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Central Valley BOE Aug. 22, 2018 Regular Meeting minutes—approved

Central Valley School District Board of Education – Regular Meeting
August 22, 2018 7:00 p.m.
APPROVED

The Board of Education’s regular meeting was called to order by President Kelly Rowland at 6:02 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Upon a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mrs. North, the Board entered into an Executive Session at 6:03 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room for the purpose of 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.

The Board was called out of their Executive Session by President Rowland at 6:51 p.m.

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

Members Present

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

Members Absent

None

Staff Present

Jeremy M. Rich, Supt., Ken Long, Jim Humphrey, Kathy Carney, Richard Keeler, Sally Kramas, Charles Pratt, Jessica Bowman, Michele Pilla, Aaron Carey, Susan S. Earl, Brittani Canipe, Garrett Olds, Mary Thorp, Mark Bunce

Guests Present

Scott Bulriss, Joe Nolan, Paul Bryk, David Williams, Stacey Lally, Becky Dean,

AGENDA CHANGES

Added:

  • Executive Session – 6:00 p.m.
  • New Business – (H). Approval for Superintendent to Review Proposal with Function Better PC, PLLC and Execute Agreement on behalf of BOE for 2018-2019 School Year

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Superintendent’s Report

  • Capital Project Update – Scott Bulriss of Campus CMG reviewed the progress of work being completed at each building. All areas that were expected to be open by the start of school will be open. Jim King of King & King Architects provided an update on the status of the fields. The field has not yet been turned over to the district by the contractors. Growing seasons and field maintenance procedures were reviewed.
  • Campus Construction Report #14 – August 2018 – The Board received copies of this report for their information.

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

Administrative Reports

  • Back to School Updates – The principals provided a back-to-school report for their buildings. Several topics discussed included arrival/dismissal, bus patterns, parent drop-off/pickup procedures, orientation, open house, and student schedules.
  • Special thanks were extended to the Ilion Moose, teachers, staff, and administration for their cooperation, flexibility, and dedication to our students.
  • Athletics – The Board received correspondence from Dr. Joe Martin of Function Better PT, PLLC, who has volunteered to provide athletic trainers / certified medical tech services to the district free of charge for the 2018-2019 school year. Mr. Olds explained the frequency of services provided. After further discussion, the Board agreed to consider formal action on this item under New Business on this evening’s agenda.

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

Business Official’s Report

  • Mr. Long provided the Board with information on the tax warrants, as well as proposed contract extensions with Birnie Bus for the 2018-2019 school year. The Board will consider formal action on both items under New Business on this evening’s agenda.

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

BOARD DISCUSSION

There was no Board discussion at this time.

PUBLIC OPEN FORUM

There was no public discussion at this time.

CONSENT AGENDA

Approval of Minutes

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

August 8, 2018 – Regular 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 Mrs. Rich, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the arrangement of services of the following CSE/CPSE/504 Accommodation Plan meetings. Motion carried 7-0.

  • July 25, 2018
  • August 1, 2018
  • August 2, 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 Mrs. Rich, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board accepted the following resignations. Motion carried 7-0.

  • Jennifer Fresco, Food Service Helper, Effective Immediately
  • Anna Jacopelle, Teacher Aide, Effective Immediately
  • Holly McNamara, Social Studies Teacher (7-12), Effective 8/14/18
  • Cleo Adams, Food Service Helper, Effective 8/17/18
  • Courtney Crim, Teacher Aide, Effective 9/1/18
  • Sirena Smith, Teacher Aide, Effective 9/1/18

(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 Mrs. Rich, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the following personnel appointments. Motion carried 7-0.

Instructional Appointments – Four-Year Probationary:

  • Courtney Crim, Teacher Assistant, Effective 9/1/18
  • Sirena Smith, Teacher Assistant, Effective 9/1/18

Non-Instructional Appointment – Permanent:

  • Kara Mower, Food Service Helper, Effective 9/16/18

Non-Instructional Appointments – Six-Month Probationary:

  • Tammara Bouton, Food Service Helper (5 hrs/day), Effective 9/1/18
  • Jasmine Reed, Bus Monitor (4 hrs/day) – Conditional, Effective 9/1/18
  • Nicole Rockwood, Bus Driver (4 hrs/day) – Conditional, Effective 9/1/18
  • James Smithson, Teacher Aide (5.75 hrs/day), Effective 9/1/18

Substitute Appointment:

  • Catherine Basi Retired Sub School Nurse – CVA (Per Diem) Eff. 9/1/18 until further notice

Establishment of Extracurricular Clubs for Fundraising Purposes – 2018-2019:

  • Middle School Travel Club, Charles Pratt, Advisor
  • CVA Science & Outing Club, Kirsten Benson, Advisor
  • CVA NNDCC (NJROTC) Club, Matthew Snyder, Advisor,

Approval of Financial Reports

  • Financial Reports – June 2018
  • Internal Claims Auditors’ Log Summaries – June 2018
  • Cash Account Summary – June 2018
  • Extracurricular Summary Report – June 2018

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

NEW BUSINESS

Acceptance of Retirement Notice

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

  • Kenneth Long, Business Manager, Effective 10/31/18

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

Approval of Resolution to Appoint Interim Business Official, Effective 11/1/18

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

  • Kenneth Long, Interim Business Official, Effective 11/1/18

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

2018-2019 Tax Warrants

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the 2018-2019 Tax Warrants. Motion carried 7-0.

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

Approval of Extension to Contracts with Birnie Bus – 2018-2019

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Rich, seconded by Mrs. Wesolowski, the Board approved an extension to contracts with Birnie Bus for the 2018-2019 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

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

Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement with CVAA (Central Valley Administrators Association)

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the collective bargaining agreement between the District and the Central Valley Administrators Association (CVAA), effective retro-active to 7/1/18 – 6/30/21. Motion carried 7-0.

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

Approval of Central Valley Performing Arts Extracurricular Code of Conduct

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Rich, seconded by Mrs. North, the Board approved the Central Valley Performing Arts Extracurricular Code of Conduct. Motion carried 7-0.

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

Approval of Change in 2018-2019 School Year Calendar

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved a change in the 2018-2019 school year calendar as follows. Motion carried 7-0.

  • Change Parent Teacher Conferences (1/2 days): From Nov. 8 & 29, 2018 to Nov. 19 & 20, 2018

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

Authorization for Superintendent to Review & Execute Proposal

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board authorized the Superintendent to review the formal proposal from Function Better PT, PLLC, and to executive the agreement on behalf of the Board of Education, for the 2018-2019 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board adjourned their regular meeting at 7:52 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.

Marsha Griffith
District Clerk, Board of Education