Aug. 13, 2018, minutes

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Deason, Vice President, at 7:00 p.m.

1. MINUTES:

It was moved by Mr. Graham, seconded by Mrs. Culliton, to approve the minutes from the June 11, 2018 Regular Board of Education Meeting, and the July 2, 2018 Reorganizational Meeting.

The motion was carried unanimously. (8-0)

2. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT/PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE SMART SCHOOLS INVESTMENT PLAN:

  • Mr. Jenkins gave an update on Phase 1 of the Capital Project. The High School is almost ready to go. We are just waiting for a couple of floors to be finished. The ceiling tile is in, and the asbestos is removed. The other buildings are being finished up. Big Cross is almost done. They are headed to Jackson Heights next. The roof at Kensington is almost finished along with the doors.
  • The property by the bus garage is still waiting for approval from the Town of Queensbury. We are hoping it will happen soon.
  • The Comptroller is still working in our district. She is currently pulling files, and is expected to be here through October. We will update the Board once she is finished.
  • The Board of Education walk through of buildings will be on September 4th at 5:30 p.m.
  • The vehicles we are excessing on tonight’s agenda all have over 250,000 miles on them.
  • Tonight we are having Public Comment on the Smart Schools Investment Plan. The Board has the information that we went over with Paul Streicher. We talked about the plan itself, and the allocation. We also talked about the upcoming expenditures. Chromebooks are still a big piece of the plan.

Public comments on the Smart Schools Investment Plan: None

3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

None

4. CONSENT AGENDA:

It was moved by Mr. Deason, seconded by Mrs. Culliton, to approve the Consent Agenda.
The motion was carried unanimously. (8-0)

A. Student Placements – CSE/CPSE Recommendations
1. 2017-2018 CSE/CPSE Recommendations (attached)
2. 2018-2019 CSE/CPSE Recommendations (attached)
3. 2018-2019 CSE/CPSE Recommendations – Addendum (attached)

B. Financial Reports (attached)
1. Warrant 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D and the Internal Claims Auditor’s Report
2. Treasurer’s Report for the month ending May 31, 2018
3. Treasurer’s Report for the month ending June 30, 2018

C. Approve the 2018-2019 Food Service Budget (attached)

D. Approve Budget Transfers in excess of $20,000 (attached)

E. Approve Excessing Two Busses and Two Vans (attached)

  • Bus #25, 2003 International 65 Passenger Bus – VIN #4DRBRABN33A951994
  • Bus #26, 2003 International 65 Passenger Bus – VIN #4DRBRABD52A944608
  • Van #33, 2010 Dodge Caravan – VIN #2D4RN4DEXAR122333
  • Van #34, 2010 Dodge Caravan – VIN #2D4RN4DE8AR122332

F. Approve Excessing Four Vending Machines (attached)

  • Healthy Vend, Model #AMS 39 VCF, Serial #0034-1337 B6 – High School
  • Automatic Products, Model #SNACKSHOP LCMS, Serial #LCM399 298 062, High School
  • Healthy Vend, Model #AMS 39 VCF, Serial #0162-1337 B6, Middle School
  • Automatic Products, Model #SNACKSHOP LCM2, Serial #LCM299 119 045, Middle School

G. Approve Discarding Textbooks (attached)

  • Envision Math Series – Middle School
  • Envision Math Series – Kensington Road Elementary School
  • Envision Math Series – Big Cross Street Elementary School
  • Envision Math Series – Jackson Heights Elementary School
  • History of a Free Nation – High School
  • Principles in Action, Economics – High School
  • Integrated Algebra – High School
  • Geometry – High School
  • Algebra 2 and Trigonometry – High School
  • World History and Patterns of Civilization – High School
  • History or Western Civilization – High School
  • Psychology: Themes and Variations – High School
  • Making of the West, People and Culture – High School
  • How you can Help – High School
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens – High School
  • Maxwell Manual for Good Citizenship – High School
  • Public Policy Skills – High School
  • Psychology – High School
  • World Cultures, Global Mosaic – High School
  • Library Books – High School

