2014-03-20 / Front Page

Central Fulton Holds Brief Board Meeting

Accepts proposal for food services
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

NEWS EDITOR

The Central Fulton School Board handled several personnel matters last Tuesday evening as part of its brief agenda.

Several resignations were accepted as tendered during the March 11 meeting, including that of English teacher Timothy Fowler. Fowler stepped down from his position with the district retroactive to February 17. His resignation was approved on a 8-0 roll-call vote. Board member Dr. Brent Carlson was unable to attend the monthly meeting.

In a follow-up motion, the board agreed to appoint Hustontown resident Misti Keebaugh to the position of long-term substitute for the remainder of the 2013- 14 school year.

In addition, a second resignation was accepted as presented by assistant cheerleading coach Heidi Calhoun.

Extracurricular appointments and salaries approved during the meeting included Doug Seiders as junior varsity softball coach, $1,845; volunteer baseball coach Michael Crouse; and volunteer softball coach Crystal Glee.

In other personnel matters, Donna R. Johnston of Mc- Connellsburg was granted authorization to serve as substitute board secretary in the absence of Angela Marshal through June 30, 2107.

An elementary teacher, who was not identified, will take a leave of absence through the Family Medical Leave Act effective April 11. The leave is expected to last six weeks.

Curriculum

Amy Conner was given permission by the board to take her middle/ high school Odyssey of the Mind students to state competition at Berwick Area High School April 11 and 12. The cost to the district would be for transportation.

Finance

The board entered into an agreement with and accepted a proposal from Metz Culinary Services to serve as the district’s food service provider. The oneyear agreement is slated to begin July 1 with an option of renewing for four additional years.

According to Superintendent Dixie Paruch, Metz was the lone company to submit a proposal prior to the deadline. The company’s cost is guaranteed to be at or less than an $85,000 loss, meaning that if the loss is greater Metz will pick up the difference, Paruch said.

A proposal was also accepted as submitted by Stanley Security Solutions to service the “district’s door security system.” Paruch stated the $8,270 proposal entails repairs to the existing system, computer repairs and upgrades as well as a five-year licensing agreement.

The board also agreed to solicit requests for proposals for resurfacing of the district’s high school track.

Building and grounds

McConnellsburg American Legion Post 561 baseball team was given authorization to use the high school baseball field for the upcoming season that spans June and July.

Transportation

Retroactive to January 8, a daily rate change was decreased from $73.37 to $67.28 for K-4 Route #035 contracted with Gary and Eileen Decker. The decrease in rate was linked to a student pickup and drop-off locations being changed and resulting in less mileage.

Furthermore, Chambersburg Route #033 with Lynn Reeder will see an increase in daily rate dating back to February 10. The daily rate will jump from $147.64 to $190.74 due to adding a student to the roster.

The board rounded out the meeting with a two-hour executive session for personnel matters following adjournment.

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