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Dec. 14, 2017

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TIME & PLACE: 6:00 P.M. – HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY CLASSROOM
KIND OF MEETING: REGULAR

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

APPOINTED MEMBERS PRESENT: DAVID BLANCHARD, SUPERINTENDENT
DEBRA CARDELLA, DISTRICT CLERK

ALSO PRESENT: ANDREA POLIKOSKI, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
KEVIN CALACONE, JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

1 MEDIA RESPRESENTATIVE; 1 DISTRICT RESIDENT;
2 FACULTY/STAFF MEMBERS; 5 STUDENTS

President Jaqueway called the Regular Board of Education Meeting of December 14, 2017, to order at 6:01 p.m.

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

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Quandt to enter into Executive Session to discuss negotiations, matters pertaining to specific individuals, and contractual items.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Absent – 1 (Guasp)
Excused – 1 (Gell) Motion Carried

President Jaqueway declared the meeting to be in recess at 6:04 p.m.

Mr. Guasp arrived at 6:06 p.m. and proceeded into Executive Session.

The Executive Session came to order at 6:10 p.m. with Mr. Burton, Mr. Florussen, Mr. Guasp, Mrs. Jaqueway, Mr. Kuehnle, Mr. Quandt and Superintendent Blanchard in attendance.

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle to end the Executive Session at 6:50 p.m.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Gell) Motion Carried

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

President Jaqueway declared the Regular Meeting to be reconvened at 7:00 p.m.

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mr. Guasp to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting on November 16, 2017.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Gell) Motion Carried

President Jaqueway reviewed the Agenda and the December/January calendar of events and facilities use. The following were additions/changes to the agenda:
- Personnel – Added to Item j. – Approve 4 Additional Substitutes
- Personnel – Add Item k. – Accept M. Gillis Retirement Resignation
- Personnel – Add Item l. – Accept M. Braender Aide Resignation
- Business – Add to Item e. – Additional Lists for Approval

President Jaqueway offered the privilege of the floor. No one requested to speak.

Board of Education Report
There was nothing to report.

Superintendent Blanchard introduced Dr. Calacone, Jr./Sr. High School Principal. Dr. Calacone reported that every Varsity Fall Sports Team qualified as NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Teams. The team was required to have an average grade of 90% in order to qualify.

Capital Project Update
Superintendent Blanchard stated that Phase 1 was sent to NYS Department of Education with an anticipated response soon. Phase 1 work for the Elementary School is for the HVAC and the Public Address System and for the High School work will commence on the boilers.
The architects will present to the Board the Phase 2 report before submitting to NYSED.

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle that the Board of Education accept the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard to appoint Sarah Blood at Title IX Compliance Officer for the 2017-18 school year.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Gell) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education accept the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard to approve the Resolution pursuant to 913 SCHEDULE “A”  of the Education Law, the Board of Education of the Schoharie Central School District hereby authorizes Albany Med Faculty Physicians Community Division to serve as school medical inspector for purposes of conducting a medical and/or neurological examination of the employee listed on Confidential Schedule “A”, for the purpose of determining said employee’s fitness to continue to perform the duties of his position; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, pursuant to the authority of 913 of the Education Law, the employee listed in Confidential Schedule “A”, is hereby directed to submit to a medical and/or neurological examination at the office of Albany Med Faculty Physicians Community Division on a date to be determined, and at a time that will be provided to the employee listed in Confidential Schedule “A”, to determine their fitness to continue to perform the duties of their position.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Gell) Motion Carried

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

THAT the Board of Education approve an Additional Period Stipend, according to the STA Contract for Barbara Wilson, Jr./Sr. High School Teacher, $8,000, effective retroactive to 9/11/17, for the 2017-18 school year.

THAT the Board of Education appoint Judith Henningson as Chief Faculty Auditor for the Extra Curricular Accounts, at current pay scale, effective 12/15/17, for the 2017-18 school year.

THAT the Board of Education approve Lynda Rose, High School Teacher Aide, an additional 1.5 hours every other day for Periods 8 and 9, at current rate of pay, effective retroactive to 11/29/17, according to the School District Calendar.

