2009-10-29 / Front Page

So. Fulton Acts On Personnel Issues

Enters into recycling agreement
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

Southern Fulton School Board acted on an array of personnel related issues last week ranging from the creation of a new job description and the hiring of a long-term sub to financial matters dealing with the penning of a recycling agreement with Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association.

On a 7-1 roll-call vote, approval was granted by the board for a new job description entitled “junior-senior high school part-time dean of students.” Ed Yates voted against the job description during the October 20 monthly meeting. The position was bestowed on Cindy Layton, who in turn relinquished the previous title of part-time assistant principal.

High school English teacher Valerie White was approved to take a leave of absence during the 2009-10 school year under the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 in accordance with the regulations for intermittent unpaid leave.

Bradley Fitz was hired as a long-term substitute teacher for seventh- and eighth-grade math and English beginning approximately November 9 through February 1. Fitz’s daily rate for his services was set at $115.

The following individuals were approved to serve as day-to-day substitutes for the 2009-10 school year pending the completion of required paperwork: Sean Scanlon, Winter Decker, John Henry, James Harvey, Kenneth Welsh, Hope Moore, Carolyn Stermer, Bradley Fitz, Chad Mickle, Amanda Barkman, Maria Wallack, Amanda Ferncez, Christina Hoffman, Heather Walker and Tiara Walburn.

In addition, Jacqueline Duley and Barbara Fischer were authorized to serve as cafeteria aide or secretary for the school district.

Stacy Smith was hired as varsity girls softball coach as per the professional staff contract, while Jeremy Clingerman was appointed to serve in the capacity of volunteer junior high boys basketball coach.

The administration was given permission to contact the Fulton County Employment and Training Office about employ- ment of a young man for custodial work.


Dennis Stotler was given authorization to receive his high school diploma from Southern Fulton in conjunction with completing the diploma recovery program.

Eleventh-grade students as well as Health II and Allied Health students are slated to travel to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and Body Works 2 on November 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The board followed through in entering into a recycling agreement with the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, which simultaneously offers dairy promotion, nutrition and exercise programs for the students. The agreement began retroactive to October 7. Board member Yates dissented during the 7-1 roll-call vote. Fellow member Kenny Wuertenberg arrived late for the October 20 meeting.

As reported last month by the board and administration, the partnership would span two years and would result in the Dairy Association providing the high school with a dairy vending machine and $2,000 to the elementary for the purchase of a new milk cooler. In return, the district would agree to buy milk in plastic containers that will be recycled.

Superintendent Ralph Scott previously stated the increased cost to the district would be 3.5 cents per unit, but the district would receive a 2-cent reimbursement per unit for recycling. Furthermore, Metz, the district’s food service provider, has agreed to absorb any additional cost up to the projected loss of $87,000.

A series of bids were awarded for the sale of used equipment. Those individuals and businesses awarded bids included Kurt Lynch, $400, metal lathe; Mellott Builders LLC, $300, band saw; Mellott Builders LLC, $925, planer; Eugene Ward, $250, threepoint mower deck; and Mellott Builders LLC, $200, table saw. Board member Danny Crouse abstained from voting due to his own submission of bids.

The board opted to postpone taking any action pertaining to the selection of an energy audit provider. In other building and finance-related matters, the board agreed to allow Kimball Architecture the opportunity to submit a request for proposal (RFP) for a feasibility study.

The board conducted an executive session to discuss personnel matters and adjourned immediately upon reconvening.

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