June 1, 2020 Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

Monday, June 1, 2020

  • 5:00 PM – Audit Committee Meeting
  • 6:00 PM – Formal Budget Hearing Watch Live
  • 6:30 PM – PTA Council Meet the Candidates Watch Live
  • 7:00 PM – Remote Session Watch Live

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, Massaro, Pytlovany, H. Talbot, K. Talbot

2.     Pledge of Allegiance

3.     Recognition of Retiring Instructional/Non Instructional Personnel:

  • David Bond – Custodian – High School
  • Tammy Boyd – Committee on Special Education Chair – District Office
  • Catherine Cassady – English Teacher – High School
  • Carol Chlopecki –  Bus Aide — Transportation
  • Debra Collins – Library Media Specialist – Middle School
  • Kimberlee Edwards – Guidance Counselor – Middle School
  • James Hartlage – Technology Teacher – Middle School and High School
  • Leslie Kenny-Terry – English Teacher– Middle School
  • Cheryl Ladopoulos – Elementary Teacher – Sacandaga Elementary School
  • David Pinder – Cleaner – Glen-Worden Elementary School
  • Janet RathjensDistrict Coordinator of Health Education – Health Teacher -High School
  • Sharon Sykes – Elementary Teacher – Middle School
  • Joyce Gaudreau – Bus Driver — Transportation

4.   Hearing/Privilege of the Floor for Board of Education Meeting

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

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

6.  Approve Scotia-Glenville Central School District Professional Development Plan for 2020-2021

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Scotia-Glenville Central School District Professional Development Plan for 2020-2021, and further authorize the Superintendent of Schools to sign the Plan, as submitted.

7.   Resolution:  Accept Gift and Donation from Mary Drisgula to be used for Art Supplies at Glen-Worden Elementary School

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Resolution dated June 1, 2020, regarding accepting and appropriating the gift and donation of $25.00 from Ms. Mary Drisgula to be used for art supplies at Glen-Worden Elementary School.

8.   Resolution:  Annual Organization Meeting

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education adopt the following Resolution:

Resolved, that the Annual Organization Meeting of the Board of Education of the Scotia-Glenville Central School District for the 2020-2021 school year be held on July 13, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM in the District Office in said District.

9.  Ratification Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association School Aides and Monitors Unit

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association School Aides and Monitors Unit, dated May 19, 2020, for the period July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2024, as submitted, and further authorize the Superintendent of Schools to sign the Memorandum of Agreement.

10. Memorandum of Agreement By and Between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville School Employees Local 766 and Council 66 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO

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 School Employees Local 766 and Council 66 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, dated May 3, 2020, allowing Peter Zwack to carry over an additional 10 (ten) days of unused vacation time from the 2019-2020 school year into the 2020-2021 school year, to be used by August 31, 2020, due to the Governor’s recent Executive Order as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, as submitted.

11.  Approve Questar III 2020-2021 Inter-municipal Agreement for Internal Auditing Services

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the 2020-2021 Inter-municipal Agreement with Questar III for Internal Auditing Services, as submitted.

12. Approve the Addendum to the BA Construction Services, Inc., Contract

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Contract Change Order in the amount of $40,000, to the BA Construction Services, Inc., Contract in order to provide coverage for construction management services through the end of September, 2020, as submitted.

13. 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, 2020 through June 30, 2021, as submitted.

14. Communications

a.   Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Joyce Gaudreau, School Bus Driver, effective June 26, 2020, with appreciation for her service to the district.

15. Routine Business

a.   Tenure Recommendations

1)  Superintendent’s Recommendation: That Lauren Capuano, initially certified as a Library Media Specialist (all grades), be granted tenure as a Library Media Specialist, effective April 10, 2020.

2)  Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That Katelyn Aker, professionally certified in Physical Education (all grades), be granted tenure as a Physical Education Teacher, effective October 29, 2020.

3)  Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That Kara Amann, professionally certified in Childhood Education (grades 1-6), be granted tenure as an Elementary Teacher, effective September 16, 2020.

4)  Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That Serena Barclay, professionally certified as a Reading Teacher (all grades), be granted tenure as a Remedial Reading Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

5)  Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That Danielle Bogue, professionally certified in Childhood Education (grades N-6), be granted tenure as an Elementary Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

6)  Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That Christine Capozzi, permanently certified in Special Education (all grades), be granted tenure as a Special Education Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

7)  Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That Susan Daniels, permanently certified as a School Social Worker, be granted tenure as a School Social Worker, effective September 1, 2020.

