Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – June 22, 2010

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 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; Meredith Hendershot, high school principal; Doug Leisher, technology specialist; Michael Shaw, facilities manager; Debra Schetrompf, business manager; and Betty Feagley, board secretary.

 

Visitors present were: Chanin Rotz Mountz from the Fulton County News, Diane Younker, Edgar Yates, Doris Bain, LuAnne Keebaugh, Theresa Corle, Bill Whiteside, Richard Mosemann, Pat Scott, Shalonne Sipes, Thelma Steele, and Lester Steele.

 

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

 

2.      Board Presentation.  Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg presented a plaque to Mr. Scott for his retirement.

 

3.      Citizens’ Participation. Edgar Yates had some questions.

 

4.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the minutes of the May 18, 2010 Board meeting with an amendment to change the Assistant Girls Varsity Basketball coach to Junior Varsity 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.

 

 

 

5.       A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the minutes of the May 25, 2010 Special 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.

 

6.      Communications.  There were four letters of resignation:  one from Melissa Barton as Game Manager and JH Softball Assistant Coach, one from Amy Fischer as JH Girls Basketball Assistant Coach, Mark Lund as Assistant Track Coach, and one from Valerie White as High School English teacher.

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the 2010/2011 budget at a total of $11,677,426.00 and with taxes set as stated below:

 

Real Estate Taxes                                23.13 Mills

Section 679 Per Capita Taxes             $ 5.00

Act 511 Per Capita Taxes                   $ 5.00

Earned Income Tax                             1 %

Real Estate Transfer Tax                     1 %

Penalties                                              Maximum 10%

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - no              Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – no       Timothy Mellott - yes

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

                                                                                    “7” yes “2” members no.  Motion carried.

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the 2010 Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion Resolution. 

 

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. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the administration to make all journal entries necessary to complete the financial closing of fiscal year 2009-2010 and file closing end-of-year reports with appropriate agencies with a report to the Board on all transactions and reports.  All budget transfers will be presented for Board approval after the close of the year, before transfers are made.

 

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. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the following insurance carrier and approve authorization of payment of the premiums regarding the same for the 2010/2011 school year. 

 

Policy                                                  Carrier                                         Premium

Commercial Package                  Strickler Agency                              $  21,719.00

Worker’s Compensation                                                                     $  26,333.00

Educator’s Legal Liability                                                                  $    5,000.00

Commercial Umbrella                                                                         $    5,986.00 

Commercial Auto                                                                                $_  3,700.00­__

Total Annual Premium                                                                        $  62,738.00

 

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.

 

11.  A motion was made Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to accept the proposal from Sigel’s Excavating in an amount not to exceed $2,000.00 to relocate access road and impacted fence area at the elementary.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - no

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Hull - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes       

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the bids and proposals for the 2010-2011 school year as per attached. 

 

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. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve Dr. Tara Scheck, Dr. Phillip Breen and/or Tri-State Community Health Center as school doctor at a rate of $8.00 per student 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.

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to accept the following letters of resignation:

 

a.       Melissa Barton as Game Manager and JH Softball Assistant Coach

b.      Amy Fischer as JH Girls Basketball Assistant Coach

c.       Mark Lund as Assistant Track 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.

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve Candace Bard as Head JH Volleyball Coach for the 2010/2011 school year as per the Professional Staff Contract and as recommended by the Athletic Director.

 

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      

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

 

                Dwight Bard abstained because Candace Bard is his daughter.

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the following individuals as extra curricular coaches/advisors in the specified positions for the 2010/2011 school year as per the Professional Staff Contract and as recommended by the Athletic Director:

 

a.       Stacy Smith as JV Volleyball Coach

b.      Joe Hollenshead as Cross Country 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.

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve an unpaid leave of absence under the FMLA of 1993 pursuant to the law and regulations for Leslie Gates from August 19, 2010, to October 15, 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.

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the second reading of the following policies: 

 

a.       Policy 140, Programs, Charter Schools

b.      Policy 206, Pupils, Assignment Within District

c.       Policy 209, Pupils, Health Examinations/Screenings

d.      Policy 216.1, Pupils, Supplemental Discipline Records

e.       Policy 605, Finances, Tax Levy

f.       Policy 800-AR, School District, Administrative Regulation, Records Management

g.      Policy 800-AR-2, School District, Administrative Regulation, Litigation Hold

h.      Policy 808, Operations, Food Service

i.        Policy 808.1, Operations, Free/Reduced-Price Meals And Free Milk.

 

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. Patrick Bard to approve the first reading of Policy 126, Programs, Class Size. 

 

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. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the following use of buildings as per Board policy:

 

a.       Southern Fulton Girls’ Basketball to use the elementary gym on July 6, 2010, to July 9, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for basketball camp.

 

b.      Jr. High Boys’ Basketball to use the elementary gym on June 1, 2010, to July 30, 2010 for rec. basketball.

 

c.       Jr. High Volleyball to use the elementary gym on June 28, 2010, to June 30, 2010, for Jr. High Volleyball Camp.

 

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. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve the following substitutes for the 2010-2011 school year pending completion of paperwork:

 

Substitute Teachers

 

                        Bradly Truax                           Garrett Fix                  Karen Varney

Rachel Leese                           Aaron Harris

 

                         Cafeteria Substitutes              Teacher Aide Substitutes

 

                        Cheryl Hanks                          Cheryl Hanks

                                                                         Teressa Payne

 

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.

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the following job descriptions:  

 

a.       Superintendent and Board Secretary

 

b.      Technology Coordinator

 

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.

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Hull to approve Lucas Coleman for a Southern Fulton High School diploma via the Diploma Recovery Program.

                                   

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.

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to accept a letter of resignation from Valerie White effective June 8, 2010 and authorize the administration to immediately advertise for the position.

 

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.

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the financial reports as presented

 

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.

 

26.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott 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

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

27.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the administrative reports as presented.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried. 

 

28.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to go into Executive Session for negotiation reasons with adjournment to immediately follow with no action to be taken.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.  Executive Session began at 9:30 p.m. and ended at 10:12 p.m.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:12 p.m.