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Oct. 29, 2018 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

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

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DATE

October 29, 2018

PLACE

Central Administration Board Room

KIND OF MEETING

Regular Monthly

MEMBERS PRESENT

James Beirlein, Harry Brooks, Carmen Carcaco, John DeValve, Joanne Freeman, Jean LaPorta and Allan Turnbull

OTHERS PRESENT

Anita Murphy, Interim District Superintendent; Lorraine Hohenforst, Deputy Superintendent; Kathi Lewis, School Business Official; Craig Clark, Communications Specialist; Nancy Turnbull, Special Education Teacher; James Dexter, District Superintendent of WSWHE BOCES; and Christine Eaton, Clerk

CALL TO ORDER

President Freeman called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

At 5:31 p.m. the Board entered executive session to discuss a specific personnel matter that may lead to the appointment of a particular person upon a motion made by John DeValve, seconded by Allan Turnbull and unanimously carried.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

At 6:30 p.m. Carmen Caraco made a motion to return to open session. This motion was seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

AUTHORIZATION TO APPOINT SEARCH CONSULTANT

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried to provide authorization to appoint a search consultant via the following resolution:

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton-Fulton- Montgomery (HFM) Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) hereby retains and authorizes James P.

Dexter, District Superintendent of Schools for the Washington- Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Sole Supervisory District, to act in the capacity of the Search Consultant to the Hamilton-Fulton Montgomery Board for the purpose of recruiting a new District Superintendent of Schools, and to furthermore, reimburse the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES for reasonable mileage and any incidental expenses related to the search process.  There will be no fee paid to Mr. Dexter for performing such services.  Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES hereby agrees to defend and indemnify Mr. James P. Dexter with respect to any claim and/or civil action arising out of the performance of such duties to the maximum extent permitted by law and Mr. Dexter agrees to promptly notify Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES in the event he is served with any claim or action for which he is seeking a defense and indemnification.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Harry Brooks made a motion, seconded by John DeValve to approve the minutes of the September 26, 2018 Regular Board Meeting. This motion was carried unanimously.

D.S. REPORT

The District Superintendent’s Report included:

► Superintendent’s Retreat

► Mohawk-Sacandaga-School Boards Association

► NYSSBA Annual Convention

DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

The District Superintendent’s Report included:

► NYSSBA Annual Convention

► Statewide Standards for Education

► Foothills PTECH Ribbon Cutting

► APPR Committee

► Foster Care Webinar

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

Kiersty Person, Teacher Aide, Special Education (09/01/2006), Effective Date: 10/22/2018
Heather Buskirk, PBL Coach, PTECH/ADK (10/01/2016), Effective Date: 10/21/2018
Shawna Turcotte, School Psychologist, ADK (11/1/16), Effective Date: 10/24/18
Lindsay Bynon. Special Education Teacher, Special Education (09/01/2018), Effective Date: 11/09/2018
(SY 18-19 #172, #173, #174, #175)

RESIGNATION FOR RETIREMENT

Michele Pollard-Coons, Teacher Aide, Special Education (04/03/2001), Effective Date: 10/12/2018
(SY 18-19 #176)

TERMINATION

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the HFM BOCES terminates Maria Lopez pursuant to Civil Service Law §71 effective November 4, 2018. (SY 18-19 # 177)

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).

Bette Fioravanti, Itinerant, Rate: $190.00 Per Diem, Term of Employment: 09/20/18-06/30/19, Position: Spanish Teacher

Audrey Fowler, Special Education, Rate: $25.00 Hourly, Term of Employment: 10/30/18-06/30/19,
Position: Hourly Registered Professional Nurse (School)
(SY 18-19 #178, #179)

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: Elizabeth Baker, Tenure Area: Special Education, Salary: $44,288.00, Location: Special Education, Appointment Type: Probationary, Title: ELA Teacher, Effective Dates: 11/13/2018 – 11/12/2022, FTE: 1.0, Certification: English Language Arts 7-12 – Initial

