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Dec. 12, 2018 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

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

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DATE

December 12, 2018

PLACE

Central Administration Board Room

KIND OF MEETING

Regular Monthly

MEMBERS PRESENT

Harry Brooks, John DeValve, Joanne Freeman, Jean LaPorta and Allan Turnbull

MEMBERS ABSENT

James Beirlein and Carmen Carcaco

OTHERS PRESENT

Lorraine Hohenforst, Deputy Superintendent; Kathi Lewis, School Business Official; Aaron Flynn, Human Resources Manager;  Nancy Turnbull, Special Education Teacher; Lynne Rutnik, Superintendent of Lake George Central School District; Ashley Onyon, Leader Herald Reporter and Christine Eaton, Clerk

CALL TO ORDER

President Freeman called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by John DeValve 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 Jean LaPorta to approve the minutes of the October 29, 2018 Regular Board Meeting and the November 15, 2018 Special Board Meeting. This motion was carried unanimously.

DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

The Deputy Superintendent’s Report included:

► Principal Evaluation Trainings

► Holy Trinity Presentation

► ESSA

► Statewide Standards Roll Out

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 forms.

RESIGNATIONS

Stephanie Welch, Teacher Aide, Special Education (10/26/2016), effective date: 11/14/2018

Jennifer Veit, Teacher Aide, Special Education (09/01/2015), effective date: 11/28/2018

Michael LaMastra, Career Exploration Teacher, PTECH (09/01/2015), effective date: 11/28/2018

Glenn Goodale, Careers in Education Teacher, CTE (09/01/2007), effective date: 12/30/2018

Sharon O’Neil, Special Education Teacher, Special Education (09/01/2018), 12/21/2018

Jesse Fosmire, Adult Educator, Adult Literacy and Corrections Education, (09/01/2018), effective date: 12/11/2018

Susan Miller, Hourly Food Service Helper, Central Food Service (08/30/2016), effective date: 11/09/2018

(SY 18-19 #199B, #200, #201, #202, #203, #204, #205)

RESIGNATION FOR RETIREMENT

Margaret Gallup, Bus Driver, Regional Transportation (12/14/1999), effective date: 12/30/2018

Linda Hickok, School Bus Attendant, Regional Transportation (09/05/2005), effective date: 12/30/2018

(SY 18-19 #206, #207)

Leaves of Absence

Deborah Henderson, Hourly Food Service Helper, Central Food Service (09/01/2015), effective date: 11/02/2018- 1/04/2019

Tresha Bleyl, School Bus Attendant, Regional Transportation (12/07/99), effective date: 10/04/2018 – 01/01/2019

(SY 18-19 #208, #209)

ESTABLISH AND APPOINT

Establish and appoint the following appointments of staff listed below for the 2018-19 school year, with effective date as noted. Employees are not eligible for benefits (health, dental, vision, long-term disability and life insurance).

Civil Service (Permanent Appointment subject to defined probationary term indicated in the effective dates)

Name: Karyn Bergen
Appointment Type: Temporary
CS Title: Registered Professional Nurse (School)
Probationary Term: N/A
Salary: $32,458.00 pro-rated to $6,183.25.
FTE: 0.3
Location: Ag-PTECH
Effective Dates 12/13/18 to 6/30/19
(SY 18-19 #210)

APPOINTMENTS

Certified-Teachers

(In order to be eligible for tenure, individuals receiving a probationary appointment as a classroom teacher must receive annual composite or overall APPR ratings of Highly Effective or Effective in at least three of the four preceding years.  If the individual received a rating of Ineffective in the final year of the probationary period, the employee will not be eligible for tenure at that time.)

Name: Alicia Anich
Appointment Type: Probationary
Tenure Area: Mathematics
Title: Mathematics Teacher
Salary: $42,161.00
Effective Dates: 10/26/2018-10/25/2022
Location: Ag-PTECH
FTE: 1.0
Certification: Mathematics 7-12 – Initial
(SY 18-19 #211)

Certified-Teachers (Temporary or Part-time)

Name: Richard Santelli
Appointment Type: Part-Time /Per Diem
Tenure Area: N/A
Title: Careers in Education
Salary: $200.00 per day
Effective Dates: 12/13/2018-06/30/2019
Location: CTE
Certification: N-6 – Permanent and School District Administrator – Permanent

(SY 18-19 #212)

Civil Service

(Permanent Appointment subject to defined probationary term indicated in the effective dates.)

