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June 19, 2019 BOE Regular Meeting Minutes – Approved

Central Valley School District Board of Education – Regular Meeting
June 19, 2019 7:05 p.m.
Approved

The Board of Education’s regular meeting was called to order by President Kelly Rowland at 7:05 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., Jim Humphrey, Fran LaPaglia, Kathy Carney, Richard Keeler, Sally Kramas, Charles Pratt, Jessica Bowman, Michele Pilla, Aaron Carey, Garrett Olds, Susan Earl, Christine Ruff, Brian Lasowski, Jen Dempsey, Tara Raux, Tony Bonvino, Cuyle Rockwell, Carrie Jones

Guests Present

Brian Dempsey, Kokila Patel, Kelly Salewski, Brooke Newtown, Carmen Newtown, Sianna Kenyon, Tim Day, Madison Bastian, Mitchell Clark, Brandy Gokey, Branden Gokey, John Gokey, Ryan Talarico, Shreya Patel, Michael Polidori, Joey Helmer

AGENDA CHANGES

Consent Agenda

  • D(d) Remove David Liddle and replace with Gary Smith, Bus Driver, Eff. 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • D(e) Remove Gary Smith and replace with David Liddle, Bus Driver, Eff. 7/8/19 – 8/16/19
  • D(f) Additional Transportation Subs:
    • Joel Couchman, Substitute Bus Driver, Eff. 8/2/19 as needed
    • Chris Hale, Substitute Bus Driver, Eff. 8/2/19 as needed
    • Jeff Keller, Substitute Bus Driver, Eff. 8/2/19 as needed
    • Nicole Rockwell, Substitute Bus Driver, Eff. 8/2/19 as needed
    • Gary Smith, Substitute Bus Driver, Eff. 8/2/19 as needed
    • Ryan Biamonte, Substitute Bus Monitor, Eff. 8/2/19 as needed
    • Jodi Gay, Substitute Bus Monitor, Eff. 8/2/19 as needed
  • D(g) Add BOCES Sub Service Appointment: Christine Thomas

New Business

  • Approval of Independent Contractor Agreement
  • David Wolfanger, Driver Education Instructor, Effective 9/5/19 – 6/16/20

PRESENTATIONS

Recognition of Scholar Athletes/Teams – Spring 2019

The Board recognized individual/team Scholar Athletes from the spring 2019 season. These students earned New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) awards for spring 2019. Individuals on a team must carry a 90.00 or higher GPA throughout the sport season to be considered as a Scholar Athlete. A brief reception followed the presentation.

Special Thanks

The Board thanked outgoing Board member Kristen Rich for her dedicated service to our students and community.

Club Proposal – Model UN

Teacher Christine Ruff and sophomore Joey Helmer presented information on a proposed pilot Model UN Club for students in grades 9-12. The club would meet twice a month to research and discuss current issues the United Nations is facing, along with other major nations involved. During the pilot year, the group hopes to attend a local Model United Nations conference with a delegation of juniors and seniors. The ultimate goal is to attend and participate in a major conference the following year with a complete delegation of passionate and educated students.

Discussion took place regarding funding, advisor, transportation, and associated costs. Mr. Rich stated that he could bring the conversation up at the Superintendent’s Cabinet meeting to determine if other districts are interested in participating. After further discussion, the Board expressed their support of the proposed pilot club. After one year, the club’s activities and student participation will be evaluated to determine if Model UN will become an official school club.

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

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Superintendent’s Report

  • Campus Construction Report #24 – June 2019 – The Board received copies of this report for their information.
  • Mr. Rich provided an update on several year-end events including concerts, awards ceremony, senior awards/banquet, Ride for Missing Children, building updates, elementary summer school, Early Literacy Night at Fisher, the Good Book program, and Jarvis Middle School field trips.
  • Mott Marathon – Mr. Rich thanked all the participants and those in the community that came forward to support this great cause. Mr. Rockwell shared a special story of a particular student’s accomplishment of completing the marathon. Mrs. Rowland thanked Mr. Rockwell and all those who make a difference in the lives of our students.

