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Jan. 16, 2019 Board of Education Meeting Minutes – Approved

Central Valley School District Board of Education – Regular Meeting
January 16, 2019 7:08 p.m.
APPROVED

The Board of Education’s regular meeting was called to order by President Kelly Rowland at 6:17 p.m. in the CVA Conference Room.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

On a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mrs. Wesolowski, the Board entered into an Executive Session at 6:18 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the following. Motion carried 5-0.

  • 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;

President Rowland called the Board out of Executive Session at 7:02 p.m. The Board moved to the LGI at CVA for the public portion of the meeting at 7:08 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 (arrived at 6:24 pm)
Jane North (arrived 6:19 pm)
Maggie Wesolowski

Members Absent

None

Staff Present

Jeremy M. Rich, Supt.
Fran LaPaglia
Kathy Carney
Lisa Hoffman
Jim Humphrey
Ken Long
Richard Keeler
Sally McCann Kramas
Charlie Pratt
Jessica Bowman
Michele Pilla
Aaron Carey
Garrett Olds
Susan Earl
Jon Cole
Robert Bush
Brittani Canipe
Kim Obreza

Guests Present

Donna Thompson
Becky Dean
Matthew Shedd
Stacie Shedd
Julie Moreau
Patricia Murray
Matt Obreza
Rich Schoff
Karen Ruggiero
Luca Ruggiero
Ann Frank
Brandy Gokey
John Gokey
Braden Gokey
Sara Lawrence
Mark Ulinski
Deborah Schoff
Connie Yardley
Bob Wellington
Reese Wellington
Todd Albin
Bill Brewer
Barb Brewer
Shelley Stottlar
Scholar Athletes/Coaches

AGENDA CHANGES

New Business

C. Modify – Remove Unified Bowling Coach Appointment Only
F. Approval of Resolution of MOH Workers’ Compensation Representative and Alternate
G. Approval of Resolution for Settlement of Pending Litigation
H. Approval of Memorandum of Agreement with CVTA – Additional Terms – Effective 2/15/19

PRESENTATION

Recognition of Scholar Athletes/Teams for Fall 2018 – The Board recognized Scholar Athletes/Teams for earning New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) awards for fall 2018.  A brief reception followed the presentation.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Superintendent’s Report

  • Special Recognition – Superintendent Rich reported that CBS would be running a story on Marek Bush on Friday, January 18, 2019, regarding his exceptional sportsmanship.  As a result of Marek’s actions, the Board plans on creating a sportsmanship award to be presented to Marek at a future meeting.  They will also be working on the specific criteria for future recipients.  On behalf of the Board, Mr. Rich congratulated Marek for his actions and the way in which he represented his school and community.  Special thanks were also extended to the coaches for what they do for the wrestling program.
  • Campus Construction Report #19 – January 2019 – The Board received copies of the report for their information.
  • Four Pillars – Mr. Rich reported that the kick-off video is now available on the district’s website and Facebook page.  The video explains each of the following four pillars:  Academics, Community, Morale, and Fiscal Responsibility.

(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 January 2019 financial reports for their review.
  • Budget – Mr. Humphrey reported that the Governor’s proposal shows an overall increase in State Aid of 3.6%.  It is expected that Central Valley will see approximately 2% of that amount.  Information on revenues will be sent to the Board.
  • The Board received preliminary budget information pertaining to salaries and benefits.  This information is subject to change between now and April.
  • Food Service – There was a NYS Administrative Food Service review of Fisher cafeteria on January 15, 2019.  In the exit interview, officials reported no findings at all.  The state complimented the routines in place for students going through the lines and for PreK students receiving breakfast in their rooms.  Congratulations to Mrs. Cristman, Mrs. Pilla, and staff for their work during the review process.
  • Maintenance – The district will need a new truck in the fleet as a sander/salter is needed.
  • Transportation – The district’s bus replacement plan is being reviewed and adjusted for the 2019-2020 budget year.

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

BOARD DISCUSSION

  • Track Usage – Mr. Rich reported that the district’s insurance company is reviewing the question of public use of the outdoor track during the winter season.  Discussion followed regarding use of the outdoor and indoor track, turf, and other areas on campus.  We will review the wording of the current signs at those locations and determine if they need to be updated and/or if additional signs need to be ordered.
  • Building Tours – Mr. Humphrey suggested holding the tours in May so that the fields, outside work and parts of Jarvis would be completed.  The Board agreed and the tours will be set prior to the budget presentation.
  • Lego-Robotics – Mrs. Rowland congratulated the Lego Robotics advisors and teams for taking first place in the recent competition.  The team will go on to compete at SUNY Poly this weekend.
  • Barringer – Arrival and dismissal procedures at Barringer Road Elementary will change, effective January 23, 2019, due to the completion of capital project construction at Barringer Road and the anticipated sale of the Moose Lodge.  The procedures will be similar to past practices before the construction began at that location.  Parents will be notified and the information will also be posted on the website.  Mr. Rich noted that the district is not interested in purchasing the Moose Lodge, as it will not be needed in 2020 when Jarvis re-opens.
  • SBI Conference – Mrs. Wesolowski and Mrs. North provided a brief update on the recent SBI meeting about ESSA – Every Student Succeeds Act.  A twenty-five year rollout is anticipated.

