July 8, 2024 Board of Education Meeting

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.

Board Call – Middle School Cafeteria

7:00 PM – Annual Organizational Meeting
Regular Meeting of the Board of Education – Immediately Following

ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

AGENDA

Presiding – Deputy Clerk of the Board

  1. Roll Call: Boucher Furnish, Carbone, Orr, Singh, K. Talbot
  2. Execution of Constitutional Oath of Office by newly elected Board members and Superintendent.
  3. Election of President of Board for the 2024-2025 school year. (Deputy Clerk presiding). Board President to preside following election.
  4. Election of Vice-President of Board for the 2024-2025 school year.
  5. Appointment of Officers
    1. Appointment of Sheri Tyrell as District Treasurer for the 2024-2025 school year in accordance with her individual contract.
    2. Appointment of Christine Carusone as Deputy Treasurer of the School District for the 2024-2025 school year in accordance with her individual contract.
    3. Appointment of Bobbie DeLong as School District Clerk from July 1, 2024 through July 30, 2024 in accordance with her individual contract.
    4. Appointment of Jill Busman as School Deputy District Clerk from July 1, 2024 through July 30, 2024 in accordance with her individual contract.
    5. Appointment of Jill Busman as School District Clerk from July 31, 2024 through June 30, 2025 in accordance with her individual contract.
    6. Resolved that the school taxes for the portion of the school district situated in the Town of Glenville be collected by the Town Receiver of Taxes, as provided by the Town Law.
    7. Appointment of Andrew Giaquinto as the Receiver of School Taxes for the portion of the school district situated in the Town of Amsterdam, Montgomery County, and the Town of Charlton, Saratoga County.
    8. Appointment of Andrew Giaquinto as School District Purchasing Agent for the 2024-2025 school year with no additional remuneration.
    9. Appointment of Susan Swartz and Rick Arket as Sexual Harassment Compliance Officers and Title IX/EEOC Hearing Officers for the 2024-2025 school year, with no additional remuneration.
    10. Appointment of Rick Arket as Districtwide DASA Coordinator for the 2024- 2025 school year, with no additional remuneration.
    11. Appointment of Andrew Giaquinto as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPA) Compliance Officer and Medicaid Compliance Officer for the 2024-2025 school year with no additional remuneration.
    12. Appointment of Catie Magil as Section 504 Rehabilitation Officer for the 2024- 2025 school year with no additional remuneration.
    13. Appointment of Andrew Giaquinto, School Business Manager, as Trustee for the Schoharie Area Workers’ Compensation Plan and designate the District Treasurer, Sheri Tyrell, as Alternate Trustee for the Schoharie Area Workers’ Compensation Board.
    14. Appointment of Andrew Giaquinto as Trustee for the Capital Area School Health Insurance Consortium, and designate Christine Carusone as Alternate Trustee for the Capital Area School Health Insurance Consortium.
    15. Appointment of Doris Munro as Internal Claims Auditor at the hourly rate of $39.76 an hour for the 2024-2025 school year.
    16. Appointment of Sean Bouton as LEA Asbestos Designee (AHERA).
    17. Appointment of Dr. Audra Hanley as AED Medical Coordinator.
    18. Appointment of Christopher Mahar and Martin Bailey as District Residency Officers at the hourly rate of $32.00 an hour for the 2024-2025 school year.
  6. Other Appointments
    1. Appointment of Saratoga Hospital, specifically, Dr. Christopher Buff, Dr. Audra Hanley and Dr. Robert Halbig as Chief Medical Inspectors and School District Physicians, for the 2024-2025 school year at an annual stipend of $37,800, in accordance with the agreement dated 7/8/2024 and further authorize the Superintendent of Schools and President of the Board to sign said agreement.
    2. Appointment of Girvin & Ferlazzo, P. C. as School District Attorneys for the 2024-2025 school year as per the agreement effective July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025.
    3. Appointment of Honeywell Law Firm, PLLC, as School District Attorneys for the 2024-2025 school year as per the agreement effective July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025.
    4. Appointment of West & Co. to conduct the annual independent audit of the school district’s records and accounts.
    5. Appointment of Jill Busman as Records Management Officer and Records Access Officer for purposes of the New York State Access to Records Law at no additional remuneration.
    6. Appointment of Rick Arket as Student Records Access Officer for purposes of complying with the Buckley Amendment at no additional remuneration.
    7. Appointment of Susan Swartz and Rick Arket as Administrative Residency Officers at no additional remuneration.
    8. Appointment of Megan Johnson as Data Protection Officer, in accordance with the implementation of Education Law 2-d, with no additional remuneration.
    9. Appointment of Voting Delegate to the Scotia-Glenville PTA (Parent Teachers Association) Council and alternate:
    10. Appointment of Extraclassroom Activity Fund Treasurers and Auditors for the 2024-2025 school year, as follows, with no additional remuneration:

