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Feb. 13, 2019 Board of Education Meeting Minutes – Approved

Central Valley School District Board of Education – Regular Meeting
February 13, 2019 7:00 p.m.
APPROVED

The regular meeting was called to order by President Kelly Rowland at 7:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.

Members Present

  • Kelly Rowland, Pres.
  • Kristen Rich, Vice-Pres.
  • Travis Costin
  • Jonah Levi
  • Jane North

Members Absent

  • Matt Darrow
  • Maggie Wesolowski

Staff Present

Jeremy M. Rich, Supt., Fran LaPaglia, , Kathy Carney, Lisa Hoffman, Jim Humphrey, Richard Keeler, Sally Kramas, Charlie Pratt, Jessica Bowman, Michele Pilla, Aaron Carey, Garrett Olds, Susan Earl, Conrad Phillips, Cuyle Rockwell, Mary Thorp, Brittani Canipe

Guests Present

Sandra Sherwood, Daniel LaLonde

AGENDA CHANGES

Consent
B. Resignations – Add: Zachary Fresco, Building Cleaner
C. (c) – Remove: Michele Schultz, Teacher Aide
D. Financial Reports – Cash Account Summary – January 2019

PRESENTATION

BOCES Administrative and Capital Budgets – 2019-2020

  • Ms. Sandra Sherwood presented the BOCES Administrative and Capital Budgets for 2019-2020. The component Boards will consider formal approval of the BOCES budget and election of Board candidates on April 24, 2019.

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

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Superintendent’s Report

  • Campus Construction Report #20 – February 2019 – The Board received copies of this report for their information. Mr. Rich reported that work at Jarvis is going well and is on target for 2020. Work will soon start on the old kitchen at CVA, terrazzo has been poured, and tiling will be completed. Discussion took place regarding the narrow parking spaces near the old cafeteria at CVA, as well as the status of the baseball field.
  • BOCES Annual Meeting – This meeting will take place on April 4, 2019. Registration deadline for those attending is March 15, 2019. Board members will contact the District Clerk prior to that date if they are able to attend.
  • BOCES Board Nominations – The deadline for nominations for the BOCES Board is March 25, 2019. The Board took formal action at this time on the following nomination:

Approval of BOCES Board Nomination

  • Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Levi, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board nominated Jane North for the BOCES Board. Motion carried 4-0-1. In favor: K. Rich, T. Costin, J. Levi, J. North. Opposed: None. Abstained: K. Rowland.
  • Upcoming Events – Mr. Rich highlighted a list of upcoming events that will be taking place throughout the district. The community is encouraged to check the website for the current calendar of events. Mr. Keeler reported that the Hall of Fame luncheon is scheduled for March 9, 2019. Tickets are still available. Mr. Keeler also provided an overview of the accomplishments of the winter athletic teams.

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

Administrative Reports

  • Mrs. Carney and Mrs. LaPaglia reported on the district’s curriculum programs and assessments that are currently in place. Meetings with department and grade levels continue to take place to revise and align the standards. Time will be needed to review the next generation learning standards in order to update our ELA and Math programs. The district is also reviewing its AIS plan and working with teachers to talk about resources. There are currently many software programs that will need to be carefully reviewed in order to determine the best software to use moving forward. Mr. Rich reported that although this will take a few years to implement, we are working to build sustainability and consistency within the programs. This will ensure that what we are doing is working for our population.
  • Staffing – Mrs. LaPaglia reported that, as a result of the changing number of students from grade level to grade level, it will be necessary to shift some of the elementary teaching assignments for fall.
  • Superintendent’s Conference Day – The day will include a Poverty Simulation workshop and an in-depth review of the standards.

Business Official’s Report

  • Financials – The Board received copies of the January 2019 financial reports for their review.
  • 2019-2020 Budget – Mr. Humphrey provided information on the projected 2019-2020 debt service as compared to the 2018-2019 figures. There will be approximately $3 million in debt service added for next year, leaving a positive net gain of $260,000 in building aid. The increases in debt service and aid will directly impact the budget.
  • Preliminary Tax Cap – Mr. Humphrey reported that after completing a preliminary tax cap calculation, the district will be looking at a 0% tax increase at best. Information will be forwarded to the Board regarding the ramifications of potentially overriding the tax cap.
  • Transportation – Discussion took place regarding the continued use of both Central Valley and Birnie Bus transportation options. We continue to review all options to be sure we are running as efficiently as possible. Discussion also took place regarding a five-year fleet replacement plan.

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

BOARD DISCUSSION

  • Mrs. Rowland thanked those involved in inviting the fourth grade girls basketball team to senior night and a practice. Special thanks were extended to Coach Connors. Mr. Rich noted that this opportunity was also extended to the boys basketball team, as well as our peewee wrestlers. These are great community and role model events for our students.
  • Mrs. Rowland commended a CV student in the Visual Communications Program at BOCES for designing the logo for the fourth grade girls’ sweatshirts. Special thanks to Mrs. Thorp, Mrs. Schofield, and Mrs. Cooney for a job well done with the fourth grade production of Ugly Duckling.
  • Mr. Costin noted the long coaching hours put in at the peewee level and suggested that the Board consider recognizing these individuals. Mr. Costin also asked the Board to consider funding a portion of the cost for kids to go on ski trips, ski rentals, etc.
  • Mrs. North asked about the signs in the track area. Mr. Rich reported that new signs will be posted in the spring once the snow is gone.

PUBLIC OPEN FORUM

There was no public participation at this time.

ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION

There were no items removed from the consent agenda.

