March 8, 2017 BOE Regular Minutes—Approved

Central Valley School District Board of Education – Regular Meeting
March 8, 2017, 7 p.m.

The Board of Education’s regular meeting was called to order by President Daniel LaLonde at 6 p.m. in the LGI room at Central Valley Academy.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

On a motion made by Mr. Shedd, seconded by Mrs. North, the Board entered into an Executive Session in the District Office Conference Room at 6:01 p.m. for the purpose of discussions regarding proposed, pending or current litigation, as well as the medical, financial, credit or employment history of any particular person or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of any particular person or corporation.  Also present for a portion of the Executive Session was Douglas Favalaro, ONC Labor Relations.   Motion carried 7-0.

The Board was called out of their Executive Session at 6:54 p.m. by President LaLonde.

The public portion of the Board’s regular meeting reconvened at 7:00 p.m. in the LGI.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.

Members Present

Daniel LaLonde, Pres.
Matthew Shedd, V. Pres.
Matt Darrow
Jane North
Kristen Rich
Fred Schell
Walt Roginski

Members Absent

None

Staff Present (those signing in)

Richard J. Hughes, Supt., Deb Van Slyke, Fran LaPaglia, Ken Long, Lisa Hoffman, Dick Keeler, Aaron Carey, Jeremy Rich, Michele Pilla, Pattie Day, Garrett Olds, Kelley Macisco, Noresta Baum, Maggie Wesolowski, Brittany Canipe

Guests Present (those signing in)

Della Smith, Steve Smith, Reagan Shaut, Nikki Walz, Dennis Shaut, Charles Walz, Brandy Seaver, John Gokey, S. Stewart, Becky Dean, Kevin Joyce, Shawna Brownrigg, J. Rathbun, Michele Brewer, R. Charles, Jason Brewer, Travis Costin, Kelly Rowland, Stacey Lally

AGENDA CHANGES

The following items were added to this evening’s agenda:

Executive Session – 6:00 p.m. – See details above.

PRESENTATION

Recognition of CVA Wrestling Team and Coaches

The Board recognized the CVA Wrestling Team and their coaches for an outstanding season.  Mr. Keeler provided a summary of the team’s achievements and certificates were presented.  A brief reception followed the presentation.

(Copy of summary on file in District Clerk’s files.)

BOARD DISCUSSION

Mr. Shedd extended thanks to Mr. Bunce and all involved in making this year’s musical and Art display a tremendous success.

Mr. Schell commended the village crossing guards and suggested that they be recognized.  Letters will be sent to the crossing guards inviting them to attend the Board’s next meeting on March 29, 2017, to be recognized.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Superintendent’s Report

BOCES Annual Meeting – Final reservations for the BOCES Annual Meeting on April 6, 2017, are due by March 17, 2017.  Board members were asked to contact the District Clerk if they plan on attending.

BOCES Board Nominations – The deadline for reservations for the BOCES Board is March 27, 2017.  No nominations were made by the Central Valley Board of Education.

Hall of Fame Induction – The ceremony will take place on March 11, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Francesca’s Banquet Hall.  Tickets are available in the offices as well as at the door.

Capital Project Update – Dr. Hughes provided an update on the status of the Capital Project.  As of this date, we have not received SED approval.  The Board received a list of alternates for their review.  Discussion took place regarding the ranking of alternates as well as the bidding process for the project.

(Copy of information on file in District Clerk’s files.)

Administrative Reports

Personalized Learning – Videos were shown regarding personalized learning at Jarvis, Barringer, and Fisher.  Thanks were extended to the principals and teachers for their work in this area.

Regents Results – Mrs. Van Slyke presented a PowerPoint on a two-year comparison of Regents results for January 2016 and 2017.  Areas of focus included Common Core English Language Arts, US History, and Global History.

(Copy of presentation on file in District Clerk’s files.)

Business Official’s Report

Mr. Long reported on the proposed spending plan for the 2017-2018 school year.  The Board received information showing areas of change for the proposed budget.  Areas reviewed included BOCES expenses, technology equipment, transportation, benefits, debt service, and soil remediation.

At their next regular meeting, the Board will be asked to take formal action on a proposed lighting project for next school year.  Mr. Long stated that several retirement notices have been submitted and will be formally accepted at the Board’s next regular meeting.

(Copy of information on file in District Clerk’s files.)