8)  Superintendent’s Recommendation: That Cynthia Elliott, professionally certified in French (grades 7-12), be granted tenure as a French Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

9)  Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That Brooke Keith, professionally certified as a Reading Teacher (all grades), be granted tenure as a Remedial Reading Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

10) Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That David Lippiello, professionally certified in Childhood Education (grades 1-6), be granted tenure as an Elementary Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

11)Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That Candra Mulligan, professionally certified in Physical Education (all grades), be granted tenure as a Physical Education Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

12) Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That John Prylo, permanently certified in Music (all grades), be granted tenure as a Music Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

13) Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That Diane Sartin, professionally certified in Spanish (grades 7-12), be granted tenure as a Spanish Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

14) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That Sean Schreiner, professionally certified in Physical Education (all grades), be granted tenure as a Physical Education Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

15) Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That Danielle Zizzo, professionally certified in Special Education (all grades), be granted tenure as a Special Education Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

16) Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That Nancy Cooper, possessing a Continuing Certification as a Teaching Assistant, be granted tenure as a Teaching Assistant, effective September 1, 2020.

17) Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That Eliza Quick, possessing a Level I Certification as a Teaching Assistant, be granted tenure as a Teaching Assistant, effective September 1, 2020.

18) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That Patricia Zeman, possessing a Level III Certification as a Teaching Assistant, be granted tenure as a Teaching Assistant, effective September 1, 2020.

19) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That Lauren Daniels, possessing a Level III Certification as a Teaching Assistant, be granted tenure as a Teaching Assistant, effective September 1, 2020.

b.   Staffing

1)     Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the change in the per diem appointment of Linda Lewis as School Psychologist (Glen-Worden Elementary School), from the period February 4, 2020 through March 31, 2020, with 2019-2020 salary to be at the rate of $297.67 for each full day worked, to the period February 4, 2020 through May 12, 2020, with 2019-2020 salary to be at the rate of $297.67 for each full day worked.

2)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  approve the  2019-2020 salary list rates and stipends for the following employees, as submitted: Management Confidential Employees

3)  Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the attached 2020 Extended School Year Program Staff Roster and Salary List, as submitted.

c.   Placement of Children with Disabilities

d. Treasurer’s Report – February 2020

e.   Bids

1)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education award the bid for Refrigeration Maintenance and Repair Service for the 2020-2021 school year to Capital District Mechanical, in accordance with bid specifications and their low bid.

f.    Minutes:

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

Payroll Warrants

  • #20  03/13/20  $1,078,645.48
  • #21  03/27/20  $1,188,721.86
  • #22  04/10/20  $1,074,285.71
  • #23  04/24/20  $1,150,515.27
  • #24  05/08/20  $1,038,022.66

Check Warrants

  • A-32  03/16/20  $683,721.36
  • H-17  03/16/20  $47,119.05
  • A-34  03/27/20  $1,060,123.96
  • H-18  03/27/20  $22,126.97
  • A-35  04/09/20  $814,557.16
  • H-19  04/09/20  $27,693.97
  • A-37  04/24/20  $934,665.37
  • H-20  04/24/20  $46,735.90
  • A-38  05/08/20  $517,328.84
  • H-21  05/08/20  $1,260.00

16.  Other Business

17. Hearing

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

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of the Scotia-Glenville Central School District was held in the office of the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, in said district on June 1, 2020.

President Bucciferro called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Present:  Superintendent Swartz, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Swain, Business Manager Giaquinto and District Clerk DeLong, Bucciferro, Carbone, Feinberg, Massaro, Pytlovany, H. Talbot and K. Talbot were all present via a video conference due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Absent:   None

Pledge of Allegiance

President Bucciferro acknowledged the retirees listed below.

