July 13, 2020 Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

Monday, July 13, 2020

  • 6:15 PM – Executive Session
  • 7:00 PM – Re-organizational meeting followed by regular meeting – Watch the meeting live Link will be live 5 minutes before the meeting begins.

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 for Board of Education Meeting

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.    Presentation:  Chartwells Annual Food Service Program – Review of 2019-2020 Program and Overview of Changes for 2020-2021 (Jim Bigley – H.M.B. Consultants)

6.    Resolution: Approve Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CR BOCES)

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Resolution, dated July 13, 2020, regarding entering into a four (4) year agreement with the Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CR BOCES) in order for CR BOCES to furnish certain instructional services to the District pursuant to New York State Education Law §1950(4)(jj) in an amount not to exceed $199,647.00 over the life of the agreement for the period commencing on or about July 20, 2020 and continuing through June 30, 2025, as submitted.

7.    Resolution: Accept Gift and Donation from Glendaal Retired Teachers of a Red Maple Tree in Memory of the Late Elliott Ray, Former Student

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Resolution, dated July 13, 2020, regarding accepting and appropriating the gift and donation from Glendaal Elementary School Retired Teachers of a red maple tree in memory of the late Elliott Ray, former student at Glendaal, valued at $265.00, as submitted.

8.  Approve the Extension of the Scotia-Glenville Central School District Food Service Contract with Chartwells School Dining Services for 2020-2021, Corrected Version

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the corrected version of the Extension of the Scotia-Glenville Central School District Food Service contract with Chartwells School Dining Services for the 2020-2021 school year, as submitted.

9.    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 payment of co-curricular activity stipends for the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 crisis, and further authorize the Superintendent of Schools to sign the Memorandum of Agreement, as submitted.

10. 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, 2020 through June 30, 2021, in recognition of duties assumed to ensure the district’s compliance and accurate reporting of Medicaid claims information, as submitted.

11.  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 2020-2021 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.

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 2020-2021 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.

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 2020-2021 school year, in the amount of $4,000 for Jane Taber, Executive Secretary II (Senior High School), in recognition of duties assumed providing district-wide technical support of the Nutri Kids system.

14.  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, as submitted. (There are no proposed changes.)

15.  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.)

16.      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.)

17.  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

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

18.  Approve Addendum to the Contract By and Between Karen Swain, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and the Scotia-Glenville Board of Education

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve Addendum #5 to the contract between Karen Swain, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction and the Scotia Glenville Central School District Board of Education, effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024, as submitted.

19. Approve Addendum to the Contract By and Between Andrew Giaquinto, School Business Manager, and the Scotia-Glenville Board of Education

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve Addendum #6 to the contract between Andrew Giaquinto, School Business Manager, and the Scotia-Glenville Central School District Board of Education, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2025, as submitted.

20.  Appoint Committee on Special Education (CSE)

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education appoint the attached list of members to the Committee on Special Education for the 2020-2021 school year, as submitted.

21.  Appoint Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)

Superintendent’s Recommendation:   That the Board of Education appoint the attached list of members to the Committee on Preschool Education (CPSE) for the 2020-2021 school year, as submitted.

22.  Appointment of Impartial Hearing Officers

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the attached list of Impartial Hearing Officers for the 2020-2021 school year, as submitted.

23.       Reports/Updates: CAPSBA/Legislative Liaison/PTA/Audit Committee/Board of Education                      Policy Committee                         

24. Communications

a.    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation of Kevin McCann, Teaching Assistant (Glen-Worden Elementary School), effective c.o.b. June 30, 2020, in order for him to accept the position of Social Studies Teacher at the Middle School.

b.   Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation of Melissa Becker, Aide (Glen-Worden Elementary School), effective c.o.b. June 30, 2020, in order for her to accept the position of Teaching Assistant (Glen-Worden Elementary School).

c.    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the request of Anthony Peconie for a leave of absence from his position as Assistant Principal at the Middle School in order for him to accept the position of Instructional Administrator for Special Education, effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

d.    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation of Angelo Cremo, Bus Driver (Transportation), effective c.o.b. July 1, 2020, with appreciation for his service to the district.

25. Report of Superintendent

a.    Staffing

1)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Kevin McCann as Social Studies Teacher (Middle School), effective September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2024, with 2020-2021 annual salary to be at the rate of $45,942 (Step 3).  Mr. McCann has initial certification.

2)     Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Lauren Centurioni as Special Education Teacher (Glen-Worden Elementary School), effective September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2024, with 2020-2021 annual salary to be at the rate of $48,361 (Step 4 +M).  Ms. Centurioni has initial certification.

3)     Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Kristen Schell as Social Studies Teacher (High School), effective September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2023, with 2020-2021 annual salary to be at the rate of $55,711 (Step 8 +M).  Ms. Schell has professional certification.

4)     Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Mckenzie Golden as English Teacher (High School), effective September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2024, with 2020-2021 annual salary to be at the rate of $53,728 (Step 7 +M).  Ms. Golden has initial certification.

5)     Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Melissa Becker as Teaching Assistant (Glendaal Elementary School), effective September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2024, with 2020-2021 annual salary to be at the rate of $23,502 (Step 1).  Ms. Becker has TA Level I certification.

6)     Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the appointment of Anthony Peconie as Instructional Administrator for Special Education (District Office), effective September 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, with 2020-2021 annual salary to be at the rate of $100,255.  Mr. Peconie has professional certification.

7)     Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Mackenzie Wetzel as Guidance Counselor (Middle School), effective March 9, 2020 through March 8, 2024, with 2020-2021 annual salary to be at the rate of $51,361 (Step 4 +M, including $3,000 Guidance Counselor stipend).  Ms. Wetzel has provisional certification.

8)     Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the part-time appointment (.4 FTE) of Kathleen Lewek as CPSE Chairperson (Districtwide) and CSE Chairperson (Mekeel Christian Academy), effective September 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, with 2020-2021 salary to be at $25,190 (Step 13 +M, which is .4 FTE).  Ms. Lewek has permanent certification.

9)    Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the attached list, dated July 13, 2020, of additional employees for summer curriculum work at the rate of $125/day for Teachers and $91.84 for Teaching Assistants for each full day of service this summer, as submitted.

10)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the appointment of the following teacher for the APEX Summer School 2020 Credit Recovery Program for the period of July 6, 2020 to August 13, 2020:

Course  Teacher    Units   Step  Salary

  • APEX Teacher John Connolly (APEX Google Classroom-2.5 hours per day; 8-1030am)
    1   5   $1,650.00TOTAL:   $6,150.00

11)   Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve three (3) additional days for the following Guidance Counselors, at 1/200th of their 2019-2020 annual salary for the period of June 22, 2020-June 26, 2020, to assist with managing instructional needs and final grades for students who had incomplete grades as of the last day of the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Jessica Balch
  • Timothy O’Connell
  • Denise Caruso
  • Mackenzie Wetzel
  • Lucia Dixon
  • Lise Williams
  • David Langdon

12)   Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the changes in summer days for the following Guidance Counselors:

  • Counselor TBD           from   10 days                      to                    6 days
  • Mackenzie Wetzel                from   6 days            to                    10 days

26.  Routine Business

a.  Placements of Children with Disabilities

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

Payroll Warrants

Check Warrants

c.  Treasurer’s Report – May 2020

d.    Minutes:

27.  Other Business

28.  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