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Board of Education Meeting – August 21, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

Present: P. Lilac, K. Greene, V. Masterson, S. Valigorsky, B. McNeil, J. Mueller, D. Giso, W. Callanan

Absent: T. Hems

Also Present: Superintendent P. Morris, Clerk R. Price, Business Administrator S. Messineo, Staff L. Barber and M. Cimino

Vice President V. Masterson 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.

I. The Oath of Office was taken by elected Board member J. Mueller whose term will expire 6/30/2021 (as noted on the BOE Minutes for 7/10/18, due to J. Mueller’s absence, the oath would be taken at a later date).

II. here was no public input for non-agenda items.

III. Athletics Director Mr. Michael Kinney discussed sports related items on behalf of our District with the following information: (see supplemental minutes)

  • Uniform rotations
  • The trend of declining enrollment in fall sports across Wasaren league
  • The need of certified Coaches for Boys’ Lacrosse, Boys’ Modified Soccer, Boys’ Modified Basketball, JV Cheerleading, JV Baseball
  • Scheduling field times to avoid conflicting practice / game times
  • Field turf maintenance
  • Equipment Center maintenance and eventual replacement of cardio equipment

IV. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by W. Callanan, to approve the following items on the consent agenda:

  • Minutes of the 8/7/18 regular meeting of the Board of Education (see supplemental minutes)
  • CSE / CPSE recommendations dated 8/21/18 (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

V. Business Administrator, S. Messineo, notified the Board that they were given the Treasurer’s report for the month of July, and provided them with the information on the Village Tax Exemption whereas, the Village of Stillwater has requested that it be exempted from paying school taxes on two parcels of land in the Village of Stillwater. (see supplemental minutes).

VI. Superintendent Patricia Morris reported to the Board about the District sign board in the front of the campus that it is not working properly. P. Morris stated that the parts for this sign are now obsolete. Superintendent P. Morris has discussed the issue with Business Administrator S. Messineo and confirmed that there are funds in the budget to purchase a new sign using the structure of the current one.

VII. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by B. McNeil, for the approval to purchase  a new insert for the sign on campus and the amount not to exceed $30,000. (see supplemental minutes).

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

VIII. On a motion by K. Greene, seconded by J. Mueller, to approve the France trip for the Spring of 2020. (see supplemental minutes).

Ayes 8: Motion Carried
Nays: 0

IX. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by W. Callanan, to approve the final
Copy of the Audit Committee Charter. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

X. On a motion by P. Lilac, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to approve the resignation of Carl Menge as Food Service Helper effective 8/6/18. (see  Supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XI. On a motion by W. Callanan, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to approve the resignation of Carl Menge as Bus Monitor effective 8/6/18. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XII. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by P. Lilac, to approve the appointment  of Carl Menge as Food Service Cook 7 hours per day at a base salary of $15,687.13 for  the 2018-19 school year.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XIII. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, and seconded by B. McNeil to approve the appointment of  Jessica Swett, pursuant to Education law and in compliance with Part 30 of the Rules  of Regents Law, to the position of Teaching Assistant in the Special Education tenure area. This appointment shall be effective September 1, 2018 with a four year probationary term commencing on September 1, 2018 and ending on August 31, 2022 contingent upon her receiving a composite or overall annual professional performance  review rating pursuant to Education Law 3012-c or 3012-d of either effective or highly  effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) preceding years. Per the current STA contract Ms. Swett’s salary will be $20,537 for the 2018-2019 school year. Ms.Swett holds a  permanent certificate in Special Education.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XIV. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by D. Giso, to appoint Thomas Murphy as Director of Transportation effective 8/22/18 at a prorated salary of $66,000.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XV. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to approve the hiring  of BOCES for Transportation Consulting Services for the 2018-2019 school year at a  cost of $8,110. (see supplemental minutes).

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XVI. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by K. Greene, to approve the Class of 2021 as an Extracurricular Club.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XVII. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by K. Greene, to approve the High School Friends of Rachel as an Extracurricular Club.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XVIII. On a motion by P. Lilac, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to adopt the 2018 – 2019 School Tax Rates. (see supplemental minutes).

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XIX. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to approve the leave of  absence for Mary Brior as Bus Monitor for the 2018-19 school year. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XX. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by P. Lilac, to approve additional hours for  Monica Perniciaro as an Aide to assist with filing for Pupil Personnel Office up to twelve  hours per week from August 16th, 2018 through August 31st, 2018 at an hourly rate of  $12.32 per hour.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXI. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by J. Mueller, to approve the resignation of Amy Rose twelve month cleaner effective 8/17/18. *Correction of resignation to retirement. Motion will be corrected at the 9/4/18 Board meeting (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXII. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to approve the contract with Ballston Spa National Bank for the purpose of the expenses for the tax collection process at the branch level, for the 2018-19 school tax collection period in the amount of $4,650.00. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXIII. On a motion by P. Lilac, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to approve the Tax Warrant in  the amount of $10,665,927 for the 2018-19 school year. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXIV. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to approve up to two curriculum days for Teresa Cutler at a rate of $30.83/hr. for 2018-19 school year based on the STA contractual rate of 1/200 of Step 6 BA.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXV. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by P. Lilac, to approve up to two  curriculum days for Michaela Cimino at a rate of $30.83/hr. for 2018-19 school year based on the STA contractual rate of 1/200 of Step 6 BA.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXVI. The Board of Education was given the following communication materials :

  1. An updated Adirondack Area School Boards Association – Save the dates, for interested board members to attend.
  2. Results of a teacher PD survey to assess Professional Development needs.

XXVII. John Murphy, Interim Board Member of the Village of Stillwater, had public input on an  agenda item on behalf of the proposal to the District for the exemption of two parcels of  land, exempting the school taxes. Mr. Murphy asked if anyone had any questions in  regards to the Village’s request. V. President, V. Masterson stated that the Board of  Education has reviewed the request and the business administrator is getting more information so that the Board can vote on the exemption at the next Board of Education meeting.

XXVIII. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by B. McNeil, to adjourn to executive  session at 6:56 pm.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXIX. On a motion by P. Lilac, seconded B. McNeil, to reconvene the meeting at 7:00 pm.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXX. On a motion by P. Lilac, seconded by S. Valigorsky to approve the vacation pay of  M. Sgambati for five days at a rate of $165.00 per day in which she was entitled to per  the contract.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXXI. On a motion by P. Lilac, seconded by B. McNeil to approve staff terms of employment with revisions for 2018-2019 school year. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXXII. On a motion by P. Lilac, seconded by K. Greene to adjourn the meeting at 7:16 pm.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

Respectfully Submitted,
Board Clerk, Renee’ Price