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March 22, 2018

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

KIND OF MEETING: SPECIAL

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

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

ALSO PRESENT: 0 MEDIA RESPRESENTATIVES; 0 DISTRICT RESIDENTS;
3 FACULTY/STAFF MEMBERS; 6 STUDENTS

President Jaqueway called the Special Board of Education Meeting of March 22, 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. Kuehnle to enter into Executive Session o discuss contractual items.
Yes – 4
No – 0
Absent – 1 (Quandt)
Excused – 2 (Burton, Gell) Motion Carried
President Jaqueway declared the meeting to be in recess at 6:02 p.m.

The Executive Session came to order at 6:05 p.m. with Mr. Florussen, Mr. Guasp, Mrs. Jaqueway, Mr. Kuehnle, Ms. Blood and Superintendent Blanchard in attendance. Mr. Quandt arrived at 6:09 p.m. and proceeded into Executive Session.

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Florussen to end the Executive Session 6:25 p.m.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Burton, Gell) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Guasp to return to the Special Meeting
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Burton, Gell) Motion Carried
President Jaqueway declared the Special Meeting to be reconvened at 6:28 p.m.

PERSONNEL
Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard, hereby appoint Matthew L. Wright to the position of Director of Curriculum and Pupil Personnel Services, in the tenure area of Director of Curriculum and Pupil Personnel Services, to serve a four-year probationary term beginning June 1, 2018, at a salary of $93,000 pro-rated for the 2017-18 school year.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Burton, Gell) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education accept  the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard to accept, with thanks and best wishes, the retirement resignation of Colleen Schlicht, Elementary Teacher, effective 6/30/18. RESIGNATION
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Burton, Gell) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle that the Board of Education accept the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard to accept, with thanks and best wishes, the retirement resignation of Christine Quandt, Social Worker, effective 12/31/18.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Burton, Gell) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Florussen that the Board of Education accept APPROVE M. HUNT
the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard to approve the increase in hours for Madison Hunt, Food Service Helper, Part-time, from 3.5 to 5 hours/day at her current rate of pay, effective 3/23/18,
according to School District Calendar.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Burton, Gell) Motion Carried

BUSINESS
Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve the Resolution to Award Bids for the Capital Project as listed below:
(Original attached to Official Minutes)
Electrical: Kasselman Electric Company, Inc., Albany, NY
Mechanical: T. McElligott, Inc., Troy, NY
Plumbing: RMB Mechanical, Inc., Schenectady, NY
Asbestos: Two Brothers Contracting, Inc., Westmoreland, NY
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Burton, Gell) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Florusson, seconded by Mr. Quadt that the Board of Education approve the Budget Transfer Request for $22,142 for New Student Placement.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Burton, Gell) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Florussen that the Board of Education approve the Declaring of Fixed Assets as Obsolete/Damaged:
1 Aerator Heavy Duty 6 foot Attachment OBSOLETE/DAMAGED
1 Seeder “Woods”
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Burton, Gell) Motion Carried

OTHER BUSINESS
The following items were distributed to Board Members for review:
Schoharie County School Boards Association Spring Dinner Invitation
Capital Region BOCES 2018-19 Proposed Budget Newsletter

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. Quandt, seconded by Mr. Florussen to adjourn the Special Board of Education Meeting.
Yes – 5
No – 0
Excused – 2 (Burton, Gell) Motion Carried

President Jaqueway declared the Special Board of Education Meeting of March 22, 2018 to be adjourned at 6:32 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Debra Cardella
District Clerk

 

 

 

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