H. Accept the Donation of A PaceMaster ProPlus Treadmill from Elizabeth Collins for the Athletic Department and Swim Team (attached)

I. Approve the Disposal of a ¼ size Bass (attached)

J. Approve the Ice Hockey Trip to Potsdam, New York from November 30, 2018 – December 1, 2018(attached)

K. Approve the Cross Country Running Trip to Manhattan, New York on Saturday, October 13, 2018

L. Approve the Girls Swimming Team Bonding Trip to Great Escape Lodge from September 14, 2018– September 15, 2018 (attached)

M. Approve the Smart Schools Investment Plan (attached)

N. Approve Abolishing the Typist Position in the High School, and the Typist Position in the Middle School

O. Approve Creating a Senior Typist Position in the High School, and a Senior Typist Position in the Middle School

P. Approve 2018-2019 Building Level Security Plans (attached)

Q. Approve Creating the Account Clerk position located in the District Office

R. PERSONNEL:

1. Professional Resignation:

  • Freeman, Catherine, School Psychologist, Effective August 15, 2018
  • Lapham, Heather, Science Teacher, Effective August 31, 2018
  • McGan, Katherine, Elementary Teacher, Effective August 9, 2018

2. Professional Appointments:

  • Cavotta, Zoie, Science Teacher, Step 1 BA, $43,516.00, Effective September 1, 2018, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2022
  • Miller, Julie, School Psychologist, Step 14 MA, $58,621.00, Effective September 1, 2018, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2021
  • Rehm, Paula, School Psychologist, Step 4 MA, $49,039.00, Effective September 1, 2018, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2022
  • Poole, Brooke, Elementary Teacher, Step 12 MA, $55,880.00, Effective September 1, 2018, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2022

3. Professional Change in Appointment:

  • Girard, Camden, Physical Education Teacher, From .4 FTE to .5 FTE, Salary; Step 2 MA =
    $24,233.00, Effective 9/1/18 – 6/30/19

4. Non-Teaching Resignations:

  • Ketring, Danyelle, Teacher Assistant, Effective June 22, 2018
  • Blackmer, Derrick, Building Maintenance Mechanic, Effective July 27, 2018
  • Balschunat, Lisa, Teacher Aide, Effective, August 8, 2018

5. Non-Teaching Provisional Appointments:

  • Frandsen, Stacy, Senior Typist, Effective August 13, 2018 (provisional appointment pending the successful completion of the Civil Service Exam)
  • Farrell, Patricia, Senior Typist, Effective August 13, 2018 (provisional appointment pending the successful completion of the Civil Service Exam)
  • Sullivan, Brett, Account Clerk, Effective August 20, 2018, Salary; $38,000.00 (prorated), Probationary Period not to exceed 52 weeks (provisional appointment pending the successful completion of the Civil Service Exam)
  • Morse, Kyle, Help Desk Technician, Effective August 27, 2018, Salary; $30,000.00 (prorated), Probationary Period not to exceed 52 weeks (provisional appointment pending the successful completion of the Civil Service Exam)

6. Non-Teaching Permanent Appointments:

  • Harris, Bobbi, from Provisional Senior Typist to Permanent Senior Typist, Effective August 13, 2018 (Due to the Successful Completion of the Civil Service Test)
  • Hoskins, Karen, from Typist to Senior Typist, Effective August 13, 2018 (Due to the Successful Completion of the Senior Typist Civil Service Test)
  • Dwyre, Karen, from Typist to Senior Typist, Effective August 13, 2018 (Due to the Successful Completion of the Senior Typist Civil Service Test)