Name: John Ackermann Jr. (Amended), Tenure Area: Trade Subjects, Auto Body Repair, Salary: $57,361.00, Location: CTE, Appointment Type: Probationary, Title: Auto Body Teacher, Effective Dates: 09/21/2018 – 09/20/2022, FTE: 1.0, Certification: Vehicle Body Repair & Painting 7-12 – Transitional A

(SY 18-19 #180, #181)

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

Name: Stephanie Dineen, CS Title: Teacher Aide, Salary: $17,362., Location: Special Education, Appointment Type: Permanent Probationary, Term: 11/01/2018-10/31/2019, FTE: 1.0

Name: Dennis Comstock, CS Title: Bus Driver, Salary: $17.31 per hour, Location: Regional Transportation, Appointment Type: Permanent, Probationary Term: 10/30/18-10/29/2019, FTE: 1.0

(SY 18-19 #182, #183)

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).

Teacher – effective 10/30/2018

John Edwards, John Gilston, Ellen Praught, Rachel Blanchard, Lindsay Therrien, Hannah Brenda and Brittany Davis

Teacher Aide – $10.40 per hour – effective 10/30/2018
Michele Barmen, Jodi Sluti, Amanda Wilmot, John Gilston and Brittany Davis

LPN – $10.70 per hour – effective 10/30/18

Amanda Wilmot

Substitute Typist – $10.70 per hour effective 10/30/18

Jodi Sluti

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

Name: Anna Everhardt, Division: Special Ed, Rate: $28.57 Hourly, Term of Employment: 07/01/2018-06/30/2019, Not to Exceed: $1,000, Position/Category: Mentor

Name: Jay DeTraglia, Division: CTE, Rate: $28.57 Hourly, Term of Employment: 07/01/2018-06/30/2019, Not to Exceed: $1,000, Position/Category: Mentor

Name: Scott Dellis, Division: CTE, Rate: $28.57 Hourly, Term of Employment: 07/01/2018-06/30/2019, Not to Exceed: $1,000, Position/Category: Mentor

Name: Jennifer Drake, Division: PTECH, Rate: $28.57 Hourly, Term of Employment: 07/01/2018-06/30/2019, Not to Exceed: $1,000, Position/Category: Mentor

Name: Brian Garrity, Division: ADK, Rate: $28.57 Hourly, Term of Employment: 07/01/2018-06/30/2019, Not to Exceed: $1,000, Position/Category: Mentor

Name: John Gleason, Division: Special Ed, Rate: $28.57 Hourly, Term of Employment: 07/01/2018-06/30/2019, Not to Exceed: $1,000, Position/Category: Mentor

Name: Angeline Conte, Division: Ag-PTECH, Rate: $28.57 Hourly, Term of Employment: 07/01/2018-06/30/2019, Not to Exceed: $1,000, Position/Category: Mentor

Name: Jamie Sedal-Amman, Division: Special Ed, Rate: $28.57 Hourly, Term of Employment: 07/01/2018-06/30/2019, Not to Exceed: $1,000, Position/Category: Mentor

(SY 18-19 #185)

Advisors

Name: Lisa Johnson, Department: PTECH, Organization: Underwater Robotics Club
Name: Jennifer Drake Co-Advisor, Department: PTECH, Organization: Academic Club
Name: Anna Goderie Co-Advisor, Department: PTECH, Organization: Academic Club
Name: Charles Arney, Department: PTECH, Organization: Blacksmith
Name: Michael LaMastra, Department: PTECH, Organization: Business Leaders of America
Name: Jeanne Halloran, Department: PTECH, Organization: Yearbook
Name: Lisa Johnson, Department: PTECH, Organization: Student Government
Name: Melissa McGill, Department: PTECH, Organization: Art Club
(SY 18-19 #186)

APPROVAL OF PERSONNEL ITEMS

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously to accept the resignations of Person, Buskirk, Turcotte, and Bynon; the resignation for retirement of Pollard-Coons; terminatation of Lopez;  establish and appoint Fioravanti and Fowler; appoint Baker, Ackermann, Dineen, Comstock, Substitute Teachers (7), Substitute Teacher Aides (5), Substitute LPN (1), Substitute Typist (1), Mentors (8) and Advisors (8).

