January 11, 2021 Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Scotia-Glenville Central School District District Office

Monday, November 23, 2020 – REMOTE SESSION begins at 7 p.m.- 1/11/21 Video Recording

  • 5:15 PM – Audit Committee Meeting
  • 6:00 PM – Executive Session
  • 7:00 PM – Regular Meeting – Remote Session – Video Recording

Conference Room – District Office

Scotia-Glenville Mission Statement

The Scotia-Glenville Central School District is committed to providing an environment which allows students to realize their full potential and thus prepares them for life in an ever-changing world.  In the tradition of excellence, Board of Education, administration, staff, parents, business and community members will continue to ensure that our educational system fulfills the needs of our students.

AGENDA

1.    Roll Call: Bucciferro, Carbone, Feinberg, Frederick, Massaro, H. Talbot, K. Talbot

2.    Pledge of Allegiance

3.    Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

There will be no Hearing and Privilege of the Floor at this remote session.

4.  Superintendent’s Comments (Susan M. Swartz, Superintendent of Schools)

5.  Approve Scotia-Glenville Central School District 2020-21 Modified School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP)

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Scotia-Glenville Central School District 2020-21 Modified School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP), as submitted.

6.  Resolution: Accept Notice of CSG PV I LLC’s Intent to Develop a Solar Project on Property Within the District and Enter into a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Agreement for Same

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Resolution, dated January 11, 2021, accept notification of CSG PV I LLC’s intent to develop a solar project within property located within the District, and enter into a PILOT agreement pursuant to the provisions of the New York Real Property Tax Law Section 487, as submitted.

7.   Resolution: Accept and Establish the Glenville Hill Fire Department Auxiliary Scholarship

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Resolution, dated January 11, 2021, to establish the Glenville Hill Fire Department Auxiliary Scholarship, in the amount of $500, as submitted.

8. Communications

a.     Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education accept the letter requesting an extension of the unpaid leave of absence for Glenn Goldberg from his position as Teaching Assistant at the High School

from  September 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021 to  September 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, as submitted.

b.    Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education accept the letter requesting paternity leave from David McLear, Sacandaga Elementary School, effective January 4, 2021 through February 8, 2021, as submitted.

c.     Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education accept the letter requesting paternity leave from Brendan Swider, Sacandaga Elementary School, effective on or about February 17, 2021 through March 24, 2021, as submitted.

d.    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Leanna Leffler, Elementary Teacher (Glendaal Elementary School), effective c.o.b. June 30, 2021, with appreciation for her service to the district, as submitted.

e.     Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Richard Putorti, Mathematics Teacher (Middle School), effective c.o.b. June 30, 2021, with appreciation for his service to the district, as submitted.

f.      Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Beth Donovan, Elementary Teacher (Glendaal Elementary School), effective c.o.b. June 30, 2021, with appreciation for her service to the district, as submitted.

g.    Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education accept the verbal resignation of Peter Guidarelli, Cleaner (District Office), effective December 16, 2020, with appreciation for his service to the district.

9.   Report of Superintendent

a.     Staffing

1)    Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the change in the appointment of Taylor Audi as Elementary Teacher (Sacandaga Elementary School)

from  effective October 6, 2020 through January 6, 2021  to  effective October 6, 2020 through February 8, 2021.

2)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the following supplemental appointment for collateral duties for 2020-2021:

Name  Activity/Club Name  Building  Stipend

  • Michael Camelo  HS Drama Club  High School  $800
  • Michael Camelo  HS Spring Musical  High School  $1,230

3)    Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the temporary part-time appointment of Jason DiCaprio as Floating Cleaner (Districtwide), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations, effective January 4, 2021 at his current hourly rate.

4)    Superintendent’s Recommendation: 1)    That the Board of Education approve the appointment of Abigail Ruscitto as Aide (Glendaal Elementary School), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations, effective January 11, 2021 at the rate of $12.50/hour, 6.25 hours/day, 31.75 hours per week. *This appointment is conditioned on the school district’s receipt of clearance for the employee from the State Education Department following a criminal history records check in accordance with the provision of Education Law §3035.

5)    Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the appointment of Carol Quantock as Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools on a per diem basis for up to 30 days between January 4, 2021 and March 31, 2021, at the rate of $21.89 per hour.

6)    Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the appointment of the following individuals as mentors for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Jan Tunison                                Stipend: $500
  • Danielle Bogue                          Stipend: $500

10.  Routine Business

a.   Placements of Children with Disabilities

b. Treasurer’s Report – October 2020

c.   Internal Claims Auditor’s Report/Warrants/Warrant Report Exceptions:

Payroll Warrants

Check Warrants

d.  Minutes:

19. Other Business

20.  Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

There will be no Hearing and Privilege of the Floor at this remote session.

The Board may adjourn to Executive Session in order to discuss matters relating to personnel and/or negotiations.

Minutes