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Board of Education Meeting – October 24, 2017

Stillwater Central School District

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

October 24, 2017 – Stillwater, New York

Present: T. Hems, V. Masterson, N. Greene, B. McNeil, J. Mueller, M. Toleman, S. Valigorsky

Absent: W. Callanan, D. Giso

Also Present: Superintendent P. Morris, Clerk M. Sgambati, Business Manager M. Methe, Director of Pupil Personnel R. Collins, Middle School Principal T. Hulihan, High School Principal M. Johnson, Elementary Principal P. Morcone, Assistant Principal C. Froschauer, Teacher K. Pitkin, Chamber Singers, employees

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.

Mrs. Morris read a proclamation issued by Gov. Cuomo in recognition of School Board Recognition Week, followed by music teacher Kara Pitkin and the Chamber Singers as they serenaded the Board of Education.

  1. Administrative Reports – Results: Regents and NYS Assessments
    1. Dr. Johnson, Mr. Hulihan and Mr. Morcone reviewed 2016-17 assessment data (Regents exams, AP exams, and New York State English Language Arts, Math and Science assessments in grades 3-8). (see supplemental minutes)
    2. Mr. Collins presented the 2017-18 Special Education  District Plan to the Board of Education. (see supplemental minutes)
    3. Mrs. Morris commended the administration for their dedication and collaboration, and also thanked Deanna Sargent for presenting a barbershop singing program for interested students.
  2. There was no public input.
  3. Consent Agenda
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by B. McNeil, to  approve the following items on the Consent Agenda:
      1. The minutes of the 10/10/2017 regular meeting of the Board of Education (see supplemental minutes)
      2. Accept the CSE/CPSE recommendations dated 10/19/2017 (see supplemental minutes)
      3. Capital Warrant #2 in the amount of $22,291.84 (see supplemental minutes)
      4. General Warrant #9 in the amount of $292,917.89 (see supplemental minutes)
      5. Accept the Schedule B resignations of Matt Moore as 8th Grade Boys’ Modified Basketball Coach, and Pete D’Aloia as JV Boys’ Basketball Coach
      6. Approve the following Schedule B appointments:
        1. Zachary Warriner – Boys 7th Grade Basketball
        2. Thomas Boucher – Girls Varsity Softball Coach (contingent upon renewal of his NYS coaching certification)
        3. Matt Moore – Boys JV Basketball
        4. Elizabeth Schlegel – Girls JV Cheer Coach
        5. Bruce Lilac – Volunteer Assistant Coach for Boys Basketball
        6. Pete D’Aloia as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for Boys Basketball
          1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
          2. Nays: 0
  4. The Treasurer’s Report was tabled until a future meeting.
  5. District Financial Consultants
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to discontinue the bulk of financial consulting services with Bernard P. Donegan, Inc., effective immediately, and approve the agreement with R.G. Timbs, Inc., for financial  consulting services, including the $23,118,000 capital project approved by voters in December 2016, effective immediately.
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  6. Approval – W. Morris, Temporary Business Office Support
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by V. Masterson, to approve the appointment of Wendy Morris to temporarily provide business office support for approximately four hours/day, three days/week, at the rate of $50.00/hour.
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  7. Appointment – H. Lesson, Lunch/Recess Monitor
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by M. Toleman, to approve the appointment of Heather Lesson as a 3 hour school aide (recess/lunch monitor) at the rate of $12.32/hour, according to the terms of the current CSEA contract, effective 10/16/2017. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  8. Communications
    1. Board members received copies of the Board of Education committee assignments, and brochures listing the extracurricular activities available to students in the elementary, middle and high schools. (see supplemental minutes)
  9. Board Items of Interest
    1. V. Masterson noted that she had a great deal of information from the New York State School Boards Association convention and offered to share it with any interested Board members.
      1. She also suggested the development of a handbook for new Board members.
    2. B. McNeil inquired as to the status of the snack bar.
  10. There was no public input.
  11. Executive Session
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by V. Masterson, to adjourn to executive session to discuss personnel at 7:22 p.m.
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  12. Reconvene
    1. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by S. Valigorksy, to reconvene the meeting at 7:55 p.m.
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  13. Adjournment
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 p.m.
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0

Minutes by Mary Sgambati, District Clerk