2011-04-21 / Local & State

CF Conducts Regular Business

2011-12 school year to begin August 24 for students
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Having previously debated when the 2011-12 school year should get under way, the Central Fulton School Board gave final adoption to the school calendar and addressed other regular business last Tuesday evening.

On a motion by board members Gary Shives and Dr. Brent Carlson, the board unanimously agreed for students return to school on August 24 following the typical two days of teacher inservice. The 2011-21 school calendar includes a variety of holidays, teacher-in service days and four designated, snow make-up days, which were set as January 16, February 17, April 5 and April 10.

In other business, the board agreed to begin advertising for annual shop and maintenance supplies.

As an alternate field trip to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md., seventh-grade students will be permitted to visit the 167th Air Wing located in Martinsburg, W.Va. The students have has been personally invited by Roland Shambaugh to take a four-hour tour of the facility, which includes visiting the control tower and inside a C5.

The decision to not visit the Inner Harbor as previously planned, the board was informed, was due to skyrocketing ticket prices. At the time the trip was scheduled, the cost was $7 per student. It has since risen to $17 per student.

Ilana Krieger will take eight members of the 11th-grade class to visit Gettysburg College on April 26 at no cost to the district. A follow-up trip has been scheduled for May 2 to tour Dickinson College.

Prom advisor Pat Decker was placed on step five of the 2010-11 extracurricular salary scale. Decker will receive $870 in conjunction with her duties.

Meanwhile, Dillan Gordon was authorized to serve as a volunteer assistant track and field coach.

The general operating budget in the amount of $3,257,531 was approved for Tuscarora Intermediate Unit #11. Central Fulton’s portion of the budget tallies $3,334 and covers instructional material services. Additional expenses may be incurred for costs related to supplemental physical therapy, psychology and vision services.

A resolution was adopted authorizing the collection of earned income tax by the Fulton County Tax Collection Committee. According to business manager Jolinda Wilson, Act 32 requires that a resolution be formally adopted stating that all townships, boroughs and school districts use the same tax collector for earned income taxes. Having sent notice to Berkheimer Tax Administration that its services will no longer be required by the school district as of December 31, the county’s Tax Collection Committee will name a new tax collection group later this summer to begin effective January 1.

Kristen Showalter of Greencastle and Melissa Biondo of Plum, Pa., were added to the professional substitute list. Their clearances are in order.

Due to an additional student being added to the daily roster, the daily rate for Route #016 contracted to Chyrel Foster was increased from $134.01 to $139.91 retroactive to March 19.

The daily rate for K-4 Route # 035 belonging to Gary and Eileen Decker was reduced from $70.03 to $67.49. The reduction was made retroactive to April 4 due to removing a student from the route’s roster.

Darlene Lininger of Harrisonville was added to the substitute van driver list.

Van contracts in connection with routes #021 and 030 will be transferred from Doris J. Sheeder to Lynda S. Strait effective the start of the 2011-12 school year.

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