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August 26, 2020 Board of Education meeting minutes

BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Counties
Johnstown, NY 12095

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DATE

August 26, 2020

PLACE

Meeting can be accessed via phone: Call: 1-646-992-2010 – Access Number: 129 161 7296.

KIND OF MEETING

Regular Monthly

MEMBERS PRESENT

James Beirlein, Harry Brooks, Carmen Caraco, John DeValve, Jean LaPorta, Gustavo Sacerio and Allan Turnbull

OTHERS PRESENT

David Ziskin, District Superintendent; Lorraine Hohenforst, Deputy Superintendent; Jay DeTraglia, Assistant Superintendent; Kathi Lewis, School Business Official;  Aaron Flynn, Human Resources Manager; Craig Clark, Communications Specialist; and Christine Eaton, Clerk

CALL TO ORDER

President Brooks called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried to approve the agenda as presented and add any items introduced by unanimous vote.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by James Beirlein to approve the minutes of the June 24, 2020 Regular Board Meeting; June 30, 2020 Special Board Meeting; July 1, 2020 Reorganizational Meeting and the July 29, 2020 Goal Setting and Special Board meeting.  This motion was carried unanimously.

DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

The District Superintendent’s report included:

► Partnership
► Advocacy
► Leadership

DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

The Deputy Superintendent’s report included:

► Partnership
► Advocacy
► Leadership

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

The Assistant Superintendent’s report included:

► Partnership
► Advocacy
► Leadership

PERSONNEL ITEMS

Upon the District Superintendent’s recommendation, the following personnel items  were presented to the Board for acceptance or approval. All new appointments are contingent upon receipt of Employment Eligibility Verification form.

Resignation for Retirement

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by James Beirlein and unanimously carried to accept the following employee’s letter of intent to retire:

1. Robert Gallup, Position: School Bus Attendant, Division: Regional Transportation (02/26/2015), Effective Date: 09/04/2020 (SY 20-2 #64)

Resignations

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by James Beirlein and unanimously carried to accept the following resignations:

1. Robin Borner, Position: Teacher Aide, Division: Special Ed (09/01/2017), Effective Date: 08/14/2020
2. Melissa Bynum, Position: School Counselor, Division: Itinerant (01/21/2020), Effective Date: 09/07/2020
3. Alyssa Forrest, Position: Teacher Aide, Division: Special Education (09/01/2015), Effective Date: 08/28/2020
(SY 20-21 #65, #66, #67)

Establish Positions

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by James Beirlein and unanimously carried to establish the following position:

1. Position: Visual Arts Teacher, Program/Location: ADK, Effective Date: 09/01/2020

Appointments Certified Teachers

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by  James Beirlein and unanimously carried to appoint the following certified teachers:

Certified-Teachers

(Tenure will be contingent upon achievement of effective or highly effective APPR ratings necessary to receive tenure throughout his or her probationary period, consistent with the requirements of Education Law Sections 3012, 3012-c, 3012-d)

a. Name: Brennan Haley, Appointment Type: Probationary, Tenure Area: Physical Education, Title: Physical Education Teacher, Salary: $43,630.00, Effective Dates: 09/01/2020 – 08/31/2024, Location: Special Education, FTE: 1.0, Certification: Physical Education – Initial

b. Name:, Jill Brunetto, Appointment Type: Probationary, Tenure Area: English, Title: ELA 7-12, Salary: $43,226.00, pro-rated to $42,577.61, Effective Dates: 09/08/2020-08/31/2024, Location: ADK, FTE: 1.0, Certification: English Language Arts 7-12; Emergency COVID-19 Certification

(SY 20-21 #68, #69)

Appointments – Civil Service

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by James Beirlein and unanimously carried to approve the following Civil Service appointments:

a. Name: Bobbi White, Appointment Type: Probationary, CS Title: Teacher Aide, Probationary Term: 09/01/2020-08/31/2021, Salary: $17,798.00, FTE: 1.0, Location: Special Education

b. Name: Kimberly Meca, Appointment Type: Provisional, CS Title: Senior Typist, Probationary Term: 09/08/2020, Salary: $26,442.08; pro-rated to $21,484.20, FTE: 1.0, Location: School Library System

(SY 20-21 #70 #71)

All Other Appointments

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by James Beirlein and unanimously carried to approve the following all other appointments:

a. Recommend the Board approve the appointments and re-appointments of staff listed below for the 2020-21 school year, with effective dates as noted. Employees are not eligible for benefits (health, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance).