      School

      Treasurer

      Auditor

      High School

      Amber Szady

      Angela Cerrone

      Middle School

      Terri McKenzie

      TBD

      Alternate Extraclassroom Activity Fund Treasurer for the Senior High School and Middle School – Sheri Tyrell

    11. Appointment of                       as Board of Education representative to the District’s Health & Safety Committee.
    12. Appointment of Asset Coordinators for the 2024-2025 school year, with no additional remuneration:

      District Coordinator- Bobbie DeLong

      District Office/Buildings & Grounds- Dennis Cooper Bus Garage- Clara Bisaillon

      Senior High School- Peter Bednarek Middle School- Robert Cosmer Glendaal Elementary- Tom Eagan

      Glen-Worden Elementary- Nicholas Criscone Lincoln Elementary- John Geniti

      Sacandaga Elementary- Tonya Federico

    13. Appointment of AED Coordinators for the 2024-2025 school year, with no additional remuneration:

      Districtwide AED Coordinator- Betsy Williams Senior High School- Caitlin Cerny

      Middle School- Lyndsey Gannon Glendaal- Betsy Williams

      Glen-Worden- Lori DeSio Lincoln- Kim Mastroianni Sacandaga- Nicole Stuart

      B & G/Transportation/District Office- Dennis Cooper

    14. Appointment of DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) Coordinators for the 2024-2025 school year with no additional remuneration.

      Senior High School- Peter Bednarek, Ryan Fedele, Angela Cerrone Middle School- Robert Cosmer, Marcella Tebbano

      Glendaal Elementary- Tom Eagan, Tracy Clark

      Glen-Worden Elementary- Nicholas Criscone, Kelly Marsh Lincoln Elementary- John Geniti, Erica Cullen

      Sacandaga Elementary- Tonya Federico, Lindsay Seager

    15. Appointment of                            and                 as the Board representatives to work on Board Policies with the Superintendent, the District legal team and Erie BOCES Board Policy Service and to also be the Legislative Advocates for the Board.
  7. Designations
    1. Designate the below as the official depositories for the deposit of all monies received by the School District.
      1. Depositories:

        J.P. Morgan Chase:

        Concentration Account General Fund Checking

        General Fund-Premier Money Market Payroll Account

        Capital Fund-Premier Account

        Class-MBIA Asset Management: Capital Fund

        General Fund Scholarship & Award Unemployment Reserve Tax Certification Retirement Reserve Workers Compensations Reserve for Debt

        Employee Benefit Reserve Repair Reserve

        Metropolitan Commercial Bank: General Fund Scholarship & Award Unemployment Reserve Tax Certification Retirement Reserve Workers Compensations Reserve for Debt

        Employee Benefit Reserve Repair Reserve

        1st National Bank of Scotia: Business Checking Municipal NOW Account Municipal Money Market

        High School-Extra Classroom Activity Fund-two accounts Middle School-Extra Classroom Activity Fund-one account School Lunch

        Certificates of Deposit and Money Market Accounts (Board Approved Banks)

        1st National Bank of Scotia JP Morgan Chase

        Bank of Greene County Metropolitan Commercial Bank

    2. Designate Andrew Giaquinto as the school district official responsible for certification of payrolls.
    3. Designate the Daily Gazette as the official newspaper of the district for the 2024-2025 school year.
    4. Designate                             as Legislative Liaison for the 2024-2025 school year.
    5. Designate the following board members to serve on the Audit Committee:Designate                       as Chairperson for the Audit Committee.
  8. Authorizations
    1. Authorize the Superintendent of Schools and the Business Manager to sign agreements with the State of New York in connection with the operation of the Child Nutrition Program in the schools of this district and that the Business Manager be designated the authorized signatory for reports and the annual renewal agreement and authorize the District Treasurer to be the authorized signatory for claims.
    2. Authorize the Superintendent of Schools and the Business Manager to sign applications and reports for the Federal School Meals Programs.
    3. Authorize either the Superintendent of Schools or the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction to approve the attendance of staff members at professional conferences and meetings in accordance with provisions of the budget or as otherwise authorized by Board of Education resolution. Authorize the Business Manager to approve the attendance of non-instructional staff members at professional conferences and meetings in accordance with the provisions of the budget or as otherwise authorized by Board of Education resolution.
    4. Authorize the President and Clerk of the Board of Education to sign contracts with other districts for the instruction of nonresident pupils in the schools of this district.
    5. Authorize the payment of tuition and transportation charges for pupils from this district who attend other schools as permitted by state laws and regulations of the Board of Regents.
    6. Authorize the President and Clerk of the Board of Education to sign contracts for transportation of pupils by private contractors as needed.
    7. Authorize the District Clerk to sign an agreement with the Schenectady County Board of Elections for the use of digitized poll books for the annual district election and budget vote.
    8. Authorize the School District to participate in CASHIC (Capital Area School Health Consortium) for the 2024-2025 school year.
    9. Authorize the School District to participate in the Schoharie Area Worker’s Compensation Plan for the 2024-2025 school year.
    10. Authorize the establishment of School Lunch Cash Register Change as follows (to be funded by Food Service Company at the beginning of each school year):

