2014-01-23 / Front Page

CF Conducts Monthly Meeting

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz
NEWS EDITOR

The Central Fulton School Board was recognized for its ongoing service last Tuesday in conjunction with “board appreciation month” and followed up its special meal with its regular monthly meeting.

Curriculum

Several field trip requests were approved as part of the January 14 agenda, including a proposal for middle and high school life skills students to visit the Hiram G. Andrews Center at some point during the month of April. The trip, according to the agenda, is to give those in attendance an “opportunity to explore an option for postsecondary employment and independent living.” Cost of the trip has been estimated at $80 for transportation.

Amy Conner along with the middle and high school teams representing Odyssey of the Mind will be travelling to Hollidaysburg Senior High School for regional competition on Saturday, February 22. Cost to the district will be for transportation.

Several items were approved in connection with the Early Head Start program, including governance training, the 2013-14 budget revision and the refunding application package. Elen Ott, executive director of the Fulton County Family Partnership, was on hand to discuss the items with the board. Board member Julia Dovey abstained from voting on the matters.

FFA advisor Ann Meyer along with FFA officers Jordan Offutt, Grace Youngblood, Sara Wenschhof and Deanne Dickerson appeared before the board to thank the board and administration for their continued support of the program. Each board member was presented a T-shirt as a token of the organization’s appreciation.

Personnel

Teressa Booth and Pamela Cutshaw were placed on the extracurricular salary scale for the 2013-14 school year. Booth will serve in the capacity of junior high track coach at a rate of $1,650, and Cutshaw is slated to serve as a volunteer softball coach.

A letter of resignation was accepted as submitted by high school secretary Nancy Shearer. Shearer’s resignation is slated to become effective June 30.

Finance

The board approved an annual motion that will set the Act 1 index resolution in connection with raising real estate taxes. In accordance with the resolution, the board agreed not to raise taxes in the 2014-15 school year beyond the index of 2.8 percent.

Action was also taken regarding the reimbursement of meal costs when it involves “official business overnight travel.” The district will allot $6 for breakfast, $10 for lunch and $15 for dinner.

Transportation

Van Route #033 contracted to Lynn C. Reeder will see an increase in the daily rate retroactive to November 25, 3013. The increase from $192.13 to $207.68 is due to adding a new student to the roster who will be attending the Meadows Partial Treatment facility in Chambersburg.

The same route then saw a decrease in the daily rate from the amount of $207.68 to $147.64 retroactive to December 16 as the same student no longer required treatment.

Retroactive to November 25, van Route #017 contracted to Gary and Eileen Decker saw a jump in the daily rate due to the addition of a new student to the transportation roster. The rate rose from $105.57 to $122.08 as a result of the additional miles incurred.

The board agreed to enter an addendum to contracted services for pupil transportation. According to reports, the addendum is required in order for the district to seek liquid fuel fund reimbursement on behalf of their contracts.

At the conclusion of the meeting, an executive session was held to discuss personnel matters. No action was taken.

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