Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

Board Meeting Minutes – April 12, 2011

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:04 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.  There was an Executive Session held prior to the Board meeting for personnel and negotiation reasons. The following members were present:

 

Kenny Wuertenberg, Patrick Bard, Danny Crouse, Dwight Bard, Mark Mosemann, Allen Morton, Timothy Mellott, and Donald Whiteside.

 

Also present were Kendra K. Trail, superintendent; Theresa Corle, elementary principal; Meredith Hendershot, high school principal; Debra Schetrompf, business manager; Diane Younker, supervisor of special education, Michael Shaw, facilities manager; Doug Leisher, technology specialist, and Anita Munson, board secretary.

 

Visitors present were: Craig Erdman, Assistant Executive Director of Administrative Services for PSBA, Carolyn Mottern and Glenn Ward.

 

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

 

2.      There was no student recognition. 

 

3.      Citizens’ Participation: Craig Erdman presented the PSBA’s Honor Roll of School Board Service Program to Don Whiteside for eight years of service, Kenny Wuertenberg for eight years of service, Dwight Bard for sixteen years of service and Allen Morton for sixteen years of service. Two other presentations were given - Meredith Hendershot gave a brief presentation on the new graduation rate and Diane Younker gave a presentation regarding the facts of autism.

 

4.      A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the minutes of the March 15, 2011, 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.

5.      There were no communications.

 

6.      A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside for approval of Memorandum of Understanding regarding Grievance #2010-2011-01. 

 

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.

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Pat Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott for approval of the first reading of the following policies:

 

a.       Policy 011, Local Board Procedures, Board Governance Standards/Code of Conduct

b.      Policy 204.1, Pupils, Student Leaves For Tours or Trips.

c.       Policy 218.2, Pupils, Terroristic Threats/Acts

d.      Policy 227, Pupils, Controlled Substances/Paraphernalia

e.       Policy 237, Pupils, Electronic Devices

f.       Policy 239, Pupils, Foreign Exchange Students

g.      Policy 247, Pupils, Hazing

h.      Policy 339, Administrative Employees, Uncompensated Leave

i.        Policy 342, Administrative Employees, Jury Duty

j.        Policy 347, Administrative Employees, Workers’ Compensation Transitional Return-To-Work Program

k.      Policy 404, Professional Employees, Employment of Professional Employees

l.        Policy 405, Professional Employees, Employment of Substitute Professional Employees

m.    Policy 424, Professional Employees, Personnel Files

n.      Policy 439, Professional Employees, Uncompensated Leave

o.      Policy 442, Professional Employees, Jury Duty

p.      Policy 447, Professional Employees, Workers’ Compensation Transitional Return-To-Work Program

q.      Policy 504, Support Employees, Employment of Support Employees

r.        Policy 505, Support  Employees, Employment Of Substitute And Short-Term Employees

s.       Policy 524, Support Employees, Personnel Files

t.        Policy 539, Support Employees, Uncompensated Leave

u.      Policy 542, Support Staff, Jury Duty

v.      Policy 547, Support Employees, Workers’ Compensation Transitional Return-To-Work Program

w.    Policy 624, Finances, Taxable Fringe Benefits

x.      Policy 706.1, Property, School Properties Disposal

y.      Policy 810.3, Operations, Video Monitoring System

z.       Policy 818, Operations, Contracted Services

aa.   Policy 828, Operations, Fraud

bb.  Policy 917, Community, Parental/Family Involvement

 

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. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the first reading to delete the following policies:

 

a.       Policy 120, Programs, Human Development Program

b.      Policy 128, Programs, Title I

c.       Policy 429, Professional Employees, Substitute Compensation

d.      Policy 446, Professional Employees, Workers’ Compensation

e.       Policy 529, Support Staff, Substitute Compensation

f.       Policy 712, Property, Emergency Procedures

 

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. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to reaffirm PSBA Standards for Effective School Governance.

 

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.

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Mark Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve Patrick Bard as Southern Fulton Board of School Directors’ representative on the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Committee board of directors. (This is a position that Patrick Bard is currently holding.)

 

Patrick Bard – no                Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuetenberg - yes       

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 2011-2012 budget.

 

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. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Mark Mosemann to approve the following nominees to serve as the school board representatives on the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit Board of Directors for a three-year term:

 

Elaine E. Van Horn – Juniata County School District

Duane D. Gearhart – Mount Union Area School District

Dwight D. Bard – Southern Fulton School District

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – abstained   Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

Dwight Bard abstained because he is one of the nominees.

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard  to approve the Resolution Opposing Senate Bill 1. 

 

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.

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Mark Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve Amber Goldizen to attend a mandated Pre-K meeting on May 22-24, 2011, in State College. 

 

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. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the Fulton County Parks to use the elementary gymnasium as coordinated by the Athletic Director retroactive from April 2011 through June 3, 2011 for a basketball league per Board policy.

 

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. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve Craig Elbin as a volunteer softball 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.

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Mark Mosemann to approve the sixth grade environmental club to go to Harper’s Ferry, WV, to the Appalachian Trail on May 11, 2011.

 

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. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Mark Mosemann to approve the elementary school to participate in the Camp Joy-El Released Time Program for the 2011-2012 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.

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Mark Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve grades K-2 to participate in the Child Evangelism Fellowship Bible Release Program for the 2011-2012 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.

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve a School Bus Turn Around Sign at 855 McKibben Lane, Warfordsburg, PA.

 

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.

 

21.  There was a discussion of deferred revenue for VoTech. The board decided to have the deferred revenue applied to future years’ expenditures. (50% for 2011-2012 and 50% for 2012-2013)

 

22.  There was a discussion of the option to sell paint booth and lift.

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to sell the paint booth.

 

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.  There was a discussion on bus transportation software.

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to purchase Bustrack software for $14,150.00 total cost.

 

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. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to accept the financial reports as presented. VOICE VOTE, All in Favor. Motion carried.

 

27.  A motion was made by Mr. Mark Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the payment of bills as presented. VOICE VOTE, All in Favor. Motion carried.

 

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

 

29.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to go into Executive Session for litigation and negotiations with adjournment to immediately follow with no action to be taken.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.  Executive Session began at 10:25 p.m. and ended at 11:42 p.m.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.