      High School

      $100

      Middle School

      $60

      Lincoln

      $30

      Sacandaga

      $30

      Glen-Worden

      $30

      Glendaal

      $30

    11. Authorize the establishment of Petty Cash Funds for the Athletic Department and Library Department for the purposes of providing start up cash for ticket sales for games and the Districtwide Book Fair:Athletics – $700 Library – $150
  9. Miscellaneous Actions
    1. Approve the issuance of a district credit card to the Superintendent of Schools in accordance with Board of Education Policy #6782.
    2. Approve the cell phone allowance by job title in accordance with Board of Education Policy #8331. (See attached)
    3. Approve the use of purchasing cards for Home Depot and Lowes and authorize issuance by employee. (See attached)

For Regular Meeting agenda, click here.

REGULAR MEETING

AGENDA

  1. Roll Call: Boucher Furnish, Carbone, Orr, Roberts, Singh, H. Talbot, K. Talbot
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Hearing/Privilege of the Floor for Board of Education Meeting

    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.

  4. Presentation: EV Infrastructure Update (Alastair Aitchison, Architect – SEI Design Group)
  5. Superintendent’s Comments (Susan M. Swartz, Superintendent of Schools)
  6. Approve Community Use of School Facilities Fee Schedule for 2024-2025

    Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the 2024-2025 fee schedule for community use of school facilities and regulations governing use of such facilities, 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, 2024 through June 30, 2025, 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, 2024 through June 30, 2025, as submitted.

  9. 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 2024-2025 school year, as submitted.

  10. Approve Agreement Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and OrthoNY for Athletic Training Services

    Superintendent’s  Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Agreement between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and OrthoNY for Athletic Training Services for the 2024-2025 school year, as submitted.

  11. Approve Agreement Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Saratoga Hospital

    Superintendent’s  Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Agreement between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Saratoga Hospital as Chief Medical Inspector, effective July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025, as submitted.

  12. Approve Addendum to the Agreement Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Village of Scotia for District Resource Officer

    Superintendent’s  Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Agreement between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and the Village of Scotia for District Resource Officer, effective September 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025, on all days’ school is in session for the students, as submitted.

  13. 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.

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

    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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. Appoint Christine Carusone, School District Deputy Treasurer, as Receiver of Certified Payroll for Capital Projects

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

  18. Resolution: Authorize Scotia-Glenville Central School District’s Participation in Cooperative Bidding for Health-Safety-Risk Management Goods and Services for the 2024-2025 School Year

    Superintendent’s  Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Resolution regarding Capital Region BOCES and WSWHE BOCES in cooperatively bidding for goods and services related to Health-Safety-Risk Management for the 2024-2025 school year, as submitted.

  19. Resolution: Accept and Appropriate Gift and Donation from Nathaniel Dermott and Christine Poll to the Deb May Scholarship Fund

    Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Resolution, dated July 1, 2024, regarding accepting and appropriating the gift and donation of $2,000 from Nathaniel Dermott and $1,600 from Christine Poll to be applied to the Deb May Scholarship Fund, as submitted.

  20. Resolution: Accept and Appropriate Gift and Donation from Erin Paolozzi to the High School Technology Department

    Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Resolution dated July 1, 2024, regarding accepting and appropriating the gift and donation from Erin Paolozzi of shop tools, valued at approximately $6,702, to the High School Technology Department, as submitted.

  21. Resolution: Accept and Appropriate Funds from Schoharie Area Workers’ Compensation Consortium

    Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Resolution, dated July 1, 2024, accepting and appropriating funds from Schoharie Area Workers’ Compensation Consortium in the amount of $6,000.00 to Scotia-Glenville CSD for reimbursement of Treasurer’s duties performed by Sheri Tyrell as acting Treasurer for SAWCP, as submitted.

  22. Request to Establish the Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) Club

    Superintendent’s  Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the request to establish the Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) Club at the Middle School, as submitted.

