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August 28, 209 BOE Regular Meeting Minutes

Central Valley School District Board of Education – Regular Meeting
August 28, 2019 7:13 p.m.
APPROVED

The Board of Education’s regular meeting was called to order by President Kelly Rowland at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

On a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Sanchez, the Board entered into an Executive Session at 6:01 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the following. Motion carried 5-0. Mr. Costin arrived at 6:03 p.m., Mr. Darrow was absent.

  • 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.
  • Proposed acquisition, sale, or lease of real property, but only when publicity would substantially affect the value thereof.

President Rowland called the Board out of Executive Session at 7:03 p.m. The Board moved to the LGI for the public portion of the meeting which began at 7:13 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.

Members Present

  • Travis Costin
  • Jonah Levi
  • Jane North
  • Jason Sanchez
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Maggie Wesolowski

Members Absent

Matt Darrow

Staff Present

Jeremy M. Rich, Supt., Jim Humphrey, Kathy Carney, Richard Keeler, Charlie Pratt, Sally Kramas, Jessica Bowman, Michele Pilla, Aaron Carey, Mark Bunce, Cuyle Rockwell, Brittani Canipe, Kate Bugeya, Shawn DePalma, Ryan Biamonte, Deb Rachon

Guests Present

Ben Vahey, WKTV, Kadence Lyman, Annamarie Lyman, Holly White, Isabella White, Dominick Geloso, Madison Sanchez, Paul Bryk

AGENDA CHANGES

Consent Agenda – Add:

C(l). Long-Term Substitute Appointment
Julie Delia, LTS Elementary Teacher, Effective approx. 9/3/19 – 12/2/19

C(m). Unpaid Leave of Absence
Jessica LaBella, Teacher Aide, Effective 9/3/19 – 6/30/20

New Business – Remove:

K. Approval of 2019-2020 Non-Public School Transportation Request
St. Francis de Sales Regional Catholic School: Dibble – Grayson and Logan

PRESENTATIONS

NNDCC Basic Leadership Academy – Mr. Rich reported that our incoming NNDCC students will have the opportunity to participate in Basic Leadership Training in Woodgate, NY, on September 23-26, 2019. The training will provide a jump start for our participants. The Board will consider formal approval for our students to participate in this event under New Business on this evening’s agenda.

Lego Robotics Team – Members of the Jarvis Challengers Team reported on their trip to the First Lego League Mountain State University Invitational. The team members shared slides and a video describing their participation in the event. The team and advisors were commended for doing a great job representing Central Valley CSD. Special thanks to the parents as well for their support.

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

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Superintendent’s Report

  • Capital Project Update – Mr. Rich provided an update on the status of the capital project. Work at Jarvis is moving along on schedule. We hope to start moving into the building in May 2020.
  • Campus Construction Report #26 – The Board received copies of the August 2019 report for their information.
  • Remington School Advisory Committee Recommendation Update – Mr. Rich reported that, after exploring the sale and other options pertaining to the Remington School, the recommendation from the Advisory Committee was unanimous to move forward with selling the building to BOCES for $1.00. Mr. Rich explained the benefits of selling as well as the rationale for the sale price. The Board will consider formal approval of this recommendation under New Business on this evening’s agenda.

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

Administrative Reports

  • Back to School Updates – The building principals provided back to school updates pertaining to their buildings. Mr. Rich thanked the administrative team for their hard work in preparing for the upcoming school year.

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

Business Official’s Report

  • The Board received copies of the June financial reports. Mr. Humphrey reviewed the tax warrants for all seven townships within the district. The Board will consider formal approval of the warrants under New Business on this evening’s agenda. They will also consider the extension of contracts with Birnie Bus for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Discussion took place regarding a change in the manner in which the state applies the enhanced STAR credit.
  • Mr. Humphrey reported that the auditors are here this week and will provide a draft report in the next few weeks. The formal audit report will be given at the Board’s October meeting.