CONSENT AGENDA

Approval of Minutes

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Levi, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board approved the minutes of the following meeting. Motion carried 5-0.

  • Regular Meeting – January 16, 2019

Acceptance of Resignations

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Levi, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board accepted the following resignations. Motion carried 5-0.

  • Christine Thomas, Power Hour Advisor, Effective 1/18/19
  • Ryan Lundquist, Detention Officer, Effective 1/25/19
  • Melanie Graham, Teacher Aide, Effective 1/28/19
  • Christine Thomas, Breakfast Monitor, Effective 2/4/19
  • Tracey King, Teacher Aide, Effective 2/7/19
  • Pamela Basi, Food Service Worker, Effective 2/15/19
  • Zachary Fresco, Building Cleaner, Effective 2/26/19

(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. Levi, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board approved the following personnel appointments. Motion carried 5-0.

Non-Instructional Appointments – Permanent:

  • Tammara Bouton, Food Service Helper, Effective 3/1/19
  • Bridget Judson, Teacher Aide, Effective 3/1/19
  • Jessica LaBella, Teacher Aide, Effective 3/1/19
  • Taunya Parks-Jones, COTA, Effective 3/1/19
  • Jazmine Reed, Bus Monitor, Effective 3/1/19
  • Nicole Rockwood, Bus Driver, Effective 3/1/19
  • James Smithson, Teacher Aide, Effective 3/1/19
  • Simone Bouck, Teacher Aide, Effective 3/4/19
  • Spencer Raymo, Bus Driver, Effective 3/4/19

Instructional Appointment – Four-Year Probationary:

  • Melanie Graham, Teacher Assistant, Effective 1/28/19

Non-Instructional Appointments – Six-Month Probationary:

  • Alesha Smith, Teacher Aide – 7 hrs/day, Effective 1/25/19
  • Kelli Shafer, Teacher Aide – 6.75 hrs/day, Effective 2/4/19
  • Lisa Reitz, Teacher Aide – 5.75 hrs/day, Effective 2/7/19
  • Pamela Basi, Teacher Aide – 3 hrs/day, Effective 2/25/19

Adjustment in Hours:

  • Tammy Mosher, Increase from 5.75 to 7 hrs/day, Effective 2/8/19

Extracurricular Appointments:

  • Melanie Graham, Detention Officer – MS, Effective 2/6/19
  • Bethanne Congilaro, Power Hour – MS, Effective 2/11/19

Coaching Appointments – Spring 2019:

  • Boys Varsity Baseball, Anthony Bonvino
  • Boys JV Baseball, Dan Welch
  • Boys Modified Baseball, Eric Moreau
  • Boys Mod. Baseball Vol. Tom Moreau
  • Boys Varsity Track, Tim Lawrence
  • Boys Varsity Track Asst. Chris French
  • Boys Modified Track, Jon Cole
  • Boys Varsity Tennis, Bill Obernesser
  • Boys Varsity Golf, Ron Kuty
  • Head Unified Bowling, Joe Patrei
  • Girls Varsity Softball, Brian Lasowski
  • Girls JV Softball, Bob Bush
  • Girls Modified Softball, TBD
  • Girls Softball Vol., Jason Habarek
  • Girls Varsity Lacrosse, Katie Monahan
  • Girls Varsity Track, Tara Raux
  • Girls Var. Track Asst., Joe Patrei
  • Girls Modified Track, William Holland
  • Girls Varsity Golf, Carrie Jones

Substitute Appointments:

  • Mary Tracy, Substitute Food Service Helper, Effective 2/4/19
  • Tracey King, Substitute Teacher Aide, Effective 2/8/19
  • Ruth Morey, Substitute Food Service Helper, Effective 2/11/19

BOCES Sub Service Appointments:

  • Kaitlyn Barlow
  • Zachary Coffin
  • Kelly Kirk
  • Bethany Kleist

Approval of Financial Reports

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Levi, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board approved the following financial reports. Motion carried 5-0.

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

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

OLD BUSINESS

Approval of Policy Revisions

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved revisions to the following policy. Motion carried 5-0.

  • #7006 – Student Attendance

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

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. North, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the arrangement of services of the following CSE/CPSE/504 Accommodation Plan meetings. Motion carried 4-01. In favor: T. Costin, J. Levi, J. North, K. Rich. Opposed: None. Abstained: K. Rowland.

  • January 2, 2019
  • January 3, 2019
  • January 4, 2019
  • January 7, 2019
  • January 8, 2019
  • January 9, 2019
  • January 10, 2019
  • January 11, 2019
  • January 14, 2019
  • January 15, 2019
  • January 16, 2019
  • January 17, 2019
  • January 18, 2019
  • January 22, 2019
  • January 23, 2019
  • January 24, 2019
  • January 25, 2019

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

Approval of Policy

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Costin, the Board approved the following policy. Motion carried 5-0.

  • #5002 – Emergency Closings

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

Approval of Combining Contract for Spring 2018-2019 Season

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Levi, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board approved the following combining contract for the spring 2018-2019 season, contingent upon enough students to run the program. Motion carried 5-0.

  • Girls Lacrosse with Mount Markham – Host: Central Valley CSD

Acceptance of Donation

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Costin, the Board accepted the following donation. Motion carried 5-0.

  • Russell D. Warner, Charitable Donation, $5,000.00

NEXT MEETING

The Board’s next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in the LGI at CVA.

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made by Mr. Levi, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board adjourned their regular meeting at 8:46 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.

Marsha Griffin
District Clerk, Board of Education