July 12, 2021 Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Regular Meeting – Scotia-Glenville Central School District

Monday, July 12, 2021 – IN-PERSON SESSION

  • 6:45 PM – Executive Session
  • 7:00 PM – Open Session

Middle School

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

4.    Presentation: Chartwells Annual Food Service Program – Review of 2020-2021 Program and Overview of Changes for 2021-2022 (Jim Bigley – H.M.B. Consultants)

5.   Superintendent’s Comments – (Susan Swartz, Superintendent of Schools)

6.    Approve Agreement Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and H.M.B. Consultants

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Agreement between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and H.M.B. Consultants to provide consulting services for Child Nutrition Programs operated by the Food Service Management Company for the 2021-2022 school year, as submitted.

7.    Approve Legal Counsel Agreement by and between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Legal Counsel Agreement by and between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, as submitted.

8.   Approve Legal Counsel Agreement by and between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Honeywell Law Firm, PLLC

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Legal Counsel Agreement by and between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Honeywell Law Firm, PLLC, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, as submitted.

9.    Accept Extraclassroom Activity Fund Audit Corrective Action Plan

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the original Corrective Action Plan relating to the internal audit for Extraclassroom Activity Fund, as submitted.

10.  Appoint Sheri Tyrell, School District Treasurer, as Receiver of Certified Payroll for Capital Projects

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education appoint Sheri Tyrell, School District Treasurer, as Receiver of Certified Payroll for Capital Projects with no additional remuneration.

11.  Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association regarding a stipend of $6,500 for Kathleen Lewek, a member of the SGTA, for the period September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, in recognition of duties assumed to ensure the district’s compliance and accurate reporting of Medicaid claims information, as submitted.

12.  Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association regarding a stipend for the 2021-2022 school year, in the amount of $3,000 for Sharon Riggi, Executive Secretary II (District Office), in recognition of assuming the administrative responsibility for the Staff Trac system, as submitted.

13.      Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association regarding a stipend for the 2021-2022 school year in the amount of $3,000 for Alison Roscoe, Data Processing Secretary (Pupil Personnel Services), in recognition of additional services performed and technical knowledge required, as submitted.

14.      Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association regarding a stipend for the 2021-2022 school year, in the amount of $5,000 for Jane Taber, Executive Secretary II (Senior High School), in recognition of duties assumed providing district-wide technical support of the NutriKids system.

15. Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association regarding the authorization of a $1,000 stipend be paid to Amy Hefley in recognition of her duties performed as a Handle with Care trainer for the period of September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, as submitted.

16.  Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association regarding the authorization of a $1,000 stipend be paid to Kelly Marsh in recognition of her duties performed as a Handle with Care trainer for the period of September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, as submitted.

17.  Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association regarding the authorization of an additional sum of $1,500, prorated for the period September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, be paid to Alison Roscoe in recognition of her duties assumed to provide staff development and training to newly hired office personnel.  In the event the new individual does not begin their duties as of September 1, 2021, the stipend will be paid out as of the new hire’s start date, as submitted.

18.  Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Administrators’ Association

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Administrators’ Administration regarding the authorization of a $4,000 stipend be paid to Thomas Fyvie in recognition of his duties performed to support APEX and general education summer school during July and August, 2021, as submitted.

19.      Annual Review of Board of Education Policy: #3140 – Employee Laptop User Policy and Agreement

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve for annual review Board Policy #3140 – Employee Laptop User Policy and Agreement. (There are no proposed changes), as submitted.

20. Annual Review:  Board Policy #6240 and Appendix P:  Investment Procedures OK

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve for annual review Board Policy #6240 and Appendix P:  Investment Procedures.  (There are no proposed changes), as submitted.

21. Annual Review of Board of Education Policy:  #6615 – Online Banking Services

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve for annual review Board Policy #6615 – Online Banking Services. (There are no proposed changes), as submitted.

22.     Annual Review:  Board Policy #6720 and Appendix R:  Procurement Procedures

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve for annual review Board Policy #6720 and Appendix R: Procurement Procedures. (There are no proposed changes), as submitted.

23.  Annual Review of Board of Education Policy:  #6910.1 – Reserve for Employee Benefit Accrued Liabilities, the Reserve for Workers’ Compensation, and the Unemployment Insurance Reserve; #6910.2 – Reserve for Debt Services; #6910.3 – Reserve for Tax Certiorari; #6910.4 – Retirement Contributions Reserve; #6910.5 – Fund Balance Classification  –  #6910.6 – Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund and Retirement Contribution Reserve Sub-Fund

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve for annual review the following Board Policies: (There are no proposed changes), as submitted.