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

Administrative Reports

There were no administrative reports this evening.

Business Official’s Report

  • The Board received copies of the May 2019 financial reports for their review.
  • Discussion took place regarding furniture purchases for Jarvis. Contractors will meet with the teachers and administrators to determine how the spaces will be used. Designers will then bring in options that will fit how we are going to use the space in order to meet the needs of our students.

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

BOARD DISCUSSION

SRO/SPO

Mrs. Rowland reported that Superintendent Rich has discussed contractual and personnel matters with the Board in Executive Session as pertains to an SRO/SPO position. The Board is currently working with the Sheriff’s Department on cross-municipalities so that they can enter all of our buildings. After further discussion, the Board authorized the following action.

Authorization of Superintendent to Finalize Agreement

Mrs. Rowland called for a roll-call vote to determine support for authorizing the Superintendent to move forward in finalizing an agreement between the District and the Sheriff’s Department. The vote results are shown below.

  • Travis Costin – Aye
  • Maggie Wesolowski – Aye
  • Jane North – Aye
  • Kelly Rowland – Aye
  • Matt Darrow – Abstained
  • Kristen Rich – Aye
  • Jonah Levi – Aye
  • In favor: 6 Opposed: 0 Abstained: 1

Mr. Rich thanked the Board for their support and stated that this will be a starting point for the district to move forward after a yearlong conversation. If the agreement can be finalized prior to July 1, 2019, a special meeting will be called. The goal is to have the position in place by September 2019.

Elementary Summer School

Mr. Rich reported that we anticipate 131 students to enroll in this year’s program, bringing class size to approximately 12-15 students. Two-thirds of the staff will be from Central Valley CSD and one-third from Frankfort-Schuyler CSD based on the enrollment.

Facilities

Mrs. North asked about the rough area in the road by Russell Park. Mr. Humphrey reported that this area has been patched with cold patch. If finances permit, we will look at blacktopping in that area next summer.

Fields

Mr. Darrow asked about the status of the baseball field, grass, and functionality of the field. Mr. Humphrey reported that mowing is now taking place due to the rain. He also noted that there are no grade differences in the field.

Pathways Graduation

Mr. Rich and Mrs. Rowland recently attended a graduation program at Pathways for two Central Valley students. These students started in elementary at the Remington building and graduated there as part of the BOCES Pathways program.

Note of Thanks

Mrs. North reported that a scholarship donor informed her of how pleased she was to receive a thank you note from the Central Valley student who received the scholarship.

Graduation Ceremony

Mr. Keeler asked Board members to be in attendance at the District Office by 6:45 p.m. on June 28, 2019, if they plan to participate in Graduation.

PUBLIC OPEN FORUM

Congratulations were extended to Susan Earl on her upcoming retirement from the District.

ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION

There were no items removed from the consent agenda this evening.

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 – May 29, 2019

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.

  • Geraldine Blaise, Teacher Aide, Effective 6/30/19

(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.

  • Deborah Marley, Food Service Helper, Effective 5/20/19
  • Ruth Morey, Food Service Helper, Effective 5/29/19
  • Lynne Licari, School Psychologist, Effective 6/30/19

(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 Appointments – Permanent:

  • Kimberly Lowell, , Teacher Aide, Effective 9/14/19
  • Alesha Smith, , Teacher Aide, Effective 9/25/19

Appointment and Employment Agreement:

  • Cuyle Rockwell, Public Information Specialist, Effective 7/1/19 – 6/30/21

Elementary Summer School Appointments – 2019:

