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May 26, 2021 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

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

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DATE

May 26, 2021

PLACE

Meeting can be accessed via phone: Call: 1-646-992-2010 – Access Number: 173 191 2815.

KIND OF MEETING

Regular Monthly

MEMBERS PRESENT

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

MEMBERS ABSENT

Gustavo Sacerio

OTHERS PRESENT

David Ziskin, District Superintendent; Lorraine Hohenforst, Deputy Superintendent; Jay DeTraglia, Assistant Superintendent; Kathi Lewis, School Business Official; Aaron Flynn, Human Resources Manager; Michael DiMezza, CTE Principal; Riley O’Malley, Coordinator of CTE; Daniel Salvagni, Coordinator of Special Education; Beth Smith, Renee Stewart, and Heather Bazan, Registered Professional Nurses (School); Carden Smith, Computer Services Coordinator 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 Allan Turnbull and unanimously carried to approve the agenda as presented and add any items introduced by unanimous vote.

CANVASS THE VOTE

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried to canvass the vote, whereby 14 component school districts cast an affirmative ballot for the adoption of the 2021-2022 HFM Administrative Budget; duly reelected to a three-year term incumbent Carmen Caraco of the Mayfield School District and elected Rebecca Cozzocrea of the Greater Amsterdam School District and Matt Sullivan of the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District to three-year terms.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Carmen Caraco to approve the minutes of the April 28, 2021 Regular Board Meeting and the May 10, 2021 Special Board Meeting.  This motion was carried unanimously.

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

The Assistant Superintendent’s Partnership-Advocacy-Leadership Report included:

► School Nurse Recognition
► CTE Program Re-Approval Presentation – Michael DiMezza and Riley O’Malley

DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT’S  REPORT

The District Superintendent’s Partnership-Advocacy-Leadership report included:

► 2021-22 Board Goals
► Board of Regents Update

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.

ADULT EDUCATOR PART-TIME HOURLY RATE

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried to increase the hourly rate for part-time, temporary Adult Educators to $30.00 per hour effective July 1, 2021. (SY 20-21 #351)

Resignations

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried to accept the following employee’s resignations:

1. Shayla Dixon, Position: Bus Driver, Division: Regional Transportation (01/06/20), Effective Date: 06/25/21
2. Theresa Gillis, Position: Teacher Aide, Division: Special Education (10/20/2016), Effective Date: 04/23/2021
3. Kayla Hogabone, Position: Teacher Aide, Division: Adult Literacy and Corrections Education (09/01/2018), Effective Date: 06/30/2021
4. Natacha Robeson, Position: Principal Account Clerk, Division: Business Office (08/10/2020), Effective Date: 06/04/2021
5. Kristen Sikora, Position: Teacher on Special Assignment, Division: Itinerant Services (09/30/2019), Effective Date: 06/30/2021

(SY 20-21 #352, 353, 354, 355, 356)

Unpaid Leaves Of Absence

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried to approve the following unpaid leaves of absence:

1. Debra McArthur, Position: Bus Driver, Division: Regional Transportation (09/01/2016), Effective Date: 03/29/21 – 06/30/21
2. Meredith Tuppen, Position: Veterinary Science Teacher, Division: CTE  (09/01/2018), Effective Date: 06/16/2021 – 06/25/2021
(SY 20-21 #357, 358)

Appointments – Certified Teachers Temporary or Part-time

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Allan Certified Teachers Turnbull and unanimously carried to approve the Temporary or following Certified Teacher temporary or Part-time part-time appointments:

a. Name: Gail Colinas, Appointment Type: Temporary, Title: Adult Educator, Tenure Area: N/A, Salary: $59,032.00, Effective Date: 09/01/2021-06/30/2022, Department: Adult Literacy and Corrections Education, FTE: 1.0, Certification: Literacy and GED Preparation Instructor Adult Education Extension

b. Name: Thomas DiMezza, Appointment Type: Part-time, Title: Law Enforcement Services Teacher, Tenure Area: N/A, Salary: $59,932.00 pro-rated to $27,466.00, Effective Date: 09/01/2021, Department: CTE, FTE: 0.5, Certification: Law Enforcement Services 7-12 Transitional A

