Southern Fulton School District

3072 Great Cove Rd

Warfordsburg, PA 17267

Board Meeting Minutes – October 18, 2011

 

The Board of Directors of the Southern Fulton School District met for their regular board meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, in the library of the high school at Warfordsburg. The following members were present:

 

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

 

Also present were Kendra 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, Anita Munson, board secretary, and Justin Mellott, student representative.

 

Visitors present were: Justin Sholes, Rodney Leese, Yvonne Griest, Cindy Flaherty, Joe Hollenshead, Lauryn Carnes, Ed Yates, Dave Smith, Dustin Youngblood, Jeff Gingerich and Chanin Mountz from Fulton County News.

 

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

 

2.      There was no student recognition. 

 

3.      Presentations: Justin Sholes, Rodney Leese, Joe Hollenshead and Yvonne Griest made a presentation on the high school PSSA scores and Cindy Flaherty made a presentation on the elementary PSSA scores. Jeff Gingerich presented on the use of coal.

 

4.      There was no citizen participation.

 

5.      A motion was made by Mr. Timothy Mellott and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2011, Board meeting. 

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes        Kenneth 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. Timothy Mellott to approve the first reading of the following policies: 

 

a.       Policy 008, Local Board Procedures, Organizational Structure

b.      Policy 008.1, Local Board Procedures, Organization Chart

c.       Policy 104, Programs, Nondiscrimination in Employment and Contract Practices.

d.      Policy 113, Programs, Special Education

e.       Policy 113.1, Programs, Discipline of Students with Disabilities

f.       Policy 113.4, Programs, Confidentiality of Special Education Student Information

g.      Policy 218.2, Pupils, Terroristic Threats

h.      Policy 302, Administrative Employees, Employment of Superintendent / Assistant Superintendent

i.        Policy 309, Administrative Employees, Assignment and Transfer

j.        Policy 406, Professional Employees, Employment of Summer School Staff

k.      Policy 407, Professional Employees, Student Teacher / Interns

l.        Policy 409, Professional Employees, Assignment and Transfer

m.    Policy 509, Support Employees, Assignment and Transfer

n.      Policy 718, Property, Service Animals in Schools

o.      Policy 916, Community, Volunteers

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes        Kenneth 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 Dustin Fischer as Varsity Baseball Coach for the 2011/2012 school year as per the Professional Staff Contract and as recommended by the Athletic Director.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes        Kenneth Wuertenberg - yes                 

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

 

9.      A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to advertise for the Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach position 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        Kenneth Wuertenberg - yes                 

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

 

10.  A motion was made by Mr. Allen Morton and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve the following substitutes pending completion of paperwork:

 

a..  Rose Gordon as substitute custodian and substitute secretary

b.  Sarah Paylor as substitute teacher

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes        Kenneth Wuertenberg - yes   

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

 

11.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to approve the unpaid leave of absence under the FMLA of 1993 pursuant to the law and regulations for Amber Leader tentatively scheduled from November 11, 2011, to December 26, 2011.

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes        Kenneth Wuertenberg - yes   

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

 

12.  A motion was made by Mr. Danny Crouse and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve the unpaid leave of absence under the FMLA of 1993 pursuant to the law and regulations for Amber Goldizen tentatively scheduled from November 18, 2011, to January 2, 2012.

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes        Kenneth Wuertenberg - yes   

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

 

13.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Dwight Bard to approve Heather McConnell as a long-term substitute teacher for Amber Leader beginning approximately November 11, 2011, 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        Kenneth Wuertenberg - yes

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

 

14.  A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve Lindsey Yorke as a long-term substitute teacher for Amber Goldizen beginning approximately November 18, 2011, 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        Kenneth Wuertenberg - yes   

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

 

 

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

 

a.       Volleyball to use the high school gym on November 11, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a charity game for breast cancer.

 

b.       Southern Fulton Softball League to use the elementary gym on November 06, November 13, November 20, December 4, December 11, December 18, January 8, January 15, January 22, January 29, February 5, February 12, February 19, and February 26, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a pitching camp.

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes        Kenneth Wuertenberg - yes   

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

 

16.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside to move $7,650,000 of unassigned fund balance to committed fund balance as of June 30, 2011. Committed fund balance will be allocated as follows: $2,400,000 for future PSERS retirement rate increases, $2,450,000 for future increases in health insurance, and $2,800,000 for future debt service payments. Motion failed for lack of a second.

 

There was a discussion about allocating unassigned funds and another motion was made.

 

 

17.   A motion was made by Mr. Patrick Bard and seconded by Mr. Mark Mosemann to move    $7,650,000 of unassigned fund balance to committed fund balance as of June 30, 2011. Committed fund balance will be allocated as follows: $2,000,000 for future PSERS retirement rate increases, $2,000,000 for future increases in health insurance, $1,800,00 for future debt service payments, and $1,850,000 for capital improvements.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - no

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - no

Donald Whiteside – yes        Kenneth Wuertenberg - yes   

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

 

18.  A motion was made by Mr. Dwight Bard and seconded by Mr. Donald Whiteside to approve Logan Cunningham as a long-term substitute teacher for Justin Sholes from November 8, 2011 through December 12, 2011 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        Kenneth Wuertenberg - yes   

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

 

 

19.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside and seconded by Mr. Patrick Bard to approve Megan Crouse as substitute nurse for the 2011/2012 school year pending completion of paperwork.

 

Patrick Bard – yes               Mark Mosemann - yes

Danny Crouse - yes             Allen Morton - yes

Dwight Bard – yes               Timothy Mellott - yes

Donald Whiteside – yes        Kenneth Wuertenberg - yes   

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

 

20.  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.

 

21.  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.

 

22.  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.

 

23.  A motion was made by Mr. Donald Whiteside seconded by Mr. Allen Morton to adjourn the meeting. VOICE VOTE, All in Favor.  Motion carried. 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:18 p.m.