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April 24, 2019 Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes – Approved

Central Valley School District Board of Education – Regular Meeting
April 24, 2019 7:01 p.m.
APPROVED

The regular meeting was called to order by Kristen Rich, Vice President, at 7:01 p.m.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.

Members Present

  • Kristen Rich, Vice-Pres.
  • Travis Costin
  • Matt Darrow
  • Jonah Levi
  • Jane North
  • Maggie Wesolowski

Members Absent

  • Kelly Rowland, Pres.

Staff Present

  • Jeremy M. Rich, Supt.
  • Jim Humphrey
  • Ken Long
  • Richard Keeler
  • Sally Kramas
  • Jessica Bowman
  • Michele Pilla
  • Aaron Carey
  • Garrett Olds
  • Susan Earl
  • Cuyle Rockwell
  • Mary Thorp
  • Brittani Canipe
  • Johanna Levi
  • Patricia Murray
  • Andrea Donahue
  • Jane Connors

Guests Present

  • Deb Schoff
  • The Gokeys
  • Shawn Murray
  • Chris French
  • Pam Listovich
  • Tracy Sommer
  • John Sommer

AGENDA CHANGES

Consent Agenda

B.  Resignations – Robin Farber, Teacher Aide, Effective 4/23/19

PRESENTATION

Recognition of Winter Scholar Athletes/Teams

  • Mr. Olds and Mr. Keeler recognized all winter sport scholar athletes, both individual and team winners.  It was noted that every Girls Winter Team won Team Scholar Athlete status.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Superintendent’s Report

  • Campus Construction Report #22 – April 2019 – The Board received copies of this report for their information.
  • Superintendent Jeremy Rich gave a brief update on the current building project.
  • Mr. Rich also informed the Board of the Jarvis Memorial ceremony to be held at Herkimer College on May 3, 2019. Cuyle Rockwell added information concerning this event and provided additional details.
  • Mr. Rich explained how a possible elementary summer school would operate. Frankfort-Schuyler CSD would partner with Central Valley CSD in this operation. Mrs. Wesolowski and Mr. Costin asked about the number of sections that would be offered and how staff for those sections would be selected. General discussion took place about the program and further details will emerge in the near future.

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

Administrative Reports

  • There were no administrative reports given.

Business Official’s Report

  • Mr. Humphrey provided the Board with copies of the 2019-2020 Property Tax Report Card and proposed 2019-2020 Budget.  The Board will consider formal approval of these items under New Business this evening.
  • Mr. Humphrey advised the Board as to categories with major increases in the proposed 2019-2020 spending plan. Additional debt service for the current capital building project is the major cause for increased spending.  However, that debt service will be offset in revenues by NYS Building Aid.
  • Mr. Humphrey also explained why he is proposing no increase in the current Property Tax Levy for 2019-2020. The Property Tax Cap calculation allowed virtually no tax levy increase without district taxpayers losing their NYS Property Tax Rebates, which would be 80% of their STAR Savings.

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

BOARD DISCUSSION

  • Mrs. North and Mr. Costin both asked about the status of the baseball field at Diss Complex after the first mowing of 2019. Discussion followed about the field and how the contractor is helping the district to learn how to care for the field when it is finally able to handle the use by athletic teams.
  • Mr. Rich explained about maintenance of the new multi-purpose turf field and what is considered “normal” for that field. He also advised the Board of planned training for our grounds staff who will be tasked with maintaining that field.
  • Mrs. Wesolowski thanked Mr. Keeler and his staff for the informative presentation on vaping.

PUBLIC OPEN FORUM

  • Mary Thorp asked about having a presentation for our 5th and 6th graders about the dangers of vaping. Mr. Rich said that we will work on an age appropriate presentation for them.

ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION

  • There were no items removed from the consent agenda for individual consideration.

CONSENT AGENDA

Approval of Minutes

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board approved the minutes of the following meeting.  Motion carried 6-0.

  • Regular Meeting – March 27, 2019

Acceptance of Resignations

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board accepted the following resignations.  Motion carried 6-0.