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

BOARD DISCUSSION

  • Board of Education Evaluation and District Goals – The Board will work with the administrators to develop goals for the 2019-2020 school year. Dates will be considered for a BOE/Administrative workshop in the near future. In the meantime, Board members were asked to view the goals document as shared by Mrs. Rowland.

PUBLIC OPEN FORUM

Deb Rachon commented on the progression in the Lego competitions. She suggested that district transportation be provided for teams going on to a second round of competition.

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. North, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the minutes of the following meetings. Motion carried 6-0.

  • Reorganization & Regular Meeting – July 10, 2019
  • Special Meeting – July 25, 2019

Acceptance of Resignations

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

  • Christine Kennedy, Bus Monitor, Effective 7/12/19
  • Tanya George, Teacher Aide, Effective 7/23/19
  • Meaghan Laymon, Modified Girls Soccer Coach, Effective 8/1/19
  • Katie Monahan, JV Girls Soccer Coach, Effective 8/19/19
  • Barb Carona, Teacher Aide, Effective 8/22/19
  • Julie Tabo,r, Retired Substitute Building Cleaner, Effective 8/29/19
  • Kathleen Deck,, Reading Teacher, Effective 9/1/19
  • Kaleena Leonard, Teacher Aide, Effective 9/1/19
  • Carrie Schofield, Teacher Aide, Effective 9/1/19

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

Approval of Personnel Appointments / Adjustments

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the following personnel appointments/adjustments. Motion carried 6-0.

Administrative Appointment – Four-Year Probationary:

  • Jeremy Kozak, Director of Student Services, Effective 9/30/19

Instructional Appointment – Three-Year Probationary:

  • Kathleen Deck, Family & Consumer Science Teacher, Effective 9/1/19
  • Kathleen Bugeya, ELA Teacher, Effective 9/3/19
  • Shawn DePalma, Music Teacher, Effective 9/30/19

Instructional Appointment – Four-Year Probationary:

  • Carrie Schofield, Teacher Assistant, Effective 9/1/19

Non-Instructional Appointment – Six-Month Probationary:

  • Andrea Forte, Bus Monitor (4.0 hrs/day), Effective 9/3/19
  • Alta Farrington, Food Service Helper (5.5 hrs/day), Effective 9/3/19
  • Amy Johnston, Food Service Helper (5.0 hrs/day), Effective 9/3/19
  • Amy Totten, Food Service Helper (5.5 hrs/day), Effective 9/3/19
  • Susan Allen, Teacher Aide (5.75 hrs/day) Conditional, Effective 9/3/19
  • Robecca Krick, Teacher Aide (7.0 hrs/day), Effective 9/3/19
  • Andrea Lawrence, Teacher Aide (7.0 hrs/day), Effective 9/3/19
  • Kayleigh Sweet, Teacher Aide (7.0 hrs/day), Effective 9/3/19

Increase in Teacher Aide Hours:

  • Simone Bouck, Increase from 5.75 to 6.0 hrs/day, Effective 9/3/19
  • Barb Frank, Increase from 5.75 to 6.0 hrs/day, Effective 9/3/19
  • Samantha Murphy, Increase from 5.75 to 6.0 hrs/day, Effective 9/3/19
  • Ruth Pearson, Increase from 5.75 to 6.0 hrs/day, Effective 9/3/19
  • Wendy Putnam, Increase from 5.75 to 6.0 hrs/day, Effective 9/3/19
  • Jodi Gay, Increase from 5.75 to 6.75 hrs/day, Effective 9/3/19
  • Glenny Monahan, Increase from 5.75 to 6.75 hrs/day, Effective 9/3/19
  • Dorothy Knapik, Increase from 6.5 to 6.75 hrs/day, Effective 9/3/19

Substitute Appointment:

  • Samantha Sharpe, Substitute Food Service Helper, Effective 9/3/19

Coaching Appointments – Fall 2019:

  • Modified Field Hockey Volunteer, Kayla Parker
  • Varsity Football Volunteer, Robert McCann
  • Varsity Football Volunteer, Tim Rathbun
  • Modified Boys Soccer Coach, Kelly Cave
  • Boys Soccer Volunteer, Tim Day
  • JV Girls Soccer Coach, Jeff Mower
  • Modified Girls Soccer Coach, Brian Lasowski
  • Varsity Girls Soccer Volunteer, Lisa Upson

