November 23, 2020 Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Scotia-Glenville Central School District District Office

Monday, November 23, 2020

  • 6:00 PM – Executive Session
  • 7:00 PM – Regular Meeting – Remote Session – Video Recording 

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, 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.   Resolution: Accept the Report of the Tax Collector

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education adopt the Resolution contained in the Report of Tax Collections for 2020-2021 to accept the Report of the Tax Collector, as submitted.

6.    Resolution: Accept and Appropriate Gift and Donation from the Scotia-Glenville Elks of Dictionaries to Scotia-Glenville Grade 3 Students

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Resolution, dated November 23, 2020, regarding accepting and appropriating the Gift and Donation from the Scotia-Glenville Elks of 200 dictionaries, valued at $650.00, to the District for use by our grade 3 students, as submitted.

7.    Resolution: Establish the Claude Cavoli, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Resolution, dated November 9, 2020, to establish the Claude Cavoli, Sr. Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $500, to be presented to a Senior who has ambitions of following a trade, joining the US Military, or attending higher education in a hospitality field. It will be awarded to the student who most closely identifies with the determination, innovation and charisma of Claude Cavoli Sr., as submitted.

8.   Resolution:  Withdraw & Amend the 2018, 2019, and 2020 School Tax Rolls

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education adopt the Resolution dated November 23, 2020, to withdraw and amend the 2018, 2019, and 2020 School Tax Rolls, as submitted.

9.  Approve the Resolution dated November 23, 2020, Approving a Five (5) Year Services Contract with Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CR BOCES)

Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the Resolution dated November 23, 2020, entering into a contract with Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CR BOCES) not to exceed $120,436.17, to replace ten (10) District copiers, as submitted.

10. Communications

a.    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation of Thomas Budka, Jr., Cleaner (High School), effective November 17, 2020, with appreciation for his service to the district, as submitted.

b.    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education accept the letter of resignation of Daiva Baumgarten, Typist (Sacandaga Elementary School), effective c.o.b. December 4, 2020, with appreciation for her service to the district, as submitted.

11.  Report of Superintendent

a.    Staffing

1)   Superintendent’s Recommendation: Approve the following individual as a substitute tutor for the 2020-2021 school year:

Colleen Carnevale

2)    Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the appointment of the following individual with an additional mentor stipend for the for the 2020-2021 school year:

Jeffrey Grizzaffi                                       Stipend: $250

3)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the temporary change in assignment location for Nicole Buhrmaster for the 2020-2021 school year as follows:

from  Sacandaga Elementary School/Middle School to  Sacandaga Elementary School

4)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the change in appointment of Gregg Russo, Cleaner, in accordance with Civil Service rules and regulations, from probationary to permanent, effective November 23, 2020, with no change in current 2020-2021 salary.

5)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the change in appointment of Clara Bisaillon, Head School Bus Driver, in accordance with Civil Service rules and regulations, from probationary to permanent, effective October 26, 2020, with no change in current 2020-2021 salary.

6)    Superintendent’s Recommendation:  That the Board of Education approve the change in appointment of Kenna Collins, Payroll Audit Clerk, in accordance with Civil Service rules and regulations, from probationary to permanent, effective October 19, 2020, with no change in current 2020-2021 salary.

12.  Routine Business

a.  Placements of Children with Disabilities

b.  Treasurer’s Reports:

  • July 2020
  • August 2020
  • September 2020

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

Payroll Warrants

  • #10 09/25/20 $1,538.48
  • #11 10/05/20 $7,835.87
  • #12 10/09/20 $1,081,372.44
  • #13 10/23/20 $1,166,665.99
  • #14 11/06/20 $1,089,923.97

Check Warrants

  • A-13 10/09/20 $654,675.11
  • H-7 10/09/20 $415,057.41
  • A-14 10/23/20 $393,648.46
  • H-8 10/23/20 $69,520.00
  • A-16 10/27/20 $40,416.60
  • A-17 11/06/20 $1,039,965.99
  • H-9 11/06/20 $273,108.00

13.  Other Business

14.  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 November 23, 2020.

President Bucciferro called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

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

Absent:   K. Talbot

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

Roll Call

Ayes: 6

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 6:08 p.m. and returned to Open Session at 7:02 p.m.

Ms. Talbot joined the meeting at 6:51 p.m.

District Clerk DeLong was present for the Open Session.

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 M. Swartz, Superintendent of Schools)

Superintendent Swartz discussed winter sports.  At this point in time, only low or moderate risk sports will be allowed to play.  For our district, this means bowling and Nordic skiing.  Indoor Track could be allowed as well, however, there is no indoor venue for meets to occur.  She discussed the current

COVID situations at Glen-Worden, the High School and at Lincoln and explained how it is possible, and under what circumstances one school could remain open for staff and students, while another building with a positive case might need to close. She and Mr. Giaquinto responded to some questions they had received from Mr. Frederick about the uncollected tax report and the process involved with the uncollected taxes.