  •       #6910.1       Reserve for Employee Benefit Accrued Liabilities, the Reserve for Workers’ Compensation, and the Unemployment Insurance Reserve
  •       #6910.2 Reserve for Debt Services
  •       #6910.3  Reserve for Tax Certiorari
  •       #6910.4  Retirement Contributions Reserve
  •       #6910.5  Fund Balance Classification
  •        #6910.6       Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund and Retirement Contribution Reserve  Sub-Fund

24. Resolution:  Accept and Appropriate Gift and Donation from the Glendaal Elementary    School PTA to be Used for Arts in Education Programs

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Resolution, dated July 12, 2021, regarding accepting and appropriating the Gift and Donation from the Glendaal Elementary School PTA to be used for Arts in Education programs, increasing the General Fun Appropriation Account by $2,791.00, as submitted.

24.  Resolution:  Appropriating Tax Certiorari Settlement – Raymond M. Piotrowski

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Resolution dated July 12, 2021, regarding appropriating $53,919.25 from the General Fund for the claim settled for the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 tax years to Raymond M. Piotrowski, as submitted.

25. Communications

a.    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Theresa Marocco, School Bus Driver (Transportation Department), effective c.o.b. June 30, 2021, with appreciation for her service to the district, as submitted.

b.   Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Glenn Goldberg, Teaching Assistant (High School), effective c.o.b. July 1, 2021, with appreciation for his service to the district, as submitted.

c.    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Janice Swider, Classroom Aide (Lincoln Elementary), effective c.o.b. August 31, 2021, with appreciation for her service to the district, as submitted.

d.    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education rescind the letter of resignation of Douglas (Doug) Lauser (Buildings & Grounds) effective c.o.b. July 2, 2021 and approve his unpaid leave of absence from July 3, 2021 to July 12, 2021, as submitted.

e.    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education rescind the Secondary Summer School Monitor position for Lynn Casey effective c.o.b. July 7, 2021 so she can accept a position as Temporary Seasonal Clerical worker.

f.     Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation for James McCullough, Maintenance Mechanic (Buildings and Grounds), in order to accept the position of Senior Maintenance Mechanic, effective August 17, 2021, as submitted.

g.     Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation for Josh Wrabel, General Mechanic (Buildings and Grounds), in order to accept the position of Maintenance Mechanic effective August 17, 2021, as submitted.

26. Report of Superintendent

a.    Staffing

1)      Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education grant the Superintendent of Schools the authority to hire staff between August 9, 2021 and September 14, 2021, with such hiring to be within the approved district-wide staffing, with Board ratification to be taken at its regular meeting on September 13, 2021.

2)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Debbie Lewis as Kindergarten Teacher (Glendaal), effective September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2025, with 2021-2022 annual salary to be at the rate of $48,366 (Step 4 +M).  Ms. Lewis has permanent certification.

3)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the appointment of James Testo as Substitute FACS Teacher (Middle School), effective September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, with the 2021-2022 salary to be at the rate of $50,057 (Step 5 +M).

4)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the appointment of James McCullough as Senior Maintenance Mechanic (Buildings and Grounds), effective August 17, 2021, with the 2021-2022 salary to be at the rate of $28.68 + $.15 longevity/hr. (Step 1), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

5)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the appointment of Josh Wrabel as Maintenance Mechanic (Buildings and Grounds), effective August 17, 2021, with the 2021-2022 salary to be at the rate of $26.89/hr. (Step 2), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

6)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the following individuals as Tech Specialist Co-Department Chairs for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Jan Tunison                                                                                      Stipend $1,650
  • Brendan Swider                                                                              Stipend $1,650

7)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the following supplemental appointments as Tech Specialists for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Elizabeth Fawcett – High School                                      Stipend $3,000
  • Jan Tunison – Middle School                                            Stipend $3,000
  • Brett Campbell – Glen-Worden                                         Stipend $3,000
  • Colleen Monaco – Glendaal                                                          Stipend $3,000
  • Jeff Denney – Lincoln                                                                     Stipend $3,000
  • Brendan Swider – Sacandaga                                          Stipend $3,000

8)     Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve Jason Adams as Credit by Exam Summer Support, during the dates of July 6, 2021 through August 20, 2021, up to 20 hours at the rate of $30.00/hr.

