September 9, 2019 agenda

1. MINUTES

A copy of the minutes from the August 12, 2019 Regular Board of Education Meeting were emailed to board members. If there are no additions or corrections, the Superintendent would recommend approval.

2. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (OPEN FORUM)

It is the policy of the Board of Education to allow public comment during the visitors period of the meeting, it is not our policy to engage in public debate. Your comments and statements are heard and are greatly appreciated. If there is information we can provide for you after the meeting, feel free to contact the Superintendent’s Office with your request and we will do our best to get information for your needs as soon as possible. We ask that all speakers identify themselves verbally, and, if applicable, the organization they are representing so they may be recognized by the Board President. Open Forum is limited to a maximum of 30 minutes with 3 minutes allocated to each speaker.

4. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Student Placements
1. 2019 – 2020 CSE/CPSE Recommendations (attached)

B. Financial Reports (attached)
1. Warrant 2A, 2B, and the Internal Claims Auditor’s Report

C. Approve the Disposal of 75 Desks at Big Cross Street Elementary School

D. Approve the French/Spanish 5 Trip to the Clark Institute in Williamstown, MA on September 20, 2019 (attached)

E.  Approve the Art Field Trip to New York City on Friday, October 25, 2019 (attached)

F. Approve the following Cross-Country Running Trips (attached): SUNY Plattsburgh on Saturday, September 21, 2019 and Manhattan College on Saturday, October 12, 2019

PERSONNEL:
1.
 Professional Resignations:
Aleva, Michelle, School Psychologist, Effective August 29, 2019
Hogan, Michele, Instructional Technologist, Effective August 30, 2019

2. Professional Appointment:
Bell, Elizabeth, School Psychologist, Salary; Step 1 MA, $48,813.00 + $2,526.00 Psychologist stipend, Effective September 1, 2019, Probationary Period: 9/1/19 – 9/1/23

3. Non-Teaching Resignations:
Truitt, Kristin, Teacher Assistant, Effective August 30, 2019
Hayes, Samantha, Teacher Aide, Effective September 2, 2019
Fitzgerald, Carolanne, Teacher Aide, Effective September 2, 2019

4. Non-Teaching Termination:
Fosmer, Kyle, Cleaner, Effective August 5, 2019

5. Non-Teaching Change in Retirement Date:
Grinnell, Tracy, Senior Typist, from January 1, 2020 to October 1, 2019

6. Non-Teaching Appointments:
Whipple, Emily, 5.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 1, 2019, Salary; $11,294.25, Probationary Period: September 1, 2019 – September 1, 2020

DeSena, Joseph, 6.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 1, 2019; Salary; $13,347.75, Probationary Period: September 1, 2019 – September 1, 2020

Williams, Beth, 6.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 1, 2019; Salary; $13,347.75, Probationary Period: September 1, 2019 – September 1, 2020

Harrison, Stephani, 5.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 1, 2019, Salary; $11,294.25, Probationary Period: September 1, 2019 – September 1, 2020

Dickinson, Hailey, 5.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 1, 2019, Salary; $11,294.25, Probationary Period: September 1, 2019 – September 1, 2020

Donahue, Theresa, 6.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 3, 2019; Salary; $13,347.75, Probationary Period: September 3, 2019 – September 3, 2020

Humphrey, Paige, 6.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 5, 2019; Salary; $13,347.75,  Probationary Period: September 5, 2019 – September 5, 2020

Harrington, Tina, 6.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 6, 2019; Salary; $13,347.75, Probationary Period: September 6, 2019 – September 6, 2020

Millard, Kathy, 6.50 Hour Teacher Aide, Effective September 23, 2019; Salary; $13,347.75, Probationary Period: September 23, 2019 – September 23, 2020

7. Rescind Coaching Appointment (2019-2020):
Bombard, Trish,
Modified Girls Soccer, Effective August 28, 2019

8. Coaching Appointment (2019-2020):
Harrington, Erin               Modified Girls Soccer     D-1          $3,003.75

9. Mentor Appointments (2019-2020):
Heinz, Heather, Salary; $1,580.00, Mentoring Elizabeth Bell, School Psychologist, Effective September 1, 2019

10. High School Department Chair (2019-2020):
Cerny, Kathy   Psychology/Social Worker

11. Rescind 6th Class Assignment:
Halliday, Jared, GED Teacher, Effective September 3, 2019

12. Sixth Class Assignments (2019-2020):
Benway, Kari, Special Education Teacher, $9,011.64
                 Bombard, Trisha, Special Education Teacher, $8,745.48
Brechko, Jason, Science Teacher, $8,745.48
Williams, Mary, Special Education Teacher, $10,197.24

13. Volunteer Coaches (2019-2020):
Casey, Dave, Varsity Football
Girard, Lee, Varsity Football
Macura, Mike, Varsity Football
Turley, Patrick, Varsity Golf

14. Rescind Middle School Club Advisor:
Johnson, Julie                      Book Club (Shared Position)

15. Middle School Club Advisor:
Ruggi, Maria                        Book Club (Shared Position)

END OF CONSENT AGENDA    

5. Approve the first reading of Policies 3221 – Therapy Dogs, 5660 – Meal Charging and Prohibition against Meal Shaming, and 7511 – Immunization of Students (attached)

6. Approve Waiving the Second Reading of Policies 3221 – Therapy Dogs, 5660 – Meal Charging and Prohibition against Meal Shaming, and 7511 – Immunization of Students

7. Adopt Policies 3221 – Therapy Dogs, 5660 – Meal Charging and Prohibition against Meal Shaming, and 7511 – Immunization of Students

8. CORRESPONDENCE

9. OLD BUSINESS

10. NEW BUSINESS

11. EXECUTIVE SESSION

12. ADJOURNMENT