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Board of Education Meeting – September 4, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

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

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. Jacob Pitchkhadze from Boarddocs presented via webinar a platform overview of the Boarddocs program. This presentation demonstrated how to navigate the program in which Board members and applicable School staff would utilize for developing board agendas and board minutes. Boarddocs can also be used as a communication tool between board members, school staff and community members. The program is designed to archive unlimited data and is aidable to the District. There are two program packages:

A. Boarddocs LT – cost of $2,700 annually, with a one time start up fee of $1,000
B. Boarddocs Pro – cost of $11,000 annually, with a one time start up fee of $1,000

III. President T. Hems inquired about cost of chromebooks for the board members. V. Masterson made inquiries about program logistics.

IV. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by W. Callanan, to approve the following items on the consent agenda:

  • General Warrant #3 in the amount of $267, 898.16 (see supplemental minutes).
  • Federal Warrant #1 in the amount of $1,806.00 (see supplemental minutes).
  • Revised Minutes of the 8/21/18 BOE Meeting (see supplemental minutes).

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

V. Business Administrator S. Messineo reported to the board regarding the exemption on the two parcels of land in the Village of Stillwater. P. Lilac inquired on the taxable status if parcels were ever sold by the Village.

VI. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by K. Greene, to approve the contract with Access Therapy Group PLLC. for 2018-2019. This contract provides services for PT, OT, SLP and Psychology. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

VII. On a motion by P. Lilac, seconded by B. McNeil, to approve the exemption of  the two parcels of land in the Village of Stillwater beginning in the 2019 2020 school  tax year. The lands are located at Dick Lynch Road and 27 County Route 76, on or below said properties and the water lines connecting the water towers and the Village water lines. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

VIII. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by W. Callanan, to approve the Resolution on the Cooperative Bidding service plan for 2018-2019 school year. (see  supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

IX. On a motion by P. Lilac, and seconded by K. Greene, to approve the 2018-2019 District-Wide Safety Plan. (see supplemental minutes).

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

X. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by D. Giso, to approve the resignation of  Laura Coraldi as Middle School Teaching Assistant effective 8/20/18. (see supplemental minutes).

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XI. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by W. Callanan, to approve the resignation of Dee Wescott as Elementary Administrative Aide effective 9/14/18. (see supplemental minutes).

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XII. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by D. Giso, to approve the resignation of  Angela Coe as Classroom Aide effective 9/4/18. (see supplemental minutes).

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XIII. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by K. Greene, to approve the resignation of Ann Rousseau as Treasurer effective 9/7/18. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XIV. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by D. Giso, to approve the appointment of Dee Wescott as Provisional School Secretary for the Special Education Department effective 9/17/18 at a salary of $25,893.32. (see supplemental minutes).

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XV. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by D. Giso, to approve the appointment of  Angela Coe, pursuant to Education law and in compliance with Part 30 of the Rules  of Regents Law, to the position of Teaching Assistant Level I in the Special Education tenure area. This appointment shall be effective September 1, 2018 with a four year probationary term commencing on September 1, 2018 and ending on August 31, 2022 contingent upon her receiving a composite or overall annual professional performance  review rating pursuant to Education Law 3012-c or 3012-d of either effective or highly  effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) preceding years. Per the current STA contract Mrs. Coe’s salary will be $20,537 for the 2018-2019 school year. Mrs. Coe holds a  Certification as Teaching Assistant Level I. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XVI. On a motion by W. Callanan, seconded by V. Masterson, to approve the appointment of Milagros Sheldon, as a substitute cleaner effective 9/5/18 at an hourly rate of $11.00 /hour. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XVII. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by B. McNeil, to approve the correction  of Amy Rose as a retirement not as a resignation effective 8/17/18 as previously approved at the 8/21/18 BOE meeting. (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XVIII. On a motion by P. Lilac, seconded by V. Masterson, to approve the resignation of  Tyanne Sheehan as School Aide in Elementary Nurses office effective 9/14/18.  (see supplemental minutes)

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XIX. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by P. Lilac, to appoint Tyanne Sheehan as  10 month Elementary Administrative Aide effective 9/17/18 at a salary of $18, 308.24.  (see supplemental minutes).

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XX. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by V. Masterson, to appoint Zach Warriner as Boys Modified Soccer Coach, Level II, for the fall 2018, at a stipend of $1,811.  (see supplemental minutes).

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXI. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by B. McNeil, to appoint Elizabeth Schlegel as volunteer Cheer Coach for the fall 2018.

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXII. On a motion by V. Masterson, seconded by W. Callanan, to appoint Brogan Patenaude as a volunteer trainer for the fall 2018. Brogan is a registered athletic trainer in New York State.

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXIII. On a motion by B. McNeil, seconded by V. Masterson, to approve Clint Froschauer as  Elementary DASA Coordinator effective for the 2018-2019 school year.

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXIV. Our District Resource Officers schedule was given to the board as a means of  communication.

XXV. V. Masterson, requested a recruitment / hiring timeline for a permanent Elementary Principal.

XXVI. V. Masterson inquired if coaches take inventory of sports equipment before and after  their use on the field. She noted the equipment that is left in and around the turf field.  P. Morris suggested that a fixed asset inventory needs to be done.

XXVII. There was no public input on agenda items.

XXVIII. On a motion by P. Lilac, seconded by W. Callanan, to adjourn the regular meeting at  6:45 p.m.

Ayes: 7 Motion Carried
Nays: 0

XXIX. President T. Hems stated that there are no additional action items for executive session  items for discussion.

Respectfully Submitted,
Board Clerk, Renee’ Price