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Board of Education Meeting – September 12, 2017

Stillwater Central School District

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

September 12, 2017 – Stillwater, New York

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

Absent: None

Also Present: Superintendent P. Morris, Clerk M. Sgambati, Business Manager M. Methe, Assistant Principal C. Froschauer, Middle School Principal T. Hulihan, Elementary Principal P. Morcone, 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.

There was no public input.

  1. Consent Agenda
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by M. Toleman, to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda:
      1. The minutes of the 8/29/2017 regular meeting of the Board of Education (see supplemental minutes)
      2. General Warrant #16 in the amount of $141,963.94 (see supplemental minutes)
      3. Emergency Warrant #4 in the amount of $1,839.07 (see supplemental minutes)
      4. Federal Warrant #2 in the amount of $7,486.40 (see supplemental minutes)
      5. Accept the following Schedule B resignations:
        1. Vicki Schuette – Warrior TV
        2. Cindy Meers – Co-Advisor HS Drama Club
      6. Approve the following Schedule B appointment(s):
        1. Shannon Tanner (Entire Stipend – Warrior TV)
        2. Justine MacFarland and Elizabeth Eggleston – HS Drama Club Co-Advisors
      7. Approve the appointments of the following:
        1. Mentor Coordinator – Karen Salvadore
          1. Mentors
            1. Edie Wickes
            2. Vicki Schuette
            3. Tracy Hough
            4. Laura Barber
            5. Gene Coogan
            6. Jenn McGuire
            7. Peg Howes
            8. Stephanie MacArthur
      8. Accept LeeAnn Hamm’s resignation as Library/Media Specialist effective 9/19/2017. (see supplemental minutes)
        1. Ayes: 9 – Motion Carried
        2. Nays: 0
  2. Administrative Reports
    1. Mr. Morcone and Mr. Hulihan shared information concerning activities that students had enjoyed during the first few days back to school.
  3. District Goals 2017-2020
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to approve the District Goals for 2017-2020 as presented. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 9 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  4. Substitute Teacher Pay Rate
    1. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to increase the pay rate for substitute teachers to $110.00/day, effective 9/13/17. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 9 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  5. Financial Reports
    1. Board members received a Fund Balance Projection, Revenue Status Report, and Appropriations Status Report for 6/30/2017. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 9 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  6. Approval – Bus Purchase
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by B. McNeil, to  approve the bus purchase proposal as presented in the amount of $117,014.92. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 9 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  7. Appointment – E. Malinowski Childhood Education, Grades 1-6
    1. On a motion by D. Giso, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to appoint – Emily Malinowski to a probationary term in the tenure area of Childhood Education, Grades 1-6. effective 9/1/2017. Ms. Malinowski holds an initial certification in the area of Childhood Education, Grades 1-6. Effective 7/1/2016. This appointment is specifically contingent upon Ms. Malinowski receiving Professional certification, no later than 8/31/2021.
    2. Ms. Malinowski will be placed on BA Step 1 of the salary schedule, with 3 additional graduate hours, for a total salary of $37,550.00.. (see supporting documents)
      1. Ayes: 9 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  8. Appointment – L. Hotaling, Business and Marketing
    1. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by S. Valigorsky, to appoint Lorelei Hotaling to a probationary term in the tenure area of Business and Marketing effective 9/13/2017. Ms. Hotaling holds an initial certification in the area of Business and Marketing. This appointment is specifically contingent upon Ms. Hotaling receiving Professional certification, no later than 1/31/2019.
    2. Ms. Hotaling will be placed on MA Step 1 of the salary schedule, with 24 additional graduate hours, for a total salary of $41,885. (see supporting documents)
      1. Ayes: 9 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  9. Appointments
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by M. Tolement, to approve the following appointments:
      1. M. Perniciaro – Teaching Assistant
        1. Monica Perniciaro to a probationary term as a Teaching Assistant effective 9/5/2017. Ms. Perniciaro holds certification as a Teaching Assistant Level 1. This appointment is specifically contingent upon Ms. Perniciaro maintaining her certification as a Teaching Assistant.
        2. Ms. Perniciaro’s annual salary is $20,537.00, according to the terms of the current STA contract. (see supporting documents)
      2. P. Shannon – Teaching Assistant
        1. Patricia Shannon to a probationary term as a Teaching Assistant effective 9/5/2017. Ms. Shannon holds certification as a  Teaching Assistant Level 1. This appointment is specifically contingent upon Ms. Shannon maintaining her certification as a Teaching Assistant.
        2. Ms. Shannon’s annual salary is $20,537.00, according to the terms of the current STA contract. (see supporting documents)
      3. R.   Beauvais – Teaching Assistant
        1. Renee Beauvais to a probationary term as a Teaching Assistant effective 9/5/2017. Ms. Beauvais holds certification as a Teaching Assistant Level 1. This appointment is specifically contingent upon Ms. Beauvais maintaining her certification as a Teaching Assistant.
        2. Ms. Beauvais’ annual salary is $20,537, according to the terms  of the current STA contract. (see supporting documents)
      4. S.  Dockum – Teaching Assistant
        1. Sherri Dockum to a probationary term as a Teaching Assistant effective 9/6/2017. Ms. Dockum holds certification  as  a Teaching Assistant Level 1. This appointment is specifically contingent upon Ms. Dockum maintaining her certification as a Teaching Assistant.
        2. Ms. Dockum’s annual salary is $20,537, according to the terms  of the current STA contract. (see supporting documents)
          1. Ayes: 9 – Motion Carried
          2. Nays: 0
  10. There were no Board Items of Interest, and no public input.
  11. Executive Session
    1. On a motion by S. Valigorsky, seconded by W. Callanan, to adjourn to executive Session at 6:30 p.m. to discuss  negotiations.
      1. Ayes: 9 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  12. Reconvene
    1. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by V. Masterson, to reconvene the meeting at 7:20 p.m.
      1. Ayes: 9 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  13. Adjournment
    1. On a motion by M. Toleman, seconded by W. Callanan, to adjourn the meeting at 7:21 p.m.
      1. Ayes: 9 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0

Minutes by Mary Sgambati, District Clerk