THAT the Board of Education accept the Resignation of Terry A. Jeffrey as Cook/Supervisor, effective retroactive to 11/19/17.

THAT the Board of Education approve the change of hours for Belinda Shepard to 5.5 hours APPROVE B. SHEPARD
a day, at current rate of pay, effective retroactive to 9/1/17, according to School District Calendar.

THAT the Board of Education approve John Schrader as Little Indians Basketball Volunteer Coach for the 2017-18 Winter Sports Season.

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 12/15/17:
1. Brady, Connor – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
2. Miland, Miland – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
3. Stubits, Jeffrey – Certified Teacher $95/day

THAT the Board of Education appoint the following individuals to the SCS Certified and Non-Certified Substitute List at stated pay, effective 12/15/17, unless otherwise noted:
1. Chari Dumond - Certified Teacher $95/day, Teaching Assistant
$9.70/hour, effective retroactive to 11/21/17
2. Suzann Kipp – Certified Teaching Assistant $9.70/hour, Teacher Aide
$9.70/hour
3. Cassandra Mendez – Registered Nurse $120/day
4. Timothy Knight – Non-Certified Teacher Aide & Teaching Assistant
$9.70/hour
5. Joan Takacs – Non-Certified Teacher Aide & Teaching Assistant
$9.70/hour
6. Marie Haley – Non-Certified Teacher Aide & Secretary, $9.70/hour
7. Belinda Shepard – Non-Certified Teacher Aide (Bus) $9.70/hour,
effective retroactive to 11/19/17
8. Stephanie Fretto – Non-Certified Teacher Aide & Teaching Assistant
$9.70/ hour
9. Samantha Quimby – Non-Certified Secretary, Teacher Aide & Teaching
Assistant, $9.70/hour
10. Jillian Scofield – Non-Certified Teacher Aide & Teaching Assistant
$9.70/hour
11. Devon Brooks – Non-Certified Cleaner/Custodian, $9.70/hour

THAT the Board of Education accept Maryellen Gillis retirement resignation, effective 12/31/17.

THAT the Board of Education accept Maria Braender, Cafeteria/Bus Aide resignation, effective 12/22/17.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Gell) Motion Carried

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

The Board received the Budget Status Reports; Revenue and Appropriation as of November 30, 2017, for their review.

The Board received the report of the Claims Auditor for the November 2017 Warrant in the amount of $1,032,024.25 for their review.

The Board received the Cash Flow Status Report/Projection as of 11/30/17, for their review.

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp seconded by Mr. Florussen that the Board of Education accept the recommendation of the Committees and approve the authorization of funds to implement the AND/OR 504
special education program services and placements consistent with such recommendations for the 2017-18 school year based upon the reports submitted to Board members dated 12/14/17.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Abstain – 1 (Kuehnle)
Excused – 1 (Gell) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Gusap, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve the Resolution for Designation of Lead Agency for Potential Property Purchase Under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Gell) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education approve the Resolution to Authorize Energy Performance Project Proposals. (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 6 PROPOSALS
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Gell) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Quandt, seconded by Mr. Florussen that the Board of Education approve the Resolution Authorizing Participation in Cooperative Energy Purchasing Service (NYSMEC) for Electricity. (Original attached to Official Minutes) Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Gell) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve the School Tax Collector’s Report for the 2017-18 school year. Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Gell) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Burton that the Board of Education approve the 7th Grade field trip to Boston, Massachusetts on 6/12/18. Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Gell) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve the transportation request for one family, one child to Cornerstone Christian School, effective retroactive to 11/1/17. REQUEST
Yes – 6
No – 0
Excused – 1 (Gell) Motion Carried

The following items were distributed to Board Members for review: ADDITIONAL
- Elementary School Monthly Report – December 2017 INFORMATION
- Jr./Sr. High School Monthly Report – December 2017
- Enrollment Numbers as of 12/1/17

President Jaqueway stated that the next Board of Education Meeting will be as follows:
- Regular Meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School
Library Classroom.

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Quandt to adjourn the Regular Board of Education Meeting.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

President Jaqueway declared the Regular Board of Education Meeting of December 14, 2017 to be adjourned at 7:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Debra Cardella
District Clerk

 

 

 

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