June 22, 2020 Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

Monday, June 22, 2020

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 Special Student Accomplishments from the Class of 2020:

  • Camryn Munro
  • Caroline Rooney
  • Sophia Benny
  • Jazmyne Corker
  • Isabella Doucette
  • Megan Casey

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 the Extension of the Scotia-Glenville Central School District Food Service Contract with Chartwells School Dining Services for 2020-2021

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve 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.

7.  Resolution: Approve COVID-19 Related Compensatory Time for District Office Management / Confidential Employees

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Resolution effective July 1, 2020, regarding compensatory time for District Office management/confidential staff for the period of July 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020, as submitted.

8.   Report of Inspectors of Budget Vote and Election

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the report of the Inspectors of the Election certifying the results of the budget vote held on June 16, 2020, as follows:

1)   Resolution to approve the 2020-2021 Budget in the amount of $58,160,883

Yes:  2,403             No: 1,184                          Total:  3,587

2)   Resolution to approve the School Bus Purchase Proposition for the purchase of two 35-passenger buses, one 30-passenger vehicle, one 24-passenger wheel chair bus, one 72-passenger bus and one 7-passenger suburban, in the amount of $465,000

Yes    :  2,294                   No:  1,287               Total:  3,581

3) Board of Election Candidates:

  • Kimberly Boucher-Furnish            2,078 votes
  • David Bucciferro                                  2,267 votes
  • Pamela Carbone                                   2,095 votes
  • Richard Frederick                                2,247 votes

9.  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 Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association, effective July 1, 2020, and further authorize the Superintendent of Schools to sign the Memorandum of Agreement, as submitted.

10. Accept the 2019-2020 Annual Update of the Financial Risk Assessment Report, Transportation Department Follow-Up Audit, and Purchasing Audit Report for the Scotia-Glenville Central School District, Submitted by Questar III

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the 2019-2020 Annual Update of the Financial Risk Assessment Report, Transportation Department Follow-Up Audit, and Purchasing Audit Report for the Scotia-Glenville Central School District, as submitted by Questar III.

11. Approve the Amendment to the Bid Award to DelSignore Blacktop Paving, Inc.

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the amendment to the Bid Award to DelSignore Blacktop Paving, as submitted.

12. Approve Legal Counsel Agreement by and between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Girvin & Ferlazzo Law Firm, 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 Law Firm, PC, effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, as submitted.

13. Approve the Agreement by and between the Scotia-Glenville School District and Richard Wiesen as Consultant

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Agreement, dated June 22, 2020, between the Scotia-Glenville School District and Richard Wiesen as Consultant, as submitted.

14. Communications

a.      Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Wendy Liebl, Teaching Assistant, effective July 2, 2020, with appreciation for her service to the district.

b.      Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Bruce Kohout, Teaching Assistant, effective June 30, 2020, with appreciation for his service to the district.

c.      Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation of Monica Allin, Elementary Teacher, effective June 30, 2020, with appreciation for her service to the district.

15. Routine Business

a.   Staffing

1)     Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education terminate the employment of Donald Derkowski, School Bus Driver, effective June 30, 2020.

2)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve summer days for the following individuals, at 1/200th of their 2019-2020 annual salary for each full day of service this summer:

School Nurses

  • Jennifer Linck – up to 1 day (7 hours)
  • Bonnie Lange – up to 1 day (7 hours)
  • Joleen Button – up to 1 day (7 hours)
  • Kim Mastroianni – up to 1 day (7 hours)
  • Lori DeSio – up to 1 day (7 hours)
  • Betsy Williams – up to 6 days (42 hours)
  • Nicole Stuart – up to 1 day (7 hours)

Guidance  Counselors and Social Workers

  • Counselor TBD – up to 10 days (70 hours)
  • Dave Langdon – up to 13 days (91 hours)
  • Pam Lyle – up to 6 days (42 hours)
  • Jessica Lamphere – up to 13 days (91 hours)
  • Amy Abatto – up to 6 days (42 hours)
  • Jessica Balch – up to 10 days (70 hours)
  • Kate Gonnelly – up to 5 days (35 hours)
  • Shay Prins – up to 6 days (42 hours)
  • Amy Hefley – up to 9 days (63 hours)
  • Lucia Dixon – up to 10 days (70 hours
  • Lise Williams – up to 10 days (70 hours)
  • Denise Caruso – up to 10 days (70 hours)
  • Cheryl Buckley – up to 6 days (42 hours)
  • Kathy Lewek – up to 35 hours
  • Timothy O’Connell – up to 10 days (70 hours)
  • Mackenzie Wetzel – up to 6 days (42 hours)

3)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the appointment of following appointments for the APEX Summer School 2020 Credit Recovery Program for the period of June 19, 2020 to June 26, 2020:

Teacher

  • Jeff Kimble  – up to 6.5 hrs./day for 6 days            $712.92
  • Kelsey Cappello – up to 6.5 hrs./day for 6 days           $674.70

4)  Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the attached list, dated June 22, 2020, of 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.

5) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the appointment of following appointments 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
Kerry Smith (APEX Google Classroom-2.5 hours per day; 8-1030am)                                        1             5             $1,650.00
APEX Teacher
TBD (APEX Google Classroom-2.5 hours per day; 8-1030am)                                                                      1             5            $1,650.00
TA:  APEX     Kelsey Cappello         100 hours      $18.00p/h     $1,800.00
TA:  APEX     Jeff Kimble                    60 hours       $18.00p/h  $1,080.00

TOTAL:
$6,180.00

6) Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve summer days for the following individual, at 1/200th of her  2019-2020 annual salary for each full day of service this summer:

Janice Tunison          (Lead Teacher for Instructional Technology)            up to 10 days

b.    Placement of Children with Disabilities

c.     Treasurer’s Report – March 2020 and April 2020

d.    Internal Claims Auditor’s Report/Warrants/Warrant Report Exception

Payroll Warrants

  • #25  05/22/20  $1,145,866.06
  • #26  06/05/20  $917,512.47

Check Warrants

  • A-41  05/14/20  $6,500.00
  • A-40  05/20/20  $1,084,817.49
  • H-22  05/22/20  $269,940.50
  • A-42  06/05/20  $735,555.84
  • H-23  06/05/20  $183,096.95

e.  Budget Transfers – May 2020

f.   Bids

1)  Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education award the bid for the purchase of a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 5500MD truck to Mangino Chevrolet, Inc., in accordance with bid specifications and their low bid.

g.   Minutes:    May 11, 2020          Regular Meeting

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 22, 2020.

President Bucciferro called the meeting to order at 6:20 p.m.

Present:  Superintendent Swartz

Bucciferro, Carbone, Feinberg, Pytlovany, H. Talbot and K. Talbot were all present via a video conference due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Absent:   Massaro

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

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 6:21 p.m. and returned to Open Session at 7:00 p.m.

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Swain, Business Manager Giaquinto and District Clerk DeLong were all present for the Open Session.

Pledge of Allegiance

Recognition of Special Student Accomplishments from the Class of 2020: Camryn Munro, Caroline Rooney, Sophia Benny, Jazmyne Corker, Isabella Doucette, and Megan Casey

The Board recognized the above students from the Class of 2020 by reading a brief write-up of each student’s accomplishments.

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.

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

Superintendent Swartz spoke to the Board about graduation and explained that there will be a virtual ceremony on Friday night, 6/26, that was filmed at Proctors, with a drive-thru ceremony on Saturday morning, 6/27.  Mr. Bucciferro thanked the Administrative team and also the people at Proctor’s Theater for a great job with the virtual ceremony.

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

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by Carbone, that the Board of Education approve 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.  (This contract is contained as Appendix A to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

Resolution: Approve COVID-19 Related Compensatory Time for District Office Management / Confidential Employees

MOVED by Feinberg, SECONDED by H. Talbot, that the Board of Education approve the Resolution effective July 1, 2020, regarding compensatory time for District Office management/confidential staff for the period of July 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020, as submitted.  (This resolution is contained as Appendix B to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

Report of Inspectors of Budget Vote and Election

MOVED by H. Talbot, SECONDED by K. Talbot, that the Board of Education accept the report of the Inspectors of the Election certifying the results of the budget vote held on June 16, 2020, as follows:

1)   Resolution to approve the 2020-2021 Budget in the amount of $58,160,883

Yes:  2,403             No: 1,184                          Total:  3,587

2)   Resolution to approve the School Bus Purchase Proposition for the purchase of two 35-passenger buses, one 30-passenger vehicle, one 24-passenger wheel chair bus, one 72-passenger bus and one 7-passenger suburban, in the amount of $465,000

Yes    :  2,294                   No:  1,287               Total:  3,581

3) Board of Election Candidates:

Kimberly Boucher-Furnish            2,078 votes

David Bucciferro                                    2,267 votes

Pamela Carbone                                 2,095 votes

Richard Frederick                                2,247 votes

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

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

MOVED by Carbone, SECONDED by H. Talbot 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, effective July 1, 2020, and further authorize the Superintendent of Schools to sign the Memorandum of Agreement, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix C to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

Accept the 2019-2020 Annual Update of the Financial Risk Assessment Report, Transportation Department Follow-Up Audit, and Purchasing Audit ReporT for the Scotia-Glenville Central School District, Submitted by Questar III

MOVED by Feinberg, SECONDED by H. Talbot, that the Board of Education accept the 2019-2020 Annual Update of the Financial Risk Assessment Report, Transportation Department Follow-Up Audit, and Purchasing Audit Report for the Scotia-Glenville Central School District, as submitted by Questar III.  (This report is contained as Appendix D to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

Approve the Amendment to the Bid Award to DelSignore Blacktop Paving, Inc.