Mentor Coordinator Appointment:

  • Lyn Cipriano

Mentor Appointments

  • Lisa Alexander (mentor), Shawn DePalma (mentee), Music Teacher
  • Jeff Aulisi (mentor), Amanda Klink (mentee), Social Worker
  • Patricia Murray (mentor), Kathleen Bugeya (mentee), ELA Teacher,

Annual Appointments – 2019-2020

  • Amanda Klink, DASA Coordinator – Fisher Elementary School
  • Cuyle Rockwell, Data Protection Officer

Extracurricular Appointments – 2019-2020

  • Alliance Club (Co), Alina Horner
  • Alliance Club (Co), Brian Van Vechten
  • Art Club – Barringer, Nancie Cooney
  • Art Club – HS, Joanna Jenkins
  • Art Club – MS, Cheryl Hicks
  • Band Club – MS, Amy Casale
  • Book/Reading Club – ES, Courtney Crim
  • Book/Reading Club – HS, Steven Inzer
  • Bookstore – HS (Co), Sarah Seamon
  • Bookstore – HS (Co,) Lori Slaughter
  • Breakfast Monitor – HS, Donald Hoaglander
  • Breakfast Monitor – HS (Jarvis @ CVA), John Kearney
  • Breakfast Monitor – MS, Ryan Biamonte
  • Breakfast Monitor – MS, Cheryl Hicks
  • Breakfast Monitor – MS, Ann Marie Horan
  • Breakfast Monitor – MS, Neil McCraith
  • Breakfast Monitor – MS, To Be Determined
  • Bridge Building Program – MS, Neil McCraith
  • Chamber Choir – HS, Mark Bunce
  • Chamber Strings – HS, Shawn DePalma
  • Class Advisor (Freshman) 2 – HS, Sharee Forte
  • Class Advisor (Freshman) 2 – HS, Sarah Smithson
  • Class Advisor (Junior) 2 – HS, Shannon Darrow
  • Class Advisor (Junior) 2 – HS, Dawn Forte
  • Class Advisor (Senior) 2 – HS, Lisa Alexander
  • Class Advisor (Senior) 2 – HS, Jonna Costin
  • Class Advisor (Sophomore) 2 – HS, Tara Raux
  • Class Advisor (Sophomore) 2 – HS, Sarah Seamon
  • Department Chair – English (5-8), Colleen Bunce
  • Department Chair – English (9-12), Sharee Forte
  • Department Chair – Fine Arts: Art (PreK-12), Joanna Jenkins
  • Department Chair – Fine Arts: Music (PreK-12), Mark Bunce
  • Department Chair – Foreign Language (PreK-12), Andrea Donahue
  • Department Chair – Guidance, Michelle DelConte
  • Department Chair – Library Coordinator (PreK-12), Steve Inzer
  • Department Chair – Mathematics (5-8), Jody Balash
  • Department Chair – Mathematics (9-12), Ron Kuty
  • Department Chair – OccEd/Tech/FCS/Business (PreK-12), Sarah Seamon
  • Department Chair – PE/Health (PreK-12), Jane Connors
  • Department Chair – Science (5-8), Michael Farber
  • Department Chair – Science (9-12), Kirsten Benson
  • Department Chair – Social Studies (5-8), John Kearney
  • Department Chair – Social Studies (9-12), Roy Upson
  • Department Chair – Special Education (5-8), Karen Casler
  • Department Chair – Special Education (9-12), Lori Slaughter
