Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

Board Meeting Minutes – June 21, 2011

 

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:03 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 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:

 

Kenneth Wuertenberg, Danny Crouse, Dwight Bard, Mark Mosemann, Timothy Mellott, Timothy Hull and Donald Whiteside.

 

Also present were Kendra Trail, superintendent; 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: Dave Smith, Ed Yates, Glenn Ward, Herb Ward, and Chanin Mountz from Fulton County News.

 

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

 

2.      There was no student recognition. 

 

3.      Presentations: A PSBA video from schooltube.com was shown on the issues affecting public education.

 

4.      Citizens’ Participation: Ed Yates addressed the board of his concerns on raising taxes.

 

5.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the minutes of the May 17, 2011, Board meeting. 

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

 

 

6.      Communications. There was a letter of resignation from Andrew Pepple as Head Baseball Coach effective at the end of the 2010/2011 school year and a letter of resignation from Andrew Brown as Technology Education Instructor effective August 09, 2011.

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approval Lauryn Carnes as school psychologist who will be shared on a 50-50 basis with Central Fulton School District at a starting salary of $50,000.00 as per the agreement.  

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse seconded by Mr. Mark Mosemann to approve the following insurance carrier and approve authorization of payment of the premiums regarding the same for the 2011/2012 school year.

 

Policy                                                  Carrier                                         Premium

Commercial Package                  Strickler Agency                              $  22,991.00

Worker’s Compensation                                                                     $  26,342.00

Educator’s Legal Liability                                                                  $    5,000.00

Commercial Umbrella                                                                         $    4,172.00 

Commercial Auto                                                                                $_  3,000.00

Total Annual Premium                                                                        $  61,505.00

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Mark Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the proposal from Strickler Agency for Student Accident and Athletic Insurance for the 2011/2012 school year through A-G Administrator’s, Inc. as stated below: 

Sports (no football team)

                                                Plan:                $100 Primary Excess

                                                Coverage:        $1,000,000 Benefit Max. two (2) year benefit period

                                                Premium:         Approximately $2,200.00.

 

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the following bids and proposals for the 2011-2012 school year.

 

Custodial Bid

 

Vendor                                                                                                   Total Award

Calico                                                                                                  $  2999.25

AGF                                                                                                    $  3678.12

Central Poly                                                                                        $  4135.00

Hilyard                                                                                                $  7672.90

Wagners                                                                                              $_ 2568.00

Total                                                                                                   $  21,053.27

 

Paper Bid

 

Vendor                                                                                                   Total Award

Contract Paper Group                                                                         $   9422.00     

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Hull 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 2011/2012 school year. 

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

 

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to accept the letter of resignation from Andrew Pepple as Head Baseball Coach effective at the end of 2010-2011 school year.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Mark Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the following individuals as extra-curricular coaches for the 2011-2012 school year as per the Professional Staff Contract and as recommended by the Athletic Director.

 

a.       Joe Hollenshead as Girls Elementary Basketball Coach

b.      Trudy Mellott as Assistant Junior High Volleyball Coach

c.       Stephanie Mills as Junior High Girls Assistant Basketball Coach

 

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Mark Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard for approval of the following substitutes for the 2011-2012 school year pending completion of paperwork:

 

a.       Lucinda Lynch as a substitute nurse

b.      Elizabeth Yokum as a substitute nurse

c.       Lindsay Yorke as a substitute teacher

d.      Richard Calhoun as a substitute teacher

e.       Melissa Biondo as a substitute teacher

f.       Brandon Ickes as a substitute teacher

g.      Amanda Christman as a substitute teacher

h.      Laura Frei as a substitute teacher

i.        Amanda Crouse as a substitute teacher

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve Andrews and Beard, as solicitor for the 2011/2012 school year at a rate of $125.00 per hour for general services and $155.00 per hour for special counsel/negotiator services.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- no

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to obtain Occupational Therapy services for the 2011-2012 school year for the OTR/L and the COTA/L through the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 with cost based on the number of students needing services.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Mark Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve Extended Family Program and Learning Lamp as our alternative education providers.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Mark Mosemann to approve Barry Stanley to purchase the paint booth at the high school for $752.99 as per bid requirements.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

 

19.  There was a discussion on the Preliminary Biomass Analysis Draft Memorandum. The Board by common consent decided to have Mrs. Trail contact the engineer to make a presentation at the next board meeting.

