March 8, 2021 Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Scotia-Glenville Central School District

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education – Monday, March 8, 2021

  • 7:00 PM – Regular Meeting

District Office Conference Room- Remote Session – 3/8/21 Video Recording

Scotia-Glenville Mission Statement

The Scotia-Glenville Central School District is committed to providing an environment which allows students to realize their full potential and thus prepares them for life in an ever-changing world.  In the tradition of excellence, Board of Education, administration, staff, parents, business and community members will continue to ensure that our educational system fulfills the needs of our students.

AGENDA

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

2.   Pledge of Allegiance

3.   Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

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

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

5.   Discussion Regarding Dates and Times for a Board of Education Retreat

6.   Resolution: Approve the Participation in High-Risk Sports to be Conducted in Accordance with all Requirements Prescribed by Schenectady County Public Health Services and with the Activities in Such Sports to be Conducted in Accordance with the Metrics Set by Schenectady County Public Health Services

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Resolution dated March 7, 2021, regarding the resumption of High-Risk Sports in accordance with all requirements prescribed by Schenectady County Public Health Services and with the activities in such sports to be conducted in accordance with the metrics set by Schenectady County Public Health Services, as submitted.

7.  Resolution: Accept and Appropriate Gift and Donation from Glen-Worden Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Glendaal Elementary School, Sacandaga Elementary School, Scotia-Glenville High School, and Scotia-Glenville Middle School

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Resolution, dated March 7, 2021, regarding accepting and appropriating the Gift and Donation from Glen-Worden Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Glendaal Elementary School, Sacandaga Elementary School, Scotia-Glenville High School, and Scotia-Glenville Middle School, increasing the General Fund Revenue Account by $68,268.11, as submitted.

8.  Approve Draft of the Public Employer Health Emergency Plan for Scotia-Glenville Central School District

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the draft of the Public Employer Health Emergency Plan for Scotia-Glenville Central School District, as submitted.

9. Communications

a.     Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation of Michael Rourke, Monitor (Senior High School), effective March 1, 2021, as submitted.

b.    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation of Mardi Niles, Monitor (Glendaal Elementary School), effective March 8, 2021, as submitted.

c.     Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the request for an unpaid leave of absence for Brianna Thomas, FACS Teacher (Middle School), effective September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

10. Report of Superintendent

a.     Staffing

1)       Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the appointment of Johenia Valle Perez as Aide (Glen-Worden Elementary School), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations, effective March 1, 2021, with 2020-2021 salary to be at the rate of $12.50/hour, 6.25 hours/day, 31.75 hours/week.

2)       Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the appointment of Jennifer Jeffers as Typist (Sacandaga Elementary School), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations, effective March 8, 2021, with 2020-2021 salary to be at the rate of $13.75/hour, 7 hours/day, 35 hours/week.

3)       Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the change of hours for Martin Bailey, Bus Driver (Transportation

from 6.2 hours per day to 5.65 hours per day, with no change in hourly salary.

4)       Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the change in the appointment of Taylor Audi as substitute Elementary Teacher (Sacandaga Elementary School)

from effective October 6, 2020 through February 8, 2021 to  effective October 6, 2020 through March 19, 2021.

5)    Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the appointment of Susan Holub-McCann as Substitute Elementary Teacher (Lincoln Elementary School), from the period March 4, 2021 through March 26, 2021, with 2020-2021 salary to be at the rate of $94,759 (Step 23 +M).  Ms. Holub-McCann has permanent certification.

6)  Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the attached list of individuals as substitutes for the 2020-2021 school year, as submitted.

7)       Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the following 2020-2021 coaching appointments, retroactive to September 21, 2020:

Name  Step  Stipend

  • Field Hockey
    Varsity
    Kaila Jackson  5  $4,333
    Junior Varsity
    Kristina Broscoe  3  $2,815
  • Boys’ Soccer
    Varsity
    Osborne Jack  4  $4,546
    Junior Varsity
    Steve Gerke  2  $2,931
  • Girls’ Soccer
    Varsity
    Lise Williams  10  $5,561
    Junior Varsity
    Julie Myers  3  $3,272
  • Football
    Varsity
    Robert Leto  10  $6,458
    Varsity Assistant
    Shane Fisher  1  $3,040
    Varsity Assistant
    Jason Kritz  3  $3,799
    Junior Varsity
    Sean Schreiner  5  $4,681
    Junior Varsity Assistant
    John Ritter  3  $3,605
    Volunteer
    David Aldi  0  $0
    Volunteer
    Ryan Rockwell  0  $0
    Volunteer
    Ben Tunison  0  $0
  • Volleyball
    Varsity
    Lisa Fyvie  5  $3,792
    Junior Varsity
    Jenna White  5  $3,033
  • Unified Bowling
    Varsity
    Andrew Swayne  N/A  $500