Recognition of Retiring Instructional/Non Instructional Personnel:

  • David Bond – Custodian – High School
  • Tammy Boyd – Committee on Special Education Chair – District Office
  • Catherine Cassady – English Teacher – High School
  • Carol Chlopecki –  Bus Aide — Transportation
  • Debra Collins – Library Media Specialist – Middle School
  • Kimberlee Edwards – Guidance Counselor – Middle School
  • James Hartlage – Technology Teacher – Middle School and High School
  • Leslie Kenny-Terry – English Teacher– Middle School
  • Cheryl Ladopoulos – Elementary Teacher – Sacandaga Elementary School
  • David Pinder – Cleaner – Glen-Worden Elementary School
  • Janet Rathjens – Health Teacher — Middle School and High School
  • Sharon Sykes – Elementary Teacher – Middle School
  • Joyce Gaudreau – Bus Driver — Transportation

Hearing/Privilege of the Floor for Board of Education Meeting

There was no hearing/privilege of the floor due to the inability to allow the public to attend the meeting in person.

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

Superintendent Swartz discussed graduation.  She informed the Board that contrary to what people may have heard, other districts are not holding in person graduation ceremonies due to the Governor’s restrictions on social gathering.  She reported that we are looking at different options for a graduation ceremony (drive-thru, virtual, etc.) while keeping in compliance with the Governor’s orders.  She also congratulated the retirees on their retirement and stated that she wished there could have been an in-person board meeting where we could congratulate them in the manner we have in the past.

Approve Scotia-Glenville Central School District Professional Development Plan for 2020-2021

MOVED by Carbone, SECONDED by H. Talbot, that the Board of Education approve the Scotia-Glenville Central School District Professional Development Plan for 2020-2021, and further authorize the Superintendent of Schools to sign the Plan, as submitted.  (This plan is contained as Appendix A to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

Resolution:  Accept Gift and Donation from Mary Drisgula to be used for Art Supplies at Glen-Worden Elementary School

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by Carbone, that the Board of Education approve the Resolution dated June 1, 2020, regarding accepting and appropriating the gift and donation of $25.00 from Ms. Mary Drisgula to be used for art supplies at Glen-Worden Elementary School.  (This resolution is contained as Appendix B to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

Resolution:  Annual Organization Meeting

MOVED by Feinberg, SECONDED by H. Talbot, that the Board of Education adopt the following

Resolution: Resolved, that the Annual Organization Meeting of the Board of Education of the Scotia-Glenville Central School District for the 2020-2021 school year be held on July 13, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM in the District Office in said District.

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

Ratification Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association School Aides and Monitors Unit

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by Carbone, that the Board of Education approve the

Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia Glenville Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association School Aides and Monitors Unit, dated May 19, 2020, for the period July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2024, as submitted, and further authorize the

Superintendent of Schools to sign the Memorandum of Agreement.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix C to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

Memorandum of Agreement By and Between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville School Employees Local 766 and Council 66 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal

Employees, AFL-CIO

MOVED by H. Talbot, SECONDED by Feinberg, that the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Agreement By and Between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Scotia-Glenville School Employees Local 766 and Council 66 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, dated May 3, 2020, allowing Peter Zwack to carry over an additional 10 (ten) days of unused vacation time from the 2019-2020 school year into the 2020-2021 school year, to be used by August 31, 2020, due to the Governor’s recent Executive Order as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix D to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

Approve Questar III 2020-2021 Inter-municipal Agreement for Internal Auditing Services

MOVED by Feinberg, SECONDED by H. Talbot, that the Board of Education approve the 2020-2021 Inter-municipal Agreement with Questar III for Internal Auditing Services, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix E to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

Approve the Addendum to the BA Construction Services, Inc., Contract

MOVED by Massaro, SECONDED by K. Talbot, that the Board of Education approve the Contract Change Order in the amount of $40,000, to the BA Construction Services, Inc., Contract in order to provide coverage for construction management services through the end of September, 2020, as submitted.  (This addendum is contained as Appendix F to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

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

MOVED by D. Massaro, SECONDED by H. Talbot, 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, 2020 through June 30, 2021, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix G to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

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

Communications

a.   Accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Joyce Gaudreau, School Bus Driver, effective June 26, 2020, with appreciation for her service to the district.  (This letter is contained as Appendix H to these minutes).

Routine Business

a.   Tenure Recommendations

1) That Lauren Capuano, initially certified as a Library Media Specialist (all grades), be granted tenure as a Library Media Specialist, effective April 10, 2020.

2)  That Katelyn Aker, professionally certified in Physical Education (all grades), be granted tenure as a Physical Education Teacher, effective October 29, 2020.

3)  That Kara Amann, professionally certified in Childhood Education (grades 1-6), be granted tenure as an Elementary Teacher, effective September 16, 2020.