PUBLIC OPEN FORUM

Members of the audience commented on the following topics:

Travis Costin – Commented on the building project, bidding process, costs, and alternates.

Maggie Wesolowski – Asked if the Board was concerned about Remington Arms and the possible impact on the population and need for expanded facilities here at Central Valley.

Kevin Joyce – Asked about the placement and possible movement of students in fourth grade.

Kelly Rowland – Commented on the need for open Board discussions to take place which incorporate not only the administration and teachers, but also the community.

ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION

There were no items removed from the Consent Agenda this evening.

CONSENT AGENDA

Approval of Minutes

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Richard J. Hughes, on a motion made by Mr. Roginski, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board approved the minutes of the following meetings.  Motion carried 7-0.

• February 15, 2017 – Regular Meeting
• March 1, 2017 – Special Meeting

Approval of Arrangement of Services – CSE/CPSE/504 Accommodation Plan Meetings

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Richard J. Hughes, on a motion made by Mr. Roginski, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board approved the arrangement of services of the following CSE/CPSE/504 Accommodation Plan meetings.  Motion carried 7-0.

February 6, 2017, February 7, 2017, February 8, 2017, February 9, 2017, February 10, 2017, February 15, 2017, February 16, 2017

(Copy of minutes on file in District Clerk’s files.)

Acceptance of Resignation

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Richard J. Hughes, on a motion made by Mr. Roginski, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board accepted the following resignation.  Motion carried 7-0.

Justine Minosh, Probationary Food Service Helper, Effective 3/3/17

(Copy of resignation on file in District Clerk’s files.)

Approval of Personnel Appointments

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Richard J. Hughes, on a motion made by Mr. Roginski, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board approved the following personnel appointments.  Motion carried 7-0.

Non-Instructional Appointments – Permanent:

Kayla Price, Teacher Aide, Effective 3/16/17
Dorothy Cacciatore, Teacher Aide, Effective 3/16/17
Tiffany Ouderkirk, Teacher Aide, Effective 3/26/17

Coaching Appointments – Spring 2017:

Girls Varsity Lacrosse—Diana Ste-Marie
Boys Modified Baseball—Anthony Bonvino
Girls Varsity Softball Assistant Volunteer Jason Habarek

Substitute Appointment:

Justine Minosh, Substitute Food Service Helper, Effective 3/6/17

Substitute Appointments – BOCES Sub Service:

John Bonfardice, Anne DeRose, Beverly Hyla, Ryan Laymon, Hayley Metz, Mitchell Scherer, Barbara VanWormer

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business discussed this evening.

NEW BUSINESS

Approval of Independent Contractor Appointment / Agreement

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Richard J. Hughes, on a motion made by Mr. Roginski, seconded by Mr. Schell, the Board approved the appointment and employment agreement of the following independent contractor.  Motion carried 7-0.

Mary K. Baker, Part-Time Social Worker, Effective 3/1/17 – 6/30/17

(Copy of agreement on file in District Clerk’s files.)

Approval to Dispose of Surplus Goods

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Richard J. Hughes, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mrs. North, the Board granted approval to dispose of the following surplus goods.  Motion carried 7-0.

CVA Inventory List – As of 2/28/17

(Copy of inventory list on file in District Clerk’s files.)

Approval of Combining Contracts with Notre Dame for Spring 2017 Season

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Richard J. Hughes, on a motion made by Mr. Schell, seconded by Mr. Shedd, the Board approved the following combining contracts with Notre Dame for the spring 2017 season.  Motion carried 7-0.

Boys Tennis  (Host – CVA)
Boys Lacrosse  (Host – Notre Dame)

(Copy of contracts on file in District Clerk’s files.)

Approval of Creation of Extracurricular Club

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Richard J. Hughes, on a motion made by Mr. Schell, seconded by Mrs. North, the Board approved the creation of the following extracurricular club.  Motion carried 7-0.

NJROTC Club – CVA

SECOND EXECUTIVE SESSION

On a motion made by Mr. Roginski, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board entered into a second Executive Session at 8:17 p.m. for the purpose of discussing collective negotiations pursuant to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law.  Motion carried 7-0.

The Board was called out of their second Executive Session at 10:01 p.m. by President LaLonde.

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mr. Roginski, the Board adjourned their regular meeting at 10:02 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.

District Clerk, Board of Education