11.  Routine Business

a.   Placements of Children with Disabilities

b. Treasurer’s Report: December 2020

c.  December 2020 Extracurricular Activity Fund Report (ECAF)

d. Budget Transfers: February 2021

e.   Minutes:

12.     Other Business

13.  Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

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

The Board may adjourn to Executive Session in order to discuss matters relating to personnel and/or negotiations.

Minutes

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of the Scotia-Glenville Central School was held in the Office of the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, in said district on March 8, 2021.

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

Present:  Bucciferro, Carbone, Feinberg, Frederick, Massaro, H. Talbot, Superintendent Swartz, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Swain, Business Manager Giaquinto and District Clerk DeLong

Absent:   K. Talbot

Pledge of Allegiance

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 Swartz, Superintendent of Schools)

Superintendent Swartz briefly discussed the resolution for participation in high risk sports that is on the agenda.  She also reported that plans are in the works for a possible prom and graduation, although nothing has been finalized at this time.  She discussed the issue of field use and explained to the Board that although it may seem like we have alot of fields that could be utilized for practices/games, that is not the case.  All of the fields other than the multi-purpose field are not ready for use at this time, as they need to be re-rolled before they can be used per our warranty.  Business Manager Giaquinto added that at this time, junior varsity teams are not playing due to the lack of field space and manpower to hold practices and games and still have the district able to prepare and clean up/disinfect after games and practices.  Due to the protocols in place for the varsity teams to be able to play, the JV coaches are being utilized to help out with the varsity teams.  The District is looking at options for the possibility of spectators being allowed to attend games on a limited basis, but nothing has been decided at this time.

Discussion Regarding Dates and Times for a Board of Education Retreat

The Board discussed the possibility of holding a Board of Education retreat at some point in the future.

All agreed that they would like to hold a retreat and possible dates will be put forth in the future.

MOVED by Frederick, SECONDED by H. Talbot that the Board of Education approve the following item:

After discussing, this motion was tabled and a new motion was made.

Resolution: Approve the Participation in High-Risk Sports to be Conducted in Accordance with all Requirements Prescribed by Schenectady County Public Health Services and with the Activities in Such Sports to be Conducted in Accordance with the Metrics Set by Schenectady County Public Health Services FOR THE SPORT OF FOOTBALL

MOVED by Massaro, SECONDED by H. Talbot that the Board of Education approve the Resolution dated March 7, 2021, regarding the resumption of High-Risk Sports in accordance with all requirements prescribed by Schenectady County Public Health Services and with the activities in such sports to be conducted in accordance with the metrics set by Schenectady County Public Health Services, for the sport of football, with the changes noted by the Board to the protocols put forth.

Roll Call

Ayes: 5

Noes: 1 (CARBONE)

MOTION CARRIED

Resolution: Approve the Participation in High-Risk Sports to be Conducted in Accordance with all Requirements Prescribed by Schenectady County Public Health Services and with the Activities in Such Sports to be Conducted in Accordance with the Metrics Set by Schenectady County Public Health

Services FOR ALL SPORTS LISTED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FOOTBALL

MOVED by Feinberg, SECONDED by H. Talbot that the Board of Education approve the Resolution dated March 7, 2021, regarding the resumption of High-Risk Sports in accordance with all requirements prescribed by Schenectady County Public Health Services and with the activities in such sports to be conducted in accordance with the metrics set by Schenectady County Public Health Services, for all sports listed, with the exception of football, with the changes noted by the Board to the protocols put forth.

