Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – May 18, 2010

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 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 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: Elizabeth Cheatle, Joyce Shull, David Smith, Diane Younker, Carolyn Mottern, Herb Ward, Brandon Mellott, Sarena Roman, Lakin Toothman, and Jessica Lynch.

 

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

 

2.      Citizens’ Participation.  Senior students Jessica Lynch, Lakin Toothman, and Sarena Roman presented their senior projects to the Board. 

 

3.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the minutes of the April 20, 2010 Board meeting.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

4.      Communications.  There was a letter from the Beta Sigma Phi thanking Bailey Elbin, Sammy Golden, Dakota Unger, Justin Mellott, and Sharon Whiteside for helping with their charity bingo.

 

5.      A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Mark Mosemann to approve the list of seniors eligible for the Southern Fulton High School 2010 graduation, pending all graduation requirements are met.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the 2010/2011 Fulton County AVTS Budget in the amount of $903,743.00. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - no   

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

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr.  Dwight Bard to approve Dr. Wolfe as school dentist at a rate of $.80 per student for the 2010/2011 school year.  

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve Boyer & Ritter as local auditor for the 2010/2011 school year for approximately $19,950.00.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve Carl Beard of Andrews and Beard, as solicitor for the 2010/2011 school year at a rate of $120.00 per hour for general services and $150.00 per hour for special counsel/negotiator services.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

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10.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the proposal from Bollinger Co. for Student Accident and Athletic Insurance for the 2010/2011 school year as stated below: 

 

Sports (no football team)

                                                Plan:                $100 Primary Excess

                                                Coverage:        $1,000,000 Benefit Max. five (5) year benefit period

                                                Premium:         Approximately $3,843.00.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to go into Executive Session for student issues.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.  Executive Session began at 8:50 p.m. and ended at 9:10 p.m.

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve Metz, Inc. as food service provider at a 2010/2011 loss of $­­126,674.30, as per RFP and amend the lunch prices to increase $.l5.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

12.  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.       Karen Varney

b.      Rachel Leese

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the first 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 Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the High School and Elementary student handbooks.  

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve a resolution from the Tuscarora Blended Learning Charter School to amend its charter by changing the program focus to only include grades 7 through 12. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the following positions for the 2010-2011 school year:

 

a.       F & M Bank as Treasurer. 

b.      F& M Bank as Depository of Funds. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve Mr. Andrew Klein as Special Education Consultant for the 2010-2011 school year at a rate of $­­­­­­195.00 per hour for all cases.   

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve Philip Wilson as school psychologist for the 2010-2011 school year at a cost of $20,000.00.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

  

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve the following use of the building requests as per board policy:

 

a.       Cheerleaders to use the high school gym on July 22, 23, and 24, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a cheer camp.

 

b.      Stephanie Iker and Debbie Hixon to use either the high school or the elementary gym on June 8, 10, and 11, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for an elementary grades 2 – 6 cheer squad as a senior project.

 

c.       Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church to use the parking lot at the old elementary on June 5, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a Pickin’ and Praisin’ concert and Bar-B-Que.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the following substitutes for the 2010-2011 school year pending completion of paperwork:

 

Substitute Teachers

 

                        Gail Potter                               Terry Diehl                              Kay Bradshaw                                                Jamie Shaw                             Jamie Shipley                          Amanda Schetrompf                           Lindsey Bard                            Carol Wolf                              Carol Souders                                     Linda Smith                            Carol Hendershot                    Jennifer Arnoth          

                        Deborah Cooper                      Gloria Hurney                         Winter Decker

                        John Henry                              Kenneth Welsh                       James Harvey

                        Hope Moore                            Bradley Fitz                            Sarah Keefer

                        Laura Northcraft                     Lindsay Clark                         April Leese

                        Betsy Clippinger                    

                       

                         Cafeteria Substitutes              Custodian Substitutes        Teacher Aide Substitutes

                       

Sandra Wills                            Sharon Knable                                    Barbara Peck

                        Dana Myers                             Barbara Peck                           Barbara Mellott          

                        Daisy Wertz                            Carl Harper, Sr.                       Daisy Wertz

                        Sharon Knable                                    Daisy Wertz                            Debra Hixon

Barbara Mellott                       Sandra Wills                            Rose Shank

Jacqueline Duley                                                                     Karen Smartt

                                                                                                                        Anna Thompson

                                                                                                                        Sandra Wills

                                                                                                                        Sharon Knable

                                                                                                                        Jacqueline Duley

                                                                       

                        Nurse Substitutes                    Secretary Substitutes

 

                        April Hiller                              G. Jean Morton

                        Wendy Fischer                        Barbara Mellott

            Rebecca Dase                          Karen Smartt

            Cassie Scott                            Sandra Wills

                                                            Anna Thompson

                                                            Sharon Knable

                                                            Jacqueline Duley

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

                Allen Morton requested that item # y for game managers be removed from the list.