c. Name: Lauren Draus, Appointment Type: Temporary, Title: Adult Educator, Tenure Area: N/A, Salary: $52,043.00, Effective Date: 09/01/2021-06/30/2022, Department: Adult Literacy and Corrections Education, FTE: 1.0, Certification: English Language Learning Instructor Adult Education Certificate

d. Name: Hillary Graff, Appointment Type: Temporary, Title: Adult Educator, Tenure Area: N/A, Salary: $46,420.00, Effective Date: 09/01/2021-06/30/2022, Department: Adult Literacy and Corrections Education, FTE: 1.0, Certification: Literacy (Birth-Grade 6) – Professional

e. Name: Annette Greco, Appointment Type: Temporary, Title: Adult Educator, Tenure Area: N/A, Salary: $48,548.00, Effective Date: 09/01/2021-06/30/2022, Department: Adult Literacy and Corrections Education, FTE: 1.0, Certification: Literacy (Birth-Grade 6) – Professional

f. Name: Thomas Nethaway, Appointment Type: Part-time, Title: Law Enforcement Services Teacher, Tenure Area: N/A, Salary: $59,932.00 pro-rated to $27,466.00, Effective Date: 09/01/2021, Department: CTE, FTE: 1.0, Certification: Law Enforcement Services 7-12 Transitional A

g. Name: Christian O’Callighan-Leue, Appointment Type: Temporary, Title: Adult Educator, Tenure Area: N/A, Salary: $44,291.00, Effective Date: 09/01/2021-06/30/2022, Department: Adult Literacy and Corrections Education, FTE: 1.0, Certification: Job Skills Adult Education

h. Name: Geovanny Santamaria, Appointment Type: Temporary, Title: Adult Educator, Tenure Area: N/A, Salary: $47,484.00, Effective Date: 09/01/21-06/30-22, Department: Adult Literacy and Corrections Education, FTE: 1.0, Certification: English Language Learning Instructor Adult Education Certificate

(SY 20-21 #359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366)

Appointments – Civil Service

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

a. Name: Chad Agerter, Appointment Type: Probationary, CS Title: School Bus Attendant, Probationary Title: 05/27/21-05/26/22, Salary: 13.75 per hour, FTE: 1.0, Department: Regional Transportation

b. Name: John Riedle, Appointment Type: Probationary, CS Title: Custodial Worker, Probationary Term: 07/01/21-06/30/2022, Salary: $25,887.86, FTE: 1.0, Department: Operations and Maintenance

c. Name: Vivian Sweeney, Appointment Type: Probationary, CS Title: School Bus Attendant, Effective: 05/27/21-05/26/22, Salary: $13.75 per hour, FTE: 1.0, Department: Regional Transportation

(SY 20-21 #367, 368, 369)

All Other Appointments

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

All Other Appointments

a. 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).

Teachers – effective 05/27/21
Tracie Snell
Tamara Minicki
Victoria Moore

School Bus Attendants– effective 05/12/21
Lorraine Pagles
Daisy Vargas

(SY 20-21 #370, 371)

b. 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. Name: Donald Hodge, Division: Operations, Rate: $111.68 Per Diem, Term of Employment: 07/01/2021-08/31/2021, Not To Exceed: 35 days, Position Category: Custodial Worker

2. Name: Christine Pietro, Division: Regional Summer School, Rate: $50.00 Per Hour, Term of Employment: 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, Not To Exceed: $25,000, Position Category: Principal

3. Name: Michael Beatty, Division: Substitute Services, Rate: $30.00 Per Hour, Term of Employment: 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, Not To Exceed: N/A, Position Category: Substitute Interviewer

4. Name: Katherine Sullivan, Division: Substitute Services, Rate: $30.00 Per Hour, Term of Employment: 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, Not To Exceed: N/A, Position Category: Substitute Interviewer

5. Name: Richard Santelli, Division: Substitute Services, Rate: $30.00 Per Hour, Term of Employment: 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, Not To Exceed: N/A, Position Category: Substitute Interviewer