Name: Taylor Miller
Appointment Type:Permanent
CS Title: School Bus Attendant
Probationary Term: m12/13/2018-12/12/2019
Salary: $12.25 per hour
FTE: 1.0
Location: Regional Transportation

(SY 18-19 #213)

All Other Appointments  –

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

Teachers

Jaime Blinsinger, Alyssa Baldizon, Regan Jobin, Timothy Gordon, Tina Piotrowski, Shane DeRose, Eric Robertshaw, Catherine Knabe, Riley Yager, Kasey Mang, Joseph Brown, Stasya Mead, Deborah Miller

Teacher Aides

Sari Batease, Alfaratta Eppley, Kasey Mang

School Nurse

Sari Batease, Karyn Bergen

Bus Driver – $17.00 per hour – effective 11/26/2018

Destiny Brownell, Jean McCallum

School Bus Attendants – $12.03 per hour effective 11/26/2018

Jean McCallum

(SY 18-19 #214, #215)

Approve the appointments and re-appointments of staff listed below for the 2018-19 school year, with effective dates as noted. Employees are not eligible for benefits (health, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance).

Richard Santelli, All Programs, $350.00 Per Diem, 11/08/2018-12/12/2018, Interim Principal

Catherine Knabe, Itinerant Programs, $125.00 Per Diem, 12/13/2018-06/30/2019, Long-Term Substitute

Sandra Barkevich, PTECH, $100.00 Per Diem, 12/17/2018-06/30/2019, Long-Term Substitute

(SY 18-19 #216, #217, #218)

Approve the supplemental appointments of staff listed below from 2018-2019 and school year. Eligibility for benefits (health, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance) is contingent upon the employee’s primary appointment.

Advisors

Alaina Campolieta, Ag-PTECH, Academic Club
Kelly Long, Ag-PTECH, Academic Club
Abigail Jacobs, Ag-PTECH, Student Government
Julia Hudyncia, Ag-PTECH, FFA

(SY 18-19 #219)

Tenure/Permanent Actions

Appoint the following employees to tenure status based upon successful completion of the required probationary period:

Joseph Salamack, General Special Education, effective date: 01/05/2019
Edward Stroud, Mathematics 7-12, effective date:02/28/2019
Roger Bowley, N-6 & Social Studies, effective date:04/20/2019
Charles Arney, General Special Education, effective date:06/30/2019
Richard Potter, Principal of Adirondack Academy, effective date:06/30/2019
Theresa House*, General Special Education, effective date:09/01/2018
Rebecca Skretkowicz*, Culinary Careers, effective date:01/20/2017

*Information only, probationary period has been missed has already been automatically granted tenure.

(SY 18-19 #220, #221, #222, #223, #224)

Amended Appointments

Recommend the Board approve a change in status for the following employee, from temporary to perm, for the following titles, with probationary period as indicated (In order to be eligible for tenure, individuals receiving a probationary appointment as a classroom teacher must receive annual composite or overall APPR ratings of Highly Effective or Effective in at least three of the four preceding years. If the individual received a rating of Ineffective in the final year of the probationary period, the employee will not be eligible for tenure at that time.)

Name: Carol Willman-Stafford
Appointment Type: Probationary
Tenure Area: Special Education
Title: Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Salary: $59,032.00
Effective Dates: 09/01/2018 – 08/31/2022
Location: Special Education
FTE: 1.0
Certification: Blind and Visually Impaired – Professional and Special Education – Permanent

(SY 18-19 # 225)

Approve a change in status for the following employee, from provisional to probationary, for the following titles, with probationary period as indicated.

Name: Carrie Schmidtmann
Appointment Type: Probationary
CS Title: Senior Typist
Probationary Term: 12/13/18 to 12/12/19
Salary: $25,415.30
FTE: 1.0
Location: Ag-PTECH

(SY 18-19 #226)

APPROVAL OF PERSONNEL ITEMS

Harry Brooks made a motion, seconded by  John DeValve and unanimously to accept the resignations of Welch, Veit, LaMastra, Goodale, O’Neil, Fosmire and Miller, the resignations for retirement of Gallup and Hickok; unpaid leaves of absence of Henderson and Bleyl; establish and appoint Bergen; appoint Anich, Santelli, Miller, Substitute Teachers (13), Substitute Teacher Aides (3), Substitute School Nurse (2), Substitute Bus Drivers (2), Substitute School Bus Attendants (1),  Santelli, Knabe, Barkevich, Campolieta, Long, Jacobs, Hudyncia, Tenure appointments of Salamack, Stroud, Bowley, Arney, and Potter; and amend the appointments of Willman-Stafford and Schmidtmann.