PUBLIC OPEN FORUM

  • Becky Dean – Mrs. Dean suggested that signage needs to be more visible in the track and field areas discussed during Board discussion.  She also asked if sledding down the baseball field would negatively affect the field.

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. Darrow, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the minutes of the following meeting.  Motion carried 7-0.

  • Regular Meeting – 12/19/18

Acceptance of Retirement Notice

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

  • Patrick Donnelly, Custodian, Effective 1/31/19

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

Acceptance of Resignations

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

  • Ryan Lundquist, Teacher Assistant, Effective 1/25/19
  • Heather Rose, Teacher Aide, Effective 2/1/19

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

Non-Instructional Appointment – Permanent:

  • Caitlin Keeler, School Nurse, Effective 2/4/19

Non-Instructional Appointment – Probationary:

  • Kimberly Lowell, Teacher Aide, Effective 1/14/19

BOCES Sub Service Appointments:

  • Caitlin Adams
  • Liliya Donets
  • Nastasia Edick
  • Tyler Eysaman
  • Aaron Halbig
  • Kelly Mower
  • Danyell Normoyle
  • Allison Shedd
  • Kayleigh Sweet
  • Megan VanEvera
  • Amber Zellwager
  • Cassandra White

Approval of Financial Reports

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

  • Financial Reports / Internal Claims Auditors Log Summaries – December 2018
  • Cash Account Summary – December 2018
  • Extracurricular Summary Report – December 2018

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

OLD BUSINESS

Approval of Resolutions for Correction of Appointments to Employment

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board approved the following resolutions for correction of appointments to employment. Motion carried 7-0.

James Humphrey

  • BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Central Valley Central School District hereby corrects the resolution of August 24, 2016, appointing Mr. James Humphrey to the position of Director of Secondary Education in the tenure area of K-12 administrator for a probationary period of four years, and acknowledges Mr. Humphrey’s receipt of tenure by estoppel in the tenure area of K-12 Administrator, effective July 1, 2016.

Aaron Carey

  • BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Central Valley Central School District hereby corrects the resolution of January 10, 2018, appointing Mr. Aaron Carey to the position of Elementary Principal in the tenure area of K-12 Administrator, and amends such resolution to reflect a tenure area of Building Administrator.

Approval of Continuation of Participation in Unified Basketball Program – Pilot Year 2

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board approved the district’s continuation of participation in the Unified Basketball Program for year two of the pilot. Motion carried 7-0.

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. Wesolowski, 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.

  • December 3, 2018
  • December 4, 2018
  • December 5, 2018
  • December 6, 2018
  • December 7, 2018
  • December 10, 2018
  • December 11, 2018
  • December 12, 2018
  • December 13, 2018
  • December 14, 2018
  • December 17, 2018
  • December 18, 2018
  • December 19, 2018
  • December 20, 2018
  • December 14, 2018

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

Approval of Participation in Unified Bowling Program – Pilot Year 1

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board approved the district’s participation in the Unified Bowling Program as a one-year pilot. Motion carried 7-0.

Approval of Coaching Appointments for Unified Sports

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Ms. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved the following unified coaching appointment for 2019. Motion carried 7-0.

  • Richard Schoff, Head Unified Basketball Coach / Youth Leadership Club Advisor

Approval to Dispose of Surplus Goods

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

  • Fisher Library Discards – 9/1/18 – 12/20/18 Inventory List

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

Acceptance of Donation

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mr. Darrow, seconded by Mrs. North, the Board accepted the following donation to students in need. Motion carried 7-0.

  • Mohawk Valley Apparel, Miscellaneous Apparel, Estimated Value $2,120.00

Approval of Resolution of MOH Workers’ Compensation Representative and Alternate

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Levi, the Board approved a resolution to appoint the following MOH Workers’ Compensation representative and alternate. Motion carried 7-0.

  • Representative – James Humphrey, Alternate – Fran LaPaglia

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

Approval of Resolution for Settlement of Pending Litigation

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

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

Approval of Memorandum of Agreement with CVTA – Additional Terms – Eff. 2/15/19

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mrs. Wesolowski, the Board approved a Memorandum of Agreement with the CVTA for additional terms, effective 2/15/19. Motion carried 7-0.

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

NEXT MEETING

The Board’s next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, in the LGI at CVA.

SECOND EXECUTIVE SESSION

On a motion made by Mr. Levi, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board entered into a second Executive Session at 8:14 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the following. Motion carried 7-0.

  • 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;
  • Administrative personnel were present for a portion of the Board’s second Executive Session as follows:
    • Entered 8:14 p.m. – Excused 9:00 p.m. – Mrs. LaPaglia, Mrs. Carney
    • Entered 9:00 p.m. – Excused 9:45 p.m. – Mr. Pratt, Mr. Keeler, Mrs. Kramas, Mrs. Pilla, Mr. Carey, Mrs. Bowman, Ms. Hoffman.
  • President Rowland called the Board out of second Executive Session at 10:29 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board adjourned their regular meeting at 10:30 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.

Marsha Griffith
District Clerk, Board of Education