6. Name: Christine Pietro, Division: Substitute Services, Rate: $30.00 Per Hour, Term of Employment: 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, Not To Exceed: N/A, Position Category: Substitute Interviewer

7. Name: Ernie Clapper, Division: Substitute Services, Rate: $30.00 Per Hour, Term of Employment: 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, Not To Exceed: N/A, Position Category: Substitute Interviewer

8. Name: Dominick Baggetta, Division: Substitute Services, Rate: $30.00 Per Hour, Term of Employment: 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, Not To Exceed: N/A, Position Category: Substitute Interviewer

9. Name: Melissa Fisher, Division: Regional Scoring Leaders, Rate: $25.00 Per Hour, Term of Employment: 06/01/2021-06/30/2021, Not To Exceed: $250.00, Position Category: Instructional Services

10. Name: Kelly Peugh-Forte, Division: Regional Scoring Leaders, Rate: $25.00 Per Hour, Term of Employment: 06/01/2021-06/30/2021, Not To Exceed: $250.00, Position Category: Instructional Services

11. Name: Kenneth Ille, Division: Regional Scoring Leaders, Rate: $25.00 Per Hour, Term of Employment: 06/01/2021-06/30/2021, Not To Exceed: $250.00, Position Category: Instructional Services

12. Name: Gail Colinas, Division: Adult Literacy and Corrections Education, Rate: $30.00 Per Hour, Term of Employment: 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, Not To Exceed: 50  hours, Position Category: Hourly Adult Educator

13. Name: Lauren Draus, Division: Adult Literacy and Corrections Education Rate: $30.00 Per Hour, Term of Employment: 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, Not To Exceed: 50  hours, Position Category: Hourly Adult Educator

14. Name: Hillary Graff, Division: Adult Literacy and Corrections Education, Rate: $30.00 Per Hour, Term of Employment: 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, Not to Exceed: 200 hours, Position Category: Hourly Adult Educator

15. Name: Annette Greco, Adult Literacy and Corrections Education, $30.00 Per Hour, 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, 50 hours, Position Category: Hourly Adult Educator

16. Name: Rebecca Hart, Adult Literacy and Corrections Education, $30.00 Per Hour, 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, 600 hours, Position Category: Hourly Adult Educators

17. Name: Andrea Hernigle, Adult Literacy and Corrections Education, $30.00 Per Hour, 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, 600 hours, Position Category: Hourly Adult Educator

18. Name: Lisa Malagisi, Adult Literacy and Corrections Education, $30.00 Per Hour, 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, 200 hours, Position Category: Hourly Adult Educator

19. Name: Geovanny Santamaria, Adult Literacy and Corrections Education, $30.00 Per Hour, 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, 50 hours, Position Category: Hourly Adult Educator

20. Name: Natacha Robeson, Business Office, $31.00 Per Hour, 06/07/2021-06/30/2021, N/A,  Position Category: Casual Worker

(SY 20-21 #373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378)

c. Recommend the Board approve the following staff for the HFM BOCES Regional Summer School program effective July 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021:

Name: Campos, Diane, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Cuomo, Lexi, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: DeTraglia, Mary, Position: School Counselor, Rate: $30.00
Name: Ditata, JoMarie, Position: Library Media Specialist, Rate: $30.00
Name: Faville, Cassandra, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Flynn, Laura Jean, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Glock, Debbie, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Greco, Frank, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Hazzard, Jennifer, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Nancy Spagnola, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Marshall, Kristina, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Rohrs, Christian, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Savoie, Kristina, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Schuyler, Rodney, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Schwab, Terri, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Shaw, Heather, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Smith, Blake, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Smith, Kimberly, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Wilary, Kevin, Position: Teacher, Rate: $30.00
Name: Fedullo, Aimee, Position: Teacher Aide, Rate: $13.69
Name: Palczak, Deanna, Position: Teacher Aide, Rate: $13.69
Name: Pfeiffer, Nonagail, Position: Teacher Aide, Rate: $13.69
Name: Wilmot, Lisa, Position: Senior Typist, Rate: $16.02

(SY 20-21 #379)

a. Recommend the HFM BOCES Regional Transportation staff be appointed and paid at their current rate for the period of July 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021:

