2009-08-27 / Front Page

Southern Fulton Prepares For New School Year

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

Southern Fulton School District administrators and school board members made final preparations last week for the start of the 2009-10 school year that officially got under way for both the student body and staff on Tuesday.

During the district's monthly work session and meeting held August 18, the board accepted the letter of resignation tendered by co-yearbook advisor Andrew Pepple. The resignation was accepted on a 8-0 roll-call vote, with board member Patrick Bard unable to attend the meeting.

In other personnel matters, the board appointed Stacy Smith to the position of junior high volleyball coach in accordance with the professional staff contract.

Retroactive approval was granted for a letter of agreement between Manito and the district. Manito, according to reports, will be responsible for again overseeing the school's Student Assistance Program (SAP). Meanwhile, Extended Family Program was authorized to continue serving in the capacity of alternative education provider.

CAMCO has been contracted to provide physical therapy services for 2009-10 at the established hourly rate of $52.

A revision was made to the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School's Articles of Agreement. The alteration will now allow for a three-year average to be used in determining how operating expenses should be divided between the three participating school districts.

The job description for Kendra Trail, assistant to the superintendent, was approved as presented. A copy of the job description was unavailable.

Several faculty members were given permission to serve as mentors to incoming teachers. Ellen Glunt will be serving as mentor for Jennifer Miller, and Carolyn Mottern and Jon Diffenderfer will be respective mentors to Susan Leister and Van Duncan.

Bradly Truax will be serving as a technology education teacher substitute at a daily rate of $115. Truax's services will only be needed until the vacant position is filled and can last for no longer than one year.

Pending the completion and submission of necessary paperwork and clearances, the following individuals were authorized to serve as volunteers for the elementary basketball program: Thomas Strait, Brian Mottern, Carolyn Mottern, Tammy Ifert, Linda Francis, Allen Morton, Zach Swope, Lucas Mellott, Terry Wertz and Macey Hollenshead.

The board approved various fundraisers for the 2009-10 school year as well as lists of field trips, professional conferences for staff and teaching and staff assignments.

The district's handbook for coaches was accepted with an addendum.

Southern Fulton's Adult Basketball League is slated to use the elementary gymnasium beginning September 8 through April 29 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in accordance with board policy.

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