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

(This resolution is contained as Appendix A to these minutes)

Resolution: Accept and Appropriate Gift and Donation from Glen-Worden Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Glendaal Elementary School, Sacandaga Elementary School, Scotia-Glenville High School, and Scotia-Glenville Middle School

MOVED by Frederick, SECONDED by Carbone, that the Board of Education approve the Resolution, dated March 7, 2021, regarding accepting and appropriating the Gift and Donation from Glen-Worden Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Glendaal Elementary School, Sacandaga Elementary School, Scotia-Glenville High School, and Scotia-Glenville Middle School, increasing the General Fund Revenue Account by $68,268.11, as submitted.  (This resolution is contained as Appendix B to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Approve Draft of the Public Employer Health Emergency Plan for Scotia Glenville Central School District

MOVED by Feinberg, SECONDED by H. Talbot, that the Board of Education approve the draft of the Public Employer Health Emergency Plan for Scotia-Glenville Central School District, as submitted, with one change in wording noted.  (This document is contained as Appendix C to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

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

Communications

a.    Accept the letter of resignation of Michael Rourke, Monitor (Senior High School), effective March 1, 2021, as submitted.  (This letter is contained as Appendix D to these minutes).

b.    Accept the letter of resignation of Mardi Niles, Monitor (Glendaal Elementary School), effective March 8, 2021, as submitted.  (This letter is contained as Appendix E to these minutes).

c.    Approve the request for an unpaid leave of absence for Brianna Thomas, FACS Teacher (Middle School), effective September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.  (This request is contained as Appendix F to these minutes).

Report of Superintendent

a.    Staffing

1)      Approve the appointment of Johenia Valle Perez as Aide (Glen-Worden Elementary School), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations, effective March 1, 2021, with 2020-2021 salary to be at the rate of $12.50/hour, 6.25 hours/day, 31.75 hours/week.

2)      Approve the appointment of Jennifer Jeffers as Typist (Sacandaga Elementary School), in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations, effective March 8, 2021, with 2020-2021 salary to be at the rate of $13.75/hour, 7 hours/day, 35 hours/week.

3)      Approve the change of hours for Martin Bailey, Bus Driver (Transportation

from 6.2 hours per day to 5.65 hours per day, with no change in hourly salary.

4)      Approve the change in the appointment of Taylor Audi as substitute Elementary Teacher (Sacandaga Elementary School)

from effective October 6, 2020 through February 8, 2021 to effective October 6, 2020 through March 19, 2021.

5)    Approve the appointment of Susan Holub-McCann as Substitute Elementary Teacher (Lincoln Elementary School), from the period March 4, 2021 through March 26, 2021, with 2020-2021 salary to be at the rate of $94,759 (Step 23 +M).  Ms. Holub-McCann has permanent certification.

6)    Approve the attached list of individuals as substitutes for the 2020-2021 school year, as submitted.  (This list is contained as Appendix G to these minutes).

7)      Approve the following 2020-2021 coaching appointments, retroactive to September 21, 2020:

Name  Step  Stipend

Field Hockey
Varsity
Kaila Jackson  5  $4,333
Junior Varsity
Kristina Broscoe  3  $2,815

Boys’ Soccer
Varsity
Osborne Jack  4  $4,546
Junior Varsity
Steve Gerke  2  $2,931

Girls’ Soccer
Varsity
Lise Williams  10  $5,561
Junior Varsity
Julie Myers  3  $3,272
Football

Varsity
Robert Leto  10  $6,458
Varsity Assistant
Shane Fisher  1  $3,040
Varsity Assistant
Jason Kritz  3  $3,799
Junior Varsity
Sean Schreiner  5  $4,681
Junior Varsity Assistant
John Ritter  3  $3,605
Volunteer
David Aldi  0  $0
Volunteer
Ryan Rockwell  0  $0
Volunteer
Ben Tunison  0  $0

Volleyball
Varsity
Lisa Fyvie  5  $3,792
Junior Varsity
Jenna White  5  $3,033

Unified Bowling
Varsity
Andrew Swayne  N/A  $500

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 03/08/21.

b.  Treasurer’s Report: December 2020

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

c.  December 2020 Extracurricular Activity Fund Report (ECAF)

President Bucciferro noted receipt of the ECAF reports.  (These reports are contained as Appendix I to these minutes).

d.  Budget Transfers: February 2021

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

e.  Minutes: February 8, 2021 Regular Meeting

February 22, 2021 Regular Meeting

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Other Business

Mr. Frederick inquired about the status of a return to in-person school for all students.

President Bucciferro asked for an update on any information regarding stimulus money that may be coming to the District.

Mr. Massaro asked for information regarding Tech Valley High School.

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

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Bobbie DeLong, District Clerk