Bus Drivers:

Michael Brown, Destiny Brownell, Vanessa Cintron, Dennis Comstock, Laurie Fallis, Jose Gonzales, Sr., Debra Mc Arthur, Amanda Moore, Amy Mulvey, Gregory Musillo, April Ostrander, Ginnette Ostrander, William Peek, Dennis Rein, Donna Rolon, Jason Shanahan, Aaron Sieg, Marie Smimmo, Gloria Sutler, Korena Thornton

(SY 20-21 #380)

School Bus Attendants:

Nicollette Buddle, Lynn Buyce, Rebecca Carter, Aubrey Catucci, Roseann D’Angelo, Pamela Dooling, Marcia Miles, Maria Morey, Kelly Nethaway, Joseph Papa, Virginia Peck, Leandra Smith, Melissa Ten Eyck, Sandra Town, Antoinette Walters, Monique Wheeler

(SY 20-21 #380)

e. Appoint the following PTECH staff to work up to 100 hours at the rate of $25.00 per hour between 07/01/2021-06/30/2022 on curriculum planning and or Professional Development:

Jacob Amidon, Sandra Barkevich, Jacob Brode, Katie Catucci, Eric Chatham, Kayleigh Denney, Katherine Fazel, Melissa Fisher, AnnaMaria Goderie, Jeanne Halloran, Cassandra Hehl, Ping Huang, Melissa McGill, Cristin Murphy, Rodney Schuyler, Matthew Sherman, Nathanael Somerville-Braun, Jennifer Sponnoble, Keturah Tallon, Dylan Toscano, Brandon Trinkle, Taylor VanSlyke, Allyson Warren, Adrienne Zych

(SY 20-21 #381)

f. Appoint the following PTECH staff to work up to 20 hours at a rate of $25.00 per hour between 07/01/21-6/30/22 as chaperones and/or morning supervision from 6:55 am-7:55 am on days when students are present in school.

Jacob Amidon, Sandra Barkevich, Jacob Brode, Katie Catucci, Eric Chatham, Kayleigh Denney, Katherine Fazel, Melissa Fisher, AnnaMaria Goderie, Jeanne Halloran, Cassandra Hehl, Ping Huang, Melissa McGill, Cristin Murphy, Rodney Schuyler, Matthew Sherman, Nathanael Somerville-Braun, Jennifer Sponnoble, Keturah Tallon, Dylan Toscano, Brandon Trinkle, Taylor VanSlyke, Allyson Warren, Adrienne Zych

(SY 20-21 #381)

g. Appoint the following PTECH staff to work up to 10 days at their daily rate between 7/1/2021 and 8/31/2021 as teachers.

Jacob Amidon, Sandra Barkevich, Jacob Brode, Katie Catucci, Kayleigh Denney, Melissa Fisher, Jeanne Halloran, Melissa McGill, Ping Huang, Rodney Schuyler, Nathanael Somerville-Braun, Dylan Toscano, Brandon Trinkle, Allyson Warren, Adrienne Zych

(SY 20-21 #381)

h. Appoint the following PTECH staff to work up to 30 days at their daily rate as counselors between 7/1/2021 and 8/31/2021.

Cassandra Hehl, Matthew Sherman, Jennifer Sponnoble, Taylor VanSlyke, Keturah Tallon

(SY 20-21 #381)

i. Approve the following staff to work up to 5 days at their daily rate as School Nurses between 7/1/21 and 8/31/21:

Beth Smith, Renee Stewart

(SY 20-21 #381)

j. Appoint  the following PTECH staff to work up to 20 days as Teacher Aides at their daily rate at Fulton-Montgomery Community College and/or SUNY Cobleskill between 7/1/2021 and 8/31/2021.

Evette Hess, Kasey Mang, Adrianne Morse

(SY 20-21 #381)

k. Appoint the following PTECH staff to work up to 10 days at their daily rate as Instructional Coaches between 7/1/2021 and 8/31/2021.

Kimberly Abel, Lisa Gargiulo

(SY 20-21 #381)

l. Appoint  the following PTECH staff to work up to 20 days at their daily rate as a teacher between 7/1/2021 and 8/31/2021.

