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Approved minutes of the June 14, 2018 BOE regular meeting

Central Valley School District Board of Education – Regular Meeting
June 14, 2018   7:00 p.m.
APPROVED

The Board of Education’s regular meeting was called to order by President Kelly Rowland at 7:00 p.m. in the LGI room at Central Valley Academy. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.

Members Present

Kelly Rowland, Pres.
Kristen Rich, Vice Pres.
Travis Costin
Matt Darrow
Daniel LaLonde (arrived 7:30 p.m.)
Jane North
Fred Schell

Members Absent

None

Staff Present

Jeremy M. Rich, Supt., Fran LaPaglia, Lisa Hoffman, Ken Long, Jim Humphrey, Richard Keeler, Melissa Hoskey, Michele Pilla, Aaron Carey, Tammy Morgan, Brittani Canipe, Susan S. Earl, Mary Thorp

Guests Present

Becky Dean, Allie Morgan, Maggie Wesolowski, Caitlin Keeler

AGENDA CHANGES

New Business

  • D. Remove: Consideration of Administrative Personnel Appointments – In anticipation of a Special Meeting
  • E. Add: Approval of Termination of Services – Danielle Herringshaw, Teacher Aide, Eff. 6/14/18
  • F. Add: Approval of Overnight Field Trip Request – Outdoor Adventure Club
    Lake Delta State Park – July 16-17, 2018

Consent Agenda

  • D. (d) Remove: Substitute Appointments – Holden Smith

PRESENTATION

Recognition of Board Members

The Board recognized Board members Daniel LaLonde and Fred Schell as they end their time on the Board of Education. As outgoing members, Mr. LaLonde and Mr. Schell were thanked for their contributions, dedication, and invaluable service to our school district and communities. President Rowland read a statement and noted that their leadership, decision making, and dedication to our students, faculty, and staff is met with much gratitude. The Board extended best wishes for health, happiness, and success in the future.

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

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Rich commended all those involved in making the concerts, awards ceremony, Senior Awards Banquet, Mott Marathon, and Ride for Missing Children such special events for our students and communities.

Special thanks were extended to Mrs. Hoskey for her dedication and service during her time as Middle School Principal for Central Valley. Best wishes to Mrs. Hoskey and her family.

Administrative Reports

End-of-Year Updates

  • The building principals and directors provided end-of-year updates for their buildings and departments.
  • Mr. Rich noted that the temporary closing of Jarvis will result in numerous changes taking place at the other buildings, including arrival/dismissal times at Barringer. Parents and staff will be asked to work together through these changes to ensure the safety of our students.
  • Special thanks to members of the maintenance department and administrative team for their hard work and flexibility during this transition.

Business Official’s Report

  • Financials – The Board received copies of year-to-date revenues and expenses through May 31, 2018. The Board will consider formal approval of the financial reports and account transfers under the Consent Agenda this evening.
  • Transportation – Routes have been established and are now being reviewed to accommodate the closing of Jarvis.
  • Cafeteria – The Board received information on the dairy bids for 2018-2019. The Board will consider formal approval of the bid results under New Business on this evening’s agenda.
  • Negotiations – The district is currently in negotiations with the CVTA (instructional) and will be moving forward in negotiating with the CVUE (non-instructional) and CVAA (administrators).(Copy of information on file in District Clerks files.)

BOARD DISCUSSION

  • Mrs. North asked about tours for students who will be attending new buildings in the fall. Mr. Rich reported that these are being planned through the building principals.
  • Student Spotlight – Congratulations were extended to Jacob Slaughter for qualifying in states for Track & Field. Also, congratulations to all Central Valley students who were named as Mohawk Valley All Stars.
  • Lego Robotics – Mr. Rich will be meeting with advisors Mr. Biamonte and Mrs. Rachon next week to further discuss our teams.
  • Modified Girls Lacrosse – The Board expressed an interest in receiving information on a proposed modified girl’s lacrosse program to serve as a feeder program. Discussion took place regarding this, as well as other non-athletic programs, for students seeking other opportunities.

