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December 19, 2018 BOE Regular Meeting Minutes – Approved

The Board of Education’s regular meeting was called to order by President Kelly Rowland at 6:30 p.m. in the CVA Conference Room.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

On a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mrs. Wesolowski, the Board entered into an Executive Session at 6:31 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the following:

  • 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;

President Rowland called the Board out of Executive Session at 7:13 p.m. The Board moved to the LGI at CVA for the public portion of the meeting at 7:18 p.m. 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., Fran LaPaglia, Kathy Carney, Jim Humphrey, Ken Long, Dick Keeler, Charlie Pratt, Michele Pilla, Aaron Carey, Craig Mehler, Garrett Olds, Mary Thorp, Susan Earl, Brittani Canipe, Andrea Nitti, Sally Kramas, Jessica Bowman, Mark Bunce, Andrew Caswell

Guests Present

Area All-State Music Students, Donna Thompson, Keith Tayler, Katherine Paddock, Corrine King, Dana Clanton, Jason Clanton, Carol Paddock, Connie Stowell, Michael Thorp, Mitchell Soules, Fred Schell

AGENDA CHANGES

There were no agenda changes to this evening’s agenda.

PRESENTATION

Recognition of Area All-State Music Students – The Board recognized music students who participated in Area All-State.

Musical Performances – The Board enjoyed musical selections as performed by the Area All-State students in attendance, as well as a strings duet by Mr. Caswell and Mr. Mehler.

On behalf of the Board, Mrs. Rowland congratulated the students on their achievements. A brief reception followed.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Superintendent’s Report

  • Campus Construction Report #18 – December 2018 – The Board received copies of the report for their information.
  • Article of Interest – The Board received copies of an article pertaining to NYS Next Generation
    Learning Standards. This information has been presented to staff in order to start the process of awareness, which will lead to implementation.
  • Gregory B. Jarvis / NASA – Mr. Rich reported that Legislator John Brezinski received items from NASA that belonged to Gregory B. Jarvis and his family. He would like students from other districts to join Central Valley’s Lego Robotics teams in spearheading a presentation of these items in April to honor Gregory B. Jarvis and his accomplishments. The project is in the preliminary planning stages and has tentatively been set for May 3, 2019, inside at Herkimer College.
  • Unified Sports – The Board discussed the status of continuing the Unified Basketball Program in its second year of the pilot. Mr. Rich and Mr. Olds reported on a proposal for the implementation of a pilot program for Unified Bowling as well. The Board will consider formal action on these items at the January regular meeting.
  • Four Pillars – Mr. Rich reviewed the rollout plan for the district’s Four Pillars – Academics, Community, Morale, and Fiscal Responsibility. A kick-off video will be placed on the district’s website and Facebook page that explains each pillar.
  • Shop with a Cop – One student from each grade level PK-6 was selected to participate in the Shop with a Cop program with local law enforcement officers. This was made possible through a local grant.
  • Weightlifting – Members of the Physical Education Department are providing students with an opportunity to participate in supervised weight lifting after school from 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. in the weight room at CVA.

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

Administrative Reports

There were no administrative reports this evening.

Business Official’s Report

  • Financials – The Board received copies of the November 2018 financial reports for their review.
  • Budget – Mr. Humphrey provided the Board with copies of the 2019-2020 Budget Timeline that outlines key dates in the budget process. Projected salaries and benefits for the district will be reviewed at the Board’s January meeting.
  • Food Service – Fisher Cafeteria will be undergoing a NYS Administrative Food Service review on January 15, 2019. The results of that review will be available at a future date.

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

BOARD DISCUSSION

  • Track usage – Discussion took place regarding public use of the district’s outdoor track during the winter months. Mr. Olds reported that the outdoor track closes to the public with the first snowfall and reopens in the spring after track practices and contests are done for the day. The track is also open to the public on days that school is not in session. The district’s indoor track is open Monday through Thursday from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. It was agreed that Mr. Rich would contact the insurance company to determine if opening the outdoor track during the winter months would be considered a liability issue.
  • Shelters – It was reported that one of the crossing guards suggested that the district build a bus stop shelter for students picked up at Jarvis. Mr. Rich explained that the district has a number of bus stops and would not be able to provide a shelter at each one. Although we would want to do so, we will need to default to carrying umbrellas and dressing warmly when it is cold outside. Mrs. Rowland will reach out to the crossing guard to explain the Board’s position on this matter.
  • Music – Mrs. Rowland recently attended the Grade 4 and Grades 5/6 holiday concerts and expressed gratitude to Mr. Bunce, Mr. Van Patten, and the entire music department for doing a tremendous job with our students.
  • Building Tours – The Board asked Mr. Humphrey to organize dates for the building tours. The district’s original Board members and planning committee members will be informed of the dates for a preliminary tour as well as a second tour when the project is completed.