AnnaMaria Goderie

(SY 20-21 #381)

m. Appoint  the following PTECH staff to work up to 30 days at their daily rate as a teacher between 7/1/2021 and 8/31/2021.

Katherine Fazel, Eric Chatham, Cristin Murphy

(SY 20-21 #381)

Amended Appointment

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried to amend the following appointments:

Toscano, Dylan – Social Studies Teacher with PTECH, amending his September 25, 2019 appointment from D-1 salary to C-1 salary.  (SY 20-21 #382)

Meca, Kimberly – Senior Typist with Library System, amending her August 26, 2020 appointment from provisional to probationary effective May 27, 2021 through May 26, 2022.  Salary remains the same. (SY 20-21 #383)

Abolish Positions

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried to abolish the following positions:

1. POSITION: 1.0 FTE Interpreter of the Deaf #040544, EFFECTIVE DATE: 05/26/2021
2. POSITION: 1.0 FTE Transportation Supervisor #111210, EFFECTIVE DATE: 05/26/2021

(SY 20-21 #384)

Miscellaneous Personnel Items

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried to approve the following Miscellaneous Personnel Items:

2021-2022 Non-Represented Salary Schedule (SY 20-21 #385)

Settlement Agreement by and between the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Counties and the BOCES Teachers’ Association, Hamilton, Fulton, Montgomery Counties and Employee number 2378. (SY 20-21 #386)

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the HFM BOCES hereby accepts the resignation of  Kristian Walker, pursuant to the terms of the Agreement by and between the BOCES and Mr. Walker; approves such agreement dated May 26, 2021, and authorized the District Superintendent to execute the agreement. (SY 20-21 #387)

Assistant Superintendent for BOCES Educational Services Employment Agreement (SY 20-21 #388)

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 April 14, 2021 through April 29, 2021. (SY 20-21 #389)

TREASURER’S REPORT

Jean LaPorta made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report for the period of April 1, 2021 through April 29, 2021.  This motion was seconded by James Beirlein and unanimously carried. (SY 20-21 #390)

EXTRACLASS REPORT

John DeValve made a motion to approve the April 2021 Extraclass report as submitted. This motion was seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried.  (SY 20-21 #391)

GRANTS

Allan Turnbull 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:

School Library System– Aid for Automation – $1,837.00

(SY 20-21 #392)

SERVICE AGREEMENT FOR FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PLAN ADMINISTRATION

Carmen Caraco made a motion to authorize the District Superintendent to execute the Service Agreement for Flexible Benefit Plan Administration by and between HFM BOCES and ProBenefits, Inc., to assist with the administration of the Health Flexible Spending Accounts and the Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts effective July 1, 2021. (SY 20-21 #393)

R.G. TIMBS Inc., PROPOSAL FOR SERVICES

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Allan Turnbull and unanimously carried to authorize the District Superintendent to execute the Proposal for Services by R.G. Timbs Inc., and HFM BOCES to provide HFM BOCES with advisory services regarding collective bargaining. (SY 20-21 #394)

SCHOOL LUNCH POINT OF SALE DRAWER CHANGE

John DeValve made a motion to approve HFM BOCES to issue Darla Sandford a check in the amount of $50.00. This will be used for point of sale drawer change for the summer program located at Glebe Street. This motion was seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried. (SY 20-21 #395)

RESOLUTION TO AMEND 403(b) RETIREMENT PLAN

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried to approve the attached Resolution to Amend the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES 403(b) Retirement Plan. (SY 20-21 #396)

RFP EXTENSIONS AND REVISED RFB RECOMMENDATIONS

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

RFP 19-18RE Laundry Services – Century Linen and Uniform Inc.  335 N Main Street, Gloversville, NY  12078   (SY 20-21 #397)

RFP 19-04 Design Services for Building Condition Survey Projects – Tetra Tech Architects, Engineers and Landscape PC  8 South Woods Blvd 3rd Floor, Albany, NY  12211 SY 20-21 #398)