7. Non-Teaching Appointments:

  • Pelkey, Alfred, Driver/Cleaner, Effective July 9, 2018, Salary; $27,004.00 + $504.00 second shift stipend, Probationary Period: July 9, 2018 – January 9, 2019
  • Cranney, MaryAnne, 6.0 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 1, 2018, Salary; $12,321.00, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2019
  • Gregory, David, 6.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 1, 2018, Salary; $13,347.75, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2019
  • Donahue, Sally, 6.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 1, 2018, Salary; $13,347.75, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2019
  • Cattone, Marjorie, 6.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 1, 2018, Salary; $13,347.75, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2019
  • Westcott, Nicole, 5.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 1, 2018, Salary; $11,294.25, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2019
  • Engel, Abby, 5.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 1, 2018, Salary; $11,294.25, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2019
  • LaChance, Tiffeny, 5.50 Teacher Assistant, Effective September 1, 2018, Salary; $12,311.75, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2022
  • Hastings, Michelle, 6.50 Teacher Aide, Effective September 1, 2018, Salary; $13,347.75, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2019
  • Callan, Jenna, 6.50 Teacher Aide, Effective September 1, 2018, Salary; $13,347.75, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2019
  • Morris, Alexandria, 6.50 Teacher Aide, Effective September 1, 2018, Salary; $13,347.75, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2019

8. Non-Teaching Change in Appointment:

  • Tholl, Elizabeth, from 6.50 Hour Teacher Aide to 6.50 Hour Teacher Assistant, Salary; $14,550.25, Effective September 1, 2018, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2022
  • Blake, Justina, from 6.50 Hour Teacher Aide to 6.50 Hour Teacher Assistant, Salary; $14,550.25, Effective September 1, 2018, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2022
  • Been, Marci, from 5.50 Teacher Aide to 6.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Salary; $13,419.90, Effective September 1, 2018
  • Sullivan, Kasey, from 5.50 Teacher Aide to 5.50 Hour Teacher Assistant, Salary; $12,311.75, Effective September 1, 2018, Probationary Period: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2022

9. Rescind Coaching Appointment (2018-2019):

  • Freeman, Catherine, Modified Girls Soccer, Effective July 30, 2018

10. Change in Coaching Stipend (Due to Longevity):

  • May, Curtis, JV Football, B-5, $5,104.41 + $384.16 = $5,488.57

11. Coaching Appointments (2018-2019):

  • Bombard, Trisha; Modified Girls Soccer, D-3, $3,485.01
  • Zurlo, Stephen; JV Boys Basketball; B-5, $5,104.41 + $1,152.48 = 6,256.89
  • Girard, Camden; Modified Boys Basketball; D-4; $3,754.55
  • Mason, Sam; Modified Girls Basketball; D-4; $3,754.55

12. Volunteer Coaching Appointments (2018-2019):

  • Alagna, Gabe, Varsity Boys Soccer
  • Allen, Michael, Varsity Football
  • Macura, Michael, Varsity Football
  • Casey, Dave, Varsity Football
  • Stafford, Rick, JV Football
  • Girard, Jennifer, Modified Volleyball

13. Fall Intramural Appointments (2018-2019):

  • Brechko, Jason, Rock Climbing, $57.09 per day, not to exceed $1,998.25
  • Bouteiller, Jeremy, Pep Band, $57.09 per day, not to exceed $1,998.25

14. Winter Intramural Appointments (2018-2019):

  • Conduzio, Kurt, Basketball, $57.09 per day, not to exceed $1,998.25
  • Lilac, Pat, Weight Room, $57.09 per day, not to exceed $1,998.25
  • Brechko, Jason, Rock Climbing, $57.09 per day, not to exceed $1,998.25
  • Bouteiller, Jeremy, Pep Band, $57.09 per day, not to exceed $1,998.25