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by Carbone, that the Board of Education approve the amendment to the Bid Award to DelSignore Blacktop Paving, as submitted.  (This document is contained as Appendix E to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

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

MOVED by Feinberg, SECONDED by K. Talbot, that the Board of Education approve the Legal Counsel Agreement by and between the Scotia-Glenville Central School District and Girvin & Ferlazzo Law Firm, PC, effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix F to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

Approve the Agreement by and between the Scotia-Glenville School District and Richard Wiesen as Consultant

MOVED by H. Talbot, SECONDED by Feinberg, that the Board of Education approve the Agreement, dated June 22, 2020, between the Scotia-Glenville School District and Richard Wiesen as Consultant, as submitted.  (This agreement is contained as Appendix G to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

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

Communications

a.      Accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Wendy Liebl, Teaching Assistant, effective July 2, 2020, with appreciation for her service to the district.  (This letter is contained as Appendix H to these minutes).

b.      Accept the letter of resignation for retirement purposes of Bruce Kohout, Teaching Assistant, effective June 30, 2020, with appreciation for his service to the district.  (This letter is contained as Appendix I to these minutes).

c.      Accept the letter of resignation of Monica Allin, Elementary Teacher, effective June 30, 2020, with appreciation for her service to the district.  (This letter is contained as Appendix J to these minutes).

Routine Business

a.   Staffing

1)     Terminate the employment of Donald Derkowski, School Bus Driver, effective June 30, 2020.

2)    Approve summer days for the following individuals, at 1/200th of their 2019-2020 annual salary for each full day of service this summer:

School Nurse

  •  Jennifer Linck  up to 1 day (7 hours)
  • Bonnie Lange  up to 1 day (7 hours)
  • Joleen Button  up to 1 day (7 hours)
  • Kim Mastroianni  up to 1 day (7 hours)
  • Lori DeSio  up to 1 day (7 hours)
  • Betsy Williams  up to 6 days (42 hours)
  • Nicole Stuart  up to 1 day (7 hours)

Guidance Counselors/School Psychologists

  • Counselor TBD  up to 10 days (70 hours)
  • Amy Abatto  up to 6 days (42 hours)
  • Jessica Balch  up to 10 days (70 hours)
  • Cheryl Buckley  up to 6 days (42 hours)
  • Dave Langdon  up to 13 days (91 hours)
  • Amy Hefley  up to 9 days (63 hours)
  • Lucia Dixon  up to 10 days (70 hours)
  • Jessica Lamphere  up to 13 days (91 hours)
  • Denise Caruso  up to 10 days (70 hours)
  • Shay Prins  up to 6 days (42 hours)
  • Lise Williams  up to 10 days (70 hours)
  • Mackenzie Wetzel  up to 6 days (42 hours)
  • Timothy O’Connell  up to 10 days (70 hours)School Social Workers
  • CPSE Chair
  • Pam Lyle up to 6 days (42 hours)
  • Kathy Lewek up to 35 hours
  • Kate Gonnelly up to 5 days (35 hours)

3)    Approve the appointment of following appointments for the APEX Summer School 2020 Credit Recovery Program for the period of June 19, 2020 to June 26, 2020:

Teacher

Jeff Kimble                                    up to 6.5 hrs./day for 6 days            $712.92

Kelsey Cappello                  up to 6.5 hrs./day for 6 days           $674.70

4)   Approve the attached list, dated June 22, 2020, of 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.  (This list is contained as Appendix K to these minutes).

5)   Approve the appointment of following appointments 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  Kerry Smith (APEX Google Classroom-2.5 hours per day; 8-10:30am)  1  5  $1,650.00
APEX Teacher
TBD (APEX Google Classroom-2.5 hours per day; 8-1030am)  1  5  $1,650.00
TA:  APEX
Kelsey Cappello  100 hours  18.00p/h  $1,800.00
TA:  APEX
Jeff Kimble 60 hours  $18.00p/h  $1,080.00

6)   Approve summer days for the following individual, at 1/200th of her  2019-2020 annual salary for each full day of service this summer:

Janice Tunison          (Lead Teacher for Instructional Technology)            up to 10 days

b.    Placement 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 6/22/20.

c.     Treasurer’s Report – March 2020 and April 2020

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

d.    Internal Claims Auditor’s Report/Warrants/Warrant Report Exception

Payroll Warrants

  • #25  05/22/20  $1,145,866.06
  • #26  06/05/20  $917,512.47

Check Warrants

  • A-41  05/14/20  $6,500.00
  • A-40  05/20/20  $1,084,817.49
  • H-22  05/22/20  $269,940.50
  • A-42  06/05/20  $735,555.84
  • H-23  06/05/20  $183,096.95

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

e.    Budget Transfers – May 2020

President Bucciferro noted receipt of the Budget Transfers.  (These reports are contained as Appendix N to these minutes).

f.   Bids

1)    Award the bid for the purchase of a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 5500MD truck to Mangino Chevrolet, Inc., in accordance with bid specifications and their low bid.  (This bid is contained as Appendix O to these minutes).

g.   Minutes:    May 11, 2020          Regular Meeting

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

Other Business

Mr. Bucciferro thanked Mr. Pytlovany for his service to the Board over the last nine years.  He also thanked the Board for their hard work during this difficult year and stated that the District is definitely “Tartan Proud”.  Ms. Carbone thanked District Clerk DeLong and the District Office Staff for their work on the budget vote.

Hearing

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

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

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

Bobbie DeLong, District Clerk