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Nov. 16, 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: ANDREA POLIKOSKI, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
KEVIN CALACONE, JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
ROBERT KRAEMER, JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL / ATHLETIC COORDINATOR

1 MEDIA REPRESENTATIVE; 1 DISTRICT RESIDENT;
1 FACULTY/STAFF MEMBER; 2 STUDENTS

President Jaqueway called the Regular Board of Education Meeting of November 16, 2017, to order at 6:08 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 to discuss negotiations, matters pertaining to specific individuals, and contractual items.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Absent – 1 (Burton) Motion Carried

President Jaqueway declared the meeting to be in recess at 6:10 p.m.

Mr. Burton arrived at 6:12 p.m. and proceeded into Executive Session.

The Executive Session came to order at 6:15 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. Kuehnle, seconded by Mrs. Gell to end the Executive Session at 7:05 p.m.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, 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 7:10 p.m.

Motion was made by Mr. Florussen, seconded by Mrs. Gell to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting on October 19, 2017.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Abstain – 1 (Guasp) Motion Carried

President Jaqueway reviewed the Agenda and the October/November calendar of events and facilities use. The following were additions/changes to the agenda:
- Personnel – Change Item g. – T. Drinon from Paid Coach to Volunteer Coach
- Personnel – Change Item g. – E. Kelly Stipend to $1,630
- Personnel – Add Item l. – Approve H. Palmatier Unpaid Leave Request
- Personnel – Add Item m. – Approve additions to SCS Non-Certified Substitute List

President Jaqueway offered the privilege of the floor.

Cheryl Rogers presented this month’s STA Good News Report.

Mr. Burton stated that the Schoharie County School Boards Association Fall Dinner on November 9, was enjoyed by all attendees. Speakers were Capital Region Senior Executive Officer, Dr. Joe Dragone and District Superintendent, Anita Murphy.

Superintendent Blanchard stated that the Winter Season Meet the Coaches meeting was received very well with Richard Jenson, ESPY Award Winner, as speaker.
He also mentioned that the culture in the high school was changing in a positive direction.
Negative referrals were down, as well as the Ineligibility List having fewer students.
Congratulations were extended to Dr. Calacone and Mr. Kraemer.

Elementary School Goals Report
Superintendent Blanchard introduced Mrs. Andrea Polikoski, Elementary School Principal, who presented a power point presentation on the Elementary School Building Goals for the 2017-18 school year.

Financial Position Update
Superintendent Blanchard introduced Ms. Sarah Blood, School Business Administrator, who presented a power point presentation on the Financial Position Update and Factors Impacting Future Budgets.

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

(a)THAT the Board of Education approve class size stipend according to the STA Contract to the following teachers:

1. Nancy Anderson, 1st Grade Teacher, $12.30/day, effective retroactive to 10/16/17 (23 Students)

2. Amy Rudolph, 1st Grade Teacher, $12.30/day, effective retroactive to 10/6/17
(23 Students)

(b)THAT the Board of Education appoint Daniel White as 1.0 Musical Assistant (Two 0.5 positions), Stipend Level I-2 $1,550.

(c)THAT the Board of Education accept the Resignation of Lois Jessica Goblet as Teaching Assistant effective 11/15/17.

(d)THAT the Board of Education accept the Resignation of Erin Kelly, as Modified Basketball Volunteer Coach, effective 11/17/17.

(e)THAT the Board of Education accept the Resignation of Jeremy Karker, as Modified Basketball Coach, effective 11/17/17.

(f)THAT the Board of Education accept the Resignation of Rick Lehoe, as Varsity Girls Basketball Volunteer Coach, effective 11/17/17.

