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Central Valley BOE Aug. 8, 2018 Regular Meeting minutes—approved

Central Valley School District Board of Education
Regular Meeting
August 8, 2018   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

Upon a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board entered into an Executive Session at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room for the purpose of discussing the following. Motion carried 7-0.

  • Discussions regarding proposed, pending or current litigation;
  • 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 at 7:06 p.m. by President Rowland.

The public portion of the meeting reconvened at 7:13 p.m. in the CVA Auditorium. 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
Fran LaPaglia
Lisa Hoffman
Jim Humphrey
Kathy Carney
Richard Keeler
Sally McCann-Kramas
Tammy Morgan
Cuyle Rockwell
Jessica Bowman
Susan S. Earl
Johanna Levi
Brittani Canipe
Garrett Olds

Guests Present

Becky Dean

AGENDA CHANGES

The Board approved the following changes to this evening’s agenda:

Consent Agenda

C. Resignations – Gail Carney, Teacher Aide, Effective 8/7/18
D (e). Substitute Appointment – Gail Carney, Teacher Aide, Effective 9/1/18
D (f). Coaching Appointment – Teigha Ward, Volunteer Girls Soccer Coach, Fall 2018
D (i). Extracurricular Appointments:
Remove: E. Kiehl, Marching Band/Pep Band Asst – HS
Remove: E. Kiehl, Percussion Club – MS 5-6
Remove: J. Spatto, Barringer Traffic Monitor
Add: C. Johnson, Power Hour – MS 7-8
Change: Ski Club-HS – from (2) to (Co)

Old Business

B. Consideration of Revision to Non-Resident Policy – 2018-2020

New Business

D. Approval of Turf Rules

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Superintendent’s Report

  • Turf Rules – The Board received a proposed list of turf rules for their review and consideration. Mr. Rich reported that the rules represent a compilation of recommendations from the manufacturer and the installer, and the experiences of other districts that have turf fields. The goals is to prolong the life of the community’s investment. The Board will consider formal adoption of these rules under New Business on this evening’s agenda.

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

  • Transportation – Mr. Rich reported that meetings have taken place between the district and Birnie Bus to discuss transportation for the coming school year. At their next meeting, they will work to finalize plans and try to minimize the amount of wait time for students.
  • School Resource Officer – Mr. Rich will continue to work with the Mayors and Police Chiefs to establish a School Resource Officer position. The district is in a unique situation because it spans two municipalities, both with different procedures and employee contracts. The district hopes to have an officer in place by mid-year.
  • Capital Project Update – Although the project will not be complete until 2020, the goal is to have all facilities functional and operational by the time school opens in September. Once school opens, the contractors will continue their work after school hours.
  • Lego Robotics – Staff is currently working on short and long-term plans to ensure the progression of this program through the grade levels. Mr. Rich recommended that the advisors receive stipends to reflect the importance of the program and the amount of effort involved. The Board will consider formal appointments to these positions under the Consent Agenda this evening.
  • Campus Construction Report #13 – July 2018 – The Board received copies of this report for their information.

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

  • Non-Resident Students – Mr. Rich asked for the Board’s consideration to amend the current non-resident policy to deny any new non-resident requests that come in from August 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020. This recommendation is due to space limitations caused by the Capital Project. He stressed that no students currently covered by the existing policy would be affected. The Board will consider approval of this recommendation under Old Business on this evening’s agenda.

Administrative Reports

The Board received information for the Middle School Field Trips for 2018-2019 as follows:

  • Gr. 5 – Boston – 5/10/19
  • Gr. 6 – New York City – 5/31/19
  • Gr. 7 – Niagara Falls – 6/14/19

Mrs. Bowman reported that the district continues to work at lowering the cost of each trip, as well as exploring a scholarship process. The goal is to include as many students as possible.

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

Business Official’s Report

There was no Business Official’s Report this evening.

BOARD DISCUSSION

  • Building Tour – The Board will plan to tour the buildings on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, prior to the start of their regular meeting. The tour will begin at Fisher at 5:00 p.m.
  • Turf Rules – Discussion continued at length regarding the use of the turf by district teams, residents, and outside organizations. The rules will need to be adhered to by all in order to protect this investment. Use of the turf is considered a privilege – those not abiding by the rules will no longer be eligible to use it.

PUBLIC OPEN FORUM

  • Brittani Canipe – Expressed concerns regarding the dates for parent conferences in November. Mr. Rich will look at the dates to see if adjustments are needed.
  • Becky Dean – Volunteered to supervise the use of the turf by Pop Warner, if necessary, as she feels it is important that they be allowed to play on the turf.

ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION

Mrs. Rowland requested that Consent Agenda Item C – Acceptance of Resignations and Item D(e) be removed for individual consideration as follows:

Acceptance of Resignations

Upon the recommendation of Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mrs. North, the Board accepted the following resignations. Motion carried 6-0-1. In favor: K. Rich, T. Costin, M. Darrow, J. Levi, J. North, M. Wesolowski. Opposed: None. Abstained: K. Rowland.

