Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – October 16, 2010

 

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19, 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 Kendra K. Trail, superintendent; Theresa Corle, elementary principal; Meredith Hendershot, high school principal; Debra Schetrompf, business manager; Diane Younker, supervisor of special education, Doug Leisher, technology specialist, and Betty Feagley, board secretary.

 

Visitors present were: Chanin Rotz Mountz from the Fulton County News, David Smith, Ed Yates, Debbie Hiller, Bradley Carbaugh, Zack Arentz, Zach Strait, Justin Fogal, Michael Fogal, Vicki Strait, Sherie Arentz, Travis Fogal, Sheree Fogal, Deneen Fogal, Rebecca Mosemann and Ralph Scott.

 

1.      There was a moment of silence in remembrance of Destiny Knable and Matthew Weller.  The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Timothy Mellott and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg.

 

2.      Student Recognition:  Rebecca Mosemann recognized Bradley Carbaugh, Zack Arentz, Zach Strait, Justin Fogal, and Michael Fogal.

 

3.      Citizens’ Participation.  Debbie Hiller made a presentation regarding the Community Engagement Report Card.

 

4.      A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to go into Executive Session for negotiation reasons.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.  Executive Session began at 8:30 p.m. and ended at 9:45 p.m.

 

5.      A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve the minutes of the September 21, 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.

 

6.      There were no communications.

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve Melinda Shaw and William Shaw for the diploma recovery program.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Mark Mosemann to approve the second reading of Policy 808.1, Operations, Meal Accounts. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - no

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - no

Donald Whiteside – abstainKenny Wuertenberg - no   

        “4” yes “3” members no “1” members abstain.  Motion failed.

 

                Donald Whiteside abstained because he was not present for the discussion.

 

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

 

a.       Tiffany Hendershot as substitute teacher

b.      Ronald Bolton as a substitute teacher

c.       Carolyn Stermer as a substitute teacher

d.      David Fisher as a substitute teacher

e.       Betty Smith as a substitute cafeteria worker.

 

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. Timothy Mellott to approve the following conferences:

 

a.       Doug Leisher to go to Classrooms for the Future Coaches Boot Camp on November 9 – 11, 2010, in Hershey, PA. 

 

b.      Meredith Hendershot, Nicole Shank, and Julie Dickerhoff to go to Standards Aligned System (SAS) training on December 5 – 8, 2010, in Hershey, PA. 

VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

 

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve Logan Cunningham as a long-term substitute teacher for Melissa Barton beginning approximately November 12, 2010, at a daily rate of $115.00. 

 

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.

 

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

 

a.       PTA to use the high school auditorium on May 5, 2010, starting at 7:00 p.m. for the PTA Spelling Bee.

 

b.      Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. to use the high school auditorium, cafeteria and 2 classrooms on November 13, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a workshop for income opportunities for rural landowners.

 

c.       National Honor Society to use the high school outside lower track and field on October 14 and 15, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. for “Sleep in a Box” Activity.

 

d.      National Honor Society to use the high school cafeteria on October 29, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for a Fall Harvest Costume Party.

 

e.       Southern Fulton Adult Basketball League to use the elementary gym on October 20, 2010 to April 30, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

f.       Volleyball to use the high school gym on November 10, 2010, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a charity game for breast cancer.

 

g.      Southern Fulton Softball to use the elementary gym on November 14, November 21, December 5, December 12, December 19, January 9, January 16, January 23, January 30, February 6, February 13, February 20, and February 27, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a Softball Pitching Clinic. 

VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Mark Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve the following field trips:

 

a.       Band to go to Williamsburg on April 15, 2011, to April 17, 2011, to compete in the Band Festival. 

 

b.      Volleyball to go to Penn State October 30, 2010, from noon to 10:00 p.m. for a volleyball game.  

VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Mark Mosemann and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve to accept Cohort 3 Classrooms for the Future 21st Century Teaching and Learning with Technology Integration Coach funding in the amount of $25,000.00.

 

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.

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve to pay Unifund for a required accounting system update in the amount of $3,850.00. 

 

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.

 

16.  There was a discussion of student car insurance.

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve to move $4,950,000.00 from unreserved undesignated fund balance to unreserved designated fund balance effective June 30, 2010, in accordance with Act 48 of 2003.  This action ensures unreserved and undesignated fund balance will be used for future payments of bond principle and interest, increases in employee health benefits and increases in the PSERS retirement rates.

 

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. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve the financial reports as presented.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

 

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

 

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

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to adjourn the meeting.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:15.