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the first reading of the following policies: 

 

a.       Policy 004, Local Board Procedures, Membership

b.      Policy 203, Pupils, Communicable Diseases and Immunization

c.       Policy 210.1, Pupils, Possession/Use of Asthma Inhalers.

d.      Policy 222, Pupils, Tobacco Use

e.       Policy 250, Pupils, Student Recruitment

f.       Policy 323, Administrative Employees, Tobacco Use

g.      Policy 423, Professional Employees, Tobacco Use

h.      Policy 523, Support Employees, Tobacco Use

i.        Policy 601, Finances, Fiscal Objectives

j.        Policy 619, Finances, District Audit

k.      Policy 620. Finances, Fund Balance

l.        Policy 718, Property, Service Animals in School

m.    Policy 805, Operations, Emergency Preparedness

n.      Policy 808.1, Operations, Free/Reduced-Price Meals and Free Milk

o.      Policy 904, Community, Public Attendance at School Events

p.      Policy 909, Community Municipal Government Relations

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to delete the following policies:

 

a.       Policy 225, Pupil, Relations with Law Enforcement Agencies

b.      Policy 315, Administrative Employees, Disqualification by Reason of Health

c.       Policy 415, Professional Employees, Disqualification by Reason of Health

d.      Policy 515, Support Staff, Disqualification by Reason of Health

 

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Timothy Hull to approve the Southern Fulton Girls’ Basketball to use the high school gym on July 5, 2011, to July 8, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for basketball camp.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

                Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes

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

23.  The Board tabled agenda items 27 through 29 until the end of the meeting.

 

Allen Morton arrived at 8:45 p.m.

 

24.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Timothy Hull to adopt the earned income tax resolution.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes                Allen Morton - yes

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

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to move any additional unassigned fund balance at June 30, 2011 to committed fund balance, with the amount to be determined upon completion of the 2010/2011 fiscal year audit. Committed fund balance will be used for future payment of bond principal, interest payments, health insurance increases, and PSERS retirement rate increases.

 

Danny Crouse - yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Dwight   Bard – yes             Timothy Hull- yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Timothy Mellott - yes

Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes                Allen Morton - yes

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

               

                Danny Crouse left at 8:50 p.m.

 

 

 

26.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Mark Mosemann to accept the financial reports as presented. VOICE VOTE, All in Favor. Motion carried.

 

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

 

28.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside 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. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to accept the letter of resignation from Andrew R. Brown as Technology Education Instructor effective August 09, 2011.

 

Dwight   Bard – yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Allen Morton - yes

Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes                Timothy Hull- yes

                Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

30.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Hull to go into Executive Session for personnel reasons with action to be taken.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.  Executive Session began at 8:55 p.m. and ended at 10:29 p.m.

 

31.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Mark Mosemann to approve the tentative budget for the 2011/2012 school year for a total of $10,311,589.00.

 

Dwight   Bard – yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Allen Morton - yes

Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes                Timothy Hull- yes

                Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

32.  A motion was made by Mr. Mark Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the following taxes:

 

Real Estate Taxes                                23.3613 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%

 

Dwight   Bard – no              Mark Mosemann - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Allen Morton - yes

Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes                Timothy Hull- no

                Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

 

 

33.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Hull to advertise for the Technology Education Instructor position.

 

Dwight   Bard – yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Allen Morton - yes

Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes                Timothy Hull- yes

                Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

34.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to accept the 2011 Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion Resolution.

 

Dwight   Bard – yes             Mark Mosemann - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes                       Allen Morton - yes

Kenneth Wuertenberg- yes                Timothy Hull- yes

                Timothy Mellott - yes

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

 

 

35.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Hull and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to adjourn the meeting. VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried. 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:22 p.m.