S. Fulton Selects New Board President
After having completed an 11- year stint as president of the Southern Fulton School Board, Dwight Bard publicly announced last week he would be stepping aside and allowing new leadership to take the helm of the district.
Bard stated during the board’s reorganization meeting held Tuesday, December 8, he had deliberated for more than a year on his decision to not seek a 12th term as president. His decision, he added, was not made final until his daughter graduated.
Bard went on to thank current and former board members for their support and dedication over the years in doing what was best for the student body.
Following Bard’s announcement, the board unanimously selected fellow member Kenny Wuertenberg to serve as Bard’s replacement. With a president selected, the board then appointed Patrick Bard to the position of vice president. The vicepresident’s position was previously held by former board member John McKee.
Additional reorganization issues addressed include appointing Mark Mosemann and Allen Morton to serve as members on the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School’s Joint Operating Committee (JOC). Patrick Bard and Wuertenberg will fill in as alternates on the JOC.
Mosemann was also nomi- nated and appointed to serve as the district’s legislative representative for the Pennsylvania School Board Association.
Patrick Bard will replace former board member Edgar Yates as the district’s representative on the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Committee’s board of directors. Patrick Bard dissented during the 7-1 roll-call vote. Board member Donald Whiteside was unable to attend the December 8 meeting.
Meanwhile, Whiteside was appointed to serve as the district rep on the local sewer authority.
A resolution was adopted to change the name of the Tuscarora Blended Learning Charter School to the “New Day Charter School.”
A nod of approval was given to the first reading of policies dealing with employees workers compensation traditional return to-work program, property safety and service animals on school property.
Assistant to the Superintendent and elementary Principal Kendra Trail was granted authorization to attend the PASA- sponsored New Superintendents’ Academy in Harrisburg scheduled for January 20- 21, 2010, and June 17-18.
Pending the completion of necessary paperwork, Teressa Payne and Lindsay Clark were approved to serve in the respective capacity of substitute aide and substitute teacher.
Beginning in the fall of 2010, Southern Fulton Elementary will participate in a national longitudinal study that will track student progress from kindergarten through fifth grade.
Playground fencing totaling 350 feet is scheduled to be purchased from A.L. Fence Co. for a total of $5,763.39.
The administration was given authority to open proposals submitted for a feasibility study.