(g)THAT the Board of Education appoint the following individuals for the 2017-18 Winter Sports Season at the stated stipends according to the current STA Contract:

Tammy Drinon Mod. Girls Basketball Volunteer Coach
Erin Kelly Mod. Girls Basketball I-2 $1,630
Rick Lehoe JV Girls Basketball I-2 $2,790
Mike Dady Mod. Boys Basketball Volunteer Coach
Lisa Gathen Varsity Basketball Volunteer Coach
Emma Touchette Cheerleading Volunteer Coach
Jason Ballard Little Indians Boys Volunteer Coach
Matt Brisley Little Indians Boys Volunteer Coach
Matthew LaLonde Little Indians Boys Volunteer Coach
Travis McHargue Little Indians Boys Volunteer Coach
John Florussen Little Indians Boys Volunteer Coach
Jennifer Hellstrom Little Indians Boys Volunteer Coach

(h)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 11/17/17:
1. Briel, Peter – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
2. Ashley, Dona – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
3. Randall, Stacy – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
4. Brown, Rebecca – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
5. Brownell, Morgan – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
6. Harris-Wilcher, Hassan – Non-Certified Teacher w/ Degree $85/day
7. Hoerup, Pamela – Certified Teacher $95/day

(i)THAT the Board of Education appoint the following individuals to the SCS Non-Certified Substitute List as Bus Drivers, Salary $17.00/hour, effective 11/17/17:
1. Charles Park
2. Deborah Harnett

(j)THAT the Board of Education approve the removal of Joan Alexander from the Impartial Hearing Office List (CSE/CPSE), effective 11/17/17.

(k)THAT the Board of Education approve the change of appointment for Terry Jeffrey from Cook to Cook/Cleaner, at existing rate of pay, 7 hours/day, effective 11/20/17, according to School District Calendar.

(l)THAT the Board of Education approve the unpaid leave request for Heather Palmatier, Bus Driver, from February 5 through 12, 2018 (6 days).

(m)THAT the Board of Education approve the following individuals as additions to the SCS Non- Certified Substitute List, at current substitute rates, effective 11/17/17.
1. Chari Dumond
2. Stephanie Easley
Yes – 6
No – 0
Abstain from Item g. – 1 (Florussen) Motion Carried

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

The Board received the Budget Status Reports; Revenue and Appropriation as of October 31, 2017, for their review.

The Board received the report of the Claims Auditor for the October 2017 Warrant in the amount of $709,893.11 for their review.

The Board received the Cash Flow Status Report/Projection as of 10/31/17, for their review.

The Board received the Extra Classroom Activity Report for July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017, for their review.

Motion was made by Mrs. Gell seconded by Mr. Burton 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 11/16/17.
Yes – 6
No – 0
Abstain – 1 (Kuehnle) Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Gusap, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve the Bassett Healthcare Agreement for the 2017-18 School Year, retroactive effective to 7/1/17 through 6/30/18.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Quandt that the Board of Education approve the establishment of The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Club as an Extra-Curricular Club and their By-Laws and Advisors, Leah Schaefer and Kimberly Dinuzzo, for the 2017-18 School Year.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Kuehnle, seconded by Mr. Florussen that the Board of Education approve the Declaring of Fixed Assets as Surplus/Obsolete:
1. Interactive Projectors - 3
2. Infocus Interactive DPL
3. Copyboard Electronic w/ Projector
4. Projector LCD
5. Promethean Board – 2
6. TV 13”
7. Elementary Café Tables – 2
8. Ti Aspire Calculators – 7
9. Dell/HP Desktop Computers – 15
10. Unisys/Dell/Xerox/HP Printers – 5
11. Cortelco/Vodavi Phones – 2
12. Datamation/Bretford Laptop Carts – 3
13. HP Scanner
14. Sony/JVC Cameras – 3
15. Acer/Dell Monitors - 2
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

Motion was made by Mr. Guasp, seconded by Mr. Burton that the Board of Education accept with thanks, $600 donation from Juliet C. Burk for the High School Parent Teacher Association.
Yes – 7
No – 0 Motion Carried

The following items were distributed to Board Members for review: ADDITIONAL
- STA “Good News Report” for November 2017 INFORMATION
- Elementary School Monthly Report – November 2017
- Jr./Sr. High School Monthly Report – November 2017

President Jaqueway stated that the next Board of Education Meeting will be as follows:
- Regular Meeting on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Library Classroom.

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

President Jaqueway declared the Regular Board of Education Meeting of November 16, 2017 to be adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Debra Cardella
District Clerk

 

 

 

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