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Board of Education Meeting – May 22, 2018

Stillwater Central School District

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

May 22, 2018 – Stillwater, New York

Present: T. Hems, V. Masterson, M. Toleman, K. Greene, S. Valigorsky (arrived 6:13 p.m.)

Absent: W. Callanan, D. Giso, B. McNeil, J. Mueller

Also Present: Superintendent P. Morris, Clerk M. Sgambati, Interim Business Administrator L. Derway, Assistant Principal C. Froschauer, Mike Raucci of Toyota of Clifton Park, Developer Bruce Tanski, Terri Gifford of the Express, Director of Transportation C. Nelson, Steve Danna, Board Member-elect P. Lilac

The Audit Committee met with external auditor Heather Lewis of Marvin & Company prior to the Board meeting.

President Hems called the meeting of the Board of Education to order at 6:06 p.m.

Board members led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

  1. Special Guests – Mike Raucci and Bruce Tanski, After Prom Sponsors
    1. Mrs. Morris presented plaques to Mike Raucci and to Bruce Tanski in appreciation of their support of the After Prom Party for high school seniors. She also thanked Mr. Froschauer for his efforts in coordinating the After Prom party.
    2. Mrs. Morris welcomed Board Member-elect Paul Lilac and congratulated him on his election to the Board of Education.
  2. Vision Statement – Steve Danna
    1. Steve Danna presented the Final Vision Statement for the Stillwater School District that is the result of the Vision Setting Committee’s work over the past school year. (see supplemental minutes)
  3. Public Input
    1. During Public Input, Mrs. Gifford invited Board members and the Stillwater community to attend a fundraiser on June 15, 2018 for the St. Luke’s Recovery Resource Center. (see supplemental minutes)
  4. Consent Agenda
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorksy, seconded by V. Masterson, to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda:
      1. The minutes of the 5/8/2018 regular meeting of the Board of Education, and the 5/15/2018 School District Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections, including the Stillwater Public Library Budget and Election of the Board of Trustees (see supplemental minutes)
      2. General Warrant #29 in the amount of $306,917.33 (see supplemental minutes)
      3. Emergency Warrant #28 (see supplemental minutes)
      4. Cafeteria Warrant #12 in the amount of $13,383.11 (see supplemental minutes)
      5. Capital Warrant #12 in the amount of $19,724.52 (see supplemental minutes)
      6. The CSE/CPSE recommendations dated 5/15/2018 (see supplemental minutes)
      7. The declaration of obsolete equipment as presented (see supplemental minutes)
      8. Approve the WSWHE BOCES Cooperative Bid for produce (see supplemental minutes)
      9. Accept Mary Sgambati’s resignation for retirement from her positions as Confidential Secretary to the  Superintendent and as Clerk to the Board of Education effective June 22, 2018, according to her Terms and Conditions of Employment for the 2017-18 school year (see supplemental minutes)
      10. Approve Christine Ihnatolya’s extended maternity leave and subsequent unpaid leave through June 30, 2018, according to the terms of the STA Agreement and the Family Medical Leave Act. (see supplemental minutes)
        1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
        2. Nays: 0
  5. Superintendent’s Report
    1. Mrs. Morris and the Board briefly reviewed the 2018-19 Codes of Conduct for the Middle/High and Elementary Schools. (see supplemental minutes)
    2. There will be a public hearing on both Codes of Conduct prior to their adoption for the 2018-19 school year.
    3. Mrs. Morris gave Board members pictures of cracks in the track that the District is trying to have repaired. (see supplemental minutes)
  6. Financial Reports
    1. Board members received the April 2018 Treasurer’s Reports,  and Appropriations and Revenues Status Reports dated 5/17/2018. (see supplemental minutes)
  7. Contract Approval – R.G. Timbs
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by M. Toleman, to approve the Contract for Long Range Financial Analysis for Capital Project Plans and Related Services with R. G. Timbs, Inc., as presented. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  8. Contract Approval – S. Messineo
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorksy, seconded by K. Greene, to approve the Terms and Condition of Employment for Business Manager Scott Messineo. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  9. Adoption – Policy Manual
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by M. Toleman, to adopt the Policy Manual, including all the revisions previously approved by the Board, effective 5/22/2018, including Policies #5660 and #5661. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  10. Instructional Leaders
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to appoint the following as Instructional Leaders:
      1. Kindergarten – Tracy Hough
      2. First Grade – Susan O’Malley
      3. Second Grade – Susan Hilt
      4. Third Grade – Karey Wantuch
      5. Fourth Grade – Wendy Johnston
      6. Fifth Grade – Alicia Werner
      7. English Language Arts – Kathleen Scarchilli
      8. Science – Angie Robinson
      9. Social Studies – Dave Cook
      10. Math – Kim Cook
      11. World Languages – Vicki Heflin
      12. The Arts – Katie McBride
      13. Special Education – Lisa Bohley
        1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
        2. Nays: 0
  11. Tenure Appointment – C. Meers, Business and Marketing
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by K. Greene, to grant tenure and appoint to tenure Cindy Meers in the tenure area of Business and Marketing, effective 7/1/2018, as recommended by Superintendent Patricia Morris.
      1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  12. Contract Approval – Day Automation
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by V. Masterson, to approve  the  contract  with  Day  Automation in the amount of $34,052.24, as presented for the purchase and installation of 25 interior security cameras. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  13. Approval – 2018-19 Counseling Plan
    1. On a motion by K. Greene, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to approve the 2018-19 Comprehensive Counseling Plan for Grades 6-12 as presented. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  14. Communications
    1. Board members will receive copies of the revised CSEA Memorandum of Agreement when it becomes available.
    2. They also received information concerning the Governance Training being offered by BOCES on 6/16/18. (see supplemental minutes)
  15. Superintendent’s Evaluation
    1. President Hems asked Board members to complete the Superintendent’s Evaluation by 5/31/2018.
  16. There was no public input.
  17. Executive Session
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to adjourn to executive session at 7:10 p.m. to discuss  negotiations.
      1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  18. Reconvene
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by K. Greene, to reconvene the meeting at 7:48 p.m.
      1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  19. Adjournment
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to adjourn the meeting at 7:49 p.m.
      1. Ayes: 5 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0

Minutes by Mary Sgambati, District Clerk