15. Spring Intramural Appointment (2018-2019):

  • Conduzio, Kurt, Ultimate Frisbee, $57.09 per day, not to exceed $1,998.25
  • Lilac, Pat, Weight Room, $57.09 per day, not to exceed $1,998.25
  • Crossman, Kevin, Aquatics, $57.09 per day, not to exceed $1,998.25
  • Brechko, Jason, Rock Climbing, $57.09 per day, not to exceed $1,998.25
  • Halliday, Jared, Unified Basketball, $57.09 per day, not to exceed $1,998.25

16. Mentor Appointment (2018-2019):

  • Dempsey, Dennis, Salary; $1,580.00, Mentoring Zoie Cavotta, new Science Teacher at the High School, Effective September 1, 2018

17. Elementary AIS Resource Leaders (2018-2019):

  • McClements, April: Big Cross
  • Duffer, Melanie: Jackson Heights
  • Bain-Parker, Nicole: Kensington

18. Department Chairs (2018-2019):

  • Callaghan, Kathy: Nurse
  • Myers, Ann: Library Media
  • Arney, Katie: English
  • Dock, Jeff: Social Studies
  • Dempsey, Dennis: Science
  • Cote, Robert: Math
  • Ruel, Stephanie: LOTE
  • McLeod, Lisa: Special Education
  • Botch, Susan: Art
  • Akins, Andrew: School Counseling
  • Venditto, Michele: Physical Education
  • Amberger, Robert: Technology
  • Leyden, Suzanne: Music

19. High School Class Advisors (2018-2019):

  • Benway, Kari: Freshman Class
  • Matino, Nicole: Freshman Class
  • Lis, Brandon: Sophomore Class
  • Leininger, Carl: Sophomore Class
  • Arney, Katie: Junior Class
  • Field, Krista: Junior Class Prom Advisor
  • Barrows, Tom: Senior Class
  • Shaver, Michael: Senior Class

20. High School Club Advisors (2018-2019):

  • McKeighan, Shannon: AFS
  • Botch, Susan: Art Club
  • Miller, Carol: Big Brothers/Big Sisters (Shared Position)
  • Grieve, Deidre: Big Brothers/Big Sisters (Shared Position)
  • Sery, Abigail: Drama Club
  • Dempsey, Dennis: Environmental Club
  • Nolin, Cheryl: Friends of Rachel (F.O.R.)
  • McLeod, Lisa: Gay Straight Alliance
  • Sara, Maureen: Honor Society
  • Taylor, Peter: Key Club (Shared Position)
  • Ludlow, Maura: Key Club (Shared Position)
  • Barrows, Tom: Math Team
  • Bates, Donna: Mock Trial
  • Hartenberg, Ethan: Quiz Team
  • Gormley, Rachelle: Outing Club
  • Cerny, Kathy: SADD
  • Strader, Elizabeth: SoroptiMISS (Hi-Y) – Shared Position
  • Aleva, Michelle: SoroptiMISS (Hi-Y) – Shared Position
  • Venditto, Michele: Student Council
  • O’Connor, Matt: Student Council
  • Hoyne, Doug: Yearbook
  • Leininger, Carl: Yearbook Business Manager
  • Bates, Donna: Newspaper
  • Heames, Rick: STEM

21. Middle School Resource Leaders (2018-2019):

  • Nastke, Nichole: Compensatory Ed.
  • Hersey, Elaine: Special Education
  • Donohue, Jill: ELA (6-8)
  • Anderson, Yvonne: Math (6-8)
  • Brechko, Jason: Science (6-8)
  • Ogden, Juliana: Social Studies (6-8)
  • Gebo, Kathleen: Grade 5

22. Middle School Team Advisors (2018-2019):

  • Hagy, Elyse: Abenaki
  • Ruggi, Maria: Penobscot
  • Miller, Matthew: Mohican
  • Goad, Lauren: Mohawk
  • Hubert, Kristina: Dean of Students

