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Sept. 28, 2017

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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: LINDA NEVULIS, DIRECTOR OF PUPIL SERVICES
ANDREA POLIKOSKI, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
KEVIN CALACONE, JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
2 MEDIA RESPRESENTATIVES; 2 DISTRICT RESIDENTS;
3 FACULTY/STAFF MEMBERS; 5 STUDENTS

President Jaqueway called the Regular Board of Education Meeting of September 28, 2017, to order at 6:06 p.m.

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

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp 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 6:08 p.m.

The Executive Session came to order at 6:11 p.m. with Mr. Burton, Mr. Florussen, Mrs. Gell, Mr. Guasp, Mrs. Jaqueway, Mr. Kuehnle, and Mr. Quandt in attendance.
Mr. Superintendent Blanchard and Ms. Blood joined the Executive Session at 6:25 p.m.

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mrs. Gell to end the Executive Session at 7:30 p.m.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Quandt, 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 7:35 p.m.

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting on August 17, 2017. REGULAR MEETING
8/17/17
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Gell, seconded by Mr. Quandt to approve the Minutes of the Special Meeting on August 30, 2017.
8/30/17
Yes – 6
No – 0
Abstain – 1 (Florussen) Motion Carried

President Jaqueway reviewed the Agenda and the August calendar of events and facilities use. The following were additions/changes to the agenda: AND AGENDA
- Personnel – Add to Item j. – Approve two additional names to BOCES Sub List
- Personnel – Add to Item o. – Approve Carissa Miller effective date of 9/11/17
- Personnel – Add Item r. – Approve Joy Beninati to Non-Certified Sub List
- Business – Add to Item i. – Accept Donations from Hailey Richards and Donor’s Choice
- Business – Add Item l. – Approve Therapy Services Agreement
- Business – Add Item t. – Approve Intermunicipal Agreement for Shared Computer Specialist

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
President Jaqueway offered the privilege of the floor.

Jeannie Scofield presented the first STA Good News Report for the school year.

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT
Mr. Burton reminded Board members that the Schoharie County School Boards
Association Fall Dinner is planned for 11/9/17 from 6 – 8 pm at Maple on the SCSBA Lake.

Superintendent Blanchard stated that several board members had asked about some fan behavior at athletic events. Superintendent Blanchard is working with the Athletic Coordinator and coaches to have high fan expectations and are
anticipating an improvement in fan behavior.

Mr. Florussen complimented the Elementary’s Open House. He was very impressed with the organization of the event and feels the “No Place for Hate” program will help students and the community.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Marvin & Company, CPA. Independent Audit Report for 2016-17
Superintendent Blanchard introduced Ms. Heather Lewis from Marvin & Company, CPA’s.
Ms. Lewis presented the Independent Audit Report for 2016-17. She stated that their report was a “clean audit.” After reviewing the reports a motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education accept the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard to approve the Formal Resolution to Accept 2016-17 Independent Audit Report. (Original INDEPENDENT AUDIT attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

District Goals & Objectives / Opening Day Student Enrollment Report Superintendent Blanchard reported on the Board of Education Goals and Objectives for 2017-18 and reviewed the District data on enrollment with a powerpoint presentation.

PERSONNEL
Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Burton that the Board of Education accept the recommendations of Superintendent Blanchard to approve the following recommendations for teacher tenure:
Appointee: Marie Krohn
Position: Jr./Sr. High School English Teacher
Effective: 1/20/17
Tenure Area: English
Certification: Professional – English Language Arts 7-12
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education approve the recommendation of Superintendent Blanchard that Melissa Schoeffler provisional appointment to the position of Administrative Assistant 2, retroactive to April 15, 2013, with a permanent Appointment to the same title as of August 1, 2013 after successful completion and reachable score on the Schoharie County Civil Service list, to be paid per contract rate.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