CLAIMS AUDITOR REPORTS

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta, and unanimously carried to approve the Claims Auditor Report for the period of October 4, 2018 through November 2, 2018. (SY 18-19 #227)

APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT

The Treasurer’s Report for the period of October 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018 was approved upon a motion made by John DeValve, seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried. (SY 18-19 #228)

EXTRACLASSROOM REPORT

A motion was made by John DeValve and seconded by Jean LaPorta to approve the Extra Class General Ledger Report for October 2018. This motion was unanimously carried. (SY 18-19 #229)

GRANTS

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried to accept the following grant funds, and authorize their suitable appropriation and expenditure, pursuant to State Education Department and/or local approvals:

WIOA, Title 2, Adult Education  – $100,000 (SY 18-19 #230)

WIOA, Title 2, Adult Education & Literacy (Amsterdam Literacy Zone) – $125,000  (SY 18-19 #231)

WIOA, Title 2, Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) $300,000. (SY 18-19 #232)

WIOA, Title 2, Adult Education and Literacy (Gloversville Literacy Zone) – $125,000.  (SY 18-19 #233)

WIOA, Title 2, Incarcerated & Institutionalized – $250,000(SY 18-19 #234)

BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried to authorize the budget adjustments through October 31, 2018 as submitted by the Chief Financial Officer. (SY 18-19 #235)

BUDGET TRANSFERS

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried to authorize the budget transfers from July 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018 as submitted by the Chief Financial Officer. (SY 18-19 #236)

BID AWARDS

Pursuant to competitive bidding process, John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta  and unanimously carried to accept the bid recommendation as noted by memoranda from the Purchasing Official in the following area:

RFP 17-06 Extension –  Scoring and Analysis – Educational Vistas, Inc., 718 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12307. (SY 18-19 #237)

OVERNIGHT FIELD TRIP  APPROVAL

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried to approve the AG-PTECH FFA’s overnight field trip to the National FFA 212/360 Leadership conference in Syracuse from January 26-27. (SY 18-19 #238)

ITEMS TO BE DECLARED SALVAGE

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried to approve the items listed for salvage on the Chief Financial Officer’s memorandum dated November 20, 2018. (SY 18-19 #239)

CTE RESERVE FUND PURCHASE APPROVAL

Pending State Education Department approval, John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried to approve the purchase of a 9-1-1 Reality Plus Simulator, a Live Scan Digital Fingerprint System and a OSCR360 Hardware and Software Crime Scene Data Collection package for students in the Criminal Justice class with funds from the Career and Technical Education reserve fund. (SY 18-19 #240)

APPROVAL OF CONTRACTS

John DeValve made a motion seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried to approve the Interim District Superintendent to execute the following contracts:

Agreement by and between Minnowbrook Conference

Center to host a seminar from November 8, 2018 through November 9, 2018. (SY 18-19 #241)

Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement by and between HFM BOCES and the OESJ Central School District. (SY 18-19 #242)

Independent Contractor Services Agreement by and between Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES and Polly Farrington for to present Cool Tools for Schools 2018-19 on-line workshop. (SY 18-19 #243)

St Mary’s Healthcare Student Affiliation Agreement effective January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2022. (SY 18-19 #244)

ESTABLISH A SUBSTITUE CUSTODIAL WORKER RATE

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried to establish the Substitute Custodial Worker rate of pay to be $11.12 per hour effective December 13, 2018. (SY 18-19 #245)

SUBSTITUTE RATE AND LIFEGUARD RATE ADJUSTMENTS

Due to the increase in minimum wage, John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried to amend the Substitute and Lifeguard rates effective December 31, 2018 as listed on the Chief Financial Officer’s memorandum. (SY 18-19 #246)

OTHER ITEMS

Policies First Reading

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by John DeValve to accept policy #5201, School Food Service Program Meal Charge Policy and Policy #0010 Sexual Harassment as first readings. This motion was unanimously carried. (SY 18-19 #247, #248)

Policy Second Reading

Jean LaPorta made a motion, followed by Allan Turnbull and unanimously carried to accept policy # 0040, Allegation of Fraud as a second reading and adopt it.  (SY 18-19 #249)

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

2018-19 Draft Board Goals

Harry Brooks made a motion to adopt the 2018-19 Board Goals as submitted.  This motion was seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried. (SY 18-19 #250)

Board Member Reports and Comments

Joanne Freeman spoke to the Board about a and NYSSBA lobbying day in February.

Carmen Caraco advised the Board that he is still working on getting automobile donations for CTE.

The Board discussed the consent agenda process and how they thought it was going.

FUTURE MEETINGS

December 19, 2018 – Special Board Meeting, 5:00 p.m., HFM BOCES Board Room.
January 30, 2019 – HFM BOCES Regular Board  meeting, 6:00 p.m., HFM BOCES Board Room

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further business to come before the Board, Allan Turnbull made a motion at 6:31 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. This motion was seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Christine Eaton
Clerk of the Board

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