9)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the list of appointments for the 2021 Elementary Summer School program, as submitted.

10)  Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the list of appointments for the 2021 Summer Transportation Staff, as submitted.

11)  Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the following list for Temporary Seasonal Clerical Work at their 2021-2022 hourly rate, hours per day and maximum days:

  • Julie Nejman                         $15.43/hr.                  7.5 hrs/day                   5 days
  • Lisa Omicinski                      $15.57/hr.                  7.5 hrs/day                   21 days
  • Brian Moak                             $14.33/hr.                  7.5 hrs/day                   21 days
  • Sheryl Borwick                      $19.43/hr.                  7.5 hrs/day                   21 days
  • Dawn Farrone                        $22.73/hr.                  7.5 hrs/day                   21 days
  • Lynn Casey                               $16.76/hr.                  7.5 hrs/day                   21 days

12)   Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve four days for Denise Caruso for Responsive Classroom Advanced Training, at the rate of $125/day.

13)   Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the following list for 2021-2022 Seasonal Supplemental Help (Building and Grounds), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations, with the 2021-2022 salary rate to be in accordance with the current Local 766 contract, for the period of July 13, 2021 to August 31, 2021:

  • Nicole Aydlott
  • Decillius Blankenship, Jr.
  • Luke Carusone
  • Nancy Cooper
  • Trevor Cooper
  • Jesse Delong
  • Jamie Gerke
  • *Morgan Luke
  • Kevin Malone
  • *Matthew Malone
  • Gretchen Bonk

*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.

14)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the appointment of the following teachers for the APEX Summer School 2021 Credit Recovery Program for the period of July 7, 2021 to August 12, 2021

Course  Teacher  Units  Step  Salary
APEX Teacher

  • Kerry Smith (APEX Google Classroom-5.5 hours per day; 12 days)
    5.5 hours daily 5  $1,800.00
    APEX Teacher
  • Rick Warren (APEX Google Classroom-5.5 hours per day; 22 days)
    5.5 hours daily  5  $3,300.00
  • TA:  APEX
  • Kelsey Cappello  Up to 140 hours  19.00p/h  $2,660.00

TOTAL: $7,760.00

27.  Routine Business

a.  Placements of Children with Disabilities

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

Payroll Warrants

  • #44  6/18/21  $3,300,610.36
  • #46  6/25/21  $116,982.02
  • #3  7/02/21  $230,645.21

Check Warrants

  • A-43  6/18/21  $875,695.14

c.  Treasurer’s Report – May 2021

d.    Minutes:

28.  Other Business

a.    District Safety Plan

29.  Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

In accordance with Policy #1230, privilege of the floor will be extended at this time to any person in attendance.  The time allowed, protocol and procedures are outlined in the “Welcome to a Meeting of the Board of Education” brochure.

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

Minutes

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of the Scotia-Glenville Central School was held in the Cafeteria of the Middle School, in said district on July 12, 2021.

President Bucciferro called the meeting to order at 6:46 p.m.

Present:  Bucciferro, Feinberg, Frederick, Massaro, H. Talbot, K. Talbot, and Superintendent Swartz

Absent:   Carbone

MOVED by Feinberg, SECONDED by K. Talbot, that the Board of Education adjourn to Executive Session in order to discuss matters related to personnel.

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 6:46 p.m. and returned to Open Session at 7:02 p.m. for the Re-Organizational Meeting, which was immediately followed by this meeting.

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Swain, Business Manager Giaquinto and

District Clerk DeLong were present for the Open Session.

Pledge of Allegiance

Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

Ryan Patrie, 23 Joyous Lane, spoke to the Board about the wrestling program.

Presentation:  Chartwells Annual Food Service Program – Review of 2020 2021 Program and Overview of Changes for 2021-2022 (Jim Bigley – H.M.B. Consultants)

Jim Bigley, HMB Consultants, gave a presentation to the Board on the Food Service Program. He reported on meal participation, “grab and go” meals, the “Meals on Wheels” program as well as what the next school year will look like in terms of food service.

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

Superintendent Swartz turned the floor over to Tangible Developments, a company that specializes in diversity, equity and inclusion.  They gave a report to the Board on what they will be working on with the District over the next 15 months in these areas.

