2017-04-20 / Front Page

CF Board Business Is Routine

Approves TIU#11 budget

The Central Fulton School District Board of Directors held a regular meeting last Tuesday evening.

Board members present were Dr. Brent L. Carlson, Julia E. E. Dovey, Cory L. Gress, Christopher R. Hann, Genevieve F. Harper, Rick E. Marshall, Jason M. Sharpe, Gary L. Shives and Roger W. Strait

Administration in attendance were Billie Jo Beatty, assistant elementary principal; Amy L. Hershey, business manager; Angela R. Marshall, transportation/ PR director and board secretary; Erich G. May, secondary principal; Alicia D. Mellott, elementary principal; Dixie M. Paruch, superintendent; and Ginger L. Thompson, special education director.


An executive session was called following the Budget and Finance Committee meeting at 7:15 p.m. to discuss personnel matters. The executive session concluded at 7:25 p.m.

During a discussion on personnel, the board approved Jaime L. Burger, Warfordsburg, to be added to the professional substitute list. She has completed the emergency certification program through TIU#11.

A professional employee was approved to take FMLA leave from approximately April 11, 2017, to April 19, 2017.

The board voted unanimously to hire Raquel Ritter, Harrisonville, as the district secretary retroactive to April 3, 2017, at $10.50 per hour.

The board approved Wesley Stiffler, volunteer softball coach, to be placed on the 2016-2017 extracurricular salary scale.

Field trips

The board approved Mr. Strine to take the members of marching band and chorus to TOBY’s Dinner Theater in April 2017. This trip is to replace his originally approved trip to Cleveland, and there will be no cost to the district.

The 24 Challenge Team was given approval to take their fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade participating students to Juniata College in May to participate in the 24 Challenge Tournament. Cost to the district would be for two substitute teachers and transportation.

The board approved Ms. Neiderhauser to take her fourth-and fifth-grade learning support students on a walking field trip to the Fulton County Library in May 2017 at no cost to the district.

Ms. McGarvey was given approval to take her autistic support classroom on a walking trip to Precision Cuttery and the Cone Zone in April as part of their community based instruction. There will be no cost to the district.

Other business

Board members approved the 2017-2018 TIU #11 General Operating Budget in the amount of $3,122,568. The Central Fulton district will pay $4,242 for Instructional Material Services (IMS), plus whatever costs are assessed for use of supplemental services (physical therapy, psychology, vision, etc.)

The board approved an increase in the daily rate on Lynn C. Reeder’s 036 life skills van run route from $100.50 to $115.30 retroactive to February 27, 2017. Another student was added to the route which increased the total daily miles. Also as part of the same contract, approval was sought to increase the daily rate from $151.75 to $166.56 retroactive to February 27, 2017, on days when an additional life skills student rides who attends school on a revised schedule.

The Fulton County Pony/Colt League was given permission to utilize the high school baseball field during the summer of 2017. This league would not start until after the varsity baseball season and would conclude by the end of July.

The board also approved the American Legion Baseball League to utilize the high school baseball field during the summer of 2017. Their schedules will be coordinated with the Pony/Colt team to eliminate any potential conflict.

The board unanimously approved an Internet banking resolution/ application with Community State Bank that will allow the business manager to Internet banking access and electronic transaction disclosures.

The K-12 School Counseling Plan that was presented last month by district guidance counselors was unanimously approved.

Also under other business, the superintendent asked for volunteers to serve on the Central Fulton School District Educational Foundation Board. Board member Rick Marshall is already a member; however, the bylaws state there needs to be three. Jason Sharpe and Julie Dovey agreed to be added to the CFSDEF Board.

Regular business

During regular business, the board approved the March board meeting minutes, the Budget and Finance Committee meeting minutes, the treasurer’s report, March invoices, the budget report and the cafeteria report.

The board heard a presentation from Rick Stinson, clerk of the works, regarding the progression of the elementary building project. A change order in the amount of $2,949.85 was approved.

The following Early Head Start (EHS) and Fulton County Family Partnership (FCFP) reports were also approved: March 2017 Early Head Start Monthly Report, March 2017 FCFP-Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Monthly Report and March 2017 FCFP-Parents as Teachers Report.

The board reviewed the following informational reports: February 2017 Secondary Activities Report, March 2017 Elementary Activities Report, March 2017 Metz Culinary Report, March 9, 2017, Tuscarora Intermediate Unit #11 Regular Meeting Minutes and TIU#11 Schedule of Dates/Meetings for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year. Also reviewed were the Elementary Principal Report, MMS/MHS Principal Report and Special Education Report.

Upcoming meeting dates for the board include: superintendent interviews - Wednesday, April 12, 2017, starting at 5:30 p.m., Budget and Finance Committee meeting - Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., and regular board meeting – Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

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