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January 17, 2018

TIME & PLACE: 6:00 P.M. – HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY CLASSROOM

KIND OF MEETING: REGULAR

ELECTED MEMBERS PRESENT: BURTON, FLORUSSEN, GELL, GUASP, JAQUEWAY, KUEHNLE, QUANDT

APPOINTED MEMBERS PRESENT: DAVID BLANCHARD, SUPERINTENDENT
SARAH BLOOD, SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
DEBRA CARDELLA, DISTRICT CLERK

ALSO PRESENT: ANDREA POLIKOSKI, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
KEVIN CALACONE, JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
2 MEDIA RESPRESENTATIVES; 2 DISTRICT RESIDENT;
3 FACULTY/STAFF MEMBERS; 7 STUDENTS

President Jaqueway called the Regular Board of Education Meeting of January 17, 2018, to order at 6:00 p.m.

 President Jaqueway led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Quandt to enter into Executive Session to discuss negotiations, matters pertaining to specific individuals, contractual items, and to hear the appeal of a Grievance.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried
President Jaqueway declared the meeting to be in recess at 6:02 p.m.

The Executive Session came to order at 6:10 p.m. with Mr. Burton, Mr. Florussen, Mrs. Gell, Mr. Guasp, Mrs. Jaqueway, Mr. Kuehnle, Mr. Quandt, Rachel Rissetto, Capital Region BOCES Labor Relations Director, Kathy Ahearn, Esq., Guercio & Guercio, and Superintendent Blanchard in attendance.

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle to end the Executive Session at 7:15 p.m.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mr. Quandt to return to the Regular Meeting Session.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried
President Jaqueway declared the Regular Meeting to be reconvened at 7:20 p.m.

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting on December 14, 2017.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

President Jaqueway reviewed the Agenda and the January/February calendar of events and facilities use. The following were additions/changes to the agenda:
 Personnel – Add Item h. – Appoint Lisa Gathen Teahcer Aide
 Personnel – Add Item i. – Appoint Jennie L. Flagler Teacher Aide

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR

President Jaqueway offered the privilege of the floor. Ms. Blood stated that an STA
member left the “STA Good News” report for Board members to review.

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT
There was nothing to report.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Five-Year Financial Forecast Update
Superintendent Blanchard introduced Ms. Blood who reported on the school district’s Five-Year Financial Forecast using a power point presentation.

School Closing Process and Procedures
Superintendent Blanchard reported on the process that is used to determine school closings due to weather-related concerns. He stated it’s a collaborative decision between multiple organizations including District Superintendents, Directors of Transportation and town and county Departments of Transportation.

 The information is then disseminated to the media and sent out through the District’s School News Notifier (SNN), website, Facebook page and lawn sign.
Mr. Blanchard remarked that depending on certain weather conditions, it is safer for the students  to be in school then left at home in the event of a power outage

PERSONNEL
Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Burton that the Board of Education accept the recommendations of Superintendent Blanchard to take action on Personnel Items a. through i. as follows:

THAT the Board of Education appoint Terri Blum as Elementary School PBIS Program Coordinator, stipend of $1,550 pro-rated, effective 1/18/18, for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year.

THAT the Board of Education appoint Rachel Hotaling as Temporary Teacher Aide for part-time on the Bus, at current SCEA Contract pay rate for 5 days/week, approximately 5 hours/day, effective 1/18/18 through 6/22/18, according to the School District Calendar.

THAT the Board of Education approve the addition of Ellen Bogardus to the SCS Certified Substitute List, at the current substitute rate of pay, effective retroactive to 12/19/17, for the 2017-18 school year.

THAT the Board of Education appoint the following individuals to the SCS Non-Certified Substitute List at current substitute rate of pay, effective 1/18/18, unless otherwise noted, for the 2017-18 school year:
1. Melissa Cable – Teaching Assistant, Teacher Aide, Clerical
2. Gabriella Scott – Teaching Assistant, Teacher Aide
3. Angela Simone – Teaching Assistant, Teacher Aide, effective retroactive 1/12/18
4. Tina L. Baakman – Teaching Assistant, Teacher Aide