Approve Agreement Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and H.M.B. Consultants

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by Frederick, that the Board of Education approve the Agreement between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and H.M.B. Consultants to provide consulting services for Child Nutrition Programs operated by the Food Service Management Company for the 2021-2022 school year, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix A to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

MOVED by Feinberg, SECONDED by H. Talbot, that the Board of Education approve the following two items:

Approve Legal Counsel Agreement by and between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC

Approve the Legal Counsel Agreement by and between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix B to these minutes).

Approve Legal Counsel Agreement by and between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Honeywell Law Firm, PLLC

Approve the Legal Counsel Agreement by and between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Honeywell Law Firm, PLLC, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, as submitted. (This agreement is contained as Appendix C to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Accept Extraclassroom Activity Fund Audit Corrective Action Plan

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by Massaro, that the Board of Education accept the original Corrective Action Plan relating to the internal audit for Extraclassroom Activity Fund, as submitted. (This document is contained as Appendix D to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Appoint Sheri Tyrell, School District Treasurer, as Receiver of Certified Payroll for Capital Projects

MOVED by H. Talbot, SECONDED by Frederick, that the Board of Education appoint Sheri Tyrell, School District Treasurer, as Receiver of Certified Payroll for Capital Projects with no additional remuneration.

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

MOVED by Frederick, SECONDED by K. Talbot, that the Board approve the following items:

Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association regarding a stipend of $6,500 for Kathleen Lewek, a member of the SGTA, for the period September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, in recognition of duties assumed to ensure the district’s compliance and accurate reporting of Medicaid claims information, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix E to these minutes).

Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association regarding a stipend for the 2021-2022 school year, in the amount of $3,000 for Sharon Riggi, Executive Secretary II (District Office), in recognition of assuming the administrative responsibility for the Staff Trac system, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix F to these minutes).

Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association regarding a stipend for the 2021-2022 school year in the amount of $3,000 for Alison Roscoe, Data Processing Secretary (Pupil Personnel Services), in recognition of additional services performed and technical knowledge required, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix G to these minutes).

Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association regarding a stipend for the 2021-2022 school year, in the amount of $5,000 for Jane Taber, Executive Secretary II (Senior High School), in recognition of duties assumed providing district-wide technical support of the NutriKids system.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix H to these minutes).

Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association regarding the authorization of a $1,000 stipend be paid to Amy Hefley in recognition of her duties performed as a Handle with Care trainer for the period of September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix I to these minutes).

Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association regarding the authorization of a $1,000 stipend be paid to Kelly Marsh in recognition of her duties performed as a Handle with Care trainer for the period of September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix J to these minutes).

Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association regarding the authorization of an additional sum of $1,500, prorated for the period September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, be paid to Alison Roscoe in recognition of her duties assumed to provide staff development and training to newly hired office personnel.  In the event the new individual does not begin their duties as of September 1, 2021, the stipend will be paid out as of the new hire’s start date, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix K to these minutes).

Approve Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Administrators’ Association

Approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Administrators’ Administration regarding the authorization of a $4,000 stipend be paid to Thomas Fyvie in recognition of his duties performed to support APEX and general education summer school during July and August, 2021, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix L to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

MOVED by Massaro, SECONDED by Frederick, that the Board of Education approve the following items:

Annual Review of Board of Education Policy: #3140 – Employee Laptop User Policy and Agreement

Approve for annual review Board Policy #3140 – Employee Laptop User Policy and Agreement. (There are no proposed changes), as submitted.

Annual Review:  Board Policy #6240 and Appendix P:  Investment Procedures OK

Approve for annual review Board Policy #6240 and Appendix P:  Investment Procedures.  (There are no proposed changes), as submitted.

Annual Review of Board of Education Policy:  #6615 – Online Banking Services

Approve for annual review Board Policy #6615 – Online Banking Services. (There are no proposed changes), as submitted.

Annual Review:  Board Policy #6720 and Appendix R:  Procurement Procedures

Approve for annual review Board Policy #6720 and Appendix R: Procurement Procedures. (There are no proposed changes), as submitted.

Annual Review of Board of Education Policy:  #6910.1 – Reserve for Employee Benefit Accrued Liabilities, the Reserve for Workers’ Compensation, and the Unemployment Insurance Reserve; #6910.2 – Reserve for Debt Services; #6910.3 – Reserve for Tax Certiorari; #6910.4 – Retirement Contributions Reserve;

#6910.5 – Fund Balance Classification  –  #6910.6 – Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund and Retirement Contribution Reserve Sub-Fund

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve for annual review the following Board Policies: (There are no proposed changes), as submitted.

