December2009BoardMeetingMinutes

Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – December 8, 2009

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.  The following members were present:

 

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

 

Also present were Ralph R. Scott, superintendent; Kendra Trail, elementary principal; Meredith Hendershot, high school principal; Jason Imler, solicitor; Michael Shaw, facilities manager; Doug Leisher, technology specialist; Debra Schetrompf, business manager; and Betty Feagley, board secretary.

 

Visitors present were:  Jonie Bard, Paul Swope, and Elizabeth Cheatle.

 

1.      The meeting was opened with a moment of silence in memory of former superintendent Mr. Franklin Geist, followed by prayer by Mr. Timothy Mellott and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mr. Dwight Bard.

 

2.      Mr. Dwight Bard called for nomination of a temporary President.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to nominate Mr. Ralph Scott as Temporary President.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to close the nominations for Temporary President.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

Mr. Dwight Bard conducted a vote for Ralph Scott for Temporary President of all members present.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

3.      The new board members were greeted and Mr. Jason Imler swore in the new members:  Allen Morton, Timothy Hull, Mark Mosemann, and Patrick Bard.

 

Prior to nominations for President being accepted, Mr. Dwight Bard briefly addressed the Board. Mr. Bard stated that after thinking about it for more than a year and making a final decision after his daughter graduated, he had decided not to seek re-election for a twelfth term as president in order to afford someone else the opportunity to serve.  He thanked all current and former board members for their support and dedication towards doing what was best for students.

 

4.      Mr. Ralph Scott called for nominations for President.

A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to nominate Kenny Wuertenberg for president.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to close the nominations. VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

Mr. Ralph Scott conducted a vote of all members present for Kenny Wuertenberg for President.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

Mr. Scott thanked Mr. Bard for his leadership and guidance of the District during his twelve years as Board President.

 

5.      Mr. Ralph Scott called for nominations for Vice-President.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to nominate Patrick Bard for vice-president. 

 

A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to close the nominations. VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

Mr. Ralph Scott conducted a vote of all members present for Patrick Bard for Vice-President. VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the appointment of Mark Mosemann to serve on the Fulton County Vocational Technical School Board.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the appointment of Allen Morton to fill John McKee’s term on the Fulton County Vocational Technical School Board.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve the appointment of Patrick Bard and Kenny Wuertenberg to serve as alternates on the Fulton County Vocational Technical School Board.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to nominate Mark Mosemann as the PSBA Legislative Representative.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg to close the nominations. VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

Mr. Ralph Scott conducted a vote for Mark Mosemann as PSBA Legislative Representative of all members present. VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the meeting dates for Board Meetings and next year’s Reorganization as proposed.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

The Reorganization Meeting is complete.  The meeting is now open for general business.

 

11.  There was no student recognition.

 

12.  There was no citizens’ participation.

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the minutes of the November 17, 2009 Board meeting. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton – yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull – yes  

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes   Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

14.  Communications.  There was a thank you card from the Charles Palmer family.

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve Act 1 Resolution.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton – yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull – yes  

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes   Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the Resolution by the Tuscarora Blended Learning Charter School to change its name to the New Day Charter School.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton – yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull – yes  

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes   Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve Patrick Bard as Southern Fulton Board of School Directors’ representative on the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Committee board of directors.

 

Patrick Bard – no                                Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton – yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull – yes  

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes   Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve Donald Whiteside as Southern Fulton Board of School Directors’ representative for the Sewer Authority.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton – yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull – yes  

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes   Timothy Mellott - yes

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

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve the first reading of  the following policies: 

 

a.       Policy 347, Employees, Workers’ Compensation Traditional Return-To-Work Program. 

b.      Policy 705, Property, Safety

c.       Policy 718, Property, Service Animals In Schools.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton – yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull – yes  

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes   Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve Kendra Trail to attend the PASA sponsored New Superintendents’ Academy in Harrisburg on January 20 - 21, 2010, and June 17 - 18, 2010.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton – yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull – yes  

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes   Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the following substitutes for the 2009-2010 school year pending completion of paperwork:

 

a.       Teressa Payne as a substitute aide

b.      Lindsay Clark as a substitute teacher.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton – yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull – yes  

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes   Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve Southern Fulton Elementary School to participate in a national longitudinal study, beginning Fall of 2010, that tracks students from kindergarten through fifth-grade.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton – yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull – yes  

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes   Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the payment of bills as presented. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton – yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull – yes  

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes   Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the quote from A. L. Fence Co. for approximately 350 feet of playground fencing for $5,763.39.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton – yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull – yes  

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes   Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard for the administration to open the proposals for a feasibility study.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton – yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull – yes  

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes   Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

26.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to accept the administrative reports.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                                Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton – yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull – yes  

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes   Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

27.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Timothy Hull to adjourn the meeting.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.