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October 19, 2016 BOE Regular Meeting Minutes – Approved

Central Valley School District Board of Education – Regular Meeting
October 19, 2016 7:00 p.m. APPROVED

The Board of Education’s regular meeting was called to order by President Daniel LaLonde, at 7:00 p.m. in the LGI room at Central Valley Academy.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.

Members Present

Daniel LaLonde, Pres.
Matthew Shedd, V. Pres.
Matt Darrow
Jane North
Kristen Rich
Fred Schell
Walt Roginski

Members Absent

None

Staff Present (those signing in)

Richard J. Hughes, Ed.D., Fran LaPaglia, Deb Van Slyke, Ken Long, Dick Keeler, Jeremy Rich, Michele Pilla, Aaron Carey, Jessica Bowman, Tammy Morgan, Garrett Olds, Mandy Knowles, Susan Earl, Brittani Canipe, Lisa Alexander, Jane Connors, Tara Raux, Colleen Campbell, Mary Thorp

Guests Present (those signing in)

Gail Hoffman, Travis Olivera, Bonnie Danforth, Scott Alexander, Rick Virkler, Donna Thompson, Ann Frank, Kelly Rowland, Patricia Zink

AGENDA CHANGES 

The following items were added to this evening’s agenda:

CONSENT AGENDA

Approval of Personnel Appointments

Change in Effective Date
Tiffany Ouderkirk, Teacher Aide, Change Effective Date from 10/6/16 to 9/26/16

Extracurricular Resignation – 2016-2017
Laurie Landry, Yearbook, Co-Advisor – MS

NEW BUSINESS

Approval of Resolution to Settle Tax Certiorari
RiteAid of New Yok

 

PRESENTATIONS

School Board Recognition Week – October 24-28, 2016

Governor Cuomo has declared the week of October 24-28, 2016 as School Board Recognition Week.  The Governor’s proclamation was read by Superintendent Hughes.  Board members were presented with certificates in recognition of their dedicated service to the Central Valley School District.

Professional Development Committee – Professional Development Plan

Jessica Bowman presented a PowerPoint presentation of the district’s proposed Professional Development Plan.  Mrs. Bowman explained that the Professional Development Plan focuses on the skills, attitudes, and growth of the professional staff necessary to make the mission of Central Valley a reality for our students. The rigor and relevance framework will be the educational lens for Central Valley. Frameworks, strategies, and effective practices were also reviewed.

The Board will consider formal adoption of this plan under New Business on this evening’s agenda.

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

D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP – 2015-2016 External Audit Report

Leonard Carissimo and Roy Miller of D’Arcangelo & Co. LLP, provided the Board with copies of the 2015-2016 external audit and reviewed the results of that report.

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

Architechnology – Technology Planning

 Tom Rauscher and Gregg Stone of Architechnology presented a PowerPoint presentation of the district’s Comprehensive Technology Plan as it relates to the Capital Project and Smart Schools.

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

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Superintendent’s Report

Chain of Command – The Board received copies of the district’s Call List and Organization Chart for their information.

ACT College Readiness Letter – The Board received copies of the ACT College Readiness Letter for their information.

Board Workshop – 10/25/16 – The Board will hold a workshop at 7:00 p.m. on October 25, 2016, in the District Office Conference Room.

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

Business Official’s Report

The Board received copies of the September financial reports for their review and approval on this evening’s consent agenda.  There was no additional report this evening.

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

 PUBLIC OPEN FORUM

Mary Thorp – Thanked the Guidance Office, Counselors, and Day & Read, Inc. for organizing the Annual Academic Achievement Awards Banquet and recognizing the students.

CONSENT AGENDA

Approval of Minutes

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Richard J. Hughes, on a motion made by Mr. Roginski, seconded by Mr. Schell, the Board approved the minutes of the following meeting.  Motion carried 7-0.

September 28, 2016 – Regular Meeting

 Approval of Arrangement of Services of CSE/CPSE/504 Accommodation Plan Meetings

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Richard J. Hughes, on a motion made by Mr. Roginski, seconded by Mr. Schell, the Board approved the arrangement of services of the following CSE/CPSE/504 Accommodation Plan Meetings.  Motion carried 7-0.

