian Trail on May 10, 2010.  Costs to be paid by the participants.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Mark Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Timothy Hull to approve the elementary school to participate in the Camp Joy-El Released Time Program for the 2010-2011 school year.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Mark Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Timothy Hull 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               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve Aaron Harris as long-term substitute for Amanda Keiper upon commencement of FMLA to the end of the school year at a daily rate of $115.00.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve Mrs. Patricia Scott as a long-term substitute for Mrs. Sally Wilson at a daily rate of $115.00 until Mrs. Wilson’s return to work.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Mark Mosemann to approve Theresa Corle as elementary principal at a salary of $65,000.00, effective July 1, 2010.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

 Dwight Bard left the room.

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Brush Creek Township as the collection agency for school taxes for Valley-Hi Borough at the rate of $11.00 per real estate duplicate and $1.50 for each per capita until such time as the Valley-Hi Borough Tax Collector vacancy is filled.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – left               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

                Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

23.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the financial reports as presented   VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Hull to approve the payment of bills as presented. VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the administrative reports as presented.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

26.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to go into Executive Session for reasons of personnel and negotiations with adjournment to immediately follow.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.  Executive Session began at 10:35 p.m. and ended at 11:29 p.m.

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:29 p.m.