  • #6910.1       Reserve for Employee Benefit Accrued Liabilities, the Reserve for Workers’ Compensation, and the Unemployment Insurance Reserve
  • #6910.2 Reserve for Debt Services
  • #6910.3  Reserve for Tax Certiorari
  • #6910.4  Retirement Contributions Reserve
  • #6910.5  Fund Balance Classification
  • #6910.6  Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund and Retirement Contribution Reserve  Sub-Fund

(All of these policies are contained as Appendix M to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Resolution:  Accept and Appropriate Gift and Donation from the Glendaal Elementary School PTA to be Used for Arts in Education Programs

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by Feinberg, that the Board of Education approve the Resolution, dated July 12, 2021, regarding accepting and appropriating the Gift and Donation from the Glendaal Elementary School PTA to be used for Arts in Education programs, increasing the General Fun Appropriation Account by $2,791.00, as submitted.  (This resolution is contained as Appendix N to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Resolution: Appropriating Tax Certiorari Settlement – Raymond M. Piotrowski

MOVED by Frederick, SECONDED by Massaro, that the Board of Education approve the Resolution dated July 12, 2021, regarding appropriating $53,919.25 from the General Fund for the claim settled for the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 tax years to Raymond M. Piotrowski, as submitted.  (This resolution is contained as Appendix O to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by Feinberg, that the Board of Education accept/approve the following items:

Communications

a.    Accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Theresa Marocco, School Bus Driver (Transportation Department), effective c.o.b. June 30, 2021, with appreciation for her service to the district, as submitted.  (This letter is contained as Appendix P to these minutes).

b.   Accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Glenn Goldberg, Teaching Assistant (High School), effective c.o.b. July 1, 2021, with appreciation for his service to the district, as submitted.  (This letter is contained as Appendix Q to these minutes).

c.    Accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Janice Swider, Classroom Aide (Lincoln Elementary), effective c.o.b. August 31, 2021, with appreciation for her service to the district, as submitted.  (This letter is contained as Appendix R to these minutes).

d.    Rescind the letter of resignation of Douglas (Doug) Lauser (Buildings & Grounds) effective c.o.b. July 2, 2021 and approve his unpaid leave of absence from July 3, 2021 to July 12, 2021, as submitted.  (This request is contained as Appendix S to these minutes).

e.    Rescind the Secondary Summer School Monitor position for Lynn Casey effective c.o.b. July 7, 2021 so she can accept a position as Temporary Seasonal Clerical worker. (This request is contained as Appendix T to these minutes).

f.     Accept the letter of resignation for James McCullough, Maintenance Mechanic (Buildings and Grounds), in order to accept the position of Senior Maintenance Mechanic, effective August 17, 2021, as submitted.  (This letter is contained as Appendix U to these minutes).

g.     Accept the letter of resignation for Josh Wrabel, General Mechanic (Buildings and Grounds), in order to accept the position of Maintenance Mechanic effective August 17, 2021, as submitted.  (This letter is contained as Appendix V to these minutes).

Report of Superintendent

a.    Staffing

1)      Grant the Superintendent of Schools the authority to hire staff between August 9, 2021 and September 14, 2021, with such hiring to be within the approved district-wide staffing, with Board ratification to be taken at its regular meeting on September 13, 2021.

2)    Approve the probationary appointment of Debbie Lewis as Kindergarten Teacher (Glendaal), effective September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2025, with 2021-2022 annual salary to be at the rate of $48,366 (Step 4 +M).  Ms. Lewis has permanent certification.

3)    Approve the appointment of James Testo as Substitute FACS Teacher (Middle School), effective September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, with the 2021-2022 salary to be at the rate of $50,057 (Step 5 +M).

