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Aug. 30, 2017

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TIME & PLACE:
6:00 P.M. – JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY CLASSROOM
KIND OF MEETING: SPECIAL

ELECTED MEMBERS PRESENT:
BURTON, GELL, GUASP, JAQUEWAY, KUEHNLE,
ELECTED MEMBERS EXCUSED:
FLORUSSEN, QUANDT
APPOINTED MEMBERS PRESENT: DAVID BLANCHARD, SUPERINTENDENT
SARAH BLOOD, SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
DEBRA CARDELLA, DISTRICT CLERK

ALSO PRESENT:
KEVIN CALACONE, JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
0 MEDIA RESPRESENTATIVES; 0 DISTRICT RESIDENTS;
0 FACULTY/STAFF MEMBERS; 0 STUDENTS

CALL TO ORDER
President Jaqueway called the Special Board of Education Meeting of August 30, 2017 to order at 6:07 p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
President Jaqueway led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
President Jaqueway expressed our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Texas and Louisiana due to Hurricane Harvey causing extensive flooding.

MOTION FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp to enter into Executive Session to discuss negotiations, matters pertaining to specific individuals, and contractual items.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Florussen, Quandt)
Motion Carried
President Jaqueway declared the meeting to be in recess at 6:10 p.m.

CONVENE EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Executive Session came to order at 6:15 p.m. with Mr. Burton, Mr. Guasp, Mrs. Gell Mrs. Jaqueway, Mr. Kuehnle, Mrs. Blood and Superintendent Blanchard in attendance.

END EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp to end the Executive Session at 7:00 p.m.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Florussen, Quandt)
Motion Carried

RECONVENE SPECIALMEETING
Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Guasp to return to the Special Meeting.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Florussen, Quandt)
Motion Carried
President Jaqueway declared the Special Meeting to be reconvened at 7:04 p.m.

REVIEW AGENDA
President Jaqueway reviewed the Agenda. The following were additions/changes to the agenda:
Personnel – Insert New Item d. – Appoint Timothy Solinger as High School Music Teacher
Personnel – Insert New Item e. – Appoint Mikey Dady as High School SPED Teacher
Personnel – Change Items labeled d. – g. to f. – j.
Personnel – Change to Item g. – Delete Bonnie Newberry
Personnel – Add Item i. – Appoint Jennie Flagler as Bus Driver
Personnel – Add Item j. – Appoint Jennifer Scheuer as Full-time Teacher Aide
Business – Add Item a. – Resolution to Award Heating Oil Bid
Business – Add Item b. – Designation for Food Service Department Petty Cash
Business – Add Item c. – Table/Approve Policy Update for Policy #5660

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
President Jaqueway offered the privilege of the floor. No one wished to speak.

PERSONNEL
APPROVE DAVID BLANCHARD SUPERINTENDENT AGREEMENT
Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle that the Board of Educationapprove David M. Blanchard, Superintendent Agreement; and hereby extends the the appointment of David M. Blanchard as Superintendent of Schools for an additional year, through June 30, 2020, upon the terms and conditions set forth in the written Agreement between the parties and hereby authorizes the President of the
Board of Education to execute the Agreement on behalf of the Board.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Florussen, Quandt)
Motion Carried

APPROVE ROBERT BONAKER CONSULTANT SERVICES AGREEMENT
Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard, hereby approves a Consultant Services Agreement between the Schoharie Central School District and Robert W. Bonaker, upon the terms and conditions set forth in the written Agreement between the parties and hereby authorizes the President of the Board of Education and the Superintendent of
Schools to execute the Agreement on behalf of the Board.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Florussen, Quandt)
Motion Carried

APPOINT JENNA MARCAL 2ND GRADE TEACHER
Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education accept the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard to approve the following probationary appointment:
Name of Appointee: Jenna L. Marcal
Title of Position:
2ndGrade Elementary Teacher
Tenure Area:
Childhood Education
Effective Date:
9/1/17
Ending Date:
8/31/2021*
Certification:
Initial – Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
Initial – Literacy Birth – Grade 6 (pending)
Salary Status:
Step 1 - $43,418 according to STA Contract
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Florussen, Quandt)
Motion Carried

