2012-05-17 / Local & State

C. Fulton Handles Personnel Issues

Hires new technology coordinator
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Central Fulton School Board took to closed doors to meet with two potential candidates for the position of technical coordinator last Tuesday night and reconvened to announce its new hire as well as other personnel related issues.

The board unanimously hired McConnellsburg resident Jason Carbaugh as its newest technical coordinator with a starting salary of $60,000 plus benefits as in accordance with the middle-management plan. Carbaugh, who has been employed during the 2011-12 school year in the same capacity at neighboring Forbes Road School District, is slated to begin his duties in McConnellsburg effective July 1.

As agreed upon in a newly revised job description, the duty of the district’s technical coordinator is to offer “technical expertise for the complex design, configuration, implementation and deployment of infrastructure related technologies within a network and server environment.” In addition, the coordinator is also responsible for daily systems management including monitoring network and server hardware, software environments and implementing best practices to help deliver 99.9 percent system availability to the district.

The board also announced it would begin immediately advertising for a full-time maintenance employee given the resignation of employee Brian Strait retroactive to April 27. In addition, the board added retired teacher Kathy Kendall to the substitute maintenance list. Kendall’s clearances remain in order.

A resignation from school psychologist Lauryn Carnes was also accepted with an effective date of June 30.

In other personnel- and finance related matters, the board placed sound-room technician Kim Richards on the extracurricular salary scale for the remainder of the current school year at a rate of $250. Board member Ryan Richards abstained during the roll-call vote.

In preparation for the upcoming school year, numerous coaches were placed on the salary scale. Those receiving a nod of approval were:

 Heidi J. Johnston, varsity volleyball coach, $3,250

 A’leese Dickerson, junior varsity volleyball coach, $2,045

 Cherina Cutchall, junior high volleyball coach, $1,895

 Stephen Carroll, varsity soccer coach, $2,795

 Cory Houck, junior varsity soccer coach, $1,845

 Tobias K. McGarvey, girls varsity soccer coach, $3,520

 Josh McKelvy, girls junior varsity soccer coach, $2,720

 David Garland, girls varsity basketball coach, $3,820

 Dorothy Doyle, girls junior varsity basketball coach, $2,970

 Doug Seiders, girls junior high basketball coach, $2,670

 Allison Fraker, girls junior high assistant basketball coach, $2,420

 Denny Swope, boys varsity basketball coach, $3,820

 Jeremy Wible, boys junior varsity basketball coach, $2,245

 Kenneth Welsh, boys junior high basketball coach, $2,095.

Dr. Jack Steele was approved to perform dental examinations on third- and seventh-grade students. The examination fee is recorded at $3 per student, which is the same cost as last year.

Meanwhile, Dr. Steven Cohen will serve as the school doctor during the 2012-13 school year at at a rate of $8 per student physical. The fee remains the same as that of the current school year.

Roberta Binder Heath will continue in the capacity of school solicitor next year for the purpose of general legal services and negotiations. The cost for service is $115 per hour, while the district will be charged $130 per hour for litigation services.

Baccalaureate services were set for Tuesday, May 29, and graduation for the Class of 2012 is scheduled for Thursday, May 31. Both events will get under way at 7 p.m. in the middle/high school auditorium. In addition, early dismissal will be permitted on the final day of school. Therefore, underclassmen will be able to leave school on May 31 at 10 a.m.

Several field trip requests were approved as presented to the board. The junior class was slated to attend Shippensburg University on May 14 at no cost to the district, and approximately 275 elementary students are scheduled to visit Lakemont Park on May 25. There is no cost to the district for the trip.

Under finance, the board unanimously approved the tentative budget for the Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School. The budget totals $835,149 with the district’s share calculated at $219,879.46.

Approval was granted to increase the breakfast and lunch prices by 10 cents for the upcoming 2012-13 school year. The administration and board noted the increase is a requirement of the federal Paid Lunch Equity mandate.

A trio of contract changes were authorized for Route #033 contracted to Lynn C. Reeder. The first approved amendment changed Reeder’s daily rate from $141.07 to $184.31 on the dates of February 21 and February 24. The change was necessary due to the addition of a student to the roster who was in need of transportation to Manito in Chambersburg.

In addition, Reeder’s daily rate jumped from $141.07 to $199.17 retroactive to April 11 due to the addition of a student. The third and final amendment brought the daily rate to $199.41 retroactive to April 19. The administration noted the district now had one student attending an autism school and two students going to Manito. Both facilities are located in Chambersburg.

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