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Feb. 15, 2018

TIME & PLACE: 6:00 P.M. – HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY CLASSROOM

KIND OF MEETING: REGULAR

ELECTED MEMBERS PRESENT: BURTON, FLORUSSEN, GELL, GUASP, JAQUEWAY, KUEHNLE, QUANDT

APPOINTED MEMBERS PRESENT: DAVID BLANCHARD, SUPERINTENDENT
SARAH BLOOD, SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
DEBRA CARDELLA, DISTRICT CLERK

ALSO PRESENT: KEVIN CALACONE, JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
ROBERT KRAEMER, JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL /
ATHLETIC COORDINATOR
2 MEDIA RESPRESENTATIVES; 4 DISTRICT RESIDENTS;
4 FACULTY/STAFF MEMBERS; 8 STUDENTS

President Jaqueway called the Regular Board of Education Meeting of February 15, 2018, to order at 6:00 p.m.

President Jaqueway led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Quandt to enter into Executive Session MOTION FOR to discuss negotiations, matters pertaining to specific individuals and contractual items. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried
President Jaqueway declared the meeting to be in recess at 6:02 p.m.

The Executive Session came to order at 6:10 p.m. with Mr. Burton, Mr. Florussen,
Mrs. Gell, Mr. Guasp, Mrs. Jaqueway, Mr. Kuehnle, Mr. Quandt, Ms. Blood and
Superintendent Blanchard in attendance.

Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Burton to end the Executive Session at 6:55 p.m.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Quandt, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle to return to the Regular Meeting Session.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

President Jaqueway declared the Regular Meeting to be reconvened at 7:02 p.m.

Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Quandt to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting on January 17, 2018.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

President Jaqueway reviewed the Agenda and the February/March calendar of events and facilities use.

The following were additions/changes to the agenda:
- Personnel – Add Item c. – Appoint M. Weaver as Interim Homeless Liaison
- Personnel – Change to Item i. – S. Gathen Stipend E-2 $2,410
- Personnel – Add to Item j. – Additional 5 BOCES Substitutes
- Business – Add Item k. – Declaring Textbooks as Obsolete/Damaged
- Upcoming Meetings – Add Community Budget Forum on 3/1/18

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
Mr. Tom Quinn, an SCS staff member, thanked the District for the opportunity to work for the district and expressed his appreciation for the benefits that helps families during difficult times.

Cheryl Rogers presented the STA “Good News” for the board members to review.
An egg incubator made by students was presented. Superintendent Blanchard stated the STEAM night was very well attended by students and thanked the staff members involved for the impressive event. He also commented on the exceptional job that was done for the Olympics in the Elementary school.

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT
The Schoharie County School Board’s Association Spring Dinner is being hosted by
Sharon Springs CSD and is scheduled for April 12, 2018.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Student Athlete Accomplishments and Recognition
Superintendent Blanchard introduced Robert Kraemer who presented a power point report on the extraordinary accomplishments of student athletes for the 2017-18 school year.

Capital Project Update by Mosaic Architects and Schoolhouse Contractors
Superintendent Blanchard introduced Gene Browning from Mosaic Architects and Eric Robert from Schoolhouse Construction who reported the timeline and phases that were anticipated once New York State Department of Education gives the final approval. Phase 1 should begin the summer of 2018 and Phase 2 is targeted to begin January 2019.

Preliminary Budget 2018-19 School Year Report
Superintendent Blanchard introduced Sarah Blood who presented a report on the 2018-19 budget of $24,024,469.00 which would be a $608,650.00 (2.6%) increase from the voter-approved 2017-18 budget. The major cost changes are employee salaries and employee health and prescription insurance.

PERSONNEL
Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education accept the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard to accept the retirement resignation, with regret, of Linda M. Nevulis, Director of Curriculum and Pupil Personnel Services, effective 2/22/18.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

President Jaqueway stated the Board had a plaque to present to Mrs. Nevulis. She commented on Mrs. Nevulis’ dedicated work for over 10 years for the District. All day PreK was available to community families as a result of Mrs. Nevulis’ efforts. All were in agreement that she will be missed and the best of luck was extended to Mrs. Nevulis in all her future endeavors.

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mrs. Gell that the Board of Education accept the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard to appoint Michele R. Weaver as Interim Director of Pupil Personnel Services, effective 2/16/18 to conclude no later than 6/30/18, upon the terms and conditions set forth in a written Agreement.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle that the Board of Education accept the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard to appoint Michele R. Weaver as Interim Homeless Liaison to correspond with the terms and conditions set forth in the written Agreement of Interim Directory of Pupil Personnel Services, effective 2/16/18 and concluding no later than 6/30/18.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education accept the recommendations of Superintendent Blanchard to take action on Personnel Items d. through j. as follows:

THAT the Board of Education appoint Mikey Dady as Jr./Sr. High School PBIS Program Coor., stipend of $1,550 pro-rated, effective 2/16/18, for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year.

THAT the Board of Education appoint Daniel Saddlemire to the Professional Development Committee.

