Skip to content

Schools closed to students until April 15; Campus limited to essential personnel

For updates regarding our ongoing response to COVID-19, visit our Resource and Information page.

main content starts here

Nov. 20, 2019 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

Click here to download printer-friendly meeting minutes

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

DATE

November 20, 2019

PLACE

Central Administration District, Superintendent’s Office

KIND OF MEETING

Special Meeting

MEMBERS PRESENT

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

MEMBERS ABSENT

Joanne Freeman

OTHERS PRESENT

David Ziskin, District Superintendent; Aaron Flynn, Human Resources Manager; Erin Morris, Attorney with Girvin and Ferlazzo, PC and Christine Eaton, Clerk

CALL TO ORDER

Vice President LaPorta called the meeting to order at 5:38 p.m., followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

At 5:39 p.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 particular persons (or alternatively. A particular corporation) upon a motion made by Allan Turnbull, seconded by James Beirlein and unanimously carried.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

At 5:52 p.m. James Beirlein made a motion to return to open session. This motion was seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried.

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.

APPOINTMENT

James Beirlein made a motion, seconded by John DeValve 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 a particular bus driver, 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, Esq. is appointed as Hearing Officer in a certain matter involving disciplinary charges involving the particular HFM BOCES employee.  Hearing Officer Devane is directed to conduct the hearing and return his report and recommendations in accordance with Civil Service Law Section 75.

Resignations

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

Dennis LaFountain, Bus Driver, Regional Transportation (10/01/2015), Effective Date: 11/01/2019

Linda Morrison, Teacher Aide, Special Ed (09/01/2014), Effective Date: 11/13/2019

(SY 19-20 #308, 309)

FUTURE MEETINGS

December 11, 2019 HFM BOCES Regular Board Meeting, 5:00 p.m. HFM BOCES Board Room

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further business to come before the Board, Allan Turnbull made a motion at 5:53 p.m. to adjourn the meeting.  This motion was seconded by James Beirlein and unanimously carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Christine Eaton
Clerk of the Board

Top