APPOINT TIMOTHY SOLINGER HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER
Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Burton that the Board of Education accept the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard to approve the following probationary appointment:
Name of Appointee: Timothy B. Solinger
Title of Position:
High School Music Teacher
Tenure Area:
Childhood Education
Effective Date:
9/1/17
Ending Date:
8/31/2021*
Certification:
Initial – Music K-12
Salary Status:
Step 1 - $43,418 according to STA Contract
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Florussen, Quandt)
Motion Carried

APPOINT MIKEY DADY HIGH SCHOOL SPED TEACHER
Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education accept the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard to approve the following probationary appointment:
Name of Appointee: Mikey J. Dady
Title of Position:
High School Special Education Teacher
Tenure Area:
Special Education
Effective Date:
10/18/17
Ending Date:
8/31/2020* (previously tenured)
Certification:
Permanent – Special Education K-12
Permanent – Social Studies 7-12
Permanent – English Language Arts 7-12
Salary Status:
Step 14 - $60,309 according to STA Contract
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Florussen, Quandt)
Motion Carried
*In order to be eligible for tenure, an individual receiving a probationary appointment as a classroom teacher must receive annual composite or overall APPR ratings of H or E in at least three of the four preceding years, and if the individual receives a rating of I in the final year of the probationary period,
he or she will not be eligible for tenure at that time.

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education accept the recommendations of Superintendent Blanchard to take action on Personnel Items f. through j.
as follows:

ACCEPT C. BENSON RESIGNATION
THAT the Board of Education accept the resignation of Carlene Benson, Elementary Teacher, resignation, effective 8/17/17.

APPROVE ADDITIONAL PERIOD ASSIGNMENTS
THAT the Board of Education approve Additional Period Assignments and Stipends for the 2017-18 School Year, per the STA Contract, for the following individuals:
1. Lisa Devaren, High School Special Education Teacher (0.5) $4,000
2. Kevin Scofield, High School Special Education Teacher (1.0) $8,000
3. Leah Schaefer, High School Art Teacher (1.0) $8,000
4. Justin Maleszweski, High School Technology Teacher (1.0) $8,000

ACCEPT K. BOYER RESIGNATION
THAT the Board of Education accept the resignation of Kristen Boyer, Elementary School Teaching Assistant resignation, effective 9/4/17.

 APPOINT J. FLAGLER BUS DRIVER
THAT the Board of Education appoint Jennie Flagler as Bus Driver for Bus Route #188 (Routes 30 & 7) Salary Step 1 - $15.91/hour per SCEA Contract, approximately 3 hours a day (1.5 AM / 1.5 PM), effective 9/5/17, according to School District Calendar.

APPOINT J. SCHEUER TEACHER AIDE
THAT the Board of Education appoint Jennifer Scheuer as a Full-time Teacher Aide, Salary Step 4 $12,299 per SCEA Contract, effective 9/5/17, according to School District Calendar.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Florussen, Quandt)
Motion Carried

BUSINESS
APPROVE RESOLUTION AWARD BID FOR HEATING OIL
Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education approve the Resolution to Award Bid: Heating Oil for School Buildings for the 2017-18 school year to Long Oil Heat, Inc., d/b/a Long Energy, 2880 Curry Road, Schenectady, NY 12303.
Accepted Bid Pice of $.0649 per gallon over price per gallon at commodity Terminal,
Rensselaer, NY on day of commodity pick up.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Florussen, Quandt)
Motion Carried

APPROVE A. MALAND FOOD SERVICE PETTY CASH DESIGNEE
Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Burton that the Board of Education approve Amanda Maland as the authorized personnel for the Food Service Department Petty Cash.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Florussen, Quandt)
Motion Carried

APPROVE REVISED POLICY # 5660
Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education approve Revised Policy #5660 – School Food Service Program (Lunch and Breakfast).
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Florussen, Quandt)
Motion Carried

OTHER BUSINESS
President Jaqueway stated that the next Board of Education Meeting will be as follows:
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Regular Meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. in the High School
Library Classroom

 ADJOURN
Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp to adjourn the Special Board of Education Meeting.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Florussen, Quandt)
Motion Carried

President Jaqueway declared the Special Board of Education Meeting of August 30, 2017 to be
adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Debra Cardella
District Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

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