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Board of Education Meeting – April 10, 2018

Stillwater Central School District

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

April 10, 2018 – Stillwater, New York

Present: T. Hems, W. Callanan, D. Giso, K. Greene, B. McNeil, M. Toleman, S. Valigorsky

Absent: V. Masterson, J. Mueller

Also Present: Superintendent P. Morris, Clerk M. Sgambati, 6-8 Principal T. Hulihan, Elementary Principal P. Morcone, Director of Pupil Personnel Services R. Collins, employees, T. Gifford of the Express

The Board of Education hosted a reception for Ryan Collins and Katie Carlin, who were to receive tenure appointments.

President Hems called the meeting of the Board of Education to order at 6:00 p.m.

Board members led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public input on agenda items.

  1. Tenure Appointment – Ryan Collins, School District Leader
    1. On a motion made by S. Valigorsky, seconded by B. McNeil. “RESOLVED, that in compliance with the provisions of Section 3012 of the Education Law and Part 30.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and upon the recommendation of Patricia Morris, the Superintendent of Schools, that Ryan Collins, a probationary administrator having been appointed to such position by resolution of this Board dated 6/1/2015, effective 7/1/2015, be appointed on tenure to the position of School District Leader, it having been shown that Mr. Collins holds a valid New York State Professional Certification in the afore said tenure area and it further having been shown that the probationary period expires on 4/9/2018, the Board of Education of the Stillwater Central School District does hereby grant tenure and appoint to tenure Ryan Collins, effective 4/10/2018 as a School District Leader.”
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  2. Tenure Appointment – Katherine Kilmartin
    1. On a motion made by M. Toleman, seconded by S. Valigorksy. “RESOLVED, that in compliance with the provisions of Section 3012 of the Education Law and Part 30.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and upon the recommendation of Patricia Morris, the Superintendent of Schools, that Katherine (Kilmartin) Carlin, a probationary teacher having been appointed to such position by resolution of this Board dated 7/1/2015, effective 8/31/2015, be appointed on tenure to the position of Students with Disabilities, PreK, K, Grades 1-6, it having been shown that Ms. Carlin holds valid New York State Professional Certifications in the afore said tenure areas, and it further having been shown that the probationary period expires on 8/31/2018, the Board of Education of the Stillwater Central School District does hereby grant tenure and appoint to tenure Katherine (Kilmartin) Carlin, effective 9/1/2018 as a teacher in the Students with Disabilities, PreK, K, Grades 1-6 tenure area.”
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  3. Consent Agenda
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by M. Toleman, to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda:
      1. The minutes of the 3/27/2018 regular meeting of the Board of Education (see supplemental minutes)
      2. Federal Warrant #6 in the amount of $1,605.00 (see supplemental minutes)
      3. Cafeteria Warrant #11 in the amount of $12,847.16 (see supplemental minutes)
      4. Capital Warrant #10 in the amount of $2,100.00 (see supplemental minutes)
      5. General Warrant #25 in the amount of $371,624.55 (see supplemental minutes)
      6. CSE/CPSE recommendations dated 4/3/2018 (see supplemental minutes)
      7. Designate the following equipment as obsolete: Cisco WAPs, LAN Controller and iPad 2’s. (see supplemental minutes)
        1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
        2. Nays: 0
  4. Superintendent’s Report
    1. Ms. Morris shared information with the Board concerning the District Administration Leadership Institute (DALI) conference that she recently attended in Orlando, Florida.
    2. She also notified the Board that the NYSED review of the capital project plans is not expected to be completed as expected, and that the District could expect to go out to bid with the project in January, with construction beginning in Spring 2019.
    3. Ms. Morris noted that the Audit Committee would meet at 5:30 p.m. on 4/24/2018 prior to the regularly scheduled Board meeting to review proposals for external auditors.
  5. 2018-19 Budget Proposal
    1. Ms. Morris reviewed the 2018-19 proposed budget. She noted that if approved by voters, the budget would increase by $312,387 (1.27%), and the tax levy would increase by $352,661 (3.42%). She also noted that payments from the Global Foundries PILOT continue to decrease, and that $750,000 from the appropriated fund balance is being applied to the 2018-19 budget.
  6. Adoption – 2018-19 Budget Proposal
