Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – November 17, 2009

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.  The following members were present:

 

Patrick Bard, Richard Mosemann, Danny Crouse, Donald Whiteside, John McKee, Kenny Wuertenberg, Timothy Mellott, and Dwight Bard.

 

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

 

Visitors Present:  Chanin Rotz Mountz from the Fulton County News, Paul Swope, Janna Swope, Van Duncan, Susan Leister, Jennifer Miller, Via Shaw, Lindsey Yorke, Allen Morton, Lacey Beatty, Jenna Hollenshead, Mariah Hill, Taelor Morton, J. C. Munson, Zane Baker, Richard Daubert, Ron Trail, Mary Lou Houck, and Don Houck.

 

1.      The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. John McKee and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mr. Dwight Bard.

 

2.      Student Recognition.  The Board recognized the girls’ cross country team for repeating as PIAA District V champions and the state qualifiers on the boys’ team.  Those present were Lacey Beatty, Jenna Hollenshead, Mariah Hill, Taelor Morton, J. C. Munson, and Zane Baker.

 

3.      Citizens’ Participation.  Five new Southern Fulton School District employees were introduced to the Board:  Van Duncan, Susan Leister, Jennifer Miller, Via Shaw and Lindsey Yorke.

 

Mr. Dwight Bard presented certificates of appreciation to Mr. Richard Mosemann and to Mr. John McKee for their service to the District.  The certificate for Mr. Edgar Yates will be mailed.

 

2.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the minutes of the October 20, 2009, Board Meeting. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 John McKee – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes  

Donald Whiteside - yes      Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

3.      There were no communications.

 

4.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the job description for Superintendent. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 John McKee – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes  

Donald Whiteside - yes      Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

5.      A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Kendra K. Trail as Southern Fulton Superintendent of Schools at a 2010-2011 salary of $95,000.00, effective July 1, 2010.

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to authorize the administration to advertise for the position of elementary principal.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 John McKee – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes  

Donald Whiteside - yes      Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the following volunteer coaches pending completion of paperwork:

 

a.       Van Duncan as volunteer assistant baseball coach.

b.      Amanda Schetrompf as volunteer cheerleading coach.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 John McKee – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes  

Donald Whiteside - yes      Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve Candace Bard as a volunteer assistant JH Girls Basketball Coach pending completion of paperwork.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 John McKee – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes  

Donald Whiteside - yes      Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

            Mr. Dwight Bard abstained because Candace Bard is his daughter.

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the following substitutes pending completion of paperwork:

 

a.       Cheryl Hanks as a substitute cafeteria worker and aide.

b.      Sharon Knable as a substitute secretary.

c.       Laura Northcraft as a substitute teacher.

d.      Sarah Keefer as a substitute teacher.

e.       Chelsea Hockenberry as a substitute teacher.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 John McKee – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes  

Donald Whiteside - yes      Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

10.   A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve Van Duncan to attend the Mizuno Coaching Clinic in Pittsburgh on January 15, 2010.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 John McKee – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes  

Donald Whiteside - yes      Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

Mr. Timothy Mellott asked that Item h. Policy 302, Administrative Employees, Employment Of Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent be voted on separately..

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the first 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 302, Administrative Employees, Employment Of Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent. Removed and voted on separately.

i.         Policy 609, Finances, Investment Of District Funds

j.        Policy 718, Property, Service Animals in Schools

k.      Policy 815, Operations, Acceptable Use Of Internet

l.         Policy 907, Community, School Visitors.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 John McKee – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes  

Donald Whiteside - yes      Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Policy 302, Administrative Employees, Employment Of Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 John McKee – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse – no             Timothy Mellott – no

Donald Whiteside - yes      Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to authorize the administration to set up a safety committee.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 John McKee – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes  

Donald Whiteside - yes      Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve an early dismissal on Dec. 23 for ½ day of Act 80 professional development activities.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 John McKee – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes  

Donald Whiteside - yes      Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

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

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 John McKee – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes  

Donald Whiteside - yes      Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

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

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 John McKee – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes  

Donald Whiteside - yes      Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

 

 

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to accept the administrative reports as presented.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 John McKee – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Timothy Mellott – yes  

Donald Whiteside - yes      Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to adjourn the meeting.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.