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Board of Education Meeting – June 26, 2018

Stillwater Central School District

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

June 26, 2018 – Stillwater, New York

Present: T. Hems, V. Masterson, W. Callanan, D. Giso, K. Greene, B. McNeil

Absent: J. Mueller, M. Toleman, S. Valigorsky

Also Present: Superintendent P. Morris, Clerk R. Price, Business Administrator S. Messineo, Director of Transportation C. Nelson, Elementary Principal P. Morcone, Board Member-elect P. Lilac

President Hems called the meeting of the Board of Education to order at 6:03 p.m.

Board members led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Input – HS Chemistry Teacher S. McClements, emphatically defended teachers salary increases regarding current contract negotiations.

  1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by W.Callanan, to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda:
    1. The minutes of the 6/12/2018 regular meeting of the Board of Education (see supplemental minutes)
    2. General Warrant #33 in the amount of $59,857.94 (see supplemental minutes)
    3. Cafeteria Warrant #14 in the amount of $6,456.78 (see supplemental minutes)
    4. Federal Warrant #9 in the amount of $12,577.00 (see supplemental minutes)
    5. The CSE/CPSE recommendations dated 6/21/18 (see supplemental minutes)
    6. Resignation of Renee’ Price Payroll Clerk effective 6/22/18
      1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  2. Mrs. Morris discussed that there are three options for the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program, and that participating Schools must have written guidelines and procedures in place. The three options are as follows:
    1. Option #1 Become a NYSDOH Registered Opioid Overdose Program
    2. Option #2 School Nurse Administration of Opioid Overdose Treatments Pursuant to a non-patient specific order and protocols
    3. Option #3 Participating with a NYSDOH registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Program operated by another organization.
      1. ~ Option #3 is the preferred plan.
  3. Mr. Messineo recommended his opinion of NYCLASS, which is a short-term, highly liquid investment fund, which provides maximum safety and liquidity while generating a competitive yield. Mr. Messineo indicated this would be a good plan to participate in, and that it would increase the revenues of the School District.
  4. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by K. Greene, to appoint Tina McWhinnie as Payroll Clerk effective 7/2/18 at a salary of  $35,000.
    1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
    2. Nays: 0
  5. On a motion by B.McNeil, seconded by K. Greene, to approve the increase for the Tax Collector Stipend from $1,500 to $4,000 for the 2018-2019 School Year.
    1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
    2. Nays: 0
  6. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by D. Giso, to approve the Professional Development Committee of the following individuals: Tim Hulihan, Kathleen McBride, Wendy Johnson, Vicky Heflin, Amy Carpenter, and Patricia Morris for the 2018-2019 School Year.
    1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
    2. Nays: 0
  7. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by K. Greene, to adopt the District Vision Statement – Striving to create an inclusive culture with diverse and enriching opportunities that promote student success through continuous improvement and community involvement. (see supplemental minutes).
    1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
    2. Nays: 0
  8. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by K. Greene, to approve the Stillwater Administrators Association Contract. effective 7/1/18 – 6/30/22 (see supplemental minutes).
    1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
    2. Nays: 0
  9. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by D. Giso, to appoint Sarah Lajeunesse as an Extended School Year Special Education Teacher at 3.5 hours per day appointment to  thirty days at the STA contract rate of 1/200th of Step 6 Bachelors in the amount of $3,237.15. (see supplemental minutes)
    1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
    2. Nays: 0
  10. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by K. Greene, to accept Christopher Nelson, Director of Transportations Retirement effective 6/30/18. *Correction to agenda item dated 6/26/18. (see supplemental minutes)
    1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
    2. Nays: 0
  11. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by B. McNeil, to approve the Resignation of Paul Morcone, Elementary Principal effective 7/10/18. (see supplemental minutes)
    1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
    2. Nays: 0
  12. Mr. Paul Morcone, Elementary Principal thanked the Board of Education for his five years with the District serving the children, parents, and colleagues.
  13. Mr. Scott Messineo, School Business Administrator addressed the Financial reports, and addressed that the District is operating in a surplus.
  14. There was no Board Items of Interest.
  15. Public Input: Mrs. Laura Barber asked a question in regards to the appropriation revenues, and Mr. Scott Messineo answered that the appropriation expenditures are under budget.
  16. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by B.McNeil, to adjourn the meeting to executive session at 6:26 pm.
    1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
    2. Nays: 0
  17. On a motion by B.McNeil , seconded by V. Masterson, to reconvene the meeting at 7:55 pm.
    1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
    2. Nays: 0
  18. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by D. Giso, to approve Christopher Nelson to be paid at a per diem rate of pay for five days per week until a full time replacement is hired.
    1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
    2. Nays: 0
  19. On a motion by V.Masterson, seconded by D. Giso, to approve Superintendent, Mrs. Patricia Morris’s Contract Addendum, and Resolution effective July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2023. (see supplemental minutes).
    1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
    2. Nays: 0
  20. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by D. Giso, to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 pm.
    1. Ayes: 6 – Motion Carried
    2. Nays: 0

Renee’ Price, District Clerk