    1. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to adopt the proposed 2018-19 budget in the amount of $24,842,337.16, and the NYSED Property Tax Report Card as presented. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  7. Appointment – Board of Elections
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by B. McNeil, to appoint the following to the Board of Elections for the vote on May 15, 2018:
      1. Mary Sgambati – Chief Election Inspector
      2. Renee’ Price
      3. Tracy Mayo
      4. Marla Scarchilli
      5. Alexandrea Scarchilli
      6. Kristen Stewart
      7. Donna Muir
        1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
        2. Nays: 0
  8. Policies – Second Reading and Adoption
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by B. McNeil, to approve the second readings and approve the adoption of the following policies:
      1. #6110 – Code of Ethics for Board Members and All District Personnel
      2. #6111 – Testing Misconduct and Mandatory Reporting Requirements
      3. #6112 – Governance Team Code of Conduct
      4. #6120 – Equal Employment Opportunity
      5. #6121 – Sexual Harassment of District Personnel
      6. #6122 – Employee Grievances
      7. #6130 – Evaluation of Personnel
      8. #6140 – Employee Medical Examinations
      9. #6150 – Alcohol, Drugs and Other Substances
      10. #6151 – Drug-Free Workplace
      11. #6060 – Professional Growth/Staff Development
      12. #6161 – Conference/Travel Expense Reimbursement
      13. #6170 – Fingerprinting Clearance of New Hires
      14. #6171 – Safe Mentoring Act
      15. #6180 – Staff-Student Relations (Fraternization)
      16. #6211 – Employment of Relatives of Board Members
      17. #6212 – Certification and Qualifications
      18. #6213 – Professional Certification: 175 Hours of Professional Development Requirement
      19. #6214 – Incidental Teaching
      20. #6215 – Probation and Tenure
      21. #6216 – Disciplining of a Tenured Teacher or Certified Personnel
      22. #6217 – Professional Staff: Separation
      23. #6220 – Temporary Personnel
      24. #6310 – Appointment – Support Staff
      25. #6320 – Supplementary School Personnel
      26. #6410 – Staff Acceptable Use Policy
      27. #6411 – Use of Email in the District
      28. #6420 – Employee Personnel Records and Release of Information
      29. #6430 – Employee Political Activities
      30. #6450 – Theft of Services or Property
      31. #6530 – Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      32. #6540 – Defense and Indemnification of Board Members and Employees
      33. #6550 – Leaves of Absence
      34. #6551 – Family and Medical Leave Act
      35. #6552 – Military Leaves of Absence
      36. #6560 – Determination of Employment Status: Employee or Independent Contractor
      37. #6562 – Employment of Retired Persons
      38. #7110 – Comprehensive Student Attendance
      39. #7120 – Age of Entrance
      40. #7121 – Diagnostic Screening of Students
      41. #7130 – Entitlement to Attend — Age and Residency
      42. #7131 – Education of Homeless Children and Youth
      43. #7132 – Non-Resident Students
      44. #7140 – School Census
      45. #7210 – Student Evaluation, Promotion and Placement
      46. #7211 – Provision of Interpreter Services to Parents Who Are Hearing Impaired
      47. #7212 – Response to Intervention (RtI) Process
      48. #7220 – Graduation Options/Early Graduation/Accelerated Programs
      49. #7222 – Diploma and/or Credential Options for Students with Disabilities
      50. #7240 – Student Records:  Access and Challenge
      51. #7241 – Student Directory Information
      52. #7242 – Military Recruiters’ Access to Students
      53. #7243 – Student Data Breaches
      54. #7250 – Student Privacy, Parental Access to Information, and Administration of Certain Physical Examinations to Minors
      55. #7260 – Designation of Person in Parental Relation
      56. #7311 – Loss or Destruction of District Property or Resources
      57. #7313 – Suspension of Students
      58. #7314 – Students Presumed to Have a Disability for Discipline Purposes
      59. #7315 – Student Acceptable Use Policy
      60. #7316 – Student Use of Personal Technology
      61. #7320 – Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, and Other Substances
      62. #7330 – Searches and Interrogations of Students
      63. #7340 – Bus Rules
      64. #7350 – Corporal Punishment/Emergency Interventions
      65. #7360 – Weapons in School and the Gun-Free Schools Act
      66. #7410 – Extracurricular Activities
      67. #7420 – Sports and the Athletic Program
      68. #7430 – Contests for Students, Student Awards and Scholarships
      69. #7450 – Fund Raising by Students
      70. #7460 – Constitutionally Protected Prayer in the Public Schools
      71. #7510 – School Health Services
      72. #7511 – Immunization of Students
      73. #7512 – Student Physicals
      74. #7513 – Administration of Medication
      75. #7514 – Student Health Records
      76. #7520 – Accidents and Medical Emergencies
      77. #7521 – Students with Life Threatening Health Conditions