  • Detention Officer – HS, Debbie English
  • Detention Officer – MS, Melanie Graham
  • Drama Club – ES (Co), To Be Determined
  • Drama Club Advisor – HS, Mark Bunce
  • Drama Club Advisor – MS, Andrea Nitti
  • Ecology Club Advisor – HS, Krista Harwick
  • Grade Level 1 Chair, Michelle Judware
  • Grade Level 2 Chair, Gina Kirkpatrick
  • Grade Level 3 Chair, Ryan Canipe
  • Grade Level 4 Chair, Brittani Canipe
  • Grade Level 5 Chair, Patricia Murray
  • Grade Level 6 Chair, Colleen Bunce
  • Grade Level 7 Chair, Jennie Tofani
  • Grade Level 8 Chair, John Kearney
  • Grade Level K Chair, To Be Determined
  • Grade Level PreK Chair, Shelley Day
  • Green Team – MS, Rachel Ebling
  • Health Coordinator (District-Wide), Jonna Costin
  • Honor Society – HS (Co), Andrea Donahue
  • Honor Society – HS (Co), Sarah Seamon
  • Honor Society – MS, Shannon Buttacaroli
  • Interact Club – MS, Jennie Tofani
  • Intramurals – Boys – Barringer, Jessica Slentz
  • Intramurals – Girls – Barringer, Linsey Connarton
  • Jazz Band – HS, Michael Fenton
  • Key Club – HS (Co), Shelly McCarthy
  • Key Club – HS (Co), Lori Slaughter
  • Language Club – HS, Andrea Donahue
  • Lego Robotics – Competitive – ES, Emilie Bell
  • Lego Robotics – Competitive – MS (5-6), Ryan Biamonte
  • Lego Robotics – Competitive – MS (7-8), Rachel Mucurio
  • Math Club – HS, Ron Kuty
  • Mentor Coordinator (District-Wide), Lyn Cipriano
  • Mock Trial – HS, Sarah Seamon
  • Musical Production Asst. Director – HS, Sara McHale
  • Musical Production Director – HS, Mark Bunce
  • Newspaper – MS, Ann Marie Horan
  • NJROTC Advisor – HS, Matt Snyder
  • Outdoor Adventure Club – HS, Carolyn Jones
  • Power Hour – MS, Bethanne Congilaro
  • Power Hour – MS, Chris Johnson
  • Prevention Drug Quiz Team – MS, Dawn Thomas
  • Select Choir – Jarvis Vocal Thunder – MS (7/8), Andrea Nitti
  • Select Choir – MS (5/6), Andrea Nitti
  • Ski and Snowboard Club – MS (Co), Danielle Bliss
  • Ski and Snowboard Club – MS (Co), Aaron Carey
  • Ski Club – HS, Jonna Costin
  • Ski Club – HS, Steve Inzer
  • Strings Club – MS (5-8), Craig Mehler
  • Student Council – HS (2), Jon Cole
  • Student Council – HS (2), William Obernesser
  • Student Council – MS, Jennie Tofani
  • Traffic Monitor – Barringer (Jarvis), Bethanne Congilaro
  • Traffic Monitor – Barringer (Jarvis), JoJo Levi
  • Traffic Monitor – CVA, To Be Determined
  • Writing Club – HS, Amy Billings
  • Yearbook – Barringer, Brittani Canipe
  • Yearbook – Fisher, Jessica Spatto
  • Yearbook – HS (2), Ellen Burney
  • Yearbook – HS (2), Wes Laurion
  • Yearbook – MS, Jennifer DeRocco