Resolution: Accept the Report of the Tax Collector

MOVED by Carbone, SECONDED by K. Talbot that the Board of Education adopt the Resolution contained in the Report of Tax Collections for 2020-2021 to accept the Report of the Tax Collector, as submitted.  (This resolution is contained as Appendix A to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Resolution: Accept and Appropriate Gift and Donation from the Scotia Glenville Elks of Dictionaries to Scotia-Glenville Grade 3 Students

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by Frederick that the Board of Education approve the Resolution, dated November 23, 2020, regarding accepting and appropriating the Gift and Donation from the Scotia-Glenville Elks of 200 dictionaries, valued at $650.00, to the District for use by our grade 3 students, as submitted.  (This resolution is contained as Appendix B to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Resolution: Establish the Claude Cavoli, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

MOVED by Frederick, SECONDED by H. Talbot that the Board of Education approve the Resolution, dated November 9, 2020, to establish the Claude Cavoli, Sr. Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $500, to be presented to a Senior who has ambitions of following a trade, joining the US Military, or attending higher education in a hospitality field. It will be awarded to the student who most closely identifies with the determination, innovation and charisma of Claude Cavoli Sr., as submitted.  (This resolution is contained as Appendix C to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Resolution:  Withdraw & Amend the 2018, 2019, and 2020 School Tax Rolls

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by H. Talbot, that the Board of Education adopt the Resolution dated November 23, 2020, to withdraw and amend the 2018, 2019, and 2020 School Tax Rolls, as submitted. (This resolution is contained as Appendix D to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Approve the Resolution dated November 23, 2020, Approving a Five (5) Year Services Contract with Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CR BOCES)

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by Feinberg, that the Board of Education approve the Resolution dated November 23, 2020, entering into a contract with Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CR BOCES) not to exceed $120,436.17, to replace ten (10) District copiers, as submitted.  (This resolution is contained as Appendix E 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 of Thomas Budka, Jr., Cleaner (High School), effective November 17, 2020, with appreciation for his service to the district, as submitted.  (This letter is contained as Appendix F to these minutes).

b.    Accept the letter of resignation of Daiva Baumgarten, Typist (Sacandaga Elementary School), effective c.o.b. December 4, 2020, with appreciation for her service to the district, as submitted.  (This letter is contained as Appendix G to these minutes).

Report of Superintendent

a.    Staffing

1)                Approve the following individual as a substitute tutor for the 2020-2021 school year:

Colleen Carnevale

2)    Approve the appointment of the following individual with an additional mentor stipend for the for the 2020-2021 school year:

Jeffrey Grizzaffi                                       Stipend: $250

3)    Approve the temporary change in assignment location for Nicole Buhrmaster for the 2020-2021 school year as follows: from  Sacandaga Elementary School/Middle School to  Sacandaga Elementary School

4)    Approve the change in appointment of Gregg Russo, Cleaner, in accordance with Civil Service rules and regulations, from probationary to permanent, effective November 23, 2020, with no change in current 2020-2021 salary.

5)    Approve the change in appointment of Clara Bisaillon, Head School Bus Driver, in accordance with Civil Service rules and regulations, from probationary to permanent, effective October 26, 2020, with no change in current 2020-2021 salary.

6)    Approve the change in appointment of Kenna Collins, Payroll Audit Clerk, in accordance with Civil Service rules and regulations, from probationary to permanent, effective October 19, 2020, with no change in current 2020-2021 salary.

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 11/23/20.

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

b.  Treasurer’s Reports: July, August, and September 2020

President Bucciferro noted receipt of the Treasurer’s Reports.  (These reports are contained as Appendix H to these minutes).

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

Payroll Warrants

  • #10  09/25/20  $1,538.48
  • #11  10/05/20  $7,835.87
  • #12  10/09/20  $1,081,372.44
  • #13  10/23/20  $1,166,665.99
  • #14  11/06/20  $1,089,923.97

Check Warrants

  • A-13  10/09/20  $654,675.11
  • H-7  10/09/20  $415,057.41
  • A-14  10/23/20  $393,648.46
  • H-8  10/23/20  $69,520.00
  • A-16  10/27/20  $40,416.60
  • A-17  11/06/20  $1,039,965.99
  • H-9  11/06/20  $273,108.00

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

Other Business

President Bucciferro informed the Board that he was asked to speak at a NYSSBA event tomorrow regarding the COVID situation within schools and also on the upcoming school budget process. He will report back to the Board at the next meeting.

Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

None

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

Roll Call

Ayes: 7

Noes: 0

MOTION CARRIED

The meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.

Bobbie DeLong, District Clerk