RFP 19-06  HVAC Services – Emtech 5 Hemlock Street, Latham, NY  12110  (SY 20-21 #399)

RFP 19-07  Copier Maintenance Services – Derby Office Equipment 1040 State Highway 29A, Gloversville, NY  12078  (SY 20-21 #400)

RFP 18-04 Menu Planning and Nutrient Analysis Software – Health E Pro PO Box 124, Anacortes, WA 98221  (SY 20-21 #401)

RFB 20-09 Groceries – Ginsberg’s Food is no longer able to adhere to the pricing on three items they submitted on RFB 20-09 Groceries. Recommendation is to re-award the three items to US Foods. (SY 20-21 #402)

Ginsberg’s Food is no longer able to adhere to the pricing on six items they submitted on RFB 20-09 Groceries. Recommendation is to rescind the award for the six items. (SY 20-21 #402)

US Foods is no longer able to adhere to the pricing on one item they submitted on RFB 20-09 Groceries. Recommendation is to rescind the award for the one item. (SY 20-21 #402)

RFB 20-10 Meat and Dairy – Ginsberg’s Food is no longer able to adhere to the pricing on three items they submitted on RFB 20-10 Meat and Dairy. Recommendation is to rescind the award for the three items. (SY 20-21 #403)

US Foods is no longer able to adhere to the pricing on one item they submitted on RFB 20- 10 Meat and Dairy.  Recommendation is to rescind the award for the one item.  (SY 20-21 #403)

RFB 20-11 Net Off Invoice – Ginsberg’s Food is no longer able to adhere to pricing they submitted for one item on RFB 20-11 Net Off Invoice.  Recommendation is to rescind the award for the one item. (SY 20-21 #404)

CONTRACT – LAMAR COMPANIES

Jean LaPorta made a motion, to authorize the District Superintendent to execute the contract by and between HFM BOCES and the Lamar Companies to provide advertising space or the Adult Literacy and Corrections Education Programs.  This motion was seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried. (SY 20-21 #405)

2021 ESYP CLASS-ROOM LEASE

Allan Turnbull made a motion to approve the Special Education Lease for the 2021 Extended School Year Program as prepared and submitted by the Business Office.  This motion was seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried. (SY 20-21 #406)

WORKERS COMPENSATION

Carmen Caraco made a motion, seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried to approve HFM BOCES to enter into an agreement with Public Employer Risk Management Association, Inc., (PERMA) for workers’ compensation coverage for the period of July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2022 by approving the attached resolution and agreement.  (SY 20-21 #407, #408)

CTE PROGRAM RE-APPROVALS

John DeValve made a motion to approve the CTE program re-approvals for Medical Assisting, Environmental Conservation, Construction Technology and Auto Body to be submitted to New York State Education Department. This motion was seconded by Carmen Caraco and unanimously carried. (SY 20-21 #409, #410, #411, #412)

POLICIES – SECOND READINGS AND ADOPTION

Jean LaPorta made a motion, seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried to accept the following policies as second readings and adopt them:

Policy # 6301 Benefits – Non-Represented Employees (revised)  (SY 20-21 #413)

Policy # 4601 – Extraclassroom Activity Funds (SY 20-21 #414)

Policy # 4602 – Duties of the Faculty Auditor of Extraclassroom Activity Funds

(SY 20-21 #415)

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS AND COMMENTS Resignation of a Board Member

Jean LaPorta made a motion to accept with regret, the resignation of Board member Gustavo Sacerio effective May 27, 2021.  This motion was seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried.

(SY 20-21 #416)

Allan Turnbull mentioned how he ran into a mentee of Dr. Brooks and how impressed she was with him.

Jean LaPorta commented on how this year was a difficult year for teachers and staff members and how the Board would like to acknowledge that.

FUTURE MEETINGS

June 30, 2021 – HFM BOCES Regular Board  Meeting, 5:00 p.m., HFM BOCES Board Room and via Webex.

July 7, 2021 – HFM BOCES Reorganizational Board Meeting, 5:00 p.m., HFM BOCES Board Room and via Webex.

Respectfully submitted,

Christine Eaton
Clerk of the Board

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