1. J. Anthony DiMezza, ADK, Rate: $105.00, Per Diem, Term of Employment: 09/01/2020-06/30/2021, Not to Exceed: N/A, Position Category: Long-term Substitute
2. Kristen Haugh, CTE, Rate: $105.00 Diem, Term of Employment: 08/27/2020-06/30/2021, Not to Exceed: N/A, Position Category: Long-term Substitute
(SY 20-21 #72, #73)

b. Appoint the following CTE Staff members to work up to 30 hours of summer curriculum wok for the period of August 18, 2020 to August 31, 2020 at a rate of $25.00 per hour:

Tamara Berberich
Sharon Kline

(SY 20-21 #74)

c. Recommend the Board approve the appointments of the substitutes listed below, with effective dates as noted.  Employees are not eligible for benefits (health, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance).

Registered Professional Nurse (School) – effective 09/01/2020

Kim Marie Bursese

(SY 20-21#75)

Tenure – Appointments

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by James Beirlein and unanimously carried to approve the following Tenure Appointment:

Recommend the Board appoint the following employees to tenure status based upon successful completion of the required probationary period:

a. Jeanne Halloran, Tenure Area: Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions, Effective: 10/10/2020
(SY 20-21 #76)

Amended Appointments

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by James Beirlein and unanimously carried to amend the following appointment:

Somelofske, Shelby –  Amending her appointment from a Special Education Teacher to a Long-term Substitute effective September 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.  Salary: $105.00 per day.

(SY  20-21 #77)

Miscellaneous Personnel Items

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by James Beirlein and unanimously carried to approve the following miscellaneous personnel items: Memorandum of Agreement between Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Counties BOCES and the HFM Administrator’s Association  (SY 20-21 #78)

Proposed Addendum – District Superintendent (SY 20-21 #79)

CLAIMS AUDITOR REPORT

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta, and unanimously carried to approve the Claims Auditor Report for the period of June 30, 2020 through July 28, 2020. (SY 20-21 #80)

TREASURER’S REPORT

James Beirlein made a motion, seconded by John DeValve, and unanimously carried to  approve the Treasurer’s Report from June 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020 as submitted.  (SY 20-21 #81)

EXTRACLASS REPORT

Carmen Caraco made a motion, seconded by James Beirlein and unanimously carried to approve the June 2020 Extraclass report as submitted. (SY 20-21 #82)

2019-2020 EXTRA CLASS REPORT SUMMARY – Information Only

The 2019-2020 Extra Class Report Summary was provided to the Board for information only. (SY 20-21 #83)

UNITED CONCIERGE MEDICINE

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by Gustavo Sacerio and unanimously carried to authorize the District Superintendent to execute the United Concierge Medicine agreement to provide telemedicine services to employees effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. (SY  20-21 #84)

FULTON-MONTGOMERY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF  COMMERCE – CTE AGREEMENT

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by James Beirlein to authorize the District Superintendent to execute the Contract for Administration of Career and Technical Education – Business and Education Partnership by and between HFM BOCES and the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce effective September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021.  This motion was unanimously carried. (SY 20-21 #85)

SREB CONTRACT

James Beirlein made a motion to authorize the District Superintendent to execute the contract by and between HFM BOCES and the Southern Regional Education Board/Schools that Work to implement the Schools that Work school improvement design effective July 1, 2020 through June 30. 2021. This motion was seconded by Allan Turnbull and unanimously carried. (SY  20-21 #86)

2020-21 SCHOOL LUNCH PRICING

Carmen Caraco made a motion, seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried to establish the 2020-21 school year breakfast and lunch prices as follows; adult milk at $0.75, adult breakfast at $2.70, adult lunch at $4.35 and student milk (a la carte) at $0.50. HFM BOCES is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program which allows us the ability to feed the students for free. (SY 20-21 #87)

SUBSTITUTE REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE (SCHOOL) RATE OF PAY

Jean LaPorta made a motion to increase the Substitute Registered Professional Nurse (School) rate of pay to $125.00 per day effective August 22, 2020.  This motion was seconded by Carmen Caraco and unanimously carried. (SY 20-21 #88)

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS AND COMMENTS

Jean LaPorta commented on how well the organization has been able to handle pandemic complications as they arise.  James Beirlein commented on how the re-organization of the leadership team has made the team stronger.

NYSSBA ANNUAL CONVENTION

The Board Clerk asked the Board to let her know by September 13, 2020 if they would like to attend the virtual Annual NYSSBA Convention.

FUTURE MEETINGS

September 30, 2020 – HFM BOCES Regular Board Meeting, 5:00 p.m., Virtual Meeting via Webex

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further business to come before the Board, Allan Turnbull made a motion at 6:10 p.m. to adjourn the meeting.  This motion was seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Christine Eaton
Clerk of the Board

 

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