  • Brittani Canipe, Elem. Teacher, 3.5 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Diane Guardi, Elem. Teacher, 3.5 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Jenna Hathaway, Elem. Teacher, 3.5 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Gina Kirkpatrick, Elem. Teacher, 3.5 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Samantha Long, Elem. Teacher, 3.5 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • MaryJo Pedersen, Elem. Teacher, 3.5 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Devon Rappa, Elem. Teacher, 3.5 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Colleen Reitz, Elem. Teacher, 3.5 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Pattie Day, Teacher Aide, 3.5 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Linda Hickey, Teacher Aide, 3.5 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Lisa Maldonado, Teacher Aide, 3.5 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Amy Miller, Teacher Aide, 3.5 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Betty Keeler, Teacher Aide, 3.5 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Jessica Slentz, Teacher Aide, 3.5 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Brandy Vogel, School Nurse, 4.0 hrs/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19

Elementary Summer School Transportation Appointments – 2019:

  • Joel Couchman, Bus Driver, 2 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Chris Hale, Bus Driver, 2 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Jeff Keller, Bus Driver, 4 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Gary Smith, Bus Driver, 4 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Nicole Rockwell, Bus Driver, 4 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Ryan Biamonte, Bus Monitor, 4 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19
  • Jodi Gay, Bus Monitor, 4 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/1/19

Summer Transportation Appointments – 2019:

  • Jamie Ingraham, Bus Driver, 4 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/16/19
  • David Liddle, Bus Driver, 4 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/16/19
  • Scott Loiacono, Bus Driver, 4 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/16/19
  • Winona Reed, Bus Driver, 4 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/16/19
  • Michele Dychko, Bus Monitor, 4 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/16/19
  • Stephanie Fitch, Bus Monitor, 4 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/16/19
  • Colleen Metz, Bus Monitor, 4 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/16/19
  • Julie O’Brien, Bus Monitor, 4 hours/day, Effective 7/8/19 – 8/16/19
  • Summer Transportation Substitute Appointments – 2019:
  • Ron Jowett, Substitute Bus Driver, As Needed
  • Roy Upson, Substitute Bus Driver, As Needed
  • Spencer Raymo, Substitute Bus Driver,, As Needed
  • Janice Alden, Substitute Bus Monitor, As Needed
  • Krista Couchman, Substitute Bus Monitor, As Needed
  • Frank Luppino, Substitute Bus Monitor, As Needed
  • Jazmine Reed, Substitute Bus Monitor, As Needed
  • Kelly Winder, Substitute Bus Monitor, As Needed

Substitute Appointment – BOCES Sub Service:

  • Christine Thomas

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 – May 2019
  • Cash Account Summary – May 2019
  • Extracurricular Summary Report – May 2019

(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 Mr. Levi, the Board approved the arrangement of services of the following CSE/CPSE/504 Accommodation Plan meetings. Motion carried 6-0-1. In favor: T. Costin, M. Darrow, J. Levi, J. North, K. Rich, M. Wesolowski. Opposed: none. Abstained: K. Rowland.

  • May 13, 2019
  • May 14, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
  • May 16, 2019
  • May 17, 2019
  • May 20, 2019
  • May 22, 2019
  • May 23, 2019
  • May 28, 2019
  • May 29, 2019
  • May 30, 2019
  • June 3, 2019
  • June 4, 2019

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

Approval of Disposal of Surplus Goods

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

  • Athletic Equipment – As per 5/30/19 Inventory List

(Copy of information 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 Mr. Levi, the Board accepted the following donation. Motion carried 7-0.

  • Clemente Novelties – Variety of Pencils and Notebooks – Estimated Value: $125.00

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

Approval of Independent Contractor Agreement

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Jeremy M. Rich, on a motion made by Mrs. Wesolowski, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board approved an agreement with the following independent contractor. Motion carried 7-0.

  • David Wolfanger, Driver Education Instructor, Effective 9/5/19 – 6/16/20

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

NEXT MEETING

The Board’s upcoming meeting will be held as follows:

July 10, 2019 – Annual Reorganization & Regular Meeting

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made by Mr. Levi, seconded by Mrs. Rich, the Board adjourned their regular meeting at 8:28 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.

Marsha Griffith
District Clerk, Board of Education