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Board of Education Meeting – September 26, 2017

Stillwater Central School District

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

September 26, 2017 – Stillwater, New York

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

Absent: J. Mueller, S. Valigorsky

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, High School Principal M. Johnson, Director of Pupil Personnel R. Collins, Financial Consultant R. Timbs, 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 9/12/2017 regular meeting of the Board  of Education (see supplemental minutes)
      2. General Warrant #6 in the amount of $297,766.29 (see supplemental minutes)
      3. Cafeteria Warrant #1 in the amount of $12,230.73 (see supplemental minutes)
      4. Federal Warrant #3 in the amount of $6,125.00 (see supplemental minutes)
      5. Capital Warrant #1 in the amount of $6,150.00 (see supplemental minutes)
      6. Accept Food Service Helper Jessica Wilbert’s resignation, effective immediately (see supplemental minutes)
        1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
        2. Nays: 0
  2. Bid Approval – NE Commercial Interiors, LLC
    1. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by M. Toleman, to approve the bid from Northeast Commercial Interiors, LLC, in the amount of $80,975.00 for flooring reconstruction at the elementary school. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  3. Contract Approval – Dr. M. Johnson Through 6/30/19
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by B. McNeil, to approve Dr. Michael Johnson’s contract extending his services as high school principal through the 2018-19 school year. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  4. MOA – Kelly Mylott
    1. On a motion by M. Toleman, seconded by B. McNeil, to approve the Memorandum of Agreement pertaining to Kelly Mylott and back pay for graduate hours. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  5. Appointment – J. Oliver- Goodwin, School Counselor
    1. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by M. Toleman, to appoint Jennifer Oliver-Goodwin to a probationary term in the tenure  area of School Counselor, effective 10/23/2017. Ms. Oliver- Goodwin holds an initial certification in the area of School Counselor, effective 7/9/2015. This appointment is specifically contingent upon Ms. Oliver-Goodwin receiving Professional certification no later than 8/31/2020.
    2. Ms. Oliver-Goodwin will be placed on MA Step 6 of the salary schedule, for a total salary of $46,125, pending receipt of certified graduate transcripts. Ms. Oliver-Goodwin will be assigned as a Behavior Specialist within the School Counselor tenure area. (see supplemental minutes)
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  6. 8/31/2017 Treasurer’s Reports
    1. Board members received the August 31, 2017 Treasurer’s Reports. (see supplemental minutes)
  7. Long Range Financial Analysis – R. Timbs
    1. Financial Consultant Rick Timbs presented an in-depth Long Range Financial Analysis to the Board of Education. (see supplemental minutes)
  8. There was no public input.
  9. Executive Session
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by M. Toleman, to adjourn to executive session at 7:40 p.m. to discuss  negotiations.
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  10. Reconvene
    1. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by M. Toleman, to reconvene the meeting at 8:02 p.m.
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  11. Stipend Approval – J. Hopeck
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by M. Toleman, to approve a temporary stipend for Joan Hopeck in the amount of $500/month for extra services performed while John MacDonald is out of work on medical leave.
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0
  12. Adjournment
    1. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by B. McNeil, to adjourn the meeting at 8:03 p.m.
      1. Ayes: 7 – Motion Carried
      2. Nays: 0

Minutes by Mary Sgambati, District Clerk