  • Richard Steele, Bus Driver, Effective 6/30/18
  • Chelsea Blovat, Teacher Assistant, Effective 7/9/18
  • Jessica Ratcliffe, Teacher Assistant, Effective 7/18/18
  • Cynthia Young, Teacher Assistant, Effective 7/30/18
  • Nancy Jones, Teacher Aide, Effective 8/1/18
  • Elizabeth Kiehl, Music Teacher, Effective 8/6/18
  • Cathleen Chauncey-Gardner, COTA, Effective 9/3/18
  • Spencer Raymo, Sub Bus Driver, Effective 9/4/18
  • Gail Carney, Teacher Aide, Effective 8/7/18

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

Approval of Substitute Appointments

Upon the recommendation of Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Levi, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board approved the following substitute appointments. Motion carried 6-0-1. In favor: K. Rich, T. Costin, M. Darrow, J. Levi, J. North, M. Wesolowski. Opposed: None. Abstained: K. Rowland.

  • Richard Steele, Substitute Bus Driver, Effective 9/1/18
  • Suzanne Rodio, Substitute Guidance Counselor, Effective 8/20/18 – 9/30/18 aprx.
  • Gail Carney, Substitute Teacher Aide, Effective 9/1/18

CONSENT AGENDA

Approval of Minutes

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

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 Mr. Levi, the Board approved the arrangement of services of the following CSE/CPSE/504 Accommodation Plan meetings. Motion carried 7-0.

  • July 5, 2018
  • July 6, 2018
  • July 13, 2018

(Copy of minutes 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 Mr. Levi, the Board approved the following personnel appointments. Motion carried 7-0.

Reinstatement of Instructional Appointment:

  • Courtney Allen, Special Education Teacher, Effective 7/1/18

Instructional Appointments – Three-Year Probationary:

  • Sarah Smithson, Special Education Teacher, Effective 9/1/18

Instructional Appointments – Four-Year Probationary:

  • Andrew Caswell, K-12 Music Teacher, Effective 9/1/18
  • Dennis Roy, Technology Teacher, Effective 9/1/18

Non-Instructional Appointment – Six-Month Probationary:

  • Spencer Raymo, Bus Driver, Effective 9/4/18

Coaching Appointments – Fall 2018

  • JV Field Hockey, Erin McKinley
  • Boys Mod Soccer, Michael Ferris
  • Volunteer Girls Soccer, Teigha Ward

Mentor Coordinator Appointment:

  • Lyn Cipriano

Mentor Appointments:

  • Andrew Caswell (mentee)—Amy Billings (mentor)
  • Cheryl Hicks (mentee)—Lorraine Burney (mentor)
  • Dennis Roy (mentee)—Melissa Williams (mentor)
  • Sarah Smithson (mentee)—Lisa Alexander (mentor)
  • Matthew Snyder (mentee)—Ellen Burney (mentor)

Extracurricular Appointments – 2018-2019:

