July 26, 2021 Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Regular Meeting – Scotia-Glenville Central School District

Monday, July 26, 2021

  • 6 PM – Executive Session
  • 7 PM – Open Session

Middle School Cafeteria

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 – Revised

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

2.    Pledge of Allegiance

3.    Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

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

5. Discussion:

  1. Discussion of Board Reports
  2. Discussion of Athletic Team Mergers

6. Resolution: Set 2021-2022 School Tax Rate and Tax Rate Analysis

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education adopt the Resolution, dated July 16, 2021, approving the 2021-2022 tax levy, as submitted

7. Approve the Agreement between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and SEI Design Group for Architectural and Engineering Services for the Proposed Capital Project

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Agreement between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and SEI Design Group for Architectural and Engineering Services for the Proposed May Referendum, as submitted.

8. Approval of 2021-2022 Fee Schedule for Community Use of School Facilities

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education adopt the 2021-2022 fee schedule for community use of school facilities and regulations governing use of such facilities, as submitted.

9. Approval of Amended AS-7 Contract for 2020-2021 BOCES Services and Preliminary AS-7 Contract for 2021-2022

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the amended AS-7 Contract for 2020-2021 BOCES Services and the Preliminary AS-7 Contract for 2021-2022 BOCES Services, as submitted.

10. Adopt the Policy Statement for 2021-2022 Free and Reduced-Price Meals or Free Milk

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education adopt the 2021-2022 Free and Reduced-Price Meals or Free Milk Policy Statement and authorize the School Board President to sign the Certificate of Acceptance, as submitted.

11. Adopt 2021-2022 School Breakfast and Lunch Meal Price List

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the 2021-2022 Food Service Price List, effective September 1, 2021, as submitted.

12. Communications

a. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation of Stephanie Lavalley, Aide (Middle School), 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 Kaitlyn DeLong, Door Monitor (Lincoln), in order to accept the position of Student Aide (Lincoln) effective c.o.b. August 31, 2021, as submitted.

c. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation of Lorri Sammons-Wilbur, Spanish Teacher (Middle School), 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 accept the letter of resignation for Amy Majewicz-Hefley, School Psychologist (Sacandaga), effective c.o.b. August 3, 2021, with appreciation for her service to the district, as submitted.

e. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education accept the resignation of the following School Monitors per the return of their Reasonable Assurance letters, effective c.o.b. June 30, 2021, with appreciation for their service to the district:

1) Megan LeClair (Glendaal)
2) Christina Letterman (Glendaal)
3) Tamara Venditti (Glendaal)
4) Stephanie Kline (Sacandaga)

13. Report of Superintendent

a. Staffing

1) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Catie Magil as Director of Pupil Personnel Services (District-Wide) effective September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2025, with the 2021-2022 salary to be at $120,000.

2) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the voluntary change in assignment of Jacqueline Beltran from 3rd Grade Teacher at Sacandaga Elementary School to 1st Grade Teacher at Glendaal Elementary School, effective September 1, 2021, with no change in salary for 2021-2022.

3) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the provisional appointment of Jennifer Duane as Executive Secretary I (High School), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations, effective 08/16/2021, with 2021-2022 salary to be at the rate of $16.00/hour, 8 hours/day, 40 hours/week, 12-month.

4) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the appointment of Mary Lou Durant as Executive Secretary I (High School) on a per diem basis for 3 days in August 2021, at the rate she retired, for training purposes.

5) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Jeanna Wiegert as a Typist (High School), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations, effective September 1, 2021 with 2021-2022 salary to be at the rate of $14.30/hour, 7.5 hours/day, 37.5 hours/week, 10-month.

6) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the appointment of Kaitlyn DeLong as Teacher Aide (Lincoln), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations effective September 1, 2021-June 30, 2022, with no change in salary for 2021-2022, 6.25 hours/day, 31.75 hours/week.

7) Superintendent’s Recommendation: Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve up to 5 summer days for the following individual, at 1/200th of her 2020-2021 annual salary for each full day of service this summer: Candi Bordell (ENL Teacher) up to 5 days.

8) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the appointment of the revised list for 2021 Secondary Summer School staff, for the period of July 7, 2021 to August 12, 2021, retroactive to the start of the program, as submitted.

9) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the additional list of appointments for the 2021 Elementary Summer School program, for the period of July 7 2021 to August 6, 2021, retroactive to the start of the program, as submitted.

10) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the appointment of the following School Nurses for the 2021 Summer School program, for the period of July 12, 2021 to August 12, 2021 retroactive to the start of the program, at the rate of $30/hr, up to 56 hours.

a. Kathleen Ault (Sacandaga)
b. Joanne Baldasare (Sacandaga)

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

12) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the list of 2021-2022 Fall sports coaching appointments

Field Hockey

  • Varsity Kaila Jackson Step 5 $4,333
  • Modified Isabella Bloss* Step 1 $1,970

Boys’ Soccer

  • Varsity Osborne Jack Step 5 $5,038
  • JV Steve Gerke Step 3 $3,272
  • Modified James Testo Step 3 $3,069

Girls’ Soccer

  • Varsity Lise Williams Step 10 $5,561
  • JV Julie Myers Step 3 $3,272
  • Modified OPEN

Football

  • Varsity Robert Leto Step 10 $6,548
  • V Assistant OPEN
  • V Assistant Jason Kritz Step 4 $4,225
  • JV Sean Schreiner Step 5 $4,681
  • JV Assistant John Ritter Step 4 $4,225
  • Volunteer David Aldi Step 0
  • Volunteer Ben Tunison Step 0
  • Modified Head OPEN
  • Modified Asst. OPEN

Volleyball

  • Varsity Lisa Fyvie Step 5 $3,792
  • JV Jenna White Step 5 $3,033
  • Modified Jamie Semerad Step 5 $2,654

Cross Country

  • Varsity James Krogh Step 10 $3,827
  • Modified Mallory Williams Step 5 $2,427

Cheer

  • Varsity Christina Stryjek Step 5 $3,033

Golf

  • Varsity Brett Daley Step 3 $2,199

Tennis

  • Varsity Geoff Olson Step 10 $3,109

Swim

  • Varsity Shawna Weaver PO-$2,500

*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.

13) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the attached list of substitutes for the 2021-2022 school year, as submitted.

14. Routine Business

a. Placements of Children with Disabilities

15. Other Business

16. 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 26, 2021.

President Bucciferro called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Present:  Bucciferro, Feinberg, Frederick, H. Talbot, K. Talbot, Superintendent Swartz, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Swain, Business Manager Giaquinto

Absent:   Carbone, Massaro

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

Roll Call

Ayes: 5

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 6:00 p.m. and returned to Open Session at 7:00 p.m.

Jill Busman, filling in for the District Clerk, was present for the Open Session.

Pledge of Allegiance

Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

The following people spoke to the Board regarding the wrestling program:

  • Ryan Patrie
  • Mark Burchardt
  • Christina Shultz
  • Haley Finn

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

Superintendent Swartz discussed the re-opening of school in September.  She explained her plans as of this point in time, cautioning that things could change between now and September.

Discussion:

a.  Discussion of Board Reports

b.  Discussion of Athletic Team Mergers

The Board discussed both of the topics listed above.

Resolution:  Set 2021-2022 School Tax Rate and Tax Rate Analysis

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by Frederick, that the Board of Education adopt the Resolution, dated July 16, 2021, approving the 2021-2022 tax levy, as submitted.  (This resolution is contained as Appendix A to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 5

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Approve the Agreement between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and SEI Design Group for Architectural and Engineering Services for the Proposed Capital Project

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by H. Talbot, that the Board of Education approve the Agreement between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and SEI Design Group for Architectural and Engineering Services for the Proposed May Referendum, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix B to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 5

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Approval of 2021-2022 Fee Schedule for Community Use of School Facilities

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by Feinberg, that the Board of Education adopt the 2021-2022 fee schedule for community use of school facilities and regulations governing use of such facilities, as submitted.  (This schedule is contained as Appendix C to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 5

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Approval of Amended AS-7 Contract for 2020-2021 BOCES Services and Preliminary AS-7 Contract for 2021-2022

MOVED by Frederick, SECONDED by Feinberg, that the Board of Education approve the amended AS-7 Contract for 2020-2021 BOCES Services and the Preliminary AS-7 Contract for 2021-2022 BOCES Services, as submitted.  (This contract is contained as Appendix D to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 5

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Adopt the Policy Statement for 2021-2022 Free and Reduced-Price Meals or Free Milk

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by Frederick, that the Board of Education adopt the 2021-2022 Free and Reduced-Price Meals or Free Milk Policy Statement and authorize the School Board President to sign the Certificate of Acceptance, as submitted.  (This document is contained as Appendix E to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 5

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Adopt 2021-2022 School Breakfast and Lunch Meal Price List

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by Frederick, that the Board of Education approve the 2021-2022 Food Service Price List, effective September 1, 2021, as submitted.  (This list is contained as Appendix F to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 5

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

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

Communications

a.        Accept the letter of resignation of Stephanie Lavalley, Aide (Middle School), effective c.o.b. June 30, 2021, with appreciation for her service to the district, as submitted.  (This letter is contained as Appendix G to these minutes).

b.        Accept the letter of resignation for Kaitlyn DeLong, Door Monitor (Lincoln), in order to accept the position of Student Aide (Lincoln) effective c.o.b. August 31, 2021, as submitted.