23. Middle School Club Advisors (2018-2019):

  • Murphy, Pat: Builder’s Club
  • Goad, Lauren: Yearbook
  • Manning, Rob: Strategic Games
  • Brechko, Jason: Outing Club
  • Crosby, Kelsey: Outing Club
  • Ogden, Juliana: Student Government
  • Myers, Ann: Book Club – Shared Position
  • Ruggi, Maria: Book Club – Shared Position
  • Williams, Mary: Ski Club – Shared Position
  • Raymond, Mary Lea: Ski Club – Shared Position
  • Girard, Jennifer: Olympics of the Visual Arts Club
  • Lewis, Kayla: PBIS – Shared Position
  • Crosby, Kelsey: PBIS – Shared Position
  • Lewis, Kayla: Newspaper (Shared Position)
  • Martell, Jennifer: Newspaper (Shared Position)
  • Shaver, Jennifer: Best Buddies (Shared Position)
  • Hammer, Laura: Best Buddies (Shared Position)
  • Wolfstich, Allison: Best Buddies (Shared Position)
  • Crosby, Kelsey: 5th Grade Homework Club
  • Rajeski, Melissa: 6th Grade Homework Club
  • Johnson, Julie: 6th Grade Homework Club Substitute
  • Williams, Mary: 7th Grade Homework Club
  • Riley, Stacy: 8th Grade Homework Club
  • Packer, Elizabeth: 7th Grade Academic Focus (3 or more failures)
  • Johnson, Julie: 7th Grade Academic Focus (3 or more failures)
  • Anderson, Yvonne: 8th Grade Academic Focus (3 or more failures)

24. 6th Class Appointments (2018-2019):

  • Relaford, Tiana, Foreign Language Teacher, $8,193.36
  • Nastke, Nichole, Math Teacher, $7,215.96
  • Dougherty, Fran, Technology Teacher, $10,357.32
  • Butto, Eric, Art Teacher, $7,980.72
  • Froats, Virginia, Family & Consumer Science Teacher, $8,424.60
  • Sesselman, Dan, Technology Teacher, $7,980.72
  • Ruel, Stephanie, Foreign Language Teacher, $9,159.96
  • Halliday, Jared, GED Teacher, $6,435.84
  • Amberger, Robert, Business Teacher, $8,658.72
  • McKeighan, Shannon, Foreign Language Teacher, $9,862.80
  • Cavotta, Zoie, Science Teacher, $2,610.96
  • Winter-Walton, Chrystal, Special Education Teacher, $5,884.68
  • Lis, Brandon, Special Education Teacher, $7,586.28
  • Bouteiller, Jeremy, Music Teacher, $2,524.56
  • Reed, Meredith, Music Teacher, $2,886.38
  • Field, Krista, Special Education Teacher, $10,714.92

25. High School Homework Club Appointments (2018-2019):

  • Field, Krista – 1 day per week at $37.04 per hour
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  • Botch, Sue – 1 day per week at $37.04 per hour
  • Gormley, Rachelle – 1 day per week at $37.04 per hour
  • Miller, Carol – 1 day per week at $37.04 per hour
  • McLeod, Lisa – 1 day per week at $37.04 per hour

26. Summer 2018 Special Education 12:1:4 Support Staff Appointments (Effective 7/2/18 – 8/10/18):

Teacher Aides (1:1)

  • Hertzner, Michelle 6 work hours + ½ hour unpaid lunch
  • Harrington, Hannah 6 work hours + ½ hour unpaid lunch

Teacher Aide

  • Caiazzo, Ashley 6 work hours + ½ hour unpaid lunch

27. Summer 2018 Special Education Program Substitutes:

  • Zurlo, Gabriella Aide/Assistant
  • Brown, Kareena Aide/Assistant
  • Sawyer, Margaret Nurse

28. Summer 2018 Special Education Related Service Providers (as indicated by Student Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Appointments (Effective 7/2/18 – 8/10/18):