4)    Approve the provisional appointment of James McCullough as Senior Maintenance Mechanic (Buildings and Grounds), effective August 17, 2021, with the 2021-2022 salary to be at the rate of $28.68 + $.15 longevity/hr. (Step 1), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

5)    Approve the provisional appointment of Josh Wrabel as Maintenance Mechanic (Buildings and Grounds), effective August 17, 2021, with the 2021-2022 salary to be at the rate of $26.89/hr. (Step 2), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

6)    Approve the following individuals as Tech Specialist Co-Department Chairs for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Jan Tunison                                                                                      Stipend $1,650
  • Brendan Swider                                                                               Stipend $1,650

7)    Approve the following supplemental appointments as Tech Specialists for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Elizabeth Fawcett – High School                                      Stipend $3,000
  •  Jan Tunison – Middle School                                            Stipend $3,000
  • Brett Campbell – Glen-Worden                                         Stipend $3,000
  • Colleen Monaco – Glendaal                                                 Stipend $3,000
  • Jeff Denney – Lincoln                                                              Stipend $3,000
  • Brendan Swider – Sacandaga                                          Stipend $3,000

8)     Approve Jason Adams as Credit by Exam Summer Support, during the dates of July 6, 2021 through August 20, 2021, up to 20 hours at the rate of $30.00/hr.

9)      Approve the list of   appointments for the 2021 Elementary Summer School program, as submitted.  (This list is contained as Appendix W to these minutes).

10)   Approve the list of appointments for the 2021 Summer Transportation Staff, as submitted.

(This list is contained as Appendix X to these minutes).

11)  Approve the following list for Temporary Seasonal Clerical Work at their 2021-2022 hourly rate, hours per day and maximum days:

  • Julie Nejman                         $15.43/hr.                  7.5 hrs/day                   5 days
  • Lisa Omicinski                                  $15.57/hr.                  7.5 hrs/day                   21 days
  • Brian Moak                                        $14.33/hr.                  7.5 hrs/day                   21 days
  • Sheryl Borwick                                 $19.43/hr.                  7.5 hrs/day                   21 days
  • Dawn Farrone                                  $22.73/hr.                  7.5 hrs/day                   21 days
  •  Lynn Casey                                       $16.76/hr.                  7.5 hrs/day                   21 days

12)   Approve four days for Denise Caruso for Responsive Classroom Advanced Training, at the rate of $125/day.

13)   Approve the following list for 2021-2022 Seasonal Supplemental Help (Building and Grounds), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations, with the 2021-2022 salary rate to be in accordance with the current Local 766 contract, for the period of July 13, 2021 to August 31, 2021:

  • Nicole Aydlott
  • Decillius Blankenship, Jr.
  • Luke Carusone
  • Nancy Cooper
  • Trevor Cooper
  • Jesse Delong
  • Jamie Gerke
  • *Morgan Luke
  • Kevin Malone
  • *Matthew Malone
  •  Gretchen Bonk

*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.

14)    Approve the appointment of the following teachers for the APEX Summer School 2021 Credit Recovery Program for the period of July 7, 2021 to August 12, 2021:

Course Teacher Units Step Salary
APEX Teacher Kerry Smith (APEX Google Classroom-5.5 hours per day; 12 days) 5.5 hours daily 5 $1,800.00
APEX Teacher Rick Warren (APEX Google Classroom-5.5 hours per day; 22 days)
5.5 hours daily 5 $3,300.00
TA:  APEX Kelsey Cappello  Up to140 hours  19.00p/h  $2,660.00

TOTAL:
$7,760.00

Routine Business

a.  Placements of Children with Disabilities

Accept the Placement of Children with Disabilities as recommended by the Committees on Preschool Special Education and Special Education in their report dated 07/12/21.

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

Payroll Warrants

  • #44  6/18/21  $3,300,610.36
  • #46  6/25/21  $116,982.02
  • #3  7/02/21  $230,645.21

Check Warrants

  • A-43  6/18/21  $875,695.14

President Bucciferro noted receipt of the Internal Claims Auditor’s Report/Warrants/Warrant Report Exceptions.  (These reports are contained as Appendix Y to these minutes).

c.    Treasurer’s Report – May 2021

President Bucciferro noted receipt of the Treasurer’s Report. (This report is contained as Appendix Z to these minutes).

d.    Minutes:       June 7, 2021 Special Meeting

  •  June 14, 2021          Regular Meeting
  • June 22, 2021          Regular Meeting

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Other Business

District Safety Plan- The Board was given copies of this plan, which will be brought forward for a Public Hearing at a future board meeting.

The Board briefly discussed convention, future board presentations, board visits to the buildings before the opening of school and also the possibility of cancelling one of the August board meetings.

Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

None

MOVED by Feinberg, SECONDED by K. Talbot that the meeting be adjourned.

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

The meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m.

Bobbie DeLong, District Clerk