Long-Term Substitute Appointment

  • Julie Delia, LTS Elementary Teacher, Effective approx. 9/3/19 – 12/2/19

Unpaid Leave of Absence

  • Jessica LaBella, Teacher Aide, Effective 9/3/19 – 6/30/20

Approval of Financial Reports

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

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

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

OLD BUSINESS

Approval of Termination of Facilities Use Agreement with Capital Region BOCES

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the termination of the following agreement with Capital Region BOCES. Motion carried 6-0.

  • Facilities Use Agreement for BOCES Grant Writer — $2,500, Effective 8/28/19

NEW BUSINESS

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

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the arrangement of services of the following CSE/CPSE/504 Accommodation Plan Meetings. Motion carried 5-0-1. In favor: T. Costin, J. Levi, J. North, J. Sanchez, M. Wesolowski. Opposed: None. Abstained: K. Rowland.

  • June 26, 2019
  • July 8, 2019
  • July 18, 2019
  • August 2, 2019
  • August 6, 2019

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

Approval of Independent Contractor Agreement

Upon the recommendation of Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved an agreement with the following independent contractor. Motion carried 6-0.

  • Sally Claycomb Townsend, Consultation/Supervision, Effective 7/1/19 – 6/30/20

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

Approval of Overnight Field Trip Requests

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

  • NNDCC Basic Leadership Training – September 23-26, 2019, 8th Grade Trip – Philadelphia, PA – June 4-5, 2020

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

Approval to Dispose of Surplus Goods

Upon the recommendation of Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved to dispose of the following surplus goods. Motion carried 6-0.

  • EnVision Math Textbooks – Per 7/5/19 Inventory List

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

Approval of 2019-2020 Tax Warrants

Upon the recommendation of Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the 2019-2020 Tax Warrants. Motion carried 6-0.

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

Approval of Extension to Contracts with Birnie Bus – 2019-2020

Upon the recommendation of Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved an extension to contracts with Birnie Bus for the 2019-2020 school year. Motion carried 6-0.

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

Approval of 2019-2020 Lease Agreement

Upon the recommendation of Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the following lease agreement for the 2019-2020 school year. Motion carried 6-0.

  • Herkimer BOCES, Pre-K Classroom at Fisher (2), Effective 9/1/19 – 6/30/20

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

Approval of Resolution to Adopt Proposition for Sale of Remington Building and Authorize Special Meeting of Qualified Voters

Upon the recommendation of Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Sanchez, seconded by Mrs. North, the Board approved a resolution to adopt the following proposition for the sale of the Remington building and authorized a special meeting of qualified voters. Motion carried 6-0.

  • Proposition for Sale of Remington School Building, 77 East North Street, Ilion, NY
    Shall the Board of Education of the Central Valley Central School District be authorized to sell the real property commonly known as the Remington School Building, located at 77 East North Street, Ilion, NY for $1.00, plus customary closing costs, to the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego County BOCES?

    Mr. Rich reported that a vote will be held on November 12, 2019 asking residents for permission to sell. If voters approve that measure, BOCES officials would present their plans to each of the ten component district boards of education. All ten communities would then vote on whether to approve the BOCES purchase.

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

Approval of Policy Audit – Section 6000 – Personnel

Upon the recommendation of Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mrs. Wesolowski, the Board approved the following policies as part of the Section 6000 Policy Audit. Motion carried 6-0.

  • #6002 – Complaints and Grievances by Employees
  • #6105 – Mentoring Programs for First Year Teachers
  • #6200 – Appointment of Athletic Coaches
  • #6201 – Volunteer Coaches
  • #6300 – Leaves of Absence for Serious Health Conditions or Family Care
  • #6300.1 – Request for Family/Medical Leave
  • #6300.2 – Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities
  • #6300.3 – Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition
  • #6300.4 – Certification of Qualifying Exigency for Military Family Leave
  • #6300.5 – Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition
  • #6400 – Fingerprinting and Criminal History Record Checks for Prospective Employees
  • #6400.1 – Statement for Emergency Conditional or Conditional Appointment
  • #6400.2 – Fingerprinting Payroll Deduction – Delete
  • #6401 – Drug and Alcohol Testing (Transportation)
  • #6401.1 – Acknowledgment, Authorization and Consent Form for Drug & Alcohol Testing
  • #6500 – Supervision of Students
  • #6600 – Leave for Cancer Screening

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

Approval of Policies

Upon the recommendation of Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the following policies. Motion carried 6-0.

  • #4506 – Procurement: Uniform Grant Guidance for Federal Awards – Required
  • #7102 – Immunization and Dental Health of Students – Revisions

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

NEXT MEETING

The Board’s next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made by Mr. Levi, seconded by Mrs. North, the Board adjourned their regular meeting at 8:08 p.m. Motion carried 6-0.

Marsha Griffith,
District Clerk, Board of Education