(This letter is contained as Appendix H to these minutes).

c.        Accept the letter of resignation of Lorri Sammons-Wilbur, Spanish Teacher (Middle School), effective c.o.b. August 31, 2021, with appreciation for her service to the district, as submitted.  (This letter is contained as Appendix I to these minutes).

d.        Accept the letter of resignation for Amy Majewicz-Hefley, School Psychologist (Sacandaga), effective c.o.b. August 3, 2021, with appreciation for her service to the district, as submitted.  (This letter is contained as Appendix J to these minutes).

e.         Accept the resignation of the following School Monitors/Aide per the return of their Reasonable Assurance letters, effective c.o.b. June 30, 2021, with appreciation for their service to the district:

1)        Megan LeClair                      (Glendaal)

2)        Christina Letterman (Glendaal)

3)        Tamara Venditti                     (Glendaal)

4)        Stephanie Kline                   (Sacandaga)

Report of Superintendent

a.          Staffing

1)  Approve the probationary appointment of Catie Magil as Director of Pupil Personnel Services (District-Wide) effective September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2025, with the 2021-2022 salary to be at $120,000.

2)  Approve the voluntary change in assignment of Jacqueline Beltran from 3rd Grade Teacher at Sacandaga Elementary School to 1st Grade Teacher at Glendaal Elementary School, effective September 1, 2021, with no change in salary for 2021-2022.

3)  Approve the provisional appointment of Jennifer Duane as Executive Secretary I (High School), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations, effective 08/16/2021, with 2021-2022 salary to be at the rate of $16.00/hour, 8 hours/day, 40 hours/week, 12-month.

4)  Approve the appointment of Mary Lou Durant as Executive Secretary I (High School) on a per diem basis for 3 days in August 2021, at the rate she retired, for training purposes.

5)  Approve the probationary appointment of Jeanna Wiegert as a Typist (High School), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations, effective September 1, 2021 with 2021-2022 salary to be at the rate of $14.30/hour, 7.5 hours/day, 37.5 hours/week, 10-month.

6)  Approve the appointment of Kaitlyn DeLong as Teacher Aide (Lincoln), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations effective September 1, 2021-June 30, 2022, with no change in salary for 2021-2022, 6.25 hours/day, 31.75 hours/week.

7)  Approve up to 5 summer days for the following individual, at 1/200th of her 2020-2021 annual salary for each full day of service this summer:

Candi Bordell (ENL Teacher)         up to 5 days.

8)  Approve the appointment of the revised list for 2021 Secondary Summer School staff, for the period of July 7, 2021 to August 12, 2021, retroactive to the start of the program, as submitted.  (This list is contained as Appendix K to these minutes).

9)  Approve the additional list of appointments for the 2021 Elementary Summer School program, for the period of July 7 2021 to August 6, 2021, retroactive to the start of the program, as submitted.  (This list is contained as Appendix L to these minutes).

10)  Approve the appointment of the following School Nurses for the 2021 Summer School program, for the period of July 12, 2021 to August 12, 2021 retroactive to the start of the program, at the rate of $30/hr, up to 56 hours.

a.  Kathleen Ault                        (Sacandaga)

b.  Joanne Baldasare               (Sacandaga)

11)   Approve the attached list of appointments for the 2021 Summer Substitute Transportation Staff, as submitted.  (This list is contained as Appendix M to these minutes).

12) Approve the list of 2021-2022 Fall sports coaching appointments

Field Hockey
Varsity                                       Kaila Jackson                       Step 5             $4,333
Modified                                    Isabella Bloss*                      Step 1             $1,970

Boys’ Soccer
Varsity                                        Osborne Jack           Step 5                       $5,038
JV                                                            Steve Gerke              Step 3             $3,272
Modified                               James Testo                   Step 3             $3,069

Girls’ Soccer
Varsity                                        Lise Williams            Step 10                      $5,561
JV                                                            Julie Myers                            Step 3             $3,272
Modified                               OPEN

Football
Varsity                                        Robert Leto               Step 10                      $6,458
V Assistant                                OPEN
V Assistant                                Jason Kritz                            Step 4             $4,225
JV                                                            Sean Schreiner                    Step 5             $4,681
JV Assistant                              John Ritter                             Step 4             $4,225
Volunteer                                   David Aldi                              Step 0
Volunteer                                   Ben Tunison             Step 0
Modified Head               OPEN
Modified Asst.                OPEN

Volleyball
Varsity                                    Lisa Fyvie                              Step 5             $3,792
JV                                               Jenna White             Step 5             $3,033
Modified                               Jamie Semerad             Step 5             $2,654

Cross Country
Varsity                                       James Krogh            Step 10                      $3,827
Modified                               Mallory Williams       Step 5                  $2,427

Cheer
Varsity                                        Christina Stryjek       Step 5             $3,033

Golf
Varsity                                        Brett Daley                            Step 3             $2,199

Girls’ Tennis
Varsity                                        Geoff Olson                   Step 10                 $3,109

Swim
Varsity                                        Shawna Weaver                   PO-$2500

*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.

13) Approve the attached list of substitutes for the 2021-2022 school year, as submitted.

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

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 07/26/21.

Roll Call

Ayes: 5

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Other Business

The Board briefly discussed the NYSSBA Conference.

Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

Ryan Patrie, Christina Shultz and Mark Burchardt spoke to the Board about the wrestling program.

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

Roll Call

Ayes: 5

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

The meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.

Jill Busman, Clerk Pro-Tem