2009-03-19 / Local & State

Central Fulton Conducts Routine Meeting

Longtime elementar y teacher Katherine Carmack retires
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

Members of the Central Fulton School Board attended to a variety of requests and personnel matters last Tuesday, one of which included the retirement of a longtime elementary teacher.

A letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement was accepted as submitted by second grade teacher Katherine Carmack. Carmack's official retirement will become effective June 5.

In her letter to district Superintendent Dr. Julia Cigola and the board, Carmack stated with "mixed emotions" the school has been a part of her life for 54 years, whether as a student or a teacher.

"Central Fulton has been such a big part of my life. I will miss the children, my coworkers and the friends that I have had the honor to work with," added Carmack.

In other personnel issues, the board granted a request for one day without pay from art instructor Linda Mosemann for travelling purposes on April 13. Meanwhile, Susan Mellott, supportive aide, will be granted 14 days without pay in conjunction with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

In addition, cafeteria employee Vickie L. Sipes will also be granted leave in accordance with FMLA. Documentations for Mellott and Sipes are on file in the district's administrative office.

Sean Scanlon of Waterfall was added to the professional substitute list. Scanlon has completed the emergency certification program offered through Tuscarora Intermediate Unit #11 and has submitted his clearances to the district.

Sherry Bailey of McConnellsburg will be added to the cafeteria and supportive substitute lists pending the submission of necessary clearances.

Sharon Doyle, also of McConnellsburg, will be placed on the cafeteria substitute list pending the receipt of all clearances.

Under the category of transportation, the board approved an addendum to a contract for pupil transportation services. The purpose of the addendum, according to the board, is for the district to seek reimbursement through the Liquid Fuel Fund program, on behalf of its contractors.

Teachers Amy Conner and Dee Henry were granted authorization under athletics and activities to take between 25 and 30 students to Washington, D.C., on May 20. The cost to the district will be limited to transportation.

The tentative school calendar for 2009-10 was accepted as presented.

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