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

THAT the Board of Education appoint the following individuals as K-12 Mentor Coordinators, effective for the 2017-18 School Year, Stipend according to the STA Contract:
1. Cheryl Rogers, Co-Coordinator: $2,000
2. Bridget Krepcio, Co-Coordinator: $2,000

THAT the Board of Education appoint the following individuals as Level I Mentors for the 2017-18 School Year, Stipend $1,620 according to STA Contract:
1. Amy Rudolph mentor to Jenna Marcal
2. Lindsay Peterson mentor to Erin Kelly
3. Jeannie Scofield mentor to Daniel White
4. Jamie Davis mentor to Gabrielle Wasserzug
5. Bonnie Newberry mentor to Mikey Dady (effective 10/13/17)
6. Marion Burghart mentor to Timothy Solinger
7. Megan Caruso mentor to Daniel Saddlemire

THAT the Board of Education appoint the following individuals as Level II Mentors for the 2017-18 School Year, Stipend $540 according to STA Contract:
1. Terri Blum mentor to Jeneca Kenny
2. Bridget Krepcio mentor to Marjorie Adriance
3. Nancy McGee mentor to Alisha Richardson
4. John Styles mentor to Cheska Robinson
5. Tom Clayton mentor to Christina Vincent
6. Kim Hileman mentor to Brittany Cameron
7. Debbie Schaffer mentor to Emily Fealey

THAT the Board of Education approve Additional Period Assignments and Stipends for the 2017-18 School Year, per the STA MOU, for the following individuals:
1. Megan Langan, Elementary Special Education Teacher (1.0) $8,000
2. Anne Donzelli, Elementary Special Education Teacher (1.0) $8,000

THAT the Board of Education approve Denise LaBadia for Supervision of Elementary students for one hour a day, 3 days a week, Tuesday through Thursday, as needed, at currently hourly rate per STA Contract, effective retroactive to 9/20/17.

THAT the Board of Educaton approve the unpaid leave request for Pam Guest for 15 days, April 9 through 27, 2018.

THAT the Board of Education appoint the following individuals as Class/Club Advisors for the 2017-18 School Year, at Stipends listed per STA Contract/MOU:
Nancy Stewart Sophomore Class Co-Advisor E-2 $850
Stephanie Weinlein Sophomore Class Co-Advisor E-2 $850
Daniel White BlueNotes Afterschool Choral Advisor $1,550
Samantha Ballard Odyssey of the Mind Advisor $1,550
Nichole McBride Odyssey of the Mind Coach Volunteer
Michelle Haverly Odyssey of the Mind Coach Volunteer
Brad Bruno Odyssey of the Mind Coach Volunteer
Angela Haley Odyssey of the Mind Coach Volunteer
Anne Ringuette Odyssey of the Mind Coach 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 9/29/17:
1. Chin, Nathan – Certified Teacher $95/day
2. Cohen, Zachary – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
3. Evely, Melissa – Non-Certified Teacher w/out Degree $75/day
4. Karakus, Huseyn – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
5. McTague, Theresa - Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
6. Bhoge, Arti – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
7. McGillycuddy, Megan – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day

THAT the Board of Education appoint Karen Olmstead as Part-time Food Service Helper for 3.5 hours a day, Salary Step 1 $9.70 an hour per SCEA Contract as adjusted, effective 9/29/17, according to School District Calendar.

THAT the Board of Education appoint Madison Hunt as Part-time Food Service Helper for 3.5 hours a day, Salary Step 1 $9.70 an hour per SCEA Contract as adjusted, effective 9/29/17, according to School District Calendar.

THAT the Board of Education approve Jennie Flagler, Bus Driver, a correction to the 8/30/17 appointment of hourly rate to $16.15 an hour, effective retroactive to 9/5/17.

THAT the Board of Education approve the addition of Vanessa Gronbach to the list of Impartial Hearing Officers for Schoharie Central School District, effective 9/5/17.

THAT the Board of Education approve the addition of Carissa Miller to the SCS Non-Certified Substitute List, at current substitute rate of pay, effective retroactive to 9/11/17.

