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March 15, 2018

TIME & PLACE: 6:00 P.M. – HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA
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: ANDREA POLIKOSKI, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
KEVIN CALACONE, JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
ROBERT KRAEMER, JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL /
ATHLETIC COORDINATOR
3 MEDIA RESPRESENTATIVES; 16 DISTRICT RESIDENTS;
4 FACULTY/STAFF MEMBERS; 13 STUDENTS

President Jaqueway called the Regular Board of Education Meeting of March 15, 2018, to order at 6:02 p.m.

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

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Burton to enter into Executive Session to discuss negotiations, matters pertaining to specific individuals and contractual items.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried
President Jaqueway declared the meeting to be in recess at 6:05 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 Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp to end the Executive Session at 7:15 p.m.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried
Motion was made by by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp to return to the Regular Meeting Session.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried
President Jaqueway declared the Regular Meeting to be reconvened at 7:20 p.m.

 Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Burton to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting on February 15, 2018. REGULAR MEETING
2/15/18
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

President Jaqueway reviewed the Agenda and the March/April calendar of events and facilities use. The following were additions/changes to the agenda:
Personnel – Add to Item f. – Additional 3 BOCES Substitutes
Personnel – Add Item g. – D. Schaffer Retirement Resignation
Personnel – Add Item h. – S. Hammond Retirement Resignation
Personnel – Add Item i. – R. Bowersox Retirement Resignation
Business – Add to Item e. – Additional CSE/CPSE/504 Recommendations
Business – Add Item l. – 2017-18 Budget Transfer Request
Business – Add Item m. – SCEA MOA
Business – Add Item n. – Resolution Authorizing Capital Reserve Fund Proposition
Business – Add Item o. – Legal Notice

Jean Scofield and Mary Bates presented the STA “Good News” for the board members to review.

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

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Presentation
Superintendent Blanchard introduced Kevin Calacone, Jr./Sr. High School Principal, who introduced the 2018 Valedictorian Lily Caza and Salutatorian Claire Williams to board members.

Odyssey of the Mind Presentation
Superintendent Blanchard introduced Andrea Polikoski, Elementary School Principal, who introduced the Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator, Samantha Ballard. Ms. Ballard reported on the accomplishments of this year’s team. The Division 1 team members presented a skit they performed during competition.

Tentative Budget 2018-19 School Year Report
Superintendent Blanchard introduced Sarah Blood who presented a report on the Tentative 2018-19 Budget of $22,827,954 with Revenues of $23,586,039 leaving a deficit of $241,915. The major cost changes are employee salaries and employee health and prescription insurance.

Personnel
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 a. through i. as follows:

THAT the Board of Education appoint Marjorie Adriance Varsity Boys Track and Field Coach, stipend I-2 $2,950 per STA Contract, for the Spring 2018 Sports Season.

THAT the Board of Education accept the resignation of Serena T. Billsborrow, Teacher Aide, effective retroactive 3/9/18.

THAT the Board of Education accept the resignation of Jennie L. Flagler, Teacher Aide Part-time (Cafeteria), effective retroactive 3/2/18.

THAT the Board of Education accept the resignation of Belinda Shepard, Food Service Helper,effective retroactive 2/26/18, in order to take the Food Service Cook position.

THAT the Board of Education accept the resignation of Eric Bellinger, Cleaner, effective 3/16/18, to remain in the Custodian position.

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 3/16/18:
1. Byrd, Lucia – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
2. O’Hearn, Michaelyn – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
3. Allen, Amy – Certified Teacher $95/day
4. Croote, Eric – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
5. Marshall, Benjamin – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
6. Brooks, Arielle – Certified Teacher $95/day
7. D’Agata, Danielle – Certified Teacher $95/day
8. Tetlak, Elizabeth – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day

THAT the Board of Education accept, with thanks and best wishes, the retirement resignation Aof Debra Schaffer, Elementary Teacher, effective 6/30/18.

THAT the Board of Education accept, with thanks and best wishes, the retirement resignation of Stephanie Hammond, Special Education Teacher, effective 6/30/18.

THAT the Board of Education accept, with thanks and best wishes, the retirement resignation of Ruth E. Bowersox, Teaching Assistant, effective 6/30/18.

Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Business

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

The Board received the Budget Status Reports; Revenue and Appropriation as of February 28, 2018, for their review.

The Board received the report of the Claims Auditor for the February 2018 Warrant in the amount of $926,604.49 for their review.

The Board received the Cash Flow Status Report/Projection as of 2/28/18, for their review.

Motion was made 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 Rthe 2017-18 school year based upon the reports submitted to Board members dated 3/15/18.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Abstain – 1 (Kuehnle) 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 two students attending South Colonie CSD for $719.78. (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve the Resolution to Establish Updated Non-resident Tuition Rates: Grades K-6 $5,773; Grades 7-12 $10,649; Full Day K-6 Student with Disabilities $27,433; Full Day 7-12 Student with Disabilities $32,309. (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education approve the Resolution Authorizing the Bus Proposition to be presented to the Voters at the Annual District Meeting on 5/15/18. (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Quandt, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle that the Board of Education accept, with thanks, the Scoreboard donation from the All Sports Booster Club valued at $4,075.
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 Obsolete/Damaged:
8 Miscellaneous Projectors
2 Dukane Filmstrip Players
1 Microfiche Machine
1 Bell & Howard 16mm Film Projector
1 Portable Record Player
1 Desk Chair
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mrs. Gell that the Board of Education approve the FBLA Field Trip to the NY State Leadership Conference on April 11 – 13, 2018, at the Double Tree Hilton and Holiday Inn in Binghamton, NY.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mrs. Gell that the Board of Education approve the 2017-18 Budget Transfers of $13,300 for Plant Operations – Maintenance Agreements.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education approve the SCEA Memorandum of Agreement for a $375 stipend in lieu of uniform laundry service for bus mechanics during 4/1/18 through 6/30/18.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mrs. Gell that the Board of Education approve the Resolution Authorizing the Capital Reserve Fund Proposition to be presented to the Voters at the Annual District Meeting on 5/15/18. (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mrs. Gell that the Board of Education approve the Legal Notice for the May 15, 2018 Annual Meeting and Election: 2018-19 Budget Proposition,School Bus Purchases Proposition, Use of Capital Reserve Fund Proposition, Election of two
Members of the Board of Education.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

OTHER BUSINESS
The following items were distributed to Board Members for review: ADDITIONAL
Elementary School Monthly Report – March 2018 INFORMATION
Jr./Sr. High School Monthly Report – March 2018
Enrollment Numbers as of 3/1/18
STA “Good News” Report
Letter from resident regarding Senior’s income level for aged tax exemption

President Jaqueway stated that the next Board of Education Meetings are as follows:
Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School
Library Classroom
Regular Meeting – BOCES Vote on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6pm, High School
Library Classroom

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Burton to enter into Executive Session to discuss specific individuals and contractual items.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried
President Jaqueway declared the meeting to be in recess at 8:10 p.m.

The Executive Session came to order at 8:15 p.m. with Mr. Burton, Mr. Florussen, Mrs. Gell, Mr. Guasp, Mrs. Jaqueway, Mr. Kuehnle, and Mr. Quandt in attendance. Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Quandt to end the Executive Session at 9:07 p.m.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Florussen to return to the Regular Meeting  Session.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried
President Jaqueway declared the Regular Meeting to be reconvened at 9:08 p.m.

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle to adjourn the Regular Board of Education Meeting.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried
President Jaqueway declared the Regular Board of Education Meeting of March 15, 2018,to be adjourned at 9:09 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Debra Cardella

 

 

 

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