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May 10, 2021 Board of Education meeting minutes

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

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DATE

May 10, 2021

PLACE

Meeting can be accessed via phone: Call: 1-646-992-2010 – Access Number: 173 866 2374.

KIND OF MEETING

Special Meeting

MEMBERS PRESENT

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

MEMBERS ABSENT

John DeValve

OTHERS PRESENT

David Ziskin, District Superintendent; Aaron Flynn, Human Resources Manager; Carden Smith, Computer Services Coordinator and Christine Eaton, Clerk

CALL TO ORDER

President Brooks called the meeting to order at 9:01 a.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION

At 9:03 a.m. the Board entered executive session for the purpose of discussing matters that may lead to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person upon a motion made by Gustavo Sacerio, seconded by Carmen Caraco and unanimously carried.

RETURN TO OPEN  SESSION

At 9:10 a.m. Allan Turnbull made a motion to return to open session. This motion was seconded by Gustavo Sacerio and unanimously carried.

PERSONNEL APPOINTMENT

Gustavo Sacerio made a motion, seconded by James Beirlein and unanimously carried to approve the following resolution to appoint a Civil Service Law Section 75 Hearing Officer:

WHEREAS, the District Superintendent is preferring disciplinary charges pursuant to Civil Service Law Section 75 against Kristian Walker, an employee of the HFM BOCES; and,

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the HFM BOCES desires to exercise its authority to appoint a hearing officer to hear this matter and return a report and recommendation to it concerning the proceeding.

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED that Brian Devane is appointed as Hearing Officer in a certain matter involving disciplinary charges against the aforementioned employee.  Hearing Officer Devane is directed to conduct the hearing and return his report and recommendations in accordance with Civil Service Law Section 75.

FUTURE MEETINGS

May 26, 2021 HFM BOCES Regular Board Meeting, 5:00 p.m. HFM BOCES Board Room and via Webex

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further business to come before the Board, Allan Turnbull made a motion at 9:12 a.m. to adjourn the meeting.  This motion was seconded by Carmen Caraco and unanimously carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Christine Eaton
Clerk of the Board

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