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June 8, 2020 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

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

June 8, 2020 video recording

DATE

June 8, 2020

PLACE

Meeting can be accessed via phone: Call: 1-646-992-2010 – Access Number: 129 661 6209

KIND OF MEETING

Special Board Meeting

MEMBERS PRESENT

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

OTHERS PRESENT

David Ziskin, District Superintendent; Lorraine Hohenforst, Deputy Superintendent; Kathi Lewis, School Business Official; Aaron Flynn, Human Resources Manager; Matthew Davis, PTECH Principal; Ashley Onyon, Reporter with the Leader Herald and Christine Eaton, Clerk

CALL TO ORDER

President Brooks called the meeting to order at 5:02 p.m.

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.

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.

Resignation for Retirement

Allan Turnbull made a motion, seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried to accept the following employee’s letter of intent to retire with regret:

Richard Potter, Principal of Alternative Education, ADK (07/01/2015 appointed with credit of 7 years of service), Effective Date: 09/30/2020

(SY 19-20 #534)

PBLWORKS ADDENDUM

Jean LaPorta made a motion, seconded by John DeValve and unanimously carried to authorize the District Superintendent to execute the addendum to the agreement between Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES and PBLWorks to provide on-line training instead of in-person workshops. (SY 19-20 #535)

GLEBE STREET LEASE

John DeValve made a motion, seconded by Gustavo Sacerio to authorize the District Superintendent to execute the lease agreement by and between HFM BOCES and the Greater Johnstown School District for the use of Glebe Street Elementary School effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2030. This motion was unanimously carried. (SY 19-20 #536)

BID RECOMMENDATIONS

Pursuant to the competitive bidding process, John DeValve made a motion, seconded by James Beirlein and unanimously carried to accept the RFP recommendations as noted by memorandum from the Purchasing Official in the following areas:

RFP 20-12 Moving Services – S & G Trucking of Fulton County Corp., 218 N. Kingsboro Avenue, Gloversville, NY  12078 – $33,600.00.  (SY 19-20 #537, #537B)

RFP 20-13 Interior Painting – Northeast Paint Werks, 810 Curry Road, Rotterdam, NY  12306 – $28, 224.00. (SY 19-20 #538, #538B)

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

Dr. Brooks asked for volunteers to work with him on a committee to update the terms and conditions of the District Superintendent’s contract and review the Non-represented salary schedule. Mrs. LaPorta volunteered.

FUTURE MEETINGS

June 24, 2020 HFM BOCES Regular Meeting, 5:00 P.M., Location TBA

July 1, 2020, HFM BOCES Reorganizational Meeting, 5:00 p.m., Location TBA

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further business to come before the Board, John DeValve made a motion at 5:19 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. This motion was seconded by Jean LaPorta and unanimously carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Christine Eaton
Clerk of the Board

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