  • Rose-Jenkins, Robin: Speech Pathologist
  • Wells, Lisa: Speech Pathologist

End of Consent Agenda

5. It was moved by Mr. Graham, seconded by Mrs. Stockdale, to approve the 2018-2019 Tax Warrant. (Roll Call): Mr. Levin (yes), Mrs. Greenwood (yes), Mrs. Culliton (yes), Mrs. Spector- Tougas (yes), Mr. Deason (yes), Mr. Graham (yes), Mrs. Stockdale (yes), Mr. Rivers (yes).
The motion was carried unanimously. (8-0)

6. It was moved by Mr. Graham, seconded by Mr. Rivers, to approve the following Resolution: BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Glens Falls City School District, hereby authorizes the Capital Project Reserve to be increased by $25,201.00, Effective June 30, 2018. (Roll Call): Mr. Levin (yes), Mrs. Greenwood (yes), Mrs. Culliton (yes), Mrs. Spector-Tougas (yes), Mr. Deason (yes), Mr. Graham (yes), Mrs. Stockdale (yes), Mr. Rivers (yes). The motion was carried unanimously. (8-0)

7. It was moved by Mr. Graham, seconded by Mrs. Stockdale, to approve the following Resolution: BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Glens Falls City School District, hereby authorizes the Employee Benefit Accrued Liability Reserve to be increased by $108,040.00, Effective June 30, 2018 (Roll Call): Mr. Levin (yes), Mrs. Greenwood (yes), Mrs. Culliton (yes), Mrs. Spector-Tougas (yes), Mr. Deason (yes), Mr. Graham (yes), Mrs. Stockdale (yes), Mr. Rivers (yes). The motion was carried unanimously. (8-0)

8. It was moved by Mr. Graham, seconded by Mr. Rivers, to approve the following Resolution: BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Glens Falls City School District, hereby authorizes the Tax Certiorari Reserve to be increased by $282,179.00, Effective June 30, 2018 (Roll Call): Mr. Levin(yes), Mrs. Greenwood (yes), Mrs. Culliton (yes), Mrs. Spector-Tougas (yes), Mr. Deason (yes), Mr. Graham (yes), Mrs. Stockdale (yes), Mr. Rivers (yes). The motion was carried unanimously. (8-0)

9. It was moved by Mrs. Culliton, seconded by Mr. Graham, to approve the Early Graduation Request for Sovereign Strickland. The motion was carried (7-1). (attached)

10. CORRESPONDENCE

Mr. Jenkins and the Board of Education received a letter from a student regarding an issue.

11. OLD BUSINESS

None

12. NEW BUSINESS

Mr. Jenkins sent out the Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Policy. He asked the Board if they have any thoughts or concerns. It’s a required policy, but we had to tailor it to our district. If the Board does not have any questions or concerns, Mr. Jenkins recommended approval at tonight’s meeting.

  • It was moved by Mrs. Greenwood, seconded by Mr. Rivers, to approve the First Reading of Policy 8260 – Title I Parent and Family Engagement. The motion was carried unanimously (8-0) (attached)
  • It was moved by Mrs. Greenwood, seconded by Mrs. Stockdale, to approve Waiving the Second Reading of Policy 8260 – Title I Parent and Family Engagement. The motion was carried unanimously (8-0)
  • It was moved by Mrs. Greenwood, seconded by Mrs. Culliton, to approve Policy 8260 – Title I Parent and Family Engagement. The motion was carried unanimously (8-0)

13. EXECUTIVE SESSION:

At 7:20 p.m., it was moved by Mr. Graham, seconded by Mrs. Culliton, to adjourn to executive session to discuss a legal matter, and negotiations. The motion was carried unanimously. (8-0) Executive Session ended at 8:15 p.m.
It was moved by Mrs. Stockdale, seconded by Mr. Rivers, to come out of executive session. The motion was carried unanimously. (8-0)
14. ADJOURNMENT: At 8:16 p.m., there being no further business, it was moved by Mr. Graham, seconded by Mrs. Culliton, to adjourn the meeting. The motion was carried unanimously. (8-0)