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Board of Education Meeting – May 8, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

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

Absent: D. Giso, J. Mueller 

Also Present: Superintendent P. Morris, Clerk M. Sgambati, Interim Business Administrator L. Derway, Principal T. Hulihan, Director of Pupil Personnel Services R. Collins, employee, 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.

Ms. Morris introduced Judy Wood-Zeno from the Village of Stillwater Board of Trustees. She shared student created banners that will be hung in the Village from May through September each year. The illustrations on the banners drawn by students in Samantha Brennan’s art class depict landmarks in and around Stillwater.

Mrs. Derway began the 2018-19 Budget Hearing 6:02 p.m., and presented an overview of the budget. She noted that in depth budget information was also on the school website.

The Budget Hearing concluded at 6:18 p.m.

Ms. Morris presented an award to Board member Valerie Masterson for her continued efforts and participation in educational opportunities through the NYSSBA.

There was no public input on agenda items.

I. On a motion by S. Valigorksy, seconded by W. Callanan, to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda:

  • The minutes of the 4/27/2018 regular meeting of the Board of Education (see supplemental minutes)
  • Approve the appointment of Meghan Farrell as a long term substitute (for Kelly Talbot) beginning on or about 5/29/2018 and continuing through the end of the year.
  • Designate specified equipment and textbooks obsolete as presented
  • Approve the appointment of Scott Putnam as a substitute cleaner
  • Approve the Stillwater High School Football Team Camp 2018 as presented.

Board members noted that there were no warrants for their consideration.

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

II. Ms. Morris discussed the upcoming Top Six Dinner on 6/4/2018.

III. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to appoint Patti DeCota and Karen Calicchia to the Board of Elections for the vote on 5/15/2018.

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

IV. The adoption of the Policy Manual was tabled until the next Board meeting.

V. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by B. McNeil, to accept cleaner George Fountaine’s resignation for retirement effective 5/31/2018. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

VI. V. Masterson asked that the back field be cleaned up and equipment that is no longer used be removed.

Ms. Morris shared a letter with the Board from Travel Agent Sue Cavotta, who complimented our students on their excellent behavior on this year’s Senior Trip to Disneyworld.

VII. There was no public input.

VIII. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by W. Callanan, to adjourn to executive session at 6:32 p.m. to discuss negotiations and a personnel issue.

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

VIII. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to reconvene the meeting at 7:35 p.m.

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

X. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to accept secretary Kristen Stewart’s resignation effective 5/3/2018. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XI. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by V. Masterson, to adjourn the meeting at 7:37 p.m.

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0