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Oct. 19, 2017

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

KIND OF MEETING: REGULAR

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

APPOINTED MEMBERS PRESENT: DAVID BLANCHARD, SUPERINTENDENT
SARAH BLOOD, SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
DEBRA CARDELLA, DISTRICT CLERK
ALSO PRESENT: LINDA NEVULIS, DIRECTOR OF PUPIL SERVICES
ANDREA POLIKOSKI, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
KEVIN CALACONE, JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
ROBERT KRAEMER, JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL / ATHLETIC COORDINATOR

2 MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES; 1 DISTRICT RESIDENT;
2 FACULTY/STAFF MEMBERS; 6 STUDENTS

President Jaqueway called the Regular Board of Education Meeting of October 19, 2017, to order at 6:00 p.m.

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

Motion was made by Mr. Quandt, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle to enter into Executive Session to discuss negotiations, matters pertaining to specific individuals, and contractual items.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

President Jaqueway declared the meeting to be in recess at 6:03 p.m.

The Executive Session came to order at 6:05 p.m. with Mr. Burton, Mr. Florussen, Mrs. Gell, Mrs. Jaqueway, Mr. Kuehnle, Mr. Quandt, Ms. Blood and Superintendent Blanchard in attendance.

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Quandt to end the Executive Session at 7:06 p.m.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Quandt, seconded by Mr. Burton to return to the Regular Meeting Session.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

President Jaqueway declared the Regular Meeting to be reconvened at 7:08 p.m.

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mr. Quandt to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting on September 28, 2017.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

President Jaqueway reviewed the Agenda and the October/November calendar of events and facilities CALENDAR
use. The following were additions/changes to the agenda: AND AGENDA
- Personnel – Add Item g. – Approve Odyssey of the Mind Coaches
- Personnel – Add Item h. – Accept Michelle Haverly Odyssey of the Mind Resignation
- Personnel – Add Item i. – Approve Administrators Association Agreement

President Jaqueway offered the privilege of the floor.

Jeannie Scofield presented this month’s STA Good News Report.

An elementary school parent questioned the arrival procedure for elementary students.

Mr. Burton reminded Board members that the Schoharie County School Boards
Association Fall Dinner is planned for 11/9/17.

High School BLT and Goals Report
Superintendent Blanchard introduced Dr. Kevin Calacone, Jr./Sr. High School Principal who presented a power point presentation on the High School Building Leadership Team and their 2017-18 Goals.

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

THAT the Board of Education appoint Mikey J. Dady, High School Special Education Teacher, originally appointed at the 8/30/17 BOE meeting, to a retroactive effective date of 10/13/17. DATE OF 10/13/17

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 10/20/17:
1. Garrison, Joyceisa – Certified Teacher w/ Degree $95/day
2. Herba, Sara – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
3. McQuade, Virginia – Certified Teacher w/ Degree $95/day
4. Thoams, Griffin – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day

THAT the Board of Education appoint Tanya Healy Full-time Teacher Aide, Salary Step 8 $13,845 per SCEA Contract, approximately 6 hours a day, effective 10/30/17, according to School District Calendar.

THAT the Board of Education appoint the following individuals for the 2017-18 Winter Sports Season at the stated stipends according to the current STA Contract:

Shane Barton Varsity Boys Basketball E-20 $6,900
Shawn Gathen Varsity Girls Basketball E-8 $4,630
Kevin Scofield JV Boys Basketball E-19 $4,770
Eric Croote Modified Boys Basketball E-5 $1,960
Jeremy Karker Modified Girls Basketball E-11 $2,310
Eric Merchant Varsity Wrestling I-2 $3,570
Robert Merchant Assistant Wrestling I-2 $2,830
Ed LaBadia Varsity Bowling E-5 $2,040
Laurie Touchette Varsity/JV Cheerleading E-2 $2,410
Lance Hellstrom Boys Little Indians E-5 $ 920
Jody Marsh Girls Little Indians E-7 $ 960
Rick Lehoe Varsity Girls Basketball Volunteer
Erin Kelly Modified Girls Basketball Volunteer

THAT the Board of Education accept the Resignation of Shane Scofield as Custodian, effective 10/20/17.

THAT the Board of Education appoint Shane Scofield as Maintenance Mechanic, Salary Step 7 APPOINT S. SCOFIELD
$37,828 per SCEA Contract, 8 hours/day, effective 10/20/17.

THAT the Board of Education approve the following individuals as Odyssey of the Mind Volunteer Coaches, for the 2017-18 School Year:
1. Marissa Waters
2. Jody DeJong

THAT the Board of Education accept the resignation of Michelle Haverly as Odyssey of the Mind Volunteer Coach, effective 10/20/17.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle that the Board of Education ratifies the Memorandum of Agreement executed by the Superintendent of Schools and the President of the Schoharie Central Administrators Association on October 17, 2017 for a contract covering the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education accept the Treasurer’s Report for September 2017. (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

The Board received the Budget Status Reports; Revenues and Appropriations as of September 30, 2017, for their review.

The Board received the Budget Transfer Report for July 2017 through September 2017, for their review.

The Board received the report of the Claims Auditor for the September 2017 Warrant in the amount of $1,397,921.11 for their review.

The Board received the Cash Flow Status Report/Projection as of 9/30/17, for their review.

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mr. Guasp 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 the 2017-18 school year based upon the report submitted to Board members dated 10/19/17.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp)
Abstain – 1 (Kuehnle) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Quandt, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle that the Board of Education approve the Refunding Bond Resolution. (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve Budget Transfers: $83,500 for Tuition for Students at Other School Districts; $59,042 for Salary Adjustments; $15,000 for Contractual Ajustments.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle that the Board of Education approve the Resolution for 2017-18 Budget Amendment. (Original attached to Official Minutes) FOR 2017-18
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mrs. Gell that the Board of Education approve the Capital Project BAN Sale and Awarding the BAN to NBT, N.A.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Quandt, seconded by Mr. Burton that the Board of Education approve the Audit Legal Notice and Corrective Action Plan.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle that the Board of Education approve the Refund of School Taxes of $1,322 due to clerical error in the calculation of the Basic Enhanced Star for a parcel in the Town of Wright.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mrs. Gell that the Board of Education approve the Proposal for Document Destruction with Schoharie County Chapter NYSARC, Inc., for the 2017-18 School Year.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve the 2018-19 Budget Development Calendar for activities conducted during the 2017-18 School Year.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

The following items were distributed to Board Members for review: ADDITIONAL
- STA “Good News Report” for October 2017 INFORMATION
- Elementary School Monthly Report – October 2017
- Jr./Sr. High School Monthly Report – October 2017
- 2017 Regional Technology Awareness Day Invitation

President Jaqueway stated that the next Board of Education Meeting will be as follows:
- Regular Meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Library Classroom.

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Burton to adjourn the Regular Board of Education Meeting.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

President Jaqueway declared the Regular Board of Education Meeting of October 19, 2017 to be adjourned at 7:38 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Debra Cardella
District Clerk



 

 

 

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