Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes – September 21, 2010

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:08 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg.  There was an Executive Session held prior to the regular meeting for the purpose of real estate and negotiations. The following members were present:

 

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

 

Danny Crouse arrived at 8:09 p.m.

 

Also present were Kendra K. Trail, superintendent; Theresa Corle, elementary principal; Meredith Hendershot, high school principal; Michael Shaw, facilities manager; 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, Edgar Yates, Megan Williams, Keith Williams, Beverly Williams, Heather Hollenshead, Breanne Wawro, Laura Barber, Richard Wawro, Harry Pettone, Dr. David Stricker, and Richard Quinn.

 

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

 

2.      Citizens’ Participation.  Breanne Wawro and Megan Williams made presentations to the board on their Medal of Honor Recipients and Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates updated the board on the progress of the feasibility study. 

 

3.      A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the minutes of the August 17, 2010 Board meeting.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

4.      Communications. There was a letter of resignation from Jon Diffenderfer as assistant track and field coach.

 

5.      A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to accept with regret the letter of resignation from Jon Diffenderfer as assistant track and field coach effective immediately.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

6.      A motion was made by Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve the second reading of the following policies: 

 

a.       Policy 004.1, Local Board Procedures, Student Representation.

b.      Policy 339, Administrative Employees, Uncompensated Leave.

c.       Policy 439, Professional Employees, Uncompensated Leave.

d.      Policy 539, Support Staff Employees, Uncompensated Leave.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

7.      A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to  approve the first reading of Policy 808.1, Operations, Meal Accounts. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - no

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

8.      A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve an unpaid leave of absence under the FMLA of 1993 pursuant to the law and regulations for Melissa Barton from November 12, 2010, to January 28, 2011.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

 

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to  approve Cynthia Layton as National Honor Society Advisor as per the Professional Staff Contract.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the following coaches as per the Professional Staff Contract and as recommended by the Athletic Director:

 

a.       Stephanie Mills as Jr. High Assistant Girls Basketball Coach.

b.      Brian Mottern as Jr. High Assistant Softball Coach.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve the following Game Managers as per the Professional Staff Contract and as recommended by the Athletic Director:

 

a.       Terry Shade

b.      Stephanie Hartman

c.       Andy Brown

d.      Cindy Layton

e.       Carolyn Mottern

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the following volunteers for elementary basketball for the 2010-2011 school year:

 

a.       Brian Mottern

b.      Tammi Ifert

c.       Linda Francis

d.      Bailey Elbin

e.       Macey Hollenshead

f.       Tom Strait

g.      Becky Ray

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Allen Morton as a volunteer for elementary basketball for the 2010-2011 school year:

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - abstain

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

                Allen Morton abstained because he could not vote on himself.

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Timothy Hull to approve the following substitute teachers pending completion of paperwork:

 

a.       Alees Splendore

b.      Rebecca Bragg

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

15.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Timothy Hull to approve Kendra Trail to visit Lehigh Technical Institute on October 12, 2010, with overnight accommodations not to exceed $100.00.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve a letter of agreement with Manito to provide counseling services to students at no cost to the district.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

17.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve Nina Zimmerman as a long-term substitute teacher for Ellen Glunt beginning approximately October 12, 2010, at a daily rate of $115.00.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Hull and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Kelly Sipes as Americorps worker for the 2010 – 2011 school year for the purpose of transition. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to approve Elyse Bennett to take the Juniors and Seniors to Shippensburg University on October 20, 2010, to see the college campus.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

20.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve to submit Plan Con K, reporting the cash defeasance of the 2003 bonds, to the PA Department of Education.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

21.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Timothy Mellott to approve CAMCO to provide OT services from September 24, 2010, to January 18, 2011. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

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

 

22.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve the financial reports as presented.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried. 

 

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

 

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

 

25.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Danny Crouse to go into Executive Session for negotiations and real estate reasons with action to be taken immediately following.  VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried.  Executive Session began at 9:40 p.m. and ended at 10:35 p.m.

 

26.  There was a discussion of Timber Management Plan.

 

27.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the support staff Collective Bargaining Agreement of July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2013.

 

Patrick Bard – no                                Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - no              Allen Morton - abstain

Donald Whiteside – yes      Timothy Hull - yes

Mark Mosemann – yes      Timothy Mellott - yes                        

Kenny Wuertenberg - yes      

                                                                                    “6” yes “2” members no “1” member abstained.  Motion carried.

 

                 Allen Morton abstained because his wife is a member of the bargaining unit.

 

28.  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 10:37 p.m.