      78. #7522 – Concussion Management
      79. #7530 – Child Abuse and Maltreatment
      80. #7540 – Suicide
      81. #7550 – Dignity for All Students
      82. #7551 – Sexual Harassment of Students
      83. #7552 – Student Gender Identity
      84. #7553 – Hazing of Students
      85. #7560 – Notification of Sex Offenders
      86. #7570 – Supervision of Students
      87. #7580 – Safe Public School Choice Option
      88. #7610 – Special Education:  District Plan
      89. #7611 – Children with Disabilities
      90. #7612 – Grouping by Similarity of Needs
      91. #7613 – The Role of the Board in Implementing a Student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)
      92. #7614 – Preschool Special Education Program
      93. #7615 – Least Restrictive Environment
      94. #7616 – Prereferral Intervention Strategies in General Education
      95. #7617 – Declassification of Students with Disabilities
      96. #7620 – Students with Disabilities Participating in District Programs
      97. #7621 – Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
      98. #7631 – Appointment and Training of Committee on Special Education (CSE)/Subcommittee on Special Education Members
      99. #7632 – Appointment and Training of Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) Members
      100. #7640 – Student Individualized Education Program (IEP): Development and Provision
      101. #7641 – Transition Services
      102. #7642 – Extended School Year Services and/or Programs
      103. #7643 – Transfer Students with Disabilities
      104. #7650 – Identification and Register of Children with Disabilities (Child Find)
      105. #7660 – Parent Involvement for Children with Disabilities
      106. #7670 – Due Process Complaints: Selection and Board Appointment of  Impartial Hearing Officers
      107. #7680 – Independent Educational Evaluations
      108. #7690 – Special Education Mediation
        1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
        2. Nays: 0
  9. Policies – First Reading
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by M. Toleman, to accept the following policies for their first reading:
      1. #8110 – Curriculum Development, Resources and Evaluation
      2. #8130 – Equal Educational Opportunities
      3. #8210 – Safety Conditions and Prevention Instruction
      4. #8220 – Career and Technical (Occupational) Education
      5. #8240 – Instructional Programs: Driver Education, Gifted and Talented Education and Physical Education
      6. #8241 – Patriotism, Citizenship and Human Rights Education
      7. #8242 – Civility, Citizenship and Character Education/Interpersonal Violence Prevention Education
      8. #8250 – Animals in the School (Instructional Purposes)
      9. #8260 – Title I Parent Involvement
      10. #8271 – Internet Safety/Internet Content Filtering
      11. #8280 – Instruction for English Language Learners
      12. #8320 – Selection of Library and Multimedia Materials
      13. #8330 – Objection to Instructional Materials and Controversial Issues
      14. #8340 – Instructional Materials
      15. #8350 – Use of Copyrighted Materials
      16. #8360 – Religious Expression in the Instructional Program
      17. #8420 – Opening Exercises
      18. #8430 – Independent Study
      19. #8440 – Home Instruction (Home Schooling)
      20. #8450 – Home Tutoring (Homebound Instruction)
      21. #8460 – Field Trips
        1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
        2. Nays: 0
  10. Resignation – D. Anapolis, RN
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by W. Callanan, to accept Darlene Anapolis’ resignation from her position as school nurse. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  11. Scholarship Checking Account Authorization
    1. On a motion by M. Toleman, seconded by K. Greene, to authorize the District Treasurer to establish a separate checking account specifically designated to dispersing funds for student scholarships.
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  12. Board Items of Interest
    1. M. Sgambati reminded Board members that interviews of the finalists for the Business Administrator are 4/16/18 beginning at 5:00 p.m., and that the Audit Committee will be meeting on 4/27/18 at 5:30 p.m., prior to the regularly scheduled Board meeting that evening.
    2. T. Gifford of the Express commented on the adoption of the budget that will be presented to the community for a vote on 5/15/18.
  13. Executive Session
    1. On a motion by W. Callanan, seconded by D. Giso, to adjourn to executive session at 6:25 p.m.
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  14. Reconvene
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by M. Toleman, to reconvene the meeting at 7:28 p.m.
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  15. Adjournment
    1. On a motion by D. Giso, seconded by M. Toleman,  to adjourn the meeting at 7:29 p.m.
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0

Minutes by Mary Sgambati, District Clerk