  • Kelley Macisco, Breakfast Monitor, Effective 4/12/19
  • Deborah Marley, Food Service Helper, Effective 4/25/19
  • Robin Farber, Teacher Aide, Effective 4/23/19

(Copies 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 Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board approved the following personnel appointments.  Motion carried 6-0.

Non-Instructional Appointment – Six-Month Probationary:

  • Andrea Dunkley, Bus Monitor, Effective 5/1/19

Substitute Appointment:

  • Deborah Marley, Sub Food Service Helper, Effective 4/26/19

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

Approval of Financial Reports

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board approved the following financial reports.  Motion carried 6-0.

  • Financial Reports / Internal Claims Auditors Log Summaries – March 2019
  • Cash Account Summary – March 2019
  • Extracurricular Summary Report – March 2019

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

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business discussed this evening.

NEW BUSINESS

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

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board approved the arrangement of services of the following CSE/CPSE/504 Accommodation Plan meetings.  Motion carried 6-0.

  • March 3, 2019
  • March 6, 2019
  • March 8, 2019
  • March 11, 2019
  • March 13, 2019
  • March 14, 2019
  • March 18, 2019
  • March 19, 2019
  • March 20, 2019
  • March 21, 2019
  • March 22, 2019
  • March 25, 2019
  • March 26, 2019
  • March 27, 2019
  • March 28, 2019
  • March 29, 2019

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

Approval of MOA’s with Central Valley United Employees (CVUE)

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the following MOA’s with the Central Valley United Employees.  Motion carried 6-0.

  • MOA Pertaining to Superintendent’s Conference Days – Dated 3/28/19
  • MOA Pertaining to Bronze Plan – Waivers – Dated 3/28/19

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

Adoption of Proposed 2019-2020 School District Budget

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mrs. Wesolowski, the Board approved the adoption of the proposed 2019-2020 School District Budget.  Motion carried 6-0.

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

Approval of 2019-2020 Property Tax Report Card

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the 2019-2020 Property Tax Report Card.  Motion carried 6-0.

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

Approval of BOCES 2019-2020 Administrative Budget

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mrs. North, the Board approved the BOCES 2019-2020 Administrative Budget.  Motion carried 6-0.

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

Approval of BOCES Board Candidates

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board voted in support of electing the following BOCES Board Candidates.  Motion carried 5-0-1.  In favor:  K. Rich, T. Costin, M. Darrow, J. Levi, M. Wesolowski.  Opposed:  None.  Abstained:  J. North.

  • Janine Lynch
  • Daniel Voce
  • Jane North

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

Approval of Annual Vote Worker Appointments

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the following vote worker appointments for the District’s Annual Budget Vote / Board Election on May 21, 2019.  Motion carried 6-0.

Election Inspectors/Assistant Clerks:

  • Sharon Adams
  • Marilyn Bridger
  • Margaret Casey
  • Carol Denison
  • Mary Jane Guile
  • Ken Long
  • Sharleen Roginski
  • Mary Ann Vogel
  • JoAnn Duga – Alternate

Vote Coordinators:

  • Clement Scalise
  • Carol Moore

Approval of 2019-2020 Non-Public School Transportation Requests

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mrs. Wesolowski, the Board approved the following 2019-2020 non-public school transportation requests.  Motion carried 6-0.

Christian Heritage School:

  • Karabanov – Julia and Matthew
  • Tur – Chelsea

Mohawk Valley Christian Academy:

  • Haponski – James
  • Pierce – Jack, Derek, Ryan, Kyle

(Copy of requests 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. Levi, the Board approved to dispose of the following surplus goods.  Motion carried 6-0.

  • Library Materials / VCR Tapes – March 20, 2019 – April 1, 2019 Inventory List

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

Approval of Overnight Field Trip Request

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the following overnight field trip request.  Motion carried 6-0.

  • NNDCC – Naval Station, Norfolk, VA — May 20, 2019 – May 25, 2019

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

NEXT MEETINGS:

The Board’s next regular meeting will be held as follows:

  • May 14, 2019 – Annual Budget Hearing
  • May 29, 2019 – Regular Meeting

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made by Mr. Levi, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board adjourned their regular meeting at 7:58 p.m.  Motion carried 6-0.

District Clerk, Board of Education*

*Minutes taken by Ken Long in absence of District Clerk