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Board of Education Meeting – February 6, 2018

Stillwater Central School District

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

February 6, 2018 – Stillwater, New York

Present: T. Hems, V. Masterson, W. Callanan, D. Giso, M. Toleman, S. Valigorsky (arrived at 6:07 p.m.)

Absent: K. Greene, B. McNeil, J. Mueller

Also Present: Superintendent P. Morris, Clerk M.  Sgambati, 9-12 Principal M.  Johnson, 6-8  Principal T. Hulihan, PreK-5 Principal P. Morcone, Director of Pupil Personnel R. Collins, employees, T. Gifford of the Express

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 non-agenda items.

  1. Administrative Reports
    1. Mr. Morcone, Mr. Hulihan and Dr. Johnson reviewed how the District is addressing the Next Generation Science Standards. (see supplemental minutes)
    2. Dr. Johnson discussed “vaping” with the Board of Education and reviewed some measures the District is taking.  (see supplemental minutes)
  2. Consent Agenda
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by M. Toleman, to approve the following items from the Consent Agenda:
      1. The minutes of the 1/23/2018 regular meeting of the Board  of Education
      2. Capital Warrant #6 in the amount of $124,620.41 (see supplemental minutes)
      3. General Warrant #18 in the amount of $102,775.60 (see supplemental minutes)
      4. Emergency Warrant #19 in the amount of $167.03 (see supplemental minutes)
      5. Cafeteria Warrant #8 in the amount of $12,395.33 (see supplemental minutes)
      6. Accept the CSE/CPSE recommendations dated 1/31/2018 as presented (see supplemental minutes)
      7. Approve the following Schedule B appointments: Cassidy Chapko – Girls Modified Softball Coach Shawn Mayo – Modified Track Coach
      8. Approve the appointment of Cassidy Chapko as a long-term substitute for Christine Ihnatolya at a daily rate of $125.00 (see supplemental minutes)
        1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
        2. Nays: 0
  3. Superintendent’s Report
    1. Mrs. Morris presented the Website Research Report and  Website Survey Responses to the Board of Education for their review. (see supplemental minutes)
    2. She noted that the District website is being updated and that the Board will have an opportunity to preview the site before it goes “live.”
    3. She also stated that the State Education Department is in the process of reviewing the capital project plans, and that the District expects to be able to solicit bids for the project this summer.
    4. Mrs. Morris noted that some area school districts  have eliminated their admission fees for all district sporting events,  and noted that Stillwater CSD collects approximately $7,500 in admission fees (excluding sectional competitions).
  4. Financial Reports
    1. V. Masterson requested a fund balance report and  appropriations and revenue status reports at the next Board meeting.
  5. Health Insurance Premium Reimbursement
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by D. Giso, to  reimburse Laura Barber $374.49 for overpaid COBRA health insurance payments.
      1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  6. Cafeteria Consultant Authorization
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by M. Toleman, to extend the agreement with Cafeteria Consultant Lori Beckwith  for the remainder of this school year at a cost of $3,075. (see supplemental minutes)
    2. Board members noted that Ms. Beckwith will continue to assist with menu development and improvements to the cafeteria program.
      1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  7. The Board of Education was unable to consider the Mental Health Clinic Agreement as it had not yet been approved by the school district’s attorney.
  8. External Auditors RFP
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to approve the Request for Proposals for External Auditors as presented. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  9. Gift Card Donation
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by M. Toleman, to accept Price Chopper’s donation of a $20 gift card to Mrs. Cole’s classroom for its Café Cart.
      1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  10. Budget Transfer Authorization
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to approve the budget transfer of $218,444.62 as presented. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  11. There was no public input.
  12. Mrs. Morris thanked the principals for their science presentation.
  13. Executive Session
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to adjourn to executive session at 6:38 p.m. to discuss  negotiations.
      1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  14. (M. Toleman left the meeting at 6:38 p.m.)
  15. Reconvene
    1. On a motion by D. Giso, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to reconvene the meeting at 7:45 p.m.
      1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  16. LWOP – Samantha Waldron
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to approve Samantha Waldron’s request for a leave without pay from 1/23/2018-2/28/2018.
      1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  17. Agreement Approval
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by S. Valigorsky to approve the agreement with Darlene Anapolis as  presented. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  18. Adjournment
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by D. Giso, to adjourn the meeting at 7:57 p.m.
      1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0

Minutes by Mary Sgambati, District Clerk