September 22, 2016
September 26, 2016
September 27, 2016
September 28, 2016
September 30, 2016
October 6, 2016

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

 APPROVAL OF PERSONNEL APPOINTMENTS

Instructional Appointment:  TABLED

Donald Beyer, Navy National Defense Cadet Corps (NNDCC) Lead Instructor, Effective 10/20/16

Non-Instructional Appointments –Six-Month Probationary:

Jennifer Davis, Teacher Aide, Effective 10/5/16
Donna Lane, Food Service Helper (5 hrs/day), Effective Immediately
JoEllen Schafer, Food Service Helper (5 hrs/day), Effective 10/11/16

Decrease in Hours – Food Service Helper/Courier:

Richard Phillips, 4.5 to 4.0 hrs/day, Effective Immediately

Substitute Appointment:

Isabelle Eaton, Substitute Food Service Helper, Effective 10/17/16

Extracurricular Appointments – 2016-2017:

Traffic Monitor – Fisher – Betty Keeler
Traffic Monitor – Barringer – Jessica Ratcliffe
Traffic Monitor – Fisher – Amy Miller
Traffic Monitor – Barringer – Tiffany Smith
Traffic Monitor – Fisher – Rebecca Clapper
Traffic Monitor – Barringer –  Jessica Spatto
Traffic Monitor – Barringer – Courtney Allen
Traffic Monitor – Barringer – Rob Watson
Traffic Monitor – Barringer – Ann Golembiowski
Traffic Monitor – Barringer – Huguette Henzel
Traffic Monitor – Barringer – Tina Ondrako
Drama Club – Barringer – Colleen Ring Campbell
Drama Club – Barringer – Mary Thorp
Lego Robotics Club – MS – Rachel Mucurio
Technology Club – Barringer – Emilie Huxley
Technology Club – Barringer – Tiffany Smith
Boys Intramurals – Barringer – Jessica Slentz
Girls Intramurals – Barringer – Linsey Connarton

Coaching Resignations – Winter 2016-2017:
Karen Guidi, Boys Varsity Volleyball
Tara Raux, Girls Mod A Volleyball

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

Change in Effective Date
Tiffany Ouderkirk, Teacher Aide, Change Effective Date from 10/6/16 to 9/26/16

Extracurricular Resignation – 2016-2017
Laurie Landry, Yearbook Co-Advisor – MS

Approval of Financial Reports

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Richard J. Hughes, on a motion made by Mr. Roginski, seconded by Mr. Schell, the Board approved the following reports.  Motion carried 7-0.

Financial Reports – September 2016
Internal Claims Auditors’ Log Summaries – September 2016
Extracurricular Summary Reports – August/September 2016

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

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business discussed at this evening’s meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

Professional Development Plan

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Richard J. Hughes, on a motion made by Mr. Shedd, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board approved the Professional Development Plan as presented this evening.  Motion carried 7-0.

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

Acceptance of Bid Results for 2016-2017 Capital Outlay Project / LED Lighting at CVA

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Richard J. Hughes, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Shedd, the Board accepted the bid results for the 2016-2017 Capital Outlay Project/LED Lighting at CVA, and awarded the bid to S.C. Spencer Electric, Inc.  Motion carried 7-0.

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

Approval of Resolution to Settle Tax Certiorari

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Richard J. Hughes, on a motion made by Mrs. North, seconded by Mr. Roginski, the Board approved a resolution to settle the tax certiorari in the case involving Rite Aid of New York.  Motion carried 7-0.

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

BOARD FORUM

Mr. Shedd noted the following positive developments taking place in the district:

•  Chrome book roll out to students – providing technology for them to be successful
•  Teachers leveraging Google Classroom and inviting parents to observe
•  CVA Seniors participating in School to Career Program through BOCES – internship program with area businesses, providing real life working experiences
•  CVA Academic Achievement Awards – doubled the number of students eligible versus last year
•  CVA Musical was exceptional. The entire program was well done.
•  Three CVA students attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA
•  Thanked all the teaching staff and administrators for an exceptional Open House and the effort involved in the process
•  Acknowledged the condition of all facilities during Open House – best he has seen
•  Thanked Ken Long and staff for making the necessary adjustments for the Transportation Department to achieve the goal of bus runs under 60 minutes
•  Congratulated Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer teams for winning their leagues and competing in sectionals
•  Congratulated Football team for great season and making sectionals
•  Congratulated Boys and Girls Varsity, JV, and Modified Cross Country teams for making CVA proud with sportsmanship and hard work – special thanks to coaches
•  Continued positive impact that the free breakfast and lunch programs has made for our students

EXECUTIVE SESSION

On a motion made by Mr. Schell, seconded by Mr. Roginski, the Board entered into an Executive Session at 8:11 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation, and legal matters regarding personnel.  Motion carried 7-0.

The Board was called out of their Executive Session by President LaLonde at 9:18 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made by Mr. Schell, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board adjourned their regular meeting at 9:19 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.

Marsha Griffith
District Clerk, Board of Education