January2010BoardMeetiingMinutes

Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – January 19, 2010

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.  The following members were present:

 

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

 

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

 

Visitors present were:  Chanin Rotz Mountz from the Fulton County News and Elizabeth Cheatle.

 

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

 

2.      There was no student recognition.

 

3.      There was no citizens’ participation.

 

4.      A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the minutes of the December 8, 2009 Board meeting. 

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                Timothy Hull – yes

Donald Whiteside– yes       Timothy Mellott – yes  

    Kenny Wuertenberg - yes              

                                                                    “6” yes “ 0 ” members no “ 1 ” member abstain.  Motion carried.

 

                Donald Whiteside abstained because he was not present at the December meeting.

 

5.      Communications.  There was a letter of resignation form Sandra Strait as a second grade teacher.

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the second reading of the following policies:    

 

a.       Policy 103.1, Programs, Nondiscrimination-Qualified Students With Disabilities

b.      Policy 113, Programs, Special Education

c.       Policy 113.1, Programs, Discipline Of Students With Disabilities

d.      Policy 113.2, Programs, Behavior Support

e.       Policy 113.3, Programs, Screening And Evaluations For Students With Disabilities

f.       Policy 114, Programs, Gifted Education

g.      Policy 237, Pupils, Electronic Devices

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

i.        Policy 609, Finances, Investment Of District Funds

j.        Policy 705, Property, Safety

k.      Policy 718, Property, Service Animals in Schools

l.        Policy 815, Operations, Acceptable Use Of Internet

m.    Policy 907, Community, School Visitors.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                Timothy Hull – yes

Donald Whiteside– yes       Timothy Mellott – yes  

    Kenny Wuertenberg - yes              

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

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the second reading of Policy 302, Administrative Employees, Employment Of Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent. 

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                Timothy Hull – yes

Donald Whiteside– yes       Timothy Mellott – yes  

    Kenny Wuertenberg - yes              

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

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the first reading of the following policies: 

 

a.       Policy 335, Administrative Employees, Family and Medical Leaves

b.      Policy 435, Professional Employees, Family and Medical Leaves

c.       Policy 535, Support Staff Employees, Family and Medical Leaves.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                Timothy Hull – yes

Donald Whiteside– yes       Timothy Mellott – yes  

    Kenny Wuertenberg - yes              

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

 

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve an unpaid leave of absence under the FMLA of 1993 pursuant to the law and regulations for Michelle Trail, starting tentatively March 6, 2010, to the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year. 

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                Timothy Hull – yes

Donald Whiteside– yes       Timothy Mellott – yes  

    Kenny Wuertenberg - yes              

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

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the following substitutes for the 2009-2010 school year pending completion of paperwork:

 

a.       Heidi McCardell as substitute teacher

b.      Alfred Cross as substitute teacher

c.       April Leese as substitute teacher.

d.      April Hiller as substitute nurse.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                Timothy Hull – yes

Donald Whiteside– yes       Timothy Mellott – yes  

    Kenny Wuertenberg - yes              

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Mark Mosemann to accept with regret the letter of resignation from Sandra Strait as second grade elementary teacher effective the end of the 2009-2010 school year.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                Timothy Hull – yes

Donald Whiteside– yes       Timothy Mellott – yes  

    Kenny Wuertenberg - yes              

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve to hire Andrew Brown as High School Technology Education teacher at Step 1, Column 1, at a salary of $36,219.00, effective January 20, 2010.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                Timothy Hull – yes

Donald Whiteside– yes       Timothy Mellott – yes  

    Kenny Wuertenberg - yes              

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

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve Jamie Shipley as long-term substitute teacher for Valerie White beginning December 8, 2009, at a daily rate of $115.00.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                Timothy Hull – yes

Donald Whiteside– yes       Timothy Mellott – yes  

    Kenny Wuertenberg - yes              

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

 

14.  There was a discussion of Feasibility Study RFP’s.  It was decided to have Mr. Gordon Walker come in February to talk to the board about our financial status and to have Mr. Scott proceed to schedule first round architect interviews, conditioned upon approval of the Board in February, after hearing Mr. Walker’s presentation..

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the financial reports as presented.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                Timothy Hull – yes

Donald Whiteside– yes       Timothy Mellott – yes  

    Kenny Wuertenberg - yes              

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the payment of bills as presented.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                Timothy Hull – yes

Donald Whiteside– yes       Timothy Mellott – yes  

    Kenny Wuertenberg - yes              

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

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Hull to accept administrative reports as presented.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann – yes

Dwight Bard - yes                Timothy Hull – yes

Donald Whiteside– yes       Timothy Mellott – yes  

    Kenny Wuertenberg - yes              

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

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to adjourn the meeting. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.