THAT the Board of Education approve Sadie McGuiness as Long-term Substitute Teacher for Jacklyn Anderson, at the current rate of pay for substitute certified teacher, effective from 9/5/17 until on or about 10/17/17.

THAT the Board of Education approve Sadie McGuiness as Long-term Substitute Teacher for Kimberly Mattice, at the current rate of pay for substitute certified teacher, effective on or about 10/30/17 until on or about 12/4/17.

THAT the Board of Education approve the addition of Joy Beninati to the SCS Non-Certified Substitute List, at current rate of pay for substitute Teacher Aide, effective retroactive to 9/12/17.

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Florussen that the Board of Education accept the Treasurer’s Report for August 2017. (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

The Board received the report of the Claims Auditor for the August 2017 Warrant in the amount of $1,098,986.72 for their review.

The Board received the Cash Flow Status Report/Projection as of 8/31/17, for their review.

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mr. Guasp 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 report submitted to Board members dated 9/28/17.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Abstain – 1 (Kuehnle) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mr. Burton that the Board of Education adopt the District School Safety Plan, Project SAVE (Safe Schools Against Violence in Education), for the 2017-18 School Year.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve the Resolution to Authorize Renewal of Services Agreement for Employee Benefits Administration to Benetech, Inc., One Dodge St., North Greenbush, NY. (Original attached to Official Minutes)
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mr. Burton that the Board of Education approve the Resolution to Award Bid: Bus Bond Anticipation Notes for Renewals and New Purchases to The National Bank of Coxsackie, 4507 State Route 30, Middleburgh, NY, with accepted Bid Interest Rate of 1.35 percent. (Original attached to Official Minutes) PURCHASES
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Kuehnle that the Board of Education approve the Schoharie Valley FFA to attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana from 10/22/17 through 10/29/17.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education accept, with much appreciation, the following donations:
1. Modified Girls Soccer Uniforms worth $1,093 donated by Steve Meyers
2. $450 from Christmas Wish Campaign by WGY and Curtis Lumber for
After School Tutoring Program
3. MiFi JetPack worth $60 from Hailey Richards
4. 10 Apple I-Pad Mini’s from Donor’s Choice for Ms. Montague’s Class
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:
1 Sony Dual Cassette Player SURPLUS/OBSOLETE
1 Panasonic Dual Camera System
1 TOA 500 Series Amplifer
1 Sony AC Power Adapter
1 Panasonic Web Camera w/ Remote
1 Sharpe AC Adapter
1 Sharp 400x Digital DIS Camera
1 HP PhotoSmart Digital Camera
1 Sony Digital 8 Steady Shot Camera
5 HP Digital Still Camera
1 Casio 32x Digital Camera
1 Sanyo VCR
1 Cortelco 2 Line Phone
1 Cortelco 1 Line Phone
1 Shure Cordless Microphone
1 Wireless FM Microphone System
1 TV/VCR
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve the establishment of the new Extra-Curricular Activity Organization for Class of 2020.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Guasp that the Board of Education approve the Therapy Services Agreement with Able Kids Therapy OT, PT, PLLC., 2841 Thousand Acres Road, Delanson, NY, effective 9/1/17 for the 2017-18 School Year.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mrs. Gell, seconded by Mr. Florussen that the Board of Education approve the Intermunicipal Agreement for Shared Computer Support Specialist with Sharon Springs Central School District for the 2017-18 School Year.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

The following items were distributed to Board Members for review:
- Marvin and Company, CPAs “Financial Report” and “ExtraClassroom Activity Fund
Financial Report”
- District Data Review and BOE Goals from Superintendent Blanchard
- STA “Good News Report” for September 2017

President Jaqueway stated that the next Board of Education Meeting will be as follows:
- Regular Meeting on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School
Library Classroom.

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, 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 September 28, 2017 to be adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Debra Cardella
District Clerk

 

 

 

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