  • Alliance Club (Co): A.Horner, B. Van Vechten
  • Art Club – HS: J. Jenkins
  • Art Club – MS 5-8: C. Hicks
  • Art Club – Barringer: N. Cooney
  • Book Club – HS: S. Inzer
  • Bookstore – HS (Co): S. Seamon, L. Slaughter
  • Breakfast Monitors – MS: L. Burney, C. Thomas, A. Horan
  • Breakfast Monitors – HS: D.Hoaglander, K. Macisco, D. Wolfanger
  • Bridge Building Program – MS 5-6: N. McCraith
  • Chamber Strings: A. Caswell
  • Class Advisor (Freshman) 2 – HS: T. Raux, S. Seamon
  • Class Advisor (Sophomore) 2 – HS: S. Darrow, D. Forte
  • Class Advisor (Junior) 2 – HS: L Alexander, J. Costin
  • Class Advisor (Senior) 2 – HS: E.Burney, L. Slaughter
  • Detention Officer – HS: D. English
  • Detention Officer – MS: R. Lundquist
  • Drama Club Advisor – ES (Co): M. Thorp, C. Campbell
  • Drama Club Advisor – MS 5-8: A. Nitti
  • Drama Club Advisor – HS: M. Bunce
  • Ecology Club Advisor – HS: K. Harwick
  • Green Team – MS 5-6: R. Ebling
  • Honor Society – MS 7-8: S. Buttacaroli
  • Honor Society – HS (Co): S. Seamon, A. Donahue
  • Interact Club – MS 7-8: J. Tofani
  • Intramurals – Boys – Barringer: J. Slentz
  • Intramurals – Girls – Barringer: L. Connarton
  • Intramurals – Boys – MS 5-8: C. Johnson
  • Intramurals – Girls – MS 5-8: L. Upson
  • Jazz Band/Music Club – MS 7-8: A. Casale
  • Jazz Band – HS: M. Fenton
  • Key Club – HS (Co): S. McCarthy, L. Slaughter
  • Language Club – HS: A. Donahue
  • Lego Robotics – MS 5-8: D. Rachon
  • Lego Robotics – MS 5-8: R. Biamonte
  • Marching Band/Pep Band Dir. – HS: M. Fenton
  • Math Club – HS: R. Kuty
  • Mock Trial – HS: S. Seamon
  • Musical Production Director – HS: M. Bunce
  • Musical Production Asst. Dir. – HS: S. McHale
  • Newspaper – MS 5-6: A.Horan
  • Newspaper – MS (Co) 7-8: K. Casler, J. Kearney
  • NJROTC – HS: M. Snyder
  • Outdoor Adventure Club – HS: C. Jones
  • Power Hour – MS 5-6: C.Thomas
  • Power Hour – MS 7-8: C.Johnson
  • Prevention/Drug Quiz Advisor – MS 7-8: D.Thomas
  • Select Choir – MS – 5-6: L. Burney
  • Select Choir – MS – 7-8: Nitti
  • Select Choir – HS: M. Bunce
  • Ski Club – HS (Co): J. Costin, S. Inzer
  • Ski & Snowboard Club – MS (Co): A.Carey, D. Bliss
  • Speech & Debate Club – HS: K. Guidi
  • Student Council – MS 5-8: J. Tofani
  • Student Council – HS (2): J. Cole, W. Obernesser
  • Technology Club: E.Huxley
  • Traffic Monitor – Barringer: H. Henzel
  • Traffic Monitor – MS 7-8: J. Kearney, TBD, TBD
  • Traffic Monitor – MS 5-6: J. Levi, B. Congilaro, TBD
  • Writing Club – HS: A.Billings
  • Yearbook – Barringer: B.Canipe
  • Yearbook – Fisher: J. Spatto
  • Yearbook – MS 7-8: J. DeRocco
  • Yearbook – HS (2): E. Burney, W. Laurion
  • Dept. Chair – English (5-8): C. Bunce
  • Dept. Chair – English (9-12): S. Forte
  • Dept. Chair – Fine Arts: Art (PreK-12): N. Cooney
  • Dept. Chair – Fine Arts: Music (PreK-12): M. Bunce
  • Dept. Chair – Guidance: M. DelConte
  • Dept. Chair – Language: A.Donahue
  • Dept. Chair – Library Coordinator: S. Inzer
  • Dept. Chair – Mathematics (5-8): J. Balash
  • Dept. Chair – Mathematics (9-12): R. Kuty
  • Dept. Chair – OccEd/Tech/FCS/Bus.: S. Seamon
  • Dept. Chair – PE/Health Dept. Chair: J. Connors
  • Dept. Chair – Science (5-8): M. Farber
  • Dept. Chair – Science (9-12): K. Benson
  • Dept. Chair – Social Studies (5-8): J. Kearney
  • Dept. Chair – Social Studies (9-12): R. Upson
  • Dept. Chair – Special Ed (5-8): K. Casler
  • Dept. Chair – Special Ed (9-12): L. Slaughter
  • Grade Level PK Chair: S. Day
  • Grade Level K Chair: K. Chard
  • Grade Level 1 Chair: L. Passiatore
  • Grade Level 2 Chair: J. Ball
  • Grade Level 3 Chair: R. Canipe
  • Grade Level 4 Chair: B. Canipe
  • Grade Level 5 Chair: P. Murray
  • Grade Level 6 Chair: C. Bunce
  • Grade Level 7 Chair: J. Tofani
  • Grade Level 8 Chair: J. Kearney

OLD BUSINESS

Approval of Change to 2018-2019 BOE Meeting Calendar

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board approved changes to their 2018-2019 meeting calendar during the month of May 2019 as follows. Motion carried 7-0.

May 2019 Meeting Dates:

  • May 14th – Budget Hearing
  • May 21st – Budget Vote / Board Election
  • May 29th – Regular Meeting

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

Approval of Revision to Non-Resident Policy for 2018-2020

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Rich, seconded by Mrs. North the Board approved an amendment to Policy #7002 – Admission of Non-Resident Students.

Due to space limitations caused by construction, new non-resident requests will be denied, effective August 1, 2018 – June 20, 2020. This amendment will not affect the existing non-resident students covered under the policy.

Motion carried 6-1-0. In favor: K. Rowland, K. Rich, T. Costin, M. Darrow, J. North, M. Wesolowski. Opposed: J. Levi. Abstained: None.

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

NEW BUSINESS

Approval of Memorandum of Agreement with CVTA (Central Valley Teachers Association)

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

Retirement Incentive – Frank McGrath, TOSA

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

Authorization for Superintendent to Continue Negotiations with CVAA (Central Valley Administrators Association)

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board authorized Superintendent Rich to continue negotiations with the Central Valley Administrators Association. Motion carried 7-0.

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 7-0.

Eighth Grade Trip – Philadelphia – June 6–7, 2019

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

Approval of Turf Rules

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Darrow, and based on this evening’s discussion, the Board approved the listing of turf rules, effective immediately. Motion carried 7-0.

Mr. Olds was directed to meet with all coaches and outside organizations requesting to use our fields in order to review and enforce these rules. The approved rules will also be posted in the areas surrounding the turf, as well as on the website in order to prolong the life of the field.

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

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Costin, the Board adjourned their regular meeting at 8:30 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.

Marsha Griffith
Board Clerk

District Clerk, Board of Education