PUBLIC OPEN FORUM

There was no public participation this evening.

ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION

Approval of Personnel Appointment

On a motion made by Mr. Levi, seconded by Mrs. Wesolowski, the Board approved the following appointment. Motion carried 5-0-2. In favor: K. Rich, T. Costin, J. Levi, J. North, M. Wesolowski. Opposed: None. Abstained: M. Darrow, K. Rowland.

Non-Instructional Appointment – Six-Month Probationary:

Robert Yardley, Bus Driver – 4 hrs/day, Effective 1/2/19

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 meeting. Motion carried 7-0.

  • Regular Meeting – 11/14/18

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.

  • Tonya Rearick, Teacher Aide, Effective 11/30/18
  • Kathryn Monahan, Teacher Aide, Effective 12/20/18

(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.

Coaching Appointments – Winter 2018-2019:

  • Eric Moreau, Volunteer Modified Boys Basketball Assistant
  • Claire Orendorf, Volunteer Cheerleading Coach

Extracurricular Resignations – 2018-2019:

  • Emilie Bell, Technology Club Advisor
  • Ryan Biamonte, Lego Robotics – MS (5-8)
  • Deb Rachon, Lego Robotics – MS (5-8)

Extracurricular Appointments – 2018-2019:

  • Emilie Bell, Lego Robotics – Competitive
  • Ryan Biamonte, Lego Robotics – Competitive
  • Rachel Mucurio, Lego Robotics – Competitive
  • Deb Rachon, Lego Robotics – Competitive

Substitute Appointment:

  • Ian Wiernicki, LTS Elementary Teacher Effective 12/8/18 – 12/20/18

BOCES Sub Service Appointments:

  • Annamaria Castellano
  • Sarah Johnson
  • Alicia Zielanski

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 financial reports. Motion carried 7-0.

  • Financial Reports – November 2018
  • Internal Claims Auditors Log Summaries – November 2018
  • Cash Account Summary – October 2018
  • Cash Account Summary – November 2018
  • Extracurricular Summary Report – November 2018

(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 Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mrs. North, the Board approved the arrangement of services of the following CSE/CPSE/504 Accommodation Plan meetings. Motion carried 6-01. In favor: T. Costin, M. Darrow, J. Levi, J. North, K. Rich, M. Wesolowski. Opposed: None. Abstained: K. Rowland.

  • October 29, 2018
  • October 31, 2018
  • November 1, 2018
  • November 5, 2018
  • November 7, 2018
  • November 8, 2018
  • November 9, 2018
  • November 13, 2018
  • November 16, 2018
  • November 19, 2018
  • November 20, 2018
  • November 26, 2018
  • November 29, 2018
  • November 30, 2018

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

Approval of Resolution Authorizing Municipal Cooperative Agreement with Madison-Oneida-Herkimer Worker’s Compensation Plan Consortium

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the following resolution authorizing the Board of Education to enter into a Municipal Cooperative Agreement with the Madison-Oneida-Herkimer Workers’ Compensation Plan Consortium. Motion carried 7-0.

  • IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, the Board of Education for the Central Valley School District does hereby authorize the Superintendent of Schools to enter into a Municipal Cooperative Agreement with the Madison-Oneida-Herkimer Workers’ Compensation Plan Consortium effective January 1, 2019, by which the Central Valley School District shall gain membership into the Consortium to provide workers’ compensation insurance services; and
    IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, that membership into the consortium shall renew annually, unless the Central Valley School District should seek to withdraw in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Municipal Cooperative Agreement.

NEXT MEETING

The Board’s next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, in the LGI at CVA.

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board adjourned their regular meeting at 8:19 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.

Marsha Griffith
District Clerk, Board of Education