4) That Serena Barclay, professionally certified as a Reading Teacher (all grades), be granted tenure as a Remedial Reading Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

5)  That Danielle Bogue, professionally certified in Childhood Education (grades N-6), be granted tenure as an Elementary Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

6)  That Christine Capozzi, permanently certified in Special Education (all grades), be granted tenure as a Special Education Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

7)  That Susan Daniels, permanently certified as a School Social Worker, be granted tenure as a School Social Worker, effective September 1, 2020.

8)  That Cynthia Elliott, professionally certified in French (grades 7-12), be granted tenure as a French Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

9)  That Brooke Keith, professionally certified as a Reading Teacher (all grades), be granted tenure as a Remedial Reading Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

10) That David Lippiello, professionally certified in Childhood Education (grades 1-6), be granted tenure as an Elementary Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

11)That Candra Mulligan, professionally certified in Physical Education (all grades), be  granted tenure as a Physical Education Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

12) That John Prylo, permanently certified in Music (all grades), be granted tenure as a Music Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

13) That Diane Sartin, professionally certified in Spanish (grades 7-12), be granted tenure as a Spanish Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

14) That Sean Schreiner, professionally certified in Physical Education (all grades), be granted tenure as a Physical Education Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

15) That Danielle Zizzo, professionally certified in Special Education (all grades), be granted tenure as a Special Education Teacher, effective September 1, 2020.

16) That Nancy Cooper, possessing a Continuing Certification as a Teaching Assistant, be granted tenure as a Teaching Assistant, effective September 1, 2020.

17) That Eliza Quick, possessing a Level I Certification as a Teaching Assistant, be granted tenure as a Teaching Assistant, effective September 1, 2020.

18) That Patricia Zeman, possessing a Level III Certification as a Teaching Assistant, be granted tenure as a Teaching Assistant, effective September 1, 2020.

19) That Lauren Daniels, possessing a Level III Certification as a Teaching Assistant, be granted tenure as a Teaching Assistant, effective September 1, 2020.

b.   Staffing

1)     Approve the change in the per diem appointment of Linda Lewis as School Psychologist (Glen-Worden Elementary School), from the period February 4, 2020 through March 31, 2020, with 2019-2020 salary to be at the rate of $297.67 for each full day worked, to the period February 4, 2020 through May 12, 2020, with 2019-2020 salary to be at the rate of $297.67 for each full day worked.

2)     Approve the  2019-2020 salary list rates and stipends for the following employees, as submitted:

Management Confidential Employees

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

3)   Approve the attached 2020 Extended School Year Program Staff Roster and Salary List, as submitted.  (This list is contained as Appendix J to these minutes).

c.     Placement of Children with Disabilities

Accept the Placement of Children with Disabilities as recommended by the Committees on Pre-School Special Education and Special Education in their reports dated 6/1/20.

d.  Treasurer’s Report – February 2020

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

e.   Bids

1)    Award the bid for Refrigeration Maintenance and Repair Service for the 2020-2021 school year to Capital District Mechanical, in accordance with bid specifications and their low bid.

(This bid is contained as Appendix L to these minutes).

f.    Minutes:

  • February 10, 2020            Public Hearing/Regular Meeting
  • February 24, 2020            Special Meeting

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

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

Payroll Warrants

  • #20  03/13/20  $1,078,645.48
  • #21  03/27/20  $1,188,721.86
  • #22  04/10/20  $1,074,285.71
  • #23  04/24/20  $1,150,515.27
  • #24  05/08/20  $1,038,022.66

Check Warrants

  • A-32 03/16/20 $683,721.36
    H-17 03/16/20 $47,119.05
  • A-34 03/27/20 $1,060,123.96
    H-18 03/27/20 $22,126.97
  • A-35 04/09/20 $814,557.16
  • H-19 04/09/20 $27,693.97
  • A-37 04/24/20 $934,665.37
  • H-20 04/24/20 $46,735.90
  • A-38 05/08/20 $517,328.84
  • H-21 05/08/20 $1,260.00

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

Other Business

None

Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

There was no hearing/privilege of the floor due to the inability to allow the public to attend the meeting in person.

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

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 7:35 p.m. and returned to Open Session at 8:48 p.m.

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

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

The meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.

Bobbie DeLong, District Clerk