CLAIMS AUDITOR REPORTS

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Harry Brooks, and unanimously carried to approve the Claims Auditor Report for the period of September 13, 2018 through September 27, 2018. (SY 18-19 #187)

APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT

The Treasurer’s Report for the period of  September 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018 was approved upon a motion made by John DeValve, seconded by Harry Brooks and unanimously carried. (SY 18-19 #188)

EXTRACLASSROOM REPORT

A motion was made by John DeValve and seconded by Harry Brooks to approve the Extra Class General Ledger Report for September 2018. This motion was unanimously carried. (SY 18-19 #189)

BID AWARDS

Pursuant to competitive bidding process, James DeValve made a motion, seconded by Harry Brooks and unanimously carried to accept the bid recommendations as noted by memoranda from the Accountant/Purchasing Official in the following areas:

RFP 18-01 Extension –  Independent Audit Services – West & Company, CPAs P.C., 97 North Main Street, PO BOX 1219, Gloversville, NY 12078 (SY 18-19 #190)

RFB 18-03RE Purchase of Pre-Owned Vehicles – Main Motor Car, 224 W. Main Street, Johnstown, NY  12095 – 2014 Jeep Cherokee; Mangino Chevrolet, 4447 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010 – 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and Glens Falls Toyota, 169 Broad Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 – 2015 Toyota Prius (SY 18-19 #191, #191B)

RFP 19-01RE School Physician – St. Mary’s Healthcare, 427 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY 12010.  (SY 18-19 #192, #192B)

APPROVAL OF CONTRACTS

John DeValve made a motion seconded by Harry Brooks and unanimously carried to approve the Interim District Superintendent to execute the following contract:

Independent Contractor Service Agreement by and between Kids Oneida Inc., and HFM BOCES to provide 11-days of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention refresher training delivered according to mutually agreed upon schedule effective November 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.  (SY 18-19 #193)

CREDIT CARD SUMMARIES

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Harry Brooks and unanimously carried to accept the quarterly credit card summaries listed for the time period of July 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018.

District Superintendent Quarterly Credit Card Summary (SY 18-19 #194)

Deputy Superintendent/CFO Quarterly Credit Card Summary (SY 18-19 #195)

EXTRA CLASSROOM ACTIVITY FUNDS

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Harry Brooks and unanimously carried to approve the Extra Classroom Activity Funds as well as the Faculty Advisors listed for the 2018-19 school year as attached. (SY 18-19 #196)

REVISED SCHOOL LUNCH PRICING

Due to New York State Child Nutrition Program regulations regarding the minimum charges for adult meals, John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Harry Brooks and unanimously carried to increase the price of HFM BOCES adult lunches from $4.00 to $4.15. (SY 18-19 #197)

OTHER ITEMS

Policy First Reading

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by James Beirlein to accept policy #0040, Allegation of Fraud as a first reading. This motion was made unanimously carried. (SY 18-19 #198)

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

Board Member Reports and Comments Jean LaPorta shared a report she wrote about attending the NYSSBA Annual Convention and thanked the Board for allowing her to attend.

Joanne Freeman discussed the NYSSBA Annual Convention that she also attended and some of the things that she learned at the conference like school security and a D.S. Evaluation tool.

Dr. Brooks discussed the benefits of Teacher Leaders in the school districts.

2018-19 Draft Board Goals

The Interim District Superintendent reviewed a draft set of 2018-19 Board Goals with the Board. (SY 18-19 #199)

School Board Recognition Week

The Interim District Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent both thanked the Board for their service.

FUTURE MEETINGS

November 15, 2018 – Special Board Meeting, 8:30 a.m., District Superintendent Office, December 12, 2018 – 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 7:35 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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