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Patrick 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  (Several vacancies remain):

 

a.       Julie Dickerhoff as Varsity Volleyball Coach

b.      Brian Strait as Varsity Soccer

c.       Ryan Ickes as Varsity Asst. Soccer

d.      Leah Eslinger as JH Asst. Soccer

e.       Debbie Hixon as Cheerleading Coach

f.       Mark Mellott as Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

g.      Melissa Mackel as JH Girls Basketball Coach

h.      Amy Fischer as JH Girls Asst. Basketball Coach

i.        Kent Hendershot as Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

j.        Dave Gordon as JV Boys Basketball Coach

k.      Terry Wertz as JH Boys Basketball Coach

l.        Justin Sholes JH Boys Asst. Basketball Coach

m.    Joe Hollenshead as Track and Field Head Coach

n.      Jon Diffenderfer as Track and Field Asst. Coach

o.      Heather Hollenshead as Track and Field Asst. Coach

p.      Andrew Pepple as Varsity Baseball Coach

q.      Dustin Fischer as Varsity Asst. Baseball Coach

r.        Dave Gordon as JH Baseball Coach

s.       Charles Conley as JH Asst. Baseball Coach

t.        Stephanie Mills as Varsity Asst. Softball Coach

u.      Melissa Mackel as JH Softball Coach

v.      Melissa Barton as JH Asst. Softball

w.    Craig Elbin as Varsity Volunteer Softball Coach

x.      Kent Hendershot as Athletic Director

y.      Removed

z.       Ben Arnold as Instrumental Music

aa.   Karen Smartt as Band Front Advisor

bb.  Carolyn Mottern as Yearbook Advisor

cc.   Dan Meredith as Vocal Music Director and Stage Director

dd. Heather Hollenshead as National Junior Honor Society Advisor

ee.   Carolyn Mottern as Play Director/Drama Coach.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Terry Bard as an extra curricular coach as Junior Varsity Girls Basketball 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 – abstain        Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

                Dwight Bard abstained because Terry Bard is his brother.

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve Stephanie Hartman to attend AP Summer Statistics training on July 26 – July 29, 2010, in Malvern, PA to be paid with Title I Stimulus funds.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve Diane Younker, Meredith Hendershot, Theresa Corle and Kendra Trail to attend SAS (Student Aligned System) Training at the Blair Convention Center in Altoona on Sunday June 13 – Tuesday, June 15, 2010.  Lodging to be paid by PDE.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Mark Mosemann to go into Executive Session for litigation reasons.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.  Executive Session began at 9:45 p.m. and ended at 9:50 p.m.

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve agreement with Miller Flooring as specified in information item # 6.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

26.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve the following motions:

 

a.       A motion to authorize the redemption of the remaining 2003 bonds on August 6, 2010, outstanding in the amount of $2,515,000.00.

 

b.      A motion to authorize and directing the Paying Agent to notify the Bondholders of such redemption on or prior to July 6, 2010.

 

c.       A motion to authorize the school district to forward funds to the Paying Agent equal to the principal amount outstanding plus accrued interest on or before August 6, 2010.

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

27.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to put the funds reimbursed by the state for bond redemption into the Tax Stabilization Fund.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

28.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the financial reports as presented.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

29.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard 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 Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

30.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to accept the administrative reports as presented.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried. 

 

The results of the fact finding are expected this week and the Board must schedule a special meeting.  It was decided to schedule a special meeting for May 25, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.

 

31.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve Heather Kauffman, Mike Shade, and Connie Mellott as Game Managers for the 2010/2011 school year.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - no

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - no

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

32.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the tentative budget for the 2010/2011 school year for a total of $11,677,426.00.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - no              Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

33.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the following taxes:  Motion failed for lack of a second.

 

Real Estate Taxes                                23.4225 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%

 

 

 

34.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the following taxes:

 

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 - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – no       Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

35.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve the following textbooks:

 

a.       Social Studies by Scott Foresman for grades 2, 3, 5, and 6 at a cost not to exceed $19, 806.00.

b.      Our Pennsylvania Story textbooks by Penns Valley for grade 4 at a cost not to exceed $1, 928.00.

c.       ASI SE DICEL L-1, ASI S DICE 1-E, and ASI S DICE 2-E by McGraw-Hill at a cost not to exceed $10, 974.00.

d.      Mathematics for Business and Personal Finance by Glencoe at a cost not to exceed $2, 696.35.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann – yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes     

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

 

36.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to adjourn the meeting.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:55 p.m.