2013-04-18 / Front Page

Central Fulton Accepts Seven Retirement Letters

Pens new food service contract with Metz
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

On the heels of an announcement regarding a retirement incentive for employees with prolonged years of service to the district, Central Fulton School Board accepted a total of seven resignation letters last Tuesday evening.

Letters of resignation, submitted for the purpose of retirement, were unanimously accepted, as presented by the board, by classroom aides Pamela Keefer and June Glenn; math teacher Sharon Eckerd; elementary guidance counselor Lisa Culler; school librarian Pam Ott; district food service secretary Annette Lynch; and Chanda Green, security/transportation officer.

In a followup motion, the board gave district secretary Angela Marshall permission to advertise for the position of security/transportation officer, which will become vacant effective May 17.

In other personnel-related matters, the board added Deborah A. Tucker of Harrisonville and McConnellsburg resident Becky Erikson to the school’s nurse substitute list. The additions will be made pending the submission of necessary clearances.

Having completed the emergency certification process through Tuscarora Intermediate Unit #11, Tracey L. Kimmel of Fort Loudon was given authorization to serve as a day-to-day substitute.

First-grade teacher Jennifer Culler was granted a leave of absence through the Family Medical Leave Act beginning April 2 through the conclusion of the school year. Culler will be utilizing sick and personal days as well as unpaid FMLA leave for the maternity leave.

Several volunteer coaches were added to the extra-curricular activity salary scale including baseball volunteer coaches Jesse Farling and Bruce Sipes; softball volunteer coaches Phillip Mc- Quade and Doug Seiders; and volunteer track coach Robert C. Snyder.

Contract revisions were approved that will, in turn, increase the daily rate of van route #033 contracted with Lynn Reeder. The rate will increase from $145.58 to $187.71, retroactive to March 3, as a result of adding an additional student to the route.

Meanwhile, Life Skills van route #036, also contracted with Reeder, saw a change in daily rate from $98.43 to $104.03, retroactive to March 7, due to adding a new student and, therefore, requiring the van to do a “double run.” Additionally, as part of the same contact, the daily rate increased from $146.41 to $152.01 on days when an additional Life Skills student rides to school on a revised schedule.

The daily rate for bus route #002, belonging to Lynda S. Strait, was altered due to placing a new bus on the route. The rate changed from $223.60 to $236.95 retroactive to March 17.

The last day of school for underclassmen was set as May 29, with an early dismissal of 10 a.m.

A resolution was signed allowing the district to submit electronic agreements such as grants, reports and various data to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The 2013-14 general operating budget for Tuscarora Intermediate Unit #11 was given a nod of approval in the amount of $3,410,912. Central Fulton’s share of the budget is $3,796.

A “culinary management contract” was accepted with Metz and Associates of Dallas, Pa., for the upcoming school year. The agreement is a 5-year contract, which includes a 5-cent increase in breakfast prices and 10-cent increase in lunch prices.

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