PUBLIC OPEN FORUM

  • Brittani Canipe – Suggested that all teachers should be trained in the Heimlich maneuver. Mr. Rich indicated that this is something that can be looked into.
  • Mary Thorp – Suggested using Fisher as a main drop-off point and shuttling students to Barringer to help with the anticipated congestion there. Mr. Rich explained that this would be difficult due to the number of additional buses and supervision this would require. Mrs. Thorp commended the fourth grade Drama Club for doing a great job.
  • Becky Dean – Suggested getting out the information soon to parents about the proposed changes for fall. Mr. Rich reported that parents will definitely be inconvenienced during this process. However, we want to be sure that all information is accurate before it is sent out.

CONSENT AGENDA

Approval of Minutes

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board approved the minutes of the following meetings. Motion carried 7-0.

May 24, 2018 – Regular Meeting
June 7, 2018 – Special Meeting

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

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

  • May 7, 2018
  • May 9, 2018
  • May 10, 2018
  • May 11, 2018
  • May 14, 2018
  • May 15, 2018
  • May 16, 2018
  • May 17, 2018
  • May 18, 2018
  • May 21, 2018
  • May 22, 2018
  • May 23, 2018
  • May 24, 2018

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

Acceptance of Resignations

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board accepted the following resignations. Motion carried 7-0.

  • Samantha Domion, Teacher Aide, Effective 6/1/18
  • Justyna Ingraham, Substitute Building Cleaner, Effective 6/5/18

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

Approval of Personnel Appointments

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board approved the following personnel appointments. Motion carried 7-0.

Instructional Appointment – Four-Year Probationary:

  • Cheryl Hicks, Art Teacher (PreK-12), Effective 9/1/18

Non-Instructional Appointments – Six-Month Probationary:

  • Caitlin Keeler, School Nurse (PreK-12), Effective 6/4/18

Non-Instructional Appointments – Permanent:

  • Rosario Pumilio, Food Service Helper/Courier, Effective 7/2/18
  • Tonya Rearick, Teacher Aide, Effective 9/3/18
  • Daniel Land, Teacher Aide, Effective 9/16/18

Substitute Appointments

  • Carol Bechard, Substitute Teacher Aide – Retiree, Effective 9/1/18

Approval of Financial Reports

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board approved the following reports for May 2018. Motion carried 7-0.

  • Financial Reports – May 2018
  • Internal Claims Auditors’ Log Summaries – May 2018
  • Budget Account Transfers – May 2018
  • Extracurricular Summary Report – May 2018

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

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business discussed this evening.

NEW BUSINESS

Acceptance of Bid Results / Award of Contract to Low Bidder

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Schell, seconded by Mr. LaLonde, the Board accepted dairy bid results and awarded the contract to the following low bidder. Motion carried 7-0.

  • 2018-2019 Dairy Products – Byrne Dairy

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

Approval of Disposal of Surplus Goods

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board approved of the disposal of the following surplus goods. Motion carried 7-0.

  • CVA Library Discards – 5/12/18 – 6/3/18 Inventory List
  • Jarvis Library Discards – 5/12/18 – 6/3/18 Inventory List

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

Approval of Memorandum of Agreement with CVTA

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board approved a Memorandum of Agreement with the CVTA for the following position. Motion carried 7-0.

  • NNDCC or NJROTC Instructor

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

Consideration of Administrative Personnel Appointments

Mr. Rich asked that this item be removed from this evening’s agenda in anticipation of a special meeting in the near future.

Approval of Termination of Services

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mr. Schell, the Board approved the following termination of services. Motion carried 7-0.

  • Danielle Herringshaw, Teacher Aide, Effective 6/14/18

Approval of Overnight Field Trip Request

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Schell, seconded by Mr. LaLonde, the Board approved the following overnight field trip request. Motion carries 7-0.

  • Outdoor Adventure Club, Lake Delta State Park, July 16-17, 2018

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION

On a motion made by Mr. Schell, seconded by Mrs. North, the Board entered into an Executive Session at 8:11 p.m. for the purpose of the discussing the following. Motion carried 7-0.

  • Collective negotiations pursuant to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law
  • 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 the Board’s Executive Session were Donald Budmen, Esq., Douglas Favaloro, and Ken Long (all entered at 9:08 p.m. and left at 9:35 p.m.).

The Board was called out of their Executive Session by President Rowland at 10:18 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. LaLonde, the Board adjourned their regular meeting at 10:19 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.

Marsha Griffith
District Clerk, Board of Education