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Board of Education Meeting – October 2, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

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

Also Present: Superintendent P. Morris, Clerk R. Price, Business Administrator S. Messineo and staff

President T. 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.

I. There was no public input on non-agenda items.

II. Sandra Dardanelli of Griffith Dardanelli Architects, PC updated the Board of Education  with a presentation on the Capital Project schedule. She explained the phases of the project:

Phase 1- Elementary additions and reconstruction, as well as
the Middle/High school building-wide reconstruction.

Phase 2- Middle/High reconstruction and the Bus Garage addition and construction.

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

  • Minutes of the 9/18/18 BOE Meeting (see supplemental minutes).
  • CSE/CPSE Recommendations (see supplemental minutes).

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

III. Superintendent Patricia Morris gave the Board an update on the Baseball field. She indicated that after having been reviewed by Jim Miller, site consultant, the current softball field on campus would not be able to be utilized as a baseball field. Also, this field we currently use is bound by wetlands which is another obstacle for the District to make use of the field. It was recommended that the current field receive additional specialized maintenance.

Board Members P. Lilac and J. Mueller inquired about what options are there for the baseball fields and the potential to bring back this field to our campus. Sandy Dardanelli agreed to follow up with Mr. Miller for further options.

IV. Business Administrator S. Messineo updated the Board on the unreconciled August Treasurer’s reports and the discrepancy; the discrepancy has been reconciled and accounts are in balance.

V. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by K. Greene, to approve Valerie Masterson  as the NYSSBA voting delegate for the NYSSBA annual business meeting in NYC on October 27, 2018. Valerie will be in attendance and therefore has agreed to be our  voting delegate. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

VI. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by W. Callanan, to revise the following policies #6410 Staff Acceptable Use Policy. Policy #7222 Revisions to diploma or credential options for students with disabilities. To waive the “second reading” and adopt the  following new policies #7133 Education of Students in Foster Care. Policy #7221 Participation in Graduation ceremonies and activities. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

Superintendent P. Morris reiterated the Staff Acceptable Use Policy as it was
expanded for professional use, limiting potential liability to the District. (see supplemental minutes)

VII. On a motion by P. Lilac, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to appoint Casimir Raylinsky as Bus Monitor effective 10/3/18 at a salary of $12,090.36. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

VIII. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by B. McNeil, to appoint Rodney Colvin as  Bus Monitor effective 10/3/18 at a salary of $12,090.36. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

IX. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by B. McNeil, to approve the correction of the  Extra Curricular Advisor stipend from the previously approved amount of $2,300 to the  correct amount of $2,465 which is increased on an annual basis; this is the stipend  for 2018-19. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

X. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by P. Lilac, to approve the correction of the previously appointed Rachel Garrow, Teacher Assistant salary from the previously  approved amount of $21,317 to the correct amount of $21,502 which was revised in the most recent STA MOU Agreement for the 2018-19 school year. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XI. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by W. Callanan, to approve the resignation of Dawn Mellon, Claims Auditor effective 9/26/18. The Board members noted all of her dedicated years to the District, and will recognize her in a future Board meeting. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XII. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by D. Giso, to approve the resignation of Tiffany Bechand Elementary School Nurse effective 10/19/18.
(see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XIII. On a motion by P. Lilac, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to appoint Gail Barber as a ten month Elementary School Aide at a salary of $15,717.46 effective 10/10/18 pending fingerprinting. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XIV. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by W. Callanan, to adopt the  revision of the Sexual Harassment Policy #6121 effective 10/2/18. This policy is mandated by New York State Law. (see supplemental minutes).

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XV. Superintendent P. Morris noted the Regents results from June 2018 were handed  out in the BOE packets as a means of Communication.

XVI. Board Member P. Lilac inquired on flag etiquette, he addressed concerns to the Board in  regard to the flags on school grounds aren’t displayed with light shining on them in the evening hours. He asked if the District could put lights on the flag poles that aren’t lit.

XVII. The Express news reporter Mrs. Gifford inquired when Regents results will be posted.  P. Morris indicated the regents results will be available for the November 6, 2018 Board Meeting.

XVIII. P. Lilac requested an item for discussion in executive session.

XIX. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by J. Mueller, to adjourn to executive session at 6:38 pm.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XX. On a motion by K. Greene, seconded by B. McNeil, to reconvene the meeting at 6:50 p.m.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXI. On a motion by Jon Mueller, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to adjourn the meeting at 7:08 p.m.

Ayes: 8 Motion Carried
Nays: 0