THAT the Board of Education appoint Belinda Shepard as Cook, Salary Step 12 $17,056 per STA Contract, 7 hours/day, 5 days/week, 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., effective 2/26/18, according to the School District Calendar.

THAT the Board of Education approve the correction of hours for Lynda Rose from the 12/14/17 meeting additional hours for Period 9 (3/4 hour) from every other day to every day, at current rate of pay, effective retroactive to 11/29/17, according to School District Calendar.

THAT the Board of Education appoint Jill Sholtes as Musical Assistant for Costumes, stipend $1,750 for the 2017-18 school year.

THAT the Board of Education appoint the following individuals as coaches for the 2017-18 Spring Sports Season:
Charles Beninati Varsity Baseball E-3 $3,420
Ed LaBadia Varsity Softball E-6 $3,580
Jeremy Karker Varsity Girls Track E-5 $3,500
Kevin Scofield Varsity Boys Tennis E-18 $3,070
Shawn Gathen JV Softball E-2 $2,410
Eric Croote JV Baseball E-4 $2,520
Mike Dady Modified Baseball I-2 $1,550
Jody Marsh Modified Softball E-4 $1,790
Erin Kelly Modified Girls Track I-2 $1,550
Cheryl Rogers Modified Boys Track E-2 $1,710
Stan France Tennis Volunteer

THAT the Board of Education appoint the following individuals and add their names to the Substitute Teacher Roster from the Capital Region BOCES Teacher Substitute Service, effective 2/16/18:
1. Bickel, Jenna – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
2. Davies, Katia – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
3. Wierbinski, Adam – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
4. Egnor, Melissa – Certified Teacher $95/day
5. Gonzalez, Patricia – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
6. Kearney, Melody – Certified Teacher $95/day
7. Montini, Marco – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
8. Arnold, Riley – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
9. Dalland, Karen – Certified Teacher $95/day
10. Deronceray, Calixe – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
11. Valada, Carolyn – Certified Teacher $95/day
12. Weaver, Karly – Non-Certified Teacher No Degree $78/day
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Florussen that the Board of Education accept the Treasurer’s Report for January 2018. (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

The Board received the Budget Status Reports; Revenue and Appropriation as of January 31, 2018, for their review.

The Board received the report of the Claims Auditor for the January 2018 Warrant in the amount of $569,207.15 for their review.

The Board received the Cash Flow Status Report/Projection as of 1/31/18, for their review.

Motion was made by Mrs. Gell seconded by Mr. Florussen that the Board of Education accept the recommendation of the Committees and approve the authorization of funds to implement the special education program services and placements consistent with such recommendations for the 2017-18 school year based upon the reports submitted to Board members dated 2/15/18.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Abstain – 1 (Kuehnle) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton secondAPPROVE BUDGET
the 2017-18 Budget Transfers of $17,126 for TVI Services and $15,000 for Debt Service.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve the Resolution to Authorize Agreement for Student Health/Welfare Services for one student attending North Colonie CSD for $648. (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education accept, with thanks, the $2,000 donation from the Rolphie Fund Committee for the SCS Rolphie Fund.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education approve the establishment of The Travel Club and By-Laws as an Extra Curricular Club with Martin Messner as Volunteer Advisor for the 2017-18 school year and a stipend of $1,550 for an Advisor starting 2018-19.

Motion Not Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Quandt to rescind the previous motion and remove the advisor stipend of $1,550 for the 2018-19 school year.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education approve the establishment of The Travel Club and By-Laws as an Extra Curricular Club with Martin Messner as Volunteer Advisor for the 2017-18 school year.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Quandt, seconded by Mr. Florussen that the Board of Education approve the Declaring of Fixed Assets as Surplus/Obsolete:
67 Dell Optiplex. 1909WF, 7768, Latitude Computers OBSOLETE
59 Dell Optiplex Computer/Monitor Sets
1 Samsung Laptop
1 Minuet Computer System
1 Verizon Jet Pack MiFi
1 Planer Wood
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle that the Board of Education approve the Declaring of Textbooks as Obsolete/Damaged:
11 Miscellaneous Titles from Parochial Schools
Yes – 6
No – 0
Abstain – 1 (Florussen) Motion Carried

The following items were distributed to Board Members for review: ADDITIONAL
- Elementary School Monthly Report – February 2018 INFORMATION
- Jr./Sr. High School Monthly Report – February 2018
- Enrollment Numbers as of 2/1/18
- STA “Good News” Report
- Capital Region BOCES “2016-17 Snapshot of BOCES Services”
- Capital Region BOCES 2018 Annual Meeting Invitation

President Jaqueway stated that the next Board of Education Meetings are as follows:
- Community Budget Forum on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 7 – 9pm in the Elementary
School Cafeteria
- Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School
Library Classroom

The school musical, “Cinderella,” will be taking place on March 9, 10 and 11, 2018.

Motion was made by Mr. Quandt, seconded by Mr. Burton to adjourn the Regular Board of Education Meeting.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

President Jaqueway declared the Regular Board of Education Meeting of February 15, 2018, to be adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Debra Cardella
District Clerk

 

 

 

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