THAT the Board of Education appoint the following individuals and add their names to the Substitute Teacher Roster from the Capital Region BOCES Teacher Substitute Service, effective 1/18/18:
1. Chirignan, Melanie – Certified Teacher $95/day
2. Jennings, Alexandria – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
3. Sobleski, Emily – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
4. Trapani, Kimberly – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
5. Farr, Lauren – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
6. Haidar, Zeinab(Rose) – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
7. Halburian, Julia – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
8. Wickman, Allison – Certified Teacher $95/day
9. Cowles, Adrian – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
10. Crisafulli, Eva – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
11. Cunningham, Jacqueline – Certified Teacher $95/day
12. O’Connell, Amber – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
13. Short, Mary – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
14. Allen, Haley – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
15. Basle, Amanda – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
16. Chichester, Dillon – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
17. Dorey, Ashley – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
18. Schoenecker, Sandra – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day

THAT the Board of Education approve Madison Hunt’s leave of absence request, starting on 1/5/18 for approximately 6-8 weeks using unpaid leave time.

THAT the Board of Education appoint Jenna R. Sandy as Probationary Teaching Assistant, Salary Step 1 $12,978 pro-rated according to STA Contract, effective retroactive to 1/10/18.

THAT the Board of Education appoint Lisa Gathen as Teacher Aide – Part-time for the Elementary School, Salary Step 1 $10.40/hour per SCEA Contract, 10:25 a.m. to 1:25 p.m., 3 hours/day, 5 days/week, effective 1/18/18, according to School District Calendar.

THAT the Board of Education appoint Jennie L. Flagler as Teacher Aide – Part-time for the Elementary School, Salary Step 1 $10.40/hour per SCEA Contract, 10:25 a.m. to 1:25 p.m., 3 hours/day, 5 days/week, effective 1/18/18, according to School District Calendar.

 Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

BUSINESS
Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mrs. Gell that the Board of Education accept the Treasurer’s Report for December 2017. (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

The Board received the Budget Status Reports; Revenue and Appropriation as of December 31, 2017, for their review.

The Board received the Budget Transfer Schedule Report for October 2017 through December 2017, for their review.

SCHEDULE REPORT
The Board received the report of the Claims Auditor for the December 2017 Warrant in the amount of $1,379,105.17 for their review.

The Board received the Cash Flow Status Report/Projection as of 12/31/17, for their review.

The Board received the Extra Classroom Activity Report for October 2017 through December 2017, for their review.

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen seconded by Mrs. Gell that the Board of Education accept the recommendation of the Committees and approve the authorization of funds to implement the special education program services and placements consistent with such recommendations for RECOMMENDATIONS
the 2017-18 school year based upon the reports submitted to Board members dated 1/17/18.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Abstain – 1 (Kuehnle) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education approve the 2017-18 Budget Transfers of $10,740 for the repair of auditorium lights and $12,106 for BOCES to redesign the district’s website.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve the Resolution to Authorize Food Purchase Proposals. (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education approve the Resolution to Establish Updated Non-resident Tuition Rates: $5,773 for Grades K-6; $9,955 for Grades 7-12. (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve the Daily Vehicle Inspection Report (Driver’s Daily Report) which meets DOT regulations.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve the Building Use Request by the Schoharie County Board of Elections for the following dates:
1. Federal Primary: 6/26/18 from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
2. State Primary: 9/11/18 from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
3. General Election: 11/6/18 from 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried
Please Note: The District received a letter on 2/5/18 from the board of elections stating they no longer needed our facilities for these dates.

OTHER BUSINESS
The following items were distributed to Board Members for review:
 Elementary School Monthly Report – January 2018
 Jr./Sr. High School Monthly Report – January 2018
 Enrollment Numbers as of 1/1/18
 STA “Good News” Report

President Jaqueway stated that the next Board of Education Meeting will be as follows:
Regular Meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School
Library Classroom.

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Quandt to enter into Executive Session to discuss negotiations, matters pertaining to specific individuals, contractual items, and to hear the appeal of a Grievance.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried
President Jaqueway declared the meeting to be in recess at 7:55 p.m.

The Executive Session came to order at 8:02 p.m. with Mr. Burton, Mr. Florussen, Mrs. Gell, Mr. Guasp, Mrs. Jaqueway, Mr. Kuehnle, Mr. Quandt, Rachel Rissetto, Capital Region BOCES Labor Relations Director, Kathy Ahearn, Esq., Guercio & Guercio, and Superintendent Blanchard in attendance.

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle to end the Executive Session at 8:56 p.m.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried
Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mr. Burton to return to the Regular Meeting Session.

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle to adjourn the Regular Board of Education Meeting.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried
President Jaqueway declared the Regular Board of Education Meeting of January 17, 2018,to be adjourned at 8:58 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Debra Cardella
District Clerk

 

 

 

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