Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – September 15, 2009

 

 

          Board Meeting Minutes

 
 

 

 


The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg. 

 

Patrick Bard, Danny Crouse, Donald Whiteside, Edgar Yates, 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; and Betty Feagley, board secretary.

 

Visitors Present:  Chanin Rotz Mountz from the Fulton County News, Edwin Layton, Ray Anderson, Joy Anderson, Diane Younker, Kirk Younker, Dena Mellott, Tracy Mellott, Tracy Hinish, and Bob Shinskie.

 

Richard Mosemann arrived at 8:05 p.m.

 

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

 

2.      There was no student recognition.

 

3.      Citizens’ Participation.  A presentation of PSSA scores by Dr. Tracy Hinish and Mr. Bob Shinskie from TIU 11.

 

4.      Recognition.  There was a presentation to Dena Mellott and Diane Younker from Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) as represented by Edwin Layton, Ray Anderson, and Joy Anderson.

 

5.      There was a motion made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the minutes of the August 18, 2009, Board Meeting.

 

Patrick Bard - abstain          Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

            Patrick Bard abstained because he was not present at the August meeting.

 

6.      Communications.  There were a letter from Simple Acts of Kindness requesting the school district donate old books they are no longer using and a video presentation from Central Fulton School District.

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the following field trips for the 2009/2010 school year as budgeted: 

 

a.       District Band

b.      Fulton County Fall Band Festival

c.       FFCMEA County Band.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve an addendum to the second-grade report card. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve grades K-2 to participate in the Child Evangelism Fellowship Bible Release time instruction as requested and required by law. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve to continue agreement with F & M Trust to utilize the Repo Sweep account. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to request board acceptance of Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) grant for $10,462.00 for nature trail development and energy conservation.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the following Bus Stop Ahead signs:

 

a.       Jason and Melissa Fandl residence at 641 Tollgate Ridge Road.

b.      James Young residence at 5646 Sipes Mill Road.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes   

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve Bonnie Shoemaker as a substitute custodian, cafeteria, and instructional assistant pending completion of paperwork.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the National Honor Society to use the cafeteria and classroom on October 2 – 3, 2009, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. for NHS All-nighter.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the leave of absence under the FMLA of 1993 pursuant to the law and regulations for the following:

 

a.       Intermittent unpaid leave for Lisa Truax for the 2009-2010 school year.

 

b.      Ashley Myers starting tentatively November 9, 2009 through February 1, 2010 for a nine week period.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve a Resolution urging the Pennsylvania General Assembly to approve a 2009-10 state budget that maintains the Commonwealth’s commitment to adequate and equitable basic education funding. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – no

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to approve the mid-point review of the strategic plan.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to authorize the energy committee to review the energy RFP and make a recommendation to the board.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve a resolution appointing tax collection committee delegates.  

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. John McKee and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve a GasB 45 provider as recommended by the business manager.  The company being recommended is Markley Actuarial Services, Inc. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to accept the administrative reports as presented.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to advertise for sealed bids for any surplus equipment.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

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

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Richard Mosemann to approve the payment of bills as presented. 

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. John McKee to accept with deep regret the letter of resignation of Mr. Ralph Scott as superintendent effective June 29, 2010.

 

Patrick Bard - yes                 Edgar Yates – yes

Richard Mosemann - yes    John McKee – yes

Danny Crouse – yes            Kenny Wuertenberg – yes

Donald Whiteside - yes      Timothy Mellott – yes  

Dwight Bard - yes

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

 

26.  A motion was made by Mr. Richard Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg to go into Executive Session for personnel reasons with adjournment to immediately follow. Executive Session began at 9:30 p.m. and ended at 10:10 p.m.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion Carried. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:10 p.m.