  23. Communications
    1. Superintendent’s  Recommendation: That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation of Maria Wagner, Teaching Assistant (Senior High School), effective c.o.b. June 30, 2024, with appreciation for her service to the district, as submitted.
  24. Report of Superintendent
    1. Staffing
      1. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the 11-month Assistant Principal position at the Senior High School currently held by Angela Cerrone, be made a 12-month Assistant Principal position at the Senior High School, retroactive to July 1, 2024. Ms. Cerrone’s 2024-2025 salary would be at the rate of $108,080.
      2. Superintendent’s  Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Hillary Graff as Technology Teacher (Middle School/Senior High School), effective September 1, 2024 through August 31, 2024, with the 2024-2025 salary to be at the rate of $68,311 (Step 14 +M).
      3. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the leave of absences appointment of Kennedy Nordby as School Psychologist (Sacandaga Elementary), effective September 1, 2024 through December 19, 2024, with the 2024- 2025 salary to be at the rate of $262.60 per days worked (Step 5 +M).
      4. Superintendent’s  Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Micaela Morse as Teaching Assistant (Glendaal Elementary), effective September 1, 2024 through August 31, 2028, with the 2024-2025 salary to be at the rate of $19.58/hour (Step 3), 7 hours/day, 35 hours/week.
      5. Superintendent’s  Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Kayla Gatta as Teaching Assistant (Senior High School), effective September 1, 2024 through August 31, 2028, with the 2024-2025 salary to be at the rate of $18.85/hour (Step 1), 7 hours/day, 35 hours/week.
      6. Superintendent’s  Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Erin Daley as Typist (Sacandaga Elementary), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations, effective September 1, 2024, with the 2024-2025 salary to be at the rate of $16.55/hour, 7.5 hours/day, 10 months.
      7. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the following individuals for the 2024 Extended School Year Program, July 8, 2024 through August 16, 2024:

        Laurie Peconie

        Speech Therapist

        Step 5

        $40.07/hr.

        Lauren Carr

        Speech Therapist

        Step 1

        $33.26/hr.

        Meghan Murphy

        Special Education Teacher

        Step 5

        $40.07/hr.

        Marjorie Zielaskowski

        Transportation Aide

        Maria Mastroianni

        Substitute Aide

      8. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the following individuals for the 2024 Summer School Program, July 15, 2024 through August 15, 2024 and August 19th and August 20th:Harold Smith Teacher and ProctorGary Barden Substitute TeacherCarrie Dariano ProctorJoyce Semerad Proctor
      9. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the list of employees for summer curriculum work at the rate of $210.00/day for teachers and$143.00/day for teaching assistants for each full day of service this summer, as submitted.
      10. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve five summer days for Amy Abatto at 1/200th of her 2023-2024 annual salary for each full day of service for CSE/504 evaluations:
      11. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve ten summer days for Kennedy Nordby at 1/200th of her appointed 2024-2025 annual salary for each full day of service for CSE/504 evaluations.
      12. Superintendent’s  Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the appointment of the following individuals for 2024-2025 Seasonal Supplemental Help (Buildings and Grounds), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations, with the 2024-2025 salary rate to be in accordance with the current Local 766 contract, for the period of July 8, 2024 through August 23, 2024:James Bobar Erin Dunne* Jessica Williams-Dunne**This appointment is conditioned on the individual completing all NYSPHSAA (New York State Public High School Athletic Association) required coaching trainings, courses, and licensing.
      13. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the following individual as Technology Specialist Department Chairs for the 2024-2025 school year:Deb Byrne Stipend – $3,300.00
      14. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the following supplemental appointments as Technology Specialists for the 2024-2025 school year:

        Elizabeth Fawcett

        Senior High School

        Stipend – $3,000.00

        Deb Byrne

        Middle School

        Stipend – $3,000.00

        Serena Barclay

        Glendaal Elementary

        Stipend – $2,000.00

        Brett Campbell

        Glen-Worden Elementary

        Stipend – $2,000.00

        Jeff Denney

        Lincoln Elementary

        Stipend – $2,000.00

        Brendan Swider

        Sacandaga Elementary

        Stipend – $2,000.00

      15. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the change in location for the following individuals, effective July 3, 2024, with no change in hourly wage:Geoff Pemberton – Senior Custodian from Lincoln to Glendaal Elementary Ethan Dorries – Night Cleaner from Lincoln to Glendaal ElementaryArt Webber – Senior Custodian from Glendaal to Lincoln ElementaryGregg Russo – Night Cleaner at Sacandaga – extend assignment beyond initial end date of 6/30/24
      16. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the correction of the Varsity Cheerleading Coach from Kristin Roddy to Kristen Roddy for the 2024 fall sports season.
      17. Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the following individuals as substitute Cleaners (Buildings and Grounds):Michael Slattery James Bobar
  25. Routine Business
    1. Minutes: June 24, 2024 Regular Meeting
  26. Other Business
  27. Hearing/Privilege of the Floor for Board of Education Meeting

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.